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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 16 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 12 5 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 844 740 303
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 14.86% 17.00% 14.88%
As % of the Vendors category 45.87% 46.37% 43.35%
Number of salaries quoted 479 435 202
10th Percentile £26,680 £25,750 £29,750
25th Percentile £34,185 £34,438 £37,437
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% -1.04% +20.00%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £76,400 £72,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - - +11.11%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Scotland.

All Vendors
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,840 1,596 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 32.40% 36.66% 34.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,003 984 437
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £29,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,125 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +6.67%
75th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £63,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Scotland

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Scotland.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Scotland

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Scotland

Microsoft
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 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Glasgow +1 313 £45,000 -5.26% 51
Edinburgh -7 306 £50,000 - 46
Aberdeen +7 46 £45,000 -18.18% 14
Fife -7 33 £52,500 +75.00% 3
Dundee +30 25 £35,480 -8.44% 5
West Lothian -7 20 £35,000 -26.32% 3
Stirling -2 12 £36,237 - 5
Aberdeenshire -2 10 £42,500 +30.77% 1
Renfrewshire -5 6 £32,124 - 1
South Ayrshire - 5 £26,500 - 2
Dumfries and Galloway +1 4 £30,000 +22.45% 4
Falkirk -2 4 £26,680 -
Lanarkshire -34 4 £47,500 +3.26% 1
East Ayrshire 0 3 £31,000 - 3
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £37,500 - 3
Inverclyde -5 1 £46,000 +22.67%
Perthshire -5 1 - -
Ayrshire -5 1 - -
Clackmannanshire -5 1 - -
Perth and Kinross -5 1 - - 4
Midlothian -13 1 £20,000 -57.89%
North Lanarkshire -13 1 £26,250 +0.96% 1
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 400 (47.39%) Azure
2 248 (29.38%) Social Skills
3 237 (28.08%) Agile
4 178 (21.09%) SQL
5 166 (19.67%) DevOps
6 164 (19.43%) Microsoft 365
7 156 (18.48%) C#
8 152 (18.01%) .NET
9 151 (17.89%) Windows
10 148 (17.54%) AWS
11 147 (17.42%) Cybersecurity
12 139 (16.47%) Analytics
13 135 (16.00%) Mentoring
14 134 (15.88%) QA
15 133 (15.76%) Microsoft Office
16 131 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
17 130 (15.40%) Finance
18 118 (13.98%) Active Directory
19 116 (13.74%) SQL Server
20 115 (13.63%) Python
21 110 (13.03%) Information Security
21 110 (13.03%) Degree
22 104 (12.32%) GCP
23 101 (11.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
24 91 (10.78%) Big Data
25 89 (10.55%) Data Science
26 87 (10.31%) Data Analytics
27 86 (10.19%) Machine Learning
28 84 (9.95%) Project Management
29 82 (9.72%) Java

Microsoft
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 61 (7.23%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.49%) MS Exchange
3 19 (2.25%) MS Project Server
4 13 (1.54%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.83%) SAS
6 6 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (0.59%) CMS
7 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.36%) Confluence
8 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.36%) IIS
8 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.36%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 133 (15.76%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (8.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (3.20%) Microsoft Project
4 23 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (2.13%) AutoCAD
6 10 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (1.18%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.95%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
9 4 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.47%) InDesign
9 4 (0.47%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.47%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.24%) SAP APO
3 2 (0.24%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 400 (47.39%) Azure
2 164 (19.43%) Microsoft 365
3 148 (17.54%) AWS
4 104 (12.32%) GCP
5 74 (8.77%) Power Platform
6 55 (6.52%) SaaS
7 45 (5.33%) Azure Sentinel
8 43 (5.09%) Azure DevOps
9 38 (4.50%) Azure Active Directory
10 24 (2.84%) Dynamics 365
11 19 (2.25%) Google Ads
12 16 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (1.78%) Serverless
14 12 (1.42%) PowerApps
15 9 (1.07%) Azure Logic Apps
16 8 (0.95%) Google Workspace
17 7 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
17 7 (0.83%) IaaS
17 7 (0.83%) PaaS
18 6 (0.71%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 45 (5.33%) Firewall
2 32 (3.79%) WAN
3 26 (3.08%) LAN
4 22 (2.61%) VPN
5 20 (2.37%) Broadband
5 20 (2.37%) DNS
6 16 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (1.66%) Network Security
8 13 (1.54%) DHCP
9 12 (1.42%) PPP
9 12 (1.42%) TCP/IP
9 12 (1.42%) VoIP
10 10 (1.18%) SAN
11 9 (1.07%) Unified Communications
12 8 (0.95%) ATM
12 8 (0.95%) VLAN
13 6 (0.71%) WebEx
14 4 (0.47%) Internet
14 4 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 91 (10.78%) Big Data
3 48 (5.69%) Power BI
4 47 (5.57%) Relational Database
5 24 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (2.37%) MongoDB
6 20 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (2.25%) Data Lake
7 19 (2.25%) GIS
7 19 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (1.66%) MySQL
9 12 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (1.42%) Redis
10 10 (1.18%) Tableau
11 9 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.07%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.95%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 28 (3.32%) JIRA
2 19 (2.25%) Zephyr
3 18 (2.13%) JMeter
3 18 (2.13%) Rational Quality Manager
4 12 (1.42%) ER Studio
4 12 (1.42%) ERwin
4 12 (1.42%) Selenium
4 12 (1.42%) SpecFlow
5 9 (1.07%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.71%) MSTest
7 6 (0.71%) NUnit
7 6 (0.71%) Protractor
8 4 (0.47%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.24%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
General
1 248 (29.38%) Social Skills
2 130 (15.40%) Finance
3 101 (11.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 77 (9.12%) Games
5 61 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (5.45%) Legal
7 33 (3.91%) Banking
7 33 (3.91%) Marketing
8 28 (3.32%) Organisational Skills
8 28 (3.32%) Presentation Skills
8 28 (3.32%) Public Sector
9 25 (2.96%) Manufacturing
9 25 (2.96%) Retail
10 20 (2.37%) Advertising
10 20 (2.37%) Aerospace
11 19 (2.25%) Aviation
11 19 (2.25%) Local Government
12 15 (1.78%) Law
13 12 (1.42%) Back Office
14 8 (0.95%) Police
Job Titles
1 124 (14.69%) Developer
2 107 (12.68%) Analyst
3 74 (8.77%) Trainee
4 63 (7.46%) .NET Developer
5 55 (6.52%) Software Engineer
6 47 (5.57%) Consultant
7 46 (5.45%) IT Manager
8 43 (5.09%) Junior
9 42 (4.98%) Graduate
9 42 (4.98%) Project Manager
10 41 (4.86%) IT Support
11 30 (3.55%) Support Analyst
12 28 (3.32%) Architect
12 28 (3.32%) C# .NET Developer
12 28 (3.32%) C# Developer
12 28 (3.32%) IT Analyst
13 26 (3.08%) Graduate Software Engineer
13 26 (3.08%) IT Project Manager
13 26 (3.08%) Support Engineer
14 24 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (18.01%) .NET
2 78 (9.24%) Spring
3 63 (7.46%) ASP.NET
4 59 (6.99%) .NET Framework
5 45 (5.33%) AngularJS
6 41 (4.86%) .NET Core
6 41 (4.86%) React
7 39 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 39 (4.62%) HTML
8 36 (4.27%) Entity Framework
9 24 (2.84%) CSS
10 22 (2.61%) WinForms
11 19 (2.25%) HTML5
12 12 (1.42%) ASP.NET Core
12 12 (1.42%) Redux
12 12 (1.42%) RxJS
12 12 (1.42%) XML
13 11 (1.30%) CSS3
14 10 (1.18%) JSON
15 9 (1.07%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 77 (9.12%) Algorithms
2 54 (6.40%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.55%) Cloud Native
4 28 (3.32%) Data Centre
5 26 (3.08%) Public Cloud
6 24 (2.84%) Virtual Team
7 18 (2.13%) Driving Licence
7 18 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (1.78%) IoT
9 13 (1.54%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.54%) User Experience
10 11 (1.30%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.83%) Smartphone
13 6 (0.71%) Social Media
13 6 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.71%) Video Editing
14 5 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 151 (17.89%) Windows
2 49 (5.81%) Windows Server
3 32 (3.79%) Windows 10
4 23 (2.73%) Linux
5 14 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (1.66%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (1.42%) Unix
7 7 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.71%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.24%) Android
11 2 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (28.08%) Agile
2 166 (19.67%) DevOps
3 147 (17.42%) Cybersecurity
4 139 (16.47%) Analytics
5 135 (16.00%) Mentoring
6 131 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
7 110 (13.03%) Information Security
8 89 (10.55%) Data Science
9 87 (10.31%) Data Analytics
10 86 (10.19%) Machine Learning
11 84 (9.95%) Project Management
12 81 (9.60%) Data Architecture
13 76 (9.00%) Data Engineering
14 74 (8.77%) Security Management
14 74 (8.77%) SFIA
14 74 (8.77%) Threat Analysis
15 71 (8.41%) Software Engineering
16 64 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
16 64 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
17 55 (6.52%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 178 (21.09%) SQL
2 156 (18.48%) C#
3 115 (13.63%) Python
4 82 (9.72%) Java
5 72 (8.53%) JavaScript
6 63 (7.46%) PowerShell
7 27 (3.20%) TypeScript
8 23 (2.73%) T-SQL
9 17 (2.01%) C++
10 12 (1.42%) R
11 6 (0.71%) VBA
12 3 (0.36%) C
12 3 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (0.36%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.36%) VB
13 2 (0.24%) Bash
13 2 (0.24%) F#
13 2 (0.24%) Ruby
14 1 (0.12%) Delphi
14 1 (0.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 110 (13.03%) Degree
2 37 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (2.73%) HNC
4 15 (1.78%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.42%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (1.30%) CCNA
6 11 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.18%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.18%) PMP
8 9 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.07%) MCSA
8 9 (1.07%) MCSE
9 8 (0.95%) CISSP
10 6 (0.71%) CISM
10 6 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.71%) ISEB
10 6 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.71%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (15.88%) QA
2 30 (3.55%) SLA
3 25 (2.96%) Data Quality
4 23 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (1.90%) GDPR
6 10 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (1.07%) Accessibility
8 8 (0.95%) NIST
8 8 (0.95%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.36%) IFRS
9 3 (0.36%) IFRS 17
9 3 (0.36%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.36%) PMO
9 3 (0.36%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.24%) GMP
11 1 (0.12%) GAMP
11 1 (0.12%) Good Clinical Practice
11 1 (0.12%) GxP
11 1 (0.12%) NCSC
11 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 118 (13.98%) Active Directory
2 30 (3.55%) Hyper-V
3 26 (3.08%) Docker
4 15 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.18%) vSphere
6 8 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.36%) Firmware
8 3 (0.36%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.12%) XenApp
9 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (3.55%) SCCM
2 25 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (2.13%) HP ALM
3 18 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (1.30%) Jamf Pro
5 8 (0.95%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.83%) WSUS
7 6 (0.71%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.71%) SQL Sentry
8 5 (0.59%) CASB
9 4 (0.47%) SCOM
9 4 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.36%) Ansible
10 3 (0.36%) CSIRT
10 3 (0.36%) Terraform
11 2 (0.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 2 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.24%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.12%) Podman
12 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 77 (9.12%) Google
2 36 (4.27%) Cisco
3 30 (3.55%) VMware
4 28 (3.32%) Splunk
5 26 (3.08%) ServiceNow
6 25 (2.96%) HP
7 24 (2.84%) Adobe
8 22 (2.61%) Oracle
9 19 (2.25%) IBM
10 18 (2.13%) Citrix
11 16 (1.90%) Apple
12 13 (1.54%) Palo Alto
13 12 (1.42%) Teradata
14 11 (1.30%) CrowdStrike
14 11 (1.30%) Dell
15 9 (1.07%) Verint
16 8 (0.95%) Veeam
17 7 (0.83%) ESRI
17 7 (0.83%) Okta
18 6 (0.71%) ANSYS