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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 121 103 99
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 43 60 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.51% 1.90% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.52% 6.94% 9.54%
Number of salaries quoted 31 42 50
Median salary £37,500 £40,500 £34,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.40% +18.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,600 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £48,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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
779 864 891
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.36% 27.30% 23.54%
Number of salaries quoted 400 588 597
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -17 21 £34,000 -18.07% 6
Edinburgh +8 13 £58,750 +80.76% 3
Highlands - 3 £19,000 -
Aberdeen +7 2 £19,000 -48.29%
West Lothian +1 2 £37,500 -46.42%
Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 68 (91.89%) Microsoft
2 39 (52.70%) MS Excel
3 37 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 35 (47.30%) MCSE
5 34 (45.95%) Windows
6 32 (43.24%) SQL
7 28 (37.84%) Windows Server
8 24 (32.43%) VMware
8 24 (32.43%) SharePoint
9 23 (31.08%) Degree
10 22 (29.73%) Active Directory
11 21 (28.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (27.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (25.68%) Computer Science
13 19 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (25.68%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (22.97%) MCSA
14 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (21.62%) Hyper-V
16 15 (20.27%) MS Exchange
17 14 (18.92%) Cisco
17 14 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (18.92%) MCP
18 13 (17.57%) SAN
18 13 (17.57%) CCNA
19 12 (16.22%) Finance
19 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
20 11 (14.86%) MCITP
20 11 (14.86%) .NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (32.43%) SharePoint
2 15 (20.27%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (6.76%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.41%) IIS
4 4 (5.41%) Umbraco
5 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 39 (52.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (8.11%) Office 365
2 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) SAN
2 4 (5.41%) DHCP
2 4 (5.41%) DNS
2 4 (5.41%) VPN
2 4 (5.41%) WAN
3 3 (4.05%) Firewall
3 3 (4.05%) LAN
4 2 (2.70%) VoIP
4 2 (2.70%) Wireless
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.35%) IPv4
5 1 (1.35%) Network Security
5 1 (1.35%) SSL
5 1 (1.35%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.35%) VLAN
5 1 (1.35%) WAAS
5 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (28.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (27.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.70%) MySQL
6 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Automotive
2 4 (5.41%) Games
2 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.35%) Back Office
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Electronics
3 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (36.49%) Developer
2 18 (24.32%) SQL Developer
3 16 (21.62%) Senior Developer
3 16 (21.62%) Senior SQL Developer
4 15 (20.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 15 (20.27%) Microsoft BI Developer
4 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Developer
4 15 (20.27%) SQL BI Developer
5 14 (18.92%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 14 (18.92%) Senior Microsoft Developer
6 7 (9.46%) .NET Developer
6 7 (9.46%) Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Administrator
7 6 (8.11%) C# Developer
7 6 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (6.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Network Technician
9 4 (5.41%) Azure Architect
9 4 (5.41%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.86%) .NET
2 10 (13.51%) HTML
3 9 (12.16%) CSS
4 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET
5 6 (8.11%) .NET Framework
5 6 (8.11%) Entity Framework
6 4 (5.41%) AngularJS
6 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.70%) jQuery
7 2 (2.70%) Web Services
7 2 (2.70%) XML
8 1 (1.35%) Ajax
8 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.35%) JSON
8 1 (1.35%) RESTful
8 1 (1.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.68%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.76%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.41%) Driving Licence
3 4 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.41%) FMCG
4 3 (4.05%) Informatics
5 2 (2.70%) LIMS
5 2 (2.70%) Replication
6 1 (1.35%) AS400
6 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.35%) Clustering
6 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.35%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.35%) iSeries
6 1 (1.35%) PKI
6 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (45.95%) Windows
2 28 (37.84%) Windows Server
3 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (12.16%) Linux
6 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.76%) Unix
7 5 (6.76%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.05%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.70%) CentOS
9 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.70%) Solaris
10 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.68%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (12.16%) ITIL
4 7 (9.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.11%) Scrum
5 6 (8.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 5 (6.76%) BDD
6 5 (6.76%) High Availability
7 4 (5.41%) MVC
7 4 (5.41%) TDD
7 4 (5.41%) Web Development
8 3 (4.05%) Analytics
8 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (4.05%) Load Balancing
8 3 (4.05%) Migration
8 3 (4.05%) People Management
9 2 (2.70%) Email Filtering
9 2 (2.70%) Patch Management
9 2 (2.70%) Software Licensing
9 2 (2.70%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.24%) SQL
2 10 (13.51%) C#
3 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.35%) Java
6 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (47.30%) MCSE
2 23 (31.08%) Degree
3 17 (22.97%) MCSA
4 14 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (18.92%) MCP
5 13 (17.57%) CCNA
6 11 (14.86%) MCITP
7 5 (6.76%) A+ Certification
7 5 (6.76%) CCENT
7 5 (6.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (4.05%) CISSP
8 3 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.70%) HND
9 2 (2.70%) MCDBA
9 2 (2.70%) MCTS
10 1 (1.35%) CCA
10 1 (1.35%) CCNP
10 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.35%) ISEB
10 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) COSHH
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 19 (25.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (21.62%) Hyper-V
4 10 (13.51%) vSphere
5 2 (2.70%) KVM
5 2 (2.70%) XenApp
6 1 (1.35%) Firmware
6 1 (1.35%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) SCCM
2 4 (5.41%) SCOM
3 3 (4.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.70%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.70%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 68 (91.89%) Microsoft
2 24 (32.43%) VMware
3 14 (18.92%) Cisco
4 10 (13.51%) Citrix
5 9 (12.16%) HP
6 6 (8.11%) Symantec
7 5 (6.76%) 3Com
7 5 (6.76%) Draytek
7 5 (6.76%) NETGEAR
7 5 (6.76%) ZyXEL
8 4 (5.41%) Avaya
8 4 (5.41%) Sitecore
9 3 (4.05%) CommVault
9 3 (4.05%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.70%) Dell
10 2 (2.70%) EMC
10 2 (2.70%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.70%) NetApp
10 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.70%) Veeam
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