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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 64 72 41
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -31
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 107 84 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.89% 2.77% 4.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.73% 10.40% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 54 69 92
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,400 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
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
912 808 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.66% 26.61% 31.61%
Number of salaries quoted 572 509 610
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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 42 £34,000 -32.00% 6
Edinburgh +5 38 £26,750 -33.12% 1
Aberdeen -8 9 £34,000 -15.00% 2
North Lanarkshire - 7 £31,000 -
Stirling - 2 £29,000 -
Moray - 2 - -
Argyll and Bute +3 1 £53,000 -
Fife +3 1 £45,000 +55.17% 1
West Lothian - 1 £35,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £60,000 -
Highlands - 1 £37,500 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 133 (77.33%) Windows
2 118 (68.60%) Microsoft
3 103 (59.88%) MCSE
4 81 (47.09%) MCITP
5 77 (44.77%) Active Directory
6 75 (43.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (41.86%) VMware
8 69 (40.12%) MS Excel
9 64 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 52 (30.23%) Citrix
11 50 (29.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 50 (29.07%) ITIL
12 44 (25.58%) SQL Server
13 43 (25.00%) MS Exchange
14 42 (24.42%) SAN
14 42 (24.42%) Windows Server 2012
15 36 (20.93%) DNS
15 36 (20.93%) Finance
15 36 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
16 35 (20.35%) MCSA
17 32 (18.60%) Degree
18 28 (16.28%) .NET
19 25 (14.53%) MCTS
19 25 (14.53%) Lync
20 22 (12.79%) IIS
20 22 (12.79%) C#
21 21 (12.21%) ASP.NET
22 20 (11.63%) HTML
22 20 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
23 17 (9.88%) HP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 43 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 36 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (14.53%) Lync
4 22 (12.79%) IIS
5 20 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (6.98%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.91%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.74%) WorkSite
10 2 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 69 (40.12%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.56%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.58%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.40%) Office 365
2 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (24.42%) SAN
2 36 (20.93%) DNS
3 15 (8.72%) DHCP
4 13 (7.56%) Firewall
5 12 (6.98%) iSCSI
5 12 (6.98%) Unified Communications
5 12 (6.98%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (5.23%) TCP/IP
7 7 (4.07%) NetScaler
7 7 (4.07%) Wireless
7 7 (4.07%) VPN
8 5 (2.91%) IP Telephony
8 5 (2.91%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (2.91%) LAN
8 5 (2.91%) WAN
9 2 (1.16%) GPRS
9 2 (1.16%) VoIP
9 2 (1.16%) SSL
10 1 (0.58%) VLAN
10 1 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.16%) OLAP
7 1 (0.58%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (6.40%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.49%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 5 (2.91%) MSBuild
4 5 (2.91%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.16%) NUnit
5 2 (1.16%) MSTest
6 1 (0.58%) Subversion
6 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (20.93%) Finance
2 8 (4.65%) Law
3 7 (4.07%) Legal
4 5 (2.91%) Marketing
5 3 (1.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (21.51%) Consultant
2 25 (14.53%) Developer
3 24 (13.95%) IT Support
3 24 (13.95%) Analyst
4 20 (11.63%) Support Engineer
5 14 (8.14%) IT Support Engineer
5 14 (8.14%) Microsoft Consultant
6 13 (7.56%) Server Support
7 12 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (6.98%) Communications Engineer
7 12 (6.98%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 11 (6.40%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.65%) Applications Specialist
10 8 (4.65%) Wintel Consultant
11 7 (4.07%) Wintel Specialist
11 7 (4.07%) .NET Developer
11 7 (4.07%) Citrix Engineer
11 7 (4.07%) Citrix Specialist
11 7 (4.07%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.28%) .NET
2 21 (12.21%) ASP.NET
3 20 (11.63%) HTML
4 16 (9.30%) CSS
5 13 (7.56%) jQuery
6 12 (6.98%) .NET Framework
7 9 (5.23%) Ajax
7 9 (5.23%) XML
8 8 (4.65%) Web Services
8 8 (4.65%) WinForms
9 6 (3.49%) JSON
10 5 (2.91%) .NET Remoting
10 5 (2.91%) OOXML
10 5 (2.91%) WCF
10 5 (2.91%) XSLT
10 5 (2.91%) SOAP
11 4 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (2.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (1.74%) COM
13 2 (1.16%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.14%) Clustering
2 11 (6.40%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.49%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.91%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.91%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.74%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.16%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.16%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.16%) iPhone
6 2 (1.16%) iPad
7 1 (0.58%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 133 (77.33%) Windows
2 75 (43.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (29.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (24.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (6.98%) Windows 7
6 10 (5.81%) Windows 2000 Server
7 7 (4.07%) Windows 2000
8 6 (3.49%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.74%) Windows Phone
9 3 (1.74%) Linux
10 2 (1.16%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.58%) Debian
11 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.58%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (29.07%) ITIL
2 14 (8.14%) PRINCE2
3 12 (6.98%) MOF
4 7 (4.07%) MVC
4 7 (4.07%) Multithreading
4 7 (4.07%) Service Management
5 6 (3.49%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.49%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (2.91%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (2.91%) Practice Management
6 5 (2.91%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (2.91%) Incident Management
6 5 (2.91%) CRM
7 4 (2.33%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (1.74%) Migration
8 3 (1.74%) OO
9 2 (1.16%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (1.16%) ERP
9 2 (1.16%) SOA
9 2 (1.16%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.79%) C#
2 16 (9.30%) JavaScript
2 16 (9.30%) SQL
3 7 (4.07%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.91%) XQuery
5 3 (1.74%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.16%) VB
7 1 (0.58%) VBA
7 1 (0.58%) VBScript
7 1 (0.58%) Java
7 1 (0.58%) C++
Qualifications
1 103 (59.88%) MCSE
2 81 (47.09%) MCITP
3 35 (20.35%) MCSA
4 32 (18.60%) Degree
5 25 (14.53%) MCTS
6 15 (8.72%) Citrix Certification
7 12 (6.98%) CCA
8 9 (5.23%) CCNA
8 9 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (4.65%) ISEB
9 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 7 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (4.07%) MCP
11 6 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (2.91%) MCDST
13 4 (2.33%) Security Cleared
14 3 (1.74%) CCEE
14 3 (1.74%) CCIA
14 3 (1.74%) MCSD
15 2 (1.16%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.07%) SLA
2 3 (1.74%) COBIT
3 2 (1.16%) QA
3 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 77 (44.77%) Active Directory
2 64 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.30%) Hyper-V
4 14 (8.14%) XenApp
5 7 (4.07%) vSphere
5 7 (4.07%) MetaFrame
6 6 (3.49%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (2.91%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.16%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.58%) BlackBerry Internet Service
10 1 (0.58%) Xen
10 1 (0.58%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.07%) Backup Exec
1 7 (4.07%) SCCM
2 4 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.16%) SCOM
4 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.58%) Puppet
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 118 (68.60%) Microsoft
2 72 (41.86%) VMware
3 52 (30.23%) Citrix
4 17 (9.88%) HP
5 14 (8.14%) Cisco
6 6 (3.49%) Symantec
6 6 (3.49%) Reuters
6 6 (3.49%) Apple
7 5 (2.91%) Lotus
7 5 (2.91%) EMC
8 4 (2.33%) Juniper
8 4 (2.33%) Meru Networks
8 4 (2.33%) Veeam
9 2 (1.16%) Sophos
9 2 (1.16%) Twitter
10 1 (0.58%) Meraki
10 1 (0.58%) AppSense
10 1 (0.58%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.58%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.58%) Bloomberg
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
SJB Corporate Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus 25 days holiday + pension + add
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Skyscanner
Posted: 13 days ago
Aberdeenshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car, Home working + 12% Pension
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
DP Connect
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 30 Days Holiday, BUPA + More
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Skyscanner
Posted: 20 days ago
Aberdeen
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £38889 - £40667 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago