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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18 27 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 26.87% 10.55% 35.85%
As % of the Vendors category 52.94% 26.73% 51.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5 22 78
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,400 £35,000 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £46,600 £55,000 £50,300
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
34 101 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 50.75% 39.45% 69.81%
Number of salaries quoted 18 61 151
Average salary £37,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £30,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,300 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 September 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (48.15%) Windows
1 13 (48.15%) Degree
2 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
3 9 (33.33%) ITIL
4 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
4 8 (29.63%) Project Management
4 8 (29.63%) Problem Management
4 8 (29.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
5 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (25.93%) Incident Management
5 7 (25.93%) CCNA
5 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (25.93%) Cisco
6 6 (22.22%) CCNP
6 6 (22.22%) MCSE
6 6 (22.22%) HTML
6 6 (22.22%) Quality Management
6 6 (22.22%) MCTS
6 6 (22.22%) Information Security
6 6 (22.22%) ITIL V3
6 6 (22.22%) Change Control
6 6 (22.22%) Release Management
6 6 (22.22%) Operations Management
7 5 (18.52%) Finance
7 5 (18.52%) VMware
7 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) OLAP
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Applications Packager
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Business Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Data Centre Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Service Improvement Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) HTML
2 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) CSS
3 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
3 4 (14.81%) Software Packaging
3 4 (14.81%) Application Packaging
4 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.41%) MDX
5 2 (7.41%) WCF
6 1 (3.70%) jQuery
6 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.70%) WinForms
6 1 (3.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) PKI
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) CMDB
4 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.70%) iPhone
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.70%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Debian
3 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) Project Management
2 8 (29.63%) Problem Management
2 8 (29.63%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (25.93%) Incident Management
4 6 (22.22%) ITIL V3
4 6 (22.22%) Change Control
4 6 (22.22%) Release Management
4 6 (22.22%) Quality Management
4 6 (22.22%) Information Security
4 6 (22.22%) Operations Management
5 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (14.81%) Performance Management
6 4 (14.81%) Software Distribution
7 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 2 (7.41%) ERP
8 2 (7.41%) Service Management
8 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
8 2 (7.41%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Degree
2 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (25.93%) CCNA
3 6 (22.22%) MCSE
3 6 (22.22%) CCNP
3 6 (22.22%) MCTS
4 2 (7.41%) SSCP
4 2 (7.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Cisco
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) Dell
3 4 (14.81%) EMC
3 4 (14.81%) Citrix
3 4 (14.81%) CommVault
3 4 (14.81%) NetApp
4 2 (7.41%) SAP
4 2 (7.41%) Proofpoint
4 2 (7.41%) Sage
5 1 (3.70%) Xamarin
5 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
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