Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > London
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 517 516 521
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -161
Permanent jobs citing MCP 318 337 412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.49% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 2.03% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 275 278 335
London median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -9.72% +2.86%
10th Percentile £24,750 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £68,250 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £34,500 £30,000 £30,646
% change year-on-year +15.00% -2.11% -5.71%

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 15,841 16,582 21,889
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.65% 24.09% 26.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12,306 13,346 18,174
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +7.84%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -3.23% +3.33%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -35 58 £36,500 +15.87% 5
South London +12 43 £45,000 +45.16%
West London +16 21 £45,000 +38.46% 7
East London -2 10 £22,000 -50.00% 2
North London -4 1 £70,000 +145.61% 1
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 268 (84.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 247 (77.67%) Microsoft
3 201 (63.21%) Windows
4 178 (55.97%) MCSE
5 155 (48.74%) Active Directory
6 115 (36.16%) Office 365
7 108 (33.96%) VMware
8 107 (33.65%) MCSA
9 93 (29.25%) ITIL
10 86 (27.04%) Degree
11 85 (26.73%) Microsoft Office
12 76 (23.90%) MS Exchange
12 76 (23.90%) Windows Server
13 67 (21.07%) Hyper-V
14 65 (20.44%) SQL Server
15 64 (20.13%) VMware Infrastructure
16 60 (18.87%) Citrix
17 59 (18.55%) Microsoft Azure
18 58 (18.24%) Firewall
19 57 (17.92%) Windows 7
20 56 (17.61%) SLA
21 55 (17.30%) Cisco
21 55 (17.30%) Finance
22 54 (16.98%) HP
22 54 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
23 49 (15.41%) TCP/IP
24 48 (15.09%) DNS
25 47 (14.78%) Apple
25 47 (14.78%) Windows 10
26 45 (14.15%) .NET

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 76 (23.90%) MS Exchange
2 37 (11.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (9.12%) SharePoint
4 27 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (6.29%) Skype for Business
6 15 (4.72%) IIS
7 14 (4.40%) Site Server
8 10 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.94%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.63%) Confluence
13 1 (0.31%) CMS
13 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.31%) Kentico
13 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 85 (26.73%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.26%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.89%) Eikon
2 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Infor CloudSuite
3 1 (0.31%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 115 (36.16%) Office 365
2 59 (18.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.97%) SaaS
4 17 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (5.35%) IaaS
5 15 (4.72%) PaaS
6 9 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.94%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.94%) Serverless
8 3 (0.94%) Slack
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.31%) G Suite
9 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 58 (18.24%) Firewall
2 49 (15.41%) TCP/IP
3 48 (15.09%) DNS
4 38 (11.95%) DHCP
4 38 (11.95%) WAN
5 36 (11.32%) LAN
6 23 (7.23%) VPN
7 18 (5.66%) SAN
8 17 (5.35%) Skype
9 15 (4.72%) Wireless
10 12 (3.77%) Network Security
11 10 (3.14%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (2.83%) VLAN
13 6 (1.89%) DSL
13 6 (1.89%) IP Telephony
13 6 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.57%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.57%) VoIP
14 5 (1.57%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (20.44%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (4.40%) Oracle Database
3 14 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (2.83%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.26%) MySQL
8 4 (1.26%) Power BI
8 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (3.14%) JIRA
1 10 (3.14%) Moq
1 10 (3.14%) NUnit
1 10 (3.14%) Rhino Mocks
2 8 (2.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 55 (17.30%) Finance
2 16 (5.03%) Banking
3 11 (3.46%) Front Office
3 11 (3.46%) Games
4 10 (3.14%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.83%) Legal
6 7 (2.20%) Advertising
6 7 (2.20%) Retail
7 5 (1.57%) Marketing
8 4 (1.26%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 67 (21.07%) Support Engineer
2 62 (19.50%) Analyst
3 52 (16.35%) Support Analyst
4 38 (11.95%) Desktop Support
5 36 (11.32%) IT Support
6 33 (10.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 30 (9.43%) Consultant
8 28 (8.81%) IT Engineer
9 27 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (7.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 25 (7.86%) IT Support Engineer
11 22 (6.92%) Developer
12 16 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 16 (5.03%) Senior Support Engineer
13 15 (4.72%) Microsoft Consultant
14 14 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
14 14 (4.40%) Software Engineer
15 13 (4.09%) Desktop Analyst
15 13 (4.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 13 (4.09%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.15%) .NET
2 38 (11.95%) ASP.NET
3 31 (9.75%) .NET Framework
4 29 (9.12%) HTML
5 28 (8.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 28 (8.81%) Web Services
6 26 (8.18%) jQuery
7 20 (6.29%) XML
8 19 (5.97%) AngularJS
9 15 (4.72%) WCF
10 14 (4.40%) Classic ASP
10 14 (4.40%) Entity Framework
10 14 (4.40%) HTML5
10 14 (4.40%) KnockoutJS
10 14 (4.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 14 (4.40%) XSLT
11 10 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 10 (3.14%) LINQ
11 10 (3.14%) NHibernate
12 9 (2.83%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.26%) Computer Science
2 28 (8.81%) Blackberry
3 23 (7.23%) iPad
3 23 (7.23%) Management Information System
4 21 (6.60%) Clustering
5 18 (5.66%) Replication
6 17 (5.35%) Data Centre
7 16 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (2.52%) HP Storage
11 6 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.89%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.89%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.89%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.89%) Wiki
12 5 (1.57%) EPoS
12 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Licensing
12 5 (1.57%) Private Cloud
13 4 (1.26%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 201 (63.21%) Windows
2 76 (23.90%) Windows Server
3 57 (17.92%) Windows 7
4 54 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (14.78%) Windows 10
6 25 (7.86%) Linux
7 24 (7.55%) Mac OS X
8 21 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (4.72%) Android
9 15 (4.72%) Apple iOS
10 14 (4.40%) Windows 8
11 10 (3.14%) Unix
12 6 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (1.26%) CentOS
13 4 (1.26%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.94%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (29.25%) ITIL
2 36 (11.32%) Service Management
3 34 (10.69%) MVC
4 31 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (8.18%) Time Management
6 25 (7.86%) Service Delivery
7 22 (6.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 20 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (5.35%) Migration
10 16 (5.03%) Change Management
10 16 (5.03%) ITIL V3
11 15 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (4.72%) CRM
12 14 (4.40%) ITSM
12 14 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (4.40%) Responsive Web Design
12 14 (4.40%) Software Engineering
12 14 (4.40%) Translating Business Requirements
12 14 (4.40%) Web Development
13 13 (4.09%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 43 (13.52%) C#
2 33 (10.38%) JavaScript
2 33 (10.38%) PowerShell
3 26 (8.18%) SQL
4 14 (4.40%) PL/SQL
5 6 (1.89%) VB
6 5 (1.57%) TypeScript
7 3 (0.94%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.94%) COBOL
7 3 (0.94%) VBScript
8 2 (0.63%) ALGOL
8 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.31%) C
9 1 (0.31%) Java
9 1 (0.31%) LINC
Qualifications
1 268 (84.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 178 (55.97%) MCSE
3 107 (33.65%) MCSA
4 86 (27.04%) Degree
5 41 (12.89%) MCTS
6 39 (12.26%) MCITP
7 33 (10.38%) CCNA
7 33 (10.38%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (9.75%) MCSD
9 24 (7.55%) MCAD
10 23 (7.23%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (5.66%) DBS Check
12 18 (5.66%) MCDST
13 10 (3.14%) A+ Certification
14 8 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (1.26%) MOS
16 3 (0.94%) CISSP
16 3 (0.94%) CompTIA Security+
16 3 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (17.61%) SLA
2 14 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.83%) GDPR
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 155 (48.74%) Active Directory
2 67 (21.07%) Hyper-V
3 64 (20.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (7.55%) vSphere
5 15 (4.72%) XenApp
6 10 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (2.52%) Terminal Server
8 6 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.89%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.26%) SRDF
10 3 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.63%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.31%) Firmware
12 1 (0.31%) KVM
12 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (4.40%) Microsoft Clustering
2 12 (3.77%) SCCM
3 9 (2.83%) Nagios
3 9 (2.83%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.89%) AirWatch
5 6 (1.89%) DameWare
5 6 (1.89%) XenMobile
6 5 (1.57%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.57%) ServiceCenter
6 5 (1.57%) WSUS
7 3 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.63%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.31%) SCOM
9 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 247 (77.67%) Microsoft
2 108 (33.96%) VMware
3 60 (18.87%) Citrix
4 55 (17.30%) Cisco
5 54 (16.98%) HP
6 47 (14.78%) Apple
7 22 (6.92%) Veeam
8 20 (6.29%) EMC
8 20 (6.29%) Oracle
9 18 (5.66%) Bloomberg
9 18 (5.66%) Dell
10 12 (3.77%) FactSet
11 11 (3.46%) Meraki
11 11 (3.46%) Reuters
12 10 (3.14%) Remedy
13 9 (2.83%) ServiceNow
13 9 (2.83%) SonicWALL
14 7 (2.20%) Sophos
15 6 (1.89%) Juniper
15 6 (1.89%) NetApp