Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 488 459 423
Rank change year-on-year -29 -36 -78
Permanent jobs citing MCP 961 1,099 1,492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.62% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.35% 2.40% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 814 919 1,296
UK median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25% -1.54%
10th Percentile £21,075 £20,958 £21,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £52,500
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 40,894 45,756 56,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.61% 25.73% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,700 36,357 45,593
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -43 912 £32,500 +8.33% 147
UK excluding London -10 645 £30,000 - 103
London -22 301 £35,000 +9.38% 47
South East -35 207 £32,500 +13.04% 35
North of England +21 172 £25,500 -7.27% 30
North West +39 123 £24,000 +2.13% 16
Midlands +28 112 £36,000 +10.77% 14
East of England +27 86 £40,000 +33.33% 13
West Midlands +11 62 £37,500 +15.38% 12
South West -10 55 £25,000 -24.24% 9
East Midlands +35 50 £36,000 +33.33% 2
Yorkshire +17 41 £32,500 +0.78% 11
Scotland -10 22 £30,000 -34.07% 3
Wales +11 9 £27,500 -9.84%
North East -36 8 £24,500 -2.00% 3
Northern Ireland -25 2 £43,000 +43.33%

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 701 (72.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 681 (70.86%) Microsoft
3 611 (63.58%) Windows
4 507 (52.76%) Active Directory
5 417 (43.39%) ITIL
6 404 (42.04%) MCSE
7 374 (38.92%) VMware
8 305 (31.74%) Windows Server
9 289 (30.07%) Office 365
10 266 (27.68%) MCSA
11 256 (26.64%) Hyper-V
12 243 (25.29%) Microsoft Office
13 238 (24.77%) MS Exchange
14 232 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
15 213 (22.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 212 (22.06%) Windows 7
17 211 (21.96%) Firewall
18 194 (20.19%) Cisco Certification
19 193 (20.08%) Cisco
20 191 (19.88%) CCNA
21 190 (19.77%) WAN
22 175 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
23 173 (18.00%) Degree
24 172 (17.90%) SQL Server
25 169 (17.59%) LAN
26 150 (15.61%) Windows 10
27 147 (15.30%) Citrix
28 145 (15.09%) SLA
29 142 (14.78%) C#
30 140 (14.57%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 238 (24.77%) MS Exchange
2 140 (14.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 97 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 76 (7.91%) SharePoint
5 60 (6.24%) IIS
6 59 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 49 (5.10%) Skype for Business
8 40 (4.16%) NServiceBus
9 32 (3.33%) Sitefinity
10 19 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.62%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.52%) Confluence
16 3 (0.31%) Apache
16 3 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
17 2 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
17 2 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 243 (25.29%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.31%) SPSS
5 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.21%) Maya
6 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.52%) Eikon
4 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.10%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 289 (30.07%) Office 365
2 138 (14.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (2.60%) G Suite
5 19 (1.98%) IaaS
6 16 (1.66%) Mimecast
6 16 (1.66%) SaaS
7 15 (1.56%) PaaS
8 9 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.73%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.10%) Amazon Glacier
13 1 (0.10%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.10%) Route 53
13 1 (0.10%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 211 (21.96%) Firewall
2 190 (19.77%) WAN
3 169 (17.59%) LAN
4 137 (14.26%) DNS
5 134 (13.94%) TCP/IP
6 108 (11.24%) DHCP
7 85 (8.84%) VPN
8 79 (8.22%) SAN
9 56 (5.83%) VoIP
10 46 (4.79%) VLAN
11 42 (4.37%) Network Security
12 36 (3.75%) Skype
12 36 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
13 25 (2.60%) WLAN
14 22 (2.29%) iSCSI
14 22 (2.29%) MPLS
15 19 (1.98%) Wireless
16 16 (1.66%) Unified Communications
17 15 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (17.90%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 29 (3.02%) Oracle Database
5 24 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.35%) MySQL
7 13 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (1.14%) Power BI
9 8 (0.83%) SSDT
10 7 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.42%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.42%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.31%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 67 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 16 (1.66%) NUnit
4 15 (1.56%) Moq
5 13 (1.35%) Rhino Mocks
6 8 (0.83%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.62%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.62%) JIRA
7 6 (0.62%) Selenium
8 5 (0.52%) HP UFT
8 5 (0.52%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.52%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.31%) MSTest
10 1 (0.10%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.10%) GitLab
10 1 (0.10%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.10%) Subversion
General
1 75 (7.80%) Finance
2 40 (4.16%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.50%) Banking
4 19 (1.98%) Legal
5 17 (1.77%) Games
6 16 (1.66%) Retail
7 11 (1.14%) Front Office
7 11 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.73%) Advertising
8 7 (0.73%) Publishing
9 6 (0.62%) Back Office
9 6 (0.62%) Law
9 6 (0.62%) Local Government
9 6 (0.62%) Marketing
9 6 (0.62%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.31%) Electronics
12 2 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 197 (20.50%) Analyst
2 191 (19.88%) Support Engineer
3 129 (13.42%) 2nd Line Support
4 119 (12.38%) IT Support
5 116 (12.07%) Support Analyst
6 84 (8.74%) Developer
7 78 (8.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 72 (7.49%) Service Analyst
9 67 (6.97%) Desktop Support
10 63 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 61 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 61 (6.35%) IT Engineer
11 61 (6.35%) Service Desk Analyst
12 56 (5.83%) IT Analyst
13 55 (5.72%) Consultant
14 53 (5.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 48 (4.99%) IT Support Analyst
16 47 (4.89%) Windows Engineer
17 46 (4.79%) Administrator
18 42 (4.37%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (14.46%) .NET
2 110 (11.45%) ASP.NET
3 109 (11.34%) HTML
4 78 (8.12%) .NET Framework
5 72 (7.49%) HTML5
6 68 (7.08%) Entity Framework
7 63 (6.56%) jQuery
8 57 (5.93%) Web Services
9 45 (4.68%) WCF
10 43 (4.47%) ASP.NET MVC
11 41 (4.27%) AngularJS
12 40 (4.16%) Kendo UI
13 34 (3.54%) CSS
14 33 (3.43%) XML
15 24 (2.50%) Classic ASP
15 24 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
15 24 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 24 (2.50%) XSLT
16 21 (2.19%) Ajax
17 19 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 103 (10.72%) Driving Licence
2 93 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 72 (7.49%) Data Centre
4 40 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (3.23%) Replication
6 30 (3.12%) Blackberry
7 21 (2.19%) Smartphone
8 18 (1.87%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.66%) Microsoft Licensing
10 14 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
11 13 (1.35%) Clustering
12 12 (1.25%) Handset
13 11 (1.14%) Client/Server
14 10 (1.04%) CMDB
15 9 (0.94%) EPoS
16 8 (0.83%) Mobile App
17 7 (0.73%) iPad
18 6 (0.62%) EMC VMAX
18 6 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
18 6 (0.62%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 611 (63.58%) Windows
2 305 (31.74%) Windows Server
3 213 (22.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 212 (22.06%) Windows 7
5 175 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 150 (15.61%) Windows 10
7 94 (9.78%) Windows 8
8 61 (6.35%) Linux
9 50 (5.20%) Windows XP
10 31 (3.23%) Mac OS X
11 30 (3.12%) Android
12 27 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (2.19%) Apple iOS
14 16 (1.66%) CentOS
15 9 (0.94%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.62%) SUSE
16 6 (0.62%) Unix
17 5 (0.52%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (43.39%) ITIL
2 110 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (10.61%) MVC
4 81 (8.43%) Time Management
5 70 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 69 (7.18%) Service Delivery
7 63 (6.56%) CRM
8 60 (6.24%) Continuous Improvement
9 58 (6.04%) Software Engineering
10 55 (5.72%) ITIL V3
11 54 (5.62%) Project Management
12 53 (5.52%) Problem Management
13 50 (5.20%) Presales
13 50 (5.20%) Service Management
14 48 (4.99%) Test Automation
15 41 (4.27%) Web Development
16 40 (4.16%) Event-Driven Architecture
16 40 (4.16%) Microservices
16 40 (4.16%) SOLID
17 38 (3.95%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 142 (14.78%) C#
2 110 (11.45%) SQL
3 83 (8.64%) JavaScript
4 81 (8.43%) PowerShell
5 29 (3.02%) PL/SQL
6 28 (2.91%) VB
7 23 (2.39%) VBScript
8 18 (1.87%) Java
9 16 (1.66%) C++
10 15 (1.56%) T-SQL
11 13 (1.35%) Python
12 12 (1.25%) Objective-C
13 10 (1.04%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.73%) VBA
15 5 (0.52%) C
15 5 (0.52%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.42%) Delphi
16 4 (0.42%) Ruby
17 3 (0.31%) R
17 3 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 701 (72.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 404 (42.04%) MCSE
3 266 (27.68%) MCSA
4 194 (20.19%) Cisco Certification
5 191 (19.88%) CCNA
6 173 (18.00%) Degree
7 116 (12.07%) MCITP
8 86 (8.95%) MCTS
9 75 (7.80%) A+ Certification
10 71 (7.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 66 (6.87%) Security Cleared
12 62 (6.45%) MCDST
13 54 (5.62%) CCNP
13 54 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 51 (5.31%) SC Cleared
15 48 (4.99%) MCSD
16 41 (4.27%) Citrix Certification
17 40 (4.16%) MCPD
18 37 (3.85%) MCAD
19 33 (3.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (15.09%) SLA
2 15 (1.56%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.83%) GDPR
5 5 (0.52%) QA
6 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.31%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.21%) RMADS
8 1 (0.10%) GPG13
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 507 (52.76%) Active Directory
2 256 (26.64%) Hyper-V
3 232 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (3.85%) XenApp
5 36 (3.75%) vSphere
6 21 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (2.08%) Terminal Services
8 19 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (1.56%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.73%) Terminal Server
10 7 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.42%) Firmware
11 4 (0.42%) SRDF
11 4 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.21%) XenServer
13 1 (0.10%) BlackBerry Internet Service
13 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 110 (11.45%) SCCM
2 32 (3.33%) Backup Exec
3 25 (2.60%) WSUS
4 18 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (1.46%) SCOM
6 12 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
7 11 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (0.94%) SCVMM
9 8 (0.83%) NetVault Backup
9 8 (0.83%) vCenter Server
10 6 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (0.52%) DameWare
11 5 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
11 5 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (0.42%) Nagios
12 4 (0.42%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.42%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 681 (70.86%) Microsoft
2 374 (38.92%) VMware
3 193 (20.08%) Cisco
4 147 (15.30%) Citrix
5 89 (9.26%) HP
6 55 (5.72%) Oracle
7 54 (5.62%) Apple
8 46 (4.79%) Veeam
9 39 (4.06%) Dell
9 39 (4.06%) Symantec
10 34 (3.54%) Google
11 29 (3.02%) Mitel
12 28 (2.91%) Remedy
13 26 (2.71%) Red Hat
14 24 (2.50%) BMC
15 19 (1.98%) Bloomberg
15 19 (1.98%) IBM
16 18 (1.87%) EMC
16 18 (1.87%) NetApp
16 18 (1.87%) SonicWALL