Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 12 15
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 765 236 654
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 17.07% 14.69% 12.71%
As % of the Vendors category 45.67% 42.60% 34.42%
Number of salaries quoted 473 146 434
10th Percentile £25,000 £29,625 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,000 £36,451 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £40,811
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +22.52% -2.83%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £74,500 £62,500 £60,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 1,675 554 1,900
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.37% 34.50% 36.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,058 336 1,190
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,625 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £63,125 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 20 September 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 20 September 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
Edinburgh +3 275 £50,000 +5.26% 46
Glasgow +6 253 £47,500 -5.00% 59
Aberdeen - 44 £55,000 - 10
West Lothian -3 33 £47,500 +50.79% 4
Highlands - 29 £47,500 - 2
Scottish Borders 0 23 £60,000 -4.00%
Fife +1 22 £31,250 -16.67% 6
Aberdeenshire - 17 £65,000 -
North Lanarkshire +1 15 £25,500 -40.00% 5
Lanarkshire 0 8 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Dundee -26 8 £35,000 -34.88% 7
Stirling +2 4 £44,000 - 2
Falkirk +1 4 - -
Clackmannanshire - 3 £43,750 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 3 £60,000 -
Roxburghshire - 3 - -
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £24,500 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Inverclyde -1 1 £37,500 -18.66%
Perthshire - 1 £60,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - - 3
East Ayrshire - 1 - - 2
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 276 (36.08%) Azure
2 218 (28.50%) Social Skills
3 205 (26.80%) Microsoft 365
4 176 (23.01%) Windows
5 153 (20.00%) .NET
6 150 (19.61%) SQL
6 150 (19.61%) C#
7 148 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
8 139 (18.17%) SQL Server
9 133 (17.39%) Active Directory
10 127 (16.60%) Finance
11 126 (16.47%) Problem-Solving
12 110 (14.38%) Microsoft Office
13 101 (13.20%) Degree
14 100 (13.07%) Power Platform
15 97 (12.68%) Windows Server
16 89 (11.63%) PowerShell
17 88 (11.50%) Project Management
18 86 (11.24%) Windows 10
19 84 (10.98%) SharePoint
20 83 (10.85%) Mentoring
21 81 (10.59%) JavaScript
22 80 (10.46%) Retail
22 80 (10.46%) DevOps
23 78 (10.20%) VMware
24 70 (9.15%) AWS
25 68 (8.89%) MVC
26 67 (8.76%) Service Delivery
26 67 (8.76%) ASP.NET
27 64 (8.37%) SDLC

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 84 (10.98%) SharePoint
2 44 (5.75%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.83%) CMS
4 11 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (1.18%) MTS
5 9 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (0.78%) Umbraco
7 5 (0.65%) WordPress
8 4 (0.52%) IIS
9 3 (0.39%) Drupal
9 3 (0.39%) SAS
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.26%) Podio
10 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.13%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 110 (14.38%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (6.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.78%) Revit
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.13%) MadCap Flare
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 9 (1.18%) Sentinel
2 8 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.78%) Infor M3
4 6 (0.78%) Maximo
5 5 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.65%) Magento
5 5 (0.65%) Oracle Clinical
6 4 (0.52%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.39%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.26%) Infor CloudSuite
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.13%) Carpe Diem
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 276 (36.08%) Azure
2 205 (26.80%) Microsoft 365
3 100 (13.07%) Power Platform
4 70 (9.15%) AWS
5 41 (5.36%) Dynamics 365
6 30 (3.92%) PowerApps
7 29 (3.79%) OneDrive
8 27 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 27 (3.53%) PaaS
9 23 (3.01%) SaaS
10 22 (2.88%) Azure Sentinel
11 17 (2.22%) Power Automate
12 13 (1.70%) GCP
13 12 (1.57%) Azure Stack
14 11 (1.44%) Serverless
15 9 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
15 9 (1.18%) Google Workspace
16 7 (0.92%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 7 (0.92%) IaaS
16 7 (0.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 63 (8.24%) Firewall
2 38 (4.97%) TCP/IP
3 33 (4.31%) WAN
4 31 (4.05%) DNS
4 31 (4.05%) SAN
5 28 (3.66%) VPN
6 27 (3.53%) LAN
7 26 (3.40%) DHCP
8 20 (2.61%) Network Security
9 12 (1.57%) VoIP
10 10 (1.31%) Wireless
11 9 (1.18%) Unified Communications
12 7 (0.92%) Intranet
12 7 (0.92%) WLAN
13 5 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
15 3 (0.39%) Broadband
15 3 (0.39%) Cisco ISE
15 3 (0.39%) HTTP
15 3 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (18.17%) SQL Server
2 50 (6.54%) Power BI
3 40 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 31 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (1.05%) Data Lake
9 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.39%) DTS
10 3 (0.39%) GIS
10 3 (0.39%) Metadata
10 3 (0.39%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.39%) QlikView
10 3 (0.39%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (0.39%) Tableau
11 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (3.40%) NUnit
2 21 (2.75%) MSTest
3 17 (2.22%) Selenium
4 16 (2.09%) SpecFlow
5 13 (1.70%) MSI
6 11 (1.44%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.31%) AdminStudio
7 10 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.05%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.05%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.78%) JIRA
9 6 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.65%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.52%) Moq
12 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.13%) GitLab
12 1 (0.13%) gulp
12 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.13%) SonarQube
General
1 218 (28.50%) Social Skills
2 127 (16.60%) Finance
3 80 (10.46%) Retail
4 61 (7.97%) Organisational Skills
5 60 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
6 45 (5.88%) Influencing Skills
7 42 (5.49%) Marketing
8 33 (4.31%) Public Sector
9 22 (2.88%) Banking
9 22 (2.88%) Documentation Skills
10 21 (2.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 19 (2.48%) Manufacturing
12 18 (2.35%) Legal
13 12 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (1.18%) Law
14 9 (1.18%) Telecoms
15 7 (0.92%) Presentation Skills
16 6 (0.78%) Automotive
17 5 (0.65%) Environmental Health
18 3 (0.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 172 (22.48%) Developer
2 104 (13.59%) Analyst
3 67 (8.76%) IT Support
4 58 (7.58%) Consultant
5 52 (6.80%) Software Developer
6 48 (6.27%) Support Engineer
7 47 (6.14%) .NET Developer
8 41 (5.36%) Senior Developer
9 38 (4.97%) IT Engineer
10 35 (4.58%) Support Analyst
11 33 (4.31%) Architect
12 30 (3.92%) IT Analyst
13 27 (3.53%) Senior .NET Developer
14 26 (3.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 26 (3.40%) IT Support Analyst
15 25 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 25 (3.27%) IT Support Engineer
16 20 (2.61%) SQL Developer
17 19 (2.48%) Senior Consultant
18 18 (2.35%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (20.00%) .NET
2 67 (8.76%) ASP.NET
3 64 (8.37%) .NET Core
3 64 (8.37%) HTML
4 56 (7.32%) AngularJS
5 52 (6.80%) CSS
6 40 (5.23%) React
7 34 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (3.40%) REST
9 22 (2.88%) Web Services
10 21 (2.75%) .NET Framework
11 18 (2.35%) jQuery
12 16 (2.09%) COM
13 15 (1.96%) Node.js
13 15 (1.96%) Vue.js
14 14 (1.83%) Entity Framework
14 14 (1.83%) HTML5
15 12 (1.57%) ARM Templates
15 12 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (1.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 39 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (4.18%) Driving Licence
4 27 (3.53%) Data Centre
5 26 (3.40%) Mobile App
6 22 (2.88%) EPoS
7 16 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (1.96%) Public Cloud
9 14 (1.83%) Life Science
10 13 (1.70%) Cloud Native
10 13 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.57%) Learning Management System
12 11 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.31%) Virtual Team
14 8 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (1.05%) Social Media
15 7 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
15 7 (0.92%) Renewable Energy
16 5 (0.65%) Biotechnology
16 5 (0.65%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 176 (23.01%) Windows
2 97 (12.68%) Windows Server
3 86 (11.24%) Windows 10
4 41 (5.36%) Linux
5 26 (3.40%) Windows Server 2016
6 25 (3.27%) Windows 7
6 25 (3.27%) Windows 8
7 15 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.70%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.78%) Unix
10 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.52%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.26%) Android
12 2 (0.26%) CentOS
12 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (16.47%) Problem-Solving
3 88 (11.50%) Project Management
4 83 (10.85%) Mentoring
5 80 (10.46%) DevOps
6 68 (8.89%) MVC
7 67 (8.76%) Service Delivery
8 64 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
8 64 (8.37%) SDLC
9 58 (7.58%) Software Engineering
10 55 (7.19%) Analytics
11 52 (6.80%) Information Security
12 51 (6.67%) Migration
13 50 (6.54%) Line Management
14 47 (6.14%) Coaching
15 45 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 45 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
16 39 (5.10%) ITIL
16 39 (5.10%) Scrum
17 38 (4.97%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 150 (19.61%) C#
1 150 (19.61%) SQL
2 89 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 81 (10.59%) JavaScript
4 39 (5.10%) Python
5 32 (4.18%) T-SQL
6 17 (2.22%) TypeScript
7 15 (1.96%) VBScript
8 14 (1.83%) VB
9 11 (1.44%) C
9 11 (1.44%) Java
10 10 (1.31%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.92%) PHP
12 6 (0.78%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.65%) R
14 4 (0.52%) Perl
15 3 (0.39%) Ruby
16 2 (0.26%) C++
16 2 (0.26%) F#
16 2 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 101 (13.20%) Degree
2 60 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (7.58%) Security Cleared
4 33 (4.31%) SC Cleared
5 20 (2.61%) ISEB
5 20 (2.61%) ISTQB
5 20 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (2.22%) MCSE
7 15 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.96%) MCP
8 14 (1.83%) CCNA
9 12 (1.57%) ACCA
10 11 (1.44%) CIPD
11 9 (1.18%) MCSA
12 7 (0.92%) CIPFA
12 7 (0.92%) CISSP
13 4 (0.52%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.52%) HND
13 4 (0.52%) MCSD
13 4 (0.52%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.71%) SLA
2 28 (3.66%) QA
3 26 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (2.22%) GDPR
5 12 (1.57%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.92%) GAAP
7 7 (0.92%) Good Clinical Practice
8 5 (0.65%) NIST
9 4 (0.52%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.26%) GLP
10 2 (0.26%) GMP
10 2 (0.26%) GxP
11 1 (0.13%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.13%) COBIT
11 1 (0.13%) GAMP
11 1 (0.13%) IASME
11 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.13%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 133 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 61 (7.97%) Hyper-V
3 53 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (1.18%) Docker
6 7 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.39%) vSphere
10 2 (0.26%) RACF
Systems Management
1 44 (5.75%) SCCM
2 19 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (1.96%) Terraform
4 12 (1.57%) Sysprep
4 12 (1.57%) WMI
5 9 (1.18%) AirWatch
5 9 (1.18%) Jamf Pro
6 6 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.52%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.39%) Ansible
8 3 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.26%) Consul
9 2 (0.26%) Grafana
9 2 (0.26%) Graphite
9 2 (0.26%) Packer
9 2 (0.26%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.26%) Puppet
9 2 (0.26%) zSecure
Vendors
1 78 (10.20%) VMware
2 47 (6.14%) Oracle
3 43 (5.62%) Citrix
4 31 (4.05%) ServiceNow
5 30 (3.92%) Cisco
6 27 (3.53%) SAP
7 23 (3.01%) Google
8 14 (1.83%) Adobe
8 14 (1.83%) Splunk
9 13 (1.70%) Remedy
9 13 (1.70%) Workday
10 11 (1.44%) MuleSoft
11 10 (1.31%) Palo Alto
12 9 (1.18%) Apple
12 9 (1.18%) Infor
12 9 (1.18%) Sitecore
13 8 (1.05%) arcserve
13 8 (1.05%) CA
13 8 (1.05%) Fortinet
13 8 (1.05%) HP