Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 459 470 401
Rank change year-on-year +11 -69 -56
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1073 1157 1683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.61% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.55% 2.30% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 943 983 1461
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.69% -2.62%
10th Percentile £21,000 £19,750 £21,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £53,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,750
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +2.50%

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 42146 50330 59989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.21% 26.34% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 32367 40426 47857
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 October 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 21 October 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 +11 993 £30,000 - 43
UK excluding London +18 744 £30,000 - 28
London -3 304 £32,500 +3.17% 18
South East +37 259 £32,500 +8.33% 6
North of England +21 192 £26,750 +9.18% 10
East of England +44 129 £40,000 +14.29% 8
North West +36 124 £24,000 -2.04% 8
Midlands +10 81 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire -13 58 £27,500 +5.77% 2
South West -32 54 £25,000 -28.57%
West Midlands +13 53 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Scotland +8 32 £39,500 +54.90% 3
East Midlands +11 28 £33,000 +25.71%
Wales +22 20 £30,750 +26.80%
North East +10 10 £24,500 +19.51%
Northern Ireland -30 2 £24,750 -17.50%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 816 (76.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 749 (69.80%) Windows
3 748 (69.71%) Microsoft
4 569 (53.03%) Active Directory
5 477 (44.45%) MCSE
6 467 (43.52%) ITIL
7 389 (36.25%) VMware
8 366 (34.11%) Windows Server
9 289 (26.93%) Office 365
10 281 (26.19%) MCSA
11 274 (25.54%) MS Exchange
12 271 (25.26%) Hyper-V
13 263 (24.51%) VMware Infrastructure
14 261 (24.32%) Windows 7
15 258 (24.04%) Microsoft Office
16 255 (23.77%) Firewall
17 248 (23.11%) Windows Server 2008
18 240 (22.37%) Cisco Certification
19 234 (21.81%) Windows Server 2012
20 233 (21.71%) Cisco
21 229 (21.34%) CCNA
22 218 (20.32%) WAN
23 191 (17.80%) SQL Server
24 189 (17.61%) LAN
25 184 (17.15%) DNS
26 170 (15.84%) Degree
27 164 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2010
28 163 (15.19%) Windows 10
28 163 (15.19%) TCP/IP
29 156 (14.54%) SLA

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 (25.54%) MS Exchange
2 164 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 120 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 96 (8.95%) SharePoint
5 60 (5.59%) IIS
5 60 (5.59%) Skype for Business
6 53 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 32 (2.98%) NServiceBus
8 17 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (1.49%) Sitefinity
10 14 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.75%) CMS
12 8 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.47%) Apache
13 5 (0.47%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.28%) Confluence
15 3 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 258 (24.04%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (0.28%) Inkscape
5 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.19%) Maya
6 2 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.19%) Eikon
5 1 (0.093%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 289 (26.93%) Office 365
2 132 (12.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.73%) G Suite
4 27 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (1.12%) Mimecast
6 8 (0.75%) IaaS
7 6 (0.56%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.47%) SaaS
9 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.28%) PaaS
11 2 (0.19%) Yammer
12 1 (0.093%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.093%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.093%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.093%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.093%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.093%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.093%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 255 (23.77%) Firewall
2 218 (20.32%) WAN
3 189 (17.61%) LAN
4 184 (17.15%) DNS
5 163 (15.19%) TCP/IP
6 144 (13.42%) DHCP
7 127 (11.84%) VPN
8 105 (9.79%) SAN
9 84 (7.83%) VoIP
10 49 (4.57%) Network Security
11 43 (4.01%) Skype
12 42 (3.91%) VLAN
13 41 (3.82%) WLAN
14 37 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
15 33 (3.08%) MPLS
16 28 (2.61%) Unified Communications
17 26 (2.42%) PBX
18 25 (2.33%) Wireless
19 24 (2.24%) iSCSI
19 24 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (3.73%) SQL Server 2014
4 19 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (1.68%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (1.49%) SSDT
8 13 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
8 13 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
9 12 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (1.03%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.75%) Power BI
12 8 (0.75%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.37%) MongoDB
15 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 54 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (1.86%) Moq
2 20 (1.86%) NUnit
3 19 (1.77%) Rhino Mocks
4 16 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (0.75%) HP UFT
5 8 (0.75%) LoadRunner
6 7 (0.65%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.56%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.56%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.56%) Selenium
8 5 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.28%) JIRA
9 3 (0.28%) Subversion
10 2 (0.19%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
11 1 (0.093%) GitLab
11 1 (0.093%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.093%) MSTest
11 1 (0.093%) NuGet
General
1 81 (7.55%) Finance
2 49 (4.57%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.42%) Games
3 26 (2.42%) Legal
4 20 (1.86%) Banking
4 20 (1.86%) Retail
5 13 (1.21%) Law
6 11 (1.03%) Publishing
7 10 (0.93%) Advertising
8 9 (0.84%) Back Office
9 8 (0.75%) Automotive
10 7 (0.65%) Local Government
11 6 (0.56%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.28%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.19%) Billing
13 2 (0.19%) Electronics
13 2 (0.19%) Front Office
13 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.093%) French Language
14 1 (0.093%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 232 (21.62%) Analyst
2 202 (18.83%) Support Engineer
3 156 (14.54%) IT Support
4 146 (13.61%) 2nd Line Support
5 130 (12.12%) Support Analyst
6 95 (8.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 94 (8.76%) Service Analyst
8 86 (8.01%) Developer
8 86 (8.01%) Service Desk Analyst
9 82 (7.64%) IT Engineer
10 78 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 77 (7.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 74 (6.90%) Desktop Support
13 65 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 64 (5.96%) IT Analyst
15 57 (5.31%) IT Technician
16 56 (5.22%) IT Support Analyst
17 53 (4.94%) Software Engineer
18 50 (4.66%) Windows Engineer
19 48 (4.47%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (13.33%) .NET
2 120 (11.18%) HTML
3 117 (10.90%) ASP.NET
4 80 (7.46%) HTML5
5 63 (5.87%) jQuery
6 61 (5.68%) .NET Framework
7 51 (4.75%) AngularJS
7 51 (4.75%) CSS
8 42 (3.91%) Entity Framework
9 40 (3.73%) Web Services
10 38 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (3.08%) Kendo UI
12 31 (2.89%) WCF
13 29 (2.70%) XML
14 27 (2.52%) MFC
15 26 (2.42%) Angular 2
16 25 (2.33%) Ajax
17 20 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 20 (1.86%) LINQ
18 19 (1.77%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 125 (11.65%) Driving Licence
2 97 (9.04%) Computer Science
3 81 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (5.96%) Data Centre
5 35 (3.26%) Replication
6 34 (3.17%) Blackberry
7 33 (3.08%) Mobile App
8 30 (2.80%) Management Information System
9 25 (2.33%) Smartphone
10 23 (2.14%) Clustering
11 22 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (1.30%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.30%) iPhone
13 12 (1.12%) Handset
14 11 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (1.03%) iPad
15 6 (0.56%) AS400
15 6 (0.56%) Fat Client
15 6 (0.56%) Thin Client
16 5 (0.47%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 749 (69.80%) Windows
2 366 (34.11%) Windows Server
3 261 (24.32%) Windows 7
4 248 (23.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 234 (21.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 163 (15.19%) Windows 10
7 106 (9.88%) Windows 8
8 79 (7.36%) Windows XP
9 69 (6.43%) Android
10 58 (5.41%) Linux
11 54 (5.03%) Apple iOS
11 54 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (2.70%) Mac OS X
13 16 (1.49%) Windows Vista
14 14 (1.30%) CentOS
15 12 (1.12%) Unix
16 6 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.37%) Debian
18 4 (0.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (43.52%) ITIL
2 94 (8.76%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (7.92%) Time Management
4 84 (7.83%) MVC
5 82 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 68 (6.34%) Software Engineering
7 64 (5.96%) Service Delivery
8 60 (5.59%) ITIL V3
8 60 (5.59%) Problem Management
8 60 (5.59%) Project Management
9 57 (5.31%) CRM
10 48 (4.47%) Service Management
11 47 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 47 (4.38%) Presales
12 46 (4.29%) Web Development
13 45 (4.19%) Test Automation
14 36 (3.36%) ITIL V2
14 36 (3.36%) Migration
15 34 (3.17%) Change Management
15 34 (3.17%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 142 (13.23%) SQL
2 134 (12.49%) C#
3 111 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 76 (7.08%) PowerShell
5 44 (4.10%) C++
5 44 (4.10%) Java
6 26 (2.42%) Objective-C
7 22 (2.05%) PL/SQL
8 20 (1.86%) VB
9 19 (1.77%) VBScript
10 16 (1.49%) VB.NET
11 13 (1.21%) C
11 13 (1.21%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.84%) Python
13 4 (0.37%) Delphi
13 4 (0.37%) VBA
14 3 (0.28%) VB6
15 2 (0.19%) R
15 2 (0.19%) REXX
15 2 (0.19%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 816 (76.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 477 (44.45%) MCSE
3 281 (26.19%) MCSA
4 240 (22.37%) Cisco Certification
5 229 (21.34%) CCNA
6 170 (15.84%) Degree
7 118 (11.00%) MCITP
8 115 (10.72%) A+ Certification
9 109 (10.16%) MCTS
10 81 (7.55%) CCNP
11 78 (7.27%) Security Cleared
12 73 (6.80%) Computer Science Degree
13 72 (6.71%) MCDST
14 63 (5.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 60 (5.59%) SC Cleared
16 53 (4.94%) DBS Check
17 45 (4.19%) MCSD
18 39 (3.63%) Citrix Certification
18 39 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
19 36 (3.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (14.54%) SLA
2 11 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 11 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.47%) QA
5 4 (0.37%) GPG13
6 3 (0.28%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.093%) PMO
8 1 (0.093%) RMADS
System Software
1 569 (53.03%) Active Directory
2 271 (25.26%) Hyper-V
3 263 (24.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (3.82%) vSphere
5 39 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (3.08%) XenApp
7 30 (2.80%) Terminal Services
8 22 (2.05%) XenDesktop
9 18 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.56%) Firmware
13 2 (0.19%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.19%) UAG
13 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.19%) XenServer
14 1 (0.093%) BlackBerry Internet Service
14 1 (0.093%) pfSense
14 1 (0.093%) vCloud
14 1 (0.093%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 108 (10.07%) SCCM
2 51 (4.75%) Backup Exec
3 28 (2.61%) WSUS
4 19 (1.77%) vCenter Server
5 17 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 17 (1.58%) SCOM
6 14 (1.30%) DameWare
7 12 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
7 12 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (1.03%) NetVault Backup
8 11 (1.03%) Perfmon
9 8 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
9 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (0.65%) ServiceCenter
11 5 (0.47%) Nagios
11 5 (0.47%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.37%) WhatsUp Gold
13 3 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
14 2 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 748 (69.71%) Microsoft
2 389 (36.25%) VMware
3 233 (21.71%) Cisco
4 133 (12.40%) Citrix
5 103 (9.60%) HP
6 69 (6.43%) Veeam
7 57 (5.31%) Dell
8 50 (4.66%) Apple
9 48 (4.47%) Symantec
10 40 (3.73%) Google
11 34 (3.17%) Oracle
12 28 (2.61%) Juniper
12 28 (2.61%) SonicWALL
13 26 (2.42%) Mitel
14 23 (2.14%) Veritas
15 22 (2.05%) NetApp
15 22 (2.05%) WatchGuard
16 21 (1.96%) Avaya
17 20 (1.86%) EMC
17 20 (1.86%) Remedy