The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 116 140 94
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -46
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 55 20 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.50% 0.61% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.52% 2.25% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 22 16 43
Average salary £31,500 £46,250 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.89% +20.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
843 890 1041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.98% 27.18% 32.49%
Number of salaries quoted 560 534 697
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSE
UK

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -6 17 £38,250 -23.50% 2
Edinburgh +6 16 £30,000 -20.00%
North Lanarkshire - 9 £31,000 - 1
Aberdeen +10 4 £27,250 -35.88%
Moray - 2 - -
Stirling - 1 £29,000 - 1
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (90.82%) Windows
3 65 (66.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (62.24%) MCITP
5 54 (55.10%) Active Directory
6 52 (53.06%) VMware
7 51 (52.04%) Microsoft
8 46 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 42 (42.86%) MS Excel
10 40 (40.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (34.69%) SAN
12 32 (32.65%) Citrix
13 30 (30.61%) MS Exchange
13 30 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (28.57%) ITIL
15 27 (27.55%) Exchange Server 2010
16 26 (26.53%) MCSA
17 25 (25.51%) DNS
18 21 (21.43%) Lync
19 20 (20.41%) MCTS
20 19 (19.39%) SQL Server
21 17 (17.35%) Finance
22 16 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2007
23 13 (13.27%) PRINCE2
24 12 (12.24%) IIS
24 12 (12.24%) MOF
24 12 (12.24%) iSCSI
24 12 (12.24%) Fibre Channel
24 12 (12.24%) Unified Communications
25 11 (11.22%) Clustering

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 30 (30.61%) MS Exchange
2 27 (27.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (21.43%) Lync
4 16 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (12.24%) IIS
6 4 (4.08%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.06%) WorkSite
8 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 42 (42.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.16%) Office 365
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (34.69%) SAN
2 25 (25.51%) DNS
3 12 (12.24%) iSCSI
3 12 (12.24%) Unified Communications
3 12 (12.24%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (10.20%) DHCP
5 8 (8.16%) Wireless
6 5 (5.10%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.08%) LAN
7 4 (4.08%) WAN
7 4 (4.08%) Firewall
8 2 (2.04%) VPN
9 1 (1.02%) IPv4
9 1 (1.02%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.02%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (17.35%) Finance
2 1 (1.02%) Legal
2 1 (1.02%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (29.59%) Consultant
2 19 (19.39%) Support Engineer
3 18 (18.37%) Analyst
3 18 (18.37%) IT Support
4 15 (15.31%) Microsoft Consultant
5 14 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
6 13 (13.27%) Server Support
7 12 (12.24%) Communications Engineer
8 10 (10.20%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 10 (10.20%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (7.14%) Server Technician
10 6 (6.12%) Wintel Consultant
10 6 (6.12%) Service Analyst
10 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (5.10%) Support Analyst
11 5 (5.10%) Wintel Specialist
11 5 (5.10%) Citrix Specialist
12 4 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) WAP
2 1 (1.02%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Clustering
2 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.06%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.04%) iPhone
4 2 (2.04%) iPad
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 89 (90.82%) Windows
2 65 (66.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (40.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.08%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.08%) Linux
6 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.02%) NetWare
7 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.02%) Debian
7 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.57%) ITIL
2 13 (13.27%) PRINCE2
3 12 (12.24%) MOF
4 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (5.10%) Service Management
6 4 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.04%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.04%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.02%) Workforce Management Optimization
8 1 (1.02%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.02%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.02%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.02%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.02%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.02%) TOGAF
8 1 (1.02%) Supplier Management
8 1 (1.02%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.10%) SQL
2 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (62.24%) MCITP
3 26 (26.53%) MCSA
4 20 (20.41%) MCTS
5 10 (10.20%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (8.16%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 7 (7.14%) CCNA
7 7 (7.14%) CCA
7 7 (7.14%) MCP
8 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
9 4 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.04%) MCDST
10 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.04%) Degree
10 2 (2.04%) CCNP
11 1 (1.02%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.18%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (55.10%) Active Directory
2 46 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.12%) vSphere
5 4 (4.08%) XenApp
6 3 (3.06%) VMware Server
6 3 (3.06%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.04%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.02%) Novell eDirectory
8 1 (1.02%) XenServer
8 1 (1.02%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) SCCM
1 4 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (4.08%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.04%) SCOM
3 1 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.02%) Puppet
3 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.02%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (53.06%) VMware
2 51 (52.04%) Microsoft
3 32 (32.65%) Citrix
4 6 (6.12%) HP
4 6 (6.12%) Cisco
4 6 (6.12%) Apple
5 4 (4.08%) EMC
5 4 (4.08%) Symantec
5 4 (4.08%) Juniper
5 4 (4.08%) Meru Networks
5 4 (4.08%) Veeam
6 3 (3.06%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.04%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.02%) Remedy
8 1 (1.02%) McAfee
8 1 (1.02%) Sophos
8 1 (1.02%) Novell
8 1 (1.02%) Avaya
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle
8 1 (1.02%) Compaq
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