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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 155 168 152
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCP 8 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.25% 0.30% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 1.29% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 14
Average salary £29,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £28,192
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
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
837 932 900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.36% 23.09% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 516 606 506
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +9 4 £27,000 -10.00%
Glasgow +8 3 £47,500 +89.99% 2
West Lothian - 1 £25,000 -
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UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (84.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (76.00%) MCSE
3 19 (76.00%) Windows
4 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (44.00%) MCSA
5 11 (44.00%) VMware
6 10 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 10 (40.00%) ITIL
6 10 (40.00%) Citrix
6 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
8 8 (32.00%) XenApp
8 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
9 7 (28.00%) SQL
9 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
9 7 (28.00%) DHCP
9 7 (28.00%) DNS
9 7 (28.00%) XenDesktop
9 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
9 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (28.00%) SCCM
10 6 (24.00%) IIS
11 5 (20.00%) Service Management
11 5 (20.00%) SAN
11 5 (20.00%) HP
11 5 (20.00%) Compaq
11 5 (20.00%) VBScript
11 5 (20.00%) C#

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (24.00%) IIS
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.00%) CMS
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) DHCP
1 7 (28.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) IPv4
2 5 (20.00%) SAN
3 3 (12.00%) LAN
3 3 (12.00%) WAN
4 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (8.00%) SMS
4 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) VPN
5 1 (4.00%) VoIP
5 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (8.00%) Publishing
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) IT Support
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Build Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Service Manager
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Manager
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Services Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Support Technician
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (8.00%) Tandem
1 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.00%) UNIX
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 5 (20.00%) Time Management
2 5 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Web Development
4 2 (8.00%) Operations Management
4 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) Change Management
4 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
4 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.00%) OO
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) VBScript
3 5 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (84.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (76.00%) MCSE
3 11 (44.00%) MCSA
4 4 (16.00%) MCDST
4 4 (16.00%) Degree
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (12.00%) CCNP
5 3 (12.00%) CCNA
6 2 (8.00%) HND
6 2 (8.00%) MCITP
6 2 (8.00%) A+ Certification
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.00%) HNC
7 1 (4.00%) OCP
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (4.00%) CCA
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
1 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (32.00%) XenApp
4 7 (28.00%) XenDesktop
5 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) SCCM
2 5 (20.00%) SCOM
3 2 (8.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) VMware
3 10 (40.00%) Citrix
4 5 (20.00%) HP
4 5 (20.00%) Compaq
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) Avaya
6 1 (4.00%) Hyland
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £55000 per annum + flexi working, training
Posted: 3 days ago