Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 11 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 421 579 646
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 15.87% 14.15% 12.62%
As % of the Vendors category 46.57% 40.29% 31.60%
Number of salaries quoted 298 381 431
Median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -0.58%
10th Percentile £29,000 £24,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 904 1,437 2,044
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 34.07% 35.12% 39.92%
Number of salaries quoted 565 901 1,286
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,250 £70,000
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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 +7 208 £47,500 +8.57% 30
Edinburgh -1 138 £47,500 +18.75% 42
West Lothian +4 21 £30,000 -9.09% 1
Fife 0 12 £42,500 +80.85% 1
Dundee -10 11 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Aberdeen -1 9 £41,500 -2.35% 5
South Ayrshire - 5 £19,000 - 1
Inverclyde +5 4 £48,750 -
Falkirk - 4 £31,500 -
Moray - 2 - -
East Ayrshire -1 1 - -
Highlands -2 1 - -
Scottish Borders -3 1 £55,000 +83.33%
Lanarkshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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.

1 197 (46.79%) Azure
2 155 (36.82%) SQL
3 147 (34.92%) C#
4 120 (28.50%) Agile Software Development
5 112 (26.60%) SQL Server
6 111 (26.37%) .NET
7 104 (24.70%) Finance
8 100 (23.75%) Windows
9 87 (20.67%) DevOps
10 86 (20.43%) AWS
11 81 (19.24%) JavaScript
12 72 (17.10%) Oracle
13 71 (16.86%) Active Directory
14 68 (16.15%) MVC
15 64 (15.20%) SDLC
16 59 (14.01%) Mentoring
17 58 (13.78%) Migration
18 55 (13.06%) VMware
19 54 (12.83%) Artificial Intelligence
19 54 (12.83%) .NET Framework
20 52 (12.35%) Office 365
21 51 (12.11%) QA
21 51 (12.11%) OO
22 50 (11.88%) Scrum
23 49 (11.64%) C++
24 48 (11.40%) SaaS
25 45 (10.69%) Cisco
25 45 (10.69%) Software Engineering
25 45 (10.69%) Microservices
26 44 (10.45%) Java

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 23 (5.46%) MS Exchange
2 21 (4.99%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.61%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.90%) Confluence
4 8 (1.90%) SAS
5 5 (1.19%) IIS
6 3 (0.71%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.48%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.48%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.24%) CMS
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (7.13%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.24%) InDesign
6 1 (0.24%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 5 (1.19%) Q-Pulse
2 4 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.24%) Magento
4 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 197 (46.79%) Azure
2 86 (20.43%) AWS
3 52 (12.35%) Office 365
4 48 (11.40%) SaaS
5 34 (8.08%) Power Platform
6 15 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (2.85%) Serverless
8 11 (2.61%) GCP
8 11 (2.61%) IaaS
8 11 (2.61%) PaaS
9 10 (2.38%) PowerApps
10 8 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (1.43%) GitHub
11 6 (1.43%) Logic Apps
12 5 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.48%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.48%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.41%) Firewall
2 20 (4.75%) TCP/IP
3 18 (4.28%) WAN
4 17 (4.04%) VPN
5 15 (3.56%) LAN
6 12 (2.85%) Skype
7 11 (2.61%) DHCP
8 10 (2.38%) DNS
9 7 (1.66%) CTI
9 7 (1.66%) Software-Defined Networking
10 6 (1.43%) iSCSI
10 6 (1.43%) VLAN
11 5 (1.19%) Internet
11 5 (1.19%) SAN
11 5 (1.19%) Unified Communications
11 5 (1.19%) VoIP
11 5 (1.19%) Wireless
12 4 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (0.95%) Intranet
12 4 (0.95%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (26.60%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (5.70%) Power BI
4 22 (5.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (3.33%) Relational Database
8 13 (3.09%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (1.90%) Qlik Sense
9 8 (1.90%) QlikView
10 7 (1.66%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.43%) MySQL
12 5 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.95%) BusinessObjects XI
13 4 (0.95%) SAP Data Services
14 3 (0.71%) Data Lake
14 3 (0.71%) ThoughtSpot
15 2 (0.48%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 34 (8.08%) Visual Studio
2 26 (6.18%) Selenium
3 23 (5.46%) Git (software)
3 23 (5.46%) SpecFlow
4 22 (5.23%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.80%) JIRA
6 15 (3.56%) FitNesse
6 15 (3.56%) JMeter
7 11 (2.61%) MSTest
7 11 (2.61%) NUnit
8 10 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.66%) Metasploit
9 7 (1.66%) WebScarab
10 5 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.19%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.19%) FishEye
10 5 (1.19%) GitLab
11 4 (0.95%) CMake
11 4 (0.95%) TestRail
12 2 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 104 (24.70%) Finance
2 27 (6.41%) Marketing
3 17 (4.04%) Manufacturing
3 17 (4.04%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.09%) Multimedia
5 7 (1.66%) Legal
6 5 (1.19%) Banking
6 5 (1.19%) German Language
6 5 (1.19%) Retail
7 3 (0.71%) Back Office
8 2 (0.48%) Advertising
8 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.48%) Games
8 2 (0.48%) Local Government
8 2 (0.48%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Police
Job Titles
1 99 (23.52%) Developer
2 46 (10.93%) Software Engineer
3 40 (9.50%) Analyst
3 40 (9.50%) Azure Engineer
3 40 (9.50%) Consultant
4 32 (7.60%) Platform Engineer
5 31 (7.36%) Software Developer
6 27 (6.41%) Architect
7 23 (5.46%) .NET Software Engineer
8 20 (4.75%) IT Engineer
9 19 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (4.28%) IT Support
10 18 (4.28%) Senior Developer
11 16 (3.80%) Trainee
12 14 (3.33%) .NET Developer
12 14 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 13 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
13 13 (3.09%) Test Engineer
14 12 (2.85%) IT Manager
14 12 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (26.37%) .NET
2 54 (12.83%) .NET Framework
3 38 (9.03%) CSS
3 38 (9.03%) HTML
4 36 (8.55%) .NET Core
5 35 (8.31%) AngularJS
6 34 (8.08%) React
7 23 (5.46%) ASP.NET
7 23 (5.46%) jQuery
8 20 (4.75%) Backbone.js
9 17 (4.04%) Express
10 16 (3.80%) Ajax
10 16 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (3.09%) SAML
12 12 (2.85%) Dojo
12 12 (2.85%) HTML5
13 10 (2.38%) Entity Framework
13 10 (2.38%) RESTful
14 9 (2.14%) WinForms
14 9 (2.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.03%) Mobile App
2 16 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.85%) Cloud Native
5 11 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.61%) EPoS
6 8 (1.90%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.43%) Life Science
8 6 (1.43%) PKI
8 6 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.19%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.19%) User Experience
10 4 (0.95%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (0.95%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.95%) CUDA
10 4 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.95%) LIMS
10 4 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 100 (23.75%) Windows
2 30 (7.13%) Windows Server
3 29 (6.89%) Linux
4 14 (3.33%) Windows 10
5 11 (2.61%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.66%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.66%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.48%) Android
10 2 (0.48%) CentOS
10 2 (0.48%) Unix
10 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (28.50%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (20.67%) DevOps
3 68 (16.15%) MVC
4 64 (15.20%) SDLC
5 59 (14.01%) Mentoring
6 58 (13.78%) Migration
7 54 (12.83%) Artificial Intelligence
8 51 (12.11%) OO
9 50 (11.88%) Scrum
10 45 (10.69%) Microservices
10 45 (10.69%) Software Engineering
11 44 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
12 39 (9.26%) Project Management
13 37 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
13 37 (8.79%) Project Delivery
14 36 (8.55%) ITIL
15 35 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (8.31%) Sprint Retrospective
16 34 (8.08%) Infrastructure as Code
17 32 (7.60%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 155 (36.82%) SQL
2 147 (34.92%) C#
3 81 (19.24%) JavaScript
4 49 (11.64%) C++
5 44 (10.45%) Java
6 37 (8.79%) PowerShell
7 19 (4.51%) Python
8 15 (3.56%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.38%) PHP
9 10 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.66%) Delphi
11 6 (1.43%) R
11 6 (1.43%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.19%) C
12 5 (1.19%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.95%) C-shell
13 4 (0.95%) Fortran
14 2 (0.48%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (4.75%) Degree
3 13 (3.09%) A+ Certification
3 13 (3.09%) CCNA
3 13 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (2.61%) ISEB
4 11 (2.61%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.14%) CCNP
5 9 (2.14%) MCSE
6 7 (1.66%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.43%) MCP
7 6 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.95%) MCSA
8 4 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.71%) CEH
9 3 (0.71%) CISM
9 3 (0.71%) HNC
9 3 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.71%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (12.11%) QA
2 15 (3.56%) SLA
3 14 (3.33%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.43%) GDPR
5 4 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.48%) GAMP
7 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 71 (16.86%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.70%) Docker
3 21 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.85%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.71%) vSphere
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (7.84%) Kubernetes
2 23 (5.46%) Terraform
3 15 (3.56%) SCCM
4 14 (3.33%) Ansible
5 10 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.38%) Puppet
6 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (1.66%) Core Impact
7 7 (1.66%) Nessus
7 7 (1.66%) Nexpose
8 4 (0.95%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (0.95%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.48%) WSUS
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.24%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.24%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 72 (17.10%) Oracle
2 55 (13.06%) VMware
3 45 (10.69%) Cisco
4 35 (8.31%) Ceridian
5 32 (7.60%) EnterpriseDB
6 17 (4.04%) Veeam
7 12 (2.85%) Citrix
8 11 (2.61%) Google
8 11 (2.61%) SAP
9 8 (1.90%) Teradata
10 7 (1.66%) Intel
10 7 (1.66%) Sage
10 7 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.43%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.19%) Informatica
12 5 (1.19%) Meraki
12 5 (1.19%) SolarWinds
13 4 (0.95%) CommVault
13 4 (0.95%) IronPort
13 4 (0.95%) Nintex