The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Scotland region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 514 514 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 14.22% 15.88% 15.56%
As % of the Vendors category 32.08% 32.27% 31.53%
Number of salaries quoted 339 356 301
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,200 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,700 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1602 1593 1538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 44.33% 49.21% 49.36%
Number of salaries quoted 998 1075 1033
Average salary £40,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.70% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,200 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
UK

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Glasgow -2 208 £40,750 +5.84% 34
Edinburgh +2 205 £38,500 -3.75% 39
Aberdeen -5 33 £40,000 - 7
Dundee +16 17 £35,000 -2.77% 4
North Lanarkshire -3 8 £37,500 -11.76%
Fife -3 6 £37,500 +33.92% 1
West Lothian +8 5 £35,000 +105.88% 2
South Lanarkshire -1 3 £60,000 -
Stirling -13 3 £46,250 - 2
Renfrewshire - 3 £37,500 - 1
Highlands +4 2 - - 3
West Dunbartonshire +1 1 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Argyll and Bute -2 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 - 2
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UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 445 (40.71%) .NET
2 402 (36.78%) C#
3 401 (36.69%) MS Excel
4 388 (35.50%) SQL Server
5 318 (29.09%) SQL
6 313 (28.64%) Windows
7 281 (25.71%) ASP.NET
8 214 (19.58%) Finance
9 192 (17.57%) JavaScript
10 182 (16.65%) SharePoint
11 167 (15.28%) HTML
12 161 (14.73%) MVC
13 152 (13.91%) ITIL
14 150 (13.72%) Degree
15 143 (13.08%) Active Directory
16 137 (12.53%) MS Office
17 134 (12.26%) CSS
18 118 (10.80%) Business Intelligence
19 115 (10.52%) Microsoft Certification
20 113 (10.34%) VMware
21 110 (10.06%) ASP.NET MVC
22 109 (9.97%) Oracle
23 107 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
24 106 (9.70%) .NET Framework
25 99 (9.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 99 (9.06%) jQuery
25 99 (9.06%) Project Management
26 98 (8.97%) Citrix
26 98 (8.97%) CRM
26 98 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 182 (16.65%) SharePoint
2 74 (6.77%) MS Exchange
3 71 (6.50%) IIS
4 44 (4.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 44 (4.03%) Lync
5 28 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 27 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (1.74%) CMS
9 14 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (0.91%) IBM Notes
11 10 (0.91%) Apache
11 10 (0.91%) WorkSite
12 9 (0.82%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.73%) SAS
13 8 (0.73%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.64%) nginx
14 7 (0.64%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 401 (36.69%) MS Excel
2 137 (12.53%) MS Office
3 56 (5.12%) MS Project
4 42 (3.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (2.74%) InfoPath
6 23 (2.10%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.73%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.46%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.37%) FrameMaker
9 4 (0.37%) RoboHelp
9 4 (0.37%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.091%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 62 (5.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.82%) Oracle 11i
7 7 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
8 5 (0.46%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle iRecruitment
9 4 (0.37%) Maximo
10 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.01%) Office 365
2 12 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.64%) SaaS
4 5 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.37%) GitHub
5 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.18%) Taleo
7 2 (0.18%) IaaS
7 2 (0.18%) Route 53
7 2 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.091%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 56 (5.12%) DNS
2 44 (4.03%) SAN
3 28 (2.56%) VPN
4 27 (2.47%) Internet
5 26 (2.38%) LAN
5 26 (2.38%) DHCP
6 24 (2.20%) Firewall
7 23 (2.10%) WAN
8 19 (1.74%) TCP/IP
9 17 (1.56%) NetScaler
9 17 (1.56%) VoIP
10 15 (1.37%) iSCSI
11 14 (1.28%) SMTP
11 14 (1.28%) Unified Communications
12 13 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
13 11 (1.01%) ADSL
13 11 (1.01%) HTTP
14 10 (0.91%) VLAN
15 9 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (0.82%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 388 (35.50%) SQL Server
2 99 (9.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 98 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 75 (6.86%) Relational Database
5 67 (6.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 45 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (3.75%) Oracle Database
8 36 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 31 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 27 (2.47%) PerformancePoint
11 26 (2.38%) RDBMS
12 23 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (1.92%) MySQL
14 19 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
15 18 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
16 15 (1.37%) OLAP
16 15 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 13 (1.19%) Big Data
18 11 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
19 7 (0.64%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 62 (5.67%) Visual Studio
2 55 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.01%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
5 9 (0.82%) Subversion
6 8 (0.73%) SpecFlow
7 7 (0.64%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 7 (0.64%) NUnit
8 6 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (0.55%) JIRA
9 5 (0.46%) MSTest
9 5 (0.46%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.46%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.46%) Xcode
10 3 (0.27%) ReSharper
10 3 (0.27%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.18%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.18%) Fiddler
General
1 214 (19.58%) Finance
2 54 (4.94%) Advertising
3 39 (3.57%) Banking
4 36 (3.29%) Marketing
