Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 176 134 143
Rank change year-on-year -42 +9 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 54 109 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.04% 1.92% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.94% 7.95% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 38 83 41
Scotland median annual salary £38,515 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.71% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £25,250 £26,900 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,750 £66,000 £51,250
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 1,094 1,371 1,106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.00% 24.20% 23.71%
Number of salaries quoted 713 926 699
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,349
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.96% +2.00%
10th Percentile £26,050 £26,250 £26,450
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £60,000
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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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
Glasgow +6 26 £38,515 -3.71% 8
Edinburgh -42 23 £46,500 +16.25% 5
North Lanarkshire +11 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £21,500 - 1
Dundee - 1 £36,500 - 2
Stirling - 1 £34,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 44 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 27 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (48.15%) Windows
4 24 (44.44%) Degree
5 23 (42.59%) SQL Server
6 22 (40.74%) MCSA
6 22 (40.74%) Active Directory
7 21 (38.89%) SQL
8 19 (35.19%) MCSE
9 16 (29.63%) Office 365
10 15 (27.78%) C#
11 13 (24.07%) .NET
11 13 (24.07%) MCP
11 13 (24.07%) MVC
12 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET
12 12 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (22.22%) CCNA
12 12 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (20.37%) Windows Server
13 11 (20.37%) VMware
14 10 (18.52%) QA
15 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
15 9 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
15 9 (16.67%) Cisco
15 9 (16.67%) ITIL
15 9 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
16 8 (14.81%) CSS
16 8 (14.81%) MCSD

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 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.56%) K2 blackpearl
3 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.70%) IIS
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.85%) JBoss
5 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.85%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (29.63%) Office 365
3 12 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (9.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (7.41%) PaaS
6 2 (3.70%) SaaS
7 1 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Network Security
1 5 (9.26%) SAN
2 4 (7.41%) DNS
2 4 (7.41%) LAN
3 3 (5.56%) WAN
4 2 (3.70%) DHCP
4 2 (3.70%) VLAN
5 1 (1.85%) Broadband
5 1 (1.85%) Firewall
5 1 (1.85%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.85%) VPN
5 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (42.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.70%) QlikView
4 1 (1.85%) Power BI
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
1 7 (12.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.56%) Moq
2 3 (5.56%) NUnit
3 1 (1.85%) Hudson
3 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Administrator
2 11 (20.37%) Developer
3 7 (12.96%) .NET Developer
3 7 (12.96%) DBA
3 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) IT Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) ICT Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Security Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior IT Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Unix Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) SQL DBA
6 4 (7.41%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) .NET
2 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (14.81%) CSS
4 8 (14.81%) HTML
5 5 (9.26%) .NET Framework
6 4 (7.41%) .NET Core
7 3 (5.56%) Entity Framework
8 2 (3.70%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (3.70%) WinForms
8 2 (3.70%) WPF
9 1 (1.85%) Ajax
9 1 (1.85%) CSS3
9 1 (1.85%) HTML5
9 1 (1.85%) J2EE
9 1 (1.85%) jQuery
9 1 (1.85%) RESTful
9 1 (1.85%) Sass
9 1 (1.85%) WAP
9 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.41%) Clustering
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (1.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (48.15%) Windows
2 11 (20.37%) Windows Server
3 7 (12.96%) Linux
4 5 (9.26%) Windows 10
5 4 (7.41%) Unix
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) MVC
2 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (16.67%) ITIL
3 9 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (12.96%) Technical Leadership
5 6 (11.11%) Information Security
6 5 (9.26%) Coaching
6 5 (9.26%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (9.26%) Information Security Management
6 5 (9.26%) Line Management
6 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.26%) Security Management
6 5 (9.26%) Workflow
7 4 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (7.41%) OO
7 4 (7.41%) Scrum
7 4 (7.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) SQL
2 15 (27.78%) C#
3 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (44.44%) Degree
2 22 (40.74%) MCSA
3 19 (35.19%) MCSE
4 13 (24.07%) MCP
5 12 (22.22%) CCNA
5 12 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (14.81%) MCSD
7 7 (12.96%) MCTS
8 6 (11.11%) CCENT
8 6 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (9.26%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (9.26%) MCAD
9 5 (9.26%) MCITP
10 4 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (5.56%) CCNP
12 2 (3.70%) A+ Certification
13 1 (1.85%) HNC
13 1 (1.85%) HND
13 1 (1.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) QA
2 5 (9.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (9.26%) SLA
3 4 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 22 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.26%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.56%) Docker
5 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.85%) vSphere
5 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) SCCM
2 4 (7.41%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 44 (81.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) VMware
3 9 (16.67%) Cisco
4 6 (11.11%) Citrix
4 6 (11.11%) Google
5 2 (3.70%) Veeam
5 2 (3.70%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.85%) Apple
6 1 (1.85%) Cognos
6 1 (1.85%) Dell
6 1 (1.85%) HP
6 1 (1.85%) Juniper
6 1 (1.85%) Meru Networks
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle
6 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.85%) Sophos
6 1 (1.85%) Symantec
6 1 (1.85%) Veritas