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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 74 74 60
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 30 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.00% 2.19% 2.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.42% 9.35% 6.98%
Number of salaries quoted 9 20 16
Average salary £30,000 £29,293 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.41% -28.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £42,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
364 321 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.98% 23.40% 36.75%
Number of salaries quoted 253 186 283
Average salary £44,000 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £52,500
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 29 January 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 56 (91.80%) Microsoft
2 47 (77.05%) Windows
3 36 (59.02%) Active Directory
4 31 (50.82%) MCSE
5 27 (44.26%) Finance
6 24 (39.34%) VMware
6 24 (39.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (36.07%) MS Excel
7 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (36.07%) MS Exchange
8 20 (32.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (31.15%) DNS
10 18 (29.51%) Citrix
11 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
12 15 (24.59%) MCSA
13 14 (22.95%) Windows 2000 Server
14 13 (21.31%) MCITP
14 13 (21.31%) Degree
14 13 (21.31%) Cisco
15 12 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (18.03%) Windows 7
16 11 (18.03%) SQL
16 11 (18.03%) Firewall
17 10 (16.39%) ITIL
18 9 (14.75%) XenApp
18 9 (14.75%) PowerShell
18 9 (14.75%) .NET Framework
18 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
18 9 (14.75%) CSS
18 9 (14.75%) C#

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 22 (36.07%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.11%) IIS
2 8 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
5 4 (6.56%) Lync
5 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.28%) WorkSite
8 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (36.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Office 365
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.15%) DNS
2 11 (18.03%) Firewall
3 9 (14.75%) SAN
4 8 (13.11%) LAN
4 8 (13.11%) WAN
5 7 (11.48%) NetScaler
6 5 (8.20%) IP Telephony
6 5 (8.20%) NAS
7 4 (6.56%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (6.56%) VPN
8 3 (4.92%) DHCP
8 3 (4.92%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.28%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (3.28%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.28%) VoIP
10 1 (1.64%) Internet
10 1 (1.64%) SMTP
10 1 (1.64%) SMS
10 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (44.26%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Law
3 3 (4.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Consultant
2 10 (16.39%) Wintel Consultant
3 9 (14.75%) Developer
4 7 (11.48%) IT Support
4 7 (11.48%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Citrix Specialist
5 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.20%) Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Wintel Specialist
6 4 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Administrator
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) IT Support Technician
7 3 (4.92%) Support Technician
7 3 (4.92%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) .NET Framework
1 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
1 9 (14.75%) CSS
1 9 (14.75%) HTML
1 9 (14.75%) .NET
2 7 (11.48%) WCF
2 7 (11.48%) jQuery
3 5 (8.20%) Web Services
3 5 (8.20%) XML
4 4 (6.56%) HTML5
4 4 (6.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (6.56%) Regular Expression
5 3 (4.92%) Ajax
6 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.28%) WinForms
7 1 (1.64%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.64%) LINQ
7 1 (1.64%) WPF
7 1 (1.64%) JSON
7 1 (1.64%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.48%) Clustering
3 4 (6.56%) SWIFT
3 4 (6.56%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.28%) PKI
5 2 (3.28%) Tandem
6 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 47 (77.05%) Windows
2 24 (39.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (22.95%) Windows 2000 Server
5 11 (18.03%) Windows 7
6 7 (11.48%) Windows 2000
7 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (6.56%) Windows Phone
9 3 (4.92%) Linux
9 3 (4.92%) UNIX
10 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.39%) ITIL
2 7 (11.48%) Migration
3 5 (8.20%) Data Migration
3 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
4 4 (6.56%) Automated Testing
4 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.56%) Data Management
4 4 (6.56%) OOD
4 4 (6.56%) OO
5 3 (4.92%) MVC
6 2 (3.28%) Web Development
6 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.28%) Document Management
6 2 (3.28%) CRM
6 2 (3.28%) ERP
7 1 (1.64%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.64%) SOA
7 1 (1.64%) Unit Testing
7 1 (1.64%) Data Analytics
7 1 (1.64%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) SQL
2 9 (14.75%) PowerShell
2 9 (14.75%) C#
2 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.56%) XPath
3 4 (6.56%) XQuery
4 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (50.82%) MCSE
2 15 (24.59%) MCSA
3 13 (21.31%) MCITP
3 13 (21.31%) Degree
4 9 (14.75%) CCNA
4 9 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (13.11%) MCP
6 5 (8.20%) CCA
6 5 (8.20%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (8.20%) CCNP
7 3 (4.92%) HND
8 2 (3.28%) SSCP
8 2 (3.28%) GIAC
8 2 (3.28%) MCDST
8 2 (3.28%) CEH
8 2 (3.28%) CISSP
8 2 (3.28%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.64%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 20 (32.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.75%) XenApp
4 8 (13.11%) Hyper-V
5 7 (11.48%) MetaFrame
6 4 (6.56%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) SCCM
2 3 (4.92%) SCOM
3 2 (3.28%) Windows Intune
4 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.64%) WSUS
4 1 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 56 (91.80%) Microsoft
2 24 (39.34%) VMware
3 18 (29.51%) Citrix
4 13 (21.31%) Cisco
5 7 (11.48%) HP
6 4 (6.56%) IBM
6 4 (6.56%) Oracle
7 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.28%) Symantec
7 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.64%) NetApp
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