Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 145 130
Rank change year-on-year +22 -15 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 105 55 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.88% 1.19% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.86% 5.08% 6.62%
Number of salaries quoted 79 40 85
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £38,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.58% +9.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £27,350 £26,125 £26,550
90th Percentile £66,500 £51,250 £54,200
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -2.53%

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 1,336 1,083 1,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.92% 23.51% 27.01%
Number of salaries quoted 907 692 1,068
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,775 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +25 64 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Glasgow -25 32 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Aberdeen -8 2 £100,000 +316.67% 1
North Lanarkshire -11 2 £24,000 -
West Lothian -7 1 £37,500 +13.64% 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £30,000 -
Fife - 1 £35,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 58 (55.24%) Microsoft
2 49 (46.67%) MCSE
3 43 (40.95%) SQL Server
4 35 (33.33%) SQL
5 33 (31.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 31 (29.52%) ITIL
7 28 (26.67%) Windows
8 27 (25.71%) Office 365
9 26 (24.76%) MCSA
9 26 (24.76%) Active Directory
10 25 (23.81%) PowerShell
11 22 (20.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (20.95%) VMware
11 22 (20.95%) Windows Server
12 21 (20.00%) SharePoint
13 20 (19.05%) Finance
14 19 (18.10%) MCITP
14 19 (18.10%) Amazon AWS
15 18 (17.14%) MCDBA
16 17 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (16.19%) Degree
16 17 (16.19%) Relational Database
17 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (15.24%) C#
17 16 (15.24%) .NET
18 15 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
19 14 (13.33%) Hyper-V
19 14 (13.33%) Citrix
19 14 (13.33%) SAN

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 21 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.86%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.95%) Confluence
4 1 (0.95%) IIS
4 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.90%) BPCS
3 2 (1.90%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.90%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 33 (31.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (25.71%) Office 365
3 19 (18.10%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.67%) Mimecast
5 6 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (2.86%) SaaS
8 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.90%) IaaS
8 2 (1.90%) PaaS
9 1 (0.95%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.33%) SAN
2 7 (6.67%) Skype
3 6 (5.71%) Unified Communications
3 6 (5.71%) VPN
4 4 (3.81%) DHCP
4 4 (3.81%) DNS
4 4 (3.81%) Internet
5 3 (2.86%) Firewall
5 3 (2.86%) WAN
6 2 (1.90%) LAN
6 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.95%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (40.95%) SQL Server
2 22 (20.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (16.19%) Relational Database
4 15 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (9.52%) RDBMS
5 10 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.86%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.86%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.95%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.67%) Moq
2 7 (6.67%) NUnit
3 2 (1.90%) JIRA
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.95%) ERwin
General
1 20 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Legal
3 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.90%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Billing
4 1 (0.95%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (18.10%) DBA
2 16 (15.24%) Consultant
3 14 (13.33%) Developer
4 13 (12.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (11.43%) SQL DBA
6 10 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
7 9 (8.57%) Production DBA
7 9 (8.57%) SQL Server DBA
8 8 (7.62%) Administrator
9 7 (6.67%) .NET Developer
9 7 (6.67%) Architect
9 7 (6.67%) Production Manager
10 6 (5.71%) Software Developer
10 6 (5.71%) Technical Support
11 5 (4.76%) Analyst
11 5 (4.76%) Database Manager
11 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
11 5 (4.76%) IT Analyst
11 5 (4.76%) Senior Developer
11 5 (4.76%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.24%) .NET
2 12 (11.43%) ASP.NET
3 9 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (3.81%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.90%) CSS
5 2 (1.90%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.90%) HTML
5 2 (1.90%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (1.90%) WinForms
5 2 (1.90%) WPF
6 1 (0.95%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.95%) React
6 1 (0.95%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.95%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.71%) Virtual Team
3 4 (3.81%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.81%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.86%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.90%) Clustering
5 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.90%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.90%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.95%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.95%) FMCG
6 1 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.67%) Windows
2 22 (20.95%) Windows Server
3 17 (16.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.81%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.86%) Linux
7 2 (1.90%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.95%) Android
8 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.52%) ITIL
2 15 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (12.38%) Asset Management
4 12 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (8.57%) MVC
5 9 (8.57%) TDD
6 8 (7.62%) Application Discovery
6 8 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (7.62%) Data Modelling
6 8 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (7.62%) ERP
6 8 (7.62%) Migration
6 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (6.67%) CRM
7 7 (6.67%) Facilities Management
7 7 (6.67%) OO
7 7 (6.67%) OOD
7 7 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.33%) SQL
2 25 (23.81%) PowerShell
3 16 (15.24%) C#
4 4 (3.81%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.86%) C++
5 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.86%) VB
5 3 (2.86%) X++
6 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 49 (46.67%) MCSE
2 26 (24.76%) MCSA
3 19 (18.10%) MCITP
4 18 (17.14%) MCDBA
5 17 (16.19%) Degree
6 13 (12.38%) MCP
7 10 (9.52%) AWS Certification
7 10 (9.52%) CCNA
7 10 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (9.52%) MCSD
8 8 (7.62%) MCAD
8 8 (7.62%) MCTS
9 2 (1.90%) CCNP
9 2 (1.90%) MCT
10 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (24.76%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 13 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.76%) XenApp
6 4 (3.81%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 13 (12.38%) SCCM
2 7 (6.67%) SCOM
3 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.90%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.95%) AppManager
6 1 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.95%) WMI
Vendors
1 58 (55.24%) Microsoft
2 22 (20.95%) VMware
3 14 (13.33%) Citrix
4 10 (9.52%) SolarWinds
5 5 (4.76%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.81%) CA
6 4 (3.81%) Cisco
6 4 (3.81%) Oracle
6 4 (3.81%) SAP
7 3 (2.86%) EMC
7 3 (2.86%) Google
7 3 (2.86%) HP
7 3 (2.86%) Lotus
7 3 (2.86%) Symantec
8 2 (1.90%) Epicor
8 2 (1.90%) IFS
8 2 (1.90%) Infor
8 2 (1.90%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.90%) Sage
8 2 (1.90%) Sophos