Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 269 240 338
Rank change year-on-year -29 +98 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCP 82 156 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.69% 1.06% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.62% 4.41% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 48 70 39
Midlands median annual salary £31,000 £34,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% +23.64% -3.51%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,950 £21,000
90th Percentile £42,000 £47,625 £39,863
England median annual salary £35,000 £33,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +4.48% +11.67% -7.69%

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 3,131 3,537 3,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 26.36% 23.96% 22.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,132 2,429 2,739
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,783 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £60,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 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
West Midlands -13 54 £27,500 -17.91%
East Midlands -6 28 £37,500 +2.74% 1
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Midlands region with a requirement for MCP.

1 65 (79.27%) Windows
2 60 (73.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (62.20%) Microsoft
4 50 (60.98%) Active Directory
5 42 (51.22%) Office 365
6 39 (47.56%) Citrix
6 39 (47.56%) MCSE
7 33 (40.24%) VMware
8 32 (39.02%) Windows Server
9 27 (32.93%) ITIL
10 26 (31.71%) Microsoft Azure
11 25 (30.49%) Windows 7
11 25 (30.49%) MCSA
12 24 (29.27%) SCCM
13 23 (28.05%) SQL
14 22 (26.83%) Microsoft Office
14 22 (26.83%) Cisco
14 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (25.61%) GDPR
16 20 (24.39%) Windows 10
17 19 (23.17%) MS Exchange
17 19 (23.17%) Firewall
18 17 (20.73%) Self-Motivation
19 16 (19.51%) LAN
19 16 (19.51%) WAN
20 15 (18.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 15 (18.29%) Hyper-V
21 14 (17.07%) Network Security
21 14 (17.07%) Data Protection
21 14 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure

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 19 (23.17%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.85%) Skype for Business
3 12 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
5 6 (7.32%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (4.88%) IBM Notes
7 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (26.83%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.66%) Acrobat
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.66%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 42 (51.22%) Office 365
2 26 (31.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.17%) Firewall
2 16 (19.51%) LAN
2 16 (19.51%) WAN
3 14 (17.07%) Internet
3 14 (17.07%) Network Security
4 13 (15.85%) Skype
5 9 (10.98%) SAN
6 7 (8.54%) NetScaler
7 5 (6.10%) VPN
8 3 (3.66%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.66%) VLAN
8 3 (3.66%) WebEx
8 3 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.44%) DHCP
9 2 (2.44%) DNS
9 2 (2.44%) VoIP
9 2 (2.44%) Wireless
10 1 (1.22%) ADSL
10 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.22%) Subversion
2 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (4.88%) Games
2 3 (3.66%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Analyst
2 13 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (13.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (13.41%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Architect
5 7 (8.54%) Desktop Support
5 7 (8.54%) Developer
5 7 (8.54%) SCCM Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Senior SCCM Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Support Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Technical Architect
6 6 (7.32%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) IT Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.10%) IT Support
8 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) CSS
2 6 (7.32%) .NET
2 6 (7.32%) ASP.NET
2 6 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (7.32%) jQuery
2 6 (7.32%) REST
2 6 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (15.85%) Management Information System
3 10 (12.20%) Blackberry
3 10 (12.20%) Data Centre
4 8 (9.76%) Replication
5 6 (7.32%) Smartphone
6 4 (4.88%) Fat Client
6 4 (4.88%) Thin Client
7 3 (3.66%) iPhone
7 3 (3.66%) PDA
8 2 (2.44%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 65 (79.27%) Windows
2 32 (39.02%) Windows Server
3 25 (30.49%) Windows 7
4 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (24.39%) Windows 10
6 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (13.41%) Linux
8 8 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.66%) Windows 2000
9 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.66%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.66%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.22%) Android
10 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.93%) ITIL
2 15 (18.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (17.07%) Data Protection
4 13 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (15.85%) ITIL V3
4 13 (15.85%) Project Management
5 12 (14.63%) Computer Science
5 12 (14.63%) Software Engineering
6 11 (13.41%) Incident Management
6 11 (13.41%) ITSM
6 11 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (10.98%) Information Architecture
8 8 (9.76%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (9.76%) Performance Management
8 8 (9.76%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (8.54%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (8.54%) Presales
9 7 (8.54%) Proactive Maintenance
9 7 (8.54%) Server Virtualisation
9 7 (8.54%) Vendor Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.05%) SQL
2 9 (10.98%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.54%) C#
3 7 (8.54%) VBScript
4 6 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 60 (73.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (47.56%) MCSE
3 25 (30.49%) MCSA
4 9 (10.98%) Degree
5 8 (9.76%) Citrix Certification
5 8 (9.76%) MCDST
6 7 (8.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
8 4 (4.88%) CCNA
8 4 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.66%) A+ Certification
10 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.22%) ACDT
11 1 (1.22%) ACHDS
11 1 (1.22%) ACTC
11 1 (1.22%) CCNP
11 1 (1.22%) MCITP
11 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.61%) GDPR
2 6 (7.32%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 50 (60.98%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.29%) Hyper-V
3 14 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (10.98%) XenApp
4 9 (10.98%) XenDesktop
5 7 (8.54%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (8.54%) vSphere
6 1 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (29.27%) SCCM
2 7 (8.54%) MIIS
2 7 (8.54%) WSUS
3 1 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 51 (62.20%) Microsoft
2 39 (47.56%) Citrix
3 33 (40.24%) VMware
4 22 (26.83%) Cisco
5 8 (9.76%) NetApp
5 8 (9.76%) Red Hat
5 8 (9.76%) Veeam
6 7 (8.54%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.88%) Lotus
8 3 (3.66%) Adobe
9 2 (2.44%) Remedy
9 2 (2.44%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.22%) Apple
10 1 (1.22%) Avaya
10 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.22%) HP
10 1 (1.22%) Juniper
10 1 (1.22%) Meraki
10 1 (1.22%) Sophos
10 1 (1.22%) WatchGuard