Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 832 617 818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.03% 13.15% 13.41%
As % of the Vendors category 36.24% 29.75% 32.34%
Number of salaries quoted 599 433 543
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,521 £26,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £54,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%

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 2,296 2,074 2,529
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 41.49% 44.20% 41.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,521 1,304 1,593
Scotland median annual salary £44,705 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.19% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £64,450 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 0 346 £45,000 +12.50% 49
Edinburgh +2 317 £40,000 - 60
North Lanarkshire +3 24 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Aberdeen +2 24 £41,250 -5.71% 8
South Lanarkshire +5 21 £43,000 +56.36% 1
West Lothian -2 21 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Fife +3 19 £20,500 -24.07% 5
Renfrewshire 0 10 £36,000 -15.29% 2
Dundee -6 10 £35,000 +12.90% 11
Stirling -5 9 £47,500 +37.68% 4
East Ayrshire - 5 £21,500 - 1
Highlands - 3 £23,500 - 1
Aberdeenshire - 3 £34,500 - 2
Lanarkshire - 3 £20,500 - 2
South Ayrshire +4 2 £47,500 -5.94%
Scottish Borders +2 2 £35,750 -15.88% 1
Angus +1 1 - - 1
Argyll and Bute -1 1 - -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 295 (35.46%) SQL Server
2 232 (27.88%) SQL
3 228 (27.40%) Finance
4 221 (26.56%) .NET
5 214 (25.72%) Windows
6 198 (23.80%) Agile Software Development
7 193 (23.20%) C#
8 162 (19.47%) Active Directory
9 135 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
10 124 (14.90%) VMware
11 122 (14.66%) ITIL
12 114 (13.70%) Windows Server
13 110 (13.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 96 (11.54%) Dynamics AX
15 95 (11.42%) HTML
16 93 (11.18%) MVC
17 92 (11.06%) Office 365
18 91 (10.94%) ASP.NET
19 90 (10.82%) JavaScript
20 85 (10.22%) CSS
21 83 (9.98%) Business Intelligence
21 83 (9.98%) Project Management
22 82 (9.86%) PowerShell
23 78 (9.38%) SharePoint
24 77 (9.25%) AngularJS
25 76 (9.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 75 (9.01%) ERP
27 74 (8.89%) Degree
28 73 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
28 73 (8.77%) Advertising

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 78 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 53 (6.37%) MS Exchange
3 46 (5.53%) Skype for Business
4 43 (5.17%) IIS
5 21 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (2.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 19 (2.28%) Umbraco
8 17 (2.04%) SAS
9 12 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (1.32%) CMS
11 10 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.84%) Apache
13 5 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.60%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.48%) EPiServer
15 3 (0.36%) Confluence
15 3 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
16 2 (0.24%) FileNet
16 2 (0.24%) Moodle
Applications
1 64 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (3.25%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.60%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 96 (11.54%) Dynamics AX
2 46 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (1.68%) Dynamics SL
5 4 (0.48%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 4 (0.48%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.48%) SAP Business One
5 4 (0.48%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.24%) Adaptiv
6 2 (0.24%) BPCS
6 2 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.24%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.12%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.12%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 135 (16.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (11.06%) Office 365
3 61 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (6.37%) Dynamics 365
5 27 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (1.44%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.84%) SaaS
9 4 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.48%) IaaS
10 3 (0.36%) PaaS
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 2 (0.24%) Serverless
12 1 (0.12%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.12%) Scribe Online
12 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 65 (7.81%) Firewall
2 48 (5.77%) DNS
3 41 (4.93%) DHCP
4 35 (4.21%) VPN
5 32 (3.85%) Skype
6 26 (3.13%) TCP/IP
7 23 (2.76%) VLAN
8 17 (2.04%) SAN
9 16 (1.92%) Internet
9 16 (1.92%) WAN
10 15 (1.80%) IP Telephony
10 15 (1.80%) LAN
11 14 (1.68%) Unified Communications
12 12 (1.44%) Wireless
13 10 (1.20%) Intranet
13 10 (1.20%) VoIP
14 7 (0.84%) MPLS
15 5 (0.60%) ISDN
15 5 (0.60%) S/MIME
16 4 (0.48%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (35.46%) SQL Server
2 110 (13.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 76 (9.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (4.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 38 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (4.57%) Relational Database
6 32 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (3.49%) Power BI
8 22 (2.64%) RDBMS
9 19 (2.28%) MySQL
10 12 (1.44%) Big Data
10 12 (1.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 10 (1.20%) Base SAS
11 10 (1.20%) QlikView
11 10 (1.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 10 (1.20%) SAS Visual Analytics
11 10 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.84%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 58 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (3.49%) Visual Studio
3 24 (2.88%) SpecFlow
4 22 (2.64%) Git (software)
5 21 (2.52%) Cucumber
6 19 (2.28%) Selenium
7 17 (2.04%) HP UFT
7 17 (2.04%) Vagrant
8 16 (1.92%) JIRA
9 13 (1.56%) Jenkins
10 12 (1.44%) FitNesse
11 10 (1.20%) Moq
11 10 (1.20%) NUnit
11 10 (1.20%) ProC
12 9 (1.08%) Subversion
13 8 (0.96%) MorphX
14 5 (0.60%) LoadRunner
15 4 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
15 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 2 (0.24%) JIRA Agile
General
1 228 (27.40%) Finance
2 73 (8.77%) Advertising
3 31 (3.73%) Manufacturing
4 30 (3.61%) Retail
5 25 (3.00%) Banking
6 18 (2.16%) Legal
7 10 (1.20%) Local Government
7 10 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.60%) Billing
8 5 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.60%) Marketing
9 3 (0.36%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.36%) German Language
9 3 (0.36%) Law
10 2 (0.24%) French Language
10 2 (0.24%) Games
10 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 213 (25.60%) Developer
2 129 (15.50%) Analyst
3 91 (10.94%) Consultant
4 72 (8.65%) .NET Developer
5 53 (6.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 52 (6.25%) Architect
6 52 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 43 (5.17%) IT Manager
7 43 (5.17%) Project Manager
8 37 (4.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 36 (4.33%) IT Project Manager
10 35 (4.21%) SQL Developer
11 33 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
12 32 (3.85%) Software Developer
13 31 (3.73%) Business Analyst
14 28 (3.37%) Support Analyst
15 26 (3.13%) Senior Developer
16 24 (2.88%) Test Analyst
17 23 (2.76%) Dynamics AX Consultant
17 23 (2.76%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (26.56%) .NET
2 95 (11.42%) HTML
3 91 (10.94%) ASP.NET
4 85 (10.22%) CSS
5 77 (9.25%) AngularJS
6 59 (7.09%) .NET Framework
7 56 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 49 (5.89%) Web Services
9 37 (4.45%) Entity Framework
10 35 (4.21%) jQuery
11 26 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
12 25 (3.00%) HTML5
13 22 (2.64%) XML
14 21 (2.52%) Gherkin
15 19 (2.28%) WCF
16 16 (1.92%) CSS3
17 15 (1.80%) React
18 13 (1.56%) WPF
19 12 (1.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 11 (1.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (3.25%) Driving Licence
4 26 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 20 (2.40%) Virtual Team
6 18 (2.16%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.92%) PMI
8 15 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.80%) PKI
9 13 (1.56%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.32%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.20%) Clustering
12 9 (1.08%) EMC VNX
12 9 (1.08%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.08%) User Experience
13 8 (0.96%) iPhone
14 5 (0.60%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.60%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.60%) Smart Home
15 4 (0.48%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 214 (25.72%) Windows
2 114 (13.70%) Windows Server
3 71 (8.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 51 (6.13%) Linux
4 51 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (3.25%) Windows 10
6 25 (3.00%) Windows 7
6 25 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (2.88%) Unix
8 18 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (2.04%) CentOS
10 14 (1.68%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.84%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.72%) Solaris
12 6 (0.72%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.60%) Android
14 4 (0.48%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.48%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (23.80%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (14.66%) ITIL
3 93 (11.18%) MVC
4 83 (9.98%) Business Intelligence
4 83 (9.98%) Project Management
5 75 (9.01%) ERP
6 66 (7.93%) CRM
7 54 (6.49%) Mentoring
8 50 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 49 (5.89%) Test Automation
10 47 (5.65%) ETL
11 45 (5.41%) Migration
11 45 (5.41%) PRINCE2
12 44 (5.29%) Scrum
13 43 (5.17%) ITIL V3
14 42 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
15 41 (4.93%) Software Engineering
16 40 (4.81%) DevOps
16 40 (4.81%) SDLC
17 38 (4.57%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 232 (27.88%) SQL
2 193 (23.20%) C#
3 90 (10.82%) JavaScript
4 82 (9.86%) PowerShell
5 56 (6.73%) T-SQL
6 44 (5.29%) Python
7 41 (4.93%) Java
8 18 (2.16%) X++
9 15 (1.80%) Ruby
10 13 (1.56%) VB
10 13 (1.56%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.44%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.20%) Perl
12 10 (1.20%) PROC SQL
12 10 (1.20%) SAS Macro
13 8 (0.96%) PHP
14 7 (0.84%) C++
15 6 (0.72%) R
15 6 (0.72%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.60%) Julia
Qualifications
1 74 (8.89%) Degree
2 73 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 28 (3.37%) MCSE
5 27 (3.25%) PMI Certification
6 22 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (2.52%) SC Cleared
8 17 (2.04%) PMP
9 16 (1.92%) HND
10 13 (1.56%) A+ Certification
11 12 (1.44%) CCENT
11 12 (1.44%) Network+ Certification
12 11 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (1.32%) MCP
12 11 (1.32%) MCSD
13 10 (1.20%) ISTQB
14 9 (1.08%) ISEB
14 9 (1.08%) MCAD
14 9 (1.08%) MCSA
14 9 (1.08%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.93%) SLA
2 26 (3.13%) QA
3 22 (2.64%) PMO
4 21 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (2.28%) ISO 9001
6 16 (1.92%) GDPR
7 6 (0.72%) GMP
8 4 (0.48%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.12%) Basel III
10 1 (0.12%) NEBOSH
10 1 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 162 (19.47%) Active Directory
2 72 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (2.76%) vSphere
6 21 (2.52%) XenApp
7 18 (2.16%) XenDesktop
8 17 (2.04%) Docker
9 11 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.72%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.48%) XenServer
13 3 (0.36%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.36%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.24%) NFS
15 1 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
15 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 70 (8.41%) SCCM
2 55 (6.61%) SCOM
3 19 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 14 (1.68%) Packer
6 10 (1.20%) Ansible
7 8 (0.96%) Backup Exec
7 8 (0.96%) Puppet
8 6 (0.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (0.72%) Malwarebytes
8 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.24%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.24%) Iperf
10 2 (0.24%) Nagios
10 2 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.24%) Terraform
11 1 (0.12%) AppManager
Vendors
1 124 (14.90%) VMware
2 70 (8.41%) Cisco
3 65 (7.81%) Oracle
4 34 (4.09%) Citrix
5 33 (3.97%) SAP
6 31 (3.73%) HP
7 26 (3.13%) Tableau
8 18 (2.16%) Google
8 18 (2.16%) iManage
9 14 (1.68%) Dell
9 14 (1.68%) Xamarin
10 13 (1.56%) IBM
11 11 (1.32%) JD Edwards
11 11 (1.32%) SolarWinds
12 10 (1.20%) EMC
13 9 (1.08%) Epicor
13 9 (1.08%) MobileIron
13 9 (1.08%) Sage
14 8 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
14 8 (0.96%) Sophos