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 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 113 128 115
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 62 27 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.66% 0.86% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.83% 3.26% 4.75%
Number of salaries quoted 26 22 28
Average salary £32,250 £41,747 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.74% +4.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,700 £36,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,995 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +9.31%
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
908 827 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.27% 26.40% 31.92%
Number of salaries quoted 571 510 636
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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
Edinburgh +10 20 £28,750 -17.85%
Glasgow -12 19 £35,000 -30.00% 2
North Lanarkshire - 7 £31,000 -
Aberdeen +5 4 £27,500 -27.63% 1
Moray - 2 - -
Stirling - 2 £29,000 -
Argyll and Bute +4 1 £53,000 -
Fife - 1 £45,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £35,000 -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (93.20%) Windows
3 69 (66.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (63.11%) MCITP
5 61 (59.22%) Active Directory
6 55 (53.40%) Microsoft
7 54 (52.43%) VMware
8 49 (47.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 47 (45.63%) MS Excel
10 41 (39.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 37 (35.92%) Citrix
12 35 (33.98%) SAN
13 34 (33.01%) Windows Server 2012
14 33 (32.04%) MS Exchange
15 32 (31.07%) DNS
16 30 (29.13%) ITIL
17 29 (28.16%) MCSA
17 29 (28.16%) Exchange Server 2010
18 22 (21.36%) MCTS
19 21 (20.39%) Finance
19 21 (20.39%) Lync
20 19 (18.45%) SQL Server
21 17 (16.50%) Exchange Server 2007
22 14 (13.59%) PRINCE2
23 13 (12.62%) IIS
23 13 (12.62%) Clustering
24 12 (11.65%) MOF
24 12 (11.65%) iSCSI
24 12 (11.65%) Unified Communications
24 12 (11.65%) Fibre Channel

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 33 (32.04%) MS Exchange
2 29 (28.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (20.39%) Lync
4 17 (16.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (12.62%) IIS
6 5 (4.85%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.91%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (45.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.68%) Office 365
2 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.97%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (33.98%) SAN
2 32 (31.07%) DNS
3 12 (11.65%) iSCSI
3 12 (11.65%) Unified Communications
3 12 (11.65%) Fibre Channel
4 11 (10.68%) DHCP
5 9 (8.74%) Firewall
6 7 (6.80%) Wireless
7 6 (5.83%) TCP/IP
8 5 (4.85%) VPN
8 5 (4.85%) LAN
8 5 (4.85%) WAN
9 1 (0.97%) VoIP
9 1 (0.97%) IPv4
9 1 (0.97%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.97%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.97%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 21 (20.39%) Finance
2 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.97%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (31.07%) Consultant
2 20 (19.42%) Support Engineer
3 19 (18.45%) IT Support
4 18 (17.48%) Analyst
5 14 (13.59%) Microsoft Consultant
5 14 (13.59%) IT Support Engineer
6 13 (12.62%) Server Support
7 12 (11.65%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (11.65%) Communications Engineer
7 12 (11.65%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 8 (7.77%) Wintel Consultant
9 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.80%) Citrix Specialist
9 7 (6.80%) Wintel Specialist
10 6 (5.83%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (5.83%) Service Analyst
10 6 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (5.83%) Support Analyst
11 5 (4.85%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (4.85%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.94%) WAP
2 1 (0.97%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Clustering
2 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.91%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.94%) iPhone
4 2 (1.94%) iPad
5 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 96 (93.20%) Windows
2 69 (66.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (39.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (33.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.88%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.91%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.94%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.94%) Linux
8 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.97%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.13%) ITIL
2 14 (13.59%) PRINCE2
3 12 (11.65%) MOF
4 6 (5.83%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (3.88%) Service Management
6 3 (2.91%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.94%) Network Architecture
7 2 (1.94%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (1.94%) Migration
7 2 (1.94%) Business Continuity
7 2 (1.94%) Change Management
8 1 (0.97%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.97%) ERP
8 1 (0.97%) CRM
8 1 (0.97%) Configuration Management
8 1 (0.97%) Project Management
8 1 (0.97%) Information Management
8 1 (0.97%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.85%) SQL
2 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.94%) VB
4 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (63.11%) MCITP
3 29 (28.16%) MCSA
4 22 (21.36%) MCTS
5 11 (10.68%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 8 (7.77%) CCA
7 7 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (6.80%) CCNA
7 7 (6.80%) MCP
8 6 (5.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (5.83%) Degree
9 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
10 3 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.94%) MCDST
12 1 (0.97%) CCNP
12 1 (0.97%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.97%) CISSP
12 1 (0.97%) CISM
12 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (59.22%) Active Directory
2 49 (47.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.74%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.85%) vSphere
5 3 (2.91%) XenApp
5 3 (2.91%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.94%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.97%) NFS
7 1 (0.97%) Xen
7 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) SCCM
2 5 (4.85%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.94%) SCOM
5 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.97%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (53.40%) Microsoft
2 54 (52.43%) VMware
3 37 (35.92%) Citrix
4 10 (9.71%) HP
5 7 (6.80%) Cisco
6 6 (5.83%) Apple
7 5 (4.85%) Symantec
8 4 (3.88%) Veeam
8 4 (3.88%) Meru Networks
8 4 (3.88%) Juniper
8 4 (3.88%) EMC
9 2 (1.94%) Twitter
9 2 (1.94%) Sophos
10 1 (0.97%) McAfee
10 1 (0.97%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.97%) Compaq
10 1 (0.97%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.97%) AppSense
10 1 (0.97%) Meraki
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