Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 520 479
Rank change year-on-year -33 -41 -96
Permanent jobs citing MCP 302 344 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.45% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 1.89% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 291 283 433
London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,947 £52,500
England median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% -3.08%

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 16873 18249 22895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.49% 24.02% 25.65%
Number of salaries quoted 12575 15162 18665
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,325
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.14% +6.65%
10th Percentile £30,219 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +33 73 £35,750 -15.88% 5
West London +14 30 £35,000 -17.65% 3
North London +20 13 £47,500 +26.67%
South London +19 12 £33,750 +22.73% 2
East London -2 6 £22,000 -31.25% 1
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for MCP.

1 218 (72.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 204 (67.55%) Windows
3 193 (63.91%) Microsoft
4 166 (54.97%) Active Directory
5 132 (43.71%) MCSE
6 120 (39.74%) ITIL
7 106 (35.10%) VMware
8 90 (29.80%) Office 365
9 82 (27.15%) Windows 7
10 77 (25.50%) Degree
11 76 (25.17%) Cisco Certification
11 76 (25.17%) CCNA
12 75 (24.83%) Microsoft Office
12 75 (24.83%) Windows Server
13 74 (24.50%) MS Exchange
14 72 (23.84%) MCSA
15 71 (23.51%) Cisco
16 70 (23.18%) Firewall
17 69 (22.85%) Hyper-V
18 68 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
19 61 (20.20%) DNS
20 58 (19.21%) Windows 10
21 57 (18.87%) SQL Server
22 53 (17.55%) SLA
22 53 (17.55%) Citrix
23 51 (16.89%) Finance
24 49 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
25 48 (15.89%) Windows Server 2008
25 48 (15.89%) Computer Science
26 43 (14.24%) Exchange Server 2010

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 74 (24.50%) MS Exchange
2 43 (14.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (10.93%) SharePoint
4 24 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (4.64%) Skype for Business
7 11 (3.64%) IIS
8 5 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.33%) CMS
Applications
1 75 (24.83%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.66%) Maya
5 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) Eikon
3 1 (0.33%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 90 (29.80%) Office 365
2 39 (12.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.97%) G Suite
4 10 (3.31%) Mimecast
5 7 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.99%) IaaS
7 4 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.32%) SaaS
8 3 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.66%) PaaS
10 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 70 (23.18%) Firewall
2 61 (20.20%) DNS
3 41 (13.58%) TCP/IP
3 41 (13.58%) VPN
4 38 (12.58%) WAN
5 36 (11.92%) DHCP
6 34 (11.26%) LAN
7 31 (10.26%) SAN
8 15 (4.97%) Network Security
9 13 (4.30%) Unified Communications
10 11 (3.64%) VoIP
11 10 (3.31%) VLAN
11 10 (3.31%) WLAN
12 9 (2.98%) Wireless
13 8 (2.65%) SSL
14 7 (2.32%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (2.32%) MPLS
15 5 (1.66%) ADSL
15 5 (1.66%) IPsec
15 5 (1.66%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (6.62%) Oracle Database
3 20 (6.62%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (5.63%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.33%) Power BI
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (5.63%) Moq
1 17 (5.63%) NUnit
1 17 (5.63%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (16.89%) Finance
2 19 (6.29%) Games
3 15 (4.97%) Banking
4 9 (2.98%) Retail
5 8 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.32%) Legal
7 3 (0.99%) Advertising
7 3 (0.99%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.99%) Law
8 2 (0.66%) Front Office
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (19.87%) Support Engineer
2 58 (19.21%) 2nd Line Support
2 58 (19.21%) Analyst
3 47 (15.56%) IT Support
4 40 (13.25%) Support Analyst
5 30 (9.93%) Desktop Support
6 27 (8.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 24 (7.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 23 (7.62%) Junior
9 22 (7.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 22 (7.28%) IT Engineer
10 21 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (6.62%) .NET Developer
11 20 (6.62%) Developer
11 20 (6.62%) Infrastructure Support
11 20 (6.62%) Software Engineer
12 18 (5.96%) Graduate
12 18 (5.96%) IT Support Engineer
12 18 (5.96%) Service Manager
13 17 (5.63%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (14.24%) .NET
2 42 (13.91%) ASP.NET
3 39 (12.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 37 (12.25%) .NET Framework
5 29 (9.60%) Web Services
6 23 (7.62%) AngularJS
6 23 (7.62%) HTML
6 23 (7.62%) jQuery
6 23 (7.62%) XML
7 22 (7.28%) WCF
8 20 (6.62%) Classic ASP
8 20 (6.62%) Entity Framework
8 20 (6.62%) HTML5
8 20 (6.62%) KnockoutJS
8 20 (6.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 20 (6.62%) XSLT
9 17 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 17 (5.63%) LINQ
9 17 (5.63%) NHibernate
10 6 (1.99%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.89%) Computer Science
2 28 (9.27%) Data Centre
3 21 (6.95%) Blackberry
4 17 (5.63%) Smartphone
5 10 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.98%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.98%) iPhone
7 8 (2.65%) iPad
8 7 (2.32%) EPoS
9 5 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.32%) Fintech
10 4 (1.32%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Licensing
11 2 (0.66%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.66%) Social Media
12 1 (0.33%) Clustering
12 1 (0.33%) Life Science
12 1 (0.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 204 (67.55%) Windows
2 82 (27.15%) Windows 7
3 75 (24.83%) Windows Server
4 58 (19.21%) Windows 10
5 49 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (15.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (10.26%) Windows 8
8 18 (5.96%) Linux
9 16 (5.30%) Mac OS X
10 10 (3.31%) Android
10 10 (3.31%) Windows XP
11 9 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.99%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.66%) Unix
14 4 (1.32%) CentOS
14 4 (1.32%) Debian
14 4 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.32%) Solaris
14 4 (1.32%) SUSE
14 4 (1.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (39.74%) ITIL
2 42 (13.91%) MVC
3 39 (12.91%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (8.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
5 20 (6.62%) Responsive Web Design
5 20 (6.62%) Service Management
5 20 (6.62%) Software Engineering
5 20 (6.62%) Translating Business Requirements
5 20 (6.62%) Web Development
6 19 (6.29%) ITIL V3
7 18 (5.96%) Incident Management
8 17 (5.63%) BDD
8 17 (5.63%) Kanban
8 17 (5.63%) Scrum
8 17 (5.63%) TDD
8 17 (5.63%) Time Management
8 17 (5.63%) Web Application Development
9 14 (4.64%) Business Continuity
9 14 (4.64%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 42 (13.91%) C#
2 23 (7.62%) JavaScript
3 20 (6.62%) PL/SQL
4 19 (6.29%) SQL
5 17 (5.63%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.99%) TypeScript
6 3 (0.99%) VB
7 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 218 (72.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 132 (43.71%) MCSE
3 77 (25.50%) Degree
4 76 (25.17%) CCNA
4 76 (25.17%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (23.84%) MCSA
6 39 (12.91%) MCSD
7 37 (12.25%) MCAD
8 32 (10.60%) MCTS
9 27 (8.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 27 (8.94%) MCITP
10 22 (7.28%) A+ Certification
11 16 (5.30%) MCDST
12 15 (4.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (3.97%) CCNP
13 12 (3.97%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (3.31%) DBS Check
15 9 (2.98%) MOS
16 8 (2.65%) CCA
17 5 (1.66%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (17.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 166 (54.97%) Active Directory
2 69 (22.85%) Hyper-V
3 68 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (6.29%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (5.63%) XenApp
6 15 (4.97%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (2.32%) vSphere
8 1 (0.33%) pfSense
8 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.33%) vCloud
8 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (12.58%) SCCM
2 19 (6.29%) Backup Exec
3 9 (2.98%) WSUS
4 8 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (2.32%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.66%) ServiceCenter
7 4 (1.32%) Nagios
7 4 (1.32%) SCOM
7 4 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.32%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.66%) DameWare
8 2 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.66%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.33%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 193 (63.91%) Microsoft
2 106 (35.10%) VMware
3 71 (23.51%) Cisco
4 53 (17.55%) Citrix
5 36 (11.92%) HP
6 27 (8.94%) Oracle
7 23 (7.62%) Apple
8 20 (6.62%) Veeam
9 18 (5.96%) Bloomberg
9 18 (5.96%) NetApp
10 17 (5.63%) Dell
11 15 (4.97%) Google
12 14 (4.64%) EMC
13 13 (4.30%) Symantec
14 12 (3.97%) Reuters
15 11 (3.64%) Mitel
15 11 (3.64%) Red Hat
16 10 (3.31%) Remedy
17 6 (1.99%) IBM
17 6 (1.99%) Wyse