The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 175 199 185
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 136 164 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.34% 1.26% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.31% 5.17% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 124 137 140
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £23,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
MCSE
London

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

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2559 3171 2804
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.30% 24.30% 23.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2189 2680 2420
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MCSE
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

MCSE Salary Trend in the City of London

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

MCSE Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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.

1 410 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 317 (77.32%) Microsoft
3 302 (73.66%) Windows
4 237 (57.80%) Active Directory
5 176 (42.93%) ITIL
5 176 (42.93%) VMware
6 151 (36.83%) Finance
7 138 (33.66%) VMware Infrastructure
8 120 (29.27%) Citrix
9 116 (28.29%) Windows 7
10 114 (27.80%) MCSA
11 112 (27.32%) MS Exchange
12 110 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 109 (26.59%) MCITP
14 108 (26.34%) Cisco
15 105 (25.61%) MS Excel
15 105 (25.61%) MCP
16 95 (23.17%) Blackberry
16 95 (23.17%) Hyper-V
17 84 (20.49%) Cisco Certification
18 79 (19.27%) Windows Server 2012
19 70 (17.07%) DNS
19 70 (17.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 69 (16.83%) CCNA
20 69 (16.83%) Service Management
21 68 (16.59%) SQL Server
22 67 (16.34%) SAN
23 66 (16.10%) SQL
23 66 (16.10%) Service Delivery
24 65 (15.85%) Business Continuity

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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
1 112 (27.32%) MS Exchange
2 51 (12.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (10.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 37 (9.02%) SharePoint
5 35 (8.54%) IIS
6 33 (8.05%) Lync
7 32 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 32 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.93%) Tomcat
9 9 (2.20%) Apache
10 6 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 105 (25.61%) MS Excel
2 55 (13.41%) MS Office
3 8 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.98%) MS Project
5 3 (0.73%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (2.44%) SAP Business One
2 6 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.98%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.98%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.15%) Office 365
2 9 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.22%) Symantec.cloud
4 4 (0.98%) IaaS
5 3 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.49%) SaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 70 (17.07%) DNS
2 67 (16.34%) SAN
3 51 (12.44%) Firewall
3 51 (12.44%) DHCP
4 40 (9.76%) TCP/IP
5 39 (9.51%) VPN
6 36 (8.78%) WAN
7 29 (7.07%) LAN
8 20 (4.88%) VoIP
9 18 (4.39%) Internet
10 13 (3.17%) Network Security
11 12 (2.93%) VLAN
11 12 (2.93%) MPLS
12 10 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (1.95%) Unified Communications
15 7 (1.71%) ISDN
15 7 (1.71%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.71%) IP Telephony
16 6 (1.46%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (16.59%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.22%) MySQL
8 4 (0.98%) QlikView
8 4 (0.98%) Oracle OLAP
8 4 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.98%) SAP HANA
8 4 (0.98%) IBM InfoSphere
8 4 (0.98%) DataStage
8 4 (0.98%) DB2
8 4 (0.98%) OLAP
8 4 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.98%) Essbase
9 1 (0.24%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.24%) MSTest
2 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 151 (36.83%) Finance
2 58 (14.15%) Banking
3 49 (11.95%) Financial Institution
3 49 (11.95%) Front Office
3 49 (11.95%) Investment Banking
4 24 (5.85%) Advertising
5 12 (2.93%) Legal
6 7 (1.71%) Retail
7 6 (1.46%) Back Office
7 6 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.98%) Law
9 2 (0.49%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 115 (28.05%) Analyst
2 87 (21.22%) Support Analyst
3 76 (18.54%) Desktop Support
4 71 (17.32%) Consultant
5 64 (15.61%) Support Engineer
6 53 (12.93%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 53 (12.93%) Desktop Analyst
7 46 (11.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 40 (9.76%) Technical Consultant
9 37 (9.02%) 2nd Line Support
9 37 (9.02%) Microsoft Consultant
10 30 (7.32%) Administrator
11 28 (6.83%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
12 21 (5.12%) Desktop Engineer
12 21 (5.12%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 20 (4.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 20 (4.88%) Technical Support
14 19 (4.63%) Systems Administrator
15 17 (4.15%) Service Analyst
15 17 (4.15%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.46%) .NET
2 5 (1.22%) SAML
3 4 (0.98%) ASP.NET
3 4 (0.98%) Web Services
4 1 (0.24%) XHTML
4 1 (0.24%) XML
4 1 (0.24%) CSS
4 1 (0.24%) HTML
4 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.24%) Ajax
4 1 (0.24%) WCF
4 1 (0.24%) WPF
4 1 (0.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 95 (23.17%) Blackberry
2 37 (9.02%) Private Cloud
3 36 (8.78%) Data Centre
4 24 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.39%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.41%) Replication
7 12 (2.93%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (2.44%) FlexPod
9 9 (2.20%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.95%) CMDB
10 8 (1.95%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.71%) Statistics
12 6 (1.46%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.46%) Clustering
13 5 (1.22%) PMI
14 4 (0.98%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.98%) iPhone
14 4 (0.98%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.98%) Thin Client
15 2 (0.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 302 (73.66%) Windows
2 116 (28.29%) Windows 7
3 110 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 79 (19.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (15.37%) Linux
6 42 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (8.78%) Windows 8
8 25 (6.10%) Windows XP
9 23 (5.61%) Windows Vista
10 20 (4.88%) Debian
11 19 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.46%) CentOS
13 5 (1.22%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.98%) UNIX
15 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (42.93%) ITIL
2 69 (16.83%) Service Management
3 66 (16.10%) Service Delivery
4 65 (15.85%) Business Continuity
5 49 (11.95%) Business Continuity Management
6 35 (8.54%) Problem Management
7 29 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
8 27 (6.59%) Incident Management
9 22 (5.37%) PRINCE2
10 21 (5.12%) Change Control
11 20 (4.88%) Project Planning
12 18 (4.39%) Project Management
13 16 (3.90%) Migration
14 14 (3.41%) Mentoring
15 13 (3.17%) Time Management
16 11 (2.68%) Configuration Management
16 11 (2.68%) ERP
17 10 (2.44%) Business Development
17 10 (2.44%) Load Balancing
17 10 (2.44%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (16.10%) SQL
2 33 (8.05%) PowerShell
3 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
4 3 (0.73%) VBScript
4 3 (0.73%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.49%) R
5 2 (0.49%) VB
5 2 (0.49%) Python
6 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.24%) VBA
6 1 (0.24%) C#
6 1 (0.24%) C++
6 1 (0.24%) Java
6 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 410 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (27.80%) MCSA
3 109 (26.59%) MCITP
4 105 (25.61%) MCP
5 84 (20.49%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (17.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 69 (16.83%) CCNA
8 58 (14.15%) MCTS
9 44 (10.73%) Degree
10 41 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
11 38 (9.27%) CCA
12 28 (6.83%) CCNP
13 21 (5.12%) JNCIA
14 11 (2.68%) CCEA
15 10 (2.44%) CCDP
16 9 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (1.95%) Security Cleared
17 8 (1.95%) HND
17 8 (1.95%) A+ Certification
18 6 (1.46%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (11.22%) SLA
2 4 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.49%) COBIT
4 2 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 237 (57.80%) Active Directory
2 138 (33.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (23.17%) Hyper-V
4 44 (10.73%) XenApp
5 21 (5.12%) Xen
6 20 (4.88%) XenDesktop
7 19 (4.63%) vSphere
8 16 (3.90%) Terminal Services
9 14 (3.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 13 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (2.68%) VMware ESX
12 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.22%) vCloud
14 4 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.98%) UAG
14 4 (0.98%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.73%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.49%) Terminal Server
17 1 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 63 (15.37%) SCCM
2 42 (10.24%) SCOM
3 11 (2.68%) Tivoli
4 10 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (2.44%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.20%) SCVMM
6 8 (1.95%) SCOrch
7 7 (1.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (1.22%) WSUS
9 4 (0.98%) Puppet
10 3 (0.73%) Ansible
10 3 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.73%) Nagios
11 2 (0.49%) CiscoWorks
11 2 (0.49%) OpenView
11 2 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.49%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.49%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 317 (77.32%) Microsoft
2 176 (42.93%) VMware
3 120 (29.27%) Citrix
4 108 (26.34%) Cisco
5 50 (12.20%) ServiceNow
6 34 (8.29%) Symantec
7 33 (8.05%) HP
8 31 (7.56%) Wyse
9 27 (6.59%) Oracle
10 23 (5.61%) NetApp
11 20 (4.88%) Red Hat
11 20 (4.88%) Avaya
12 18 (4.39%) Reuters
12 18 (4.39%) SAP
12 18 (4.39%) FactSet
13 17 (4.15%) Juniper
14 13 (3.17%) Apple
15 10 (2.44%) Infor
15 10 (2.44%) Sun
15 10 (2.44%) CheckPoint
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