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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 515 477 487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 15.47% 15.16% 15.79%
As % of the Vendors category 37.70% 32.25% 32.19%
Number of salaries quoted 362 319 325
Average salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £22,716
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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
1366 1479 1513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 41.03% 47.00% 49.04%
Number of salaries quoted 809 951 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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +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 24 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 24 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 -1 266 £34,000 -15.00% 28
Glasgow 0 154 £35,000 -11.39% 26
Aberdeen -3 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 +3 7 £40,000 +66.66% 1
West Lothian +1 6 £37,500 +36.36%
Dundee +15 5 £36,000 +69.41% 2
West Dunbartonshire +1 2 £33,750 -25.00%
Scottish Borders +1 2 £19,500 -50.63%
Highlands 0 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Argyll and Bute -2 1 £27,000 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 416 (39.62%) MS Excel
2 413 (39.33%) .NET
3 406 (38.67%) SQL Server
4 385 (36.67%) C#
5 372 (35.43%) Windows
6 294 (28.00%) SQL
7 243 (23.14%) Finance
8 239 (22.76%) ASP.NET
9 193 (18.38%) Degree
10 189 (18.00%) JavaScript
11 183 (17.43%) SharePoint
12 181 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
13 172 (16.38%) Active Directory
14 156 (14.86%) HTML
14 156 (14.86%) ITIL
15 141 (13.43%) MS Office
16 139 (13.24%) MVC
17 138 (13.14%) VMware
18 132 (12.57%) .NET Framework
19 120 (11.43%) CSS
19 120 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
20 119 (11.33%) Oracle
21 111 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
22 105 (10.00%) CRM
22 105 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
23 101 (9.62%) MS Exchange
24 98 (9.33%) jQuery
25 96 (9.14%) Software Engineering
26 94 (8.95%) XML
27 92 (8.76%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (17.43%) SharePoint
2 101 (9.62%) MS Exchange
3 76 (7.24%) IIS
4 47 (4.48%) SharePoint 2010
5 38 (3.62%) Lync
6 34 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 25 (2.38%) CMS
8 24 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (2.10%) Tomcat
10 20 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (1.81%) WorkSite
12 15 (1.43%) NServiceBus
13 13 (1.24%) Apache
14 12 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 11 (1.05%) Umbraco
16 9 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (0.86%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.86%) IBM Notes
16 9 (0.86%) nginx
Applications
1 416 (39.62%) MS Excel
2 141 (13.43%) MS Office
3 52 (4.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (2.76%) MS Project
5 22 (2.10%) InfoPath
6 18 (1.71%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.095%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.095%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 71 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
3 12 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.57%) Maximo
7 5 (0.48%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 5 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.48%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (0.48%) SAP BPC
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
8 3 (0.29%) FRx
8 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.05%) Office 365
2 28 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
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%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.19%) Route 53
8 2 (0.19%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 79 (7.52%) DNS
2 57 (5.43%) LAN
2 57 (5.43%) WAN
3 49 (4.67%) Firewall
4 35 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
4 35 (3.33%) VPN
5 34 (3.24%) SAN
6 33 (3.14%) TCP/IP
7 29 (2.76%) DHCP
8 25 (2.38%) Internet
9 23 (2.19%) VoIP
9 23 (2.19%) SMTP
10 22 (2.10%) HTTP
11 18 (1.71%) FTP
12 15 (1.43%) VLAN
13 13 (1.24%) NetScaler
13 13 (1.24%) Intranet
13 13 (1.24%) HTTPS
14 12 (1.14%) LDAP
15 9 (0.86%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 406 (38.67%) SQL Server
2 87 (8.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 79 (7.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 76 (7.24%) Relational Database
5 67 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 33 (3.14%) Oracle Database
7 31 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 24 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (2.10%) MySQL
11 21 (2.00%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (1.62%) Big Data
14 16 (1.52%) PerformancePoint
15 13 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
17 8 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
18 7 (0.67%) Oracle Discoverer
18 7 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 91 (8.67%) Visual Studio
2 51 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (1.71%) SpecFlow
4 16 (1.52%) JIRA
5 15 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
6 14 (1.33%) Git (software)
7 13 (1.24%) Subversion
8 8 (0.76%) Bugzilla
9 7 (0.67%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.67%) ReSharper
10 6 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (0.57%) Selenium
11 5 (0.48%) IntelliJ
11 5 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (0.48%) FogBugz
12 4 (0.38%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.29%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.29%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.29%) ClearCase
13 3 (0.29%) Xcode
General
1 243 (23.14%) Finance
2 46 (4.38%) Advertising
3 25 (2.38%) Back Office
4 24 (2.29%) Banking
5 19 (1.81%) Legal
6 18 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.71%) Law
7 17 (1.62%) Marketing
8 16 (1.52%) Retail
9 14 (1.33%) Games
10 10 (0.95%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.67%) German Language
12 6 (0.57%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.48%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.38%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.38%) Turkish Language
14 4 (0.38%) Billing
14 4 (0.38%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.29%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 312 (29.71%) Developer
2 226 (21.52%) Analyst
3 94 (8.95%) Support Analyst
4 89 (8.48%) Consultant
5 82 (7.81%) .NET Developer
6 70 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 68 (6.48%) Software Developer
8 61 (5.81%) Senior Developer
9 56 (5.33%) Programmer
10 54 (5.14%) Applications Support
11 48 (4.57%) IT Support
12 43 (4.10%) Support Engineer
12 43 (4.10%) Architect
13 37 (3.52%) C# Developer
14 36 (3.43%) Applications Support Analyst
15 35 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
16 33 (3.14%) IT Support Analyst
16 33 (3.14%) Analyst Programmer
17 31 (2.95%) Administrator
17 31 (2.95%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 413 (39.33%) .NET
2 239 (22.76%) ASP.NET
3 156 (14.86%) HTML
4 132 (12.57%) .NET Framework
5 120 (11.43%) CSS
6 98 (9.33%) jQuery
7 94 (8.95%) XML
8 82 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 70 (6.67%) Web Services
10 62 (5.90%) WCF
11 48 (4.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 44 (4.19%) HTML5
13 38 (3.62%) NHibernate
14 27 (2.57%) COM
15 25 (2.38%) LINQ
16 24 (2.29%) WPF
16 24 (2.29%) WinForms
17 22 (2.10%) Ajax
18 21 (2.00%) XSLT
18 21 (2.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 42 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.48%) Blackberry
5 20 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.71%) Visualisation
7 17 (1.62%) Open Source
8 15 (1.43%) Clustering
9 14 (1.33%) User Experience
10 10 (0.95%) N-Tier
10 10 (0.95%) Blog
11 9 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (0.86%) Mathematics
11 9 (0.86%) Replication
12 8 (0.76%) Physics
12 8 (0.76%) EPoS
12 8 (0.76%) E-Learning
13 7 (0.67%) NHS
13 7 (0.67%) PMI
13 7 (0.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 372 (35.43%) Windows
2 92 (8.76%) Windows 7
3 91 (8.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (7.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 81 (7.71%) Linux
5 56 (5.33%) UNIX
6 51 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (3.52%) Windows XP
8 27 (2.57%) Solaris
9 14 (1.33%) Windows 2000
9 14 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 14 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.24%) Mac OS X
11 12 (1.14%) Ubuntu
12 11 (1.05%) AIX
12 11 (1.05%) Windows Phone
12 11 (1.05%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.48%) OpenSolaris
13 5 (0.48%) Android
14 4 (0.38%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (14.86%) ITIL
3 139 (13.24%) MVC
4 105 (10.00%) CRM
4 105 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 96 (9.14%) Software Engineering
6 88 (8.38%) OO
7 82 (7.81%) Project Management
8 79 (7.52%) Scrum
9 65 (6.19%) TDD
10 63 (6.00%) Service Delivery
10 63 (6.00%) Mentoring
11 53 (5.05%) Web Development
12 48 (4.57%) Data Modelling
13 46 (4.38%) Release Management
14 39 (3.71%) OOD
15 38 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (3.24%) Unit Testing
17 33 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
18 32 (3.05%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 385 (36.67%) C#
2 294 (28.00%) SQL
3 189 (18.00%) JavaScript
4 73 (6.95%) VB.NET
5 65 (6.19%) T-SQL
6 61 (5.81%) Java
7 57 (5.43%) PowerShell
8 34 (3.24%) C++
9 30 (2.86%) VB
10 27 (2.57%) Perl
11 24 (2.29%) Python
12 20 (1.90%) VB6
13 18 (1.71%) C
14 14 (1.33%) VBScript
15 13 (1.24%) VBA
15 13 (1.24%) Ruby
16 11 (1.05%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.95%) PHP
18 7 (0.67%) XPath
18 7 (0.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 193 (18.38%) Degree
2 120 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (4.48%) MCSE
4 43 (4.10%) MCITP
5 20 (1.90%) ISEB
6 19 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (1.71%) ISTQB
8 17 (1.62%) PMI Certification
8 17 (1.62%) MCP
9 14 (1.33%) CCNA
9 14 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (1.05%) CCA
11 11 (1.05%) MCSA
11 11 (1.05%) PMP
12 8 (0.76%) SSCP
12 8 (0.76%) CEH
12 8 (0.76%) CISSP
12 8 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.43%) SLA
2 56 (5.33%) QA
3 16 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.29%) COBIT
5 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.095%) Data Quality
System Software
1 172 (16.38%) Active Directory
2 111 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (5.62%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.86%) XenApp
5 29 (2.76%) vSphere
6 11 (1.05%) MetaFrame
7 9 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
8 7 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.48%) Firmware
10 4 (0.38%) Xen
11 3 (0.29%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.29%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.29%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.19%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.095%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.095%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 24 (2.29%) SCCM
2 17 (1.62%) SCOM
3 11 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.95%) Backup Exec
5 7 (0.67%) Data Guard
6 6 (0.57%) Puppet
7 5 (0.48%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.38%) WSUS
8 4 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.38%) Ansible
9 3 (0.29%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.29%) OpenView
9 3 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.29%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.19%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.095%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.095%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.095%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.095%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 138 (13.14%) VMware
2 119 (11.33%) Oracle
3 81 (7.71%) Citrix
4 67 (6.38%) Cisco
5 52 (4.95%) HP
6 28 (2.67%) Red Hat
7 24 (2.29%) SAP
8 22 (2.10%) Cognos
9 20 (1.90%) Twitter
10 16 (1.52%) IBM
10 16 (1.52%) NetApp
11 15 (1.43%) Sybase
12 13 (1.24%) CommVault
12 13 (1.24%) EMC
13 12 (1.14%) Google
14 11 (1.05%) Symantec
14 11 (1.05%) Lotus
15 10 (0.95%) Sage
16 9 (0.86%) Juniper
17 8 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
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