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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 256 234 208
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -26
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1123 1444 1660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.24% 1.41% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.76% 5.17% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 987 1252 1426
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 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
23610 27917 29423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.12% 27.34% 27.11%
Number of salaries quoted 19309 22619 22982
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -11 361 £42,500 - 45
South East -57 299 £42,500 +9.67% 29
South West +46 141 £40,000 -0.62% 11
Yorkshire +25 86 £26,250 -29.05% 9
West Midlands 0 76 £39,500 +5.33% 9
North West +2 75 £35,224 +21.46% 17
East of England -39 57 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East Midlands -13 29 £30,750 -2.38% 4
North East +12 15 £35,000 +27.27% 5
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2271 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1745 (76.84%) Windows
3 1564 (68.87%) Microsoft
4 1296 (57.07%) Active Directory
5 1185 (52.18%) VMware
6 1101 (48.48%) Windows Server
7 844 (37.16%) MS Exchange
8 820 (36.11%) ITIL
9 798 (35.14%) MCSA
10 747 (32.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 746 (32.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 671 (29.55%) Cisco
13 669 (29.46%) Cisco Certification
14 661 (29.11%) MS Excel
15 658 (28.97%) Windows Server 2008
16 616 (27.12%) Citrix
17 607 (26.73%) CCNA
18 584 (25.72%) MCITP
19 530 (23.34%) Firewall
20 522 (22.99%) Hyper-V
21 513 (22.59%) Office 365
22 494 (21.75%) MCP
23 467 (20.56%) SQL Server
24 453 (19.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 400 (17.61%) Exchange Server 2010
26 396 (17.44%) DNS
27 387 (17.04%) WAN
28 385 (16.95%) SAN
29 374 (16.47%) LAN
30 370 (16.29%) Exchange Server 2013

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
1 844 (37.16%) MS Exchange
2 400 (17.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 370 (16.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 259 (11.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 221 (9.73%) SharePoint
5 221 (9.73%) Skype for Business
6 170 (7.49%) IIS
7 89 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 49 (2.16%) Apache
9 45 (1.98%) Tomcat
10 38 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 34 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 24 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
13 21 (0.92%) IBM Notes
14 19 (0.84%) JBoss
15 18 (0.79%) Confluence
16 17 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
17 14 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
19 12 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 661 (29.11%) MS Excel
2 361 (15.90%) MS Office
3 38 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.31%) MS Project
6 2 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.088%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.088%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (0.13%) Exstream
2 3 (0.13%) Hi Portfolio
3 2 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.088%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.044%) assyst
4 1 (0.044%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.044%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 513 (22.59%) Office 365
2 260 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (1.72%) IaaS
5 38 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 29 (1.28%) OneDrive
7 25 (1.10%) SaaS
8 24 (1.06%) PaaS
9 11 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.22%) Yammer
11 4 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.13%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.088%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.088%) GitHub
13 2 (0.088%) Nimbula
14 1 (0.044%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.044%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.044%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 530 (23.34%) Firewall
2 396 (17.44%) DNS
3 387 (17.04%) WAN
4 385 (16.95%) SAN
5 374 (16.47%) LAN
6 360 (15.85%) DHCP
7 279 (12.29%) TCP/IP
8 246 (10.83%) VPN
9 128 (5.64%) VoIP
10 107 (4.71%) Cisco ASA
11 94 (4.14%) Internet
11 94 (4.14%) VLAN
12 82 (3.61%) Skype
13 77 (3.39%) NAS
14 73 (3.21%) Network Security
15 69 (3.04%) Remote Desktop
16 65 (2.86%) iSCSI
17 64 (2.82%) Wireless
18 58 (2.55%) MPLS
19 56 (2.47%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 467 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 101 (4.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 87 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 59 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 53 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (1.63%) Relational Database
8 32 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
9 29 (1.28%) Big Data
10 22 (0.97%) MySQL
10 22 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (0.92%) Hadoop
12 18 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
14 10 (0.44%) Apache Hive
14 10 (0.44%) OLAP
15 9 (0.40%) NoSQL
16 8 (0.35%) Power BI
17 7 (0.31%) OLTP
18 6 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 38 (1.67%) JIRA
2 17 (0.75%) Visual Studio
3 13 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.40%) Subversion
5 6 (0.26%) tSQLt
6 5 (0.22%) Redmine
7 4 (0.18%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.13%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.13%) CodeSonar
8 3 (0.13%) git-flow
8 3 (0.13%) MSI
8 3 (0.13%) Robot Framework
8 3 (0.13%) Selenium
8 3 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.088%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.088%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.044%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.044%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.044%) Vagrant
General
1 317 (13.96%) Finance
2 94 (4.14%) Telecoms
3 81 (3.57%) Retail
4 80 (3.52%) Banking
5 42 (1.85%) Law
6 32 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 31 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.28%) Billing
9 26 (1.14%) Games
9 26 (1.14%) Japanese Language
10 24 (1.06%) Legal
10 24 (1.06%) Marketing
11 23 (1.01%) Back Office
12 21 (0.92%) French Language
13 14 (0.62%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.53%) Advertising
14 12 (0.53%) Spanish Language
15 11 (0.48%) German Language
16 8 (0.35%) Italian Language
17 6 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 426 (18.76%) Analyst
2 368 (16.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 345 (15.19%) Support Engineer
4 244 (10.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 211 (9.29%) Consultant
6 208 (9.16%) 3rd Line Support
7 199 (8.76%) Support Analyst
8 191 (8.41%) IT Support
9 159 (7.00%) Windows Engineer
10 137 (6.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 129 (5.68%) Service Analyst
12 125 (5.50%) Administrator
13 119 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
14 118 (5.20%) IT Engineer
15 112 (4.93%) Service Desk Analyst
16 109 (4.80%) VMware Engineer
17 102 (4.49%) Server Engineer
18 97 (4.27%) IT Analyst
18 97 (4.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 96 (4.23%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (2.42%) Web Services
2 48 (2.11%) .NET
3 21 (0.92%) Middleware
4 18 (0.79%) Java EE
4 18 (0.79%) STL
5 16 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 16 (0.70%) HTML
6 13 (0.57%) Regular Expression
7 11 (0.48%) COM
7 11 (0.48%) CSS
8 10 (0.44%) MDX
9 9 (0.40%) 802.1X
9 9 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (0.40%) ODBC
10 8 (0.35%) XHTML
11 7 (0.31%) LAMP
11 7 (0.31%) WSH
12 6 (0.26%) ZeroMQ
13 5 (0.22%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.22%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 254 (11.18%) Data Centre
2 149 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 139 (6.12%) Clustering
4 125 (5.50%) Blackberry
5 85 (3.74%) Replication
6 79 (3.48%) Computer Science
7 66 (2.91%) Management Information System
8 65 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
9 64 (2.82%) Driving Licence
10 40 (1.76%) Smartphone
11 34 (1.50%) PKI
12 31 (1.37%) Visualisation
13 30 (1.32%) FMCG
14 29 (1.28%) Public Cloud
15 24 (1.06%) Client/Server
16 23 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
16 23 (1.01%) Fat Client
16 23 (1.01%) Thin Client
17 21 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
17 21 (0.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1745 (76.84%) Windows
2 1101 (48.48%) Windows Server
3 747 (32.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 658 (28.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 338 (14.88%) Windows 7
6 325 (14.31%) Linux
7 289 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 235 (10.35%) Windows 8
9 123 (5.42%) Windows 10
10 97 (4.27%) Unix
11 92 (4.05%) Windows XP
12 66 (2.91%) Mac OS X
13 61 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 36 (1.59%) Android
15 33 (1.45%) Apple iOS
16 32 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
17 31 (1.37%) Mac OS
18 25 (1.10%) Ubuntu
19 14 (0.62%) HPUX
20 12 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 820 (36.11%) ITIL
2 166 (7.31%) Migration
3 141 (6.21%) Service Delivery
4 137 (6.03%) PRINCE2
5 134 (5.90%) Mentoring
5 134 (5.90%) Presales
6 130 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
7 106 (4.67%) High Availability
8 104 (4.58%) Problem Management
9 101 (4.45%) Project Management
10 91 (4.01%) ITIL V3
11 90 (3.96%) Service Management
12 88 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
13 77 (3.39%) Change Control
13 77 (3.39%) Load Balancing
14 70 (3.08%) Cybersecurity
15 68 (2.99%) Incident Management
16 65 (2.86%) Change Management
17 63 (2.77%) Root Cause Analysis
18 62 (2.73%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 350 (15.41%) SQL
2 268 (11.80%) PowerShell
3 64 (2.82%) C
4 62 (2.73%) C#
5 56 (2.47%) Python
6 45 (1.98%) Perl
7 44 (1.94%) T-SQL
7 44 (1.94%) VB
8 33 (1.45%) VBScript
9 29 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 26 (1.14%) Java
11 23 (1.01%) C++
12 18 (0.79%) JavaScript
12 18 (0.79%) Objective-C
13 16 (0.70%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.48%) PHP
15 6 (0.26%) Korn
15 6 (0.26%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.26%) R
16 5 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2271 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 798 (35.14%) MCSA
3 669 (29.46%) Cisco Certification
4 607 (26.73%) CCNA
5 584 (25.72%) MCITP
6 494 (21.75%) MCP
7 453 (19.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 278 (12.24%) Degree
9 155 (6.83%) CCNP
10 153 (6.74%) Citrix Certification
10 153 (6.74%) ITIL Certification
11 143 (6.30%) Security Cleared
12 134 (5.90%) MCTS
13 131 (5.77%) CCA
14 101 (4.45%) CISSP
15 83 (3.65%) MCDST
16 77 (3.39%) SC Cleared
17 57 (2.51%) Network+ Certification
18 51 (2.25%) CompTIA Security+
18 51 (2.25%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (8.59%) SLA
2 73 (3.21%) PCI DSS
3 54 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.44%) COBIT
5 10 (0.44%) HIPAA
6 9 (0.40%) ISO27002
7 7 (0.31%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.26%) QA
9 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.13%) GPG13
10 3 (0.13%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.088%) COSO
11 2 (0.088%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.044%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 1296 (57.07%) Active Directory
2 746 (32.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 522 (22.99%) Hyper-V
4 272 (11.98%) XenApp
5 231 (10.17%) vSphere
6 111 (4.89%) XenDesktop
7 73 (3.21%) Virtual Servers
8 69 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
9 68 (2.99%) Terminal Services
10 67 (2.95%) VMware ESX
11 49 (2.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 47 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
13 46 (2.03%) NFS
14 43 (1.89%) XenServer
15 31 (1.37%) vCloud
16 23 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
17 20 (0.88%) Xen
18 17 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 17 (0.75%) VMware Server
19 16 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 294 (12.95%) SCCM
2 181 (7.97%) SCOM
3 77 (3.39%) WSUS
4 72 (3.17%) Backup Exec
5 46 (2.03%) SCVMM
6 37 (1.63%) Microsoft Clustering
7 34 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
8 32 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
8 32 (1.41%) Nagios
8 32 (1.41%) NetBackup
9 27 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
10 23 (1.01%) Nessus
11 21 (0.92%) DameWare
12 20 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
13 18 (0.79%) AirWatch
13 18 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 18 (0.79%) Puppet
14 17 (0.75%) SCSM
14 17 (0.75%) vMotion
15 15 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1564 (68.87%) Microsoft
2 1185 (52.18%) VMware
3 671 (29.55%) Cisco
4 616 (27.12%) Citrix
5 352 (15.50%) HP
6 150 (6.61%) NetApp
7 114 (5.02%) Dell
8 110 (4.84%) EMC
9 105 (4.62%) Apple
10 102 (4.49%) SolarWinds
10 102 (4.49%) Symantec
11 82 (3.61%) Juniper
12 81 (3.57%) Veeam
13 80 (3.52%) Red Hat
14 77 (3.39%) IBM
15 72 (3.17%) Avaya
16 71 (3.13%) Oracle
17 69 (3.04%) CheckPoint
18 65 (2.86%) SonicWALL
19 59 (2.60%) Sophos
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Goole, North Humberside
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Salary: £23500 - £26000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, 25 days hol, Medical
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London
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Salary: £56000 - £700000 per annum + 5k Car + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £22000 - £28000 Per Annum
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Car Allowance
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Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Car Allowance
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Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
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Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
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Harrow, Middlesex
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Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
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