Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 676 775 665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.68% 13.76% 13.28%
As % of the Vendors category 31.57% 33.80% 29.74%
Number of salaries quoted 439 558 461
Scotland median annual salary £41,274 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,250 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £58,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,115
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.29% +2.72%

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 2,141 2,293 2,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.15% 40.70% 44.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,317 1,473 1,382
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.66%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,300 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 0 287 £40,000 -11.11% 75
Edinburgh +2 285 £42,500 +6.25% 71
Aberdeen +1 27 £35,000 -12.50% 15
West Lothian -21 14 £31,500 -16.00% 2
Dundee +15 12 £30,773 -12.08% 7
Stirling +10 11 £45,000 -5.26% 2
South Ayrshire - 9 £50,000 -
Renfrewshire -3 7 £27,000 -28.00% 2
Fife -6 5 £28,500 +39.02%
West Dunbartonshire - 5 £43,250 -
East Ayrshire 0 4 £50,000 +140.96%
North Lanarkshire -4 4 £40,000 -8.57% 2
Scottish Borders -1 3 £30,000 -14.29% 1
Aberdeenshire -1 2 £41,000 -15.90%
Highlands -4 2 £60,000 +155.32% 1
Inverclyde +3 1 - -
South Lanarkshire -15 1 £31,500 -26.74% 1
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £24,000 -
Falkirk - 1 £38,500 -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 262 (38.76%) SQL Server
2 220 (32.54%) SQL
3 213 (31.51%) .NET
3 213 (31.51%) C#
4 209 (30.92%) Finance
5 172 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
6 166 (24.56%) Microsoft Azure
7 162 (23.96%) Windows
8 128 (18.93%) JavaScript
9 113 (16.72%) Microsoft Office
10 110 (16.27%) Problem-Solving
11 108 (15.98%) MVC
12 105 (15.53%) ASP.NET
12 105 (15.53%) Active Directory
13 92 (13.61%) Degree
14 89 (13.17%) Office 365
15 88 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
16 87 (12.87%) CRM
17 82 (12.13%) Windows Server
18 81 (11.98%) Project Management
19 80 (11.83%) Visual Studio
19 80 (11.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 75 (11.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 75 (11.09%) HTML
21 72 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
21 72 (10.65%) VMware
22 71 (10.50%) AngularJS
23 70 (10.36%) T-SQL
24 69 (10.21%) DevOps
25 67 (9.91%) Microsoft Excel

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 56 (8.28%) SharePoint
2 28 (4.14%) IIS
3 20 (2.96%) MS Exchange
4 16 (2.37%) Tomcat
5 15 (2.22%) Apache
6 14 (2.07%) Skype for Business
7 13 (1.92%) JBoss
8 9 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.33%) Umbraco
9 7 (1.04%) SAS
10 6 (0.89%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.74%) Confluence
11 5 (0.74%) nginx
12 4 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 113 (16.72%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (9.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (5.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (2.07%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 55 (8.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (5.33%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.30%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.15%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics SL
6 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 166 (24.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (13.17%) Office 365
3 48 (7.10%) Dynamics 365
4 44 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (2.66%) PaaS
6 16 (2.37%) IaaS
7 11 (1.63%) SaaS
8 10 (1.48%) Azure Functions
8 10 (1.48%) Serverless
9 9 (1.33%) Yammer
10 8 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.59%) Akamai
14 3 (0.44%) Google Compute Engine
15 2 (0.30%) Force.com
15 2 (0.30%) npm
15 2 (0.30%) NuGet
16 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (8.43%) DNS
2 31 (4.59%) DHCP
3 28 (4.14%) LAN
4 26 (3.85%) Firewall
5 25 (3.70%) WAN
6 23 (3.40%) TCP/IP
7 19 (2.81%) Intranet
8 13 (1.92%) Skype
8 13 (1.92%) VoIP
9 10 (1.48%) SAN
9 10 (1.48%) SSH
9 10 (1.48%) VPN
10 9 (1.33%) Internet
10 9 (1.33%) iSCSI
10 9 (1.33%) Network Security
10 9 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.04%) VLAN
12 6 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (0.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (38.76%) SQL Server
2 80 (11.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 75 (11.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (7.40%) Power BI
5 39 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 39 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 31 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (3.11%) QlikView
8 20 (2.96%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.63%) GIS
10 10 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (1.18%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.04%) MySQL
12 7 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (0.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 80 (11.83%) Visual Studio
2 62 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (4.59%) Selenium
4 27 (3.99%) SpecFlow
5 26 (3.85%) Git (software)
6 25 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
7 21 (3.11%) JIRA
8 18 (2.66%) Subversion
9 16 (2.37%) Jenkins
10 15 (2.22%) Hudson
11 7 (1.04%) Bugzilla
12 6 (0.89%) MSTest
12 6 (0.89%) NUnit
12 6 (0.89%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.59%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.59%) Fiddler
14 4 (0.59%) Gatling
14 4 (0.59%) GoogleTest
14 4 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 209 (30.92%) Finance
2 26 (3.85%) Banking
3 23 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.96%) Marketing
5 18 (2.66%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.07%) Retail
7 10 (1.48%) Law
8 5 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
8 5 (0.74%) Legal
9 4 (0.59%) Advertising
9 4 (0.59%) Back Office
9 4 (0.59%) Electronics
9 4 (0.59%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.44%) French Language
11 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.30%) Games
11 2 (0.30%) German Language
11 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 203 (30.03%) Developer
2 86 (12.72%) .NET Developer
3 82 (12.13%) Analyst
4 63 (9.32%) Senior Developer
5 58 (8.58%) Consultant
6 57 (8.43%) Software Developer
7 40 (5.92%) Support Engineer
8 36 (5.33%) Senior .NET Developer
9 31 (4.59%) Administrator
9 31 (4.59%) Senior Software Developer
10 28 (4.14%) Architect
10 28 (4.14%) C# Developer
10 28 (4.14%) IT Support
11 27 (3.99%) DBA
12 26 (3.85%) Software Engineer
13 25 (3.70%) .NET Software Developer
14 22 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support
14 22 (3.25%) Support Analyst
15 20 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
15 20 (2.96%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (31.51%) .NET
2 105 (15.53%) ASP.NET
3 75 (11.09%) HTML
4 71 (10.50%) AngularJS
5 61 (9.02%) CSS
6 53 (7.84%) .NET Framework
7 45 (6.66%) jQuery
8 44 (6.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 40 (5.92%) Web Services
10 37 (5.47%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (4.44%) HTML5
12 23 (3.40%) RESTful
13 21 (3.11%) CSS3
14 20 (2.96%) JSON
15 19 (2.81%) Entity Framework
15 19 (2.81%) React
16 18 (2.66%) .NET Core
16 18 (2.66%) XML
17 15 (2.22%) SOAP
18 14 (2.07%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 88 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.99%) Data Centre
2 27 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (2.51%) Driving Licence
5 17 (2.51%) Replication
6 15 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (2.07%) Fintech
8 13 (1.92%) User Experience
9 12 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.18%) Clustering
11 7 (1.04%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.04%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.59%) DataPower
12 4 (0.59%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (0.59%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.44%) Blog
13 3 (0.44%) PMI
13 3 (0.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 162 (23.96%) Windows
2 82 (12.13%) Windows Server
3 50 (7.40%) Linux
4 41 (6.07%) Windows 10
5 40 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (5.47%) Unix
8 34 (5.03%) Windows 7
9 11 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.48%) Solaris
11 9 (1.33%) AIX
12 6 (0.89%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.89%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.59%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.44%) Android
16 2 (0.30%) CentOS
16 2 (0.30%) Debian
16 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (16.27%) Problem-Solving
3 108 (15.98%) MVC
4 87 (12.87%) CRM
5 81 (11.98%) Project Management
6 72 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
7 69 (10.21%) DevOps
8 60 (8.88%) ITIL
9 57 (8.43%) Migration
10 55 (8.14%) Software Engineering
11 53 (7.84%) SDLC
12 51 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
12 51 (7.54%) Scrum
13 48 (7.10%) Coaching
14 45 (6.66%) ERP
15 44 (6.51%) Test Automation
16 42 (6.21%) Decision-Making
17 39 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
18 37 (5.47%) Analytics
18 37 (5.47%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 220 (32.54%) SQL
2 213 (31.51%) C#
3 128 (18.93%) JavaScript
4 70 (10.36%) T-SQL
5 63 (9.32%) PowerShell
6 39 (5.77%) Python
7 26 (3.85%) TypeScript
8 20 (2.96%) Java
9 13 (1.92%) Bash Shell
9 13 (1.92%) C++
10 10 (1.48%) VB.NET
11 9 (1.33%) VBA
11 9 (1.33%) X++
12 8 (1.18%) Bourne shell
12 8 (1.18%) Korn
12 8 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.18%) VB
13 6 (0.89%) sed
13 6 (0.89%) VBScript
14 3 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 92 (13.61%) Degree
2 37 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (2.07%) MCP
5 12 (1.78%) MCSA
5 12 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (1.63%) MCSE
7 10 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.33%) CCNA
9 6 (0.89%) CCENT
9 6 (0.89%) HND
9 6 (0.89%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (0.74%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (0.74%) ISEB
10 5 (0.74%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.74%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.59%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.59%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.03%) SLA
2 29 (4.29%) QA
3 13 (1.92%) PMO
4 12 (1.78%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.18%) GDPR
6 5 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.74%) P3O
7 4 (0.59%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.59%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.30%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 105 (15.53%) Active Directory
2 39 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (5.03%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.92%) NFS
4 13 (1.92%) Samba
5 10 (1.48%) Docker
6 8 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.18%) vSphere
7 7 (1.04%) Firmware
7 7 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.59%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.44%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.30%) KVM
10 2 (0.30%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.15%) HDFS
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (5.03%) SCCM
2 23 (3.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (1.18%) SCOM
5 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 6 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (0.89%) Puppet
6 4 (0.59%) Kibana
7 3 (0.44%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.44%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.44%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.44%) WSUS
8 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Flashback
8 2 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.30%) WMI
Vendors
1 72 (10.65%) VMware
2 41 (6.07%) Oracle
3 34 (5.03%) Cisco
4 24 (3.55%) Citrix
5 22 (3.25%) Xamarin
6 21 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (2.66%) IBM
7 18 (2.66%) Tableau
8 17 (2.51%) Google
9 9 (1.33%) HP
9 9 (1.33%) Meraki
10 8 (1.18%) Teradata
11 7 (1.04%) SAP
12 6 (0.89%) DevExpress
12 6 (0.89%) Infragistics
12 6 (0.89%) Telerik
12 6 (0.89%) Veeam
13 5 (0.74%) CA Agile Central
13 5 (0.74%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.74%) Twitter