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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 85 100 63
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -37
Permanent jobs citing MCP 5 2 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.49% 0.17% 2.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.86% 0.75% 11.71%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 23
Average salary £40,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.00% -20.00%
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
269 265 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 26.19% 23.06% 22.02%
Number of salaries quoted 166 150 147
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £66,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) SCCM
1 6 (100.00%) SCOM
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) VBScript
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) IIS
2 5 (83.33%) MCSA
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) IPv4
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Compaq
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) SAN
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (83.33%) Service Management
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (83.33%) Problem Management
2 5 (83.33%) Time Management
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (83.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) DHCP
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
1 5 (83.33%) IPv4
1 5 (83.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) Service Management
2 5 (83.33%) Problem Management
2 5 (83.33%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) VBScript
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) XenApp
2 5 (83.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) SCCM
1 6 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) HP
1 5 (83.33%) Compaq
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) VMware