The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 72 82 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Permanent jobs citing MCP 14 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.63% 1.35% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.90% 4.36% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 0
Average salary £21,500 £31,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.20% -
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +0.67%
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 Southampton region.

Qualifications Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
359 275 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 41.84% 30.93% 32.49%
Number of salaries quoted 309 271 260
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,600 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MCP
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

MCP Salary Trend in Southampton

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 15 (78.95%) MS Excel
3 14 (73.68%) Windows
4 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (63.16%) MCSE
5 12 (63.16%) MS Office
6 11 (57.89%) MCSA
7 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
7 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (47.37%) Windows 8
9 8 (42.11%) A+ Certification
9 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (36.84%) MCTS
10 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
11 5 (26.32%) ITIL
12 4 (21.05%) SQL
12 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
12 4 (21.05%) WAN
12 4 (21.05%) Change Management
12 4 (21.05%) SLA
12 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
12 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Management
12 4 (21.05%) MCITP
12 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
12 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
13 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
13 3 (15.79%) LAN
14 2 (10.53%) Windows 7

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
2 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (78.95%) MS Excel
2 12 (63.16%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) WAN
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (5.26%) MS Access
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Support Engineer
2 9 (47.37%) Service Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (31.58%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (26.32%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Junior
6 3 (15.79%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) Junior Support Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) IT Support
7 2 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
8 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Developer
8 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
8 1 (5.26%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (47.37%) Windows 8
4 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (21.05%) Change Management
2 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
2 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
2 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VB
2 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (63.16%) MCSE
3 11 (57.89%) MCSA
4 8 (42.11%) A+ Certification
5 7 (36.84%) MCTS
6 4 (21.05%) MCITP
7 1 (5.26%) Degree
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (5.26%) MCDST
7 1 (5.26%) CCNP
7 1 (5.26%) CCNA
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco