The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 87 97 67
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -30
Permanent jobs citing MCP 6 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.54% 0.42% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 2.24% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 16
Average salary £40,500 £24,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+68.75% -36.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £24,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £28,800 £38,500
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 Glasgow region.

Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
306 223 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 27.72% 18.54% 21.02%
Number of salaries quoted 202 134 122
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

MCP
Salary Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Glasgow region.

MCP Salary Trend in Glasgow

MCP
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Glasgow

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (85.71%) MCSA
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) SCCM
2 6 (85.71%) SCOM
2 6 (85.71%) XenApp
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V
3 5 (71.43%) Problem Management
3 5 (71.43%) XenDesktop
3 5 (71.43%) Time Management
3 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (71.43%) IPv4
3 5 (71.43%) VBScript
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) IIS
3 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) SAN
3 5 (71.43%) Service Management

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 5 (71.43%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
1 5 (71.43%) IPv4
1 5 (71.43%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Service Management
2 5 (71.43%) Problem Management
2 5 (71.43%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) VBScript
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCSA
3 1 (14.29%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) CCA
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) XenApp
3 5 (71.43%) XenDesktop
3 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) SCCM
1 6 (85.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) Citrix
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) HP
2 5 (71.43%) Compaq
3 1 (14.29%) Avaya
3 1 (14.29%) Hyland
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco