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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 104 89 75
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 60 86 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.91% 2.34% 2.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.04% 10.15% 10.52%
Number of salaries quoted 42 48 63
Average salary £40,500 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.11% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,150 £27,000 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft Certification
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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
852 847 884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.11% 23.08% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 582 561 532
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,900 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -9 30 £41,500 +7.79% 2
Edinburgh +9 18 £32,500 +13.04% 8
West Lothian 0 6 £70,000 -
Aberdeen +14 2 £36,750 +33.63% 1
Stirling -2 2 £26,000 -10.34%
South Ayrshire - 2 £42,500 -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 109 (84.50%) Microsoft
2 72 (55.81%) SQL Server
3 66 (51.16%) MS Excel
4 60 (46.51%) .NET
5 58 (44.96%) C#
6 49 (37.98%) ASP.NET
7 47 (36.43%) Windows
8 41 (31.78%) CSS
8 41 (31.78%) MCSE
9 40 (31.01%) SharePoint
9 40 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (29.46%) HTML
10 38 (29.46%) JavaScript
11 36 (27.91%) Web Development
11 36 (27.91%) jQuery
12 33 (25.58%) MVC
13 32 (24.81%) Active Directory
13 32 (24.81%) VMware
13 32 (24.81%) .NET Framework
14 30 (23.26%) Degree
14 30 (23.26%) ASP.NET MVC
15 28 (21.71%) IIS
15 28 (21.71%) Entity Framework
16 26 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (20.16%) WinForms
17 24 (18.60%) SQL
17 24 (18.60%) MS Exchange
17 24 (18.60%) Citrix
18 21 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
19 20 (15.50%) ITIL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 40 (31.01%) SharePoint
2 28 (21.71%) IIS
3 24 (18.60%) MS Exchange
4 12 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (7.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.88%) WorkSite
8 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.33%) Umbraco
10 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.78%) Lync
Applications
1 66 (51.16%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.20%) InfoPath
3 7 (5.43%) MS Office
4 4 (3.10%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (7.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.33%) Office 365
2 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.75%) WAN
1 10 (7.75%) SAN
2 9 (6.98%) LAN
3 7 (5.43%) VoIP
4 6 (4.65%) Firewall
5 5 (3.88%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.88%) VPN
5 5 (3.88%) DNS
6 4 (3.10%) VLAN
6 4 (3.10%) HTTP
6 4 (3.10%) NAS
7 2 (1.55%) SMS
7 2 (1.55%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.55%) DHCP
8 1 (0.78%) Internet
8 1 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.78%) Wireless
8 1 (0.78%) PSTN
8 1 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (55.81%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.33%) MySQL
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.78%) OLAP
6 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) MSI
2 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.78%) InstallShield
General
1 11 (8.53%) Finance
2 3 (2.33%) Law
2 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.55%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.55%) Publishing
4 1 (0.78%) Military
4 1 (0.78%) Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 58 (44.96%) Developer
2 34 (26.36%) .NET Developer
3 25 (19.38%) C# Developer
4 18 (13.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 18 (13.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (13.18%) ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (11.63%) Senior Developer
7 14 (10.85%) Analyst
8 10 (7.75%) Software Developer
9 9 (6.98%) Senior C# Developer
9 9 (6.98%) Senior .NET Developer
9 9 (6.98%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (6.20%) IT Support
10 8 (6.20%) .NET Software Developer
11 7 (5.43%) Web Developer
11 7 (5.43%) Consultant
12 6 (4.65%) Support Analyst
12 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (46.51%) .NET
2 49 (37.98%) ASP.NET
3 41 (31.78%) CSS
4 38 (29.46%) HTML
5 36 (27.91%) jQuery
6 32 (24.81%) .NET Framework
7 30 (23.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 28 (21.71%) Entity Framework
9 26 (20.16%) WinForms
10 9 (6.98%) AngularJS
11 6 (4.65%) CSS3
11 6 (4.65%) HTML5
12 5 (3.88%) XML
13 4 (3.10%) Raphaël
13 4 (3.10%) JSON
14 3 (2.33%) Application Packaging
14 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 2 (1.55%) Web Services
16 1 (0.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.08%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.53%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.65%) Replication
4 6 (4.65%) Clustering
5 5 (3.88%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.10%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.33%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.33%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.55%) iPad
8 2 (1.55%) PKI
8 2 (1.55%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.78%) NHS
9 1 (0.78%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.78%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 47 (36.43%) Windows
2 21 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (8.53%) Windows 7
4 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.65%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.65%) Linux
7 4 (3.10%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.10%) UNIX
8 3 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.55%) Android
9 2 (1.55%) Debian
9 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.01%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (27.91%) Web Development
3 33 (25.58%) MVC
4 20 (15.50%) ITIL
5 17 (13.18%) CRM
6 16 (12.40%) SDLC
7 12 (9.30%) Mentoring
8 11 (8.53%) Unit Testing
9 9 (6.98%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.20%) Time Management
10 8 (6.20%) Migration
10 8 (6.20%) OO
10 8 (6.20%) Data Analysis
11 5 (3.88%) Scrum
11 5 (3.88%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.88%) Data Migration
12 4 (3.10%) High Availability
12 4 (3.10%) Web Application Development
12 4 (3.10%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 58 (44.96%) C#
2 38 (29.46%) JavaScript
3 24 (18.60%) SQL
4 9 (6.98%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.65%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.33%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.55%) Perl
7 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.55%) C
8 1 (0.78%) X++
8 1 (0.78%) C++
8 1 (0.78%) Java
8 1 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (31.78%) MCSE
2 30 (23.26%) Degree
3 16 (12.40%) MCITP
4 12 (9.30%) CCNA
4 12 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (7.75%) MCP
6 9 (6.98%) MCSA
7 5 (3.88%) HNC
7 5 (3.88%) HND
7 5 (3.88%) CCA
7 5 (3.88%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.10%) MCDST
8 4 (3.10%) MOS
8 4 (3.10%) CCNP
8 4 (3.10%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.10%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.10%) APMP
8 4 (3.10%) VTSP
9 2 (1.55%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (24.81%) Active Directory
2 26 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.53%) XenApp
4 8 (6.20%) vSphere
5 6 (4.65%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.88%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.55%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (5.43%) SCCM
2 2 (1.55%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.55%) WSUS
3 1 (0.78%) SCOM
3 1 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 109 (84.50%) Microsoft
2 32 (24.81%) VMware
3 24 (18.60%) Citrix
4 14 (10.85%) Cisco
5 8 (6.20%) HP
6 6 (4.65%) Oracle
6 6 (4.65%) Juniper
7 5 (3.88%) EMC
7 5 (3.88%) Intel
7 5 (3.88%) AppSense
8 4 (3.10%) IBM
8 4 (3.10%) Sun
9 3 (2.33%) Avaya
9 3 (2.33%) Symantec
10 2 (1.55%) Apple
10 2 (1.55%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.55%) NetApp
11 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.78%) CommVault
11 1 (0.78%) Dell
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