Period
to 23 April 2021

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 23 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > London
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 531 535 581
Rank change year-on-year +4 +46 -45
Permanent jobs citing MCP 35 145 192
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 1.68% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 33 138 173
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,850
25th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14% -12.50%
75th Percentile £43,750 £56,219 £48,250
90th Percentile £47,200 £77,500 £72,450
England median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +2.94%

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 5,858 8,624 13,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.43% 19.34% 21.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4,400 6,633 9,714
10th Percentile £37,510 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £49,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

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 23 April 2021.

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 23 April 2021. 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 +38 7 £32,500 - 2
West London +24 2 £39,000 +1.30%
North London +21 2 £26,000 -13.33% 1
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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 28 (80.00%) Windows
1 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (77.14%) Microsoft 365
3 26 (74.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (71.43%) Active Directory
5 17 (48.57%) MCSA
5 17 (48.57%) Windows Server
6 16 (45.71%) Windows 10
6 16 (45.71%) ITIL
7 13 (37.14%) MCSE
8 12 (34.29%) VMware
9 10 (28.57%) DNS
9 10 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (28.57%) Azure
10 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
10 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (22.86%) DHCP
11 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
11 8 (22.86%) CCNA
11 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (22.86%) Email Filtering
12 7 (20.00%) Mimecast
12 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
12 7 (20.00%) SLA
12 7 (20.00%) VPN
12 7 (20.00%) SQL
12 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 7 (20.00%) Firewall
12 7 (20.00%) Finance

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 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (11.43%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.86%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 27 (77.14%) Microsoft 365
2 10 (28.57%) Azure
3 7 (20.00%) Mimecast
4 3 (8.57%) SaaS
5 2 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (5.71%) Power Platform
5 2 (5.71%) PowerApps
6 1 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (2.86%) Google Workspace
6 1 (2.86%) IaaS
6 1 (2.86%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) DNS
2 8 (22.86%) DHCP
2 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
3 7 (20.00%) Firewall
3 7 (20.00%) VPN
4 6 (17.14%) VoIP
5 4 (11.43%) LAN
5 4 (11.43%) SAN
5 4 (11.43%) Skype
5 4 (11.43%) WAN
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (5.71%) Internet
6 2 (5.71%) Intranet
6 2 (5.71%) PBX
6 2 (5.71%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (5.71%) Wireless
7 1 (2.86%) ADSL
7 1 (2.86%) Network Security
7 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.86%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Games
4 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.86%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (11.43%) IT Support
2 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Support Technician
2 4 (11.43%) Technical Support
3 3 (8.57%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (8.57%) 1st Line Support Technician
3 3 (8.57%) Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support
3 3 (8.57%) IT Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Applications Support
4 2 (5.71%) Development Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) IT Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) IT Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Support Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.86%) CGI
2 1 (2.86%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) EPoS
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.71%) VLE
3 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.86%) iPad
3 1 (2.86%) iPhone
3 1 (2.86%) Life Science
3 1 (2.86%) Organisational Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Windows Server
3 16 (45.71%) Windows 10
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.57%) Android
6 3 (8.57%) Linux
7 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
7 2 (5.71%) Unix
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (2.86%) AIX
8 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.86%) Debian
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Solaris
8 1 (2.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) ITIL
2 10 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (22.86%) Email Filtering
4 6 (17.14%) CRM
5 5 (14.29%) Change Management
5 5 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 5 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (8.57%) Line Management
7 3 (8.57%) Workflow
8 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
8 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.71%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (5.71%) Patch Management
8 2 (5.71%) Process Improvement
8 2 (5.71%) Project Management
8 2 (5.71%) Six Sigma
8 2 (5.71%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) C
3 2 (5.71%) C++
3 2 (5.71%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) Korn
4 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (74.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (48.57%) MCSA
3 13 (37.14%) MCSE
4 8 (22.86%) CCNA
4 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (17.14%) MCITP
6 5 (14.29%) MCTS
7 4 (11.43%) Degree
8 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
8 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
8 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (5.71%) CIW
9 2 (5.71%) MCDBA
9 2 (5.71%) MCDST
9 2 (5.71%) MCSD
9 2 (5.71%) MOS
9 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
10 1 (2.86%) CCNP
10 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.86%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.86%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (34.29%) VMware
3 6 (17.14%) SolarWinds
3 6 (17.14%) Sophos
3 6 (17.14%) Symantec
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco
5 4 (11.43%) Apple
6 3 (8.57%) Citrix
6 3 (8.57%) ConnectWise
6 3 (8.57%) Meraki
6 3 (8.57%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.71%) Bloomberg
7 2 (5.71%) EMC
7 2 (5.71%) Mitel
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle
7 2 (5.71%) Xerox
8 1 (2.86%) BT
8 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.86%) Kofax
8 1 (2.86%) Reuters