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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 154 183 142
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -41
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 187 155 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.62% 1.31% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.42% 6.02% 7.24%
Number of salaries quoted 159 129 200
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £28,400 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,995 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-9.74% +13.87%
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
2915 2573 3163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.31% 21.76% 25.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2393 2260 2840
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 334 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 261 (78.14%) Microsoft
3 252 (75.45%) Windows
4 182 (54.49%) Active Directory
5 178 (53.29%) VMware
6 150 (44.91%) ITIL
7 137 (41.02%) MCITP
8 135 (40.42%) Citrix
9 121 (36.23%) Cisco
9 121 (36.23%) MCSA
10 116 (34.73%) MS Exchange
11 108 (32.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 104 (31.14%) MS Excel
13 99 (29.64%) SQL
14 92 (27.54%) Cisco Certification
15 88 (26.35%) Finance
16 87 (26.05%) VMware Infrastructure
17 84 (25.15%) SAN
18 79 (23.65%) SQL Server
19 74 (22.16%) MCP
19 74 (22.16%) Firewall
20 70 (20.96%) DNS
21 67 (20.06%) CCNA
21 67 (20.06%) Exchange Server 2010
22 66 (19.76%) Hyper-V
23 64 (19.16%) Linux
24 63 (18.86%) Windows Server 2012
25 60 (17.96%) DHCP
25 60 (17.96%) Degree
26 57 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 116 (34.73%) MS Exchange
2 67 (20.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (17.07%) SharePoint
4 38 (11.38%) Lync
5 29 (8.68%) IIS
5 29 (8.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 26 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (5.69%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (4.79%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (3.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (2.99%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.80%) IBM Notes
13 6 (1.80%) Lotus Domino
14 5 (1.50%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.30%) WorkSite
16 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
16 1 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 104 (31.14%) MS Excel
2 41 (12.28%) MS Office
3 6 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.50%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.60%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (3.59%) SAP Business One
2 6 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.90%) Eikon
4 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.30%) Agresso
5 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.49%) Office 365
2 12 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 84 (25.15%) SAN
2 74 (22.16%) Firewall
3 70 (20.96%) DNS
4 60 (17.96%) DHCP
5 56 (16.77%) LAN
6 55 (16.47%) WAN
7 36 (10.78%) TCP/IP
8 29 (8.68%) VPN
9 21 (6.29%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (5.99%) Internet
11 14 (4.19%) Unified Communications
12 12 (3.59%) NAS
13 11 (3.29%) NetScaler
14 10 (2.99%) VLAN
14 10 (2.99%) VoIP
15 8 (2.40%) SMTP
16 7 (2.10%) Intranet
17 6 (1.80%) DMZ
17 6 (1.80%) Wireshark
17 6 (1.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (23.65%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (5.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (3.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.60%) DB2
9 2 (0.60%) SSDT
9 2 (0.60%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (2.10%) MSI
2 6 (1.80%) Subversion
2 6 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.80%) Metasploit
3 5 (1.50%) WiX
3 5 (1.50%) MSBuild
3 5 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.30%) WATIR
General
1 88 (26.35%) Finance
2 20 (5.99%) Law
3 14 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.89%) Banking
5 10 (2.99%) Legal
6 9 (2.69%) Electronics
6 9 (2.69%) Marketing
7 8 (2.40%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.50%) Advertising
8 5 (1.50%) Billing
9 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Retail
9 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (16.17%) Support Engineer
2 51 (15.27%) Analyst
3 49 (14.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (12.57%) Administrator
5 36 (10.78%) Systems Administrator
6 30 (8.98%) 3rd Line Support
7 28 (8.38%) Consultant
7 28 (8.38%) Technical Support
8 27 (8.08%) Support Analyst
9 19 (5.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 18 (5.39%) Architect
10 18 (5.39%) Technical Consultant
11 17 (5.09%) Linux Administrator
11 17 (5.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 17 (5.09%) IT Support
12 15 (4.49%) Network Engineer
12 15 (4.49%) Server Support
13 14 (4.19%) Server Engineer
14 13 (3.89%) 2nd Line Support
15 12 (3.59%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.29%) .NET
2 13 (3.89%) Web Services
3 7 (2.10%) Software Packaging
4 6 (1.80%) XML
5 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.60%) WCF
5 2 (0.60%) SAML
5 2 (0.60%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.60%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.30%) Ajax
6 1 (0.30%) WPF
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.30%) REST
6 1 (0.30%) COM
6 1 (0.30%) CSS
6 1 (0.30%) DOM
6 1 (0.30%) XSLT
6 1 (0.30%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.87%) Clustering
2 34 (10.18%) Blackberry
