Period
to 23 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 283 192 254
Rank change year-on-year -91 +62 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCP 53 14 84
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.50% 0.35% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 1.52% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 22 13 47
10th Percentile £23,550 " £20,950
25th Percentile £25,688 £36,250 "
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £31,500 £40,000 £25,000
Median % change year-on-year -21.25% +60.00% -20.00%
75th Percentile £38,750 £43,100 £29,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £56,750 £41,250
England median annual salary £32,500 £35,500 £33,317
% change year-on-year -8.45% +6.55% +11.06%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,344 920 2,643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.08% 22.69% 23.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,409 713 2,016
10th Percentile £29,600 £27,040 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,250 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,625
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the Midlands

MCP
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCP in the Midlands.

Salary trend for MCP in the Midlands

MCP
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCP in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Salary histogram for MCP in the Midlands

MCP
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
West Midlands -77 29 £26,750 -22.97% 12
East Midlands -65 24 £33,250 -16.88% 14
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for MCP.

1 51 (96.23%) Microsoft
2 48 (90.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (71.70%) MCSE
4 31 (58.49%) MCSA
5 30 (56.60%) VMware
6 29 (54.72%) Data Centre
7 27 (50.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (47.17%) vSphere
9 24 (45.28%) Security Cleared
9 24 (45.28%) SC Cleared
9 24 (45.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (41.51%) DV Cleared
10 22 (41.51%) Management Information System
10 22 (41.51%) Server Management
10 22 (41.51%) Legacy Systems
11 21 (39.62%) Windows
12 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
13 17 (32.08%) ITIL
14 16 (30.19%) Microsoft 365
15 12 (22.64%) Windows Server
15 12 (22.64%) Hyper-V
16 11 (20.75%) Azure
17 10 (18.87%) Apple
18 8 (15.09%) Cybersecurity
19 7 (13.21%) Linux
19 7 (13.21%) DHCP
20 6 (11.32%) LAN
20 6 (11.32%) WAN
20 6 (11.32%) Finance
20 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2019

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.19%) Microsoft 365
2 11 (20.75%) Azure
3 3 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (5.66%) SaaS
4 2 (3.77%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.89%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.89%) Slack
5 1 (1.89%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) DHCP
2 6 (11.32%) LAN
2 6 (11.32%) WAN
3 5 (9.43%) DNS
4 3 (5.66%) Firewall
4 3 (5.66%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (5.66%) SAN
4 3 (5.66%) SD-WAN
4 3 (5.66%) Wireless
5 1 (1.89%) ADSL
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.89%) Internet
5 1 (1.89%) Skype
5 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.89%) VPN
5 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.89%) Power BI
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Back Office
2 4 (7.55%) Presentation Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Social Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Law
3 2 (3.77%) Legal
3 2 (3.77%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Automotive
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Architect
2 22 (41.51%) Infrastructure Architect
2 22 (41.51%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 22 (41.51%) Technical Architect
2 22 (41.51%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (9.43%) Data Architect
3 5 (9.43%) Data Centre Architect
3 5 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) IT Support
5 3 (5.66%) DBA
5 3 (5.66%) SQL DBA
5 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (3.77%) Service Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 29 (54.72%) Data Centre
2 22 (41.51%) Legacy Systems
2 22 (41.51%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.66%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.66%) FlexPod
4 2 (3.77%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (39.62%) Windows
2 12 (22.64%) Windows Server
3 7 (13.21%) Linux
4 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2019
5 4 (7.55%) Android
5 4 (7.55%) Windows 10
5 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.89%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Server Management
2 17 (32.08%) ITIL
3 8 (15.09%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (9.43%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (9.43%) Software Licensing
5 3 (5.66%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.66%) Change Control
5 3 (5.66%) Converged Infrastructure
5 3 (5.66%) Data Security
5 3 (5.66%) Database Mirroring
5 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.66%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.66%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.66%) Patch Management
5 3 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (5.66%) Project Delivery
5 3 (5.66%) Project Management
5 3 (5.66%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (90.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (71.70%) MCSE
3 31 (58.49%) MCSA
4 24 (45.28%) SC Cleared
4 24 (45.28%) Security Cleared
4 24 (45.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 22 (41.51%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) A+ Certification
6 3 (5.66%) CCNA
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.66%) Degree
6 3 (5.66%) Master's Degree
6 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 2 (3.77%) MOS
8 1 (1.89%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 27 (50.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (47.17%) vSphere
3 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
4 12 (22.64%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.66%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.89%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 2 (3.77%) WSUS
2 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.89%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (1.89%) SCCM
2 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (96.23%) Microsoft
2 30 (56.60%) VMware
3 10 (18.87%) Apple
4 5 (9.43%) Adobe
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco
5 4 (7.55%) Citrix
6 3 (5.66%) BT
6 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.66%) Dell
6 3 (5.66%) Meraki
6 3 (5.66%) NetApp
6 3 (5.66%) Sophos
7 2 (3.77%) Aruba
7 2 (3.77%) Avaya
7 2 (3.77%) HP
7 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.77%) Veeam
8 1 (1.89%) BMC
8 1 (1.89%) IBM