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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 465 392 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 15.68% 12.62% 14.18%
As % of the Vendors category 35.31% 31.61% 33.98%
Number of salaries quoted 290 281 321
Average salary £37,750 £35,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.33% -11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,350 £24,050 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,450 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,522 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -
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
1317 1240 1395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 44.40% 39.91% 41.73%
Number of salaries quoted 804 807 893
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(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 +8 236 £38,500 +2.66% 44
Edinburgh -7 137 £39,000 +11.42% 36
Dundee +11 42 £32,500 -38.67%
Argyll and Bute - 7 £31,500 -
West Lothian +5 6 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Fife +2 6 £37,500 +33.92% 2
Renfrewshire - 5 £42,500 - 7
Aberdeen +12 4 £47,500 +41.79% 1
East Ayrshire 0 4 £32,500 - 1
Stirling +3 3 £32,000 -36.00%
Falkirk -1 3 £37,500 +92.30%
East Lothian - 3 - -
Inverclyde - 3 £44,500 -
Scottish Borders -1 2 £32,500 +58.53%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £27,000 -
Moray +8 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 355 (41.23%) SQL Server
2 352 (40.88%) MS Excel
3 277 (32.17%) Windows
4 274 (31.82%) .NET
5 241 (27.99%) SQL
6 231 (26.83%) C#
6 231 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
7 217 (25.20%) Degree
8 152 (17.65%) Active Directory
9 150 (17.42%) ASP.NET
10 140 (16.26%) VMware
11 137 (15.91%) HTML
12 133 (15.45%) Finance
13 132 (15.33%) JavaScript
14 129 (14.98%) Windows Server
15 113 (13.12%) VMware Infrastructure
16 105 (12.20%) CSS
17 101 (11.73%) Oracle
17 101 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
18 98 (11.38%) MS Office
19 96 (11.15%) ITIL
20 95 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
21 91 (10.57%) DNS
21 91 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
22 87 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
23 86 (9.99%) Java
24 85 (9.87%) Linux
25 82 (9.52%) Computer Science
25 82 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
26 81 (9.41%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 75 (8.71%) SharePoint
2 72 (8.36%) MS Exchange
3 68 (7.90%) IIS
4 24 (2.79%) Skype for Business
5 22 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (2.09%) SAS
7 13 (1.51%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.28%) Apache
9 10 (1.16%) Apache ServiceMix
9 10 (1.16%) Umbraco
10 9 (1.05%) CMS
10 9 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.05%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.93%) JBoss
11 8 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.93%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.81%) Jetty
12 7 (0.81%) MS Project Server
12 7 (0.81%) Node.js
Applications
1 352 (40.88%) MS Excel
2 98 (11.38%) MS Office
3 23 (2.67%) MS Project
4 13 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.70%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.58%) SPSS
8 2 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 47 (5.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.32%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (1.86%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (1.28%) Dynamics GP
5 6 (0.70%) SAP cProjects
5 6 (0.70%) SAP PM
6 4 (0.46%) Hi Portfolio
7 2 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.23%) Servitor
8 1 (0.12%) Magento
8 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (9.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (5.23%) Office 365
3 27 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (3.14%) SaaS
4 11 (1.28%) Google Analytics
4 11 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (1.16%) DigitalOcean
6 5 (0.58%) Yammer
7 3 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.12%) GitHub
8 1 (0.12%) IaaS
8 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (10.57%) DNS
2 78 (9.06%) DHCP
3 67 (7.78%) SAN
4 53 (6.16%) Firewall
5 43 (4.99%) WAN
6 41 (4.76%) LAN
7 25 (2.90%) VPN
8 20 (2.32%) VoIP
9 15 (1.74%) Internet
9 15 (1.74%) TCP/IP
10 11 (1.28%) Ethernet
11 9 (1.05%) ADSL
12 8 (0.93%) SSL
13 7 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (0.81%) iSCSI
13 7 (0.81%) LLU
13 7 (0.81%) Wireless
14 6 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (0.58%) Fibre Channel
16 4 (0.46%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (41.23%) SQL Server
2 70 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 55 (6.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (4.41%) MySQL
5 32 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 29 (3.37%) BusinessObjects
7 28 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
12 18 (2.09%) Big Data
13 17 (1.97%) Relational Database
14 14 (1.63%) Oracle Database
15 13 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (1.28%) Data Mining
17 8 (0.93%) Hadoop
17 8 (0.93%) Power BI
18 7 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
18 7 (0.81%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 57 (6.62%) Visual Studio
2 52 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (3.48%) JIRA
4 20 (2.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 10 (1.16%) Selenium
6 8 (0.93%) Cucumber
6 8 (0.93%) Subversion
7 6 (0.70%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.70%) JUnit
7 6 (0.70%) Moq
7 6 (0.70%) SAP CE
8 5 (0.58%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.58%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.46%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.46%) MorphX
9 4 (0.46%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.35%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.35%) NUnit
10 3 (0.35%) Trac
General
1 133 (15.45%) Finance
2 40 (4.65%) Banking
3 35 (4.07%) Marketing
3 35 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.21%) Legal
5 16 (1.86%) Games
6 15 (1.74%) Back Office
7 13 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.51%) Retail
8 12 (1.39%) Advertising
8 12 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.05%) Law
10 7 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.46%) Billing
11 4 (0.46%) Hindi Language
11 4 (0.46%) Military
11 4 (0.46%) Tamil Language
12 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 262 (30.43%) Developer
2 115 (13.36%) Analyst
3 83 (9.64%) .NET Developer
4 72 (8.36%) Consultant
5 68 (7.90%) C# Developer
6 58 (6.74%) Senior Developer
7 50 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 42 (4.88%) Software Developer
9 41 (4.76%) Architect
10 36 (4.18%) Software Engineer
10 36 (4.18%) Support Engineer
11 32 (3.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 31 (3.60%) SQL Developer
12 31 (3.60%) Support Analyst
13 30 (3.48%) DBA
14 28 (3.25%) Administrator
14 28 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
14 28 (3.25%) Web Developer
15 26 (3.02%) IT Engineer
16 25 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (31.82%) .NET
2 150 (17.42%) ASP.NET
3 137 (15.91%) HTML
4 105 (12.20%) CSS
5 68 (7.90%) .NET Framework
6 61 (7.08%) XML
7 59 (6.85%) Web Services
8 48 (5.57%) HTML5
9 45 (5.23%) AngularJS
10 44 (5.11%) jQuery
11 38 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 35 (4.07%) Entity Framework
12 35 (4.07%) WCF
13 32 (3.72%) WPF
14 24 (2.79%) REST
15 22 (2.56%) CSS3
16 19 (2.21%) J2EE
17 15 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
18 14 (1.63%) Backbone.js
18 14 (1.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 82 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 57 (6.62%) Data Centre
3 36 (4.18%) User Experience
4 27 (3.14%) Clustering
5 25 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (2.79%) Mobile App
7 23 (2.67%) Replication
8 22 (2.56%) Management Information System
9 21 (2.44%) NHS
10 15 (1.74%) Mathematics
11 13 (1.51%) Data Integration
12 12 (1.39%) EPoS
13 10 (1.16%) Driving Licence
13 10 (1.16%) Statistics
14 9 (1.05%) Blackberry
15 7 (0.81%) Economics
15 7 (0.81%) Graphic Design
15 7 (0.81%) Informatics
15 7 (0.81%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 277 (32.17%) Windows
2 129 (14.98%) Windows Server
3 95 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 87 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 85 (9.87%) Linux
6 44 (5.11%) Unix
7 41 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (4.41%) Windows 7
9 35 (4.07%) Android
10 17 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.74%) Apple iOS
12 14 (1.63%) Solaris
12 14 (1.63%) Windows 8
13 13 (1.51%) Windows XP
14 11 (1.28%) AIX
15 8 (0.93%) Windows 10
16 7 (0.81%) CentOS
17 5 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
18 2 (0.23%) Debian
18 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
3 96 (11.15%) ITIL
4 81 (9.41%) Project Management
5 79 (9.18%) Scrum
6 72 (8.36%) MVC
7 71 (8.25%) CRM
8 67 (7.78%) Software Engineering
9 59 (6.85%) TDD
10 58 (6.74%) SDLC
11 54 (6.27%) OO
12 44 (5.11%) Business Analysis
12 44 (5.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 40 (4.65%) Line Management
14 38 (4.41%) SOA
15 36 (4.18%) Mentoring
16 34 (3.95%) Change Management
16 34 (3.95%) High Availability
17 33 (3.83%) Presales
18 32 (3.72%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 241 (27.99%) SQL
2 231 (26.83%) C#
3 132 (15.33%) JavaScript
4 86 (9.99%) Java
5 66 (7.67%) T-SQL
6 47 (5.46%) Python
7 38 (4.41%) PowerShell
8 36 (4.18%) C++
9 30 (3.48%) VB.NET
10 21 (2.44%) VBA
11 20 (2.32%) Perl
11 20 (2.32%) Ruby
12 15 (1.74%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.51%) VB
14 11 (1.28%) VBScript
14 11 (1.28%) X++
15 8 (0.93%) PHP
15 8 (0.93%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.81%) VB6
17 6 (0.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 217 (25.20%) Degree
2 91 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (4.41%) MCSE
4 22 (2.56%) MCP
5 14 (1.63%) MCITP
6 13 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.51%) Security Cleared
7 12 (1.39%) HND
7 12 (1.39%) MCSA
8 11 (1.28%) CCNA
8 11 (1.28%) ISEB
9 10 (1.16%) SC Cleared
10 8 (0.93%) CCNP
10 8 (0.93%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (0.81%) SAP Certification
12 6 (0.70%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.46%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.99%) SLA
2 24 (2.79%) QA
3 17 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.23%) COBIT
6 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 152 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 113 (13.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (6.27%) Hyper-V
4 33 (3.83%) vSphere
5 19 (2.21%) XenApp
6 16 (1.86%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (1.05%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.93%) NFS
10 3 (0.35%) GPFS
10 3 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.23%) KVM
11 2 (0.23%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.12%) Squid
12 1 (0.12%) UAG
12 1 (0.12%) vCloud
12 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 57 (6.62%) SCCM
2 43 (4.99%) SCOM
3 23 (2.67%) Puppet
4 18 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
5 8 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 7 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (0.70%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.58%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.46%) WSUS
10 3 (0.35%) Nagios
10 3 (0.35%) Sysprep
10 3 (0.35%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.23%) Ansible
12 1 (0.12%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 140 (16.26%) VMware
2 101 (11.73%) Oracle
3 60 (6.97%) Cisco
4 48 (5.57%) Citrix
5 43 (4.99%) Dell
6 38 (4.41%) HP
7 37 (4.30%) Cegedim Rx
8 31 (3.60%) Google
9 27 (3.14%) IBM
10 25 (2.90%) Red Hat
11 22 (2.56%) SAP
12 21 (2.44%) EMC
13 20 (2.32%) Symantec
14 15 (1.74%) Xamarin
15 14 (1.63%) Kaspersky
15 14 (1.63%) Siemens
15 14 (1.63%) WatchGuard
16 11 (1.28%) Apple
16 11 (1.28%) Juniper
16 11 (1.28%) NetApp
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Salary: £25 - £50 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + holiday, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Golden Charter
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus up to 30% annual bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £27000 - £36000 per annum + Career progression / training
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £34000 - £44000 per annum
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + 25 Days Hol
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Salary: £100000 per annum + PACKAGE depending on experience
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Salary: £100000 per annum + PACKAGE depending on experience
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Cognizant
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
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