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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 99 85 82
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCP 7 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.48% 0.88% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.71% 3.64% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 5
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £29,900 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-20.26% +2.73%
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
409 302 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.96% 24.12% 29.60%
Number of salaries quoted 244 178 250
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,800 £24,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 17 September 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (92.31%) ITIL
3 11 (84.62%) C#
3 11 (84.62%) SQL
3 11 (84.62%) SharePoint
3 11 (84.62%) CMS
4 9 (69.23%) Information Security
4 9 (69.23%) Fault Management
4 9 (69.23%) PowerShell
4 9 (69.23%) Capacity Management
4 9 (69.23%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (61.54%) HTML
5 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
5 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (53.85%) SMTP
6 7 (53.85%) FTP
6 7 (53.85%) HTTP
6 7 (53.85%) HTTPS
7 6 (46.15%) Change Management
7 6 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
9 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 3 (23.08%) DNS
9 3 (23.08%) Finance
10 1 (7.69%) HND
10 1 (7.69%) UNIX
10 1 (7.69%) Linux

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 11 (84.62%) SharePoint
1 11 (84.62%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) SMTP
1 7 (53.85%) FTP
1 7 (53.85%) HTTP
1 7 (53.85%) HTTPS
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Analyst
1 12 (92.31%) Support Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) IT Support Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) IT Support
3 4 (30.77%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.69%) Support Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) IT Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) ITIL
2 9 (69.23%) Information Security
2 9 (69.23%) Fault Management
2 9 (69.23%) Capacity Management
2 9 (69.23%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (46.15%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) HND
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) VMware