Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 555 517 490
Rank change year-on-year -38 -27 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCP 696 930 1,065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.53% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.97% 2.23% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 558 723 893
UK median annual salary £33,250 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.31% +8.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 35,414 41,700 43,905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.25% 23.82% 24.76%
Number of salaries quoted 25,666 31,036 33,990
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,900 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.22% +5.65% -

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the UK

MCP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MCP in the UK

MCP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Salary histogram for MCP in the UK

MCP
Top 16 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 20 July 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
England -48 640 £35,000 +7.69% 158
UK excluding London -5 491 £32,500 - 111
London -16 189 £36,000 +2.86% 50
South East -17 135 £33,750 +3.85% 39
South West +68 101 £47,000 +80.77% 15
Midlands -35 91 £27,500 -24.66% 11
North of England -54 66 £35,000 +9.38% 30
East of England +67 60 £27,000 -10.00% 13
West Midlands -32 57 £25,000 -23.08% 5
North West -39 42 £33,750 +0.75% 19
East Midlands -12 34 £32,000 -12.33% 5
Northern Ireland -1 27 £23,000 +9.52%
Yorkshire -2 14 £39,750 +50.00% 10
North East +19 10 £23,500 -39.74% 1
Wales - 8 £21,250 - 2
Scotland +3 5 £25,000 -28.57% 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 with a requirement for MCP.

1 488 (70.11%) Windows
2 484 (69.54%) Microsoft
3 461 (66.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 372 (53.45%) Active Directory
5 329 (47.27%) ITIL
6 293 (42.10%) Office 365
7 211 (30.32%) Cisco
8 199 (28.59%) VMware
9 197 (28.30%) Windows Server
10 189 (27.16%) MCSA
11 187 (26.87%) Windows 7
12 185 (26.58%) Microsoft Office
13 179 (25.72%) Windows 10
14 173 (24.86%) MS Exchange
15 170 (24.43%) Citrix
16 155 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
17 152 (21.84%) MCSE
18 151 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
19 139 (19.97%) Hyper-V
20 138 (19.83%) Degree
21 137 (19.68%) Cisco Certification
22 131 (18.82%) CCNA
22 131 (18.82%) DNS
23 128 (18.39%) SCCM
24 125 (17.96%) DHCP
25 113 (16.24%) HP
25 113 (16.24%) SQL
26 112 (16.09%) LAN
27 109 (15.66%) WAN
27 109 (15.66%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 173 (24.86%) MS Exchange
2 81 (11.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 78 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 69 (9.91%) SharePoint
5 46 (6.61%) Skype for Business
6 42 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 31 (4.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 26 (3.74%) Confluence
9 16 (2.30%) IIS
10 14 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (1.72%) IBM Notes
12 9 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (1.01%) CMS
14 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 185 (26.58%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (11.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (8.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.87%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (2.44%) MS Visio
6 14 (2.01%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.43%) Notepad++
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 39 (5.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 293 (42.10%) Office 365
2 155 (22.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.89%) OneDrive
4 29 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (3.74%) Azure Stack
6 20 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (2.01%) SaaS
8 10 (1.44%) IaaS
9 9 (1.29%) G Suite
10 7 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.01%) PaaS
11 6 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.57%) Slack
13 3 (0.43%) Dropbox
13 3 (0.43%) GitHub
14 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.14%) Google Docs
15 1 (0.14%) Google Sheets
15 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 131 (18.82%) DNS
2 125 (17.96%) DHCP
3 112 (16.09%) LAN
4 109 (15.66%) WAN
5 108 (15.52%) TCP/IP
6 90 (12.93%) Firewall
7 80 (11.49%) VPN
8 74 (10.63%) Skype
9 59 (8.48%) Wireless
10 53 (7.61%) SAN
11 52 (7.47%) Network Security
12 40 (5.75%) Internet
13 36 (5.17%) NetScaler
14 35 (5.03%) VoIP
15 32 (4.60%) VLAN
16 15 (2.16%) IP Telephony
17 14 (2.01%) Remote Desktop
17 14 (2.01%) WebEx
18 13 (1.87%) iSCSI
19 12 (1.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 29 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
4 11 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.15%) MySQL
5 8 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (0.86%) Amazon Athena
6 6 (0.86%) Big Data
6 6 (0.86%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (0.72%) BigQuery
7 5 (0.72%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.72%) HBase
7 5 (0.72%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.72%) QlikView
7 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 31 (4.45%) JIRA
3 26 (3.74%) TestRail
3 26 (3.74%) Zephyr
4 22 (3.16%) HP UFT
4 22 (3.16%) LoadRunner
5 6 (0.86%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.72%) Hudson
7 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.14%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.14%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.14%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.14%) Maven
8 1 (0.14%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.14%) Subversion
8 1 (0.14%) Toad
General
1 87 (12.50%) Finance
2 32 (4.60%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.01%) Marketing
4 9 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.15%) Law
6 7 (1.01%) Retail
7 6 (0.86%) Automotive
7 6 (0.86%) Electronics
7 6 (0.86%) Games
7 6 (0.86%) Legal
8 5 (0.72%) German Language
8 5 (0.72%) Italian Language
8 5 (0.72%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.57%) French Language
10 3 (0.43%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.43%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Front Office
11 1 (0.14%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 178 (25.57%) Analyst
2 133 (19.11%) Support Engineer
3 102 (14.66%) IT Engineer
4 85 (12.21%) IT Support
5 79 (11.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 62 (8.91%) Support Analyst
7 61 (8.76%) Consultant
8 56 (8.05%) Service Analyst
9 52 (7.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 52 (7.47%) Desktop Support
10 49 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
10 49 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
11 46 (6.61%) IT Support Engineer
12 45 (6.47%) IT Analyst
13 37 (5.32%) Microsoft Consultant
14 34 (4.89%) Systems Engineer
15 33 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
16 32 (4.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 32 (4.60%) IT Support Analyst
17 31 (4.45%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.45%) .NET
1 31 (4.45%) CSS
2 24 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 14 (2.01%) Software Packaging
4 13 (1.87%) HTML
5 10 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (1.44%) jQuery
5 10 (1.44%) REST
6 9 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (1.29%) Web Services
7 8 (1.15%) Apache Flex
8 6 (0.86%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.57%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.57%) HTML5
10 3 (0.43%) Ajax
10 3 (0.43%) ASP.NET Core
10 3 (0.43%) CSS3
10 3 (0.43%) JSON
10 3 (0.43%) React
10 3 (0.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.48%) Data Centre
2 57 (8.19%) Blackberry
3 50 (7.18%) Management Information System
3 50 (7.18%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (5.46%) Driving Licence
5 28 (4.02%) Smartphone
6 23 (3.30%) Replication
7 22 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (2.87%) iPad
9 19 (2.73%) iPhone
10 17 (2.44%) e-Learning
11 11 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (1.44%) Mobile Computing
13 8 (1.15%) Clustering
13 8 (1.15%) User Experience
14 7 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (1.01%) PDA
15 6 (0.86%) CESG
16 5 (0.72%) Learning Management System
16 5 (0.72%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 488 (70.11%) Windows
2 197 (28.30%) Windows Server
3 187 (26.87%) Windows 7
4 179 (25.72%) Windows 10
5 109 (15.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (12.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 69 (9.91%) Linux
8 55 (7.90%) Mac OS
9 37 (5.32%) Windows 8
10 34 (4.89%) Windows XP
11 30 (4.31%) Unix
12 23 (3.30%) Android
13 20 (2.87%) Mac OS X
14 18 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (2.16%) Windows 2000
16 14 (2.01%) Apple iOS
17 11 (1.58%) Windows Vista
18 10 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
19 5 (0.72%) CentOS
19 5 (0.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (47.27%) ITIL
2 99 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
3 87 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (12.36%) Incident Management
4 86 (12.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 81 (11.64%) ITIL V3
6 79 (11.35%) CRM
7 78 (11.21%) Project Management
8 69 (9.91%) Change Management
9 62 (8.91%) PRINCE2
9 62 (8.91%) Service Delivery
10 56 (8.05%) Software Engineering
11 41 (5.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 41 (5.89%) Disaster Recovery
12 40 (5.75%) ITSM
13 37 (5.32%) Scrum
14 35 (5.03%) Service Management
15 34 (4.89%) Cybersecurity
16 33 (4.74%) Unit Testing
17 30 (4.31%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 113 (16.24%) SQL
2 78 (11.21%) PowerShell
3 46 (6.61%) JavaScript
4 31 (4.45%) C
5 29 (4.17%) VB
6 28 (4.02%) Python
7 27 (3.88%) PHP
8 25 (3.59%) C#
9 24 (3.45%) Java
10 23 (3.30%) PL/SQL
11 14 (2.01%) VBScript
12 7 (1.01%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.72%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.57%) C++
15 3 (0.43%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.43%) ES6
15 3 (0.43%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.43%) VB6
16 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 461 (66.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 189 (27.16%) MCSA
3 152 (21.84%) MCSE
4 138 (19.83%) Degree
5 137 (19.68%) Cisco Certification
6 131 (18.82%) CCNA
7 74 (10.63%) MCITP
8 73 (10.49%) Security Cleared
9 69 (9.91%) A+ Certification
10 60 (8.62%) MCDST
11 49 (7.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 46 (6.61%) Citrix Certification
13 40 (5.75%) DV Cleared
14 31 (4.45%) CCA
15 28 (4.02%) MCTS
15 28 (4.02%) RHCE
16 27 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
17 22 (3.16%) OCP
17 22 (3.16%) Oracle Certification
17 22 (3.16%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (9.77%) SLA
2 35 (5.03%) QA
3 28 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 28 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (2.30%) GDPR
5 7 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.86%) NCSC
7 4 (0.57%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 372 (53.45%) Active Directory
2 151 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (19.97%) Hyper-V
4 43 (6.18%) XenApp
5 39 (5.60%) XenDesktop
6 28 (4.02%) Microsoft App-V
6 28 (4.02%) vSphere
7 24 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.43%) Firmware
9 3 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.14%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 128 (18.39%) SCCM
2 36 (5.17%) SCOM
3 35 (5.03%) ServiceCenter
4 31 (4.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 26 (3.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 26 (3.74%) SCOrch
6 22 (3.16%) HP ALM
6 22 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
7 20 (2.87%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (1.87%) WSUS
9 10 (1.44%) Backup Exec
10 9 (1.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.57%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.57%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.43%) MIIS
14 2 (0.29%) AirWatch
14 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
15 1 (0.14%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 484 (69.54%) Microsoft
2 211 (30.32%) Cisco
3 199 (28.59%) VMware
4 170 (24.43%) Citrix
5 113 (16.24%) HP
6 69 (9.91%) Dell
7 56 (8.05%) Apple
8 43 (6.18%) Remedy
9 33 (4.74%) Bloomberg
10 32 (4.60%) Reuters
11 31 (4.45%) NetApp
11 31 (4.45%) SAP
12 30 (4.31%) Oracle
13 26 (3.74%) Atlassian
13 26 (3.74%) ServiceNow
13 26 (3.74%) Splunk
14 22 (3.16%) Veeam
15 20 (2.87%) EMC
16 19 (2.73%) Adobe
17 18 (2.59%) Red Hat