Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 13 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 689 722 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.84% 12.99% 13.79%
As % of the Vendors category 31.94% 32.70% 30.04%
Number of salaries quoted 452 519 481
Scotland median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,670
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.44% +3.12%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,000 £61,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.79% +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 2,157 2,208 2,407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.18% 39.73% 45.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,351 1,395 1,399
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,717
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 October 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 23 October 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 +3 304 £43,500 +8.75% 55
Edinburgh +1 289 £40,000 -5.88% 51
Aberdeen +4 24 £45,000 +12.50% 10
West Lothian -16 16 £33,250 -8.28%
Stirling +13 15 £37,500 +5.63% 3
Dundee +20 12 £24,000 -4.00% 4
Renfrewshire -3 7 £31,750 -15.33% 4
Fife -3 6 £28,500 -4.60% 4
North Lanarkshire 0 4 £35,000 -2.78% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 4 £43,500 -
Scottish Borders -3 3 £30,000 -14.29%
Inverclyde +3 2 £30,000 -18.92% 1
Falkirk +3 2 £38,500 +2.67%
East Ayrshire 0 2 £32,500 +62.50%
Highlands -2 2 £60,000 +155.32% 1
Midlothian - 2 £37,500 - 1
Aberdeenshire 0 1 - - 2
South Lanarkshire -11 1 £31,500 -26.74% 1
South Ayrshire - 1 £28,500 -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 259 (37.59%) SQL Server
2 238 (34.54%) SQL
3 214 (31.06%) .NET
4 201 (29.17%) C#
5 194 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
6 190 (27.58%) Finance
7 173 (25.11%) Windows
8 165 (23.95%) Microsoft Azure
9 119 (17.27%) ASP.NET
10 109 (15.82%) JavaScript
11 105 (15.24%) MVC
12 101 (14.66%) Microsoft Office
12 101 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
13 99 (14.37%) Active Directory
14 95 (13.79%) CRM
15 87 (12.63%) Degree
16 83 (12.05%) T-SQL
16 83 (12.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 79 (11.47%) Office 365
18 76 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
18 76 (11.03%) Visual Studio
18 76 (11.03%) Windows Server
19 74 (10.74%) ITIL
19 74 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
20 73 (10.60%) Project Management
21 66 (9.58%) AngularJS
21 66 (9.58%) Team Foundation Server
22 65 (9.43%) HTML
22 65 (9.43%) Software Engineering
22 65 (9.43%) VMware

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 48 (6.97%) SharePoint
2 37 (5.37%) IIS
3 21 (3.05%) MS Exchange
3 21 (3.05%) Tomcat
4 20 (2.90%) Skype for Business
5 19 (2.76%) Apache
6 16 (2.32%) JBoss
7 8 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.73%) nginx
10 5 (0.73%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.58%) CMS
11 4 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.44%) SAS
12 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.44%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.29%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 101 (14.66%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (8.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (4.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 16 (2.32%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Simulink
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 53 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (5.81%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.29%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.29%) Primavera
5 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics SL
6 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 165 (23.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (11.47%) Office 365
3 44 (6.39%) Dynamics 365
4 38 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (1.89%) IaaS
6 10 (1.45%) Azure Functions
6 10 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (1.45%) PaaS
6 10 (1.45%) Serverless
7 9 (1.31%) Yammer
8 8 (1.16%) SaaS
9 5 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.58%) Akamai
10 4 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.29%) Force.com
11 2 (0.29%) GitHub
11 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.29%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 53 (7.69%) DNS
2 33 (4.79%) Firewall
3 30 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 29 (4.21%) LAN
5 27 (3.92%) WAN
6 26 (3.77%) DHCP
7 21 (3.05%) Intranet
7 21 (3.05%) Skype
8 17 (2.47%) VoIP
9 13 (1.89%) Network Security
9 13 (1.89%) SSH
10 12 (1.74%) iSCSI
10 12 (1.74%) VLAN
11 11 (1.60%) VPN
11 11 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (1.45%) SAN
13 9 (1.31%) Kerberos
13 9 (1.31%) Wireshark
14 8 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (37.59%) SQL Server
2 83 (12.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (9.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (6.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 44 (6.39%) Power BI
6 37 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
7 36 (5.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (2.61%) QlikView
8 18 (2.61%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.74%) GIS
10 11 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (1.31%) MySQL
13 8 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (1.16%) MongoDB
13 8 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.02%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.87%) Big Data
15 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
16 5 (0.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 76 (11.03%) Visual Studio
2 66 (9.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (5.08%) Git (software)
4 25 (3.63%) Subversion
5 24 (3.48%) SpecFlow
6 22 (3.19%) Selenium
7 21 (3.05%) Visual Studio Team System
8 20 (2.90%) Jenkins
9 16 (2.32%) JIRA
10 8 (1.16%) Bugzilla
11 7 (1.02%) Hudson
11 7 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.87%) MSTest
13 5 (0.73%) NUnit
13 5 (0.73%) Phabricator
13 5 (0.73%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.58%) Fiddler
14 4 (0.58%) FitNesse
14 4 (0.58%) JMeter
14 4 (0.58%) SilkPerformer
General
1 190 (27.58%) Finance
2 32 (4.64%) Banking
3 29 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.19%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.05%) Marketing
6 14 (2.03%) Retail
7 13 (1.89%) Law
8 11 (1.60%) Legal
