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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 261 240 197
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -43
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1133 1439 1726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.23% 1.40% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.67% 5.14% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 984 1228 1465
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
24283 27990 29616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.43% 27.20% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 19865 22406 23400
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

MCSE Salary Histogram in England

MCSE
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 387 £45,000 - 49
South East -64 279 £42,500 +10.38% 38
South West +44 117 £37,250 -0.66% 13
Yorkshire +64 112 £26,000 -30.66% 10
West Midlands +11 75 £37,500 - 8
North West -15 64 £35,724 +23.18% 8
East of England -37 63 £45,000 +12.50% 5
East Midlands +7 37 £33,000 -12.00% 4
North East +10 15 £35,000 +27.27%
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 2371 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1799 (75.88%) Windows
3 1663 (70.14%) Microsoft
4 1346 (56.77%) Active Directory
5 1213 (51.16%) VMware
6 1164 (49.09%) Windows Server
7 845 (35.64%) MS Exchange
8 832 (35.09%) ITIL
8 832 (35.09%) MCSA
9 745 (31.42%) VMware Infrastructure
10 739 (31.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 681 (28.72%) Cisco
12 673 (28.38%) MS Excel
13 668 (28.17%) Cisco Certification
14 664 (28.01%) Windows Server 2008
15 660 (27.84%) Citrix
16 595 (25.09%) CCNA
17 588 (24.80%) MCITP
18 544 (22.94%) Hyper-V
19 528 (22.27%) Firewall
20 518 (21.85%) Office 365
21 502 (21.17%) SQL Server
22 462 (19.49%) MCP
23 451 (19.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 408 (17.21%) SAN
25 405 (17.08%) Exchange Server 2010
26 386 (16.28%) MS Office
26 386 (16.28%) WAN
27 384 (16.20%) SQL
28 380 (16.03%) DNS

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 845 (35.64%) MS Exchange
2 405 (17.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 347 (14.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 249 (10.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 247 (10.42%) Skype for Business
6 237 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 165 (6.96%) IIS
8 92 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 46 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 41 (1.73%) Apache
11 40 (1.69%) Tomcat
12 39 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
13 36 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
14 25 (1.05%) Confluence
15 22 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2000
16 19 (0.80%) IBM Notes
17 14 (0.59%) JBoss
17 14 (0.59%) OpenStack
17 14 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
18 11 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 673 (28.38%) MS Excel
2 386 (16.28%) MS Office
3 36 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.46%) MS Project
6 2 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.084%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.084%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.084%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.042%) Revit
Business Applications
1 16 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.13%) Exstream
3 3 (0.13%) Hi Portfolio
4 2 (0.084%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.042%) assyst
5 1 (0.042%) Eikon
5 1 (0.042%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.042%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 518 (21.85%) Office 365
2 276 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (2.07%) IaaS
5 33 (1.39%) OneDrive
6 30 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (0.89%) PaaS
9 20 (0.84%) SaaS
10 9 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.21%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.17%) Yammer
14 2 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.084%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.084%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.084%) GitHub
14 2 (0.084%) Nimbula
15 1 (0.042%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.042%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 528 (22.27%) Firewall
2 408 (17.21%) SAN
3 386 (16.28%) WAN
4 380 (16.03%) DNS
5 378 (15.94%) LAN
6 339 (14.30%) DHCP
7 262 (11.05%) TCP/IP
8 252 (10.63%) VPN
9 124 (5.23%) VoIP
10 111 (4.68%) Cisco ASA
11 99 (4.18%) NAS
12 93 (3.92%) Internet
12 93 (3.92%) VLAN
13 78 (3.29%) Network Security
13 78 (3.29%) Skype
14 73 (3.08%) iSCSI
15 70 (2.95%) Remote Desktop
16 58 (2.45%) NetScaler
17 56 (2.36%) MPLS
18 49 (2.07%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 502 (21.17%) SQL Server
2 105 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 98 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 68 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 60 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (1.90%) Relational Database
8 35 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
9 28 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 22 (0.93%) Big Data
10 22 (0.93%) MySQL
11 20 (0.84%) Hadoop
12 19 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
14 10 (0.42%) OLAP
14 10 (0.42%) Power BI
15 9 (0.38%) Apache Hive
15 9 (0.38%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.34%) OLTP
17 7 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (1.94%) JIRA
2 20 (0.84%) Visual Studio
3 16 (0.67%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.51%) Subversion
5 6 (0.25%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.25%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.25%) tSQLt
6 5 (0.21%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.17%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.17%) MSI
8 3 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.084%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.084%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.084%) git-flow
9 2 (0.084%) Redmine
9 2 (0.084%) Robot Framework
9 2 (0.084%) Selenium
9 2 (0.084%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.042%) Grunt
10 1 (0.042%) Vagrant
General
1 340 (14.34%) Finance
2 93 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 88 (3.71%) Retail
4 84 (3.54%) Banking
5 48 (2.02%) Law
6 37 (1.56%) Legal
7 36 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 36 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 35 (1.48%) Marketing
9 28 (1.18%) Billing
10 27 (1.14%) Japanese Language
11 24 (1.01%) Back Office
11 24 (1.01%) Games
12 22 (0.93%) French Language
13 16 (0.67%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.51%) Advertising
14 12 (0.51%) Spanish Language
15 11 (0.46%) German Language
16 8 (0.34%) Electronics
16 8 (0.34%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 422 (17.80%) Analyst
2 382 (16.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 361 (15.23%) Support Engineer
4 257 (10.84%) Consultant
5 250 (10.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 209 (8.81%) 3rd Line Support
7 206 (8.69%) Support Analyst
8 198 (8.35%) IT Support
9 177 (7.47%) Windows Engineer
10 151 (6.37%) Administrator
11 135 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 132 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support
13 125 (5.27%) Service Analyst
14 124 (5.23%) IT Engineer
15 111 (4.68%) Service Desk Analyst
16 106 (4.47%) Server Engineer
17 103 (4.34%) VMware Engineer
18 102 (4.30%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 100 (4.22%) IT Analyst
20 95 (4.01%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (2.32%) Web Services
2 49 (2.07%) .NET
3 22 (0.93%) Middleware
4 17 (0.72%) HTML
5 16 (0.67%) COM
6 15 (0.63%) ASP.NET
7 14 (0.59%) MDX
8 12 (0.51%) Java EE
9 11 (0.46%) CSS
9 11 (0.46%) Regular Expression
9 11 (0.46%) STL
10 10 (0.42%) 802.1X
10 10 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (0.38%) XHTML
12 8 (0.34%) LAMP
13 6 (0.25%) ODBC
13 6 (0.25%) ZeroMQ
14 5 (0.21%) jQuery
14 5 (0.21%) Ultra Messaging
15 4 (0.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 253 (10.67%) Data Centre
2 146 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 143 (6.03%) Clustering
4 134 (5.65%) Blackberry
5 104 (4.39%) Replication
6 70 (2.95%) Computer Science
7 63 (2.66%) Video Conferencing
8 60 (2.53%) Management Information System
9 57 (2.40%) Driving Licence
10 50 (2.11%) Smartphone
11 34 (1.43%) Visualisation
12 31 (1.31%) Fat Client
12 31 (1.31%) Thin Client
13 30 (1.27%) PKI
14 28 (1.18%) FMCG
14 28 (1.18%) Public Cloud
15 26 (1.10%) Private Cloud
16 23 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
17 21 (0.89%) Client/Server
17 21 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1799 (75.88%) Windows
2 1164 (49.09%) Windows Server
3 739 (31.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 664 (28.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 322 (13.58%) Linux
6 320 (13.50%) Windows 7
7 287 (12.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 202 (8.52%) Windows 8
9 114 (4.81%) Windows 10
10 106 (4.47%) Unix
11 92 (3.88%) Windows XP
12 67 (2.83%) Mac OS X
13 49 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 43 (1.81%) Windows 2000 Server
15 37 (1.56%) Android
15 37 (1.56%) Mac OS
16 35 (1.48%) Apple iOS
17 29 (1.22%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.59%) HPUX
19 11 (0.46%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 832 (35.09%) ITIL
2 168 (7.09%) Migration
3 153 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 147 (6.20%) Presales
5 137 (5.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 133 (5.61%) PRINCE2
7 119 (5.02%) Mentoring
8 110 (4.64%) Service Management
9 107 (4.51%) Project Management
10 97 (4.09%) Problem Management
11 96 (4.05%) High Availability
12 93 (3.92%) ITIL V3
13 90 (3.80%) Change Control
14 74 (3.12%) Change Management
15 73 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
16 68 (2.87%) Cybersecurity
16 68 (2.87%) Information Security
17 67 (2.83%) Root Cause Analysis
18 66 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
19 65 (2.74%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 384 (16.20%) SQL
2 250 (10.54%) PowerShell
3 59 (2.49%) C
4 58 (2.45%) C#
5 48 (2.02%) Python
6 46 (1.94%) T-SQL
7 44 (1.86%) VB
8 40 (1.69%) Perl
9 29 (1.22%) Bash Shell
10 24 (1.01%) Java
10 24 (1.01%) VBScript
11 18 (0.76%) JavaScript
11 18 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 17 (0.72%) C++
13 14 (0.59%) PHP
14 11 (0.46%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.30%) VBA
16 6 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 5 (0.21%) Ruby
17 5 (0.21%) sed
Qualifications
1 2371 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 832 (35.09%) MCSA
3 668 (28.17%) Cisco Certification
4 595 (25.09%) CCNA
5 588 (24.80%) MCITP
6 462 (19.49%) MCP
7 451 (19.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 275 (11.60%) Degree
9 164 (6.92%) ITIL Certification
10 155 (6.54%) Citrix Certification
11 151 (6.37%) CCNP
12 148 (6.24%) MCTS
13 141 (5.95%) Security Cleared
14 130 (5.48%) CCA
15 92 (3.88%) CISSP
16 84 (3.54%) MCDST
17 81 (3.42%) SC Cleared
18 51 (2.15%) Network+ Certification
19 37 (1.56%) A+ Certification
19 37 (1.56%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (8.77%) SLA
2 59 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (2.02%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.51%) Solvency II
5 11 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.42%) COBIT
6 10 (0.42%) HIPAA
7 9 (0.38%) ISO27002
8 6 (0.25%) QA
9 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.13%) GPG13
10 3 (0.13%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.084%) COSO
11 2 (0.084%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1346 (56.77%) Active Directory
2 745 (31.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 544 (22.94%) Hyper-V
4 270 (11.39%) XenApp
5 241 (10.16%) vSphere
6 129 (5.44%) XenDesktop
7 88 (3.71%) VMware ESXi
8 73 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
9 70 (2.95%) Terminal Services
10 61 (2.57%) VMware ESX
11 51 (2.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 51 (2.15%) XenServer
12 47 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
13 46 (1.94%) NFS
14 28 (1.18%) vCloud
15 21 (0.89%) Xen
16 20 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
17 19 (0.80%) Firmware
18 18 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 17 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 289 (12.19%) SCCM
2 179 (7.55%) SCOM
3 85 (3.58%) Backup Exec
4 78 (3.29%) WSUS
5 51 (2.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 50 (2.11%) SCVMM
7 43 (1.81%) NetBackup
8 35 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
9 33 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
10 32 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
11 29 (1.22%) Nagios
12 21 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
12 21 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 21 (0.89%) Nessus
13 20 (0.84%) vMotion
14 19 (0.80%) DameWare
15 17 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 16 (0.67%) AirWatch
17 15 (0.63%) Puppet
17 15 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1663 (70.14%) Microsoft
2 1213 (51.16%) VMware
3 681 (28.72%) Cisco
4 660 (27.84%) Citrix
5 357 (15.06%) HP
6 176 (7.42%) NetApp
7 119 (5.02%) Dell
8 114 (4.81%) Apple
9 103 (4.34%) Symantec
10 101 (4.26%) SolarWinds
11 100 (4.22%) EMC
12 78 (3.29%) Juniper
12 78 (3.29%) Veeam
13 77 (3.25%) IBM
14 76 (3.21%) Avaya
14 76 (3.21%) Oracle
15 69 (2.91%) SonicWALL
16 68 (2.87%) Red Hat
17 66 (2.78%) CheckPoint
18 65 (2.74%) Sophos
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Dane Partnership
Salary: Circa £28-32k negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 34 minutes ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
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Chippenham, Wiltshire
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Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Lab
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £28500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Pension,Parking,Certs paid for.
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + company car, pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £15000 - £19000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 4 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: C£80,000 base plus 15% bonus and benefits (some flex)
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£80,000 plus 15% bonus and benefits (some flex)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Up to £35,000 dependent upon experience
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