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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 117 127 110
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 49 33 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.37% 1.07% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 4.18% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 17 26 26
Average salary £35,000 £40,497 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.57% +1.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £32,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,200 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,995 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +13.87%
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
881 790 1021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.58% 25.58% 31.42%
Number of salaries quoted 563 503 619
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 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Edinburgh +6 21 £31,000 -4.61%
Glasgow -4 18 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Aberdeen +4 2 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Argyll and Bute +2 1 £53,000 -
Stirling - 1 £29,000 -
Fife - 1 £45,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £35,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Moray - 1 - -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (93.27%) Windows
3 67 (64.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (62.50%) MCITP
5 61 (58.65%) Active Directory
6 58 (55.77%) Microsoft
7 55 (52.88%) VMware
8 50 (48.08%) MS Excel
8 50 (48.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 42 (40.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 37 (35.58%) Citrix
11 36 (34.62%) MS Exchange
12 35 (33.65%) DNS
13 33 (31.73%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (30.77%) SAN
15 29 (27.88%) MCSA
15 29 (27.88%) Exchange Server 2010
16 27 (25.96%) ITIL
17 24 (23.08%) Finance
17 24 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (21.15%) MCTS
19 18 (17.31%) Lync
20 17 (16.35%) SQL Server
20 17 (16.35%) Exchange Server 2007
21 13 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
21 13 (12.50%) Clustering
22 12 (11.54%) IIS
22 12 (11.54%) PRINCE2
23 11 (10.58%) DHCP
23 11 (10.58%) Firewall

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 36 (34.62%) MS Exchange
2 29 (27.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (17.31%) Lync
4 17 (16.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (11.54%) IIS
6 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.88%) WorkSite
8 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 50 (48.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.58%) Office 365
2 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (33.65%) DNS
2 32 (30.77%) SAN
3 11 (10.58%) Firewall
3 11 (10.58%) DHCP
4 10 (9.62%) iSCSI
4 10 (9.62%) Unified Communications
4 10 (9.62%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (7.69%) Wireless
6 6 (5.77%) WAN
6 6 (5.77%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.77%) VPN
6 6 (5.77%) LAN
7 2 (1.92%) VoIP
8 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.96%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 24 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (0.96%) Advertising
2 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (29.81%) Consultant
2 21 (20.19%) Support Engineer
3 20 (19.23%) IT Support
4 18 (17.31%) Analyst
5 15 (14.42%) IT Support Engineer
6 13 (12.50%) Server Support
7 12 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Consultant
7 12 (11.54%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 10 (9.62%) Wintel Consultant
8 10 (9.62%) Communications Engineer
9 9 (8.65%) Citrix Specialist
9 9 (8.65%) Wintel Specialist
10 8 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (5.77%) Service Analyst
11 6 (5.77%) Support Analyst
11 6 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (5.77%) Administrator
11 6 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) WAP
2 1 (0.96%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.50%) Clustering
3 4 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.88%) iPhone
4 3 (2.88%) iPad
5 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 97 (93.27%) Windows
2 67 (64.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (40.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (31.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.88%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (2.88%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.88%) Linux
7 2 (1.92%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.96%) UNIX
8 1 (0.96%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.96%) ITIL
2 12 (11.54%) PRINCE2
3 10 (9.62%) MOF
4 7 (6.73%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 3 (2.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (2.88%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (2.88%) Service Management
6 3 (2.88%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.88%) Migration
6 3 (2.88%) Business Continuity
7 2 (1.92%) Change Management
7 2 (1.92%) Network Architecture
7 2 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (0.96%) ITIL V2
8 1 (0.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (0.96%) Security Management
8 1 (0.96%) TOGAF
8 1 (0.96%) Information Management
8 1 (0.96%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.81%) SQL
2 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.92%) VB
4 1 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (62.50%) MCITP
3 29 (27.88%) MCSA
4 22 (21.15%) MCTS
5 13 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
6 10 (9.62%) CCA
7 8 (7.69%) CCNA
7 8 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (6.73%) Degree
8 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 7 (6.73%) MCP
8 7 (6.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.92%) MCDST
10 2 (1.92%) CCNP
10 2 (1.92%) CISSP
11 1 (0.96%) HND
11 1 (0.96%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.96%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) SLA
2 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (58.65%) Active Directory
2 50 (48.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.85%) vSphere
5 3 (2.88%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.92%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.96%) NFS
7 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.96%) Xen
7 1 (0.96%) XenApp
7 1 (0.96%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.85%) SCCM
2 4 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.92%) Windows Intune
3 2 (1.92%) SCOM
4 1 (0.96%) Puppet
4 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 58 (55.77%) Microsoft
2 55 (52.88%) VMware
3 37 (35.58%) Citrix
4 10 (9.62%) HP
5 8 (7.69%) Cisco
6 6 (5.77%) Apple
7 5 (4.81%) Symantec
8 4 (3.85%) EMC
8 4 (3.85%) Juniper
8 4 (3.85%) Meru Networks
8 4 (3.85%) Veeam
9 2 (1.92%) Twitter
9 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.92%) Sophos
10 1 (0.96%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.96%) Meraki
10 1 (0.96%) AppSense
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Posted: Yesterday
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