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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 87 89 83
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 21 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.41% 0.41% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.04% 1.68% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 1
Average salary £31,000 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,995 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +13.87%
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
417 297 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.08% 24.13% 29.12%
Number of salaries quoted 248 175 246
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 18 September 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (94.12%) Windows
3 28 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 28 (82.35%) Active Directory
4 27 (79.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (73.53%) DNS
6 24 (70.59%) Citrix
7 23 (67.65%) MS Excel
8 21 (61.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (61.76%) Finance
8 21 (61.76%) VMware
8 21 (61.76%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (55.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (44.12%) MCITP
11 12 (35.29%) Clustering
12 9 (26.47%) CCA
12 9 (26.47%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
14 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
15 6 (17.65%) ITIL
15 6 (17.65%) MCSA
15 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
16 5 (14.71%) Firewall
17 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
17 4 (11.76%) LAN
17 4 (11.76%) WAN
17 4 (11.76%) VPN
17 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
18 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
18 3 (8.82%) Windows 2000 Server

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.82%) WorkSite
5 2 (5.88%) IIS
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.94%) Lync
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (67.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.88%) Office 365
2 2 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (73.53%) DNS
2 5 (14.71%) Firewall
3 4 (11.76%) LAN
3 4 (11.76%) WAN
3 4 (11.76%) VPN
4 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.88%) VoIP
5 1 (2.94%) DHCP
5 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 21 (61.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Server Support
2 12 (35.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 12 (35.29%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 9 (26.47%) Wintel Consultant
3 9 (26.47%) Wintel Specialist
3 9 (26.47%) Consultant
3 9 (26.47%) Citrix Specialist
4 6 (17.65%) Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (14.71%) Administrator
6 3 (8.82%) IT Support
6 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) IT Administrator
7 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Security Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.94%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Citrix Support
Miscellaneous
1 21 (61.76%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (35.29%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 27 (79.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (61.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
5 2 (5.88%) Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.94%) UNIX
6 1 (2.94%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) ITIL
2 2 (5.88%) Migration
2 2 (5.88%) Network Architecture
2 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (44.12%) MCITP
3 9 (26.47%) CCA
3 9 (26.47%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (17.65%) MCSA
5 2 (5.88%) CCNA
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.94%) MCP
6 1 (2.94%) HND
6 1 (2.94%) CCNP
6 1 (2.94%) SSCP
6 1 (2.94%) CISSP
6 1 (2.94%) GIAC
6 1 (2.94%) CEH
6 1 (2.94%) MCDST
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
System Software
1 28 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 19 (55.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.82%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Windows Intune
2 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 24 (70.59%) Citrix
3 21 (61.76%) VMware
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco
4 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint