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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 264 190 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.60% 14.20% 11.64%
As % of the Vendors category 44.97% 35.12% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 188 131 90
Average salary £33,250 £40,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.87% +22.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £55,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
587 541 532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 39.13% 40.43% 42.42%
Number of salaries quoted 377 338 371
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £29,011
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

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 1 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 189 (40.73%) Windows
2 179 (38.58%) C#
3 176 (37.93%) SQL Server
4 168 (36.21%) MS Excel
5 165 (35.56%) .NET
6 155 (33.41%) Finance
7 117 (25.22%) SQL
7 117 (25.22%) ASP.NET
8 102 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
9 90 (19.40%) JavaScript
10 85 (18.32%) Active Directory
11 78 (16.81%) VMware
12 77 (16.59%) HTML
12 77 (16.59%) Degree
13 73 (15.73%) MVC
14 68 (14.66%) ITIL
15 66 (14.22%) SharePoint
16 64 (13.79%) Scrum
16 64 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
17 62 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
18 61 (13.15%) ASP.NET MVC
19 59 (12.72%) Microsoft Certification
20 58 (12.50%) DNS
21 55 (11.85%) XML
22 54 (11.64%) CSS
22 54 (11.64%) Windows Server 2003
23 47 (10.13%) Linux
23 47 (10.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 46 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
24 46 (9.91%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 66 (14.22%) SharePoint
2 39 (8.41%) MS Exchange
3 34 (7.33%) IIS
4 17 (3.66%) CMS
4 17 (3.66%) Lync
4 17 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (3.02%) NServiceBus
6 8 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.51%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.08%) WorkSite
10 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.86%) SAS
11 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 168 (36.21%) MS Excel
2 42 (9.05%) MS Office
3 20 (4.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.86%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (4.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.80%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (2.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (2.59%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 5 (1.08%) Markit EDM
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle iProcurement
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.86%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.65%) FRx
7 3 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.65%) HFM
8 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.22%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (4.74%) Office 365
3 4 (0.86%) IaaS
4 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.43%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 58 (12.50%) DNS
2 35 (7.54%) WAN
3 34 (7.33%) LAN
4 25 (5.39%) Internet
5 21 (4.53%) Wi-Fi
5 21 (4.53%) Firewall
6 19 (4.09%) SMTP
7 18 (3.88%) TCP/IP
8 17 (3.66%) VPN
8 17 (3.66%) HTTP
9 14 (3.02%) VoIP
10 13 (2.80%) HTTPS
10 13 (2.80%) FTP
11 11 (2.37%) NetScaler
12 10 (2.16%) DHCP
12 10 (2.16%) SAN
13 7 (1.51%) ADSL
13 7 (1.51%) Cisco IPT
13 7 (1.51%) IP Telephony
14 6 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 47 (10.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (6.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.94%) MySQL
7 9 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.72%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.51%) Oracle Discoverer
9 7 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.51%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (1.51%) Big Data
10 5 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (0.86%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Power View
11 4 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 45 (9.70%) Visual Studio
2 27 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (3.45%) SpecFlow
4 12 (2.59%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (1.51%) JIRA
6 6 (1.29%) Bugzilla
7 5 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.86%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.86%) FogBugz
9 3 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.65%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.65%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 2 (0.43%) RubyMine
10 2 (0.43%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.43%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.43%) Selenium
10 2 (0.43%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.43%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 155 (33.41%) Finance
2 20 (4.31%) Marketing
3 17 (3.66%) Back Office
4 16 (3.45%) Banking
5 13 (2.80%) Advertising
6 9 (1.94%) Law
6 9 (1.94%) Legal
7 7 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.08%) Games
8 5 (1.08%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.86%) Billing
9 4 (0.86%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.65%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.65%) French Language
10 3 (0.65%) German Language
10 3 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.65%) Retail
11 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 115 (24.78%) Analyst
2 110 (23.71%) Developer
3 47 (10.13%) Consultant
4 42 (9.05%) Programmer
5 41 (8.84%) Support Analyst
6 29 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 28 (6.03%) IT Support
8 26 (5.60%) Senior Developer
9 23 (4.96%) Software Developer
9 23 (4.96%) Administrator
10 22 (4.74%) IT Support Analyst
11 21 (4.53%) Analyst Programmer
11 21 (4.53%) Software Engineer
11 21 (4.53%) Senior Consultant
11 21 (4.53%) .NET Programmer
12 20 (4.31%) C# Developer
12 20 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
12 20 (4.31%) Applications Support
13 19 (4.09%) Support Engineer
13 19 (4.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (35.56%) .NET
2 117 (25.22%) ASP.NET
3 77 (16.59%) HTML
4 61 (13.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 55 (11.85%) XML
6 54 (11.64%) CSS
7 42 (9.05%) .NET Framework
8 41 (8.84%) jQuery
9 26 (5.60%) WCF
10 22 (4.74%) Web Services
11 21 (4.53%) NHibernate
12 16 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 16 (3.45%) AngularJS
12 16 (3.45%) COM
13 15 (3.23%) Castle Windsor
14 14 (3.02%) Sass
14 14 (3.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 13 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 11 (2.37%) Ajax
17 10 (2.16%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.09%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.80%) Blackberry
5 12 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.59%) Clustering
6 10 (2.16%) User Experience
7 9 (1.94%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.51%) Open Source
9 6 (1.29%) Blog
9 6 (1.29%) PMI
10 5 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.86%) iPad
11 4 (0.86%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.86%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.86%) EPoS
12 3 (0.65%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.65%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.65%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 189 (40.73%) Windows
2 54 (11.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 47 (10.13%) Linux
4 46 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (7.33%) Windows 7
6 29 (6.25%) UNIX
7 19 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (3.02%) Windows 2000 Server
9 12 (2.59%) Windows 2000
10 11 (2.37%) Solaris
11 10 (2.16%) Windows Phone
11 10 (2.16%) Windows XP
12 8 (1.72%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.51%) AIX
13 7 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.29%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.86%) Windows Phone 8
15 4 (0.86%) Android
16 3 (0.65%) Debian
16 3 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (15.73%) MVC
3 68 (14.66%) ITIL
4 64 (13.79%) Scrum
5 39 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
6 35 (7.54%) Service Delivery
7 34 (7.33%) TDD
8 31 (6.68%) CRM
8 31 (6.68%) Project Management
9 28 (6.03%) UML
9 28 (6.03%) Mentoring
10 26 (5.60%) Web Development
11 23 (4.96%) OO
12 22 (4.74%) SOA
13 21 (4.53%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (4.31%) Software Engineering
15 19 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
16 17 (3.66%) Workflow
16 17 (3.66%) BDD
17 15 (3.23%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 179 (38.58%) C#
2 117 (25.22%) SQL
3 90 (19.40%) JavaScript
4 37 (7.97%) PowerShell
5 32 (6.90%) VB.NET
6 30 (6.47%) T-SQL
7 18 (3.88%) Perl
8 12 (2.59%) Python
8 12 (2.59%) C
9 10 (2.16%) Java
10 9 (1.94%) C++
11 8 (1.72%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.51%) Ruby
13 6 (1.29%) VBA
14 5 (1.08%) VB
15 4 (0.86%) VBScript
16 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.43%) PHP
17 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.22%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 77 (16.59%) Degree
2 59 (12.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (6.25%) MCSE
4 15 (3.23%) MCITP
5 11 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.16%) CCA
6 10 (2.16%) Citrix Certification
6 10 (2.16%) CCNA
6 10 (2.16%) MCP
7 9 (1.94%) MCSA
7 9 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.72%) ISTQB
9 7 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (1.29%) CEH
10 6 (1.29%) PMI Certification
10 6 (1.29%) CISSP
10 6 (1.29%) SSCP
11 5 (1.08%) MBA
11 5 (1.08%) GIAC
11 5 (1.08%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.25%) SLA
2 25 (5.39%) QA
3 11 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.94%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 85 (18.32%) Active Directory
2 62 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.17%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.02%) XenApp
5 11 (2.37%) MetaFrame
6 8 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.51%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.29%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (1.08%) vSphere
10 3 (0.65%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.43%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.43%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.51%) SCCM
1 7 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (1.51%) Data Guard
2 5 (1.08%) SCOM
3 4 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (0.65%) Windows Intune
5 2 (0.43%) WSUS
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView
6 1 (0.22%) Puppet
6 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 78 (16.81%) VMware
2 46 (9.91%) Oracle
2 46 (9.91%) Citrix
3 37 (7.97%) Cisco
4 23 (4.96%) HP
5 17 (3.66%) Twitter
6 13 (2.80%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.37%) Juniper
8 7 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.51%) IBM
9 6 (1.29%) Google
9 6 (1.29%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.08%) Fidessa
10 5 (1.08%) thinkFolio
10 5 (1.08%) Tableau
10 5 (1.08%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.86%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.86%) SAP
12 3 (0.65%) Hyperion
12 3 (0.65%) Sage
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