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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 88 88 94
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 13 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.54% 0.95% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.89% 3.63% 6.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 14
Average salary £41,250 £30,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £30,000 £24,476
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £37,000 £40,050
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
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
371 358 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.63% 26.13% 23.19%
Number of salaries quoted 256 204 239
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,712 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 30 April 2016.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) VMware
4 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (41.18%) MCSE
4 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
5 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
5 6 (35.29%) SAN
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (29.41%) CCNA
6 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
7 4 (23.53%) C#
7 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
7 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL
7 4 (23.53%) MCP
7 4 (23.53%) .NET
7 4 (23.53%) Citrix
7 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 4 (23.53%) MVC
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) Subversion
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) IT Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
3 2 (11.76%) DBA
3 2 (11.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
2 2 (11.76%) WCF
2 2 (11.76%) WPF
3 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET
3 1 (5.88%) Ajax
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) LINQ
3 1 (5.88%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (5.88%) WinForms
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (5.88%) Informatics
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) ETL
4 2 (11.76%) High Availability
4 2 (11.76%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (11.76%) Patch Management
4 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) VB
4 2 (11.76%) VB6
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) MCSE
2 5 (29.41%) CCNA
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (23.53%) MCP
4 3 (17.65%) MCSA
4 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (11.76%) Degree
5 2 (11.76%) MCDBA
5 2 (11.76%) MCITP
5 2 (11.76%) MCTS
6 1 (5.88%) CCNP
6 1 (5.88%) CISSP
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
1 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
2 3 (17.65%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
1 2 (11.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 3 (17.65%) Symantec
5 2 (11.76%) CommVault
5 2 (11.76%) NetApp
5 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco