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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 521 472 487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 15.40% 15.12% 15.79%
As % of the Vendors category 37.27% 32.04% 32.19%
Number of salaries quoted 365 316 325
Average salary £36,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £22,716
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £52,500 £52,000
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
1398 1473 1513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 41.31% 47.20% 49.04%
Number of salaries quoted 826 941 1028
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -1 267 £35,000 -12.50% 34
Glasgow +5 157 £37,500 -6.25% 24
Aberdeen -2 34 £40,000 - 9
Stirling - 13 £60,000 -
North Lanarkshire +1 10 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Renfrewshire +3 9 £42,500 +54.54% 3
Fife +2 7 £40,000 +66.66% 1
West Lothian +1 6 £37,500 +36.36%
Dundee +16 5 £36,000 +69.41% 2
West Dunbartonshire +1 2 £33,750 -25.00%
Highlands +1 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Scottish Borders 0 2 £19,500 -50.63%
Argyll and Bute -2 1 £27,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £60,000 - 2
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 414 (39.54%) MS Excel
2 412 (39.35%) .NET
3 405 (38.68%) SQL Server
4 384 (36.68%) C#
5 369 (35.24%) Windows
6 294 (28.08%) SQL
7 243 (23.21%) Finance
8 239 (22.83%) ASP.NET
9 192 (18.34%) Degree
10 189 (18.05%) JavaScript
11 183 (17.48%) SharePoint
12 182 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
13 170 (16.24%) Active Directory
14 156 (14.90%) HTML
15 154 (14.71%) ITIL
16 140 (13.37%) MS Office
17 138 (13.18%) MVC
17 138 (13.18%) VMware
18 131 (12.51%) .NET Framework
19 120 (11.46%) CSS
19 120 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
20 119 (11.37%) Oracle
21 111 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
22 105 (10.03%) CRM
22 105 (10.03%) Business Intelligence
23 100 (9.55%) MS Exchange
24 98 (9.36%) jQuery
25 96 (9.17%) Software Engineering
26 93 (8.88%) XML
27 90 (8.60%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 183 (17.48%) SharePoint
2 100 (9.55%) MS Exchange
3 76 (7.26%) IIS
4 47 (4.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 37 (3.53%) Lync
6 33 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 25 (2.39%) CMS
8 24 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (2.10%) Tomcat
10 20 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (1.81%) WorkSite
11 19 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (1.43%) NServiceBus
13 13 (1.24%) Apache
14 12 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 11 (1.05%) Umbraco
16 9 (0.86%) nginx
16 9 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (0.86%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.86%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 414 (39.54%) MS Excel
2 140 (13.37%) MS Office
3 52 (4.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (2.77%) MS Project
5 22 (2.10%) InfoPath
6 18 (1.72%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.096%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.096%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 71 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.15%) Oracle 11i
3 12 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.57%) Maximo
7 5 (0.48%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.48%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (0.48%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.48%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.29%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.06%) Office 365
2 28 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.48%) IaaS
6 4 (0.38%) GitHub
6 4 (0.38%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.19%) Taleo
8 2 (0.19%) Route 53
8 2 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (7.55%) DNS
2 57 (5.44%) LAN
3 56 (5.35%) WAN
4 48 (4.58%) Firewall
5 35 (3.34%) VPN
5 35 (3.34%) Wi-Fi
6 34 (3.25%) SAN
7 33 (3.15%) TCP/IP
8 29 (2.77%) DHCP
9 25 (2.39%) Internet
10 23 (2.20%) SMTP
10 23 (2.20%) VoIP
11 22 (2.10%) HTTP
12 18 (1.72%) FTP
13 15 (1.43%) VLAN
14 13 (1.24%) NetScaler
14 13 (1.24%) Intranet
14 13 (1.24%) HTTPS
15 12 (1.15%) LDAP
16 8 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 405 (38.68%) SQL Server
2 87 (8.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 79 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 76 (7.26%) Relational Database
5 67 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 33 (3.15%) Oracle Database
7 31 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 24 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (2.10%) MySQL
11 21 (2.01%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
13 17 (1.62%) Big Data
14 16 (1.53%) PerformancePoint
15 13 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
17 8 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
18 7 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
18 7 (0.67%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 90 (8.60%) Visual Studio
2 51 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (1.72%) SpecFlow
4 16 (1.53%) JIRA
5 15 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
6 14 (1.34%) Git (software)
7 13 (1.24%) Subversion
8 8 (0.76%) Bugzilla
9 7 (0.67%) ReSharper
9 7 (0.67%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.57%) Selenium
10 6 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.48%) FogBugz
11 5 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (0.48%) IntelliJ
12 4 (0.38%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.29%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.29%) Xcode
13 3 (0.29%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.29%) ClearCase
General
1 243 (23.21%) Finance
2 46 (4.39%) Advertising
3 25 (2.39%) Back Office
4 24 (2.29%) Banking
5 19 (1.81%) Legal
6 18 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.72%) Law
7 17 (1.62%) Marketing
8 16 (1.53%) Retail
9 14 (1.34%) Games
10 10 (0.96%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.67%) German Language
12 6 (0.57%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.48%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.38%) Billing
