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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 20 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 11 1 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 8.40% 1.64% 9.09%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 4.55% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 12
Average salary £51,250 - £37,000
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 - £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 - £45,000
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
55 22 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 41.98% 36.07% 34.09%
Number of salaries quoted 24 16 42
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 November 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Stirling

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Finance
3 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (44.44%) VMware
5 7 (38.89%) DNS
5 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (33.33%) UNIX
6 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 5 (27.78%) VoIP
7 5 (27.78%) DHCP
7 5 (27.78%) IIS
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (27.78%) VPN
7 5 (27.78%) Project Management
7 5 (27.78%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (27.78%) H.323
7 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
7 5 (27.78%) vSphere
8 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
8 4 (22.22%) Lync
8 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
8 4 (22.22%) Migration
8 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
8 4 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (27.78%) IIS
3 4 (22.22%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (22.22%) Lync
3 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) DNS
2 5 (27.78%) H.323
2 5 (27.78%) VoIP
2 5 (27.78%) DHCP
2 5 (27.78%) VPN
2 5 (27.78%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
General
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) ICT Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Operations Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Security Operations Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Governance Manager
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) PKI
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) AS400
4 1 (5.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) AIX
4 4 (22.22%) Solaris
4 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 4 (22.22%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 3 (16.67%) Validation
4 2 (11.11%) Email Management
4 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) Security Management
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) People Management
5 1 (5.56%) Operations Management
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) MCSE
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) COBIT
2 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (27.78%) vSphere
4 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCOM
2 2 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) Lotus
3 2 (11.11%) Symantec
3 2 (11.11%) IronPort
4 1 (5.56%) Meraki
4 1 (5.56%) Unisys
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix