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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 166 176 149
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -27
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 177 155 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.47% 1.28% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.79% 5.64% 7.03%
Number of salaries quoted 151 138 184
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,995 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +9.31%
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
3059 2749 3086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.40% 22.68% 24.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2500 2438 2778
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,150 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,100 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 2014.

MCSE Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 336 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 259 (77.08%) Microsoft
3 249 (74.11%) Windows
4 173 (51.49%) Active Directory
4 173 (51.49%) VMware
5 144 (42.86%) ITIL
6 136 (40.48%) MCITP
7 133 (39.58%) Citrix
8 118 (35.12%) MS Exchange
9 115 (34.23%) MCSA
10 113 (33.63%) Cisco
11 110 (32.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 100 (29.76%) MS Excel
13 97 (28.87%) SQL
14 96 (28.57%) Finance
15 90 (26.79%) Cisco Certification
16 88 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
17 84 (25.00%) SAN
18 81 (24.11%) SQL Server
19 72 (21.43%) Firewall
20 70 (20.83%) CCNA
20 70 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
21 69 (20.54%) Windows Server 2012
22 68 (20.24%) MCP
23 66 (19.64%) Linux
24 64 (19.05%) Hyper-V
25 62 (18.45%) Windows Server 2003
26 61 (18.15%) LAN
27 58 (17.26%) WAN
28 57 (16.96%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 118 (35.12%) MS Exchange
2 70 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (16.07%) SharePoint
4 35 (10.42%) Lync
5 34 (10.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 32 (9.52%) IIS
7 27 (8.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 25 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (5.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (5.06%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (3.57%) Tomcat
13 8 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (1.49%) WebSphere
15 4 (1.19%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (1.19%) Lotus Domino
16 3 (0.89%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.89%) CMS
16 3 (0.89%) WorkSite
17 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 100 (29.76%) MS Excel
2 44 (13.10%) MS Office
3 8 (2.38%) InfoPath
3 8 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
5 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (4.17%) SAP Business One
2 5 (1.49%) Eikon
2 5 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.30%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.46%) Office 365
2 12 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 84 (25.00%) SAN
2 72 (21.43%) Firewall
3 61 (18.15%) LAN
4 58 (17.26%) WAN
5 57 (16.96%) DNS
6 50 (14.88%) DHCP
7 39 (11.61%) TCP/IP
8 31 (9.23%) VPN
9 18 (5.36%) Internet
10 16 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (3.87%) NAS
12 11 (3.27%) NetScaler
12 11 (3.27%) Unified Communications
13 9 (2.68%) VoIP
14 8 (2.38%) PBX
15 7 (2.08%) VLAN
15 7 (2.08%) Wireshark
16 6 (1.79%) Network Security
16 6 (1.79%) IP Telephony
16 6 (1.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (24.11%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.60%) DB2
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.30%) SSDT
9 1 (0.30%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 8 (2.38%) MSI
2 7 (2.08%) Metasploit
3 6 (1.79%) Subversion
4 5 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (1.49%) WiX
4 5 (1.49%) MSBuild
4 5 (1.49%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.30%) WATIR
5 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
General
1 96 (28.57%) Finance
2 21 (6.25%) Law
3 15 (4.46%) Banking
4 10 (2.98%) Legal
4 10 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.38%) Marketing
5 8 (2.38%) Advertising
6 7 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.49%) Electronics
7 5 (1.49%) Billing
7 5 (1.49%) Retail
8 3 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 58 (17.26%) Analyst
2 46 (13.69%) Support Engineer
3 45 (13.39%) Administrator
4 42 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 42 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 35 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
6 30 (8.93%) Support Analyst
7 28 (8.33%) Technical Support
7 28 (8.33%) Consultant
8 21 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
9 17 (5.06%) IT Support
9 17 (5.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 17 (5.06%) Linux Administrator
10 16 (4.76%) Architect
11 15 (4.46%) Network Engineer
11 15 (4.46%) Server Support
12 14 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 14 (4.17%) Support Consultant
12 14 (4.17%) Technical Support Consultant
13 13 (3.87%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.55%) .NET
2 13 (3.87%) Web Services
3 7 (2.08%) XML
3 7 (2.08%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.89%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.89%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.60%) WCF
5 2 (0.60%) XSLT
5 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.60%) SAML
