The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 189 171 189
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1643 1688 1609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.54% 1.66% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.65% 6.25% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1418 1403 1418
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
MCSE
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29079 27016 30725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.21% 26.58% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 23170 22290 25824
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCSE
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the England region.

MCSE Salary Trend in England

MCSE
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

MCSE Salary Histogram in England

MCSE
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -4 641 £42,500 - 57
South East -13 453 £40,000 - 48
Yorkshire -10 122 £30,000 -16.08% 13
West Midlands +1 120 £36,750 -14.53% 13
East of England -9 89 £40,000 +6.66% 8
North West -24 88 £33,250 -11.33% 25
South West -31 87 £35,000 -11.39% 15
East Midlands -4 70 £37,500 -11.76% 4
North East -17 9 £47,500 +18.75% 4
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 3380 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2600 (76.92%) Windows
3 2400 (71.01%) Microsoft
4 1734 (51.30%) VMware
5 1680 (49.70%) Active Directory
6 1358 (40.18%) MCITP
7 1312 (38.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 1260 (37.28%) MS Exchange
9 1218 (36.04%) MS Excel
10 1139 (33.70%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1082 (32.01%) MCSA
12 1066 (31.54%) Citrix
13 1020 (30.18%) ITIL
14 945 (27.96%) Cisco Certification
15 941 (27.84%) Cisco
16 845 (25.00%) CCNA
17 814 (24.08%) MCP
18 804 (23.79%) SAN
19 767 (22.69%) SQL Server
19 767 (22.69%) Windows Server 2012
20 737 (21.80%) Firewall
21 724 (21.42%) DNS
21 724 (21.42%) Windows Server 2003
22 704 (20.83%) Hyper-V
23 628 (18.58%) Exchange Server 2010
24 621 (18.37%) SQL
25 601 (17.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 585 (17.31%) Windows 7
27 564 (16.69%) TCP/IP
28 537 (15.89%) DHCP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 1260 (37.28%) MS Exchange
2 628 (18.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 489 (14.47%) SharePoint
4 420 (12.43%) Lync
5 413 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 368 (10.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 306 (9.05%) IIS
8 232 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 198 (5.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 102 (3.02%) SharePoint 2010
11 86 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 51 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2000
13 50 (1.48%) Office Communications Server
14 44 (1.30%) Lotus Domino
15 42 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
16 39 (1.15%) Apache
17 31 (0.92%) Tomcat
18 23 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
19 16 (0.47%) IBM Notes
20 14 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1218 (36.04%) MS Excel
2 482 (14.26%) MS Office
3 31 (0.92%) InfoPath
4 23 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.27%) PowerPivot
7 7 (0.21%) Mingle
8 4 (0.12%) SPSS
8 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.12%) MS Project
9 3 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.089%) FastStats
10 2 (0.059%) Maya
10 2 (0.059%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.059%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.030%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 46 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.33%) assyst
5 10 (0.30%) SAP Business One
6 7 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.089%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.089%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.089%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 2 (0.059%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.030%) Sage 50
10 1 (0.030%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.030%) Exchequer
10 1 (0.030%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 262 (7.75%) Office 365
2 160 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (0.92%) IaaS
4 29 (0.86%) SaaS
5 22 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.41%) Google Apps
8 9 (0.27%) PaaS
9 7 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 804 (23.79%) SAN
2 737 (21.80%) Firewall
3 724 (21.42%) DNS
4 564 (16.69%) TCP/IP
5 537 (15.89%) DHCP
6 387 (11.45%) WAN
7 382 (11.30%) LAN
8 322 (9.53%) VPN
9 176 (5.21%) Internet
10 170 (5.03%) VoIP
11 144 (4.26%) NAS
12 125 (3.70%) Unified Communications
13 114 (3.37%) Wireless
14 113 (3.34%) VLAN
15 91 (2.69%) Network Security
16 87 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
17 77 (2.28%) NetScaler
18 76 (2.25%) iSCSI
19 71 (2.10%) MPLS
20 70 (2.07%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 767 (22.69%) SQL Server
2 161 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 94 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 75 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 69 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 59 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 56 (1.66%) MySQL
8 41 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 31 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
10 25 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
12 15 (0.44%) Relational Database
13 14 (0.41%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.30%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.27%) OLAP
17 8 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (0.24%) QlikView
18 7 (0.21%) RavenDB
18 7 (0.21%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 34 (1.01%) Visual Studio
2 15 (0.44%) MSI
3 12 (0.36%) Selenium
3 12 (0.36%) FogBugz
4 11 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (0.30%) Subversion
6 8 (0.24%) InstallShield
6 8 (0.24%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.21%) MSTest
7 7 (0.21%) NUnit
7 7 (0.21%) TeamCity
7 7 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.18%) Metasploit
9 5 (0.15%) AdminStudio
10 4 (0.12%) WiX
10 4 (0.12%) MSBuild
10 4 (0.12%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.059%) Dreamweaver
12 1 (0.030%) RequisitePro
General
1 383 (11.33%) Finance
2 108 (3.20%) Telecoms
3 80 (2.37%) Legal
4 78 (2.31%) Law
5 41 (1.21%) Banking
6 38 (1.12%) Marketing
7 37 (1.09%) Retail
7 37 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 29 (0.86%) Advertising
9 14 (0.41%) Back Office
9 14 (0.41%) Electronics
9 14 (0.41%) German Language
10 13 (0.38%) French Language
10 13 (0.38%) Billing
11 10 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.30%) Games
12 9 (0.27%) Publishing
13 7 (0.21%) Italian Language
14 6 (0.18%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 546 (16.15%) Support Engineer
2 488 (14.44%) Analyst
3 447 (13.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 380 (11.24%) Consultant
5 283 (8.37%) 3rd Line Support
6 244 (7.22%) Support Analyst
7 229 (6.78%) Administrator
8 220 (6.51%) Architect
9 197 (5.83%) IT Support
10 171 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
11 154 (4.56%) Technical Support
12 134 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
13 129 (3.82%) Server Engineer
14 115 (3.40%) Technical Consultant
14 115 (3.40%) Service Analyst
15 112 (3.31%) Server Support
16 109 (3.22%) Microsoft Consultant
17 106 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 105 (3.11%) Service Desk Analyst
19 97 (2.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (3.67%) .NET
2 62 (1.83%) HTML
3 61 (1.80%) ASP.NET
4 42 (1.24%) Web Services
5 36 (1.07%) Application Packaging
6 32 (0.95%) CSS
7 31 (0.92%) Software Packaging
7 31 (0.92%) HTML5
8 29 (0.86%) XML
9 27 (0.80%) jQuery
10 23 (0.68%) LAMP
11 21 (0.62%) WCF
12 20 (0.59%) .NET Framework
13 15 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (0.44%) Ajax
14 12 (0.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (0.30%) Silverlight
16 9 (0.27%) WPF
16 9 (0.27%) Middleware
16 9 (0.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 282 (8.34%) Blackberry
2 265 (7.84%) Clustering
3 262 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
4 166 (4.91%) Management Information System
5 92 (2.72%) Thin Client
5 92 (2.72%) Fat Client
6 74 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 43 (1.27%) EqualLogic
8 42 (1.24%) Replication
9 41 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
10 39 (1.15%) iPhone
11 34 (1.01%) PKI
12 32 (0.95%) Client/Server
13 25 (0.74%) SecurID
14 24 (0.71%) Hedge funds
15 22 (0.65%) Open Source
15 22 (0.65%) LIMS
16 21 (0.62%) Statistics
17 20 (0.59%) iPad
18 18 (0.53%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2600 (76.92%) Windows
2 1312 (38.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 767 (22.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 724 (21.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 585 (17.31%) Windows 7
6 404 (11.95%) Linux
7 343 (10.15%) Windows XP
8 261 (7.72%) Windows 8
9 145 (4.29%) UNIX
10 138 (4.08%) Windows Vista
11 77 (2.28%) Mac OS X
11 77 (2.28%) Windows 2000 Server
12 70 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 64 (1.89%) Android
14 39 (1.15%) Windows 2000
15 36 (1.07%) Solaris
16 32 (0.95%) Windows Phone
17 29 (0.86%) VMS
18 27 (0.80%) Windows Phone 8
18 27 (0.80%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1020 (30.18%) ITIL
2 223 (6.60%) Project Management
3 207 (6.12%) Migration
4 179 (5.30%) Service Delivery
5 178 (5.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 157 (4.64%) Problem Management
7 147 (4.35%) Load Balancing
8 143 (4.23%) Change Management
9 139 (4.11%) Mentoring
10 136 (4.02%) PRINCE2
11 134 (3.96%) Service Management
12 107 (3.17%) Change Control
13 98 (2.90%) Incident Management
14 94 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
15 92 (2.72%) Configuration Management
15 92 (2.72%) Root Cause Analysis
16 86 (2.54%) Performance Tuning
17 71 (2.10%) CRM
18 70 (2.07%) Business Continuity
19 65 (1.92%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 621 (18.37%) SQL
2 220 (6.51%) PowerShell
3 75 (2.22%) VBScript
4 63 (1.86%) C#
5 49 (1.45%) T-SQL
6 42 (1.24%) VB
7 40 (1.18%) C
8 32 (0.95%) JavaScript
9 21 (0.62%) Perl
9 21 (0.62%) Java
10 13 (0.38%) C++
11 12 (0.36%) VB.NET
11 12 (0.36%) Python
12 11 (0.33%) VBA
13 10 (0.30%) PHP
14 9 (0.27%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.24%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.12%) AppleScript
16 4 (0.12%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.089%) R
Qualifications
1 3380 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1358 (40.18%) MCITP
3 1082 (32.01%) MCSA
4 945 (27.96%) Cisco Certification
5 845 (25.00%) CCNA
6 814 (24.08%) MCP
7 601 (17.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 505 (14.94%) Degree
9 478 (14.14%) MCTS
10 317 (9.38%) Citrix Certification
11 247 (7.31%) CCA
12 241 (7.13%) CCNP
13 158 (4.67%) Security Cleared
14 126 (3.73%) SC Cleared
15 116 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
16 97 (2.87%) VCAP
17 74 (2.19%) CCEE
18 62 (1.83%) A+ Certification
19 55 (1.63%) CISSP
20 52 (1.54%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 270 (7.99%) SLA
2 58 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (1.36%) QA
4 34 (1.01%) ISO 9001
5 18 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.18%) COBIT
8 1 (0.030%) Section 508
8 1 (0.030%) BS7799
8 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.030%) GMP
8 1 (0.030%) GLP
8 1 (0.030%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1680 (49.70%) Active Directory
2 1139 (33.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 704 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 298 (8.82%) XenApp
5 293 (8.67%) vSphere
6 189 (5.59%) XenDesktop
7 162 (4.79%) VMware ESX
8 96 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
9 92 (2.72%) XenServer
10 76 (2.25%) UAG
11 74 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 62 (1.83%) Forefront TMG
13 60 (1.78%) ISA Server
14 40 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 39 (1.15%) Terminal Services
16 31 (0.92%) vCloud
17 19 (0.56%) VMware Server
18 17 (0.50%) Xen
18 17 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
19 16 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 395 (11.69%) SCCM
2 214 (6.33%) SCOM
3 207 (6.12%) Backup Exec
4 73 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
5 63 (1.86%) SCVMM
6 53 (1.57%) NetBackup
7 37 (1.09%) WSUS
8 34 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
9 32 (0.95%) SCOrch
10 31 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 30 (0.89%) SCDPM
12 28 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 27 (0.80%) SCSM
13 27 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
14 24 (0.71%) Tivoli
15 18 (0.53%) HP SIM
16 17 (0.50%) XenMobile
16 17 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 13 (0.38%) Nagios
17 13 (0.38%) MIIS
Vendors
1 2400 (71.01%) Microsoft
2 1734 (51.30%) VMware
3 1066 (31.54%) Citrix
4 941 (27.84%) Cisco
5 493 (14.59%) HP
6 260 (7.69%) Symantec
7 258 (7.63%) NetApp
8 205 (6.07%) Apple
9 196 (5.80%) Dell
10 170 (5.03%) EMC
11 156 (4.62%) Juniper
12 152 (4.50%) Avaya
13 119 (3.52%) Oracle
14 112 (3.31%) IBM
15 100 (2.96%) Veeam
16 86 (2.54%) CheckPoint
17 82 (2.43%) McAfee
18 80 (2.37%) Red Hat
19 57 (1.69%) Mitel
20 55 (1.63%) F5
Runcorn, Cheshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary + bonus + company car
Posted: 1 hour ago
Essex
OCS Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Life Assurance
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25870 per annum + £1,200 DV Clearance allowance
Posted: 5 hours ago
Herefordshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £18300 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits+training opportunities
Posted: 22 hours ago
Tyneside
Gem Partnership
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + Overtime + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus on call, overtime and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Exponential-e
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Our IT Deparment
Salary: Up to £40 per annum Plus overtime
Posted: Yesterday