Period
to 18 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 13 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 289 346 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.48% 12.91% 11.83%
As % of the Vendors category 31.58% 33.21% 28.68%
Number of salaries quoted 189 227 154
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,550 £24,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,500 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,835
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.00% +3.56%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Edinburgh.

All Vendors
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 915 1,042 959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 36.34% 38.88% 41.25%
Number of salaries quoted 565 597 584
Edinburgh median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,450 £27,500 £28,075
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,900 £73,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Edinburgh

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 133 (46.02%) SQL Server
2 100 (34.60%) .NET
3 97 (33.56%) C#
4 96 (33.22%) Finance
5 82 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (25.61%) SQL
7 70 (24.22%) Windows
8 65 (22.49%) Microsoft Azure
9 55 (19.03%) Problem-Solving
10 52 (17.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 52 (17.99%) ASP.NET
11 46 (15.92%) Visual Studio
12 45 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (15.57%) DevOps
13 39 (13.49%) MVC
14 38 (13.15%) Microsoft Office
15 37 (12.80%) Active Directory
15 37 (12.80%) Windows Server
16 34 (11.76%) Degree
17 32 (11.07%) Software Engineering
17 32 (11.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 31 (10.73%) Project Management
18 31 (10.73%) Decision-Making
19 29 (10.03%) VMware
19 29 (10.03%) Linux
19 29 (10.03%) T-SQL
19 29 (10.03%) Office 365
20 28 (9.69%) Release Management
20 28 (9.69%) PowerShell
21 26 (9.00%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (7.96%) IIS
2 13 (4.50%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.15%) Apache
4 11 (3.81%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.42%) JBoss
6 6 (2.08%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.38%) nginx
8 3 (1.04%) SAS
9 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.35%) CMS
10 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 38 (13.15%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.81%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.35%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (2.42%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 65 (22.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (10.03%) Office 365
3 20 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.73%) IaaS
5 5 (1.73%) SaaS
6 4 (1.38%) Akamai
7 3 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.69%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.69%) npm
8 2 (0.69%) NuGet
8 2 (0.69%) PaaS
9 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.00%) DNS
2 17 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 15 (5.19%) Firewall
3 15 (5.19%) LAN
4 13 (4.50%) WAN
5 9 (3.11%) DHCP
5 9 (3.11%) Kerberos
5 9 (3.11%) Wireshark
6 8 (2.77%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (2.77%) SSH
7 7 (2.42%) iSCSI
7 7 (2.42%) VLAN
8 6 (2.08%) Network Security
8 6 (2.08%) VoIP
9 5 (1.73%) Asterisk PBX
9 5 (1.73%) Ethernet
9 5 (1.73%) H.323
9 5 (1.73%) PBX
9 5 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.38%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (46.02%) SQL Server
2 32 (11.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (6.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (4.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (3.11%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.73%) Power BI
9 4 (1.38%) GIS
9 4 (1.38%) SSDT
10 3 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.04%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (1.04%) QlikView
10 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.69%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 52 (17.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 46 (15.92%) Visual Studio
3 20 (6.92%) Selenium
4 19 (6.57%) SpecFlow
4 19 (6.57%) Subversion
5 18 (6.23%) Visual Studio Team System
6 17 (5.88%) Git (software)
7 14 (4.84%) Jenkins
8 6 (2.08%) JIRA
8 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (1.73%) Bugzilla
9 5 (1.73%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.73%) FitNesse
9 5 (1.73%) HP UFT
9 5 (1.73%) Phabricator
10 4 (1.38%) Fiddler
10 4 (1.38%) Gatling
10 4 (1.38%) JMeter
10 4 (1.38%) LoadRunner
10 4 (1.38%) SilkPerformer
General
1 96 (33.22%) Finance
2 8 (2.77%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.42%) Marketing
4 5 (1.73%) Banking
4 5 (1.73%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.38%) Law
6 3 (1.04%) Advertising
6 3 (1.04%) Automotive
6 3 (1.04%) Legal
6 3 (1.04%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) Front Office
7 1 (0.35%) Games
7 1 (0.35%) Local Government
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 66 (22.84%) Developer
2 38 (13.15%) .NET Developer
3 36 (12.46%) Analyst
4 30 (10.38%) Senior Developer
5 29 (10.03%) Software Developer
6 21 (7.27%) Senior Software Developer
7 20 (6.92%) Administrator
7 20 (6.92%) Senior .NET Developer
8 19 (6.57%) DBA
8 19 (6.57%) Support Engineer
9 18 (6.23%) C# Developer
10 17 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
11 16 (5.54%) SQL DBA
12 15 (5.19%) Senior .NET Software Developer
13 14 (4.84%) Applications Engineer
13 14 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
13 14 (4.84%) Technical Developer
14 13 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
14 13 (4.50%) IT Manager
14 13 (4.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (34.60%) .NET
2 52 (17.99%) ASP.NET
3 26 (9.00%) .NET Framework
4 24 (8.30%) AngularJS
5 19 (6.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 18 (6.23%) HTML
7 15 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (5.19%) CSS
7 15 (5.19%) jQuery
8 14 (4.84%) Web Services
9 9 (3.11%) HTML5
9 9 (3.11%) LAMP
10 8 (2.77%) WCF
11 7 (2.42%) OAuth
11 7 (2.42%) OAuth2
11 7 (2.42%) REST
11 7 (2.42%) SAML
12 6 (2.08%) JSP
12 6 (2.08%) LDAP
12 6 (2.08%) React
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.23%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.54%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (5.54%) Fintech
3 14 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.50%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.46%) Replication
6 8 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.08%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.73%) Robotics
10 4 (1.38%) DataPower
10 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.04%) Clustering
11 3 (1.04%) Smartphone
11 3 (1.04%) User Experience
12 2 (0.69%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (24.22%) Windows
2 37 (12.80%) Windows Server
3 29 (10.03%) Linux
4 24 (8.30%) Unix
4 24 (8.30%) Windows 10
5 20 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.50%) Windows 7
7 12 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.77%) Mac OS
9 5 (1.73%) Debian
9 5 (1.73%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.69%) Android
12 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (28.37%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (19.03%) Problem-Solving
3 45 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
3 45 (15.57%) DevOps
4 39 (13.49%) MVC
5 32 (11.07%) Software Engineering
6 31 (10.73%) Decision-Making
6 31 (10.73%) Project Management
7 28 (9.69%) Release Management
8 26 (9.00%) Scrum
9 25 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (7.96%) ITIL
11 22 (7.61%) Migration
12 21 (7.27%) CRM
12 21 (7.27%) TDD
12 21 (7.27%) Test Automation
13 19 (6.57%) PRINCE2
14 18 (6.23%) OO
15 17 (5.88%) Data Modelling
15 17 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 97 (33.56%) C#
2 74 (25.61%) SQL
3 29 (10.03%) T-SQL
4 28 (9.69%) PowerShell
5 25 (8.65%) JavaScript
6 17 (5.88%) Python
7 7 (2.42%) Java
8 6 (2.08%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.08%) Bourne shell
8 6 (2.08%) Korn
8 6 (2.08%) sed
8 6 (2.08%) TypeScript
9 5 (1.73%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.38%) VBA
11 3 (1.04%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.04%) X++
12 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.69%) VB
13 1 (0.35%) C
13 1 (0.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (11.76%) Degree
2 14 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.08%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.73%) MCP
7 4 (1.38%) MCSE
8 2 (0.69%) ISEB
8 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.69%) MCSA
9 1 (0.35%) CCNA
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.35%) MBA
9 1 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.35%) PMP
9 1 (0.35%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.54%) SLA
2 6 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.73%) PMO
3 5 (1.73%) QA
4 3 (1.04%) GDPR
4 3 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.04%) P3O
4 3 (1.04%) PMBOK
System Software
1 37 (12.80%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.81%) NFS
2 11 (3.81%) Samba
2 11 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.77%) Docker
4 7 (2.42%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.08%) Firmware
6 5 (1.73%) Dovecot
6 5 (1.73%) iptables
6 5 (1.73%) Postfix
6 5 (1.73%) QEMU
6 5 (1.73%) VirtualBox
6 5 (1.73%) Xen
7 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.69%) XenApp
8 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (5.19%) SCCM
2 5 (1.73%) Proxmox
3 4 (1.38%) Kibana
3 4 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.69%) WSUS
5 1 (0.35%) Ansible
5 1 (0.35%) Graphite
5 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.35%) Icinga
5 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.35%) Packer
5 1 (0.35%) Puppet
5 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (10.03%) VMware
2 17 (5.88%) Oracle
3 13 (4.50%) Cisco
4 9 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.77%) IBM
5 8 (2.77%) Meraki
6 7 (2.42%) Citrix
6 7 (2.42%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.38%) Remedy
7 4 (1.38%) SAP
8 3 (1.04%) BMC
8 3 (1.04%) HP
8 3 (1.04%) Teradata
9 2 (0.69%) Avaya
9 2 (0.69%) Google
9 2 (0.69%) Pega
9 2 (0.69%) Ping Identity
9 2 (0.69%) Sun
9 2 (0.69%) Tableau
10 1 (0.35%) Fortinet