The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 103 87 88
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCP 7 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.27% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 0.93% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 9
Average salary £30,000 £60,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
382 321 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.04% 29.23% 28.15%
Number of salaries quoted 245 184 301
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCP
Scotland

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 18 April 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (53.33%) MCSE
4 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL
5 7 (46.67%) C#
6 6 (40.00%) SQL
6 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
6 6 (40.00%) CMS
6 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (40.00%) Capacity Management
7 5 (33.33%) Fault Management
7 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 5 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (33.33%) Information Security
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (33.33%) HTML
7 5 (33.33%) HTTPS
7 5 (33.33%) SMTP
7 5 (33.33%) FTP
7 5 (33.33%) HTTP
8 4 (26.67%) Citrix
8 4 (26.67%) MCSA
8 4 (26.67%) VMware
8 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (26.67%) Finance
8 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (26.67%) MCTS
9 3 (20.00%) LANDesk

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (40.00%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) Node.js
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 5 (33.33%) SMTP
1 5 (33.33%) FTP
1 5 (33.33%) HTTP
2 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) VoIP
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) NAS
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Law
2 3 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
1 10 (66.67%) Support Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) IT Support
2 5 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Applications Support
3 4 (26.67%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Administrator
4 3 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (13.33%) Server Support
6 1 (6.67%) Server Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Support Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Developer
6 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Server Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) WCF
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 5 (33.33%) Fault Management
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (33.33%) Information Security
4 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) MVC
5 1 (6.67%) Security Management
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (53.33%) MCSE
3 4 (26.67%) MCSA
3 4 (26.67%) MCTS
4 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (20.00%) MCITP
4 3 (20.00%) HNC
4 3 (20.00%) HND
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (20.00%) CCNP
4 3 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) MCAD
5 1 (6.67%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) LANDesk
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
4 1 (6.67%) Facebook
4 1 (6.67%) Nimsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Spiceworks
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat