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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
UK / Scotland
Rank 11 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 289 415 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.92% 14.22% 12.37%
As % of the Vendors category 29.89% 32.83% 31.65%
Number of salaries quoted 204 260 264
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,350 £30,000 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%

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
967 1264 1185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 43.25% 43.30% 39.10%
Number of salaries quoted 617 770 783
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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
Edinburgh +7 127 £40,000 - 13
Glasgow 0 126 £40,000 +3.89% 14
Renfrewshire +1 8 £45,000 +16.12%
Aberdeen +6 7 £44,500 -6.31% 2
West Lothian +8 5 £47,500 +26.66% 4
Fife +2 5 £35,000 -6.66% 2
North Lanarkshire +2 2 - - 2
South Lanarkshire -2 2 £29,200 +8.14%
Stirling +11 1 £50,000 +56.25%
Argyll and Bute 0 1 £30,500 -3.17%
Scottish Borders -1 1 £42,500 +30.76% 3
South Ayrshire - 1 £39,000 -
Angus - 1 £22,500 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 226 (37.42%) SQL Server
2 218 (36.09%) MS Excel
3 202 (33.44%) Windows
4 190 (31.46%) C#
5 187 (30.96%) .NET
6 162 (26.82%) Finance
7 152 (25.17%) SQL
8 150 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
9 137 (22.68%) Active Directory
10 125 (20.70%) ASP.NET
11 119 (19.70%) Windows Server
12 100 (16.56%) MVC
12 100 (16.56%) JavaScript
12 100 (16.56%) VMware
13 98 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
14 82 (13.58%) HTML
14 82 (13.58%) ITIL
15 78 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
16 77 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
17 71 (11.75%) CSS
18 67 (11.09%) PowerShell
19 64 (10.60%) MS Office
20 62 (10.26%) AngularJS
21 61 (10.10%) MS Exchange
22 60 (9.93%) Windows Server 2012
23 57 (9.44%) Scrum
23 57 (9.44%) Degree
24 56 (9.27%) Hyper-V
25 54 (8.94%) ASP.NET MVC
26 48 (7.95%) Visual Studio

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 61 (10.10%) MS Exchange
2 33 (5.46%) SharePoint
3 31 (5.13%) IIS
4 23 (3.81%) Skype for Business
5 19 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.82%) CMS
8 10 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.16%) JBoss
12 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.66%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.66%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.50%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.33%) Apache
15 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
15 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 218 (36.09%) MS Excel
2 64 (10.60%) MS Office
3 19 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.82%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.66%) MS Project
6 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.33%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.33%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.17%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.66%) Sonata
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.33%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 98 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (6.46%) Office 365
3 26 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (2.48%) SaaS
6 14 (2.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.83%) GitHub
7 5 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.50%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.33%) IaaS
10 1 (0.17%) Heroku
10 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (7.45%) Firewall
2 38 (6.29%) DNS
3 32 (5.30%) TCP/IP
4 25 (4.14%) DHCP
4 25 (4.14%) VPN
5 24 (3.97%) LAN
5 24 (3.97%) WAN
6 22 (3.64%) SAN
6 22 (3.64%) Skype
7 9 (1.49%) VLAN
8 8 (1.32%) Internet
8 8 (1.32%) Network Security
8 8 (1.32%) VoIP
9 7 (1.16%) Wireless
10 5 (0.83%) LDAP
10 5 (0.83%) NAS
11 4 (0.66%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.66%) SSH
12 3 (0.50%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (37.42%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (4.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (3.48%) MySQL
5 21 (3.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 18 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.32%) Big Data
8 13 (2.15%) MongoDB
8 13 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (1.99%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (1.82%) RavenDB
11 10 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (1.66%) NoSQL
12 9 (1.49%) DTS
13 8 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.99%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 48 (7.95%) Visual Studio
2 46 (7.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (4.30%) SpecFlow
4 24 (3.97%) Git (software)
5 18 (2.98%) Cucumber
5 18 (2.98%) HP UFT
6 17 (2.81%) Subversion
7 15 (2.48%) Selenium
8 11 (1.82%) NUnit
8 11 (1.82%) WebDriver
9 9 (1.49%) JIRA
10 8 (1.32%) FitNesse
10 8 (1.32%) MSTest
11 3 (0.50%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.33%) Xcode
13 1 (0.17%) Grunt
13 1 (0.17%) gulp
13 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Blend
13 1 (0.17%) Moq
General
1 162 (26.82%) Finance
2 15 (2.48%) Banking
3 14 (2.32%) Advertising
3 14 (2.32%) Legal
3 14 (2.32%) Manufacturing
4 12 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.49%) Marketing
6 8 (1.32%) Back Office
6 8 (1.32%) Law
7 5 (0.83%) Retail
8 4 (0.66%) Publishing
9 2 (0.33%) Billing
9 2 (0.33%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Electronics
10 1 (0.17%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) German Language
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 167 (27.65%) Developer
2 117 (19.37%) Analyst
3 77 (12.75%) .NET Developer
4 55 (9.11%) Senior Developer
5 47 (7.78%) Support Analyst
6 45 (7.45%) Consultant
7 41 (6.79%) C# Developer
8 39 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 37 (6.13%) Software Developer
9 37 (6.13%) Support Engineer
10 28 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
11 25 (4.14%) Architect
12 24 (3.97%) IT Support
12 24 (3.97%) SQL Developer
13 21 (3.48%) ASP.NET Developer
13 21 (3.48%) Senior .NET Developer
13 21 (3.48%) Test Analyst
14 20 (3.31%) .NET Software Developer
14 20 (3.31%) IT Engineer
15 19 (3.15%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (30.96%) .NET
2 125 (20.70%) ASP.NET
3 82 (13.58%) HTML
4 71 (11.75%) CSS
5 62 (10.26%) AngularJS
6 54 (8.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 40 (6.62%) .NET Framework
8 32 (5.30%) WCF
9 27 (4.47%) jQuery
10 24 (3.97%) Gherkin
11 23 (3.81%) ASP.NET Web API
12 21 (3.48%) HTML5
13 17 (2.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 16 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 15 (2.48%) CSS3
15 15 (2.48%) XML
16 14 (2.32%) Web Services
17 11 (1.82%) Ajax
18 10 (1.66%) Entity Framework
19 6 (0.99%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.30%) Data Centre
3 30 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (3.64%) Replication
6 13 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.82%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.49%) Clustering
9 8 (1.32%) Visualisation
10 7 (1.16%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.99%) Data Extraction
11 6 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (0.99%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.99%) Statistics
12 5 (0.83%) SCADA
13 4 (0.66%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.66%) PKI
13 4 (0.66%) User Experience
13 4 (0.66%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 202 (33.44%) Windows
2 119 (19.70%) Windows Server
3 77 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (9.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (7.78%) Linux
6 28 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (4.30%) Windows 10
8 24 (3.97%) Windows 7
9 13 (2.15%) Android
9 13 (2.15%) Unix
10 12 (1.99%) AIX
10 12 (1.99%) Windows XP
11 11 (1.82%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.99%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.99%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.83%) Solaris
14 4 (0.66%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (16.56%) MVC
3 82 (13.58%) ITIL
4 57 (9.44%) Scrum
5 47 (7.78%) OO
6 40 (6.62%) Web Development
7 38 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (6.13%) Project Management
9 33 (5.46%) ETL
10 30 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 30 (4.97%) SDLC
11 29 (4.80%) TDD
12 28 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (4.64%) Test Automation
13 27 (4.47%) CRM
14 24 (3.97%) Software Testing
15 23 (3.81%) Change Management
16 22 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
17 21 (3.48%) Defect Management
17 21 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (31.46%) C#
2 152 (25.17%) SQL
3 100 (16.56%) JavaScript
4 67 (11.09%) PowerShell
5 37 (6.13%) T-SQL
6 32 (5.30%) Java
7 21 (3.48%) VBScript
8 16 (2.65%) Python
9 13 (2.15%) VB.NET
10 12 (1.99%) VB
11 10 (1.66%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.49%) Perl
13 7 (1.16%) C
13 7 (1.16%) C++
14 4 (0.66%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.66%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.66%) Korn
15 3 (0.50%) Ruby
15 3 (0.50%) X++
16 2 (0.33%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 57 (9.44%) Degree
2 37 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (2.98%) MCSE
3 18 (2.98%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.81%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.99%) CCNA
6 12 (1.99%) MCSA
7 7 (1.16%) CCNP
8 6 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.83%) HND
10 4 (0.66%) ISEB
10 4 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.66%) MCP
10 4 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.50%) CCA
11 3 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.50%) MCITP
11 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.80%) SLA
2 12 (1.99%) QA
3 6 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.33%) COBIT
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.17%) P3O
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 137 (22.68%) Active Directory
2 78 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (9.27%) Hyper-V
4 26 (4.30%) XenApp
5 24 (3.97%) vSphere
6 13 (2.15%) BitLocker
7 12 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.99%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.66%) NFS
9 4 (0.66%) Samba
9 4 (0.66%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.50%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.33%) NDS
11 2 (0.33%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 2 (0.33%) UAG
11 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 46 (7.62%) SCCM
2 20 (3.31%) SCOM
3 12 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (1.66%) Puppet
5 6 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.66%) DameWare
7 4 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.33%) Ansible
9 2 (0.33%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.33%) Iperf
9 2 (0.33%) Nagios
9 2 (0.33%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 2 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.17%) MOM
10 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.17%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.17%) SCSM
10 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 100 (16.56%) VMware
2 47 (7.78%) Citrix
3 42 (6.95%) Oracle
4 41 (6.79%) Cisco
5 13 (2.15%) HP
5 13 (2.15%) Xamarin
6 12 (1.99%) Tableau
7 10 (1.66%) EMC
7 10 (1.66%) Google
8 7 (1.16%) Intel Security
8 7 (1.16%) SAP
8 7 (1.16%) Symantec
9 6 (0.99%) IBM
10 5 (0.83%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 5 (0.83%) Dell
10 5 (0.83%) Huawei
10 5 (0.83%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (0.83%) Nokia
10 5 (0.83%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.83%) Sophos
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