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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 416 463 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 14.42% 14.58% 14.32%
As % of the Vendors category 31.18% 34.79% 33.94%
Number of salaries quoted 271 342 356
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +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
1334 1331 1550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 46.26% 41.92% 42.21%
Number of salaries quoted 740 905 1015
Median salary £41,747 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.77% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -5 180 £38,750 +10.71% 25
Edinburgh +3 170 £42,124 +8.00% 26
West Lothian 0 10 £22,500 -43.75% 5
Renfrewshire +1 8 £32,500 +75.67% 2
Aberdeen -1 7 £31,000 -7.46% 2
Stirling -1 7 £33,000 +17.85% 2
Fife -2 5 £31,500 +14.54% 2
Dundee +12 3 £32,500 -45.83% 2
Highlands +5 3 £19,000 -55.29%
Scottish Borders 0 2 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Falkirk -5 1 - -
Angus - 1 £40,000 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Inverclyde - 1 £17,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £32,500 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 368 (42.74%) SQL Server
2 354 (41.11%) MS Excel
3 270 (31.36%) .NET
4 252 (29.27%) Windows
5 241 (27.99%) SQL
6 230 (26.71%) C#
7 214 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
8 195 (22.65%) Finance
9 166 (19.28%) Degree
10 157 (18.23%) ASP.NET
11 140 (16.26%) Windows Server
12 138 (16.03%) Active Directory
13 137 (15.91%) JavaScript
14 128 (14.87%) VMware
15 121 (14.05%) ITIL
16 112 (13.01%) MVC
17 110 (12.78%) Oracle
18 109 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
19 104 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
20 103 (11.96%) HTML
21 101 (11.73%) MS Office
22 100 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
23 99 (11.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 98 (11.38%) Scrum
25 95 (11.03%) Computer Science
26 90 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
27 88 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
27 88 (10.22%) SDLC
28 87 (10.10%) CSS
29 84 (9.76%) SharePoint

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 84 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 68 (7.90%) MS Exchange
3 37 (4.30%) IIS
4 28 (3.25%) CMS
5 21 (2.44%) Skype for Business
6 16 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (1.86%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.51%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (1.28%) SAS
9 10 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.16%) JBoss
10 9 (1.05%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.93%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.58%) Apache
13 5 (0.58%) IBM Domino
13 5 (0.58%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 354 (41.11%) MS Excel
2 101 (11.73%) MS Office
3 26 (3.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.63%) MS Project
5 10 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.93%) Stata
7 5 (0.58%) InVision
8 4 (0.46%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.35%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.12%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 34 (3.95%) Markit EDM
2 23 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.74%) Hi Portfolio
4 6 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.58%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.46%) HFM
6 4 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.35%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.23%) Sonata
8 2 (0.23%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 104 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (6.50%) Office 365
3 35 (4.07%) SaaS
4 12 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.58%) IaaS
8 3 (0.35%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.12%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (8.71%) Firewall
2 66 (7.67%) SAN
3 63 (7.32%) DNS
4 57 (6.62%) DHCP
5 27 (3.14%) LAN
5 27 (3.14%) WAN
6 19 (2.21%) VPN
7 17 (1.97%) TCP/IP
8 14 (1.63%) VoIP
9 11 (1.28%) Internet
10 8 (0.93%) HTTP
10 8 (0.93%) Skype
11 7 (0.81%) Wireless
12 5 (0.58%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.58%) LDAP
13 3 (0.35%) FTP
13 3 (0.35%) NAS
13 3 (0.35%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.35%) SNMP
13 3 (0.35%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (42.74%) SQL Server
2 99 (11.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 76 (8.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (3.72%) Data Mining
5 32 (3.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 22 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (2.32%) JasperReports
8 19 (2.21%) Big Data
8 19 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (1.97%) MySQL
9 17 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (1.74%) Hadoop
10 15 (1.74%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.74%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.51%) Relational Database
12 12 (1.39%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.28%) QlikView
14 10 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
15 9 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 38 (4.41%) Visual Studio
2 31 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (2.32%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.51%) Selenium
4 13 (1.51%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.16%) Cucumber
6 9 (1.05%) HP UFT
6 9 (1.05%) JIRA
7 8 (0.93%) IntelliJ
7 8 (0.93%) SpecFlow
8 7 (0.81%) NUnit
8 7 (0.81%) Subversion
9 5 (0.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 5 (0.58%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.58%) MSTest
10 4 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.35%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.35%) FitNesse
11 3 (0.35%) MSI
12 2 (0.23%) RubyMine
General
1 195 (22.65%) Finance
2 63 (7.32%) Banking
3 35 (4.07%) Marketing
4 27 (3.14%) Games
5 18 (2.09%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.39%) Back Office
9 10 (1.16%) Retail
10 9 (1.05%) Legal
11 7 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.81%) Law
11 7 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.58%) Publishing
13 4 (0.46%) Automotive
13 4 (0.46%) Billing
14 3 (0.35%) Advertising
15 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.12%) Front Office
15 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 242 (28.11%) Developer
2 130 (15.10%) Analyst
3 91 (10.57%) .NET Developer
4 77 (8.94%) Consultant
5 72 (8.36%) Architect
6 63 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 55 (6.39%) C# Developer
8 43 (4.99%) Support Analyst
9 39 (4.53%) Software Developer
10 33 (3.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 32 (3.72%) Senior Developer
12 28 (3.25%) C# .NET Developer
13 27 (3.14%) IT Engineer
13 27 (3.14%) SQL Developer
14 25 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
15 22 (2.56%) Development Manager
16 21 (2.44%) Support Engineer
16 21 (2.44%) Test Analyst
16 21 (2.44%) Web Developer
17 20 (2.32%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (31.36%) .NET
2 157 (18.23%) ASP.NET
3 103 (11.96%) HTML
4 87 (10.10%) CSS
5 47 (5.46%) .NET Framework
5 47 (5.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 46 (5.34%) XML
7 39 (4.53%) AngularJS
7 39 (4.53%) Web Services
8 38 (4.41%) WCF
9 34 (3.95%) jQuery
10 30 (3.48%) HTML5
10 30 (3.48%) WPF
11 29 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 25 (2.90%) REST
13 22 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 22 (2.56%) Entity Framework
13 22 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 21 (2.44%) WinForms
15 20 (2.32%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 95 (11.03%) Computer Science
2 88 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.69%) Management Information System
4 35 (4.07%) Data Centre
5 21 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (1.97%) Informatics
6 17 (1.97%) Mathematics
7 14 (1.63%) Virtual Team
7 14 (1.63%) Visualisation
8 13 (1.51%) User Experience
9 12 (1.39%) Clustering
9 12 (1.39%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.05%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.93%) Applied Mathematics
11 8 (0.93%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.93%) EPoS
11 8 (0.93%) Fixed Income
11 8 (0.93%) FMCG
11 8 (0.93%) Public Cloud
11 8 (0.93%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 252 (29.27%) Windows
2 140 (16.26%) Windows Server
3 100 (11.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 59 (6.85%) Linux
5 54 (6.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (5.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 45 (5.23%) Unix
8 43 (4.99%) Windows 7
9 24 (2.79%) Android
10 18 (2.09%) Windows XP
11 15 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (1.51%) Apple iOS
13 11 (1.28%) Windows 8
14 9 (1.05%) Solaris
14 9 (1.05%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.70%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.46%) AIX
18 3 (0.35%) OS/400
19 2 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (14.05%) ITIL
3 112 (13.01%) MVC
4 98 (11.38%) Scrum
5 90 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
6 88 (10.22%) SDLC
7 70 (8.13%) Asset Management
8 65 (7.55%) CRM
9 58 (6.74%) Mentoring
10 54 (6.27%) Business Analysis
11 51 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 50 (5.81%) Project Management
13 48 (5.57%) Web Development
14 43 (4.99%) TDD
15 42 (4.88%) OO
16 41 (4.76%) Change Management
17 36 (4.18%) SOA
18 35 (4.07%) Data Analysis
18 35 (4.07%) Software Engineering
19 34 (3.95%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 241 (27.99%) SQL
2 230 (26.71%) C#
3 137 (15.91%) JavaScript
4 46 (5.34%) Java
5 44 (5.11%) T-SQL
6 39 (4.53%) PowerShell
7 34 (3.95%) Perl
8 24 (2.79%) C++
8 24 (2.79%) VB
9 22 (2.56%) VB.NET
10 20 (2.32%) Korn
10 20 (2.32%) Python
11 18 (2.09%) Scala
12 13 (1.51%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.51%) R
12 13 (1.51%) VBA
13 12 (1.39%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.16%) VBScript
15 8 (0.93%) Groovy
16 6 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 166 (19.28%) Degree
2 67 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (3.48%) MCSE
4 22 (2.56%) MCP
5 19 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (2.09%) CCNA
7 16 (1.86%) MCSA
7 16 (1.86%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.86%) Security Cleared
8 12 (1.39%) HND
8 12 (1.39%) ISEB
8 12 (1.39%) ISTQB
8 12 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.28%) MCITP
10 10 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (0.70%) PMP
11 6 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.58%) A+ Certification
12 5 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (7.32%) SLA
2 23 (2.67%) QA
3 15 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.63%) COBIT
5 5 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.23%) P3O
8 1 (0.12%) COSHH
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 138 (16.03%) Active Directory
2 109 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (8.25%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.56%) vSphere
5 12 (1.39%) XenApp
6 7 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.58%) Firmware
8 5 (0.58%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.46%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.35%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.23%) Squid
12 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.12%) Docker
12 1 (0.12%) KVM
12 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 63 (7.32%) SCCM
2 45 (5.23%) SCOM
3 9 (1.05%) Puppet
4 8 (0.93%) Rundeck
5 6 (0.70%) Backup Exec
5 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (0.70%) WSUS
6 5 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.46%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.35%) Fluentd
8 3 (0.35%) Nagios
8 3 (0.35%) Nessus
8 3 (0.35%) QRadar
8 3 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.23%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 128 (14.87%) VMware
2 110 (12.78%) Oracle
3 52 (6.04%) Cisco
4 43 (4.99%) HP
5 42 (4.88%) Citrix
6 41 (4.76%) IBM
7 35 (4.07%) Dell
8 24 (2.79%) Xamarin
9 19 (2.21%) EMC
10 18 (2.09%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.97%) Tableau
12 15 (1.74%) Ab Initio
13 14 (1.63%) Kaspersky
13 14 (1.63%) Siemens
13 14 (1.63%) WatchGuard
14 13 (1.51%) Cognizant
15 12 (1.39%) Sitecore
15 12 (1.39%) Symantec
16 11 (1.28%) SAP
17 9 (1.05%) Cegedim Rx
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