The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 166 151 100
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -51
Permanent jobs citing MCP 12 14 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.45% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.29% 1.59% 5.89%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 55
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,192 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £54,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
927 879 1036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.89% 28.21% 29.45%
Number of salaries quoted 601 487 753
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCP
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -16 7 £30,000 -50.00%
Glasgow -15 5 £25,000 -37.50%
MCP
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MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (70.37%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (51.85%) MCSE
3 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
4 11 (40.74%) ITIL
5 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
5 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
6 9 (33.33%) Citrix
6 9 (33.33%) VMware
7 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
8 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
8 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (25.93%) C#
8 7 (25.93%) Cisco
8 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
8 7 (25.93%) Capacity Management
8 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (22.22%) SQL
9 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
9 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (22.22%) CMS
10 5 (18.52%) Information Security
10 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (18.52%) Fault Management
10 5 (18.52%) MCSA
10 5 (18.52%) HTML
10 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
10 5 (18.52%) SMTP
10 5 (18.52%) FTP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 6 (22.22%) CMS
2 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.70%) Lync
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) SMTP
1 5 (18.52%) FTP
1 5 (18.52%) HTTP
1 5 (18.52%) HTTPS
2 4 (14.81%) SAN
2 4 (14.81%) VPN
2 4 (14.81%) DNS
2 4 (14.81%) WAN
2 4 (14.81%) LAN
3 3 (11.11%) Firewall
3 3 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (11.11%) NAS
3 3 (11.11%) VoIP
3 3 (11.11%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) WLAN
4 1 (3.70%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Law
2 3 (11.11%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
2 13 (48.15%) Support Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) IT Support
4 5 (18.52%) IT Support Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Applications Support
5 4 (14.81%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Server Support
6 3 (11.11%) Administrator
6 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
7 2 (7.41%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Server Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Server Support Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.70%) WCF
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (3.70%) RESTful
2 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Clustering
1 3 (11.11%) Firmware
1 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) iPad
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Capacity Management
3 5 (18.52%) Information Security
3 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (18.52%) Fault Management
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (14.81%) Service Management
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) Change Control
6 2 (7.41%) Security Management
7 1 (3.70%) MVC
7 1 (3.70%) Workflow
7 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.70%) BDD
7 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.70%) TDD
7 1 (3.70%) Change Management
7 1 (3.70%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 7 (25.93%) C#
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (51.85%) MCSE
3 5 (18.52%) MCSA
4 4 (14.81%) HND
4 4 (14.81%) MCTS
5 3 (11.11%) MCITP
5 3 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (11.11%) Degree
5 3 (11.11%) HNC
5 3 (11.11%) CCNP
5 3 (11.11%) CCNA
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (7.41%) MCDST
6 2 (7.41%) CCENT
7 1 (3.70%) MCAD
7 1 (3.70%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.11%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.70%) vSphere
5 1 (3.70%) XenApp
5 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) SCOM
3 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) Citrix
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 7 (25.93%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) LANDesk
5 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
5 2 (7.41%) Nimsoft
5 2 (7.41%) Spiceworks
5 2 (7.41%) Remedy
6 1 (3.70%) McAfee
6 1 (3.70%) Symantec
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Compaq
6 1 (3.70%) Lotus
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.70%) Facebook