Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > London
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 507 597 569
Rank change year-on-year +90 -28 -47
Permanent jobs citing MCP 224 217 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.32% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 1.48% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 169 195 291
London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £25,450 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £57,500 £59,500
England median annual salary £35,000 £31,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.61% +3.33%

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 10,734 14,668 16,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.75% 21.78% 22.60%
Number of salaries quoted 8,173 11,018 12,631
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £30,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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 +16 47 £29,000 -0.43% 8
North London - 28 £30,000 - 3
West London +1 4 £40,000 -20.00% 5
East London +30 2 £38,243 - 6
South London -22 2 £37,250 +33.04% 2
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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.

1 187 (83.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 159 (70.98%) Windows
3 139 (62.05%) Microsoft
4 115 (51.34%) Office 365
5 111 (49.55%) ITIL
6 109 (48.66%) Active Directory
7 95 (42.41%) Degree
8 92 (41.07%) MCSE
9 86 (38.39%) Windows 10
10 67 (29.91%) MCSA
11 64 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
12 62 (27.68%) Azure
13 60 (26.79%) Windows Server
14 54 (24.11%) Windows 7
15 49 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
16 48 (21.43%) SQL Server
17 47 (20.98%) VMware
18 45 (20.09%) VoIP
19 41 (18.30%) Linux
20 38 (16.96%) LAN
21 37 (16.52%) Citrix
22 36 (16.07%) MCITP
22 36 (16.07%) DHCP
22 36 (16.07%) DNS
22 36 (16.07%) SCCM
23 35 (15.63%) Asset Management
23 35 (15.63%) Finance
24 33 (14.73%) SQL
25 32 (14.29%) .NET
25 32 (14.29%) ServiceNow

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 26 (11.61%) Skype for Business
2 16 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.34%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.89%) IIS
6 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 64 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.34%) Acrobat
4 3 (1.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 115 (51.34%) Office 365
2 62 (27.68%) Azure
3 27 (12.05%) AWS
4 12 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (4.91%) G Suite
6 9 (4.02%) OneDrive
6 9 (4.02%) SaaS
7 4 (1.79%) IaaS
8 3 (1.34%) PaaS
9 2 (0.89%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.45%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.45%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.45%) Route 53
10 1 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 45 (20.09%) VoIP
2 38 (16.96%) LAN
3 36 (16.07%) DHCP
3 36 (16.07%) DNS
4 30 (13.39%) WAN
5 28 (12.50%) Skype
6 25 (11.16%) Wireless
7 20 (8.93%) TCP/IP
8 16 (7.14%) SAN
9 15 (6.70%) DMZ
10 12 (5.36%) Network Security
11 11 (4.91%) VPN
12 10 (4.46%) Firewall
12 10 (4.46%) WebEx
13 8 (3.57%) IP Telephony
14 7 (3.13%) ADSL
15 6 (2.68%) Internet
15 6 (2.68%) NetScaler
16 3 (1.34%) Remote Desktop
17 2 (0.89%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.70%) Big Data
3 7 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (3.13%) SQL Server 2017
3 7 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.68%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.68%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.23%) SAP HANA
5 5 (2.23%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.23%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 12 (5.36%) NUnit
1 12 (5.36%) Selenium
2 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.45%) Subversion
3 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 35 (15.63%) Finance
2 6 (2.68%) Law
2 6 (2.68%) Legal
3 5 (2.23%) Banking
3 5 (2.23%) Front Office
3 5 (2.23%) Retail
4 2 (0.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.45%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 71 (31.70%) Support Engineer
2 63 (28.13%) IT Support
3 47 (20.98%) IT Engineer
4 37 (16.52%) IT Support Engineer
5 29 (12.95%) Analyst
6 23 (10.27%) Consultant
7 22 (9.82%) Technical Leader
8 21 (9.38%) Desktop Support
8 21 (9.38%) Microsoft Consultant
9 20 (8.93%) Support Analyst
10 17 (7.59%) Linux Engineer
11 16 (7.14%) Team Leader
11 16 (7.14%) Technical Support
12 15 (6.70%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (6.70%) Unix Engineer
12 15 (6.70%) Unix Linux Engineer
13 14 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 14 (6.25%) Support Team Leader
13 14 (6.25%) Technical Support Team Leader
13 14 (6.25%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.29%) .NET
2 24 (10.71%) .NET Framework
2 24 (10.71%) HTML
3 23 (10.27%) AngularJS
3 23 (10.27%) Entity Framework
3 23 (10.27%) HTML5
4 21 (9.38%) Web Services
4 21 (9.38%) XML
5 17 (7.59%) Classic ASP
5 17 (7.59%) jQuery
5 17 (7.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 17 (7.59%) XSLT
6 16 (7.14%) WCF
7 15 (6.70%) Kafka
7 15 (6.70%) LDAP
8 10 (4.46%) CSS
9 9 (4.02%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (2.68%) CSS3
10 6 (2.68%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.84%) Management Information System
2 22 (9.82%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 12 (5.36%) Smartphone
5 7 (3.13%) iPhone
6 5 (2.23%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.23%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.34%) PDA
9 2 (0.89%) iPad
10 1 (0.45%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.45%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.45%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.45%) User Experience
10 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 159 (70.98%) Windows
2 86 (38.39%) Windows 10
3 60 (26.79%) Windows Server
4 54 (24.11%) Windows 7
5 41 (18.30%) Linux
6 30 (13.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (12.50%) Mac OS X
7 28 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (11.61%) Unix
9 22 (9.82%) Solaris
10 17 (7.59%) Windows 8
11 16 (7.14%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.79%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.34%) Android
13 3 (1.34%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.34%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.34%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.45%) SUSE
14 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (49.55%) ITIL
2 49 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (15.63%) Asset Management
4 31 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 24 (10.71%) Change Management
6 24 (10.71%) CRM
6 24 (10.71%) Information Security
7 23 (10.27%) MVC
8 22 (9.82%) Unit Testing
9 19 (8.48%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (8.48%) Patch Management
10 17 (7.59%) Responsive Web Design
10 17 (7.59%) Service Management
11 16 (7.14%) Project Management
12 15 (6.70%) GitOps
12 15 (6.70%) SOLID
12 15 (6.70%) TDD
12 15 (6.70%) Ticket Management
13 14 (6.25%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.73%) SQL
2 30 (13.39%) C#
3 24 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 15 (6.70%) C
6 13 (5.80%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.68%) Python
7 6 (2.68%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.45%) C++
8 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 187 (83.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (42.41%) Degree
3 92 (41.07%) MCSE
4 67 (29.91%) MCSA
5 36 (16.07%) MCITP
6 26 (11.61%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (10.27%) CCNA
7 23 (10.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (9.38%) MCTS
9 18 (8.04%) A+ Certification
10 15 (6.70%) RHCE
11 13 (5.80%) CCENT
11 13 (5.80%) MCDST
12 11 (4.91%) Security Cleared
13 8 (3.57%) SC Cleared
14 7 (3.13%) MCPD
15 6 (2.68%) MCAD
16 5 (2.23%) CISSP
16 5 (2.23%) CompTIA Security+
16 5 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.38%) SLA
2 10 (4.46%) QA
3 3 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 109 (48.66%) Active Directory
2 31 (13.84%) Hyper-V
3 15 (6.70%) Firmware
3 15 (6.70%) NFS
4 8 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.57%) XenApp
5 6 (2.68%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.23%) Docker
7 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.45%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (16.07%) SCCM
2 20 (8.93%) Ansible
3 13 (5.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (3.13%) Data Guard
4 7 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.23%) Puppet
6 4 (1.79%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.45%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 139 (62.05%) Microsoft
2 47 (20.98%) VMware
3 37 (16.52%) Citrix
4 32 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 28 (12.50%) Oracle
6 27 (12.05%) Cisco
7 22 (9.82%) Splunk
8 19 (8.48%) Apple
9 9 (4.02%) HP
9 9 (4.02%) Sophos
10 7 (3.13%) Sybase
11 6 (2.68%) SAP
12 5 (2.23%) CommVault
12 5 (2.23%) F5
12 5 (2.23%) Meraki
13 4 (1.79%) Adobe
13 4 (1.79%) iManage
13 4 (1.79%) Intapp
14 3 (1.34%) Dell
14 3 (1.34%) Lotus