Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 446 457 439
Rank change year-on-year +11 -18 -49
Permanent jobs citing MCP 132 469 629
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.37% 0.57% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.57% 2.15% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 121 384 460
Median annual salary £36,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.77% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,350 £52,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.84% +3.33%

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 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 8,427 21,807 23,768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.59% 26.34% 24.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6,053 15,601 17,722
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,508 £24,525
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing MCP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 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
North of England +150 57 £40,500 +11.72% 8
South East +90 40 £30,000 -7.69% 6
North West +130 39 £53,500 +52.86% 5
Yorkshire +143 18 £34,500 -21.59% 3
Midlands +36 15 £29,375 +6.82% 11
East of England +65 11 £55,000 +111.54% 5
East Midlands +50 9 £37,500 +7.91% 9
West Midlands +51 5 £28,750 +15.00% 2
South West +16 5 £29,500 -37.23% 4
Scotland +89 2 £45,000 +80.00% 2
Wales +25 2 £41,000 +67.35%
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for MCP.

1 110 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 87 (65.91%) Windows
3 65 (49.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
5 53 (40.15%) ITIL
6 52 (39.39%) SQL Server
7 50 (37.88%) MCSE
7 50 (37.88%) Active Directory
8 45 (34.09%) Windows Server
9 38 (28.79%) Degree
10 35 (26.52%) Azure
10 35 (26.52%) IIS
11 34 (25.76%) Office 365
12 32 (24.24%) ITIL V3
13 31 (23.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 29 (21.97%) SQL
15 25 (18.94%) SLA
15 25 (18.94%) SQL Server 2012
15 25 (18.94%) Hyper-V
16 24 (18.18%) Internet
16 24 (18.18%) SharePoint
16 24 (18.18%) Finance
17 23 (17.42%) MCSA
18 22 (16.67%) VMware
19 21 (15.91%) Windows 10
19 21 (15.91%) GDPR
19 21 (15.91%) Windows Server 2016
20 20 (15.15%) Cybersecurity
20 20 (15.15%) Investment Management
20 20 (15.15%) Computer Science

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 35 (26.52%) IIS
2 24 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 14 (10.61%) MS Exchange
4 12 (9.09%) Skype for Business
5 11 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (7.58%) Apache
6 10 (7.58%) Tomcat
7 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (3.03%) CICS
8 4 (3.03%) Confluence
8 4 (3.03%) WordPress
Applications
1 55 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 35 (26.52%) Azure
2 34 (25.76%) Office 365
3 15 (11.36%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (10.61%) AWS
5 10 (7.58%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (3.03%) IaaS
7 4 (3.03%) OneDrive
7 4 (3.03%) PaaS
8 3 (2.27%) SaaS
9 1 (0.76%) G Suite
9 1 (0.76%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.76%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.18%) Internet
2 14 (10.61%) DNS
3 12 (9.09%) DHCP
4 11 (8.33%) Firewall
4 11 (8.33%) LAN
4 11 (8.33%) WAN
5 9 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (6.82%) Wireless
6 7 (5.30%) VPN
6 7 (5.30%) WLAN
7 6 (4.55%) Skype
7 6 (4.55%) VLAN
7 6 (4.55%) VoIP
8 3 (2.27%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.52%) SAN
10 1 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.76%) EIGRP
10 1 (0.76%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.76%) SSL
10 1 (0.76%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 25 (18.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (5.30%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.52%) DB2
4 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.03%) IBM UrbanCode
1 4 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 24 (18.18%) Finance
2 10 (7.58%) Legal
3 7 (5.30%) French Language
3 7 (5.30%) German Language
3 7 (5.30%) Italian Language
3 7 (5.30%) Spanish Language
4 5 (3.79%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.03%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.03%) Retail
6 3 (2.27%) Banking
7 2 (1.52%) Local Government
7 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.76%) Marketing
8 1 (0.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (25.76%) Analyst
2 30 (22.73%) Support Engineer
3 24 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 22 (16.67%) Applications Support
5 19 (14.39%) Applications Support Analyst
6 18 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (10.61%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (10.61%) Technical Support
8 13 (9.85%) Technical Engineer
9 12 (9.09%) Desktop Support
10 11 (8.33%) Consultant
11 10 (7.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 10 (7.58%) 2nd Line Technical Support
11 10 (7.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 10 (7.58%) IT Engineer
12 9 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 8 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
13 8 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 8 (6.06%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.64%) iPhone
2 13 (9.85%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (6.82%) PKI
4 7 (5.30%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.79%) Mainframe
6 4 (3.03%) Replication
7 3 (2.27%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.27%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.27%) NHS
8 2 (1.52%) CMDB
8 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.76%) Handset
9 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) iPad
9 1 (0.76%) Life Science
9 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 87 (65.91%) Windows
2 45 (34.09%) Windows Server
3 31 (23.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (15.91%) Windows 10
4 21 (15.91%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (9.09%) Linux
6 11 (8.33%) Android
7 8 (6.06%) Windows 7
8 7 (5.30%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (3.03%) zOS
11 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (40.15%) ITIL
2 32 (24.24%) ITIL V3
3 20 (15.15%) Computer Science
3 20 (15.15%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (15.15%) Investment Management
3 20 (15.15%) Release Management
4 19 (14.39%) Service Design
5 15 (11.36%) Asset Management
6 13 (9.85%) Service Delivery
7 11 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
7 11 (8.33%) Workflow
8 10 (7.58%) Data Integration
8 10 (7.58%) Practice Management
9 9 (6.82%) Proactive Monitoring
9 9 (6.82%) Project Management
9 9 (6.82%) Server Management
10 8 (6.06%) Break/Fix
10 8 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (5.30%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.97%) SQL
2 13 (9.85%) PowerShell
3 10 (7.58%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.03%) COBOL
4 4 (3.03%) Groovy
4 4 (3.03%) JCL
4 4 (3.03%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.03%) Python
4 4 (3.03%) REXX
5 1 (0.76%) C
Qualifications
1 65 (49.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (37.88%) MCSE
3 38 (28.79%) Degree
4 23 (17.42%) MCSA
5 16 (12.12%) CCNA
5 16 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (7.58%) A+ Certification
7 9 (6.82%) MCITP
8 8 (6.06%) CCNP
8 8 (6.06%) LPIC
9 7 (5.30%) PMI Certification
9 7 (5.30%) PMP
10 6 (4.55%) CCENT
11 5 (3.79%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (3.79%) Network+ Certification
11 5 (3.79%) Server+ Certification
12 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 3 (2.27%) MOS
13 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
14 2 (1.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (18.94%) SLA
2 21 (15.91%) GDPR
3 5 (3.79%) QA
4 4 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 50 (37.88%) Active Directory
2 25 (18.94%) Hyper-V
3 17 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.82%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (11.36%) SCCM
2 9 (6.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (3.03%) CA Service Virtualization
4 3 (2.27%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.27%) Nagios
4 3 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.76%) SCOM
5 1 (0.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 110 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.67%) VMware
3 17 (12.88%) Cisco
4 16 (12.12%) Citrix
5 7 (5.30%) Snow
6 6 (4.55%) Apple
7 5 (3.79%) HP
7 5 (3.79%) ServiceNow
8 4 (3.03%) CA
8 4 (3.03%) Oracle
9 3 (2.27%) Veeam
10 2 (1.52%) Dynatrace
10 2 (1.52%) Polycom
10 2 (1.52%) Sun
11 1 (0.76%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.76%) CommVault
11 1 (0.76%) McAfee
11 1 (0.76%) NetApp
11 1 (0.76%) Remedy
11 1 (0.76%) Unisys