The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 559 453 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 15.41% 14.65% 15.66%
As % of the Vendors category 35.05% 30.63% 32.30%
Number of salaries quoted 377 323 307
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,325
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1595 1479 1545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 43.96% 47.82% 48.49%
Number of salaries quoted 941 972 1006
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Scotland region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Scotland

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Scotland

Microsoft
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 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 +1 258 £34,000 -15.00% 28
Glasgow +4 205 £37,500 -0.66% 31
Aberdeen -4 29 £40,000 - 10
Dundee +23 13 £42,500 +18.05% 2
Fife +7 10 £40,000 +66.66% 2
Stirling - 9 £73,500 - 2
West Lothian +7 8 £38,750 +74.15% 5
North Lanarkshire +1 5 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Highlands +2 3 £37,500 +7.14%
West Dunbartonshire +2 3 £32,500 -27.77%
South Lanarkshire 0 3 £60,000 - 1
Renfrewshire - 3 £39,000 - 4
Scottish Borders -1 2 £19,500 -49.35% 1
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Microsoft 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.

1 424 (38.41%) .NET
2 415 (37.59%) MS Excel
3 403 (36.50%) SQL Server
4 396 (35.87%) C#
5 361 (32.70%) Windows
6 322 (29.17%) SQL
7 249 (22.55%) ASP.NET
8 233 (21.11%) Finance
9 208 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
10 192 (17.39%) JavaScript
11 189 (17.12%) Degree
12 184 (16.67%) SharePoint
13 163 (14.76%) HTML
13 163 (14.76%) ITIL
13 163 (14.76%) Active Directory
14 142 (12.86%) MS Office
14 142 (12.86%) MVC
15 132 (11.96%) VMware
16 126 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
17 118 (10.69%) CSS
17 118 (10.69%) Business Intelligence
17 118 (10.69%) .NET Framework
18 116 (10.51%) Oracle
19 108 (9.78%) Software Engineering
20 104 (9.42%) CRM
20 104 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
21 101 (9.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 100 (9.06%) XML
23 98 (8.88%) Project Management
23 98 (8.88%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Microsoft 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 184 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 97 (8.79%) MS Exchange
3 74 (6.70%) IIS
4 48 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 44 (3.99%) Lync
6 31 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 23 (2.08%) CMS
9 22 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
10 21 (1.90%) Tomcat
11 19 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (1.45%) WorkSite
13 12 (1.09%) NServiceBus
14 11 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (1.00%) Apache
15 10 (0.91%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.91%) nginx
16 9 (0.82%) IBM Notes
16 9 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
17 7 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 415 (37.59%) MS Excel
2 142 (12.86%) MS Office
3 57 (5.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 47 (4.26%) MS Project
5 24 (2.17%) InfoPath
6 20 (1.81%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.36%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.36%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.091%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 71 (6.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (1.09%) Oracle 11i
5 11 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.54%) Dynamics GP
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 5 (0.45%) Maximo
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle iProcurement
8 5 (0.45%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.45%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.27%) HFM
9 3 (0.27%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.35%) Office 365
2 26 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.45%) IaaS
6 4 (0.36%) GitHub
6 4 (0.36%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.18%) SaaS
8 2 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.18%) Route 53
