The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 - 90
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 4 0 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.36% - 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.48% - 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 2
Median salary £30,000 - £27,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year -3.84% +6.12%  

MCSE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 270 394 391
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 24.09% 29.42% 28.94%
Number of salaries quoted 158 273 226
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £59,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing MCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Edinburgh

MCSE
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for MCSE in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
3 10 (62.50%) CCNA
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (62.50%) Degree
4 8 (50.00%) Firewall
4 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 8 (50.00%) Windows
5 7 (43.75%) SAN
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 6 (37.50%) VMware
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
7 5 (31.25%) VMware ESX
7 5 (31.25%) Time Management
7 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (31.25%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (31.25%) ITIL
7 5 (31.25%) Intel Security
7 5 (31.25%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) Business Continuity
8 4 (25.00%) Information Security
8 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 3 (18.75%) Driving Licence
9 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (18.75%) Office 365
9 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (18.75%) PowerShell

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) Internet
3 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Support Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) IT Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Systems Support
4 3 (18.75%) Systems Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Support
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) IT Support
5 2 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior IT Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Driving Licence
3 2 (12.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
1 5 (31.25%) Time Management
2 4 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (12.50%) BCP
3 2 (12.50%) IT Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (62.50%) CCNA
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (62.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware ESX
3 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) SCSM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) Intel Security
4 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
4 3 (18.75%) WatchGuard
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) Samsung
5 2 (12.50%) SonicWALL
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) Juniper