Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 181 191
Rank change year-on-year +18 +10 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 65 29 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.15% 0.57% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.80% 2.35% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 58 17 25
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £45,500 £42,233
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +7.74% +29.95%
10th Percentile £23,403 £33,550 £29,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £72,500 £58,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1353 1234 1724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.99% 24.09% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 856 730 1187
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.59% +3.05% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,250 £61,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +23 48 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Glasgow -11 9 £45,000 - 1
Highlands - 5 £23,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £21,500 -
Fife - 1 £33,750 -
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (63.08%) Windows
3 40 (61.54%) ITIL
3 40 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 39 (60.00%) Windows Server
5 37 (56.92%) VMware
5 37 (56.92%) PowerShell
6 33 (50.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (47.69%) Microsoft
8 28 (43.08%) SCOM
9 27 (41.54%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (40.00%) Service Delivery
11 25 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
11 25 (38.46%) Virtual Team
12 24 (36.92%) SCCM
13 23 (35.38%) SAN
14 22 (33.85%) Citrix
15 21 (32.31%) MCSA
15 21 (32.31%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (32.31%) Hyper-V
16 19 (29.23%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (24.62%) DHCP
17 16 (24.62%) DNS
17 16 (24.62%) Microsoft App-V
18 15 (23.08%) MS Exchange
18 15 (23.08%) XenApp
19 14 (21.54%) XenDesktop
19 14 (21.54%) Application Packaging
19 14 (21.54%) Cisco
20 13 (20.00%) Validation

MCSE
Co-occurring 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 15 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 13 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 12 (18.46%) IBM Domino
4 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 25 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (18.46%) Mimecast
3 9 (13.85%) Office 365
4 7 (10.77%) SaaS
5 5 (7.69%) IaaS
5 5 (7.69%) PaaS
6 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (35.38%) SAN
2 16 (24.62%) DHCP
2 16 (24.62%) DNS
3 13 (20.00%) Internet
3 13 (20.00%) Skype
3 13 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (4.62%) LAN
4 3 (4.62%) WAN
5 2 (3.08%) Firewall
5 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.54%) Network Security
6 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.54%) MySQL
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Back Office
2 2 (3.08%) Billing
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (41.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (23.08%) IT Engineer
2 15 (23.08%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (18.46%) Analyst
3 12 (18.46%) IT Analyst
3 12 (18.46%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Field Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Field Service Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Administrator
6 4 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.15%) Technical Leader
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Service Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Network Administrator
8 2 (3.08%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.08%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (38.46%) Virtual Team
2 19 (29.23%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (18.46%) Blackberry
3 12 (18.46%) EMC VNX
4 5 (7.69%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.54%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (63.08%) Windows
2 39 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 33 (50.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (32.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.62%) Linux
6 2 (3.08%) Unix
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (61.54%) ITIL
2 26 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 14 (21.54%) Application Packaging
4 13 (20.00%) Change Management
4 13 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 13 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 13 (20.00%) Validation
5 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (18.46%) ITIL V3
5 12 (18.46%) Performance Analysis
6 8 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (10.77%) Coaching
8 5 (7.69%) Business Continuity
9 4 (6.15%) Service Management
10 3 (4.62%) Configuration Management
11 2 (3.08%) Disruptive Innovation
11 2 (3.08%) Facilities Management
11 2 (3.08%) Security Architecture
11 2 (3.08%) SOA
12 1 (1.54%) Lead Generation
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.92%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.15%) SQL
3 2 (3.08%) C#
3 2 (3.08%) VB
3 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (32.31%) MCSA
3 12 (18.46%) CCNA
3 12 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (16.92%) MCP
5 7 (10.77%) CCNP
6 3 (4.62%) CISSP
7 2 (3.08%) Degree
7 2 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.54%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 27 (41.54%) VMware ESXi
3 21 (32.31%) Hyper-V
4 16 (24.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (23.08%) XenApp
6 14 (21.54%) XenDesktop
7 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (3.08%) Firmware
9 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (43.08%) SCOM
2 24 (36.92%) SCCM
3 12 (18.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (18.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.54%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 37 (56.92%) VMware
2 31 (47.69%) Microsoft
3 22 (33.85%) Citrix
4 14 (21.54%) Cisco
5 13 (20.00%) Google
5 13 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 12 (18.46%) EMC
6 12 (18.46%) Lotus
6 12 (18.46%) ServiceNow
6 12 (18.46%) Symantec
7 1 (1.54%) CommVault
7 1 (1.54%) F5
7 1 (1.54%) HP
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle
7 1 (1.54%) Splunk