6 1 (0.30%) COM
6 1 (0.30%) CSS
6 1 (0.30%) ODBC
6 1 (0.30%) DOM
6 1 (0.30%) Ajax
6 1 (0.30%) WPF
6 1 (0.30%) REST
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.20%) Clustering
2 34 (10.12%) Blackberry
3 20 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.98%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.68%) Replication
6 8 (2.38%) EqualLogic
7 7 (2.08%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.79%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.49%) DTV
9 5 (1.49%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.19%) EPoS
11 3 (0.89%) GIS
11 3 (0.89%) iPhone
12 2 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.60%) PDA
12 2 (0.60%) Statistics
12 2 (0.60%) CMDB
13 1 (0.30%) NHS
13 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.30%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 249 (74.11%) Windows
2 110 (32.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (20.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 66 (19.64%) Linux
5 62 (18.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (12.80%) Windows 7
7 25 (7.44%) Windows XP
8 20 (5.95%) UNIX
9 18 (5.36%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.68%) Android
11 6 (1.79%) AIX
12 5 (1.49%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.89%) CentOS
14 2 (0.60%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.60%) Solaris
15 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (42.86%) ITIL
2 24 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 22 (6.55%) Project Management
4 20 (5.95%) ERP
5 19 (5.65%) Migration
6 18 (5.36%) Change Control
6 18 (5.36%) Service Management
7 17 (5.06%) Change Management
8 13 (3.87%) Programme Management
8 13 (3.87%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (3.57%) Load Balancing
9 12 (3.57%) CRM
10 11 (3.27%) Information Security
10 11 (3.27%) Network Management
11 10 (2.98%) Configuration Management
12 9 (2.68%) Release Management
12 9 (2.68%) ITIL V3
12 9 (2.68%) Mobile Device Management
13 8 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (2.38%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 97 (28.87%) SQL
2 25 (7.44%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.68%) C#
4 8 (2.38%) C
5 7 (2.08%) Python
5 7 (2.08%) Perl
5 7 (2.08%) C++
5 7 (2.08%) Java
6 5 (1.49%) VB
7 4 (1.19%) VBScript
8 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.30%) Ada
10 1 (0.30%) VBA
10 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 336 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (40.48%) MCITP
3 115 (34.23%) MCSA
4 90 (26.79%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (20.83%) CCNA
6 68 (20.24%) MCP
7 53 (15.77%) Degree
8 45 (13.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 41 (12.20%) MCTS
10 30 (8.93%) CCNP
11 19 (5.65%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (4.46%) A+ Certification
13 8 (2.38%) Security Cleared
13 8 (2.38%) CCA
13 8 (2.38%) CISSP
14 7 (2.08%) RHCE
14 7 (2.08%) CISA
14 7 (2.08%) CISM
14 7 (2.08%) CCSA
14 7 (2.08%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.74%) SLA
2 9 (2.68%) QA
3 7 (2.08%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.30%) Section 508
System Software
1 173 (51.49%) Active Directory
2 88 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 40 (11.90%) XenApp
5 38 (11.31%) vSphere
6 25 (7.44%) VMware ESX
7 12 (3.57%) XenServer
7 12 (3.57%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.08%) Nmap
8 7 (2.08%) UAG
9 6 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.49%) ISA Server
10 5 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.89%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.89%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (11.01%) SCCM
2 19 (5.65%) SCOM
3 17 (5.06%) Tivoli
4 11 (3.27%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.98%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.79%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.19%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.60%) Sysprep
9 2 (0.60%) WSUS
9 2 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.60%) SCSM
10 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.30%) WMI
10 1 (0.30%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 259 (77.08%) Microsoft
2 173 (51.49%) VMware
3 133 (39.58%) Citrix
4 113 (33.63%) Cisco
5 34 (10.12%) Oracle
6 28 (8.33%) SAP
7 25 (7.44%) Symantec
7 25 (7.44%) NetApp
8 19 (5.65%) Juniper
9 17 (5.06%) Apple
9 17 (5.06%) Mitel
10 16 (4.76%) HP
11 15 (4.46%) Sun
12 14 (4.17%) Infor
13 13 (3.87%) SolarWinds
14 11 (3.27%) Dell
14 11 (3.27%) CheckPoint
15 10 (2.98%) McAfee
15 10 (2.98%) EMC
16 9 (2.68%) Bloomberg
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Roc Search
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits inc. bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
People Source
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £31000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + (package)+o/t+ben+training
Posted: 4 days ago
London City office (EC4)
Alexander Proudfoot
Salary: £26,000 - £28,000
Posted: 4 days ago
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Eames Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits and training
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Guru Careers
Salary: £60 - 85k (DOE)
Posted: 12 days ago
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Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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