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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 147 143 152
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 14 17 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 0.56% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.66% 1.99% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 9
Average salary £42,250 £33,750 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.18% +40.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,100 £24,300 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,700 £44,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,823 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.39% -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
844 853 794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 28.30% 27.97% 24.14%
Number of salaries quoted 523 580 486
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,350 £25,050
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
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 5 February 2016. 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 -4 13 £42,250 +4.32% 4
Edinburgh 0 1 - -
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UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) MS Excel
3 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (43.75%) VMware
4 14 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (40.63%) Windows Server
6 12 (37.50%) Citrix
6 12 (37.50%) MCSE
6 12 (37.50%) .NET
6 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (34.38%) Computer Science
7 11 (34.38%) MCSA
7 11 (34.38%) SOA
8 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
8 10 (31.25%) SAN
9 9 (28.13%) ITIL
9 9 (28.13%) OOA/OOD
9 9 (28.13%) OO
9 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V
10 7 (21.88%) XenApp
10 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (18.75%) XenDesktop
11 6 (18.75%) Finance
11 6 (18.75%) SQL
11 6 (18.75%) HP
12 5 (15.63%) Compaq
12 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (15.63%) IIS
1 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (56.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) SAN
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
2 3 (9.38%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (9.38%) SSL
3 2 (6.25%) DHCP
3 2 (6.25%) IPv4
3 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 2 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.13%) DSL
4 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) VPN
4 1 (3.13%) WAAS
4 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) .NET Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Technical Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Applications Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) Ajax
3 1 (3.13%) Android SDK
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) iOS SDK
3 1 (3.13%) jQuery
3 1 (3.13%) JSON
3 1 (3.13%) RxJava
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.13%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Windows Server
3 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.13%) Android
7 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (34.38%) SOA
2 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 9 (28.13%) OO
2 9 (28.13%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (12.50%) Facilities Management
4 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 4 (12.50%) Service Management
5 3 (9.38%) Case Management
5 3 (9.38%) CRM
5 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 1 (3.13%) Android Development
6 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.38%) C#
3 3 (9.38%) VBScript
4 2 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (37.50%) MCSE
3 11 (34.38%) MCSA
4 5 (15.63%) CCNA
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (12.50%) Degree
6 3 (9.38%) MCITP
7 1 (3.13%) CCA
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.13%) OCP
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (3.13%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V
4 7 (21.88%) XenApp
5 6 (18.75%) XenDesktop
6 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (9.38%) vSphere
7 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCOM
2 4 (12.50%) SCCM
3 3 (9.38%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (6.25%) WSUS
5 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (3.13%) SCSM
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 14 (43.75%) VMware
3 12 (37.50%) Citrix
4 6 (18.75%) HP
5 5 (15.63%) Compaq
6 3 (9.38%) McAfee
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco
8 1 (3.13%) Dell
8 1 (3.13%) Google
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle
8 1 (3.13%) SAP
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