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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 142 151 116
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -35
Permanent jobs citing MCP 12 12 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.38% 0.35% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 1.52% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 31
Average salary £30,750 £26,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.26% -30.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £21,350 £15,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,600 £34,000 £60,000
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
939 791 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 29.97% 23.12% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 637 510 502
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £27,500 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +2 6 £30,750 -7.51%
Glasgow +13 5 £40,500 +68.75% 1
Fife - 1 £24,000 -
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 23 (74.19%) Windows
3 19 (61.29%) MCSE
3 19 (61.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
5 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (41.94%) ITIL
6 13 (41.94%) PowerShell
7 12 (38.71%) VMware
7 12 (38.71%) MS Excel
7 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
8 11 (35.48%) SharePoint
8 11 (35.48%) MCSA
8 11 (35.48%) Windows 7
8 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (32.26%) C#
9 10 (32.26%) Citrix
10 9 (29.03%) Degree
11 8 (25.81%) XenApp
11 8 (25.81%) SQL
12 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
12 7 (22.58%) DNS
12 7 (22.58%) DHCP
12 7 (22.58%) XenDesktop
12 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (22.58%) SCCM
13 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (19.35%) CMS
13 6 (19.35%) Change Management

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 11 (35.48%) SharePoint
2 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
3 6 (19.35%) CMS
3 6 (19.35%) IIS
4 5 (16.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (38.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) DHCP
1 7 (22.58%) DNS
2 5 (16.13%) IPv4
2 5 (16.13%) SAN
2 5 (16.13%) Intranet
3 4 (12.90%) LAN
3 4 (12.90%) WAN
4 3 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.45%) SMS
5 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.23%) VPN
6 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (6.45%) Publishing
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) IT Support
2 9 (29.03%) Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Support Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
4 5 (16.13%) IT Support Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior SharePoint Developer
4 5 (16.13%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Support Technician
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Service Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Services Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
1 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
1 5 (16.13%) Visualisation
2 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Tandem
3 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (35.48%) Windows 7
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
7 3 (9.68%) UNIX
7 3 (9.68%) Linux
8 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Change Management
3 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (16.13%) Service Management
3 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
3 5 (16.13%) Time Management
4 3 (9.68%) Capacity Management
4 3 (9.68%) Fault Management
4 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Information Security
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) Operations Management
5 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) PowerShell
2 10 (32.26%) C#
3 8 (25.81%) SQL
4 5 (16.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) MCSE
1 19 (61.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (35.48%) MCSA
3 9 (29.03%) Degree
4 4 (12.90%) CCNP
4 4 (12.90%) CCNA
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (9.68%) HND
5 3 (9.68%) MCDST
6 2 (6.45%) MCITP
6 2 (6.45%) A+ Certification
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.23%) OCP
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (3.23%) CCA
7 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (25.81%) XenApp
4 7 (22.58%) XenDesktop
5 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) SCCM
2 5 (16.13%) SCOM
3 2 (6.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (90.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) VMware
3 10 (32.26%) Citrix
4 5 (16.13%) HP
4 5 (16.13%) Compaq
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) Hyland
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