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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 460 523 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 14.64% 14.25% 17.72%
As % of the Vendors category 34.59% 34.03% 36.52%
Number of salaries quoted 339 350 386
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
1330 1537 1561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 42.32% 41.88% 48.54%
Number of salaries quoted 907 1025 1058
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +4 189 £40,000 - 49
Glasgow +4 186 £35,000 -12.50% 32
Stirling +16 24 £28,000 -44.00%
West Lothian +5 17 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Aberdeen -5 8 £36,000 -10.00% 2
Fife +2 5 £27,500 -31.25% 1
West Dunbartonshire -3 5 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Argyll and Bute +1 4 £28,000 - 1
Dundee -10 3 £65,000 +85.71% 3
North Lanarkshire 0 2 £42,500 +21.42% 1
South Ayrshire - 2 £42,500 -
Highlands -1 1 £42,500 -
East Lothian -1 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Renfrewshire -5 1 £18,500 -50.66% 1
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 415 (47.54%) MS Excel
2 357 (40.89%) SQL Server
3 320 (36.66%) .NET
4 282 (32.30%) C#
5 256 (29.32%) SQL
6 252 (28.87%) Windows
7 234 (26.80%) ASP.NET
8 187 (21.42%) Agile Software Development
9 179 (20.50%) JavaScript
10 177 (20.27%) Finance
11 165 (18.90%) HTML
12 159 (18.21%) MVC
13 157 (17.98%) Degree
14 154 (17.64%) SharePoint
15 143 (16.38%) Active Directory
16 138 (15.81%) VMware
17 131 (15.01%) CSS
18 130 (14.89%) MS Office
19 113 (12.94%) .NET Framework
20 110 (12.60%) ASP.NET MVC
21 109 (12.49%) Microsoft Certification
22 101 (11.57%) MS Exchange
23 100 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
24 94 (10.77%) jQuery
25 88 (10.08%) Oracle
25 88 (10.08%) ITIL
26 86 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
27 79 (9.05%) CRM
27 79 (9.05%) SDLC
28 78 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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
1 154 (17.64%) SharePoint
2 101 (11.57%) MS Exchange
3 64 (7.33%) IIS
4 30 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 24 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 18 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (1.83%) IBM Notes
9 16 (1.83%) Lync
10 14 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (1.49%) SAS
12 11 (1.26%) Apache
13 10 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (1.03%) WorkSite
15 8 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.80%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.57%) Umbraco
17 5 (0.57%) Mule
18 4 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 415 (47.54%) MS Excel
2 130 (14.89%) MS Office
3 47 (5.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (5.15%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.95%) MS Project
6 10 (1.15%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.69%) SPSS
7 6 (0.69%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.57%) SOLIDWORKS
8 5 (0.57%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 35 (4.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.57%) HFM
4 5 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (0.57%) Hyperion Planning
4 5 (0.57%) Magento
4 5 (0.57%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.11%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (3.44%) Office 365
4 16 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.03%) SaaS
6 8 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
6 8 (0.92%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.92%) GitHub
7 6 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.69%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.23%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.11%) Trello
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.96%) Firewall
2 48 (5.50%) WAN
3 47 (5.38%) LAN
3 47 (5.38%) DNS
4 45 (5.15%) SAN
5 35 (4.01%) DHCP
6 28 (3.21%) VPN
7 23 (2.63%) Internet
8 13 (1.49%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (1.37%) VoIP
10 10 (1.15%) NAS
11 8 (0.92%) Ethernet
12 7 (0.80%) HTTP
13 6 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.57%) VLAN
14 5 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (0.57%) Wireless
14 5 (0.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 357 (40.89%) SQL Server
2 78 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 69 (7.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 64 (7.33%) Relational Database
5 48 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 38 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (2.86%) Big Data
9 24 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (2.75%) MySQL
10 22 (2.52%) MS Access
11 21 (2.41%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.26%) OLAP
12 11 (1.26%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (1.15%) DTS
13 10 (1.15%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.03%) Data Mining
14 9 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 37 (4.24%) Visual Studio
2 27 (3.09%) Git (software)
3 21 (2.41%) Subversion
4 20 (2.29%) Selenium
5 16 (1.83%) TeamCity
6 15 (1.72%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.49%) SpecFlow
8 12 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.92%) HP UFT
9 8 (0.92%) GitLab
9 8 (0.92%) MSBuild
9 8 (0.92%) WatiN
10 5 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.57%) Ant
10 5 (0.57%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.57%) Maven
11 4 (0.46%) NUnit
11 4 (0.46%) Moq
12 2 (0.23%) Xcode
12 2 (0.23%) ClearCase
General
1 177 (20.27%) Finance
2 39 (4.47%) Banking
3 20 (2.29%) Back Office
4 19 (2.18%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.49%) Retail
7 11 (1.26%) Advertising
7 11 (1.26%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.26%) Marketing
8 10 (1.15%) Games
9 7 (0.80%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.80%) Law
9 7 (0.80%) Legal
9 7 (0.80%) German Language
10 6 (0.69%) Electronics
11 5 (0.57%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.57%) Publishing
11 5 (0.57%) Polish Language
11 5 (0.57%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.57%) French Language
Job Titles
1 270 (30.93%) Developer
2 186 (21.31%) Analyst
3 123 (14.09%) .NET Developer
4 61 (6.99%) C# Developer
5 59 (6.76%) Senior Developer
6 53 (6.07%) Support Analyst
7 45 (5.15%) IT Support
7 45 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
8 41 (4.70%) Project Manager
8 41 (4.70%) Software Developer
9 37 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 37 (4.24%) ASP.NET Developer
10 35 (4.01%) Consultant
11 34 (3.89%) Architect
12 32 (3.67%) IT Support Analyst
13 30 (3.44%) Test Analyst
14 28 (3.21%) Business Analyst
14 28 (3.21%) Administrator
15 26 (2.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 25 (2.86%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (36.66%) .NET
2 234 (26.80%) ASP.NET
3 165 (18.90%) HTML
4 131 (15.01%) CSS
5 113 (12.94%) .NET Framework
6 110 (12.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 94 (10.77%) jQuery
8 64 (7.33%) Web Services
9 63 (7.22%) Entity Framework
10 60 (6.87%) AngularJS
11 54 (6.19%) XML
11 54 (6.19%) NHibernate
12 44 (5.04%) WinForms
13 42 (4.81%) HTML5
14 34 (3.89%) Spring.NET
14 34 (3.89%) Castle Windsor
15 27 (3.09%) WCF
16 23 (2.63%) WPF
17 18 (2.06%) XSLT
18 17 (1.95%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (7.67%) Computer Science
3 41 (4.70%) User Experience
4 22 (2.52%) Blackberry
5 21 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.29%) Data Centre
7 16 (1.83%) Clustering
8 15 (1.72%) Replication
9 12 (1.37%) HP StoreVirtual
10 11 (1.26%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.03%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.92%) iPad
12 8 (0.92%) Mathematics
13 7 (0.80%) Statistics
13 7 (0.80%) Economics
14 6 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
14 6 (0.69%) Psychology
15 5 (0.57%) Mobile Computing
15 5 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 252 (28.87%) Windows
2 70 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (7.56%) Windows 7
4 58 (6.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (5.50%) Linux
6 37 (4.24%) Windows XP
6 37 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (2.98%) Windows 8
8 21 (2.41%) UNIX
9 17 (1.95%) Android
10 12 (1.37%) AIX
11 10 (1.15%) Data ONTAP
12 9 (1.03%) Solaris
12 9 (1.03%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.92%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.69%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.34%) Debian
16 3 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (21.42%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (18.21%) MVC
3 88 (10.08%) ITIL
4 86 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
5 79 (9.05%) CRM
5 79 (9.05%) SDLC
6 77 (8.82%) TDD
7 71 (8.13%) Project Management
8 67 (7.67%) Software Engineering
9 61 (6.99%) Web Development
10 57 (6.53%) OO
11 54 (6.19%) Open Source
12 53 (6.07%) Mentoring
13 48 (5.50%) ETL
14 42 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
15 37 (4.24%) Scrum
15 37 (4.24%) Analytics
16 35 (4.01%) User Acceptance Testing
17 34 (3.89%) Continuous Improvement
17 34 (3.89%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 282 (32.30%) C#
2 256 (29.32%) SQL
3 179 (20.50%) JavaScript
4 77 (8.82%) T-SQL
5 42 (4.81%) PowerShell
6 41 (4.70%) Java
7 28 (3.21%) VBA
8 23 (2.63%) Python
9 20 (2.29%) VB.NET
10 17 (1.95%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.03%) C++
11 9 (1.03%) VBScript
12 7 (0.80%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.80%) XPath
13 6 (0.69%) PHP
14 5 (0.57%) Perl
14 5 (0.57%) R
15 4 (0.46%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.46%) VB
16 3 (0.34%) X++
Qualifications
1 157 (17.98%) Degree
2 109 (12.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (3.32%) CCNA
5 23 (2.63%) MCSE
6 18 (2.06%) CCNP
7 16 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (1.60%) HND
9 13 (1.49%) ISEB
10 10 (1.15%) Security Cleared
11 9 (1.03%) MCITP
12 8 (0.92%) MOS
12 8 (0.92%) MCP
12 8 (0.92%) MCSA
13 7 (0.80%) PMP
13 7 (0.80%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.80%) SC Cleared
14 6 (0.69%) CEH
14 6 (0.69%) CISSP
14 6 (0.69%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.50%) SLA
2 47 (5.38%) QA
3 10 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.57%) ISO 14001
4 5 (0.57%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 143 (16.38%) Active Directory
2 100 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.01%) Hyper-V
4 31 (3.55%) XenApp
4 31 (3.55%) vSphere
5 16 (1.83%) VMware ESX
6 8 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 8 (0.92%) MetaFrame
6 8 (0.92%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.69%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.57%) NFS
9 4 (0.46%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.23%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.11%) pfSense
12 1 (0.11%) iptables
Systems Management
1 47 (5.38%) SCCM
2 34 (3.89%) SCOM
3 13 (1.49%) SCVMM
3 13 (1.49%) Nagios
4 8 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
4 8 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.80%) Puppet
5 7 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.69%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.57%) WSUS
8 4 (0.46%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.46%) SnapMirror
8 4 (0.46%) SnapVault
9 3 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 3 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.23%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.23%) Control-M
Vendors
1 138 (15.81%) VMware
2 88 (10.08%) Oracle
3 67 (7.67%) Cisco
4 64 (7.33%) Citrix
5 35 (4.01%) HP
6 24 (2.75%) SAP
7 18 (2.06%) Business Objects
8 17 (1.95%) Lotus
8 17 (1.95%) NetApp
9 15 (1.72%) CheckPoint
10 12 (1.37%) Apple
11 11 (1.26%) EMC
11 11 (1.26%) Perforce
11 11 (1.26%) Splunk
12 10 (1.15%) Symantec
12 10 (1.15%) IBM
12 10 (1.15%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.15%) Informatica
13 9 (1.03%) Cognos
13 9 (1.03%) Avaya
Scotland
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + plus incredible benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Clear Career Development
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Change Recruitment Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Petroplan Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Salary: bonus + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Uplift, Pension, Insurance + more
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + plus healthcare, pension and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago