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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 77 75 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCP 6 14 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.76% 1.78% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 5.47% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 12
Average salary £21,500 £37,500 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.66% +21.95%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
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
277 256 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 35.02% 32.61% 32.94%
Number of salaries quoted 249 247 256
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £47,600
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 24 October 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) MS Office
2 11 (73.33%) MS Excel
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (60.00%) MCSE
4 9 (60.00%) MCSA
5 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
5 8 (53.33%) A+ Certification
5 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (46.67%) MCTS
6 7 (46.67%) Windows XP
6 7 (46.67%) Windows 8
6 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
7 4 (26.67%) MCITP
7 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
7 4 (26.67%) Change Management
7 4 (26.67%) ITIL
7 4 (26.67%) SLA
7 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
7 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Management
7 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
7 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (6.67%) Firewall
8 1 (6.67%) VMware
8 1 (6.67%) Degree
8 1 (6.67%) Informatics

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (73.33%) MS Office
1 11 (73.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
1 9 (60.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 9 (60.00%) Service Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Support Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Junior Support Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (46.67%) Windows 8
3 7 (46.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (26.67%) Change Management
1 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
1 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
1 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Management
1 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (60.00%) MCSE
2 9 (60.00%) MCSA
3 8 (53.33%) A+ Certification
4 7 (46.67%) MCTS
5 4 (26.67%) MCITP
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
6 1 (6.67%) MCDST
6 1 (6.67%) CCNP
6 1 (6.67%) CCNA
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco