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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 264 237 193
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -44
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1117 1388 1853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.23% 1.34% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 4.94% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 959 1176 1584
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,800 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
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
24030 28119 30951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.46% 27.20% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 19682 22485 24715
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +8 419 £44,000 - 37
South East -64 241 £41,500 +7.79% 25
Yorkshire +49 106 £26,000 -25.71% 8
South West +1 90 £39,375 +12.50% 16
West Midlands -11 75 £38,250 +6.25% 14
East of England -22 66 £44,000 +10.00% 6
East Midlands +27 61 £35,000 -6.66% 6
North West -13 58 £35,000 +4.47% 12
North East +9 15 £35,000 +27.27% 2
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 2389 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1784 (74.68%) Windows
3 1709 (71.54%) Microsoft
4 1326 (55.50%) Active Directory
5 1188 (49.73%) VMware
6 1161 (48.60%) Windows Server
7 848 (35.50%) MCSA
8 833 (34.87%) ITIL
9 811 (33.95%) MS Exchange
10 733 (30.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 728 (30.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 701 (29.34%) Cisco
13 684 (28.63%) MS Excel
14 672 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
15 664 (27.79%) Windows Server 2008
16 643 (26.92%) Citrix
17 638 (26.71%) MCITP
18 591 (24.74%) CCNA
19 551 (23.06%) Hyper-V
20 537 (22.48%) Firewall
21 521 (21.81%) SQL Server
22 516 (21.60%) Office 365
23 459 (19.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 439 (18.38%) MCP
25 429 (17.96%) SAN
26 410 (17.16%) SQL
27 398 (16.66%) Exchange Server 2010
28 388 (16.24%) DNS
29 375 (15.70%) MS Office
30 373 (15.61%) LAN

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
1 811 (33.95%) MS Exchange
2 398 (16.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 335 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 277 (11.59%) Skype for Business
5 261 (10.93%) SharePoint
6 205 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2007
7 156 (6.53%) IIS
8 81 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 51 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
10 49 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
11 48 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 38 (1.59%) Apache
13 33 (1.38%) Tomcat
14 27 (1.13%) Confluence
15 25 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2000
16 18 (0.75%) IBM Notes
16 18 (0.75%) OpenStack
17 16 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
18 14 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 684 (28.63%) MS Excel
2 375 (15.70%) MS Office
3 30 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.50%) MS Project
6 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.084%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.084%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.084%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.042%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.17%) Eikon
4 3 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.13%) Exstream
5 2 (0.084%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.084%) Hi Portfolio
5 2 (0.084%) Lorenzo
5 2 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.042%) assyst
6 1 (0.042%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.042%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.042%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.042%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 516 (21.60%) Office 365
2 290 (12.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (1.84%) IaaS
5 31 (1.30%) OneDrive
6 30 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (0.54%) PaaS
9 13 (0.54%) SaaS
10 12 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.25%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
12 4 (0.17%) Yammer
13 2 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.084%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.084%) GitHub
13 2 (0.084%) Nimbula
14 1 (0.042%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.042%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 537 (22.48%) Firewall
2 429 (17.96%) SAN
3 388 (16.24%) DNS
4 373 (15.61%) LAN
5 364 (15.24%) WAN
6 339 (14.19%) DHCP
7 284 (11.89%) TCP/IP
8 258 (10.80%) VPN
9 118 (4.94%) VoIP
10 104 (4.35%) NAS
11 103 (4.31%) Cisco ASA
12 101 (4.23%) Internet
13 91 (3.81%) VLAN
14 79 (3.31%) Skype
15 78 (3.26%) Network Security
16 73 (3.06%) iSCSI
17 62 (2.60%) MPLS
18 57 (2.39%) Unified Communications
19 54 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
20 52 (2.18%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 521 (21.81%) SQL Server
2 125 (5.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 107 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 72 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 66 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 51 (2.13%) Relational Database
8 38 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
9 35 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 26 (1.09%) MySQL
11 24 (1.00%) Big Data
12 20 (0.84%) Hadoop
12 20 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
13 17 (0.71%) NoSQL
14 14 (0.59%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (0.50%) Apache Hive
16 12 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 10 (0.42%) Power BI
18 9 (0.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 40 (1.67%) JIRA
2 21 (0.88%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.50%) Subversion
4 11 (0.46%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.25%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.21%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.17%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.17%) tSQLt
8 3 (0.13%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.13%) MSI
9 2 (0.084%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.042%) Grunt
10 1 (0.042%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.042%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.042%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 312 (13.06%) Finance
2 92 (3.85%) Retail
3 89 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 78 (3.26%) Banking
5 45 (1.88%) Marketing
6 44 (1.84%) Law
7 38 (1.59%) Legal
8 35 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 33 (1.38%) Manufacturing
10 30 (1.26%) Back Office
11 23 (0.96%) Games
11 23 (0.96%) Japanese Language
12 20 (0.84%) Billing
13 18 (0.75%) French Language
14 17 (0.71%) Advertising
15 16 (0.67%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.46%) Spanish Language
17 10 (0.42%) Publishing
18 8 (0.33%) Electronics
18 8 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 422 (17.66%) Analyst
2 379 (15.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 375 (15.70%) Support Engineer
4 261 (10.93%) Consultant
5 243 (10.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 227 (9.50%) Support Analyst
7 205 (8.58%) IT Support
8 204 (8.54%) 3rd Line Support
9 182 (7.62%) Windows Engineer
10 169 (7.07%) Administrator
11 145 (6.07%) 2nd Line Support
12 135 (5.65%) IT Engineer
13 126 (5.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 117 (4.90%) Infrastructure Support
15 110 (4.60%) Server Engineer
16 105 (4.40%) Service Analyst
17 104 (4.35%) IT Analyst
18 102 (4.27%) Network Engineer
19 98 (4.10%) Microsoft Engineer
20 96 (4.02%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (2.43%) Web Services
2 49 (2.05%) .NET
3 22 (0.92%) HTML
4 20 (0.84%) Middleware
5 19 (0.80%) ASP.NET
5 19 (0.80%) COM
6 15 (0.63%) CSS
6 15 (0.63%) Java EE
6 15 (0.63%) MDX
7 13 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (0.50%) STL
8 12 (0.50%) XHTML
9 11 (0.46%) Regular Expression
10 10 (0.42%) 802.1X
11 8 (0.33%) LAMP
11 8 (0.33%) ODBC
12 7 (0.29%) jQuery
13 6 (0.25%) ZeroMQ
14 5 (0.21%) Software Packaging
14 5 (0.21%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 240 (10.05%) Data Centre
2 144 (6.03%) Clustering
3 143 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
3 143 (5.99%) Blackberry
4 93 (3.89%) Replication
5 73 (3.06%) Management Information System
6 72 (3.01%) Computer Science
7 65 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
8 51 (2.13%) Smartphone
9 49 (2.05%) Driving Licence
10 36 (1.51%) Private Cloud
11 34 (1.42%) Visualisation
12 30 (1.26%) Fat Client
12 30 (1.26%) Thin Client
13 27 (1.13%) FMCG
13 27 (1.13%) PKI
14 22 (0.92%) Public Cloud
15 20 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
15 20 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
16 19 (0.80%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1784 (74.68%) Windows
2 1161 (48.60%) Windows Server
3 733 (30.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 664 (27.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 346 (14.48%) Linux
6 317 (13.27%) Windows 7
7 274 (11.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 193 (8.08%) Windows 8
9 122 (5.11%) Unix
10 111 (4.65%) Windows 10
11 87 (3.64%) Windows XP
12 63 (2.64%) Mac OS X
13 46 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 45 (1.88%) Windows 2000 Server
15 42 (1.76%) Android
16 41 (1.72%) Mac OS
17 38 (1.59%) Apple iOS
18 26 (1.09%) Ubuntu
19 16 (0.67%) CentOS
20 10 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 833 (34.87%) ITIL
2 156 (6.53%) Migration
3 150 (6.28%) Presales
4 148 (6.20%) Service Delivery
5 137 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 121 (5.06%) PRINCE2
7 118 (4.94%) Service Management
8 113 (4.73%) Mentoring
9 100 (4.19%) ITIL V3
9 100 (4.19%) Project Management
10 87 (3.64%) High Availability
11 85 (3.56%) Problem Management
12 83 (3.47%) Change Control
13 78 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
14 75 (3.14%) Change Management
15 74 (3.10%) Information Security
16 72 (3.01%) Agile Software Development
16 72 (3.01%) Patch Management
17 69 (2.89%) Cybersecurity
18 64 (2.68%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 410 (17.16%) SQL
2 236 (9.88%) PowerShell
3 62 (2.60%) C
4 54 (2.26%) C#
5 48 (2.01%) VB
6 44 (1.84%) Python
7 40 (1.67%) T-SQL
8 36 (1.51%) Perl
9 32 (1.34%) Java
10 28 (1.17%) VBScript
11 27 (1.13%) Bash Shell
12 22 (0.92%) C++
13 21 (0.88%) JavaScript
13 21 (0.88%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.54%) PHP
15 12 (0.50%) Objective-C
16 11 (0.46%) VBA
17 6 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 6 (0.25%) sed
18 5 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2389 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 848 (35.50%) MCSA
3 672 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
4 638 (26.71%) MCITP
5 591 (24.74%) CCNA
6 459 (19.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 439 (18.38%) MCP
8 287 (12.01%) Degree
9 179 (7.49%) MCTS
10 169 (7.07%) ITIL Certification
11 168 (7.03%) Citrix Certification
12 149 (6.24%) CCNP
13 138 (5.78%) CCA
14 128 (5.36%) Security Cleared
15 99 (4.14%) CISSP
16 85 (3.56%) MCDST
17 73 (3.06%) SC Cleared
18 51 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
19 43 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 43 (1.80%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (8.41%) SLA
2 62 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (2.05%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.63%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.42%) COBIT
5 10 (0.42%) HIPAA
5 10 (0.42%) ISO27002
6 7 (0.29%) QA
6 7 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.13%) GPG13
9 2 (0.084%) COSO
9 2 (0.084%) DICOM
9 2 (0.084%) HL7
9 2 (0.084%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.042%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.042%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.042%) ISO15022
10 1 (0.042%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.042%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1326 (55.50%) Active Directory
2 728 (30.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 551 (23.06%) Hyper-V
4 255 (10.67%) XenApp
5 234 (9.79%) vSphere
6 129 (5.40%) XenDesktop
7 90 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
8 67 (2.80%) Virtual Servers
9 57 (2.39%) Terminal Services
10 55 (2.30%) XenServer
11 51 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
11 51 (2.13%) VMware ESX
12 49 (2.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 38 (1.59%) NFS
14 30 (1.26%) vCloud
15 24 (1.00%) Xen
16 19 (0.80%) Firmware
17 17 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
18 16 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 16 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 275 (11.51%) SCCM
2 188 (7.87%) SCOM
3 100 (4.19%) Backup Exec
4 80 (3.35%) WSUS
5 51 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 46 (1.93%) SCVMM
7 43 (1.80%) Failover Clustering
8 41 (1.72%) NetBackup
9 40 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
10 24 (1.00%) Nagios
11 23 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
12 22 (0.92%) Nessus
12 22 (0.92%) vMotion
13 21 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 20 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
15 18 (0.75%) DameWare
16 17 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 16 (0.67%) QRadar
17 16 (0.67%) SafeCom
17 16 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1709 (71.54%) Microsoft
2 1188 (49.73%) VMware
3 701 (29.34%) Cisco
4 643 (26.92%) Citrix
5 343 (14.36%) HP
6 188 (7.87%) NetApp
7 133 (5.57%) Dell
8 116 (4.86%) Apple
9 111 (4.65%) Symantec
10 101 (4.23%) SolarWinds
11 92 (3.85%) EMC
12 88 (3.68%) Oracle
13 87 (3.64%) Avaya
14 85 (3.56%) IBM
15 78 (3.26%) Veeam
16 68 (2.85%) Juniper
17 67 (2.80%) CheckPoint
18 65 (2.72%) Red Hat
19 63 (2.64%) SonicWALL
19 63 (2.64%) Sophos
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £38000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £38000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Outstanding benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 5% Annual Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £23000 per annum + ben
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Car Allowance + OT + Bens + Home
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Car Allowance + OT + Bens + Home b
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £52000 Per Annum package, plus comprehensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Ds Smith Plc
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + 5% shift allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + £6k Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Up to £43k per annum plus car
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 3 days ago
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £31000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Websense Recruit Ltd
Salary: £25,000 + £2,500 On Call Allowance plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salaries
Posted: 4 days ago