The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 141 152 92
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -60
Permanent jobs citing MCP 21 14 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.68% 0.43% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 1.73% 7.24%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 63
Average salary £40,500 £31,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £21,500 £20,600
10% offered a salary of more than £43,100 £40,000 £51,600
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
MCP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
821 809 939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.39% 24.84% 30.15%
Number of salaries quoted 572 476 649
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MCP
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

MCP Salary Trend in Scotland

MCP
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Scotland

MCP
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -6 8 £33,750 +3.84%
Glasgow +6 5 £40,500 +35.00%
Renfrewshire -1 5 £42,500 +34.92%
Fife - 2 £24,000 -
Stirling - 1 - -
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 28 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (76.67%) Windows
3 19 (63.33%) ITIL
4 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (50.00%) MCSE
4 15 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 14 (46.67%) C#
6 13 (43.33%) MS Excel
6 13 (43.33%) PowerShell
7 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
8 11 (36.67%) SQL
8 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (33.33%) Change Management
10 9 (30.00%) DNS
10 9 (30.00%) CMS
10 9 (30.00%) Degree
10 9 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (26.67%) VMware
11 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (23.33%) MCSA
12 7 (23.33%) DHCP
13 6 (20.00%) IIS
13 6 (20.00%) Citrix
13 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (20.00%) SCCM
13 6 (20.00%) SCOM
14 5 (16.67%) Computer Science

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 15 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (30.00%) CMS
3 6 (20.00%) IIS
4 5 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (43.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) DNS
2 7 (23.33%) DHCP
3 5 (16.67%) IPv4
3 5 (16.67%) SAN
3 5 (16.67%) Intranet
4 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (10.00%) LAN
5 3 (10.00%) WAN
5 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (6.67%) SMTP
6 2 (6.67%) FTP
6 2 (6.67%) HTTP
6 2 (6.67%) VPN
6 2 (6.67%) HTTPS
7 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Analyst
1 13 (43.33%) Support Analyst
2 12 (40.00%) IT Support
3 10 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Senior SharePoint Developer
4 5 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (6.67%) Service Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Support Technician
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Services Manager
7 1 (3.33%) IT Services Manager
7 1 (3.33%) IT Operations Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Services Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
1 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (13.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 5 (16.67%) Visualisation
2 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (6.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (10.00%) UNIX
6 3 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) ITIL
2 10 (33.33%) Change Management
3 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (16.67%) Service Management
3 5 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 5 (16.67%) Fault Management
3 5 (16.67%) Time Management
3 5 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 5 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (16.67%) Information Security
3 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) Operations Management
4 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) Security Management
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) C#
2 13 (43.33%) PowerShell
3 11 (36.67%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) MCSE
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (30.00%) Degree
3 7 (23.33%) MCSA
4 3 (10.00%) CCNP
4 3 (10.00%) CCNA
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.00%) HND
4 3 (10.00%) MCDST
5 2 (6.67%) A+ Certification
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (16.67%) XenApp
3 5 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SCCM
1 6 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix
4 5 (16.67%) HP
4 5 (16.67%) Compaq