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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 15 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 413 567 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 13.18% 14.20% 16.90%
As % of the Vendors category 32.14% 33.04% 33.48%
Number of salaries quoted 280 391 341
Average salary £35,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1285 1716 1619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 41.02% 42.98% 50.48%
Number of salaries quoted 791 1095 975
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,800 £57,500 £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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Glasgow +3 198 £35,000 -12.50% 26
Edinburgh -3 155 £39,500 -1.25% 33
Fife +5 13 £35,000 -12.50% 3
West Lothian +6 11 £40,000 +3.22% 6
Aberdeen -9 9 £40,500 +8.00% 3
Dundee -1 4 £30,000 -20.00%
Falkirk - 4 £23,750 -
Renfrewshire 0 3 £25,750 -53.18% 2
Stirling -6 3 £33,000 -37.14%
Scottish Borders +3 2 £29,500 -26.25% 1
South Lanarkshire +1 2 £39,000 -2.50%
West Dunbartonshire -4 2 £36,500 -
South Ayrshire - 2 £42,500 -
East Lothian +1 1 £40,000 -20.00%
North Lanarkshire -6 1 £42,500 +30.76% 3
Argyll and Bute - 1 £21,500 -
Ayrshire - 1 - -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 351 (44.15%) MS Excel
2 312 (39.25%) .NET
3 301 (37.86%) SQL Server
4 285 (35.85%) C#
5 247 (31.07%) Windows
6 235 (29.56%) ASP.NET
7 229 (28.81%) SQL
8 183 (23.02%) JavaScript
9 174 (21.89%) Finance
10 165 (20.75%) HTML
11 160 (20.13%) Active Directory
11 160 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
12 151 (18.99%) Degree
13 149 (18.74%) MVC
14 145 (18.24%) SharePoint
15 137 (17.23%) CSS
16 135 (16.98%) .NET Framework
17 128 (16.10%) MS Office
18 123 (15.47%) VMware
19 111 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
20 99 (12.45%) MS Exchange
20 99 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
21 97 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
21 97 (12.20%) jQuery
22 89 (11.19%) ITIL
23 80 (10.06%) Windows 7
24 79 (9.94%) Oracle
25 78 (9.81%) Windows Server 2008
26 76 (9.56%) T-SQL
26 76 (9.56%) Software Engineering

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 145 (18.24%) SharePoint
2 99 (12.45%) MS Exchange
3 61 (7.67%) IIS
4 30 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (3.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 21 (2.64%) Lync
7 20 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 20 (2.52%) IBM Notes
8 19 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (1.38%) WorkSite
12 10 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.88%) SAS
14 4 (0.50%) CMS
15 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
15 3 (0.38%) Apache
15 3 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 351 (44.15%) MS Excel
2 128 (16.10%) MS Office
3 32 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (3.77%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.26%) MS Project
6 9 (1.13%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.75%) SPSS
7 6 (0.75%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.63%) SOLIDWORKS
9 4 (0.50%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 43 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.25%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.13%) Endur
5 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.13%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.39%) Office 365
3 14 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.26%) GitHub
4 10 (1.26%) Amazon SQS
4 10 (1.26%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.75%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.63%) SaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.13%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (6.79%) WAN
2 53 (6.67%) Firewall
3 52 (6.54%) LAN
4 49 (6.16%) DNS
5 41 (5.16%) SAN
6 31 (3.90%) DHCP
7 20 (2.52%) VPN
7 20 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
8 19 (2.39%) TCP/IP
9 18 (2.26%) Internet
10 12 (1.51%) NAS
10 12 (1.51%) VoIP
11 11 (1.38%) HTTP
12 10 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (1.13%) Ethernet
14 8 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (0.88%) IP Telephony
16 6 (0.75%) VLAN
16 6 (0.75%) IPv4
17 5 (0.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (37.86%) SQL Server
2 68 (8.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (6.29%) Relational Database
4 46 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (2.64%) MS Access
7 20 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (2.26%) Big Data
10 15 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
11 13 (1.64%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.38%) MySQL
12 11 (1.38%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (1.13%) MongoDB
15 8 (1.01%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (0.75%) Oracle9i Database
16 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 44 (5.53%) Visual Studio
2 24 (3.02%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.26%) Subversion
4 15 (1.89%) Selenium
5 14 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.64%) TeamCity
6 13 (1.64%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.38%) SpecFlow
8 10 (1.26%) MSBuild
8 10 (1.26%) GitLab
8 10 (1.26%) WatiN
9 5 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (0.63%) JIRA
10 3 (0.38%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.25%) MorphX
11 2 (0.25%) MSI
11 2 (0.25%) NUnit
12 1 (0.13%) Xcode
12 1 (0.13%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 174 (21.89%) Finance
2 32 (4.03%) Back Office
3 24 (3.02%) Banking
4 17 (2.14%) Advertising
5 16 (2.01%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.13%) Retail
7 8 (1.01%) German Language
7 8 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.88%) Legal
8 7 (0.88%) Marketing
9 6 (0.75%) French Language
9 6 (0.75%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.75%) Law
10 5 (0.63%) Electronics
10 5 (0.63%) Publishing
10 5 (0.63%) Polish Language
11 4 (0.50%) Games
11 4 (0.50%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 257 (32.33%) Developer
2 169 (21.26%) Analyst
3 115 (14.47%) .NET Developer
4 66 (8.30%) Support Analyst
5 65 (8.18%) Senior Developer
6 58 (7.30%) IT Support
7 51 (6.42%) C# Developer
8 42 (5.28%) Software Developer
9 37 (4.65%) IT Support Analyst
10 35 (4.40%) Consultant
10 35 (4.40%) ASP.NET Developer
11 34 (4.28%) C# .NET Developer
12 33 (4.15%) Support Engineer
13 31 (3.90%) Architect
13 31 (3.90%) Software Engineer
14 29 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 26 (3.27%) Administrator
16 24 (3.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 24 (3.02%) Project Manager
17 21 (2.64%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (39.25%) .NET
2 235 (29.56%) ASP.NET
3 165 (20.75%) HTML
4 137 (17.23%) CSS
5 135 (16.98%) .NET Framework
6 97 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 97 (12.20%) jQuery
7 69 (8.68%) Entity Framework
8 65 (8.18%) Web Services
9 60 (7.55%) XML
9 60 (7.55%) NHibernate
10 55 (6.92%) HTML5
11 50 (6.29%) AngularJS
12 37 (4.65%) WCF
13 36 (4.53%) WinForms
14 26 (3.27%) Spring.NET
14 26 (3.27%) Castle Windsor
15 24 (3.02%) LINQ
16 23 (2.89%) XSLT
17 20 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.42%) Computer Science
2 48 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (5.41%) Open Source
4 35 (4.40%) User Experience
5 32 (4.03%) Blackberry
6 18 (2.26%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.51%) Mathematics
9 11 (1.38%) Clustering
9 11 (1.38%) Visualisation
10 10 (1.26%) Replication
11 9 (1.13%) Economics
11 9 (1.13%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.13%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.01%) iPhone
13 7 (0.88%) PKI
13 7 (0.88%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.75%) Derivative
14 6 (0.75%) iPad
14 6 (0.75%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 247 (31.07%) Windows
2 80 (10.06%) Windows 7
3 78 (9.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 74 (9.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (6.16%) Linux
6 38 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (4.15%) Windows XP
8 24 (3.02%) UNIX
9 20 (2.52%) Windows 8
10 14 (1.76%) Android
11 12 (1.51%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.38%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.26%) Solaris
14 9 (1.13%) AIX
15 8 (1.01%) Windows 2000
16 7 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (0.75%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.50%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (18.74%) MVC
3 89 (11.19%) ITIL
4 76 (9.56%) Software Engineering
5 72 (9.06%) CRM
6 68 (8.55%) OO
7 63 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
8 60 (7.55%) TDD
9 58 (7.30%) Project Management
10 57 (7.17%) Web Development
11 45 (5.66%) Mentoring
12 37 (4.65%) Scrum
13 36 (4.53%) ETL
14 32 (4.03%) Change Management
15 30 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (3.65%) UX Design
17 28 (3.52%) Analytics
17 28 (3.52%) Automated Testing
18 27 (3.40%) Continuous Integration
19 26 (3.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 285 (35.85%) C#
2 229 (28.81%) SQL
3 183 (23.02%) JavaScript
4 76 (9.56%) T-SQL
5 40 (5.03%) PowerShell
6 38 (4.78%) Java
7 35 (4.40%) VB.NET
8 27 (3.40%) VBA
9 18 (2.26%) PL/SQL
10 17 (2.14%) Python
11 13 (1.64%) VBScript
11 13 (1.64%) XPath
12 12 (1.51%) C++
13 6 (0.75%) Perl
14 5 (0.63%) VB
14 5 (0.63%) XQuery
14 5 (0.63%) R
15 4 (0.50%) PHP
15 4 (0.50%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 151 (18.99%) Degree
2 111 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (4.28%) MCSE
4 24 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (2.64%) MCP
6 18 (2.26%) CCNA
7 15 (1.89%) MCSA
8 13 (1.64%) MCITP
8 13 (1.64%) CCNP
9 12 (1.51%) HND
10 10 (1.26%) ISEB
11 9 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.13%) CEH
11 9 (1.13%) SSCP
11 9 (1.13%) CISSP
11 9 (1.13%) Security Cleared
12 8 (1.01%) GIAC
13 6 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.63%) MOS
14 5 (0.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.66%) SLA
2 21 (2.64%) QA
3 10 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.63%) ISO 14001
4 5 (0.63%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 160 (20.13%) Active Directory
2 99 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.28%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.52%) vSphere
5 25 (3.14%) XenApp
6 13 (1.64%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.13%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (0.88%) MetaFrame
9 5 (0.63%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.50%) NFS
10 4 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.25%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.25%) Firmware
12 1 (0.13%) iptables
12 1 (0.13%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 38 (4.78%) SCCM
2 31 (3.90%) SCOM
3 10 (1.26%) Nagios
4 7 (0.88%) SCVMM
5 6 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.38%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.38%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.38%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.38%) Puppet
7 3 (0.38%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.25%) Control-M
9 1 (0.13%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.13%) OpenView
9 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 123 (15.47%) VMware
2 79 (9.94%) Oracle
3 73 (9.18%) Cisco
4 54 (6.79%) Citrix
5 33 (4.15%) HP
6 23 (2.89%) Lotus
7 16 (2.01%) IBM
8 14 (1.76%) SAP
8 14 (1.76%) Business Objects
8 14 (1.76%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.64%) Apple
9 13 (1.64%) TIBCO
10 12 (1.51%) Informatica
10 12 (1.51%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.13%) NetApp
11 9 (1.13%) SolarWinds
11 9 (1.13%) F5
12 8 (1.01%) Splunk
12 8 (1.01%) Avaya
12 8 (1.01%) EMC
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