3 24 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.99%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.59%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.40%) EqualLogic
6 8 (2.40%) Replication
7 6 (1.80%) DTV
7 6 (1.80%) GIS
7 6 (1.80%) Cryptography
7 6 (1.80%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.80%) iPhone
8 5 (1.50%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.50%) Taxonomies
9 4 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.90%) PMI
11 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.60%) PKI
12 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.30%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 252 (75.45%) Windows
2 108 (32.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (19.16%) Linux
4 63 (18.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (12.28%) Windows 7
7 26 (7.78%) Windows XP
8 18 (5.39%) UNIX
9 15 (4.49%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.80%) Android
11 5 (1.50%) AIX
12 3 (0.90%) CentOS
12 3 (0.90%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.60%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.60%) Solaris
13 2 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.30%) NetWare
14 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (44.91%) ITIL
2 26 (7.78%) Project Management
3 22 (6.59%) Problem Management
4 18 (5.39%) Change Control
4 18 (5.39%) Service Management
4 18 (5.39%) Migration
5 15 (4.49%) ERP
6 14 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (4.19%) Programme Management
7 13 (3.89%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (3.89%) Load Balancing
8 12 (3.59%) Network Management
9 11 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (3.29%) Change Management
9 11 (3.29%) CRM
10 10 (2.99%) Configuration Management
10 10 (2.99%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (2.40%) Information Security
11 8 (2.40%) PRINCE2
12 7 (2.10%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 99 (29.64%) SQL
2 25 (7.49%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.40%) C
3 8 (2.40%) C#
4 7 (2.10%) Perl
5 6 (1.80%) Python
5 6 (1.80%) C++
5 6 (1.80%) Java
6 4 (1.20%) VBScript
6 4 (1.20%) VB
7 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.60%) VBA
8 1 (0.30%) Ada
8 1 (0.30%) Ruby
8 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 334 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 137 (41.02%) MCITP
3 121 (36.23%) MCSA
4 92 (27.54%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (22.16%) MCP
6 67 (20.06%) CCNA
7 60 (17.96%) Degree
8 43 (12.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 40 (11.98%) MCTS
10 32 (9.58%) CCNP
11 18 (5.39%) Citrix Certification
12 16 (4.79%) A+ Certification
13 11 (3.29%) Security Cleared
14 8 (2.40%) SC Cleared
15 7 (2.10%) CCEE
15 7 (2.10%) CCIA
15 7 (2.10%) CISSP
15 7 (2.10%) CCA
15 7 (2.10%) CCSA
16 6 (1.80%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.78%) SLA
2 12 (3.59%) QA
3 9 (2.69%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) Section 508
System Software
1 182 (54.49%) Active Directory
2 87 (26.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (19.76%) Hyper-V
4 40 (11.98%) XenApp
5 38 (11.38%) vSphere
6 25 (7.49%) VMware ESX
7 13 (3.89%) XenDesktop
8 12 (3.59%) XenServer
9 7 (2.10%) UAG
10 6 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.80%) Nmap
11 5 (1.50%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.90%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.90%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.60%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 35 (10.48%) SCCM
2 19 (5.69%) SCOM
3 18 (5.39%) Tivoli
4 13 (3.89%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.10%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.80%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.20%) XenMobile
8 4 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.90%) WSUS
10 2 (0.60%) Sysprep
10 2 (0.60%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.60%) SCSM
11 1 (0.30%) WMI
11 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.30%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.30%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 261 (78.14%) Microsoft
2 178 (53.29%) VMware
3 135 (40.42%) Citrix
4 121 (36.23%) Cisco
5 28 (8.38%) Oracle
6 26 (7.78%) SAP
6 26 (7.78%) NetApp
7 22 (6.59%) Juniper
7 22 (6.59%) Symantec
8 16 (4.79%) Apple
8 16 (4.79%) HP
9 13 (3.89%) Mitel
10 12 (3.59%) Dell
10 12 (3.59%) Sun
10 12 (3.59%) Infor
11 11 (3.29%) EMC
11 11 (3.29%) CheckPoint
11 11 (3.29%) McAfee
12 10 (2.99%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.40%) Open Text
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Posted: 19 hours ago
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Posted: 22 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Roc Search
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People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25500 per annum + £1,966 Inner London Allowance
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
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Bloomberg LP
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + More
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Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + Bonus
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Salary: £35000 - £80000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits and training
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits and training
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