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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 94 107 70
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -37
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 58 66 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.96% 1.72% 3.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.69% 7.51% 11.20%
Number of salaries quoted 42 41 67
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £27,500 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £55,000 £43,250
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
754 879 902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.53% 22.94% 28.27%
Number of salaries quoted 473 573 516
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +16 32 £40,000 - 4
Edinburgh +12 11 £32,500 +1.56% 5
West Lothian +6 7 £70,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £39,000 -
South Ayrshire - 2 £42,500 -
Fife - 2 £18,750 -
Aberdeen +14 1 £41,000 +2.50% 1
Dundee +3 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 110 (87.30%) Microsoft
2 66 (52.38%) SQL Server
3 61 (48.41%) MS Excel
4 58 (46.03%) .NET
5 57 (45.24%) C#
6 48 (38.10%) ASP.NET
7 45 (35.71%) MCSE
7 45 (35.71%) Windows
8 39 (30.95%) Active Directory
9 38 (30.16%) CSS
10 36 (28.57%) VMware
11 35 (27.78%) JavaScript
12 34 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (26.19%) Degree
13 33 (26.19%) SharePoint
14 32 (25.40%) HTML
15 31 (24.60%) VMware Infrastructure
16 30 (23.81%) jQuery
17 29 (23.02%) Web Development
17 29 (23.02%) IIS
18 28 (22.22%) .NET Framework
19 26 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
20 25 (19.84%) Entity Framework
20 25 (19.84%) MS Exchange
21 24 (19.05%) MVC
22 23 (18.25%) WinForms
23 21 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
24 20 (15.87%) Citrix
25 19 (15.08%) CRM
25 19 (15.08%) ITIL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (26.19%) SharePoint
2 29 (23.02%) IIS
3 25 (19.84%) MS Exchange
4 10 (7.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.38%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.59%) WorkSite
Applications
1 61 (48.41%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.14%) InfoPath
3 4 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Office 365
1 2 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.70%) SAN
2 13 (10.32%) WAN
3 12 (9.52%) LAN
3 12 (9.52%) DNS
4 8 (6.35%) Firewall
4 8 (6.35%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.56%) DHCP
5 7 (5.56%) VPN
5 7 (5.56%) VoIP
6 6 (4.76%) NAS
7 5 (3.97%) VLAN
8 3 (2.38%) IPv4
8 3 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.59%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (1.59%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.59%) SMS
10 1 (0.79%) PSTN
10 1 (0.79%) SSL
10 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.59%) MySQL
7 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (11.90%) Finance
2 5 (3.97%) Law
3 3 (2.38%) Advertising
4 2 (1.59%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.59%) Publishing
4 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 53 (42.06%) Developer
2 27 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 20 (15.87%) C# Developer
3 20 (15.87%) Senior Developer
4 14 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 14 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (10.32%) Analyst
6 11 (8.73%) Consultant
7 10 (7.94%) Software Developer
8 9 (7.14%) IT Support
9 8 (6.35%) Senior .NET Developer
9 8 (6.35%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (6.35%) Senior C# Developer
9 8 (6.35%) .NET Software Developer
10 7 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (5.56%) Support Analyst
10 7 (5.56%) Web Developer
11 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (46.03%) .NET
2 48 (38.10%) ASP.NET
3 38 (30.16%) CSS
4 32 (25.40%) HTML
5 30 (23.81%) jQuery
6 28 (22.22%) .NET Framework
7 25 (19.84%) Entity Framework
8 23 (18.25%) WinForms
9 21 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (6.35%) Web Services
10 8 (6.35%) XML
11 7 (5.56%) WCF
12 3 (2.38%) HTML5
12 3 (2.38%) REST
12 3 (2.38%) Regular Expression
12 3 (2.38%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.90%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.76%) Clustering
2 6 (4.76%) Replication
3 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.17%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.38%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.38%) SWIFT
4 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.59%) PKI
5 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.79%) iPad
6 1 (0.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 45 (35.71%) Windows
2 26 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 8 (6.35%) Linux
5 8 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.76%) UNIX
7 5 (3.97%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (3.97%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.17%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.59%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.59%) Debian
10 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (23.02%) Web Development
3 24 (19.05%) MVC
4 19 (15.08%) CRM
4 19 (15.08%) ITIL
5 16 (12.70%) Mentoring
6 11 (8.73%) Unit Testing
6 11 (8.73%) Time Management
7 10 (7.94%) Software Engineering
8 8 (6.35%) Data Analysis
9 7 (5.56%) Migration
10 6 (4.76%) Data Migration
10 6 (4.76%) TDD
10 6 (4.76%) OO
11 5 (3.97%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (3.17%) High Availability
12 4 (3.17%) Scrum
12 4 (3.17%) ERP
13 3 (2.38%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 57 (45.24%) C#
2 35 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 17 (13.49%) SQL
4 7 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.38%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.38%) VBScript
5 3 (2.38%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.38%) XQuery
5 3 (2.38%) XPath
6 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.59%) Perl
6 2 (1.59%) C
6 2 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (35.71%) MCSE
2 33 (26.19%) Degree
3 16 (12.70%) MCP
3 16 (12.70%) MCITP
4 14 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (11.11%) CCNA
5 13 (10.32%) MCSA
6 7 (5.56%) HND
7 6 (4.76%) MCDST
7 6 (4.76%) CCNP
8 5 (3.97%) HNC
8 5 (3.97%) CCA
8 5 (3.97%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (3.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.17%) VTSP
9 4 (3.17%) APMP
9 4 (3.17%) MOS
10 2 (1.59%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) SLA
1 3 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 39 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 31 (24.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.73%) XenApp
4 10 (7.94%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.76%) vSphere
5 6 (4.76%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.59%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) SCCM
2 3 (2.38%) SCOM
3 2 (1.59%) WSUS
3 2 (1.59%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 110 (87.30%) Microsoft
2 36 (28.57%) VMware
3 20 (15.87%) Citrix
4 13 (10.32%) Cisco
5 7 (5.56%) Oracle
5 7 (5.56%) IBM
5 7 (5.56%) HP
6 5 (3.97%) EMC
6 5 (3.97%) Juniper
7 4 (3.17%) Intel
7 4 (3.17%) Sun
8 3 (2.38%) Compaq
8 3 (2.38%) Symantec
9 2 (1.59%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.59%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.59%) Avaya
9 2 (1.59%) NetApp
9 2 (1.59%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.79%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.79%) SAP
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