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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 65 71 72
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 39 24 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.61% 1.98% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.49% 8.00% 6.35%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 15
Average salary £27,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £31,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,450 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
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
411 300 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.53% 24.69% 31.82%
Number of salaries quoted 243 170 270
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £24,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 51 (89.47%) Windows
2 50 (87.72%) Microsoft
3 34 (59.65%) Active Directory
4 33 (57.89%) VMware
5 32 (56.14%) Citrix
6 31 (54.39%) Finance
6 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (52.63%) MCSE
7 30 (52.63%) MS Excel
8 28 (49.12%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (43.86%) DNS
11 21 (36.84%) SQL Server
12 16 (28.07%) MS Exchange
13 15 (26.32%) MCITP
14 14 (24.56%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (21.05%) ITIL
15 12 (21.05%) Clustering
16 11 (19.30%) Degree
16 11 (19.30%) MS Office
17 10 (17.54%) IIS
17 10 (17.54%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (17.54%) Windows 2000 Server
17 10 (17.54%) Hyper-V
18 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
18 9 (15.79%) Cisco
18 9 (15.79%) Law
18 9 (15.79%) .NET
18 9 (15.79%) C#
18 9 (15.79%) HTML

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 16 (28.07%) MS Exchange
2 14 (24.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (17.54%) IIS
4 6 (10.53%) Lync
5 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.26%) WorkSite
7 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (52.63%) MS Excel
2 11 (19.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.86%) DNS
2 7 (12.28%) Firewall
2 7 (12.28%) NetScaler
3 6 (10.53%) IP Telephony
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco IPT
4 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.02%) SAN
5 4 (7.02%) DHCP
6 3 (5.26%) VPN
6 3 (5.26%) LAN
6 3 (5.26%) WAN
7 1 (1.75%) SMTP
7 1 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.75%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.75%) OLAP
6 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
2 7 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 5 (8.77%) MSBuild
4 5 (8.77%) InstallShield
General
1 31 (54.39%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Law
3 7 (12.28%) Legal
4 5 (8.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Server Support
2 12 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
2 12 (21.05%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 10 (17.54%) Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) Consultant
5 7 (12.28%) Wintel Specialist
5 7 (12.28%) Wintel Consultant
5 7 (12.28%) Citrix Specialist
5 7 (12.28%) Citrix Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) IT Support
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Administrator
7 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) HTML
1 9 (15.79%) .NET
1 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET
2 8 (14.04%) CSS
2 8 (14.04%) Ajax
2 8 (14.04%) .NET Framework
3 6 (10.53%) JSON
3 6 (10.53%) Web Services
3 6 (10.53%) XML
3 6 (10.53%) jQuery
4 5 (8.77%) XSLT
4 5 (8.77%) WinForms
4 5 (8.77%) OOXML
4 5 (8.77%) .NET Remoting
4 5 (8.77%) SOAP
5 3 (5.26%) WCF
6 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Clustering
2 5 (8.77%) N-Tier
3 4 (7.02%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.51%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.51%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (89.47%) Windows
2 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (17.54%) Windows 2000 Server
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (12.28%) Windows 2000
7 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Phone
8 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.51%) Linux
9 2 (3.51%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.75%) UNIX
10 1 (1.75%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) ITIL
2 5 (8.77%) Practice Management
2 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (8.77%) Multithreading
3 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.51%) MVC
4 2 (3.51%) Network Architecture
4 2 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (3.51%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (1.75%) Web Application Development
5 1 (1.75%) Workflow
5 1 (1.75%) Migration
5 1 (1.75%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.75%) Data Modelling
5 1 (1.75%) SOA
5 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.75%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) C#
1 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
1 9 (15.79%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.77%) XQuery
4 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (52.63%) MCSE
2 15 (26.32%) MCITP
3 11 (19.30%) Degree
4 9 (15.79%) MCSA
5 7 (12.28%) CCA
5 7 (12.28%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.26%) CCNA
7 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.75%) MCDST
System Software
1 34 (59.65%) Active Directory
2 28 (49.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.54%) Hyper-V
4 8 (14.04%) XenApp
5 7 (12.28%) MetaFrame
5 7 (12.28%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.26%) vSphere
8 2 (3.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) SCOM
2 1 (1.75%) Puppet
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Intune
2 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 50 (87.72%) Microsoft
2 33 (57.89%) VMware
3 32 (56.14%) Citrix
4 9 (15.79%) Cisco
5 7 (12.28%) HP
6 6 (10.53%) Reuters
7 1 (1.75%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.75%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
Edinburgh
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Salary: £60000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
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