Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 112 124
Rank change year-on-year +33 +12 -28
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 73 26 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.70% 1.14% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.12% 4.75% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 56 19 21
Edinburgh median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +38.46% +12.07%
10th Percentile £26,250 £19,700 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £69,500 £46,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £41,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.78% +11.33% +10.29%

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 721 547 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.64% 23.93% 28.98%
Number of salaries quoted 448 335 600
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,250 £64,500
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £41,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +3.05% +2.50%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 48 (65.75%) MCSE
2 45 (61.64%) PowerShell
3 43 (58.90%) Windows
4 42 (57.53%) ITIL
5 41 (56.16%) Microsoft
5 41 (56.16%) Active Directory
5 41 (56.16%) Windows Server
6 36 (49.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (47.95%) VMware
8 28 (38.36%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (36.99%) SCOM
10 26 (35.62%) Microsoft Azure
11 25 (34.25%) Virtual Team
12 23 (31.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (28.77%) SCCM
14 20 (27.40%) Citrix
15 19 (26.03%) MCSA
16 18 (24.66%) Finance
17 17 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (23.29%) MS Exchange
17 17 (23.29%) SQL
17 17 (23.29%) Hyper-V
18 16 (21.92%) DHCP
18 16 (21.92%) DNS
18 16 (21.92%) SAN
18 16 (21.92%) Microsoft App-V
19 15 (20.55%) MCP
19 15 (20.55%) Skype for Business
19 15 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
20 14 (19.18%) Unified Communications

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 17 (23.29%) MS Exchange
2 15 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (20.55%) Skype for Business
3 12 (16.44%) IBM Domino
4 7 (9.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (35.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (16.44%) Mimecast
3 7 (9.59%) Office 365
4 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.92%) DHCP
1 16 (21.92%) DNS
1 16 (21.92%) SAN
2 14 (19.18%) Skype
2 14 (19.18%) Unified Communications
3 13 (17.81%) Internet
4 2 (2.74%) LAN
4 2 (2.74%) WAN
4 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.37%) Firewall
5 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.85%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.11%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (4.11%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.11%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Cucumber
1 5 (6.85%) HP UFT
1 5 (6.85%) Jenkins
1 5 (6.85%) LoadRunner
1 5 (6.85%) Selenium
2 1 (1.37%) JIRA
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Back Office
4 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (32.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (28.77%) Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) IT Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) IT Engineer
3 15 (20.55%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (19.18%) Systems Analyst
5 11 (15.07%) DBA
6 8 (10.96%) Administrator
6 8 (10.96%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) Production DBA
7 6 (8.22%) SQL DBA
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) SQL Server DBA
8 5 (6.85%) Test Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Technical Leader
9 4 (5.48%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Citrix Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.74%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) Gherkin
2 4 (5.48%) .NET
3 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.37%) CSS
4 1 (1.37%) HTML
4 1 (1.37%) React
4 1 (1.37%) WinForms
4 1 (1.37%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (34.25%) Virtual Team
2 13 (17.81%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (16.44%) Blackberry
3 12 (16.44%) EMC VNX
4 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.37%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.37%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (58.90%) Windows
2 41 (56.16%) Windows Server
3 36 (49.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (31.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (57.53%) ITIL
2 17 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (19.18%) Application Packaging
4 13 (17.81%) Change Management
4 13 (17.81%) ITIL V3
4 13 (17.81%) Performance Management
4 13 (17.81%) Root Cause Analysis
4 13 (17.81%) Service Delivery
4 13 (17.81%) Validation
5 12 (16.44%) Performance Analysis
6 6 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.22%) Test Automation
7 5 (6.85%) Defect Management
7 5 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.85%) High Availability
7 5 (6.85%) Performance Testing
7 5 (6.85%) Service Management
7 5 (6.85%) Test Scripting
7 5 (6.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 45 (61.64%) PowerShell
2 17 (23.29%) SQL
3 5 (6.85%) PL/SQL
4 4 (5.48%) C#
5 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.74%) VB
5 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 48 (65.75%) MCSE
2 19 (26.03%) MCSA
3 15 (20.55%) MCP
4 12 (16.44%) CCNA
4 12 (16.44%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (12.33%) Degree
6 8 (10.96%) MCDBA
6 8 (10.96%) MCITP
7 7 (9.59%) CCNP
8 5 (6.85%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (6.85%) ISTQB
8 5 (6.85%) OCP
8 5 (6.85%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (6.85%) SAP Certification
9 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.37%) MCSD
10 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 41 (56.16%) Active Directory
2 28 (38.36%) VMware ESXi
3 17 (23.29%) Hyper-V
4 16 (21.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (19.18%) XenApp
5 14 (19.18%) XenDesktop
6 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (2.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (36.99%) SCOM
2 21 (28.77%) SCCM
3 12 (16.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (16.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.37%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 41 (56.16%) Microsoft
2 35 (47.95%) VMware
3 20 (27.40%) Citrix
4 14 (19.18%) Cisco
4 14 (19.18%) Symantec
5 13 (17.81%) Google
5 13 (17.81%) ServiceNow
5 13 (17.81%) SolarWinds
6 12 (16.44%) EMC
6 12 (16.44%) Lotus
7 6 (8.22%) HP
8 5 (6.85%) Oracle
8 5 (6.85%) SAP
9 2 (2.74%) Splunk
10 1 (1.37%) CA
10 1 (1.37%) F5