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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK / England
Rank 292 239 188
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -51
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 833 1296 1700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.06% 1.39% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.20% 4.99% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 681 1180 1496
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,100 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%

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
19818 25987 27216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.19% 27.79% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 15760 21028 21895
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 £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £71,500
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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -82 263 £42,500 - 32
South East -7 217 £37,000 -12.94% 28
West Midlands +18 75 £37,500 -6.25% 5
East of England -40 63 £35,750 +5.14% 7
South West -39 60 £41,000 -3.52% 7
North West -39 58 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Yorkshire +50 57 £34,000 -12.25% 7
East Midlands +17 43 £45,000 +53.83% 8
North East +6 7 £37,000 +64.44% 3
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 1924 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1435 (74.58%) Windows
3 1312 (68.19%) Microsoft
4 1110 (57.69%) Active Directory
5 1004 (52.18%) VMware
6 945 (49.12%) Windows Server
7 662 (34.41%) MCSA
8 650 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 639 (33.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 619 (32.17%) MS Exchange
11 611 (31.76%) ITIL
12 598 (31.08%) Windows Server 2008
13 591 (30.72%) Cisco Certification
14 564 (29.31%) MS Excel
15 532 (27.65%) CCNA
16 527 (27.39%) Cisco
17 514 (26.72%) Firewall
18 502 (26.09%) Hyper-V
19 458 (23.80%) MCP
20 443 (23.02%) Office 365
21 421 (21.88%) Citrix
22 420 (21.83%) MCITP
23 416 (21.62%) SQL Server
24 381 (19.80%) DNS
25 362 (18.81%) SAN
26 353 (18.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 346 (17.98%) WAN
28 344 (17.88%) DHCP
29 336 (17.46%) LAN
30 320 (16.63%) 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
1 619 (32.17%) MS Exchange
2 320 (16.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 315 (16.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 195 (10.14%) SharePoint
5 181 (9.41%) Skype for Business
6 172 (8.94%) IIS
7 128 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 44 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 41 (2.13%) Apache
9 41 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 40 (2.08%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.88%) Apache Pig
12 16 (0.83%) IBM Notes
12 16 (0.83%) JBoss
13 15 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.73%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 13 (0.68%) SAS
16 12 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
17 11 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 564 (29.31%) MS Excel
2 222 (11.54%) MS Office
3 48 (2.49%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.052%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.21%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.052%) Magento
6 1 (0.052%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.052%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 443 (23.02%) Office 365
2 301 (15.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
4 56 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
5 46 (2.39%) SaaS
6 36 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 32 (1.66%) IaaS
8 27 (1.40%) PaaS
9 17 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.57%) G Suite
11 10 (0.52%) Mimecast
11 10 (0.52%) Yammer
12 8 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 3 (0.16%) Akamai
13 3 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.10%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.052%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 514 (26.72%) Firewall
2 381 (19.80%) DNS
3 362 (18.81%) SAN
4 346 (17.98%) WAN
5 344 (17.88%) DHCP
6 336 (17.46%) LAN
7 243 (12.63%) TCP/IP
8 240 (12.47%) VPN
9 141 (7.33%) VoIP
10 116 (6.03%) Skype
11 105 (5.46%) VLAN
12 75 (3.90%) Network Security
13 70 (3.64%) Wireless
14 68 (3.53%) Internet
15 61 (3.17%) MPLS
16 52 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
17 51 (2.65%) NAS
18 45 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
19 41 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
20 39 (2.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 416 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 98 (5.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 77 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 40 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (1.61%) Big Data
6 27 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
6 27 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 22 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
9 21 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (1.04%) Hadoop
11 17 (0.88%) Apache Hive
12 16 (0.83%) MySQL
13 14 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.47%) GIS
16 8 (0.42%) OLAP
16 8 (0.42%) Relational Database
17 5 (0.26%) OLTP
18 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (2.29%) JIRA
2 18 (0.94%) MSI
3 11 (0.57%) Redmine
3 11 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.52%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.42%) InstallShield
6 7 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.36%) Bitbucket
6 7 (0.36%) CodeSonar
6 7 (0.36%) git-flow
6 7 (0.36%) Robot Framework
6 7 (0.36%) Selenium
7 5 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.21%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.052%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.052%) Subversion
9 1 (0.052%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.052%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.052%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 179 (9.30%) Finance
2 89 (4.63%) Telecoms
3 39 (2.03%) Retail
4 35 (1.82%) Banking
5 29 (1.51%) Games
5 29 (1.51%) Legal
6 23 (1.20%) Billing
7 20 (1.04%) Law
8 14 (0.73%) Marketing
9 12 (0.62%) Advertising
9 12 (0.62%) Back Office
10 11 (0.57%) French Language
11 9 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.42%) German Language
12 8 (0.42%) Publishing
13 7 (0.36%) Military
14 5 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
14 5 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 378 (19.65%) Support Engineer
2 298 (15.49%) Analyst
3 289 (15.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 213 (11.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 164 (8.52%) Consultant
6 157 (8.16%) IT Support
7 156 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
8 144 (7.48%) Support Analyst
9 140 (7.28%) IT Engineer
10 136 (7.07%) Architect
11 135 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
12 132 (6.86%) Server Engineer
13 131 (6.81%) 2nd Line Support
14 116 (6.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 109 (5.67%) Infrastructure Support
16 102 (5.30%) Administrator
17 99 (5.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 98 (5.09%) VMware Engineer
19 92 (4.78%) IT Support Engineer
20 81 (4.21%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.18%) Web Services
2 30 (1.56%) .NET
3 29 (1.51%) Java EE
3 29 (1.51%) STL
4 18 (0.94%) Middleware
5 13 (0.68%) ASP.NET
6 11 (0.57%) Software Packaging
7 9 (0.47%) HTML
7 9 (0.47%) Regular Expression
8 8 (0.42%) .NET Framework
8 8 (0.42%) 802.1X
8 8 (0.42%) REST
8 8 (0.42%) SOAP
9 7 (0.36%) Django
9 7 (0.36%) LAMP
9 7 (0.36%) Node.js
9 7 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (0.36%) Spring MVC
9 7 (0.36%) WSH
10 6 (0.31%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 277 (14.40%) Data Centre
2 123 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 122 (6.34%) Clustering
4 83 (4.31%) Blackberry
5 81 (4.21%) Computer Science
6 69 (3.59%) Management Information System
7 61 (3.17%) Driving Licence
8 52 (2.70%) Public Cloud
9 49 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
10 47 (2.44%) Replication
11 42 (2.18%) Client/Server
12 29 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
12 29 (1.51%) PKI
13 26 (1.35%) EMC VNX
13 26 (1.35%) Smartphone
14 25 (1.30%) Private Cloud
15 20 (1.04%) Statistics
16 15 (0.78%) Mathematics
16 15 (0.78%) N-Tier
17 14 (0.73%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1435 (74.58%) Windows
2 945 (49.12%) Windows Server
3 639 (33.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 598 (31.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 281 (14.60%) Windows 7
6 269 (13.98%) Linux
7 231 (12.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 182 (9.46%) Windows 8
9 132 (6.86%) Windows 10
10 67 (3.48%) Mac OS X
11 59 (3.07%) Unix
12 50 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 40 (2.08%) Android
14 33 (1.72%) Apple iOS
14 33 (1.72%) Windows XP
15 22 (1.14%) Mac OS
16 17 (0.88%) Solaris
17 16 (0.83%) Ubuntu
18 11 (0.57%) Windows NT
19 10 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 611 (31.76%) ITIL
2 144 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 129 (6.70%) Project Management
4 119 (6.19%) High Availability
5 115 (5.98%) Mentoring
6 113 (5.87%) Service Delivery
7 110 (5.72%) Migration
8 107 (5.56%) Presales
9 105 (5.46%) PRINCE2
10 98 (5.09%) Service Management
11 88 (4.57%) Problem Management
12 86 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
13 85 (4.42%) Load Balancing
13 85 (4.42%) Time Management
14 78 (4.05%) ITIL V3
15 77 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
16 70 (3.64%) Change Management
17 61 (3.17%) Software Engineering
18 50 (2.60%) Mobile Device Management
19 49 (2.55%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 302 (15.70%) SQL
2 260 (13.51%) PowerShell
3 69 (3.59%) C
4 47 (2.44%) VBScript
5 45 (2.34%) C#
5 45 (2.34%) VB
6 34 (1.77%) C++
7 32 (1.66%) Java
8 31 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 30 (1.56%) Python
10 29 (1.51%) Objective-C
11 24 (1.25%) Bash Shell
12 18 (0.94%) Perl
13 14 (0.73%) JavaScript
14 11 (0.57%) Korn
15 9 (0.47%) PHP
16 5 (0.26%) VBA
17 4 (0.21%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.16%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 1924 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 662 (34.41%) MCSA
3 591 (30.72%) Cisco Certification
4 532 (27.65%) CCNA
5 458 (23.80%) MCP
6 420 (21.83%) MCITP
7 353 (18.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 270 (14.03%) Degree
9 188 (9.77%) Security Cleared
10 119 (6.19%) Citrix Certification
11 116 (6.03%) CCNP
12 109 (5.67%) CISSP
13 95 (4.94%) MCTS
14 91 (4.73%) SC Cleared
15 90 (4.68%) CCA
16 80 (4.16%) ITIL Certification
17 74 (3.85%) Network+ Certification
18 67 (3.48%) SSCP
19 66 (3.43%) DV Cleared
20 57 (2.96%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (7.85%) SLA
2 45 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 36 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.42%) QA
5 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.10%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.052%) COBIT
8 1 (0.052%) GCP
8 1 (0.052%) GPG13
8 1 (0.052%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.052%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1110 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 650 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 502 (26.09%) Hyper-V
4 182 (9.46%) vSphere
5 175 (9.10%) XenApp
6 69 (3.59%) Virtual Servers
7 60 (3.12%) Terminal Services
8 59 (3.07%) VMware ESX
9 48 (2.49%) XenDesktop
10 46 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
11 43 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
12 29 (1.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 25 (1.30%) NFS
14 24 (1.25%) vCloud
15 22 (1.14%) VMware Server
16 21 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 20 (1.04%) Samba
18 19 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
18 19 (0.99%) XenServer
19 16 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 278 (14.45%) SCCM
2 147 (7.64%) SCOM
3 70 (3.64%) WSUS
4 48 (2.49%) Backup Exec
5 31 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 31 (1.61%) SCVMM
6 30 (1.56%) NetBackup
7 29 (1.51%) AirWatch
8 26 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
9 20 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
9 20 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 19 (0.99%) Puppet
10 19 (0.99%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 18 (0.94%) SCOrch
12 17 (0.88%) Nagios
12 17 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (0.62%) Ansible
13 12 (0.62%) FortiGate
14 11 (0.57%) SCDPM
14 11 (0.57%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1312 (68.19%) Microsoft
2 1004 (52.18%) VMware
3 527 (27.39%) Cisco
4 421 (21.88%) Citrix
5 268 (13.93%) HP
6 142 (7.38%) NetApp
7 106 (5.51%) Dell
8 88 (4.57%) EMC
9 81 (4.21%) Veeam
10 80 (4.16%) Apple
11 68 (3.53%) Juniper
12 66 (3.43%) SolarWinds
13 54 (2.81%) Red Hat
14 50 (2.60%) Meraki
14 50 (2.60%) Symantec
15 48 (2.49%) Oracle
16 44 (2.29%) IBM
17 43 (2.23%) Google
18 42 (2.18%) CheckPoint
19 40 (2.08%) Veritas
Newcastle, County Down
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Networking People
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Stott & May
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + taervel expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Excllent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
Skynet Worldwide
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + pension + excellent training opportunities
Posted: Yesterday
Ashtead, Surrey
VIQU
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Bonus & Benefits package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Full MCSE training
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Hayes, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hungerford, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £48k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Webrecruit
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday