Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 516 461 482
Rank change year-on-year -55 +21 -76
Permanent jobs citing MCP 874 1,114 1,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.63% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 2.58% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 674 953 1,005
UK median annual salary £31,500 £30,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% -3.08%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £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 39,972 43,225 53,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.65% 24.52% 26.94%
Number of salaries quoted 29,732 33,183 42,889
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -54 836 £32,500 +8.33% 67
UK excluding London -63 603 £30,000 - 56
London -42 261 £35,250 +11.90% 18
South East -77 171 £32,500 +8.33% 14
Midlands +106 169 £36,500 +32.73% 10
North of England -8 114 £28,000 +1.82% 14
West Midlands +92 103 £26,000 -5.45% 4
East of England -21 88 £30,000 -22.08% 8
North West +17 87 £30,000 +3.45% 8
East Midlands +41 64 £36,500 +37.74% 6
South West -11 47 £26,000 +10.64% 3
Yorkshire -8 21 £26,500 -3.64% 5
Northern Ireland +9 14 £21,000 -21.50%
Scotland -34 12 £30,000 -25.00% 2
North East -19 6 £25,250 -7.34% 1
Wales -12 2 £35,000 +27.27% 5

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 670 (76.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 661 (75.63%) Windows
3 655 (74.94%) Microsoft
4 493 (56.41%) Active Directory
5 426 (48.74%) MCSE
6 354 (40.50%) ITIL
7 318 (36.38%) VMware
8 299 (34.21%) MCSA
9 288 (32.95%) Windows Server
10 269 (30.78%) Office 365
10 269 (30.78%) Microsoft Office
11 236 (27.00%) Windows 7
12 199 (22.77%) Windows 10
13 183 (20.94%) Citrix
14 182 (20.82%) MS Exchange
15 181 (20.71%) Hyper-V
16 180 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
17 166 (18.99%) Firewall
18 165 (18.88%) Cisco
19 163 (18.65%) Microsoft Azure
20 161 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
20 161 (18.42%) DNS
21 152 (17.39%) SQL Server
22 142 (16.25%) SQL
23 139 (15.90%) Windows Server 2008
24 130 (14.87%) Data Centre
24 130 (14.87%) LAN
25 129 (14.76%) TCP/IP
26 127 (14.53%) WAN
26 127 (14.53%) Degree

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
1 182 (20.82%) MS Exchange
2 86 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 85 (9.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 31 (3.55%) SharePoint
6 28 (3.20%) IIS
7 27 (3.09%) Skype for Business
8 17 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (1.60%) Site Server
10 13 (1.49%) NServiceBus
10 13 (1.49%) Sitefinity
11 12 (1.37%) IBM Notes
12 8 (0.92%) Confluence
13 6 (0.69%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.57%) CMS
14 5 (0.57%) MS Project Server
15 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.34%) GroupWise
16 2 (0.23%) Apache
16 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 269 (30.78%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (5.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 33 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.57%) SOLIDWORKS
6 4 (0.46%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (1.03%) Elite 3E
1 9 (1.03%) Workfront
2 7 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 269 (30.78%) Office 365
2 163 (18.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (2.86%) GitHub
5 12 (1.37%) SaaS
6 11 (1.26%) IaaS
7 7 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.46%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.46%) PaaS
9 4 (0.46%) Slack
9 4 (0.46%) Yammer
10 2 (0.23%) G Suite
11 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 166 (18.99%) Firewall
2 161 (18.42%) DNS
3 130 (14.87%) LAN
4 129 (14.76%) TCP/IP
5 127 (14.53%) WAN
6 122 (13.96%) DHCP
7 78 (8.92%) Network Security
8 75 (8.58%) VPN
9 54 (6.18%) SAN
10 42 (4.81%) Wireless
11 33 (3.78%) Remote Desktop
12 31 (3.55%) Skype
13 28 (3.20%) Internet
14 24 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (2.40%) WebEx
16 20 (2.29%) VLAN
17 15 (1.72%) VoIP
18 13 (1.49%) Ethernet
19 11 (1.26%) IP Telephony
19 11 (1.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (3.43%) SSDT
5 19 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (0.80%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.34%) Power BI
14 2 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.23%) MySQL
14 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.23%) SAP HANA
15 1 (0.11%) OLAP
15 1 (0.11%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 39 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 29 (3.32%) JIRA
4 5 (0.57%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.34%) MSI
6 2 (0.23%) Moq
6 2 (0.23%) NUnit
6 2 (0.23%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.11%) AutoIt
7 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.11%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 106 (12.13%) Finance
2 26 (2.97%) Telecoms
3 17 (1.95%) Games
4 15 (1.72%) Retail
5 13 (1.49%) Legal
6 8 (0.92%) Marketing
7 6 (0.69%) French Language
8 5 (0.57%) Back Office
8 5 (0.57%) Law
9 4 (0.46%) Banking
9 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.46%) Local Government
9 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.46%) Publishing
10 3 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.23%) Advertising
12 1 (0.11%) Front Office
12 1 (0.11%) German Language
12 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 187 (21.40%) Analyst
2 180 (20.59%) Support Engineer
3 134 (15.33%) IT Support
4 95 (10.87%) Support Analyst
5 83 (9.50%) IT Engineer
6 78 (8.92%) 2nd Line Support
6 78 (8.92%) Service Analyst
7 70 (8.01%) Developer
8 65 (7.44%) IT Support Engineer
8 65 (7.44%) Service Desk Analyst
9 61 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 59 (6.75%) Desktop Support
11 49 (5.61%) Architect
12 47 (5.38%) Applications Developer
13 46 (5.26%) IT Analyst
13 46 (5.26%) Technical Architect
14 42 (4.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 40 (4.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 39 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
17 36 (4.12%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (9.15%) .NET
2 33 (3.78%) Web Services
3 28 (3.20%) .NET Framework
4 27 (3.09%) XML
5 26 (2.97%) HTML
6 25 (2.86%) WinForms
7 18 (2.06%) ASP.NET
8 14 (1.60%) HTML5
9 11 (1.26%) CSS
10 9 (1.03%) Entity Framework
10 9 (1.03%) jQuery
11 8 (0.92%) Kendo UI
12 6 (0.69%) Flash
12 6 (0.69%) LDAP
13 5 (0.57%) CSS3
13 5 (0.57%) JSON
13 5 (0.57%) RESTful
14 4 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
15 3 (0.34%) COM
16 2 (0.23%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 130 (14.87%) Data Centre
2 100 (11.44%) Self-Motivation
3 82 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 56 (6.41%) iPad
5 53 (6.06%) Management Information System
6 49 (5.61%) Driving Licence
7 47 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (4.58%) Blackberry
9 32 (3.66%) Video Conferencing
10 20 (2.29%) Clustering
11 15 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.49%) CMDB
13 11 (1.26%) Client/Server
14 9 (1.03%) Replication
15 8 (0.92%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.92%) HP Storage
15 8 (0.92%) Private Cloud
16 7 (0.80%) Blog
16 7 (0.80%) EPoS
16 7 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 661 (75.63%) Windows
2 288 (32.95%) Windows Server
3 236 (27.00%) Windows 7
4 199 (22.77%) Windows 10
5 161 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 139 (15.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (7.21%) Linux
8 56 (6.41%) Mac OS X
9 47 (5.38%) Windows 8
10 36 (4.12%) Apple iOS
11 30 (3.43%) Windows XP
12 26 (2.97%) Unix
13 20 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (1.72%) Android
14 15 (1.72%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.46%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.46%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (40.50%) ITIL
2 91 (10.41%) Problem-Solving
3 89 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (10.18%) Incident Management
4 88 (10.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 87 (9.95%) Service Management
6 85 (9.73%) ITIL V3
7 73 (8.35%) Presales
8 67 (7.67%) Service Delivery
9 65 (7.44%) Project Management
10 62 (7.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 62 (7.09%) ITSM
11 50 (5.72%) Vendor Relationship Management
12 47 (5.38%) Customer Requirements
12 47 (5.38%) Enterprise Architecture
13 44 (5.03%) Server Virtualisation
14 43 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
15 42 (4.81%) Software Engineering
16 40 (4.58%) Test Automation
17 39 (4.46%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 142 (16.25%) SQL
2 108 (12.36%) PowerShell
3 51 (5.84%) VBScript
4 36 (4.12%) C#
5 29 (3.32%) VB.NET
6 27 (3.09%) T-SQL
7 26 (2.97%) JavaScript
8 17 (1.95%) Python
9 16 (1.83%) VBA
10 12 (1.37%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.26%) Java
11 11 (1.26%) VB
12 6 (0.69%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.34%) C
14 2 (0.23%) PHP
15 1 (0.11%) C++
15 1 (0.11%) COBOL
15 1 (0.11%) Delphi
15 1 (0.11%) Perl
15 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 670 (76.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 426 (48.74%) MCSE
3 299 (34.21%) MCSA
4 127 (14.53%) Degree
5 107 (12.24%) CCNA
5 107 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
6 91 (10.41%) MCTS
7 86 (9.84%) A+ Certification
8 73 (8.35%) DBS Check
8 73 (8.35%) Security Cleared
9 69 (7.89%) MCITP
10 63 (7.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 57 (6.52%) MCDST
12 47 (5.38%) Computer Science Degree
13 39 (4.46%) ITIL Certification
14 38 (4.35%) MCPD
15 29 (3.32%) Network+ Certification
16 22 (2.52%) CCNP
17 21 (2.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 19 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (13.73%) SLA
2 27 (3.09%) GDPR
3 10 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.57%) GCP
4 5 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.34%) PMO
6 3 (0.34%) QA
7 2 (0.23%) COBIT
7 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 493 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 181 (20.71%) Hyper-V
3 180 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (3.89%) vSphere
5 33 (3.78%) XenApp
6 20 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.80%) Terminal Server
11 6 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.69%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.57%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.57%) XenServer
13 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.34%) Firmware
14 3 (0.34%) NDS
14 3 (0.34%) NetIQ eDirectory
14 3 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 120 (13.73%) SCCM
2 24 (2.75%) WSUS
3 21 (2.40%) ServiceCenter
4 18 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
5 17 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (1.72%) HP UCMDB
7 14 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
8 12 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (1.14%) SCVMM
10 9 (1.03%) SCOM
11 8 (0.92%) AirWatch
12 7 (0.80%) Nagios
13 6 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (0.69%) XenMobile
14 4 (0.46%) Ansible
14 4 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 4 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.46%) Puppet
15 3 (0.34%) Backup Exec
15 3 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 655 (74.94%) Microsoft
2 318 (36.38%) VMware
3 183 (20.94%) Citrix
4 165 (18.88%) Cisco
5 118 (13.50%) Apple
6 89 (10.18%) HP
7 38 (4.35%) Dell
7 38 (4.35%) Remedy
8 33 (3.78%) NetApp
9 32 (3.66%) Reuters
9 32 (3.66%) ServiceNow
10 25 (2.86%) Capita
11 24 (2.75%) Oracle
12 23 (2.63%) Bloomberg
13 22 (2.52%) Veeam
14 21 (2.40%) BMC
15 20 (2.29%) Mitel
15 20 (2.29%) Red Hat
16 18 (2.06%) SAP
16 18 (2.06%) Sophos