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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 84 94 86
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 20 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.33% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.89% 0.99% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 1
Average salary £28,750 £35,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.85% +29.62%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,995 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +9.31%
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
409 302 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.28% 24.73% 32.21%
Number of salaries quoted 241 160 272
Average salary £42,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (93.33%) Windows
3 26 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (83.33%) Active Directory
5 23 (76.67%) Citrix
5 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
6 22 (73.33%) DNS
7 20 (66.67%) MS Excel
7 20 (66.67%) VMware
8 19 (63.33%) Finance
8 19 (63.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (46.67%) MCITP
11 12 (40.00%) Clustering
12 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (23.33%) CCA
12 7 (23.33%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
12 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
13 6 (20.00%) ITIL
14 5 (16.67%) MCSA
15 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
16 3 (10.00%) Firewall
16 3 (10.00%) WorkSite
16 3 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
16 3 (10.00%) LAN
16 3 (10.00%) WAN
16 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
16 3 (10.00%) VPN

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) WorkSite
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (73.33%) DNS
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) LAN
2 3 (10.00%) WAN
2 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 19 (63.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Server Support
2 12 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 12 (40.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 7 (23.33%) Wintel Consultant
3 7 (23.33%) Citrix Specialist
3 7 (23.33%) Wintel Specialist
3 7 (23.33%) Consultant
4 6 (20.00%) Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Administrator
6 3 (10.00%) IT Administrator
6 3 (10.00%) IT Support
7 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.33%) Citrix Support
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 26 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (63.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.33%) Debian
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
2 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.33%) Migration
3 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (46.67%) MCITP
3 7 (23.33%) CCA
3 7 (23.33%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (16.67%) MCSA
5 1 (3.33%) MCDST
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 25 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 18 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (6.67%) vSphere
5 2 (6.67%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Intune
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Citrix
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (66.67%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint