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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 83 79 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -30
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 97 81 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.68% 2.64% 4.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.84% 10.42% 14.24%
Number of salaries quoted 45 64 83
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,750 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-9.49% +5.33%
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
895 777 1004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.74% 25.31% 31.11%
Number of salaries quoted 570 496 609
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 September 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 22 September 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
Edinburgh +6 44 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Glasgow +13 41 £34,500 -13.75% 9
Aberdeen -10 5 £39,000 +6.12% 2
Fife - 2 £36,000 -
North Lanarkshire +2 1 - - 1
Argyll and Bute +2 1 £53,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £60,000 -
Moray - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £37,500 -
West Lothian - 1 £35,000 - 2
Stirling - 1 £29,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 138 (76.67%) Windows
2 129 (71.67%) Microsoft
3 104 (57.78%) MCSE
4 81 (45.00%) Active Directory
5 79 (43.89%) MCITP
6 74 (41.11%) VMware
6 74 (41.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (40.00%) MS Excel
8 64 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 56 (31.11%) Citrix
10 53 (29.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 51 (28.33%) MS Exchange
12 48 (26.67%) ITIL
13 41 (22.78%) SQL Server
14 40 (22.22%) SAN
14 40 (22.22%) Finance
14 40 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 39 (21.67%) Exchange Server 2010
15 39 (21.67%) DNS
16 36 (20.00%) Degree
16 36 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
17 34 (18.89%) MCSA
18 27 (15.00%) .NET
19 25 (13.89%) MCTS
20 23 (12.78%) C#
21 22 (12.22%) HP
21 22 (12.22%) Lync
22 21 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2007
23 19 (10.56%) HTML
24 18 (10.00%) IIS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 51 (28.33%) MS Exchange
2 39 (21.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (12.22%) Lync
4 21 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (10.00%) IIS
6 13 (7.22%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.78%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.67%) WorkSite
8 3 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 72 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.56%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.22%) Office 365
2 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.11%) IaaS
4 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (22.22%) SAN
2 39 (21.67%) DNS
3 18 (10.00%) Firewall
4 15 (8.33%) DHCP
5 10 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.56%) NetScaler
6 9 (5.00%) Unified Communications
6 9 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (5.00%) iSCSI
7 8 (4.44%) Wireless
7 8 (4.44%) VPN
7 8 (4.44%) LAN
7 8 (4.44%) WAN
8 5 (2.78%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (2.78%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.67%) VoIP
10 2 (1.11%) VLAN
10 2 (1.11%) GPRS
11 1 (0.56%) SSL
11 1 (0.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.56%) OLAP
6 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.22%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 3 (1.67%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.67%) MSBuild
General
1 40 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (3.89%) Law
3 6 (3.33%) Legal
4 5 (2.78%) Advertising
5 3 (1.67%) Marketing
5 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (21.11%) Consultant
2 27 (15.00%) IT Support
3 25 (13.89%) Analyst
4 24 (13.33%) Developer
5 21 (11.67%) Support Engineer
6 15 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
7 13 (7.22%) Server Support
7 13 (7.22%) Microsoft Consultant
8 12 (6.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 12 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (6.67%) Support Analyst
8 12 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
9 10 (5.56%) Wintel Consultant
10 9 (5.00%) Wintel Specialist
10 9 (5.00%) Communications Engineer
10 9 (5.00%) Citrix Specialist
11 8 (4.44%) IT Support Analyst
11 8 (4.44%) Software Developer
11 8 (4.44%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.00%) .NET
2 19 (10.56%) HTML
3 17 (9.44%) ASP.NET
4 13 (7.22%) CSS
5 12 (6.67%) jQuery
6 11 (6.11%) .NET Framework
7 8 (4.44%) Ajax
7 8 (4.44%) XML
8 6 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (3.33%) WinForms
8 6 (3.33%) Web Services
9 4 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (2.22%) JSON
9 4 (2.22%) WCF
9 4 (2.22%) COM
10 3 (1.67%) SOAP
10 3 (1.67%) XSLT
10 3 (1.67%) WAP
10 3 (1.67%) OOXML
10 3 (1.67%) .NET Remoting
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.78%) Clustering
3 11 (6.11%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.22%) iPhone
5 4 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.22%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.67%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.67%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.67%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.67%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.67%) iPad
7 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 138 (76.67%) Windows
2 74 (41.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (29.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (7.22%) Windows 2000 Server
5 13 (7.22%) Windows 7
6 10 (5.56%) Windows 2000
7 7 (3.89%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.78%) Linux
9 4 (2.22%) Windows Phone
10 3 (1.67%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.11%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.11%) UNIX
12 1 (0.56%) Solaris
12 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.67%) ITIL
2 11 (6.11%) PRINCE2
3 10 (5.56%) MVC
4 9 (5.00%) MOF
5 7 (3.89%) CRM
5 7 (3.89%) Service Delivery
5 7 (3.89%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (3.33%) Service Management
7 5 (2.78%) Multithreading
7 5 (2.78%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.22%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (2.22%) Migration
8 4 (2.22%) ERP
9 3 (1.67%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (1.67%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (1.67%) Business Continuity
9 3 (1.67%) Practice Management
9 3 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (1.67%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.78%) C#
2 15 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (7.78%) SQL
4 9 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.67%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.67%) XQuery
6 2 (1.11%) VB
7 1 (0.56%) VBA
7 1 (0.56%) C++
7 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (57.78%) MCSE
2 79 (43.89%) MCITP
3 36 (20.00%) Degree
4 34 (18.89%) MCSA
5 25 (13.89%) MCTS
6 17 (9.44%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (7.78%) CCNA
7 14 (7.78%) CCA
7 14 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (4.44%) ISEB
10 7 (3.89%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 6 (3.33%) MCP
12 5 (2.78%) MCDST
13 3 (1.67%) MCSD
13 3 (1.67%) Security Cleared
13 3 (1.67%) CCEE
13 3 (1.67%) CCIA
14 2 (1.11%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.89%) SLA
2 3 (1.67%) COBIT
2 3 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 81 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 64 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (9.44%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.89%) XenApp
5 10 (5.56%) MetaFrame
6 7 (3.89%) vSphere
6 7 (3.89%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.22%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.11%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.56%) NFS
10 1 (0.56%) Xen
10 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.89%) Backup Exec
2 6 (3.33%) SCCM
3 4 (2.22%) SCOM
3 4 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.11%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.56%) Puppet
5 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 129 (71.67%) Microsoft
2 74 (41.11%) VMware
3 56 (31.11%) Citrix
4 22 (12.22%) HP
5 17 (9.44%) Cisco
6 8 (4.44%) Symantec
7 6 (3.33%) Apple
8 5 (2.78%) Lotus
9 4 (2.22%) Meru Networks
9 4 (2.22%) Veeam
9 4 (2.22%) Reuters
9 4 (2.22%) Sophos
9 4 (2.22%) Juniper
9 4 (2.22%) EMC
10 3 (1.67%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.11%) Twitter
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle
12 1 (0.56%) Intel
12 1 (0.56%) CA
12 1 (0.56%) CheckPoint
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Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kilmarnock
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + Company Vehicle + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North Lanarkshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Home working and Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £52000 per annum + Training / Career progression
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance, 10% Annual Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
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Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance + Annual Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + an excellent benefits package
Posted: 10 days ago
Aberdeen
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + Company Vehicle + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
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Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
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Salary: £60000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 21 days ago
Glasgow
Progressive Recruitment
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