The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 68 79 79
Rank change year-on-year +11 0  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 3 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.48% 0.63% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 2.48% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 14
Median salary £17,000 £21,000 £22,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.04% -5.61%  
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year - -1.63%  

MCP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 150 202 322
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 24.23% 25.28% 34.04%
Number of salaries quoted 139 193 225
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing MCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Southampton

MCP
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Salary trend for MCP in Southampton

MCP
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for MCP.

1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) MCTS
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) WatchGuard
1 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL
1 1 (33.33%) Draytek
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 3 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Support
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Technician
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (33.33%) IT Technician
2 1 (33.33%) Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCTS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Draytek
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL
1 1 (33.33%) WatchGuard