Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 160 184
Rank change year-on-year -16 +24 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 53 37 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.95% 0.79% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.15% 3.35% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 44 26 30
Scotland median annual salary £52,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.94% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,375 £30,875
90th Percentile £61,250 £52,500 £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 1,278 1,103 1,673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.99% 23.55% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 846 692 1,126
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,233
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.63% +4.28%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,750 £58,230 £62,000
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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +5 40 £52,500 +23.53%
Glasgow -37 10 £40,000 -11.11%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £30,000 -
Highlands - 1 £23,000 -
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (69.81%) Windows
3 36 (67.92%) Active Directory
4 35 (66.04%) Windows Server
5 34 (64.15%) ITIL
6 32 (60.38%) VMware
7 31 (58.49%) PowerShell
8 29 (54.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (52.83%) Microsoft Azure
9 28 (52.83%) Microsoft
10 22 (41.51%) Citrix
11 21 (39.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (39.62%) Hyper-V
12 20 (37.74%) SCCM
12 20 (37.74%) SCOM
13 19 (35.85%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (35.85%) SAN
14 17 (32.08%) Virtual Team
15 14 (26.42%) Service Delivery
16 13 (24.53%) MCSA
17 12 (22.64%) MCP
17 12 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (22.64%) CCNA
17 12 (22.64%) Skype for Business
17 12 (22.64%) XenApp
17 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (22.64%) Office 365
17 12 (22.64%) Skype
18 11 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (20.75%) XenDesktop

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 12 (22.64%) Skype for Business
2 11 (20.75%) MS Exchange
3 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (15.09%) IBM Domino
5 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (52.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (22.64%) Office 365
3 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (15.09%) Mimecast
4 5 (9.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (5.66%) SaaS
6 2 (3.77%) IaaS
6 2 (3.77%) PaaS
7 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.85%) SAN
2 12 (22.64%) Skype
3 11 (20.75%) DHCP
3 11 (20.75%) DNS
4 9 (16.98%) Internet
5 8 (15.09%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.77%) Firewall
6 2 (3.77%) LAN
6 2 (3.77%) WAN
7 1 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.89%) MySQL
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Billing
3 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Analyst
2 10 (18.87%) IT Analyst
2 10 (18.87%) IT Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Team Leader
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) DBA
6 3 (5.66%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.77%) Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Field Service Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) IT Support
7 2 (3.77%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (3.77%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) Virtual Team
2 11 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (15.09%) Blackberry
3 8 (15.09%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (69.81%) Windows
2 35 (66.04%) Windows Server
3 29 (54.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (39.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) Linux
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (64.15%) ITIL
2 14 (26.42%) Service Delivery
3 10 (18.87%) Application Packaging
4 9 (16.98%) Change Management
4 9 (16.98%) ITIL V3
4 9 (16.98%) Performance Management
4 9 (16.98%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (16.98%) Validation
5 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (15.09%) Performance Analysis
6 7 (13.21%) Facilities Management
7 4 (7.55%) Proactive Monitoring
8 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.77%) Business Development
9 2 (3.77%) Coaching
9 2 (3.77%) Disruptive Innovation
9 2 (3.77%) Lead Generation
9 2 (3.77%) Presales
9 2 (3.77%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 31 (58.49%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) C#
3 2 (3.77%) VB
3 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (24.53%) MCSA
3 12 (22.64%) CCNA
3 12 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (22.64%) MCP
4 3 (5.66%) CCNP
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
6 1 (1.89%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (67.92%) Active Directory
2 21 (39.62%) Hyper-V
3 19 (35.85%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (22.64%) XenApp
5 11 (20.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (20.75%) XenDesktop
6 5 (9.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (37.74%) SCCM
1 20 (37.74%) SCOM
2 8 (15.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (15.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.89%) AppManager
4 1 (1.89%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.89%) WMI
Vendors
1 32 (60.38%) VMware
2 28 (52.83%) Microsoft
3 22 (41.51%) Citrix
4 10 (18.87%) Cisco
5 9 (16.98%) Google
5 9 (16.98%) SolarWinds
6 8 (15.09%) EMC
6 8 (15.09%) Lotus
6 8 (15.09%) ServiceNow
6 8 (15.09%) Symantec
7 2 (3.77%) HP
8 1 (1.89%) CommVault
8 1 (1.89%) F5
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle
8 1 (1.89%) Splunk
8 1 (1.89%) Veeam