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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 183 180 175
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1639 1577 1764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.52% 1.54% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.63% 5.72% 5.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1401 1373 1532
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
29114 27568 31825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.02% 27.00% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22770 22597 27272
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -20 581 £42,500 - 52
South East -14 452 £40,000 - 49
Yorkshire +34 158 £42,000 +20.00% 9
East of England +12 127 £42,500 +13.33% 19
West Midlands +18 124 £37,500 -11.76% 8
North West +22 111 £32,000 -20.00% 22
East Midlands -12 79 £41,500 -4.04% 17
South West -28 60 £32,500 -27.77% 10
North East - 6 - - 4
Midlands - 1 - -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3480 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2720 (78.16%) Windows
3 2435 (69.97%) Microsoft
4 1781 (51.18%) VMware
5 1719 (49.40%) Active Directory
6 1374 (39.48%) MS Exchange
7 1362 (39.14%) MCITP
8 1350 (38.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 1175 (33.76%) MS Excel
10 1146 (32.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1092 (31.38%) Citrix
12 1084 (31.15%) MCSA
13 1075 (30.89%) ITIL
14 947 (27.21%) Cisco
15 940 (27.01%) Cisco Certification
16 869 (24.97%) CCNA
17 856 (24.60%) SAN
18 832 (23.91%) Firewall
19 827 (23.76%) SQL Server
20 818 (23.51%) MCP
20 818 (23.51%) DNS
21 797 (22.90%) Windows Server 2003
22 757 (21.75%) Exchange Server 2010
23 735 (21.12%) Windows Server 2012
24 705 (20.26%) SQL
25 703 (20.20%) Hyper-V
26 627 (18.02%) TCP/IP
27 620 (17.82%) Windows 7
28 596 (17.13%) DHCP
29 563 (16.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1374 (39.48%) MS Exchange
2 757 (21.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 543 (15.60%) SharePoint
4 442 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 422 (12.13%) Lync
6 419 (12.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 331 (9.51%) IIS
8 251 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 245 (7.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 103 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
11 80 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
12 67 (1.93%) Office Communications Server
13 63 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
14 58 (1.67%) Lotus Domino
15 46 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2000
16 39 (1.12%) Tomcat
17 30 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
18 20 (0.57%) Apache
19 17 (0.49%) GroupWise
20 15 (0.43%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1175 (33.76%) MS Excel
2 452 (12.99%) MS Office
3 28 (0.80%) InfoPath
4 26 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.23%) PowerPivot
7 7 (0.20%) Mingle
8 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.11%) MS Project
8 4 (0.11%) SPSS
9 3 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.086%) FastStats
10 2 (0.057%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.057%) Maya
10 2 (0.057%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 54 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.43%) SAP Business One
4 14 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (0.29%) assyst
6 8 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.14%) Eikon
9 3 (0.086%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.086%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.057%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.057%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.029%) Sage 50
11 1 (0.029%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.029%) Exchequer
11 1 (0.029%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 241 (6.93%) Office 365
2 154 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (1.21%) SaaS
4 38 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (0.66%) IaaS
6 20 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.34%) Google Apps
8 8 (0.23%) PaaS
9 7 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.14%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 856 (24.60%) SAN
2 832 (23.91%) Firewall
3 818 (23.51%) DNS
4 627 (18.02%) TCP/IP
5 596 (17.13%) DHCP
6 497 (14.28%) LAN
7 487 (13.99%) WAN
8 413 (11.87%) VPN
9 203 (5.83%) Internet
10 175 (5.03%) VoIP
11 166 (4.77%) NAS
12 133 (3.82%) Unified Communications
13 126 (3.62%) Wireless
14 109 (3.13%) VLAN
15 105 (3.02%) Network Security
16 99 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
17 98 (2.82%) SMTP
18 92 (2.64%) MPLS
19 79 (2.27%) iSCSI
20 78 (2.24%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 827 (23.76%) SQL Server
2 197 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 103 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 103 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 94 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 62 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 60 (1.72%) MySQL
7 41 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 30 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
10 21 (0.60%) Relational Database
11 20 (0.57%) Oracle Database
12 19 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
13 17 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (0.46%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 10 (0.29%) DB2
18 9 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
19 7 (0.20%) DTS
Development Applications
1 28 (0.80%) Visual Studio
2 18 (0.52%) MSI
2 18 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (0.29%) Subversion
3 10 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.23%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.20%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.20%) MSTest
5 7 (0.20%) NUnit
5 7 (0.20%) Metasploit
6 5 (0.14%) InstallShield
6 5 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.14%) WiX
6 5 (0.14%) MSBuild
6 5 (0.14%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.11%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.086%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.086%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (0.086%) MyEclipse
8 3 (0.086%) Selenium
General
1 406 (11.67%) Finance
2 96 (2.76%) Telecoms
3 91 (2.61%) Legal
4 85 (2.44%) Law
5 58 (1.67%) Retail
6 50 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 48 (1.38%) Marketing
8 45 (1.29%) Banking
9 33 (0.95%) Advertising
10 23 (0.66%) Games
10 23 (0.66%) German Language
11 13 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.34%) Back Office
13 10 (0.29%) Electronics
13 10 (0.29%) French Language
14 9 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.26%) Billing
15 7 (0.20%) Publishing
15 7 (0.20%) Italian Language
16 6 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 520 (14.94%) Support Engineer
2 507 (14.57%) Analyst
3 441 (12.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 364 (10.46%) Consultant
5 306 (8.79%) 3rd Line Support
6 297 (8.53%) Administrator
7 252 (7.24%) Support Analyst
8 192 (5.52%) IT Support
9 180 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 178 (5.11%) Architect
11 163 (4.68%) Systems Engineer
12 162 (4.66%) Systems Administrator
13 160 (4.60%) Technical Support
14 133 (3.82%) Network Engineer
15 126 (3.62%) Microsoft Consultant
16 125 (3.59%) Technical Consultant
17 114 (3.28%) Server Engineer
18 113 (3.25%) Service Analyst
19 109 (3.13%) Server Support
20 101 (2.90%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (4.28%) .NET
2 77 (2.21%) ASP.NET
3 74 (2.13%) Web Services
4 73 (2.10%) HTML
5 67 (1.93%) XML
6 42 (1.21%) CSS
7 38 (1.09%) Application Packaging
7 38 (1.09%) Software Packaging
8 37 (1.06%) .NET Framework
9 31 (0.89%) HTML5
10 28 (0.80%) LAMP
11 27 (0.78%) WCF
12 24 (0.69%) Ajax
13 19 (0.55%) COM
14 18 (0.52%) XSLT
15 14 (0.40%) jQuery
15 14 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (0.34%) Silverlight
16 12 (0.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 11 (0.32%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 301 (8.65%) Blackberry
2 284 (8.16%) Clustering
3 142 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 77 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 69 (1.98%) Fat Client
5 69 (1.98%) Thin Client
6 61 (1.75%) Replication
7 58 (1.67%) Client/Server
8 54 (1.55%) EqualLogic
9 41 (1.18%) PKI
10 40 (1.15%) Statistics
11 38 (1.09%) SecurID
12 33 (0.95%) Firmware
13 29 (0.83%) LIMS
14 27 (0.78%) iPhone
14 27 (0.78%) Hedge funds
15 23 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
16 22 (0.63%) CMDB
17 21 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
18 16 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2720 (78.16%) Windows
2 1350 (38.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 797 (22.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 735 (21.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 620 (17.82%) Windows 7
6 470 (13.51%) Linux
7 335 (9.63%) Windows XP
8 218 (6.26%) Windows 8
9 157 (4.51%) UNIX
10 117 (3.36%) Windows Vista
11 111 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 98 (2.82%) Android
13 60 (1.72%) Mac OS X
14 51 (1.47%) Windows Phone
15 49 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
16 41 (1.18%) Windows 2000
17 40 (1.15%) Mac OS
17 40 (1.15%) Windows Phone 8
18 38 (1.09%) VMS
18 38 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1075 (30.89%) ITIL
2 233 (6.70%) Migration
3 203 (5.83%) Project Management
4 201 (5.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 184 (5.29%) Service Delivery
6 180 (5.17%) Load Balancing
7 177 (5.09%) PRINCE2
8 171 (4.91%) Problem Management
9 153 (4.40%) Change Management
10 147 (4.22%) Service Management
11 118 (3.39%) Change Control
12 114 (3.28%) Configuration Management
13 107 (3.07%) Performance Tuning
14 90 (2.59%) Incident Management
15 85 (2.44%) Business Continuity
16 84 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
17 79 (2.27%) CRM
18 70 (2.01%) Information Security
19 60 (1.72%) Mobile Device Management
20 57 (1.64%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 705 (20.26%) SQL
2 266 (7.64%) PowerShell
3 69 (1.98%) C#
4 67 (1.93%) T-SQL
5 64 (1.84%) VBScript
6 52 (1.49%) JavaScript
7 44 (1.26%) VB
8 39 (1.12%) C
9 30 (0.86%) Perl
10 27 (0.78%) Java
10 27 (0.78%) VB.NET
11 16 (0.46%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.34%) Python
13 11 (0.32%) C++
14 9 (0.26%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.26%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.20%) VBA
15 7 (0.20%) PHP
16 4 (0.11%) R
17 3 (0.086%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3480 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1362 (39.14%) MCITP
3 1084 (31.15%) MCSA
4 940 (27.01%) Cisco Certification
5 869 (24.97%) CCNA
6 818 (23.51%) MCP
7 563 (16.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 559 (16.06%) Degree
9 462 (13.28%) MCTS
10 268 (7.70%) Citrix Certification
11 263 (7.56%) CCNP
12 207 (5.95%) CCA
13 127 (3.65%) Security Cleared
14 120 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
15 84 (2.41%) VCAP
16 78 (2.24%) SC Cleared
17 66 (1.90%) MCDST
18 57 (1.64%) CISSP
19 56 (1.61%) CCEE
19 56 (1.61%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (9.08%) SLA
2 47 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (1.09%) QA
4 33 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 24 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.086%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.057%) COBIT
8 2 (0.057%) HL7
9 1 (0.029%) Section 508
9 1 (0.029%) GMP
9 1 (0.029%) GLP
System Software
1 1719 (49.40%) Active Directory
2 1146 (32.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 703 (20.20%) Hyper-V
4 357 (10.26%) XenApp
5 311 (8.94%) vSphere
6 224 (6.44%) XenDesktop
7 180 (5.17%) VMware ESX
8 128 (3.68%) XenServer
9 105 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
10 85 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 74 (2.13%) UAG
12 57 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 53 (1.52%) Terminal Services
14 50 (1.44%) Forefront TMG
15 44 (1.26%) ISA Server
16 27 (0.78%) NFS
16 27 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 27 (0.78%) VMware Server
17 21 (0.60%) Terminal Server
18 18 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 425 (12.21%) SCCM
2 224 (6.44%) Backup Exec
3 209 (6.01%) SCOM
4 73 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 58 (1.67%) SCVMM
6 56 (1.61%) WSUS
7 50 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
8 42 (1.21%) NetBackup
9 35 (1.01%) SCSM
10 33 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 28 (0.80%) Tivoli
12 24 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 22 (0.63%) HP SIM
14 20 (0.57%) SCDPM
14 20 (0.57%) ARCserve
15 19 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
15 19 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 16 (0.46%) SCOrch
17 15 (0.43%) Puppet
18 14 (0.40%) MOM
Vendors
1 2435 (69.97%) Microsoft
2 1781 (51.18%) VMware
3 1092 (31.38%) Citrix
4 947 (27.21%) Cisco
5 531 (15.26%) HP
6 268 (7.70%) Symantec
7 253 (7.27%) NetApp
8 247 (7.10%) Dell
9 185 (5.32%) Apple
10 164 (4.71%) Juniper
11 159 (4.57%) Oracle
12 158 (4.54%) EMC
13 124 (3.56%) IBM
14 111 (3.19%) Red Hat
15 109 (3.13%) Avaya
16 100 (2.87%) McAfee
17 91 (2.61%) CheckPoint
18 82 (2.36%) Veeam
19 69 (1.98%) Mitel
20 64 (1.84%) SolarWinds
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Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
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Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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