Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 565 482 492
Rank change year-on-year -83 +10 -88
Permanent jobs citing MCP 762 1,073 1,150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.62% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.95% 2.52% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 578 943 979
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £19,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

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 39,080 42,544 50,244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.39% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 28,975 32,654 40,329
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 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 -75 709 £30,000 - 83
UK excluding London -70 532 £30,000 - 72
London -37 214 £32,500 - 18
Midlands +92 154 £36,500 +21.67% 6
South East -98 137 £32,500 - 20
West Midlands +66 91 £26,000 -13.33% 3
East of England -18 88 £30,000 -25.00% 11
North of England -85 88 £27,250 +1.87% 22
East Midlands +24 61 £36,500 +10.61% 3
North West -52 57 £29,250 +21.88% 14
South West -11 46 £25,000 - 6
Yorkshire -17 20 £27,500 - 7
Scotland -12 19 £30,000 -24.05% 5
Northern Ireland +26 13 £21,000 -15.15%
North East -11 11 £26,000 +6.12% 1
Wales -22 5 £18,000 -41.46% 2

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 595 (78.08%) Windows
2 573 (75.20%) Microsoft
3 565 (74.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 419 (54.99%) Active Directory
5 352 (46.19%) MCSE
6 319 (41.86%) ITIL
7 264 (34.65%) Office 365
8 262 (34.38%) MCSA
8 262 (34.38%) VMware
9 253 (33.20%) Windows Server
10 214 (28.08%) Microsoft Office
10 214 (28.08%) Windows 7
11 192 (25.20%) Windows 10
12 180 (23.62%) Cisco
13 176 (23.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 173 (22.70%) VMware Infrastructure
15 172 (22.57%) Microsoft Azure
15 172 (22.57%) Firewall
16 164 (21.52%) Citrix
17 161 (21.13%) Hyper-V
18 154 (20.21%) MS Exchange
19 129 (16.93%) DNS
20 128 (16.80%) LAN
21 123 (16.14%) Cisco Certification
22 122 (16.01%) SQL
23 121 (15.88%) CCNA
24 120 (15.75%) Windows Server 2008
25 115 (15.09%) SQL Server
26 112 (14.70%) WAN
26 112 (14.70%) Data Centre

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
1 154 (20.21%) MS Exchange
2 80 (10.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 36 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 31 (4.07%) SharePoint
6 29 (3.81%) Skype for Business
7 17 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (2.10%) IBM Notes
9 15 (1.97%) IIS
9 15 (1.97%) NServiceBus
9 15 (1.97%) Sitefinity
10 12 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.79%) Apache
12 6 (0.79%) CMS
13 3 (0.39%) Confluence
13 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.26%) Exstream Dialogue
14 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.13%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 214 (28.08%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (4.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 28 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.66%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.52%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.26%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 264 (34.65%) Office 365
2 172 (22.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.97%) GitHub
5 9 (1.18%) SaaS
6 8 (1.05%) IaaS
7 7 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.52%) Yammer
10 3 (0.39%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.39%) PaaS
11 2 (0.26%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 172 (22.57%) Firewall
2 129 (16.93%) DNS
3 128 (16.80%) LAN
4 112 (14.70%) WAN
5 111 (14.57%) TCP/IP
6 110 (14.44%) DHCP
7 83 (10.89%) Network Security
8 70 (9.19%) VPN
9 54 (7.09%) Wireless
10 51 (6.69%) Internet
11 42 (5.51%) SAN
12 39 (5.12%) Remote Desktop
13 32 (4.20%) Skype
14 29 (3.81%) VLAN
15 26 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
16 23 (3.02%) Ethernet
17 19 (2.49%) VoIP
18 17 (2.23%) WebEx
19 16 (2.10%) WLAN
20 13 (1.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (2.76%) SSDT
5 13 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.79%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.52%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.26%) MySQL
13 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.26%) Power BI
13 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 31 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (3.94%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (1.18%) JIRA
4 5 (0.66%) MSI
5 4 (0.52%) Hudson
6 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.13%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.13%) Subversion
7 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 88 (11.55%) Finance
2 28 (3.67%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.36%) Games
4 17 (2.23%) Legal
5 9 (1.18%) Banking
6 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.05%) Marketing
7 7 (0.92%) Retail
8 6 (0.79%) French Language
9 4 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.39%) Back Office
10 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.26%) Advertising
11 2 (0.26%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Law
12 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 183 (24.02%) Analyst
2 160 (21.00%) Support Engineer
3 107 (14.04%) IT Support
4 92 (12.07%) Support Analyst
5 77 (10.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 65 (8.53%) Service Analyst
7 62 (8.14%) IT Engineer
8 58 (7.61%) Desktop Support
9 57 (7.48%) Service Desk Analyst
10 54 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 48 (6.30%) Architect
12 46 (6.04%) IT Support Engineer
13 45 (5.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 43 (5.64%) Developer
15 42 (5.51%) Technical Architect
16 41 (5.38%) IT Analyst
17 40 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 36 (4.72%) IT Support Analyst
19 35 (4.59%) Administrator
20 34 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (7.87%) .NET
2 22 (2.89%) Web Services
3 19 (2.49%) HTML
4 16 (2.10%) ASP.NET
4 16 (2.10%) XML
5 15 (1.97%) WinForms
6 13 (1.71%) HTML5
7 10 (1.31%) .NET Framework
7 10 (1.31%) Entity Framework
7 10 (1.31%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (1.18%) CSS
8 9 (1.18%) Kendo UI
9 6 (0.79%) jQuery
10 5 (0.66%) LAMP
11 4 (0.52%) LDAP
12 3 (0.39%) COM
13 2 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.26%) D3.js
13 2 (0.26%) Flash
13 2 (0.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (14.70%) Data Centre
2 69 (9.06%) Self-Motivation
3 61 (8.01%) Computer Science
4 48 (6.30%) Management Information System
5 41 (5.38%) Driving Licence
6 34 (4.46%) Video Conferencing
7 33 (4.33%) Blackberry
7 33 (4.33%) iPad
8 29 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (3.81%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.31%) Clustering
10 10 (1.31%) CMDB
11 8 (1.05%) EPoS
11 8 (1.05%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.92%) Smartphone
12 7 (0.92%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.79%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.79%) Replication
14 5 (0.66%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 595 (78.08%) Windows
2 253 (33.20%) Windows Server
3 214 (28.08%) Windows 7
4 192 (25.20%) Windows 10
5 176 (23.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 120 (15.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 84 (11.02%) Linux
8 45 (5.91%) Windows 8
9 33 (4.33%) Mac OS X
10 31 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (3.67%) Apple iOS
12 21 (2.76%) Mac OS
13 20 (2.62%) Windows XP
14 19 (2.49%) Unix
15 18 (2.36%) Android
16 11 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.52%) CentOS
17 4 (0.52%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.52%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (41.86%) ITIL
2 96 (12.60%) ITIL V3
3 85 (11.15%) Incident Management
4 80 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
5 63 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 59 (7.74%) Project Management
8 56 (7.35%) ITSM
8 56 (7.35%) Service Management
9 52 (6.82%) Presales
10 49 (6.43%) Service Delivery
10 49 (6.43%) Time Management
11 48 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
12 47 (6.17%) Change Management
12 47 (6.17%) Enterprise Architecture
13 46 (6.04%) Vendor Relationship Management
14 41 (5.38%) Customer Requirements
15 37 (4.86%) Migration
15 37 (4.86%) Server Virtualisation
16 36 (4.72%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 122 (16.01%) SQL
2 81 (10.63%) PowerShell
3 37 (4.86%) C#
4 34 (4.46%) VBScript
5 23 (3.02%) JavaScript
6 18 (2.36%) VB.NET
7 17 (2.23%) Python
8 14 (1.84%) Java
8 14 (1.84%) T-SQL
9 13 (1.71%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.05%) C
11 6 (0.79%) VB
12 2 (0.26%) PHP
13 1 (0.13%) C++
13 1 (0.13%) Delphi
13 1 (0.13%) Perl
13 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 565 (74.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 352 (46.19%) MCSE
3 262 (34.38%) MCSA
4 123 (16.14%) Cisco Certification
5 121 (15.88%) CCNA
6 110 (14.44%) Degree
7 74 (9.71%) MCDST
8 73 (9.58%) A+ Certification
9 69 (9.06%) Security Cleared
10 58 (7.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 57 (7.48%) MCTS
12 50 (6.56%) DBS Check
12 50 (6.56%) MCITP
13 38 (4.99%) Network+ Certification
14 34 (4.46%) Computer Science Degree
15 33 (4.33%) ITIL Certification
16 30 (3.94%) MCPD
17 26 (3.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 20 (2.62%) ACTC
18 20 (2.62%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (14.44%) SLA
2 42 (5.51%) GDPR
3 14 (1.84%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.84%) QA
4 10 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.26%) COBIT
6 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 419 (54.99%) Active Directory
2 173 (22.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (21.13%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.02%) XenApp
5 21 (2.76%) vSphere
6 17 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.79%) Docker
9 6 (0.79%) Terminal Server
9 6 (0.79%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.66%) XenServer
11 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 98 (12.86%) SCCM
2 25 (3.28%) Backup Exec
3 21 (2.76%) WSUS
4 20 (2.62%) ServiceCenter
5 17 (2.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 13 (1.71%) HP UCMDB
7 12 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (1.05%) Ansible
10 7 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.92%) Puppet
11 6 (0.79%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.79%) SCOM
12 5 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
14 3 (0.39%) Clonezilla
14 3 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (0.39%) vCenter Server
15 2 (0.26%) SCOrch
15 2 (0.26%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 573 (75.20%) Microsoft
2 262 (34.38%) VMware
3 180 (23.62%) Cisco
4 164 (21.52%) Citrix
5 91 (11.94%) Apple
6 81 (10.63%) HP
7 48 (6.30%) Dell
7 48 (6.30%) NetApp
8 42 (5.51%) Remedy
9 33 (4.33%) Red Hat
10 26 (3.41%) ServiceNow
11 25 (3.28%) Oracle
12 18 (2.36%) Bloomberg
12 18 (2.36%) Reuters
13 16 (2.10%) EMC
13 16 (2.10%) Lotus
13 16 (2.10%) Mitel
13 16 (2.10%) SAP
13 16 (2.10%) Sophos
13 16 (2.10%) Veeam