Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 126 147
Rank change year-on-year -6 +21 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCP 15 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.56% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.13% 0.63% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 2
Edinburgh median annual salary £39,000 £45,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +30.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,050 £29,500
90th Percentile £55,890 £45,750 £38,500
Scotland median annual salary £30,000 £45,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year -34.07% +25.52% +3.57%

MCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 705 475 771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.53% 21.76% 27.72%
Number of salaries quoted 476 288 512
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,050 £63,750
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,233
% change year-on-year - +0.63% +1.77%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Edinburgh

MCP
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for MCP in Edinburgh

MCP
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MCP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for MCP.

1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (66.67%) CCNA
2 10 (66.67%) MCSE
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 7 (46.67%) SAN
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) Citrix
3 7 (46.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) ITIL
3 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) Hyper-V
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (40.00%) Facilities Management
5 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 5 (33.33%) Selenium
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 5 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 5 (33.33%) Defect Management

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) SAN
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 5 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 5 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Network Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
1 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
1 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Facilities Management
3 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) Data Governance
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (66.67%) CCNA
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (66.67%) MCSE
3 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 5 (33.33%) OCP
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (33.33%) SAP Certification
4 3 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
1 7 (46.67%) Hyper-V
1 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Citrix
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) F5