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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 101 96 78
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 63 85 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.98% 2.11% 2.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.53% 9.12% 10.33%
Number of salaries quoted 46 60 72
Average salary £31,500 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,200 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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
837 932 900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.36% 23.09% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 516 606 506
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 +10 33 £37,500 +0.67% 5
Edinburgh +6 20 £30,000 -4.76% 2
South Lanarkshire +1 2 £39,000 -8.23%
North Lanarkshire -1 2 £29,500 -18.62%
South Ayrshire - 2 £42,500 - 1
Fife - 2 £18,750 -
West Lothian 0 1 £25,000 - 1
Dundee -1 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 107 (86.99%) Microsoft
2 62 (50.41%) SQL Server
3 58 (47.15%) MS Excel
4 57 (46.34%) .NET
5 56 (45.53%) C#
6 49 (39.84%) ASP.NET
7 47 (38.21%) Windows
8 43 (34.96%) Active Directory
9 42 (34.15%) MCSE
10 39 (31.71%) CSS
11 36 (29.27%) JavaScript
12 32 (26.02%) HTML
12 32 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (25.20%) Degree
13 31 (25.20%) VMware
14 29 (23.58%) IIS
14 29 (23.58%) jQuery
15 28 (22.76%) VMware Infrastructure
15 28 (22.76%) SharePoint
16 27 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (21.95%) .NET Framework
17 26 (21.14%) Web Development
18 25 (20.33%) MS Exchange
19 23 (18.70%) Entity Framework
20 22 (17.89%) ITIL
21 21 (17.07%) MCP
21 21 (17.07%) WinForms
21 21 (17.07%) MVC
22 19 (15.45%) SQL
22 19 (15.45%) CRM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 29 (23.58%) IIS
2 28 (22.76%) SharePoint
3 25 (20.33%) MS Exchange
4 9 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (5.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.44%) WorkSite
8 2 (1.63%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.63%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 58 (47.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.88%) InfoPath
3 5 (4.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (10.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.38%) DNS
1 14 (11.38%) SAN
2 11 (8.94%) LAN
2 11 (8.94%) WAN
3 9 (7.32%) DHCP
4 8 (6.50%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.50%) Firewall
5 5 (4.07%) VPN
5 5 (4.07%) IPv4
5 5 (4.07%) NAS
6 4 (3.25%) VLAN
7 2 (1.63%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (1.63%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.63%) SMS
8 1 (0.81%) VoIP
8 1 (0.81%) Wireless
8 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (50.41%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.25%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.63%) MySQL
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (13.01%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Advertising
3 5 (4.07%) Law
4 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.63%) Publishing
5 2 (1.63%) Legal
5 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.81%) Military
Job Titles
1 51 (41.46%) Developer
2 26 (21.14%) .NET Developer
3 20 (16.26%) Senior Developer
4 17 (13.82%) C# Developer
5 13 (10.57%) ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (10.57%) Analyst
5 13 (10.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (10.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (9.76%) IT Support
7 11 (8.94%) Consultant
8 10 (8.13%) Software Developer
9 8 (6.50%) .NET Software Developer
10 7 (5.69%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (5.69%) Senior C# Developer
10 7 (5.69%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.88%) Web Developer
11 6 (4.88%) Support Analyst
11 6 (4.88%) Support Engineer
12 5 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (4.07%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (46.34%) .NET
2 49 (39.84%) ASP.NET
3 39 (31.71%) CSS
4 32 (26.02%) HTML
5 29 (23.58%) jQuery
6 27 (21.95%) .NET Framework
7 23 (18.70%) Entity Framework
8 21 (17.07%) WinForms
9 19 (15.45%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (8.94%) Web Services
11 10 (8.13%) WCF
12 8 (6.50%) XML
13 5 (4.07%) HTML5
13 5 (4.07%) REST
14 4 (3.25%) Regular Expression
15 2 (1.63%) AngularJS
16 1 (0.81%) CSS3
16 1 (0.81%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.82%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.07%) Clustering
2 5 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.25%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.63%) Replication
4 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (1.63%) Tandem
4 2 (1.63%) PKI
4 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.63%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.81%) iPad
5 1 (0.81%) iPhone
5 1 (0.81%) NHS
5 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 47 (38.21%) Windows
2 27 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (11.38%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.07%) Linux
6 5 (4.07%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.07%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (3.25%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.44%) UNIX
9 2 (1.63%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.63%) Debian
10 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (21.14%) Web Development
3 22 (17.89%) ITIL
4 21 (17.07%) MVC
5 19 (15.45%) CRM
6 14 (11.38%) Mentoring
7 10 (8.13%) Software Engineering
8 9 (7.32%) Time Management
9 7 (5.69%) Migration
9 7 (5.69%) TDD
10 6 (4.88%) OO
10 6 (4.88%) Scrum
10 6 (4.88%) Data Migration
10 6 (4.88%) Unit Testing
11 5 (4.07%) Refactoring
11 5 (4.07%) Problem Management
11 5 (4.07%) Incident Management
11 5 (4.07%) OOP
11 5 (4.07%) SOA
11 5 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 56 (45.53%) C#
2 36 (29.27%) JavaScript
3 19 (15.45%) SQL
4 9 (7.32%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.07%) VBScript
6 4 (3.25%) XQuery
6 4 (3.25%) XPath
7 3 (2.44%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.63%) Perl
8 2 (1.63%) Python
8 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (34.15%) MCSE
2 31 (25.20%) Degree
3 21 (17.07%) MCP
4 18 (14.63%) MCSA
5 17 (13.82%) MCITP
6 10 (8.13%) MCDST
7 9 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (7.32%) CCNA
8 5 (4.07%) CCNP
9 3 (2.44%) HND
9 3 (2.44%) CCA
9 3 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.63%) CISSP
10 2 (1.63%) MCDBA
10 2 (1.63%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.63%) SSCP
10 2 (1.63%) GIAC
10 2 (1.63%) CEH
10 2 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (34.96%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.94%) XenApp
4 10 (8.13%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.69%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.25%) vSphere
7 2 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (6.50%) SCCM
2 5 (4.07%) SCOM
3 2 (1.63%) WSUS
4 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 107 (86.99%) Microsoft
2 31 (25.20%) VMware
3 19 (15.45%) Citrix
4 7 (5.69%) Cisco
5 5 (4.07%) HP
5 5 (4.07%) Compaq
6 4 (3.25%) IBM
6 4 (3.25%) Oracle
7 3 (2.44%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.63%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.63%) Symantec
8 2 (1.63%) NetApp
8 2 (1.63%) Lotus
8 2 (1.63%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.81%) Twitter
9 1 (0.81%) Hyland
9 1 (0.81%) Altiris
9 1 (0.81%) Kofax
9 1 (0.81%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.81%) SAP
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