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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 216 190 192
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1466 1733 1550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.42% 1.57% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.25% 5.80% 5.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 1475 1342
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
27907 29882 27963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.08% 27.07% 27.17%
Number of salaries quoted 22421 23522 22794
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +11 505 £38,500 +0.74% 43
London -47 444 £42,500 - 61
East of England +7 135 £40,000 -5.88% 7
North West -19 101 £29,500 -4.06% 18
South West +6 87 £37,500 +15.38% 6
West Midlands -50 71 £37,500 - 5
Yorkshire -90 71 £37,000 -4.51% 12
East Midlands -29 43 £35,000 -16.66% 6
North East - 10 £27,500 -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 3068 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2320 (75.62%) Windows
3 2114 (68.90%) Microsoft
4 1589 (51.79%) VMware
5 1575 (51.34%) Active Directory
6 1061 (34.58%) MS Exchange
7 1049 (34.19%) ITIL
8 1047 (34.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 1014 (33.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1008 (32.86%) MCSA
11 988 (32.20%) MCITP
12 907 (29.56%) MS Excel
13 901 (29.37%) Cisco
14 855 (27.87%) Citrix
15 851 (27.74%) Windows Server 2012
16 758 (24.71%) MCP
17 747 (24.35%) Cisco Certification
18 703 (22.91%) CCNA
19 677 (22.07%) Firewall
20 666 (21.71%) SQL Server
21 635 (20.70%) Hyper-V
22 602 (19.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 591 (19.26%) Exchange Server 2010
24 588 (19.17%) SAN
25 586 (19.10%) DNS
26 546 (17.80%) SQL
27 535 (17.44%) Windows 7
28 485 (15.81%) TCP/IP
29 477 (15.55%) HP
30 473 (15.42%) DHCP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 1061 (34.58%) MS Exchange
2 591 (19.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 392 (12.78%) SharePoint
4 360 (11.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 316 (10.30%) Lync
6 257 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 244 (7.95%) IIS
8 165 (5.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 161 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2003
10 66 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2000
11 50 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 50 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 42 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
13 28 (0.91%) Apache
14 24 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
15 22 (0.72%) Tomcat
16 15 (0.49%) SAS
17 8 (0.26%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
17 8 (0.26%) CMS
17 8 (0.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 907 (29.56%) MS Excel
2 447 (14.57%) MS Office
3 57 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.42%) PowerPivot
6 8 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.23%) MS Project
7 7 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.23%) Mingle
8 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.065%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (0.49%) SAP Business One
2 15 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.16%) Sage 50
6 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.098%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.098%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.098%) SAP CCM
8 2 (0.065%) HiPortfolio
8 2 (0.065%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.033%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 339 (11.05%) Office 365
2 157 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
5 38 (1.24%) IaaS
6 26 (0.85%) SaaS
7 24 (0.78%) PaaS
8 10 (0.33%) Symantec.cloud
9 7 (0.23%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.16%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.16%) Yammer
11 2 (0.065%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.033%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.033%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 677 (22.07%) Firewall
2 588 (19.17%) SAN
3 586 (19.10%) DNS
4 485 (15.81%) TCP/IP
5 473 (15.42%) DHCP
6 445 (14.50%) WAN
7 432 (14.08%) LAN
8 313 (10.20%) VPN
9 163 (5.31%) VoIP
10 147 (4.79%) Internet
11 137 (4.47%) NAS
12 122 (3.98%) VLAN
13 94 (3.06%) Wireless
14 90 (2.93%) Network Security
15 82 (2.67%) MPLS
16 81 (2.64%) iSCSI
17 80 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
18 73 (2.38%) Unified Communications
19 47 (1.53%) Skype
20 38 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 666 (21.71%) SQL Server
2 177 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 129 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 82 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 64 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 44 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 42 (1.37%) MySQL
8 40 (1.30%) Oracle Database
9 37 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 35 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
11 24 (0.78%) Big Data
12 23 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 16 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
14 15 (0.49%) Hadoop
14 15 (0.49%) Relational Database
15 12 (0.39%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.36%) DB2
17 10 (0.33%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 21 (0.68%) Visual Studio
2 20 (0.65%) MSI
3 15 (0.49%) InstallShield
4 14 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
5 13 (0.42%) TeamCity
5 13 (0.42%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.26%) MSTest
8 7 (0.23%) NUnit
9 5 (0.16%) Apache Ivy
9 5 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.13%) Subversion
10 4 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.098%) AdminStudio
11 3 (0.098%) Ant
11 3 (0.098%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.033%) JIRA
12 1 (0.033%) RequisitePro
12 1 (0.033%) WinDbg
12 1 (0.033%) Rational DOORS
General
1 468 (15.25%) Finance
2 122 (3.98%) Telecoms
3 102 (3.32%) Law
4 98 (3.19%) Legal
5 72 (2.35%) Retail
6 67 (2.18%) Banking
7 45 (1.47%) Advertising
8 44 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 36 (1.17%) Investment Banking
10 35 (1.14%) Back Office
11 32 (1.04%) Front Office
12 27 (0.88%) Marketing
13 25 (0.81%) Manufacturing
14 20 (0.65%) Publishing
15 18 (0.59%) Automotive
16 17 (0.55%) Local Government
16 17 (0.55%) Spanish Language
17 15 (0.49%) German Language
17 15 (0.49%) Billing
18 14 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 489 (15.94%) Support Engineer
2 441 (14.37%) Analyst
3 358 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 324 (10.56%) Consultant
5 235 (7.66%) Support Analyst
6 219 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 200 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
8 173 (5.64%) Administrator
9 166 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
10 160 (5.22%) Desktop Support
11 149 (4.86%) Architect
12 133 (4.34%) Systems Administrator
13 124 (4.04%) IT Support
14 119 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 118 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 113 (3.68%) Technical Consultant
17 107 (3.49%) Technical Support
18 91 (2.97%) Technical Engineer
19 87 (2.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
20 85 (2.77%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (2.35%) .NET
2 43 (1.40%) Software Packaging
3 38 (1.24%) Application Packaging
3 38 (1.24%) Web Services
4 37 (1.21%) ASP.NET
5 26 (0.85%) CSS
6 23 (0.75%) HTML
7 18 (0.59%) COM
8 12 (0.39%) ODBC
8 12 (0.39%) Regular Expression
9 11 (0.36%) WCF
10 10 (0.33%) WPF
10 10 (0.33%) .NET Framework
10 10 (0.33%) XML
10 10 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (0.29%) Silverlight
11 9 (0.29%) Ajax
12 8 (0.26%) jQuery
13 7 (0.23%) RESTful
13 7 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 303 (9.88%) Data Centre
2 233 (7.59%) Blackberry
3 231 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
4 191 (6.23%) Clustering
5 179 (5.83%) Management Information System
6 108 (3.52%) Replication
7 99 (3.23%) Computer Science
8 98 (3.19%) Private Cloud
9 76 (2.48%) Fat Client
9 76 (2.48%) Thin Client
10 61 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
11 53 (1.73%) Client/Server
12 43 (1.40%) EqualLogic
13 42 (1.37%) Statistics
14 32 (1.04%) iPhone
15 30 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
16 26 (0.85%) iPad
17 25 (0.81%) HP Storage
17 25 (0.81%) Hedge funds
17 25 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2320 (75.62%) Windows
2 1047 (34.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 851 (27.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 535 (17.44%) Windows 7
5 472 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 410 (13.36%) Linux
7 244 (7.95%) Windows 8
8 193 (6.29%) Windows XP
9 107 (3.49%) UNIX
10 90 (2.93%) Windows Vista
11 84 (2.74%) Mac OS X
12 80 (2.61%) Windows 2000 Server
13 72 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 32 (1.04%) Android
15 27 (0.88%) Debian
15 27 (0.88%) Mac OS
16 24 (0.78%) CentOS
17 23 (0.75%) Windows 2000
18 22 (0.72%) Apple iOS
19 18 (0.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1049 (34.19%) ITIL
2 302 (9.84%) Migration
3 211 (6.88%) Service Delivery
4 202 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 197 (6.42%) Project Management
6 165 (5.38%) Problem Management
7 147 (4.79%) Mentoring
8 136 (4.43%) Service Management
9 128 (4.17%) PRINCE2
10 104 (3.39%) Change Management
11 101 (3.29%) Time Management
12 98 (3.19%) Business Continuity
13 97 (3.16%) Incident Management
14 95 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
15 85 (2.77%) Load Balancing
15 85 (2.77%) Root Cause Analysis
16 81 (2.64%) Capacity Planning
16 81 (2.64%) Configuration Management
17 77 (2.51%) Asset Management
18 67 (2.18%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 546 (17.80%) SQL
2 290 (9.45%) PowerShell
3 61 (1.99%) VBScript
4 46 (1.50%) C
5 33 (1.08%) T-SQL
5 33 (1.08%) VBA
6 32 (1.04%) C#
7 31 (1.01%) VB
8 23 (0.75%) Java
9 20 (0.65%) Shell Script
10 17 (0.55%) JavaScript
11 15 (0.49%) Bash Shell
12 14 (0.46%) Perl
13 10 (0.33%) Python
14 6 (0.20%) C++
15 5 (0.16%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.098%) PHP
16 3 (0.098%) Ruby
17 1 (0.033%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.033%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3068 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1008 (32.86%) MCSA
3 988 (32.20%) MCITP
4 758 (24.71%) MCP
5 747 (24.35%) Cisco Certification
6 703 (22.91%) CCNA
7 602 (19.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 392 (12.78%) Degree
9 291 (9.49%) MCTS
10 246 (8.02%) Citrix Certification
11 212 (6.91%) CCA
12 152 (4.95%) CCNP
13 146 (4.76%) Security Cleared
14 113 (3.68%) SC Cleared
15 93 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
16 58 (1.89%) VCP5
17 52 (1.69%) CISSP
18 49 (1.60%) CCEA
18 49 (1.60%) A+ Certification
19 46 (1.50%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (9.26%) SLA
2 84 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 38 (1.24%) PCI DSS
5 25 (0.81%) QA
6 18 (0.59%) COBIT
7 10 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.29%) GPG13
9 7 (0.23%) ISO 9000
10 6 (0.20%) GMP
11 5 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.13%) BS7799
12 4 (0.13%) HL7
13 3 (0.098%) BS25999
14 2 (0.065%) Data Quality
15 1 (0.033%) GLP
System Software
1 1575 (51.34%) Active Directory
2 1014 (33.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 635 (20.70%) Hyper-V
4 296 (9.65%) vSphere
5 267 (8.70%) XenApp
6 168 (5.48%) VMware ESX
7 130 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
8 102 (3.32%) XenDesktop
9 90 (2.93%) Terminal Services
10 77 (2.51%) vCloud
11 49 (1.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 44 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
13 41 (1.34%) Terminal Server
14 38 (1.24%) XenServer
15 35 (1.14%) VMware Server
16 33 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
17 27 (0.88%) BitLocker
18 25 (0.81%) ISA Server
19 21 (0.68%) Xen
19 21 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 386 (12.58%) SCCM
2 244 (7.95%) SCOM
3 158 (5.15%) Backup Exec
4 97 (3.16%) WSUS
5 65 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 44 (1.43%) NetBackup
7 36 (1.17%) Legato
8 29 (0.95%) SCVMM
9 24 (0.78%) Nagios
10 23 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (0.65%) AirWatch
12 19 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 17 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 16 (0.52%) Puppet
15 15 (0.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 14 (0.46%) SCSM
17 13 (0.42%) vMotion
18 12 (0.39%) XenMobile
18 12 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
18 12 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2114 (68.90%) Microsoft
2 1589 (51.79%) VMware
3 901 (29.37%) Cisco
4 855 (27.87%) Citrix
5 477 (15.55%) HP
6 221 (7.20%) NetApp
7 217 (7.07%) Dell
8 198 (6.45%) Symantec
9 187 (6.10%) EMC
10 151 (4.92%) Apple
11 143 (4.66%) Juniper
12 135 (4.40%) Oracle
13 126 (4.11%) Avaya
14 106 (3.46%) IBM
15 87 (2.84%) CheckPoint
16 76 (2.48%) Red Hat
17 74 (2.41%) Sophos
18 69 (2.25%) SonicWALL
19 68 (2.22%) CommVault
20 67 (2.18%) Intel
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wembley, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £28k - 32k per year + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £82000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £82000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £82000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £36000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + On-call + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Computer People
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + it
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus,On-call
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £35k - 38k per month + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £210 - £230 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: Yesterday