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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 90 94 76
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCP 8 7 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.58% 0.51% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.16% 2.30% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 11
Average salary £32,500 £27,000 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.37% +22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £21,500 £15,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £34,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,375 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -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
371 305 421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.04% 22.39% 35.98%
Number of salaries quoted 261 174 280
Average salary £44,000 £34,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -18.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £22,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £52,500
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 January 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
4 10 (62.50%) SQL
5 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
5 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (50.00%) Change Management
6 8 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (50.00%) ITIL
6 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (43.75%) C#
7 7 (43.75%) MCSE
7 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
7 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (43.75%) CMS
8 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
8 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
9 4 (25.00%) VMware
9 4 (25.00%) Fault Management
9 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
9 4 (25.00%) Information Security
9 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
9 4 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (18.75%) Degree
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 January 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 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
1 7 (43.75%) CMS
2 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.25%) SMS
2 1 (6.25%) SMTP
2 1 (6.25%) FTP
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) IT Support
2 9 (56.25%) Analyst
2 9 (56.25%) Support Analyst
3 7 (43.75%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Support Technician
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Senior SQL Server DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
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
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (12.50%) Tandem
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) UNIX
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
1 8 (50.00%) Change Management
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) Fault Management
2 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (43.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) MCSE
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) MCSA
2 3 (18.75%) CCNP
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) HND
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) A+ Certification
3 2 (12.50%) MCDST
4 1 (6.25%) MCITP
4 1 (6.25%) OCP
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Pari Passu
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago