Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > London
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 544 529 584
Rank change year-on-year -15 +55 -150
Permanent jobs citing MCP 289 322 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.44% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.76% 1.88% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 256 276 281
London median annual salary £35,000 £31,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.90% -17.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% -

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 16,406 17,086 20,744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 23.03% 23.35% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 12,211 13,065 17,336
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -60 62 £28,000 -3.45% 5
South London +37 59 £45,000 +45.16% 1
West London +24 25 £40,000 +23.08% 3
East London -1 5 £35,000 -20.45%
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 238 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 221 (76.47%) Microsoft
3 214 (74.05%) Windows
4 171 (59.17%) MCSE
5 156 (53.98%) Active Directory
6 133 (46.02%) MCSA
7 106 (36.68%) VMware
8 104 (35.99%) ITIL
9 93 (32.18%) Microsoft Office
10 89 (30.80%) Office 365
11 78 (26.99%) Hyper-V
12 75 (25.95%) Apple
13 72 (24.91%) DNS
13 72 (24.91%) Windows Server
14 68 (23.53%) Windows 7
15 67 (23.18%) MS Exchange
16 62 (21.45%) MCTS
17 60 (20.76%) Firewall
18 58 (20.07%) Windows 10
19 55 (19.03%) Degree
20 51 (17.65%) HP
20 51 (17.65%) SLA
20 51 (17.65%) DHCP
21 48 (16.61%) Mac OS X
21 48 (16.61%) Windows Server 2008
22 46 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
22 46 (15.92%) TCP/IP
23 45 (15.57%) Cisco
23 45 (15.57%) Citrix
23 45 (15.57%) iPad

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 67 (23.18%) MS Exchange
2 32 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (6.92%) Skype for Business
5 14 (4.84%) Site Server
6 11 (3.81%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.08%) IIS
8 6 (2.08%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 93 (32.18%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (10.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Eikon
1 3 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Infor CloudSuite
2 1 (0.35%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 89 (30.80%) Office 365
2 32 (11.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.77%) SaaS
5 7 (2.42%) IaaS
6 4 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.38%) PaaS
6 4 (1.38%) Slack
7 1 (0.35%) G Suite
7 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 72 (24.91%) DNS
2 60 (20.76%) Firewall
3 51 (17.65%) DHCP
4 46 (15.92%) TCP/IP
5 39 (13.49%) WAN
6 37 (12.80%) LAN
7 21 (7.27%) VPN
8 20 (6.92%) Skype
9 18 (6.23%) WebEx
10 13 (4.50%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (4.15%) Wireless
12 10 (3.46%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (2.42%) SAN
13 7 (2.42%) VoIP
14 6 (2.08%) Network Security
15 5 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (1.73%) DSL
15 5 (1.73%) IP Telephony
15 5 (1.73%) VLAN
16 3 (1.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.73%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.69%) Power BI
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.35%) MySQL
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (3.81%) JIRA
2 5 (1.73%) Moq
2 5 (1.73%) NUnit
2 5 (1.73%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (1.04%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (12.46%) Finance
2 9 (3.11%) Marketing
3 8 (2.77%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.08%) Law
5 5 (1.73%) Banking
5 5 (1.73%) Games
6 4 (1.38%) Advertising
6 4 (1.38%) Legal
7 3 (1.04%) Retail
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Front Office
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (32.18%) Support Engineer
2 58 (20.07%) Analyst
3 42 (14.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 38 (13.15%) Support Analyst
5 34 (11.76%) IT Support
6 33 (11.42%) IT Engineer
7 28 (9.69%) Desktop Support
7 28 (9.69%) IT Support Engineer
8 24 (8.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 22 (7.61%) Service Analyst
10 21 (7.27%) Field Engineer
10 21 (7.27%) Service Desk Analyst
11 20 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 16 (5.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 15 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
14 15 (5.19%) Senior Support Engineer
15 13 (4.50%) Junior
16 12 (4.15%) Desktop Analyst
16 12 (4.15%) Field Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.96%) XML
2 20 (6.92%) Web Services
3 19 (6.57%) .NET
4 15 (5.19%) .NET Framework
5 13 (4.50%) ASP.NET
5 13 (4.50%) HTML
6 9 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (2.08%) jQuery
8 5 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 5 (1.73%) LINQ
