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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 143 148
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 20 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.74% 0.67% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.08% 2.48% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 13
Median salary £50,000 £35,250 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.84% -15.06%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,650 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

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 650 766 842
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 24.14% 27.05% 26.75%
Number of salaries quoted 410 400 567
Median salary £41,500 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.77% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -8 8 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Glasgow +12 7 £50,000 +85.18% 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £36,750 -
Aberdeen - 1 £65,000 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 15 (51.72%) Windows
3 14 (48.28%) ITIL
3 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
4 12 (41.38%) VMware
5 11 (37.93%) CCNA
5 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
6 9 (31.03%) Cisco
6 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
7 8 (27.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (27.59%) Firewall
7 8 (27.59%) MCSA
8 7 (24.14%) Business Continuity
8 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (24.14%) Office 365
9 6 (20.69%) IaaS
9 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
9 6 (20.69%) SolarWinds
9 6 (20.69%) Degree
9 6 (20.69%) LAN
9 6 (20.69%) WAN
10 5 (17.24%) Citrix
10 5 (17.24%) SCCM
10 5 (17.24%) PaaS
10 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
10 5 (17.24%) Data Centre

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 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (10.34%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Office 365
2 6 (20.69%) IaaS
3 5 (17.24%) PaaS
4 4 (13.79%) SaaS
5 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (3.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Firewall
2 6 (20.69%) LAN
2 6 (20.69%) WAN
3 4 (13.79%) DHCP
3 4 (13.79%) DNS
3 4 (13.79%) Unified Communications
4 3 (10.34%) ISDN
4 3 (10.34%) PBX
4 3 (10.34%) Skype
4 3 (10.34%) VoIP
5 2 (6.90%) IP Telephony
5 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.45%) Internet
6 1 (3.45%) SAN
6 1 (3.45%) VPN
6 1 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (10.34%) Billing
2 2 (6.90%) Back Office
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Service Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Services Delivery Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Cloud Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Wintel Support
3 3 (10.34%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) IT Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (6.90%) PKI
3 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.45%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.79%) Linux
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.90%) Unix
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) ITIL
2 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
3 8 (27.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (24.14%) Business Continuity
5 3 (10.34%) Service Management
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (6.90%) SOA
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
7 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.45%) Change Management
7 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.45%) IT Strategy
7 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.45%) Records Management
7 1 (3.45%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (37.93%) CCNA
2 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (27.59%) MCSA
4 6 (20.69%) Degree
5 4 (13.79%) CISSP
5 4 (13.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (10.34%) CCNP
6 3 (10.34%) MCP
7 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.45%) MCTS
8 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
4 4 (13.79%) XenApp
5 2 (6.90%) Firmware
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) SCOM
3 2 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.45%) SCSM
4 1 (3.45%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) VMware
3 9 (31.03%) Cisco
4 6 (20.69%) SolarWinds
5 5 (17.24%) Citrix
6 3 (10.34%) NEC
7 2 (6.90%) HP
7 2 (6.90%) McAfee
7 2 (6.90%) SonicWALL
7 2 (6.90%) Sophos
7 2 (6.90%) WatchGuard
8 1 (3.45%) EMC
8 1 (3.45%) Google
8 1 (3.45%) Juniper
8 1 (3.45%) Lotus
8 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.45%) Symantec
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: competitive salary and excellent benefits
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