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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 21 9
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 24 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 24.49% 3.16% 14.71%
As % of the Vendors category 45.28% 5.08% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 0
Average salary £28,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
53 59 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 54.08% 62.11% 58.82%
Number of salaries quoted 27 22 6
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £43,500 £46,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 6 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 14 (46.67%) Finance
1 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (46.67%) Degree
2 12 (40.00%) Windows
3 11 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (33.33%) SDLC
5 9 (30.00%) OO
5 9 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 9 (30.00%) TDD
5 9 (30.00%) Subversion
6 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 7 (23.33%) MS Office
7 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
7 7 (23.33%) J2EE
7 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
7 7 (23.33%) Project Management
7 7 (23.33%) VMware
7 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (23.33%) Windows 8
8 6 (20.00%) Web Development
8 6 (20.00%) Banking
8 6 (20.00%) Citrix
8 6 (20.00%) UNIX
8 6 (20.00%) Linux
8 6 (20.00%) CSS
8 6 (20.00%) HTML
9 5 (16.67%) Java
9 5 (16.67%) MySQL
9 5 (16.67%) Ant
9 5 (16.67%) MS Project

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (16.67%) Apache
1 5 (16.67%) Mule
2 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.67%) Lync
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Office
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) SMTP
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) Big Data
2 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 5 (16.67%) MySQL
3 4 (13.33%) OLAP
4 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) QlikView
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Subversion
2 5 (16.67%) Maven
2 5 (16.67%) Ant
2 5 (16.67%) IntelliJ
2 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (13.33%) Moq
3 4 (13.33%) NUnit
3 4 (13.33%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (46.67%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (16.67%) Marketing
4 4 (13.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Project Manager
1 7 (23.33%) Desktop Support
1 7 (23.33%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Development Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Support Technician
4 3 (10.00%) Desktop Technician
4 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support Technician
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) J2EE
2 6 (20.00%) HTML
2 6 (20.00%) CSS
3 5 (16.67%) Spring
4 4 (13.33%) Web Services
4 4 (13.33%) MDX
4 4 (13.33%) WPF
4 4 (13.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (6.67%) .NET
5 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.33%) Ajax
6 1 (3.33%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) User Experience
2 5 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 4 (13.33%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
4 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.33%) iPhone
5 1 (3.33%) GIS
5 1 (3.33%) PKI
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows 8
3 6 (20.00%) UNIX
3 6 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (10.00%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) AIX
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) SDLC
3 9 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 9 (30.00%) TDD
3 9 (30.00%) OO
4 7 (23.33%) Project Management
5 6 (20.00%) Web Development
6 5 (16.67%) System Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 5 (16.67%) Server Building
6 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 5 (16.67%) OOD
6 5 (16.67%) Content Management
6 5 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 5 (16.67%) Validation
7 4 (13.33%) ITSM
7 4 (13.33%) Workflow
7 4 (13.33%) MVVM
7 4 (13.33%) Analytics
7 4 (13.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (16.67%) C#
2 5 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) VBA
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) Degree
2 5 (16.67%) PMP
2 5 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.00%) XenApp
3 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCOM
1 1 (3.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) VMware
2 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (13.33%) DevExpress
4 3 (10.00%) AppSense
4 3 (10.00%) Apple
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) Dell
5 2 (6.67%) Sybase
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) Wyse
6 1 (3.33%) Lotus
6 1 (3.33%) Planview
6 1 (3.33%) IronPort