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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 106 72 80
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 59 107 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.78% 2.91% 2.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.55% 11.81% 10.30%
Number of salaries quoted 43 54 68
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,300 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £54,400 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
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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
901 906 806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.25% 24.63% 26.59%
Number of salaries quoted 634 568 507
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -11 25 £42,500 +25.00% 7
Edinburgh -19 24 £32,500 +21.49% 6
Aberdeen +11 7 £32,500 -4.41%
Stirling +8 2 £26,000 -10.34%
Dundee - 1 £42,233 -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 96 (82.76%) Microsoft
2 68 (58.62%) SQL Server
3 63 (54.31%) MS Excel
4 48 (41.38%) .NET
5 46 (39.66%) C#
5 46 (39.66%) Windows
6 44 (37.93%) MCSE
7 38 (32.76%) ASP.NET
8 37 (31.90%) CSS
8 37 (31.90%) JavaScript
9 34 (29.31%) HTML
9 34 (29.31%) MVC
10 33 (28.45%) SharePoint
11 32 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (27.59%) Web Development
12 31 (26.72%) jQuery
12 31 (26.72%) ASP.NET MVC
13 29 (25.00%) .NET Framework
13 29 (25.00%) SQL
14 28 (24.14%) Degree
14 28 (24.14%) VMware
15 27 (23.28%) ITIL
15 27 (23.28%) Active Directory
16 25 (21.55%) IIS
17 24 (20.69%) Entity Framework
18 23 (19.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 22 (18.97%) Citrix
20 19 (16.38%) Cisco
20 19 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (16.38%) AngularJS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (28.45%) SharePoint
2 25 (21.55%) IIS
3 14 (12.07%) MS Exchange
4 10 (8.62%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (5.17%) Umbraco
7 5 (4.31%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.86%) Drupal
8 1 (0.86%) JBoss
8 1 (0.86%) Apache
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.86%) Lync
Applications
1 63 (54.31%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.90%) InfoPath
3 6 (5.17%) MS Office
4 4 (3.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.90%) SAN
2 7 (6.03%) VoIP
3 6 (5.17%) WAN
4 5 (4.31%) HTTP
4 5 (4.31%) VPN
5 4 (3.45%) Firewall
5 4 (3.45%) LAN
6 2 (1.72%) DHCP
6 2 (1.72%) DNS
6 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.72%) VLAN
6 2 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.72%) NAS
7 1 (0.86%) InfiniBand
7 1 (0.86%) Internet
7 1 (0.86%) LDAP
7 1 (0.86%) SSL
7 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.86%) Wireless
7 1 (0.86%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (58.62%) SQL Server
2 23 (19.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (12.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.45%) MySQL
7 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.72%) OLTP
9 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.86%) OLAP
9 1 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.86%) Big Data
9 1 (0.86%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) MSI
2 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.86%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.86%) JIRA
3 1 (0.86%) Hudson
3 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.86%) Trac
General
1 6 (5.17%) Finance
2 3 (2.59%) Retail
3 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.72%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.86%) Military
4 1 (0.86%) Banking
4 1 (0.86%) Electronics
4 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (40.52%) Developer
2 25 (21.55%) .NET Developer
2 25 (21.55%) C# Developer
3 17 (14.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 17 (14.66%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (13.79%) Analyst
5 15 (12.93%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (9.48%) Senior Developer
7 9 (7.76%) DBA
8 7 (6.03%) Web Developer
9 6 (5.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (5.17%) SQL DBA
10 5 (4.31%) Senior C# Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.31%) SQL Server DBA
10 5 (4.31%) Consultant
11 4 (3.45%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (41.38%) .NET
2 38 (32.76%) ASP.NET
3 37 (31.90%) CSS
4 34 (29.31%) HTML
5 31 (26.72%) jQuery
5 31 (26.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 24 (20.69%) Entity Framework
8 19 (16.38%) AngularJS
9 15 (12.93%) WinForms
10 9 (7.76%) CSS3
10 9 (7.76%) HTML5
11 5 (4.31%) JSON
11 5 (4.31%) Application Packaging
11 5 (4.31%) Raphaël
12 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (2.59%) XML
13 2 (1.72%) WSH
14 1 (0.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.21%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.03%) Replication
3 5 (4.31%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.31%) Clustering
3 5 (4.31%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.45%) iPad
5 3 (2.59%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.59%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.72%) PKI
6 2 (1.72%) Statistics
6 2 (1.72%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.86%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.86%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.86%) Life Science
7 1 (0.86%) iPhone
7 1 (0.86%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.86%) Informatics
7 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 46 (39.66%) Windows
2 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (9.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (6.90%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.31%) Linux
6 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.45%) UNIX
7 3 (2.59%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.72%) Android
8 2 (1.72%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.72%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.86%) CentOS
9 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.31%) MVC
2 32 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.59%) Web Development
3 27 (23.28%) ITIL
4 13 (11.21%) Scrum
4 13 (11.21%) SDLC
5 12 (10.34%) TDD
6 11 (9.48%) Unit Testing
6 11 (9.48%) Mentoring
7 10 (8.62%) Project Management
8 9 (7.76%) OO
9 8 (6.90%) Release Management
9 8 (6.90%) Data Analysis
9 8 (6.90%) Time Management
10 7 (6.03%) BDD
10 7 (6.03%) Problem Management
10 7 (6.03%) Information Security
10 7 (6.03%) PRINCE2
11 6 (5.17%) Quality Management
11 6 (5.17%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (39.66%) C#
2 37 (31.90%) JavaScript
3 29 (25.00%) SQL
4 12 (10.34%) T-SQL
5 8 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.72%) C
6 2 (1.72%) Java
7 1 (0.86%) C++
7 1 (0.86%) VBScript
7 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.86%) X++
7 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (37.93%) MCSE
2 28 (24.14%) Degree
3 16 (13.79%) CCNA
3 16 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (12.93%) MCITP
5 10 (8.62%) MCTS
6 8 (6.90%) CCNP
7 5 (4.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (4.31%) MCSA
7 5 (4.31%) HNC
8 4 (3.45%) HND
8 4 (3.45%) CCA
8 4 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (3.45%) MOS
8 4 (3.45%) MCP
8 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.45%) APMP
8 4 (3.45%) VTSP
9 3 (2.59%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (23.28%) Active Directory
2 19 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.17%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.17%) XenApp
3 6 (5.17%) vSphere
4 5 (4.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.59%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.59%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.72%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.86%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.86%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (6.90%) SCCM
2 2 (1.72%) SCOM
2 2 (1.72%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.86%) WSUS
3 1 (0.86%) Puppet
3 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.86%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.86%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.86%) Nagios
3 1 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 96 (82.76%) Microsoft
2 28 (24.14%) VMware
3 22 (18.97%) Citrix
4 19 (16.38%) Cisco
5 10 (8.62%) EMC
6 9 (7.76%) Oracle
7 8 (6.90%) HP
8 7 (6.03%) Juniper
8 7 (6.03%) AppSense
9 6 (5.17%) Dell
10 5 (4.31%) IBM
10 5 (4.31%) CommVault
10 5 (4.31%) Intel
11 4 (3.45%) NetApp
11 4 (3.45%) Sun
11 4 (3.45%) Symantec
12 3 (2.59%) Avaya
13 2 (1.72%) Apple
13 2 (1.72%) SAP
13 2 (1.72%) Polycom
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £39000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £52500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Dunfermline
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
IBI Group (UK) Limited
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Circa £40,000 dependent on experience plus benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago