Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 10 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 469 734 845
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 16.36% 13.94% 14.90%
As % of the Vendors category 46.07% 36.09% 37.24%
Number of salaries quoted 330 521 657
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £23,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £63,838 £58,000 £66,250
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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 1,018 2,034 2,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 35.51% 38.62% 40.02%
Number of salaries quoted 642 1,303 1,516
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,892 £28,000 £28,125
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +2.13%

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 4 June 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 4 June 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 +2 191 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Edinburgh +7 186 £46,820 +7.63% 24
Dundee +10 16 £40,000 +9.59%
Scottish Borders +4 15 £30,000 +31.15%
Aberdeen -9 15 £42,500 +9.68% 3
Renfrewshire +5 13 £27,500 +61.76% 1
West Lothian +6 7 £31,500 -10.00%
North Lanarkshire 0 6 £47,500 +75.93%
Stirling -3 3 £42,500 +14.86% 1
Falkirk - 3 - -
Fife +9 2 - - 1
Aberdeenshire +4 2 £40,000 -5.88%
Midlothian +2 2 £35,500 +39.22%
Highlands -5 2 - -
Perth and Kinross - 2 £60,250 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £32,000 - 1
Inverclyde - 1 £47,200 - 1
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 184 (39.23%) Azure
2 161 (34.33%) SQL Server
3 150 (31.98%) SQL
4 140 (29.85%) Windows
5 133 (28.36%) Active Directory
6 111 (23.67%) .NET
7 102 (21.75%) C#
8 101 (21.54%) Office 365
9 93 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
10 76 (16.20%) Finance
11 69 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
12 66 (14.07%) JavaScript
13 64 (13.65%) AWS
14 62 (13.22%) Degree
15 56 (11.94%) VMware
16 54 (11.51%) DNS
17 51 (10.87%) Linux
17 51 (10.87%) DevOps
18 50 (10.66%) Windows Server
19 48 (10.23%) ASP.NET
19 48 (10.23%) PowerShell
20 47 (10.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 46 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
22 45 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
22 45 (9.59%) T-SQL
23 44 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 44 (9.38%) Windows 10
24 43 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
24 43 (9.17%) DHCP
25 41 (8.74%) ITIL

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 39 (8.32%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.84%) Skype for Business
3 13 (2.77%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.71%) SAS
5 6 (1.28%) ArcGIS
5 6 (1.28%) IIS
5 6 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.07%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.07%) CMS
6 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.85%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.64%) Drupal
8 3 (0.64%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.43%) Apache
9 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.43%) nginx
10 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 69 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.85%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.85%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.85%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.21%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 184 (39.23%) Azure
2 101 (21.54%) Office 365
3 64 (13.65%) AWS
4 28 (5.97%) Power Platform
5 19 (4.05%) PaaS
6 18 (3.84%) GCP
6 18 (3.84%) SaaS
7 17 (3.62%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (2.77%) IaaS
9 7 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (1.28%) Serverless
11 5 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.64%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 3 (0.64%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.64%) Data Lake Analytics
12 3 (0.64%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.43%) GitHub
13 2 (0.43%) Logic Apps
13 2 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 54 (11.51%) DNS
2 43 (9.17%) DHCP
3 31 (6.61%) Firewall
4 26 (5.54%) WAN
5 19 (4.05%) SAN
5 19 (4.05%) TCP/IP
6 17 (3.62%) VLAN
7 16 (3.41%) VPN
8 14 (2.99%) LAN
9 13 (2.77%) Unified Communications
10 12 (2.56%) Skype
11 11 (2.35%) Network Security
12 6 (1.28%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.28%) NAS
12 6 (1.28%) Software-Defined Networking
13 5 (1.07%) VoIP
14 4 (0.85%) Internet
14 4 (0.85%) SNA
15 3 (0.64%) Ethernet
15 3 (0.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (34.33%) SQL Server
2 47 (10.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (5.33%) Power BI
5 18 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (3.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (3.41%) Azure SQL Database
8 12 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (2.35%) Big Data
10 7 (1.49%) QlikView
11 6 (1.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.07%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 5 (1.07%) GIS
12 5 (1.07%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.07%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.85%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.85%) Electronic Patient Records
13 4 (0.85%) MySQL
13 4 (0.85%) Qlik Sense
13 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (7.46%) Visual Studio
2 18 (3.84%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.13%) JIRA
3 10 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.71%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.49%) Ant
5 7 (1.49%) Apache Ivy
5 7 (1.49%) Selenium
6 5 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.07%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.07%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.85%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.85%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.85%) RubyMine
7 4 (0.85%) Subversion
7 4 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.64%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.43%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.43%) WebScarab
