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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 73 75 79
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCP 19 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.10% 0.86% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.32% 2.27% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 3
Average salary £19,250 £26,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.35% +1.92%
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 Southampton region.

Qualifications Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
357 352 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 39.49% 37.81% 31.30%
Number of salaries quoted 252 317 236
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £64,125 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Southampton

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (83.33%) MS Office
3 17 (70.83%) MS Excel
4 13 (54.17%) A+ Certification
5 11 (45.83%) SLA
5 11 (45.83%) Service Desk Management
6 10 (41.67%) ITIL
7 9 (37.50%) Mentoring
8 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
8 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (20.83%) MCITP
10 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (20.83%) MCSE
10 5 (20.83%) MCSA
10 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
11 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
11 4 (16.67%) Change Management
11 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
11 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
11 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (12.50%) VMware
12 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
12 3 (12.50%) MCTS
12 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
12 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (83.33%) MS Office
2 17 (70.83%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
1 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
1 16 (66.67%) Service Analyst
1 16 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) IT Support
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) IT Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) COM
2 1 (4.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Service Desk Management
2 10 (41.67%) ITIL
3 9 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 4 (16.67%) Change Management
4 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.50%) Service Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) A+ Certification
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (20.83%) MCITP
3 5 (20.83%) MCSE
3 5 (20.83%) MCSA
4 3 (12.50%) MCTS
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (45.83%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Citrix
2 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) Mitel
3 1 (4.17%) Siemens