Period
to 21 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 466 459 412
Rank change year-on-year -7 -47 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCP 404 510 711
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.52% 0.56% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% 2.22% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 250 377 608
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £20,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19,088 23,023 25,681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 24.55% 25.14% 25.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13,945 16,960 20,234
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £69,025 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the UK excluding London

MCP
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for MCP in the UK excluding London

MCP
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Salary histogram for MCP in the UK excluding London

MCP
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
South East +85 164 £35,000 +7.69% 43
Midlands -29 73 £25,000 -20.00% 20
South West +28 64 £45,000 +63.64% 15
North of England +20 56 £37,500 +37.61% 25
West Midlands -16 50 £25,000 -3.85% 12
Yorkshire +26 31 £50,000 +81.82% 5
East of England +13 29 £32,500 +8.33% 12
North West +11 24 £32,500 +18.18% 19
East Midlands -17 23 £28,500 -21.92% 8
Wales +2 8 £50,000 +177.78% 10
Scotland -1 5 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Channel Islands +12 3 £25,000 -23.08% 1
Northern Ireland -2 3 £23,000 +9.52%
North East +9 1 £35,000 +34.62% 1
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for MCP.

1 324 (80.20%) Microsoft
2 300 (74.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 276 (68.32%) Windows
4 214 (52.97%) ITIL
5 200 (49.50%) Active Directory
6 162 (40.10%) Office 365
7 124 (30.69%) MCSE
8 112 (27.72%) Azure
9 108 (26.73%) MCSA
10 105 (25.99%) Windows 10
11 104 (25.74%) VMware
11 104 (25.74%) Degree
12 97 (24.01%) Windows Server
13 96 (23.76%) Citrix
14 87 (21.53%) SLA
15 84 (20.79%) VMware Infrastructure
16 83 (20.54%) Hyper-V
16 83 (20.54%) Management Information System
17 81 (20.05%) Problem-Solving
18 80 (19.80%) SQL Server
18 80 (19.80%) SCCM
19 77 (19.06%) DHCP
19 77 (19.06%) DNS
20 76 (18.81%) Cisco
20 76 (18.81%) ServiceNow
21 75 (18.56%) SQL
22 69 (17.08%) Self-Motivation
23 68 (16.83%) LAN
24 65 (16.09%) MS Exchange
24 65 (16.09%) Microsoft Office

