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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK / England
Rank 294 242 185
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -57
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 829 1303 1723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.05% 1.36% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 4.93% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 702 1152 1508
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%

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
19418 26417 26943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 24.68% 27.64% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 15442 21419 21641
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £67,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -77 256 £42,500 - 26
South East +22 231 £37,000 -12.94% 31
East of England -7 88 £40,500 +19.11% 5
West Midlands -8 55 £41,500 +3.75% 4
East Midlands +21 54 £42,500 +28.78% 8
Yorkshire +49 50 £35,000 -22.22% 11
North West -68 46 £35,000 - 16
South West -25 42 £37,500 +8.69% 5
North East +9 9 £40,000 +100.00% 2
Midlands - 4 £40,000 - 1
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 1844 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1342 (72.78%) Windows
3 1284 (69.63%) Microsoft
4 1055 (57.21%) Active Directory
5 916 (49.67%) VMware
6 871 (47.23%) Windows Server
7 589 (31.94%) MCSA
8 586 (31.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 585 (31.72%) ITIL
10 579 (31.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 567 (30.75%) MS Excel
12 544 (29.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 542 (29.39%) Cisco Certification
14 520 (28.20%) MS Exchange
15 475 (25.76%) Hyper-V
16 472 (25.60%) CCNA
17 458 (24.84%) Cisco
18 457 (24.78%) Office 365
19 455 (24.67%) Firewall
20 434 (23.54%) MCP
21 394 (21.37%) Citrix
22 390 (21.15%) SQL Server
23 350 (18.98%) DNS
24 334 (18.11%) MCITP
25 330 (17.90%) SAN
26 325 (17.62%) Microsoft Azure
27 306 (16.59%) DHCP
28 304 (16.49%) WAN
28 304 (16.49%) SQL
29 303 (16.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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
1 520 (28.20%) MS Exchange
2 264 (14.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 261 (14.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 196 (10.63%) SharePoint
5 177 (9.60%) Skype for Business
6 150 (8.13%) IIS
7 87 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 44 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 42 (2.28%) Tomcat
10 37 (2.01%) Apache
11 26 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
12 22 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
13 18 (0.98%) IBM Notes
14 13 (0.70%) Confluence
14 13 (0.70%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.70%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.65%) Apache Pig
16 11 (0.60%) SAS
17 10 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 567 (30.75%) MS Excel
2 220 (11.93%) MS Office
3 42 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.054%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.22%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.11%) Eikon
4 2 (0.11%) Magento
4 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.054%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.054%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.054%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 457 (24.78%) Office 365
2 325 (17.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (2.77%) SaaS
5 48 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
6 35 (1.90%) IaaS
7 32 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 29 (1.57%) PaaS
9 17 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.65%) G Suite
11 10 (0.54%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.49%) Yammer
13 4 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.16%) Akamai
14 3 (0.16%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.054%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.054%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.054%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 455 (24.67%) Firewall
2 350 (18.98%) DNS
3 330 (17.90%) SAN
4 306 (16.59%) DHCP
5 304 (16.49%) WAN
6 298 (16.16%) LAN
7 200 (10.85%) VPN
8 192 (10.41%) TCP/IP
9 117 (6.34%) Skype
10 111 (6.02%) VoIP
11 96 (5.21%) VLAN
12 73 (3.96%) Network Security
13 59 (3.20%) MPLS
13 59 (3.20%) Wireless
14 57 (3.09%) Internet
15 46 (2.49%) NAS
16 42 (2.28%) Unified Communications
17 37 (2.01%) HTTP
18 35 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
19 33 (1.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 101 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 83 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 27 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
8 23 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (1.14%) Big Data
9 21 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
10 14 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (0.70%) Hadoop
11 13 (0.70%) MySQL
12 12 (0.65%) Apache Hive
13 11 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (0.54%) OLAP
15 8 (0.43%) GIS
16 7 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (0.33%) OLTP
18 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 51 (2.77%) JIRA
2 23 (1.25%) MSI
3 14 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.43%) InstallShield
5 8 (0.43%) Redmine
6 6 (0.33%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.27%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.27%) CodeSonar
7 5 (0.27%) git-flow
7 5 (0.27%) Robot Framework
7 5 (0.27%) Selenium
7 5 (0.27%) WinDbg
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.054%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.054%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.054%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.054%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 159 (8.62%) Finance
2 83 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 43 (2.33%) Retail
4 36 (1.95%) Banking
5 31 (1.68%) Legal
6 26 (1.41%) Games
7 22 (1.19%) Law
8 20 (1.08%) Marketing
9 19 (1.03%) Billing
10 14 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.70%) Advertising
12 12 (0.65%) French Language
13 11 (0.60%) Back Office
13 11 (0.60%) Spanish Language
14 10 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.54%) Portuguese Language
15 9 (0.49%) German Language
16 8 (0.43%) Publishing
17 7 (0.38%) Electronics
18 4 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 356 (19.31%) Support Engineer
2 276 (14.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 264 (14.32%) Analyst
4 182 (9.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 175 (9.49%) Consultant
6 150 (8.13%) IT Support
7 139 (7.54%) Architect
7 139 (7.54%) Windows Engineer
8 137 (7.43%) 2nd Line Support
9 135 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
9 135 (7.32%) IT Engineer
9 135 (7.32%) Support Analyst
10 130 (7.05%) Server Engineer
11 105 (5.69%) Infrastructure Support
12 100 (5.42%) Administrator
13 95 (5.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 95 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 93 (5.04%) IT Support Engineer
14 93 (5.04%) VMware Engineer
15 81 (4.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.11%) Web Services
2 30 (1.63%) .NET
3 21 (1.14%) Java EE
3 21 (1.14%) STL
4 17 (0.92%) Middleware
5 14 (0.76%) ASP.NET
6 12 (0.65%) Software Packaging
7 11 (0.60%) Regular Expression
8 10 (0.54%) HTML
9 8 (0.43%) 802.1X
9 8 (0.43%) CSS
9 8 (0.43%) jQuery
10 6 (0.33%) REST
10 6 (0.33%) SOAP
11 5 (0.27%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.27%) Django
11 5 (0.27%) LAMP
11 5 (0.27%) Node.js
11 5 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (0.27%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 264 (14.32%) Data Centre
2 117 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (5.64%) Clustering
4 77 (4.18%) Computer Science
5 66 (3.58%) Blackberry
6 62 (3.36%) Public Cloud
7 61 (3.31%) Management Information System
8 59 (3.20%) Driving Licence
9 41 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
10 38 (2.06%) Client/Server
10 38 (2.06%) Replication
11 31 (1.68%) PKI
12 30 (1.63%) Private Cloud
13 29 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
13 29 (1.57%) Smartphone
14 24 (1.30%) EMC VNX
15 17 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.65%) iPhone
16 12 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
17 10 (0.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1342 (72.78%) Windows
2 871 (47.23%) Windows Server
3 586 (31.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 544 (29.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 251 (13.61%) Windows 7
6 247 (13.39%) Linux
7 199 (10.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 137 (7.43%) Windows 10
9 134 (7.27%) Windows 8
10 61 (3.31%) Mac OS X
11 58 (3.15%) Unix
12 37 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 34 (1.84%) Android
14 30 (1.63%) Mac OS
15 27 (1.46%) Apple iOS
15 27 (1.46%) Windows XP
16 18 (0.98%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.87%) Solaris
18 13 (0.70%) Windows NT
19 12 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (31.72%) ITIL
2 132 (7.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 131 (7.10%) Project Management
4 120 (6.51%) Presales
5 116 (6.29%) Migration
6 114 (6.18%) High Availability
7 103 (5.59%) Service Management
8 97 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 95 (5.15%) Mentoring
10 90 (4.88%) PRINCE2
11 85 (4.61%) Time Management
12 71 (3.85%) ITIL V3
12 71 (3.85%) Problem Management
13 70 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
14 68 (3.69%) Load Balancing
15 67 (3.63%) Customer Requirements
16 64 (3.47%) Change Management
17 62 (3.36%) Cybersecurity
18 57 (3.09%) Line Management
19 50 (2.71%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 304 (16.49%) SQL
2 243 (13.18%) PowerShell
3 54 (2.93%) C
4 42 (2.28%) VBScript
5 39 (2.11%) VB
6 34 (1.84%) C#
7 31 (1.68%) T-SQL
8 28 (1.52%) C++
9 27 (1.46%) Python
10 24 (1.30%) Bash Shell
11 22 (1.19%) Java
12 21 (1.14%) Objective-C
13 19 (1.03%) JavaScript
14 13 (0.70%) Perl
15 9 (0.49%) PHP
16 8 (0.43%) Korn
17 5 (0.27%) VBA
18 4 (0.22%) Shell Script
19 2 (0.11%) VB.NET
20 1 (0.054%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1844 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 589 (31.94%) MCSA
3 542 (29.39%) Cisco Certification
4 472 (25.60%) CCNA
5 434 (23.54%) MCP
6 334 (18.11%) MCITP
7 303 (16.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 268 (14.53%) Degree
9 154 (8.35%) Security Cleared
10 123 (6.67%) CCNP
11 103 (5.59%) Citrix Certification
12 88 (4.77%) CISSP
13 86 (4.66%) ITIL Certification
14 77 (4.18%) SC Cleared
15 75 (4.07%) CCA
16 67 (3.63%) MCTS
17 59 (3.20%) Network+ Certification
18 53 (2.87%) DV Cleared
19 49 (2.66%) A+ Certification
20 46 (2.49%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (7.59%) SLA
2 42 (2.28%) PCI DSS
3 27 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.43%) QA
5 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.11%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.054%) COBIT
7 1 (0.054%) GCP
7 1 (0.054%) GPG13
7 1 (0.054%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1055 (57.21%) Active Directory
2 579 (31.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 475 (25.76%) Hyper-V
4 152 (8.24%) vSphere
4 152 (8.24%) XenApp
5 52 (2.82%) XenDesktop
6 51 (2.77%) VMware ESX
7 47 (2.55%) Virtual Servers
8 46 (2.49%) Terminal Services
8 46 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
9 35 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (1.30%) VMware Server
11 20 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (1.03%) Samba
12 19 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (0.92%) NFS
13 17 (0.92%) XenServer
14 15 (0.81%) vCloud
15 14 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 14 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 287 (15.56%) SCCM
2 141 (7.65%) SCOM
3 67 (3.63%) WSUS
4 34 (1.84%) Backup Exec
5 30 (1.63%) AirWatch
6 28 (1.52%) SCVMM
7 27 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
8 26 (1.41%) NetBackup
9 24 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
10 20 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 20 (1.08%) SCOrch
11 18 (0.98%) Puppet
12 13 (0.70%) Nagios
12 13 (0.70%) SCSM
13 12 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
13 12 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (0.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 11 (0.60%) SCDPM
15 10 (0.54%) Ansible
15 10 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1284 (69.63%) Microsoft
2 916 (49.67%) VMware
3 458 (24.84%) Cisco
4 394 (21.37%) Citrix
5 221 (11.98%) HP
6 145 (7.86%) NetApp
7 93 (5.04%) Dell
8 75 (4.07%) EMC
9 68 (3.69%) Veeam
10 64 (3.47%) Apple
11 54 (2.93%) SolarWinds
12 52 (2.82%) Oracle
13 51 (2.77%) Juniper
14 44 (2.39%) Red Hat
15 42 (2.28%) Meraki
16 41 (2.22%) Google
17 37 (2.01%) SonicWALL
18 36 (1.95%) IBM
19 33 (1.79%) Symantec
20 30 (1.63%) 3PAR
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