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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
UK / Scotland
Rank 111 110 100
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 24 46 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.07% 1.55% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.57% 5.60% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 20 32 43
Median salary £35,750 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £47,350 £43,300
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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
525 822 906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.42% 27.74% 28.49%
Number of salaries quoted 347 523 613
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £30,000 £26,050
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Glasgow +4 8 £41,000 +17.14% 4
Edinburgh 0 7 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Renfrewshire 0 4 £32,500 -29.34%
West Lothian - 2 £33,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £24,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 36 (65.45%) MCSE
2 35 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 25 (45.45%) Windows
4 23 (41.82%) Active Directory
5 22 (40.00%) SQL
5 22 (40.00%) VMware
6 21 (38.18%) ITIL
7 20 (36.36%) Windows Server
8 18 (32.73%) MCSA
8 18 (32.73%) SQL Server
9 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (29.09%) Degree
10 16 (29.09%) MS Exchange
11 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (23.64%) MS Excel
13 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (20.00%) SAN
15 10 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (18.18%) Cisco
15 10 (18.18%) CCNA
15 10 (18.18%) Firewall
16 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (16.36%) SCCM
16 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2013
17 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
17 8 (14.55%) MCITP
17 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
18 7 (12.73%) T-SQL

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 (29.09%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (9.09%) SAS
5 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
5 4 (7.27%) Skype for Business
6 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.45%) IIS
7 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (23.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) S-PLUS
3 1 (1.82%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) Office 365
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) SAN
2 10 (18.18%) Firewall
3 6 (10.91%) WAN
4 4 (7.27%) Internet
4 4 (7.27%) LAN
4 4 (7.27%) Skype
5 3 (5.45%) DHCP
5 3 (5.45%) DNS
5 3 (5.45%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (9.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 5 (9.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (1.82%) MySQL
8 1 (1.82%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (1.82%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Back Office
2 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (25.45%) Support Engineer
3 10 (18.18%) DBA
4 7 (12.73%) Administrator
5 6 (10.91%) Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (9.09%) Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) IT Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Production DBA
6 5 (9.09%) SQL DBA
6 5 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) SQL Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Technical Support
7 4 (7.27%) Wintel Support
7 4 (7.27%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) .NET
1 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 4 (7.27%) jQuery
2 4 (7.27%) WCF
2 4 (7.27%) Web Services
3 2 (3.64%) CSS
3 2 (3.64%) HTML
4 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.82%) Ajax
4 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.82%) LLBLGen Pro
4 1 (1.82%) WinForms
4 1 (1.82%) WPF
4 1 (1.82%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.64%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.82%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (1.82%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.82%) EPoS
4 1 (1.82%) PKI
4 1 (1.82%) Replication
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.82%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 25 (45.45%) Windows
2 20 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.64%) Linux
7 1 (1.82%) CentOS
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) ITIL
2 7 (12.73%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (10.91%) High Availability
3 6 (10.91%) Service Delivery
4 5 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 5 (9.09%) Data Integration
4 5 (9.09%) Demand Management
4 5 (9.09%) ETL
4 5 (9.09%) SDLC
4 5 (9.09%) Time Management
5 4 (7.27%) Information Security
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 4 (7.27%) MVC
6 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.64%) BCP
7 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.64%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) SQL
2 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.73%) T-SQL
3 5 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.82%) C
5 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.82%) VB
5 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (65.45%) MCSE
2 18 (32.73%) MCSA
3 16 (29.09%) Degree
4 10 (18.18%) CCNA
4 10 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (14.55%) MCITP
6 3 (5.45%) CCA
6 3 (5.45%) CCNP
6 3 (5.45%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (5.45%) MCP
6 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.82%) CISSP
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.82%) MCDST
7 1 (1.82%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 23 (41.82%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.73%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.09%) VMware ESX
5 4 (7.27%) vSphere
6 3 (5.45%) XenApp
7 2 (3.64%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (3.64%) UAG
7 2 (3.64%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) SCCM
2 5 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (7.27%) SCOM
4 1 (1.82%) Ansible
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) MOM
4 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.82%) Puppet
4 1 (1.82%) SCSM
Vendors
1 35 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 22 (40.00%) VMware
3 10 (18.18%) Cisco
4 5 (9.09%) Intel Security
5 4 (7.27%) Citrix
6 3 (5.45%) WatchGuard
7 2 (3.64%) IBM
7 2 (3.64%) Samsung
8 1 (1.82%) Adobe
8 1 (1.82%) CommVault
8 1 (1.82%) Dell
8 1 (1.82%) Draytek
8 1 (1.82%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.82%) Mitel
8 1 (1.82%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle
8 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.82%) Symantec
8 1 (1.82%) Telerik
8 1 (1.82%) Veeam
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