Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > London
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 494 564 539
Rank change year-on-year +70 -25 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCP 128 192 298
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.33% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 1.54% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 116 176 260
Median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -7.69% +21.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £82,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +16.67%

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 7,523 12,463 15,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.43% 21.23% 23.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5,627 9,151 12,140
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +71 41 £32,500 - 1
West London +40 20 £35,000 -2.78%
North London -8 2 £30,000 -25.00%
East London +13 1 £25,000 -9.09%
South London -2 1 £40,000 -13.98% 1
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 110 (85.94%) Windows
2 107 (83.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 103 (80.47%) Microsoft
4 66 (51.56%) MCSE
5 65 (50.78%) MCSA
6 64 (50.00%) Office 365
7 62 (48.44%) Windows 10
8 61 (47.66%) Active Directory
9 56 (43.75%) Windows 7
10 49 (38.28%) Windows Server
11 46 (35.94%) TCP/IP
12 45 (35.16%) HP
13 38 (29.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 36 (28.13%) Windows Server 2016
14 36 (28.13%) Microsoft Office
14 36 (28.13%) VMware
15 35 (27.34%) ITIL
16 34 (26.56%) DNS
16 34 (26.56%) Azure
17 32 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
18 28 (21.88%) SCCM
18 28 (21.88%) Cisco
19 27 (21.09%) Citrix
19 27 (21.09%) DHCP
20 26 (20.31%) LAN
20 26 (20.31%) SLA
21 24 (18.75%) Hyper-V
21 24 (18.75%) Dell
21 24 (18.75%) WAN
21 24 (18.75%) SQL Server

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 22 (17.19%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (7.03%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.25%) Confluence
6 7 (5.47%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (4.69%) SAS
8 4 (3.13%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.78%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.78%) IIS
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 36 (28.13%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (10.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (8.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 64 (50.00%) Office 365
2 34 (26.56%) Azure
3 20 (15.63%) AWS
4 11 (8.59%) Mimecast
5 10 (7.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (6.25%) BlazeMeter
6 8 (6.25%) G Suite
6 8 (6.25%) Sauce Labs
7 6 (4.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (4.69%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (4.69%) Amazon S3
7 6 (4.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (4.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (2.34%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.56%) IaaS
9 2 (1.56%) PaaS
9 2 (1.56%) SaaS
10 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (35.94%) TCP/IP
2 34 (26.56%) DNS
3 27 (21.09%) DHCP
4 26 (20.31%) LAN
5 24 (18.75%) WAN
6 22 (17.19%) Firewall
7 19 (14.84%) SAN
7 19 (14.84%) VoIP
8 13 (10.16%) VPN
9 12 (9.38%) Internet
9 12 (9.38%) Wireless
10 10 (7.81%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (7.03%) NetScaler
12 7 (5.47%) IP Telephony
12 7 (5.47%) VLAN
13 6 (4.69%) DKIM
13 6 (4.69%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (4.69%) IPsec
14 5 (3.91%) Skype
15 4 (3.13%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.94%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.13%) SAP HANA
4 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 14 (10.94%) Selenium
2 9 (7.03%) JIRA
3 8 (6.25%) Appium
3 8 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 8 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 8 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.69%) NUnit
5 3 (2.34%) JMeter
5 3 (2.34%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 14 (10.94%) Banking
1 14 (10.94%) Finance
2 7 (5.47%) Front Office
3 2 (1.56%) Games
3 2 (1.56%) Legal
3 2 (1.56%) Private Banking
3 2 (1.56%) Retail
3 2 (1.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Automotive
4 1 (0.78%) Law
4 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.78%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.78%) Publishing
4 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (42.19%) Support Engineer
2 26 (20.31%) IT Support
3 21 (16.41%) Desktop Support
4 16 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (12.50%) IT Engineer
5 15 (11.72%) IT Support Engineer
6 14 (10.94%) Consultant
7 10 (7.81%) Analyst
7 10 (7.81%) Deskside Engineer
7 10 (7.81%) Deskside Support
7 10 (7.81%) Deskside Support Engineer
8 9 (7.03%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (7.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.25%) Quality Engineer
9 8 (6.25%) Support Analyst
9 8 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
10 7 (5.47%) Hardware Engineer
10 7 (5.47%) Hardware Support Engineer
10 7 (5.47%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.16%) .NET
2 11 (8.59%) Web Services
3 10 (7.81%) XML
4 9 (7.03%) HTML
5 7 (5.47%) .NET Framework
5 7 (5.47%) AngularJS
5 7 (5.47%) Classic ASP
5 7 (5.47%) Entity Framework
5 7 (5.47%) HTML5
5 7 (5.47%) jQuery
5 7 (5.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (5.47%) WCF
5 7 (5.47%) XSLT
6 6 (4.69%) Apache Flex
7 2 (1.56%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.78%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.16%) CMDB
3 10 (7.81%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (7.03%) Clustering
5 7 (5.47%) iPhone
6 6 (4.69%) Replication
7 4 (3.13%) Blackberry
7 4 (3.13%) Hedge funds
8 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.78%) Animation
10 1 (0.78%) BYOD
10 1 (0.78%) FMCG
10 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 110 (85.94%) Windows
2 62 (48.44%) Windows 10
3 56 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 49 (38.28%) Windows Server
5 38 (29.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (28.13%) Windows Server 2016
7 22 (17.19%) Linux
8 21 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (11.72%) Windows XP
10 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2019
11 11 (8.59%) Unix
11 11 (8.59%) Windows 8
12 9 (7.03%) Mac OS X
13 6 (4.69%) CentOS
13 6 (4.69%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (2.34%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.56%) Android
15 2 (1.56%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.34%) ITIL
2 20 (15.63%) Asset Management
3 16 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (10.94%) Kalman Filter
4 14 (10.94%) Scrum
4 14 (10.94%) Test Automation
5 13 (10.16%) ITSM
5 13 (10.16%) Migration
6 12 (9.38%) Change Management
6 12 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (9.38%) Software Engineering
7 11 (8.59%) Break/Fix
8 10 (7.81%) Service Management
9 9 (7.03%) Waterfall
10 8 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (6.25%) Kanban
10 8 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (6.25%) MVC
10 8 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
11 7 (5.47%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.28%) SQL
2 15 (11.72%) JavaScript
3 14 (10.94%) PowerShell
4 13 (10.16%) C#
5 12 (9.38%) Python
6 8 (6.25%) Java
7 5 (3.91%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.78%) C++
9 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 107 (83.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (51.56%) MCSE
3 65 (50.78%) MCSA
4 23 (17.97%) Degree
5 19 (14.84%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (11.72%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (11.72%) SC Cleared
6 15 (11.72%) Security Cleared
7 14 (10.94%) CTC Cleared
8 13 (10.16%) MCITP
9 12 (9.38%) MCTS
10 10 (7.81%) CCNA
11 9 (7.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (2.34%) ISTQB
13 2 (1.56%) A+ Certification
13 2 (1.56%) CCNP
14 1 (0.78%) APMP
14 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
14 1 (0.78%) MCPD
14 1 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.31%) SLA
2 8 (6.25%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 61 (47.66%) Active Directory
2 32 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.81%) Virtual Servers
4 10 (7.81%) vSphere
5 9 (7.03%) XenApp
6 4 (3.13%) Docker
6 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.78%) UAG
8 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (21.88%) SCCM
2 11 (8.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 8 (6.25%) CA Service Virtualization
3 8 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (4.69%) SCOM
4 6 (4.69%) vCenter Server
5 5 (3.91%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (3.13%) Ansible
6 4 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.13%) Puppet
7 3 (2.34%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 103 (80.47%) Microsoft
2 45 (35.16%) HP
3 36 (28.13%) VMware
4 28 (21.88%) Cisco
5 27 (21.09%) Citrix
6 24 (18.75%) Dell
7 12 (9.38%) Oracle
8 10 (7.81%) Apple
8 10 (7.81%) CA
8 10 (7.81%) Veeam
9 9 (7.03%) Symantec
10 8 (6.25%) Perfecto Mobile
11 7 (5.47%) Bloomberg
11 7 (5.47%) Reuters
12 6 (4.69%) Avaya
12 6 (4.69%) Meraki
12 6 (4.69%) Nortel
12 6 (4.69%) Red Hat
13 5 (3.91%) ConnectWise
13 5 (3.91%) SolarWinds