Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 171 197
Rank change year-on-year -36 +26 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 35 32 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.61% 0.68% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.67% 2.92% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 28 27 20
Scotland median annual salary £37,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% -1.23% +20.90%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,900 £30,875
90th Percentile £51,380 £59,750 £45,475
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 1,309 1,096 1,606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.66% 23.44% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 890 689 1,031
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 April 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 20 April 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 -1 21 £37,000 -7.50% 1
Glasgow -37 12 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Aberdeenshire - 1 £30,000 -
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (62.86%) Office 365
3 17 (48.57%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (48.57%) MCSA
4 14 (40.00%) ITIL
5 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
5 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (34.29%) AWS Certification
7 11 (31.43%) Windows
8 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (28.57%) VMware
8 10 (28.57%) Application Discovery
8 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
8 10 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
9 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
9 8 (22.86%) Citrix
9 8 (22.86%) SAN
9 8 (22.86%) MCP
9 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
10 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (17.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (17.14%) Finance
11 6 (17.14%) CCNA
11 6 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (17.14%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (14.29%) Facilities Management

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 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (62.86%) Office 365
2 17 (48.57%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (17.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (11.43%) Mimecast
6 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.86%) IaaS
7 1 (2.86%) PaaS
7 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) SAN
2 4 (11.43%) Skype
3 2 (5.71%) Firewall
3 2 (5.71%) LAN
3 2 (5.71%) VPN
3 2 (5.71%) WAN
4 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Billing
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Consultant
2 10 (28.57%) Technical Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 4 (11.43%) Applications Support
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (11.43%) Team Leader
4 4 (11.43%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.71%) Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) DBA
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) IT Support
5 2 (5.71%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.71%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.86%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.57%) Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) ITIL
2 10 (28.57%) Application Discovery
2 10 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (14.29%) Facilities Management
5 4 (11.43%) ITSM
5 4 (11.43%) Logistics
5 4 (11.43%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (5.71%) Business Development
6 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.71%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (5.71%) Lead Generation
6 2 (5.71%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (5.71%) Presales
6 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.86%) Change Management
7 1 (2.86%) CRM
7 1 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) C#
3 1 (2.86%) VB
3 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (48.57%) MCSA
3 12 (34.29%) AWS Certification
4 8 (22.86%) MCP
5 6 (17.14%) CCNA
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CCNP
6 1 (2.86%) Degree
6 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
4 6 (17.14%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.86%) XenApp
5 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.86%) AppManager
3 1 (2.86%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.86%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 10 (28.57%) VMware
2 8 (22.86%) Citrix
3 2 (5.71%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) Splunk
4 1 (2.86%) Veeam
4 1 (2.86%) Veritas