The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 142 141 120
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 20 25 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.64% 0.77% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 3.09% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13 17 31
Average salary £39,000 £31,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £21,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,700 £48,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
MCSE
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
821 809 939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.39% 24.84% 30.15%
Number of salaries quoted 572 476 649
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MCSE
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

MCSE Salary Trend in Scotland

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Scotland

MCSE
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +8 9 £40,500 -6.89% 4
Edinburgh -13 8 £30,000 +1.69% 1
Fife - 2 £24,000 -
Aberdeen +8 1 £45,000 +15.38% 2
Stirling - 1 - -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (88.57%) Windows
3 50 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 47 (67.14%) MS Excel
4 47 (67.14%) Active Directory
5 45 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (57.14%) VMware
7 38 (54.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 36 (51.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (47.14%) DNS
10 31 (44.29%) MS Exchange
11 30 (42.86%) Citrix
12 29 (41.43%) MCITP
13 26 (37.14%) MCSA
13 26 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (34.29%) SAN
15 19 (27.14%) Finance
16 18 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (24.29%) Exchange Server 2010
18 16 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2007
18 16 (22.86%) Hyper-V
18 16 (22.86%) Firewall
18 16 (22.86%) ITIL
19 15 (21.43%) MCP
20 14 (20.00%) LAN
20 14 (20.00%) WAN
21 13 (18.57%) HP
21 13 (18.57%) MCTS
22 12 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
22 12 (17.14%) Degree

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 31 (44.29%) MS Exchange
2 17 (24.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 8 (11.43%) IIS
6 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.43%) Lync
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 47 (67.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Office 365
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (47.14%) DNS
2 24 (34.29%) SAN
3 16 (22.86%) Firewall
4 14 (20.00%) LAN
4 14 (20.00%) WAN
5 12 (17.14%) DHCP
6 10 (14.29%) VPN
7 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (7.14%) IPv4
9 4 (5.71%) VLAN
10 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.86%) Wireless
11 2 (2.86%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (2.86%) VoIP
12 1 (1.43%) Internet
12 1 (1.43%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 19 (27.14%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Advertising
2 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Consultant
2 11 (15.71%) Analyst
2 11 (15.71%) Wintel Consultant
3 10 (14.29%) Citrix Specialist
3 10 (14.29%) Wintel Specialist
3 10 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (12.86%) IT Support
5 7 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 7 (10.00%) Server Support
6 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (8.57%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Service Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.71%) Administrator
8 4 (5.71%) Service Manager
9 3 (4.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) COM
2 1 (1.43%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.43%) Clustering
3 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.86%) Tandem
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) iPhone
5 1 (1.43%) iPad
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 62 (88.57%) Windows
2 45 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (51.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.29%) UNIX
5 3 (4.29%) Linux
5 3 (4.29%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (4.29%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.86%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.43%) Android
7 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) ITIL
2 7 (10.00%) Service Management
3 6 (8.57%) CRM
3 6 (8.57%) ERP
3 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.14%) Time Management
5 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.71%) Migration
6 3 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.86%) Operations Management
7 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.86%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.86%) Change Management
7 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.43%) Quality Management
8 1 (1.43%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.43%) Project Management
8 1 (1.43%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.57%) VBScript
3 5 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (1.43%) VB
4 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (41.43%) MCITP
3 26 (37.14%) MCSA
4 15 (21.43%) MCP
5 13 (18.57%) MCTS
6 12 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (17.14%) Degree
6 12 (17.14%) CCNA
6 12 (17.14%) Citrix Certification
7 11 (15.71%) CCA
8 6 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (4.29%) MCDST
10 3 (4.29%) CISSP
10 3 (4.29%) HND
10 3 (4.29%) CCNP
11 2 (2.86%) GIAC
11 2 (2.86%) CEH
11 2 (2.86%) SSCP
11 2 (2.86%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) SLA
1 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (67.14%) Active Directory
2 38 (54.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (22.86%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.43%) XenApp
5 6 (8.57%) XenDesktop
6 5 (7.14%) vSphere
7 1 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.43%) UAG
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.43%) Xen
7 1 (1.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) SCCM
2 6 (8.57%) SCOM
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Intune
3 2 (2.86%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.43%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 50 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 40 (57.14%) VMware
3 30 (42.86%) Citrix
4 13 (18.57%) HP
5 6 (8.57%) Cisco
6 5 (7.14%) Compaq
7 4 (5.71%) Symantec
7 4 (5.71%) Sophos
8 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.43%) Twitter
9 1 (1.43%) Meraki
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