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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 64 78 79
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCP 19 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.47% 0.58% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.40% 1.46% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 12
Average salary £20,000 £24,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -4.00%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -12.16%
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
297 343 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 38.67% 39.75% 31.19%
Number of salaries quoted 220 308 262
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £24,750 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 2015, 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (85.71%) MS Excel
3 27 (77.14%) MS Office
4 21 (60.00%) A+ Certification
5 19 (54.29%) Service Desk Management
6 15 (42.86%) SLA
7 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
7 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (25.71%) Mentoring
10 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
10 8 (22.86%) VMware
10 8 (22.86%) ITIL
11 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (14.29%) MCITP
12 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
12 5 (14.29%) MCSE
12 5 (14.29%) MCSA
12 5 (14.29%) Citrix
13 4 (11.43%) Change Management
13 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
13 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
13 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
14 3 (8.57%) MCTS
14 3 (8.57%) Windows 8

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
2 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 30 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 27 (77.14%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 24 (68.57%) Analyst
1 24 (68.57%) Service Analyst
1 24 (68.57%) Service Desk Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (8.57%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (8.57%) IT Support
3 3 (8.57%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.71%) Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) IT Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Service Desk Management
2 9 (25.71%) Mentoring
3 8 (22.86%) ITIL
4 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.43%) Change Management
4 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
4 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.57%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) A+ Certification
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (14.29%) MCITP
3 5 (14.29%) MCSE
3 5 (14.29%) MCSA
4 3 (8.57%) MCTS
5 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix