Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 816 631 866
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.27% 12.78% 15.03%
As % of the Vendors category 35.54% 32.76% 33.12%
Number of salaries quoted 595 461 538
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +7.69%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £24,600
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £58,825
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 2,296 1,926 2,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.15% 39.02% 45.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,527 1,207 1,498
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £64,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +5 362 £42,500 +13.33% 57
Edinburgh +1 328 £42,500 +2.41% 57
Aberdeen -1 30 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Fife +1 18 £40,000 +14.29% 3
West Lothian -7 18 £37,500 +13.64% 1
Dundee +8 11 £40,000 +23.08% 2
North Lanarkshire -3 11 £41,500 +15.28% 4
Stirling +1 9 £35,000 -7.89% 2
East Ayrshire - 8 £22,250 -
Renfrewshire -1 7 £36,500 -27.54% 9
South Ayrshire - 6 £47,500 - 1
Midlothian - 5 £37,500 - 2
Aberdeenshire - 4 £30,000 - 4
Falkirk +1 2 £38,500 -0.65% 1
Scottish Borders +1 2 £35,000 -17.65%
Highlands +2 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Strathclyde - 1 £32,000 -
Inverclyde - 1 £30,000 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 293 (35.91%) SQL
2 270 (33.09%) SQL Server
3 242 (29.66%) .NET
4 213 (26.10%) C#
5 204 (25.00%) Windows
6 186 (22.79%) Finance
7 179 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
8 163 (19.98%) Microsoft Azure
9 145 (17.77%) Active Directory
10 124 (15.20%) MVC
10 124 (15.20%) ASP.NET
11 113 (13.85%) JavaScript
12 106 (12.99%) Windows Server
13 104 (12.75%) Oracle
14 98 (12.01%) Microsoft Office
15 92 (11.27%) Office 365
16 90 (11.03%) CRM
17 89 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
17 89 (10.91%) VMware
18 81 (9.93%) ITIL
19 80 (9.80%) HTML
20 78 (9.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 75 (9.19%) CSS
22 74 (9.07%) AngularJS
23 72 (8.82%) SharePoint
24 70 (8.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 68 (8.33%) ERP
25 68 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
26 65 (7.97%) Microsoft Excel
26 65 (7.97%) Dynamics AX

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 72 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 61 (7.48%) MS Exchange
3 40 (4.90%) Skype for Business
4 25 (3.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 23 (2.82%) IIS
6 16 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.10%) Apache
9 9 (1.10%) JBoss
9 9 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.10%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.98%) CMS
11 6 (0.74%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.61%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.49%) Confluence
13 4 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 98 (12.01%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (7.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (3.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.45%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (1.84%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 65 (7.97%) Dynamics AX
2 62 (7.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (1.84%) Dynamics SL
5 11 (1.35%) Dynamics GP
5 11 (1.35%) NetSuite
6 10 (1.23%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.37%) Primavera
7 3 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.25%) BPCS
9 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.12%) Sonata
9 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 163 (19.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (11.27%) Office 365
3 54 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
4 46 (5.64%) Dynamics 365
5 20 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.72%) SaaS
7 11 (1.35%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (1.35%) IaaS
8 8 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.86%) GitHub
9 7 (0.86%) PaaS
10 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.12%) Akamai
11 1 (0.12%) Asana
11 1 (0.12%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.76%) DNS
2 45 (5.51%) Skype
3 44 (5.39%) Firewall
4 34 (4.17%) VPN
5 30 (3.68%) DHCP
5 30 (3.68%) LAN
6 28 (3.43%) SAN
7 26 (3.19%) Network Security
7 26 (3.19%) TCP/IP
8 22 (2.70%) WAN
9 18 (2.21%) VLAN
10 13 (1.59%) Intranet
11 11 (1.35%) VoIP
12 8 (0.98%) iSCSI
12 8 (0.98%) NAS
13 7 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (0.86%) Kerberos
14 6 (0.74%) SSH
14 6 (0.74%) Wireshark
15 5 (0.61%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (33.09%) SQL Server
2 78 (9.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 70 (8.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (5.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 41 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (4.29%) Power BI
7 33 (4.04%) Relational Database
8 28 (3.43%) Big Data
9 25 (3.06%) MongoDB
10 24 (2.94%) NoSQL
11 23 (2.82%) MySQL
12 21 (2.57%) QlikView
12 21 (2.57%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.84%) GIS
14 14 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (1.35%) Data Lake
16 11 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 54 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (5.15%) Visual Studio
3 33 (4.04%) JIRA
4 29 (3.55%) Git (software)
5 19 (2.33%) Subversion
6 17 (2.08%) Selenium
7 14 (1.72%) Jenkins
7 14 (1.72%) SpecFlow
8 10 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (0.86%) Protractor
10 6 (0.74%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.74%) FitNesse
10 6 (0.74%) HP UFT
11 5 (0.61%) Bugzilla
11 5 (0.61%) Phabricator
11 5 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.49%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.49%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 186 (22.79%) Finance
2 45 (5.51%) Advertising
3 32 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 30 (3.68%) Banking
5 27 (3.31%) Retail
6 22 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.45%) Legal
8 18 (2.21%) Marketing
9 9 (1.10%) Law
10 7 (0.86%) Local Government
11 5 (0.61%) Automotive
11 5 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.37%) French Language
12 3 (0.37%) German Language
12 3 (0.37%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.37%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.37%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 218 (26.72%) Developer
2 142 (17.40%) Analyst
3 98 (12.01%) Consultant
4 70 (8.58%) .NET Developer
5 62 (7.60%) Architect
6 47 (5.76%) C# Developer
7 45 (5.51%) Software Developer
8 42 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
9 35 (4.29%) Support Analyst
10 32 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 32 (3.92%) IT Consultant
11 28 (3.43%) Senior Developer
12 26 (3.19%) Senior Consultant
13 25 (3.06%) DBA
14 24 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
14 24 (2.94%) IT Manager
14 24 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
15 23 (2.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
15 23 (2.82%) IT Support
16 22 (2.70%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (29.66%) .NET
2 124 (15.20%) ASP.NET
3 80 (9.80%) HTML
4 75 (9.19%) CSS
5 74 (9.07%) AngularJS
6 68 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 50 (6.13%) .NET Framework
8 49 (6.00%) Web Services
9 38 (4.66%) jQuery
10 32 (3.92%) HTML5
11 30 (3.68%) WCF
12 27 (3.31%) Entity Framework
13 23 (2.82%) REST
13 23 (2.82%) WPF
14 19 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (2.21%) .NET Core
16 16 (1.96%) XML
17 14 (1.72%) React
18 10 (1.23%) CSS3
19 9 (1.10%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.76%) Driving Licence
3 35 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (4.04%) Data Centre
5 31 (3.80%) Management Information System
6 28 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (2.57%) Computer Science
8 20 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (1.72%) Clustering
9 14 (1.72%) Fintech
9 14 (1.72%) User Experience
10 9 (1.10%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.10%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.98%) Algorithms
12 7 (0.86%) Private Cloud
12 7 (0.86%) Replication
13 6 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.61%) Robotics
15 4 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
15 4 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 204 (25.00%) Windows
2 106 (12.99%) Windows Server
3 61 (7.48%) Linux
4 41 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (3.92%) Windows 7
7 26 (3.19%) Windows 10
8 25 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (1.96%) Unix
10 9 (1.10%) Ubuntu
10 9 (1.10%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.61%) Debian
12 5 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.49%) CentOS
13 4 (0.49%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.37%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.25%) Android
15 2 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (15.20%) MVC
3 90 (11.03%) CRM
4 89 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
5 81 (9.93%) ITIL
6 68 (8.33%) ERP
7 64 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
8 56 (6.86%) ETL
9 54 (6.62%) Project Management
9 54 (6.62%) Software Engineering
10 52 (6.37%) Scrum
11 48 (5.88%) Analytics
12 46 (5.64%) Web Development
13 44 (5.39%) Migration
14 43 (5.27%) OO
15 41 (5.02%) Test Automation
16 40 (4.90%) Collaborative Working
16 40 (4.90%) SDLC
16 40 (4.90%) TDD
17 39 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 293 (35.91%) SQL
2 213 (26.10%) C#
3 113 (13.85%) JavaScript
4 63 (7.72%) Java
5 61 (7.48%) T-SQL
6 43 (5.27%) PowerShell
7 27 (3.31%) PL/SQL
7 27 (3.31%) Python
8 21 (2.57%) VB.NET
9 20 (2.45%) VB
10 18 (2.21%) C++
11 15 (1.84%) Bash Shell
12 14 (1.72%) C
12 14 (1.72%) PHP
13 13 (1.59%) VBA
14 12 (1.47%) Perl
15 10 (1.23%) X++
16 9 (1.10%) R
17 4 (0.49%) sed
17 4 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 64 (7.84%) Degree
2 31 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (1.59%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.10%) HND
8 8 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.98%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.86%) ISEB
9 7 (0.86%) PMP
10 6 (0.74%) CCNA
10 6 (0.74%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.74%) MCSA
11 5 (0.61%) ACCA
11 5 (0.61%) MCSE
12 4 (0.49%) CIMA
12 4 (0.49%) MCITP
13 3 (0.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.50%) SLA
2 27 (3.31%) PMO
3 16 (1.96%) QA
4 7 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.61%) GDPR
6 4 (0.49%) COBIT
7 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.12%) EMIR
9 1 (0.12%) FATCA
9 1 (0.12%) MiFID
9 1 (0.12%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.12%) P3O
9 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 145 (17.77%) Active Directory
2 58 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (5.39%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.84%) XenApp
6 12 (1.47%) vSphere
7 9 (1.10%) NFS
8 6 (0.74%) Samba
9 5 (0.61%) Dovecot
9 5 (0.61%) iptables
9 5 (0.61%) Postfix
9 5 (0.61%) QEMU
9 5 (0.61%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.61%) Xen
10 4 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.49%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.25%) Docker
12 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 50 (6.13%) SCCM
2 24 (2.94%) SCOM
3 14 (1.72%) vCenter Server
4 13 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.35%) Ansible
6 7 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.74%) DameWare
7 6 (0.74%) Puppet
8 5 (0.61%) Proxmox
9 3 (0.37%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.25%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.25%) MaaS360
10 2 (0.25%) Munin
10 2 (0.25%) Nagios
10 2 (0.25%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.25%) RSA Archer
11 1 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 104 (12.75%) Oracle
2 89 (10.91%) VMware
3 62 (7.60%) Cisco
4 46 (5.64%) SAP
5 30 (3.68%) Citrix
6 25 (3.06%) HP
7 24 (2.94%) IBM
8 20 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (2.33%) Tableau
10 18 (2.21%) Epicor
10 18 (2.21%) Sage
11 13 (1.59%) MicroStrategy
12 12 (1.47%) Avaya
13 11 (1.35%) IFS
13 11 (1.35%) Xamarin
14 10 (1.23%) Apple
14 10 (1.23%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.23%) Veeam
15 9 (1.10%) Informatica
15 9 (1.10%) JD Edwards