The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 129 146 138
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 9 17 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.39% 0.58% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.67% 2.11% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 9
Median salary £30,000 £40,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.92% +39.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £40,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,200 £43,000 £38,800
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year -3.22% +6.16%  

MCSE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 538 804 842
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.19% 27.42% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 334 525 539
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing MCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Scotland

MCSE
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in Scotland.

Salary trend for MCSE in Scotland

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE 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 25 March 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
Edinburgh - 5 £28,750 -
Glasgow +9 4 £42,000 +3.70%
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (57.14%) ITIL
3 18 (51.43%) Windows
3 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
4 17 (48.57%) VMware
5 15 (42.86%) Degree
6 14 (40.00%) MS Exchange
6 14 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
7 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (34.29%) IT Strategy
9 11 (31.43%) Cisco
10 10 (28.57%) CCNA
10 10 (28.57%) MCSA
10 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (28.57%) Firewall
10 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
11 9 (25.71%) SQL
11 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
12 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (20.00%) MCITP
13 7 (20.00%) SAN
13 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
14 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (17.14%) High Availability

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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (14.29%) SAS
5 4 (11.43%) Skype for Business
6 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (8.57%) IIS
7 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
7 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.43%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
3 1 (2.86%) PaaS
3 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) Firewall
2 7 (20.00%) SAN
3 4 (11.43%) DHCP
3 4 (11.43%) DNS
3 4 (11.43%) Skype
4 3 (8.57%) Internet
4 3 (8.57%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (14.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 5 (14.29%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) MySQL
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (37.14%) Support Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Administrator
4 5 (14.29%) DBA
4 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
4 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) IT Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Production DBA
4 5 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Wintel Support
5 4 (11.43%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Support
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Support
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior IT Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.71%) PKI
3 2 (5.71%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
6 1 (2.86%) CentOS
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) ITIL
2 12 (34.29%) IT Strategy
3 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (17.14%) High Availability
5 5 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 5 (14.29%) Data Integration
5 5 (14.29%) Demand Management
5 5 (14.29%) ETL
5 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 5 (14.29%) Time Management
6 4 (11.43%) Information Security
7 2 (5.71%) BCP
7 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.86%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (2.86%) DevOps
8 1 (2.86%) Forensic Analysis
8 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.86%) Presales
8 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) VB
3 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (42.86%) Degree
3 10 (28.57%) CCNA
3 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (28.57%) MCSA
4 7 (20.00%) MCITP
5 4 (11.43%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (8.57%) CCA
6 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (5.71%) CCNP
7 2 (5.71%) CISSP
8 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 4 (11.43%) XenApp
5 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.71%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (5.71%) UAG
7 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) SCOM
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) MOM
3 1 (2.86%) SCSM
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) VMware
2 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
3 11 (31.43%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) Intel Security
5 4 (11.43%) Citrix
5 4 (11.43%) SolarWinds
6 3 (8.57%) WatchGuard
7 2 (5.71%) HP
7 2 (5.71%) IBM
7 2 (5.71%) Samsung
7 2 (5.71%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.86%) CommVault
8 1 (2.86%) Dell
8 1 (2.86%) Juniper
8 1 (2.86%) Mitel
8 1 (2.86%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat