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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 92 97 108
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 5 6 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.39% 0.44% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.36% 1.67% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 8
Average salary £32,500 £28,750 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.04% -10.85%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
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
369 360 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.45% 26.24% 23.84%
Number of salaries quoted 254 206 247
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £36,895
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +21.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,853 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 April 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) vSphere
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (33.33%) Replication
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
5 2 (33.33%) Data Centre

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) IT Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Platform Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior IT Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Informatics
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Facilities Management
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (33.33%) MCTS
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (16.67%) CISSP
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (16.67%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) CommVault
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec