Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 15 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 279 597 679
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 16.28% 12.44% 12.67%
As % of the Vendors category 45.29% 33.86% 31.97%
Number of salaries quoted 196 405 460
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +1.12%

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 616 1,763 2,124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 35.94% 36.74% 39.64%
Number of salaries quoted 385 1,067 1,327
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £69,375
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 2020. 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 +5 138 £50,000 +17.65% 25
Edinburgh +6 86 £47,500 +11.76% 27
Fife +5 11 £37,500 +59.57% 3
West Lothian +12 10 £31,250 -0.79% 3
Dundee -3 9 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Falkirk - 4 - -
South Ayrshire - 4 £19,000 -
Aberdeen +4 3 - - 2
Inverclyde +3 3 £46,100 -
Stirling +1 3 - - 1
North Lanarkshire -1 2 £42,500 +46.55% 3
Scottish Borders -2 2 £55,000 +129.17%
Moray - 2 - -
Lanarkshire +1 1 £40,000 +14.29%
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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.

1 109 (39.07%) Azure
2 95 (34.05%) C#
3 87 (31.18%) SQL
4 75 (26.88%) .NET
5 71 (25.45%) Finance
6 70 (25.09%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (25.09%) SQL Server
7 65 (23.30%) Windows
8 56 (20.07%) AWS
9 53 (19.00%) Office 365
10 51 (18.28%) JavaScript
11 49 (17.56%) Active Directory
11 49 (17.56%) Artificial Intelligence
12 48 (17.20%) Mentoring
13 42 (15.05%) C++
14 41 (14.70%) .NET Framework
15 40 (14.34%) QA
15 40 (14.34%) Microservices
15 40 (14.34%) Scrum
15 40 (14.34%) VMware
16 39 (13.98%) SaaS
16 39 (13.98%) SDLC
17 38 (13.62%) DevOps
17 38 (13.62%) MVC
18 36 (12.90%) Java
18 36 (12.90%) OO
19 33 (11.83%) Oracle
19 33 (11.83%) Software Engineering
20 32 (11.47%) AngularJS
21 30 (10.75%) Ceridian

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 16 (5.73%) MS Exchange
1 16 (5.73%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.94%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.15%) Confluence
4 4 (1.43%) IIS
4 4 (1.43%) SAS
5 3 (1.08%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.72%) SugarCRM
6 2 (0.72%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (8.60%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.72%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.36%) InDesign
5 1 (0.36%) MadCap Flare
5 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Q-Pulse
1 4 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.72%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 109 (39.07%) Azure
2 56 (20.07%) AWS
3 53 (19.00%) Office 365
4 39 (13.98%) SaaS
5 17 (6.09%) Power Platform
6 16 (5.73%) GCP
7 10 (3.58%) IaaS
8 6 (2.15%) Serverless
9 5 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.79%) PowerApps
10 4 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (1.08%) GitHub
12 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.72%) PaaS
12 2 (0.72%) Trello
13 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.36%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.17%) Firewall
1 20 (7.17%) WAN
2 17 (6.09%) LAN
2 17 (6.09%) TCP/IP
3 15 (5.38%) DNS
4 14 (5.02%) VPN
5 11 (3.94%) DHCP
5 11 (3.94%) Skype
6 9 (3.23%) VLAN
7 8 (2.87%) Software-Defined Networking
8 7 (2.51%) CTI
8 7 (2.51%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.79%) Internet
9 5 (1.79%) iSCSI
9 5 (1.79%) NAS
10 4 (1.43%) SAN
11 3 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.08%) VoIP
11 3 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (25.09%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (5.02%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (3.94%) Power BI
6 9 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.15%) MySQL
7 6 (2.15%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.43%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 4 (1.43%) BusinessObjects XI
9 4 (1.43%) QlikView
10 3 (1.08%) Qlik Sense
11 2 (0.72%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (7.89%) Visual Studio
2 19 (6.81%) Git (software)
3 15 (5.38%) JIRA
3 15 (5.38%) JMeter
3 15 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (4.66%) FitNesse
4 13 (4.66%) SpecFlow
5 10 (3.58%) Jenkins
6 9 (3.23%) Selenium
7 7 (2.51%) Metasploit
7 7 (2.51%) WebScarab
8 6 (2.15%) CMake
8 6 (2.15%) TestRail
9 5 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.79%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.79%) FishEye
9 5 (1.79%) GitLab
10 3 (1.08%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.08%) NUnit
11 2 (0.72%) SoapUI
General
1 71 (25.45%) Finance
2 14 (5.02%) Manufacturing
3 12 (4.30%) Marketing
4 7 (2.51%) Law
5 6 (2.15%) Banking
5 6 (2.15%) Retail
6 5 (1.79%) German Language
7 4 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.43%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.72%) Advertising
8 2 (0.72%) Games
8 2 (0.72%) Legal
8 2 (0.72%) Local Government
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (25.81%) Developer
2 27 (9.68%) Software Engineer
3 24 (8.60%) Software Developer
4 23 (8.24%) Analyst
5 19 (6.81%) Architect
6 17 (6.09%) Consultant
7 15 (5.38%) IT Support
7 15 (5.38%) Senior Developer
8 14 (5.02%) .NET Software Engineer
8 14 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (4.66%) Full Stack Developer
10 12 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.94%) Azure Engineer
12 10 (3.58%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (3.58%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 10 (3.58%) Platform Engineer
13 9 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (3.23%) IT Engineer
13 9 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
14 8 (2.87%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (26.88%) .NET
2 41 (14.70%) .NET Framework
3 32 (11.47%) AngularJS
4 30 (10.75%) React
5 22 (7.89%) .NET Core
6 20 (7.17%) CSS
6 20 (7.17%) HTML
7 17 (6.09%) jQuery
8 16 (5.73%) Backbone.js
9 14 (5.02%) Express
10 13 (4.66%) ASP.NET
11 12 (4.30%) Web Services
12 11 (3.94%) Ajax
13 10 (3.58%) Dojo
13 10 (3.58%) RESTful
14 9 (3.23%) WinForms
14 9 (3.23%) WPF
15 8 (2.87%) Entity Framework
15 8 (2.87%) HTML5
15 8 (2.87%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.32%) Mobile App
2 20 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.66%) PKI
4 11 (3.94%) Algorithms
5 10 (3.58%) Cloud Native
6 9 (3.23%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.87%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.15%) 3D Graphics
9 6 (2.15%) CUDA
10 5 (1.79%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.79%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.79%) User Experience
11 4 (1.43%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (1.43%) Life Science
11 4 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.08%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 65 (23.30%) Windows
2 26 (9.32%) Windows Server
3 17 (6.09%) Linux
4 11 (3.94%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.87%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.79%) Android
7 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (1.43%) Unix
9 1 (0.36%) AIX
9 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.36%) Solaris
9 1 (0.36%) VMS
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (25.09%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (17.56%) Artificial Intelligence
3 48 (17.20%) Mentoring
4 40 (14.34%) Microservices
4 40 (14.34%) Scrum
5 39 (13.98%) SDLC
6 38 (13.62%) DevOps
6 38 (13.62%) MVC
7 36 (12.90%) OO
8 33 (11.83%) Software Engineering
9 29 (10.39%) Sprint Retrospective
10 28 (10.04%) ERP
11 25 (8.96%) ITIL
11 25 (8.96%) Migration
12 24 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (7.53%) Test Automation
14 20 (7.17%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (6.81%) Web Development
16 18 (6.45%) Analytics
16 18 (6.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (34.05%) C#
2 87 (31.18%) SQL
3 51 (18.28%) JavaScript
4 42 (15.05%) C++
5 36 (12.90%) Java
6 23 (8.24%) PowerShell
7 15 (5.38%) Python
8 14 (5.02%) Bash Shell
9 10 (3.58%) C
9 10 (3.58%) PHP
10 7 (2.51%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.15%) C-shell
11 6 (2.15%) Fortran
11 6 (2.15%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.79%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.08%) Delphi
13 3 (1.08%) R
13 3 (1.08%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.36%) Perl
14 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (6.45%) Degree
3 11 (3.94%) CCNA
3 11 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.58%) MCSE
5 9 (3.23%) CCNP
6 7 (2.51%) AWS Certification
7 5 (1.79%) MCSA
7 5 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.08%) MCP
9 2 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.72%) LPIC
10 1 (0.36%) AAT
10 1 (0.36%) ACCA
10 1 (0.36%) CISM
10 1 (0.36%) CISSP
10 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.36%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (14.34%) QA
2 9 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.87%) SLA
4 4 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.36%) COBIT
6 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 49 (17.56%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.38%) Docker
4 8 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.72%) XenApp
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.36%) vSphere
7 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (6.81%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.94%) SCCM
3 9 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (3.23%) Terraform
4 7 (2.51%) Core Impact
4 7 (2.51%) Nessus
4 7 (2.51%) Nexpose
5 5 (1.79%) Ansible
6 4 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (1.43%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.43%) Puppet
7 1 (0.36%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.36%) Malwarebytes
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.36%) WSUS
7 1 (0.36%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 40 (14.34%) VMware
2 33 (11.83%) Oracle
3 30 (10.75%) Ceridian
4 23 (8.24%) Cisco
5 16 (5.73%) Google
6 14 (5.02%) SAP
7 11 (3.94%) Veeam
8 10 (3.58%) EnterpriseDB
9 8 (2.87%) Citrix
9 8 (2.87%) Intel
10 7 (2.51%) IBM
11 5 (1.79%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.79%) Gemalto
11 5 (1.79%) Sage
12 4 (1.43%) Apple
12 4 (1.43%) CommVault
12 4 (1.43%) Juniper
13 3 (1.08%) Dell
13 3 (1.08%) HP
13 3 (1.08%) Informatica