8 2 (0.18%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 71 (6.43%) DNS
2 43 (3.89%) SAN
2 43 (3.89%) LAN
3 42 (3.80%) Firewall
4 41 (3.71%) WAN
5 30 (2.72%) TCP/IP
5 30 (2.72%) VPN
6 26 (2.36%) Internet
7 23 (2.08%) DHCP
8 22 (1.99%) SMTP
8 22 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
9 21 (1.90%) HTTP
9 21 (1.90%) VoIP
10 19 (1.72%) FTP
11 14 (1.27%) HTTPS
12 12 (1.09%) VLAN
12 12 (1.09%) NetScaler
13 11 (1.00%) iSCSI
14 10 (0.91%) Unified Communications
14 10 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 403 (36.50%) SQL Server
2 101 (9.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 88 (7.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 79 (7.16%) Relational Database
5 63 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 38 (3.44%) Oracle Database
7 31 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (2.26%) RDBMS
10 24 (2.17%) MySQL
11 23 (2.08%) PerformancePoint
11 23 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
12 22 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
13 20 (1.81%) Big Data
13 20 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
17 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 7 (0.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 82 (7.43%) Visual Studio
2 54 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (1.27%) SpecFlow
4 13 (1.18%) Subversion
4 13 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
5 12 (1.09%) JIRA
6 10 (0.91%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.72%) ReSharper
7 8 (0.72%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 5 (0.45%) IntelliJ
9 5 (0.45%) Bugzilla
10 4 (0.36%) Xcode
10 4 (0.36%) MSBuild
10 4 (0.36%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.36%) Selenium
11 3 (0.27%) InstallShield
12 2 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (0.18%) ClearCase
General
1 233 (21.11%) Finance
2 54 (4.89%) Advertising
3 28 (2.54%) Marketing
4 24 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.08%) Legal
6 22 (1.99%) Banking
7 18 (1.63%) Retail
7 18 (1.63%) Games
7 18 (1.63%) Law
8 16 (1.45%) Back Office
9 9 (0.82%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.63%) German Language
12 6 (0.54%) Publishing
13 5 (0.45%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.45%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.36%) Turkish Language
14 4 (0.36%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.27%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 321 (29.08%) Developer
2 216 (19.57%) Analyst
3 109 (9.87%) Consultant
4 85 (7.70%) .NET Developer
5 84 (7.61%) Support Analyst
6 80 (7.25%) Software Engineer
7 77 (6.97%) Software Developer
8 68 (6.16%) Programmer
9 60 (5.43%) Senior Developer
10 52 (4.71%) Applications Support
11 44 (3.99%) Architect
12 42 (3.80%) IT Support
13 41 (3.71%) Support Engineer
13 41 (3.71%) C# Developer
14 39 (3.53%) Junior
15 35 (3.17%) Applications Support Analyst
16 33 (2.99%) Senior Consultant
16 33 (2.99%) SharePoint Developer
17 32 (2.90%) Analyst Programmer
18 26 (2.36%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 424 (38.41%) .NET
2 249 (22.55%) ASP.NET
3 163 (14.76%) HTML
4 118 (10.69%) CSS
4 118 (10.69%) .NET Framework
5 100 (9.06%) XML
6 98 (8.88%) jQuery
7 90 (8.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 69 (6.25%) Web Services
9 57 (5.16%) WCF
10 46 (4.17%) HTML5
11 39 (3.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 35 (3.17%) WinForms
13 33 (2.99%) LINQ
14 29 (2.63%) NHibernate
14 29 (2.63%) COM
15 27 (2.45%) XSLT
15 27 (2.45%) WPF
16 23 (2.08%) Ajax
17 21 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 97 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (4.62%) Computer Science
3 43 (3.89%) Management Information System
4 28 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (2.08%) Blackberry
6 21 (1.90%) Clustering
7 15 (1.36%) Open Source
8 14 (1.27%) User Experience
9 13 (1.18%) N-Tier
10 12 (1.09%) Visualisation
11 10 (0.91%) Blog
12 9 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.72%) NHS
13 8 (0.72%) Replication
14 6 (0.54%) Statistics
14 6 (0.54%) Mathematics
14 6 (0.54%) PMI
14 6 (0.54%) iPad
15 5 (0.45%) Social Gaming
15 5 (0.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 361 (32.70%) Windows
2 87 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (7.16%) Windows 7
4 73 (6.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 70 (6.34%) Linux
6 57 (5.16%) UNIX
7 50 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (3.35%) Windows XP
9 24 (2.17%) Solaris
10 14 (1.27%) Ubuntu
11 13 (1.18%) Apple iOS
12 12 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
13 11 (1.00%) AIX
14 10 (0.91%) Windows 2000
14 10 (0.91%) Windows Phone
15 9 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.82%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.63%) Android
17 5 (0.45%) OpenSolaris
18 4 (0.36%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (14.76%) ITIL
3 142 (12.86%) MVC
4 118 (10.69%) Business Intelligence
5 108 (9.78%) Software Engineering
6 104 (9.42%) CRM
7 98 (8.88%) Project Management
8 92 (8.33%) OO
9 84 (7.61%) Scrum
10 66 (5.98%) Mentoring
11 64 (5.80%) TDD
11 64 (5.80%) Service Delivery
12 59 (5.34%) Web Development
13 47 (4.26%) Data Modelling
14 43 (3.89%) Release Management
15 41 (3.71%) ERP
16 39 (3.53%) OOD
17 36 (3.26%) Workflow
18 31 (2.81%) Data Analysis
19 30 (2.72%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 396 (35.87%) C#
2 322 (29.17%) SQL
3 192 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 73 (6.61%) VB.NET
5 64 (5.80%) Java
6 62 (5.62%) T-SQL
7 49 (4.44%) PowerShell
8 31 (2.81%) VB
9 27 (2.45%) Perl
9 27 (2.45%) C++
10 22 (1.99%) VB6
11 19 (1.72%) Python
12 17 (1.54%) C
13 12 (1.09%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.00%) Ruby
15 10 (0.91%) VBA
16 9 (0.82%) VBScript
17 8 (0.72%) Scala
18 7 (0.63%) PHP
19 6 (0.54%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 189 (17.12%) Degree
2 126 (11.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (5.34%) MCSE
4 56 (5.07%) MCITP
5 24 (2.17%) HND
6 21 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.63%) HNC
7 18 (1.63%) ISEB
7 18 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
8 17 (1.54%) ISTQB
9 15 (1.36%) PMI Certification
9 15 (1.36%) CCA
10 14 (1.27%) MCP
10 14 (1.27%) CCNA
11 12 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (1.00%) MCSA
13 9 (0.82%) PMP
14 8 (0.72%) Security Cleared
15 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.16%) SLA
2 54 (4.89%) QA
3 16 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.91%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.27%) COBIT
6 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 163 (14.76%) Active Directory
2 104 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (5.98%) Hyper-V
4 35 (3.17%) XenApp
5 21 (1.90%) vSphere
6 9 (0.82%) MetaFrame
7 8 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.54%) XenServer
9 6 (0.54%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.36%) Xen
10 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.27%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.091%) Squid
12 1 (0.091%) RACF
12 1 (0.091%) Postfix
12 1 (0.091%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 24 (2.17%) SCCM
2 15 (1.36%) SCOM
3 10 (0.91%) Backup Exec
4 9 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.63%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.45%) Puppet
6 5 (0.45%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (0.36%) WSUS
7 4 (0.36%) Ansible
8 3 (0.27%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.27%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.27%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.18%) OpenView
10 1 (0.091%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.091%) Control-M
10 1 (0.091%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.091%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 132 (11.96%) VMware
2 116 (10.51%) Oracle
3 91 (8.24%) Citrix
4 63 (5.71%) Cisco
5 39 (3.53%) HP
6 23 (2.08%) SAP
7 21 (1.90%) NetApp
8 20 (1.81%) Red Hat
8 20 (1.81%) Cognos
9 17 (1.54%) Twitter
10 16 (1.45%) Sybase
11 14 (1.27%) EMC
12 13 (1.18%) Dell
13 12 (1.09%) CommVault
13 12 (1.09%) Juniper
14 11 (1.00%) Lotus
14 11 (1.00%) Adobe
15 10 (0.91%) Google
15 10 (0.91%) Sage
16 9 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
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