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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 16 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 153 224 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.21% 13.61% 15.36%
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% 36.78% 34.73%
Number of salaries quoted 107 152 109
Average salary £40,000 £39,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.62% +22.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,550 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £48,000
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
510 609 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 37.36% 37.00% 44.22%
Number of salaries quoted 308 390 307
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 28 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (44.51%) MS Excel
2 131 (35.99%) .NET
3 127 (34.89%) Finance
4 123 (33.79%) Windows
5 114 (31.32%) C#
6 112 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 105 (28.85%) SQL
8 98 (26.92%) ASP.NET
9 74 (20.33%) Active Directory
10 73 (20.05%) JavaScript
11 72 (19.78%) VMware
12 70 (19.23%) .NET Framework
13 68 (18.68%) Degree
14 65 (17.86%) MS Office
15 63 (17.31%) HTML
15 63 (17.31%) SharePoint
16 61 (16.76%) CSS
17 58 (15.93%) MVC
17 58 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
18 55 (15.11%) MS Exchange
19 53 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
20 50 (13.74%) jQuery
21 42 (11.54%) Windows 7
21 42 (11.54%) CRM
22 41 (11.26%) T-SQL
22 41 (11.26%) ASP.NET MVC
22 41 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
23 39 (10.71%) Cisco
24 36 (9.89%) WAN
25 33 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 63 (17.31%) SharePoint
2 55 (15.11%) MS Exchange
3 25 (6.87%) IIS
4 18 (4.95%) IBM Notes
4 18 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (3.57%) Lync
6 9 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.37%) WorkSite
8 5 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.37%) SAS
9 3 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.55%) CMS
10 2 (0.55%) Apache
11 1 (0.27%) JBoss
11 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.27%) Mule
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 162 (44.51%) MS Excel
2 65 (17.86%) MS Office
3 20 (5.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.75%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.10%) SPSS
5 4 (1.10%) MS Project
6 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (7.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.20%) Office 365
4 6 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.10%) SaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.89%) WAN
2 32 (8.79%) LAN
3 30 (8.24%) Firewall
4 22 (6.04%) Wi-Fi
5 15 (4.12%) SAN
6 11 (3.02%) DNS
7 10 (2.75%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (1.92%) VoIP
8 7 (1.92%) IP Telephony
8 7 (1.92%) NAS
9 6 (1.65%) Internet
9 6 (1.65%) Ethernet
10 5 (1.37%) HTTP
10 5 (1.37%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.82%) VPN
11 3 (0.82%) MPLS
11 3 (0.82%) Wireless
11 3 (0.82%) WAAS
11 3 (0.82%) MRTG
11 3 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (4.67%) MS Access
5 12 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.47%) Big Data
8 8 (2.20%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.92%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.92%) MySQL
9 7 (1.92%) Data Mining
9 7 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.82%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.55%) DB2
14 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
14 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.27%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (5.22%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.10%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.10%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.55%) MSI
4 2 (0.55%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.55%) Selenium
4 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.27%) WatiN
5 1 (0.27%) GitLab
5 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.27%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.27%) NUnit
5 1 (0.27%) Subversion
5 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.27%) ClearCase
General
1 127 (34.89%) Finance
2 23 (6.32%) Back Office
3 11 (3.02%) Banking
4 5 (1.37%) Advertising
4 5 (1.37%) Marketing
4 5 (1.37%) Law
5 4 (1.10%) Legal
5 4 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.82%) Retail
7 2 (0.55%) Games
7 2 (0.55%) German Language
7 2 (0.55%) Front Office
8 1 (0.27%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 91 (25.00%) Developer
2 80 (21.98%) Analyst
3 38 (10.44%) Support Analyst
3 38 (10.44%) .NET Developer
4 35 (9.62%) IT Support
5 26 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
6 22 (6.04%) C# Developer
7 21 (5.77%) Support Engineer
8 20 (5.49%) Architect
9 19 (5.22%) Project Manager
9 19 (5.22%) Consultant
9 19 (5.22%) Administrator
10 17 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (4.12%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (3.30%) Software Engineer
13 11 (3.02%) Software Developer
13 11 (3.02%) Business Analyst
13 11 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (3.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 10 (2.75%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (35.99%) .NET
2 98 (26.92%) ASP.NET
3 70 (19.23%) .NET Framework
4 63 (17.31%) HTML
5 61 (16.76%) CSS
6 50 (13.74%) jQuery
7 41 (11.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 30 (8.24%) XML
9 28 (7.69%) Entity Framework
10 22 (6.04%) HTML5
10 22 (6.04%) NHibernate
11 19 (5.22%) Web Services
12 17 (4.67%) WCF
12 17 (4.67%) WPF
12 17 (4.67%) Ajax
13 16 (4.40%) WinForms
14 10 (2.75%) Regular Expression
15 8 (2.20%) AngularJS
15 8 (2.20%) XSD
16 7 (1.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.12%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 11 (3.02%) Mathematics
4 11 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.20%) Economics
6 8 (2.20%) Visualisation
7 7 (1.92%) Open Source
8 6 (1.65%) Clustering
8 6 (1.65%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.37%) Replication
9 5 (1.37%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (1.37%) Social Media
9 5 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.10%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.10%) iPad
10 4 (1.10%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.10%) Psychology
10 4 (1.10%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 123 (33.79%) Windows
2 42 (11.54%) Windows 7
3 41 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (8.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (8.24%) Linux
6 17 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.40%) UNIX
8 9 (2.47%) Windows XP
9 8 (2.20%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.92%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.65%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.82%) Android
13 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.55%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.55%) AIX
14 2 (0.55%) Solaris
14 2 (0.55%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (15.93%) MVC
2 53 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (11.54%) CRM
4 32 (8.79%) ITIL
4 32 (8.79%) Software Engineering
5 30 (8.24%) Project Management
6 23 (6.32%) OO
7 22 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (5.77%) Web Development
9 20 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (5.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (5.22%) Mentoring
11 17 (4.67%) Change Management
12 16 (4.40%) Analytics
13 14 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (3.57%) Time Management
15 12 (3.30%) Scrum
15 12 (3.30%) TDD
16 11 (3.02%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 114 (31.32%) C#
2 105 (28.85%) SQL
3 73 (20.05%) JavaScript
4 41 (11.26%) T-SQL
5 23 (6.32%) PowerShell
6 20 (5.49%) VBA
7 17 (4.67%) VB.NET
7 17 (4.67%) Java
8 9 (2.47%) XPath
9 6 (1.65%) VBScript
10 5 (1.37%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.10%) XQuery
11 4 (1.10%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.10%) C++
11 4 (1.10%) R
12 3 (0.82%) Python
12 3 (0.82%) Perl
13 2 (0.55%) PHP
13 2 (0.55%) C
13 2 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 68 (18.68%) Degree
2 33 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (3.85%) MCSE
4 10 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.75%) MCITP
5 9 (2.47%) CEH
5 9 (2.47%) CISSP
5 9 (2.47%) SSCP
6 8 (2.20%) GIAC
6 8 (2.20%) MCSA
6 8 (2.20%) CCNA
7 7 (1.92%) MCP
8 5 (1.37%) HND
8 5 (1.37%) CCNP
9 3 (0.82%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.55%) MCDST
10 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.55%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.52%) SLA
2 9 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.20%) QA
System Software
1 74 (20.33%) Active Directory
2 58 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.75%) vSphere
5 9 (2.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (2.20%) XenApp
6 8 (2.20%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.92%) MetaFrame
8 6 (1.65%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.55%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.27%) NFS
11 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (4.12%) SCCM
2 13 (3.57%) SCOM
3 9 (2.47%) Nagios
4 3 (0.82%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.82%) Puppet
4 3 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.55%) Control-M
5 2 (0.55%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.55%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.27%) OpenView
6 1 (0.27%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.27%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 72 (19.78%) VMware
2 39 (10.71%) Cisco
3 30 (8.24%) Oracle
4 21 (5.77%) Citrix
5 18 (4.95%) Lotus
6 12 (3.30%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.47%) SolarWinds
7 9 (2.47%) F5
8 8 (2.20%) Splunk
8 8 (2.20%) HP
9 5 (1.37%) IBM
9 5 (1.37%) Cognos
9 5 (1.37%) Symantec
9 5 (1.37%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.10%) Apple
10 4 (1.10%) Telerik
10 4 (1.10%) Sourcefire
10 4 (1.10%) LogRhythm
10 4 (1.10%) Dell
11 3 (0.82%) Veritas
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