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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 96 92 43
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -49
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 69 77 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.14% 2.32% 4.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.41% 9.59% 14.26%
Number of salaries quoted 41 55 96
Average salary £34,500 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.65% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £25,200 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £44,900 £43,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
820 803 940
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.43% 24.14% 31.56%
Number of salaries quoted 564 496 623
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +26 35 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Edinburgh -19 25 £31,000 -22.50% 2
Fife +4 4 £27,000 -3.57% 1
Aberdeen +3 4 £37,500 +3.44%
West Lothian +1 1 £37,500 +20.00%
Highlands - 1 £37,500 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 127 (72.99%) Microsoft
2 118 (67.82%) Windows
3 83 (47.70%) MCSE
4 75 (43.10%) MS Excel
5 71 (40.80%) Active Directory
6 64 (36.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (34.48%) MCITP
8 59 (33.91%) VMware
9 52 (29.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (29.89%) MS Exchange
9 52 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 51 (29.31%) ITIL
11 46 (26.44%) Citrix
12 39 (22.41%) SQL Server
12 39 (22.41%) Degree
13 38 (21.84%) DNS
14 36 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
14 36 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
15 34 (19.54%) MCSA
15 34 (19.54%) SAN
16 33 (18.97%) .NET
16 33 (18.97%) Finance
17 29 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
18 28 (16.09%) C#
19 26 (14.94%) HP
20 24 (13.79%) MCTS
21 22 (12.64%) Exchange Server 2007
21 22 (12.64%) Firewall
22 20 (11.49%) ASP.NET
22 20 (11.49%) Hyper-V

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 52 (29.89%) MS Exchange
2 36 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (12.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (9.77%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.90%) IIS
6 9 (5.17%) Lync
7 6 (3.45%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.72%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 75 (43.10%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.57%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.60%) Office 365
2 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.15%) IaaS
4 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (21.84%) DNS
2 34 (19.54%) SAN
3 22 (12.64%) Firewall
4 17 (9.77%) DHCP
5 13 (7.47%) LAN
5 13 (7.47%) WAN
6 11 (6.32%) TCP/IP
6 11 (6.32%) VPN
6 11 (6.32%) NetScaler
7 7 (4.02%) Wireless
8 6 (3.45%) IP Telephony
9 5 (2.87%) VLAN
9 5 (2.87%) Cisco IPT
10 4 (2.30%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.30%) Unified Communications
10 4 (2.30%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.72%) VoIP
12 2 (1.15%) GPRS
12 2 (1.15%) IPv4
13 1 (0.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (22.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.57%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.57%) OLAP
7 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (4.02%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 33 (18.97%) Finance
2 8 (4.60%) Advertising
3 6 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.87%) Legal
5 4 (2.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (16.09%) Developer
1 28 (16.09%) Analyst
1 28 (16.09%) IT Support
2 25 (14.37%) Consultant
3 17 (9.77%) Support Engineer
4 13 (7.47%) IT Support Engineer
5 11 (6.32%) Citrix Engineer
5 11 (6.32%) Support Analyst
5 11 (6.32%) Wintel Consultant
6 10 (5.75%) Wintel Specialist
6 10 (5.75%) Citrix Specialist
6 10 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (4.60%) Administrator
7 8 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (4.60%) Applications Specialist
7 8 (4.60%) Server Support
7 8 (4.60%) Software Developer
7 8 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (4.60%) .NET Developer
7 8 (4.60%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.97%) .NET
2 20 (11.49%) ASP.NET
3 17 (9.77%) HTML
4 13 (7.47%) CSS
5 11 (6.32%) .NET Framework
6 10 (5.75%) jQuery
7 8 (4.60%) WCF
7 8 (4.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (4.02%) Web Services
9 5 (2.87%) XML
10 4 (2.30%) COM
10 4 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.30%) HTML5
10 4 (2.30%) Ajax
11 3 (1.72%) WinForms
12 2 (1.15%) WPF
12 2 (1.15%) WAP
12 2 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (1.15%) REST
12 2 (1.15%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.05%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.75%) Clustering
4 7 (4.02%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.45%) E-Learning
6 5 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.72%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.72%) iPhone
8 3 (1.72%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.72%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.15%) iPad
9 2 (1.15%) Tandem
10 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.57%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 118 (67.82%) Windows
2 64 (36.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (29.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (9.77%) Windows 7
6 14 (8.05%) Windows 2000 Server
7 11 (6.32%) Windows 2000
8 7 (4.02%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.45%) Linux
10 4 (2.30%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.15%) UNIX
12 2 (1.15%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.57%) Android
13 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (29.31%) ITIL
2 13 (7.47%) MVC
3 10 (5.75%) CRM
3 10 (5.75%) Service Delivery
4 8 (4.60%) Service Management
4 8 (4.60%) Incident Management
5 7 (4.02%) ERP
5 7 (4.02%) Mentoring
6 6 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 6 (3.45%) Scrum
6 6 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (2.87%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (2.87%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (2.30%) Unit Testing
8 4 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (2.30%) MOF
8 4 (2.30%) TDD
9 3 (1.72%) Data Management
9 3 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (1.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.09%) C#
2 16 (9.20%) JavaScript
2 16 (9.20%) SQL
3 15 (8.62%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.72%) VBScript
4 3 (1.72%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.15%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.57%) C++
6 1 (0.57%) VBA
6 1 (0.57%) XQuery
6 1 (0.57%) XPath
6 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (47.70%) MCSE
2 60 (34.48%) MCITP
3 39 (22.41%) Degree
4 34 (19.54%) MCSA
5 24 (13.79%) MCTS
6 16 (9.20%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (8.62%) CCNA
8 13 (7.47%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (6.90%) CCA
10 11 (6.32%) MCP
10 11 (6.32%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (5.75%) MCDST
12 8 (4.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (4.60%) ISEB
13 3 (1.72%) MCSD
13 3 (1.72%) Security Cleared
14 2 (1.15%) CITP
14 2 (1.15%) HND
14 2 (1.15%) MCAD
14 2 (1.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.30%) SLA
1 4 (2.30%) QA
2 3 (1.72%) COBIT
3 2 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 71 (40.80%) Active Directory
2 52 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (11.49%) Hyper-V
4 18 (10.34%) XenApp
5 11 (6.32%) MetaFrame
6 7 (4.02%) vSphere
7 6 (3.45%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.72%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.57%) Xen
10 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.57%) NFS
10 1 (0.57%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (4.60%) SCCM
2 6 (3.45%) SCOM
2 6 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.15%) Puppet
4 2 (1.15%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.57%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 127 (72.99%) Microsoft
2 59 (33.91%) VMware
3 46 (26.44%) Citrix
4 26 (14.94%) HP
5 16 (9.20%) Cisco
6 8 (4.60%) Symantec
7 6 (3.45%) Lotus
8 5 (2.87%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.87%) EMC
9 4 (2.30%) Apple
9 4 (2.30%) Sophos
10 3 (1.72%) Meru Networks
10 3 (1.72%) Veeam
10 3 (1.72%) Juniper
11 2 (1.15%) Oracle
11 2 (1.15%) Compaq
11 2 (1.15%) Twitter
12 1 (0.57%) Meraki
12 1 (0.57%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.57%) Reuters
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000000 per annum + plus healthcare, pension and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Motherwell
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance + Microsoft Certs
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Motherwell, Lanarkshire
Northgate Public Services
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Kilmarnock
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glenrothes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £36000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Package
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + an excellent benefits package
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Certifications
Posted: 17 days ago
Kilmarnock
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £15000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 24 days ago
Selkirk
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16500 - £18500 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago