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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 140 106 133
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +27
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 25 61 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.76% 1.66% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.77% 6.73% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11 26 22
Average salary £37,500 £32,250 £41,747
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.27% -22.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £32,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
901 906 806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.25% 24.63% 26.59%
Number of salaries quoted 634 568 507
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -11 14 £35,000 +21.73% 3
Aberdeen +15 6 - -
Glasgow -8 4 £46,250 +32.14% 4
Dundee - 1 £42,233 -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (70.45%) Windows
3 26 (59.09%) Microsoft
4 24 (54.55%) VMware
5 20 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 19 (43.18%) ITIL
7 18 (40.91%) Cisco
7 18 (40.91%) Citrix
8 16 (36.36%) Degree
9 15 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (34.09%) CCNA
9 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
9 15 (34.09%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (31.82%) MS Excel
11 13 (29.55%) Data Centre
12 11 (25.00%) MCITP
13 10 (22.73%) MS Exchange
13 10 (22.73%) EMC
14 9 (20.45%) SQL
15 8 (18.18%) Oracle
15 8 (18.18%) SAN
15 8 (18.18%) CCNP
15 8 (18.18%) MCTS
15 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (15.91%) Release Management
16 7 (15.91%) SCCM
16 7 (15.91%) Problem Management
16 7 (15.91%) Windows 7

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.36%) WorkSite
4 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.27%) Lync
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.27%) Drupal
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.27%) IIS
6 1 (2.27%) JBoss
6 1 (2.27%) Apache
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) SAN
2 7 (15.91%) VoIP
3 6 (13.64%) WAN
4 4 (9.09%) LAN
5 3 (6.82%) VPN
5 3 (6.82%) Firewall
6 2 (4.55%) DNS
6 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.55%) DHCP
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.55%) NAS
7 1 (2.27%) InfiniBand
7 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.27%) SNMP
7 1 (2.27%) LDAP
7 1 (2.27%) PSTN
7 1 (2.27%) Internet
7 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.27%) Wireless
7 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) MySQL
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.55%) OLTP
5 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Big Data
5 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MSI
2 1 (2.27%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Hudson
2 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) Trac
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Military
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Analyst
2 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Architect
4 3 (6.82%) DBA
4 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.82%) Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) IT Support
4 3 (6.82%) Data Centre Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Wintel Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) MySQL DBA
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Wintel Support
5 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (29.55%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.64%) Replication
4 5 (11.36%) Client/Server
4 5 (11.36%) Private Cloud
5 3 (6.82%) Visualisation
6 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.55%) Clustering
6 2 (4.55%) PKI
7 1 (2.27%) Informatics
7 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.27%) DTV
7 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.27%) Life Science
7 1 (2.27%) iPhone
7 1 (2.27%) Grid Computing
7 1 (2.27%) iPad
7 1 (2.27%) HP Storage
7 1 (2.27%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 31 (70.45%) Windows
2 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.36%) Linux
6 4 (9.09%) UNIX
7 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.27%) CentOS
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) ITIL
2 7 (15.91%) Project Management
2 7 (15.91%) Information Security
2 7 (15.91%) Problem Management
2 7 (15.91%) Release Management
3 6 (13.64%) Operations Management
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL V3
3 6 (13.64%) Quality Management
3 6 (13.64%) Change Control
3 6 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (11.36%) Migration
4 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
5 4 (9.09%) High Availability
6 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.82%) CRM
6 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.55%) Line Management
7 2 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.27%) VBScript
3 1 (2.27%) Java
3 1 (2.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (36.36%) Degree
3 15 (34.09%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (34.09%) CCNA
4 11 (25.00%) MCITP
5 8 (18.18%) CCNP
5 8 (18.18%) MCTS
6 5 (11.36%) HNC
6 5 (11.36%) MCSA
7 4 (9.09%) HND
7 4 (9.09%) MOS
7 4 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 4 (9.09%) VTSP
8 3 (6.82%) CCA
8 3 (6.82%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (4.55%) CISSP
9 2 (4.55%) MCDST
9 2 (4.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
1 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 15 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (6.82%) XenApp
4 3 (6.82%) vSphere
4 3 (6.82%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (4.55%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.27%) GPFS
6 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.27%) Nagios
3 1 (2.27%) SCOM
3 1 (2.27%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 26 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 24 (54.55%) VMware
3 18 (40.91%) Cisco
3 18 (40.91%) Citrix
4 10 (22.73%) EMC
5 8 (18.18%) Oracle
6 7 (15.91%) HP
6 7 (15.91%) Juniper
7 5 (11.36%) CommVault
7 5 (11.36%) Intel
7 5 (11.36%) Dell
7 5 (11.36%) IBM
7 5 (11.36%) AppSense
8 4 (9.09%) Sun
8 4 (9.09%) NetApp
9 3 (6.82%) Avaya
10 2 (4.55%) Symantec
10 2 (4.55%) Polycom
10 2 (4.55%) Proofpoint
11 1 (2.27%) Twitter
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