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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 457 523 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 14.47% 14.36% 15.79%
As % of the Vendors category 34.75% 33.74% 32.94%
Number of salaries quoted 328 348 351
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £27,350 £27,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
1315 1550 1545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 41.63% 42.57% 47.92%
Number of salaries quoted 882 985 1043
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -2 187 £38,000 -1.29% 26
Glasgow +3 164 £35,000 -14.63% 29
Stirling +19 32 £28,000 -39.45%
West Lothian +9 20 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Aberdeen +2 13 £33,500 -16.25% 3
West Dunbartonshire +1 9 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Fife +2 6 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Argyll and Bute +2 6 £29,750 - 1
North Lanarkshire +5 4 - -
Renfrewshire -4 4 £35,000 -6.66%
Dundee -14 3 £65,000 +85.71%
Midlothian -2 2 £85,000 +174.19%
Highlands -1 1 £42,500 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £30,000 - 3
Falkirk - 1 £27,500 -
Moray - 1 - -
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UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 414 (47.42%) MS Excel
2 357 (40.89%) SQL Server
3 295 (33.79%) .NET
4 258 (29.55%) C#
5 254 (29.10%) Windows
6 231 (26.46%) SQL
7 212 (24.28%) ASP.NET
8 185 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
9 179 (20.50%) Finance
10 168 (19.24%) JavaScript
11 160 (18.33%) HTML
12 153 (17.53%) SharePoint
13 151 (17.30%) MVC
14 149 (17.07%) Degree
15 142 (16.27%) Active Directory
16 140 (16.04%) VMware
17 130 (14.89%) MS Office
18 127 (14.55%) CSS
19 105 (12.03%) ASP.NET MVC
20 99 (11.34%) ITIL
21 96 (11.00%) Microsoft Certification
22 94 (10.77%) MS Exchange
23 93 (10.65%) .NET Framework
24 91 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
25 89 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
26 87 (9.97%) Oracle
27 85 (9.74%) jQuery
28 83 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
29 80 (9.16%) Project Management
30 79 (9.05%) CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 153 (17.53%) SharePoint
2 94 (10.77%) MS Exchange
3 61 (6.99%) IIS
4 28 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 20 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 19 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (1.83%) Lync
9 14 (1.60%) Apache
9 14 (1.60%) SAS
10 11 (1.26%) IBM Notes
11 10 (1.15%) Tomcat
11 10 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (1.03%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.92%) WorkSite
14 7 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (0.57%) Mule
Applications
1 414 (47.42%) MS Excel
2 130 (14.89%) MS Office
3 54 (6.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (5.50%) MS Visio
5 21 (2.41%) MS Project
6 10 (1.15%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.69%) SPSS
7 6 (0.69%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.69%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.57%) SOLIDWORKS
9 4 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 38 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.57%) Hyperion Planning
4 5 (0.57%) Magento
4 5 (0.57%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.57%) HFM
4 5 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.23%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.11%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (3.44%) Office 365
3 9 (1.03%) SaaS
3 9 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.80%) Google Apps
5 5 (0.57%) GitHub
5 5 (0.57%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.23%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.61%) WAN
1 49 (5.61%) Firewall
2 48 (5.50%) SAN
3 45 (5.15%) DNS
3 45 (5.15%) LAN
4 38 (4.35%) DHCP
5 30 (3.44%) VPN
6 20 (2.29%) Internet
7 17 (1.95%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (1.49%) TCP/IP
9 11 (1.26%) VoIP
10 9 (1.03%) LDAP
11 7 (0.80%) Ethernet
11 7 (0.80%) HTTP
11 7 (0.80%) NAS
11 7 (0.80%) IPsec
12 5 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.57%) VLAN
12 5 (0.57%) Wireless
12 5 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 357 (40.89%) SQL Server
2 75 (8.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 68 (7.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 63 (7.22%) Relational Database
5 45 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 40 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (3.32%) MySQL
8 27 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 27 (3.09%) Big Data
9 20 (2.29%) Oracle Database
9 20 (2.29%) BusinessObjects
10 18 (2.06%) MS Access
10 18 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (1.83%) OLAP
12 11 (1.26%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.15%) DTS
13 10 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
13 10 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 31 (3.55%) Visual Studio
2 26 (2.98%) Subversion
3 23 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 20 (2.29%) Selenium
4 20 (2.29%) TeamCity
5 17 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (1.72%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.49%) SpecFlow
8 9 (1.03%) MSBuild
9 8 (0.92%) WatiN
9 8 (0.92%) Moq
9 8 (0.92%) GitLab
9 8 (0.92%) NUnit
9 8 (0.92%) HP UFT
10 5 (0.57%) Ant
10 5 (0.57%) Maven
10 5 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.57%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.57%) JIRA
11 2 (0.23%) ClearCase
General
1 179 (20.50%) Finance
2 51 (5.84%) Banking
3 24 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 22 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.06%) Back Office
6 15 (1.72%) Retail
6 15 (1.72%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.72%) Marketing
7 14 (1.60%) Games
8 11 (1.26%) Electronics
9 10 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.15%) Advertising
10 7 (0.80%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.69%) Legal
11 6 (0.69%) Publishing
12 5 (0.57%) French Language
12 5 (0.57%) German Language
12 5 (0.57%) Polish Language
12 5 (0.57%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.46%) Billing
Job Titles
1 252 (28.87%) Developer
2 172 (19.70%) Analyst
3 111 (12.71%) .NET Developer
4 58 (6.64%) C# Developer
5 57 (6.53%) Senior Developer
6 51 (5.84%) Project Manager
7 41 (4.70%) C# .NET Developer
8 39 (4.47%) Support Analyst
9 38 (4.35%) IT Support
10 37 (4.24%) Architect
11 36 (4.12%) Software Developer
12 35 (4.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 31 (3.55%) Business Analyst
13 31 (3.55%) Consultant
14 27 (3.09%) Test Analyst
15 26 (2.98%) ASP.NET Developer
16 25 (2.86%) IT Support Analyst
16 25 (2.86%) DBA
17 24 (2.75%) Administrator
18 22 (2.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (33.79%) .NET
2 212 (24.28%) ASP.NET
3 160 (18.33%) HTML
4 127 (14.55%) CSS
5 105 (12.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 93 (10.65%) .NET Framework
7 85 (9.74%) jQuery
8 71 (8.13%) Web Services
9 66 (7.56%) AngularJS
10 53 (6.07%) XML
11 51 (5.84%) Entity Framework
12 46 (5.27%) NHibernate
13 44 (5.04%) HTML5
14 38 (4.35%) WinForms
15 33 (3.78%) Spring.NET
15 33 (3.78%) Castle Windsor
16 31 (3.55%) WPF
17 29 (3.32%) WCF
18 19 (2.18%) XSLT
19 18 (2.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (6.99%) Computer Science
3 39 (4.47%) User Experience
4 22 (2.52%) Blackberry
4 22 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.41%) Data Centre
6 20 (2.29%) Replication
7 12 (1.37%) Clustering
7 12 (1.37%) HP StoreVirtual
8 11 (1.26%) N-Tier
9 10 (1.15%) iPad
10 9 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.92%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
12 7 (0.80%) EPoS
12 7 (0.80%) Statistics
13 6 (0.69%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.69%) Mathematics
14 5 (0.57%) Economics
14 5 (0.57%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 254 (29.10%) Windows
2 72 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (7.22%) Windows 7
4 54 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (5.38%) Linux
6 44 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (3.78%) Windows XP
8 25 (2.86%) Android
9 23 (2.63%) Windows 8
10 19 (2.18%) UNIX
11 13 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
12 11 (1.26%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.26%) AIX
13 9 (1.03%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.92%) Solaris
15 7 (0.80%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.34%) Debian
18 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.23%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (17.30%) MVC
3 99 (11.34%) ITIL
4 89 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
5 80 (9.16%) Project Management
6 79 (9.05%) CRM
6 79 (9.05%) TDD
7 74 (8.48%) SDLC
8 57 (6.53%) Software Engineering
9 55 (6.30%) OO
10 52 (5.96%) Web Development
10 52 (5.96%) Open Source
11 50 (5.73%) ETL
11 50 (5.73%) Mentoring
12 45 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 43 (4.93%) Scrum
14 42 (4.81%) Analytics
15 37 (4.24%) PRINCE2
16 36 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
17 35 (4.01%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 258 (29.55%) C#
2 231 (26.46%) SQL
3 168 (19.24%) JavaScript
4 71 (8.13%) T-SQL
5 49 (5.61%) PowerShell
6 41 (4.70%) Java
7 27 (3.09%) Python
8 23 (2.63%) VBA
9 20 (2.29%) VB.NET
10 15 (1.72%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.37%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.26%) VBScript
13 9 (1.03%) C++
14 7 (0.80%) Ruby
15 6 (0.69%) XPath
15 6 (0.69%) Perl
15 6 (0.69%) PHP
16 5 (0.57%) VB
17 4 (0.46%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 149 (17.07%) Degree
2 96 (11.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (3.32%) CCNA
5 20 (2.29%) MCSE
6 17 (1.95%) CCNP
6 17 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (1.60%) HND
8 13 (1.49%) ISEB
8 13 (1.49%) Security Cleared
9 9 (1.03%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.80%) MOS
10 7 (0.80%) PMP
10 7 (0.80%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.80%) MCP
11 6 (0.69%) HNC
11 6 (0.69%) NCDA
12 5 (0.57%) CISSP
12 5 (0.57%) CEH
12 5 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.73%) QA
2 44 (5.04%) SLA
3 9 (1.03%) 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
1 142 (16.27%) Active Directory
2 91 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.01%) Hyper-V
4 34 (3.89%) vSphere
5 33 (3.78%) XenApp
6 13 (1.49%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.92%) MetaFrame
7 8 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (0.80%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.69%) NFS
9 6 (0.69%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.57%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.46%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.23%) Samba
14 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 57 (6.53%) SCCM
2 35 (4.01%) SCOM
3 13 (1.49%) SCVMM
3 13 (1.49%) Nagios
4 10 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (1.15%) Puppet
4 10 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.80%) WSUS
6 6 (0.69%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 4 (0.46%) SnapMirror
8 4 (0.46%) SnapVault
8 4 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.34%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Intune
11 1 (0.11%) Sysprep
11 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 140 (16.04%) VMware
2 87 (9.97%) Oracle
3 69 (7.90%) Citrix
4 64 (7.33%) Cisco
5 33 (3.78%) HP
6 29 (3.32%) SAP
7 22 (2.52%) NetApp
8 14 (1.60%) CheckPoint
8 14 (1.60%) EMC
8 14 (1.60%) Perforce
9 11 (1.26%) DevExpress
9 11 (1.26%) Splunk
9 11 (1.26%) IBM
9 11 (1.26%) Lotus
9 11 (1.26%) Informatica
10 10 (1.15%) Google
11 9 (1.03%) Symantec
11 9 (1.03%) Altiris
11 9 (1.03%) Apple
12 8 (0.92%) TIBCO
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