The first table below looks at the demand for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 88 93 84
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 15 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.01% 0.083% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.98% 0.30% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 5
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £37,500 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £37,500 £52,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
377 328 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.34% 27.06% 34.34%
Number of salaries quoted 244 160 283
Average salary £42,000 £39,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £24,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSE
Scotland

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

MCSE
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the Edinburgh region.

MCSE Salary Trend in Edinburgh

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing MCSE 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 MCSE.

1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (96.43%) Windows
3 23 (82.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (75.00%) Citrix
5 20 (71.43%) VMware
6 18 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (60.71%) DNS
7 17 (60.71%) MS Excel
8 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (57.14%) Finance
9 14 (50.00%) MCITP
10 10 (35.71%) Clustering
11 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
12 8 (28.57%) ITIL
12 8 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (25.00%) CCA
13 7 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
15 5 (17.86%) MCSA
15 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
16 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
17 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
17 3 (10.71%) SQL
17 3 (10.71%) Cisco
17 3 (10.71%) WorkSite
17 3 (10.71%) SCCM
17 3 (10.71%) XenApp
17 3 (10.71%) Forefront TMG

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing MCSE 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 MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
2 8 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (10.71%) WorkSite
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Lync
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (60.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (60.71%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) Firewall
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) WAN
3 2 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
General
1 16 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Server Support
2 10 (35.71%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (35.71%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 7 (25.00%) Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Consultant
4 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Citrix Specialist
4 5 (17.86%) Wintel Consultant
4 5 (17.86%) Wintel Specialist
5 3 (10.71%) IT Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) IT Support
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix Support
7 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (96.43%) Windows
2 23 (82.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.57%) Debian
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
2 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management
3 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (50.00%) MCITP
3 7 (25.00%) CCA
3 7 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (17.86%) MCSA
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.57%) MCP
6 1 (3.57%) CCNP
6 1 (3.57%) CCNA
6 1 (3.57%) MCDST
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.71%) XenApp
4 3 (10.71%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (7.14%) vSphere
5 2 (7.14%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.57%) XenServer
6 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) WSUS
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 21 (75.00%) Citrix
2 20 (71.43%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow