The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 99 93 78
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCP 10 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.68% 0.67% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.63% 2.94% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 5
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-14.86% -1.33%
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 Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
380 340 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.68% 22.64% 29.89%
Number of salaries quoted 267 211 222
Average salary £43,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

MCP
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

MCP Salary Trend in Edinburgh

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (73.33%) SQL
4 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 10 (66.67%) ITIL
4 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (60.00%) CMS
5 9 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (60.00%) Change Management
5 9 (60.00%) C#
5 9 (60.00%) SharePoint
6 8 (53.33%) PowerShell
7 6 (40.00%) Information Security
7 6 (40.00%) Fault Management
7 6 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (40.00%) Capacity Management
7 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
8 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 5 (33.33%) MCSE
8 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (33.33%) HTML
9 3 (20.00%) Linux
9 3 (20.00%) HND
9 3 (20.00%) UNIX
9 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (20.00%) LAN
9 3 (20.00%) WAN
9 3 (20.00%) SMTP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 9 (60.00%) SharePoint
1 9 (60.00%) CMS
2 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) LAN
1 3 (20.00%) WAN
1 3 (20.00%) SMTP
1 3 (20.00%) FTP
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
1 3 (20.00%) HTTPS
1 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) IT Support
2 11 (73.33%) Analyst
2 11 (73.33%) Support Analyst
3 10 (66.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (13.33%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (13.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) UNIX
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) ITIL
2 9 (60.00%) Change Management
3 6 (40.00%) Information Security
3 6 (40.00%) Fault Management
3 6 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 6 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) C#
3 8 (53.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) MCSE
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (20.00%) HND
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) CCNP
2 3 (20.00%) CCNA
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) MCSA
3 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
3 2 (13.33%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) VMware