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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 69 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 43 30 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.87% 2.24% 2.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.54% 9.46% 8.68%
Number of salaries quoted 13 21 14
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £30,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +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
408 317 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.20% 23.69% 28.47%
Number of salaries quoted 242 193 239
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,375 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 59 (92.19%) Microsoft
2 58 (90.63%) Windows
3 41 (64.06%) Active Directory
4 38 (59.38%) Citrix
5 34 (53.13%) MCSE
5 34 (53.13%) Finance
6 33 (51.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (51.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (48.44%) MS Excel
7 31 (48.44%) VMware
8 30 (46.88%) DNS
9 27 (42.19%) Analytical Skills
10 25 (39.06%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (29.69%) MS Exchange
12 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
13 15 (23.44%) MCITP
14 14 (21.88%) Windows 2000 Server
14 14 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (20.31%) ITIL
16 12 (18.75%) Clustering
16 12 (18.75%) XenApp
17 11 (17.19%) Hyper-V
17 11 (17.19%) NetScaler
17 11 (17.19%) HP
17 11 (17.19%) Windows 2000
17 11 (17.19%) MetaFrame
18 10 (15.63%) CCA
18 10 (15.63%) Citrix Certification
18 10 (15.63%) Cisco
18 10 (15.63%) MCSA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (29.69%) MS Exchange
2 14 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.94%) IIS
3 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
4 6 (9.38%) Lync
5 3 (4.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.13%) WorkSite
6 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 31 (48.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.56%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.13%) Office 365
2 2 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (46.88%) DNS
2 11 (17.19%) NetScaler
3 9 (14.06%) Firewall
4 5 (7.81%) IP Telephony
4 5 (7.81%) Cisco IPT
4 5 (7.81%) DHCP
4 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.25%) SAN
5 4 (6.25%) VPN
5 4 (6.25%) LAN
5 4 (6.25%) WAN
6 2 (3.13%) VoIP
7 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.56%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (1.56%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.56%) InstallShield
General
1 34 (53.13%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Law
3 4 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Server Support
2 12 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
2 12 (18.75%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 11 (17.19%) Citrix Engineer
3 11 (17.19%) Consultant
4 10 (15.63%) Citrix Specialist
4 10 (15.63%) Wintel Consultant
4 10 (15.63%) Wintel Specialist
5 8 (12.50%) Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) IT Support
6 6 (9.38%) Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (9.38%) Administrator
7 4 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) .NET
1 6 (9.38%) HTML
1 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET
2 5 (7.81%) .NET Framework
2 5 (7.81%) Ajax
2 5 (7.81%) CSS
3 4 (6.25%) WCF
4 3 (4.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (4.69%) XML
5 2 (3.13%) Web Services
5 2 (3.13%) JSON
5 2 (3.13%) jQuery
5 2 (3.13%) WPF
5 2 (3.13%) WinForms
5 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (1.56%) LINQ
6 1 (1.56%) OOXML
6 1 (1.56%) .NET Remoting
Miscellaneous
1 27 (42.19%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (18.75%) Clustering
3 4 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.69%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.69%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 58 (90.63%) Windows
2 33 (51.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 33 (51.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (21.88%) Windows 2000 Server
4 11 (17.19%) Windows 2000
5 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Phone
6 4 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.69%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.69%) Linux
8 2 (3.13%) UNIX
9 1 (1.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) ITIL
2 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 3 (4.69%) MVC
4 2 (3.13%) Migration
4 2 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (3.13%) Network Architecture
4 2 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.56%) Web Application Development
5 1 (1.56%) Workflow
5 1 (1.56%) Practice Management
5 1 (1.56%) Unit Testing
5 1 (1.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (1.56%) Multithreading
5 1 (1.56%) SOA
5 1 (1.56%) ERP
5 1 (1.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.38%) C#
2 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.81%) SQL
4 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.56%) VBA
4 1 (1.56%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 34 (53.13%) MCSE
2 15 (23.44%) MCITP
3 10 (15.63%) CCA
3 10 (15.63%) Citrix Certification
3 10 (15.63%) MCSA
4 9 (14.06%) Degree
5 5 (7.81%) CCNA
5 5 (7.81%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.56%) GIAC
7 1 (1.56%) CEH
7 1 (1.56%) MCDST
7 1 (1.56%) MCP
7 1 (1.56%) HND
7 1 (1.56%) CCNP
7 1 (1.56%) SSCP
7 1 (1.56%) CISSP
System Software
1 41 (64.06%) Active Directory
2 25 (39.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (18.75%) XenApp
4 11 (17.19%) Hyper-V
4 11 (17.19%) MetaFrame
5 6 (9.38%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.13%) vSphere
8 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) SCCM
2 3 (4.69%) SCOM
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Intune
4 1 (1.56%) Puppet
4 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 59 (92.19%) Microsoft
2 38 (59.38%) Citrix
3 31 (48.44%) VMware
4 11 (17.19%) HP
5 10 (15.63%) Cisco
6 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.13%) Reuters
7 1 (1.56%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
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