The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 85 106 104
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 25 14 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.80% 0.78% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.30% 2.12% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 19 14 15
Average salary £40,000 £33,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.40% +3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £33,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £47,500 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MCSE
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
582 659 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 41.90% 36.71% 36.02%
Number of salaries quoted 488 485 504
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MCSE
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the Cambridge region.

MCSE Salary Trend in Cambridge

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Cambridge

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE.

1 31 (100.00%) Windows
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
3 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
4 15 (48.39%) ITIL
5 12 (38.71%) VMware
6 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
7 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
7 10 (32.26%) MCITP
8 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (29.03%) MCP
8 9 (29.03%) SQL
9 8 (25.81%) MCSA
9 8 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
11 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (19.35%) Migration
11 6 (19.35%) Citrix
11 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (19.35%) Project Management
11 6 (19.35%) CCNA
11 6 (19.35%) WAN
12 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
12 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
12 5 (16.13%) SLA
12 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
12 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (16.13%) Line Management
13 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
13 4 (12.90%) Windows 2000 Server

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
1 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Lync
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) WAN
2 4 (12.90%) DHCP
2 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) SAN
2 4 (12.90%) LAN
3 2 (6.45%) MPLS
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (6.45%) VLAN
3 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
1 4 (12.90%) Legal
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Administrator
2 5 (16.13%) Technical Support Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Technical Support
2 5 (16.13%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Database Specialist
3 4 (12.90%) Applications Specialist
3 4 (12.90%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Graduate
4 3 (9.68%) Field Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (6.45%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.45%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Server Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
1 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.68%) NHS
3 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.45%) Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.23%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.45%) Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (19.35%) Project Management
3 6 (19.35%) Migration
4 5 (16.13%) Line Management
5 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.45%) High Availability
6 2 (6.45%) Change Control
6 2 (6.45%) Database Security
6 2 (6.45%) Web Services Management
7 1 (3.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.45%) C
3 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (32.26%) MCITP
3 9 (29.03%) MCP
4 8 (25.81%) MCSA
5 6 (19.35%) CCNA
5 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (6.45%) MCDST
7 2 (6.45%) MCDBA
7 2 (6.45%) CCNP
8 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.23%) MCTS
8 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) VMware
3 6 (19.35%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) HP
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) Nimble Storage