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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
UK / Scotland
Rank 98 110 101
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 33 48 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.46% 1.62% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.06% 5.99% 7.13%
Number of salaries quoted 27 36 42
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £25,550
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
545 801 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.15% 27.08% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 344 522 591
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +14 13 £35,000 -15.15%
Glasgow +8 13 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Renfrewshire +1 5 £32,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 £24,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 37 (64.91%) MCSE
1 37 (64.91%) Microsoft
2 26 (45.61%) Windows
3 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
4 21 (36.84%) Windows Server
5 20 (35.09%) MCSA
5 20 (35.09%) VMware
6 19 (33.33%) SQL
6 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 19 (33.33%) ITIL
7 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (28.07%) Degree
8 16 (28.07%) MS Exchange
9 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
10 13 (22.81%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (22.81%) CCNA
11 12 (21.05%) Cisco
12 11 (19.30%) SAN
12 11 (19.30%) Firewall
12 11 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (17.54%) Hyper-V
13 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (15.79%) SCCM
15 8 (14.04%) MCITP
15 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (12.28%) WAN

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 16 (28.07%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (12.28%) IIS
5 5 (8.77%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (8.77%) SAS
6 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.26%) Skype for Business
7 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Office 365
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) Firewall
1 11 (19.30%) SAN
2 7 (12.28%) WAN
3 5 (8.77%) LAN
4 4 (7.02%) Internet
5 3 (5.26%) IP Telephony
5 3 (5.26%) Skype
6 2 (3.51%) DHCP
6 2 (3.51%) DNS
7 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.75%) VLAN
7 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (8.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 5 (8.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.75%) MySQL
9 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Support Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) DBA
4 7 (12.28%) Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (8.77%) Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) IT Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Production DBA
6 5 (8.77%) SQL DBA
7 4 (7.02%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Support
8 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Systems Support
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) .NET
1 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 5 (8.77%) .NET Framework
2 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (8.77%) CSS
2 5 (8.77%) HTML
3 4 (7.02%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.02%) Entity Framework
4 2 (3.51%) Android SDK
5 1 (1.75%) jQuery
5 1 (1.75%) WCF
5 1 (1.75%) Web Services
5 1 (1.75%) WinForms
5 1 (1.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Data Integration
1 5 (8.77%) Driving Licence
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.51%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.51%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.75%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (1.75%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.75%) EPoS
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (45.61%) Windows
2 21 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.51%) Android
6 2 (3.51%) Linux
7 1 (1.75%) CentOS
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (10.53%) Business Continuity
2 6 (10.53%) High Availability
2 6 (10.53%) MVC
3 5 (8.77%) Demand Management
3 5 (8.77%) ETL
3 5 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (8.77%) Service Delivery
3 5 (8.77%) Time Management
4 4 (7.02%) BDD
4 4 (7.02%) Information Security
4 4 (7.02%) Scrum
4 4 (7.02%) TDD
4 4 (7.02%) Web Development
5 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (3.51%) BCP
6 2 (3.51%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) C#
2 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.77%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.51%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.75%) VB
5 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (64.91%) MCSE
2 20 (35.09%) MCSA
3 16 (28.07%) Degree
4 13 (22.81%) CCNA
4 13 (22.81%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (14.04%) MCITP
6 4 (7.02%) CCNP
7 3 (5.26%) CCA
7 3 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.51%) MCP
9 1 (1.75%) CISSP
9 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.75%) MCDST
9 1 (1.75%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
2 11 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.54%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.77%) VMware ESX
5 4 (7.02%) vSphere
6 2 (3.51%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (3.51%) UAG
6 2 (3.51%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) SCCM
2 5 (8.77%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (7.02%) SCOM
4 1 (1.75%) Ansible
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) MOM
4 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.75%) Puppet
4 1 (1.75%) SCSM
Vendors
1 37 (64.91%) Microsoft
2 20 (35.09%) VMware
3 12 (21.05%) Cisco
4 5 (8.77%) Intel Security
5 3 (5.26%) Citrix
5 3 (5.26%) WatchGuard
6 2 (3.51%) IBM
6 2 (3.51%) Samsung
7 1 (1.75%) CommVault
7 1 (1.75%) Dell
7 1 (1.75%) Draytek
7 1 (1.75%) Mitel
7 1 (1.75%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.75%) Symantec
7 1 (1.75%) Veeam
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