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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 97 108 51
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -57
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 59 59 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.92% 1.80% 3.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.20% 7.33% 13.60%
Number of salaries quoted 42 41 105
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,800 £43,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
820 805 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.66% 24.61% 29.37%
Number of salaries quoted 573 479 628
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,700 £60,000
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +38 34 £37,500 -13.79% 7
Edinburgh -22 17 £28,250 -19.28% 3
Fife - 4 £24,000 -
Aberdeen +6 3 £45,000 +15.38% 2
West Lothian +3 1 £37,500 +20.00% 2
Stirling - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 123 (79.35%) Microsoft
2 96 (61.94%) Windows
3 68 (43.87%) MCSE
4 66 (42.58%) Active Directory
5 65 (41.94%) MS Excel
6 52 (33.55%) VMware
6 52 (33.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (30.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (29.68%) MS Exchange
8 46 (29.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 44 (28.39%) ITIL
10 42 (27.10%) Citrix
10 42 (27.10%) Degree
11 39 (25.16%) SQL Server
12 38 (24.52%) MCITP
13 36 (23.23%) DNS
13 36 (23.23%) Finance
14 35 (22.58%) .NET
15 31 (20.00%) C#
16 29 (18.71%) MCSA
17 28 (18.06%) SAN
18 26 (16.77%) HP
18 26 (16.77%) Windows Server 2012
19 25 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
20 24 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
21 23 (14.84%) ASP.NET
21 23 (14.84%) Hyper-V
22 22 (14.19%) Firewall
23 20 (12.90%) XenApp
24 19 (12.26%) JavaScript

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 46 (29.68%) MS Exchange
2 25 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (10.97%) SharePoint
5 12 (7.74%) IIS
6 5 (3.23%) Lync
7 4 (2.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.94%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.29%) WorkSite
9 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 65 (41.94%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.74%) MS Office
3 2 (1.29%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.65%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.16%) Office 365
2 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.29%) IaaS
4 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (23.23%) DNS
2 28 (18.06%) SAN
3 22 (14.19%) Firewall
4 16 (10.32%) DHCP
5 15 (9.68%) LAN
5 15 (9.68%) WAN
6 11 (7.10%) TCP/IP
6 11 (7.10%) VPN
6 11 (7.10%) NetScaler
7 6 (3.87%) IP Telephony
8 5 (3.23%) IPv4
8 5 (3.23%) VLAN
8 5 (3.23%) Cisco IPT
9 3 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.94%) VoIP
10 2 (1.29%) Wireless
10 2 (1.29%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.65%) NAS
11 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (25.16%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.58%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 36 (23.23%) Finance
2 10 (6.45%) Advertising
3 7 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.23%) Law
4 5 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (18.71%) Developer
2 23 (14.84%) Consultant
3 22 (14.19%) Analyst
4 16 (10.32%) IT Support
5 11 (7.10%) Wintel Consultant
5 11 (7.10%) Citrix Engineer
6 10 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (5.81%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.81%) Citrix Specialist
7 9 (5.81%) Wintel Specialist
8 8 (5.16%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (4.52%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) Major Incident Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) Incident Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) Senior Incident Analyst
10 6 (3.87%) 3rd Line Server Support
10 6 (3.87%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (22.58%) .NET
2 23 (14.84%) ASP.NET
3 17 (10.97%) CSS
3 17 (10.97%) HTML
4 13 (8.39%) Web Services
4 13 (8.39%) WCF
5 12 (7.74%) jQuery
6 11 (7.10%) .NET Framework
7 8 (5.16%) XML
8 7 (4.52%) HTML5
9 5 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (3.23%) REST
10 4 (2.58%) Regular Expression
10 4 (2.58%) COM
11 3 (1.94%) WinForms
11 3 (1.94%) Ajax
12 2 (1.29%) CSS3
13 1 (0.65%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 1 (0.65%) KnockoutJS
13 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.81%) Clustering
4 6 (3.87%) E-Learning
4 6 (3.87%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.58%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.94%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.94%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.94%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.29%) iPhone
7 2 (1.29%) Tandem
8 1 (0.65%) iPad
8 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 96 (61.94%) Windows
2 52 (33.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (30.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (16.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (9.68%) Windows 2000 Server
6 13 (8.39%) Windows 7
7 11 (7.10%) Windows 2000
8 8 (5.16%) Linux
9 7 (4.52%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.58%) Windows Phone
10 4 (2.58%) UNIX
11 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.29%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.29%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.65%) Android
13 1 (0.65%) Solaris
13 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.39%) ITIL
2 12 (7.74%) CRM
3 11 (7.10%) Service Management
4 9 (5.81%) Service Delivery
4 9 (5.81%) MVC
4 9 (5.81%) Scrum
4 9 (5.81%) Incident Management
5 8 (5.16%) Mentoring
6 7 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (4.52%) ERP
7 6 (3.87%) SOA
7 6 (3.87%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (3.23%) OOP
8 5 (3.23%) TDD
8 5 (3.23%) Refactoring
8 5 (3.23%) Migration
8 5 (3.23%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.23%) Time Management
8 5 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (2.58%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.00%) C#
2 19 (12.26%) JavaScript
2 19 (12.26%) PowerShell
3 15 (9.68%) SQL
4 6 (3.87%) VBScript
5 4 (2.58%) XQuery
5 4 (2.58%) XPath
6 2 (1.29%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.65%) VBA
7 1 (0.65%) Python
7 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (43.87%) MCSE
2 42 (27.10%) Degree
3 38 (24.52%) MCITP
4 29 (18.71%) MCSA
5 17 (10.97%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (10.32%) CCNA
7 15 (9.68%) MCP
8 13 (8.39%) MCTS
9 12 (7.74%) MCDST
10 11 (7.10%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (7.10%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (6.45%) CCA
12 6 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (3.23%) ISEB
14 4 (2.58%) HND
15 3 (1.94%) MCSD
15 3 (1.94%) CCNP
15 3 (1.94%) CISSP
16 2 (1.29%) SSCP
16 2 (1.29%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.23%) QA
2 3 (1.94%) COBIT
3 2 (1.29%) SLA
3 2 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (42.58%) Active Directory
2 46 (29.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (14.84%) Hyper-V
4 20 (12.90%) XenApp
5 11 (7.10%) MetaFrame
6 6 (3.87%) XenDesktop
6 6 (3.87%) vSphere
7 5 (3.23%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.65%) NFS
9 1 (0.65%) UAG
9 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (7.10%) SCCM
2 9 (5.81%) SCOM
3 3 (1.94%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.29%) Puppet
4 2 (1.29%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.65%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 123 (79.35%) Microsoft
2 52 (33.55%) VMware
3 42 (27.10%) Citrix
4 26 (16.77%) HP
5 15 (9.68%) Cisco
6 6 (3.87%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.23%) Symantec
7 5 (3.23%) Oracle
7 5 (3.23%) Compaq
8 4 (2.58%) IBM
8 4 (2.58%) Sophos
9 3 (1.94%) Lotus
10 2 (1.29%) EMC
10 2 (1.29%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.65%) Reuters
11 1 (0.65%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.65%) Remedy
11 1 (0.65%) Twitter
11 1 (0.65%) Meraki
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bathgate, West Lothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sumerian Europe
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
SMA Vehicle Remarketing
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Dependant upon experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Certifications
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Aberdeen
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £33000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + £4k Car Allowance & Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Motherwell, Lanarkshire
Northgate Public Services
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance / Microsoft Certs
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 25 days ago
Glasgow
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago