The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 13 26 16
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 7 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 4.92% 2.61% 9.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% 9.33% 22.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 23
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Qualifications Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
27 75 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 44.26% 27.99% 42.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15 55 102
Average salary £36,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Aberdeen region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Aberdeen

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Operations Management
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) MCTS
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (50.00%) CommVault
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) OLAP
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle OLAP
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Report Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (50.00%) Operations Management
1 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (50.00%) Release Management
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
1 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) MCTS
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
1 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) CommVault
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle