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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 73 65
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 5 10 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.90% 1.35% 2.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.60% 3.85% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 15
Median salary £30,000 £21,000 £19,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.85% +10.52%  
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year - +1.69%  

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 139 260 317
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 24.96% 34.99% 41.33%
Number of salaries quoted 127 244 233
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) MCSA
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (50.00%) High Availability
3 4 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
3 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 1 (12.50%) MCTS
6 1 (12.50%) Office 365
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) CentOS
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (12.50%) WatchGuard
6 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL
6 1 (12.50%) Draytek
6 1 (12.50%) VMware

MCP
Co-occurring 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Data Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Technician
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Support
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Technician
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (12.50%) IT Technician
4 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) CentOS
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) High Availability
2 4 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V2
3 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Apple
2 1 (12.50%) Draytek
2 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec
2 1 (12.50%) Veeam
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) WatchGuard