The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 89 72 38
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -34
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 88 93 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.15% 2.94% 4.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.28% 10.31% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 61 72 124
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £22,500 £21,650
10% offered a salary of more than £47,050 £44,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
948 902 1030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.21% 28.50% 29.26%
Number of salaries quoted 619 507 752
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow 0 35 £37,000 -1.33% 3
Edinburgh -29 27 £31,500 +0.80% 5
Aberdeen -13 6 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Moray - 5 - -
North Lanarkshire - 4 £36,250 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £48,750 -
South Lanarkshire -2 1 £42,500 +50.44%
West Lothian - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £37,500 -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 100 (73.53%) Microsoft
2 92 (67.65%) Windows
3 72 (52.94%) MCSE
4 55 (40.44%) Active Directory
4 55 (40.44%) VMware
5 49 (36.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 45 (33.09%) MS Excel
7 45 (33.09%) SQL Server
8 43 (31.62%) MCITP
9 39 (28.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 38 (27.94%) Citrix
11 33 (24.26%) ITIL
12 31 (22.79%) .NET
13 29 (21.32%) MS Exchange
14 27 (19.85%) ASP.NET
15 26 (19.12%) C#
15 26 (19.12%) Degree
16 25 (18.38%) SAN
17 23 (16.91%) Finance
18 22 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
19 21 (15.44%) MCSA
20 20 (14.71%) DNS
20 20 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
21 19 (13.97%) CSS
22 17 (12.50%) MCP
22 17 (12.50%) JavaScript
22 17 (12.50%) Clustering
23 16 (11.76%) MVC
23 16 (11.76%) SQL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 29 (21.32%) MS Exchange
2 20 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (10.29%) IIS
3 14 (10.29%) Lync
4 12 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (6.62%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.68%) IBM Notes
7 5 (3.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.94%) WorkSite
9 3 (2.21%) DNN
10 2 (1.47%) Node.js
10 2 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.74%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 45 (33.09%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.88%) Office 365
2 4 (2.94%) SaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (18.38%) SAN
2 20 (14.71%) DNS
3 10 (7.35%) WAN
4 9 (6.62%) Firewall
4 9 (6.62%) LAN
5 8 (5.88%) DHCP
5 8 (5.88%) VPN
6 6 (4.41%) Unified Communications
7 5 (3.68%) VoIP
7 5 (3.68%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (3.68%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.94%) NAS
8 4 (2.94%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.21%) PBX
10 2 (1.47%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (1.47%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.74%) VLAN
11 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (33.09%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.41%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.68%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.68%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.21%) Big Data
6 2 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.74%) OLAP
7 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.74%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.62%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.88%) NUnit
4 7 (5.15%) MSTest
5 5 (3.68%) InstallShield
5 5 (3.68%) MSBuild
5 5 (3.68%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 3 (2.21%) Subversion
6 3 (2.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (2.21%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (16.91%) Finance
2 14 (10.29%) Legal
3 12 (8.82%) Back Office
4 8 (5.88%) Law
5 5 (3.68%) Marketing
6 3 (2.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (21.32%) Developer
2 24 (17.65%) Analyst
2 24 (17.65%) Consultant
3 11 (8.09%) .NET Developer
3 11 (8.09%) Server Support
3 11 (8.09%) Senior Developer
4 9 (6.62%) Administrator
4 9 (6.62%) Support Analyst
4 9 (6.62%) IT Support
5 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Consultant
5 7 (5.15%) Messaging Engineer
5 7 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (5.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (5.15%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 6 (4.41%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.68%) Service Manager
7 5 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.68%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (3.68%) Communications Engineer
7 5 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.79%) .NET
2 27 (19.85%) ASP.NET
3 19 (13.97%) CSS
4 16 (11.76%) HTML
5 14 (10.29%) .NET Framework
5 14 (10.29%) jQuery
6 13 (9.56%) WCF
7 11 (8.09%) XML
8 9 (6.62%) WinForms
9 8 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (5.15%) Ajax
11 6 (4.41%) RESTful
11 6 (4.41%) Web Services
11 6 (4.41%) JSON
12 5 (3.68%) OOXML
12 5 (3.68%) .NET Remoting
12 5 (3.68%) SOAP
12 5 (3.68%) XSLT
13 4 (2.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 4 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.50%) Clustering
2 12 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.62%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.68%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.94%) Open Source
5 4 (2.94%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.21%) Firmware
6 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.21%) iPad
6 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.47%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.74%) PKI
8 1 (0.74%) Statistics
8 1 (0.74%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.74%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.74%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.74%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 92 (67.65%) Windows
2 49 (36.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (28.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (8.82%) Windows XP
5 12 (8.82%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.62%) Linux
7 5 (3.68%) UNIX
8 4 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.21%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.47%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.74%) Debian
11 1 (0.74%) NetWare
11 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.26%) ITIL
2 16 (11.76%) MVC
3 11 (8.09%) OO
4 9 (6.62%) Service Management
5 8 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.15%) TDD
6 7 (5.15%) Incident Management
6 7 (5.15%) Unit Testing
7 6 (4.41%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.41%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.68%) Practice Management
8 5 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.68%) MOF
8 5 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (3.68%) Change Control
8 5 (3.68%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.68%) Multithreading
9 4 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (2.94%) OOD
9 4 (2.94%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.12%) C#
2 17 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 16 (11.76%) SQL
4 13 (9.56%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.68%) XQuery
6 4 (2.94%) Java
7 3 (2.21%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.21%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.47%) Ruby
9 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (52.94%) MCSE
2 43 (31.62%) MCITP
3 26 (19.12%) Degree
4 21 (15.44%) MCSA
5 17 (12.50%) MCP
6 15 (11.03%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (10.29%) CCNA
8 12 (8.82%) MCDST
9 11 (8.09%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (7.35%) HND
10 10 (7.35%) MCTS
11 9 (6.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (5.88%) CCA
13 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 5 (3.68%) MCPD
14 5 (3.68%) CCNP
14 5 (3.68%) CCEE
14 5 (3.68%) CCIA
15 3 (2.21%) HNC
15 3 (2.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (40.44%) Active Directory
2 48 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (10.29%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.09%) vSphere
4 11 (8.09%) XenApp
5 9 (6.62%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.94%) XenServer
7 3 (2.21%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.47%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.47%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.47%) vCloud
9 1 (0.74%) Novell eDirectory
9 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.74%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 11 (8.09%) SCCM
2 5 (3.68%) SCOM
3 2 (1.47%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.74%) WSUS
4 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.74%) MOM
4 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.74%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.74%) Puppet
4 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 100 (73.53%) Microsoft
2 55 (40.44%) VMware
3 38 (27.94%) Citrix
4 13 (9.56%) Cisco
5 5 (3.68%) Lotus
5 5 (3.68%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.68%) Reuters
6 4 (2.94%) SolarWinds
6 4 (2.94%) HP
6 4 (2.94%) EMC
6 4 (2.94%) Intel
6 4 (2.94%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.94%) Oracle
7 3 (2.21%) Mitel
7 3 (2.21%) LANDesk
7 3 (2.21%) Sophos
7 3 (2.21%) Dell
7 3 (2.21%) NetApp
8 2 (1.47%) Nimsoft
8 2 (1.47%) Facebook
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