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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 189 119 156
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +37
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 77 242 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.14% 2.37% 1.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.34% 9.42% 6.91%
Number of salaries quoted 69 211 160
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%
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
1774 2570 2547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 26.23% 25.14% 24.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1588 2208 2162
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £32,500 £31,975
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 14 February 2016.

MCSE Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 164 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 115 (70.12%) Windows
4 103 (62.80%) Active Directory
5 84 (51.22%) VMware
6 83 (50.61%) MCSA
7 77 (46.95%) Windows Server
8 75 (45.73%) ITIL
9 60 (36.59%) MS Excel
10 54 (32.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 53 (32.32%) MCITP
12 50 (30.49%) SQL Server
13 49 (29.88%) Windows Server 2012
14 47 (28.66%) Cisco Certification
15 44 (26.83%) MCP
16 43 (26.22%) MS Exchange
17 42 (25.61%) Citrix
18 41 (25.00%) MCTS
19 40 (24.39%) CCNA
19 40 (24.39%) Cisco
19 40 (24.39%) Linux
20 39 (23.78%) MS Office
20 39 (23.78%) SQL
20 39 (23.78%) VMware Infrastructure
21 38 (23.17%) Finance
22 37 (22.56%) Firewall
23 36 (21.95%) TCP/IP
23 36 (21.95%) VPN
24 33 (20.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 32 (19.51%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 43 (26.22%) MS Exchange
2 26 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 26 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (13.41%) SharePoint
4 11 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (4.88%) Skype for Business
6 7 (4.27%) IIS
7 5 (3.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.83%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.61%) Apache
9 1 (0.61%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 60 (36.59%) MS Excel
2 39 (23.78%) MS Office
3 6 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.61%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.71%) Office 365
2 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.61%) IaaS
4 1 (0.61%) PaaS
4 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (22.56%) Firewall
2 36 (21.95%) TCP/IP
2 36 (21.95%) VPN
3 32 (19.51%) LAN
4 31 (18.90%) DNS
5 30 (18.29%) DHCP
6 24 (14.63%) WAN
7 18 (10.98%) SAN
8 15 (9.15%) VLAN
9 12 (7.32%) VoIP
10 10 (6.10%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (6.10%) Internet
10 10 (6.10%) NAS
11 9 (5.49%) NetScaler
12 8 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (4.27%) iSCSI
13 7 (4.27%) Wireless
14 6 (3.66%) IP Telephony
15 5 (3.05%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (3.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (30.49%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (10.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (7.32%) MySQL
5 12 (7.32%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.83%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.83%) Big Data
7 3 (1.83%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (23.17%) Finance
2 11 (6.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.05%) Advertising
3 5 (3.05%) Back Office
4 4 (2.44%) Banking
4 4 (2.44%) Games
4 4 (2.44%) Marketing
5 2 (1.22%) French Language
5 2 (1.22%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Law
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (20.12%) Analyst
2 30 (18.29%) Administrator
3 25 (15.24%) Support Engineer
4 24 (14.63%) Support Analyst
5 19 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (10.98%) IT Engineer
7 17 (10.37%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (9.15%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (8.54%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (8.54%) DBA
9 14 (8.54%) SQL DBA
9 14 (8.54%) SQL Server DBA
10 13 (7.93%) Linux Administrator
10 13 (7.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 13 (7.93%) Server Engineer
11 12 (7.32%) Server Administrator
12 11 (6.71%) IT Support
12 11 (6.71%) Windows Engineer
13 10 (6.10%) Desktop Support
13 10 (6.10%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.66%) .NET
2 4 (2.44%) Web Services
3 3 (1.83%) Java EE
3 3 (1.83%) STL
3 3 (1.83%) WSH
4 2 (1.22%) HTML
4 2 (1.22%) MDX
4 2 (1.22%) Middleware
4 2 (1.22%) SOAP
4 2 (1.22%) XML
5 1 (0.61%) LAMP
5 1 (0.61%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.76%) Blackberry
1 16 (9.76%) Clustering
2 14 (8.54%) Data Centre
3 13 (7.93%) Replication
4 12 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.10%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.88%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.05%) EqualLogic
7 5 (3.05%) Fat Client
7 5 (3.05%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.44%) EPoS
8 4 (2.44%) iPhone
9 3 (1.83%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.83%) iPad
9 3 (1.83%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.83%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.22%) Cybercrime
10 2 (1.22%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (1.22%) User Experience
10 2 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 115 (70.12%) Windows
2 77 (46.95%) Windows Server
3 54 (32.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (29.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (24.39%) Linux
6 30 (18.29%) Windows 7
7 18 (10.98%) Windows 8
8 10 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (4.27%) Android
10 6 (3.66%) Apple iOS
11 5 (3.05%) Windows Phone
12 4 (2.44%) CentOS
12 4 (2.44%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.44%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.22%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.61%) Debian
14 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (45.73%) ITIL
2 17 (10.37%) Problem Management
3 13 (7.93%) Data Protection
4 12 (7.32%) Database Theory
4 12 (7.32%) Information Security
4 12 (7.32%) Relational Database Theory
5 11 (6.71%) Service Management
6 10 (6.10%) ITIL V3
7 9 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.49%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (4.88%) Incident Management
8 8 (4.88%) Mentoring
8 8 (4.88%) PRINCE2
8 8 (4.88%) SDLC
8 8 (4.88%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (4.27%) Time Management
10 6 (3.66%) CRM
10 6 (3.66%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 39 (23.78%) SQL
2 19 (11.59%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.27%) C
3 7 (4.27%) C#
4 5 (3.05%) VB
4 5 (3.05%) VBScript
5 4 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.83%) C++
6 3 (1.83%) Java
6 3 (1.83%) Objective-C
6 3 (1.83%) sed
7 1 (0.61%) AWK
7 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 164 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (50.61%) MCSA
3 53 (32.32%) MCITP
4 47 (28.66%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (26.83%) MCP
6 41 (25.00%) MCTS
7 40 (24.39%) CCNA
8 33 (20.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (11.59%) Degree
10 12 (7.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 12 (7.32%) MCDBA
11 11 (6.71%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (6.10%) CCA
12 10 (6.10%) CCNP
13 9 (5.49%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (4.27%) MCDST
15 4 (2.44%) Security Cleared
15 4 (2.44%) VCP5
16 3 (1.83%) CCENT
16 3 (1.83%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.98%) SLA
2 12 (7.32%) Solvency II
3 8 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (4.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 103 (62.80%) Active Directory
2 39 (23.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (14.02%) Hyper-V
3 23 (14.02%) vSphere
4 18 (10.98%) XenApp
5 17 (10.37%) VMware ESX
6 12 (7.32%) XenDesktop
7 11 (6.71%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.44%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.83%) XenServer
10 2 (1.22%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.61%) NFS
11 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.61%) UAG
11 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (10.37%) SCCM
2 14 (8.54%) Tivoli
3 10 (6.10%) SCOM
4 9 (5.49%) WSUS
5 7 (4.27%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.22%) DameWare
6 2 (1.22%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.22%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.61%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.61%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.61%) vMotion
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 123 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 84 (51.22%) VMware
3 42 (25.61%) Citrix
4 40 (24.39%) Cisco
5 21 (12.80%) HP
6 15 (9.15%) Dell
7 10 (6.10%) Avaya
8 7 (4.27%) NetApp
9 6 (3.66%) Apple
9 6 (3.66%) SolarWinds
10 5 (3.05%) Oracle
10 5 (3.05%) Symantec
11 4 (2.44%) EMC
11 4 (2.44%) LANDesk
11 4 (2.44%) Mitel
11 4 (2.44%) Veeam
11 4 (2.44%) Wyse
12 3 (1.83%) CommVault
12 3 (1.83%) MobileIron
12 3 (1.83%) SonicWALL
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