14 4 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.38%) Turkish Language
14 4 (0.38%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.29%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 311 (29.70%) Developer
2 225 (21.49%) Analyst
3 94 (8.98%) Support Analyst
4 89 (8.50%) Consultant
5 81 (7.74%) .NET Developer
6 70 (6.69%) Software Engineer
7 68 (6.49%) Software Developer
8 61 (5.83%) Senior Developer
9 56 (5.35%) Programmer
10 54 (5.16%) Applications Support
11 48 (4.58%) IT Support
12 43 (4.11%) Support Engineer
12 43 (4.11%) Architect
13 37 (3.53%) C# Developer
14 36 (3.44%) Applications Support Analyst
15 35 (3.34%) SharePoint Developer
16 33 (3.15%) Analyst Programmer
16 33 (3.15%) IT Support Analyst
17 31 (2.96%) Administrator
17 31 (2.96%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (39.35%) .NET
2 239 (22.83%) ASP.NET
3 156 (14.90%) HTML
4 131 (12.51%) .NET Framework
5 120 (11.46%) CSS
6 98 (9.36%) jQuery
7 93 (8.88%) XML
8 82 (7.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 69 (6.59%) Web Services
10 62 (5.92%) WCF
11 47 (4.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 44 (4.20%) HTML5
13 38 (3.63%) NHibernate
14 27 (2.58%) COM
15 25 (2.39%) LINQ
16 24 (2.29%) WinForms
16 24 (2.29%) WPF
17 22 (2.10%) Ajax
18 21 (2.01%) CSS3
18 21 (2.01%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.25%) Computer Science
3 41 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.48%) Blackberry
5 20 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.72%) Visualisation
7 17 (1.62%) Open Source
8 15 (1.43%) Clustering
9 14 (1.34%) User Experience
10 10 (0.96%) N-Tier
10 10 (0.96%) Blog
11 9 (0.86%) Mathematics
11 9 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (0.86%) Replication
12 8 (0.76%) EPoS
12 8 (0.76%) E-Learning
12 8 (0.76%) Physics
13 7 (0.67%) iPad
13 7 (0.67%) NHS
13 7 (0.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 369 (35.24%) Windows
2 90 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (8.50%) Windows 7
4 81 (7.74%) Linux
5 79 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (5.35%) UNIX
7 50 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (3.44%) Windows XP
9 27 (2.58%) Solaris
10 14 (1.34%) Windows 2000
10 14 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
10 14 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (1.24%) Mac OS X
12 12 (1.15%) Ubuntu
13 11 (1.05%) Apple iOS
13 11 (1.05%) Windows Phone
13 11 (1.05%) AIX
14 5 (0.48%) OpenSolaris
14 5 (0.48%) Android
15 4 (0.38%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (14.71%) ITIL
3 138 (13.18%) MVC
4 105 (10.03%) CRM
4 105 (10.03%) Business Intelligence
5 96 (9.17%) Software Engineering
6 88 (8.40%) OO
7 81 (7.74%) Project Management
8 80 (7.64%) Scrum
9 65 (6.21%) TDD
10 62 (5.92%) Service Delivery
10 62 (5.92%) Mentoring
11 53 (5.06%) Web Development
12 48 (4.58%) Data Modelling
13 46 (4.39%) Release Management
14 39 (3.72%) OOD
15 37 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (3.25%) Unit Testing
17 33 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
18 31 (2.96%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 384 (36.68%) C#
2 294 (28.08%) SQL
3 189 (18.05%) JavaScript
4 73 (6.97%) VB.NET
5 65 (6.21%) T-SQL
6 61 (5.83%) Java
7 57 (5.44%) PowerShell
8 34 (3.25%) C++
9 30 (2.87%) VB
10 27 (2.58%) Perl
11 24 (2.29%) Python
12 20 (1.91%) VB6
13 18 (1.72%) C
14 14 (1.34%) VBScript
15 13 (1.24%) Ruby
15 13 (1.24%) VBA
16 11 (1.05%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.96%) PHP
18 7 (0.67%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 192 (18.34%) Degree
2 120 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (4.49%) MCSE
4 43 (4.11%) MCITP
5 20 (1.91%) ISEB
6 19 (1.81%) ISTQB
6 19 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (1.62%) PMI Certification
8 17 (1.62%) MCP
9 15 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (1.34%) CCNA
11 13 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (1.05%) PMP
12 11 (1.05%) CCA
12 11 (1.05%) MCSA
13 8 (0.76%) CISSP
13 8 (0.76%) SSCP
13 8 (0.76%) CEH
13 8 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.35%) QA
2 55 (5.25%) SLA
3 16 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.29%) COBIT
5 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.096%) Data Quality
System Software
1 170 (16.24%) Active Directory
2 111 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (5.54%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.87%) XenApp
5 29 (2.77%) vSphere
6 11 (1.05%) MetaFrame
7 9 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
8 7 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.48%) Firmware
10 4 (0.38%) Xen
11 3 (0.29%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.29%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.29%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.19%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.096%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.096%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (2.29%) SCCM
2 17 (1.62%) SCOM
3 12 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.96%) Backup Exec
5 7 (0.67%) Data Guard
6 6 (0.57%) Puppet
7 5 (0.48%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.38%) WSUS
8 4 (0.38%) Ansible
8 4 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.29%) Windows Intune
9 3 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.29%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.29%) OpenView
10 2 (0.19%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.096%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.096%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.096%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.096%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 138 (13.18%) VMware
2 119 (11.37%) Oracle
3 81 (7.74%) Citrix
4 66 (6.30%) Cisco
5 52 (4.97%) HP
6 28 (2.67%) Red Hat
7 24 (2.29%) SAP
8 22 (2.10%) Cognos
9 20 (1.91%) Twitter
10 16 (1.53%) IBM
10 16 (1.53%) NetApp
11 15 (1.43%) Sybase
12 13 (1.24%) EMC
12 13 (1.24%) CommVault
13 12 (1.15%) Google
14 11 (1.05%) Symantec
14 11 (1.05%) Lotus
15 10 (0.96%) Sage
16 9 (0.86%) Juniper
17 8 (0.76%) Dell
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