Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 10 14
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 286 337 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.84% 12.76% 11.59%
As % of the Vendors category 32.10% 36.39% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 192 235 196
Edinburgh median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,475 £65,000 £63,750
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.90%

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 891 926 895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 33.78% 35.06% 40.35%
Number of salaries quoted 566 614 593
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,900 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,375 £72,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -2.94%

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 21 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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.

1 101 (35.31%) C#
2 99 (34.62%) SQL Server
3 87 (30.42%) .NET
4 84 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (26.92%) Finance
6 71 (24.83%) Microsoft Azure
7 66 (23.08%) Windows
8 64 (22.38%) SQL
9 61 (21.33%) DevOps
10 58 (20.28%) Active Directory
11 49 (17.13%) JavaScript
11 49 (17.13%) PowerShell
11 49 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
12 46 (16.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 45 (15.73%) VMware
14 44 (15.38%) Visual Studio
14 44 (15.38%) Office 365
15 35 (12.24%) HTML
16 33 (11.54%) Python
16 33 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
17 31 (10.84%) Software Engineering
17 31 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
17 31 (10.84%) MVC
17 31 (10.84%) Mentoring
17 31 (10.84%) Windows Server
18 30 (10.49%) Scrum
19 29 (10.14%) ASP.NET
19 29 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
20 27 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
20 27 (9.44%) Business Intelligence

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 24 (8.39%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.20%) Confluence
3 11 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 10 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.40%) Documentum
6 4 (1.40%) FileNet
6 4 (1.40%) OnBase
6 4 (1.40%) SAS
7 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.05%) IIS
7 3 (1.05%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.70%) Apache
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.70%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.35%) Appian
9 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.35%) nginx
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 26 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (6.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.10%) AutoCAD
5 4 (1.40%) Chatbot
5 4 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 71 (24.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (15.38%) Office 365
3 33 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.45%) PaaS
5 4 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.40%) IaaS
5 4 (1.40%) SaaS
6 2 (0.70%) Serverless
7 1 (0.35%) Akamai
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.90%) DNS
2 13 (4.55%) DHCP
2 13 (4.55%) Firewall
3 12 (4.20%) SAN
4 10 (3.50%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.80%) LAN
5 8 (2.80%) VLAN
5 8 (2.80%) WAN
6 6 (2.10%) Skype
6 6 (2.10%) Unified Communications
7 5 (1.75%) Internet
7 5 (1.75%) Structured Cabling
7 5 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (1.40%) VPN
9 3 (1.05%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.05%) NAS
9 3 (1.05%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.05%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 24 (8.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (3.85%) Power BI
5 9 (3.15%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.10%) QlikView
8 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.05%) Big Data
9 3 (1.05%) Qlik Sense
9 3 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.70%) GIS
10 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.70%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 46 (16.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 23 (8.04%) Selenium
4 22 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
5 18 (6.29%) JIRA
5 18 (6.29%) SpecFlow
6 14 (4.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 11 (3.85%) GitLab
8 9 (3.15%) Hudson
9 6 (2.10%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.40%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.40%) Subversion
11 3 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.70%) NUnit
12 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.35%) Fiddler
13 1 (0.35%) Maven
13 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 77 (26.92%) Finance
2 9 (3.15%) Retail
3 6 (2.10%) Banking
4 3 (1.05%) Legal
4 3 (1.05%) Marketing
5 2 (0.70%) French Language
5 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.70%) Law
6 1 (0.35%) Back Office
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.35%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 68 (23.78%) Developer
2 40 (13.99%) Analyst
3 37 (12.94%) Software Developer
4 31 (10.84%) .NET Developer
4 31 (10.84%) Senior Developer
5 24 (8.39%) Senior Software Developer
6 23 (8.04%) Consultant
7 22 (7.69%) Administrator
8 20 (6.99%) Software Engineer
9 18 (6.29%) DevOps Developer
9 18 (6.29%) Senior DevOps
9 18 (6.29%) Support Engineer
10 17 (5.94%) Senior .NET Developer
11 16 (5.59%) .NET Software Developer
11 16 (5.59%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (5.59%) Test Analyst
12 14 (4.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 14 (4.90%) C# Developer
12 14 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (4.90%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (30.42%) .NET
2 35 (12.24%) HTML
3 29 (10.14%) ASP.NET
4 23 (8.04%) AngularJS
5 21 (7.34%) CSS
6 15 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (4.90%) .NET Framework
8 13 (4.55%) WPF
9 12 (4.20%) RESTful
9 12 (4.20%) Web Services
10 11 (3.85%) .NET Core
10 11 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (3.85%) Middleware
11 10 (3.50%) React
12 9 (3.15%) jQuery
12 9 (3.15%) SAML
12 9 (3.15%) XML
13 7 (2.45%) HTML5
14 6 (2.10%) Node.js
14 6 (2.10%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.90%) PKI
3 12 (4.20%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.80%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.45%) Fintech
6 7 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.40%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.40%) Robotics
9 3 (1.05%) Clustering
9 3 (1.05%) User Experience
10 2 (0.70%) Blog
10 2 (0.70%) PMI
10 2 (0.70%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.35%) EPoS
11 1 (0.35%) Fibre Optics
11 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 66 (23.08%) Windows
2 31 (10.84%) Windows Server
3 25 (8.74%) Unix
4 20 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (6.64%) Linux
6 12 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.15%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.75%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.05%) Android
10 3 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.35%) AIX
11 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (21.33%) DevOps
3 49 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (10.84%) Mentoring
4 31 (10.84%) MVC
4 31 (10.84%) Software Engineering
5 30 (10.49%) Scrum
6 29 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 27 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
7 27 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (9.09%) ITIL
9 22 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 22 (7.69%) Release Management
10 21 (7.34%) SDLC
11 19 (6.64%) Coaching
12 18 (6.29%) ETL
13 17 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 17 (5.94%) Service Delivery
13 17 (5.94%) TDD
13 17 (5.94%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 101 (35.31%) C#
2 64 (22.38%) SQL
3 49 (17.13%) JavaScript
3 49 (17.13%) PowerShell
4 33 (11.54%) Python
5 23 (8.04%) Java
6 19 (6.64%) T-SQL
7 15 (5.24%) C++
8 14 (4.90%) TypeScript
9 13 (4.55%) VBScript
10 6 (2.10%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.75%) Perl
11 5 (1.75%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.75%) VBA
12 4 (1.40%) Scala
12 4 (1.40%) VB
13 3 (1.05%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.35%) Groovy
14 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (6.99%) Degree
3 17 (5.94%) MCSA
4 15 (5.24%) MCSE
5 14 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (3.15%) CCNA
6 9 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.40%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.05%) CCSA
8 3 (1.05%) CCSE
8 3 (1.05%) CEH
8 3 (1.05%) MCITP
9 2 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.70%) MCP
9 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.70%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.90%) SLA
2 10 (3.50%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.75%) QA
4 4 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.40%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.05%) GDPR
5 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.05%) P3O
5 3 (1.05%) PMBOK
5 3 (1.05%) PMO
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 58 (20.28%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.45%) Docker
5 6 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.10%) XenApp
6 5 (1.75%) vSphere
7 3 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.05%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.70%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.40%) WSUS
2 3 (1.05%) MaaS360
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.70%) SCCM
3 2 (0.70%) Terraform
4 1 (0.35%) Ansible
4 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.35%) Graphite
4 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.35%) Icinga
4 1 (0.35%) Kibana
4 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.35%) Packer
Vendors
1 45 (15.73%) VMware
2 18 (6.29%) Cisco
3 15 (5.24%) Oracle
4 14 (4.90%) Citrix
4 14 (4.90%) HP
5 8 (2.80%) Apple
6 7 (2.45%) IBM
7 5 (1.75%) Fiserv
7 5 (1.75%) Google
8 4 (1.40%) Cognizant
8 4 (1.40%) Laserfiche
8 4 (1.40%) Tableau
8 4 (1.40%) Teradata
8 4 (1.40%) Xamarin
9 3 (1.05%) Adobe
9 3 (1.05%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.05%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.05%) Mitel
9 3 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.05%) ServiceNow