Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Scotland
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 118 149
Rank change year-on-year -56 +31 -17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 52 122 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.98% 2.18% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.43% 9.26% 5.38%
Number of salaries quoted 38 99 55
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +9.76% +5.81%
10th Percentile £25,250 £23,435 £19,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £61,250 £56,250
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +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 1,173 1,318 1,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.12% 23.56% 24.23%
Number of salaries quoted 741 846 741
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -39 25 £47,000 -10.48% 7
Glasgow -25 17 £41,000 +0.24% 11
Dundee - 6 £30,000 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £46,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £21,500 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 37 (71.15%) Microsoft
2 32 (61.54%) Windows
3 30 (57.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (48.08%) MCSE
4 25 (48.08%) Active Directory
5 24 (46.15%) Office 365
6 19 (36.54%) MCP
7 18 (34.62%) MCSA
8 17 (32.69%) Amazon AWS
8 17 (32.69%) Degree
9 15 (28.85%) ITIL
9 15 (28.85%) SQL
10 13 (25.00%) VMware
10 13 (25.00%) Windows Server
11 11 (21.15%) Finance
11 11 (21.15%) SQL Server
12 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (17.31%) Cybersecurity
13 9 (17.31%) MS Exchange
13 9 (17.31%) CCNA
13 9 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (15.38%) LAN
14 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
14 8 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (13.46%) Hyper-V
15 7 (13.46%) Windows 10
15 7 (13.46%) ITSM
15 7 (13.46%) Information Security
15 7 (13.46%) Linux
15 7 (13.46%) 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 9 (17.31%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.77%) IIS
3 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.92%) JBoss
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.92%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 30 (57.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (46.15%) Office 365
3 17 (32.69%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (11.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (9.62%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (9.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (5.77%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (5.77%) IaaS
8 2 (3.85%) PaaS
9 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) LAN
2 7 (13.46%) DNS
2 7 (13.46%) WAN
3 5 (9.62%) Broadband
3 5 (9.62%) DHCP
3 5 (9.62%) Network Security
3 5 (9.62%) SAN
4 4 (7.69%) Firewall
4 4 (7.69%) VPN
5 2 (3.85%) Skype
5 2 (3.85%) WLAN
6 1 (1.92%) BGP
6 1 (1.92%) VLAN
6 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.92%) Power BI
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (15.38%) IT Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Consultant
2 6 (11.54%) Developer
2 6 (11.54%) IT Support
3 5 (9.62%) Administrator
3 5 (9.62%) Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Senior Unix Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Unix Security Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) .NET
1 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET
2 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (9.62%) CSS
2 5 (9.62%) HTML
3 2 (3.85%) .NET Core
3 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.92%) Ajax
4 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.92%) CSS3
4 1 (1.92%) HTML5
4 1 (1.92%) J2EE
4 1 (1.92%) LESS
4 1 (1.92%) Middleware
4 1 (1.92%) Sass
4 1 (1.92%) Vue.js
4 1 (1.92%) WAP
4 1 (1.92%) WinForms
4 1 (1.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Client/Server
2 5 (9.62%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.85%) Clustering
4 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.85%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.92%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (61.54%) Windows
2 13 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 7 (13.46%) Linux
4 7 (13.46%) Windows 10
5 4 (7.69%) Unix
5 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) ITIL
2 9 (17.31%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (13.46%) Information Security
4 7 (13.46%) ITSM
5 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (11.54%) MVC
6 5 (9.62%) Antivirus Management
6 5 (9.62%) Coaching
6 5 (9.62%) ERP
6 5 (9.62%) Information Security Management
6 5 (9.62%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.62%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (9.62%) Security Management
7 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.77%) Business Continuity
9 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.85%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) C#
3 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.85%) TypeScript
5 2 (3.85%) X++
6 1 (1.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (48.08%) MCSE
2 19 (36.54%) MCP
3 18 (34.62%) MCSA
4 17 (32.69%) Degree
5 9 (17.31%) CCNA
5 9 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (13.46%) A+ Certification
7 6 (11.54%) CCENT
7 6 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (11.54%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (9.62%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (3.85%) MCITP
9 2 (3.85%) MCSD
9 2 (3.85%) MCTS
9 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.92%) ACSA
10 1 (1.92%) HNC
10 1 (1.92%) HND
10 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.92%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (11.54%) SLA
2 5 (9.62%) QA
3 4 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 25 (48.08%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.46%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.85%) Docker
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.85%) XenApp
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) SCCM
2 4 (7.69%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.92%) MaaS360
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (71.15%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.00%) VMware
3 7 (13.46%) Cisco
4 6 (11.54%) Google
5 5 (9.62%) Citrix
6 2 (3.85%) Veeam
6 2 (3.85%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.92%) Apple
7 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.92%) Dell
7 1 (1.92%) HP
7 1 (1.92%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.92%) Juniper
7 1 (1.92%) Meru Networks
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle
7 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.92%) Sophos
7 1 (1.92%) Symantec
7 1 (1.92%) Veritas