Period
to 12 December 2018

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 6 months to 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 105 123
Rank change year-on-year -29 +18 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 13 49 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.51% 1.85% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 7.08% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8 43 10
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +9.95% +46.92%
10th Percentile £41,225 £35,200 £38,500
90th Percentile £65,750 £61,250 £72,625
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% +6.55%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 599 692 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 23.61% 26.07% 23.72%
Number of salaries quoted 387 438 340
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +1.69%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,125
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £65,800
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +1.20%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
3 10 (76.92%) Windows
4 9 (69.23%) MCSA
5 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (46.15%) Office 365
6 6 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (46.15%) Degree
6 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
6 6 (46.15%) VMware
7 5 (38.46%) Linux
7 5 (38.46%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (38.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
8 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
8 4 (30.77%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (30.77%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (30.77%) Unix
9 3 (23.08%) SQL
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
9 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
10 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud

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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (46.15%) Office 365
3 5 (38.46%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (38.46%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (30.77%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) BGP
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) VLAN
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) IT Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) ICT Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) IT Security Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Security Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior IT Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Security Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Unix Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Unix Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Unix Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Unix Security Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 4 (30.77%) Unix
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) BCP
3 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (69.23%) MCSA
3 6 (46.15%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) AWS Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Ivanti