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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 99 96 94
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.078% 0.66% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 2.38% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 6
Average salary - £32,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.37%
UK excluding London average salary £27,823 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.39% -7.14%
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
351 378 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.55% 27.55% 24.42%
Number of salaries quoted 232 256 195
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 8 February 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) Facilities Management
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) DSL
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) Facilities Management
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Communications Security
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) MCSA
5 1 (16.67%) OCP
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (16.67%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) SAP