Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 201 214
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13 +19
Permanent jobs citing MCP 23 12 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.41% 0.23% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 0.96% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 16
Scotland median annual salary £35,000 £24,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.83% -33.79% +3.57%
10th Percentile £21,300 £17,500 £29,125
90th Percentile £56,320 £45,550 £51,000
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% -1.54%

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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1354 1248 1730
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.91% 24.11% 26.76%
Number of salaries quoted 858 741 1183
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,250 £61,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Scotland

MCP
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for MCP in Scotland

MCP
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCP 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -2 15 £46,500 +30.99% 2
Glasgow -8 5 £23,500 -42.68%
Stirling - 1 £23,000 -
Fife - 1 £33,750 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £22,500 -
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 21 (91.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 11 (47.83%) MCSE
4 10 (43.48%) CCNA
4 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
5 8 (34.78%) Oracle
5 8 (34.78%) Windows
6 7 (30.43%) SAP
6 7 (30.43%) ITIL
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (30.43%) CCNP
7 6 (26.09%) SQL
7 6 (26.09%) HP
7 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
8 5 (21.74%) Selenium
8 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
8 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
8 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (21.74%) VMware
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
8 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
8 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
8 5 (21.74%) Gherkin
8 5 (21.74%) Office 365
8 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
8 5 (21.74%) Defect Management

MCP
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (8.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Office 365
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) LAN
1 3 (13.04%) SAN
1 3 (13.04%) WAN
2 2 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (8.70%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.35%) ADSL
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) UniData
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
1 5 (21.74%) HP UFT
1 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
1 5 (21.74%) LoadRunner
1 5 (21.74%) Selenium
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Administrator
4 4 (17.39%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Leader
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) ERP Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Junior
6 2 (8.70%) Junior Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Network Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Applications Support
7 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
7 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) LIMS
2 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Unix
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Defect Management
3 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
3 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
4 4 (17.39%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.04%) CRM
6 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
6 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.70%) ERP
6 2 (8.70%) Facilities Management
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (47.83%) MCSE
3 10 (43.48%) CCNA
3 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (30.43%) CCNP
5 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
5 5 (21.74%) OCP
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (21.74%) SAP Certification
6 2 (8.70%) HND
6 2 (8.70%) MCSA
6 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) DameWare
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle
3 7 (30.43%) SAP
4 6 (26.09%) HP
5 5 (21.74%) VMware
6 3 (13.04%) Citrix
7 2 (8.70%) JD Edwards
7 2 (8.70%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (4.35%) Altiris
8 1 (4.35%) Dell
8 1 (4.35%) F5
8 1 (4.35%) IBM