The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 82 62 58
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 26 28 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.76% 2.31% 2.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.91% 8.54% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8 18 20
Average salary £25,750 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.62% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £35,000 £24,850
10% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £60,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
376 328 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.41% 27.11% 34.32%
Number of salaries quoted 240 163 279
Average salary £42,000 £38,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,300 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

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 30 July 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 46 (90.20%) Windows
2 42 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 30 (58.82%) MCSE
3 30 (58.82%) MS Excel
4 29 (56.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (54.90%) Citrix
5 28 (54.90%) VMware
6 27 (52.94%) Finance
7 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
8 25 (49.02%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (43.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (41.18%) DNS
11 18 (35.29%) SQL Server
12 16 (31.37%) MCITP
13 13 (25.49%) SQL
14 12 (23.53%) MS Exchange
15 11 (21.57%) Clustering
15 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (19.61%) ITIL
16 10 (19.61%) C#
16 10 (19.61%) HTML
16 10 (19.61%) .NET
16 10 (19.61%) JavaScript
16 10 (19.61%) ASP.NET
17 9 (17.65%) CSS
17 9 (17.65%) .NET Framework
17 9 (17.65%) Degree
17 9 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
17 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 12 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.80%) IIS
4 3 (5.88%) WorkSite
5 2 (3.92%) Lync
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (58.82%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (41.18%) DNS
2 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.84%) NetScaler
3 4 (7.84%) DHCP
4 2 (3.92%) Firewall
4 2 (3.92%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (3.92%) LAN
4 2 (3.92%) PBX
4 2 (3.92%) WAN
5 1 (1.96%) SAN
5 1 (1.96%) VPN
5 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.96%) OLAP
5 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.96%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
3 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 5 (9.80%) InstallShield
4 5 (9.80%) MSBuild
5 3 (5.88%) NUnit
5 3 (5.88%) MSTest
General
1 27 (52.94%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Legal
3 5 (9.80%) Marketing
3 5 (9.80%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Server Support
2 11 (21.57%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (21.57%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 9 (17.65%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Wintel Consultant
4 6 (11.76%) Wintel Specialist
4 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Citrix Specialist
4 6 (11.76%) Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) IT Support
6 4 (7.84%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) IT Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) HTML
1 10 (19.61%) .NET
1 10 (19.61%) ASP.NET
2 9 (17.65%) CSS
2 9 (17.65%) .NET Framework
3 8 (15.69%) jQuery
3 8 (15.69%) WinForms
4 6 (11.76%) Ajax
4 6 (11.76%) XML
5 5 (9.80%) XSLT
5 5 (9.80%) SOAP
5 5 (9.80%) Web Services
5 5 (9.80%) JSON
5 5 (9.80%) OOXML
5 5 (9.80%) .NET Remoting
6 4 (7.84%) WCF
7 3 (5.88%) RESTful
8 2 (3.92%) COM
9 1 (1.96%) WPF
9 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Clustering
2 5 (9.80%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.92%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.92%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 46 (90.20%) Windows
2 29 (56.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (43.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (7.84%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.84%) Windows 2000
7 3 (5.88%) Linux
8 1 (1.96%) UNIX
8 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.96%) Debian
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) ITIL
2 5 (9.80%) Practice Management
2 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (9.80%) Multithreading
3 4 (7.84%) MVC
4 3 (5.88%) SOA
4 3 (5.88%) OO
5 2 (3.92%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.96%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.96%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.96%) Data Modelling
6 1 (1.96%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.96%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.96%) Supplier Management
6 1 (1.96%) Workflow
6 1 (1.96%) Service Management
6 1 (1.96%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) SQL
2 10 (19.61%) C#
2 10 (19.61%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.80%) XQuery
4 3 (5.88%) Java
5 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (58.82%) MCSE
2 16 (31.37%) MCITP
3 9 (17.65%) Degree
4 8 (15.69%) CCA
4 8 (15.69%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (13.73%) MCSA
6 4 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.88%) CCNA
8 2 (3.92%) HND
8 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.96%) CCNP
9 1 (1.96%) MCP
9 1 (1.96%) MCDST
9 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
2 25 (49.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.73%) XenApp
3 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.84%) MetaFrame
5 3 (5.88%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (5.88%) vSphere
6 2 (3.92%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.96%) XenServer
7 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.96%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) SCOM
2 1 (1.96%) WSUS
2 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 28 (54.90%) Citrix
2 28 (54.90%) VMware
3 6 (11.76%) Reuters
4 4 (7.84%) HP
4 4 (7.84%) Cisco
5 2 (3.92%) Mitel
5 2 (3.92%) Nortel
5 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.96%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle
6 1 (1.96%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
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