Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 13 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 611 668 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.88% 12.95% 15.08%
As % of the Vendors category 41.40% 32.24% 38.39%
Number of salaries quoted 400 440 617
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,275 £61,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,476 2,072 2,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 35.96% 40.16% 39.27%
Number of salaries quoted 934 1,278 1,460
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,850 £28,250
90th Percentile £67,250 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +1 243 £42,500 -5.56% 64
Glasgow 0 219 £45,000 +12.50% 76
Aberdeen -2 34 £42,500 +9.68% 9
Dundee +3 20 £38,750 +8.39% 9
Renfrewshire +4 19 £27,500 +1.85% 4
West Lothian +23 13 £33,000 -12.00% 10
Fife +14 13 £23,500 -10.48%
North Lanarkshire +3 13 £29,500 -26.25% 8
Scottish Borders +2 10 £30,000 +37.93% 2
West Dunbartonshire +3 6 - -
Highlands +2 4 - - 5
Aberdeenshire +5 3 £38,000 -7.32% 2
Stirling -11 2 £50,000 +44.93% 2
Perth and Kinross - 2 £68,000 -
East Ayrshire +5 1 - -
Midlothian +2 1 - -
Inverclyde -2 1 - -
Dunbartonshire - 1 £47,500 - 1
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 208 (34.04%) Azure
2 199 (32.57%) SQL Server
3 183 (29.95%) Windows
4 178 (29.13%) SQL
5 170 (27.82%) .NET
6 159 (26.02%) Active Directory
7 147 (24.06%) Office 365
8 142 (23.24%) C#
9 119 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
10 96 (15.71%) Microsoft Office
11 83 (13.58%) ASP.NET
11 83 (13.58%) JavaScript
12 81 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
13 73 (11.95%) Finance
14 72 (11.78%) Degree
14 72 (11.78%) PowerShell
15 68 (11.13%) AWS
16 67 (10.97%) HTML
17 66 (10.80%) VMware
17 66 (10.80%) DevOps
18 65 (10.64%) Windows Server
19 63 (10.31%) DNS
20 62 (10.15%) Linux
21 61 (9.98%) MVC
21 61 (9.98%) Windows 10
22 59 (9.66%) Python
23 58 (9.49%) ITIL
24 57 (9.33%) SDLC
25 55 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
26 54 (8.84%) Visual Studio

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 50 (8.18%) SharePoint
2 31 (5.07%) Skype for Business
3 29 (4.75%) MS Exchange
4 16 (2.62%) SAS
5 12 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.47%) CMS
7 7 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.15%) IIS
8 6 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.98%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.65%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.49%) Apache
11 3 (0.49%) Drupal
11 3 (0.49%) nginx
11 3 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 96 (15.71%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.49%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.80%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.65%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.65%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.65%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 208 (34.04%) Azure
2 147 (24.06%) Office 365
3 68 (11.13%) AWS
4 35 (5.73%) Power Platform
5 32 (5.24%) Dynamics 365
6 23 (3.76%) SaaS
7 16 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (1.64%) PowerApps
8 10 (1.64%) Serverless
9 9 (1.47%) OneDrive
9 9 (1.47%) PaaS
10 6 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.98%) GCP
10 6 (0.98%) IaaS
11 3 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.49%) Azure Functions
11 3 (0.49%) GitHub
11 3 (0.49%) ShareGate
11 3 (0.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 63 (10.31%) DNS
2 49 (8.02%) DHCP
3 32 (5.24%) Skype
4 31 (5.07%) SAN
5 30 (4.91%) Firewall
6 23 (3.76%) TCP/IP
7 19 (3.11%) WAN
8 17 (2.78%) VPN
9 14 (2.29%) LAN
10 13 (2.13%) Wireless
11 12 (1.96%) Internet
11 12 (1.96%) VoIP
12 10 (1.64%) VLAN
13 8 (1.31%) Network Security
14 7 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.98%) Unified Communications
16 5 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
16 5 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
17 4 (0.65%) Ethernet
17 4 (0.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (32.57%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 46 (7.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (5.56%) Power BI
5 22 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (3.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (2.78%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (1.47%) Big Data
10 8 (1.31%) QlikView
10 8 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.15%) MS Access
11 7 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.98%) Electronic Patient Records
12 6 (0.98%) MySQL
12 6 (0.98%) Qlik Sense
13 4 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 4 (0.65%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.65%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 54 (8.84%) Visual Studio
2 19 (3.11%) Git (software)
2 19 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (2.95%) Ant
3 18 (2.95%) JIRA
4 17 (2.78%) Apache Ivy
5 9 (1.47%) Subversion
6 8 (1.31%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.15%) Eclipse
7 7 (1.15%) RubyMine
8 6 (0.98%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.65%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.65%) MSI
10 4 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.49%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.33%) Selenium
12 2 (0.33%) YouTrack
13 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 73 (11.95%) Finance
2 36 (5.89%) Public Sector
3 26 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 21 (3.44%) Retail
5 16 (2.62%) French Language
5 16 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.13%) German Language
7 10 (1.64%) Legal
7 10 (1.64%) Local Government
7 10 (1.64%) Spanish Language
8 9 (1.47%) Italian Language
9 7 (1.15%) Banking
10 6 (0.98%) Automotive
11 5 (0.82%) Law
11 5 (0.82%) Marketing
12 4 (0.65%) Games
12 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.49%) Billing
13 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (22.59%) Developer
2 76 (12.44%) Analyst
3 50 (8.18%) Software Developer
4 48 (7.86%) Consultant
5 47 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 42 (6.87%) .NET Developer
7 37 (6.06%) Architect
8 30 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
9 29 (4.75%) Senior Developer
10 28 (4.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 28 (4.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 28 (4.58%) DBA
11 26 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (4.09%) Support Analyst
13 24 (3.93%) SQL DBA
14 22 (3.60%) IT Support
15 20 (3.27%) C# Developer
15 20 (3.27%) DevOps Engineer
15 20 (3.27%) Senior Software Developer
16 19 (3.11%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (27.82%) .NET
2 83 (13.58%) ASP.NET
3 67 (10.97%) HTML
4 53 (8.67%) CSS
5 51 (8.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 49 (8.02%) AngularJS
7 44 (7.20%) .NET Framework
8 40 (6.55%) .NET Core
9 30 (4.91%) HTML5
10 26 (4.26%) React
11 25 (4.09%) Entity Framework
11 25 (4.09%) jQuery
12 24 (3.93%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (3.11%) Web Services
14 17 (2.78%) REST
15 16 (2.62%) CSS3
15 16 (2.62%) XML
16 15 (2.45%) RESTful
17 13 (2.13%) Node.js
18 12 (1.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.91%) Data Centre
3 26 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.93%) Driving Licence
5 17 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (1.96%) User Experience
7 12 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.80%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.31%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.15%) EPoS
12 6 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (0.98%) Life Science
13 5 (0.82%) PKI
13 5 (0.82%) Replication
13 5 (0.82%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
14 4 (0.65%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 183 (29.95%) Windows
2 65 (10.64%) Windows Server
3 62 (10.15%) Linux
4 61 (9.98%) Windows 10
5 34 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 23 (3.76%) Unix
7 21 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.64%) Android
9 10 (1.64%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.15%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.82%) AIX
12 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.82%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.65%) zOS
14 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.33%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
3 66 (10.80%) DevOps
4 61 (9.98%) MVC
5 58 (9.49%) ITIL
6 57 (9.33%) SDLC
7 55 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
8 45 (7.36%) CRM
9 44 (7.20%) Software Engineering
10 37 (6.06%) Project Management
11 35 (5.73%) Scrum
12 34 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 32 (5.24%) Project Delivery
14 30 (4.91%) TDD
15 28 (4.58%) Analytics
15 28 (4.58%) Computer Science
16 27 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
17 26 (4.26%) Mentoring
17 26 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 178 (29.13%) SQL
2 142 (23.24%) C#
3 83 (13.58%) JavaScript
4 72 (11.78%) PowerShell
5 59 (9.66%) Python
6 51 (8.35%) T-SQL
7 26 (4.26%) Ruby
8 22 (3.60%) TypeScript
9 21 (3.44%) C
9 21 (3.44%) VB
10 9 (1.47%) Java
11 7 (1.15%) C++
12 6 (0.98%) R
13 5 (0.82%) Groovy
14 3 (0.49%) Perl
14 3 (0.49%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.49%) X++
15 2 (0.33%) Delphi
15 2 (0.33%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 72 (11.78%) Degree
2 41 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.80%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.31%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.15%) HND
7 6 (0.98%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.82%) A+ Certification
8 5 (0.82%) CCNA
8 5 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.82%) HNC
8 5 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.65%) CCNP
9 4 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.49%) CISSP
10 3 (0.49%) MCTS
10 3 (0.49%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.58%) SLA
2 21 (3.44%) QA
3 7 (1.15%) GDPR
4 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.49%) NIST
6 2 (0.33%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.33%) NCSC
7 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 159 (26.02%) Active Directory
2 47 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (7.20%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.45%) Docker
5 8 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.15%) vSphere
7 6 (0.98%) BitLocker
7 6 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.65%) Firmware
9 4 (0.65%) XenApp
10 3 (0.49%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 50 (8.18%) SCCM
2 17 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (1.96%) WSUS
4 9 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
5 7 (1.15%) SCSM
6 6 (0.98%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.98%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.65%) PowerCLI
7 4 (0.65%) SCOM
7 4 (0.65%) Terraform
7 4 (0.65%) vRealize
8 3 (0.49%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.49%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.33%) Nessus
9 2 (0.33%) PaperCut
9 2 (0.33%) SafeCom
9 2 (0.33%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 66 (10.80%) VMware
2 42 (6.87%) Cisco
3 40 (6.55%) Oracle
4 28 (4.58%) Citrix
5 17 (2.78%) Micro Focus
6 16 (2.62%) Veeam
7 14 (2.29%) Xamarin
8 10 (1.64%) SAP
9 9 (1.47%) Capita
9 9 (1.47%) Dell
9 9 (1.47%) HP
9 9 (1.47%) Informatica
9 9 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.31%) Databricks
10 8 (1.31%) Splunk
11 7 (1.15%) Apple
11 7 (1.15%) Sitecore
11 7 (1.15%) Veritas
11 7 (1.15%) Zerto
12 6 (0.98%) Google