Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 139 167
Rank change year-on-year -30 +28 -46
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 63 68 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.09% 1.37% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.84% 5.70% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 39 48 48
Scotland median annual salary £37,000 £39,474 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.27% +6.69% +5.71%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,100 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,750 £61,625 £58,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%

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 1,302 1,193 1,591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.46% 23.98% 27.37%
Number of salaries quoted 881 746 931
Scotland median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% -1.16% +2.38%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £66,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £49,817 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.70% - -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 0 43 £37,000 -10.84% 4
Glasgow -34 16 £31,750 -24.85% 5
North Lanarkshire -3 2 £24,000 -34.69%
Aberdeen -1 1 £100,000 +53.85% 2
Aberdeenshire - 1 £30,000 -
Strathclyde - 1 £32,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 25 (39.68%) MCSE
2 25 (39.68%) MCSA
3 23 (36.51%) SQL Server
4 22 (34.92%) SQL
5 21 (33.33%) Office 365
6 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (30.16%) Windows
7 16 (25.40%) Active Directory
8 15 (23.81%) Finance
8 15 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (22.22%) MCITP
10 13 (20.63%) AWS Certification
10 13 (20.63%) Windows Server
11 12 (19.05%) ITIL
11 12 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (17.46%) MCDBA
12 11 (17.46%) Citrix
12 11 (17.46%) VMware
13 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (15.87%) SharePoint
13 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (15.87%) Application Discovery
14 9 (14.29%) Asset Management
15 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2014
16 7 (11.11%) Windows 10
16 7 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (11.11%) SCCM
16 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure

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 10 (15.87%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.17%) BPCS
3 2 (3.17%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (3.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (33.33%) Office 365
2 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (6.35%) Mimecast
5 3 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.59%) IaaS
6 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) Firewall
1 5 (7.94%) VPN
2 3 (4.76%) WAN
3 2 (3.17%) LAN
3 2 (3.17%) SAN
3 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.59%) BGP
4 1 (1.59%) DHCP
4 1 (1.59%) DNS
4 1 (1.59%) Skype
4 1 (1.59%) VoIP
4 1 (1.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (36.51%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (7.94%) RDBMS
6 5 (7.94%) Relational Database
7 4 (6.35%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.59%) MySQL
9 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.17%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Consultant
2 12 (19.05%) Technical Consultant
3 11 (17.46%) DBA
4 9 (14.29%) SQL DBA
5 7 (11.11%) Production Manager
5 7 (11.11%) Technical Support
6 5 (7.94%) Applications Support
6 5 (7.94%) Database Manager
6 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 4 (6.35%) Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (6.35%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Cloud Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) .NET
2 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (4.76%) Software Packaging
3 2 (3.17%) CSS
3 2 (3.17%) CSS3
3 2 (3.17%) HTML
3 2 (3.17%) HTML5
4 1 (1.59%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (4.76%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.59%) Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.16%) Windows
2 13 (20.63%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 7 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.76%) Linux
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) ITIL
1 12 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (15.87%) Application Discovery
2 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (11.11%) ERP
5 6 (9.52%) ITSM
6 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.35%) CRM
7 4 (6.35%) Logistics
7 4 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (4.76%) Migration
8 3 (4.76%) MVC
8 3 (4.76%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.76%) Web Development
9 2 (3.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.35%) C#
4 2 (3.17%) C++
4 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.17%) X++
5 1 (1.59%) Java
5 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.59%) VB
5 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (39.68%) MCSA
1 25 (39.68%) MCSE
2 14 (22.22%) MCITP
3 13 (20.63%) AWS Certification
4 11 (17.46%) MCDBA
5 4 (6.35%) Degree
5 4 (6.35%) MCP
6 2 (3.17%) Master's Degree
6 2 (3.17%) MCT
7 1 (1.59%) CCNA
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.59%) MCSD
7 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (25.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.52%) XenApp
4 3 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.46%) Citrix
2 11 (17.46%) VMware
3 7 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 4 (6.35%) Oracle
5 3 (4.76%) Apple
5 3 (4.76%) CA
6 2 (3.17%) Avaya
6 2 (3.17%) Epicor
6 2 (3.17%) IFS
6 2 (3.17%) Infor
6 2 (3.17%) Sage
6 2 (3.17%) SAP
6 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.17%) Sophos
6 2 (3.17%) Verint
7 1 (1.59%) Draytek
7 1 (1.59%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.59%) Splunk
7 1 (1.59%) Xamarin