5 27 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.74%) Legal
7 18 (1.65%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.65%) Games
8 17 (1.56%) Retail
9 12 (1.10%) Law
10 9 (0.82%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.73%) Local Government
12 6 (0.55%) Back Office
13 5 (0.46%) German Language
13 5 (0.46%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.46%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.46%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.46%) Publishing
14 4 (0.37%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 363 (33.21%) Developer
2 173 (15.83%) Analyst
3 124 (11.34%) Consultant
4 98 (8.97%) .NET Developer
5 88 (8.05%) Software Developer
6 74 (6.77%) Software Engineer
7 68 (6.22%) Programmer
8 58 (5.31%) Senior Developer
8 58 (5.31%) C# Developer
9 56 (5.12%) Support Analyst
10 39 (3.57%) Architect
11 37 (3.39%) SharePoint Developer
11 37 (3.39%) Support Engineer
12 35 (3.20%) Senior Consultant
13 33 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
14 32 (2.93%) Applications Support
15 30 (2.74%) Junior
16 29 (2.65%) IT Support
17 28 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
18 27 (2.47%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 445 (40.71%) .NET
2 281 (25.71%) ASP.NET
3 167 (15.28%) HTML
4 134 (12.26%) CSS
5 110 (10.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 106 (9.70%) .NET Framework
7 99 (9.06%) jQuery
8 93 (8.51%) XML
9 64 (5.86%) Web Services
10 58 (5.31%) WCF
11 49 (4.48%) WinForms
12 42 (3.84%) HTML5
13 39 (3.57%) LINQ
14 35 (3.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 34 (3.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 34 (3.11%) WPF
16 30 (2.74%) XSLT
17 28 (2.56%) Ajax
18 25 (2.29%) COM
19 23 (2.10%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 44 (4.03%) Computer Science
2 35 (3.20%) Management Information System
3 28 (2.56%) Clustering
4 26 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (1.65%) Blackberry
6 16 (1.46%) Open Source
7 13 (1.19%) N-Tier
8 11 (1.01%) Client/Server
9 10 (0.91%) NHS
9 10 (0.91%) Visualisation
10 9 (0.82%) DTV
10 9 (0.82%) Replication
11 8 (0.73%) Social Media
12 7 (0.64%) Statistics
12 7 (0.64%) Blog
13 5 (0.46%) iPad
13 5 (0.46%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.46%) EPoS
13 5 (0.46%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 313 (28.64%) Windows
2 92 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (6.68%) Windows 7
4 60 (5.49%) UNIX
5 57 (5.22%) Linux
6 56 (5.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (2.38%) Windows XP
9 19 (1.74%) Solaris
10 12 (1.10%) Ubuntu
10 12 (1.10%) Windows Vista
11 9 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.82%) Android
12 8 (0.73%) Windows 2000
13 7 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.46%) OpenSolaris
15 5 (0.46%) CentOS
15 5 (0.46%) AIX
16 4 (0.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (14.73%) MVC
2 152 (13.91%) ITIL
3 118 (10.80%) Business Intelligence
4 107 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (9.06%) Project Management
6 98 (8.97%) CRM
6 98 (8.97%) Software Engineering
7 79 (7.23%) OO
8 73 (6.68%) Scrum
9 66 (6.04%) Web Development
10 61 (5.58%) TDD
11 52 (4.76%) Service Delivery
12 48 (4.39%) Workflow
13 42 (3.84%) Data Modelling
14 40 (3.66%) ERP
15 32 (2.93%) Service Management
15 32 (2.93%) Data Analysis
15 32 (2.93%) Business Analysis
16 29 (2.65%) Release Management
16 29 (2.65%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 402 (36.78%) C#
2 318 (29.09%) SQL
3 192 (17.57%) JavaScript
4 76 (6.95%) VB.NET
5 59 (5.40%) T-SQL
6 57 (5.22%) Java
7 42 (3.84%) PowerShell
8 34 (3.11%) VB
9 33 (3.02%) Perl
10 30 (2.74%) C++
11 22 (2.01%) Python
11 22 (2.01%) VB6
12 11 (1.01%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.01%) PL/SQL
13 10 (0.91%) Ruby
14 9 (0.82%) C
14 9 (0.82%) VBScript
15 8 (0.73%) PHP
15 8 (0.73%) Scala
16 6 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 150 (13.72%) Degree
2 115 (10.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (5.12%) MCITP
4 51 (4.67%) MCSE
5 25 (2.29%) HNC
5 25 (2.29%) HND
6 23 (2.10%) Citrix Certification
7 21 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (1.83%) CCA
9 15 (1.37%) ISTQB
10 14 (1.28%) ISEB
11 13 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 13 (1.19%) MCP
12 10 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.82%) Security Cleared
13 9 (0.82%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.73%) CCNA
14 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 8 (0.73%) CCAA
15 7 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.76%) SLA
2 46 (4.21%) QA
3 10 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 143 (13.08%) Active Directory
2 81 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (5.22%) Hyper-V
4 43 (3.93%) XenApp
5 22 (2.01%) vSphere
6 18 (1.65%) XenDesktop
7 16 (1.46%) XenServer
8 6 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.37%) MetaFrame
10 3 (0.27%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.091%) Openswan
12 1 (0.091%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.091%) vCloud
12 1 (0.091%) Squid
12 1 (0.091%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (2.93%) SCCM
2 23 (2.10%) SCOM
3 12 (1.10%) Backup Exec
3 12 (1.10%) XenMobile
4 8 (0.73%) NetBackup
5 7 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.37%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.37%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.37%) WSUS
6 4 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.37%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.18%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.18%) Puppet
8 1 (0.091%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 113 (10.34%) VMware
2 109 (9.97%) Oracle
3 98 (8.97%) Citrix
4 58 (5.31%) Cisco
5 31 (2.84%) HP
6 24 (2.20%) NetApp
7 23 (2.10%) SAP
8 18 (1.65%) Dell
9 17 (1.56%) Cognos
10 16 (1.46%) EMC
10 16 (1.46%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.37%) Juniper
12 14 (1.28%) CommVault
12 14 (1.28%) Lotus
13 13 (1.19%) Adobe
14 11 (1.01%) IBM
15 10 (0.91%) Business Objects
15 10 (0.91%) Symantec
15 10 (0.91%) Sage
16 9 (0.82%) Twitter
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