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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
UK / Scotland
Rank 12 7 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 305 480 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 13.45% 16.49% 12.17%
As % of the Vendors category 32.76% 36.75% 30.86%
Number of salaries quoted 221 289 270
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,850 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,800 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +1.33%

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
931 1306 1215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 41.05% 44.88% 39.42%
Number of salaries quoted 604 784 783
Median salary £42,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 -5 134 £37,500 -2.59% 22
Edinburgh +3 126 £40,000 +4.57% 27
West Lothian +6 16 £32,500 -10.34% 1
Aberdeen +6 7 £49,500 +4.21% 1
Renfrewshire +1 7 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Fife +6 4 £35,000 +20.68% 2
North Lanarkshire - 4 £38,000 -
Scottish Borders 0 3 £42,500 +30.76%
South Lanarkshire 0 2 £29,200 +8.14%
Dundee -6 2 - - 2
Highlands - 2 £32,500 - 1
Stirling +8 1 £50,000 +56.25%
Angus - 1 £40,000 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £39,000 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 264 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 231 (37.02%) MS Excel
3 220 (35.26%) .NET
4 217 (34.78%) C#
5 196 (31.41%) Finance
6 180 (28.85%) Windows
7 176 (28.21%) SQL
8 155 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
9 144 (23.08%) ASP.NET
10 122 (19.55%) Active Directory
11 115 (18.43%) MVC
11 115 (18.43%) Windows Server
12 102 (16.35%) JavaScript
13 101 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
14 92 (14.74%) ITIL
15 90 (14.42%) VMware
16 83 (13.30%) HTML
17 76 (12.18%) CSS
18 75 (12.02%) Windows Server 2008
19 72 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
20 70 (11.22%) ASP.NET MVC
21 68 (10.90%) AngularJS
22 65 (10.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 62 (9.94%) Degree
23 62 (9.94%) MS Exchange
24 61 (9.78%) MS Office
24 61 (9.78%) PowerShell
25 59 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
26 57 (9.13%) Windows Server 2012
27 56 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server

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 62 (9.94%) MS Exchange
2 36 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 30 (4.81%) IIS
4 25 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (3.85%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.92%) CMS
7 11 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.44%) JBoss
9 7 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.80%) Apache
11 5 (0.80%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.64%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.32%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 231 (37.02%) MS Excel
2 61 (9.78%) MS Office
3 20 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.60%) MS Project
6 2 (0.32%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.32%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.32%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.48%) Fishtalk
4 3 (0.48%) Q-Pulse
4 3 (0.48%) Sonata
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.32%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.16%) assyst
6 1 (0.16%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 101 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (5.77%) Office 365
3 29 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (2.40%) SaaS
6 12 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.64%) GitHub
7 4 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.64%) PaaS
8 3 (0.48%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.48%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.16%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.16%) Heroku
9 1 (0.16%) IaaS
9 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.61%) Firewall
2 31 (4.97%) DNS
3 28 (4.49%) TCP/IP
4 24 (3.85%) LAN
4 24 (3.85%) WAN
5 23 (3.69%) DHCP
5 23 (3.69%) VPN
6 20 (3.21%) Skype
7 15 (2.40%) SAN
8 10 (1.60%) Internet
8 10 (1.60%) VLAN
9 9 (1.44%) Network Security
10 6 (0.96%) SSH
11 5 (0.80%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.48%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.48%) VoIP
13 2 (0.32%) ADSL
13 2 (0.32%) MPLS
13 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 65 (10.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 53 (8.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (4.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
7 18 (2.88%) MySQL
8 15 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (2.24%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (2.24%) MongoDB
10 13 (2.08%) RavenDB
11 12 (1.92%) Big Data
11 12 (1.92%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.92%) Relational Database
12 11 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (1.60%) DTS
14 5 (0.80%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.80%) Power BI
14 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 56 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (8.65%) Visual Studio
3 46 (7.37%) Git (software)
4 24 (3.85%) SpecFlow
5 22 (3.53%) Bitbucket
6 18 (2.88%) Subversion
7 17 (2.72%) Selenium
8 15 (2.40%) Cucumber
8 15 (2.40%) HP UFT
9 11 (1.76%) JIRA
9 11 (1.76%) NUnit
9 11 (1.76%) WebDriver
10 9 (1.44%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.44%) MSTest
11 8 (1.28%) Eclipse
12 7 (1.12%) Maven
13 6 (0.96%) FitNesse
14 4 (0.64%) JUnit
14 4 (0.64%) MSI
14 4 (0.64%) NSubstitute
General
1 196 (31.41%) Finance
2 15 (2.40%) Advertising
3 14 (2.24%) Banking
3 14 (2.24%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.08%) Marketing
5 8 (1.28%) Back Office
5 8 (1.28%) Legal
6 7 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.64%) Retail
8 3 (0.48%) Billing
9 2 (0.32%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.32%) Local Government
9 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Electronics
10 1 (0.16%) Games
10 1 (0.16%) German Language
10 1 (0.16%) Law
10 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 196 (31.41%) Developer
2 108 (17.31%) Analyst
3 77 (12.34%) .NET Developer
4 63 (10.10%) C# Developer
5 54 (8.65%) Senior Developer
6 48 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 46 (7.37%) Consultant
8 44 (7.05%) Software Developer
9 43 (6.89%) Support Analyst
10 32 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 30 (4.81%) Support Engineer
12 27 (4.33%) C# .NET Developer
13 24 (3.85%) Architect
14 23 (3.69%) .NET Software Developer
15 21 (3.37%) ASP.NET Developer
15 21 (3.37%) Senior .NET Developer
15 21 (3.37%) Test Analyst
16 20 (3.21%) Database Developer
16 20 (3.21%) IT Support
16 20 (3.21%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (35.26%) .NET
2 144 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 83 (13.30%) HTML
4 76 (12.18%) CSS
5 70 (11.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 68 (10.90%) AngularJS
7 45 (7.21%) .NET Framework
8 39 (6.25%) XML
9 36 (5.77%) WCF
10 32 (5.13%) jQuery
11 29 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
12 28 (4.49%) HTML5
13 23 (3.69%) Gherkin
14 20 (3.21%) CSS3
15 19 (3.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 18 (2.88%) Web Services
17 16 (2.56%) Ajax
17 16 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 12 (1.92%) Entity Framework
19 9 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 28 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (3.21%) Credit Risk
5 20 (3.21%) Hedge funds
5 20 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.21%) Replication
6 10 (1.60%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.28%) Clustering
7 8 (1.28%) Mobile App
8 6 (0.96%) Blackberry
8 6 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (0.80%) Fintech
9 5 (0.80%) SCADA
9 5 (0.80%) User Experience
10 4 (0.64%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.48%) iPhone
11 3 (0.48%) PKI
11 3 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 180 (28.85%) Windows
2 115 (18.43%) Windows Server
3 75 (12.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 57 (9.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (5.45%) Linux
6 26 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (3.85%) Windows 10
8 23 (3.69%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.92%) AIX
9 12 (1.92%) Android
10 11 (1.76%) Unix
11 9 (1.44%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.12%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.96%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.48%) Solaris
14 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (18.43%) MVC
3 92 (14.74%) ITIL
4 59 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
5 55 (8.81%) Scrum
6 48 (7.69%) OO
7 41 (6.57%) SDLC
8 35 (5.61%) Project Management
9 34 (5.45%) ETL
10 30 (4.81%) Test Automation
11 29 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (4.65%) Web Development
12 28 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (4.33%) CRM
13 27 (4.33%) Service Delivery
14 26 (4.17%) Analytics
15 25 (4.01%) TDD
16 24 (3.85%) Mentoring
17 22 (3.53%) Investment Management
17 22 (3.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 217 (34.78%) C#
2 176 (28.21%) SQL
3 102 (16.35%) JavaScript
4 61 (9.78%) PowerShell
5 44 (7.05%) T-SQL
6 39 (6.25%) Java
7 30 (4.81%) VB.NET
8 21 (3.37%) VBA
9 18 (2.88%) VBScript
10 14 (2.24%) Python
11 12 (1.92%) VB
12 9 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.28%) Perl
14 7 (1.12%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.96%) C++
16 5 (0.80%) C
17 4 (0.64%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.64%) Korn
17 4 (0.64%) XPath
18 3 (0.48%) X++
Qualifications
1 62 (9.94%) Degree
2 38 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (2.88%) MCSE
4 17 (2.72%) Security Cleared
5 16 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (1.76%) MCSA
8 10 (1.60%) CCNA
9 6 (0.96%) CCNP
9 6 (0.96%) ISEB
9 6 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.80%) HND
10 5 (0.80%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.80%) MCITP
10 5 (0.80%) MCP
11 4 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.48%) CISSP
12 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.85%) SLA
2 20 (3.21%) Basel III
3 11 (1.76%) PMO
3 11 (1.76%) QA
4 6 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.32%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 122 (19.55%) Active Directory
2 72 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (7.53%) Hyper-V
4 28 (4.49%) vSphere
4 28 (4.49%) XenApp
5 15 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (1.76%) BitLocker
7 6 (0.96%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.80%) NFS
8 5 (0.80%) Samba
8 5 (0.80%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.48%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.32%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.32%) NDS
10 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.32%) UAG
10 2 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (7.37%) SCCM
2 21 (3.37%) SCOM
3 10 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (1.44%) Puppet
5 8 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.12%) Ansible
7 5 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.64%) DameWare
8 4 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.48%) PowerCLI
9 3 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.32%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.32%) Iperf
10 2 (0.32%) Nagios
10 2 (0.32%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 2 (0.32%) yum
11 1 (0.16%) MOM
11 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 90 (14.42%) VMware
2 52 (8.33%) Oracle
3 49 (7.85%) Citrix
4 35 (5.61%) Cisco
5 22 (3.53%) Perforce
6 17 (2.72%) Tableau
7 16 (2.56%) Xamarin
8 12 (1.92%) Symantec
9 10 (1.60%) Google
10 7 (1.12%) HP
10 7 (1.12%) Intel Security
10 7 (1.12%) MicroStrategy
10 7 (1.12%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.96%) F5
11 6 (0.96%) SAP
12 5 (0.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 5 (0.80%) EMC
12 5 (0.80%) Huawei
12 5 (0.80%) IBM
12 5 (0.80%) Nokia
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