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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 117 137 132
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 18 23 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.79% 0.78% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.38% 2.82% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 13
Median salary £40,000 £41,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +26.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,750 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £40,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +4.76%

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
533 816 911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.47% 27.66% 28.50%
Number of salaries quoted 353 515 615
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Scotland

MCSE
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +3 8 £42,000 +2.43% 2
Edinburgh - 6 £35,000 - 2
Renfrewshire - 4 £32,500 -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
3 16 (44.44%) ITIL
3 16 (44.44%) VMware
4 15 (41.67%) Windows
5 14 (38.89%) MCSA
5 14 (38.89%) MS Exchange
5 14 (38.89%) SQL
6 13 (36.11%) Degree
6 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
7 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (25.00%) Cisco
9 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (22.22%) CCNA
10 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
11 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (19.44%) MCITP
11 7 (19.44%) SAN
11 7 (19.44%) Firewall
12 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
12 6 (16.67%) MS Excel

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (13.89%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (13.89%) SAS
5 4 (11.11%) Skype for Business
6 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (8.33%) IIS
7 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
7 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) Firewall
1 7 (19.44%) SAN
2 4 (11.11%) Skype
3 3 (8.33%) DHCP
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) Internet
3 3 (8.33%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.78%) LAN
4 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (13.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 5 (13.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (2.78%) MySQL
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 9 (25.00%) DBA
4 5 (13.89%) Administrator
4 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Support
4 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) IT Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Production DBA
4 5 (13.89%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 4 (11.11%) Wintel Support
5 4 (11.11%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Support
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Support
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.56%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
3 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) CentOS
5 1 (2.78%) Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) High Availability
2 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 5 (13.89%) Business Continuity
3 5 (13.89%) Data Integration
3 5 (13.89%) Demand Management
3 5 (13.89%) ETL
3 5 (13.89%) Time Management
4 4 (11.11%) Information Security
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.56%) BCP
6 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.78%) Project Management
7 1 (2.78%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.78%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.78%) VB
4 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (38.89%) MCSA
3 13 (36.11%) Degree
4 8 (22.22%) CCNA
4 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (19.44%) MCITP
6 3 (8.33%) CCA
6 3 (8.33%) CCNP
6 3 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.78%) CISSP
7 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.89%) VMware ESX
4 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.33%) XenApp
5 2 (5.56%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (5.56%) UAG
6 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (13.89%) SCCM
2 3 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) MOM
3 1 (2.78%) SCSM
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 16 (44.44%) VMware
3 9 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (13.89%) Intel Security
5 3 (8.33%) Citrix
5 3 (8.33%) WatchGuard
6 2 (5.56%) IBM
6 2 (5.56%) Samsung
7 1 (2.78%) CommVault
7 1 (2.78%) Dell
7 1 (2.78%) Mitel
7 1 (2.78%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle
7 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
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