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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 218 167 188
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +21
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 83 180 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.86% 1.51% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.63% 6.00% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 68 153 131
Average salary £38,250 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £26,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
- -8.52%
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
2286 2999 2655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.59% 25.22% 22.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1974 2450 2351
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 1 September 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 1 September 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.

1 209 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 161 (77.03%) Microsoft
3 150 (71.77%) Windows
4 109 (52.15%) Active Directory
5 97 (46.41%) VMware
6 89 (42.58%) ITIL
7 73 (34.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 71 (33.97%) MCSA
9 65 (31.10%) SQL
10 64 (30.62%) Finance
11 62 (29.67%) Cisco
11 62 (29.67%) MS Excel
12 61 (29.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 58 (27.75%) Windows 7
14 57 (27.27%) MS Office
15 54 (25.84%) Hyper-V
16 53 (25.36%) MCITP
16 53 (25.36%) Citrix
17 51 (24.40%) Cisco Certification
17 51 (24.40%) SQL Server
18 50 (23.92%) MCP
19 46 (22.01%) DNS
19 46 (22.01%) TCP/IP
20 43 (20.57%) MS Exchange
21 42 (20.10%) DHCP
21 42 (20.10%) Windows Server 2012
22 40 (19.14%) Linux
22 40 (19.14%) SAN
23 39 (18.66%) CCNA
24 36 (17.22%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 43 (20.57%) MS Exchange
2 32 (15.31%) SharePoint
3 26 (12.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (7.66%) IIS
6 13 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (4.78%) Lync
7 10 (4.78%) Tomcat
8 7 (3.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.44%) Apache
9 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.96%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.96%) CMS
10 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 62 (29.67%) MS Excel
2 57 (27.27%) MS Office
3 4 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.44%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.48%) MS Project
5 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (3.83%) SAP Business One
2 3 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.48%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.66%) Office 365
2 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.44%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.44%) Symantec.cloud
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (22.01%) TCP/IP
1 46 (22.01%) DNS
2 42 (20.10%) DHCP
3 40 (19.14%) SAN
4 33 (15.79%) LAN
5 30 (14.35%) WAN
5 30 (14.35%) Firewall
6 13 (6.22%) VLAN
7 12 (5.74%) Internet
7 12 (5.74%) NAS
7 12 (5.74%) VPN
8 10 (4.78%) MPLS
8 10 (4.78%) Wireless
8 10 (4.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (3.83%) iSCSI
9 8 (3.83%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (2.87%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (2.39%) Network Security
11 5 (2.39%) VoIP
12 4 (1.91%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (24.40%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (5.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.91%) MySQL
5 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.48%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 13 (6.22%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.48%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.48%) MSTest
General
1 64 (30.62%) Finance
2 24 (11.48%) Banking
3 16 (7.66%) Financial Institution
4 15 (7.18%) Legal
5 14 (6.70%) Front Office
5 14 (6.70%) Investment Banking
5 14 (6.70%) Telecoms
6 11 (5.26%) Advertising
7 10 (4.78%) Retail
8 9 (4.31%) Marketing
9 4 (1.91%) Law
10 3 (1.44%) Back Office
11 2 (0.96%) Publishing
11 2 (0.96%) Games
12 1 (0.48%) Electronics
12 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (21.05%) Analyst
2 30 (14.35%) Support Analyst
3 29 (13.88%) Support Engineer
4 27 (12.92%) Desktop Support
5 22 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (10.05%) Consultant
7 20 (9.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (7.66%) Administrator
8 16 (7.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 16 (7.66%) Desktop Analyst
9 15 (7.18%) Technical Consultant
10 14 (6.70%) Technical Support
11 12 (5.74%) Linux Administrator
12 10 (4.78%) Systems Administrator
13 9 (4.31%) Team Leader
13 9 (4.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 8 (3.83%) Microsoft Consultant
14 8 (3.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 8 (3.83%) Technical Support Consultant
14 8 (3.83%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.13%) .NET
2 9 (4.31%) ASP.NET
3 8 (3.83%) CSS
3 8 (3.83%) HTML
4 6 (2.87%) WPF
5 4 (1.91%) Web Services
6 3 (1.44%) XHTML
6 3 (1.44%) Ajax
6 3 (1.44%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.44%) jQuery
7 1 (0.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.88%) Blackberry
1 29 (13.88%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (12.92%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.66%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.78%) FlexPod
4 10 (4.78%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (3.83%) Private Cloud
6 7 (3.35%) EqualLogic
7 6 (2.87%) Replication
8 5 (2.39%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.39%) iPhone
9 4 (1.91%) Statistics
9 4 (1.91%) PMI
10 3 (1.44%) Handset
10 3 (1.44%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.44%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.44%) Data Extraction
10 3 (1.44%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.96%) HP Storage
11 2 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 150 (71.77%) Windows
2 61 (29.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (27.75%) Windows 7
4 42 (20.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (19.14%) Linux
6 32 (15.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (6.70%) Windows 8
8 10 (4.78%) Debian
9 7 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.44%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.96%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.96%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.96%) VMS
12 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.48%) Android
12 1 (0.48%) CentOS
12 1 (0.48%) UNIX
12 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (42.58%) ITIL
2 30 (14.35%) Service Management
3 20 (9.57%) Service Delivery
3 20 (9.57%) Business Continuity
4 18 (8.61%) Information Security
5 14 (6.70%) Business Continuity Management
6 13 (6.22%) Mentoring
7 12 (5.74%) PRINCE2
8 11 (5.26%) Security Management
8 11 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 11 (5.26%) Problem Management
8 11 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (5.26%) Capacity Management
9 10 (4.78%) Information Security Management
9 10 (4.78%) CRM
10 9 (4.31%) ERP
10 9 (4.31%) ITSM
10 9 (4.31%) Change Management
11 8 (3.83%) Project Management
11 8 (3.83%) Direct Marketing
Programming Languages
1 65 (31.10%) SQL
2 14 (6.70%) C#
3 11 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 10 (4.78%) VBScript
5 6 (2.87%) VBA
6 4 (1.91%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.48%) C
8 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.48%) Python
8 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 209 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (33.97%) MCSA
3 53 (25.36%) MCITP
4 51 (24.40%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (23.92%) MCP
6 39 (18.66%) CCNA
7 34 (16.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 25 (11.96%) Degree
9 24 (11.48%) MCTS
10 20 (9.57%) CCNP
11 11 (5.26%) CCA
11 11 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (4.78%) CCDP
12 10 (4.78%) CISM
13 9 (4.31%) CISSP
14 8 (3.83%) Security Cleared
15 6 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (2.87%) CCIE
15 6 (2.87%) MOS
16 5 (2.39%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (17.22%) SLA
2 5 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.44%) BS7799
3 3 (1.44%) BS25999
4 2 (0.96%) QA
5 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 109 (52.15%) Active Directory
2 73 (34.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (25.84%) Hyper-V
4 21 (10.05%) VMware ESX
5 11 (5.26%) XenApp
5 11 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.83%) vCloud
7 7 (3.35%) vSphere
8 6 (2.87%) VMware Server
8 6 (2.87%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.44%) Xen
10 2 (0.96%) Firmware
10 2 (0.96%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.96%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.48%) NFS
11 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (10.05%) Backup Exec
1 21 (10.05%) SCCM
2 15 (7.18%) SCOM
3 12 (5.74%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (4.31%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.44%) Nagios
5 3 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.96%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.96%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.96%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.96%) Ansible
6 2 (0.96%) vMotion
7 1 (0.48%) WSUS
7 1 (0.48%) OpenView
7 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.48%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 161 (77.03%) Microsoft
2 97 (46.41%) VMware
3 62 (29.67%) Cisco
4 53 (25.36%) Citrix
5 20 (9.57%) NetApp
6 19 (9.09%) HP
7 16 (7.66%) Symantec
8 14 (6.70%) ServiceNow
9 13 (6.22%) Red Hat
10 12 (5.74%) Dell
10 12 (5.74%) Oracle
11 11 (5.26%) CheckPoint
12 10 (4.78%) SAP
13 9 (4.31%) Avaya
13 9 (4.31%) Apple
14 8 (3.83%) Sun
14 8 (3.83%) McAfee
14 8 (3.83%) EMC
14 8 (3.83%) Infor
15 6 (2.87%) SonicWALL
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