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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 95 79
Rank change year-on-year +5 -16  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 3 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.45% 0.22% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.80% 0.76% 6.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 13
Median salary £30,000 £50,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £34,000 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £56,000 £44,300
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 278 393 395
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 24.78% 29.18% 29.24%
Number of salaries quoted 166 274 230
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,050 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,750 £58,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 14 (73.68%) MCSE
2 13 (68.42%) Degree
3 10 (52.63%) Windows
3 10 (52.63%) CCNA
3 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 8 (42.11%) Firewall
6 7 (36.84%) VMware
6 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
7 6 (31.58%) SAN
7 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
8 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (26.32%) Time Management
8 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
8 5 (26.32%) Finance
8 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
8 5 (26.32%) ITIL
9 4 (21.05%) Business Continuity
9 4 (21.05%) Information Security
9 4 (21.05%) Intel Security
9 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (21.05%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
10 3 (15.79%) Office 365
10 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
10 3 (15.79%) PowerShell

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 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Firewall
2 6 (31.58%) SAN
3 3 (15.79%) IP Telephony
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Support
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) WinForms
1 1 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) e-Learning
3 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
1 5 (26.32%) Time Management
2 4 (21.05%) Business Continuity
2 4 (21.05%) Information Security
3 2 (10.53%) BCP
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) IT Strategy
4 1 (5.26%) MVC
4 1 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) MCSE
2 13 (68.42%) Degree
3 10 (52.63%) CCNA
3 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.53%) MCITP
5 1 (5.26%) CCNP
5 1 (5.26%) MCDST
5 1 (5.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
3 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) UAG
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.26%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) SCSM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) Intel Security
4 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
4 3 (15.79%) WatchGuard
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) Juniper
6 1 (5.26%) Samsung