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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 184 181 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.97% 12.78% 17.01%
As % of the Vendors category 36.36% 32.97% 40.17%
Number of salaries quoted 126 112 115
Average salary £35,000 £37,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.28% +7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,750 £22,200
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
506 549 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 38.42% 38.77% 42.35%
Number of salaries quoted 301 356 307
Average salary £39,500 £39,900 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.00% -7.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,523 £27,500 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £59,100
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 5 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 171 (39.68%) Windows
2 168 (38.98%) MS Excel
3 166 (38.52%) Finance
4 154 (35.73%) SQL Server
5 151 (35.03%) .NET
6 146 (33.87%) C#
7 119 (27.61%) ASP.NET
8 117 (27.15%) SQL
9 91 (21.11%) Active Directory
10 88 (20.42%) JavaScript
11 85 (19.72%) Degree
12 84 (19.49%) .NET Framework
13 83 (19.26%) VMware
14 78 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
15 74 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 72 (16.71%) HTML
17 71 (16.47%) MVC
18 65 (15.08%) CSS
19 60 (13.92%) SharePoint
19 60 (13.92%) jQuery
20 59 (13.69%) MS Exchange
21 58 (13.46%) MS Office
22 57 (13.23%) WAN
23 53 (12.30%) LAN
23 53 (12.30%) ASP.NET MVC
24 50 (11.60%) Cisco
24 50 (11.60%) Linux
24 50 (11.60%) Windows Server 2003
25 49 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
26 48 (11.14%) XML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 60 (13.92%) SharePoint
2 59 (13.69%) MS Exchange
3 27 (6.26%) IIS
4 22 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (4.41%) Lync
6 14 (3.25%) CMS
7 13 (3.02%) IBM Notes
8 8 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.62%) WorkSite
10 4 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.93%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.93%) Apache
10 4 (0.93%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.93%) SAS
10 4 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.93%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.93%) WordPress
11 3 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 168 (38.98%) MS Excel
2 58 (13.46%) MS Office
3 12 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.70%) SPSS
6 2 (0.46%) MS Project
7 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.46%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.23%) HFM
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.23%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.62%) Office 365
3 5 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (13.23%) WAN
2 53 (12.30%) LAN
3 42 (9.74%) Wi-Fi
4 32 (7.42%) Firewall
5 28 (6.50%) DNS
6 17 (3.94%) Intrusion Detection
7 16 (3.71%) HTTP
8 12 (2.78%) Internet
8 12 (2.78%) SAN
9 10 (2.32%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.32%) IP Telephony
10 9 (2.09%) SMTP
11 7 (1.62%) FTP
11 7 (1.62%) HTTPS
11 7 (1.62%) LDAP
12 6 (1.39%) NAS
12 6 (1.39%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.16%) VoIP
13 5 (1.16%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (35.73%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (6.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (2.78%) MS Access
4 12 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (2.55%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.09%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.62%) MySQL
8 6 (1.39%) Big Data
8 6 (1.39%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.70%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.46%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.46%) DB2
12 1 (0.23%) QlikView
12 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects XI
12 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (9.51%) Visual Studio
2 15 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.86%) SpecFlow
4 6 (1.39%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.39%) Bugzilla
4 6 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (1.16%) Selenium
6 4 (0.93%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.93%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.93%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.93%) JIRA
7 3 (0.70%) FogBugz
8 2 (0.46%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.46%) MSI
8 2 (0.46%) PowerDesigner
8 2 (0.46%) Subversion
9 1 (0.23%) NUnit
9 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.23%) ERwin
9 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
General
1 166 (38.52%) Finance
2 41 (9.51%) Back Office
3 15 (3.48%) Banking
4 10 (2.32%) Marketing
5 9 (2.09%) Law
6 7 (1.62%) Advertising
7 6 (1.39%) Legal
8 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.46%) Front Office
9 2 (0.46%) German Language
9 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.46%) Retail
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 123 (28.54%) Analyst
2 111 (25.75%) Developer
3 55 (12.76%) Support Analyst
4 48 (11.14%) IT Support
5 47 (10.90%) .NET Developer
6 36 (8.35%) IT Support Analyst
7 28 (6.50%) Administrator
8 26 (6.03%) Support Engineer
9 23 (5.34%) Systems Administrator
10 22 (5.10%) C# Developer
11 19 (4.41%) Consultant
11 19 (4.41%) Architect
12 18 (4.18%) Software Engineer
13 16 (3.71%) Software Developer
14 15 (3.48%) Applications Support
14 15 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
15 14 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 12 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 12 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 11 (2.55%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (35.03%) .NET
2 119 (27.61%) ASP.NET
3 84 (19.49%) .NET Framework
4 72 (16.71%) HTML
5 65 (15.08%) CSS
6 60 (13.92%) jQuery
7 53 (12.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 48 (11.14%) XML
9 36 (8.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 32 (7.42%) NHibernate
11 26 (6.03%) Web Services
12 25 (5.80%) WCF
13 22 (5.10%) Ajax
14 18 (4.18%) HTML5
15 15 (3.48%) Regular Expression
16 14 (3.25%) WPF
17 12 (2.78%) WinForms
18 10 (2.32%) AngularJS
19 9 (2.09%) XML Schema
19 9 (2.09%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.87%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.25%) Mathematics
3 14 (3.25%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.78%) Open Source
5 11 (2.55%) Visualisation
6 10 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.86%) Social Media
9 7 (1.62%) Economics
9 7 (1.62%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (1.62%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.39%) Clustering
11 5 (1.16%) PKI
11 5 (1.16%) Physics
11 5 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.16%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.16%) User Experience
12 4 (0.93%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.93%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 171 (39.68%) Windows
2 50 (11.60%) Linux
2 50 (11.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 49 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (11.14%) Windows 7
5 34 (7.89%) UNIX
6 20 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.02%) Mac OS X
8 11 (2.55%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.55%) Windows 2000
9 9 (2.09%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (1.86%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.16%) Solaris
13 4 (0.93%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.46%) AIX
14 2 (0.46%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.46%) Debian
14 2 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (16.47%) MVC
3 38 (8.82%) ITIL
4 37 (8.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 36 (8.35%) OO
6 33 (7.66%) CRM
7 32 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (6.96%) Scrum
9 28 (6.50%) Software Engineering
10 27 (6.26%) Web Development
11 26 (6.03%) Project Management
11 26 (6.03%) Analytics
12 22 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (4.18%) Unit Testing
13 18 (4.18%) TDD
14 17 (3.94%) SOA
14 17 (3.94%) Information Security
15 16 (3.71%) Change Management
16 14 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (3.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 146 (33.87%) C#
2 117 (27.15%) SQL
3 88 (20.42%) JavaScript
4 48 (11.14%) T-SQL
5 36 (8.35%) PowerShell
6 24 (5.57%) VB.NET
7 15 (3.48%) VBA
8 14 (3.25%) Java
8 14 (3.25%) C++
9 13 (3.02%) VBScript
10 10 (2.32%) Python
11 9 (2.09%) XPath
12 8 (1.86%) Perl
12 8 (1.86%) C
13 5 (1.16%) Ruby
14 4 (0.93%) PHP
14 4 (0.93%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.93%) XQuery
14 4 (0.93%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 85 (19.72%) Degree
2 43 (9.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (4.64%) MCSE
4 16 (3.71%) CEH
4 16 (3.71%) SSCP
4 16 (3.71%) CISSP
5 14 (3.25%) GIAC
6 13 (3.02%) MCP
7 12 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.32%) CCNA
9 9 (2.09%) MCSA
10 8 (1.86%) MCITP
11 6 (1.39%) HND
11 6 (1.39%) CCNP
12 4 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.93%) ISEB
13 3 (0.70%) CCA
13 3 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.70%) VCP4
14 2 (0.46%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.35%) SLA
2 11 (2.55%) QA
3 10 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 91 (21.11%) Active Directory
2 74 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.48%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.02%) XenApp
5 8 (1.86%) MetaFrame
6 7 (1.62%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.39%) vSphere
7 6 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.70%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.70%) Firmware
11 2 (0.46%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.46%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.23%) Novell eDirectory
12 1 (0.23%) Squid
12 1 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (4.41%) SCCM
2 14 (3.25%) SCOM
3 4 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.46%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.46%) OpenView
5 2 (0.46%) Control-M
5 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.23%) Nagios
6 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.23%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.23%) Puppet
6 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 83 (19.26%) VMware
2 50 (11.60%) Cisco
3 34 (7.89%) Oracle
4 27 (6.26%) Citrix
5 23 (5.34%) Red Hat
6 21 (4.87%) HP
7 13 (3.02%) Lotus
8 10 (2.32%) IBM
9 7 (1.62%) Symantec
9 7 (1.62%) SolarWinds
10 6 (1.39%) Xamarin
10 6 (1.39%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.16%) Sun
11 5 (1.16%) Cognos
12 4 (0.93%) LogRhythm
12 4 (0.93%) Twitter
12 4 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.93%) Dell
12 4 (0.93%) Sourcefire
13 3 (0.70%) Telerik
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £65000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, flexible hours
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £16000 - £17000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, flexible hours
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lockheed Martin
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, flexible working
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + home working, bonus scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £41000 per annum + benefits, bonsuses, holidays
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: Competitive plus good benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £70000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + exceptional benefits
Posted: 7 days ago