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 3 months to 28 April 2017 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 11 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 336 437 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.12% 15.18% 12.97%
As % of the Vendors category 35.97% 34.14% 32.17%
Number of salaries quoted 236 267 278
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £50,300
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 934 1280 1265
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 39.24% 44.48% 40.33%
Number of salaries quoted 584 744 773
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -7 143 £37,500 -1.96% 17
Edinburgh +4 139 £40,750 -4.11% 28
West Lothian +6 20 £30,000 +4.34% 1
Aberdeen +4 9 £43,750 -
Dundee +2 8 £28,750 -17.85% 1
Renfrewshire 0 5 £50,375 +24.38% 1
Fife +5 4 £44,000 +25.71% 2
Scottish Borders - 3 £42,500 -
Highlands -1 2 £32,500 +9.85% 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 £32,250 -
North Lanarkshire +6 1 £38,000 +16.92% 1
Falkirk 0 1 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Angus - 1 £40,000 -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 271 (43.99%) SQL Server
2 227 (36.85%) C#
3 213 (34.58%) .NET
4 205 (33.28%) Finance
5 184 (29.87%) SQL
6 167 (27.11%) Windows
7 152 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
8 138 (22.40%) ASP.NET
9 117 (18.99%) MVC
10 113 (18.34%) Active Directory
11 109 (17.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 103 (16.72%) Windows Server
12 103 (16.72%) JavaScript
13 88 (14.29%) ITIL
14 79 (12.82%) CSS
15 78 (12.66%) ASP.NET MVC
16 77 (12.50%) HTML
17 76 (12.34%) VMware
17 76 (12.34%) AngularJS
18 71 (11.53%) Microsoft Excel
19 70 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
19 70 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 70 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
20 67 (10.88%) Degree
21 66 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
22 63 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
23 61 (9.90%) Oracle
24 60 (9.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 60 (9.74%) PowerShell
25 57 (9.25%) Scrum

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 (8.77%) MS Exchange
2 37 (6.01%) SharePoint
3 27 (4.38%) IIS
4 21 (3.41%) CMS
4 21 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (3.41%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (1.14%) EPiServer
6 7 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (1.14%) JBoss
7 6 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.97%) SAS
7 6 (0.97%) Umbraco
8 5 (0.81%) Apache
8 5 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 71 (11.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.62%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.32%) InDesign
7 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.16%) assyst
5 1 (0.16%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.16%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.16%) Fishtalk
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.16%) Q-Pulse
5 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.16%) Sonata
5 1 (0.16%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 109 (17.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (7.79%) Office 365
3 32 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.11%) SaaS
5 10 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.14%) PaaS
8 5 (0.81%) iPaaS
9 3 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.49%) GitHub
9 3 (0.49%) IaaS
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.32%) Yammer
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.49%) Firewall
2 35 (5.68%) WAN
3 34 (5.52%) LAN
4 29 (4.71%) DNS
5 28 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 23 (3.73%) VPN
7 21 (3.41%) DHCP
8 16 (2.60%) SAN
8 16 (2.60%) Skype
9 14 (2.27%) Network Security
10 11 (1.79%) Internet
11 10 (1.62%) VLAN
12 6 (0.97%) SSH
13 5 (0.81%) iSCSI
14 4 (0.65%) NAS
14 4 (0.65%) VoIP
15 3 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
15 3 (0.49%) IP Telephony
16 2 (0.32%) ATM
16 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (43.99%) SQL Server
2 70 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 60 (9.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (5.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (3.73%) SQL Server 2014
7 20 (3.25%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (2.44%) NoSQL
9 14 (2.27%) Relational Database
10 13 (2.11%) Big Data
10 13 (2.11%) MySQL
11 11 (1.79%) DTS
12 10 (1.62%) MongoDB
12 10 (1.62%) MS Access
12 10 (1.62%) RavenDB
12 10 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (1.46%) QlikView
14 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.97%) Power BI
16 5 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 70 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 57 (9.25%) Visual Studio
3 47 (7.63%) Git (software)
4 24 (3.90%) Bitbucket
4 24 (3.90%) Selenium
5 18 (2.92%) SpecFlow
5 18 (2.92%) Subversion
6 16 (2.60%) Cucumber
7 15 (2.44%) HP UFT
7 15 (2.44%) Jenkins
8 13 (2.11%) NUnit
9 11 (1.79%) WebDriver
10 9 (1.46%) JIRA
10 9 (1.46%) Maven
10 9 (1.46%) MSTest
11 7 (1.14%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.14%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.81%) JUnit
12 5 (0.81%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.81%) NSubstitute
General
1 205 (33.28%) Finance
2 19 (3.08%) Banking
3 16 (2.60%) Marketing
4 15 (2.44%) Advertising
5 12 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.79%) Retail
7 10 (1.62%) Legal
7 10 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.97%) Billing
9 4 (0.65%) Back Office
9 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.65%) Local Government
10 3 (0.49%) Automotive
10 3 (0.49%) Games
11 2 (0.32%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.32%) Electronics
11 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 198 (32.14%) Developer
2 101 (16.40%) Analyst
3 75 (12.18%) .NET Developer
4 59 (9.58%) C# Developer
5 54 (8.77%) Consultant
6 46 (7.47%) SQL Developer
7 44 (7.14%) Senior Developer
8 41 (6.66%) Software Developer
9 35 (5.68%) Support Analyst
10 28 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (4.38%) Support Engineer
12 25 (4.06%) .NET Software Developer
12 25 (4.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 23 (3.73%) C# .NET Developer
14 21 (3.41%) Database Developer
14 21 (3.41%) Senior .NET Developer
14 21 (3.41%) SQL Database Developer
14 21 (3.41%) Test Analyst
15 19 (3.08%) SQL Server Developer
16 18 (2.92%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (34.58%) .NET
2 138 (22.40%) ASP.NET
3 79 (12.82%) CSS
4 78 (12.66%) ASP.NET MVC
5 77 (12.50%) HTML
6 76 (12.34%) AngularJS
7 41 (6.66%) jQuery
8 40 (6.49%) XML
9 37 (6.01%) .NET Framework
10 33 (5.36%) WCF
11 31 (5.03%) HTML5
12 27 (4.38%) ASP.NET Web API
13 26 (4.22%) CSS3
14 23 (3.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 22 (3.57%) Gherkin
16 18 (2.92%) Ajax
17 16 (2.60%) Web Services
18 14 (2.27%) Entity Framework
19 13 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 10 (1.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.87%) Computer Science
3 30 (4.87%) Data Centre
4 26 (4.22%) Credit Risk
5 23 (3.73%) Hedge funds
6 22 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (2.92%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.76%) User Experience
9 14 (2.27%) Replication
10 12 (1.95%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.30%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.14%) Fintech
13 6 (0.97%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.97%) PKI
14 5 (0.81%) Clustering
14 5 (0.81%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.65%) Client/Server
16 3 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
16 3 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 167 (27.11%) Windows
2 103 (16.72%) Windows Server
3 57 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (6.01%) Linux
6 27 (4.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (2.92%) Windows 7
8 17 (2.76%) Windows 10
9 15 (2.44%) AIX
10 13 (2.11%) Android
11 9 (1.46%) Unix
12 8 (1.30%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.14%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.14%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.81%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.81%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.49%) CentOS
15 3 (0.49%) Solaris
16 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (18.99%) MVC
3 88 (14.29%) ITIL
4 70 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
5 57 (9.25%) Scrum
6 47 (7.63%) SDLC
7 40 (6.49%) Software Engineering
8 38 (6.17%) OO
8 38 (6.17%) Project Management
9 33 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (5.36%) CRM
9 33 (5.36%) ETL
10 32 (5.19%) Investment Management
11 30 (4.87%) Service Delivery
11 30 (4.87%) TDD
12 28 (4.55%) Analytics
13 27 (4.38%) Web Development
14 25 (4.06%) ITIL V3
15 24 (3.90%) Test Automation
16 23 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 227 (36.85%) C#
2 184 (29.87%) SQL
3 103 (16.72%) JavaScript
4 60 (9.74%) PowerShell
5 46 (7.47%) T-SQL
6 42 (6.82%) Java
7 30 (4.87%) VB.NET
8 24 (3.90%) VBA
9 20 (3.25%) VB
10 17 (2.76%) Python
11 15 (2.44%) C++
12 14 (2.27%) VBScript
13 11 (1.79%) C
14 10 (1.62%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.62%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.30%) Perl
16 7 (1.14%) PHP
17 5 (0.81%) XPath
18 4 (0.65%) Bourne shell
18 4 (0.65%) Korn
Qualifications
1 67 (10.88%) Degree
2 38 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (2.92%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.27%) MCP
5 12 (1.95%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (1.95%) MCSE
5 12 (1.95%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.62%) ISEB
7 8 (1.30%) MCSA
8 7 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.97%) CISSP
9 6 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.81%) CCNA
10 5 (0.81%) HND
10 5 (0.81%) OCP
10 5 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.81%) SAP Certification
11 4 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.65%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.38%) SLA
2 26 (4.22%) Basel III
3 11 (1.79%) QA
4 10 (1.62%) PMO
5 6 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.49%) COBIT
6 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.32%) SEPA
8 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
System Software
1 113 (18.34%) Active Directory
2 63 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (7.31%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.73%) vSphere
5 19 (3.08%) XenApp
6 14 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (1.46%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.14%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.81%) NFS
9 5 (0.81%) Samba
9 5 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.49%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.32%) NDS
11 2 (0.32%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.32%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.16%) Firmware
12 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 43 (6.98%) SCCM
2 21 (3.41%) SCOM
3 12 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (1.62%) Ansible
5 10 (1.62%) Puppet
6 7 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (0.65%) DameWare
8 4 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.65%) Nagios
8 4 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.65%) PowerCLI
9 3 (0.49%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.49%) yum
10 2 (0.32%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.32%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.32%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 2 (0.32%) SCSM
Vendors
1 76 (12.34%) VMware
2 61 (9.90%) Oracle
3 36 (5.84%) Cisco
4 31 (5.03%) Citrix
5 25 (4.06%) Tableau
6 24 (3.90%) Perforce
7 17 (2.76%) Symantec
8 14 (2.27%) Xamarin
9 11 (1.79%) HP
10 10 (1.62%) Sitecore
11 8 (1.30%) F5
11 8 (1.30%) IBM
11 8 (1.30%) SAP
12 7 (1.14%) EMC
12 7 (1.14%) MicroStrategy
13 6 (0.97%) Intel Security
13 6 (0.97%) Sophos
14 5 (0.81%) Google
14 5 (0.81%) Huawei
14 5 (0.81%) Nokia
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