The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 168 184 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.44% 12.23% 17.77%
As % of the Vendors category 34.01% 32.22% 38.80%
Number of salaries quoted 118 122 118
Average salary £35,000 £37,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.28% +16.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,850 £27,750 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 Edinburgh region.

Vendors Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
494 571 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 36.59% 37.97% 45.79%
Number of salaries quoted 295 365 311
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% -4.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

1 162 (41.01%) MS Excel
2 146 (36.96%) Finance
3 141 (35.70%) Windows
4 140 (35.44%) .NET
5 134 (33.92%) SQL Server
6 131 (33.16%) C#
7 111 (28.10%) SQL
8 108 (27.34%) ASP.NET
9 83 (21.01%) JavaScript
10 80 (20.25%) Active Directory
11 77 (19.49%) .NET Framework
12 75 (18.99%) VMware
13 73 (18.48%) Degree
14 69 (17.47%) HTML
15 67 (16.96%) MVC
16 66 (16.71%) VMware Infrastructure
17 65 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
17 65 (16.46%) CSS
18 59 (14.94%) SharePoint
19 58 (14.68%) jQuery
20 57 (14.43%) MS Office
21 54 (13.67%) MS Exchange
22 47 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
23 46 (11.65%) WAN
23 46 (11.65%) Windows Server 2008
24 45 (11.39%) Cisco
24 45 (11.39%) Windows 7
25 44 (11.14%) T-SQL
26 43 (10.89%) LAN
27 41 (10.38%) XML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 59 (14.94%) SharePoint
2 54 (13.67%) MS Exchange
3 25 (6.33%) IIS
4 21 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (4.05%) Lync
6 14 (3.54%) IBM Notes
7 8 (2.03%) CMS
7 8 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.27%) WorkSite
10 4 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.01%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.01%) Apache
10 4 (1.01%) SAS
11 3 (0.76%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.76%) WordPress
11 3 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.51%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.51%) JBoss
Applications
1 162 (41.01%) MS Excel
2 57 (14.43%) MS Office
3 15 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.76%) SPSS
6 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (5.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.51%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.52%) Office 365
3 4 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.76%) SaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (11.65%) WAN
2 43 (10.89%) LAN
3 32 (8.10%) Wi-Fi
4 30 (7.59%) Firewall
5 16 (4.05%) DNS
6 14 (3.54%) SAN
7 13 (3.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (2.28%) IP Telephony
9 8 (2.03%) HTTP
10 7 (1.77%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.77%) Internet
11 6 (1.52%) VoIP
11 6 (1.52%) Ethernet
11 6 (1.52%) NAS
12 5 (1.27%) SMTP
12 5 (1.27%) LDAP
13 3 (0.76%) FTP
13 3 (0.76%) VPN
13 3 (0.76%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (33.92%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (3.29%) MS Access
5 12 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (2.53%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.28%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.28%) Big Data
8 8 (2.03%) Data Mining
9 7 (1.77%) MySQL
10 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.76%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.51%) DB2
14 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
14 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (7.59%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.01%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.01%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.76%) Bugzilla
5 3 (0.76%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.76%) Selenium
6 2 (0.51%) MSI
6 2 (0.51%) JIRA
6 2 (0.51%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.51%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.51%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (0.51%) FogBugz
7 1 (0.25%) GitLab
7 1 (0.25%) ERwin
7 1 (0.25%) NUnit
7 1 (0.25%) Subversion
7 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 146 (36.96%) Finance
2 33 (8.35%) Back Office
3 13 (3.29%) Banking
4 10 (2.53%) Marketing
5 6 (1.52%) Advertising
5 6 (1.52%) Law
6 4 (1.01%) Legal
7 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.76%) Retail
8 2 (0.51%) Games
8 2 (0.51%) German Language
8 2 (0.51%) Front Office
9 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.25%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 106 (26.84%) Developer
2 103 (26.08%) Analyst
3 46 (11.65%) Support Analyst
4 42 (10.63%) IT Support
5 41 (10.38%) .NET Developer
6 31 (7.85%) IT Support Analyst
7 25 (6.33%) Administrator
8 24 (6.08%) C# Developer
9 23 (5.82%) Support Engineer
9 23 (5.82%) Architect
10 22 (5.57%) Systems Administrator
11 16 (4.05%) Consultant
12 15 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (3.80%) Software Engineer
13 13 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support
14 12 (3.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 12 (3.04%) Software Developer
14 12 (3.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 11 (2.78%) AWS Developer
16 10 (2.53%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (35.44%) .NET
2 108 (27.34%) ASP.NET
3 77 (19.49%) .NET Framework
4 69 (17.47%) HTML
5 65 (16.46%) CSS
6 58 (14.68%) jQuery
7 47 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 41 (10.38%) XML
9 35 (8.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 29 (7.34%) NHibernate
11 23 (5.82%) Web Services
12 22 (5.57%) HTML5
13 21 (5.32%) WCF
13 21 (5.32%) Ajax
14 15 (3.80%) WPF
14 15 (3.80%) WinForms
15 13 (3.29%) Regular Expression
16 11 (2.78%) AngularJS
17 9 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 9 (2.28%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.56%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.04%) Blackberry
3 12 (3.04%) Mathematics
4 11 (2.78%) Visualisation
5 10 (2.53%) Open Source
5 10 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.03%) Inversion of Control
6 8 (2.03%) Social Media
7 7 (1.77%) Economics
8 6 (1.52%) Clustering
9 5 (1.27%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.27%) User Experience
9 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.27%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.01%) iPad
10 4 (1.01%) Replication
10 4 (1.01%) PKI
10 4 (1.01%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 141 (35.70%) Windows
2 46 (11.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (11.39%) Windows 7
4 40 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (10.13%) Linux
5 26 (6.58%) UNIX
6 19 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.53%) Windows 2000
7 10 (2.53%) Windows XP
8 8 (2.03%) Mac OS X
8 8 (2.03%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.01%) Solaris
10 4 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.76%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.51%) Debian
12 2 (0.51%) AIX
12 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.25%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (16.96%) MVC
2 65 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (9.11%) CRM
4 34 (8.61%) ITIL
5 33 (8.35%) Software Engineering
6 30 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 29 (7.34%) OO
8 26 (6.58%) Project Management
9 25 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (6.08%) Web Development
11 23 (5.82%) Analytics
12 22 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (4.30%) SOA
13 17 (4.30%) Scrum
14 16 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (3.80%) Change Management
15 15 (3.80%) TDD
15 15 (3.80%) Mentoring
16 14 (3.54%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (3.54%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 131 (33.16%) C#
2 111 (28.10%) SQL
3 83 (21.01%) JavaScript
4 44 (11.14%) T-SQL
5 26 (6.58%) PowerShell
6 19 (4.81%) VB.NET
7 16 (4.05%) VBA
8 14 (3.54%) Java
9 10 (2.53%) VBScript
9 10 (2.53%) XPath
10 9 (2.28%) C++
11 8 (2.03%) Python
12 6 (1.52%) Perl
13 5 (1.27%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.01%) Ruby
14 4 (1.01%) XQuery
14 4 (1.01%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.01%) C
15 3 (0.76%) PHP
15 3 (0.76%) R
Qualifications
1 73 (18.48%) Degree
2 36 (9.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (4.05%) MCSE
4 12 (3.04%) CISSP
4 12 (3.04%) SSCP
4 12 (3.04%) CEH
5 11 (2.78%) GIAC
6 10 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.53%) MCP
6 10 (2.53%) MCITP
7 9 (2.28%) MCSA
8 8 (2.03%) CCNA
9 5 (1.27%) HND
9 5 (1.27%) CCNP
10 3 (0.76%) MCDST
10 3 (0.76%) Security Cleared
10 3 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.76%) ISEB
11 2 (0.51%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.51%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.35%) SLA
2 10 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.53%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 80 (20.25%) Active Directory
2 66 (16.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.53%) XenApp
5 9 (2.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (2.03%) MetaFrame
6 8 (2.03%) vSphere
7 7 (1.77%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.27%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.51%) Firmware
11 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.25%) Novell eDirectory
12 1 (0.25%) NFS
12 1 (0.25%) Squid
12 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 20 (5.06%) SCCM
2 14 (3.54%) SCOM
3 3 (0.76%) Nagios
3 3 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.51%) Control-M
4 2 (0.51%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.51%) OpenView
4 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.51%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.51%) Puppet
5 1 (0.25%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 75 (18.99%) VMware
2 45 (11.39%) Cisco
3 34 (8.61%) Oracle
4 21 (5.32%) Citrix
5 18 (4.56%) Red Hat
6 15 (3.80%) HP
7 14 (3.54%) Lotus
8 8 (2.03%) SolarWinds
9 6 (1.52%) IBM
10 5 (1.27%) Cognos
10 5 (1.27%) F5
10 5 (1.27%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.27%) Symantec
11 4 (1.01%) Apple
11 4 (1.01%) Telerik
11 4 (1.01%) Sourcefire
11 4 (1.01%) Sun
11 4 (1.01%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (1.01%) Dell
11 4 (1.01%) LogRhythm
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Salary: excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Head Resourcing Ltd
Salary: excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
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