The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Scottish Borders 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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
Scotland / Scottish Borders
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders 33.33% 20.00% 25.00%
As % of the Vendors category 75.00% 100.00% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 3
Median salary £42,500 £30,000 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.66% +39.53%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £30,000 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £30,000 £34,300
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.66% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in the Scottish Borders.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scottish Borders
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 4 1 4
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Scottish Borders 44.44% 20.00% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 3
Median salary £38,750 £30,000 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.16% +39.53%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,300 £30,000 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £34,300 £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the Scottish Borders

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in the Scottish Borders

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the Scottish Borders

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in the Scottish Borders.

Salary trend for Microsoft in the Scottish Borders

Microsoft
Job Locations in the Scottish Borders

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Scottish Borders region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peebles - 2 £43,750 -
Galashiels - 1 £35,000 -
Microsoft
Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Scottish Borders region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) ETL Development
3 1 (25.00%) Power BI
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Scottish Borders 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) Power BI
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Change Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Lean Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Transformation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) ETL
1 1 (25.00%) ETL Development
1 1 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 1 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
1 1 (25.00%) MVC
1 1 (25.00%) SDLC
1 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared