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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 92 103 72
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -31
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 66 61 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.11% 1.78% 2.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.03% 7.71% 9.88%
Number of salaries quoted 42 45 63
Average salary £32,200 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.29% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,550 £24,500 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £43,650 £42,500 £52,300
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.33%
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
939 791 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 29.97% 23.12% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 637 510 502
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £27,500 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +22 35 £35,500 +4.41% 6
Edinburgh +3 26 £30,000 -7.69% 6
North Lanarkshire +1 2 £29,500 -30.58%
Fife - 2 £22,000 - 1
Aberdeen +7 1 £44,000 +13.54% 3
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 115 (85.19%) Microsoft
2 68 (50.37%) Windows
3 56 (41.48%) Active Directory
4 52 (38.52%) MS Excel
5 51 (37.78%) SQL Server
6 47 (34.81%) MCSE
7 46 (34.07%) .NET
8 45 (33.33%) C#
9 40 (29.63%) VMware
10 36 (26.67%) Degree
10 36 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (26.67%) ASP.NET
10 36 (26.67%) MS Exchange
11 35 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (22.22%) ITIL
13 27 (20.00%) Citrix
14 26 (19.26%) CSS
14 26 (19.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (18.52%) JavaScript
16 24 (17.78%) Finance
17 23 (17.04%) HTML
18 22 (16.30%) DNS
18 22 (16.30%) CRM
19 21 (15.56%) SharePoint
19 21 (15.56%) jQuery
19 21 (15.56%) MCITP
20 20 (14.81%) MCSA
21 19 (14.07%) MCP
21 19 (14.07%) IIS
21 19 (14.07%) .NET Framework

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 36 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 21 (15.56%) SharePoint
3 19 (14.07%) IIS
4 12 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.22%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.48%) Lync
8 2 (1.48%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 52 (38.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.19%) MS Office
3 2 (1.48%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.19%) Office 365
2 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.30%) DNS
2 18 (13.33%) SAN
3 17 (12.59%) LAN
3 17 (12.59%) WAN
4 16 (11.85%) Firewall
5 12 (8.89%) DHCP
5 12 (8.89%) TCP/IP
6 10 (7.41%) VPN
7 7 (5.19%) VLAN
8 5 (3.70%) IPv4
8 5 (3.70%) NAS
9 4 (2.96%) NetScaler
10 3 (2.22%) VoIP
10 3 (2.22%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (2.22%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.48%) Wireless
11 2 (1.48%) SMS
12 1 (0.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (37.78%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.96%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.48%) MySQL
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (17.78%) Finance
2 10 (7.41%) Advertising
3 6 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.44%) Law
4 3 (2.22%) Legal
5 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (31.11%) Developer
2 18 (13.33%) Consultant
2 18 (13.33%) .NET Developer
3 17 (12.59%) Analyst
4 13 (9.63%) Senior Developer
4 13 (9.63%) IT Support
5 12 (8.89%) Software Developer
6 9 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 9 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (5.93%) Wintel Consultant
7 8 (5.93%) .NET Software Developer
8 7 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (5.19%) Incident Analyst
8 7 (5.19%) Senior Incident Analyst
8 7 (5.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.19%) Major Incident Analyst
8 7 (5.19%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (4.44%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (4.44%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (34.07%) .NET
2 36 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 26 (19.26%) CSS
4 23 (17.04%) HTML
5 21 (15.56%) jQuery
6 19 (14.07%) .NET Framework
7 15 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 12 (8.89%) WCF
8 12 (8.89%) WinForms
8 12 (8.89%) Web Services
9 9 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (5.19%) XML
11 6 (4.44%) HTML5
12 5 (3.70%) REST
13 4 (2.96%) Regular Expression
14 2 (1.48%) CSS3
14 2 (1.48%) COM
15 1 (0.74%) ADO.NET
15 1 (0.74%) WAP
15 1 (0.74%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.59%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.44%) Clustering
3 6 (4.44%) E-Learning
4 4 (2.96%) SWIFT
5 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.22%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.48%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.48%) Tandem
6 2 (1.48%) PKI
6 2 (1.48%) Replication
6 2 (1.48%) iPhone
7 1 (0.74%) iPad
7 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 68 (50.37%) Windows
2 36 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (19.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (11.85%) Windows 7
5 12 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (7.41%) Linux
7 9 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
8 6 (4.44%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.96%) UNIX
9 4 (2.96%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.96%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.48%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.48%) Debian
12 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.74%) Solaris
12 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.22%) ITIL
2 22 (16.30%) CRM
3 17 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (11.85%) MVC
5 12 (8.89%) Web Development
6 10 (7.41%) Software Engineering
7 9 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 9 (6.67%) Scrum
7 9 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 8 (5.93%) Migration
9 7 (5.19%) ERP
10 6 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (4.44%) Service Management
10 6 (4.44%) Data Migration
11 5 (3.70%) OOP
11 5 (3.70%) SOA
11 5 (3.70%) TDD
11 5 (3.70%) Time Management
11 5 (3.70%) Refactoring
11 5 (3.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (33.33%) C#
2 25 (18.52%) JavaScript
3 17 (12.59%) PowerShell
4 16 (11.85%) SQL
5 5 (3.70%) VBScript
6 4 (2.96%) XQuery
6 4 (2.96%) XPath
7 3 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.48%) Perl
8 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.48%) Python
8 2 (1.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 47 (34.81%) MCSE
2 36 (26.67%) Degree
3 21 (15.56%) MCITP
4 20 (14.81%) MCSA
5 19 (14.07%) MCP
6 17 (12.59%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (11.85%) CCNA
8 12 (8.89%) MCDST
9 6 (4.44%) CCNP
10 5 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (3.70%) HND
11 4 (2.96%) CCA
11 4 (2.96%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (2.22%) SSCP
12 3 (2.22%) GIAC
12 3 (2.22%) CEH
12 3 (2.22%) CISSP
13 2 (1.48%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.74%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) QA
2 3 (2.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (41.48%) Active Directory
2 35 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (13.33%) XenApp
4 17 (12.59%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.19%) XenDesktop
5 7 (5.19%) vSphere
6 4 (2.96%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.48%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.74%) UAG
8 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (8.15%) SCCM
2 8 (5.93%) SCOM
3 2 (1.48%) Puppet
3 2 (1.48%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.48%) WSUS
4 1 (0.74%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 115 (85.19%) Microsoft
2 40 (29.63%) VMware
3 27 (20.00%) Citrix
4 15 (11.11%) HP
5 13 (9.63%) Cisco
6 7 (5.19%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.70%) Symantec
7 5 (3.70%) Compaq
8 4 (2.96%) IBM
8 4 (2.96%) Oracle
9 3 (2.22%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.22%) Sophos
9 3 (2.22%) Lotus
10 2 (1.48%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.48%) NetApp
10 2 (1.48%) EMC
11 1 (0.74%) Avaya
11 1 (0.74%) Hyland
11 1 (0.74%) Altiris
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