Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 553 550 522
Rank change year-on-year -3 -28 -48
Permanent jobs citing MCP 227 674 913
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.47% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 1.96% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 202 564 719
Median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,000 £21,200
90th Percentile £61,575 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33% -

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 14,714 34,449 41,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.11% 24.08% 23.81%
Number of salaries quoted 10,633 25,012 30,568
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 4 August 2020.

Salary histogram for MCP in the UK

MCP
Top 15 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 4 August 2020. 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 +23 223 £37,500 +7.14% 40
UK excluding London +25 138 £37,500 +15.38% 32
London +111 89 £37,750 +6.34% 8
North of England +161 57 £40,500 +15.71% 6
South East +84 43 £31,500 -3.08% 7
North West +120 40 £53,500 +52.86% 3
Yorkshire +134 17 £39,000 -9.57% 3
Midlands +48 16 £28,750 +2.68% 10
East of England +64 13 £55,000 +111.54% 4
East Midlands +53 10 £33,750 -2.88% 7
Work from Home +33 7 £30,000 -20.00% 4
West Midlands +50 5 £28,750 +15.00% 3
South West +8 5 £29,500 -37.23% 4
Scotland +90 2 £45,000 +80.00% 1
Wales +28 2 £41,000 +67.35%

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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.

1 194 (85.46%) Microsoft
2 165 (72.69%) Windows
3 152 (66.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 108 (47.58%) MCSE
5 87 (38.33%) Active Directory
6 81 (35.68%) MCSA
7 80 (35.24%) Windows Server
8 74 (32.60%) Office 365
8 74 (32.60%) ITIL
9 73 (32.16%) Microsoft Office
10 69 (30.40%) SQL Server
11 68 (29.96%) Windows 10
12 65 (28.63%) Azure
13 57 (25.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 49 (21.59%) Windows 7
14 49 (21.59%) Degree
15 47 (20.70%) HP
16 46 (20.26%) VMware
17 45 (19.82%) Windows Server 2016
18 43 (18.94%) Cisco
19 42 (18.50%) SLA
19 42 (18.50%) SQL
20 41 (18.06%) Hyper-V
21 40 (17.62%) VMware Infrastructure
22 37 (16.30%) DNS
23 36 (15.86%) Citrix
23 36 (15.86%) Cisco Certification
23 36 (15.86%) SCCM
24 34 (14.98%) Internet
24 34 (14.98%) Linux

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 34 (14.98%) IIS
2 32 (14.10%) SharePoint
3 31 (13.66%) MS Exchange
4 21 (9.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (7.49%) Skype for Business
6 15 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (4.41%) Apache
7 10 (4.41%) Confluence
7 10 (4.41%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.76%) CICS
8 4 (1.76%) SAS
8 4 (1.76%) WordPress
9 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.44%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 73 (32.16%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.76%) Magento
2 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (32.60%) Office 365
2 65 (28.63%) Azure
3 32 (14.10%) AWS
4 18 (7.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (6.61%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (5.29%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (3.08%) IaaS
8 6 (2.64%) BlazeMeter
8 6 (2.64%) Mimecast
8 6 (2.64%) OneDrive
8 6 (2.64%) PaaS
8 6 (2.64%) Sauce Labs
9 5 (2.20%) SaaS
9 5 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.76%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (1.76%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.76%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 37 (16.30%) DNS
2 34 (14.98%) Internet
3 32 (14.10%) TCP/IP
4 31 (13.66%) DHCP
5 29 (12.78%) Firewall
6 27 (11.89%) LAN
6 27 (11.89%) WAN
7 19 (8.37%) VPN
8 18 (7.93%) VoIP
9 17 (7.49%) SAN
10 15 (6.61%) Wireless
11 12 (5.29%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (5.29%) Skype
11 12 (5.29%) VLAN
12 9 (3.96%) NetScaler
12 9 (3.96%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (3.08%) IPsec
13 7 (3.08%) WLAN
14 6 (2.64%) DKIM
15 5 (2.20%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (30.40%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (8.37%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (3.08%) SAP HANA
4 7 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (2.64%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.88%) DB2
6 2 (0.88%) MySQL
6 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (5.29%) JIRA
2 10 (4.41%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.64%) Appium
3 6 (2.64%) Cucumber
3 6 (2.64%) HP UFT
3 6 (2.64%) Selenium
4 4 (1.76%) IBM UrbanCode
5 3 (1.32%) JMeter
5 3 (1.32%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.44%) MSI
General
1 34 (14.98%) Finance
2 18 (7.93%) Banking
3 10 (4.41%) Legal
4 7 (3.08%) French Language
4 7 (3.08%) German Language
4 7 (3.08%) Italian Language
4 7 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.08%) Spanish Language
5 6 (2.64%) Retail
6 5 (2.20%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.32%) Front Office
8 3 (1.32%) Local Government
9 2 (0.88%) Automotive
9 2 (0.88%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.88%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Games
10 1 (0.44%) Law
10 1 (0.44%) Marketing
10 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (29.52%) Support Engineer
2 43 (18.94%) Analyst
3 31 (13.66%) Support Analyst
4 29 (12.78%) Desktop Support
4 29 (12.78%) IT Support
5 24 (10.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 24 (10.57%) Consultant
6 22 (9.69%) Applications Support
7 20 (8.81%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (8.37%) Applications Support Analyst
9 18 (7.93%) IT Engineer
10 16 (7.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 16 (7.05%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (7.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 16 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (5.73%) Break Fix Engineer
12 13 (5.73%) Hardware Support Engineer
12 13 (5.73%) IMAC Engineer
12 13 (5.73%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.96%) .NET
2 4 (1.76%) Apache Flex
3 2 (0.88%) HTML
3 2 (0.88%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.57%) iPhone
2 20 (8.81%) CMDB
3 13 (5.73%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (4.85%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.96%) PKI
6 8 (3.52%) Clustering
6 8 (3.52%) Driving Licence
7 7 (3.08%) Hedge funds
8 6 (2.64%) Replication
8 6 (2.64%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (2.20%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.76%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.32%) NHS
12 2 (0.88%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.88%) FMCG
13 1 (0.44%) Analytical Skills
13 1 (0.44%) Animation
13 1 (0.44%) Life Science
13 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Licensing
13 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 165 (72.69%) Windows
2 80 (35.24%) Windows Server
3 68 (29.96%) Windows 10
4 57 (25.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (21.59%) Windows 7
6 45 (19.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 34 (14.98%) Linux
8 22 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (8.37%) Windows XP
10 15 (6.61%) Windows 8
11 13 (5.73%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (4.41%) Android
13 6 (2.64%) Mac OS X
13 6 (2.64%) Unix
14 5 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (1.76%) CentOS
15 4 (1.76%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.76%) zOS
16 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (32.60%) ITIL
2 33 (14.54%) ITIL V3
3 21 (9.25%) Computer Science
3 21 (9.25%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (8.81%) Investment Management
4 20 (8.81%) Release Management
5 19 (8.37%) Service Delivery
5 19 (8.37%) Service Design
6 17 (7.49%) Asset Management
7 16 (7.05%) Break/Fix
7 16 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 15 (6.61%) Case Management
8 15 (6.61%) ITSM
8 15 (6.61%) Mentoring
9 14 (6.17%) DevOps
9 14 (6.17%) Migration
10 12 (5.29%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (5.29%) Server Virtualisation
10 12 (5.29%) Service Management
11 11 (4.85%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 42 (18.50%) SQL
2 29 (12.78%) PowerShell
3 17 (7.49%) Python
3 17 (7.49%) T-SQL
4 9 (3.96%) C#
5 7 (3.08%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.64%) Java
6 6 (2.64%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.76%) COBOL
7 4 (1.76%) Groovy
7 4 (1.76%) JCL
7 4 (1.76%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.76%) REXX
8 1 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 152 (66.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (47.58%) MCSE
3 81 (35.68%) MCSA
4 49 (21.59%) Degree
5 36 (15.86%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (11.45%) CCNA
7 21 (9.25%) Security Cleared
8 20 (8.81%) SC Cleared
9 19 (8.37%) CTC Cleared
10 15 (6.61%) MCITP
11 13 (5.73%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (4.85%) CCNP
13 10 (4.41%) A+ Certification
14 8 (3.52%) LPIC
15 7 (3.08%) PMI Certification
15 7 (3.08%) PMP
16 6 (2.64%) CCENT
17 5 (2.20%) MCTS
17 5 (2.20%) Network+ Certification
17 5 (2.20%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (18.50%) SLA
2 21 (9.25%) GDPR
3 13 (5.73%) QA
4 5 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.32%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.44%) NIST
7 1 (0.44%) NIST 800
System Software
1 87 (38.33%) Active Directory
2 41 (18.06%) Hyper-V
3 40 (17.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.52%) Terminal Server
5 7 (3.08%) Docker
5 7 (3.08%) vSphere
6 5 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.76%) XenApp
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.44%) UAG
8 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (15.86%) SCCM
2 23 (10.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (4.85%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (4.41%) CA Service Virtualization
5 8 (3.52%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.08%) Ansible
6 7 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.08%) Puppet
6 7 (3.08%) SCOM
7 5 (2.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (2.20%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 194 (85.46%) Microsoft
2 47 (20.70%) HP
3 46 (20.26%) VMware
4 43 (18.94%) Cisco
5 36 (15.86%) Citrix
6 28 (12.33%) Dell
7 16 (7.05%) Oracle
8 10 (4.41%) Apple
8 10 (4.41%) CA
8 10 (4.41%) Veeam
9 7 (3.08%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.08%) SAP
9 7 (3.08%) Snow
10 6 (2.64%) Perfecto Mobile
11 5 (2.20%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.76%) Polycom
12 4 (1.76%) Remedy
13 3 (1.32%) Bloomberg
13 3 (1.32%) Reuters
13 3 (1.32%) Yealink