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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 28 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
6 months to
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 935 715 601
Rank change year-on-year -220 -114 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCP 279 188 317
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.96% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 206 159 286
10th Percentile £25,375 £25,500 £23,625
25th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.26% +4.00% +7.14%
75th Percentile £43,750 £53,000 £54,750
90th Percentile £48,750 £56,450 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,250 £36,250 £38,250
% change year-on-year - -5.23% +17.69%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 41,234 19,569 19,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.70% 20.87% 21.50%
Number of salaries quoted 17,151 12,637 14,596
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,749 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,286 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the UK

MCP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MCP in the UK

MCP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCP over the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

Salary histogram for MCP in the UK

MCP
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the UK over the 6 months to 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -169 244 £35,000 -1.41% 48
UK excluding London -96 215 £36,250 - 40
Work from Home -237 104 £42,500 -14.57% 11
South East -93 69 £35,000 - 13
North of England -42 52 £37,500 -16.67% 6
London -257 49 £30,000 -8.40% 9
Midlands -30 37 £42,500 +34.92% 5
North West -54 29 £40,000 +6.67% 3
West Midlands -22 26 £42,500 +37.10% 3
South West -11 22 £35,000 -3.31% 3
Yorkshire -37 19 £37,500 -16.67% 3
East of England -90 14 £32,500 -38.10% 11
Wales -35 11 £45,000 +28.57% 1
East Midlands -38 11 £45,000 +17.65% 2
Northern Ireland - 8 £37,500 -
North East - 4 £27,500 -
Scotland -77 2 £42,000 -23.64% 1

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, 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 with a requirement for MCP.

1 220 (78.85%) Microsoft
2 216 (77.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 193 (69.18%) Windows
4 136 (48.75%) Active Directory
5 131 (46.95%) MCSE
6 116 (41.58%) Microsoft 365
7 112 (40.14%) ITIL
8 108 (38.71%) Windows Server
9 103 (36.92%) Azure
10 85 (30.47%) Windows 10
11 75 (26.88%) VMware
12 74 (26.52%) LAN
13 72 (25.81%) Firewall
14 71 (25.45%) WAN
15 70 (25.09%) MCSA
15 70 (25.09%) Linux
16 68 (24.37%) Hyper-V
17 67 (24.01%) Apple
18 66 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
19 65 (23.30%) CCNA
19 65 (23.30%) Cisco Certification
19 65 (23.30%) Finance
20 58 (20.79%) Cisco
21 57 (20.43%) Data Centre
22 54 (19.35%) Social Skills
23 52 (18.64%) Wi-Fi
24 50 (17.92%) Wireless
25 47 (16.85%) Windows Server 2016
26 46 (16.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 46 (16.49%) SCCM

