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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 125 113
Rank change year-on-year +21 -12  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 45 40 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.70% 1.40% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.97% 5.15% 6.35%
Number of salaries quoted 33 27 36
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £21,100 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,000 £59,250
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.77%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 646 776 834
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 24.39% 27.07% 26.57%
Number of salaries quoted 406 408 563
Median salary £41,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.88% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +11 20 £40,000 +17.64% 2
Edinburgh -2 18 £50,000 +8.10% 4
North Lanarkshire - 2 £36,750 -
West Lothian -3 1 - -
Aberdeen -6 1 £65,000 +242.10%
Falkirk - 1 £37,500 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 49 (73.13%) Microsoft
2 29 (43.28%) MCSE
3 25 (37.31%) ITIL
4 22 (32.84%) Windows
5 21 (31.34%) Active Directory
6 18 (26.87%) SQL
6 18 (26.87%) Degree
7 17 (25.37%) VMware
8 16 (23.88%) MCP
8 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (23.88%) Windows Server
9 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
10 13 (19.40%) .NET
11 12 (17.91%) C#
11 12 (17.91%) MCSA
11 12 (17.91%) CCNA
11 12 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (17.91%) SLA
12 11 (16.42%) Service Delivery
12 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
12 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (14.93%) Office 365
13 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (14.93%) Service Management
14 9 (13.43%) Finance
14 9 (13.43%) Cisco
14 9 (13.43%) HP
14 9 (13.43%) ASP.NET
15 8 (11.94%) WAN

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 6 (8.96%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (7.46%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.49%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.93%) Office 365
2 6 (8.96%) IaaS
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.46%) PaaS
4 4 (5.97%) SaaS
5 2 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) Firewall
1 8 (11.94%) LAN
1 8 (11.94%) WAN
2 5 (7.46%) DHCP
2 5 (7.46%) DNS
2 5 (7.46%) Unified Communications
3 4 (5.97%) Skype
4 3 (4.48%) ISDN
4 3 (4.48%) PBX
4 3 (4.48%) VoIP
5 2 (2.99%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.99%) SAN
5 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.49%) Internet
6 1 (1.49%) IPv4
6 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.49%) VPN
6 1 (1.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.99%) PowerPivot
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.49%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.49%) Power BI
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Cucumber
1 5 (7.46%) HP UFT
1 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
1 5 (7.46%) LoadRunner
1 5 (7.46%) Selenium
2 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.48%) Moq
3 3 (4.48%) NUnit
General
1 9 (13.43%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Billing
4 2 (2.99%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Developer
2 10 (14.93%) Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) Software Developer
4 7 (10.45%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) SQL Developer
4 7 (10.45%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.46%) C# Developer
5 5 (7.46%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) DBA
6 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Service Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (5.97%) SQL DBA
6 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) .NET
2 9 (13.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.46%) Gherkin
3 5 (7.46%) jQuery
3 5 (7.46%) WCF
3 5 (7.46%) Web Services
4 3 (4.48%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (4.48%) Entity Framework
4 3 (4.48%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (1.49%) Ajax
5 1 (1.49%) CSS
5 1 (1.49%) HTML
5 1 (1.49%) LLBLGen Pro
5 1 (1.49%) XML
5 1 (1.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Computer Science
1 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.99%) PKI
3 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.49%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
4 1 (1.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.84%) Windows
2 16 (23.88%) Windows Server
3 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.97%) Linux
6 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.99%) Unix
8 1 (1.49%) Android
8 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.31%) ITIL
2 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.42%) Service Delivery
4 10 (14.93%) Service Management
5 8 (11.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (10.45%) Business Continuity
6 7 (10.45%) MVC
7 6 (8.96%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.46%) Defect Management
8 5 (7.46%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (7.46%) High Availability
8 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (7.46%) Performance Testing
8 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2
8 5 (7.46%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (7.46%) SDLC
8 5 (7.46%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.46%) Test Scripting
8 5 (7.46%) Test Strategy
9 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) SQL
2 12 (17.91%) C#
3 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.46%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.97%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.49%) C
7 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (43.28%) MCSE
2 18 (26.87%) Degree
3 16 (23.88%) MCP
4 12 (17.91%) CCNA
4 12 (17.91%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (17.91%) MCSA
5 7 (10.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (10.45%) MCTS
5 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
6 6 (8.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (7.46%) ISTQB
7 5 (7.46%) MCITP
7 5 (7.46%) OCP
7 5 (7.46%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (7.46%) SAP Certification
8 4 (5.97%) CISSP
8 4 (5.97%) MCAD
8 4 (5.97%) MCSD
9 3 (4.48%) CCNP
10 1 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.91%) SLA
2 3 (4.48%) QA
System Software
1 21 (31.34%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.97%) XenApp
5 3 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.48%) vSphere
6 2 (2.99%) Firmware
6 2 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) SCCM
2 4 (5.97%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (5.97%) SCOM
3 2 (2.99%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.49%) SCSM
4 1 (1.49%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 49 (73.13%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.37%) VMware
3 9 (13.43%) Cisco
3 9 (13.43%) HP
4 6 (8.96%) SolarWinds
5 5 (7.46%) Citrix
5 5 (7.46%) Oracle
5 5 (7.46%) SAP
6 4 (5.97%) McAfee
6 4 (5.97%) Sophos
7 3 (4.48%) NEC
8 2 (2.99%) Apple
8 2 (2.99%) Dell
8 2 (2.99%) MobileIron
8 2 (2.99%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.99%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.99%) Symantec
8 2 (2.99%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.49%) Nintex
9 1 (1.49%) Telerik
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