Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 9 13
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 647 732 697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.57% 13.45% 12.59%
As % of the Vendors category 33.49% 33.20% 31.81%
Number of salaries quoted 437 494 490
Scotland median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,295 £24,975
90th Percentile £60,750 £61,050 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 1,932 2,205 2,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.54% 40.51% 39.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,195 1,430 1,325
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,375 £66,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 +2 271 £42,500 - 79
Edinburgh -7 262 £42,993 +14.65% 62
Aberdeen -4 23 £34,000 -27.66% 23
West Lothian +4 21 £33,250 - 4
Fife -7 15 £23,500 -41.25% 5
Renfrewshire +3 12 £28,750 +5.50% 6
Dundee -10 9 £45,000 +66.67% 4
North Lanarkshire -1 8 £29,000 -23.18% 3
West Dunbartonshire +1 6 £35,500 -18.39% 1
South Lanarkshire +8 5 £37,500 +19.05%
Scottish Borders +3 3 £24,000 -20.00% 4
Aberdeenshire -1 3 £46,250 - 1
Stirling -4 3 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Lanarkshire - 2 £37,500 -
Inverclyde +3 1 - - 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 - - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £30,000 -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 226 (34.93%) .NET
2 220 (34.00%) Azure
3 194 (29.98%) SQL
4 192 (29.68%) SQL Server
5 178 (27.51%) C#
6 173 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
7 170 (26.28%) Windows
8 142 (21.95%) Active Directory
9 133 (20.56%) Problem-Solving
10 129 (19.94%) Finance
11 121 (18.70%) JavaScript
12 114 (17.62%) Office 365
13 104 (16.07%) DevOps
14 90 (13.91%) HTML
15 89 (13.76%) MVC
16 88 (13.60%) CSS
17 87 (13.45%) ASP.NET
18 84 (12.98%) Linux
19 79 (12.21%) Python
20 77 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
20 77 (11.90%) SDLC
21 76 (11.75%) AWS
22 74 (11.44%) Windows Server
23 73 (11.28%) VMware
24 70 (10.82%) Degree
25 68 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
26 67 (10.36%) CRM
27 65 (10.05%) AngularJS
28 64 (9.89%) PowerShell
29 63 (9.74%) Business Intelligence

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 34 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.71%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.47%) Skype for Business
4 15 (2.32%) Confluence
4 15 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (2.32%) Umbraco
5 13 (2.01%) IIS
6 11 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.08%) Oracle UPK
9 4 (0.62%) Appian
9 4 (0.62%) CMS
9 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.62%) SAS
10 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.31%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 77 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.77%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.31%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.15%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 32 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.24%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 7 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.62%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.31%) HFM
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.15%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 220 (34.00%) Azure
2 114 (17.62%) Office 365
3 76 (11.75%) AWS
4 39 (6.03%) Power Platform
5 24 (3.71%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (3.09%) GCP
7 18 (2.78%) SaaS
8 17 (2.63%) Azure Stack
8 17 (2.63%) IBM Cloud
9 13 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (1.85%) PaaS
10 12 (1.85%) Serverless
11 9 (1.39%) IaaS
12 8 (1.24%) GitHub
13 7 (1.08%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.77%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.77%) PowerApps
16 4 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.26%) DNS
2 33 (5.10%) Firewall
3 27 (4.17%) WAN
4 25 (3.86%) LAN
5 24 (3.71%) DHCP
5 24 (3.71%) TCP/IP
6 21 (3.25%) VLAN
7 19 (2.94%) Skype
7 19 (2.94%) VPN
8 18 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (2.47%) Internet
10 15 (2.32%) SAN
11 11 (1.70%) VoIP
12 8 (1.24%) Unified Communications
13 7 (1.08%) NAS
14 5 (0.77%) Broadband
14 5 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (0.62%) ADSL
15 4 (0.62%) MPLS
15 4 (0.62%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (29.68%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.03%) Power BI
3 37 (5.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (3.86%) Relational Database
6 22 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (2.16%) QlikView
9 13 (2.01%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.39%) MariaDB
12 8 (1.24%) Big Data
13 7 (1.08%) Essbase
13 7 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.93%) Electronic Patient Records
14 6 (0.93%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.77%) OLTP
15 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 42 (6.49%) Visual Studio
2 39 (6.03%) JIRA
3 37 (5.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (5.41%) Git (software)
5 24 (3.71%) Ant
5 24 (3.71%) Apache Ivy
6 14 (2.16%) GitLab
7 13 (2.01%) Jenkins
7 13 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (1.70%) Hudson
8 11 (1.70%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.39%) Selenium
10 7 (1.08%) CA Release Automation
10 7 (1.08%) NUnit
10 7 (1.08%) Subversion
11 6 (0.93%) Moq
12 4 (0.62%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.62%) MSTest
12 4 (0.62%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.46%) RubyMine
General
1 129 (19.94%) Finance
2 58 (8.96%) Retail
3 41 (6.34%) Public Sector
4 24 (3.71%) Banking
5 19 (2.94%) Automotive
6 17 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.70%) Legal
8 10 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.08%) Advertising
9 7 (1.08%) Billing
9 7 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.08%) French Language
9 7 (1.08%) General Ledger
9 7 (1.08%) Marketing
10 2 (0.31%) Back Office
10 2 (0.31%) German Language
10 2 (0.31%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.31%) Local Government
10 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 206 (31.84%) Developer
2 73 (11.28%) Software Developer
3 60 (9.27%) Analyst
4 58 (8.96%) .NET Developer
5 48 (7.42%) Senior Developer
6 47 (7.26%) Support Engineer
7 35 (5.41%) IT Support
8 33 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (5.10%) Software Engineer
9 32 (4.95%) Senior Software Developer
10 30 (4.64%) Cloud Engineer
11 26 (4.02%) C# Developer
12 25 (3.86%) Senior DevOps
13 23 (3.55%) Consultant
14 22 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support
14 22 (3.40%) SQL Developer
15 21 (3.25%) Architect
16 20 (3.09%) Support Analyst
17 18 (2.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 18 (2.78%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (34.93%) .NET
2 90 (13.91%) HTML
3 88 (13.60%) CSS
4 87 (13.45%) ASP.NET
5 65 (10.05%) AngularJS
6 50 (7.73%) .NET Core
7 49 (7.57%) .NET Framework
7 49 (7.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 36 (5.56%) React
9 31 (4.79%) RESTful
10 21 (3.25%) Entity Framework
10 21 (3.25%) HTML5
10 21 (3.25%) jQuery
11 20 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (2.16%) REST
13 13 (2.01%) XML
14 12 (1.85%) CSS3
14 12 (1.85%) Web Services
14 12 (1.85%) WPF
15 10 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (4.02%) Hybrid Cloud
4 25 (3.86%) Data Centre
5 23 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (3.09%) Public Cloud
8 16 (2.47%) Management Information System
9 15 (2.32%) PKI
10 14 (2.16%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.24%) EPoS
12 7 (1.08%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.08%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.08%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.77%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.77%) Replication
13 5 (0.77%) Robotics
14 4 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.62%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 170 (26.28%) Windows
2 84 (12.98%) Linux
3 74 (11.44%) Windows Server
4 39 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (4.64%) Windows 10
7 16 (2.47%) Android
7 16 (2.47%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.85%) Unix
9 9 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.77%) AIX
10 5 (0.77%) Solaris
11 4 (0.62%) CentOS
11 4 (0.62%) Debian
11 4 (0.62%) SUSE
11 4 (0.62%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.46%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (20.56%) Problem-Solving
3 104 (16.07%) DevOps
4 89 (13.76%) MVC
5 77 (11.90%) SDLC
6 67 (10.36%) CRM
7 63 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
8 60 (9.27%) ITIL
9 57 (8.81%) Software Engineering
10 53 (8.19%) Mentoring
11 47 (7.26%) Scrum
12 43 (6.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 42 (6.49%) Project Delivery
14 40 (6.18%) Computer Science
15 38 (5.87%) Release Management
16 37 (5.72%) ERP
17 33 (5.10%) Coaching
17 33 (5.10%) Fintech
18 32 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
19 30 (4.64%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 194 (29.98%) SQL
2 178 (27.51%) C#
3 121 (18.70%) JavaScript
4 79 (12.21%) Python
5 64 (9.89%) PowerShell
6 49 (7.57%) T-SQL
7 47 (7.26%) Java
8 44 (6.80%) Ruby
9 27 (4.17%) Bash Shell
10 18 (2.78%) TypeScript
11 17 (2.63%) Groovy
12 16 (2.47%) C
12 16 (2.47%) C++
13 14 (2.16%) VB
14 10 (1.55%) Scala
15 8 (1.24%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.93%) Perl
17 5 (0.77%) VBA
18 4 (0.62%) MATLAB
18 4 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (10.82%) Degree
2 61 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (4.64%) MCSA
4 26 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (3.71%) MCSE
6 19 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (2.47%) CCNA
9 7 (1.08%) HND
9 7 (1.08%) MCITP
10 5 (0.77%) CCNP
10 5 (0.77%) MCSD
11 4 (0.62%) MCTS
11 4 (0.62%) RHCT
12 3 (0.46%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.46%) MCAD
12 3 (0.46%) MCP
12 3 (0.46%) PhD
13 2 (0.31%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.48%) QA
2 27 (4.17%) SLA
3 11 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.46%) GDPR
7 2 (0.31%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.31%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.31%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) NCSC
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 142 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 38 (5.87%) Hyper-V
3 31 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (4.02%) Docker
5 7 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.93%) vSphere
7 4 (0.62%) KVM
7 4 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.46%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.46%) HDFS
8 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.46%) XenApp
9 2 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.31%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.15%) Snort
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 27 (4.17%) SCCM
2 22 (3.40%) Terraform
3 9 (1.39%) Ansible
4 8 (1.24%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (0.77%) CASB
6 4 (0.62%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.46%) CFEngine
7 3 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.46%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.46%) Puppet
7 3 (0.46%) Salt
7 3 (0.46%) SCOM
7 3 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.46%) WSUS
8 2 (0.31%) Avamar
8 2 (0.31%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.31%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 73 (11.28%) VMware
2 49 (7.57%) Oracle
3 40 (6.18%) Cisco
4 29 (4.48%) IBM
5 26 (4.02%) Google
6 24 (3.71%) Micro Focus
7 19 (2.94%) Apple
8 17 (2.63%) Citrix
9 16 (2.47%) Dell
10 14 (2.16%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.85%) SAP
12 11 (1.70%) JD Edwards
13 10 (1.55%) Cognos
13 10 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (1.55%) Symantec
14 9 (1.39%) EMC
14 9 (1.39%) Hyperion
15 8 (1.24%) HP
16 7 (1.08%) Anaplan
17 6 (0.93%) Atlassian