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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 193 176 182
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1645 1562 1740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.52% 1.55% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.63% 5.74% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1420 1348 1517
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,600 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £41,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-8.53% +13.88%
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
29230 27193 31458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.97% 26.98% 28.46%
Number of salaries quoted 22866 22323 26868
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 1 September 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 1 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 576 £42,500 - 56
South East -12 464 £40,000 - 55
Yorkshire +32 155 £42,000 +20.00% 8
West Midlands +12 123 £37,500 -12.28% 5
East of England +7 123 £42,250 +12.66% 14
North West +24 111 £32,000 -26.43% 24
East Midlands -1 85 £40,000 -9.09% 9
South West -41 60 £30,000 -31.81% 14
North East - 6 - - 6
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3436 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2684 (78.11%) Windows
3 2390 (69.56%) Microsoft
4 1772 (51.57%) VMware
5 1682 (48.95%) Active Directory
6 1334 (38.82%) MS Exchange
7 1331 (38.74%) MCITP
8 1329 (38.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 1187 (34.55%) MS Excel
10 1139 (33.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1088 (31.66%) ITIL
12 1073 (31.23%) Citrix
13 1067 (31.05%) MCSA
14 940 (27.36%) Cisco Certification
14 940 (27.36%) Cisco
15 867 (25.23%) CCNA
16 839 (24.42%) SAN
17 821 (23.89%) SQL Server
18 820 (23.86%) Firewall
19 807 (23.49%) MCP
20 801 (23.31%) DNS
21 773 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
22 747 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
23 722 (21.01%) Exchange Server 2010
24 701 (20.40%) Hyper-V
25 685 (19.94%) SQL
26 615 (17.90%) TCP/IP
27 605 (17.61%) Windows 7
28 589 (17.14%) DHCP
29 560 (16.30%) Degree

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1334 (38.82%) MS Exchange
2 722 (21.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 536 (15.60%) SharePoint
4 433 (12.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 423 (12.31%) Lync
6 408 (11.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 318 (9.25%) IIS
8 240 (6.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 239 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2003
10 103 (3.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 78 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
12 63 (1.83%) Office Communications Server
12 63 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
13 58 (1.69%) Lotus Domino
14 46 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2000
15 37 (1.08%) Tomcat
16 30 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
17 22 (0.64%) Apache
18 17 (0.49%) IBM Notes
19 16 (0.47%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1187 (34.55%) MS Excel
2 442 (12.86%) MS Office
3 28 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 28 (0.81%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.23%) PowerPivot
6 7 (0.20%) Mingle
7 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.12%) SPSS
8 3 (0.087%) MS Project
8 3 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.087%) FastStats
9 2 (0.058%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.058%) Maya
9 2 (0.058%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 51 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (0.38%) SAP Business One
5 11 (0.32%) assyst
6 9 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.087%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.087%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.087%) Eikon
9 2 (0.058%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.029%) Sage 50
10 1 (0.029%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.029%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.029%) Exchequer
10 1 (0.029%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 237 (6.90%) Office 365
2 153 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (1.16%) SaaS
4 37 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (0.67%) IaaS
6 18 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.35%) Google Apps
8 8 (0.23%) PaaS
9 7 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.15%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 839 (24.42%) SAN
2 820 (23.86%) Firewall
3 801 (23.31%) DNS
4 615 (17.90%) TCP/IP
5 589 (17.14%) DHCP
6 486 (14.14%) LAN
7 478 (13.91%) WAN
8 406 (11.82%) VPN
9 198 (5.76%) Internet
10 173 (5.03%) VoIP
11 162 (4.71%) NAS
12 127 (3.70%) Unified Communications
13 124 (3.61%) Wireless
14 109 (3.17%) VLAN
15 100 (2.91%) Network Security
15 100 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
16 93 (2.71%) MPLS
17 92 (2.68%) SMTP
18 78 (2.27%) iSCSI
19 77 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 821 (23.89%) SQL Server
2 194 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 105 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 102 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 93 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 67 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 62 (1.80%) MySQL
8 47 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 34 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
11 20 (0.58%) Oracle Database
12 18 (0.52%) Relational Database
12 18 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
13 17 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (0.44%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 9 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
18 8 (0.23%) DB2
19 7 (0.20%) DTS
Development Applications
1 30 (0.87%) Visual Studio
2 18 (0.52%) MSI
3 16 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (0.29%) Subversion
5 9 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.23%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.20%) TeamCity
7 7 (0.20%) MSTest
7 7 (0.20%) NUnit
7 7 (0.20%) Metasploit
8 5 (0.15%) Selenium
8 5 (0.15%) InstallShield
8 5 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (0.15%) WiX
8 5 (0.15%) MSBuild
8 5 (0.15%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.15%) FogBugz
9 4 (0.12%) AdminStudio
10 3 (0.087%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.087%) Dreamweaver
General
1 389 (11.32%) Finance
2 93 (2.71%) Telecoms
3 90 (2.62%) Legal
4 80 (2.33%) Law
5 59 (1.72%) Retail
6 50 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 49 (1.43%) Marketing
8 42 (1.22%) Banking
9 32 (0.93%) Advertising
10 22 (0.64%) German Language
11 21 (0.61%) Games
12 12 (0.35%) Back Office
13 11 (0.32%) Electronics
13 11 (0.32%) French Language
14 10 (0.29%) Billing
14 10 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.23%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.23%) Publishing
16 7 (0.20%) Italian Language
17 6 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 519 (15.10%) Support Engineer
2 508 (14.78%) Analyst
3 438 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 351 (10.22%) Consultant
5 297 (8.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 284 (8.27%) Administrator
7 260 (7.57%) Support Analyst
8 193 (5.62%) IT Support
9 177 (5.15%) Architect
10 175 (5.09%) 2nd Line Support
11 159 (4.63%) Technical Support
11 159 (4.63%) Systems Engineer
12 150 (4.37%) Systems Administrator
13 124 (3.61%) Microsoft Consultant
14 122 (3.55%) Network Engineer
15 118 (3.43%) Technical Consultant
16 116 (3.38%) Server Engineer
17 115 (3.35%) Service Analyst
18 112 (3.26%) Server Support
19 106 (3.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (4.34%) .NET
2 78 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 72 (2.10%) Web Services
3 72 (2.10%) HTML
4 65 (1.89%) XML
5 40 (1.16%) CSS
6 38 (1.11%) Application Packaging
6 38 (1.11%) Software Packaging
7 36 (1.05%) .NET Framework
8 34 (0.99%) HTML5
9 28 (0.81%) LAMP
10 26 (0.76%) WCF
11 23 (0.67%) Ajax
12 18 (0.52%) COM
13 17 (0.49%) XSLT
13 17 (0.49%) jQuery
14 14 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (0.35%) Silverlight
15 12 (0.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 10 (0.29%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 299 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 283 (8.24%) Clustering
3 153 (4.45%) Management Information System
4 79 (2.30%) Computer Science
5 72 (2.10%) Fat Client
5 72 (2.10%) Thin Client
6 59 (1.72%) Replication
7 53 (1.54%) Client/Server
8 51 (1.48%) EqualLogic
9 42 (1.22%) PKI
10 38 (1.11%) SecurID
11 33 (0.96%) Statistics
12 32 (0.93%) Firmware
13 31 (0.90%) iPhone
14 28 (0.81%) Hedge funds
15 27 (0.79%) LIMS
16 24 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
17 21 (0.61%) CMDB
18 19 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
19 17 (0.49%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2684 (78.11%) Windows
2 1329 (38.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 773 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 747 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 605 (17.61%) Windows 7
6 461 (13.42%) Linux
7 328 (9.55%) Windows XP
8 216 (6.29%) Windows 8
9 158 (4.60%) UNIX
10 121 (3.52%) Windows Vista
11 108 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 94 (2.74%) Android
13 60 (1.75%) Mac OS X
14 52 (1.51%) Windows 2000 Server
15 50 (1.46%) Windows Phone
16 40 (1.16%) Windows Phone 8
17 38 (1.11%) VMS
18 37 (1.08%) Windows 2000
18 37 (1.08%) Solaris
19 33 (0.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1088 (31.66%) ITIL
2 220 (6.40%) Migration
3 212 (6.17%) Project Management
