Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 550 569 517
Rank change year-on-year +19 -52 -38
Permanent jobs citing MCP 553 668 930
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.44% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.02% 1.83% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 392 524 771
UK median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £23,775 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £69,750 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +1.69%

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 27,413 36,533 41,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.82% 24.19% 23.84%
Number of salaries quoted 20,316 26,660 31,909
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +28 521 £35,000 +7.69% 149
UK excluding London +3 331 £35,000 +16.67% 133
London +71 204 £35,000 - 27
South East +95 151 £35,000 +7.69% 34
North of England +10 47 £47,500 +80.95% 22
South West +28 43 £40,000 +33.33% 10
Midlands -24 41 £26,250 +0.96% 35
East of England +9 33 £35,000 -2.78% 21
West Midlands -6 31 £25,500 -1.92% 17
Yorkshire +41 24 £50,000 +81.82% 7
North West +10 23 £35,000 +37.25% 14
East Midlands -7 10 £27,500 -24.66% 18
Wales -2 8 £50,000 +88.68% 5
Scotland +17 4 £26,250 -5.41% 6
Channel Islands +7 4 £25,000 -23.08%

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 426 (77.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 411 (74.32%) Microsoft
3 401 (72.51%) Windows
4 292 (52.80%) Active Directory
5 281 (50.81%) ITIL
6 258 (46.65%) Office 365
7 210 (37.97%) MCSE
8 177 (32.01%) MCSA
8 177 (32.01%) Degree
9 171 (30.92%) Windows 10
10 161 (29.11%) Azure
11 139 (25.14%) Windows Server
12 125 (22.60%) VMware
13 124 (22.42%) SQL Server
14 121 (21.88%) DNS
15 119 (21.52%) DHCP
16 106 (19.17%) Microsoft Office
17 101 (18.26%) SLA
17 101 (18.26%) Windows 7
17 101 (18.26%) ServiceNow
18 99 (17.90%) Hyper-V
18 99 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
18 99 (17.90%) LAN
19 95 (17.18%) Finance
20 94 (17.00%) Management Information System
20 94 (17.00%) Citrix
20 94 (17.00%) SCCM
21 91 (16.46%) SQL
22 89 (16.09%) WAN
23 87 (15.73%) TCP/IP

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 74 (13.38%) MS Exchange
2 47 (8.50%) SharePoint
3 37 (6.69%) Skype for Business
4 27 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (4.16%) IIS
6 20 (3.62%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (2.17%) Confluence
10 6 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.72%) Apache
12 4 (0.72%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.72%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.54%) SAS
14 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.18%) CMS
15 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
15 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
15 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 106 (19.17%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (4.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.08%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.54%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (1.81%) assyst
2 7 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 258 (46.65%) Office 365
2 161 (29.11%) Azure
3 63 (11.39%) AWS
4 23 (4.16%) SaaS
5 21 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (3.25%) OneDrive
7 14 (2.53%) G Suite
8 11 (1.99%) Azure Stack
9 8 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.08%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.72%) GCP
11 4 (0.72%) IaaS
12 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.36%) PaaS
13 2 (0.36%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.36%) PowerApps
14 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 121 (21.88%) DNS
2 119 (21.52%) DHCP
3 99 (17.90%) LAN
4 89 (16.09%) WAN
5 87 (15.73%) TCP/IP
6 58 (10.49%) VoIP
7 50 (9.04%) Firewall
8 47 (8.50%) VPN
9 43 (7.78%) Skype
10 30 (5.42%) Internet
10 30 (5.42%) SAN
11 26 (4.70%) DMZ
11 26 (4.70%) Wireless
12 23 (4.16%) VLAN
13 16 (2.89%) Network Security
14 15 (2.71%) NetScaler
15 13 (2.35%) WebEx
16 10 (1.81%) NAS
17 8 (1.45%) Ethernet
17 8 (1.45%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (22.42%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.42%) SQL Server 2005
2 30 (5.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 30 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (4.88%) SQL Server 2017
4 24 (4.34%) Big Data
5 14 (2.53%) RDBMS
5 14 (2.53%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (1.45%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.90%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.36%) DB2
13 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (4.52%) Visual Studio
2 17 (3.07%) Selenium
3 16 (2.89%) NUnit
4 13 (2.35%) MSI
5 12 (2.17%) JIRA
6 5 (0.90%) TestRail
6 5 (0.90%) Zephyr
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.18%) Appium
8 1 (0.18%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.18%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.18%) Subversion
8 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 95 (17.18%) Finance
2 22 (3.98%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.80%) Public Sector
4 16 (2.89%) Retail
5 13 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.17%) Legal
7 11 (1.99%) Electronics
7 11 (1.99%) Marketing
8 9 (1.63%) Banking
9 7 (1.27%) French Language
9 7 (1.27%) Front Office
9 7 (1.27%) German Language
9 7 (1.27%) Italian Language
9 7 (1.27%) Spanish Language
10 6 (1.08%) Law
11 4 (0.72%) Local Government
12 2 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 148 (26.76%) Support Engineer
2 100 (18.08%) IT Support
3 91 (16.46%) Analyst
4 76 (13.74%) IT Engineer
5 58 (10.49%) IT Support Engineer
6 51 (9.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 46 (8.32%) Support Analyst
8 34 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
9 31 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 29 (5.24%) Consultant
11 28 (5.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 27 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 27 (4.88%) Developer
12 27 (4.88%) IT Analyst
13 24 (4.34%) Technical Leader
13 24 (4.34%) Technical Support
14 23 (4.16%) Unix Engineer
15 22 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 22 (3.98%) Team Leader
16 21 (3.80%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (10.49%) .NET
2 40 (7.23%) HTML
3 34 (6.15%) .NET Framework
4 33 (5.97%) AngularJS
4 33 (5.97%) Entity Framework
4 33 (5.97%) HTML5
5 30 (5.42%) XML
6 27 (4.88%) ASP.NET
6 27 (4.88%) jQuery
6 27 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 27 (4.88%) Web Services
7 26 (4.70%) CSS
8 25 (4.52%) LDAP
9 24 (4.34%) Kafka
10 21 (3.80%) Classic ASP
10 21 (3.80%) XSLT
11 20 (3.62%) WCF
12 19 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (2.35%) .NET Core
14 12 (2.17%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 94 (17.00%) Management Information System
2 58 (10.49%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (5.97%) Blackberry
4 31 (5.61%) Data Centre
5 24 (4.34%) Clustering
6 15 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.17%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.81%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.45%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.08%) iPhone
11 6 (1.08%) PDA
11 6 (1.08%) Replication
12 5 (0.90%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.90%) e-Learning
12 5 (0.90%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.90%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 401 (72.51%) Windows
2 171 (30.92%) Windows 10
3 139 (25.14%) Windows Server
4 101 (18.26%) Windows 7
5 84 (15.19%) Linux
6 70 (12.66%) Unix
7 63 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (10.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (9.04%) Solaris
10 29 (5.24%) Mac OS X
11 22 (3.98%) Mac OS
11 22 (3.98%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (1.81%) Windows 2000
14 8 (1.45%) Windows XP
15 7 (1.27%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.90%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.72%) Android
17 4 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (50.81%) ITIL
2 99 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 72 (13.02%) Information Security
5 52 (9.40%) Asset Management
6 48 (8.68%) Mentoring
7 47 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (8.32%) Ticket Management
9 45 (8.14%) Service Management
10 42 (7.59%) ITIL V3
11 40 (7.23%) MVC
12 34 (6.15%) High Availability
13 33 (5.97%) Incident Management
13 33 (5.97%) Software Engineering
14 32 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 29 (5.24%) Scrum
16 28 (5.06%) Continuous Delivery
16 28 (5.06%) CRM
16 28 (5.06%) Patch Management
16 28 (5.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 91 (16.46%) SQL
2 70 (12.66%) PowerShell
3 55 (9.95%) JavaScript
4 54 (9.76%) C#
5 24 (4.34%) C
6 21 (3.80%) Python
7 12 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 11 (1.99%) PHP
9 10 (1.81%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.54%) R
11 2 (0.36%) Java
12 1 (0.18%) C++
12 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.18%) Ruby
12 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.18%) VBA
12 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 426 (77.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 210 (37.97%) MCSE
3 177 (32.01%) Degree
3 177 (32.01%) MCSA
4 72 (13.02%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (12.30%) CCNA
6 44 (7.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 42 (7.59%) MCITP
8 35 (6.33%) MCTS
8 35 (6.33%) RHCE
8 35 (6.33%) Security Cleared
9 31 (5.61%) ITIL Certification
10 30 (5.42%) A+ Certification
11 27 (4.88%) MCDST
12 25 (4.52%) SC Cleared
13 14 (2.53%) CCA
14 13 (2.35%) MCPD
15 12 (2.17%) MCAD
15 12 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
16 10 (1.81%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (18.26%) SLA
2 16 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 16 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.45%) GDPR
5 6 (1.08%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.72%) QA
7 2 (0.36%) PMO
8 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 292 (52.80%) Active Directory
2 99 (17.90%) Hyper-V
3 73 (13.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (8.68%) Firmware
5 33 (5.97%) XenApp
6 24 (4.34%) NFS
7 14 (2.53%) XenDesktop
8 13 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 11 (1.99%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (1.63%) Terminal Services
12 8 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (1.45%) vSphere
13 5 (0.90%) Docker
14 4 (0.72%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
16 1 (0.18%) Squid
Systems Management
1 94 (17.00%) SCCM
2 36 (6.51%) Microsoft Intune
3 30 (5.42%) Ansible
4 18 (3.25%) SCOM
5 17 (3.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 11 (1.99%) SCOrch
7 7 (1.27%) Data Guard
7 7 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.08%) HP UCMDB
9 5 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.90%) Puppet
10 4 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
11 3 (0.54%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.54%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 2 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.36%) SCVMM
13 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 411 (74.32%) Microsoft
2 125 (22.60%) VMware
3 101 (18.26%) ServiceNow
4 94 (17.00%) Citrix
5 69 (12.48%) Cisco
6 45 (8.14%) Oracle
7 42 (7.59%) Splunk
8 31 (5.61%) HP
9 21 (3.80%) Apple
10 19 (3.44%) SAP
10 19 (3.44%) Sophos
11 18 (3.25%) Remedy
12 16 (2.89%) Veeam
13 14 (2.53%) Dell
14 13 (2.35%) MobileIron
14 13 (2.35%) Symantec
15 8 (1.45%) Bloomberg
15 8 (1.45%) Reuters
16 7 (1.27%) Atlassian
16 7 (1.27%) Sybase