Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 291 265 273
Rank change year-on-year -26 +8 +45
Permanent jobs citing MCP 32 90 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.32% 0.74% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 2.57% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22 45 75
Midlands median annual salary £26,250 £29,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.48% -30.12% +22.06%
10th Percentile £21,325 £21,700 £25,000
90th Percentile £33,750 £52,500 £56,500
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

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 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 2,337 3,497 3,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.24% 28.82% 22.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,845 2,289 2,514
Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,760
90th Percentile £80,000 £69,244 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the Midlands

MCP
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP in the Midlands.

Salary trend for MCP in the Midlands

MCP
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in the Midlands over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 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
West Midlands -8 22 £30,000 +3.45% 11
East Midlands +8 10 £24,625 -19.92% 7
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Midlands region with a requirement for MCP.

1 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 26 (81.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (81.25%) Windows
3 16 (50.00%) Office 365
4 13 (40.63%) MCSE
4 13 (40.63%) MCSA
5 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 12 (37.50%) LAN
5 12 (37.50%) WAN
6 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
6 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
6 11 (34.38%) Windows 10
7 10 (31.25%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
8 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
8 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
8 9 (28.13%) Management Information System
8 9 (28.13%) Mentoring
9 8 (25.00%) Information Architecture
9 8 (25.00%) Internet
9 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 8 (25.00%) DNS
9 8 (25.00%) DHCP
10 7 (21.88%) VPN
10 7 (21.88%) SQL
10 7 (21.88%) Capacity Management
10 7 (21.88%) Windows 8
10 7 (21.88%) Data Management

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 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
2 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) LAN
1 12 (37.50%) WAN
2 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 8 (25.00%) DHCP
3 8 (25.00%) DNS
3 8 (25.00%) Internet
4 7 (21.88%) VPN
5 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.13%) Firewall
6 1 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 7 (21.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
3 7 (21.88%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (21.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 7 (21.88%) Technical Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Technical Support
3 7 (21.88%) Technical Support Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Service Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Break Fix Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Hardware Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Hardware Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
1 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (12.50%) CSS
1 4 (12.50%) jQuery
1 4 (12.50%) REST
1 4 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (28.13%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.50%) iPhone
4 3 (9.38%) Driving Licence
4 3 (9.38%) Replication
5 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows 10
2 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.88%) Windows 8
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (28.13%) Mentoring
3 8 (25.00%) Information Architecture
4 7 (21.88%) Capacity Management
4 7 (21.88%) Data Management
5 6 (18.75%) Break/Fix
6 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.50%) Case Management
7 4 (12.50%) Document Management
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
7 4 (12.50%) MVC
7 4 (12.50%) Project Management
7 4 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (12.50%) Workflow
8 3 (9.38%) Change Control
8 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
8 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) C#
2 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (81.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (40.63%) MCSA
2 13 (40.63%) MCSE
3 3 (9.38%) CCNA
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.13%) MCDST
4 1 (3.13%) MCITP
4 1 (3.13%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) HP
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) Remedy
4 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.25%) Veeam
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) D-Link
5 1 (3.13%) Draytek
5 1 (3.13%) NetApp
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.13%) Sophos
5 1 (3.13%) Symantec