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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 448 538 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 13.60% 14.58% 15.82%
As % of the Vendors category 33.58% 33.94% 32.85%
Number of salaries quoted 306 362 338
Average salary £38,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £54,100 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 1585 1449
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 40.50% 42.95% 48.16%
Number of salaries quoted 857 959 957
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
Edinburgh -8 180 £38,500 +10.00% 38
Glasgow -1 163 £37,500 -1.31% 48
Stirling +26 31 £28,000 -60.14% 2
Aberdeen +3 18 £41,500 +3.75% 5
West Lothian +1 13 £40,000 -
Dundee -5 13 £40,000 -5.88% 4
West Dunbartonshire -1 11 £40,500 +24.61%
Renfrewshire +1 7 £35,000 -30.00%
Fife -5 6 £28,000 -30.00% 1
North Lanarkshire 0 4 - -
Argyll and Bute - 3 £31,000 -
Midlothian +2 2 £85,000 +174.19%
Scottish Borders +1 1 £30,000 +53.84%
Falkirk - 1 £27,500 -
Moray - 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 407 (45.94%) MS Excel
2 356 (40.18%) SQL Server
3 276 (31.15%) .NET
4 260 (29.35%) Windows
5 239 (26.98%) C#
6 230 (25.96%) SQL
7 190 (21.44%) Agile Software Development
8 187 (21.11%) ASP.NET
9 183 (20.65%) Finance
10 163 (18.40%) JavaScript
11 162 (18.28%) HTML
12 161 (18.17%) Degree
13 155 (17.49%) VMware
14 142 (16.03%) SharePoint
15 140 (15.80%) MVC
16 134 (15.12%) CSS
17 132 (14.90%) Active Directory
18 129 (14.56%) MS Office
19 106 (11.96%) ITIL
20 100 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
21 98 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
22 97 (10.95%) ASP.NET MVC
23 94 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
24 93 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
25 92 (10.38%) .NET Framework
26 89 (10.05%) Oracle
27 86 (9.71%) MS Exchange
28 85 (9.59%) Project Management
29 81 (9.14%) Web Services
30 76 (8.58%) CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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
1 142 (16.03%) SharePoint
2 86 (9.71%) MS Exchange
3 64 (7.22%) IIS
4 26 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 17 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 17 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (1.81%) Apache
6 16 (1.81%) Lync
7 15 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (1.58%) SAS
9 11 (1.24%) Umbraco
10 10 (1.13%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.90%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.79%) WorkSite
12 7 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.68%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.56%) Mule
14 5 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.56%) CMS
Applications
1 407 (45.94%) MS Excel
2 129 (14.56%) MS Office
3 55 (6.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 50 (5.64%) MS Visio
5 26 (2.93%) MS Project
6 9 (1.02%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.68%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.56%) SOLIDWORKS
8 5 (0.56%) SPSS
9 4 (0.45%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.34%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 37 (4.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.68%) Magento
4 5 (0.56%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.56%) Hyperion Planning
4 5 (0.56%) HFM
4 5 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.23%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.11%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 52 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (3.72%) Office 365
4 11 (1.24%) SaaS
5 10 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.45%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.45%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.45%) GitHub
9 2 (0.23%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.11%) Trello
10 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.87%) SAN
2 47 (5.30%) DNS
3 46 (5.19%) WAN
4 44 (4.97%) Firewall
5 43 (4.85%) LAN
6 38 (4.29%) DHCP
7 30 (3.39%) VPN
8 21 (2.37%) Internet
9 16 (1.81%) TCP/IP
10 12 (1.35%) VoIP
10 12 (1.35%) LDAP
10 12 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (1.13%) NAS
12 9 (1.02%) Ethernet
13 8 (0.90%) HTTP
14 7 (0.79%) Wireless
14 7 (0.79%) IPsec
15 6 (0.68%) VLAN
15 6 (0.68%) iSCSI
16 5 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (40.18%) SQL Server
2 74 (8.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 64 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (6.66%) Relational Database
5 40 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 39 (4.40%) MySQL
6 39 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (3.39%) Big Data
8 26 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
9 20 (2.26%) Oracle Database
10 18 (2.03%) OLAP
11 14 (1.58%) MS Access
11 14 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (1.35%) Hadoop
12 12 (1.35%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (1.24%) DTS
14 10 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 29 (3.27%) Subversion
2 27 (3.05%) Visual Studio
3 24 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (2.60%) TeamCity
5 20 (2.26%) Git (software)
6 17 (1.92%) Selenium
7 15 (1.69%) Cucumber
8 13 (1.47%) SpecFlow
8 13 (1.47%) JIRA
8 13 (1.47%) Moq
9 12 (1.35%) NUnit
10 8 (0.90%) HP UFT
10 8 (0.90%) MSBuild
11 7 (0.79%) WatiN
11 7 (0.79%) GitLab
12 5 (0.56%) IntelliJ
12 5 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.56%) Ant
12 5 (0.56%) Maven
13 3 (0.34%) JUnit
General
1 183 (20.65%) Finance
2 50 (5.64%) Banking
3 25 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.26%) Back Office
6 17 (1.92%) Games
6 17 (1.92%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.69%) Retail
8 14 (1.58%) Marketing
9 12 (1.35%) Electronics
10 10 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.02%) Advertising
12 8 (0.90%) Legal
13 7 (0.79%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.79%) Law
14 5 (0.56%) Polish Language
14 5 (0.56%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.56%) French Language
14 5 (0.56%) German Language
15 4 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 238 (26.86%) Developer
2 167 (18.85%) Analyst
3 104 (11.74%) .NET Developer
4 57 (6.43%) C# Developer
5 51 (5.76%) Project Manager
6 47 (5.30%) Senior Developer
7 41 (4.63%) Consultant
8 40 (4.51%) Architect
8 40 (4.51%) C# .NET Developer
9 35 (3.95%) Business Analyst
9 35 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 30 (3.39%) DBA
11 29 (3.27%) Test Analyst
11 29 (3.27%) IT Support
12 28 (3.16%) Administrator
13 27 (3.05%) Support Analyst
13 27 (3.05%) Software Developer
14 23 (2.60%) Web Developer
14 23 (2.60%) ASP.NET Developer
14 23 (2.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (31.15%) .NET
2 187 (21.11%) ASP.NET
3 162 (18.28%) HTML
4 134 (15.12%) CSS
5 97 (10.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 92 (10.38%) .NET Framework
7 81 (9.14%) Web Services
8 75 (8.47%) jQuery
9 63 (7.11%) AngularJS
10 46 (5.19%) Entity Framework
11 45 (5.08%) HTML5
12 40 (4.51%) XML
13 35 (3.95%) WPF
14 33 (3.72%) WCF
15 30 (3.39%) WinForms
15 30 (3.39%) NHibernate
16 25 (2.82%) Spring.NET
16 25 (2.82%) Castle Windsor
17 18 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
18 17 (1.92%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 93 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 30 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 27 (3.05%) User Experience
4 27 (3.05%) Replication
5 23 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 16 (1.81%) Blackberry
7 12 (1.35%) iPad
7 12 (1.35%) HP StoreVirtual
8 11 (1.24%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.24%) Clustering
9 10 (1.13%) EPoS
10 9 (1.02%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.02%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.79%) Statistics
11 7 (0.79%) Data Integration
11 7 (0.79%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.68%) Social Gaming
12 6 (0.68%) Psychology
12 6 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 260 (29.35%) Windows
2 71 (8.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (6.55%) Windows 7
4 54 (6.09%) Linux
5 46 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (3.16%) Windows XP
8 27 (3.05%) Android
9 20 (2.26%) UNIX
10 17 (1.92%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.47%) Data ONTAP
11 13 (1.47%) AIX
12 12 (1.35%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.13%) Solaris
14 5 (0.56%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.23%) CentOS
16 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (21.44%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (15.80%) MVC
3 106 (11.96%) ITIL
4 94 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
5 85 (9.59%) Project Management
6 76 (8.58%) CRM
6 76 (8.58%) TDD
7 71 (8.01%) SDLC
8 62 (7.00%) Software Engineering
9 58 (6.55%) OO
10 56 (6.32%) ETL
10 56 (6.32%) Web Development
11 55 (6.21%) Scrum
12 49 (5.53%) Open Source
12 49 (5.53%) Mentoring
13 46 (5.19%) Analytics
14 42 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
15 41 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
16 37 (4.18%) PRINCE2
17 34 (3.84%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 239 (26.98%) C#
2 230 (25.96%) SQL
3 163 (18.40%) JavaScript
4 72 (8.13%) T-SQL
5 52 (5.87%) Java
5 52 (5.87%) PowerShell
6 34 (3.84%) Python
7 17 (1.92%) VBA
7 17 (1.92%) VB.NET
8 13 (1.47%) PL/SQL
8 13 (1.47%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.24%) Ruby
9 11 (1.24%) C++
10 6 (0.68%) VBScript
10 6 (0.68%) Perl
11 5 (0.56%) PHP
11 5 (0.56%) XPath
12 4 (0.45%) R
13 3 (0.34%) X++
13 3 (0.34%) Lua
Qualifications
1 161 (18.17%) Degree
2 98 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (3.61%) CCNA
5 26 (2.93%) MCSE
6 22 (2.48%) CCNP
7 18 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (1.92%) ISEB
9 15 (1.69%) HND
10 11 (1.24%) Security Cleared
11 9 (1.02%) PMI Certification
11 9 (1.02%) MCP
12 8 (0.90%) PMP
12 8 (0.90%) SC Cleared
13 7 (0.79%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.79%) NCDA
14 6 (0.68%) MOS
14 6 (0.68%) MCTS
14 6 (0.68%) HNC
15 5 (0.56%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.32%) QA
2 43 (4.85%) SLA
3 10 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.56%) ISO 14001
4 5 (0.56%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 132 (14.90%) Active Directory
2 100 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (4.40%) Hyper-V
4 38 (4.29%) vSphere
5 35 (3.95%) XenApp
6 15 (1.69%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.90%) NFS
8 7 (0.79%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.56%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.56%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.45%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.45%) Samba
11 4 (0.45%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.23%) UAG
13 2 (0.23%) vCloud
13 2 (0.23%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 56 (6.32%) SCCM
2 36 (4.06%) SCOM
3 17 (1.92%) Puppet
3 17 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.58%) SCVMM
4 14 (1.58%) Nagios
5 10 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.68%) WSUS
7 6 (0.68%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.56%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.45%) SnapMirror
9 4 (0.45%) SnapVault
10 3 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Intune
11 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 155 (17.49%) VMware
2 89 (10.05%) Oracle
3 71 (8.01%) Citrix
4 65 (7.34%) Cisco
5 33 (3.72%) HP
6 30 (3.39%) SAP
7 26 (2.93%) NetApp
8 17 (1.92%) EMC
8 17 (1.92%) Google
9 15 (1.69%) IBM
10 14 (1.58%) Dell
10 14 (1.58%) Perforce
11 13 (1.47%) CheckPoint
12 12 (1.35%) Informatica
12 12 (1.35%) Symantec
12 12 (1.35%) DevExpress
13 11 (1.24%) CommVault
13 11 (1.24%) Xamarin
14 10 (1.13%) Splunk
14 10 (1.13%) Brocade
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum plus attractive benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £14,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lockheed Martin
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stirlingshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Stirlingshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits, pension, bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £47500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 + Excellent Company Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k+ bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k - 50k+ bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago