Period
to 16 June 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 June 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 9 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 741 812 633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.94% 14.28% 12.86%
As % of the Vendors category 36.01% 35.68% 32.83%
Number of salaries quoted 514 594 466
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,850 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 2,058 2,276 1,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.72% 40.01% 39.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,328 1,511 1,215
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 June 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 June 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 -8 311 £42,993 +1.16% 24
Glasgow +1 293 £40,000 -5.88% 34
West Lothian +2 29 £37,500 -
Aberdeen 0 27 £37,500 -28.57% 15
Fife -13 10 £42,500 +6.25%
Stirling +3 8 £37,000 +7.25% 4
Dundee -8 6 £36,500 -8.75% 2
South Lanarkshire - 6 £35,000 - 2
Argyll and Bute - 6 £22,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire 0 5 £27,000 -36.47%
Aberdeenshire -4 5 £42,500 +41.67%
West Dunbartonshire - 4 £47,000 -
Highlands -1 3 £52,500 - 3
Renfrewshire -2 3 £30,000 -17.81% 2
Lanarkshire - 3 £40,000 -
Scottish Borders -3 2 £22,875 -34.64%
South Ayrshire 0 1 £37,500 -21.05%
Midlothian -3 1 £25,500 -32.00%
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 16 June 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.

1 255 (34.41%) SQL Server
2 248 (33.47%) .NET
3 234 (31.58%) C#
4 217 (29.28%) SQL
5 208 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
6 203 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
7 178 (24.02%) Windows
8 156 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
9 151 (20.38%) JavaScript
10 141 (19.03%) Finance
11 135 (18.22%) Active Directory
12 125 (16.87%) MVC
13 117 (15.79%) Office 365
14 116 (15.65%) ASP.NET
15 108 (14.57%) DevOps
16 105 (14.17%) Microsoft Office
17 93 (12.55%) HTML
18 92 (12.42%) Business Intelligence
18 92 (12.42%) Windows Server
19 91 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
20 87 (11.74%) ITIL
21 84 (11.34%) VMware
22 82 (11.07%) CSS
23 79 (10.66%) Degree
24 75 (10.12%) SDLC
25 73 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
26 72 (9.72%) PowerShell
27 70 (9.45%) Linux
27 70 (9.45%) Python
27 70 (9.45%) Software Engineering

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 55 (7.42%) SharePoint
2 37 (4.99%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.16%) IIS
4 15 (2.02%) Confluence
5 14 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (1.75%) Umbraco
7 9 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.21%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.94%) Oracle UPK
9 6 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.67%) Apache
10 5 (0.67%) CMS
11 4 (0.54%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.54%) Documentum
11 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.54%) FileNet
11 4 (0.54%) OnBase
11 4 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 105 (14.17%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (5.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.81%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.67%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.67%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 34 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.08%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 7 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.40%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.27%) Infor CRM
8 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.13%) HFM
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.13%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 208 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (15.79%) Office 365
3 69 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (6.61%) Power Platform
5 19 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (2.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (2.43%) PaaS
7 17 (2.29%) Azure Stack
7 17 (2.29%) IBM Cloud
8 12 (1.62%) SaaS
9 11 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.48%) Serverless
10 7 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.94%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.94%) GitHub
11 6 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.54%) IaaS
13 4 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.40%) Firewall
2 37 (4.99%) DHCP
3 36 (4.86%) DNS
4 31 (4.18%) TCP/IP
5 30 (4.05%) LAN
5 30 (4.05%) WAN
6 29 (3.91%) VLAN
7 25 (3.37%) VPN
8 19 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (2.29%) Internet
10 16 (2.16%) SAN
11 12 (1.62%) Skype
12 8 (1.08%) VoIP
13 7 (0.94%) NAS
13 7 (0.94%) Network Security
14 6 (0.81%) Broadband
14 6 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (0.81%) Unified Communications
15 5 (0.67%) ADSL
15 5 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (34.41%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 54 (7.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (6.48%) Power BI
5 37 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (4.72%) Relational Database
7 26 (3.51%) QlikView
8 25 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (2.56%) RDBMS
10 18 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.89%) MariaDB
12 14 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (1.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.35%) NoSQL
15 9 (1.21%) Big Data
15 9 (1.21%) Data Lake
15 9 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (1.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 56 (7.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 49 (6.61%) Visual Studio
3 48 (6.48%) Git (software)
4 41 (5.53%) JIRA
5 26 (3.51%) Selenium
6 25 (3.37%) Visual Studio Team System
7 22 (2.97%) Hudson
8 17 (2.29%) Jenkins
9 16 (2.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 15 (2.02%) GitLab
11 13 (1.75%) NUnit
11 13 (1.75%) SpecFlow
11 13 (1.75%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.48%) Moq
12 11 (1.48%) Subversion
13 7 (0.94%) CA Release Automation
14 6 (0.81%) MSTest
15 5 (0.67%) Bitbucket
15 5 (0.67%) jMock
15 5 (0.67%) JUnit
General
1 141 (19.03%) Finance
2 49 (6.61%) Retail
3 29 (3.91%) Banking
4 19 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.75%) Legal
5 13 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.35%) Automotive
7 8 (1.08%) Back Office
7 8 (1.08%) General Ledger
8 7 (0.94%) Billing
9 6 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.81%) Marketing
10 5 (0.67%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.54%) Advertising
12 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.27%) French Language
13 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.13%) Norwegian Language
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 207 (27.94%) Developer
2 102 (13.77%) Analyst
3 89 (12.01%) .NET Developer
4 76 (10.26%) Software Developer
5 55 (7.42%) Senior Developer
6 52 (7.02%) Software Engineer
7 43 (5.80%) Support Engineer
8 39 (5.26%) Administrator
8 39 (5.26%) C# Developer
9 34 (4.59%) Senior Software Developer
10 33 (4.45%) IT Support
11 31 (4.18%) .NET Software Developer
12 30 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 29 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
13 29 (3.91%) Consultant
14 28 (3.78%) Senior .NET Developer
14 28 (3.78%) SQL Developer
15 25 (3.37%) Support Analyst
16 21 (2.83%) Architect
16 21 (2.83%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (33.47%) .NET
2 116 (15.65%) ASP.NET
3 93 (12.55%) HTML
4 82 (11.07%) CSS
5 69 (9.31%) AngularJS
6 65 (8.77%) .NET Framework
7 62 (8.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 47 (6.34%) .NET Core
9 39 (5.26%) React
10 30 (4.05%) jQuery
10 30 (4.05%) RESTful
11 27 (3.64%) Entity Framework
12 23 (3.10%) Web Services
13 20 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
14 19 (2.56%) WPF
15 17 (2.29%) HTML5
16 16 (2.16%) XML
17 12 (1.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 11 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 11 (1.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 91 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (3.10%) Driving Licence
5 21 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (2.43%) Public Cloud
8 16 (2.16%) Data Centre
9 15 (2.02%) PKI
10 11 (1.48%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 8 (1.08%) User Experience
13 6 (0.81%) Clustering
13 6 (0.81%) Replication
14 5 (0.67%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.67%) EPoS
14 5 (0.67%) Robotics
15 4 (0.54%) Algorithms
16 3 (0.40%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 178 (24.02%) Windows
2 92 (12.42%) Windows Server
3 70 (9.45%) Linux
4 42 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (4.32%) Unix
6 30 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (3.78%) Windows 10
8 25 (3.37%) Windows 7
9 17 (2.29%) Android
10 10 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.94%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.94%) Solaris
12 6 (0.81%) AIX
12 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.40%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.27%) CentOS
14 2 (0.27%) SUSE
15 1 (0.13%) Debian
15 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
3 125 (16.87%) MVC
4 108 (14.57%) DevOps
5 92 (12.42%) Business Intelligence
6 87 (11.74%) ITIL
7 75 (10.12%) SDLC
8 70 (9.45%) Scrum
8 70 (9.45%) Software Engineering
9 65 (8.77%) CRM
10 52 (7.02%) Mentoring
11 48 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
12 46 (6.21%) ETL
13 43 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
14 42 (5.67%) ERP
15 41 (5.53%) OO
16 36 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 35 (4.72%) TDD
18 31 (4.18%) Coaching
18 31 (4.18%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 234 (31.58%) C#
2 217 (29.28%) SQL
3 151 (20.38%) JavaScript
4 72 (9.72%) PowerShell
5 70 (9.45%) Python
6 65 (8.77%) T-SQL
7 57 (7.69%) Java
8 29 (3.91%) Bash Shell
9 23 (3.10%) TypeScript
10 20 (2.70%) C++
11 18 (2.43%) Ruby
12 17 (2.29%) Groovy
12 17 (2.29%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.62%) Scala
13 12 (1.62%) VBA
14 11 (1.48%) VBScript
15 9 (1.21%) Perl
15 9 (1.21%) VB.NET
16 8 (1.08%) PHP
16 8 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 79 (10.66%) Degree
2 73 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (4.72%) MCSA
4 28 (3.78%) MCSE
5 24 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
6 18 (2.43%) CCNA
7 16 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.48%) MCITP
9 7 (0.94%) HND
9 7 (0.94%) MCSD
10 6 (0.81%) MCAD
10 6 (0.81%) MCTS
11 5 (0.67%) CCNP
12 4 (0.54%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.54%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.54%) Security Cleared
13 3 (0.40%) CCSE
13 3 (0.40%) CEH
13 3 (0.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.32%) SLA
2 25 (3.37%) QA
3 11 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.81%) GDPR
6 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.54%) PMO
8 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.27%) P3O
9 2 (0.27%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.13%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 135 (18.22%) Active Directory
2 44 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.32%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.18%) Docker
5 14 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.75%) vSphere
7 10 (1.35%) XenApp
8 5 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.54%) IAG
10 3 (0.40%) HDFS
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.40%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 26 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (3.37%) Terraform
3 21 (2.83%) SCCM
4 11 (1.48%) Ansible
5 9 (1.21%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.81%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (0.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.67%) WSUS
9 4 (0.54%) Puppet
10 3 (0.40%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.40%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.40%) MaaS360
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle Flashback
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.40%) Packer
11 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 84 (11.34%) VMware
2 60 (8.10%) Oracle
3 39 (5.26%) Cisco
4 32 (4.32%) IBM
5 27 (3.64%) Citrix
6 26 (3.51%) Google
7 22 (2.97%) Apple
8 17 (2.29%) Tableau
9 16 (2.16%) Mitel
9 16 (2.16%) Xamarin
10 14 (1.89%) HP
11 12 (1.62%) Cognos
11 12 (1.62%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.48%) SAP
13 10 (1.35%) JD Edwards
13 10 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (1.08%) Hyperion
15 7 (0.94%) Anaplan
15 7 (0.94%) MobileIron
16 6 (0.81%) SolarWinds