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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 104 101 113
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 11 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.69% 0.88% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 2.13% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 6
Average salary £27,000 £28,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% -30.86%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
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
632 610 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.80% 41.13% 40.08%
Number of salaries quoted 484 516 585
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 18 (94.74%) Active Directory
3 17 (89.47%) VMware
4 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
4 16 (84.21%) SQL Server
5 14 (73.68%) MCSA
5 14 (73.68%) MCITP
6 12 (63.16%) MCDST
6 12 (63.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (63.16%) Windows 8
6 12 (63.16%) SharePoint
6 12 (63.16%) Citrix
7 5 (26.32%) MCP
8 4 (21.05%) WAN
8 4 (21.05%) SAN
8 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (15.79%) VLAN
9 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
9 3 (15.79%) Web Services
9 3 (15.79%) IIS
9 3 (15.79%) SQL
9 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
9 3 (15.79%) MPLS
9 3 (15.79%) Web Services Management
9 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (10.53%) Project Management

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 12 (63.16%) SharePoint
1 12 (63.16%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (15.79%) IIS
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) WAN
1 4 (21.05%) SAN
2 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
2 3 (15.79%) MPLS
2 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (15.79%) VLAN
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) DMZ
3 1 (5.26%) Intranet
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (84.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Graduate
1 12 (63.16%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support
4 1 (5.26%) Network Operations Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows 8
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services Management
2 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (73.68%) MCSA
2 14 (73.68%) MCITP
3 12 (63.16%) MCDST
4 5 (26.32%) MCP
5 2 (10.53%) CCNA
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
6 1 (5.26%) MOS
6 1 (5.26%) MCTS
System Software
1 18 (94.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.26%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
3 12 (63.16%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Dell
5 1 (5.26%) Nokia
5 1 (5.26%) Apple
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) Remedy
5 1 (5.26%) Websense
5 1 (5.26%) Veeam
5 1 (5.26%) FalconStor
5 1 (5.26%) Dell KACE