Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 148 129
Rank change year-on-year +35 -19 -30
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 127 66 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.26% 1.28% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.48% 5.30% 6.82%
Number of salaries quoted 101 54 89
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £41,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% +4.38% +17.65%
10th Percentile £23,500 £19,500 £24,850
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £51,050
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,250 £38,000
% change year-on-year +1.91% +3.29% -3.80%

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 1340 1246 1716
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.84% 24.12% 26.62%
Number of salaries quoted 850 743 1171
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,650 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,250 £61,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 +30 72 £52,500 +16.67% 5
Glasgow +1 41 £40,900 -2.04% 3
Highlands -1 5 £23,000 +21.05%
Fife - 3 £35,000 -
Aberdeen -3 2 £21,500 +13.16%
Renfrewshire +9 1 £22,500 -30.77%
West Lothian -7 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £40,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 83 (65.35%) Microsoft
2 65 (51.18%) MCSE
3 53 (41.73%) Windows
3 53 (41.73%) ITIL
4 52 (40.94%) PowerShell
5 45 (35.43%) Active Directory
6 43 (33.86%) Windows Server
7 41 (32.28%) SQL Server
8 39 (30.71%) SQL
9 38 (29.92%) VMware
10 37 (29.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (24.41%) Microsoft Azure
13 28 (22.05%) VMware ESXi
13 28 (22.05%) SCOM
14 27 (21.26%) Degree
14 27 (21.26%) .NET
14 27 (21.26%) MCSA
15 26 (20.47%) C#
15 26 (20.47%) SCCM
16 25 (19.69%) Service Delivery
16 25 (19.69%) Virtual Team
17 23 (18.11%) SAN
17 23 (18.11%) Windows Server 2008
18 22 (17.32%) Citrix
18 22 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (16.54%) MCP
19 21 (16.54%) ASP.NET
19 21 (16.54%) Finance
19 21 (16.54%) Hyper-V

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 18 (14.17%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.39%) Skype for Business
3 16 (12.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (9.45%) IBM Domino
5 10 (7.87%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (24.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.45%) Mimecast
2 12 (9.45%) Office 365
3 6 (4.72%) SaaS
4 5 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.15%) IaaS
5 4 (3.15%) PaaS
6 3 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.11%) SAN
2 18 (14.17%) Unified Communications
3 16 (12.60%) DHCP
3 16 (12.60%) DNS
3 16 (12.60%) Skype
4 15 (11.81%) Internet
5 5 (3.94%) VPN
6 3 (2.36%) LAN
6 3 (2.36%) WAN
7 2 (1.57%) Firewall
7 2 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.79%) Network Security
8 1 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (32.28%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.17%) Relational Database
3 13 (10.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (5.51%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.94%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.36%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.36%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.57%) MySQL
7 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.79%) Power BI
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.79%) UniData
Development Applications
1 15 (11.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (10.24%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.24%) Moq
2 13 (10.24%) NUnit
3 5 (3.94%) Cucumber
3 5 (3.94%) HP UFT
3 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.94%) LoadRunner
3 5 (3.94%) Selenium
4 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.57%) ERwin
6 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 21 (16.54%) Finance
2 4 (3.15%) Banking
3 2 (1.57%) Back Office
3 2 (1.57%) Billing
3 2 (1.57%) Legal
4 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (21.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (19.69%) Developer
3 22 (17.32%) Analyst
4 16 (12.60%) Software Developer
5 15 (11.81%) IT Analyst
5 15 (11.81%) IT Engineer
5 15 (11.81%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (11.02%) .NET Developer
6 14 (11.02%) Systems Analyst
7 13 (10.24%) DBA
8 9 (7.09%) Administrator
8 9 (7.09%) C# Developer
8 9 (7.09%) C# Software Developer
8 9 (7.09%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (7.09%) Senior Developer
9 8 (6.30%) .NET Software Developer
9 8 (6.30%) SQL DBA
9 8 (6.30%) SQL Developer
10 7 (5.51%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (5.51%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.26%) .NET
2 21 (16.54%) ASP.NET
3 15 (11.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (8.66%) .NET Framework
5 9 (7.09%) Entity Framework
6 8 (6.30%) Unity DI Container
7 5 (3.94%) CSS
7 5 (3.94%) Gherkin
7 5 (3.94%) HTML
7 5 (3.94%) WinForms
7 5 (3.94%) XML
8 4 (3.15%) jQuery
8 4 (3.15%) Web Services
9 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.57%) WPF
11 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.79%) JSON
11 1 (0.79%) React
11 1 (0.79%) WCF
11 1 (0.79%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.69%) Virtual Team
2 22 (17.32%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.45%) Blackberry
3 12 (9.45%) EMC VNX
4 5 (3.94%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.57%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.57%) FMCG
6 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.57%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) iPhone
7 1 (0.79%) LIMS
7 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (41.73%) Windows
2 43 (33.86%) Windows Server
3 37 (29.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (18.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.36%) Linux
5 3 (2.36%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.57%) Android
6 2 (1.57%) Unix
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (41.73%) ITIL
2 36 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (19.69%) Service Delivery
4 16 (12.60%) MVC
5 15 (11.81%) Data Modelling
5 15 (11.81%) TDD
6 14 (11.02%) Application Packaging
6 14 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (11.02%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (10.24%) Change Management
7 13 (10.24%) ITIL V3
7 13 (10.24%) OO
7 13 (10.24%) OOD
7 13 (10.24%) Performance Management
7 13 (10.24%) Validation
8 12 (9.45%) Performance Analysis
9 11 (8.66%) Collaborative Working
10 10 (7.87%) Service Management
11 9 (7.09%) Software Engineering
12 8 (6.30%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 52 (40.94%) PowerShell
2 39 (30.71%) SQL
3 26 (20.47%) C#
4 7 (5.51%) VB.NET
5 5 (3.94%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.15%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.36%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.57%) VB
9 1 (0.79%) C++
9 1 (0.79%) Java
9 1 (0.79%) Python
9 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.79%) X++
Qualifications
1 65 (51.18%) MCSE
2 27 (21.26%) Degree
2 27 (21.26%) MCSA
3 21 (16.54%) MCP
4 16 (12.60%) MCSD
4 16 (12.60%) MCTS
5 15 (11.81%) MCAD
6 12 (9.45%) CCNA
6 12 (9.45%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (6.30%) MCDBA
7 8 (6.30%) MCITP
8 7 (5.51%) CCNP
9 5 (3.94%) ISTQB
9 5 (3.94%) OCP
9 5 (3.94%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (3.94%) SAP Certification
10 4 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.57%) CISSP
11 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.09%) QA
1 9 (7.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (35.43%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.05%) VMware ESXi
3 21 (16.54%) Hyper-V
4 16 (12.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (11.81%) XenApp
6 14 (11.02%) XenDesktop
7 7 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (1.57%) Firmware
8 2 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (22.05%) SCOM
2 26 (20.47%) SCCM
3 12 (9.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (9.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.79%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 83 (65.35%) Microsoft
2 38 (29.92%) VMware
3 22 (17.32%) Citrix
4 15 (11.81%) Cisco
5 14 (11.02%) Symantec
6 13 (10.24%) Google
6 13 (10.24%) ServiceNow
6 13 (10.24%) SolarWinds
7 12 (9.45%) EMC
7 12 (9.45%) Lotus
8 9 (7.09%) Oracle
9 7 (5.51%) HP
9 7 (5.51%) SAP
10 2 (1.57%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.57%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (1.57%) Splunk
11 1 (0.79%) CA
11 1 (0.79%) CommVault
11 1 (0.79%) F5
11 1 (0.79%) Xamarin