The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 45 51 32
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCP 6 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.03% 0.26% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.82% 0.96% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 1
Average salary £45,000 £19,250 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+133.76% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
MCP
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region.

Qualifications Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
88 104 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 29.73% 27.30% 36.31%
Number of salaries quoted 80 100 57
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £49,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

MCP
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Portsmouth region.

MCP Salary Trend in Portsmouth

MCP
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Portsmouth region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) DV Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (70.00%) MCSE
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) HP
3 7 (70.00%) VMware
4 6 (60.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) MS Office
7 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (20.00%) LAN
7 2 (20.00%) WAN
7 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (20.00%) MCDST
7 2 (20.00%) MCTS
7 2 (20.00%) MCITP
7 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) DNS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Portsmouth region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Services Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) DV Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (70.00%) MCSE
4 2 (20.00%) MCDST
4 2 (20.00%) MCTS
4 2 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (10.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (70.00%) HP
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (10.00%) Dell