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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 248 186 195
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1276 1697 1543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.35% 1.74% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.86% 6.31% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1143 1494 1276
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,650 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
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
26262 26907 26043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.74% 27.59% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 21288 21644 20712
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -81 487 £42,500 - 70
South East -67 307 £42,500 +6.25% 41
East of England +29 119 £34,000 -4.22% 13
South West -4 103 £35,000 - 10
North West -1 89 £33,000 -8.33% 15
West Midlands -17 78 £40,000 +25.98% 15
East Midlands +21 46 £28,000 -17.03% 6
Yorkshire -60 31 £45,000 +38.46% 7
North East -12 5 £20,000 -37.00% 1
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2709 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1949 (71.95%) Windows
3 1942 (71.69%) Microsoft
4 1403 (51.79%) Active Directory
5 1391 (51.35%) VMware
6 1255 (46.33%) Windows Server
7 992 (36.62%) MCSA
8 886 (32.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 858 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 858 (31.67%) MS Exchange
10 848 (31.30%) Cisco
11 833 (30.75%) MCITP
12 824 (30.42%) ITIL
12 824 (30.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 791 (29.20%) Cisco Certification
14 767 (28.31%) MS Excel
15 706 (26.06%) CCNA
16 704 (25.99%) Firewall
17 669 (24.70%) SQL Server
18 642 (23.70%) Hyper-V
19 640 (23.62%) Citrix
20 579 (21.37%) MCP
21 559 (20.63%) DNS
22 538 (19.86%) SQL
23 530 (19.56%) SAN
24 516 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 468 (17.28%) Linux
26 461 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2010
27 459 (16.94%) TCP/IP
28 415 (15.32%) DHCP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 858 (31.67%) MS Exchange
2 461 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 367 (13.55%) Lync
4 348 (12.85%) SharePoint
5 327 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 266 (9.82%) IIS
7 165 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 112 (4.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 107 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2003
10 90 (3.32%) Apache Pig
11 54 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
12 51 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2000
13 41 (1.51%) Office Communications Server
14 32 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
15 30 (1.11%) Apache
16 28 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
17 22 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
18 20 (0.74%) Tomcat
19 14 (0.52%) SAS
20 13 (0.48%) Moodle
Applications
1 767 (28.31%) MS Excel
2 382 (14.10%) MS Office
3 18 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.59%) PowerPivot
5 14 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.33%) MS Project
7 7 (0.26%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.037%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 41 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
4 9 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.15%) Eikon
7 3 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.074%) SAP CCM
8 2 (0.074%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.037%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.037%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.037%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.037%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 401 (14.80%) Office 365
2 250 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (1.62%) IaaS
5 27 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (0.74%) PaaS
6 20 (0.74%) SaaS
7 14 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.26%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.18%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.11%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (0.11%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.11%) Symantec.cloud
12 2 (0.074%) GitHub
12 2 (0.074%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.074%) Yammer
13 1 (0.037%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.037%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 704 (25.99%) Firewall
2 559 (20.63%) DNS
3 530 (19.56%) SAN
4 459 (16.94%) TCP/IP
5 415 (15.32%) DHCP
6 404 (14.91%) LAN
7 389 (14.36%) WAN
8 362 (13.36%) VPN
9 145 (5.35%) VoIP
10 125 (4.61%) NAS
11 109 (4.02%) VLAN
12 103 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
13 100 (3.69%) Internet
14 99 (3.65%) MPLS
15 94 (3.47%) Wireless
16 80 (2.95%) Network Security
17 73 (2.69%) iSCSI
18 72 (2.66%) Skype
19 68 (2.51%) Unified Communications
20 67 (2.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 669 (24.70%) SQL Server
2 214 (7.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 151 (5.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 102 (3.77%) Big Data
5 97 (3.58%) Hadoop
6 95 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 94 (3.47%) Apache Hive
8 76 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 67 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 53 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 52 (1.92%) MySQL
12 37 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
13 35 (1.29%) Relational Database
14 28 (1.03%) Oracle Database
15 22 (0.81%) NoSQL
16 21 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 14 (0.52%) Power BI
18 13 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
19 12 (0.44%) MS Access
19 12 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (1.07%) Visual Studio
2 18 (0.66%) JIRA
2 18 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (0.30%) Subversion
4 4 (0.15%) Metasploit
4 4 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.15%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.11%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.11%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.074%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.074%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.074%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.074%) Moq
6 2 (0.074%) NSubstitute
6 2 (0.074%) NUnit
6 2 (0.074%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.074%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.074%) Selenium
6 2 (0.074%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.074%) Toad
General
1 321 (11.85%) Finance
2 167 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 72 (2.66%) Retail
4 48 (1.77%) Law
5 46 (1.70%) Banking
6 39 (1.44%) Legal
6 39 (1.44%) Marketing
7 33 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 33 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 30 (1.11%) Games
9 25 (0.92%) Advertising
10 18 (0.66%) Spanish Language
11 17 (0.63%) Back Office
12 16 (0.59%) Publishing
13 11 (0.41%) French Language
14 10 (0.37%) Electronics
15 9 (0.33%) German Language
16 8 (0.30%) Dutch Language
16 8 (0.30%) Italian Language
17 7 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 488 (18.01%) Support Engineer
2 370 (13.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 333 (12.29%) Analyst
4 331 (12.22%) Consultant
5 249 (9.19%) 3rd Line Support
6 238 (8.79%) Windows Engineer
7 207 (7.64%) Administrator
8 206 (7.60%) IT Engineer
9 191 (7.05%) IT Support
10 189 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 189 (6.98%) Support Analyst
11 159 (5.87%) Systems Administrator
12 156 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 151 (5.57%) Server Support
14 121 (4.47%) Windows Support Engineer
15 119 (4.39%) Architect
16 111 (4.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 110 (4.06%) Exchange Engineer
18 109 (4.02%) IT Support Engineer
19 100 (3.69%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (3.40%) Java EE
2 86 (3.17%) STL
3 74 (2.73%) .NET
4 52 (1.92%) Web Services
5 30 (1.11%) HTML
6 29 (1.07%) Middleware
7 25 (0.92%) CSS
8 23 (0.85%) ASP.NET
9 20 (0.74%) MDX
10 19 (0.70%) XML
11 18 (0.66%) COM
11 18 (0.66%) LAMP
12 10 (0.37%) HTML5
12 10 (0.37%) MSMQ
13 8 (0.30%) jQuery
14 7 (0.26%) WSH
15 6 (0.22%) .NET Framework
15 6 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (0.22%) Software Packaging
15 6 (0.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 307 (11.33%) Data Centre
2 240 (8.86%) Clustering
3 177 (6.53%) Blackberry
4 176 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
5 138 (5.09%) Management Information System
6 112 (4.13%) Driving Licence
7 84 (3.10%) Computer Science
7 84 (3.10%) Replication
8 83 (3.06%) Cybercrime
9 60 (2.21%) Private Cloud
10 59 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
11 41 (1.51%) EqualLogic
12 31 (1.14%) HP Storage
13 28 (1.03%) Statistics
14 27 (1.00%) EMC VNX
14 27 (1.00%) HP StoreVirtual
15 26 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
15 26 (0.96%) iPad
15 26 (0.96%) Public Cloud
16 23 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1949 (71.95%) Windows
2 1255 (46.33%) Windows Server
3 858 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 824 (30.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 468 (17.28%) Linux
6 345 (12.74%) Windows 7
7 340 (12.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 256 (9.45%) Windows 8
9 144 (5.32%) Unix
10 135 (4.98%) Android
11 118 (4.36%) Windows XP
12 112 (4.13%) Apple iOS
13 71 (2.62%) Windows 2000 Server
14 67 (2.47%) Mac OS X
14 67 (2.47%) Windows 10
15 47 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 24 (0.89%) Mac OS
17 22 (0.81%) Windows Vista
18 18 (0.66%) CentOS
19 17 (0.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 824 (30.42%) ITIL
2 184 (6.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 166 (6.13%) Presales
4 149 (5.50%) Project Management
5 148 (5.46%) Migration
6 144 (5.32%) Mentoring
7 130 (4.80%) Cybersecurity
8 126 (4.65%) Service Management
9 115 (4.25%) Service Delivery
10 109 (4.02%) Software Engineering
11 108 (3.99%) PRINCE2
12 102 (3.77%) High Availability
12 102 (3.77%) Penetration Testing
13 100 (3.69%) Change Management
13 100 (3.69%) Load Balancing
14 98 (3.62%) Problem Management
15 97 (3.58%) Ethical Hacking
16 94 (3.47%) Reverse Engineering
17 93 (3.43%) Coaching
17 93 (3.43%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 538 (19.86%) SQL
2 247 (9.12%) PowerShell
3 156 (5.76%) C
4 150 (5.54%) C#
5 115 (4.25%) Java
6 96 (3.54%) C++
7 86 (3.17%) Objective-C
8 63 (2.33%) VB
9 58 (2.14%) T-SQL
10 50 (1.85%) VBScript
11 40 (1.48%) Perl
12 38 (1.40%) VBA
13 35 (1.29%) Python
14 33 (1.22%) Bash Shell
15 26 (0.96%) JavaScript
16 20 (0.74%) PL/SQL
17 19 (0.70%) PHP
17 19 (0.70%) Shell Script
18 14 (0.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 10 (0.37%) sed
Qualifications
1 2709 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 992 (36.62%) MCSA
3 833 (30.75%) MCITP
4 791 (29.20%) Cisco Certification
5 706 (26.06%) CCNA
6 579 (21.37%) MCP
7 516 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 366 (13.51%) Degree
9 280 (10.34%) MCTS
10 167 (6.16%) Citrix Certification
11 162 (5.98%) Security Cleared
12 160 (5.91%) CISSP
13 159 (5.87%) CCNP
14 141 (5.20%) CCA
15 97 (3.58%) GIAC
16 96 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
17 95 (3.51%) SANS
17 95 (3.51%) SSCP
18 90 (3.32%) Linux+ Certification
19 65 (2.40%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (6.35%) SLA
2 89 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.44%) COBIT
5 11 (0.41%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.30%) QA
7 7 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.15%) COSO
9 4 (0.15%) HL7
10 2 (0.074%) BS7799
10 2 (0.074%) DICOM
10 2 (0.074%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.074%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.074%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.074%) WCAG
11 1 (0.037%) GPG13
11 1 (0.037%) ISO15022
11 1 (0.037%) ISO20022
System Software
1 1403 (51.79%) Active Directory
2 886 (32.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 642 (23.70%) Hyper-V
4 289 (10.67%) vSphere
5 201 (7.42%) XenApp
6 142 (5.24%) VMware ESX
7 78 (2.88%) XenDesktop
8 67 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
9 53 (1.96%) Terminal Services
10 51 (1.88%) XenServer
11 36 (1.33%) vCloud
12 34 (1.26%) Xen
13 32 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
14 29 (1.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 27 (1.00%) VMware Server
16 22 (0.81%) ISA Server
16 22 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
17 21 (0.78%) UAG
18 17 (0.63%) NFS
18 17 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 263 (9.71%) SCCM
2 191 (7.05%) SCOM
3 148 (5.46%) Backup Exec
4 85 (3.14%) WSUS
5 41 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 34 (1.26%) NetBackup
7 29 (1.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 28 (1.03%) SCVMM
9 26 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
10 23 (0.85%) Windows Intune
11 21 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 19 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
12 19 (0.70%) XenMobile
13 18 (0.66%) AirWatch
13 18 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 18 (0.66%) Tivoli
14 13 (0.48%) Nagios
15 12 (0.44%) WMI
16 11 (0.41%) Kibana
17 10 (0.37%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1942 (71.69%) Microsoft
2 1391 (51.35%) VMware
3 848 (31.30%) Cisco
4 640 (23.62%) Citrix
5 409 (15.10%) HP
6 231 (8.53%) Dell
7 217 (8.01%) NetApp
8 153 (5.65%) Apple
9 147 (5.43%) EMC
10 133 (4.91%) Symantec
11 128 (4.72%) Oracle
12 112 (4.13%) Avaya
13 90 (3.32%) Veeam
14 81 (2.99%) IBM
15 77 (2.84%) CheckPoint
16 72 (2.66%) SolarWinds
17 60 (2.21%) Red Hat
18 59 (2.18%) Intel
19 56 (2.07%) SonicWALL
20 50 (1.85%) 3PAR
Bexley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £43000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 55k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Fuel Card
Posted: 20 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
North London
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum To £55k + Bens (Depending on experie
Posted: Yesterday
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + CAR allowance
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 55,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago