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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 227 204 185
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 79 139 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.75% 1.12% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 4.50% 5.55%
Number of salaries quoted 65 117 140
Average salary £45,000 £47,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +8.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
2502 3090 2686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.79% 24.90% 22.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2134 2536 2366
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 29 July 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 29 July 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.

1 295 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 220 (74.58%) Microsoft
3 208 (70.51%) Windows
4 156 (52.88%) Active Directory
5 138 (46.78%) ITIL
6 122 (41.36%) VMware
7 107 (36.27%) Finance
8 91 (30.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 85 (28.81%) Cisco
10 84 (28.47%) MCSA
11 77 (26.10%) MS Excel
11 77 (26.10%) MCP
12 76 (25.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 75 (25.42%) Windows 7
13 75 (25.42%) Citrix
14 72 (24.41%) MS Exchange
14 72 (24.41%) MCITP
15 71 (24.07%) SQL
16 67 (22.71%) Cisco Certification
17 63 (21.36%) SQL Server
18 62 (21.02%) Hyper-V
19 60 (20.34%) Blackberry
20 58 (19.66%) Linux
21 56 (18.98%) CCNA
21 56 (18.98%) Service Management
22 52 (17.63%) MS Office
22 52 (17.63%) Windows Server 2012
23 51 (17.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 50 (16.95%) SLA
24 50 (16.95%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 72 (24.41%) MS Exchange
2 39 (13.22%) SharePoint
3 38 (12.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (11.19%) IIS
5 24 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (6.44%) Lync
7 19 (6.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (4.07%) Tomcat
9 8 (2.71%) Apache
10 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.34%) CMS
Applications
1 77 (26.10%) MS Excel
2 52 (17.63%) MS Office
3 8 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.36%) MS Project
6 3 (1.02%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (3.39%) SAP Business One
2 6 (2.03%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.68%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.68%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.08%) Office 365
2 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.69%) Symantec.cloud
4 4 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.02%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.68%) SaaS
6 2 (0.68%) IaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (16.95%) SAN
2 49 (16.61%) DNS
3 40 (13.56%) WAN
3 40 (13.56%) DHCP
4 39 (13.22%) TCP/IP
4 39 (13.22%) Firewall
5 30 (10.17%) LAN
6 27 (9.15%) VPN
7 13 (4.41%) VoIP
7 13 (4.41%) MPLS
7 13 (4.41%) iSCSI
8 12 (4.07%) Internet
8 12 (4.07%) VLAN
9 10 (3.39%) Wireless
9 10 (3.39%) Network Security
9 10 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (3.05%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (2.03%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (2.03%) BIG-IP
11 6 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (21.36%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (5.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (4.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.69%) MySQL
8 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.34%) Informix
9 1 (0.34%) MS Access
9 1 (0.34%) DTS
9 1 (0.34%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) MSTest
4 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
General
1 107 (36.27%) Finance
2 44 (14.92%) Banking
3 36 (12.20%) Financial Institution
4 34 (11.53%) Front Office
4 34 (11.53%) Investment Banking
5 19 (6.44%) Advertising
6 15 (5.08%) Legal
7 12 (4.07%) Retail
8 7 (2.37%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.69%) Back Office
10 4 (1.36%) Law
11 2 (0.68%) Publishing
12 1 (0.34%) Games
12 1 (0.34%) Marketing
12 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 81 (27.46%) Analyst
2 61 (20.68%) Support Analyst
3 46 (15.59%) Desktop Support
4 37 (12.54%) Consultant
5 34 (11.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 34 (11.53%) Desktop Analyst
6 33 (11.19%) Support Engineer
7 30 (10.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 26 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (7.80%) Administrator
9 23 (7.80%) Technical Consultant
10 17 (5.76%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
11 15 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
11 15 (5.08%) Microsoft Consultant
12 14 (4.75%) Technical Support
13 13 (4.41%) Team Leader
13 13 (4.41%) Linux Administrator
14 12 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 12 (4.07%) Service Desk Analyst
14 12 (4.07%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.41%) .NET
2 11 (3.73%) ASP.NET
3 8 (2.71%) CSS
3 8 (2.71%) HTML
4 6 (2.03%) WPF
5 5 (1.69%) Web Services
6 3 (1.02%) XHTML
6 3 (1.02%) Ajax
6 3 (1.02%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.02%) jQuery
7 1 (0.34%) WCF
7 1 (0.34%) SAML
7 1 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (20.34%) Blackberry
2 27 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (9.15%) Data Centre
3 21 (7.12%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.08%) Private Cloud
5 13 (4.41%) Replication
6 12 (4.07%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (3.39%) FlexPod
8 7 (2.37%) Statistics
9 6 (2.03%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.69%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.69%) CMDB
10 5 (1.69%) Clustering
10 5 (1.69%) PMI
11 4 (1.36%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.36%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.36%) Handset
11 4 (1.36%) iPhone
11 4 (1.36%) EqualLogic
11 4 (1.36%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 208 (70.51%) Windows
2 76 (25.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (25.42%) Windows 7
4 58 (19.66%) Linux
5 52 (17.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (13.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (6.44%) Debian
8 18 (6.10%) Windows 8
9 17 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (3.39%) Windows XP
11 8 (2.71%) Windows Vista
12 6 (2.03%) CentOS
13 3 (1.02%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.02%) UNIX
14 2 (0.68%) VMS
15 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (46.78%) ITIL
2 56 (18.98%) Service Management
3 46 (15.59%) Service Delivery
4 45 (15.25%) Business Continuity
5 34 (11.53%) Business Continuity Management
6 23 (7.80%) Problem Management
7 19 (6.44%) Incident Management
8 18 (6.10%) Information Security
8 18 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (6.10%) PRINCE2
9 15 (5.08%) Mentoring
10 14 (4.75%) Project Management
11 12 (4.07%) ERP
12 11 (3.73%) ITSM
12 11 (3.73%) Migration
12 11 (3.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (3.39%) Change Control
13 10 (3.39%) Load Balancing
13 10 (3.39%) Capacity Management
13 10 (3.39%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (24.07%) SQL
2 14 (4.75%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.05%) VBScript
4 6 (2.03%) C#
4 6 (2.03%) VBA
5 5 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.02%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.68%) Python
7 2 (0.68%) VB
8 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.34%) C++
8 1 (0.34%) Java
8 1 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 295 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (28.47%) MCSA
3 77 (26.10%) MCP
4 72 (24.41%) MCITP
5 67 (22.71%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (18.98%) CCNA
7 51 (17.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 33 (11.19%) MCTS
9 32 (10.85%) Degree
10 27 (9.15%) Citrix Certification
11 26 (8.81%) CCA
12 21 (7.12%) CCNP
13 11 (3.73%) CISM
14 10 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (3.39%) CCEA
14 10 (3.39%) CISSP
14 10 (3.39%) CCDP
15 8 (2.71%) HND
16 7 (2.37%) MOS
17 6 (2.03%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (16.95%) SLA
2 7 (2.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.02%) BS7799
3 3 (1.02%) BS25999
4 2 (0.68%) COBIT
4 2 (0.68%) QA
5 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 156 (52.88%) Active Directory
2 91 (30.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (21.02%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.12%) XenApp
5 14 (4.75%) XenDesktop
6 12 (4.07%) vSphere
7 9 (3.05%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.71%) Terminal Services
8 8 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.37%) vCloud
9 7 (2.37%) Xen
10 6 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (1.69%) VMware Server
11 5 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.68%) Firmware
12 2 (0.68%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.34%) UAG
Systems Management
1 33 (11.19%) SCCM
2 23 (7.80%) SCOM
3 13 (4.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (3.73%) Tivoli
5 10 (3.39%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.36%) Nagios
8 3 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.02%) Ansible
9 2 (0.68%) vMotion
9 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.68%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.68%) OpenView
9 2 (0.68%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.68%) WSUS
9 2 (0.68%) Puppet
9 2 (0.68%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 220 (74.58%) Microsoft
2 122 (41.36%) VMware
3 85 (28.81%) Cisco
4 75 (25.42%) Citrix
5 35 (11.86%) ServiceNow
6 33 (11.19%) HP
7 23 (7.80%) Oracle
8 21 (7.12%) Symantec
9 19 (6.44%) NetApp
10 18 (6.10%) Red Hat
11 14 (4.75%) CheckPoint
11 14 (4.75%) SAP
12 11 (3.73%) Dell
12 11 (3.73%) Apple
13 10 (3.39%) Sun
13 10 (3.39%) Wyse
13 10 (3.39%) Avaya
13 10 (3.39%) Juniper
13 10 (3.39%) Infor
14 7 (2.37%) F5
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