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

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 145 167 152
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCP 4 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.24% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 1.02% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 11
Average salary £47,500 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
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
759 885 881
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.33% 23.14% 28.19%
Number of salaries quoted 483 578 508
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 £28,250 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Glasgow +9 3 £47,500 +51.99% 1
West Lothian - 1 £25,000 -
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 14 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
3 12 (75.00%) Windows
4 11 (68.75%) MCSE
4 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
5 8 (50.00%) Citrix
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (43.75%) MCSA
6 7 (43.75%) VMware
7 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
7 6 (37.50%) XenApp
8 5 (31.25%) XenDesktop
8 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (31.25%) SCCM
8 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
8 5 (31.25%) ITIL
8 5 (31.25%) SQL
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
8 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
8 5 (31.25%) DHCP
8 5 (31.25%) DNS
9 4 (25.00%) IIS
9 4 (25.00%) C#
9 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
10 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
10 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
10 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
10 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) IIS
3 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DHCP
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) IPv4
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) SMS
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) IT Support
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) .NET Web Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Web Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
2 3 (18.75%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Build Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Senior SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Oracle DBA
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) XML
1 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) OO
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
2 3 (18.75%) MVC
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Web Development
2 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
2 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (68.75%) MCSE
3 7 (43.75%) MCSA
4 2 (12.50%) MCDST
4 2 (12.50%) MCITP
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) OCP
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CCNP
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) CCA
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.25%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) XenApp
3 5 (31.25%) XenDesktop
4 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) SCOM
3 2 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Citrix
3 7 (43.75%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Compaq
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) Hyland
6 1 (6.25%) Avaya
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