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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 262 220 195
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1134 1479 1790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.23% 1.48% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.57% 5.41% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 951 1250 1525
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
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
24809 27315 30154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.98% 27.34% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 20180 21616 24415
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 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -47 428 £45,000 +2.27% 37
South East -61 251 £41,500 +5.06% 25
Yorkshire +33 101 £25,000 -28.57% 7
East of England -15 78 £42,000 +5.00% 9
West Midlands +5 72 £39,000 +14.70% 11
East Midlands +40 71 £35,000 -12.50% 3
South West -27 71 £40,500 +15.71% 11
North West -44 49 £40,000 +17.64% 10
North East +5 14 £35,000 +27.27% 9
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 2428 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1835 (75.58%) Windows
3 1760 (72.49%) Microsoft
4 1349 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 1210 (49.84%) VMware
6 1186 (48.85%) Windows Server
7 880 (36.24%) MCSA
8 851 (35.05%) ITIL
9 805 (33.15%) MS Exchange
10 754 (31.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 743 (30.60%) Cisco
12 721 (29.70%) VMware Infrastructure
13 691 (28.46%) Cisco Certification
14 690 (28.42%) MS Excel
14 690 (28.42%) MCITP
15 686 (28.25%) Windows Server 2008
16 634 (26.11%) Citrix
17 608 (25.04%) CCNA
18 582 (23.97%) SQL Server
19 561 (23.11%) Firewall
20 555 (22.86%) Hyper-V
21 497 (20.47%) Office 365
22 455 (18.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 453 (18.66%) SQL
24 444 (18.29%) SAN
25 429 (17.67%) MCP
26 407 (16.76%) DNS
27 392 (16.14%) Exchange Server 2010
28 384 (15.82%) LAN
28 384 (15.82%) MS Office

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
1 805 (33.15%) MS Exchange
2 392 (16.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 331 (13.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 308 (12.69%) Skype for Business
5 284 (11.70%) SharePoint
6 188 (7.74%) IIS
7 186 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 76 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 64 (2.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 55 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 52 (2.14%) Office Communications Server
12 36 (1.48%) Apache
13 30 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2000
14 28 (1.15%) Tomcat
15 20 (0.82%) Confluence
15 20 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
16 19 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
17 17 (0.70%) IBM Notes
18 16 (0.66%) Apache Pig
18 16 (0.66%) OpenStack
Applications
1 690 (28.42%) MS Excel
2 384 (15.82%) MS Office
3 25 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.45%) MS Project
6 6 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.082%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.082%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.082%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.041%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.041%) Revit
Business Applications
1 24 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.16%) Eikon
4 3 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.12%) Exstream
4 3 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.082%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.082%) Lorenzo
6 1 (0.041%) assyst
6 1 (0.041%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.041%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.041%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 497 (20.47%) Office 365
2 292 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (1.48%) IaaS
5 31 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (0.91%) OneDrive
7 21 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (0.41%) PaaS
10 10 (0.41%) SaaS
11 6 (0.25%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.12%) Yammer
14 2 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.082%) GitHub
14 2 (0.082%) HP Helion
15 1 (0.041%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.041%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.041%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 561 (23.11%) Firewall
2 444 (18.29%) SAN
3 407 (16.76%) DNS
4 384 (15.82%) LAN
5 362 (14.91%) WAN
6 338 (13.92%) DHCP
7 298 (12.27%) VPN
8 295 (12.15%) TCP/IP
9 124 (5.11%) VoIP
10 113 (4.65%) NAS
11 106 (4.37%) Internet
12 104 (4.28%) Cisco ASA
13 102 (4.20%) VLAN
14 78 (3.21%) Network Security
15 77 (3.17%) Skype
16 68 (2.80%) iSCSI
16 68 (2.80%) MPLS
17 60 (2.47%) Unified Communications
18 50 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
19 46 (1.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 582 (23.97%) SQL Server
2 156 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 119 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 84 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 73 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 69 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 51 (2.10%) Relational Database
8 46 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
9 45 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 27 (1.11%) MySQL
11 26 (1.07%) Big Data
12 24 (0.99%) Hadoop
13 19 (0.78%) NoSQL
13 19 (0.78%) Oracle Database
14 17 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
15 16 (0.66%) Apache Hive
16 15 (0.62%) MS Access
17 14 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 14 (0.58%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 36 (1.48%) JIRA
2 21 (0.86%) Visual Studio
3 11 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (0.25%) Eclipse
4 6 (0.25%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.25%) Subversion
5 5 (0.21%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.16%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.16%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.16%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.12%) MSI
8 2 (0.082%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.041%) Grunt
9 1 (0.041%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.041%) tSQLt
9 1 (0.041%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.041%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 300 (12.36%) Finance
2 100 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 92 (3.79%) Retail
4 64 (2.64%) Banking
5 46 (1.89%) Marketing
6 41 (1.69%) Legal
7 40 (1.65%) Law
8 34 (1.40%) Back Office
9 32 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 32 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 25 (1.03%) Games
11 19 (0.78%) Advertising
11 19 (0.78%) French Language
12 16 (0.66%) Japanese Language
13 15 (0.62%) Billing
14 13 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.54%) Publishing
15 12 (0.49%) Spanish Language
16 11 (0.45%) Electronics
17 7 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 420 (17.30%) Analyst
2 412 (16.97%) Support Engineer
3 360 (14.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 257 (10.58%) Consultant
5 254 (10.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 233 (9.60%) Support Analyst
7 211 (8.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 207 (8.53%) IT Support
9 189 (7.78%) Administrator
10 176 (7.25%) Windows Engineer
11 168 (6.92%) 2nd Line Support
12 148 (6.10%) IT Engineer
13 133 (5.48%) Infrastructure Support
14 131 (5.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 123 (5.07%) Server Engineer
16 105 (4.32%) Microsoft Engineer
17 103 (4.24%) IT Analyst
18 102 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
19 101 (4.16%) Network Engineer
20 99 (4.08%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (2.27%) Web Services
2 50 (2.06%) .NET
3 25 (1.03%) MDX
4 22 (0.91%) Middleware
5 20 (0.82%) HTML
6 18 (0.74%) Java EE
7 17 (0.70%) COM
8 16 (0.66%) ASP.NET
9 14 (0.58%) CSS
9 14 (0.58%) STL
10 12 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (0.45%) XHTML
11 11 (0.45%) XML
12 10 (0.41%) 802.1X
13 9 (0.37%) Regular Expression
14 7 (0.29%) LAMP
14 7 (0.29%) Software Packaging
15 6 (0.25%) WSH
16 5 (0.21%) Ultra Messaging
17 4 (0.16%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 236 (9.72%) Data Centre
2 160 (6.59%) Blackberry
3 158 (6.51%) Clustering
4 148 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
5 96 (3.95%) Replication
6 82 (3.38%) Management Information System
7 74 (3.05%) Computer Science
8 63 (2.59%) Smartphone
9 60 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
10 50 (2.06%) Private Cloud
11 49 (2.02%) Driving Licence
12 31 (1.28%) Visualisation
13 30 (1.24%) Fat Client
13 30 (1.24%) Thin Client
14 26 (1.07%) FMCG
15 25 (1.03%) PKI
16 24 (0.99%) iPad
17 22 (0.91%) HP StoreVirtual
18 21 (0.86%) Cybercrime
18 21 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1835 (75.58%) Windows
2 1186 (48.85%) Windows Server
3 754 (31.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 686 (28.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 358 (14.74%) Linux
6 325 (13.39%) Windows 7
7 289 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 210 (8.65%) Windows 8
9 132 (5.44%) Unix
10 108 (4.45%) Windows 10
11 82 (3.38%) Windows XP
12 70 (2.88%) Mac OS X
13 54 (2.22%) Android
14 48 (1.98%) Windows 2000 Server
15 47 (1.94%) Apple iOS
15 47 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 43 (1.77%) Mac OS
17 23 (0.95%) Ubuntu
18 17 (0.70%) CentOS
19 13 (0.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 851 (35.05%) ITIL
2 152 (6.26%) Migration
3 141 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 140 (5.77%) Presales
5 137 (5.64%) Service Delivery
6 130 (5.35%) Service Management
7 113 (4.65%) ITIL V3
7 113 (4.65%) PRINCE2
8 111 (4.57%) Project Management
9 105 (4.32%) High Availability
10 97 (4.00%) Mentoring
11 88 (3.62%) Information Security
12 84 (3.46%) Patch Management
12 84 (3.46%) Problem Management
13 79 (3.25%) Change Management
14 78 (3.21%) Root Cause Analysis
15 74 (3.05%) Change Control
16 72 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
17 67 (2.76%) Cybersecurity
18 63 (2.59%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 453 (18.66%) SQL
2 244 (10.05%) PowerShell
3 72 (2.97%) C
4 60 (2.47%) VB
5 55 (2.27%) C#
6 46 (1.89%) Python
7 45 (1.85%) T-SQL
8 41 (1.69%) Java
9 38 (1.57%) Perl
10 35 (1.44%) VBScript
11 34 (1.40%) Bash Shell
12 28 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 24 (0.99%) C++
14 20 (0.82%) VBA
15 17 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 17 (0.70%) PHP
16 15 (0.62%) JavaScript
17 14 (0.58%) Objective-C
18 8 (0.33%) sed
19 6 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2428 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 880 (36.24%) MCSA
3 691 (28.46%) Cisco Certification
4 690 (28.42%) MCITP
5 608 (25.04%) CCNA
6 455 (18.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 429 (17.67%) MCP
8 297 (12.23%) Degree
9 219 (9.02%) MCTS
10 159 (6.55%) ITIL Certification
11 158 (6.51%) CCNP
12 153 (6.30%) Citrix Certification
13 133 (5.48%) Security Cleared
14 122 (5.02%) CCA
15 108 (4.45%) CISSP
16 93 (3.83%) MCDST
17 69 (2.84%) SC Cleared
18 53 (2.18%) Network+ Certification
19 49 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 48 (1.98%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (7.99%) SLA
2 71 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (1.81%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.70%) Solvency II
5 14 (0.58%) COBIT
6 11 (0.45%) ISO27002
7 9 (0.37%) QA
8 7 (0.29%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.16%) COSO
11 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.12%) HL7
11 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.082%) DICOM
12 2 (0.082%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.082%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.041%) BS7799
13 1 (0.041%) ISO15022
13 1 (0.041%) ISO20022
13 1 (0.041%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1349 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 721 (29.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 555 (22.86%) Hyper-V
4 257 (10.58%) vSphere
5 240 (9.88%) XenApp
6 114 (4.70%) XenDesktop
7 100 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
8 72 (2.97%) VMware ESX
9 59 (2.43%) Terminal Services
10 58 (2.39%) XenServer
11 45 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 34 (1.40%) vCloud
13 32 (1.32%) NFS
14 24 (0.99%) Xen
15 19 (0.78%) Firmware
16 18 (0.74%) Postfix
16 18 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
17 17 (0.70%) BitLocker
18 16 (0.66%) VMware Server
19 13 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 259 (10.67%) SCCM
2 189 (7.78%) SCOM
3 111 (4.57%) Backup Exec
4 89 (3.67%) WSUS
5 41 (1.69%) NetBackup
6 40 (1.65%) SCVMM
7 39 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
8 27 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
9 22 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 21 (0.86%) vMotion
11 20 (0.82%) Nessus
12 18 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 18 (0.74%) Windows Intune
13 17 (0.70%) Nagios
14 16 (0.66%) DameWare
14 16 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
14 16 (0.66%) SafeCom
14 16 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 14 (0.58%) QRadar
15 14 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1760 (72.49%) Microsoft
2 1210 (49.84%) VMware
3 743 (30.60%) Cisco
4 634 (26.11%) Citrix
5 364 (14.99%) HP
6 198 (8.15%) NetApp
7 155 (6.38%) Dell
8 128 (5.27%) Apple
9 117 (4.82%) Symantec
10 103 (4.24%) Oracle
11 98 (4.04%) SolarWinds
12 97 (4.00%) Avaya
13 89 (3.67%) EMC
14 88 (3.62%) IBM
15 80 (3.29%) CheckPoint
16 76 (3.13%) Veeam
17 67 (2.76%) Juniper
17 67 (2.76%) SonicWALL
18 58 (2.39%) Sophos
19 56 (2.31%) Red Hat
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ds Smith Plc
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Car + Fuel Card, Up To 20% Bonus
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Elland, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33991.50 per annum
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £17500 - £20000 per annum + 23 days, Pension,bonus, shares
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Outstanding benefits package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £31000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £31000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Lab
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 5% Annual Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum + Car, Bens, Bonus, Stock (Pre-IPO)
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic prospects
Posted: Yesterday
London
ninesharp
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare etc...
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55k per annum + Car Allowance - £4200
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + £6k Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
County Durham
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £42253.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Experis IT
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum + Bonus & Considerable benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £19.5k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Great Run Company
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum 25 days holiday, pension, life assur
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Empiric Solutions
Salary: Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 per annum + Car Allowance - £4200
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 per annum + Car Allowance - £4200
Posted: 2 days ago