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 8 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 227 187 192
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1352 1764 1566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.34% 1.61% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.95% 5.88% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1151 1501 1353
Average salary £38,500 £39,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.28% -1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
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
27330 29985 28127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.01% 27.29% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 21867 23798 23084
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 £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +2.14%

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 8 July 2015.

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 8 July 2015. 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
South East -2 436 £38,500 +2.66% 48
London -50 417 £44,000 +3.52% 55
East of England +12 131 £40,000 +14.28% 15
North West -19 93 £28,000 -11.81% 18
South West +13 85 £35,000 - 8
Yorkshire -82 69 £37,500 - 14
West Midlands -56 68 £37,500 -6.25% 5
East Midlands -34 37 £36,000 -13.25% 6
North East - 13 £27,500 - 2
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, 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 3184 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2438 (76.57%) Windows
3 2231 (70.07%) Microsoft
4 1663 (52.23%) Active Directory
5 1620 (50.88%) VMware
6 1145 (35.96%) MS Exchange
7 1112 (34.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 1044 (32.79%) MCITP
9 1040 (32.66%) ITIL
10 1030 (32.35%) MCSA
11 1013 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
12 955 (29.99%) MS Excel
13 935 (29.37%) Cisco
14 928 (29.15%) Citrix
15 886 (27.83%) Windows Server 2012
16 805 (25.28%) Cisco Certification
17 786 (24.69%) MCP
18 754 (23.68%) CCNA
19 701 (22.02%) Firewall
20 691 (21.70%) SQL Server
21 648 (20.35%) Hyper-V
22 639 (20.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 624 (19.60%) Exchange Server 2010
24 606 (19.03%) SAN
25 596 (18.72%) DNS
26 586 (18.40%) Windows 7
27 539 (16.93%) SQL
28 528 (16.58%) HP
29 515 (16.17%) Windows Server 2003
30 500 (15.70%) TCP/IP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, 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 1145 (35.96%) MS Exchange
2 624 (19.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 414 (13.00%) SharePoint
4 372 (11.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 357 (11.21%) Lync
6 290 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 253 (7.95%) IIS
8 190 (5.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 172 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 65 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2000
11 61 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
12 57 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
13 49 (1.54%) Office Communications Server
14 21 (0.66%) Apache
14 21 (0.66%) Tomcat
15 20 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
16 19 (0.60%) SAS
17 9 (0.28%) Site Server
18 8 (0.25%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
18 8 (0.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 955 (29.99%) MS Excel
2 468 (14.70%) MS Office
3 59 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.31%) MS Project
5 10 (0.31%) PowerPivot
6 9 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.25%) Mingle
7 8 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.13%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.063%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
2 20 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.50%) SAP Business One
4 9 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.16%) Sage 50
7 4 (0.13%) SAP CCM
7 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.094%) Agresso
9 2 (0.063%) HiPortfolio
9 2 (0.063%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.031%) JDE OneWorld
10 1 (0.031%) Hyperion Planning
10 1 (0.031%) Sage 1000
10 1 (0.031%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.031%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.031%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 349 (10.96%) Office 365
2 157 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
4 48 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
5 39 (1.22%) IaaS
6 26 (0.82%) SaaS
7 25 (0.79%) PaaS
8 8 (0.25%) Symantec.cloud
8 8 (0.25%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.16%) Yammer
10 2 (0.063%) Dropbox
10 2 (0.063%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.063%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.031%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 701 (22.02%) Firewall
2 606 (19.03%) SAN
3 596 (18.72%) DNS
4 500 (15.70%) TCP/IP
5 479 (15.04%) DHCP
6 439 (13.79%) WAN
7 415 (13.03%) LAN
8 342 (10.74%) VPN
9 162 (5.09%) VoIP
10 138 (4.33%) Internet
11 134 (4.21%) VLAN
12 130 (4.08%) NAS
13 100 (3.14%) Wireless
14 93 (2.92%) MPLS
15 88 (2.76%) Network Security
16 84 (2.64%) iSCSI
17 76 (2.39%) Unified Communications
18 72 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
19 43 (1.35%) SSL
20 40 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 691 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 181 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 116 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 86 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 65 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 47 (1.48%) Oracle Database
7 41 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
8 40 (1.26%) MySQL
9 39 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 21 (0.66%) Big Data
13 19 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
15 14 (0.44%) DB2
15 14 (0.44%) Relational Database
16 10 (0.31%) NoSQL
16 10 (0.31%) Hadoop
17 8 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (0.63%) MSI
2 19 (0.60%) Visual Studio
3 15 (0.47%) InstallShield
4 13 (0.41%) TeamCity
4 13 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 12 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (0.28%) MSTest
7 8 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.25%) NUnit
8 5 (0.16%) RequisitePro
8 5 (0.16%) Apache Ivy
9 4 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.094%) AdminStudio
11 2 (0.063%) Subversion
11 2 (0.063%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.031%) WinDbg
12 1 (0.031%) JIRA
12 1 (0.031%) Ant
General
1 493 (15.48%) Finance
2 117 (3.67%) Telecoms
3 98 (3.08%) Legal
4 88 (2.76%) Law
5 84 (2.64%) Banking
6 72 (2.26%) Retail
7 62 (1.95%) Financial Institution
8 51 (1.60%) Advertising
9 50 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 48 (1.51%) Front Office
11 33 (1.04%) Back Office
12 27 (0.85%) Marketing
13 25 (0.79%) Manufacturing
14 21 (0.66%) Publishing
15 20 (0.63%) Billing
16 19 (0.60%) Automotive
17 18 (0.57%) Spanish Language
18 16 (0.50%) German Language
18 16 (0.50%) Italian Language
19 15 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 514 (16.14%) Support Engineer
2 495 (15.55%) Analyst
3 372 (11.68%) Consultant
4 370 (11.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 273 (8.57%) Support Analyst
6 219 (6.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 216 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
8 179 (5.62%) Administrator
9 161 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
9 161 (5.06%) Desktop Support
10 156 (4.90%) Architect
11 139 (4.37%) Systems Administrator
12 129 (4.05%) Technical Consultant
12 129 (4.05%) IT Support
13 122 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 113 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 113 (3.55%) Technical Support
15 89 (2.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 83 (2.61%) Team Leader
17 82 (2.58%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (2.23%) .NET
2 47 (1.48%) Web Services
3 44 (1.38%) Software Packaging
4 38 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 37 (1.16%) Application Packaging
6 24 (0.75%) HTML
7 23 (0.72%) CSS
8 18 (0.57%) COM
9 12 (0.38%) ODBC
9 12 (0.38%) Regular Expression
10 11 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (0.35%) XML
11 10 (0.31%) SAML
11 10 (0.31%) Silverlight
12 9 (0.28%) .NET Framework
12 9 (0.28%) WCF
12 9 (0.28%) WPF
13 8 (0.25%) Ajax
13 8 (0.25%) jQuery
13 8 (0.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 325 (10.21%) Data Centre
2 271 (8.51%) Blackberry
3 219 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
4 181 (5.68%) Clustering
5 174 (5.46%) Management Information System
6 107 (3.36%) Private Cloud
7 105 (3.30%) Computer Science
8 101 (3.17%) Replication
9 91 (2.86%) Thin Client
9 91 (2.86%) Fat Client
10 56 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
11 51 (1.60%) Client/Server
12 41 (1.29%) EqualLogic
13 37 (1.16%) Statistics
14 34 (1.07%) iPhone
15 31 (0.97%) HP Storage
16 28 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
17 25 (0.79%) BYOD
18 24 (0.75%) iPad
18 24 (0.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2438 (76.57%) Windows
2 1112 (34.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 886 (27.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 586 (18.40%) Windows 7
5 515 (16.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 416 (13.07%) Linux
7 276 (8.67%) Windows 8
8 237 (7.44%) Windows XP
9 124 (3.89%) UNIX
10 121 (3.80%) Windows Vista
11 87 (2.73%) Mac OS X
12 76 (2.39%) Windows 2000 Server
13 69 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 40 (1.26%) Android
15 33 (1.04%) Mac OS
16 30 (0.94%) Debian
17 26 (0.82%) CentOS
18 24 (0.75%) Windows 2000
19 22 (0.69%) Solaris
19 22 (0.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1040 (32.66%) ITIL
2 338 (10.62%) Migration
3 247 (7.76%) Service Delivery
4 213 (6.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 183 (5.75%) Project Management
5 183 (5.75%) Problem Management
6 154 (4.84%) Service Management
7 151 (4.74%) Mentoring
8 133 (4.18%) PRINCE2
9 128 (4.02%) Business Continuity
10 105 (3.30%) Change Management
11 99 (3.11%) Incident Management
12 89 (2.80%) Agile Software Development
13 87 (2.73%) Time Management
14 86 (2.70%) Load Balancing
15 75 (2.36%) Root Cause Analysis
15 75 (2.36%) Configuration Management
16 72 (2.26%) CRM
16 72 (2.26%) Capacity Planning
17 68 (2.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 539 (16.93%) SQL
2 290 (9.11%) PowerShell
3 56 (1.76%) C
4 54 (1.70%) VBScript
5 32 (1.01%) VB
6 29 (0.91%) VBA
6 29 (0.91%) C#
7 28 (0.88%) T-SQL
8 24 (0.75%) Java
9 18 (0.57%) Shell Script
10 16 (0.50%) Perl
11 12 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.35%) JavaScript
13 9 (0.28%) Python
14 6 (0.19%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.13%) C++
16 3 (0.094%) PHP
16 3 (0.094%) Ruby
17 2 (0.063%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3184 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1044 (32.79%) MCITP
3 1030 (32.35%) MCSA
4 805 (25.28%) Cisco Certification
5 786 (24.69%) MCP
6 754 (23.68%) CCNA
7 639 (20.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 411 (12.91%) Degree
9 307 (9.64%) MCTS
10 299 (9.39%) Citrix Certification
11 272 (8.54%) CCA
12 146 (4.59%) CCNP
13 145 (4.55%) Security Cleared
14 118 (3.71%) SC Cleared
15 87 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
16 65 (2.04%) VCP5
17 57 (1.79%) CISSP
18 52 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 51 (1.60%) CCEA
19 51 (1.60%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (9.67%) SLA
2 86 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 44 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.57%) QA
6 17 (0.53%) COBIT
7 9 (0.28%) GPG13
8 8 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.22%) ISO 9000
10 6 (0.19%) GMP
10 6 (0.19%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 5 (0.16%) BS7799
12 3 (0.094%) HL7
12 3 (0.094%) BS25999
13 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 1 (0.031%) GLP
System Software
1 1663 (52.23%) Active Directory
2 1013 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 648 (20.35%) Hyper-V
4 349 (10.96%) vSphere
5 306 (9.61%) XenApp
6 165 (5.18%) VMware ESX
7 140 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
8 128 (4.02%) XenDesktop
9 108 (3.39%) Terminal Services
10 79 (2.48%) vCloud
11 63 (1.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 57 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
13 45 (1.41%) XenServer
14 35 (1.10%) Terminal Server
15 30 (0.94%) VMware Server
16 27 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
16 27 (0.85%) BitLocker
17 25 (0.79%) Xen
18 22 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 16 (0.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 410 (12.88%) SCCM
2 257 (8.07%) SCOM
3 162 (5.09%) Backup Exec
4 91 (2.86%) WSUS
5 60 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 45 (1.41%) NetBackup
7 37 (1.16%) SCVMM
8 36 (1.13%) Legato
9 34 (1.07%) Nagios
10 22 (0.69%) AirWatch
11 20 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 16 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 15 (0.47%) Opsview
13 15 (0.47%) Tivoli
13 15 (0.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 13 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
14 13 (0.41%) OpenView
14 13 (0.41%) SCDPM
14 13 (0.41%) SCOrch
14 13 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2231 (70.07%) Microsoft
2 1620 (50.88%) VMware
3 935 (29.37%) Cisco
4 928 (29.15%) Citrix
5 528 (16.58%) HP
6 235 (7.38%) NetApp
7 221 (6.94%) Symantec
8 216 (6.78%) Dell
9 164 (5.15%) EMC
10 157 (4.93%) Juniper
10 157 (4.93%) Apple
11 137 (4.30%) Oracle
12 125 (3.93%) Avaya
13 113 (3.55%) IBM
14 89 (2.80%) CheckPoint
15 86 (2.70%) Veeam
16 81 (2.54%) ServiceNow
16 81 (2.54%) CommVault
17 76 (2.39%) Red Hat
18 70 (2.20%) Sophos
Liverpool, Merseyside
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary Negotiable + Company Benefits Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Car
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
East London
Talent Spa
Salary: Up to £40k Dependent on Experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £25k - 32k per year + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Kent
NetVector Consulting Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum plus overtime
Posted: 21 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday