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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 156 161
Rank change year-on-year +24 +5  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 20 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.75% 0.31% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 1.17% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 3
Median salary £40,000 £19,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +105.12% -58.94%  
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,950
% change year-on-year - +0.16%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 639 772 823
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.97% 27.00% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 402 405 552
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing MCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 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 -1 11 £45,750 +79.41%
Glasgow +19 7 £40,000 +48.14%
Dundee - 1 £25,000 -
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (64.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (44.00%) Windows
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (36.00%) SQL
6 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (32.00%) Office 365
6 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (28.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (28.00%) ITIL
7 7 (28.00%) Change Management
8 6 (24.00%) VMware
8 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
9 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
9 5 (20.00%) Gherkin
9 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
9 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Office 365
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) LAN
1 4 (16.00%) WAN
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (4.00%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (4.00%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 5 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Back Office
1 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (8.00%) DBA
2 2 (8.00%) Developer
2 2 (8.00%) IT Technician
2 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
2 2 (8.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Specialist
3 1 (4.00%) Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) Development DBA
3 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (4.00%) Senior SharePoint Developer
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) LLBLGen Pro
3 1 (4.00%) WCF
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Clustering
1 2 (8.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
1 11 (44.00%) Windows Server
1 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) Unix
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Change Management
2 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 5 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) CRM
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (16.00%) C#
4 4 (16.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.00%) OCP
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (20.00%) SAP Certification
2 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) CCNA
3 3 (12.00%) CCNP
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (12.00%) MCSE
4 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Firmware
3 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.00%) HP
3 5 (20.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco
4 2 (8.00%) McAfee
5 1 (4.00%) Adobe
5 1 (4.00%) JD Edwards
5 1 (4.00%) Nintex
5 1 (4.00%) Telerik