Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 208 198
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10 +17
Permanent jobs citing MCP 21 22 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.39% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 1.66% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 12
Scotland median annual salary £30,000 £33,750 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +40.63% -33.79%
10th Percentile £25,250 £21,300 £17,500
90th Percentile £47,250 £52,330 £45,550
UK median annual salary £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%

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 1,173 1,325 1,210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.00% 23.52% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 744 849 734
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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
Glasgow -4 8 £25,500 +8.51%
Edinburgh -8 7 £40,000 -3.61% 1
Dundee - 5 £30,000 -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MCP.

1 19 (90.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (76.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 14 (66.67%) Windows
4 12 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (52.38%) Office 365
5 11 (52.38%) ITIL
6 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
7 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (33.33%) CCNA
8 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
8 6 (28.57%) A+ Certification
8 6 (28.57%) MCSE
8 6 (28.57%) Client/Server
9 5 (23.81%) MCSA
9 5 (23.81%) Broadband
9 5 (23.81%) LAN
9 5 (23.81%) Cisco
9 5 (23.81%) SQL
9 5 (23.81%) ITSM
9 5 (23.81%) Information Security Management
9 5 (23.81%) Security Management
9 5 (23.81%) Finance
9 5 (23.81%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (23.81%) Information Security
9 5 (23.81%) Network Security
9 5 (23.81%) CCENT
9 5 (23.81%) Google
9 5 (23.81%) Degree
9 5 (23.81%) QA

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 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) JBoss
3 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.76%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (52.38%) Office 365
4 5 (23.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Broadband
1 5 (23.81%) LAN
1 5 (23.81%) Network Security
2 4 (19.05%) DHCP
2 4 (19.05%) DNS
2 4 (19.05%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) IT Support
1 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Administrator
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) IT Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Azure Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) IT Technician
3 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Azure Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.76%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.76%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) .NET Core
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 5 (23.81%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (9.52%) PMI
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.76%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Antivirus Management
2 5 (23.81%) Coaching
2 5 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (23.81%) Information Security
2 5 (23.81%) Information Security Management
2 5 (23.81%) ITSM
2 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
2 5 (23.81%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (23.81%) Security Management
3 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Business Transformation
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) MVC
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Task-Oriented
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (90.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (33.33%) CCNA
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (28.57%) A+ Certification
3 6 (28.57%) MCSE
4 5 (23.81%) CCENT
4 5 (23.81%) CompTIA Security+
4 5 (23.81%) Degree
4 5 (23.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (23.81%) MCSA
4 5 (23.81%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (9.52%) CCNP
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
5 2 (9.52%) PMP
6 1 (4.76%) HNC
6 1 (4.76%) HND
6 1 (4.76%) MCSD
6 1 (4.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) MaaS360
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) Google
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle