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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 124 131 102
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 43 31 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.21% 0.99% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.90% 3.92% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 18 24 32
Average salary £35,000 £39,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.94% -0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,995 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +17.12%
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
877 791 1014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.65% 25.19% 31.68%
Number of salaries quoted 558 496 614
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,750 £25,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -7 18 £31,000 -24.84% 1
Glasgow +2 15 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Aberdeen +2 3 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Argyll and Bute +1 1 £53,000 -
Stirling - 1 £29,000 -
Fife - 1 £45,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £35,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Moray - 1 - -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (94.06%) Windows
3 67 (66.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 62 (61.39%) MCITP
5 61 (60.40%) Active Directory
6 59 (58.42%) Microsoft
7 55 (54.46%) VMware
8 54 (53.47%) MS Excel
9 50 (49.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 42 (41.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (37.62%) Citrix
12 37 (36.63%) MS Exchange
13 36 (35.64%) DNS
14 34 (33.66%) Windows Server 2012
15 33 (32.67%) SAN
16 29 (28.71%) MCSA
16 29 (28.71%) Exchange Server 2010
17 24 (23.76%) Analytical Skills
17 24 (23.76%) ITIL
17 24 (23.76%) Finance
18 22 (21.78%) MCTS
19 19 (18.81%) Exchange Server 2007
20 16 (15.84%) Lync
21 14 (13.86%) Firewall
21 14 (13.86%) Citrix Certification
21 14 (13.86%) SQL Server
21 14 (13.86%) Office 365
22 13 (12.87%) Clustering
23 12 (11.88%) HP
24 11 (10.89%) Hyper-V

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 37 (36.63%) MS Exchange
2 29 (28.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (18.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (15.84%) Lync
5 10 (9.90%) IIS
6 9 (8.91%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.98%) WorkSite
7 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 54 (53.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.86%) Office 365
2 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (35.64%) DNS
2 33 (32.67%) SAN
3 14 (13.86%) Firewall
4 11 (10.89%) DHCP
5 9 (8.91%) LAN
5 9 (8.91%) WAN
6 8 (7.92%) TCP/IP
6 8 (7.92%) VPN
6 8 (7.92%) Wireless
6 8 (7.92%) iSCSI
6 8 (7.92%) Unified Communications
6 8 (7.92%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.98%) VoIP
7 2 (1.98%) VLAN
8 1 (0.99%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 24 (23.76%) Finance
2 4 (3.96%) Advertising
2 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (32.67%) Consultant
2 20 (19.80%) Support Engineer
2 20 (19.80%) IT Support
3 16 (15.84%) Analyst
4 15 (14.85%) IT Support Engineer
5 13 (12.87%) Server Support
6 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Consultant
6 12 (11.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (11.88%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 11 (10.89%) Wintel Consultant
8 10 (9.90%) Citrix Specialist
8 10 (9.90%) Wintel Specialist
9 8 (7.92%) Communications Engineer
10 7 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (5.94%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (5.94%) Service Analyst
11 6 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (5.94%) Administrator
11 6 (5.94%) Support Analyst
11 6 (5.94%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) WAP
2 2 (1.98%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.76%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.87%) Clustering
3 3 (2.97%) iPad
3 3 (2.97%) iPhone
3 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.97%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 95 (94.06%) Windows
2 67 (66.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (41.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (33.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.96%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.97%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (2.97%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.98%) Linux
7 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.99%) Debian
8 1 (0.99%) UNIX
8 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.76%) ITIL
2 10 (9.90%) PRINCE2
3 8 (7.92%) MOF
4 6 (5.94%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.96%) ERP
5 4 (3.96%) CRM
5 4 (3.96%) Mentoring
6 3 (2.97%) Migration
6 3 (2.97%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.98%) Change Management
7 2 (1.98%) Service Management
7 2 (1.98%) Business Continuity
7 2 (1.98%) Network Architecture
7 2 (1.98%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (1.98%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.98%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (0.99%) ITIL V2
8 1 (0.99%) Information Assurance
8 1 (0.99%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.94%) SQL
2 5 (4.95%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.99%) VBScript
3 1 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 101 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (61.39%) MCITP
3 29 (28.71%) MCSA
4 22 (21.78%) MCTS
5 14 (13.86%) Citrix Certification
6 11 (10.89%) CCA
6 11 (10.89%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (10.89%) CCNA
7 10 (9.90%) Degree
8 9 (8.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 6 (5.94%) MCP
11 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
11 3 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.98%) CISSP
12 2 (1.98%) CCNP
13 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.99%) MCDST
13 1 (0.99%) CEH
13 1 (0.99%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (60.40%) Active Directory
2 50 (49.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.89%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.95%) vSphere
5 3 (2.97%) XenApp
6 2 (1.98%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.99%) Xen
7 1 (0.99%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.99%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (5.94%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.96%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (3.96%) SCCM
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.99%) Puppet
4 1 (0.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 59 (58.42%) Microsoft
2 55 (54.46%) VMware
3 38 (37.62%) Citrix
4 12 (11.88%) HP
5 8 (7.92%) Cisco
5 8 (7.92%) Symantec
6 6 (5.94%) Apple
7 4 (3.96%) Sophos
7 4 (3.96%) EMC
7 4 (3.96%) Juniper
7 4 (3.96%) Veeam
7 4 (3.96%) Meru Networks
8 2 (1.98%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.98%) Twitter
9 1 (0.99%) Meraki
9 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
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