4 201 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 182 (5.30%) Service Delivery
6 179 (5.21%) Load Balancing
7 170 (4.95%) Problem Management
8 165 (4.80%) PRINCE2
9 150 (4.37%) Change Management
10 140 (4.07%) Service Management
11 115 (3.35%) Change Control
12 105 (3.06%) Configuration Management
13 104 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
14 95 (2.76%) Incident Management
15 87 (2.53%) Root Cause Analysis
16 80 (2.33%) Business Continuity
17 79 (2.30%) CRM
18 69 (2.01%) Information Security
19 60 (1.75%) Mobile Device Management
20 57 (1.66%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 685 (19.94%) SQL
2 257 (7.48%) PowerShell
3 72 (2.10%) C#
4 66 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 63 (1.83%) VBScript
6 50 (1.46%) JavaScript
7 42 (1.22%) VB
8 39 (1.14%) C
9 30 (0.87%) Java
9 30 (0.87%) Perl
10 26 (0.76%) VB.NET
11 17 (0.49%) Shell Script
12 14 (0.41%) Python
13 12 (0.35%) C++
14 9 (0.26%) PHP
14 9 (0.26%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.20%) VBA
15 7 (0.20%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.12%) R
17 3 (0.087%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 3436 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1331 (38.74%) MCITP
3 1067 (31.05%) MCSA
4 940 (27.36%) Cisco Certification
5 867 (25.23%) CCNA
6 807 (23.49%) MCP
7 560 (16.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 560 (16.30%) Degree
8 464 (13.50%) MCTS
9 274 (7.97%) Citrix Certification
10 265 (7.71%) CCNP
11 211 (6.14%) CCA
12 128 (3.73%) ITIL Certification
13 123 (3.58%) Security Cleared
14 90 (2.62%) VCAP
15 80 (2.33%) SC Cleared
16 59 (1.72%) CCEE
17 58 (1.69%) A+ Certification
17 58 (1.69%) MCDST
18 55 (1.60%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (9.20%) SLA
2 48 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (1.28%) QA
4 32 (0.93%) ISO 9001
5 24 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.087%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.058%) COBIT
8 2 (0.058%) HL7
9 1 (0.029%) Section 508
9 1 (0.029%) GMP
9 1 (0.029%) GLP
System Software
1 1682 (48.95%) Active Directory
2 1139 (33.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 701 (20.40%) Hyper-V
4 335 (9.75%) XenApp
5 295 (8.59%) vSphere
6 197 (5.73%) XenDesktop
7 179 (5.21%) VMware ESX
8 108 (3.14%) XenServer
9 105 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
10 78 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 72 (2.10%) UAG
12 58 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 51 (1.48%) Terminal Services
14 49 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
15 44 (1.28%) ISA Server
16 27 (0.79%) VMware Server
17 26 (0.76%) NFS
17 26 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 20 (0.58%) Terminal Server
19 16 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 410 (11.93%) SCCM
2 219 (6.37%) Backup Exec
3 210 (6.11%) SCOM
4 71 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
5 56 (1.63%) SCVMM
6 51 (1.48%) WSUS
7 48 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
8 42 (1.22%) NetBackup
9 33 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 32 (0.93%) SCSM
11 27 (0.79%) Tivoli
12 25 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 22 (0.64%) SCDPM
13 22 (0.64%) HP SIM
14 19 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
14 19 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 18 (0.52%) SCOrch
16 16 (0.47%) Puppet
16 16 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
17 14 (0.41%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 2390 (69.56%) Microsoft
2 1772 (51.57%) VMware
3 1073 (31.23%) Citrix
4 940 (27.36%) Cisco
5 512 (14.90%) HP
6 266 (7.74%) Symantec
7 257 (7.48%) NetApp
8 235 (6.84%) Dell
9 185 (5.38%) Apple
10 164 (4.77%) Juniper
11 158 (4.60%) Oracle
12 151 (4.39%) EMC
13 120 (3.49%) IBM
14 113 (3.29%) Avaya
15 111 (3.23%) Red Hat
16 98 (2.85%) CheckPoint
17 95 (2.76%) McAfee
18 86 (2.50%) Veeam
19 68 (1.98%) SolarWinds
20 63 (1.83%) Mitel
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits inc. bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candidate Source
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Greater Manchester
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + More
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc
Posted: 5 hours ago
East London
Imperative People
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Technically Compatible
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 to £70000 per annum - Pension, Health plan, Life Assurance, 25
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Pension, Private Health
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 25 days holiday/Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 25 days holiday/Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum + Company Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Centric Resource
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago