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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 193 180 181
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1624 1562 1789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.52% 1.57% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.64% 5.86% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1396 1340 1577
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,841
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,995 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +13.87%
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
28797 26647 31816
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.02% 26.79% 28.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22644 21944 27111
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 16 September 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 16 September 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
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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 -7 590 £42,500 - 57
South East -25 442 £39,000 -2.50% 54
Yorkshire +17 143 £36,500 +4.28% 12
East of England -9 118 £40,000 +6.66% 7
West Midlands +10 115 £37,250 -13.37% 8
North West +3 103 £31,500 -21.25% 18
East Midlands -7 84 £37,500 -16.66% 11
South West -31 74 £30,000 -29.41% 14
North East +4 8 - - 3
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3499 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2709 (77.42%) Windows
3 2422 (69.22%) Microsoft
4 1809 (51.70%) VMware
5 1711 (48.90%) Active Directory
6 1362 (38.93%) MCITP
7 1340 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 1325 (37.87%) MS Exchange
9 1225 (35.01%) MS Excel
10 1165 (33.30%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1104 (31.55%) ITIL
12 1093 (31.24%) Citrix
13 1089 (31.12%) MCSA
14 954 (27.26%) Cisco Certification
15 946 (27.04%) Cisco
16 879 (25.12%) CCNA
17 835 (23.86%) SAN
18 827 (23.64%) SQL Server
19 813 (23.24%) MCP
20 807 (23.06%) Firewall
21 796 (22.75%) DNS
22 766 (21.89%) Windows Server 2003
23 757 (21.63%) Windows Server 2012
24 721 (20.61%) Hyper-V
25 710 (20.29%) Exchange Server 2010
26 673 (19.23%) SQL
27 606 (17.32%) Windows 7
28 603 (17.23%) TCP/IP
29 586 (16.75%) DHCP
30 579 (16.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1325 (37.87%) MS Exchange
2 710 (20.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 536 (15.32%) SharePoint
4 438 (12.52%) Lync
5 424 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 406 (11.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 310 (8.86%) IIS
8 241 (6.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 232 (6.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 107 (3.06%) SharePoint 2010
11 86 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 63 (1.80%) Office Communications Server
13 60 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
14 57 (1.63%) Lotus Domino
15 46 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2000
16 37 (1.06%) Tomcat
17 29 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
18 24 (0.69%) Apache
19 17 (0.49%) IBM Notes
20 14 (0.40%) GroupWise
Applications
1 1225 (35.01%) MS Excel
2 457 (13.06%) MS Office
3 28 (0.80%) InfoPath
4 26 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.29%) 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%) FastStats
9 3 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.057%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.057%) Maya
10 2 (0.057%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.029%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 49 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (0.37%) SAP Business One
5 11 (0.31%) assyst
6 8 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.086%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.086%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.086%) Eikon
10 2 (0.057%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.057%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 1 (0.029%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.029%) Agresso
11 1 (0.029%) Exchequer
11 1 (0.029%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 248 (7.09%) Office 365
2 156 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.11%) SaaS
4 30 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (0.71%) IaaS
6 21 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.34%) Google Apps
8 9 (0.26%) PaaS
9 7 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.14%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 835 (23.86%) SAN
2 807 (23.06%) Firewall
3 796 (22.75%) DNS
4 603 (17.23%) TCP/IP
5 586 (16.75%) DHCP
6 467 (13.35%) LAN
7 464 (13.26%) WAN
8 390 (11.15%) VPN
9 201 (5.74%) Internet
10 174 (4.97%) VoIP
11 159 (4.54%) NAS
12 128 (3.66%) Wireless
12 128 (3.66%) Unified Communications
13 115 (3.29%) VLAN
14 102 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
15 98 (2.80%) Network Security
16 87 (2.49%) SMTP
17 84 (2.40%) MPLS
18 76 (2.17%) iSCSI
19 73 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 827 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 190 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 104 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 101 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 94 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 69 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 66 (1.89%) MySQL
8 50 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 31 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
11 19 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
12 16 (0.46%) Oracle Database
12 16 (0.46%) Relational Database
13 15 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (0.40%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (0.23%) DB2
18 7 (0.20%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 32 (0.91%) Visual Studio
2 19 (0.54%) MSI
3 14 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (0.31%) Subversion
5 9 (0.26%) Selenium
5 9 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.26%) FogBugz
6 8 (0.23%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.20%) TeamCity
7 7 (0.20%) Metasploit
7 7 (0.20%) NUnit
7 7 (0.20%) MSTest
8 6 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.17%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.14%) AdminStudio
9 5 (0.14%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.14%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.14%) WiX
10 3 (0.086%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (0.057%) MyEclipse
General
1 401 (11.46%) Finance
2 93 (2.66%) Telecoms
3 91 (2.60%) Legal
4 80 (2.29%) Law
5 53 (1.51%) Retail
6 50 (1.43%) Marketing
7 46 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 42 (1.20%) Banking
9 31 (0.89%) Advertising
10 22 (0.63%) German Language
11 20 (0.57%) Games
12 14 (0.40%) Back Office
13 13 (0.37%) Electronics
13 13 (0.37%) French Language
14 11 (0.31%) Billing
15 10 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.23%) Publishing
17 7 (0.20%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.20%) Italian Language
18 6 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 542 (15.49%) Support Engineer
2 508 (14.52%) Analyst
3 439 (12.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 360 (10.29%) Consultant
5 288 (8.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 280 (8.00%) Administrator
7 255 (7.29%) Support Analyst
8 196 (5.60%) IT Support
9 194 (5.54%) Architect
10 175 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
11 160 (4.57%) Systems Engineer
12 158 (4.52%) Technical Support
13 140 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
14 125 (3.57%) Service Analyst
15 123 (3.52%) Microsoft Consultant
16 119 (3.40%) Technical Consultant
16 119 (3.40%) Server Engineer
17 115 (3.29%) Network Engineer
18 112 (3.20%) Service Desk Analyst
19 109 (3.12%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (4.29%) .NET
2 81 (2.31%) ASP.NET
3 75 (2.14%) HTML
4 64 (1.83%) XML
5 62 (1.77%) Web Services
6 40 (1.14%) CSS
7 39 (1.11%) Application Packaging
8 37 (1.06%) HTML5
8 37 (1.06%) Software Packaging
9 34 (0.97%) .NET Framework
10 28 (0.80%) WCF
10 28 (0.80%) LAMP
11 22 (0.63%) Ajax
12 20 (0.57%) jQuery
13 16 (0.46%) XSLT
13 16 (0.46%) COM
14 15 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (0.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 12 (0.34%) Silverlight
16 11 (0.31%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 298 (8.52%) Blackberry
2 285 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
3 277 (7.92%) Clustering
4 167 (4.77%) Management Information System
5 83 (2.37%) Computer Science
6 81 (2.31%) Fat Client
6 81 (2.31%) Thin Client
7 59 (1.69%) Replication
8 53 (1.51%) Client/Server
9 50 (1.43%) EqualLogic
10 45 (1.29%) PKI
11 35 (1.00%) SecurID
12 34 (0.97%) iPhone
13 29 (0.83%) Firmware
14 27 (0.77%) Hedge funds
14 27 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
15 26 (0.74%) Statistics
16 25 (0.71%) LIMS
17 22 (0.63%) Open Source
18 19 (0.54%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2709 (77.42%) Windows
2 1340 (38.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 766 (21.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 757 (21.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 606 (17.32%) Windows 7
6 447 (12.78%) Linux
7 327 (9.35%) Windows XP
8 223 (6.37%) Windows 8
9 153 (4.37%) UNIX
10 126 (3.60%) Windows Vista
11 106 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 86 (2.46%) Android
13 65 (1.86%) Mac OS X
14 56 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
15 46 (1.31%) Windows Phone
16 39 (1.11%) Solaris
17 38 (1.09%) Windows 2000
18 37 (1.06%) Windows Phone 8
18 37 (1.06%) VMS
19 31 (0.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1104 (31.55%) ITIL
2 224 (6.40%) Migration
3 222 (6.34%) Project Management
4 204 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 184 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 181 (5.17%) Load Balancing
7 165 (4.72%) Problem Management
8 156 (4.46%) PRINCE2
9 151 (4.32%) Mentoring
10 146 (4.17%) Service Management
11 143 (4.09%) Change Management
12 112 (3.20%) Change Control
13 111 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
14 109 (3.12%) Configuration Management
15 104 (2.97%) Performance Tuning
16 100 (2.86%) Incident Management
17 98 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
18 78 (2.23%) Business Continuity
19 74 (2.11%) CRM
20 70 (2.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 673 (19.23%) SQL
2 248 (7.09%) PowerShell
3 76 (2.17%) C#
4 64 (1.83%) VBScript
5 59 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 52 (1.49%) JavaScript
7 43 (1.23%) VB
7 43 (1.23%) C
8 30 (0.86%) Perl
9 29 (0.83%) Java
10 26 (0.74%) VB.NET
11 15 (0.43%) Python
12 14 (0.40%) C++
13 13 (0.37%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.31%) PHP
15 8 (0.23%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.23%) VBA
16 6 (0.17%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.11%) R
17 4 (0.11%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 3499 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1362 (38.93%) MCITP
3 1089 (31.12%) MCSA
4 954 (27.26%) Cisco Certification
5 879 (25.12%) CCNA
6 813 (23.24%) MCP
7 579 (16.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 568 (16.23%) Degree
9 481 (13.75%) MCTS
10 296 (8.46%) Citrix Certification
11 260 (7.43%) CCNP
12 231 (6.60%) CCA
13 131 (3.74%) Security Cleared
14 129 (3.69%) ITIL Certification
15 99 (2.83%) VCAP
16 92 (2.63%) SC Cleared
17 61 (1.74%) CCEE
17 61 (1.74%) A+ Certification
18 58 (1.66%) MCDST
19 51 (1.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 311 (8.89%) SLA
2 51 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (1.43%) QA
4 33 (0.94%) ISO 9001
5 25 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.086%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.086%) COBIT
8 2 (0.057%) HL7
9 1 (0.029%) BS7799
9 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.029%) GMP
9 1 (0.029%) GLP
9 1 (0.029%) Section 508
System Software
1 1711 (48.90%) Active Directory
2 1165 (33.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 721 (20.61%) Hyper-V
4 320 (9.15%) XenApp
5 288 (8.23%) vSphere
6 177 (5.06%) XenDesktop
7 173 (4.94%) VMware ESX
8 102 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
9 97 (2.77%) XenServer
10 81 (2.31%) UAG
11 74 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 56 (1.60%) Forefront TMG
13 55 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 47 (1.34%) Terminal Services
15 46 (1.31%) ISA Server
16 26 (0.74%) VMware Server
17 25 (0.71%) NFS
18 23 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 21 (0.60%) vCloud
20 16 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 416 (11.89%) SCCM
2 224 (6.40%) Backup Exec
3 213 (6.09%) SCOM
4 75 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 58 (1.66%) SCVMM
6 47 (1.34%) NetBackup
7 46 (1.31%) WSUS
8 45 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
9 33 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 30 (0.86%) SCSM
11 29 (0.83%) Tivoli
12 24 (0.69%) SCDPM
13 23 (0.66%) SCOrch
14 21 (0.60%) HP SIM
14 21 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
15 20 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 19 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 15 (0.43%) Puppet
18 13 (0.37%) SolarWinds Orion
19 11 (0.31%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 2422 (69.22%) Microsoft
2 1809 (51.70%) VMware
3 1093 (31.24%) Citrix
4 946 (27.04%) Cisco
5 510 (14.58%) HP
6 268 (7.66%) Symantec
7 263 (7.52%) NetApp
8 229 (6.54%) Dell
9 192 (5.49%) Apple
10 164 (4.69%) Juniper
11 155 (4.43%) EMC
12 153 (4.37%) Oracle
13 129 (3.69%) IBM
14 124 (3.54%) Avaya
15 112 (3.20%) Red Hat
16 101 (2.89%) CheckPoint
17 96 (2.74%) Veeam
18 92 (2.63%) McAfee
19 65 (1.86%) SolarWinds
20 62 (1.77%) Mitel
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum 10% bonus, pension, healthcare and g
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
NST Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Car Allowance, Private Health, Pension, Life C
Posted: 4 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £56000.00 - £62000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Momentum Resourcing
Salary: £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary is approx up to £35k base + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + More
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
North West London
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £56000 per annum + Strong Pension, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £21000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Co-operative Systems
Salary: From £27,000 to £37,000 per annum Competitive (DOE) plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £26k - 32k per year + Pension and Healthcare and
Posted: Yesterday