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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 131 100 106
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 32 59 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.11% 1.88% 2.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.18% 7.20% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 17 44 56
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £25,150 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £43,900 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
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
766 819 972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.65% 26.07% 24.48%
Number of salaries quoted 480 504 638
Average salary £45,000 £42,926 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% +7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -21 20 £35,250 -6.00% 3
Edinburgh +3 7 £41,250 +37.50%
Fife +3 3 £35,000 +86.66%
North Lanarkshire -2 1 £32,500 +10.16%
Renfrewshire - 1 £46,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 68 (86.08%) Microsoft
2 52 (65.82%) SQL Server
3 43 (54.43%) MS Excel
4 42 (53.16%) MCSE
5 37 (46.84%) SQL
6 31 (39.24%) Windows
7 30 (37.97%) SharePoint
8 27 (34.18%) VMware
8 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (34.18%) Windows Server
9 26 (32.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (31.65%) Degree
11 24 (30.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 22 (27.85%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (25.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (25.32%) Computer Science
14 20 (25.32%) Active Directory
15 19 (24.05%) SAN
16 18 (22.78%) Windows Server 2008
17 17 (21.52%) MS Exchange
18 16 (20.25%) .NET
19 15 (18.99%) Hyper-V
19 15 (18.99%) C#
19 15 (18.99%) MCSA
20 12 (15.19%) ITIL
20 12 (15.19%) MCP
20 12 (15.19%) HTML
21 11 (13.92%) ASP.NET
21 11 (13.92%) CSS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (37.97%) SharePoint
2 17 (21.52%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.80%) IIS
6 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.53%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 43 (54.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.80%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.05%) SAN
2 5 (6.33%) DNS
3 4 (5.06%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (5.06%) DHCP
3 4 (5.06%) Internet
3 4 (5.06%) WAAS
4 2 (2.53%) LAN
4 2 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (2.53%) VPN
4 2 (2.53%) WAN
5 1 (1.27%) Firewall
5 1 (1.27%) IPv4
5 1 (1.27%) SSL
5 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.27%) Wireless
5 1 (1.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (65.82%) SQL Server
2 26 (32.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (30.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.53%) MySQL
5 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.80%) Subversion
2 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.27%) MSTest
3 1 (1.27%) NUnit
3 1 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
2 2 (2.53%) Banking
2 2 (2.53%) Games
2 2 (2.53%) Marketing
3 1 (1.27%) Automotive
3 1 (1.27%) Back Office
3 1 (1.27%) Electronics
3 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (53.16%) Developer
2 22 (27.85%) SQL Developer
3 21 (26.58%) Senior Developer
4 19 (24.05%) Senior SQL Developer
5 17 (21.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 17 (21.52%) SQL BI Developer
6 16 (20.25%) Microsoft BI Developer
6 16 (20.25%) Microsoft Developer
6 16 (20.25%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
7 15 (18.99%) Senior Microsoft Developer
8 12 (15.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (12.66%) .NET Developer
10 6 (7.59%) C# Developer
11 5 (6.33%) Dynamics AX Developer
11 5 (6.33%) Software Developer
12 4 (5.06%) Administrator
12 4 (5.06%) Analyst
12 4 (5.06%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
12 4 (5.06%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) .NET
2 12 (15.19%) HTML
3 11 (13.92%) ASP.NET
3 11 (13.92%) CSS
4 7 (8.86%) .NET Framework
4 7 (8.86%) Entity Framework
5 5 (6.33%) jQuery
6 4 (5.06%) XML
7 3 (3.80%) Ajax
7 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.80%) WCF
7 3 (3.80%) Web Services
7 3 (3.80%) WinForms
7 3 (3.80%) WPF
8 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.53%) LINQ
9 1 (1.27%) JSON
9 1 (1.27%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (1.27%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (1.27%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.32%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.80%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.53%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) AS400
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.27%) FMCG
5 1 (1.27%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (1.27%) Informatics
5 1 (1.27%) iSeries
5 1 (1.27%) PKI
5 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.24%) Windows
2 27 (34.18%) Windows Server
3 20 (25.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (22.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.33%) Linux
7 4 (5.06%) Unix
7 4 (5.06%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.53%) CentOS
8 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.53%) Solaris
9 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.85%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (15.19%) ITIL
4 7 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (8.86%) MVC
5 6 (7.59%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.33%) ERP
6 5 (6.33%) OO
6 5 (6.33%) Scrum
7 4 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.06%) CRM
7 4 (5.06%) Operations Management
7 4 (5.06%) TDD
8 3 (3.80%) BDD
8 3 (3.80%) Migration
9 2 (2.53%) Change Management
9 2 (2.53%) ETL
9 2 (2.53%) High Availability
9 2 (2.53%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.84%) SQL
2 15 (18.99%) C#
3 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.13%) PowerShell
5 7 (8.86%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.33%) C++
6 5 (6.33%) Java
6 5 (6.33%) X++
7 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.53%) VB
7 2 (2.53%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.53%) VB6
7 2 (2.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (53.16%) MCSE
2 25 (31.65%) Degree
3 15 (18.99%) MCSA
4 12 (15.19%) MCP
5 9 (11.39%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (10.13%) CCNA
7 7 (8.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (7.59%) MCITP
9 2 (2.53%) HND
9 2 (2.53%) MCDBA
9 2 (2.53%) MCTS
9 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.27%) CCNP
10 1 (1.27%) CISSP
10 1 (1.27%) ISEB
10 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (25.32%) Active Directory
3 15 (18.99%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.86%) vSphere
5 3 (3.80%) XenApp
6 2 (2.53%) KVM
6 2 (2.53%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.27%) Firmware
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) SCCM
2 6 (7.59%) SCOM
3 4 (5.06%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.06%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.53%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 68 (86.08%) Microsoft
2 27 (34.18%) VMware
3 11 (13.92%) Citrix
4 9 (11.39%) Cisco
5 8 (10.13%) HP
6 5 (6.33%) Compaq
6 5 (6.33%) Intel Security
7 4 (5.06%) Symantec
8 3 (3.80%) CommVault
9 2 (2.53%) Avaya
9 2 (2.53%) Dell
9 2 (2.53%) Kofax
9 2 (2.53%) NetApp
9 2 (2.53%) Oracle
9 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.27%) Meraki
10 1 (1.27%) SAP
10 1 (1.27%) Sitecore
10 1 (1.27%) Sophos
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