Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > London
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 639 465 517
Rank change year-on-year -174 +52 +81
Permanent jobs citing MCP 95 46 201
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.19% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.04% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 60 38 157
10th Percentile - £25,650 £26,250
25th Percentile £30,000 £26,375 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,500 £34,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.49% -1.43% -
75th Percentile £57,100 £43,813 £67,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £32,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -8.57% - +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 9,248 4,437 9,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.11% 18.46% 19.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5,595 3,577 7,706
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West London -38 31 - -
Central London -34 10 £35,000 +10.24% 4
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 84 (88.42%) Windows
2 81 (85.26%) Microsoft
3 61 (64.21%) ITIL
3 61 (64.21%) Windows 10
4 57 (60.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 53 (55.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 47 (49.47%) ServiceNow
7 46 (48.42%) Active Directory
8 45 (47.37%) Microsoft Office
9 41 (43.16%) Microsoft 365
10 40 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (36.84%) MCSA
11 35 (36.84%) VPN
11 35 (36.84%) SLA
12 33 (34.74%) Azure
13 32 (33.68%) Incident Management
14 31 (32.63%) Windows Server 2019
14 31 (32.63%) Security Patching
15 30 (31.58%) LAN
16 29 (30.53%) Service Delivery
17 27 (28.42%) TCP/IP
17 27 (28.42%) Cisco
18 26 (27.37%) WAN
19 25 (26.32%) DNS
19 25 (26.32%) MCITP
19 25 (26.32%) SCCM
20 24 (25.26%) Finance
20 24 (25.26%) Citrix
21 23 (24.21%) VMware
22 22 (23.16%) Windows 7

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 16 (16.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 16 (16.84%) Exchange Server 2007
1 16 (16.84%) Exchange Server 2010
1 16 (16.84%) Exchange Server 2013
1 16 (16.84%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (47.37%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (22.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (43.16%) Microsoft 365
2 33 (34.74%) Azure
3 9 (9.47%) AWS
4 6 (6.32%) Google Workspace
5 2 (2.11%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.11%) Yammer
6 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.05%) IaaS
6 1 (1.05%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.05%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 35 (36.84%) VPN
2 30 (31.58%) LAN
3 27 (28.42%) TCP/IP
4 26 (27.37%) WAN
5 25 (26.32%) DNS
6 22 (23.16%) DHCP
7 16 (16.84%) Network Security
8 11 (11.58%) Wireless
9 10 (10.53%) Firewall
10 7 (7.37%) NAS
10 7 (7.37%) SAN
10 7 (7.37%) VoIP
11 6 (6.32%) IP Telephony
12 4 (4.21%) Internet
13 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) JIRA
General
1 24 (25.26%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Social Skills
4 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.16%) Front Office
4 3 (3.16%) Law
4 3 (3.16%) Retail
5 2 (2.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Legal
6 1 (1.05%) Automotive
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (24.21%) IT Support
2 20 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 18 (18.95%) Service Desk Technician
4 13 (13.68%) IT Engineer
4 13 (13.68%) IT Support Technician
4 13 (13.68%) IT Technician
4 13 (13.68%) Support Technician
5 10 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
5 10 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 10 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Analyst
7 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Technical Leader
9 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (3.16%) Support Specialist
10 3 (3.16%) Trainer
11 2 (2.11%) 3rd Line Support
11 2 (2.11%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.05%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 17 (17.89%) Blackberry
3 16 (16.84%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.16%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.11%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.11%) iPhone
5 2 (2.11%) NHS
5 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.05%) EPoS
6 1 (1.05%) iPad
6 1 (1.05%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 84 (88.42%) Windows
2 61 (64.21%) Windows 10
3 57 (60.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 40 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (32.63%) Windows Server 2019
6 22 (23.16%) Windows 7
7 17 (17.89%) Windows Server
8 6 (6.32%) Linux
8 6 (6.32%) Mac OS X
9 3 (3.16%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.11%) Android
10 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.05%) SUSE
11 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.05%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (64.21%) ITIL
2 32 (33.68%) Incident Management
3 31 (32.63%) Security Patching
4 29 (30.53%) Service Delivery
5 21 (22.11%) ITIL V3
6 15 (15.79%) Change Management
7 14 (14.74%) Problem Management
8 12 (12.63%) Proactive Management
9 9 (9.47%) Asset Management
10 7 (7.37%) Project Delivery
11 6 (6.32%) CRM
12 5 (5.26%) ITSM
12 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2
13 4 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (4.21%) ERP
13 4 (4.21%) Line Management
13 4 (4.21%) Network Design
13 4 (4.21%) Network Management
13 4 (4.21%) Network Planning
13 4 (4.21%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.63%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.32%) SQL
3 2 (2.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (55.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (36.84%) MCSA
3 25 (26.32%) MCITP
4 20 (21.05%) MCSE
5 19 (20.00%) MCDST
6 13 (13.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (8.42%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (7.37%) Degree
9 6 (6.32%) MCTS
10 5 (5.26%) CCNA
10 5 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (4.21%) MOS
12 3 (3.16%) CIW
13 2 (2.11%) CISSP
14 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
14 1 (1.05%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (36.84%) SLA
2 4 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.21%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 46 (48.42%) Active Directory
2 20 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (13.68%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.05%) KVM
5 1 (1.05%) oVirt
5 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (26.32%) SCCM
2 16 (16.84%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (16.84%) ServiceCenter
3 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.11%) Avamar
4 2 (2.11%) VxRail
5 1 (1.05%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.05%) Ansible
Vendors
1 81 (85.26%) Microsoft
2 47 (49.47%) ServiceNow
3 27 (28.42%) Cisco
4 24 (25.26%) Citrix
5 23 (24.21%) VMware
6 22 (23.16%) HP
7 21 (22.11%) Bloomberg
7 21 (22.11%) Reuters
8 20 (21.05%) Apple
9 16 (16.84%) Dell
9 16 (16.84%) Remedy
10 10 (10.53%) Meraki
11 5 (5.26%) Aruba
12 2 (2.11%) Avaya
12 2 (2.11%) Commvault
12 2 (2.11%) FactSet
12 2 (2.11%) Nortel
12 2 (2.11%) Oracle
12 2 (2.11%) Zerto
13 1 (1.05%) Red Hat