Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 482 476 408
Rank change year-on-year -6 -68 -68
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1032 1139 1649
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.60% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.40% 2.29% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 916 976 1440
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% -1.54%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £51,750 £53,500 £51,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year - -1.64% +1.67%

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 43053 49751 60118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.06% 26.20% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33093 39924 48041
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -24 970 £30,000 - 35
UK excluding London +17 712 £30,000 - 20
London -33 302 £32,500 - 16
South East +12 247 £33,500 +11.67% 3
North of England +18 190 £26,500 +8.16% 6
North West +39 128 £24,000 +4.35% 3
East of England +32 110 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Midlands +16 95 £33,000 +15.79% 4
West Midlands +15 57 £30,000 -9.77% 3
Yorkshire +9 53 £28,750 +10.58% 1
South West -56 51 £25,000 -28.57% 3
East Midlands +32 38 £33,000 +32.00% 1
Scotland +4 23 £37,000 +54.17% 1
Wales +26 19 £27,500 -8.33%
North East -7 9 £24,000 +6.67% 2
Northern Ireland -26 1 £43,000 +43.33%

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MCP.

1 772 (74.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 733 (71.03%) Microsoft
3 708 (68.60%) Windows
4 547 (53.00%) Active Directory
5 448 (43.41%) ITIL
6 436 (42.25%) MCSE
7 392 (37.98%) VMware
8 348 (33.72%) Windows Server
9 287 (27.81%) Office 365
10 274 (26.55%) MS Exchange
11 271 (26.26%) MCSA
12 270 (26.16%) Hyper-V
13 258 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 252 (24.42%) Windows 7
15 250 (24.22%) Firewall
16 246 (23.84%) Windows Server 2008
17 245 (23.74%) Microsoft Office
18 233 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
19 232 (22.48%) Cisco
20 226 (21.90%) CCNA
21 216 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
22 210 (20.35%) WAN
23 184 (17.83%) LAN
23 184 (17.83%) SQL Server
24 182 (17.64%) DNS
25 168 (16.28%) Windows 10
26 166 (16.09%) Degree
27 165 (15.99%) Exchange Server 2010
28 159 (15.41%) TCP/IP
29 154 (14.92%) .NET

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
1 274 (26.55%) MS Exchange
2 165 (15.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 111 (10.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 96 (9.30%) SharePoint
5 64 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 62 (6.01%) IIS
7 52 (5.04%) Skype for Business
8 44 (4.26%) NServiceBus
9 28 (2.71%) Sitefinity
10 19 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
11 18 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.68%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.58%) CMS
15 6 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
17 3 (0.29%) Apache
17 3 (0.29%) Confluence
17 3 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 245 (23.74%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.29%) SPSS
6 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.19%) Maya
7 1 (0.097%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.19%) Eikon
5 1 (0.097%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 287 (27.81%) Office 365
2 137 (13.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (3.39%) G Suite
4 33 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (1.45%) Mimecast
6 9 (0.87%) IaaS
7 7 (0.68%) SaaS
8 6 (0.58%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.48%) PaaS
10 4 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.097%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 250 (24.22%) Firewall
2 210 (20.35%) WAN
3 184 (17.83%) LAN
4 182 (17.64%) DNS
5 159 (15.41%) TCP/IP
6 140 (13.57%) DHCP
7 117 (11.34%) VPN
8 101 (9.79%) SAN
9 80 (7.75%) VoIP
10 45 (4.36%) Network Security
11 41 (3.97%) VLAN
12 35 (3.39%) Skype
12 35 (3.39%) WLAN
13 34 (3.29%) Remote Desktop
14 31 (3.00%) MPLS
15 27 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (2.42%) iSCSI
17 23 (2.23%) Unified Communications
18 22 (2.13%) SSL
19 21 (2.03%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (3.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 23 (2.23%) Oracle Database
5 21 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (1.55%) SSDT
8 12 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.87%) MySQL
11 9 (0.87%) Power BI
12 7 (0.68%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.58%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.39%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 68 (6.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
3 19 (1.84%) Moq
3 19 (1.84%) NUnit
4 17 (1.65%) Rhino Mocks
5 7 (0.68%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.58%) HP UFT
6 6 (0.58%) LoadRunner
7 5 (0.48%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.48%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.48%) Selenium
8 3 (0.29%) JIRA
9 2 (0.19%) MSTest
9 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.097%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.097%) GitLab
10 1 (0.097%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.097%) Subversion
10 1 (0.097%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 78 (7.56%) Finance
2 43 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.62%) Legal
4 23 (2.23%) Games
5 20 (1.94%) Banking
6 18 (1.74%) Retail
7 13 (1.26%) Law
8 12 (1.16%) Publishing
9 9 (0.87%) Advertising
10 8 (0.78%) Back Office
11 7 (0.68%) Local Government
12 6 (0.58%) Automotive
12 6 (0.58%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.39%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.29%) Front Office
15 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.097%) Billing
16 1 (0.097%) French Language
16 1 (0.097%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.097%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 211 (20.45%) Analyst
2 210 (20.35%) Support Engineer
3 144 (13.95%) IT Support
4 131 (12.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 118 (11.43%) Support Analyst
6 93 (9.01%) Developer
7 86 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 83 (8.04%) Service Analyst
9 74 (7.17%) IT Engineer
9 74 (7.17%) Service Desk Analyst
10 69 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 67 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 63 (6.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 63 (6.10%) Desktop Support
13 58 (5.62%) IT Analyst
14 51 (4.94%) IT Technician
15 50 (4.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 50 (4.84%) IT Support Analyst
16 49 (4.75%) Consultant
16 49 (4.75%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (14.92%) .NET
2 126 (12.21%) ASP.NET
3 123 (11.92%) HTML
4 85 (8.24%) HTML5
5 74 (7.17%) .NET Framework
6 61 (5.91%) jQuery
7 58 (5.62%) Entity Framework
8 52 (5.04%) Web Services
9 46 (4.46%) AngularJS
10 44 (4.26%) CSS
10 44 (4.26%) Kendo UI
11 41 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
12 38 (3.68%) WCF
13 32 (3.10%) XML
14 27 (2.62%) Ajax
15 22 (2.13%) MFC
16 21 (2.03%) XSLT
17 20 (1.94%) Classic ASP
17 20 (1.94%) KnockoutJS
17 20 (1.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 114 (11.05%) Driving Licence
2 94 (9.11%) Computer Science
3 69 (6.69%) Data Centre
4 58 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (3.39%) Blackberry
6 29 (2.81%) Replication
7 23 (2.23%) Smartphone
8 22 (2.13%) Mobile App
9 21 (2.03%) Clustering
10 20 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
11 15 (1.45%) Handset
12 13 (1.26%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.26%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.07%) iPad
13 11 (1.07%) iPhone
14 8 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
15 7 (0.68%) EPoS
16 5 (0.48%) AS400
16 5 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.48%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 708 (68.60%) Windows
2 348 (33.72%) Windows Server
3 252 (24.42%) Windows 7
4 246 (23.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 216 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 168 (16.28%) Windows 10
7 105 (10.17%) Windows 8
8 72 (6.98%) Windows XP
9 59 (5.72%) Linux
10 56 (5.43%) Android
11 48 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (3.78%) Apple iOS
13 33 (3.20%) Mac OS X
14 16 (1.55%) Windows Vista
15 15 (1.45%) CentOS
16 11 (1.07%) Unix
17 5 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.39%) Debian
18 4 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (43.41%) ITIL
2 109 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (9.88%) MVC
4 75 (7.27%) Time Management
5 72 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 62 (6.01%) Software Engineering
7 61 (5.91%) Service Delivery
8 60 (5.81%) Problem Management
9 59 (5.72%) CRM
10 58 (5.62%) ITIL V3
11 54 (5.23%) Presales
12 53 (5.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 53 (5.14%) Test Automation
13 51 (4.94%) Project Management
14 46 (4.46%) Web Development
15 45 (4.36%) Service Management
16 44 (4.26%) Event-Driven Architecture
16 44 (4.26%) Microservices
16 44 (4.26%) Migration
16 44 (4.26%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 149 (14.44%) C#
2 125 (12.11%) SQL
3 103 (9.98%) JavaScript
4 77 (7.46%) PowerShell
5 34 (3.29%) C++
6 33 (3.20%) Java
7 25 (2.42%) PL/SQL
8 23 (2.23%) VB
9 21 (2.03%) Objective-C
9 21 (2.03%) VBScript
10 15 (1.45%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.45%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.16%) C
12 11 (1.07%) Python
13 5 (0.48%) VBA
14 4 (0.39%) Delphi
14 4 (0.39%) Ruby
15 3 (0.29%) R
15 3 (0.29%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 772 (74.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 436 (42.25%) MCSE
3 271 (26.26%) MCSA
4 233 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
5 226 (21.90%) CCNA
6 166 (16.09%) Degree
7 120 (11.63%) MCITP
8 106 (10.27%) A+ Certification
9 101 (9.79%) MCTS
10 76 (7.36%) Security Cleared
11 72 (6.98%) Computer Science Degree
12 71 (6.88%) CCNP
13 69 (6.69%) MCDST
14 64 (6.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 60 (5.81%) SC Cleared
16 48 (4.65%) MCSD
17 45 (4.36%) DBS Check
18 44 (4.26%) MCPD
19 41 (3.97%) Citrix Certification
20 37 (3.59%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (14.53%) SLA
2 13 (1.26%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 6 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.48%) QA
5 3 (0.29%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.19%) GPG13
6 2 (0.19%) RMADS
7 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.097%) PMO
System Software
1 547 (53.00%) Active Directory
2 270 (26.16%) Hyper-V
3 258 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (3.78%) vSphere
5 35 (3.39%) XenApp
6 30 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (2.81%) Terminal Services
8 21 (2.03%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.48%) Firmware
13 2 (0.19%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.19%) UAG
13 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.19%) XenServer
14 1 (0.097%) BlackBerry Internet Service
14 1 (0.097%) pfSense
14 1 (0.097%) vCloud
14 1 (0.097%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 110 (10.66%) SCCM
2 51 (4.94%) Backup Exec
3 26 (2.52%) WSUS
4 17 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (1.65%) vCenter Server
5 16 (1.55%) SCOM
6 12 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
7 11 (1.07%) NetVault Backup
8 10 (0.97%) BMC PATROL
9 8 (0.78%) DameWare
9 8 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (0.78%) ServiceCenter
10 5 (0.48%) Perfmon
10 5 (0.48%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.39%) Nagios
11 4 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
12 2 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
12 2 (0.19%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 733 (71.03%) Microsoft
2 392 (37.98%) VMware
3 232 (22.48%) Cisco
4 128 (12.40%) Citrix
5 103 (9.98%) HP
6 66 (6.40%) Veeam
7 55 (5.33%) Dell
8 51 (4.94%) Apple
9 48 (4.65%) Symantec
10 41 (3.97%) Google
11 39 (3.78%) Oracle
12 27 (2.62%) SonicWALL
13 26 (2.52%) Mitel
14 23 (2.23%) Remedy
15 22 (2.13%) Juniper
16 21 (2.03%) Avaya
16 21 (2.03%) NetApp
16 21 (2.03%) Red Hat
16 21 (2.03%) Veritas
17 18 (1.74%) EMC