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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 164 117 118
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCP 9 38 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.24% 1.21% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 4.59% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 9 36 34
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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
908 827 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.27% 26.40% 31.92%
Number of salaries quoted 571 510 636
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 -14 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Aberdeen -6 2 £28,500 -28.75%
Glasgow -29 1 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Stirling - 1 £29,000 -
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 16 (88.89%) ITIL
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 11 (61.11%) C#
3 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
3 11 (61.11%) SharePoint
4 10 (55.56%) CMS
5 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (44.44%) Capacity Management
6 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
6 8 (44.44%) Fault Management
6 8 (44.44%) Information Security
6 8 (44.44%) SMTP
6 8 (44.44%) FTP
6 8 (44.44%) HTTP
6 8 (44.44%) HTML
6 8 (44.44%) DNS
6 8 (44.44%) HTTPS
7 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (38.89%) MCSE
7 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
8 6 (33.33%) Change Management
9 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
10 4 (22.22%) DHCP
10 4 (22.22%) Citrix

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (61.11%) SharePoint
2 10 (55.56%) CMS
3 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) SMTP
1 8 (44.44%) FTP
1 8 (44.44%) HTTP
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
1 8 (44.44%) HTTPS
2 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
3 4 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (11.11%) SAN
4 2 (11.11%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (5.56%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Analyst
2 14 (77.78%) Support Analyst
3 9 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 9 (50.00%) IT Support
4 4 (22.22%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.56%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Server Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Major Incident Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Operations Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) ITIL
2 9 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (44.44%) Capacity Management
3 8 (44.44%) Fault Management
3 8 (44.44%) Information Security
4 6 (33.33%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Service Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) Security Management
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C#
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (38.89%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
2 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Compaq
3 1 (5.56%) McAfee
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Twitter
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