The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 140 128 88
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -40
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 40 32 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.99% 1.03% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.28% 3.60% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 25 27 61
Average salary £37,500 £26,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.23% -30.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £21,750 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,834 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-4.97% +2.31%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
934 889 1035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.02% 28.50% 29.43%
Number of salaries quoted 608 501 752
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSE
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -28 12 £32,250 -32.10% 4
Glasgow -12 11 £38,750 +40.90% 1
Moray - 5 - -
Aberdeen 0 3 £35,750 -10.62% 5
West Lothian - 1 - -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (89.04%) Windows
3 51 (69.86%) Microsoft
4 41 (56.16%) Active Directory
5 38 (52.05%) VMware
6 37 (50.68%) MCITP
6 37 (50.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (43.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 32 (43.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (39.73%) Citrix
9 25 (34.25%) MS Excel
10 20 (27.40%) MS Exchange
11 18 (24.66%) Clustering
11 18 (24.66%) Finance
12 17 (23.29%) ITIL
13 16 (21.92%) SQL Server
13 16 (21.92%) DNS
14 15 (20.55%) SAN
14 15 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
15 14 (19.18%) MCP
16 13 (17.81%) MCSA
16 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (17.81%) Lync
17 12 (16.44%) Back Office
18 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
19 10 (13.70%) Hyper-V
19 10 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
20 9 (12.33%) SLA
20 9 (12.33%) CCNA
20 9 (12.33%) Legal

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (27.40%) MS Exchange
2 15 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (17.81%) Lync
4 9 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (6.85%) IIS
6 4 (5.48%) WorkSite
7 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (34.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.92%) DNS
2 15 (20.55%) SAN
3 8 (10.96%) Firewall
3 8 (10.96%) LAN
3 8 (10.96%) WAN
4 5 (6.85%) VPN
4 5 (6.85%) iSCSI
4 5 (6.85%) Unified Communications
4 5 (6.85%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (5.48%) VoIP
5 4 (5.48%) DHCP
6 3 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (4.11%) NAS
7 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.37%) PBX
8 1 (1.37%) IPv4
8 1 (1.37%) Wireless
8 1 (1.37%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.37%) VLAN
8 1 (1.37%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 12 (16.44%) Back Office
3 9 (12.33%) Legal
4 3 (4.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Analyst
1 15 (20.55%) Consultant
2 12 (16.44%) Server Support
3 8 (10.96%) Support Analyst
3 8 (10.96%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (10.96%) Administrator
3 8 (10.96%) IT Support
3 8 (10.96%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 7 (9.59%) Messaging Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Consultant
5 6 (8.22%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Communications Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Server Technician
7 4 (5.48%) Server Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.74%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.66%) Clustering
2 4 (5.48%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.11%) Firmware
3 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.37%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.37%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 65 (89.04%) Windows
2 37 (50.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (43.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (8.22%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.22%) Linux
6 4 (5.48%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.11%) UNIX
8 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.37%) NetWare
9 1 (1.37%) Debian
9 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.29%) ITIL
2 6 (8.22%) Service Management
3 5 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2
3 5 (6.85%) MOF
4 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.74%) Change Control
6 2 (2.74%) Capacity Management
6 2 (2.74%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.74%) Document Management
6 2 (2.74%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.74%) Security Management
7 1 (1.37%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.37%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.37%) RDF
7 1 (1.37%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.37%) Workforce Management Optimization
7 1 (1.37%) Supplier Management
7 1 (1.37%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.74%) SQL
3 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (50.68%) MCITP
3 14 (19.18%) MCP
4 13 (17.81%) MCSA
5 10 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (12.33%) CCNA
7 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 5 (6.85%) CCNP
9 4 (5.48%) HND
9 4 (5.48%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (5.48%) MCTS
9 4 (5.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
10 3 (4.11%) HNC
11 2 (2.74%) CCA
11 2 (2.74%) MCDST
12 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (56.16%) Active Directory
2 32 (43.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.70%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.96%) vSphere
5 4 (5.48%) XenApp
6 3 (4.11%) Terminal Services
6 3 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.74%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.74%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.37%) vCloud
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.37%) Novell eDirectory
8 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) SCCM
2 4 (5.48%) SCOM
3 1 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.37%) Puppet
3 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (69.86%) Microsoft
2 38 (52.05%) VMware
3 29 (39.73%) Citrix
4 8 (10.96%) Cisco
5 3 (4.11%) HP
5 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.11%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.74%) AppSense
6 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.74%) Nimsoft
6 2 (2.74%) Spiceworks
6 2 (2.74%) Dell
7 1 (1.37%) Verint
7 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.37%) Mitel
7 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.37%) NETGEAR
7 1 (1.37%) Avaya
7 1 (1.37%) Novell
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