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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 331 455 546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 13.07% 13.87% 15.32%
As % of the Vendors category 28.98% 33.98% 36.06%
Number of salaries quoted 229 314 370
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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
1142 1339 1514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 45.10% 40.81% 42.47%
Number of salaries quoted 702 864 897
Median salary £40,250 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.82% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 September 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Scotland

Microsoft
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +1 154 £40,000 +5.26% 29
Edinburgh -6 116 £42,500 +13.33% 17
West Lothian +5 17 £35,000 -26.31% 4
Renfrewshire 0 9 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Stirling +2 8 £33,000 +17.85%
Fife -1 5 £29,750 +14.42%
Aberdeen -9 5 £43,250 +6.13% 2
North Lanarkshire 0 2 £34,250 -
Moray +5 1 - -
Scottish Borders 0 1 £37,500 +25.00%
Dundee 0 1 £32,500 -16.12% 3
Midlothian -1 1 £27,500 -67.64%
South Lanarkshire - 1 £27,500 -
Angus - 1 £40,000 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £62,000 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 328 (43.10%) SQL Server
2 302 (39.68%) MS Excel
3 244 (32.06%) .NET
4 219 (28.78%) C#
5 215 (28.25%) Windows
6 211 (27.73%) SQL
7 189 (24.84%) Finance
8 172 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
9 163 (21.42%) ASP.NET
10 147 (19.32%) JavaScript
11 131 (17.21%) MVC
12 125 (16.43%) Degree
13 115 (15.11%) Active Directory
14 114 (14.98%) VMware
15 113 (14.85%) HTML
16 106 (13.93%) Windows Server
17 95 (12.48%) VMware Infrastructure
18 88 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
18 88 (11.56%) CSS
19 86 (11.30%) ITIL
20 85 (11.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 81 (10.64%) Scrum
22 80 (10.51%) MS Office
23 78 (10.25%) Oracle
24 77 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
25 76 (9.99%) Business Intelligence
26 69 (9.07%) Windows Server 2012
27 67 (8.80%) Computer Science
28 64 (8.41%) SDLC
29 62 (8.15%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 59 (7.75%) SharePoint
2 51 (6.70%) MS Exchange
3 36 (4.73%) IIS
4 25 (3.29%) Skype for Business
5 24 (3.15%) CMS
6 17 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.10%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.18%) JBoss
10 9 (1.18%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.05%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.92%) IBM Domino
13 5 (0.66%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.66%) SAS
13 5 (0.66%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 302 (39.68%) MS Excel
2 80 (10.51%) MS Office
3 21 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (2.10%) MS Project
5 7 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.39%) Stata
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.26%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.13%) GIMP
9 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.13%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 27 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (3.29%) Markit EDM
3 12 (1.58%) HiPortfolio
4 5 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.39%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.39%) Sonata
7 2 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.26%) HFM
7 2 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.13%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 88 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (6.70%) Office 365
3 31 (4.07%) SaaS
4 18 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.66%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.66%) IaaS
9 3 (0.39%) DigitalOcean
9 3 (0.39%) GitHub
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.13%) Heroku
10 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.83%) Firewall
2 51 (6.70%) SAN
3 43 (5.65%) DNS
4 31 (4.07%) DHCP
5 21 (2.76%) TCP/IP
6 20 (2.63%) WAN
7 19 (2.50%) LAN
8 17 (2.23%) VoIP
8 17 (2.23%) VPN
9 14 (1.84%) Skype
10 13 (1.71%) Internet
11 10 (1.31%) Wireless
12 9 (1.18%) LDAP
13 6 (0.79%) HTTP
13 6 (0.79%) NAS
14 5 (0.66%) Ethernet
15 4 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
16 3 (0.39%) NetScaler
16 3 (0.39%) Software-Defined Networking
17 2 (0.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (43.10%) SQL Server
2 85 (11.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 61 (8.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 31 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (3.29%) MySQL
8 22 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (2.76%) Data Mining
10 18 (2.37%) Relational Database
11 17 (2.23%) JasperReports
12 16 (2.10%) Big Data
13 14 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (1.58%) NoSQL
16 10 (1.31%) MongoDB
16 10 (1.31%) Oracle Database
16 10 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
17 9 (1.18%) OLAP
17 9 (1.18%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 38 (4.99%) Visual Studio
2 35 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (2.76%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.97%) Cucumber
4 15 (1.97%) HP UFT
5 14 (1.84%) SpecFlow
5 14 (1.84%) TeamCity
6 13 (1.71%) Selenium
7 10 (1.31%) JIRA
8 9 (1.18%) NUnit
9 8 (1.05%) IntelliJ
10 7 (0.92%) Subversion
11 5 (0.66%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.66%) FitNesse
11 5 (0.66%) MSTest
12 3 (0.39%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.26%) JUnit
13 2 (0.26%) Maven
13 2 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.26%) RubyMine
General
1 189 (24.84%) Finance
2 50 (6.57%) Banking
3 21 (2.76%) Marketing
4 18 (2.37%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.58%) Games
8 11 (1.45%) Law
8 11 (1.45%) Legal
9 9 (1.18%) Back Office
10 8 (1.05%) Retail
11 7 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.92%) Publishing
12 5 (0.66%) Billing
13 4 (0.53%) Automotive
13 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.26%) Advertising
15 1 (0.13%) Electronics
15 1 (0.13%) Front Office
15 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 217 (28.52%) Developer
2 131 (17.21%) Analyst
3 85 (11.17%) .NET Developer
4 58 (7.62%) Consultant
5 56 (7.36%) Architect
6 51 (6.70%) C# Developer
7 43 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 40 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 35 (4.60%) Software Developer
10 32 (4.20%) Senior Developer
11 30 (3.94%) C# .NET Developer
12 27 (3.55%) ASP.NET Developer
13 26 (3.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 25 (3.29%) DBA
15 23 (3.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 23 (3.02%) Support Engineer
16 22 (2.89%) Test Analyst
16 22 (2.89%) Web Developer
17 20 (2.63%) SQL Developer
18 19 (2.50%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (32.06%) .NET
2 163 (21.42%) ASP.NET
3 113 (14.85%) HTML
4 88 (11.56%) CSS
5 59 (7.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 50 (6.57%) .NET Framework
7 42 (5.52%) AngularJS
8 40 (5.26%) jQuery
9 38 (4.99%) WCF
10 36 (4.73%) Web Services
11 30 (3.94%) XML
12 26 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 23 (3.02%) HTML5
13 23 (3.02%) WPF
14 21 (2.76%) Entity Framework
15 20 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 19 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
17 18 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 18 (2.37%) REST
17 18 (2.37%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (8.80%) Computer Science
3 39 (5.12%) Data Centre
4 37 (4.86%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (1.97%) Virtual Team
7 14 (1.84%) Driving Licence
8 13 (1.71%) Clustering
8 13 (1.71%) Replication
9 10 (1.31%) Visualisation
10 9 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.18%) Mathematics
10 9 (1.18%) User Experience
11 8 (1.05%) Data Integration
11 8 (1.05%) Fixed Income
11 8 (1.05%) Informatics
11 8 (1.05%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.79%) FMCG
13 4 (0.53%) Data Extraction
13 4 (0.53%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 215 (28.25%) Windows
2 106 (13.93%) Windows Server
3 69 (9.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (8.15%) Linux
5 55 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (4.60%) Unix
7 34 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (3.94%) Windows 7
9 18 (2.37%) Android
9 18 (2.37%) Windows XP
10 13 (1.71%) Windows 10
11 11 (1.45%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.45%) Solaris
12 9 (1.18%) Windows Vista
13 8 (1.05%) AIX
13 8 (1.05%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (17.21%) MVC
3 86 (11.30%) ITIL
4 81 (10.64%) Scrum
5 76 (9.99%) Business Intelligence
6 64 (8.41%) SDLC
7 60 (7.88%) Web Development
8 57 (7.49%) Asset Management
9 56 (7.36%) CRM
10 46 (6.04%) Mentoring
11 43 (5.65%) Project Management
12 42 (5.52%) ETL
13 40 (5.26%) TDD
14 36 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 36 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
15 35 (4.60%) Change Management
16 34 (4.47%) Business Analysis
16 34 (4.47%) OO
17 33 (4.34%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (4.20%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 219 (28.78%) C#
2 211 (27.73%) SQL
3 147 (19.32%) JavaScript
4 49 (6.44%) T-SQL
5 48 (6.31%) PowerShell
6 44 (5.78%) Java
7 29 (3.81%) Perl
8 23 (3.02%) VB.NET
9 20 (2.63%) C++
10 19 (2.50%) VB
11 18 (2.37%) Python
12 17 (2.23%) Korn
13 14 (1.84%) VBScript
14 12 (1.58%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.45%) Scala
16 8 (1.05%) Groovy
16 8 (1.05%) R
17 7 (0.92%) C
17 7 (0.92%) Ruby
17 7 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 125 (16.43%) Degree
2 59 (7.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (3.15%) MCSE
4 20 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.50%) CCNA
5 19 (2.50%) MCSA
6 15 (1.97%) MCP
6 15 (1.97%) Security Cleared
7 14 (1.84%) SC Cleared
8 11 (1.45%) ISEB
8 11 (1.45%) ISTQB
8 11 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.31%) HND
9 10 (1.31%) MCITP
10 9 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.66%) A+ Certification
11 5 (0.66%) CCENT
11 5 (0.66%) CCNP
11 5 (0.66%) CISSP
11 5 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.04%) SLA
2 25 (3.29%) QA
3 7 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.66%) COBIT
4 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.39%) P3O
6 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) COSHH
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 115 (15.11%) Active Directory
2 95 (12.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (8.15%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.37%) vSphere
5 16 (2.10%) XenApp
6 8 (1.05%) BitLocker
7 6 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.79%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.66%) Firmware
9 4 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.39%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.26%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.13%) Squid
12 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 42 (5.52%) SCCM
2 30 (3.94%) SCOM
3 12 (1.58%) Puppet
4 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.05%) Rundeck
5 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (0.79%) WSUS
6 4 (0.53%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.53%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.26%) Fluentd
8 2 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.26%) Nagios
8 2 (0.26%) Nessus
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.26%) QRadar
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 114 (14.98%) VMware
2 78 (10.25%) Oracle
3 51 (6.70%) Citrix
4 50 (6.57%) Cisco
5 26 (3.42%) HP
6 21 (2.76%) IBM
6 21 (2.76%) Xamarin
7 16 (2.10%) EMC
8 15 (1.97%) Tableau
9 14 (1.84%) Dell
9 14 (1.84%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.58%) Ab Initio
10 12 (1.58%) SAP
11 11 (1.45%) Google
11 11 (1.45%) Symantec
12 8 (1.05%) Cognizant
12 8 (1.05%) Sitecore
12 8 (1.05%) TIBCO
13 7 (0.92%) AppSense
14 6 (0.79%) Lotus
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EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Health Care, Life Insurance, Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Dundee, Angus
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent salary + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Ayrshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Paisley, Renfrewshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ayrshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
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Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £38,000 to £44,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Salary: 30k - 38k + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: circa £50K + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: to 45,000 + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Absoft Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Good Career Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allowance and Competitive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
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