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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 149 131 101
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -30
Permanent jobs citing MCP 13 29 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.38% 0.92% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.52% 3.68% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 13 24 47
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £32,600 £22,716
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £53,200
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
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
854 789 1020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.18% 24.90% 32.03%
Number of salaries quoted 557 496 616
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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 -13 7 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Renfrewshire - 4 £42,500 -
Aberdeen +4 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Glasgow -7 1 £32,500 -18.75%
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 14 (73.68%) Windows
3 13 (68.42%) SharePoint
3 13 (68.42%) ITIL
4 12 (63.16%) C#
5 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
5 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (47.37%) Change Management
6 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
6 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (42.11%) SQL
7 8 (42.11%) CMS
7 8 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (36.84%) Degree
8 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
8 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
8 7 (36.84%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (31.58%) Capacity Management
9 6 (31.58%) MCSE
9 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
9 6 (31.58%) DNS
9 6 (31.58%) Fault Management
9 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
9 6 (31.58%) Information Security
10 5 (26.32%) HTML
11 4 (21.05%) .NET
11 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
11 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
11 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 13 (68.42%) SharePoint
2 8 (42.11%) CMS
3 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 4 (21.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
1 6 (31.58%) DNS
2 4 (21.05%) Intranet
3 3 (15.79%) HTTPS
3 3 (15.79%) SMTP
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) FTP
3 3 (15.79%) HTTP
4 2 (10.53%) VPN
4 2 (10.53%) Firewall
5 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.26%) SAN
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
1 12 (63.16%) Support Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) IT Support Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) IT Support
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Senior SharePoint Developer
3 4 (21.05%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (21.05%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) ITIL
2 9 (47.37%) Change Management
3 7 (36.84%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (31.58%) Capacity Management
4 6 (31.58%) Fault Management
4 6 (31.58%) Information Security
5 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Security Management
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) MCSE
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Twitter
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