Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 120 165
Rank change year-on-year -74 +45 -39
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 39 107 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.71% 2.01% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.35% 8.44% 4.72%
Number of salaries quoted 23 82 52
Scotland median annual salary £37,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.84% +10.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,750 £19,675
90th Percentile £49,800 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%

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 1,164 1,268 1,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.23% 23.78% 26.19%
Number of salaries quoted 780 771 864
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -34 19 £37,000 -29.52% 4
Glasgow -32 13 £46,500 +16.25% 4
Dundee - 6 £30,000 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £46,000 -
Strathclyde - 1 £32,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 20 (51.28%) Windows
3 19 (48.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (43.59%) Office 365
5 16 (41.03%) MCSE
5 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
6 15 (38.46%) ITIL
7 12 (30.77%) SQL
8 11 (28.21%) Windows 7
9 10 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (25.64%) Windows Server
9 10 (25.64%) MCP
9 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
10 9 (23.08%) MCSA
11 8 (20.51%) ITSM
11 8 (20.51%) Citrix
12 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
12 7 (17.95%) VMware
12 7 (17.95%) Windows 10
13 6 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (15.38%) Windows 8
13 6 (15.38%) SCCM
13 6 (15.38%) Finance
14 5 (12.82%) A+ Certification
14 5 (12.82%) WAN
14 5 (12.82%) GCP
14 5 (12.82%) LAN
14 5 (12.82%) Capita
14 5 (12.82%) XenApp

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 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (48.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (43.59%) Office 365
3 10 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (12.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (7.69%) IaaS
6 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.56%) PaaS
6 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) LAN
1 5 (12.82%) WAN
2 4 (10.26%) Broadband
2 4 (10.26%) VPN
3 3 (7.69%) DHCP
3 3 (7.69%) DNS
3 3 (7.69%) Firewall
4 2 (5.13%) Skype
4 2 (5.13%) WLAN
5 1 (2.56%) BGP
5 1 (2.56%) SAN
5 1 (2.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) Power BI
4 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Consultant
2 6 (15.38%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Administrator
4 4 (10.26%) DBA
4 4 (10.26%) Developer
4 4 (10.26%) IT Support
4 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) SQL DBA
4 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.69%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Junior
6 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
1 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (5.13%) CSS
3 2 (5.13%) CSS3
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
3 2 (5.13%) HTML5
3 2 (5.13%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.56%) .NET Core
4 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.56%) Middleware
4 1 (2.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Windows 7
3 10 (25.64%) Windows Server
4 7 (17.95%) Windows 10
5 6 (15.38%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) ITSM
3 6 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (12.82%) Antivirus Management
4 5 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (10.26%) ERP
5 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.69%) Application Discovery
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (7.69%) MVC
6 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.69%) Web Development
7 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.13%) Migration
7 2 (5.13%) Scrum
7 2 (5.13%) Service Management
7 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.56%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) C#
3 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.13%) X++
5 1 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) MCSE
2 10 (25.64%) MCP
3 9 (23.08%) MCSA
4 5 (12.82%) A+ Certification
4 5 (12.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (10.26%) AWS Certification
5 4 (10.26%) Degree
6 2 (5.13%) Master's Degree
6 2 (5.13%) MCITP
7 1 (2.56%) CCNA
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.56%) MCSD
7 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) GCP
2 4 (10.26%) SLA
3 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) XenApp
3 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) SCCM
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.56%) MaaS360
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) Citrix
3 7 (17.95%) VMware
4 5 (12.82%) Capita
5 2 (5.13%) Apple
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle
6 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.56%) Avaya
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco
6 1 (2.56%) CommVault
6 1 (2.56%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.56%) Verint
6 1 (2.56%) Xamarin