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 August 2016 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 370 451 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 13.47% 13.80% 14.66%
As % of the Vendors category 29.41% 33.81% 33.60%
Number of salaries quoted 255 317 356
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +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
1258 1334 1616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 45.80% 40.83% 43.64%
Number of salaries quoted 746 878 989
Median salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 August 2016.

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 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 159 £40,000 +8.10% 15
Edinburgh +1 148 £41,500 +6.41% 11
Stirling 0 12 £33,000 +17.85%
West Lothian +2 10 £25,500 -36.25% 3
Aberdeen -5 6 £33,250 -9.52% 3
Fife -3 5 £29,750 +6.25%
Renfrewshire -5 5 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Highlands - 3 £19,000 -
Dundee +5 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Scottish Borders 0 1 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Angus - 1 £40,000 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £32,500 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £62,000 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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.

1 335 (42.30%) SQL Server
2 324 (40.91%) MS Excel
3 240 (30.30%) .NET
4 234 (29.55%) Windows
5 216 (27.27%) C#
6 214 (27.02%) SQL
7 187 (23.61%) Finance
8 180 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
9 159 (20.08%) ASP.NET
10 140 (17.68%) JavaScript
11 137 (17.30%) Degree
12 127 (16.04%) Active Directory
13 124 (15.66%) VMware
14 122 (15.40%) MVC
15 117 (14.77%) Windows Server
16 106 (13.38%) HTML
17 105 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
18 102 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
19 99 (12.50%) ITIL
20 92 (11.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 88 (11.11%) MS Office
22 87 (10.98%) CSS
22 87 (10.98%) Scrum
23 83 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
24 82 (10.35%) Oracle
25 81 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
26 80 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
27 71 (8.96%) Computer Science
27 71 (8.96%) SharePoint
28 70 (8.84%) Hyper-V

