Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > London
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 443 553 578
Rank change year-on-year +110 +25 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCP 84 189 268
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 1.62% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 71 155 238
Median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £23,425
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £57,875
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +8.33%

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 5,456 11,698 15,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.24% 20.69% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3,991 8,777 11,870
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% +5.45%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +9.89%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +109 32 £37,500 +27.12% 1
West London +58 12 £35,000 -2.78% 1
South London +25 1 £40,000 -13.98% 2
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 77 (91.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (88.10%) Microsoft
3 68 (80.95%) Windows
4 50 (59.52%) MCSA
5 48 (57.14%) MCSE
6 47 (55.95%) Windows 10
7 42 (50.00%) Windows 7
8 37 (44.05%) HP
9 35 (41.67%) Office 365
10 33 (39.29%) Active Directory
11 29 (34.52%) Windows Server
12 28 (33.33%) TCP/IP
13 27 (32.14%) Dell
14 25 (29.76%) Azure
15 22 (26.19%) Cisco
16 21 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 20 (23.81%) SCCM
17 20 (23.81%) DNS
17 20 (23.81%) Linux
17 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2016
18 19 (22.62%) Microsoft Office
18 19 (22.62%) VMware
18 19 (22.62%) SC Cleared
18 19 (22.62%) CTC Cleared
18 19 (22.62%) Security Cleared
19 18 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
19 18 (21.43%) CMDB
19 18 (21.43%) ITIL
19 18 (21.43%) Windows XP
19 18 (21.43%) Citrix

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 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.76%) Confluence
6 3 (3.57%) SAS
7 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (22.62%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (41.67%) Office 365
2 25 (29.76%) Azure
3 15 (17.86%) AWS
4 10 (11.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (7.14%) Mimecast
6 4 (4.76%) BlazeMeter
6 4 (4.76%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (3.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (3.57%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (3.57%) Amazon S3
7 3 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.57%) G Suite
7 3 (3.57%) IaaS
7 3 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.38%) OneDrive
8 2 (2.38%) PaaS
8 2 (2.38%) SaaS
8 2 (2.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 28 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 20 (23.81%) DNS
3 16 (19.05%) DHCP
3 16 (19.05%) Firewall
4 15 (17.86%) LAN
4 15 (17.86%) WAN
5 12 (14.29%) SAN
5 12 (14.29%) VoIP
6 11 (13.10%) Remote Desktop
7 10 (11.90%) VPN
8 8 (9.52%) Internet
8 8 (9.52%) NetScaler
9 6 (7.14%) DKIM
9 6 (7.14%) IPsec
9 6 (7.14%) VLAN
9 6 (7.14%) Wireless
10 4 (4.76%) IP Telephony
11 3 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (3.57%) Skype
12 2 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.10%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (8.33%) SAP HANA
3 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.38%) MySQL
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) JIRA
2 4 (4.76%) Appium
2 4 (4.76%) Cucumber
2 4 (4.76%) HP UFT
2 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.76%) Selenium
3 3 (3.57%) JMeter
3 3 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (15.48%) Banking
2 9 (10.71%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) Front Office
4 2 (2.38%) Automotive
4 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.38%) Private Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.19%) Games
5 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 22 (26.19%) IT Support
3 14 (16.67%) Consultant
3 14 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 9 (10.71%) Deskside Engineer
4 9 (10.71%) Deskside Support
4 9 (10.71%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 8 (9.52%) Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
6 7 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
6 7 (8.33%) DBA
6 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) IT Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) Senior IT Support
6 7 (8.33%) SQL DBA
6 7 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
6 7 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 7 (8.33%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
7 6 (7.14%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) .NET
2 3 (3.57%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.19%) HTML
3 1 (1.19%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.43%) CMDB
2 8 (9.52%) Clustering
2 8 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 7 (8.33%) Hedge funds
4 5 (5.95%) iPhone
5 4 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.38%) Cloud Native
6 2 (2.38%) FMCG
6 2 (2.38%) Replication
7 1 (1.19%) Animation
7 1 (1.19%) BYOD
7 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (80.95%) Windows
2 47 (55.95%) Windows 10
3 42 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 29 (34.52%) Windows Server
5 21 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (23.81%) Linux
6 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 18 (21.43%) Windows XP
8 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (9.52%) Windows 8
10 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (4.76%) Unix
12 3 (3.57%) CentOS
12 3 (3.57%) Mac OS X
12 3 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) ITIL
2 10 (11.90%) ITSM
3 9 (10.71%) DevOps
3 9 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (10.71%) Migration
4 8 (9.52%) Change Management
4 8 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (9.52%) Network Load Balancing
5 7 (8.33%) High Availability
5 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 7 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 7 (8.33%) Service Management
6 6 (7.14%) Break/Fix
6 6 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement Process
6 6 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
6 6 (7.14%) Time Management
7 5 (5.95%) Case Management
7 5 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (5.95%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 11 (13.10%) Python
2 11 (13.10%) SQL
3 9 (10.71%) C#
4 7 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 7 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.76%) Java
5 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 77 (91.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (59.52%) MCSA
3 48 (57.14%) MCSE
4 19 (22.62%) CTC Cleared
4 19 (22.62%) SC Cleared
4 19 (22.62%) Security Cleared
5 16 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (13.10%) Degree
6 11 (13.10%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (7.14%) CCNA
8 5 (5.95%) MCITP
9 3 (3.57%) ISTQB
9 3 (3.57%) MCTS
9 3 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.38%) AWS Certification
10 2 (2.38%) CCNP
10 2 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.38%) RHCE
11 1 (1.19%) CISM
11 1 (1.19%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) SLA
2 4 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.19%) NIST
3 1 (1.19%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.48%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.33%) Docker
5 5 (5.95%) vSphere
6 3 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (23.81%) SCCM
2 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (9.52%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (8.33%) Ansible
4 7 (8.33%) Backup Exec
4 7 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (8.33%) Puppet
5 6 (7.14%) SCOM
6 4 (4.76%) CA Service Virtualization
7 3 (3.57%) vCenter Server
8 2 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 74 (88.10%) Microsoft
2 37 (44.05%) HP
3 27 (32.14%) Dell
4 22 (26.19%) Cisco
5 19 (22.62%) VMware
6 18 (21.43%) Citrix
7 11 (13.10%) Oracle
8 7 (8.33%) SAP
9 6 (7.14%) Red Hat
10 5 (5.95%) Apple
11 4 (4.76%) CA
11 4 (4.76%) Perfecto Mobile
11 4 (4.76%) Veeam
12 3 (3.57%) Avaya
12 3 (3.57%) Bloomberg
12 3 (3.57%) Nortel
12 3 (3.57%) Reuters
13 2 (2.38%) Meraki
13 2 (2.38%) Nintex
14 1 (1.19%) Google