8 5 (1.73%) NHibernate
9 4 (1.38%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.04%) Classic ASP
10 3 (1.04%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.04%) HTML5
10 3 (1.04%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Graph
10 3 (1.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.04%) WCF
10 3 (1.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.57%) iPad
2 32 (11.07%) Computer Science
3 27 (9.34%) Data Centre
4 18 (6.23%) Blackberry
5 16 (5.54%) Clustering
6 15 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (5.19%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (3.81%) Management Information System
9 9 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (2.77%) HP Storage
10 8 (2.77%) Private Cloud
11 6 (2.08%) Fat Client
11 6 (2.08%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.73%) Blog
12 5 (1.73%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.73%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.73%) Wiki
13 4 (1.38%) Smartphone
14 3 (1.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 214 (74.05%) Windows
2 72 (24.91%) Windows Server
3 68 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 58 (20.07%) Windows 10
5 48 (16.61%) Mac OS X
5 48 (16.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (8.65%) Unix
8 20 (6.92%) Linux
9 19 (6.57%) Apple iOS
10 12 (4.15%) Android
11 10 (3.46%) Mac OS
12 9 (3.11%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.73%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (1.38%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.69%) CentOS
15 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (35.99%) ITIL
2 28 (9.69%) ITIL V3
3 26 (9.00%) CRM
4 23 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (7.61%) Service Management
6 20 (6.92%) Asset Management
6 20 (6.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (6.57%) Migration
7 19 (6.57%) Service Delivery
8 17 (5.88%) ERP
8 17 (5.88%) Release Management
9 16 (5.54%) Change Management
9 16 (5.54%) Configuration Management
9 16 (5.54%) ITSM
9 16 (5.54%) Problem Management
10 15 (5.19%) Requirements Analysis
11 14 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (4.84%) IT Asset Management
11 14 (4.84%) Performance Management
12 13 (4.50%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.42%) SQL
2 20 (6.92%) PowerShell
3 15 (5.19%) C#
4 13 (4.50%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.11%) VBScript
6 6 (2.08%) VB
7 4 (1.38%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.69%) Java
9 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.35%) C
10 1 (0.35%) COBOL
10 1 (0.35%) LINC
10 1 (0.35%) PHP
10 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 238 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 171 (59.17%) MCSE
3 133 (46.02%) MCSA
4 62 (21.45%) MCTS
5 55 (19.03%) Degree
6 43 (14.88%) DBS Check
7 26 (9.00%) CCNA
7 26 (9.00%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (8.30%) MCITP
9 16 (5.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (5.19%) MCDST
11 14 (4.84%) A+ Certification
11 14 (4.84%) MCSD
12 12 (4.15%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (3.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (2.77%) MCAD
16 5 (1.73%) HND
17 4 (1.38%) MOS
17 4 (1.38%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (17.65%) SLA
2 7 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.04%) QA
4 2 (0.69%) GDPR
5 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 156 (53.98%) Active Directory
2 78 (26.99%) Hyper-V
3 46 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (6.23%) vSphere
5 11 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.77%) XenApp
7 7 (2.42%) Terminal Server
8 4 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.04%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.35%) KVM
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (6.23%) SCCM
2 15 (5.19%) HP UCMDB
3 14 (4.84%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (2.42%) AirWatch
4 7 (2.42%) Nagios
5 5 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.73%) ServiceCenter
5 5 (1.73%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.04%) DameWare
6 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.69%) WSUS
8 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.35%) Cryoserver
8 1 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.35%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 221 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 106 (36.68%) VMware
3 75 (25.95%) Apple
4 51 (17.65%) HP
5 45 (15.57%) Cisco
5 45 (15.57%) Citrix
6 23 (7.96%) ServiceNow
7 20 (6.92%) Dell
8 16 (5.54%) Veeam
9 14 (4.84%) BMC
10 13 (4.50%) Bloomberg
10 13 (4.50%) NETGEAR
11 11 (3.81%) Sophos
12 10 (3.46%) EMC
12 10 (3.46%) iManage
12 10 (3.46%) Mitel
12 10 (3.46%) Reuters
13 9 (3.11%) Remedy
14 8 (2.77%) FactSet
14 8 (2.77%) MobileIron