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 44 (15.77%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (6.81%) SharePoint
5 15 (5.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 15 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (5.02%) Tomcat
7 12 (4.30%) Apache Solr
7 12 (4.30%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.08%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.08%) IIS
9 2 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (13.62%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (5.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 116 (41.58%) Microsoft 365
2 103 (36.92%) Azure
3 44 (15.77%) AWS
4 8 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.51%) Google Workspace
6 6 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (2.15%) AWS Fargate
6 6 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (2.15%) GCP
6 6 (2.15%) Serverless
7 5 (1.79%) Google Docs
7 5 (1.79%) Google Sheets
8 4 (1.43%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.43%) Power Platform
8 4 (1.43%) SaaS
9 3 (1.08%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.72%) IaaS
10 2 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (26.52%) LAN
2 72 (25.81%) Firewall
3 71 (25.45%) WAN
4 52 (18.64%) Wi-Fi
5 50 (17.92%) Wireless
6 42 (15.05%) Network Security
7 35 (12.54%) Internet
8 33 (11.83%) TCP/IP
9 31 (11.11%) DNS
10 26 (9.32%) DHCP
11 24 (8.60%) VPN
12 18 (6.45%) VoIP
13 16 (5.73%) SAN
13 16 (5.73%) WLAN
14 8 (2.87%) IP Telephony
14 8 (2.87%) SNMP
15 7 (2.51%) VLAN
16 6 (2.15%) Unified Communications
17 4 (1.43%) Intranet
18 2 (0.72%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.30%) Apache Cassandra
2 12 (4.30%) MongoDB
2 12 (4.30%) NoSQL
2 12 (4.30%) Redis
2 12 (4.30%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (1.08%) Power BI
5 2 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.36%) DTS
6 1 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.66%) JIRA
2 12 (4.30%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.30%) Maven
2 12 (4.30%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (2.15%) GitLab
4 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (23.30%) Finance
2 54 (19.35%) Social Skills
3 17 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.73%) Legal
4 16 (5.73%) Organisational Skills
5 12 (4.30%) Advertising
5 12 (4.30%) Multimedia
5 12 (4.30%) Music Industry
6 11 (3.94%) Retail
7 9 (3.23%) Law
7 9 (3.23%) Manufacturing
8 7 (2.51%) Banking
9 6 (2.15%) Czech Language
10 5 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (1.43%) Telecoms
12 3 (1.08%) Automotive
12 3 (1.08%) Public Sector
12 3 (1.08%) Publishing
13 2 (0.72%) Marketing
14 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 63 (22.58%) IT Engineer
2 62 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 46 (16.49%) IT Support
4 41 (14.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 35 (12.54%) Analyst
6 32 (11.47%) IT Support Engineer
7 28 (10.04%) Architect
8 27 (9.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 27 (9.68%) Desktop Support
9 24 (8.60%) Data Architect
9 24 (8.60%) Data Centre Architect
9 24 (8.60%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
11 22 (7.89%) Support Analyst
12 20 (7.17%) Desktop Engineer
12 20 (7.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 14 (5.02%) 3rd Line Support
13 14 (5.02%) IT Manager
14 12 (4.30%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (4.30%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.73%) XML
2 12 (4.30%) ActiveMQ
2 12 (4.30%) JSON
2 12 (4.30%) Lucene
2 12 (4.30%) RabbitMQ
2 12 (4.30%) RESTful
2 12 (4.30%) Spring
2 12 (4.30%) Web Services
3 8 (2.87%) .NET
3 8 (2.87%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (2.15%) COM
4 6 (2.15%) React
5 5 (1.79%) HTML
6 1 (0.36%) LAMP
6 1 (0.36%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 57 (20.43%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.53%) Blackberry
3 20 (7.17%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.38%) Driving Licence
5 14 (5.02%) NHS
6 13 (4.66%) Video\Live Streaming
7 12 (4.30%) EPoS
7 12 (4.30%) Music Streaming
7 12 (4.30%) Public Cloud
8 10 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (3.23%) iPad
9 9 (3.23%) Legacy Systems
10 7 (2.51%) User Experience
11 6 (2.15%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.79%) Handset
12 5 (1.79%) Replication
13 4 (1.43%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.43%) IoT
13 4 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 193 (69.18%) Windows
2 108 (38.71%) Windows Server
3 85 (30.47%) Windows 10
4 70 (25.09%) Linux
5 47 (16.85%) Windows Server 2016
6 30 (10.75%) Windows Server 2019
7 26 (9.32%) Android
8 25 (8.96%) Windows 7
9 18 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (2.87%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (2.15%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.79%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.08%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (40.14%) ITIL
2 46 (16.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 42 (15.05%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (14.70%) Service Delivery
5 36 (12.90%) ITIL V3
6 31 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
7 28 (10.04%) Agile
8 25 (8.96%) Incident Management
8 25 (8.96%) Project Delivery
8 25 (8.96%) Software Licensing
9 24 (8.60%) Customer Engagement
10 23 (8.24%) Project Management
11 22 (7.89%) Logistics
12 20 (7.17%) Asset Management
12 20 (7.17%) Line Management
13 19 (6.81%) Software Engineering
13 19 (6.81%) Supplier Management
14 17 (6.09%) Performance Tuning
15 15 (5.38%) Server Management
16 14 (5.02%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 30 (10.75%) SQL
3 13 (4.66%) Shell Script
4 12 (4.30%) Java
4 12 (4.30%) Python
5 8 (2.87%) C
5 8 (2.87%) C#
6 7 (2.51%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.15%) TypeScript
8 5 (1.79%) Google Apps Script
8 5 (1.79%) VBScript
9 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 216 (77.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 131 (46.95%) MCSE
3 70 (25.09%) MCSA
4 65 (23.30%) CCNA
4 65 (23.30%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (15.41%) Degree
6 33 (11.83%) MCITP
7 23 (8.24%) MCDST
8 20 (7.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (6.09%) MCTS
9 17 (6.09%) Security Cleared
10 15 (5.38%) CCNP
11 14 (5.02%) LPIC
12 13 (4.66%) SC Cleared
13 10 (3.58%) A+ Certification
13 10 (3.58%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (2.87%) DV Cleared
15 6 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
16 5 (1.79%) CCA
16 5 (1.79%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (16.49%) SLA
2 7 (2.51%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (2.15%) QA
4 4 (1.43%) GDPR
5 3 (1.08%) HL7
5 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.36%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.36%) NCSC
6 1 (0.36%) NIST
6 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 136 (48.75%) Active Directory
2 68 (24.37%) Hyper-V
3 66 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (5.73%) vSphere
5 9 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.08%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.72%) XenApp
8 1 (0.36%) KVM
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.36%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 46 (16.49%) SCCM
2 16 (5.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (5.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (5.38%) ServiceCenter
4 12 (4.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 12 (4.30%) SCOM
5 10 (3.58%) vCenter Server
6 8 (2.87%) WSUS
7 5 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.43%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.08%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.36%) Ansible
11 1 (0.36%) Autotask
11 1 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.36%) Nessus
11 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 220 (78.85%) Microsoft
2 75 (26.88%) VMware
3 67 (24.01%) Apple
4 58 (20.79%) Cisco
5 26 (9.32%) Adobe
5 26 (9.32%) Citrix
6 22 (7.89%) Dell
7 21 (7.53%) Bloomberg
7 21 (7.53%) HP
7 21 (7.53%) Reuters
8 19 (6.81%) Remedy
9 17 (6.09%) Veeam
10 13 (4.66%) Google
11 12 (4.30%) Meraki
11 12 (4.30%) Sage
12 11 (3.94%) Avaya
12 11 (3.94%) Nimble Storage
13 8 (2.87%) Juniper
14 7 (2.51%) Mitel
14 7 (2.51%) ServiceNow