Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 164 190
Rank change year-on-year -42 +26 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 24 64 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.45% 1.13% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.05% 4.67% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 19 59 17
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +15.38% +8.03%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,435 £33,250
90th Percentile £56,000 £61,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.25% - -

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 1,172 1,369 1,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.75% 24.27% 24.83%
Number of salaries quoted 750 869 765
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -35 11 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Glasgow +6 6 £47,500 +5.56%
Dundee - 5 £30,000 -
North Lanarkshire +3 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 £46,000 -
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 19 (79.17%) Windows
3 16 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (66.67%) Office 365
4 11 (45.83%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (45.83%) VMware
5 10 (41.67%) ITIL
5 10 (41.67%) MCSA
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 7 (29.17%) Degree
8 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
8 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
8 7 (29.17%) SQL
8 7 (29.17%) ITSM
9 6 (25.00%) Citrix
9 6 (25.00%) A+ Certification
9 6 (25.00%) MCP
9 6 (25.00%) Linux
9 6 (25.00%) SLA
9 6 (25.00%) SCCM
9 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (20.83%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (20.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (20.83%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (20.83%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (20.83%) Problem-Solving

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 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (66.67%) Office 365
2 11 (45.83%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (20.83%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (20.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Broadband
1 4 (16.67%) SAN
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) LAN
2 3 (12.50%) VPN
2 3 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (8.33%) Skype
3 2 (8.33%) WLAN
4 1 (4.17%) BGP
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) VLAN
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Power BI
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) IT Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) ICT Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) IT Security Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) IT Support
4 4 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior IT Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Unix Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Unix Security Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (25.00%) Linux
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
5 4 (16.67%) Unix
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) ITSM
3 5 (20.83%) Antivirus Management
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (20.83%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
6 2 (8.33%) BCP
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (8.33%) Information Security
6 2 (8.33%) Time Management
7 1 (4.17%) Cyber Resilience
7 1 (4.17%) IT Strategy
7 1 (4.17%) Network Virtualisation
7 1 (4.17%) Task Automation
7 1 (4.17%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 1 (4.17%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (41.67%) MCSA
3 7 (29.17%) Degree
4 6 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 6 (25.00%) MCP
5 5 (20.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (16.67%) CCNA
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (4.17%) ACSA
8 1 (4.17%) AWS Certification
8 1 (4.17%) CCENT
8 1 (4.17%) MCITP
8 1 (4.17%) MCSD
8 1 (4.17%) MCTS
8 1 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (4.17%) VCAP
8 1 (4.17%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (25.00%) SLA
2 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (12.50%) XenApp
5 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (4.17%) MaaS360
4 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) Veeam
5 1 (4.17%) Apple
5 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.17%) CommVault
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) Google
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Ivanti
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) Meru Networks
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Sophos
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec
5 1 (4.17%) Veritas