Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 110 123
Rank change year-on-year +22 +13 -22
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 65 25 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.46% 1.15% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.42% 5.18% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 48 18 17
Edinburgh median annual salary £52,500 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.48% -3.13% +33.33%
10th Percentile £30,000 £19,675 £24,700
90th Percentile £65,375 £46,625 £56,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% +11.43% -

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 690 483 781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.14% 22.15% 27.84%
Number of salaries quoted 466 293 522
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £64,550 £64,425
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,233
% change year-on-year - +0.63% +4.28%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification 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 in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Edinburgh

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 40 (61.54%) MCSE
2 35 (53.85%) Windows
3 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
4 32 (49.23%) PowerShell
4 32 (49.23%) Windows Server
5 30 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 30 (46.15%) ITIL
6 29 (44.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (43.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 28 (43.08%) VMware
8 22 (33.85%) SQL
9 20 (30.77%) Citrix
9 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (29.23%) SCOM
10 19 (29.23%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (29.23%) SQL Server
11 18 (27.69%) Hyper-V
12 17 (26.15%) Virtual Team
13 16 (24.62%) SAN
14 15 (23.08%) MCP
14 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (23.08%) SCCM
15 13 (20.00%) Finance
15 13 (20.00%) MCSA
15 13 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (18.46%) SolarWinds
16 12 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (18.46%) CCNA
16 12 (18.46%) DNS
16 12 (18.46%) DHCP

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (16.92%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (12.31%) IBM Domino
2 8 (12.31%) SharePoint
2 8 (12.31%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) BPCS
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 28 (43.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (12.31%) Mimecast
4 4 (6.15%) Office 365
5 2 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.08%) SaaS
6 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.62%) SAN
2 12 (18.46%) DHCP
2 12 (18.46%) DNS
3 9 (13.85%) Internet
4 8 (12.31%) Skype
4 8 (12.31%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.08%) Firewall
5 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (29.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (13.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (12.31%) RDBMS
4 8 (12.31%) Relational Database
5 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (6.15%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
8 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
8 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 5 (7.69%) HP UFT
1 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 5 (7.69%) LoadRunner
1 5 (7.69%) Selenium
2 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.54%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (33.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (21.54%) DBA
3 13 (20.00%) Analyst
4 10 (15.38%) IT Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (13.85%) Production DBA
6 8 (12.31%) IT Analyst
6 8 (12.31%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (10.77%) SQL DBA
8 6 (9.23%) Administrator
8 6 (9.23%) SQL Server DBA
9 5 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (7.69%) Test Analyst
9 5 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (6.15%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (4.62%) Developer
11 3 (4.62%) Production Manager
11 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Production DBA
11 3 (4.62%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) .NET
1 5 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
2 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.08%) CSS
3 2 (3.08%) HTML
3 2 (3.08%) WinForms
3 2 (3.08%) WPF
4 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.54%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.15%) Virtual Team
2 13 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (12.31%) Blackberry
3 8 (12.31%) EMC VNX
4 3 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.62%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.08%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.54%) Clustering
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.54%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (53.85%) Windows
2 32 (49.23%) Windows Server
3 29 (44.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.15%) ITIL
2 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.38%) Application Packaging
4 9 (13.85%) Change Management
4 9 (13.85%) Performance Management
4 9 (13.85%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (13.85%) Service Delivery
4 9 (13.85%) Validation
5 8 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (12.31%) ITIL V3
5 8 (12.31%) Performance Analysis
6 7 (10.77%) Asset Management
7 6 (9.23%) Facilities Management
7 6 (9.23%) Software Engineering
7 6 (9.23%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.69%) Defect Management
8 5 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 5 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 5 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 32 (49.23%) PowerShell
2 22 (33.85%) SQL
3 5 (7.69%) C#
3 5 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.08%) VB
5 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (61.54%) MCSE
2 15 (23.08%) MCP
3 13 (20.00%) MCSA
4 12 (18.46%) CCNA
4 12 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (16.92%) MCDBA
5 11 (16.92%) MCITP
6 7 (10.77%) Degree
7 5 (7.69%) ISTQB
7 5 (7.69%) OCP
7 5 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (7.69%) SAP Certification
8 3 (4.62%) CCNP
9 2 (3.08%) MCSD
10 1 (1.54%) AWS Certification
10 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 30 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 19 (29.23%) VMware ESXi
3 18 (27.69%) Hyper-V
4 11 (16.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (15.38%) XenApp
5 10 (15.38%) XenDesktop
6 9 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (29.23%) SCOM
2 15 (23.08%) SCCM
3 8 (12.31%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (12.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.54%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
2 28 (43.08%) VMware
3 20 (30.77%) Citrix
4 12 (18.46%) SolarWinds
5 10 (15.38%) Cisco
5 10 (15.38%) ServiceNow
6 9 (13.85%) Google
7 8 (12.31%) EMC
7 8 (12.31%) Lotus
7 8 (12.31%) Symantec
8 7 (10.77%) Oracle
8 7 (10.77%) SAP
9 6 (9.23%) HP
10 3 (4.62%) CA
11 2 (3.08%) Epicor
11 2 (3.08%) IFS
11 2 (3.08%) Infor
11 2 (3.08%) Sage
12 1 (1.54%) F5
12 1 (1.54%) Splunk