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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 136 129 131
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 19 42 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.62% 1.09% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.48% 4.73% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 15 25 22
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
767 888 873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.16% 23.11% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 489 580 505
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 £28,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +7 6 £32,500 +1.56% 2
West Lothian +1 5 £70,000 -
Glasgow -1 3 £41,500 +3.75% 5
South Lanarkshire - 2 £39,000 -
South Ayrshire - 2 £42,500 -
Aberdeen +21 1 £41,000 +34.42%
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (72.09%) Active Directory
2 31 (72.09%) Windows
3 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
4 27 (62.79%) VMware
5 24 (55.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (48.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (39.53%) Citrix
8 16 (37.21%) SAN
8 16 (37.21%) MS Exchange
9 15 (34.88%) MS Excel
10 12 (27.91%) DNS
10 12 (27.91%) Data Centre
11 11 (25.58%) Cisco
11 11 (25.58%) MCSA
11 11 (25.58%) ITIL
11 11 (25.58%) MCP
11 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (25.58%) Degree
12 10 (23.26%) MCITP
12 10 (23.26%) Finance
13 8 (18.60%) CCNA
13 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
13 8 (18.60%) WAN
13 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (18.60%) XenApp
13 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
13 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (16.28%) PowerShell

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 16 (37.21%) MS Exchange
2 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.30%) IIS
3 4 (9.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.65%) WorkSite
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (34.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (37.21%) SAN
2 12 (27.91%) DNS
3 8 (18.60%) WAN
4 7 (16.28%) DHCP
4 7 (16.28%) LAN
4 7 (16.28%) VoIP
5 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.95%) Firewall
5 6 (13.95%) NAS
6 5 (11.63%) VPN
7 3 (6.98%) IPv4
7 3 (6.98%) VLAN
8 2 (4.65%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (4.65%) IP Telephony
8 2 (4.65%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (4.65%) SMS
9 1 (2.33%) PSTN
9 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.33%) Wireless
9 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Law
3 2 (4.65%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.65%) Publishing
4 1 (2.33%) Military
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Analyst
2 6 (13.95%) Consultant
2 6 (13.95%) IT Support
3 5 (11.63%) Wintel Consultant
3 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.95%) Clustering
3 5 (11.63%) Replication
4 4 (9.30%) Private Cloud
5 3 (6.98%) Visualisation
6 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.33%) iPhone
7 1 (2.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 31 (72.09%) Windows
2 21 (48.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.63%) Windows 8
5 5 (11.63%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (9.30%) Linux
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.30%) UNIX
7 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) ITIL
2 7 (16.28%) Migration
3 6 (13.95%) Data Migration
4 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
5 4 (9.30%) High Availability
6 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.98%) Time Management
6 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.98%) Service Management
6 3 (6.98%) CRM
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.33%) Workflow
8 1 (2.33%) ERP
8 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.33%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.98%) VBScript
3 2 (4.65%) Python
3 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (25.58%) MCP
2 11 (25.58%) MCSA
2 11 (25.58%) Degree
3 10 (23.26%) MCITP
4 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (18.60%) CCNA
5 5 (11.63%) HNC
6 4 (9.30%) HND
6 4 (9.30%) CCA
6 4 (9.30%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (9.30%) MOS
6 4 (9.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
6 4 (9.30%) VTSP
7 3 (6.98%) MCDST
8 2 (4.65%) CEH
8 2 (4.65%) SSCP
8 2 (4.65%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (72.09%) Active Directory
2 24 (55.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (18.60%) XenApp
4 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
5 6 (13.95%) XenDesktop
6 4 (9.30%) vSphere
7 2 (4.65%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.65%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) SCOM
3 2 (4.65%) WSUS
4 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 27 (62.79%) VMware
3 17 (39.53%) Citrix
4 11 (25.58%) Cisco
5 7 (16.28%) HP
6 5 (11.63%) EMC
6 5 (11.63%) Juniper
7 4 (9.30%) Intel
7 4 (9.30%) IBM
7 4 (9.30%) Sun
7 4 (9.30%) Oracle
8 3 (6.98%) Compaq
9 2 (4.65%) Avaya
9 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.33%) Symantec
10 1 (2.33%) NetApp
10 1 (2.33%) Hyland
10 1 (2.33%) Altiris
10 1 (2.33%) Polycom
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