The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 115 109 74
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -35
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 34 57 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.24% 1.74% 2.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.97% 6.45% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 33 41 54
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £26,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £42,500 £54,400
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Microsoft Certification
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
684 884 902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.90% 27.06% 24.36%
Number of salaries quoted 395 628 566
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -1 14 £47,750 +36.42%
Glasgow -2 12 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Highlands - 3 £19,000 -
Aberdeen -1 2 £19,000 -41.53%
Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £40,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 62 (89.86%) Microsoft
2 33 (47.83%) SQL Server
3 30 (43.48%) Windows
3 30 (43.48%) MCSE
3 30 (43.48%) MS Excel
4 25 (36.23%) Windows Server
5 23 (33.33%) SQL
6 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
7 18 (26.09%) VMware
7 18 (26.09%) MCSA
8 17 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (24.64%) Hyper-V
9 16 (23.19%) CCNA
10 15 (21.74%) Cisco
10 15 (21.74%) SharePoint
10 15 (21.74%) .NET
10 15 (21.74%) MCP
10 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (20.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (20.29%) C#
11 14 (20.29%) HTML
12 13 (18.84%) CSS
12 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
12 13 (18.84%) MS Exchange
12 13 (18.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (17.39%) .NET Framework
13 12 (17.39%) Degree
13 12 (17.39%) Entity Framework
13 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 13 (18.84%) MS Exchange
3 10 (14.49%) IIS
4 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.25%) Skype for Business
5 4 (5.80%) Umbraco
6 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (43.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Office 365
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.04%) SAN
2 7 (10.14%) WAN
3 6 (8.70%) LAN
4 4 (5.80%) Firewall
4 4 (5.80%) VPN
5 2 (2.90%) DHCP
5 2 (2.90%) DNS
5 2 (2.90%) VLAN
5 2 (2.90%) VoIP
5 2 (2.90%) Wireless
6 1 (1.45%) IPv4
6 1 (1.45%) Network Security
6 1 (1.45%) SSL
6 1 (1.45%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 14 (20.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (18.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.90%) MySQL
7 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Automotive
2 4 (5.80%) Games
2 4 (5.80%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Back Office
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Electronics
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (30.43%) Developer
2 10 (14.49%) C# Developer
3 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Microsoft BI Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Senior Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Senior Microsoft Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Senior SQL Developer
4 8 (11.59%) SQL BI Developer
4 8 (11.59%) SQL Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (7.25%) DBA
7 5 (7.25%) Network Technician
7 5 (7.25%) SQL DBA
8 4 (5.80%) Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) .NET
2 14 (20.29%) HTML
3 13 (18.84%) CSS
4 12 (17.39%) .NET Framework
4 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET
4 12 (17.39%) Entity Framework
5 10 (14.49%) AngularJS
5 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.90%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.45%) Ajax
7 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.45%) jQuery
7 1 (1.45%) JSON
7 1 (1.45%) RESTful
7 1 (1.45%) Web Services
7 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Computer Science
1 10 (14.49%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.25%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.80%) FMCG
4 3 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.35%) Informatics
5 2 (2.90%) Clustering
5 2 (2.90%) LIMS
5 2 (2.90%) Replication
6 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.45%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.45%) PKI
6 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (43.48%) Windows
2 25 (36.23%) Windows Server
3 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.14%) Linux
6 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.35%) Unix
9 2 (2.90%) Android
9 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (15.94%) BDD
1 11 (15.94%) Scrum
2 10 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (14.49%) MVC
2 10 (14.49%) TDD
2 10 (14.49%) Web Development
3 8 (11.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (10.14%) ITIL
5 5 (7.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 4 (5.80%) High Availability
7 3 (4.35%) Analytics
7 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (4.35%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.35%) People Management
8 2 (2.90%) Information Management
8 2 (2.90%) Patch Management
8 2 (2.90%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.90%) Software Licensing
8 2 (2.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.33%) SQL
2 14 (20.29%) C#
3 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.35%) Java
5 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (43.48%) MCSE
2 18 (26.09%) MCSA
3 17 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (23.19%) CCNA
5 15 (21.74%) MCP
6 12 (17.39%) Degree
7 11 (15.94%) MCITP
8 5 (7.25%) A+ Certification
8 5 (7.25%) CCENT
9 4 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (4.35%) CISSP
10 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (4.35%) MCDBA
11 2 (2.90%) CCNP
11 2 (2.90%) MCTS
12 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
12 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) COSHH
2 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 17 (24.64%) Hyper-V
3 15 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (13.04%) vSphere
5 2 (2.90%) XenApp
6 1 (1.45%) Firmware
6 1 (1.45%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) SCCM
2 3 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.90%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.90%) SCOM
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 62 (89.86%) Microsoft
2 18 (26.09%) VMware
3 15 (21.74%) Cisco
4 8 (11.59%) Citrix
5 7 (10.14%) HP
6 5 (7.25%) 3Com
6 5 (7.25%) Draytek
6 5 (7.25%) NETGEAR
6 5 (7.25%) ZyXEL
7 4 (5.80%) Sitecore
7 4 (5.80%) Symantec
8 3 (4.35%) Avaya
8 3 (4.35%) CommVault
9 2 (2.90%) EMC
9 2 (2.90%) NetApp
9 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.90%) Veeam
10 1 (1.45%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.45%) Sophos
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