Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 13 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 768 678 796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.04% 12.63% 14.05%
As % of the Vendors category 34.50% 31.76% 31.00%
Number of salaries quoted 543 484 516
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,147 £25,325 £23,625
90th Percentile £61,200 £63,375 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 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 2,226 2,135 2,568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.70% 39.76% 45.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,463 1,296 1,461
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 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
Glasgow +7 340 £42,500 +10.39% 45
Edinburgh +1 314 £37,500 -9.64% 41
Aberdeen +2 26 £50,000 +14.29% 1
West Lothian -8 16 £33,250 -5.00% 1
Fife +5 15 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Dundee +14 14 £24,000 -26.15% 4
Stirling +8 13 £37,500 +5.63% 1
Renfrewshire -2 8 £36,500 -8.75% 2
East Ayrshire 0 6 £27,250 +36.25% 1
North Lanarkshire -1 5 £37,750 +10.22% 2
South Ayrshire - 5 £41,750 -
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £46,000 - 1
Midlothian - 3 £37,500 - 2
Falkirk +1 2 £38,500 -0.65%
Aberdeenshire 0 2 £30,000 -38.46% 1
Inverclyde +3 1 £30,000 -18.92%
Highlands +1 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire -11 1 £31,500 -25.88%
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 £32,000 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £40,000 - 1
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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.

1 280 (36.46%) SQL
2 272 (35.42%) SQL Server
3 224 (29.17%) .NET
4 201 (26.17%) C#
5 186 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
6 183 (23.83%) Microsoft Azure
7 178 (23.18%) Finance
8 177 (23.05%) Windows
9 133 (17.32%) ASP.NET
10 128 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 118 (15.36%) MVC
12 102 (13.28%) CRM
13 100 (13.02%) Microsoft Office
14 99 (12.89%) Oracle
14 99 (12.89%) JavaScript
15 91 (11.85%) Office 365
16 88 (11.46%) Windows Server
17 81 (10.55%) Degree
18 79 (10.29%) ITIL
19 77 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
20 76 (9.90%) T-SQL
20 76 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
21 74 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 74 (9.64%) AngularJS
22 71 (9.24%) VMware
23 69 (8.98%) HTML
23 69 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
24 67 (8.72%) Linux
25 66 (8.59%) CSS
26 65 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server

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 63 (8.20%) SharePoint
2 37 (4.82%) MS Exchange
3 36 (4.69%) Skype for Business
4 34 (4.43%) IIS
5 16 (2.08%) Apache
6 15 (1.95%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.82%) JBoss
8 12 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.65%) nginx
11 5 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.52%) CMS
12 4 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.52%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.39%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.39%) WildFly
14 2 (0.26%) EPiServer
Applications
1 100 (13.02%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (7.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 60 (7.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (1.30%) NetSuite
5 9 (1.17%) Dynamics GP
6 5 (0.65%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.52%) Dynamics SL
8 2 (0.26%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.26%) Primavera
9 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 183 (23.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (11.85%) Office 365
3 49 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (5.47%) Dynamics 365
5 17 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (1.95%) IaaS
6 15 (1.95%) SaaS
7 12 (1.56%) PaaS
8 10 (1.30%) Azure Functions
8 10 (1.30%) Serverless
9 9 (1.17%) Yammer
10 8 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.65%) GitHub
13 4 (0.52%) Akamai
13 4 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.26%) Force.com
14 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.26%) npm
14 2 (0.26%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.73%) DNS
2 40 (5.21%) Skype
3 35 (4.56%) Firewall
4 34 (4.43%) LAN
5 26 (3.39%) DHCP
5 26 (3.39%) TCP/IP
6 24 (3.13%) WAN
7 21 (2.73%) Intranet
8 20 (2.60%) Network Security
8 20 (2.60%) VPN
9 19 (2.47%) SAN
10 16 (2.08%) VLAN
11 15 (1.95%) VoIP
12 10 (1.30%) iSCSI
12 10 (1.30%) Kerberos
12 10 (1.30%) SSH
13 9 (1.17%) Wireshark
14 8 (1.04%) Internet
15 7 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 74 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (5.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 37 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (4.56%) Power BI
7 31 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 23 (2.99%) Relational Database
9 19 (2.47%) NoSQL
9 19 (2.47%) QlikView
10 18 (2.34%) MongoDB
11 16 (2.08%) GIS
12 13 (1.69%) Big Data
13 12 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (1.43%) MySQL
15 10 (1.30%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
17 8 (1.04%) IBM InfoSphere
17 8 (1.04%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 65 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 59 (7.68%) Visual Studio
3 35 (4.56%) Git (software)
4 24 (3.13%) JIRA
4 24 (3.13%) SpecFlow
5 23 (2.99%) Selenium
6 22 (2.86%) Subversion
7 20 (2.60%) Jenkins
8 10 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (1.17%) Bugzilla
9 9 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.78%) JMeter
10 6 (0.78%) LoadRunner
10 6 (0.78%) MSTest
10 6 (0.78%) Protractor
11 5 (0.65%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.65%) FitNesse
11 5 (0.65%) HP UFT
11 5 (0.65%) NUnit
11 5 (0.65%) Phabricator
General
1 178 (23.18%) Finance
2 32 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 31 (4.04%) Banking
4 29 (3.78%) Manufacturing
5 26 (3.39%) Marketing
6 24 (3.13%) Advertising
7 17 (2.21%) Legal
8 13 (1.69%) Retail
9 10 (1.30%) Law
10 6 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.39%) Automotive
13 3 (0.39%) French Language
13 3 (0.39%) German Language
13 3 (0.39%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.39%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.26%) Games
14 2 (0.26%) Local Government
14 2 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 208 (27.08%) Developer
2 131 (17.06%) Analyst
3 69 (8.98%) .NET Developer
4 66 (8.59%) Consultant
5 47 (6.12%) Software Developer
6 45 (5.86%) Senior Developer
7 44 (5.73%) Architect
8 39 (5.08%) C# Developer
9 37 (4.82%) Support Engineer
10 34 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
11 29 (3.78%) Support Analyst
12 27 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
13 25 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 25 (3.26%) Senior .NET Developer
14 24 (3.13%) IT Support
15 23 (2.99%) DBA
16 22 (2.86%) Applications Engineer
17 21 (2.73%) Administrator
18 20 (2.60%) IT Engineer
19 19 (2.47%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (29.17%) .NET
2 133 (17.32%) ASP.NET
3 74 (9.64%) AngularJS
4 69 (8.98%) HTML
5 66 (8.59%) CSS
6 61 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 54 (7.03%) Web Services
8 53 (6.90%) .NET Framework
9 41 (5.34%) jQuery
10 33 (4.30%) HTML5
10 33 (4.30%) WCF
11 25 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (3.13%) REST
13 23 (2.99%) WPF
14 22 (2.86%) .NET Core
15 21 (2.73%) Entity Framework
16 15 (1.95%) CSS3
16 15 (1.95%) XML
17 12 (1.56%) React
18 11 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.60%) Driving Licence
3 39 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 30 (3.91%) Computer Science
5 28 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (3.26%) Data Centre
8 19 (2.47%) Fintech
9 16 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (2.08%) User Experience
10 15 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.04%) Clustering
12 7 (0.91%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.91%) Private Cloud
12 7 (0.91%) Replication
13 5 (0.65%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.65%) Robotics
14 4 (0.52%) DataPower
14 4 (0.52%) Enterprise Cloud
14 4 (0.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 177 (23.05%) Windows
2 88 (11.46%) Windows Server
3 67 (8.72%) Linux
4 47 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (4.56%) Windows 7
7 33 (4.30%) Windows 10
8 28 (3.65%) Unix
9 16 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.17%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.04%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.91%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.78%) Debian
14 5 (0.65%) AIX
14 5 (0.65%) Solaris
15 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.26%) Android
18 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (15.36%) MVC
3 102 (13.28%) CRM
4 79 (10.29%) ITIL
5 77 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
6 76 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
7 61 (7.94%) Software Engineering
8 56 (7.29%) Project Management
9 52 (6.77%) ERP
10 51 (6.64%) Scrum
11 50 (6.51%) SDLC
12 48 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
13 46 (5.99%) ETL
13 46 (5.99%) OO
14 45 (5.86%) TDD
14 45 (5.86%) Web Development
15 44 (5.73%) Analytics
15 44 (5.73%) Migration
16 43 (5.60%) Continuous Improvement
16 43 (5.60%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 280 (36.46%) SQL
2 201 (26.17%) C#
3 99 (12.89%) JavaScript
4 76 (9.90%) T-SQL
5 49 (6.38%) PowerShell
6 36 (4.69%) Java
7 25 (3.26%) PL/SQL
8 20 (2.60%) Python
8 20 (2.60%) TypeScript
9 16 (2.08%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.82%) C++
11 13 (1.69%) VB.NET
12 12 (1.56%) X++
13 11 (1.43%) VB
14 10 (1.30%) C
15 9 (1.17%) VBA
16 7 (0.91%) Bourne shell
16 7 (0.91%) Korn
16 7 (0.91%) PHP
16 7 (0.91%) sed
Qualifications
1 81 (10.55%) Degree
2 27 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
3 18 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 10 (1.30%) HND
5 9 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.91%) ISEB
7 7 (0.91%) Security Cleared
8 6 (0.78%) CCNA
8 6 (0.78%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.78%) MCP
9 5 (0.65%) MCSE
10 3 (0.39%) ACCA
10 3 (0.39%) HNC
10 3 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.39%) MCSA
10 3 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.34%) SLA
2 22 (2.86%) QA
3 15 (1.95%) PMO
4 9 (1.17%) GDPR
4 9 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.78%) COBIT
6 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.39%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.13%) GCP
System Software
1 128 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 38 (4.95%) Hyper-V
2 38 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (1.69%) NFS
5 12 (1.56%) Samba
6 10 (1.30%) XenApp
7 9 (1.17%) vSphere
8 5 (0.65%) Dovecot
8 5 (0.65%) iptables
8 5 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.65%) Postfix
8 5 (0.65%) QEMU
8 5 (0.65%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.65%) Xen
9 4 (0.52%) Docker
10 3 (0.39%) Firmware
10 3 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 39 (5.08%) SCCM
2 20 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.17%) SCOM
5 8 (1.04%) vCenter Server
6 7 (0.91%) Ansible
6 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (0.91%) Puppet
7 6 (0.78%) DameWare
8 5 (0.65%) Proxmox
9 4 (0.52%) Kibana
10 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.39%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.26%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.26%) RSA Archer
12 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.13%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 99 (12.89%) Oracle
2 71 (9.24%) VMware
3 52 (6.77%) Cisco
4 37 (4.82%) SAP
5 29 (3.78%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (3.65%) Citrix
6 28 (3.65%) IBM
7 20 (2.60%) Tableau
8 19 (2.47%) HP
9 14 (1.82%) Epicor
9 14 (1.82%) MicroStrategy
9 14 (1.82%) Sage
9 14 (1.82%) Xamarin
10 9 (1.17%) Avaya
10 9 (1.17%) EMC
10 9 (1.17%) IFS
10 9 (1.17%) Informatica
10 9 (1.17%) Talend
11 8 (1.04%) Netezza
11 8 (1.04%) Red Hat