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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 146 177 149
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -28
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 194 170 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.74% 1.39% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.06% 6.42% 6.95%
Number of salaries quoted 164 143 198
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £30,100 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
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
2746 2646 3178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.63% 21.71% 25.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2305 2302 2859
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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.

1 329 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 265 (80.55%) Microsoft
3 249 (75.68%) Windows
4 173 (52.58%) Active Directory
5 172 (52.28%) VMware
6 149 (45.29%) ITIL
7 146 (44.38%) MCITP
8 126 (38.30%) MCSA
8 126 (38.30%) Citrix
8 126 (38.30%) Cisco
9 115 (34.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 113 (34.35%) MS Exchange
11 106 (32.22%) MS Excel
12 98 (29.79%) Cisco Certification
13 89 (27.05%) SQL
13 89 (27.05%) Finance
14 88 (26.75%) VMware Infrastructure
15 82 (24.92%) MCP
15 82 (24.92%) SAN
16 73 (22.19%) DNS
17 68 (20.67%) SQL Server
17 68 (20.67%) Firewall
17 68 (20.67%) Exchange Server 2010
18 66 (20.06%) CCNA
19 63 (19.15%) Degree
20 62 (18.84%) DHCP
21 61 (18.54%) Linux
22 60 (18.24%) Hyper-V
23 57 (17.33%) Windows Server 2012
24 53 (16.11%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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
1 113 (34.35%) MS Exchange
2 68 (20.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 44 (13.37%) Lync
5 28 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (6.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 23 (6.99%) IIS
7 20 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (3.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (2.43%) Tomcat
12 7 (2.13%) IBM Notes
12 7 (2.13%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (1.52%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.30%) CMS
14 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 106 (32.22%) MS Excel
2 39 (11.85%) MS Office
3 6 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (3.04%) SAP Business One
2 6 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.30%) Agresso
4 1 (0.30%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.26%) Office 365
2 11 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (24.92%) SAN
2 73 (22.19%) DNS
3 68 (20.67%) Firewall
4 62 (18.84%) DHCP
5 48 (14.59%) LAN
5 48 (14.59%) WAN
6 34 (10.33%) TCP/IP
7 26 (7.90%) VPN
8 22 (6.69%) Unified Communications
9 20 (6.08%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (6.08%) Internet
10 13 (3.95%) VoIP
10 13 (3.95%) VLAN
11 11 (3.34%) NAS
12 10 (3.04%) NetScaler
13 9 (2.74%) Intranet
14 8 (2.43%) SMTP
15 7 (2.13%) DMZ
16 6 (1.82%) ISDN
16 6 (1.82%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (20.67%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (4.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.61%) DB2
10 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.30%) SSDT
10 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.30%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 7 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.82%) Metasploit
3 5 (1.52%) MSI
3 5 (1.52%) Subversion
4 4 (1.22%) WiX
4 4 (1.22%) MSBuild
4 4 (1.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.30%) WATIR
5 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 89 (27.05%) Finance
2 21 (6.38%) Law
3 16 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.95%) Banking
5 12 (3.65%) Legal
6 9 (2.74%) Electronics
7 6 (1.82%) Marketing
8 5 (1.52%) Billing
8 5 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.91%) Retail
10 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.61%) Back Office
10 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.30%) Front Office
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (17.63%) Support Engineer
2 55 (16.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 52 (15.81%) Analyst
4 37 (11.25%) Administrator
5 32 (9.73%) 3rd Line Support
6 31 (9.42%) Consultant
7 28 (8.51%) Systems Administrator
7 28 (8.51%) Technical Support
8 27 (8.21%) Support Analyst
9 21 (6.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 20 (6.08%) Architect
11 18 (5.47%) Server Engineer
12 17 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
12 17 (5.17%) Technical Consultant
13 15 (4.56%) IT Support
14 14 (4.26%) Server Support
14 14 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
15 13 (3.95%) Microsoft Consultant
15 13 (3.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 13 (3.95%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.78%) .NET
2 14 (4.26%) Web Services
3 6 (1.82%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.22%) XML
5 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.61%) CSS
5 2 (0.61%) Ajax
5 2 (0.61%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.30%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.30%) WCF
6 1 (0.30%) jQuery
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.30%) REST
6 1 (0.30%) HTML
6 1 (0.30%) COM
6 1 (0.30%) DOM
6 1 (0.30%) ODBC
6 1 (0.30%) XHTML
6 1 (0.30%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.94%) Clustering
2 34 (10.33%) Blackberry
3 18 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (2.74%) iPhone
5 9 (2.74%) EqualLogic
6 8 (2.43%) Replication
6 8 (2.43%) GIS
7 7 (2.13%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.82%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.52%) DTV
9 5 (1.52%) Taxonomies
10 4 (1.22%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.91%) iPad
11 3 (0.91%) PMI
11 3 (0.91%) PKI
12 2 (0.61%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.30%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 249 (75.68%) Windows
2 115 (34.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (18.54%) Linux
4 57 (17.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (16.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (11.85%) Windows 7
7 29 (8.81%) Windows XP
8 21 (6.38%) UNIX
9 14 (4.26%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.52%) AIX
11 4 (1.22%) Solaris
11 4 (1.22%) Android
12 3 (0.91%) CentOS
13 2 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.61%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.30%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (45.29%) ITIL
2 26 (7.90%) Project Management
3 21 (6.38%) Problem Management
4 20 (6.08%) Change Control
5 18 (5.47%) Migration
6 14 (4.26%) Programme Management
6 14 (4.26%) Service Management
6 14 (4.26%) Load Balancing
6 14 (4.26%) Network Management
7 13 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
8 12 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (3.34%) CRM
10 10 (3.04%) PRINCE2
10 10 (3.04%) Change Management
11 9 (2.74%) PRINCE
11 9 (2.74%) ERP
11 9 (2.74%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (2.43%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (2.43%) Information Security
13 7 (2.13%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 89 (27.05%) SQL
2 25 (7.60%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.74%) C
4 7 (2.13%) C++
4 7 (2.13%) Java
4 7 (2.13%) Perl
5 6 (1.82%) Python
6 5 (1.52%) C#
7 4 (1.22%) VBScript
8 3 (0.91%) VB
9 2 (0.61%) VBA
9 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.30%) Ada
10 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 329 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 146 (44.38%) MCITP
3 126 (38.30%) MCSA
4 98 (29.79%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (24.92%) MCP
6 66 (20.06%) CCNA
7 63 (19.15%) Degree
8 46 (13.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 42 (12.77%) MCTS
10 35 (10.64%) CCNP
11 21 (6.38%) Citrix Certification
12 16 (4.86%) Security Cleared
13 15 (4.56%) A+ Certification
14 12 (3.65%) SC Cleared
15 10 (3.04%) CCA
16 8 (2.43%) CISSP
17 7 (2.13%) CISM
17 7 (2.13%) CCSA
17 7 (2.13%) OSCP
17 7 (2.13%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.69%) SLA
2 12 (3.65%) QA
3 5 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.22%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) COBIT
6 1 (0.30%) Section 508
System Software
1 173 (52.58%) Active Directory
2 88 (26.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (18.24%) Hyper-V
4 45 (13.68%) vSphere
5 38 (11.55%) XenApp
6 22 (6.69%) VMware ESX
7 15 (4.56%) XenDesktop
8 13 (3.95%) XenServer
9 6 (1.82%) Nmap
10 5 (1.52%) UAG
10 5 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.22%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.91%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.61%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.61%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.61%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (9.42%) SCCM
2 21 (6.38%) SCOM
3 15 (4.56%) Tivoli
4 12 (3.65%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.13%) SCVMM
5 7 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.22%) XenMobile
7 4 (1.22%) Casper Suite
7 4 (1.22%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.22%) WSUS
8 3 (0.91%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.61%) SCSM
9 2 (0.61%) Sysprep
9 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.30%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.30%) WMI
10 1 (0.30%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 265 (80.55%) Microsoft
2 172 (52.28%) VMware
3 126 (38.30%) Citrix
3 126 (38.30%) Cisco
4 28 (8.51%) Juniper
5 27 (8.21%) NetApp
6 26 (7.90%) Oracle
7 21 (6.38%) SAP
7 21 (6.38%) Symantec
8 19 (5.78%) HP
9 16 (4.86%) Apple
10 15 (4.56%) Dell
10 15 (4.56%) EMC
11 12 (3.65%) CheckPoint
11 12 (3.65%) McAfee
11 12 (3.65%) Mitel
12 11 (3.34%) Open Text
13 10 (3.04%) Sun
13 10 (3.04%) Infor
14 8 (2.43%) Polycom
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ACL Recruitment
Salary: bonus and on-call
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Our IT Deparment
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus overtime
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £45000 - £54000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + on-call + bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago