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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 95 97 85
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCP 6 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.44% 0.36% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.42% 1.43% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 10
Average salary £30,750 £33,250 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.51% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £24,800 £15,750
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £34,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
423 349 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 31.29% 24.88% 34.90%
Number of salaries quoted 275 210 254
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -15.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,550 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (93.75%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
3 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
4 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (56.25%) MCSE
5 8 (50.00%) SQL
5 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
6 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (37.50%) CMS
7 6 (37.50%) Change Management
7 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (37.50%) ITIL
7 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (31.25%) C#
8 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
8 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (31.25%) VMware
9 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 4 (25.00%) MCSA
10 3 (18.75%) Linux
10 3 (18.75%) LAN
10 3 (18.75%) HND
10 3 (18.75%) UNIX
10 3 (18.75%) Citrix
10 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (18.75%) CCNP
10 3 (18.75%) CCNA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 6 (37.50%) CMS
1 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (12.50%) SMS
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) IT Support
2 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Support Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Build Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
1 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Tandem
2 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) UNIX
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
1 6 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Fault Management
2 3 (18.75%) Capacity Management
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
1 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (31.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) MCSE
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (25.00%) MCSA
3 3 (18.75%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) CCNA
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (18.75%) HND
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) A+ Certification
4 2 (12.50%) MCDST
4 2 (12.50%) MCITP
5 1 (6.25%) OCP
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) WSUS
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco