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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 272 230 194
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -36
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1002 1425 1760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.20% 1.42% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.64% 5.21% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 814 1284 1536
Median salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median 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
21609 27336 29933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.77% 27.20% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17196 21840 24147
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -28 327 £42,500 +6.25% 31
South East -39 228 £40,000 -5.88% 26
North West -12 89 £35,000 +14.75% 14
South West -19 89 £40,000 -6.15% 9
Yorkshire +9 80 £36,250 -2.02% 9
West Midlands -10 75 £35,000 -12.50% 5
East of England -35 63 £40,000 -11.11% 3
East Midlands +19 46 £40,000 +50.94% 2
North East +19 16 £42,500 +112.50% 3
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 2129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1630 (76.56%) Windows
3 1448 (68.01%) Microsoft
4 1228 (57.68%) Active Directory
5 1149 (53.97%) VMware
6 1090 (51.20%) Windows Server
7 752 (35.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 744 (34.95%) MS Exchange
9 736 (34.57%) MCSA
10 722 (33.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 718 (33.72%) ITIL
12 679 (31.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 658 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
14 611 (28.70%) Cisco
15 599 (28.14%) CCNA
16 597 (28.04%) MS Excel
17 570 (26.77%) Hyper-V
18 561 (26.35%) Firewall
19 515 (24.19%) MCITP
20 506 (23.77%) Office 365
21 500 (23.49%) MCP
22 486 (22.83%) Citrix
23 460 (21.61%) SQL Server
24 432 (20.29%) DNS
25 425 (19.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 416 (19.54%) WAN
27 400 (18.79%) DHCP
28 395 (18.55%) LAN
29 390 (18.32%) SAN
30 366 (17.19%) 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
1 744 (34.95%) MS Exchange
2 366 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 362 (17.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 213 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 206 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 195 (9.16%) Skype for Business
7 194 (9.11%) IIS
8 64 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
9 50 (2.35%) Apache
10 47 (2.21%) Tomcat
11 41 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
12 20 (0.94%) Apache Pig
12 20 (0.94%) JBoss
13 19 (0.89%) IBM Notes
14 18 (0.85%) SAS
15 15 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 15 (0.70%) WebSphere
16 14 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
17 12 (0.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 597 (28.04%) MS Excel
2 246 (11.55%) MS Office
3 41 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.14%) HiPortfolio
5 2 (0.094%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.047%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 506 (23.77%) Office 365
2 286 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 117 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
5 52 (2.44%) SaaS
6 45 (2.11%) IaaS
7 41 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
8 37 (1.74%) PaaS
9 14 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.52%) Mimecast
10 11 (0.52%) OneDrive
10 11 (0.52%) Yammer
11 9 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.42%) G Suite
12 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.047%) Dropbox
13 1 (0.047%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 561 (26.35%) Firewall
2 432 (20.29%) DNS
3 416 (19.54%) WAN
4 400 (18.79%) DHCP
5 395 (18.55%) LAN
6 390 (18.32%) SAN
7 287 (13.48%) TCP/IP
8 263 (12.35%) VPN
9 147 (6.90%) VoIP
10 107 (5.03%) VLAN
11 104 (4.88%) Skype
12 88 (4.13%) Cisco ASA
13 78 (3.66%) Internet
13 78 (3.66%) Network Security
14 76 (3.57%) Wireless
15 71 (3.33%) MPLS
16 66 (3.10%) Remote Desktop
17 43 (2.02%) NAS
18 42 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
19 40 (1.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 460 (21.61%) SQL Server
2 97 (4.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 85 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 45 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (1.78%) Big Data
7 35 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 28 (1.32%) Hadoop
8 28 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
9 27 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (1.17%) MySQL
11 20 (0.94%) Apache Hive
11 20 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (0.70%) Relational Database
13 14 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
14 13 (0.61%) OLAP
15 12 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
16 9 (0.42%) GIS
16 9 (0.42%) OLTP
17 7 (0.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 53 (2.49%) JIRA
2 17 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.52%) Redmine
3 11 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.42%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (0.38%) Bitbucket
5 8 (0.38%) CodeSonar
5 8 (0.38%) git-flow
5 8 (0.38%) Robot Framework
5 8 (0.38%) Selenium
6 7 (0.33%) MSI
7 5 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.23%) Subversion
8 4 (0.19%) tSQLt
9 3 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.094%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.047%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.047%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.047%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 244 (11.46%) Finance
2 88 (4.13%) Telecoms
3 55 (2.58%) Banking
4 36 (1.69%) Retail
5 32 (1.50%) Billing
6 30 (1.41%) Games
7 26 (1.22%) Law
8 23 (1.08%) Legal
9 17 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.66%) Marketing
10 14 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (0.61%) French Language
12 12 (0.56%) Advertising
13 11 (0.52%) German Language
13 11 (0.52%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.42%) Back Office
14 9 (0.42%) Japanese Language
14 9 (0.42%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.38%) Publishing
16 5 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 393 (18.46%) Support Engineer
2 354 (16.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 327 (15.36%) Analyst
4 245 (11.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 180 (8.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 177 (8.31%) IT Support
6 177 (8.31%) Windows Engineer
7 171 (8.03%) Consultant
8 151 (7.09%) IT Engineer
9 138 (6.48%) Support Analyst
10 136 (6.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 133 (6.25%) Architect
12 123 (5.78%) 2nd Line Support
12 123 (5.78%) Server Engineer
13 114 (5.35%) Infrastructure Support
14 105 (4.93%) Administrator
15 101 (4.74%) VMware Engineer
16 93 (4.37%) IT Support Engineer
17 90 (4.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 89 (4.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (2.30%) Web Services
2 38 (1.78%) .NET
3 32 (1.50%) Java EE
3 32 (1.50%) STL
4 23 (1.08%) Middleware
5 14 (0.66%) ASP.NET
6 10 (0.47%) LAMP
6 10 (0.47%) Regular Expression
7 9 (0.42%) .NET Framework
7 9 (0.42%) HTML
7 9 (0.42%) REST
7 9 (0.42%) SOAP
8 8 (0.38%) 802.1X
8 8 (0.38%) Django
8 8 (0.38%) Node.js
8 8 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (0.38%) Spring MVC
9 7 (0.33%) MDX
9 7 (0.33%) ODBC
9 7 (0.33%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 294 (13.81%) Data Centre
2 142 (6.67%) Clustering
3 134 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (4.37%) Blackberry
5 89 (4.18%) Computer Science
6 73 (3.43%) Driving Licence
7 69 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
8 65 (3.05%) Management Information System
9 63 (2.96%) Replication
10 47 (2.21%) Client/Server
11 46 (2.16%) Public Cloud
12 35 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
13 31 (1.46%) PKI
14 26 (1.22%) Smartphone
14 26 (1.22%) Statistics
15 25 (1.17%) Private Cloud
16 24 (1.13%) EMC VNX
17 19 (0.89%) FMCG
18 18 (0.85%) iPad
18 18 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1630 (76.56%) Windows
2 1090 (51.20%) Windows Server
3 722 (33.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 679 (31.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 308 (14.47%) Windows 7
6 305 (14.33%) Linux
7 282 (13.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 218 (10.24%) Windows 8
9 137 (6.43%) Windows 10
10 69 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 63 (2.96%) Unix
12 60 (2.82%) Mac OS X
13 51 (2.40%) Windows XP
14 35 (1.64%) Apple iOS
15 29 (1.36%) Android
16 19 (0.89%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.75%) Mac OS
17 16 (0.75%) Windows NT
18 15 (0.70%) Solaris
19 14 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 718 (33.72%) ITIL
2 141 (6.62%) Mentoring
3 139 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 134 (6.29%) Migration
5 133 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 128 (6.01%) PRINCE2
7 121 (5.68%) High Availability
8 120 (5.64%) Project Management
9 109 (5.12%) Load Balancing
10 105 (4.93%) Presales
11 99 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
11 99 (4.65%) Problem Management
12 89 (4.18%) ITIL V3
13 88 (4.13%) Cybersecurity
14 87 (4.09%) Service Management
15 73 (3.43%) Change Management
16 72 (3.38%) Time Management
17 63 (2.96%) Incident Management
18 60 (2.82%) Software Engineering
19 58 (2.72%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 352 (16.53%) SQL
2 290 (13.62%) PowerShell
3 75 (3.52%) C
4 61 (2.87%) C#
5 50 (2.35%) VB
6 46 (2.16%) T-SQL
7 42 (1.97%) Python
8 39 (1.83%) VBScript
9 35 (1.64%) Java
10 33 (1.55%) C++
11 32 (1.50%) Objective-C
12 31 (1.46%) Bash Shell
13 28 (1.32%) Perl
14 17 (0.80%) JavaScript
15 12 (0.56%) Korn
16 9 (0.42%) PHP
17 7 (0.33%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.33%) R
18 6 (0.28%) Shell Script
19 2 (0.094%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 736 (34.57%) MCSA
3 658 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
4 599 (28.14%) CCNA
5 515 (24.19%) MCITP
6 500 (23.49%) MCP
7 425 (19.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 282 (13.25%) Degree
9 196 (9.21%) Security Cleared
10 132 (6.20%) Citrix Certification
11 127 (5.97%) CCNP
12 115 (5.40%) CISSP
13 112 (5.26%) MCTS
14 109 (5.12%) ITIL Certification
15 103 (4.84%) CCA
16 97 (4.56%) SC Cleared
17 78 (3.66%) Network+ Certification
18 69 (3.24%) SSCP
19 68 (3.19%) DV Cleared
20 62 (2.91%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (8.55%) SLA
2 49 (2.30%) PCI DSS
3 34 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.28%) QA
6 3 (0.14%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.094%) GPG13
7 2 (0.094%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.094%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.047%) COBIT
8 1 (0.047%) GCP
8 1 (0.047%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1228 (57.68%) Active Directory
2 752 (35.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 570 (26.77%) Hyper-V
4 223 (10.47%) vSphere
5 218 (10.24%) XenApp
6 78 (3.66%) VMware ESX
7 77 (3.62%) Virtual Servers
8 76 (3.57%) Terminal Services
9 73 (3.43%) XenDesktop
10 51 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
11 50 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
12 38 (1.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 36 (1.69%) NFS
14 30 (1.41%) vCloud
15 27 (1.27%) XenServer
16 25 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
17 23 (1.08%) VMware Server
18 22 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 21 (0.99%) Samba
20 14 (0.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 293 (13.76%) SCCM
2 180 (8.45%) SCOM
3 72 (3.38%) WSUS
4 60 (2.82%) Backup Exec
5 46 (2.16%) SCVMM
6 36 (1.69%) AirWatch
6 36 (1.69%) NetBackup
7 35 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
8 31 (1.46%) Failover Clustering
9 28 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
10 25 (1.17%) Nagios
10 25 (1.17%) Puppet
11 24 (1.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 23 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
13 22 (1.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 19 (0.89%) SCSM
15 14 (0.66%) SCOrch
16 13 (0.61%) Ansible
16 13 (0.61%) SCDPM
17 12 (0.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1448 (68.01%) Microsoft
2 1149 (53.97%) VMware
3 611 (28.70%) Cisco
4 486 (22.83%) Citrix
5 326 (15.31%) HP
6 144 (6.76%) NetApp
7 120 (5.64%) Dell
8 102 (4.79%) EMC
9 99 (4.65%) Apple
10 87 (4.09%) Veeam
11 84 (3.95%) SolarWinds
12 81 (3.80%) Red Hat
13 77 (3.62%) Juniper
14 69 (3.24%) Symantec
15 63 (2.96%) Oracle
16 57 (2.68%) IBM
17 56 (2.63%) SonicWALL
18 50 (2.35%) Meraki
19 49 (2.30%) CheckPoint
20 47 (2.21%) Veritas
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
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