The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Aberdeen region.

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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 39 93 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 14.39% 28.97% 23.82%
As % of the Vendors category 39.00% 43.26% 40.43%
Number of salaries quoted 30 70 55
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,450 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £50,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
100 215 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 36.90% 66.98% 58.93%
Number of salaries quoted 65 167 141
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
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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 29 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 42 (35.00%) .NET
2 38 (31.67%) SQL Server
3 34 (28.33%) MS Excel
4 33 (27.50%) C#
5 32 (26.67%) Project Management
6 30 (25.00%) SQL
7 26 (21.67%) MS Project
8 24 (20.00%) HTML
9 23 (19.17%) HNC
10 22 (18.33%) HND
10 22 (18.33%) MS Office
11 21 (17.50%) ASP.NET
11 21 (17.50%) CSS
11 21 (17.50%) JavaScript
12 20 (16.67%) Advertising
13 19 (15.83%) Windows
13 19 (15.83%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (10.83%) Project Planning
15 13 (10.83%) jQuery
15 13 (10.83%) Software Architecture
15 13 (10.83%) SharePoint
16 12 (10.00%) ERP
16 12 (10.00%) Citrix
16 12 (10.00%) Degree
17 11 (9.17%) Web Development
17 11 (9.17%) Active Directory
18 10 (8.33%) MS Exchange
18 10 (8.33%) VB.NET
18 10 (8.33%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 13 (10.83%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.33%) IIS
5 4 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.83%) Lync
7 1 (0.83%) Apache
7 1 (0.83%) CMS
Applications
1 34 (28.33%) MS Excel
2 26 (21.67%) MS Project
3 22 (18.33%) MS Office
4 5 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.17%) InfoPath
5 4 (3.33%) Acrobat
5 4 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.67%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.50%) Maximo
3 2 (1.67%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.83%) SAN
2 2 (1.67%) Intranet
2 2 (1.67%) LAN
2 2 (1.67%) DHCP
2 2 (1.67%) VPN
2 2 (1.67%) DNS
3 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.83%) VoIP
3 1 (0.83%) SMTP
3 1 (0.83%) Firewall
3 1 (0.83%) Wireless
3 1 (0.83%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.83%) VSAT
3 1 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.83%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (31.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.83%) SQLite
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.50%) OLAP
5 3 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.67%) DB2
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.83%) OLTP
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.83%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.17%) Subversion
3 2 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.67%) NUnit
3 2 (1.67%) MSTest
4 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
General
1 20 (16.67%) Advertising
2 4 (3.33%) Finance
3 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (33.33%) Developer
2 17 (14.17%) .NET Developer
3 16 (13.33%) Design Engineer
4 14 (11.67%) Project Engineer
5 11 (9.17%) Web Developer
6 10 (8.33%) Analyst
6 10 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 9 (7.50%) Consultant
8 7 (5.83%) Junior
8 7 (5.83%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Software Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Consultant
10 5 (4.17%) Lead Web Developer
10 5 (4.17%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Lead Developer
11 4 (3.33%) Service Analyst
11 4 (3.33%) Programmer
11 4 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (35.00%) .NET
2 24 (20.00%) HTML
3 21 (17.50%) ASP.NET
3 21 (17.50%) CSS
4 13 (10.83%) jQuery
5 7 (5.83%) WinForms
6 6 (5.00%) Web Services
7 5 (4.17%) XML
7 5 (4.17%) Ajax
7 5 (4.17%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 2 (1.67%) HTML5
10 2 (1.67%) WCF
10 2 (1.67%) WPF
10 2 (1.67%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.67%) CSS3
11 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 1 (0.83%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.50%) Statistics
4 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (0.83%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.83%) PDA
5 1 (0.83%) PMI
5 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.83%) CMDB
5 1 (0.83%) iPhone
5 1 (0.83%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.83%) Windows
2 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.83%) Linux
5 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.67%) Project Management
2 19 (15.83%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (10.83%) Project Planning
4 13 (10.83%) Software Architecture
5 12 (10.00%) ERP
6 11 (9.17%) Web Development
7 10 (8.33%) MVC
8 7 (5.83%) Software Engineering
8 7 (5.83%) Business Analysis
9 6 (5.00%) SOA
9 6 (5.00%) ITIL
10 4 (3.33%) OOP
10 4 (3.33%) OO
10 4 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (2.50%) Scrum
11 3 (2.50%) Business Continuity
11 3 (2.50%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 33 (27.50%) C#
2 30 (25.00%) SQL
3 21 (17.50%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.33%) Java
6 2 (1.67%) C
6 2 (1.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.67%) VB
6 2 (1.67%) X++
7 1 (0.83%) R
7 1 (0.83%) PHP
7 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.83%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (19.17%) HNC
2 22 (18.33%) HND
3 12 (10.00%) Degree
4 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.50%) MCSE
5 3 (2.50%) MCITP
6 1 (0.83%) MCP
6 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 1 (0.83%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.83%) PMP
6 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.00%) XenApp
2 6 (5.00%) XenServer
3 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) SCCM
2 6 (5.00%) SCOM
3 2 (1.67%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.83%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (10.00%) Citrix
2 9 (7.50%) Oracle
2 9 (7.50%) SAP
3 7 (5.83%) Adobe
3 7 (5.83%) VMware
4 6 (5.00%) Dell
5 5 (4.17%) HP
5 5 (4.17%) Cisco
6 4 (3.33%) Sage
7 2 (1.67%) Symantec
7 2 (1.67%) SolidWorks
7 2 (1.67%) IBM
7 2 (1.67%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.83%) Compaq
8 1 (0.83%) EMC
8 1 (0.83%) Brocade
8 1 (0.83%) Infor
8 1 (0.83%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.83%) Avaya
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