Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 9 12
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 662 856 612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.83% 14.99% 13.18%
As % of the Vendors category 31.87% 37.96% 30.52%
Number of salaries quoted 438 616 444
Scotland median annual salary £40,125 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.59% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,250 £26,750 £24,825
90th Percentile £56,250 £61,250 £57,125
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 2,077 2,255 2,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.24% 39.50% 43.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,290 1,491 1,282
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.43% +1.22%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 16 February 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 16 February 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
Edinburgh 0 279 £45,000 +12.50% 75
Glasgow -2 272 £40,000 -11.11% 84
Aberdeen -1 23 £37,500 -25.00% 14
West Lothian -21 17 £37,500 - 4
Dundee +10 9 £35,750 +2.14% 10
South Ayrshire -6 9 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Highlands -2 5 £56,250 +49.01% 2
Aberdeenshire -2 5 £41,000 +18.84% 1
Fife -12 5 £26,250 +28.05% 3
Stirling 0 4 £34,500 -27.37% 5
Scottish Borders -2 4 £22,875 -34.64% 2
North Lanarkshire -3 4 £40,000 -11.11% 4
East Ayrshire -3 3 £50,000 +132.56%
Renfrewshire -4 2 £27,000 -21.74%
South Lanarkshire -9 2 £33,250 -25.62%
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £42,750 -
Midlothian -3 1 £24,000 - 1
Inverclyde - 1 - -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 279 (42.15%) SQL Server
2 229 (34.59%) C#
3 221 (33.38%) .NET
4 198 (29.91%) SQL
5 176 (26.59%) Agile Software Development
6 174 (26.28%) Finance
7 164 (24.77%) Windows
8 135 (20.39%) Microsoft Azure
9 134 (20.24%) JavaScript
10 130 (19.64%) MVC
11 113 (17.07%) ASP.NET
12 108 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
13 103 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
14 95 (14.35%) Active Directory
15 92 (13.90%) Visual Studio
16 85 (12.84%) Business Intelligence
17 82 (12.39%) Office 365
18 79 (11.93%) DevOps
19 78 (11.78%) Windows Server
20 77 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
20 77 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 76 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 73 (11.03%) Team Foundation Server
23 72 (10.88%) Microsoft Excel
24 71 (10.73%) HTML
24 71 (10.73%) VMware
24 71 (10.73%) Degree
25 69 (10.42%) PowerShell
26 67 (10.12%) CRM
27 63 (9.52%) Project Management

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 54 (8.16%) SharePoint
2 27 (4.08%) MS Exchange
3 15 (2.27%) IIS
3 15 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (1.66%) Umbraco
5 10 (1.51%) SAS
6 8 (1.21%) Confluence
7 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.91%) Apache
8 6 (0.91%) JBoss
8 6 (0.91%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.60%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.45%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.45%) Documentum
11 3 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.45%) FileNet
11 3 (0.45%) K2 blackpearl
11 3 (0.45%) OnBase
Applications
1 103 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (10.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (5.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (2.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 48 (7.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.87%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.30%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 135 (20.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (12.39%) Office 365
3 53 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (6.34%) Dynamics 365
5 20 (3.02%) PaaS
6 9 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.36%) IaaS
6 9 (1.36%) SaaS
7 4 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.30%) Serverless
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.89%) DNS
2 27 (4.08%) DHCP
3 22 (3.32%) LAN
4 19 (2.87%) TCP/IP
4 19 (2.87%) WAN
5 14 (2.11%) SAN
6 13 (1.96%) Firewall
7 9 (1.36%) Network Security
8 7 (1.06%) Internet
8 7 (1.06%) VLAN
8 7 (1.06%) VoIP
8 7 (1.06%) VPN
8 7 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (0.91%) Intranet
10 5 (0.76%) Structured Cabling
11 4 (0.60%) Skype
12 3 (0.45%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (0.45%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (42.15%) SQL Server
2 77 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 76 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 57 (8.61%) Power BI
5 44 (6.65%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (4.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (4.53%) QlikView
8 26 (3.93%) Relational Database
9 25 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (1.66%) MongoDB
11 11 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (1.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (1.36%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 92 (13.90%) Visual Studio
2 73 (11.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (5.74%) Selenium
4 30 (4.53%) Visual Studio Team System
5 27 (4.08%) JIRA
6 25 (3.78%) SpecFlow
7 21 (3.17%) Git (software)
8 19 (2.87%) Hudson
9 16 (2.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 14 (2.11%) Subversion
11 11 (1.66%) Jenkins
12 8 (1.21%) NUnit
13 7 (1.06%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.91%) Moq
15 5 (0.76%) Appcelerator Titanium
16 3 (0.45%) Artifactory
16 3 (0.45%) Cucumber
16 3 (0.45%) jMock
16 3 (0.45%) MSTest
16 3 (0.45%) Vagrant
General
1 174 (26.28%) Finance
2 20 (3.02%) Banking
3 17 (2.57%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.51%) Retail
5 7 (1.06%) Back Office
5 7 (1.06%) Telecoms
6 6 (0.91%) Law
6 6 (0.91%) Legal
7 5 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
7 5 (0.76%) French Language
7 5 (0.76%) Marketing
8 3 (0.45%) Electronics
9 2 (0.30%) German Language
9 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
10 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.15%) Military
10 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 207 (31.27%) Developer
2 100 (15.11%) .NET Developer
3 94 (14.20%) Analyst
4 81 (12.24%) Software Developer
5 65 (9.82%) Senior Developer
6 51 (7.70%) Consultant
7 42 (6.34%) Senior Software Developer
8 41 (6.19%) Administrator
8 41 (6.19%) C# Developer
9 38 (5.74%) .NET Software Developer
9 38 (5.74%) Support Engineer
10 35 (5.29%) C# .NET Developer
11 34 (5.14%) Software Engineer
12 33 (4.98%) Senior .NET Developer
13 26 (3.93%) DevOps Developer
14 25 (3.78%) DBA
14 25 (3.78%) IT Support
14 25 (3.78%) Senior DevOps
14 25 (3.78%) Support Analyst
15 24 (3.63%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (33.38%) .NET
2 113 (17.07%) ASP.NET
3 71 (10.73%) HTML
4 59 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 54 (8.16%) CSS
6 53 (8.01%) .NET Framework
6 53 (8.01%) AngularJS
7 39 (5.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 34 (5.14%) jQuery
9 29 (4.38%) Web Services
10 24 (3.63%) .NET Core
11 23 (3.47%) Entity Framework
12 22 (3.32%) RESTful
13 19 (2.87%) React
14 18 (2.72%) HTML5
14 18 (2.72%) JSON
15 16 (2.42%) XML
16 13 (1.96%) Middleware
17 12 (1.81%) CSS3
17 12 (1.81%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (3.78%) Data Centre
4 23 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.81%) Client/Server
6 12 (1.81%) Replication
7 10 (1.51%) Clustering
8 9 (1.36%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.36%) Fintech
8 9 (1.36%) User Experience
9 6 (0.91%) Algorithms
9 6 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.60%) Augmented Reality
11 4 (0.60%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.60%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.45%) HoloLens
12 3 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 164 (24.77%) Windows
2 78 (11.78%) Windows Server
3 47 (7.10%) Linux
4 41 (6.19%) Unix
5 35 (5.29%) Windows 10
6 34 (5.14%) Windows 7
6 34 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.21%) AIX
9 8 (1.21%) Solaris
10 7 (1.06%) Android
10 7 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.91%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.30%) CentOS
13 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (26.59%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (19.64%) MVC
3 108 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
4 85 (12.84%) Business Intelligence
5 79 (11.93%) DevOps
6 67 (10.12%) CRM
7 63 (9.52%) Project Management
8 61 (9.21%) Scrum
9 59 (8.91%) SDLC
10 58 (8.76%) ITIL
11 54 (8.16%) Software Engineering
12 52 (7.85%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (7.10%) Migration
14 44 (6.65%) ETL
15 43 (6.50%) ERP
16 39 (5.89%) Coaching
16 39 (5.89%) Continuous Improvement
17 38 (5.74%) Analytics
17 38 (5.74%) OO
18 36 (5.44%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 229 (34.59%) C#
2 198 (29.91%) SQL
3 134 (20.24%) JavaScript
4 69 (10.42%) PowerShell
5 62 (9.37%) T-SQL
6 56 (8.46%) Python
7 30 (4.53%) Java
8 16 (2.42%) C++
9 13 (1.96%) VBScript
10 12 (1.81%) TypeScript
10 12 (1.81%) VB.NET
10 12 (1.81%) VBA
11 7 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.91%) Perl
12 6 (0.91%) VB
13 5 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.76%) R
14 4 (0.60%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.45%) Delphi
15 3 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (10.73%) Degree
2 44 (6.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (2.72%) MCSA
4 14 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (1.96%) MCP
6 12 (1.81%) MCSE
7 11 (1.66%) CCNA
7 11 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.91%) CCENT
9 6 (0.91%) MCSD
9 6 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (0.76%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (0.76%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.76%) MCTS
11 4 (0.60%) MCITP
11 4 (0.60%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.60%) PMP
11 4 (0.60%) Security Cleared
11 4 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.29%) SLA
2 26 (3.93%) QA
3 14 (2.11%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.81%) PMO
5 8 (1.21%) GDPR
6 7 (1.06%) P3O
7 4 (0.60%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.45%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 95 (14.35%) Active Directory
2 44 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.57%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.96%) Docker
5 10 (1.51%) vSphere
6 9 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.91%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.76%) XenApp
9 4 (0.60%) Firmware
9 4 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.60%) NFS
9 4 (0.60%) Samba
9 4 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.45%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.30%) OpenIDM
11 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.15%) HDFS
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 27 (4.08%) SCCM
2 7 (1.06%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 7 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (1.06%) SCOM
2 7 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (0.76%) Puppet
5 4 (0.60%) Ansible
5 4 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.60%) Terraform
5 4 (0.60%) WSUS
6 3 (0.45%) Graphite
6 3 (0.45%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.45%) Icinga
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle Flashback
6 3 (0.45%) Packer
6 3 (0.45%) PowerCLI
6 3 (0.45%) WMI
7 2 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 71 (10.73%) VMware
2 37 (5.59%) Oracle
3 27 (4.08%) Citrix
3 27 (4.08%) Xamarin
4 26 (3.93%) Cisco
4 26 (3.93%) Tableau
5 17 (2.57%) HP
6 13 (1.96%) Google
7 11 (1.66%) IBM
7 11 (1.66%) Teradata
8 8 (1.21%) DevExpress
8 8 (1.21%) Infragistics
9 7 (1.06%) Apple
9 7 (1.06%) SAP
10 6 (0.91%) Mitel
10 6 (0.91%) Remedy
10 6 (0.91%) Telerik
11 5 (0.76%) BMC
11 5 (0.76%) CA
11 5 (0.76%) Salesforce.com