General
1 76 (16.20%) Finance
2 27 (5.76%) Manufacturing
3 25 (5.33%) Public Sector
4 21 (4.48%) Retail
5 17 (3.62%) Law
6 16 (3.41%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.35%) Legal
8 10 (2.13%) French Language
8 10 (2.13%) German Language
8 10 (2.13%) Italian Language
8 10 (2.13%) Spanish Language
9 8 (1.71%) Banking
9 8 (1.71%) Local Government
10 7 (1.49%) Billing
11 3 (0.64%) Games
11 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.21%) Marketing
12 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (18.55%) Developer
2 51 (10.87%) Analyst
3 39 (8.32%) Consultant
4 34 (7.25%) Support Engineer
5 29 (6.18%) DBA
5 29 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 28 (5.97%) .NET Developer
6 28 (5.97%) Software Developer
7 26 (5.54%) Architect
7 26 (5.54%) IT Support
8 25 (5.33%) SQL DBA
9 22 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
9 22 (4.69%) IT Engineer
10 18 (3.84%) Senior Developer
11 17 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
11 17 (3.62%) Cryptography Engineer
11 17 (3.62%) Technical Consultant
12 16 (3.41%) Cloud Engineer
13 15 (3.20%) 2nd Line Support
13 15 (3.20%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (23.67%) .NET
2 48 (10.23%) ASP.NET
3 34 (7.25%) HTML
4 32 (6.82%) Web Services
5 29 (6.18%) CSS
6 26 (5.54%) .NET Core
7 24 (5.12%) AngularJS
8 23 (4.90%) .NET Framework
9 21 (4.48%) React
10 20 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (3.84%) jQuery
12 16 (3.41%) Entity Framework
12 16 (3.41%) REST
13 15 (3.20%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (2.56%) HTML5
15 11 (2.35%) RESTful
15 11 (2.35%) WCF
16 9 (1.92%) XML
17 8 (1.71%) CSS3
17 8 (1.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.33%) PKI
2 21 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.48%) Data Centre
3 17 (3.62%) Algorithms
3 17 (3.62%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (3.41%) Driving Licence
5 15 (3.20%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.92%) User Experience
8 7 (1.49%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.07%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (1.07%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.07%) Replication
11 4 (0.85%) EPoS
11 4 (0.85%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Licensing
11 4 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 140 (29.85%) Windows
2 51 (10.87%) Linux
3 50 (10.66%) Windows Server
4 44 (9.38%) Windows 10
5 25 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (4.90%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (4.05%) Windows 7
8 16 (3.41%) Unix
9 12 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.71%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.07%) AIX
12 4 (0.85%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.85%) zOS
13 3 (0.64%) Android
13 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.43%) Solaris
14 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (10.87%) DevOps
3 46 (9.81%) Business Intelligence
4 41 (8.74%) ITIL
5 39 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (8.10%) MVC
7 36 (7.68%) SDLC
8 33 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 32 (6.82%) Analytics
10 29 (6.18%) Software Engineering
10 29 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (5.97%) Project Delivery
12 27 (5.76%) ERP
13 26 (5.54%) Migration
14 25 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (5.33%) CRM
14 25 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
15 24 (5.12%) Requirements Gathering
16 21 (4.48%) Project Management
17 20 (4.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 150 (31.98%) SQL
2 102 (21.75%) C#
3 66 (14.07%) JavaScript
4 48 (10.23%) PowerShell
5 45 (9.59%) T-SQL
6 41 (8.74%) Python
7 12 (2.56%) Ruby
7 12 (2.56%) VB
8 11 (2.35%) TypeScript
9 8 (1.71%) Java
10 5 (1.07%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.07%) R
11 4 (0.85%) C
11 4 (0.85%) C++
12 3 (0.64%) Groovy
12 3 (0.64%) Perl
12 3 (0.64%) U-SQL
13 2 (0.43%) X++
14 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 62 (13.22%) Degree
2 45 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.49%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.28%) CCNA
4 6 (1.28%) CCNP
4 6 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.28%) HND
4 6 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.85%) A+ Certification
5 4 (0.85%) CISSP
5 4 (0.85%) MCSE
5 4 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.64%) GCIH
6 3 (0.64%) HNC
7 2 (0.43%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.43%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.48%) QA
2 8 (1.71%) GDPR
3 6 (1.28%) SLA
4 3 (0.64%) NCSC
4 3 (0.64%) NIST
5 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 133 (28.36%) Active Directory
2 43 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (7.46%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.20%) Docker
5 10 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.49%) vSphere
7 5 (1.07%) XenApp
8 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.43%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 39 (8.32%) SCCM
2 11 (2.35%) WSUS
3 9 (1.92%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.92%) Terraform
4 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (1.28%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.07%) Nessus
7 5 (1.07%) SCSM
8 4 (0.85%) BMC Performance Manager
8 4 (0.85%) PowerCLI
9 3 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.64%) SCOM
10 2 (0.43%) Core Impact
10 2 (0.43%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.43%) Nagios
10 2 (0.43%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.43%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.43%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (11.94%) VMware
2 39 (8.32%) Oracle
3 35 (7.46%) Cisco
4 24 (5.12%) Citrix
5 19 (4.05%) Google
6 18 (3.84%) Veeam
7 17 (3.62%) Capita
7 17 (3.62%) Gemalto
7 17 (3.62%) IBM
8 11 (2.35%) Databricks
9 8 (1.71%) Micro Focus
9 8 (1.71%) SAP
9 8 (1.71%) Splunk
10 7 (1.49%) Dell
10 7 (1.49%) Zerto
11 6 (1.28%) LogRhythm
11 6 (1.28%) Veritas
12 5 (1.07%) BT
12 5 (1.07%) Juniper
12 5 (1.07%) Xamarin