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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 116 92 115
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +23
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 45 72 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.52% 2.32% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.37% 8.28% 6.97%
Number of salaries quoted 34 48 38
Average salary £35,000 £32,700 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.03% -3.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £25,350 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £48,200 £44,000 £43,550
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,000 £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
838 870 803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 28.25% 28.00% 24.02%
Number of salaries quoted 522 593 496
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 -29 30 £35,000 -4.10% 5
Edinburgh -16 9 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Fife +2 2 £29,000 +24.73%
Dundee - 1 £35,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £46,000 - 1
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Moray - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 91 (79.82%) Microsoft
2 72 (63.16%) SQL Server
3 56 (49.12%) Windows
4 55 (48.25%) MCSE
5 52 (45.61%) MS Excel
6 46 (40.35%) VMware
7 43 (37.72%) Active Directory
8 41 (35.96%) SQL
9 40 (35.09%) Windows Server
10 35 (30.70%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (27.19%) Citrix
12 28 (24.56%) C#
12 28 (24.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 28 (24.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 27 (23.68%) Degree
13 27 (23.68%) .NET
14 26 (22.81%) SharePoint
14 26 (22.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 24 (21.05%) Finance
15 24 (21.05%) ITIL
16 23 (20.18%) MVC
17 22 (19.30%) ASP.NET
18 21 (18.42%) SAN
19 20 (17.54%) MCSA
19 20 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (17.54%) .NET Framework
20 19 (16.67%) CSS
20 19 (16.67%) HTML
20 19 (16.67%) PowerShell
20 19 (16.67%) Entity Framework

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 26 (22.81%) SharePoint
2 17 (14.91%) IIS
3 14 (12.28%) MS Exchange
4 6 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.39%) Umbraco
6 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.63%) Apache
7 3 (2.63%) Drupal
7 3 (2.63%) JBoss
7 3 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (2.63%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 52 (45.61%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (4.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) Office 365
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.42%) SAN
2 9 (7.89%) DNS
3 7 (6.14%) DHCP
4 4 (3.51%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (3.51%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.51%) Internet
4 4 (3.51%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (3.51%) WAAS
4 4 (3.51%) WAN
5 3 (2.63%) InfiniBand
5 3 (2.63%) LAN
5 3 (2.63%) LDAP
5 3 (2.63%) SNMP
5 3 (2.63%) SSL
6 2 (1.75%) Broadband
6 2 (1.75%) IPv4
6 2 (1.75%) OSPF
6 2 (1.75%) RIP
6 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (63.16%) SQL Server
2 28 (24.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (22.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (9.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (9.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.39%) MySQL
5 5 (4.39%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (4.39%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.63%) Big Data
6 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.63%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.88%) OLTP
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (13.16%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.63%) Hudson
3 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.63%) JIRA
3 3 (2.63%) Moq
3 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (2.63%) Subversion
3 3 (2.63%) Trac
4 1 (0.88%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.88%) MSTest
4 1 (0.88%) NUnit
4 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (21.05%) Finance
2 9 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (7.89%) Retail
3 7 (6.14%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.26%) Marketing
5 5 (4.39%) Electronics
5 5 (4.39%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (41.23%) Developer
2 15 (13.16%) C# Developer
2 15 (13.16%) Consultant
2 15 (13.16%) Senior Developer
3 14 (12.28%) SQL Developer
4 12 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 11 (9.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (9.65%) DBA
5 11 (9.65%) Senior SQL Developer
6 10 (8.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 10 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.77%) SQL BI Developer
6 10 (8.77%) SQL DBA
6 10 (8.77%) Web Developer
7 9 (7.89%) C# Web Developer
7 9 (7.89%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Developer
7 9 (7.89%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
7 9 (7.89%) Support Consultant
7 9 (7.89%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.68%) .NET
2 22 (19.30%) ASP.NET
3 20 (17.54%) .NET Framework
4 19 (16.67%) CSS
4 19 (16.67%) Entity Framework
4 19 (16.67%) HTML
5 15 (13.16%) jQuery
6 14 (12.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (9.65%) AngularJS
8 9 (7.89%) Web Services
9 5 (4.39%) WCF
9 5 (4.39%) WinForms
9 5 (4.39%) WPF
10 4 (3.51%) XML
11 3 (2.63%) Ajax
11 3 (2.63%) LAMP
11 3 (2.63%) LAPP Stack
11 3 (2.63%) LINQ
11 3 (2.63%) NHibernate
11 3 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (9.65%) Computer Science
1 11 (9.65%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.26%) Clustering
3 3 (2.63%) Grid Computing
3 3 (2.63%) Health Informatics
3 3 (2.63%) Informatics
3 3 (2.63%) Life Science
3 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.63%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.63%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.75%) Replication
4 2 (1.75%) Statistics
5 1 (0.88%) AS400
5 1 (0.88%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.88%) iSeries
5 1 (0.88%) PKI
5 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (49.12%) Windows
2 40 (35.09%) Windows Server
3 28 (24.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.39%) CentOS
6 5 (4.39%) Linux
6 5 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.51%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.75%) Solaris
8 2 (1.75%) Unix
9 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.05%) ITIL
2 23 (20.18%) MVC
3 20 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (14.91%) TDD
6 15 (13.16%) Scrum
7 13 (11.40%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (9.65%) BDD
8 11 (9.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (9.65%) Web Development
9 9 (7.89%) Line Management
10 8 (7.02%) ERP
10 8 (7.02%) OO
10 8 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (7.02%) Service Management
11 7 (6.14%) CRM
12 6 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (5.26%) Operations Management
12 6 (5.26%) Problem Management
12 6 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (35.96%) SQL
2 28 (24.56%) C#
3 19 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 17 (14.91%) JavaScript
5 15 (13.16%) T-SQL
6 11 (9.65%) Java
7 8 (7.02%) VBScript
8 7 (6.14%) C++
8 7 (6.14%) X++
9 4 (3.51%) VB
10 3 (2.63%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.63%) Perl
10 3 (2.63%) VB6
11 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.75%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.88%) C
12 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (48.25%) MCSE
2 27 (23.68%) Degree
3 20 (17.54%) MCSA
4 18 (15.79%) MCITP
5 17 (14.91%) MCP
6 11 (9.65%) CCNA
6 11 (9.65%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (4.39%) CCNP
7 5 (4.39%) MCTS
8 4 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.63%) HND
9 3 (2.63%) RHCE
10 2 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.75%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.88%) CISSP
11 1 (0.88%) EMCIE
11 1 (0.88%) EMCSA
11 1 (0.88%) HNC
11 1 (0.88%) MCSD
11 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) SLA
2 3 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 43 (37.72%) Active Directory
2 35 (30.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (15.79%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.26%) vSphere
4 6 (5.26%) XenApp
4 6 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.63%) GPFS
5 3 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.75%) KVM
7 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (8.77%) SCCM
1 10 (8.77%) SCOM
2 6 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.51%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.63%) Nagios
4 3 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.63%) Puppet
4 3 (2.63%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.75%) WSUS
6 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 91 (79.82%) Microsoft
2 46 (40.35%) VMware
3 31 (27.19%) Citrix
4 16 (14.04%) Cisco
5 10 (8.77%) HP
6 8 (7.02%) Compaq
7 7 (6.14%) Oracle
8 6 (5.26%) Dell
8 6 (5.26%) Intel Security
8 6 (5.26%) SAP
9 4 (3.51%) Symantec
10 3 (2.63%) Brocade
10 3 (2.63%) IBM
10 3 (2.63%) Opsware
10 3 (2.63%) Remedy
11 2 (1.75%) Avaya
11 2 (1.75%) BT
11 2 (1.75%) EMC
11 2 (1.75%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.88%) Juniper
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k - 50k+ bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £36000 per annum + Career progression / training
Posted: 2 days ago
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k+ bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Highlands & Islands
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £39000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Chess Telecom
Posted: 25 days ago