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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 87 67 39
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -28
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 91 91 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.51% 2.80% 5.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.90% 10.24% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 46 63 119
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
835 889 1063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.03% 27.34% 33.25%
Number of salaries quoted 551 536 716
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +3 39 £34,500 -16.86% 3
Edinburgh -13 25 £27,500 -31.25% 4
North Lanarkshire +3 9 £31,000 -31.11% 2
Aberdeen -9 7 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Moray - 2 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £60,000 - 1
Dundee - 1 £34,500 -
Stirling - 1 £29,000 - 1
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 129 (73.30%) Windows
2 119 (67.61%) Microsoft
3 98 (55.68%) MCSE
4 79 (44.89%) MCITP
5 73 (41.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (40.91%) Active Directory
7 70 (39.77%) MS Excel
7 70 (39.77%) VMware
8 61 (34.66%) VMware Infrastructure
9 50 (28.41%) ITIL
10 47 (26.70%) Citrix
11 46 (26.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 46 (26.14%) SQL Server
12 41 (23.30%) SAN
13 38 (21.59%) MS Exchange
13 38 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 33 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
15 32 (18.18%) MCSA
16 31 (17.61%) .NET
17 29 (16.48%) DNS
18 28 (15.91%) Finance
19 26 (14.77%) ASP.NET
20 25 (14.20%) C#
20 25 (14.20%) Degree
21 24 (13.64%) MCTS
22 23 (13.07%) HTML
22 23 (13.07%) Lync
23 21 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2007
23 21 (11.93%) JavaScript
24 20 (11.36%) CSS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 38 (21.59%) MS Exchange
2 33 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (13.07%) Lync
4 21 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (10.80%) IIS
6 10 (5.68%) SharePoint
7 9 (5.11%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.70%) WorkSite
10 2 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 70 (39.77%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.11%) Office 365
2 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (23.30%) SAN
2 29 (16.48%) DNS
3 14 (7.95%) DHCP
4 13 (7.39%) Unified Communications
5 12 (6.82%) Fibre Channel
5 12 (6.82%) iSCSI
6 8 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.55%) Wireless
7 6 (3.41%) VPN
7 6 (3.41%) Firewall
8 5 (2.84%) LAN
8 5 (2.84%) WAN
9 3 (1.70%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.70%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.70%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (1.14%) GPRS
10 2 (1.14%) PBX
10 2 (1.14%) VoIP
10 2 (1.14%) SSL
11 1 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (26.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.14%) OLAP
6 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.57%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (5.68%) Visual Studio
3 7 (3.98%) NUnit
4 6 (3.41%) MSTest
4 6 (3.41%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 5 (2.84%) MSBuild
5 5 (2.84%) InstallShield
6 3 (1.70%) Subversion
6 3 (1.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (15.91%) Finance
2 8 (4.55%) Legal
3 5 (2.84%) Marketing
3 5 (2.84%) Law
4 2 (1.14%) Advertising
5 1 (0.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (21.02%) Consultant
2 29 (16.48%) Developer
3 27 (15.34%) Analyst
4 23 (13.07%) IT Support
5 19 (10.80%) Support Engineer
6 15 (8.52%) Microsoft Consultant
7 14 (7.95%) IT Support Engineer
8 13 (7.39%) Server Support
9 12 (6.82%) Communications Engineer
10 10 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (5.68%) Support Analyst
10 10 (5.68%) 3rd Line Server Support
11 8 (4.55%) Applications Specialist
11 8 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (4.55%) .NET Developer
11 8 (4.55%) Service Analyst
12 7 (3.98%) Server Technician
12 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (3.98%) Senior Developer
13 6 (3.41%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.61%) .NET
2 26 (14.77%) ASP.NET
3 23 (13.07%) HTML
4 20 (11.36%) CSS
5 14 (7.95%) jQuery
6 13 (7.39%) .NET Framework
7 12 (6.82%) XML
8 10 (5.68%) WinForms
9 8 (4.55%) Web Services
9 8 (4.55%) WCF
9 8 (4.55%) Ajax
10 7 (3.98%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (2.84%) .NET Remoting
11 5 (2.84%) OOXML
11 5 (2.84%) JSON
11 5 (2.84%) SOAP
11 5 (2.84%) XSLT
12 4 (2.27%) WPF
12 4 (2.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 4 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.82%) Clustering
2 11 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.98%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.98%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.70%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.14%) iPhone
5 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.14%) iPad
5 2 (1.14%) Open Source
6 1 (0.57%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.57%) Celerra
6 1 (0.57%) PKI
6 1 (0.57%) Statistics
6 1 (0.57%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.57%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.57%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 129 (73.30%) Windows
2 73 (41.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (26.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (8.52%) Windows 7
6 8 (4.55%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.84%) Linux
8 4 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.70%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.57%) Debian
11 1 (0.57%) UNIX
11 1 (0.57%) NetWare
11 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (28.41%) ITIL
2 13 (7.39%) PRINCE2
3 12 (6.82%) MVC
3 12 (6.82%) MOF
4 8 (4.55%) OO
5 7 (3.98%) Multithreading
5 7 (3.98%) Incident Management
6 6 (3.41%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (2.84%) Unit Testing
7 5 (2.84%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (2.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (2.84%) TDD
7 5 (2.84%) Practice Management
7 5 (2.84%) Service Management
8 4 (2.27%) CRM
8 4 (2.27%) Software Engineering
8 4 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (1.70%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (1.70%) SOA
10 2 (1.14%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.20%) C#
2 21 (11.93%) JavaScript
3 19 (10.80%) SQL
4 5 (2.84%) XQuery
5 4 (2.27%) VB.NET
5 4 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.70%) Java
7 1 (0.57%) C++
7 1 (0.57%) VBA
7 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 98 (55.68%) MCSE
2 79 (44.89%) MCITP
3 32 (18.18%) MCSA
4 25 (14.20%) Degree
5 24 (13.64%) MCTS
6 17 (9.66%) Citrix Certification
7 13 (7.39%) CCA
8 12 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (6.25%) CCNA
9 11 (6.25%) MCDST
10 8 (4.55%) ISEB
10 8 (4.55%) MCP
10 8 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (4.55%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 7 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (2.84%) Security Cleared
12 5 (2.84%) CCEE
12 5 (2.84%) CCIA
13 3 (1.70%) HND
14 2 (1.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.82%) SLA
2 2 (1.14%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 61 (34.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.95%) XenApp
4 13 (7.39%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.68%) vSphere
6 8 (4.55%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.70%) XenServer
7 3 (1.70%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.70%) VMware Server
7 3 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.70%) MetaFrame
8 2 (1.14%) vCloud
9 1 (0.57%) Novell eDirectory
9 1 (0.57%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (3.98%) SCCM
2 6 (3.41%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.14%) SCOM
5 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.57%) Puppet
5 1 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 119 (67.61%) Microsoft
2 70 (39.77%) VMware
3 47 (26.70%) Citrix
4 12 (6.82%) Cisco
5 10 (5.68%) HP
6 9 (5.11%) Lotus
7 6 (3.41%) EMC
7 6 (3.41%) Reuters
7 6 (3.41%) Apple
7 6 (3.41%) Symantec
8 4 (2.27%) Intel
8 4 (2.27%) Juniper
8 4 (2.27%) Meru Networks
8 4 (2.27%) Veeam
9 3 (1.70%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.70%) Remedy
9 3 (1.70%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.14%) Nortel
10 2 (1.14%) Oracle
10 2 (1.14%) Mitel
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