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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 434 416 575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 15.09% 13.09% 14.44%
As % of the Vendors category 34.15% 32.17% 33.55%
Number of salaries quoted 265 283 396
Median salary £40,000 £35,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% -11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,050 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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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
1271 1293 1714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 44.19% 40.67% 43.03%
Number of salaries quoted 734 795 1096
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +5 236 £38,000 +8.57% 47
Edinburgh -1 152 £42,500 +6.25% 35
Renfrewshire +4 8 £40,500 +57.28% 4
Aberdeen +6 6 £43,750 +8.02% 1
Dundee +6 5 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Fife -4 4 £35,000 - 1
Highlands - 4 £29,584 - 2
Falkirk -3 3 £37,500 +57.89% 1
West Lothian -5 3 £28,750 -28.12% 2
Inverclyde - 3 £17,000 -
Argyll and Bute -2 2 £26,500 +23.25%
North Lanarkshire -1 1 £32,500 -23.52%
Lanarkshire - 1 £32,309 -
Roxburghshire - 1 £40,000 -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 365 (41.86%) MS Excel
2 356 (40.83%) SQL Server
3 298 (34.17%) Windows
4 273 (31.31%) .NET
5 253 (29.01%) SQL
6 226 (25.92%) C#
7 216 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
8 207 (23.74%) Degree
9 159 (18.23%) Finance
9 159 (18.23%) Active Directory
10 157 (18.00%) Windows Server
11 143 (16.40%) VMware
12 139 (15.94%) ASP.NET
13 131 (15.02%) Windows Server 2012
14 121 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
15 120 (13.76%) ITIL
16 113 (12.96%) JavaScript
17 101 (11.58%) Computer Science
18 100 (11.47%) Oracle
19 97 (11.12%) MS Office
20 96 (11.01%) SharePoint
21 94 (10.78%) HTML
22 90 (10.32%) DNS
23 89 (10.21%) Microsoft Azure
24 85 (9.75%) DHCP
25 82 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
25 82 (9.40%) MS Exchange
26 81 (9.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 81 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
26 81 (9.29%) SDLC

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 96 (11.01%) SharePoint
2 82 (9.40%) MS Exchange
3 42 (4.82%) IIS
4 26 (2.98%) Skype for Business
5 22 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (2.06%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.49%) Apache Spark
8 12 (1.38%) CMS
8 12 (1.38%) SAS
9 11 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (1.15%) Apache ServiceMix
10 10 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (1.03%) Apache
11 9 (1.03%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.92%) Umbraco
12 8 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.80%) JBoss
13 7 (0.80%) Jetty
13 7 (0.80%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 365 (41.86%) MS Excel
2 97 (11.12%) MS Office
3 16 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.72%) MS Project
5 8 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.57%) Stata
8 4 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.46%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.46%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.29%) Markit EDM
3 19 (2.18%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (1.95%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (1.38%) Hi Portfolio
6 11 (1.26%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.57%) SAP cProjects
7 5 (0.57%) SAP PM
8 4 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.46%) HFM
8 4 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (0.46%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.34%) Sage CRM
10 2 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.23%) Servitor
10 2 (0.23%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
11 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 89 (10.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (5.73%) Office 365
3 34 (3.90%) SaaS
4 12 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.57%) Yammer
7 4 (0.46%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.11%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.11%) IaaS
8 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (10.32%) DNS
2 85 (9.75%) DHCP
3 76 (8.72%) SAN
4 74 (8.49%) Firewall
5 41 (4.70%) LAN
6 39 (4.47%) WAN
7 19 (2.18%) VPN
8 13 (1.49%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (0.80%) Internet
9 7 (0.80%) VoIP
10 6 (0.69%) HTTP
11 5 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (0.57%) Wireless
12 4 (0.46%) SSL
12 4 (0.46%) WAAS
13 3 (0.34%) FTP
13 3 (0.34%) NAS
13 3 (0.34%) SNMP
13 3 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (40.83%) SQL Server
2 81 (9.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 75 (8.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (2.98%) Data Mining
7 23 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (2.06%) Big Data
8 18 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (1.95%) JasperReports
10 16 (1.83%) MySQL
10 16 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.61%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (1.26%) Oracle Database
14 10 (1.15%) QlikView
15 9 (1.03%) NoSQL
15 9 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
16 8 (0.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 53 (6.08%) Visual Studio
2 24 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (2.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 15 (1.72%) Selenium
5 12 (1.38%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.38%) JIRA
6 11 (1.26%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.15%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.69%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.69%) MSTest
8 6 (0.69%) NUnit
9 5 (0.57%) HP UFT
9 5 (0.57%) MorphX
9 5 (0.57%) SAP CE
9 5 (0.57%) Subversion
10 4 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.46%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.34%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.34%) MSI
11 3 (0.34%) ReSharper
General
1 159 (18.23%) Finance
2 50 (5.73%) Marketing
3 49 (5.62%) Banking
4 25 (2.87%) Games
5 18 (2.06%) Back Office
5 18 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.95%) Legal
6 17 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.15%) Retail
8 9 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.80%) Advertising
10 6 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.69%) Law
11 4 (0.46%) Military
12 3 (0.34%) Billing
12 3 (0.34%) Publishing
12 3 (0.34%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 274 (31.42%) Developer
2 128 (14.68%) Analyst
3 86 (9.86%) .NET Developer
4 74 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 64 (7.34%) Senior Developer
6 63 (7.22%) C# Developer
7 62 (7.11%) Consultant
8 59 (6.77%) Architect
9 51 (5.85%) Support Analyst
10 46 (5.28%) Software Developer
11 39 (4.47%) IT Engineer
12 34 (3.90%) SQL Developer
13 33 (3.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 32 (3.67%) Microsoft Developer
15 29 (3.33%) Support Engineer
16 28 (3.21%) Administrator
16 28 (3.21%) Software Engineer
17 27 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
18 26 (2.98%) Applications Support
19 24 (2.75%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (31.31%) .NET
2 139 (15.94%) ASP.NET
3 94 (10.78%) HTML
4 79 (9.06%) CSS
5 70 (8.03%) XML
6 45 (5.16%) HTML5
7 43 (4.93%) .NET Framework
8 38 (4.36%) Web Services
9 35 (4.01%) AngularJS
10 34 (3.90%) REST
11 33 (3.78%) WCF
11 33 (3.78%) WPF
12 29 (3.33%) jQuery
13 26 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
14 23 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 23 (2.64%) CSS3
15 22 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 20 (2.29%) WinForms
17 19 (2.18%) Entity Framework
17 19 (2.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 101 (11.58%) Computer Science
2 81 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.70%) Data Centre
4 40 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 33 (3.78%) User Experience
6 24 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (2.41%) Clustering
7 21 (2.41%) NHS
8 17 (1.95%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.61%) Informatics
9 14 (1.61%) Mathematics
10 12 (1.38%) EPoS
11 11 (1.26%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.15%) Visualisation
13 9 (1.03%) Replication
14 8 (0.92%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.92%) Statistics
15 6 (0.69%) Health Informatics
15 6 (0.69%) N-Tier
15 6 (0.69%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 298 (34.17%) Windows
2 157 (18.00%) Windows Server
3 131 (15.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 74 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (7.11%) Linux
6 59 (6.77%) Unix
6 59 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (4.82%) Windows 7
8 29 (3.33%) Android
9 20 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (2.06%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.72%) Windows XP
12 12 (1.38%) Windows 8
13 10 (1.15%) Solaris
14 8 (0.92%) AIX
15 6 (0.69%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.46%) CentOS
17 3 (0.34%) OS/400
18 2 (0.23%) Debian
18 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (13.76%) ITIL
3 82 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
4 81 (9.29%) SDLC
5 79 (9.06%) Scrum
6 69 (7.91%) CRM
7 67 (7.68%) Project Management
8 66 (7.57%) MVC
9 61 (7.00%) Business Analysis
10 57 (6.54%) Mentoring
11 54 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 48 (5.50%) TDD
13 46 (5.28%) OO
14 43 (4.93%) Change Management
15 42 (4.82%) ERP
16 40 (4.59%) Asset Management
17 37 (4.24%) Presales
17 37 (4.24%) Software Engineering
18 36 (4.13%) SOA
19 34 (3.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 253 (29.01%) SQL
2 226 (25.92%) C#
3 113 (12.96%) JavaScript
4 54 (6.19%) Java
5 42 (4.82%) PowerShell
5 42 (4.82%) T-SQL
6 37 (4.24%) Perl
7 27 (3.10%) VB.NET
8 23 (2.64%) VB
9 22 (2.52%) C++
9 22 (2.52%) Python
10 20 (2.29%) Shell Script
11 19 (2.18%) VBA
12 17 (1.95%) Korn
13 13 (1.49%) Scala
14 12 (1.38%) Ruby
15 11 (1.26%) X++
16 9 (1.03%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.03%) R
16 9 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 207 (23.74%) Degree
2 68 (7.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (3.90%) MCSE
4 24 (2.75%) MCP
5 19 (2.18%) Security Cleared
6 17 (1.95%) HND
7 16 (1.83%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (1.15%) MCSA
9 8 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.92%) ISEB
9 8 (0.92%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.92%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.80%) CCNA
10 7 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.57%) MCITP
12 5 (0.57%) PMP
12 5 (0.57%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (7.80%) SLA
2 22 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.83%) QA
4 9 (1.03%) COBIT
5 6 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 159 (18.23%) Active Directory
2 121 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (7.22%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.33%) vSphere
5 15 (1.72%) XenApp
6 10 (1.15%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.92%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.34%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.23%) Firmware
10 2 (0.23%) KVM
10 2 (0.23%) Squid
10 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.11%) Docker
11 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 65 (7.45%) SCCM
2 52 (5.96%) SCOM
3 12 (1.38%) Puppet
4 8 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.46%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.46%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.46%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.34%) Ansible
7 3 (0.34%) Fluentd
7 3 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.34%) Nagios
7 3 (0.34%) Nessus
7 3 (0.34%) QRadar
7 3 (0.34%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.23%) WSUS
9 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 143 (16.40%) VMware
2 100 (11.47%) Oracle
3 53 (6.08%) Dell
4 47 (5.39%) HP
5 41 (4.70%) IBM
6 40 (4.59%) Cisco
7 39 (4.47%) Citrix
8 37 (4.24%) Cegedim Rx
9 30 (3.44%) Red Hat
10 26 (2.98%) EMC
11 22 (2.52%) Kaspersky
11 22 (2.52%) Siemens
11 22 (2.52%) WatchGuard
12 17 (1.95%) Xamarin
13 14 (1.61%) Google
14 12 (1.38%) Ab Initio
14 12 (1.38%) Apple
14 12 (1.38%) SAP
14 12 (1.38%) Symantec
15 10 (1.15%) Cognos
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