Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > London
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 600 557 536
Rank change year-on-year -43 -21 -60
Permanent jobs citing MCP 211 304 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.40% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 1.78% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 193 292 284
London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.78% -0.77%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,775 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £57,921
England median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

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 14,777 17,112 18,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.98% 22.65% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 11,080 12,757 15,308
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,152 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.79% +0.28% +1.85%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018. 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 -9 56 £28,750 -17.86% 8
South London +6 23 £28,000 -20.00% 8
West London +10 17 £40,000 +18.52% 6
East London -9 1 - - 4
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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.

1 169 (80.09%) Windows
2 167 (79.15%) Microsoft
3 151 (71.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 134 (63.51%) Active Directory
5 109 (51.66%) MCSE
6 87 (41.23%) ITIL
7 85 (40.28%) VMware
8 81 (38.39%) Microsoft Office
9 78 (36.97%) MCSA
10 77 (36.49%) Hyper-V
10 77 (36.49%) Office 365
11 66 (31.28%) Windows Server
12 65 (30.81%) MS Exchange
13 56 (26.54%) DNS
13 56 (26.54%) VMware Infrastructure
14 54 (25.59%) Cisco
14 54 (25.59%) Firewall
14 54 (25.59%) Windows 7
15 49 (23.22%) Windows 10
16 47 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
17 44 (20.85%) SLA
18 43 (20.38%) HP
19 42 (19.91%) DHCP
20 38 (18.01%) CCNA
20 38 (18.01%) Cisco Certification
21 37 (17.54%) Citrix
22 36 (17.06%) Apple
23 35 (16.59%) SQL
24 34 (16.11%) Degree
24 34 (16.11%) Exchange Server 2010

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 65 (30.81%) MS Exchange
2 34 (16.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (10.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (8.06%) Skype for Business
5 11 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (5.21%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.90%) IIS
8 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.47%) Confluence
9 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 81 (38.39%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (8.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (6.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 77 (36.49%) Office 365
2 47 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.84%) IaaS
4 6 (2.84%) SaaS
5 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.95%) PaaS
6 2 (0.95%) Yammer
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.47%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 56 (26.54%) DNS
2 54 (25.59%) Firewall
3 42 (19.91%) DHCP
4 29 (13.74%) TCP/IP
5 23 (10.90%) VPN
6 22 (10.43%) LAN
7 18 (8.53%) Remote Desktop
7 18 (8.53%) WAN
8 17 (8.06%) Skype
9 12 (5.69%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (4.74%) SAN
10 10 (4.74%) WebEx
11 9 (4.27%) Internet
12 7 (3.32%) VoIP
13 6 (2.84%) VLAN
13 6 (2.84%) Wireless
14 5 (2.37%) iSCSI
14 5 (2.37%) Network Security
15 4 (1.90%) Intranet
15 4 (1.90%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.27%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (3.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (2.84%) SAP HANA
6 5 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.47%) MySQL
8 1 (0.47%) Power BI
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.90%) JIRA
2 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (13.27%) Finance
2 10 (4.74%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.79%) Banking
4 5 (2.37%) Marketing
5 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.95%) Games
6 2 (0.95%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) German Language
7 1 (0.47%) Law
7 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (27.01%) Support Engineer
2 36 (17.06%) Analyst
3 33 (15.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 28 (13.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (9.95%) Desktop Support
6 20 (9.48%) Support Analyst
7 18 (8.53%) Field Engineer
7 18 (8.53%) IT Support
7 18 (8.53%) Service Analyst
8 17 (8.06%) IT Engineer
8 17 (8.06%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (6.64%) Active Directory Support
9 14 (6.64%) Technical Engineer
10 13 (6.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 12 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (5.69%) Desktop Engineer
12 11 (5.21%) Administrator
13 10 (4.74%) IT Support Engineer
13 10 (4.74%) Server Support
13 10 (4.74%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.74%) .NET
1 10 (4.74%) Web Services
1 10 (4.74%) XML
2 4 (1.90%) HTML
3 3 (1.42%) D3.js
3 3 (1.42%) HTML5
3 3 (1.42%) jQuery
4 1 (0.47%) Ajax
4 1 (0.47%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.22%) Computer Science
2 29 (13.74%) Data Centre
3 22 (10.43%) iPad
4 17 (8.06%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (5.69%) Blackberry
6 10 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (3.79%) Hedge funds
8 6 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.84%) Clustering
8 6 (2.84%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.90%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.95%) EPoS
10 2 (0.95%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (0.95%) iPhone
10 2 (0.95%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.95%) Wiki
11 1 (0.47%) Fintech
11 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 169 (80.09%) Windows
2 66 (31.28%) Windows Server
3 54 (25.59%) Windows 7
4 49 (23.22%) Windows 10
5 33 (15.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (15.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (13.27%) Linux
7 24 (11.37%) Mac OS X
8 11 (5.21%) Unix
9 10 (4.74%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.79%) Android
11 7 (3.32%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.84%) Apple iOS
13 5 (2.37%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.95%) CentOS
14 2 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.95%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (41.23%) ITIL
2 31 (14.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (14.22%) ITIL V3
4 29 (13.74%) CRM
5 23 (10.90%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (9.48%) Migration
7 15 (7.11%) Service Delivery
7 15 (7.11%) Time Management
8 14 (6.64%) High Availability
9 13 (6.16%) Asset Management
9 13 (6.16%) Hardware Maintenance
9 13 (6.16%) Incident Management
10 12 (5.69%) Release Management
11 11 (5.21%) Change Management
11 11 (5.21%) IT Asset Management
11 11 (5.21%) Problem Management
12 10 (4.74%) Configuration Management
12 10 (4.74%) ERP
12 10 (4.74%) Mobile Device Management
12 10 (4.74%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.59%) SQL
2 32 (15.17%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.21%) VBScript
4 10 (4.74%) C#
5 7 (3.32%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.84%) Python
6 6 (2.84%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.42%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.95%) C
8 2 (0.95%) Java
8 2 (0.95%) VB
9 1 (0.47%) PHP
9 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 151 (71.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 109 (51.66%) MCSE
3 78 (36.97%) MCSA
4 38 (18.01%) CCNA
4 38 (18.01%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (16.11%) Degree
6 30 (14.22%) MCTS
7 23 (10.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (9.48%) DBS Check
8 20 (9.48%) MCDST
9 17 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (6.16%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (5.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (4.74%) A+ Certification
12 10 (4.74%) MCITP
13 4 (1.90%) CCSA
14 2 (0.95%) Linux+ Certification
14 2 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.95%) RHCSA
14 2 (0.95%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (20.85%) SLA
2 4 (1.90%) QA
3 3 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.95%) GDPR
System Software
1 134 (63.51%) Active Directory
2 77 (36.49%) Hyper-V
3 56 (26.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (6.64%) vSphere
5 7 (3.32%) XenApp
6 6 (2.84%) Docker
7 5 (2.37%) Terminal Server
8 4 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.90%) XenServer
9 2 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (11.85%) Backup Exec
2 18 (8.53%) SCCM
3 10 (4.74%) HP UCMDB
4 7 (3.32%) Ansible
5 6 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.84%) Puppet
6 4 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.90%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.42%) WSUS
8 2 (0.95%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.95%) Clonezilla
8 2 (0.95%) Nagios
8 2 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.95%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.95%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 167 (79.15%) Microsoft
2 85 (40.28%) VMware
3 54 (25.59%) Cisco
4 43 (20.38%) HP
5 37 (17.54%) Citrix
6 36 (17.06%) Apple
7 27 (12.80%) Dell
8 16 (7.58%) NetApp
9 13 (6.16%) Remedy
10 12 (5.69%) EMC
10 12 (5.69%) Kaseya
10 12 (5.69%) ServiceNow
11 10 (4.74%) BMC
11 10 (4.74%) CommVault
11 10 (4.74%) Veritas
12 9 (4.27%) Symantec
13 8 (3.79%) Oracle
14 7 (3.32%) NETGEAR
15 6 (2.84%) SolarWinds
15 6 (2.84%) Veeam