Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > London
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 410 505 617
Rank change year-on-year +95 +112 -42
Permanent jobs citing MCP 53 230 213
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.42% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 2.10% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 42 165 194
Median annual salary £44,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.43% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £77,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £37,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% +16.67% -

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 3,976 10,960 15,060
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.95% 20.07% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3,098 8,285 11,223
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £40,000 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £106,250 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in London

MCP
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCP in London.

Salary trend for MCP in London

MCP
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCP in London over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 +133 18 £26,000 -10.34% 3
West London +87 4 £43,500 +45.00%
East London +31 1 - - 1
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 51 (96.23%) Microsoft
2 47 (88.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (64.15%) Windows
4 27 (50.94%) MCSA
5 22 (41.51%) MCSE
5 22 (41.51%) Windows 10
6 19 (35.85%) Dell
7 18 (33.96%) HP
7 18 (33.96%) SQL Server
7 18 (33.96%) Azure
8 17 (32.08%) Windows 7
8 17 (32.08%) Cisco
9 15 (28.30%) Linux
10 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
10 14 (26.42%) AWS
11 13 (24.53%) MS Exchange
12 12 (22.64%) Windows XP
12 12 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (22.64%) VMware
12 12 (22.64%) CMDB
12 12 (22.64%) SC Cleared
12 12 (22.64%) CTC Cleared
12 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
13 11 (20.75%) ITIL
14 10 (18.87%) WAN
14 10 (18.87%) Office 365
14 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
14 10 (18.87%) DevOps
14 10 (18.87%) Windows Server

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 13 (24.53%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (7.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (33.96%) Azure
2 14 (26.42%) AWS
3 10 (18.87%) Office 365
4 6 (11.32%) SaaS
5 5 (9.43%) PaaS
6 4 (7.55%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (3.77%) IaaS
7 2 (3.77%) Mimecast
7 2 (3.77%) Power Platform
7 2 (3.77%) PowerApps
7 2 (3.77%) Serverless
8 1 (1.89%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) WAN
2 8 (15.09%) Firewall
2 8 (15.09%) LAN
2 8 (15.09%) VPN
3 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.43%) Network Security
5 4 (7.55%) DNS
5 4 (7.55%) VoIP
6 3 (5.66%) DHCP
6 3 (5.66%) Internet
6 3 (5.66%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (5.66%) SAN
6 3 (5.66%) Wireless
7 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.77%) IP Telephony
7 2 (3.77%) IPsec
7 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.77%) Skype
7 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
7 2 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) SAP HANA
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2014
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.77%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.77%) MySQL
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) JIRA
General
1 9 (16.98%) Banking
2 7 (13.21%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
4 2 (3.77%) Automotive
4 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.77%) Private Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Back Office
5 1 (1.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) IT Support
2 9 (16.98%) Support Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) AWS DevOps
4 7 (13.21%) DBA
4 7 (13.21%) SQL DBA
4 7 (13.21%) SQL Server DBA
5 6 (11.32%) Consultant
5 6 (11.32%) Deskside Support
5 6 (11.32%) Desktop Support
6 5 (9.43%) IT Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (5.66%) Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Network Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Systems Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) CMDB
2 9 (16.98%) Data Centre
3 7 (13.21%) Hedge funds
4 4 (7.55%) Blackberry
5 3 (5.66%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.77%) Cloud Native
6 2 (3.77%) FMCG
7 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.89%) Clustering
7 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.89%) PKI
7 1 (1.89%) Replication
7 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (64.15%) Windows
2 22 (41.51%) Windows 10
3 17 (32.08%) Windows 7
4 15 (28.30%) Linux
5 12 (22.64%) Windows XP
6 10 (18.87%) Windows Server
7 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (1.89%) Android
10 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) ITIL
2 10 (18.87%) DevOps
3 8 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (13.21%) High Availability
4 7 (13.21%) Mentoring
4 7 (13.21%) Service Delivery
5 6 (11.32%) CRM
6 5 (9.43%) ITIL V3
6 5 (9.43%) Project Delivery
7 4 (7.55%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.66%) Migration
9 2 (3.77%) Analytics
9 2 (3.77%) Integration Testing
9 2 (3.77%) MVC
9 2 (3.77%) Time Management
9 2 (3.77%) Use Case
9 2 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.77%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
2 9 (16.98%) C#
2 9 (16.98%) SQL
3 7 (13.21%) Bash Shell
3 7 (13.21%) Python
3 7 (13.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (88.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (50.94%) MCSA
3 22 (41.51%) MCSE
4 12 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (22.64%) CTC Cleared
4 12 (22.64%) SC Cleared
4 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
5 9 (16.98%) CCNA
6 7 (13.21%) MCITP
7 5 (9.43%) Degree
8 4 (7.55%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (7.55%) MCDST
8 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (5.66%) CCNP
9 3 (5.66%) LPIC
10 2 (3.77%) AWS Certification
10 2 (3.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (3.77%) MCTS
10 2 (3.77%) RHCE
11 1 (1.89%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) NIST
2 1 (1.89%) NIST 800
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.21%) Docker
4 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.77%) vSphere
6 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Ansible
1 7 (13.21%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (13.21%) Puppet
2 4 (7.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (7.55%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.77%) SCCM
3 2 (3.77%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (96.23%) Microsoft
2 19 (35.85%) Dell
3 18 (33.96%) HP
4 17 (32.08%) Cisco
5 12 (22.64%) VMware
6 7 (13.21%) Oracle
6 7 (13.21%) SAP
7 5 (9.43%) Apple
8 4 (7.55%) Bloomberg
8 4 (7.55%) Remedy
8 4 (7.55%) Reuters
9 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.66%) Veeam
10 2 (3.77%) Citrix
10 2 (3.77%) Nintex
11 1 (1.89%) Asigra
11 1 (1.89%) Meraki
11 1 (1.89%) Mitel
11 1 (1.89%) ProCurve