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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 160 170 132
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -38
Permanent jobs citing MCP 2 6 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.063% 0.16% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.70% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 30
Average salary - £29,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -27.50%
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -20.00%
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
849 852 896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.82% 23.16% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 591 561 536
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £57,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
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 31 July 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 - 2 - -
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Web Development
4 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (37.50%) OO
4 3 (37.50%) MCSE
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) MVC
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) NVQ Level 3
5 2 (25.00%) SLA
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) Data Centre

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SMS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) IT Support
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Web Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Web Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Build Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) ICT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
1 3 (37.50%) XML
1 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Web Development
1 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
1 3 (37.50%) OO
1 3 (37.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) NVQ Level 3
3 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (12.50%) MCDST
4 1 (12.50%) MCITP
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) HNC
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) VMware