The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 29 26 39
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCP 2 16 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 0.76% 5.80% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 13.68% 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2 15 1
Average salary £28,500 £40,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.75% +60.00%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +0.67%
MCP
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Qualifications Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
73 117 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 27.65% 42.39% 35.64%
Number of salaries quoted 52 94 86
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £71,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

MCP
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

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

MCP Salary Trend in Aberdeen

MCP
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Support Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft