Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 10 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 528 583 692
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 15.12% 15.58% 12.93%
As % of the Vendors category 45.87% 44.17% 34.06%
Number of salaries quoted 283 396 478
10th Percentile £28,200 £26,250 £24,000
25th Percentile £36,000 £31,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £43,750 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% -5.88%
75th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £48,938
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,838 £56,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 1,151 1,320 2,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 32.97% 35.27% 37.98%
Number of salaries quoted 707 857 1,299
10th Percentile £28,650 £26,250 £28,400
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £58,250 £56,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,350 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +2 225 £50,000 +11.11% 43
Glasgow +4 218 £45,000 - 31
Aberdeen +3 17 £42,077 -1.00% 6
Fife +2 12 £52,500 - 1
West Lothian +1 12 £30,000 -4.76% 1
Dundee -11 9 £42,653 +6.63% 3
Falkirk - 8 £31,500 -
South Ayrshire - 6 - - 1
Perth and Kinross -2 5 - - 1
Highlands -3 5 £52,500 - 3
Inverclyde - 2 £52,500 -
Stirling +3 1 - - 2
Midlothian 0 1 £47,500 +33.80%
East Ayrshire 0 1 - - 2
Aberdeenshire -2 1 - - 1
Scottish Borders -2 1 £60,000 +100.00%
Ayrshire - 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 - - 2
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 206 (39.02%) Azure
2 156 (29.55%) C#
2 156 (29.55%) SQL
3 129 (24.43%) Windows
4 127 (24.05%) SQL Server
4 127 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (19.51%) JavaScript
6 92 (17.42%) .NET
7 90 (17.05%) Microsoft 365
8 89 (16.86%) DevOps
9 87 (16.48%) Active Directory
10 84 (15.91%) Oracle
11 83 (15.72%) Finance
12 79 (14.96%) HTML
13 77 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
14 75 (14.20%) CSS
15 74 (14.02%) AWS
16 73 (13.83%) Cisco
17 64 (12.12%) MVC
18 59 (11.17%) Python
19 58 (10.98%) Migration
20 56 (10.61%) Power Platform
21 55 (10.42%) SDLC
21 55 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
22 52 (9.85%) VMware
23 51 (9.66%) Software Testing
23 51 (9.66%) QA
24 49 (9.28%) Microsoft Office
24 49 (9.28%) Java
25 48 (9.09%) PowerShell

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 30 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.98%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.08%) SAS
3 11 (2.08%) Skype for Business
4 10 (1.89%) CMS
5 9 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (1.70%) Umbraco
6 8 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (1.33%) IIS
8 6 (1.14%) WordPress
9 5 (0.95%) Drupal
9 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.76%) Confluence
11 2 (0.38%) Podio
12 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (9.28%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.57%) FrameMaker
4 3 (0.57%) MadCap Flare
4 3 (0.57%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.57%) RoboHelp
5 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Magento
2 4 (0.76%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.38%) Q-Pulse
4 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Clinical
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 206 (39.02%) Azure
2 90 (17.05%) Microsoft 365
3 74 (14.02%) AWS
4 56 (10.61%) Power Platform
5 29 (5.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (4.36%) SaaS
7 19 (3.60%) PaaS
8 14 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (2.65%) PowerApps
9 9 (1.70%) Serverless
10 8 (1.52%) Logic Apps
11 7 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (1.33%) GCP
11 7 (1.33%) GitHub
11 7 (1.33%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.95%) Power Automate
13 4 (0.76%) Google Workspace
13 4 (0.76%) IaaS
14 3 (0.57%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.55%) Wireless
2 23 (4.36%) Firewall
3 20 (3.79%) DNS
4 17 (3.22%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.46%) WAN
6 12 (2.27%) DHCP
6 12 (2.27%) Skype
7 11 (2.08%) LAN
7 11 (2.08%) Unified Communications
8 10 (1.89%) VoIP
8 10 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.14%) SAN
9 6 (1.14%) VPN
10 5 (0.95%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.95%) Network Security
11 4 (0.76%) Intranet
12 3 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (0.57%) Internet
12 3 (0.57%) VLAN
13 2 (0.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (24.05%) SQL Server
2 39 (7.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (6.82%) Power BI
3 36 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (5.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 28 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (3.79%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (2.27%) QlikView
8 11 (2.08%) Qlik Sense
9 6 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.14%) Tableau
10 4 (0.76%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.76%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.57%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.57%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 3 (0.57%) ThoughtSpot
12 2 (0.38%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (6.06%) Selenium
2 28 (5.30%) NUnit
3 27 (5.11%) MSTest
4 24 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 24 (4.55%) SpecFlow
5 21 (3.98%) Visual Studio
6 20 (3.79%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.08%) JIRA
8 5 (0.95%) FitNesse
8 5 (0.95%) JMeter
9 4 (0.76%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.57%) gulp
11 2 (0.38%) MSI
11 2 (0.38%) Subversion
12 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
12 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.19%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 83 (15.72%) Finance
2 43 (8.14%) Marketing
3 34 (6.44%) Multimedia
4 28 (5.30%) Retail
5 26 (4.92%) Public Sector
6 25 (4.73%) Manufacturing
7 24 (4.55%) Games
8 12 (2.27%) Banking
9 9 (1.70%) Legal
10 7 (1.33%) Law
11 6 (1.14%) Aerospace
11 6 (1.14%) Automotive
12 3 (0.57%) Back Office
12 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.38%) Billing
13 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.19%) German Language
14 1 (0.19%) Police
14 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (17.05%) Developer
2 66 (12.50%) Trainee
3 57 (10.80%) Analyst
4 46 (8.71%) Consultant
5 42 (7.95%) Software Engineer
6 36 (6.82%) Azure Engineer
7 31 (5.87%) IT Engineer
8 30 (5.68%) Administrator
9 28 (5.30%) Platform Engineer
10 25 (4.73%) IT Administrator
10 25 (4.73%) Tester
11 24 (4.55%) Games Tester
11 24 (4.55%) Software Tester
11 24 (4.55%) Trainee Software Tester
11 24 (4.55%) Trainee Tester
12 22 (4.17%) IT Support
12 22 (4.17%) Software Developer
13 21 (3.98%) .NET Developer
13 21 (3.98%) Support Engineer
13 21 (3.98%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (17.42%) .NET
2 79 (14.96%) HTML
3 75 (14.20%) CSS
4 39 (7.39%) HTML5
5 37 (7.01%) CSS3
6 34 (6.44%) ASP.NET
7 31 (5.87%) .NET Core
7 31 (5.87%) .NET Framework
8 28 (5.30%) AngularJS
9 25 (4.73%) React
10 24 (4.55%) Java SE
11 23 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (3.98%) jQuery
13 14 (2.65%) Entity Framework
14 12 (2.27%) REST
15 10 (1.89%) Vue.js
16 9 (1.70%) Ajax
17 8 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
17 8 (1.52%) Web Services
18 7 (1.33%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.63%) Management Information System
1 35 (6.63%) Mobile App
2 28 (5.30%) EPoS
3 27 (5.11%) Data Structures
4 20 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (1.89%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.52%) Chip and PIN
8 8 (1.52%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.33%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.14%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.95%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.95%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.76%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.76%) Life Science
12 4 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 129 (24.43%) Windows
2 43 (8.14%) Linux
2 43 (8.14%) Windows Server
3 28 (5.30%) Windows 10
4 21 (3.98%) Windows 7
5 15 (2.84%) Windows Server 2016
6 14 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.70%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.70%) Ubuntu
9 9 (1.70%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (1.52%) Alpine Linux
11 7 (1.33%) Android
12 5 (0.95%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.76%) Unix
13 4 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.76%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (16.86%) DevOps
3 77 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
4 64 (12.12%) MVC
5 58 (10.98%) Migration
6 55 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
6 55 (10.42%) SDLC
7 51 (9.66%) Software Testing
8 47 (8.90%) Project Management
9 45 (8.52%) OO
10 44 (8.33%) Software Engineering
11 39 (7.39%) Test Automation
12 37 (7.01%) Continuous Improvement
13 36 (6.82%) Mentoring
13 36 (6.82%) Project Delivery
14 35 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
15 33 (6.25%) Analytics
15 33 (6.25%) Infrastructure as Code
16 31 (5.87%) Scrum
17 30 (5.68%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 156 (29.55%) C#
1 156 (29.55%) SQL
2 103 (19.51%) JavaScript
3 59 (11.17%) Python
4 49 (9.28%) Java
5 48 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 24 (4.55%) Java 8
7 18 (3.41%) C++
8 15 (2.84%) PHP
9 14 (2.65%) T-SQL
10 11 (2.08%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.70%) R
12 8 (1.52%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.14%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.76%) Delphi
15 3 (0.57%) REXX
15 3 (0.57%) Ruby
15 3 (0.57%) VB
15 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (6.25%) Degree
2 27 (5.11%) A+ Certification
2 27 (5.11%) ISEB
2 27 (5.11%) ISTQB
2 27 (5.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (4.55%) CIW
3 24 (4.55%) OCA
3 24 (4.55%) OCP
3 24 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
4 19 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (3.03%) CCNA
5 16 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (3.03%) Linux+ Certification
5 16 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
6 11 (2.08%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (1.52%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.14%) HNC
9 5 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.66%) QA
2 18 (3.41%) SLA
3 17 (3.22%) Data Quality
4 12 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.89%) GDPR
6 4 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.76%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.57%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.38%) GAMP
9 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.19%) Good Clinical Practice
9 1 (0.19%) NIST
9 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (16.48%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.03%) Docker
4 12 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.95%) vSphere
7 3 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.57%) RACF
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (4.36%) Terraform
2 21 (3.98%) Kubernetes
3 19 (3.60%) SCCM
4 13 (2.46%) Ansible
5 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.33%) Puppet
6 6 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.95%) WSUS
8 4 (0.76%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.76%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.57%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.57%) zSecure
10 2 (0.38%) Consul
10 2 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.38%) Grafana
10 2 (0.38%) Graphite
10 2 (0.38%) Packer
10 2 (0.38%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.38%) SCOM
10 2 (0.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 84 (15.91%) Oracle
2 73 (13.83%) Cisco
3 52 (9.85%) VMware
4 26 (4.92%) EnterpriseDB
5 16 (3.03%) Citrix
6 11 (2.08%) Teradata
6 11 (2.08%) Veeam
7 10 (1.89%) Ceridian
8 9 (1.70%) Google
9 8 (1.52%) Sitecore
10 7 (1.33%) HP
10 7 (1.33%) Intel
10 7 (1.33%) Meraki
10 7 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.33%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.14%) Dell
12 5 (0.95%) Adobe
12 5 (0.95%) Informatica
12 5 (0.95%) Sage
12 5 (0.95%) Xero