The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 20 7 1
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10 33 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 6.80% 14.35% 35.14%
As % of the Vendors category 13.33% 33.33% 54.49%
Number of salaries quoted 9 23 76
Average salary £33,500 £40,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% +20.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £31,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,200 £48,700 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Scotland

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

Vendors Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
75 99 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 51.02% 43.04% 64.48%
Number of salaries quoted 61 78 131
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 £32,500 £35,000 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Aberdeen

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Microsoft 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.

1 22 (51.16%) MS Excel
2 17 (39.53%) Windows
3 16 (37.21%) Degree
4 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
5 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
6 10 (23.26%) C#
6 10 (23.26%) .NET
6 10 (23.26%) VMware
7 9 (20.93%) MS Office
8 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
8 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
8 8 (18.60%) Advertising
9 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (16.28%) Citrix
9 7 (16.28%) Oracle
9 7 (16.28%) .NET Framework
10 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (13.95%) SQL
10 6 (13.95%) ITIL
10 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
10 6 (13.95%) EMC
11 5 (11.63%) Finance
11 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
11 5 (11.63%) ERP
11 5 (11.63%) CSS
11 5 (11.63%) Linux
11 5 (11.63%) HTML
11 5 (11.63%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) Apache
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (51.16%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.93%) MS Office
3 3 (6.98%) MS Project
4 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.33%) Maximo
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) LAN
1 5 (11.63%) WAN
1 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.98%) LDAP
2 3 (6.98%) SMTP
2 3 (6.98%) SAN
3 2 (4.65%) DHCP
3 2 (4.65%) VoIP
3 2 (4.65%) DNS
3 2 (4.65%) Wireless
3 2 (4.65%) Firewall
4 1 (2.33%) FTP
4 1 (2.33%) VPN
4 1 (2.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (18.60%) Advertising
2 5 (11.63%) Finance
3 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Developer
1 7 (16.28%) Analyst
1 7 (16.28%) Consultant
2 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) .NET Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Consultant
3 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Support Technician
4 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Technician
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Implementation Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Desktop Technician
5 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (4.65%) IT Support
5 2 (4.65%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
3 7 (16.28%) .NET Framework
4 5 (11.63%) CSS
4 5 (11.63%) HTML
5 3 (6.98%) WinForms
6 2 (4.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.65%) jQuery
6 2 (4.65%) WCF
7 1 (2.33%) ADO.NET
7 1 (2.33%) Web Services
7 1 (2.33%) XML
7 1 (2.33%) XSD
7 1 (2.33%) XSLT
7 1 (2.33%) WAP
7 1 (2.33%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.33%) iPhone
2 1 (2.33%) PDA
2 1 (2.33%) iPad
2 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 17 (39.53%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (11.63%) Linux
3 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.95%) ITIL
3 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
3 5 (11.63%) ERP
4 4 (9.30%) Business Analysis
4 4 (9.30%) MVC
4 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.98%) Change Management
5 3 (6.98%) Service Management
5 3 (6.98%) Project Management
5 3 (6.98%) Migration
5 3 (6.98%) Scrum
5 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.98%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.65%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.65%) Web Development
6 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.65%) OO
6 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) C#
2 6 (13.95%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
4 4 (9.30%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.65%) X++
5 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.33%) XAML
6 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) Degree
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.98%) MCITP
4 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.65%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) CCNA
5 1 (2.33%) PMP
5 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.65%) vSphere
4 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Puppet
1 2 (4.65%) Nagios
2 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) VMware
2 7 (16.28%) Citrix
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle
3 6 (13.95%) EMC
4 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.98%) SAP
5 3 (6.98%) HP
5 3 (6.98%) Apple
5 3 (6.98%) CommVault
6 2 (4.65%) Sage
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco
7 1 (2.33%) Symantec
7 1 (2.33%) Sophos
7 1 (2.33%) NetApp
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