Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 107 153
Rank change year-on-year -75 +46 -33
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 48 130 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.89% 2.35% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.11% 9.59% 4.99%
Number of salaries quoted 36 103 50
Scotland median annual salary £37,250 £40,900 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.92% -0.24% -2.38%
10th Percentile £25,125 £24,750 £19,325
90th Percentile £53,125 £61,250 £60,375
UK median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,168 1,356 1,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.67% 24.50% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 759 854 743
Scotland median annual salary £43,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.61% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -44 21 £46,500 -11.43% 8
Glasgow -24 19 £34,500 -13.75% 6
Dundee - 6 £30,000 -
North Lanarkshire +4 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £21,500 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £46,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 34 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 30 (62.50%) Windows
3 27 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (47.92%) MCSE
5 22 (45.83%) Office 365
6 21 (43.75%) Active Directory
7 17 (35.42%) MCP
8 15 (31.25%) MCSA
8 15 (31.25%) ITIL
8 15 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
8 15 (31.25%) Degree
9 13 (27.08%) SQL
10 11 (22.92%) VMware
10 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
11 10 (20.83%) Finance
12 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (18.75%) CCNA
12 9 (18.75%) Windows 7
12 9 (18.75%) SCCM
12 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (16.67%) Windows 10
13 8 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
13 8 (16.67%) Citrix
13 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
13 8 (16.67%) LAN
13 8 (16.67%) ITSM
14 7 (14.58%) Information Security
14 7 (14.58%) WAN
14 7 (14.58%) Client/Server

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.25%) IIS
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.17%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 27 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (45.83%) Office 365
3 15 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (10.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (10.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (6.25%) IaaS
7 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) LAN
2 7 (14.58%) WAN
3 5 (10.42%) Broadband
3 5 (10.42%) DNS
3 5 (10.42%) Network Security
4 4 (8.33%) DHCP
4 4 (8.33%) SAN
4 4 (8.33%) VPN
5 3 (6.25%) Firewall
6 2 (4.17%) Skype
6 2 (4.17%) WLAN
7 1 (2.08%) BGP
7 1 (2.08%) VLAN
7 1 (2.08%) VoIP
7 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) Power BI
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (14.58%) IT Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Analyst
2 6 (12.50%) Consultant
2 6 (12.50%) IT Support
3 5 (10.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Administrator
4 4 (8.33%) Developer
4 4 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
4 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Unix Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Unix Security Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) .NET
1 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET
2 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (8.33%) CSS
2 4 (8.33%) HTML
3 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.08%) .NET Core
4 1 (2.08%) Ajax
4 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.08%) CSS3
4 1 (2.08%) HTML5
4 1 (2.08%) LESS
4 1 (2.08%) Middleware
4 1 (2.08%) Sass
4 1 (2.08%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.08%) Vue.js
4 1 (2.08%) WAP
4 1 (2.08%) WinForms
4 1 (2.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Client/Server
2 5 (10.42%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.08%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
5 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (62.50%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
3 9 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 8 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 5 (10.42%) Linux
6 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.25%) Unix
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) ITIL
2 8 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (16.67%) ITSM
3 7 (14.58%) Information Security
4 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.42%) Antivirus Management
5 5 (10.42%) Coaching
5 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (10.42%) ERP
5 5 (10.42%) Information Security Management
5 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
5 5 (10.42%) Security Management
6 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.33%) MVC
7 3 (6.25%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.17%) Database Tuning
8 2 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) C#
2 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.17%) X++
5 1 (2.08%) C++
5 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (47.92%) MCSE
2 17 (35.42%) MCP
3 15 (31.25%) Degree
3 15 (31.25%) MCSA
4 9 (18.75%) CCNA
4 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (12.50%) A+ Certification
5 6 (12.50%) CCENT
5 6 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (10.42%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (4.17%) MCTS
7 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.08%) ACSA
8 1 (2.08%) AWS Certification
8 1 (2.08%) Master's Degree
8 1 (2.08%) MCITP
8 1 (2.08%) MCSD
8 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.08%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) SLA
2 5 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (10.42%) QA
3 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 21 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.33%) XenApp
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.08%) Docker
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.08%) vSphere
6 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.08%) MaaS360
3 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.92%) VMware
3 8 (16.67%) Citrix
4 7 (14.58%) Cisco
5 6 (12.50%) Google
6 2 (4.17%) Veeam
7 1 (2.08%) Apple
7 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.08%) CommVault
7 1 (2.08%) Dell
7 1 (2.08%) HP
7 1 (2.08%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.08%) Juniper
7 1 (2.08%) Meru Networks
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle
7 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.08%) Sophos
7 1 (2.08%) Symantec
7 1 (2.08%) Veritas
7 1 (2.08%) Xamarin