Period
to 27 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 27 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > London
6 months to
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 566 552 522
Rank change year-on-year -14 -30 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCP 186 297 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 1.86% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 160 254 267
London median annual salary £36,000 £39,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +23.81% -13.70%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £35,000 £34,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +1.45% +15.00% -6.25%

MCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 12,308 15,987 16,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.18% 23.06% 23.56%
Number of salaries quoted 9,018 12,110 12,927
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in London

MCP
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP in London.

Salary trend for MCP in London

MCP
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in London over the 6 months to 27 May 2019.

Salary histogram for MCP in London

MCP
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the London region over the 6 months to 27 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London 0 25 £32,500 - 1
South London -20 12 £46,500 +3.33%
West London +11 7 £36,000 -10.00% 2
North London - 5 £40,000 -
East London +20 3 £27,500 -21.43%
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2019, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region with a requirement for MCP.

1 147 (79.03%) Microsoft
2 122 (65.59%) Windows
3 112 (60.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 97 (52.15%) Active Directory
5 89 (47.85%) ITIL
6 72 (38.71%) Office 365
7 68 (36.56%) Microsoft Office
8 56 (30.11%) Degree
9 54 (29.03%) Cisco
10 53 (28.49%) MS Exchange
11 49 (26.34%) Finance
12 48 (25.81%) VMware
13 43 (23.12%) MCSE
13 43 (23.12%) Windows Server
14 42 (22.58%) Windows 10
14 42 (22.58%) CRM
15 41 (22.04%) HP
16 40 (21.51%) Microsoft Azure
17 38 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
18 37 (19.89%) Windows 7
19 33 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
19 33 (17.74%) Dynamics CRM
19 33 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
20 32 (17.20%) CCNA
21 31 (16.67%) DNS
22 30 (16.13%) WAN
22 30 (16.13%) MCSA
22 30 (16.13%) Dell
22 30 (16.13%) Change Management
23 29 (15.59%) Project Management

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 53 (28.49%) MS Exchange
2 26 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (12.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (9.14%) Skype for Business
5 11 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (4.30%) IIS
6 8 (4.30%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.15%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.61%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.54%) CMS
10 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 68 (36.56%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.61%) Notepad++
5 1 (0.54%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.54%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 33 (17.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 72 (38.71%) Office 365
2 40 (21.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.15%) SaaS
6 3 (1.61%) GitHub
7 2 (1.08%) Slack
8 1 (0.54%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.54%) G Suite
8 1 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (16.67%) DNS
2 30 (16.13%) WAN
3 29 (15.59%) LAN
4 26 (13.98%) Firewall
4 26 (13.98%) Wireless
5 24 (12.90%) DHCP
6 22 (11.83%) TCP/IP
7 18 (9.68%) Skype
8 14 (7.53%) VPN
9 11 (5.91%) SAN
10 9 (4.84%) VLAN
11 7 (3.76%) Network Security
12 6 (3.23%) Internet
12 6 (3.23%) MPLS
12 6 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (2.69%) VoIP
14 3 (1.61%) IP Telephony
14 3 (1.61%) Unified Communications
14 3 (1.61%) WebEx
15 2 (1.08%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.84%) MySQL
3 7 (3.76%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.23%) Amazon Athena
4 6 (3.23%) Amazon Redshift
4 6 (3.23%) Big Data
4 6 (3.23%) BigQuery
4 6 (3.23%) Data Lake
4 6 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.23%) HBase
4 6 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (3.23%) QlikView
4 6 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.23%) JIRA
2 4 (2.15%) Hudson
2 4 (2.15%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.61%) Ant
3 3 (1.61%) Artifactory
3 3 (1.61%) ClearQuest
3 3 (1.61%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.61%) IntelliJ
3 3 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.61%) JUnit
3 3 (1.61%) Maven
3 3 (1.61%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.61%) Subversion
3 3 (1.61%) Toad
General
1 49 (26.34%) Finance
2 5 (2.69%) Law
2 5 (2.69%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.15%) French Language
3 4 (2.15%) German Language
3 4 (2.15%) Italian Language
3 4 (2.15%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.08%) Automotive
4 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.08%) Retail
5 1 (0.54%) Back Office
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.54%) Front Office
5 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (25.27%) Analyst
2 41 (22.04%) Support Engineer
3 29 (15.59%) 2nd Line Support
4 24 (12.90%) Consultant
4 24 (12.90%) Support Analyst
5 21 (11.29%) Microsoft Consultant
6 20 (10.75%) Desktop Support
7 18 (9.68%) CRM Consultant
7 18 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 18 (9.68%) Service Analyst
7 18 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
8 17 (9.14%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
9 16 (8.60%) IT Support
10 14 (7.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 14 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (7.53%) IT Analyst
10 14 (7.53%) IT Engineer
11 13 (6.99%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
11 13 (6.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (6.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.38%) Software Packaging
2 4 (2.15%) .NET
2 4 (2.15%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.15%) HTML
2 4 (2.15%) XML
3 3 (1.61%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.61%) Ajax
3 3 (1.61%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.61%) ASP.NET Core
3 3 (1.61%) CSS
3 3 (1.61%) CSS3
3 3 (1.61%) Hibernate
3 3 (1.61%) HTML5
3 3 (1.61%) JSON
3 3 (1.61%) React
3 3 (1.61%) RESTful
3 3 (1.61%) Spring
3 3 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
1 14 (7.53%) Smartphone
2 13 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.45%) iPad
4 9 (4.84%) Blackberry
5 8 (4.30%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.30%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.76%) Clustering
6 7 (3.76%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.23%) CESG
8 5 (2.69%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (2.69%) EPoS
8 5 (2.69%) SCADA
9 4 (2.15%) Driving Licence
9 4 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.61%) iPhone
11 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Licensing
11 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 122 (65.59%) Windows
2 43 (23.12%) Windows Server
3 42 (22.58%) Windows 10
4 37 (19.89%) Windows 7
5 28 (15.05%) Linux
6 26 (13.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (7.53%) Android
8 9 (4.84%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.23%) CentOS
9 6 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.23%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.69%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.69%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.15%) Mac OS
11 4 (2.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.54%) Unix
12 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (47.85%) ITIL
2 42 (22.58%) CRM
3 33 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (16.13%) Change Management
5 29 (15.59%) Project Management
6 28 (15.05%) PRINCE2
6 28 (15.05%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (12.37%) Computer Science
7 23 (12.37%) Incident Management
7 23 (12.37%) Unit Testing
8 19 (10.22%) Service Delivery
9 17 (9.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (8.60%) ITIL V3
11 15 (8.06%) Mentoring
12 13 (6.99%) Time Management
13 12 (6.45%) Information Security
14 11 (5.91%) Data Protection
15 10 (5.38%) Line Management
16 9 (4.84%) Problem Management
16 9 (4.84%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.90%) SQL
2 9 (4.84%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.69%) C
4 4 (2.15%) C#
4 4 (2.15%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.61%) ES6
5 3 (1.61%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.61%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.54%) C++
6 1 (0.54%) Java
6 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 112 (60.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (30.11%) Degree
3 43 (23.12%) MCSE
4 33 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (17.20%) CCNA
6 30 (16.13%) MCSA
7 16 (8.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (8.60%) MCDST
8 14 (7.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 13 (6.99%) A+ Certification
9 13 (6.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (5.91%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (5.91%) MCITP
11 9 (4.84%) Security Cleared
12 8 (4.30%) CCNP
12 8 (4.30%) CREST Certified
12 8 (4.30%) GIAC
13 6 (3.23%) DV Cleared
14 5 (2.69%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (2.69%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.37%) QA
2 12 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (5.91%) SLA
4 1 (0.54%) COBIT
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 97 (52.15%) Active Directory
2 38 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (14.52%) Hyper-V
4 26 (13.98%) vSphere
5 10 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.15%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 4 (2.15%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (1.61%) XenApp
8 1 (0.54%) Firmware
8 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.54%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 25 (13.44%) SCCM
2 12 (6.45%) Backup Exec
3 11 (5.91%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.69%) ServiceCenter
4 5 (2.69%) WMI
5 4 (2.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.08%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.54%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.54%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.54%) Scalr
8 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 147 (79.03%) Microsoft
2 54 (29.03%) Cisco
3 48 (25.81%) VMware
4 41 (22.04%) HP
5 30 (16.13%) Dell
6 22 (11.83%) NetApp
7 20 (10.75%) Citrix
8 18 (9.68%) Apple
9 16 (8.60%) EMC
9 16 (8.60%) Kaseya
10 12 (6.45%) Veritas
11 11 (5.91%) Mitel
11 11 (5.91%) Oracle
12 9 (4.84%) Remedy
13 6 (3.23%) Adobe
13 6 (3.23%) Bloomberg
13 6 (3.23%) Google
13 6 (3.23%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.23%) Reuters
13 6 (3.23%) Teradata