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 65 (16.09%) MS Exchange
2 58 (14.36%) SharePoint
3 21 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (4.95%) IIS
5 18 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (4.21%) Skype for Business
7 15 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (3.47%) Confluence
9 12 (2.97%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (2.23%) IBM Notes
11 7 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.49%) CMS
13 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.25%) Apache
14 1 (0.25%) SAS
14 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 65 (16.09%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (7.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (4.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (2.72%) Acrobat
5 10 (2.48%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (2.23%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.50%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (2.48%) assyst
2 7 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 162 (40.10%) Office 365
2 112 (27.72%) Azure
3 26 (6.44%) AWS
4 19 (4.70%) SaaS
5 18 (4.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (4.46%) OneDrive
6 14 (3.47%) Azure Stack
7 11 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (2.23%) IaaS
9 6 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (1.49%) PaaS
10 5 (1.24%) G Suite
11 1 (0.25%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.25%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 77 (19.06%) DHCP
1 77 (19.06%) DNS
2 68 (16.83%) LAN
3 64 (15.84%) WAN
4 55 (13.61%) TCP/IP
5 50 (12.38%) Firewall
6 39 (9.65%) Internet
7 35 (8.66%) VPN
8 25 (6.19%) Skype
9 16 (3.96%) NetScaler
10 15 (3.71%) VoIP
11 14 (3.47%) SAN
12 13 (3.22%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (2.97%) VLAN
14 11 (2.72%) DMZ
15 9 (2.23%) WebEx
15 9 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (1.98%) NAS
17 7 (1.73%) Network Security
18 6 (1.49%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (19.80%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (4.21%) SQL Server 2017
4 14 (3.47%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (2.23%) Big Data
6 8 (1.98%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon Athena
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.25%) DB2
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 38 (9.41%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.47%) JIRA
3 11 (2.72%) MSI
4 9 (2.23%) TestRail
4 9 (2.23%) Zephyr
5 5 (1.24%) HP UFT
5 5 (1.24%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
General
1 63 (15.59%) Finance
2 30 (7.43%) Public Sector
3 26 (6.44%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.71%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.22%) Electronics
5 13 (3.22%) Marketing
6 8 (1.98%) Retail
7 6 (1.49%) Local Government
8 3 (0.74%) French Language
8 3 (0.74%) German Language
8 3 (0.74%) Italian Language
8 3 (0.74%) Legal
8 3 (0.74%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.50%) Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 99 (24.50%) Analyst
2 80 (19.80%) Support Engineer
3 43 (10.64%) IT Support
4 35 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 34 (8.42%) IT Engineer
6 32 (7.92%) Service Analyst
7 28 (6.93%) Developer
8 26 (6.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 26 (6.44%) Support Analyst
9 24 (5.94%) Consultant
9 24 (5.94%) Service Desk Analyst
10 23 (5.69%) IT Support Engineer
11 22 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 20 (4.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 20 (4.95%) IT Analyst
13 19 (4.70%) Field Engineer
14 17 (4.21%) Operations Support Engineer
15 16 (3.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 15 (3.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 14 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.91%) CSS
2 30 (7.43%) .NET
3 29 (7.18%) ASP.NET
4 20 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (3.71%) HTML
6 13 (3.22%) jQuery
7 12 (2.97%) REST
7 12 (2.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (2.48%) LDAP
9 9 (2.23%) Kafka
10 8 (1.98%) .NET Core
11 7 (1.73%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.73%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.73%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (1.73%) Entity Framework
11 7 (1.73%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (1.73%) Vue.js
12 6 (1.49%) CSS3
12 6 (1.49%) HTML5
12 6 (1.49%) React
Miscellaneous
1 83 (20.54%) Management Information System
2 69 (17.08%) Self-Motivation
3 30 (7.43%) Blackberry
4 20 (4.95%) Clustering
5 14 (3.47%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.97%) Driving Licence
7 11 (2.72%) PDA
7 11 (2.72%) Public Cloud
8 9 (2.23%) iPhone
9 8 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.98%) e-Learning
10 5 (1.24%) Learning Management System
10 5 (1.24%) Replication
11 4 (0.99%) BYOD
12 3 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.74%) Mobile Computing
12 3 (0.74%) NHS
12 3 (0.74%) PKI
13 2 (0.50%) LIMS
13 2 (0.50%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 276 (68.32%) Windows
2 105 (25.99%) Windows 10
3 97 (24.01%) Windows Server
4 59 (14.60%) Windows 7
5 54 (13.37%) Linux
6 51 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (10.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (10.64%) Unix
9 25 (6.19%) Solaris
10 18 (4.46%) Mac OS
11 17 (4.21%) Windows 2000
12 16 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (2.72%) Windows XP
15 9 (2.23%) Windows Vista
16 6 (1.49%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.99%) VMS
17 4 (0.99%) Windows 8
18 1 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (52.97%) ITIL
2 81 (20.05%) Problem-Solving
3 63 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (10.89%) Incident Management
5 42 (10.40%) Information Security
6 36 (8.91%) ITSM
7 35 (8.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 30 (7.43%) Coaching
8 30 (7.43%) Service Management
8 30 (7.43%) Ticket Management
9 29 (7.18%) ITIL V3
10 24 (5.94%) CRM
11 23 (5.69%) Information Architecture
12 22 (5.45%) Change Management
13 21 (5.20%) High Availability
13 21 (5.20%) Problem Management
13 21 (5.20%) Software Engineering
14 20 (4.95%) MVC
14 20 (4.95%) Project Management
15 19 (4.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 75 (18.56%) SQL
2 54 (13.37%) PowerShell
3 40 (9.90%) JavaScript
4 29 (7.18%) C#
5 14 (3.47%) C
5 14 (3.47%) PHP
5 14 (3.47%) Python
6 6 (1.49%) VB
7 5 (1.24%) Java
7 5 (1.24%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.74%) VBScript
9 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 300 (74.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (30.69%) MCSE
3 108 (26.73%) MCSA
4 104 (25.74%) Degree
5 56 (13.86%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (13.37%) CCNA
7 47 (11.63%) Security Cleared
8 28 (6.93%) ITIL Certification
9 25 (6.19%) RHCE
10 21 (5.20%) MCDST
11 18 (4.46%) MCITP
11 18 (4.46%) SC Cleared
12 17 (4.21%) CCA
13 16 (3.96%) MCTS
14 15 (3.71%) Citrix Certification
14 15 (3.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (3.47%) A+ Certification
16 13 (3.22%) DV Cleared
17 10 (2.48%) HND
18 8 (1.98%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (21.53%) SLA
2 22 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 13 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.49%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.24%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.25%) GDPR
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 200 (49.50%) Active Directory
2 84 (20.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (20.54%) Hyper-V
4 32 (7.92%) XenApp
5 29 (7.18%) Firmware
6 15 (3.71%) XenDesktop
7 14 (3.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (2.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 11 (2.72%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (2.23%) NFS
10 8 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (1.73%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.99%) vSphere
14 3 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.25%) Postfix
15 1 (0.25%) Squid
15 1 (0.25%) UAG
15 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 80 (19.80%) SCCM
2 25 (6.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (4.95%) SCOM
4 19 (4.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 14 (3.47%) SCOrch
6 9 (2.23%) Ansible
7 6 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (1.49%) ServiceCenter
7 6 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (1.24%) HP ALM
8 5 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.74%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.25%) MIMEsweeper
12 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 324 (80.20%) Microsoft
2 104 (25.74%) VMware
3 96 (23.76%) Citrix
4 76 (18.81%) Cisco
4 76 (18.81%) ServiceNow
5 23 (5.69%) HP
5 23 (5.69%) Splunk
6 20 (4.95%) Dell
6 20 (4.95%) Oracle
6 20 (4.95%) SAP
7 16 (3.96%) NetApp
7 16 (3.96%) Red Hat
7 16 (3.96%) Remedy
8 14 (3.47%) Veeam
9 12 (2.97%) MobileIron
10 11 (2.72%) Adobe
10 11 (2.72%) Atlassian
11 9 (2.23%) Lotus
12 8 (1.98%) Apple
13 6 (1.49%) Siemens