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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 14 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 385 461 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.39% 13.97% 19.26%
As % of the Vendors category 31.58% 33.53% 39.15%
Number of salaries quoted 276 310 360
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £28,875 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1219 1375 1451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 39.23% 41.67% 49.20%
Number of salaries quoted 810 877 960
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,012 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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
Edinburgh +1 211 £35,000 -10.18% 31
Glasgow -9 118 £38,000 -5.00% 22
Stirling -10 11 £50,500 -3.80% 1
Aberdeen -12 10 £33,500 -13.54% 5
Fife -3 8 £26,000 -39.53% 1
Dundee +12 5 £52,500 +138.63%
West Lothian - 4 £42,500 - 2
East Ayrshire - 2 - -
Scottish Borders - 2 £20,500 - 1
West Dunbartonshire +1 1 £27,000 -36.47%
Moray - 1 - -
Perthshire - 1 - -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 362 (40.27%) Windows
2 356 (39.60%) MS Excel
3 329 (36.60%) SQL Server
4 316 (35.15%) .NET
5 311 (34.59%) C#
6 259 (28.81%) Finance
7 240 (26.70%) SQL
8 208 (23.14%) ASP.NET
9 191 (21.25%) Degree
10 190 (21.13%) Active Directory
11 175 (19.47%) JavaScript
12 153 (17.02%) VMware
13 151 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
14 150 (16.69%) SharePoint
15 143 (15.91%) HTML
15 143 (15.91%) .NET Framework
16 131 (14.57%) MS Office
17 128 (14.24%) MVC
18 127 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
19 124 (13.79%) ITIL
19 124 (13.79%) CSS
20 120 (13.35%) Microsoft Certification
21 116 (12.90%) MS Exchange
22 96 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
23 94 (10.46%) jQuery
24 93 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
25 90 (10.01%) Windows 7
26 87 (9.68%) OO
27 85 (9.45%) Oracle
28 84 (9.34%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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
1 150 (16.69%) SharePoint
2 116 (12.90%) MS Exchange
3 69 (7.68%) IIS
4 35 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 34 (3.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 33 (3.67%) Lync
7 20 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (2.11%) CMS
9 18 (2.00%) WorkSite
10 16 (1.78%) Tomcat
11 14 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (1.22%) IBM Notes
15 9 (1.00%) Apache
15 9 (1.00%) NServiceBus
16 8 (0.89%) Umbraco
16 8 (0.89%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 356 (39.60%) MS Excel
2 131 (14.57%) MS Office
3 35 (3.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.78%) MS Project
5 14 (1.56%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.67%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 55 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.56%) Dynamics GP
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (0.44%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.33%) HFM
7 3 (0.33%) FRx
7 3 (0.33%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.22%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.22%) FINCAD Analytics
8 2 (0.22%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.22%) Maximo
8 2 (0.22%) Movex
8 2 (0.22%) Epicor Tropos
9 1 (0.11%) Agresso
9 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.45%) Office 365
2 30 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.67%) Amazon S3
5 6 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.67%) GitHub
5 6 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (0.44%) IaaS
6 4 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.44%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.33%) SaaS
8 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 78 (8.68%) DNS
2 73 (8.12%) WAN
3 70 (7.79%) LAN
4 63 (7.01%) Firewall
5 49 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
6 38 (4.23%) SAN
7 36 (4.00%) TCP/IP
8 29 (3.23%) DHCP
8 29 (3.23%) HTTP
9 27 (3.00%) VPN
10 21 (2.34%) SMTP
11 18 (2.00%) VoIP
11 18 (2.00%) Internet
12 16 (1.78%) FTP
13 15 (1.67%) IP Telephony
13 15 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (1.22%) HTTPS
14 11 (1.22%) LDAP
14 11 (1.22%) NetScaler
15 10 (1.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (36.60%) SQL Server
2 64 (7.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 61 (6.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (5.90%) Relational Database
5 49 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 19 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (2.11%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (1.56%) Big Data
12 13 (1.45%) MySQL
13 12 (1.33%) MS Access
14 10 (1.11%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
17 4 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
17 4 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 78 (8.68%) Visual Studio
2 36 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (2.00%) Subversion
4 15 (1.67%) JIRA
5 13 (1.45%) SpecFlow
6 12 (1.33%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.78%) ReSharper
7 7 (0.78%) Selenium
7 7 (0.78%) Bugzilla
8 6 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (0.67%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.56%) IntelliJ
9 5 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (0.44%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.44%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.44%) FogBugz
11 3 (0.33%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.33%) Moq
11 3 (0.33%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 259 (28.81%) Finance
2 49 (5.45%) Back Office
3 31 (3.45%) Advertising
4 23 (2.56%) Banking
5 18 (2.00%) Law
6 15 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.33%) Legal
7 12 (1.33%) Retail
8 11 (1.22%) Marketing
9 7 (0.78%) German Language
9 7 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.67%) Games
11 4 (0.44%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.44%) Turkish Language
12 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.33%) Billing
13 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 252 (28.03%) Developer
2 230 (25.58%) Analyst
3 101 (11.23%) Support Analyst
4 85 (9.45%) .NET Developer
5 64 (7.12%) IT Support
6 57 (6.34%) Consultant
7 48 (5.34%) Senior Developer
8 46 (5.12%) Software Engineer
8 46 (5.12%) Applications Support
9 44 (4.89%) IT Support Analyst
10 42 (4.67%) Support Engineer
11 41 (4.56%) Software Developer
12 38 (4.23%) Administrator
12 38 (4.23%) C# Developer
13 33 (3.67%) Architect
14 31 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
15 30 (3.34%) Systems Administrator
16 29 (3.23%) Junior
17 27 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 25 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (35.15%) .NET
2 208 (23.14%) ASP.NET
3 143 (15.91%) HTML
3 143 (15.91%) .NET Framework
4 124 (13.79%) CSS
5 94 (10.46%) jQuery
6 76 (8.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 76 (8.45%) XML
7 72 (8.01%) Web Services
8 60 (6.67%) WCF
9 55 (6.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 49 (5.45%) HTML5
11 39 (4.34%) NHibernate
12 22 (2.45%) CSS3
12 22 (2.45%) Ajax
13 21 (2.34%) Middleware
13 21 (2.34%) Hibernate
14 20 (2.22%) AngularJS
15 19 (2.11%) WPF
15 19 (2.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 35 (3.89%) Blackberry
4 25 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 25 (2.78%) Open Source
5 19 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (1.89%) Visualisation
7 16 (1.78%) User Experience
7 16 (1.78%) Mathematics
8 12 (1.33%) Clustering
9 11 (1.22%) PKI
10 9 (1.00%) N-Tier
11 8 (0.89%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.89%) Equities
11 8 (0.89%) Derivative
11 8 (0.89%) Social Media
11 8 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (0.78%) Physics
12 7 (0.78%) Economics
12 7 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 362 (40.27%) Windows
2 96 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 93 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 90 (10.01%) Windows 7
5 84 (9.34%) Linux
6 55 (6.12%) UNIX
6 55 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (4.89%) Windows XP
8 23 (2.56%) Mac OS X
9 22 (2.45%) Solaris
10 16 (1.78%) Windows 2000 Server
10 16 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.56%) AIX
12 13 (1.45%) Apple iOS
12 13 (1.45%) Windows Phone
13 11 (1.22%) Windows 2000
14 10 (1.11%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.67%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.44%) Android
16 4 (0.44%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (14.24%) MVC
3 124 (13.79%) ITIL
4 87 (9.68%) OO
5 79 (8.79%) Software Engineering
6 73 (8.12%) CRM
7 69 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
8 67 (7.45%) Scrum
9 60 (6.67%) Project Management
10 52 (5.78%) Mentoring
11 48 (5.34%) Web Development
12 47 (5.23%) Service Delivery
13 46 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
14 43 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
14 43 (4.78%) TDD
15 35 (3.89%) Automated Testing
16 34 (3.78%) Unit Testing
17 33 (3.67%) SOA
18 32 (3.56%) OOD
18 32 (3.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 311 (34.59%) C#
2 240 (26.70%) SQL
3 175 (19.47%) JavaScript
4 72 (8.01%) T-SQL
5 64 (7.12%) PowerShell
6 52 (5.78%) Java
7 49 (5.45%) VB.NET
8 24 (2.67%) Python
9 22 (2.45%) C++
10 20 (2.22%) C
10 20 (2.22%) VBA
11 18 (2.00%) VBScript
12 15 (1.67%) XPath
13 14 (1.56%) VB
14 12 (1.33%) Perl
15 9 (1.00%) XQuery
15 9 (1.00%) VB6
15 9 (1.00%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.89%) Ruby
17 5 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 191 (21.25%) Degree
2 120 (13.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (5.01%) MCSE
4 28 (3.11%) MCP
5 25 (2.78%) MCITP
6 22 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (2.34%) MCSA
8 15 (1.67%) CCNA
9 14 (1.56%) CISSP
9 14 (1.56%) SSCP
9 14 (1.56%) CEH
10 12 (1.33%) ISTQB
10 12 (1.33%) GIAC
10 12 (1.33%) HND
11 11 (1.22%) ISEB
11 11 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.11%) PMI Certification
12 10 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.89%) Security Cleared
13 8 (0.89%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.90%) SLA
2 33 (3.67%) QA
3 16 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.33%) COBIT
5 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 190 (21.13%) Active Directory
2 127 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (6.23%) Hyper-V
4 32 (3.56%) XenApp
5 25 (2.78%) vSphere
6 13 (1.45%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
9 8 (0.89%) MetaFrame
10 6 (0.67%) Firmware
10 6 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.44%) Xen
11 4 (0.44%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.44%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.22%) NFS
12 2 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 31 (3.45%) SCCM
2 29 (3.23%) SCOM
3 9 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.67%) Puppet
4 6 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (0.56%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.44%) OpenView
6 4 (0.44%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.44%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.44%) Ansible
7 3 (0.33%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.33%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.22%) Control-M
8 2 (0.22%) Nagios
8 2 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.11%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 153 (17.02%) VMware
2 85 (9.45%) Oracle
3 78 (8.68%) Cisco
4 67 (7.45%) Citrix
5 58 (6.45%) HP
6 32 (3.56%) Red Hat
7 24 (2.67%) IBM
8 18 (2.00%) Cognos
9 16 (1.78%) Lotus
10 14 (1.56%) SAP
11 13 (1.45%) Sybase
11 13 (1.45%) Symantec
11 13 (1.45%) Twitter
12 12 (1.33%) Apple
13 11 (1.22%) Business Objects
13 11 (1.22%) EMC
14 9 (1.00%) Sun
15 8 (0.89%) Xamarin
15 8 (0.89%) Google
16 7 (0.78%) SolarWinds
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