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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 27 26 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 1 6 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 0.68% 2.49% 16.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 9.09% 47.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 37
Average salary £44,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
46 66 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 31.29% 27.39% 34.21%
Number of salaries quoted 44 52 76
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,420
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +19.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £34,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 January 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 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) COBIT
4 3 (33.33%) Data Integration
4 3 (33.33%) Service Management
4 3 (33.33%) MCITP
4 3 (33.33%) MCSD
4 3 (33.33%) MCSE
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) EMC
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Applications Development Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Applications Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Development Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Application Development Manager
1 2 (22.22%) IT Support
2 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
2 1 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (11.11%) WCF
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (11.11%) WinForms
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
2 1 (11.11%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) UX Design
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) MCITP
2 3 (33.33%) MCSD
2 3 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (22.22%) CITP
4 1 (11.11%) MCP
4 1 (11.11%) CCNA
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) COBIT
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) EMC
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec
5 1 (11.11%) Sophos
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco