The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 91 65 72
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 40 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.23% 2.80% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.83% 12.86% 4.99%
Number of salaries quoted 6 31 9
Average salary £28,250 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
352 311 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.56% 21.76% 31.04%
Number of salaries quoted 250 182 237
Average salary £45,000 £36,947 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.79% -1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Edinburgh region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 61 (98.39%) Microsoft
2 50 (80.65%) Windows
3 37 (59.68%) Active Directory
4 32 (51.61%) Finance
5 29 (46.77%) MCSE
5 29 (46.77%) MS Excel
6 28 (45.16%) Citrix
6 28 (45.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (38.71%) DNS
7 24 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (33.87%) VMware
9 19 (30.65%) MS Exchange
9 19 (30.65%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (27.42%) SQL Server
12 15 (24.19%) Windows 2000 Server
13 13 (20.97%) Degree
14 12 (19.35%) XenApp
15 11 (17.74%) NetScaler
15 11 (17.74%) Firewall
15 11 (17.74%) MCSA
15 11 (17.74%) Windows 2000
15 11 (17.74%) Cisco
15 11 (17.74%) MetaFrame
15 11 (17.74%) HP
16 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (14.52%) Hyper-V
16 9 (14.52%) CCA
16 9 (14.52%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (14.52%) ITIL

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (30.65%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (9.68%) IIS
4 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
5 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (6.45%) Lync
6 3 (4.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (3.23%) WorkSite
8 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (46.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Visualfiles
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.84%) Office 365
3 2 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (38.71%) DNS
2 11 (17.74%) Firewall
2 11 (17.74%) NetScaler
3 8 (12.90%) LAN
3 8 (12.90%) WAN
4 6 (9.68%) IP Telephony
5 5 (8.06%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (8.06%) SAN
6 4 (6.45%) DHCP
6 4 (6.45%) VPN
7 3 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.23%) VoIP
8 2 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (3.23%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (1.61%) NAS
9 1 (1.61%) Wireless
9 1 (1.61%) SMTP
9 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 32 (51.61%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Law
2 5 (8.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Consultant
1 11 (17.74%) Citrix Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Wintel Consultant
3 9 (14.52%) Wintel Specialist
3 9 (14.52%) Citrix Specialist
4 8 (12.90%) Developer
5 7 (11.29%) Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (11.29%) IT Support
6 6 (9.68%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 6 (9.68%) Server Support
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.45%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Administrator
7 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) IT Support Technician
8 3 (4.84%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) HTML
1 8 (12.90%) .NET
1 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET
2 7 (11.29%) CSS
2 7 (11.29%) .NET Framework
2 7 (11.29%) WCF
3 6 (9.68%) XML
4 5 (8.06%) Web Services
4 5 (8.06%) jQuery
5 4 (6.45%) HTML5
5 4 (6.45%) Regular Expression
6 3 (4.84%) Ajax
7 2 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.61%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.61%) WPF
8 1 (1.61%) LINQ
8 1 (1.61%) JSON
8 1 (1.61%) WinForms
8 1 (1.61%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.65%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.29%) Clustering
3 4 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.45%) SWIFT
4 3 (4.84%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (4.84%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.23%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 50 (80.65%) Windows
2 28 (45.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (24.19%) Windows 2000 Server
5 11 (17.74%) Windows 2000
6 8 (12.90%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.45%) Windows Phone
7 4 (6.45%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.84%) Linux
8 3 (4.84%) UNIX
9 2 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.52%) ITIL
2 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
3 4 (6.45%) Automated Testing
3 4 (6.45%) OO
3 4 (6.45%) OOD
3 4 (6.45%) Service Delivery
3 4 (6.45%) Data Management
4 3 (4.84%) Migration
5 2 (3.23%) Document Management
5 2 (3.23%) MVC
6 1 (1.61%) Workflow
6 1 (1.61%) SOA
6 1 (1.61%) ERP
6 1 (1.61%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.61%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.61%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.52%) SQL
2 8 (12.90%) C#
2 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
2 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.45%) XQuery
3 4 (6.45%) XPath
4 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.61%) VBA
4 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (46.77%) MCSE
2 13 (20.97%) Degree
3 11 (17.74%) MCSA
4 9 (14.52%) CCA
4 9 (14.52%) Citrix Certification
4 9 (14.52%) MCITP
5 7 (11.29%) CCNA
5 7 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (8.06%) MCP
7 3 (4.84%) HND
7 3 (4.84%) CCNP
7 3 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.23%) SSCP
8 2 (3.23%) GIAC
8 2 (3.23%) CEH
8 2 (3.23%) MCDST
8 2 (3.23%) A+ Certification
8 2 (3.23%) CISSP
System Software
1 37 (59.68%) Active Directory
2 18 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (19.35%) XenApp
4 11 (17.74%) MetaFrame
5 9 (14.52%) Hyper-V
6 4 (6.45%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) SCCM
1 3 (4.84%) SCOM
2 2 (3.23%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 61 (98.39%) Microsoft
2 28 (45.16%) Citrix
3 21 (33.87%) VMware
4 11 (17.74%) HP
4 11 (17.74%) Cisco
5 4 (6.45%) IBM
5 4 (6.45%) Oracle
6 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.61%) Reuters
7 1 (1.61%) Bloomberg
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