Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 2017 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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 11 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 657 867 870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.58% 14.95% 13.72%
As % of the Vendors category 32.11% 32.85% 33.51%
Number of salaries quoted 483 553 624
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £24,800 £24,050 £21,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 2046 2639 2596
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 39.19% 45.50% 40.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1255 1506 1679
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.66% +1.23%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,750 £58,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Scotland

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Scotland.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Scotland

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 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 0 310 £42,500 +1.80% 26
Glasgow -6 246 £37,500 -2.60% 17
West Lothian -2 27 £30,000 +33.33%
Aberdeen +2 22 £48,750 +45.52% 3
Dundee -8 10 £32,500 - 1
North Lanarkshire +12 9 £36,000 +10.77% 2
Fife +11 8 £37,500 +7.14%
Renfrewshire 0 7 £50,375 +34.33% 3
Scottish Borders +1 3 £42,500 +21.43%
Stirling +14 2 £35,500 +8.40% 2
Falkirk 0 2 £38,750 +3.33%
South Lanarkshire -1 2 £32,250 -0.77% 1
Highlands -3 2 £32,500 +10.17%
Aberdeenshire - 2 £48,750 -
East Ayrshire 0 1 £20,000 -38.46%
Angus -1 1 £40,000 -
Inverclyde -6 1 £37,000 +117.65%
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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.

1 296 (45.05%) SQL Server
2 235 (35.77%) Finance
3 222 (33.79%) SQL
4 206 (31.35%) .NET
5 200 (30.44%) C#
6 169 (25.72%) Windows
7 155 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
8 122 (18.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 119 (18.11%) ASP.NET
10 115 (17.50%) MVC
11 113 (17.20%) Active Directory
12 100 (15.22%) Windows Server
13 98 (14.92%) JavaScript
13 98 (14.92%) ITIL
14 90 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
15 87 (13.24%) Degree
16 83 (12.63%) PowerShell
16 83 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
17 82 (12.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 81 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 79 (12.02%) VMware
20 75 (11.42%) AngularJS
21 73 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
21 73 (11.11%) HTML
21 73 (11.11%) CSS
22 72 (10.96%) Microsoft Excel
23 70 (10.65%) Windows Server 2012
24 69 (10.50%) Microsoft Office
25 67 (10.20%) Office 365
26 64 (9.74%) Oracle

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 51 (7.76%) MS Exchange
2 41 (6.24%) SharePoint
3 35 (5.33%) IIS
4 27 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (4.11%) Skype for Business
5 23 (3.50%) SAS
6 21 (3.20%) CMS
7 14 (2.13%) Umbraco
8 10 (1.52%) EPiServer
9 9 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.37%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.07%) Apache
10 7 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.76%) JBoss
12 4 (0.61%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.46%) FileNet
14 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 72 (10.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (10.50%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.22%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.91%) InDesign
6 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 33 (5.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.89%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.61%) iTrent
4 4 (0.61%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.15%) assyst
6 1 (0.15%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.15%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.15%) FRx
6 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 122 (18.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (10.20%) Office 365
3 41 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (1.98%) SaaS
7 9 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (1.22%) PaaS
9 6 (0.91%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.91%) IaaS
10 5 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.76%) iPaaS
11 3 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.46%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 2 (0.30%) Yammer
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.15%) GitHub
13 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.78%) DNS
1 38 (5.78%) WAN
2 34 (5.18%) DHCP
2 34 (5.18%) LAN
3 26 (3.96%) Firewall
4 24 (3.65%) SAN
5 17 (2.59%) TCP/IP
6 16 (2.44%) Skype
7 15 (2.28%) Internet
8 11 (1.67%) VoIP
9 9 (1.37%) Network Security
9 9 (1.37%) VPN
10 8 (1.22%) NAS
11 6 (0.91%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.91%) SSL
11 6 (0.91%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (0.76%) VLAN
13 4 (0.61%) PBX
14 3 (0.46%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (45.05%) SQL Server
2 82 (12.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 81 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 51 (7.76%) Data Warehouse
5 43 (6.54%) Relational Database
6 37 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (3.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 21 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (2.44%) QlikView
8 16 (2.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 14 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (1.98%) Base SAS
10 13 (1.98%) Power BI
10 13 (1.98%) RDBMS
10 13 (1.98%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 13 (1.98%) SAS Visual Analytics
11 10 (1.52%) MS Access
11 10 (1.52%) MySQL
12 9 (1.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 73 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 46 (7.00%) Visual Studio
3 45 (6.85%) Git (software)
4 25 (3.81%) Bitbucket
5 21 (3.20%) Selenium
6 19 (2.89%) Subversion
7 18 (2.74%) Jenkins
8 16 (2.44%) Cucumber
8 16 (2.44%) JIRA
8 16 (2.44%) SpecFlow
9 15 (2.28%) HP UFT
10 14 (2.13%) Maven
10 14 (2.13%) NUnit
11 13 (1.98%) Moq
11 13 (1.98%) ProC
12 12 (1.83%) JUnit
13 9 (1.37%) Jasmine
14 8 (1.22%) Eclipse
15 7 (1.07%) FitNesse
16 6 (0.91%) tSQLt
General
1 235 (35.77%) Finance
2 41 (6.24%) Banking
3 19 (2.89%) Marketing
4 15 (2.28%) Retail
5 14 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.37%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.37%) Legal
7 8 (1.22%) Billing
8 7 (1.07%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.91%) Advertising
10 5 (0.76%) Local Government
11 4 (0.61%) Automotive
11 4 (0.61%) Back Office
11 4 (0.61%) Games
11 4 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.46%) Law
13 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.15%) Electronics
14 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 216 (32.88%) Developer
2 97 (14.76%) Analyst
3 71 (10.81%) .NET Developer
4 68 (10.35%) C# Developer
5 57 (8.68%) Consultant
6 53 (8.07%) SQL Developer
7 42 (6.39%) Software Developer
8 40 (6.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 40 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 32 (4.87%) Senior Developer
10 30 (4.57%) C# .NET Developer
11 23 (3.50%) .NET Software Developer
11 23 (3.50%) Support Analyst
12 22 (3.35%) ASP.NET Developer
12 22 (3.35%) Database Developer
12 22 (3.35%) SQL Database Developer
12 22 (3.35%) SQL Server Developer
13 21 (3.20%) SSIS Developer
14 19 (2.89%) Architect
14 19 (2.89%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (31.35%) .NET
2 119 (18.11%) ASP.NET
3 83 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 75 (11.42%) AngularJS
5 73 (11.11%) CSS
5 73 (11.11%) HTML
6 53 (8.07%) jQuery
7 36 (5.48%) XML
8 32 (4.87%) .NET Framework
9 28 (4.26%) HTML5
10 23 (3.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 23 (3.50%) WCF
11 21 (3.20%) CSS3
11 21 (3.20%) Entity Framework
11 21 (3.20%) Web Services
12 18 (2.74%) Ajax
13 14 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (2.13%) Gherkin
14 13 (1.98%) SOAP
15 12 (1.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.94%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.94%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 28 (4.26%) Credit Risk
5 26 (3.96%) User Experience
6 25 (3.81%) Hedge funds
7 20 (3.04%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.44%) Virtual Team
9 15 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.52%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.52%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.37%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.22%) Clustering
12 8 (1.22%) EMC VNX
13 7 (1.07%) Fintech
14 6 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.91%) PMI
14 6 (0.91%) Replication
15 5 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 169 (25.72%) Windows
2 100 (15.22%) Windows Server
3 70 (10.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (8.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (7.00%) Linux
6 16 (2.44%) Windows 7
7 15 (2.28%) Android
7 15 (2.28%) Unix
8 14 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.67%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.52%) AIX
11 9 (1.37%) Ubuntu
11 9 (1.37%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.76%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.76%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.46%) CentOS
15 2 (0.30%) Solaris
15 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (17.50%) MVC
3 98 (14.92%) ITIL
4 90 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
5 51 (7.76%) Scrum
6 50 (7.61%) Project Management
7 47 (7.15%) CRM
8 43 (6.54%) Investment Management
9 42 (6.39%) SDLC
10 41 (6.24%) Software Engineering
10 41 (6.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 38 (5.78%) TDD
11 38 (5.78%) Test Automation
11 38 (5.78%) Web Development
12 36 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (5.33%) ETL
14 32 (4.87%) Analytics
15 30 (4.57%) Service Management
16 28 (4.26%) ERP
17 27 (4.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 222 (33.79%) SQL
2 200 (30.44%) C#
3 98 (14.92%) JavaScript
4 83 (12.63%) PowerShell
5 55 (8.37%) Java
6 50 (7.61%) T-SQL
7 32 (4.87%) VB.NET
8 28 (4.26%) VBA
9 27 (4.11%) Python
10 15 (2.28%) PHP
11 13 (1.98%) C++
11 13 (1.98%) PROC SQL
11 13 (1.98%) SAS Macro
12 11 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.67%) VB
13 10 (1.52%) VBScript
14 8 (1.22%) C
14 8 (1.22%) Perl
15 7 (1.07%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.91%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 87 (13.24%) Degree
2 60 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (4.11%) MCP
4 20 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (3.04%) MCSE
5 12 (1.83%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.83%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.22%) CISSP
9 7 (1.07%) ISEB
9 7 (1.07%) MCSA
9 7 (1.07%) MCTS
10 6 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.91%) OCP
10 6 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.91%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.76%) CCNA
11 5 (0.76%) SAP Certification
11 5 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.48%) SLA
2 28 (4.26%) Basel III
3 17 (2.59%) QA
4 10 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.07%) PMO
6 6 (0.91%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.61%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.30%) SEPA
9 1 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.15%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 113 (17.20%) Active Directory
2 54 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.70%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.35%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (3.35%) vSphere
5 20 (3.04%) XenApp
6 18 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (2.59%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.46%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.46%) Firmware
10 2 (0.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.30%) NFS
10 2 (0.30%) Samba
11 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.15%) Docker
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (5.18%) SCCM
2 30 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (3.04%) SCOM
4 16 (2.44%) Ansible
4 16 (2.44%) Puppet
5 13 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (1.37%) Nagios
6 9 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 9 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (0.91%) PowerCLI
8 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.61%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.61%) Capistrano
9 4 (0.61%) yum
10 3 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.46%) WSUS
11 2 (0.30%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 1 (0.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 79 (12.02%) VMware
2 64 (9.74%) Oracle
3 44 (6.70%) Cisco
4 37 (5.63%) Citrix
5 30 (4.57%) Tableau
6 25 (3.81%) Perforce
7 22 (3.35%) HP
8 21 (3.20%) Symantec
9 16 (2.44%) F5
10 13 (1.98%) Google
11 12 (1.83%) EMC
11 12 (1.83%) IBM
11 12 (1.83%) Informatica
11 12 (1.83%) SAP
12 11 (1.67%) CA
12 11 (1.67%) Varonis
13 9 (1.37%) Splunk
13 9 (1.37%) Teradata
14 8 (1.22%) Sophos
14 8 (1.22%) Xamarin
Paisley, Renfrewshire
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Posted: Yesterday
Larbert
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £49000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Renfrew
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Streamline Connections
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Amazon
Posted: 4 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Net Talent
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + DOE +Pension/Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Amazon
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £17,000 to £17,500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Larbert
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefitd
Posted: 10 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £36000 - £46700 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago