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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 137 144 93
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -51
Permanent jobs citing MCP 19 15 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.62% 0.46% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.21% 1.93% 6.31%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 48
Average salary £33,750 £27,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £21,500 £16,100
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £34,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
861 778 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.87% 23.97% 29.56%
Number of salaries quoted 594 475 572
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 £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +11 10 £32,500 +20.37% 2
Glasgow +13 6 £40,500 +68.75%
Fife - 2 £24,000 -
Stirling - 1 - -
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 29 (85.29%) Microsoft
2 26 (76.47%) Windows
3 20 (58.82%) MCSE
3 20 (58.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 17 (50.00%) ITIL
5 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (41.18%) SQL Server
6 14 (41.18%) PowerShell
7 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
7 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
7 13 (38.24%) SharePoint
8 12 (35.29%) C#
9 11 (32.35%) VMware
10 10 (29.41%) Citrix
10 10 (29.41%) SQL
10 10 (29.41%) MCSA
10 10 (29.41%) Degree
10 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (26.47%) DNS
11 9 (26.47%) Change Management
12 8 (23.53%) DHCP
12 8 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 8 (23.53%) SCCM
13 7 (20.59%) CMS
13 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (20.59%) XenApp
13 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
14 6 (17.65%) IIS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (38.24%) SharePoint
2 7 (20.59%) CMS
2 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
3 6 (17.65%) IIS
4 5 (14.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) DNS
2 8 (23.53%) DHCP
3 5 (14.71%) Intranet
3 5 (14.71%) SAN
3 5 (14.71%) IPv4
4 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.76%) LAN
4 4 (11.76%) WAN
5 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (5.88%) SMS
6 2 (5.88%) VPN
7 1 (2.94%) Firewall
7 1 (2.94%) FTP
7 1 (2.94%) HTTP
7 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.94%) VoIP
7 1 (2.94%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
1 12 (35.29%) IT Support
2 11 (32.35%) Support Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) IT Support Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Senior SharePoint Developer
4 5 (14.71%) SharePoint Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Support Technician
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Services Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (5.88%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
1 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
1 5 (14.71%) Visualisation
2 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.88%) Tandem
4 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (76.47%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
4 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
6 3 (8.82%) UNIX
6 3 (8.82%) Linux
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Change Management
3 5 (14.71%) Time Management
3 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
3 5 (14.71%) Service Management
3 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (11.76%) Information Security
4 4 (11.76%) Capacity Management
4 4 (11.76%) Fault Management
4 4 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (8.82%) Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.88%) Operations Management
6 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.94%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) PowerShell
2 12 (35.29%) C#
3 10 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (14.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (58.82%) MCSE
1 20 (58.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (29.41%) MCSA
2 10 (29.41%) Degree
3 4 (11.76%) CCNP
3 4 (11.76%) CCNA
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.82%) MCDST
4 3 (8.82%) HND
5 2 (5.88%) A+ Certification
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.88%) MCITP
6 1 (2.94%) CCA
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.94%) OCP
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.59%) XenApp
4 6 (17.65%) XenDesktop
5 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) SCCM
2 6 (17.65%) SCOM
3 2 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (85.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) VMware
3 10 (29.41%) Citrix
4 5 (14.71%) HP
4 5 (14.71%) Compaq
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco
6 1 (2.94%) Hyland
6 1 (2.94%) Avaya
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle
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