MVP’s around the World (2022)

A new Microsoft MVP award cycle, a new moment to have a look at the MVP statistics. Below numbers are taken from the public MVP site. July 1st is normally the day of the award cycle, but this year got delayed for a few days due to unknown circumstances. Because people get awarded every month, the comparison to July of every year should give an idea of the yearly trend.

Few points of attention:

  • Apparently, during the award cycle MVP’s located in Russia or Belarus were removed, including MVP’s that were awarded in the first half of 2022 and thus not up for renewal.
  • 19 anonymous MVP awardees do not disclose location. Those are not represented in below numbers.
  • The Office Development category was rebranded M365 Development.
  • The Office Apps & Services category was rebranded M365 Apps & Services.

Awardees per Category

The following table contains the awardees per award category from July of 2019 up to 2022, plus change percentage. It therefor does not reflect on changes during the year (people newly awarded or moving to Microsoft). I will leave the interpretation up to you.

ExpertiseJul’19Jul’20%Jul’21%Jul’22%
Cloud and Datacenter Management232209-10%2195%164-25%
Microsoft Azure40946313%53415%5462%
M365 Apps & Services4915124%5569%492-12%
Business Applications16624045%32335%3519%
Data Platform3323588%3929%364-7%
Developer Technologies6446978%77010%715-7%
Enterprise Mobility1061037%13318%14912%
AI8412245%13813%128-7%
M365 Development476436%698%59-14%
Windows Development119110-8%1209%92-23%
Windows and Devices for IT5743-25%42-2%457%
Total no. of Awards268729319%329612%3105-6%
Total no. of MVP’s263428508%322413%3024-6%

Note: The difference between total number of awards and total number of MVP’s is caused by MVP’s awarded in multiple categories. A total of 124 MVP’s were awarded in two or more categories.

M365 Apps & Services per Country

When zooming in on the M365 Apps & Services category, the awards per country are shown below, including the % change compared to last year. As you might notice, there are quiet a number of countries without MVP’s compared to last year.

CountryNumberCountryNumberCountryNumberCountryNumber
AUS26 (-4%)FRA16 (-34%)NZL6 (0%)ESP10 (-34%)
AUT3 (-25%)DEU30 (-4%)NGA4 (0%)LKA0 (-100%)
BEL5 (0%)GHA1 (0%)NOR5 (-29%)SWE8 (-20%)
BIH1 (0%)GRC1 (0%)PAK1 (0%)CHE2 (-50%)
BRA12 (-15%)HUN1 (-50%)PER1 (0%)TWN4 (0%)
BGR3 (0%)IND10 (-29%)POL5 (-38%)THA2 (0%)
KHM1 (0%)IRL1 (-75%)PRT3 (0%)NLD22 (4%)
CAN34 (-15%)ISR3 (0%)RUS0 (-100%)TUR2 (0%)
CHN19 (0%)ITA4 (0%)SAU1 (-50%)UKR2 (0%)
COL5 (-29%)JPN17 (-15%)SEN1 (0%)ARE1 (-50%)
HRV5 (0%)KOR14 (-18%)SRB0 (-100%)GBR37 (-16%)
CZE2 (0%)MKD2 (0%)SGP4 (0%)USA112 (-16%)
DNK5 (-29%)MYS1 (0%)SVK1 (0%)URY1 (0%)
EGY1 (0%)MEX8 (0%)SVN2 (0%)VNM1 (0%)
SLV1 (0%)MMR1 (0%)ZAF4 (0%)  
FIN5 (-17%)NPL0 (-100%)    

If you have questions or comments, please leave them in the comments below.

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About Michel de Rooij

I'm a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP, with focus on Exchange Server, Microsoft 365 and an affection for PowerShell. I'm is a consultant, publisher of EighTwOne, published author, and speaker. You can find me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook.

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