The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 86 89 89
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 15 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.11% 0.93% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.55% 3.72% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 6
Average salary £27,000 £32,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.92% -45.83%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
MCSE
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
423 349 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 31.29% 24.88% 34.90%
Number of salaries quoted 275 210 254
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -15.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,550 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 February 2015, 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (85.19%) Windows
3 21 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 12 (44.44%) Finance
6 11 (40.74%) VMware
6 11 (40.74%) DNS
6 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (37.04%) MS Exchange
8 9 (33.33%) MCP
8 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 8 (29.63%) MCITP
9 8 (29.63%) MCSA
10 7 (25.93%) Migration
11 6 (22.22%) Firewall
11 6 (22.22%) LAN
11 6 (22.22%) WAN
11 6 (22.22%) Citrix
11 6 (22.22%) Data Migration
12 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
12 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (18.52%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (18.52%) NAS
12 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (18.52%) Cisco
12 5 (18.52%) Law
12 5 (18.52%) Clustering

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 10 (37.04%) MS Exchange
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (14.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.70%) IIS
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (44.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) DNS
2 6 (22.22%) LAN
2 6 (22.22%) WAN
2 6 (22.22%) Firewall
3 5 (18.52%) SAN
3 5 (18.52%) NAS
4 3 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (7.41%) SMS
5 2 (7.41%) VPN
6 1 (3.70%) Internet
6 1 (3.70%) VoIP
6 1 (3.70%) DHCP
6 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.70%) Wireless
6 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Law
3 2 (7.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Consultant
1 8 (29.63%) Wintel Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) IT Support
2 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Wintel Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Build Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Support Technician
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (7.41%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Clustering
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.41%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (18.52%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (11.11%) Linux
5 3 (11.11%) UNIX
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Migration
2 6 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.70%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (33.33%) MCP
3 8 (29.63%) MCSA
3 8 (29.63%) MCITP
4 4 (14.81%) CCNA
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (11.11%) CCA
5 3 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (11.11%) CISSP
5 3 (11.11%) CCNP
5 3 (11.11%) HND
5 3 (11.11%) Degree
5 3 (11.11%) SSCP
5 3 (11.11%) GIAC
5 3 (11.11%) CEH
6 2 (7.41%) MCDST
6 2 (7.41%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.70%) XenApp
4 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) WSUS
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco
5 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint