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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 127 125 112
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 29 34 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.94% 1.05% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.37% 4.37% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 23
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,420
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £21,500 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,950 £46,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
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
861 778 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.87% 23.97% 29.56%
Number of salaries quoted 594 475 572
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 £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +5 17 £28,250 -4.23% 2
Glasgow +12 9 £40,500 +19.11% 4
Fife - 2 £24,000 -
Stirling - 1 - -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (89.09%) Windows
3 46 (83.64%) Active Directory
4 44 (80.00%) Microsoft
5 30 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (52.73%) VMware
7 27 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (47.27%) DNS
9 25 (45.45%) MS Exchange
10 23 (41.82%) MS Excel
11 21 (38.18%) Citrix
12 20 (36.36%) MCP
13 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (32.73%) MCSA
14 18 (32.73%) MCITP
15 17 (30.91%) Finance
15 17 (30.91%) SAN
16 15 (27.27%) LAN
16 15 (27.27%) ITIL
16 15 (27.27%) WAN
16 15 (27.27%) Hyper-V
17 14 (25.45%) PowerShell
17 14 (25.45%) Firewall
18 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2012
19 12 (21.82%) DHCP
20 11 (20.00%) HP
20 11 (20.00%) SCCM
21 10 (18.18%) Degree
21 10 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
21 10 (18.18%) Windows 7

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 25 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 10 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
4 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (14.55%) IIS
5 4 (7.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.82%) Lync
7 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (41.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Office 365
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (47.27%) DNS
2 17 (30.91%) SAN
3 15 (27.27%) LAN
3 15 (27.27%) WAN
4 14 (25.45%) Firewall
5 12 (21.82%) DHCP
6 10 (18.18%) VPN
7 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
8 5 (9.09%) IPv4
8 5 (9.09%) NAS
9 4 (7.27%) VLAN
10 3 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (5.45%) VoIP
11 2 (3.64%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (3.64%) SMS
11 2 (3.64%) IP Telephony
11 2 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (3.64%) Wireless
12 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Law
2 5 (9.09%) Advertising
2 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Consultant
2 9 (16.36%) Wintel Consultant
3 6 (10.91%) IT Support
3 6 (10.91%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.27%) Wintel Specialist
5 4 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.27%) Citrix Specialist
5 4 (7.27%) Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (5.45%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Build Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) COM
1 1 (1.82%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.91%) Clustering
3 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.64%) Tandem
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) iPhone
5 1 (1.82%) iPad
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 49 (89.09%) Windows
2 30 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 6 (10.91%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (5.45%) UNIX
7 3 (5.45%) Linux
7 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.64%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.82%) Android
9 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) ITIL
2 10 (18.18%) Migration
3 6 (10.91%) Data Migration
4 5 (9.09%) Service Management
4 5 (9.09%) CRM
4 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (9.09%) ERP
4 5 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 5 (9.09%) Time Management
5 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.64%) Operations Management
6 2 (3.64%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.82%) Change Management
7 1 (1.82%) Security Management
7 1 (1.82%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.82%) Information Assurance
7 1 (1.82%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.91%) VBScript
3 4 (7.27%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) Python
4 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (36.36%) MCP
3 18 (32.73%) MCSA
3 18 (32.73%) MCITP
4 10 (18.18%) Degree
5 9 (16.36%) CCNA
5 9 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (10.91%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (9.09%) CCA
8 4 (7.27%) CCNP
8 4 (7.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (5.45%) MCDST
9 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (5.45%) HND
10 2 (3.64%) A+ Certification
10 2 (3.64%) CISSP
10 2 (3.64%) SSCP
10 2 (3.64%) CEH
10 2 (3.64%) GIAC
11 1 (1.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
1 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (83.64%) Active Directory
2 27 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 9 (16.36%) XenApp
5 7 (12.73%) XenDesktop
6 5 (9.09%) vSphere
7 3 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.82%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) SCCM
2 6 (10.91%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Intune
3 2 (3.64%) WSUS
4 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.82%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 44 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (52.73%) VMware
3 21 (38.18%) Citrix
4 11 (20.00%) HP
5 7 (12.73%) Cisco
6 5 (9.09%) Compaq
7 3 (5.45%) Symantec
7 3 (5.45%) Sophos
8 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.82%) Hyland
9 1 (1.82%) Altiris
9 1 (1.82%) NetApp
9 1 (1.82%) Avaya
9 1 (1.82%) Twitter
9 1 (1.82%) Meraki
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car Allowance + Microsoft Certs
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Microsoft Certs + Car Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Microsoft Certifications
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago