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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 84 96 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -37
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 18 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.85% 1.14% 3.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.56% 5.25% 11.99%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 26
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% -11.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,100 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £40,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.33%
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
309 343 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.75% 21.81% 26.84%
Number of salaries quoted 182 217 166
Average salary £44,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,550 £25,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 30 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (62.50%) Windows
3 23 (57.50%) MCSE
4 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
5 16 (40.00%) VMware
6 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (32.50%) MS Exchange
9 12 (30.00%) Finance
9 12 (30.00%) MCITP
10 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 9 (22.50%) ITIL
12 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
12 8 (20.00%) CSS
12 8 (20.00%) C#
12 8 (20.00%) HTML
12 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 8 (20.00%) SQL
12 8 (20.00%) .NET
12 8 (20.00%) CCNA
12 8 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (20.00%) jQuery
12 8 (20.00%) .NET Framework
12 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
13 7 (17.50%) Cisco
13 7 (17.50%) DNS
13 7 (17.50%) MCSA
14 6 (15.00%) MCP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 13 (32.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (12.50%) IIS
4 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.00%) WorkSite
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) DNS
2 6 (15.00%) WAN
2 6 (15.00%) SAN
2 6 (15.00%) NAS
3 5 (12.50%) LAN
4 4 (10.00%) Firewall
5 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (5.00%) VPN
6 2 (5.00%) DHCP
6 2 (5.00%) SMS
6 2 (5.00%) VoIP
6 2 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (2.50%) Wireless
7 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.50%) VLAN
7 1 (2.50%) PSTN
7 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.00%) MySQL
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Law
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Wintel Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.00%) C# Web Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 4 (10.00%) IT Support
5 3 (7.50%) AWS Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (5.00%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (20.00%) CSS
1 8 (20.00%) HTML
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
1 8 (20.00%) jQuery
1 8 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (12.50%) Entity Framework
3 4 (10.00%) WinForms
3 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (7.50%) WCF
4 3 (7.50%) HTML5
4 3 (7.50%) Regular Expression
4 3 (7.50%) Web Services
4 3 (7.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Clustering
2 3 (7.50%) SWIFT
3 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.00%) PKI
3 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) iPhone
4 1 (2.50%) iPad
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (62.50%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (10.00%) Linux
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.00%) UNIX
7 2 (5.00%) Debian
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Migration
2 6 (15.00%) Data Migration
3 5 (12.50%) Web Development
3 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (12.50%) CRM
4 4 (10.00%) MVC
5 3 (7.50%) Data Management
5 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
5 3 (7.50%) OO
5 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.50%) OOD
6 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.00%) ERP
6 2 (5.00%) Data Analytics
6 2 (5.00%) Analytics
7 1 (2.50%) Software Distribution
7 1 (2.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) C#
1 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.50%) XPath
3 3 (7.50%) XQuery
4 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 2 (5.00%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (57.50%) MCSE
2 12 (30.00%) MCITP
3 8 (20.00%) CCNA
3 8 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (17.50%) MCSA
5 6 (15.00%) MCP
5 6 (15.00%) Degree
6 5 (12.50%) CCNP
7 2 (5.00%) CISSP
7 2 (5.00%) HND
7 2 (5.00%) MCDBA
7 2 (5.00%) CEH
7 2 (5.00%) SSCP
7 2 (5.00%) GIAC
7 2 (5.00%) APMP
8 1 (2.50%) MCDST
8 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.00%) XenApp
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.50%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (5.00%) WSUS
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 30 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (40.00%) VMware
3 7 (17.50%) Cisco
4 6 (15.00%) Citrix
5 3 (7.50%) IBM
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle
5 3 (7.50%) Symantec
6 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.50%) Polycom
7 1 (2.50%) Twitter
7 1 (2.50%) EMC
7 1 (2.50%) NetApp
7 1 (2.50%) Avaya
7 1 (2.50%) Juniper
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