9 10 (1.45%) Advertising
10 6 (0.87%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.73%) French Language
11 5 (0.73%) German Language
11 5 (0.73%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.58%) Electronics
12 4 (0.58%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.44%) Automotive
13 3 (0.44%) Games
13 3 (0.44%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 212 (30.77%) Developer
2 83 (12.05%) .NET Developer
3 81 (11.76%) Analyst
4 59 (8.56%) Consultant
4 59 (8.56%) Senior Developer
5 54 (7.84%) Software Developer
6 36 (5.22%) C# Developer
7 34 (4.93%) Support Engineer
8 31 (4.50%) Architect
8 31 (4.50%) Senior .NET Developer
9 29 (4.21%) Administrator
10 26 (3.77%) DBA
10 26 (3.77%) Senior Software Developer
11 24 (3.48%) Software Engineer
12 21 (3.05%) IT Support
13 20 (2.90%) .NET Software Developer
13 20 (2.90%) Applications Engineer
13 20 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (2.90%) SQL DBA
14 19 (2.76%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (31.06%) .NET
2 119 (17.27%) ASP.NET
3 66 (9.58%) AngularJS
4 65 (9.43%) HTML
5 59 (8.56%) CSS
6 48 (6.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 47 (6.82%) .NET Framework
8 44 (6.39%) Web Services
9 39 (5.66%) jQuery
10 34 (4.93%) ASP.NET Web API
11 27 (3.92%) HTML5
12 23 (3.34%) WCF
13 18 (2.61%) REST
14 17 (2.47%) .NET Core
15 15 (2.18%) React
15 15 (2.18%) WPF
16 14 (2.03%) Entity Framework
16 14 (2.03%) SOAP
17 13 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 12 (1.74%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 76 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 28 (4.06%) Driving Licence
3 28 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 25 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (3.48%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.32%) Fintech
7 16 (2.32%) Replication
8 15 (2.18%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.74%) User Experience
11 10 (1.45%) Clustering
12 6 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.87%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.73%) Robotics
14 4 (0.58%) DataPower
14 4 (0.58%) Enterprise Cloud
14 4 (0.58%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.44%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 173 (25.11%) Windows
2 76 (11.03%) Windows Server
3 57 (8.27%) Linux
4 43 (6.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (6.10%) Windows 10
6 39 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (4.79%) Unix
8 32 (4.64%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.16%) Mac OS
10 7 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.87%) AIX
11 6 (0.87%) Debian
11 6 (0.87%) Solaris
11 6 (0.87%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.73%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.58%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.44%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.29%) Android
16 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (15.24%) MVC
3 101 (14.66%) Problem-Solving
4 95 (13.79%) CRM
5 74 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
5 74 (10.74%) ITIL
6 73 (10.60%) Project Management
7 65 (9.43%) Software Engineering
8 56 (8.13%) DevOps
8 56 (8.13%) Scrum
9 54 (7.84%) SDLC
10 51 (7.40%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (7.40%) Migration
11 45 (6.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 45 (6.53%) OO
12 44 (6.39%) ERP
13 43 (6.24%) Test Automation
14 42 (6.10%) Coaching
15 41 (5.95%) Decision-Making
16 40 (5.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 238 (34.54%) SQL
2 201 (29.17%) C#
3 109 (15.82%) JavaScript
4 83 (12.05%) T-SQL
5 54 (7.84%) PowerShell
6 25 (3.63%) Python
7 23 (3.34%) Java
8 22 (3.19%) TypeScript
9 16 (2.32%) VB.NET
10 15 (2.18%) Bash Shell
11 14 (2.03%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.45%) Bourne shell
12 10 (1.45%) Korn
12 10 (1.45%) X++
13 9 (1.31%) C++
14 8 (1.16%) sed
14 8 (1.16%) VBA
15 7 (1.02%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.02%) VB
16 4 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 87 (12.63%) Degree
2 34 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 14 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (1.89%) MCP
6 11 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.45%) CCNA
7 10 (1.45%) MCSE
8 9 (1.31%) MCSA
9 7 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.02%) Security Cleared
10 6 (0.87%) CCENT
10 6 (0.87%) HND
10 6 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
11 5 (0.73%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (0.73%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.58%) ISEB
12 4 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.52%) SLA
2 27 (3.92%) QA
3 12 (1.74%) PMO
4 9 (1.31%) GDPR
5 7 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.87%) COBIT
6 6 (0.87%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.58%) P3O
8 3 (0.44%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 99 (14.37%) Active Directory
2 35 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.93%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.32%) NFS
4 16 (2.32%) Samba
5 9 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (1.16%) Docker
6 8 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.02%) Firmware
8 6 (0.87%) vSphere
9 5 (0.73%) Dovecot
9 5 (0.73%) iptables
9 5 (0.73%) Postfix
9 5 (0.73%) QEMU
9 5 (0.73%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.73%) Xen
9 5 (0.73%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.58%) XenApp
11 3 (0.44%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (5.22%) SCCM
2 20 (2.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (1.45%) SCOM
4 9 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.02%) Puppet
6 5 (0.73%) Proxmox
7 4 (0.58%) Kibana
8 3 (0.44%) Ansible
8 3 (0.44%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.44%) PowerCLI
8 3 (0.44%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Flashback
9 2 (0.29%) WSUS
10 1 (0.15%) Nessus
10 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 65 (9.43%) VMware
2 60 (8.71%) Oracle
3 38 (5.52%) Cisco
4 25 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
5 24 (3.48%) Citrix
5 24 (3.48%) IBM
6 21 (3.05%) Xamarin
7 20 (2.90%) Tableau
8 15 (2.18%) Google
9 12 (1.74%) SAP
10 11 (1.60%) HP
10 11 (1.60%) Meraki
10 11 (1.60%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (0.87%) Cognizant
11 6 (0.87%) Cognos
11 6 (0.87%) DevExpress
11 6 (0.87%) Infragistics
11 6 (0.87%) Talend
11 6 (0.87%) Telerik
11 6 (0.87%) Veeam