The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 23 20 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 4.35% 3.60% 7.50%
As % of the Vendors category 6.94% 8.00% 17.65%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 3
Average salary £46,000 £52,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.38% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £43,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £55,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stirling region.

Vendors Category
Stirling
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
72 50 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 62.61% 45.05% 42.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21 20 11
Average salary £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,700 £36,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Stirling region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Stirling region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Stirling

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Stirling

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Stirling region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Stirling

Microsoft
Job Locations in Stirling

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Stirling region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Stirlingshire - 1 £19,000 -
Microsoft
Scotland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Stirling 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 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
1 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 5 (35.71%) Lync
5 4 (28.57%) Migration
5 4 (28.57%) Use Case
5 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 4 (28.57%) AirWatch
5 4 (28.57%) AIX
5 4 (28.57%) Solaris
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 4 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (28.57%) UNIX
5 4 (28.57%) Lotus
5 4 (28.57%) Mac OS X
5 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 4 (28.57%) DNS
5 4 (28.57%) Service Management
5 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
5 4 (28.57%) PKI
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco
6 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
6 3 (21.43%) IronPort

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Stirling 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Lync
3 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (28.57%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 4 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) QlikView
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Security Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Services Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Operations Manager
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
2 4 (28.57%) PKI
3 2 (14.29%) iPhone
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) AIX
2 4 (28.57%) Solaris
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Mac OS X
2 4 (28.57%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Service Management
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Use Case
3 1 (7.14%) Test Management
3 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Operations Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCP
1 1 (7.14%) HND
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) AirWatch
2 3 (21.43%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Lotus
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) IronPort
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Planview