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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 99 89 81
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1 16 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.078% 1.17% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 4.23% 6.23%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 11
Average salary - £28,250 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.31%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
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
351 378 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.55% 27.55% 24.42%
Number of salaries quoted 232 256 195
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 8 February 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (81.25%) Citrix
4 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (68.75%) MCITP
6 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
7 9 (56.25%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (56.25%) Retail
7 9 (56.25%) Finance
7 9 (56.25%) Data Centre
7 9 (56.25%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (56.25%) Line Management
8 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
9 5 (31.25%) ITIL
9 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
10 4 (25.00%) CCNA
10 4 (25.00%) MCP
10 4 (25.00%) SAN
10 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (18.75%) MCSA
11 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
11 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (18.75%) Facilities Management
11 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) DSL
3 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) NAS
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
1 9 (56.25%) Pharmaceutical
1 9 (56.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) 3rd Line Support
1 9 (56.25%) Consultant
1 9 (56.25%) Support Consultant
1 9 (56.25%) Wintel Consultant
1 9 (56.25%) Wintel Support
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) DBA
3 2 (12.50%) MySQL DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
1 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Capacity Planning
1 9 (56.25%) Line Management
2 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) Facilities Management
5 2 (12.50%) Communications Security
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (68.75%) MCITP
3 4 (25.00%) CCNA
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (25.00%) MCP
4 3 (18.75%) MCSA
5 2 (12.50%) MCTS
6 1 (6.25%) CCNP
6 1 (6.25%) Degree
6 1 (6.25%) EMCIE
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) vSphere
5 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 13 (81.25%) Citrix
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Polycom
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec