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 23 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 143 170 171
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCP 10 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 0.45% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 9
Median salary £22,250 £24,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.29% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,950 £24,000 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,800 £24,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
696 881 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.84% 27.22% 24.30%
Number of salaries quoted 403 633 569
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,250 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 August 2016.

MCP Salary Histogram in Scotland

MCP
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow 0 3 £41,000 +70.83%
Highlands - 3 £19,000 -
Aberdeen - 2 £19,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £35,500 -
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 August 2016, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MCP.

1 19 (90.48%) Microsoft
2 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
4 10 (47.62%) CCNA
4 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (42.86%) Cisco
5 9 (42.86%) Windows
6 8 (38.10%) VMware
6 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
7 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (33.33%) MCSA
8 6 (28.57%) HP
9 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
9 5 (23.81%) MCSE
9 5 (23.81%) A+ Certification
9 5 (23.81%) Finance
9 5 (23.81%) 3Com
9 5 (23.81%) ZyXEL
9 5 (23.81%) Draytek
9 5 (23.81%) NETGEAR
9 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (23.81%) CCENT
10 4 (19.05%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
10 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (19.05%) SOA
10 4 (19.05%) OOA/OOD
10 4 (19.05%) OO

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (52.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LAN
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) IPv4
2 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
2 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
2 1 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Network Technician
2 4 (19.05%) .NET Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Server Technician
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Field Service Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.76%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.76%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Unix
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (19.05%) OO
1 4 (19.05%) OOA/OOD
1 4 (19.05%) SOA
1 4 (19.05%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) Change Control
3 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.76%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (4.76%) ERP
3 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.76%) Office Automation
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.76%) Security Management
3 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (47.62%) CCNA
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (33.33%) MCSA
4 5 (23.81%) A+ Certification
4 5 (23.81%) CCENT
4 5 (23.81%) MCSE
5 2 (9.52%) CCNP
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) MCITP
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (14.29%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco
3 8 (38.10%) VMware
4 6 (28.57%) HP
5 5 (23.81%) 3Com
5 5 (23.81%) Draytek
5 5 (23.81%) NETGEAR
5 5 (23.81%) ZyXEL
6 4 (19.05%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) Avaya
7 1 (4.76%) Sophos