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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 34 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 12 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 1.84% 4.21% 11.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.63% 13.33% 28.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 33
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,200 £22,716
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £47,400 £42,000
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
71 90 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 32.72% 31.58% 41.12%
Number of salaries quoted 54 64 98
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £22,716
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £57,500
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
Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) ITIL
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Degree
4 6 (46.15%) MCITP
4 6 (46.15%) MCSE
4 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
5 5 (38.46%) .NET
6 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
6 4 (30.77%) DHCP
6 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 4 (30.77%) DNS
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (23.08%) Data Integration
7 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (23.08%) COBIT
7 3 (23.08%) Service Management
7 3 (23.08%) Firewall
7 3 (23.08%) Wireless
7 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 3 (23.08%) HP
7 3 (23.08%) Citrix
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco
7 3 (23.08%) VPN
7 3 (23.08%) MCSD
8 2 (15.38%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) MCP
8 2 (15.38%) Linux

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) VPN
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) Wireless
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) VLAN
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) OLAP
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.69%) OLAP Cube
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) IT Support
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Application Development Manager
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Development Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Development Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Support
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) WAP
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) COM
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Integration
2 2 (15.38%) iPhone
2 2 (15.38%) iPad
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) UX Design
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL V2
4 1 (7.69%) Database Security
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Degree
2 6 (46.15%) MCITP
2 6 (46.15%) MCSE
3 3 (23.08%) MCSD
4 2 (15.38%) MCP
4 2 (15.38%) CCNA
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (15.38%) CITP
5 1 (7.69%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) COBIT
2 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) vSphere
4 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) Apple
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) Sophos