Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 174 202
Rank change year-on-year -34 +28 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 26 46 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.45% 0.87% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.06% 3.72% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 22 41 15
Scotland median annual salary £37,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.11% +18.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,175 £27,800
90th Percentile £48,750 £62,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.91%

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 1,262 1,238 1,572
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.96% 23.50% 26.95%
Number of salaries quoted 835 774 904
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,675 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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 -18 14 £37,000 -34.22% 4
Glasgow -20 8 £32,000 -36.00%
Dundee - 3 £30,000 - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 £46,000 - 1
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (76.92%) Office 365
3 18 (69.23%) MCSA
4 15 (57.69%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (46.15%) AWS Certification
6 10 (38.46%) Application Discovery
6 10 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (38.46%) Windows
6 10 (38.46%) ITIL
7 9 (34.62%) ITSM
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
9 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
10 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
10 6 (23.08%) VMware
11 5 (19.23%) Finance
11 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
11 5 (19.23%) Citrix
11 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
12 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
12 4 (15.38%) Mimecast
12 4 (15.38%) VPN
12 4 (15.38%) SQL
12 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
12 4 (15.38%) Firewall
12 4 (15.38%) Logistics
13 3 (11.54%) Retail
13 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
13 3 (11.54%) MCP

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 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 20 (76.92%) Office 365
2 15 (57.69%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (15.38%) Mimecast
5 3 (11.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Firewall
1 4 (15.38%) VPN
2 2 (7.69%) Broadband
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 2 (7.69%) Skype
2 2 (7.69%) WAN
2 2 (7.69%) WLAN
3 1 (3.85%) BGP
3 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) Power BI
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Consultant
2 10 (38.46%) Technical Consultant
3 5 (19.23%) Applications Support
4 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (15.38%) Technical Support
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Cloud Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Application Discovery
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
1 10 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (34.62%) ITSM
3 4 (15.38%) Logistics
4 3 (11.54%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (7.69%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) CRM
6 1 (3.85%) ERP
6 1 (3.85%) Service Management
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) VB
2 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (69.23%) MCSA
3 12 (46.15%) AWS Certification
4 3 (11.54%) A+ Certification
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (11.54%) MCP
5 1 (3.85%) CCNA
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) GCP
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (7.69%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.85%) MaaS360
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 6 (23.08%) VMware
2 5 (19.23%) Citrix
3 3 (11.54%) Capita
4 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.85%) CommVault
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Ivanti
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Splunk
4 1 (3.85%) Veritas