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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 17 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 11 3 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 10.28% 4.62% 9.86%
As % of the Vendors category 21.15% 10.00% 30.43%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 14
Average salary £50,000 £38,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,750 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £39,750 £48,200
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
52 30 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 48.60% 46.15% 32.39%
Number of salaries quoted 27 18 43
Average salary £49,000 £45,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,900 £40,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 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 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Finance
3 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
4 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 9 (42.86%) DNS
5 8 (38.10%) UNIX
5 8 (38.10%) VMware
6 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (28.57%) AIX
7 6 (28.57%) Solaris
7 6 (28.57%) Linux
7 6 (28.57%) Mac OS X
7 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
8 5 (23.81%) IIS
8 5 (23.81%) VoIP
8 5 (23.81%) DHCP
8 5 (23.81%) VPN
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (23.81%) Project Management
8 5 (23.81%) H.323
8 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
8 5 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (23.81%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
8 5 (23.81%) vSphere
9 4 (19.05%) Lotus Domino
9 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
9 4 (19.05%) Cisco
9 4 (19.05%) Lotus

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (23.81%) IIS
3 4 (19.05%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (19.05%) Lync
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) DNS
2 5 (23.81%) H.323
2 5 (23.81%) VoIP
2 5 (23.81%) DHCP
2 5 (23.81%) VPN
2 5 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
4 3 (14.29%) Firewall
General
1 16 (76.19%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) ICT Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Operations Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Security Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Security Operations Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Governance Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) IT Operations Manager
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support
4 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
1 5 (23.81%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 4 (19.05%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) AS400
3 1 (4.76%) iPhone
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) UNIX
3 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 6 (28.57%) AIX
3 6 (28.57%) Solaris
3 6 (28.57%) Linux
3 6 (28.57%) Mac OS X
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Project Management
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 3 (14.29%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) Email Management
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.52%) Use Case
5 1 (4.76%) Test Management
5 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.76%) Security Management
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.52%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) COBIT
2 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (23.81%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.76%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) VMware
2 4 (19.05%) Lotus
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco
3 2 (9.52%) Symantec
3 2 (9.52%) IronPort
4 1 (4.76%) Meraki
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Unisys