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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 22 8
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 32 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 30.48% 3.92% 15.63%
As % of the Vendors category 53.33% 7.14% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 0
Average salary £28,000 £46,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.45% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
60 56 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 57.14% 54.90% 56.25%
Number of salaries quoted 26 21 5
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -1.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,900 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 14 (40.00%) Degree
2 14 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (34.29%) Unit Testing
3 12 (34.29%) TDD
3 12 (34.29%) Subversion
3 12 (34.29%) Windows
3 12 (34.29%) OO
3 12 (34.29%) MS Excel
4 11 (31.43%) Banking
5 10 (28.57%) MS Office
5 10 (28.57%) SDLC
6 8 (22.86%) Windows 8
6 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
6 8 (22.86%) C#
6 8 (22.86%) VMware
7 7 (20.00%) NUnit
7 7 (20.00%) Investment Banking
7 7 (20.00%) Project Management
7 7 (20.00%) Citrix
7 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (20.00%) J2EE
7 7 (20.00%) OLAP
7 7 (20.00%) Web Services
7 7 (20.00%) TeamCity
7 7 (20.00%) DevExpress
7 7 (20.00%) Multithreading
7 7 (20.00%) WPF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (14.29%) Apache
1 5 (14.29%) Mule
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (34.29%) MS Excel
2 10 (28.57%) MS Office
3 5 (14.29%) MS Project
4 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) OLAP
3 5 (14.29%) Big Data
3 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 5 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) QlikView
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Subversion
2 7 (20.00%) TeamCity
2 7 (20.00%) NUnit
2 7 (20.00%) Moq
3 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 5 (14.29%) Maven
3 5 (14.29%) Ant
3 5 (14.29%) IntelliJ
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 11 (31.43%) Banking
3 7 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 5 (14.29%) Marketing
5 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Desktop Support
1 10 (28.57%) Developer
2 7 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Development Specialist
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Support Technician
5 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Technician
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Technician
6 2 (5.71%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) WPF Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior WPF Developer
6 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) J2EE
1 7 (20.00%) MDX
1 7 (20.00%) WPF
1 7 (20.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 7 (20.00%) Web Services
2 6 (17.14%) CSS
2 6 (17.14%) HTML
3 5 (14.29%) Spring
4 2 (5.71%) .NET
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.86%) PostGIS
5 1 (2.86%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Mobile Computing
2 5 (14.29%) User Experience
3 4 (11.43%) Blackberry
4 3 (8.57%) Fat Client
4 3 (8.57%) Thin Client
5 2 (5.71%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.86%) GIS
6 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Windows 8
3 6 (17.14%) Android
4 5 (14.29%) Linux
4 5 (14.29%) UNIX
5 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) TDD
2 12 (34.29%) OO
2 12 (34.29%) Unit Testing
3 10 (28.57%) SDLC
4 7 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 7 (20.00%) MVVM
4 7 (20.00%) Analytics
4 7 (20.00%) Project Management
4 7 (20.00%) Workflow
5 6 (17.14%) Web Development
6 5 (14.29%) Content Management
6 5 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 5 (14.29%) Validation
6 5 (14.29%) ITSM
6 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 5 (14.29%) OOD
6 5 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 5 (14.29%) Server Building
6 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) C#
2 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) VBA
5 1 (2.86%) SQL
5 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Degree
2 5 (14.29%) PMP
2 5 (14.29%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.43%) XenApp
2 4 (11.43%) XenDesktop
2 4 (11.43%) vSphere
3 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) VMware
2 7 (20.00%) DevExpress
2 7 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (11.43%) Apple
3 4 (11.43%) HP
3 4 (11.43%) Dell
3 4 (11.43%) AppSense
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) Sybase
5 2 (5.71%) Reuters
5 2 (5.71%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.86%) Wyse
6 1 (2.86%) Planview