Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 525 449 490
Rank change year-on-year -76 +41 -141
Permanent jobs citing MCP 882 1,061 1,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.63% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 2.51% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 676 860 984
UK median annual salary £34,500 £30,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -6.25% -1.54%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% -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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40,648 42,221 55,631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.57% 24.94% 27.70%
Number of salaries quoted 30,801 33,126 44,634
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,900 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.90% -1.18% +6.25%

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 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for MCP in the UK

MCP
Top 15 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 24 May 2018. 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 -47 863 £34,500 +15.00% 79
UK excluding London -61 577 £32,500 +8.33% 60
London -5 298 £39,000 +22.83% 25
South East -84 166 £32,500 +27.45% 24
Midlands +81 143 £36,500 +10.61% 4
North of England +13 136 £30,000 +3.45% 13
North West +41 106 £28,000 -20.00% 5
West Midlands +51 90 £40,000 +33.33% 2
East of England -55 78 £32,500 - 10
East Midlands +32 53 £36,500 +4.29% 2
South West -36 42 £30,000 +9.09% 3
Yorkshire -3 24 £32,500 +18.18% 8
Scotland -45 8 £30,000 -25.00% 3
North East -38 6 £39,000 +44.44%
Northern Ireland -2 5 £21,000 -21.50%

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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.

1 678 (76.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 655 (74.26%) Microsoft
3 613 (69.50%) Windows
4 489 (55.44%) Active Directory
5 438 (49.66%) MCSE
6 341 (38.66%) ITIL
7 334 (37.87%) VMware
8 302 (34.24%) Windows Server
9 292 (33.11%) MCSA
10 279 (31.63%) Office 365
11 247 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
12 198 (22.45%) Hyper-V
13 194 (22.00%) Windows 7
14 182 (20.63%) Citrix
15 175 (19.84%) SQL Server
16 170 (19.27%) Degree
17 167 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
17 167 (18.93%) Windows 10
18 164 (18.59%) Microsoft Azure
19 160 (18.14%) MS Exchange
20 150 (17.01%) Windows Server 2012
21 144 (16.33%) DNS
22 142 (16.10%) Windows Server 2008
23 137 (15.53%) Firewall
24 134 (15.19%) SQL
25 129 (14.63%) SLA
26 128 (14.51%) Cisco
27 123 (13.95%) WAN
28 121 (13.72%) PowerShell
29 120 (13.61%) 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
1 160 (18.14%) MS Exchange
2 72 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 71 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 48 (5.44%) IIS
5 47 (5.33%) SharePoint
6 33 (3.74%) Skype for Business
7 21 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (1.59%) Site Server
9 9 (1.02%) Confluence
10 7 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.79%) WordPress
11 6 (0.68%) MS Project Server
11 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.34%) GroupWise
14 2 (0.23%) Apache
14 2 (0.23%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.23%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 247 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.45%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.45%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.45%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.70%) Elite 3E
1 15 (1.70%) Workfront
2 7 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.68%) Eikon
4 4 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite
5 1 (0.11%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 279 (31.63%) Office 365
2 164 (18.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (3.17%) GitHub
5 23 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (2.49%) SaaS
7 20 (2.27%) IaaS
8 19 (2.15%) PaaS
9 12 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.57%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.45%) G Suite
12 3 (0.34%) Serverless
12 3 (0.34%) Slack
13 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.23%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
14 1 (0.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 144 (16.33%) DNS
2 137 (15.53%) Firewall
3 123 (13.95%) WAN
4 120 (13.61%) TCP/IP
5 119 (13.49%) DHCP
6 113 (12.81%) LAN
7 71 (8.05%) SAN
8 63 (7.14%) VPN
9 45 (5.10%) Network Security
10 36 (4.08%) Wireless
11 32 (3.63%) Skype
12 27 (3.06%) VLAN
13 23 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
14 22 (2.49%) Remote Desktop
15 17 (1.93%) VoIP
16 15 (1.70%) WebEx
17 12 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (1.25%) IP Telephony
19 10 (1.13%) Internet
20 8 (0.91%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (19.84%) SQL Server
2 52 (5.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (3.17%) SSDT
5 20 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.47%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (1.25%) Power BI
8 11 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (0.91%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.79%) MySQL
11 7 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
15 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
15 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (4.08%) JIRA
2 32 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (3.40%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (1.13%) NUnit
5 9 (1.02%) Moq
5 9 (1.02%) Rhino Mocks
6 8 (0.91%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.68%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.34%) MSI
9 1 (0.11%) AutoIt
9 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.11%) MSTest
9 1 (0.11%) Selenium
9 1 (0.11%) Subversion
9 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 101 (11.45%) Finance
2 21 (2.38%) Games
3 16 (1.81%) Retail
4 15 (1.70%) Banking
4 15 (1.70%) Legal
4 15 (1.70%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.13%) Front Office
5 10 (1.13%) Marketing
6 9 (1.02%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.91%) Advertising
8 6 (0.68%) Law
9 5 (0.57%) Local Government
10 4 (0.45%) Publishing
11 3 (0.34%) Electronics
11 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.23%) Back Office
13 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 180 (20.41%) Support Engineer
2 146 (16.55%) Analyst
3 120 (13.61%) IT Support
4 84 (9.52%) Developer
5 75 (8.50%) Support Analyst
6 71 (8.05%) IT Engineer
7 70 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 70 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 70 (7.94%) Service Analyst
8 68 (7.71%) Desktop Support
9 57 (6.46%) IT Support Engineer
10 55 (6.24%) Service Desk Analyst
11 54 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 53 (6.01%) .NET Developer
13 47 (5.33%) IT Analyst
13 47 (5.33%) Windows Engineer
14 45 (5.10%) Applications Developer
15 43 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
16 42 (4.76%) Consultant
17 40 (4.54%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (12.81%) .NET
2 52 (5.90%) .NET Framework
3 42 (4.76%) HTML
4 41 (4.65%) Web Services
5 40 (4.54%) ASP.NET
6 32 (3.63%) jQuery
7 31 (3.51%) XML
8 28 (3.17%) WinForms
9 23 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (2.61%) CSS
10 17 (1.93%) HTML5
11 15 (1.70%) AngularJS
12 12 (1.36%) Entity Framework
12 12 (1.36%) WCF
13 10 (1.13%) Classic ASP
14 9 (1.02%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (1.02%) NHibernate
14 9 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (1.02%) XSLT
15 8 (0.91%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 112 (12.70%) Data Centre
2 103 (11.68%) Computer Science
3 97 (11.00%) Self-Motivation
4 59 (6.69%) Management Information System
5 52 (5.90%) iPad
6 50 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
7 40 (4.54%) Driving Licence
8 32 (3.63%) Blackberry
9 28 (3.17%) CMDB
10 26 (2.95%) Clustering
11 23 (2.61%) Replication
12 16 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
13 15 (1.70%) Microsoft Licensing
14 11 (1.25%) Public Cloud
15 9 (1.02%) Fat Client
15 9 (1.02%) Thin Client
16 8 (0.91%) EMC VMAX
16 8 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.91%) HP Storage
16 8 (0.91%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 613 (69.50%) Windows
2 302 (34.24%) Windows Server
3 194 (22.00%) Windows 7
4 167 (18.93%) Windows 10
5 150 (17.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 142 (16.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (6.46%) Mac OS X
8 48 (5.44%) Linux
9 39 (4.42%) Windows 8
10 35 (3.97%) Apple iOS
11 31 (3.51%) Windows XP
12 21 (2.38%) Unix
13 19 (2.15%) Android
14 17 (1.93%) Mac OS
15 9 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.79%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.68%) CentOS
17 6 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (0.57%) Windows Vista
19 4 (0.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (38.66%) ITIL
2 104 (11.79%) Service Management
3 99 (11.22%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
5 81 (9.18%) Service Delivery
6 76 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 68 (7.71%) Software Engineering
8 66 (7.48%) Presales
9 61 (6.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 58 (6.58%) ITIL V3
11 55 (6.24%) Incident Management
12 50 (5.67%) Project Management
13 46 (5.22%) CRM
14 42 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
15 37 (4.20%) ITSM
16 36 (4.08%) Line Management
17 35 (3.97%) Change Management
18 34 (3.85%) Problem Management
19 33 (3.74%) Asset Management
19 33 (3.74%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 134 (15.19%) SQL
2 121 (13.72%) PowerShell
3 54 (6.12%) C#
4 49 (5.56%) VBScript
5 41 (4.65%) JavaScript
6 37 (4.20%) T-SQL
7 32 (3.63%) VB.NET
8 27 (3.06%) VBA
9 20 (2.27%) Python
10 16 (1.81%) VB
11 10 (1.13%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.13%) TypeScript
12 8 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.34%) COBOL
13 3 (0.34%) Java
13 3 (0.34%) PHP
14 2 (0.23%) ALGOL
14 2 (0.23%) C
14 2 (0.23%) Perl
15 1 (0.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 678 (76.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 438 (49.66%) MCSE
3 292 (33.11%) MCSA
4 170 (19.27%) Degree
5 102 (11.56%) CCNA
5 102 (11.56%) Cisco Certification
6 96 (10.88%) MCTS
7 92 (10.43%) MCITP
8 77 (8.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 57 (6.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 49 (5.56%) A+ Certification
11 48 (5.44%) DBS Check
12 38 (4.31%) Security Cleared
13 34 (3.85%) MCDST
14 30 (3.40%) ITIL Certification
14 30 (3.40%) MCPD
14 30 (3.40%) MCSD
15 18 (2.04%) MCAD
15 18 (2.04%) Network+ Certification
16 12 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (14.63%) SLA
2 18 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.13%) GDPR
4 7 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.68%) QA
6 3 (0.34%) PMO
7 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 489 (55.44%) Active Directory
2 198 (22.45%) Hyper-V
3 167 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (3.97%) vSphere
6 32 (3.63%) XenApp
7 17 (1.93%) XenDesktop
8 9 (1.02%) Terminal Server
9 8 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.68%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.45%) Firmware
12 4 (0.45%) SRDF
13 3 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.34%) NDS
13 3 (0.34%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 3 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.23%) XenServer
15 1 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 120 (13.61%) SCCM
2 26 (2.95%) SCVMM
3 24 (2.72%) WSUS
4 17 (1.93%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (1.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 14 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (1.02%) ServiceCenter
7 9 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.91%) AirWatch
8 8 (0.91%) HP UCMDB
9 7 (0.79%) Nagios
10 6 (0.68%) Ansible
10 6 (0.68%) DameWare
10 6 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.68%) Puppet
10 6 (0.68%) SCOM
10 6 (0.68%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 655 (74.26%) Microsoft
2 334 (37.87%) VMware
3 182 (20.63%) Citrix
4 128 (14.51%) Cisco
5 97 (11.00%) Apple
6 88 (9.98%) HP
7 40 (4.54%) Oracle
8 33 (3.74%) BMC
9 29 (3.29%) Veeam
10 28 (3.17%) Dell
11 26 (2.95%) Reuters
12 24 (2.72%) EMC
13 23 (2.61%) SAP
14 22 (2.49%) Mitel
15 20 (2.27%) ServiceNow
16 18 (2.04%) NetApp
17 17 (1.93%) Bloomberg
17 17 (1.93%) MobileIron
18 16 (1.81%) Adobe
18 16 (1.81%) Remedy