Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MCP qualifications. It includes a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months leading up to 20 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
20 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 615 734 1021
Rank change year-on-year +119 +287 -223
Permanent jobs citing MCP 284 140 262
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 0.50% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 184 118 222
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £24,524
25th Percentile £28,500 £26,750 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £36,375 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +3.93% -7.15%
75th Percentile £41,313 £50,188 £45,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,250 £52,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -4.41% -2.86% -

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

MCP falls under the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 25,313 27,830 49,694
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 26.41% 33.59% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 14,618 13,906 20,244
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,000 £30,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +8.25% +1.04%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the UK

MCP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCP.

Salary trend for MCP in the UK

MCP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCP over the 6 months to 20 July 2024.

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 20 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +170 278 £37,500 +3.45% 30
UK excluding London +92 252 £32,500 -4.41% 25
Midlands +59 100 £32,500 -31.58% 1
West Midlands +53 68 £38,000 +43.40% 1
Work from Home +67 58 £38,000 +1.33% 11
North of England +73 54 £32,500 - 6
South East +3 43 £39,500 +38.60% 8
South West +8 40 £30,000 -17.81% 6
London +75 32 £55,000 +46.67% 7
East Midlands -8 32 £25,000 -52.38%
Yorkshire +63 26 £32,500 +4.84% 2
North West +10 24 £38,000 +1.33% 2
East of England -11 9 £29,500 -62.54% 5
Wales +32 4 £27,000 -28.00%
North East - 4 £28,500 - 2
Scotland -45 2 £23,000 -9.80% 1

MCP
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 54 (19.01%) Microsoft Exchange
2 24 (8.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 78 (27.46%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.70%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 121 (42.61%) Microsoft 365
2 60 (21.13%) Azure
3 20 (7.04%) Entra ID
4 13 (4.58%) AWS
5 11 (3.87%) Power Platform
6 7 (2.46%) Azure Monitor
7 6 (2.11%) Azure Sentinel
7 6 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (2.11%) IaaS
7 6 (2.11%) Twilio
8 4 (1.41%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.06%) Azure Stack
9 3 (1.06%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 3 (1.06%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.35%) Azure AI
10 1 (0.35%) Azure Cognitive Services
10 1 (0.35%) Azure Service Bus
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Copilot
10 1 (0.35%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (39.08%) Network Security
2 79 (27.82%) Internet
3 70 (24.65%) WLAN
4 41 (14.44%) Firewall
5 26 (9.15%) DHCP
5 26 (9.15%) DNS
6 20 (7.04%) SAN
7 18 (6.34%) VPN
8 14 (4.93%) LAN
9 13 (4.58%) Wireless
10 12 (4.23%) TCP/IP
11 11 (3.87%) WAN
12 10 (3.52%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (3.17%) VLAN
13 9 (3.17%) VoIP
14 6 (2.11%) iSCSI
14 6 (2.11%) NAS
15 5 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
16 4 (1.41%) SSL
17 3 (1.06%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.46%) Power BI
3 3 (1.06%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.35%) QlikView
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.35%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) JIRA
General
1 99 (34.86%) Social Skills
2 25 (8.80%) Finance
3 21 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 8 (2.82%) Legal
6 7 (2.46%) Banking
6 7 (2.46%) Games
7 6 (2.11%) Organisational Skills
7 6 (2.11%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.41%) Electronics
8 4 (1.41%) Local Government
8 4 (1.41%) Retail
9 3 (1.06%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.70%) Law
10 2 (0.70%) Marketing
11 1 (0.35%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 112 (39.44%) Support Engineer
2 101 (35.56%) IT Support
3 84 (29.58%) IT Engineer
4 77 (27.11%) IT Support Engineer
5 29 (10.21%) Desktop Engineer
6 28 (9.86%) Analyst
7 27 (9.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 27 (9.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 25 (8.80%) Desktop Support
8 25 (8.80%) Field Engineer
9 23 (8.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 21 (7.39%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 21 (7.39%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
10 21 (7.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 21 (7.39%) Field Support Engineer
11 14 (4.93%) 1st Line Support
11 14 (4.93%) Senior
12 13 (4.58%) IT Manager
13 12 (4.23%) Support Technician
14 11 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.70%) Middleware
2 1 (0.35%) .NET
2 1 (0.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 105 (36.97%) Onboarding
2 89 (31.34%) Driving Licence
3 34 (11.97%) Data Centre
4 26 (9.15%) Private Cloud
5 11 (3.87%) Replication
6 10 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.46%) CCTV
8 6 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.06%) EPoS
9 3 (1.06%) iPad
9 3 (1.06%) Media Streaming
10 2 (0.70%) Clustering
10 2 (0.70%) iPhone
10 2 (0.70%) Team-Oriented Environment
11 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.35%) IoT
11 1 (0.35%) Product Ownership
11 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 224 (78.87%) Windows
2 77 (27.11%) Linux
3 52 (18.31%) Windows 10
4 39 (13.73%) Mac OS
5 31 (10.92%) Windows Server
6 11 (3.87%) Android
7 10 (3.52%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.11%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (1.76%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.41%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.06%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.06%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.35%) AIX
12 1 (0.35%) Unix
12 1 (0.35%) VMS
12 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (51.06%) Problem-Solving
2 141 (49.65%) ITIL
3 112 (39.44%) Computer Science
4 101 (35.56%) Customer Service
5 81 (28.52%) Asset Management
6 76 (26.76%) Mentoring
7 73 (25.70%) IT Asset Management
8 67 (23.59%) Network Management
9 42 (14.79%) Cybersecurity
10 26 (9.15%) Presales
10 26 (9.15%) Software Licensing
11 21 (7.39%) Service Delivery
12 14 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 14 (4.93%) ITSM
13 13 (4.58%) Email Filtering
13 13 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (4.58%) Web Filtering
14 12 (4.23%) Remote Monitoring and Management
15 11 (3.87%) Line Management
15 11 (3.87%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.15%) PowerShell
2 15 (5.28%) SQL
3 4 (1.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.70%) Python
5 1 (0.35%) Bash
5 1 (0.35%) C
5 1 (0.35%) C#
5 1 (0.35%) Go
5 1 (0.35%) Java
5 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.35%) R
5 1 (0.35%) Swift
Qualifications
1 221 (77.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 182 (64.08%) Degree
3 110 (38.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 99 (34.86%) MCSE
5 87 (30.63%) CCNA
5 87 (30.63%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (24.65%) A+ Certification
6 70 (24.65%) CCNP
7 68 (23.94%) LPIC
8 39 (13.73%) DBS Check
9 25 (8.80%) MCSA
10 12 (4.23%) Network+ Certification
11 11 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (2.46%) Security Cleared
13 6 (2.11%) CCA
13 6 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (2.11%) MCTS
14 5 (1.76%) SC Cleared
15 4 (1.41%) DV Cleared
15 4 (1.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.04%) SLA
2 6 (2.11%) GDPR
3 3 (1.06%) QA
4 2 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 137 (48.24%) Active Directory
2 35 (12.32%) Hyper-V
3 33 (11.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.46%) vSphere
5 6 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.11%) XenApp
5 6 (2.11%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.70%) Firmware
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (10.21%) SCCM
2 16 (5.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.11%) Backup Exec
3 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 6 (2.11%) SCDPM
3 6 (2.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (1.41%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.41%) WSUS
5 3 (1.06%) Autotask
6 1 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 265 (93.31%) Microsoft
2 84 (29.58%) Cisco
3 34 (11.97%) VMware
4 32 (11.27%) Apple
5 28 (9.86%) Adobe
6 16 (5.63%) Dell
7 11 (3.87%) Citrix
7 11 (3.87%) Veeam
8 10 (3.52%) ServiceNow
9 9 (3.17%) Datto
9 9 (3.17%) Sophos
10 6 (2.11%) Dell Compellent
10 6 (2.11%) Fortinet
10 6 (2.11%) HP
10 6 (2.11%) N-able
10 6 (2.11%) Symantec
10 6 (2.11%) Veritas
11 5 (1.76%) Meraki
11 5 (1.76%) WatchGuard
12 4 (1.41%) Draytek