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 71 (8.96%) SharePoint
2 57 (7.20%) MS Exchange
3 37 (4.67%) IIS
4 29 (3.66%) CMS
5 21 (2.65%) Skype for Business
6 19 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.89%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (1.14%) Apache Spark
10 9 (1.14%) JBoss
10 9 (1.14%) SAS
10 9 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.14%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.01%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.88%) IBM Domino
12 7 (0.88%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 324 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 88 (11.11%) MS Office
3 22 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.89%) MS Project
5 8 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.76%) Stata
7 4 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.13%) GIMP
10 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 33 (4.17%) Markit EDM
2 23 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (1.52%) Hi Portfolio
4 6 (0.76%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.63%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.51%) HFM
6 4 (0.51%) Hyperion Planning
6 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.25%) Sage CRM
7 2 (0.25%) Sonata
8 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 102 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (6.31%) Office 365
3 34 (4.29%) SaaS
4 15 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.51%) IaaS
8 3 (0.38%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.25%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 64 (8.08%) Firewall
2 61 (7.70%) SAN
3 52 (6.57%) DNS
4 40 (5.05%) DHCP
5 23 (2.90%) WAN
6 22 (2.78%) LAN
6 22 (2.78%) TCP/IP
7 18 (2.27%) VPN
8 16 (2.02%) VoIP
9 12 (1.52%) Internet
10 10 (1.26%) Wireless
11 9 (1.14%) LDAP
11 9 (1.14%) Skype
12 8 (1.01%) HTTP
13 7 (0.88%) NAS
14 5 (0.63%) Ethernet
14 5 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
15 3 (0.38%) FTP
15 3 (0.38%) SNMP
15 3 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (42.30%) SQL Server
2 92 (11.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (7.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 28 (3.54%) Data Mining
7 27 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (2.65%) MySQL
10 17 (2.15%) Big Data
10 17 (2.15%) JasperReports
11 16 (2.02%) Relational Database
12 15 (1.89%) NoSQL
13 14 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (1.64%) MongoDB
15 12 (1.52%) Oracle Database
16 11 (1.39%) Hadoop
16 11 (1.39%) QlikView
16 11 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
17 10 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 37 (4.67%) Visual Studio
2 32 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (2.90%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.64%) Selenium
4 13 (1.64%) TeamCity
5 12 (1.52%) Cucumber
5 12 (1.52%) HP UFT
6 11 (1.39%) SpecFlow
7 9 (1.14%) NUnit
8 8 (1.01%) IntelliJ
8 8 (1.01%) JIRA
8 8 (1.01%) Subversion
9 5 (0.63%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.63%) MSTest
10 4 (0.51%) FitNesse
10 4 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.38%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.38%) MSI
12 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
12 2 (0.25%) JUnit
General
1 187 (23.61%) Finance
2 55 (6.94%) Banking
3 28 (3.54%) Marketing
4 19 (2.40%) Games
5 18 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.52%) Law
8 11 (1.39%) Back Office
8 11 (1.39%) Legal
8 11 (1.39%) Retail
9 8 (1.01%) Publishing
10 7 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.51%) Automotive
11 4 (0.51%) Billing
12 2 (0.25%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 221 (27.90%) Developer
2 138 (17.42%) Analyst
3 91 (11.49%) .NET Developer
4 69 (8.71%) Consultant
5 55 (6.94%) Architect
6 52 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 48 (6.06%) C# Developer
8 47 (5.93%) Support Analyst
9 33 (4.17%) Software Developer
10 31 (3.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 30 (3.79%) Senior Developer
12 28 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
13 24 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 21 (2.65%) Administrator
14 21 (2.65%) ASP.NET Developer
14 21 (2.65%) SQL Developer
14 21 (2.65%) Web Developer
15 20 (2.53%) Support Engineer
16 19 (2.40%) Development Manager
16 19 (2.40%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (30.30%) .NET
2 159 (20.08%) ASP.NET
3 106 (13.38%) HTML
4 87 (10.98%) CSS
5 58 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 45 (5.68%) .NET Framework
7 39 (4.92%) AngularJS
8 37 (4.67%) Web Services
9 36 (4.55%) jQuery
10 35 (4.42%) WCF
11 29 (3.66%) XML
12 27 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 26 (3.28%) HTML5
13 26 (3.28%) WPF
14 24 (3.03%) Entity Framework
15 22 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 20 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
16 20 (2.53%) REST
17 19 (2.40%) Ajax
18 18 (2.27%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 80 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (8.96%) Computer Science
3 41 (5.18%) Management Information System
4 39 (4.92%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (1.77%) Mathematics
6 14 (1.77%) Virtual Team
7 13 (1.64%) Clustering
7 13 (1.64%) Driving Licence
8 11 (1.39%) Informatics
8 11 (1.39%) Visualisation
9 10 (1.26%) Replication
9 10 (1.26%) User Experience
10 8 (1.01%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.01%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.01%) FMCG
10 8 (1.01%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.88%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.76%) Applied Mathematics
12 6 (0.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 234 (29.55%) Windows
2 117 (14.77%) Windows Server
3 81 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 64 (8.08%) Linux
5 47 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (4.80%) Windows 7
8 34 (4.29%) Unix
9 22 (2.78%) Android
10 17 (2.15%) Windows XP
11 14 (1.77%) Apple iOS
12 13 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.39%) Solaris
13 11 (1.39%) Windows 10
14 9 (1.14%) Windows 8
15 8 (1.01%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.88%) AIX
17 6 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
19 2 (0.25%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (15.40%) MVC
3 99 (12.50%) ITIL
4 87 (10.98%) Scrum
5 83 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
6 69 (8.71%) SDLC
7 67 (8.46%) Asset Management
8 60 (7.58%) Web Development
9 54 (6.82%) Mentoring
10 53 (6.69%) CRM
11 49 (6.19%) Business Analysis
12 44 (5.56%) Project Management
13 42 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 37 (4.67%) Change Management
14 37 (4.67%) TDD
15 36 (4.55%) ETL
15 36 (4.55%) OO
16 34 (4.29%) Software Engineering
17 31 (3.91%) Data Analysis
17 31 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 216 (27.27%) C#
2 214 (27.02%) SQL
3 140 (17.68%) JavaScript
4 42 (5.30%) PowerShell
4 42 (5.30%) T-SQL
5 39 (4.92%) Java
6 33 (4.17%) Perl
7 23 (2.90%) C++
8 22 (2.78%) VB.NET
9 21 (2.65%) VB
10 20 (2.53%) Python
11 17 (2.15%) Korn
12 16 (2.02%) VBScript
13 14 (1.77%) Scala
14 12 (1.52%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.26%) R
16 9 (1.14%) VBA
17 8 (1.01%) C
17 8 (1.01%) Groovy
18 7 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 137 (17.30%) Degree
2 62 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (3.03%) MCSE
4 19 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (2.40%) MCP
5 18 (2.27%) CCNA
6 16 (2.02%) MCSA
7 14 (1.77%) SC Cleared
7 14 (1.77%) Security Cleared
8 12 (1.52%) ISEB
8 12 (1.52%) ISTQB
9 11 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.39%) MCITP
10 10 (1.26%) HND
10 10 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.76%) PMP
12 5 (0.63%) A+ Certification
12 5 (0.63%) CCENT
12 5 (0.63%) CISSP
12 5 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.57%) SLA
2 23 (2.90%) QA
3 8 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.76%) COBIT
5 5 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.38%) P3O
7 1 (0.13%) COSHH
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (16.04%) Active Directory
2 105 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (8.84%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.15%) vSphere
5 13 (1.64%) XenApp
6 6 (0.76%) BitLocker
6 6 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.76%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.63%) Firmware
7 5 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.38%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.13%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.13%) Squid
10 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 54 (6.82%) SCCM
2 39 (4.92%) SCOM
3 11 (1.39%) Puppet
4 8 (1.01%) Rundeck
5 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.76%) WSUS
7 4 (0.51%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.51%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.38%) Fluentd
8 3 (0.38%) Nagios
8 3 (0.38%) Nessus
8 3 (0.38%) QRadar
8 3 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.25%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 124 (15.66%) VMware
2 82 (10.35%) Oracle
3 49 (6.19%) Cisco
4 43 (5.43%) Citrix
5 33 (4.17%) HP
6 27 (3.41%) IBM
7 23 (2.90%) Xamarin
8 19 (2.40%) Dell
9 18 (2.27%) EMC
10 17 (2.15%) Red Hat
11 16 (2.02%) Tableau
12 12 (1.52%) Ab Initio
12 12 (1.52%) SAP
13 11 (1.39%) Symantec
14 10 (1.26%) Sitecore
15 8 (1.01%) TIBCO
16 7 (0.88%) AppSense
16 7 (0.88%) Avaya
16 7 (0.88%) Cognos
17 6 (0.76%) Cognizant
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow Area
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £37000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Loanhead, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + holidays, pension
Posted: 4 days ago
West Lothian
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension and benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Paisley
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Scotland
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 32k per year + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Scotland
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Senior Level Salary + Excellent Pension
Posted: 18 days ago
Newbridge, Midlothian
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary Package + Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £21000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Absoft Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £22000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £42500 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: excellent package on offer
Posted: 5 days ago