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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 142 159 166
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCP 4 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.16% 0.36% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 1.32% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 8
Median salary £41,500 £39,750 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.40% +17.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £28,250 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £49,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £31,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
576 909 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.16% 27.42% 24.67%
Number of salaries quoted 348 618 566
Median salary £45,000 £42,233 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.55% +5.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,700
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Edinburgh +14 3 £45,500 +30.00%
Glasgow +8 1 £37,500 -17.58%
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (58.82%) CCNA
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (52.94%) Cisco
4 8 (47.06%) Windows
5 7 (41.18%) MCSA
5 7 (41.18%) VMware
5 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
6 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
7 5 (29.41%) MCSE
7 5 (29.41%) SLA
7 5 (29.41%) A+ Certification
7 5 (29.41%) HP
7 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (29.41%) NETGEAR
7 5 (29.41%) ZyXEL
7 5 (29.41%) Draytek
7 5 (29.41%) CCENT
7 5 (29.41%) 3Com
7 5 (29.41%) Finance
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (23.53%) Citrix
8 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
8 4 (23.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (17.65%) CCNP
9 3 (17.65%) vSphere
9 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity

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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
1 2 (11.76%) SAN
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) IPv4
2 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Network Technician
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Server Technician
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Field Service Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Unix
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (23.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity
4 2 (11.76%) Change Control
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Office Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Security Management
4 2 (11.76%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (5.88%) ERP
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (58.82%) CCNA
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (41.18%) MCSA
4 5 (29.41%) A+ Certification
4 5 (29.41%) CCENT
4 5 (29.41%) MCSE
5 3 (17.65%) CCNP
6 1 (5.88%) Degree
6 1 (5.88%) MCITP
6 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) vSphere
4 2 (11.76%) Firmware
4 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco
3 7 (41.18%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) 3Com
4 5 (29.41%) Draytek
4 5 (29.41%) HP
4 5 (29.41%) NETGEAR
4 5 (29.41%) ZyXEL
5 4 (23.53%) Citrix