Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > London
6 months to
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 668 418 511
Rank change year-on-year -250 +93 +80
Permanent jobs citing MCP 62 59 229
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.29% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 1.41% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 59 52 177
10th Percentile £28,250 £25,500 £24,250
25th Percentile £31,500 £26,250 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £38,750 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% +3.70%
75th Percentile £50,625 £53,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £95,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £34,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +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 8,402 4,174 11,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.34% 20.34% 20.24%
Number of salaries quoted 5,208 3,256 8,584
10th Percentile £37,510 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £110,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -61 7 £44,000 +67.30% 4
West London -64 5 £35,000 - 2
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 48 (77.42%) Windows
2 47 (75.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (70.97%) Microsoft
3 44 (70.97%) Microsoft 365
4 41 (66.13%) Active Directory
5 34 (54.84%) MCSA
6 33 (53.23%) ITIL
7 31 (50.00%) Azure
8 30 (48.39%) Citrix
8 30 (48.39%) VMware
9 29 (46.77%) MCSE
10 27 (43.55%) VPN
10 27 (43.55%) Windows Server
11 25 (40.32%) DNS
12 21 (33.87%) DHCP
13 20 (32.26%) Hyper-V
14 18 (29.03%) Firewall
15 17 (27.42%) SLA
16 16 (25.81%) Cisco
16 16 (25.81%) Windows 10
17 15 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (24.19%) Linux
17 15 (24.19%) Change Management
18 14 (22.58%) Incident Management
18 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2016
18 14 (22.58%) Social Skills
19 13 (20.97%) MCITP
19 13 (20.97%) Service Delivery
19 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
20 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP

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 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.06%) Skype for Business
3 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.45%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.23%) IIS
6 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (70.97%) Microsoft 365
2 31 (50.00%) Azure
3 10 (16.13%) AWS
4 7 (11.29%) Mimecast
5 3 (4.84%) Google Workspace
6 2 (3.23%) SaaS
7 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.61%) GCP
7 1 (1.61%) IaaS
7 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (43.55%) VPN
2 25 (40.32%) DNS
3 21 (33.87%) DHCP
4 18 (29.03%) Firewall
5 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
6 11 (17.74%) LAN
6 11 (17.74%) SAN
7 10 (16.13%) WAN
8 9 (14.52%) NAS
9 5 (8.06%) Internet
9 5 (8.06%) Unified Communications
10 3 (4.84%) Network Security
10 3 (4.84%) Wireless
11 2 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (3.23%) VoIP
12 1 (1.61%) EIGRP
12 1 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (1.61%) IPsec
12 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
12 1 (1.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.61%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.61%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (1.61%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) JIRA
2 1 (1.61%) MSI
General
1 14 (22.58%) Social Skills
2 11 (17.74%) Finance
3 7 (11.29%) Banking
4 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Legal
5 2 (3.23%) Retail
5 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.61%) Automotive
6 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Japanese Language
6 1 (1.61%) Law
6 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Analyst
2 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (14.52%) Support Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) IT Support
4 6 (9.68%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) IT Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) IT Support Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.45%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (6.45%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) IT Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Linux Support
6 4 (6.45%) Service Desk Support
6 4 (6.45%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Systems Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Leader
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (1.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
1 4 (6.45%) NHS
1 4 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.84%) Hedge funds
2 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.84%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (3.23%) EPoS
3 2 (3.23%) iPad
3 2 (3.23%) iPhone
4 1 (1.61%) Clustering
4 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.61%) Replication
4 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 48 (77.42%) Windows
2 27 (43.55%) Windows Server
3 16 (25.81%) Windows 10
4 15 (24.19%) Linux
5 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (9.68%) Mac OS X
9 4 (6.45%) SUSE
9 4 (6.45%) Ubuntu
9 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
10 3 (4.84%) Android
10 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
11 2 (3.23%) Unix
12 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (53.23%) ITIL
2 15 (24.19%) Change Management
3 14 (22.58%) Incident Management
4 13 (20.97%) Service Delivery
5 11 (17.74%) PRINCE2
6 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (16.13%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (16.13%) Proactive Management
6 10 (16.13%) Problem Management
7 7 (11.29%) Project Management
8 6 (9.68%) Project Delivery
9 5 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (8.06%) ITIL V3
9 5 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (8.06%) Web Filtering
10 4 (6.45%) Facilities Management
10 4 (6.45%) Lean Six Sigma
10 4 (6.45%) Process Improvement
10 4 (6.45%) Server Monitoring
10 4 (6.45%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.90%) SQL
3 4 (6.45%) Python
4 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 47 (75.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (54.84%) MCSA
3 29 (46.77%) MCSE
4 13 (20.97%) MCITP
5 12 (19.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (14.52%) MCDST
7 8 (12.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (9.68%) CCNA
10 5 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (8.06%) MOS
11 4 (6.45%) CISSP
11 4 (6.45%) CIW
12 3 (4.84%) A+ Certification
12 3 (4.84%) Degree
12 3 (4.84%) PMI Certification
12 3 (4.84%) PMP
13 2 (3.23%) AWS Certification
14 1 (1.61%) MCTS
14 1 (1.61%) NCSIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.42%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.61%) PMO
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 41 (66.13%) Active Directory
2 20 (32.26%) Hyper-V
3 15 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.23%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.61%) Firmware
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.61%) NFS
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) SCCM
2 8 (12.90%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.84%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (3.23%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.23%) Avamar
5 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.61%) Grafana
5 1 (1.61%) Graphite
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.61%) Nagios
5 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 30 (48.39%) Citrix
2 30 (48.39%) VMware
3 16 (25.81%) Cisco
4 12 (19.35%) ServiceNow
5 8 (12.90%) Apple
5 8 (12.90%) Bloomberg
5 8 (12.90%) Reuters
6 6 (9.68%) HP
7 5 (8.06%) Asigra
7 5 (8.06%) Dell
7 5 (8.06%) Meraki
7 5 (8.06%) Oracle
7 5 (8.06%) Veeam
8 4 (6.45%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.84%) Avaya
9 3 (4.84%) Nortel
9 3 (4.84%) Remedy
9 3 (4.84%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.23%) Google