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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 196 181 197
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1638 1769 1558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.59% 1.59% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.82% 5.85% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1396 1537 1352
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
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
28136 30223 29203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.37% 27.18% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 22164 24418 23847
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
London +38 704 £43,250 -3.88% 55
South East -1 410 £41,500 +18.57% 35
East of England +10 134 £35,000 +1.44% 7
South West +16 115 £33,750 -3.57% 20
North West -10 109 £38,424 +11.37% 12
Yorkshire -58 73 £32,500 -5.79% 11
West Midlands -35 59 £32,500 -7.14% 7
East Midlands -23 41 £36,000 -8.86% 2
North East -2 10 £27,500 -8.33% 5
Midlands - 1 £36,500 -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 3375 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2676 (79.29%) Windows
3 2457 (72.80%) Microsoft
4 1819 (53.90%) Active Directory
5 1715 (50.81%) VMware
6 1204 (35.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1165 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1160 (34.37%) MS Exchange
9 1115 (33.04%) MCITP
10 1098 (32.53%) MCSA
11 1092 (32.36%) ITIL
12 1084 (32.12%) MS Excel
13 1050 (31.11%) Citrix
14 997 (29.54%) Cisco
15 921 (27.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 883 (26.16%) Cisco Certification
17 805 (23.85%) MCP
18 791 (23.44%) CCNA
19 761 (22.55%) Firewall
20 701 (20.77%) Hyper-V
21 695 (20.59%) SQL Server
22 652 (19.32%) SAN
23 648 (19.20%) Windows 7
23 648 (19.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 637 (18.87%) DNS
25 619 (18.34%) Windows Server 2003
26 578 (17.13%) TCP/IP
27 576 (17.07%) HP
28 569 (16.86%) Exchange Server 2010
29 552 (16.36%) Finance

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1160 (34.37%) MS Exchange
2 569 (16.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 490 (14.52%) SharePoint
4 433 (12.83%) Lync
5 333 (9.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 329 (9.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 255 (7.56%) IIS
8 186 (5.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 183 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 79 (2.34%) Office Communications Server
11 72 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 72 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 51 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2000
13 31 (0.92%) Apache
14 22 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
15 14 (0.41%) Tomcat
15 14 (0.41%) SAS
16 13 (0.39%) CMS
17 10 (0.30%) Site Server
18 8 (0.24%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 1084 (32.12%) MS Excel
2 522 (15.47%) MS Office
3 49 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (0.30%) MS Project
6 10 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.24%) S-PLUS
7 8 (0.24%) Mingle
8 6 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.089%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.089%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.030%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 23 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 13 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.39%) SAP Business One
4 10 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
5 6 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.15%) Sage 50
7 4 (0.12%) MIS ActiveH
7 4 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.089%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.089%) SAP CCM
8 3 (0.089%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.089%) Agresso
9 2 (0.059%) HiPortfolio
10 1 (0.030%) Sage 1000
10 1 (0.030%) Primavera
10 1 (0.030%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 341 (10.10%) Office 365
2 143 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
4 53 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
5 49 (1.45%) IaaS
6 39 (1.16%) PaaS
7 37 (1.10%) SaaS
8 8 (0.24%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.21%) Symantec.cloud
10 4 (0.12%) Yammer
11 2 (0.059%) Dropbox
11 2 (0.059%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.030%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 761 (22.55%) Firewall
2 652 (19.32%) SAN
3 637 (18.87%) DNS
4 578 (17.13%) TCP/IP
5 477 (14.13%) DHCP
6 439 (13.01%) WAN
7 400 (11.85%) LAN
8 358 (10.61%) VPN
9 196 (5.81%) VoIP
10 147 (4.36%) NAS
11 146 (4.33%) Internet
12 129 (3.82%) VLAN
13 108 (3.20%) MPLS
14 107 (3.17%) Wireless
15 106 (3.14%) Unified Communications
16 86 (2.55%) Network Security
17 77 (2.28%) iSCSI
18 52 (1.54%) NetScaler
19 49 (1.45%) SSL
20 44 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 695 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 154 (4.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 65 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 50 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 47 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
7 37 (1.10%) Oracle Database
7 37 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (0.83%) DB2
9 27 (0.80%) MySQL
10 21 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (0.53%) Big Data
12 17 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (0.36%) QlikView
15 11 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
16 10 (0.30%) NoSQL
17 8 (0.24%) Neo4j
17 8 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 28 (0.83%) MSI
2 17 (0.50%) InstallShield
3 11 (0.33%) TeamCity
3 11 (0.33%) Visual Studio
4 10 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (0.30%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.24%) MSTest
5 8 (0.24%) NUnit
6 5 (0.15%) RequisitePro
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.089%) Selenium
8 3 (0.089%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.089%) Ant
8 3 (0.089%) FogBugz
8 3 (0.089%) Apache Ivy
9 2 (0.059%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.059%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.030%) WinDbg
General
1 552 (16.36%) Finance
2 110 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 105 (3.11%) Banking
4 86 (2.55%) Law
5 80 (2.37%) Legal
6 65 (1.93%) Retail
7 62 (1.84%) Advertising
8 61 (1.81%) Financial Institution
9 55 (1.63%) Investment Banking
10 53 (1.57%) Front Office
11 41 (1.21%) Back Office
12 24 (0.71%) Marketing
13 19 (0.56%) Manufacturing
14 18 (0.53%) Billing
15 15 (0.44%) German Language
15 15 (0.44%) Italian Language
15 15 (0.44%) Spanish Language
15 15 (0.44%) Publishing
16 14 (0.41%) Dutch Language
17 13 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 540 (16.00%) Analyst
2 535 (15.85%) Support Engineer
3 502 (14.87%) Consultant
4 371 (10.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 300 (8.89%) Support Analyst
6 285 (8.44%) 3rd Line Support
7 212 (6.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 166 (4.92%) Technical Consultant
9 164 (4.86%) Systems Engineer
9 164 (4.86%) Desktop Support
10 162 (4.80%) Architect
11 151 (4.47%) IT Support
12 146 (4.33%) Administrator
13 120 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 116 (3.44%) Technical Support
15 108 (3.20%) Systems Administrator
16 103 (3.05%) Microsoft Consultant
17 97 (2.87%) Network Engineer
18 96 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 93 (2.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (2.90%) .NET
2 60 (1.78%) Web Services
3 53 (1.57%) Application Packaging
4 48 (1.42%) Software Packaging
5 44 (1.30%) ASP.NET
6 18 (0.53%) HTML
7 17 (0.50%) Regular Expression
8 15 (0.44%) COM
9 12 (0.36%) SAML
10 11 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (0.30%) XML
11 10 (0.30%) WCF
12 9 (0.27%) .NET Framework
12 9 (0.27%) CSS
12 9 (0.27%) ODBC
13 8 (0.24%) KnockoutJS
13 8 (0.24%) WPF
13 8 (0.24%) Silverlight
13 8 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (0.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 293 (8.68%) Blackberry
2 240 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 179 (5.30%) Clustering
4 170 (5.04%) Management Information System
5 128 (3.79%) Private Cloud
6 113 (3.35%) Thin Client
6 113 (3.35%) Fat Client
7 106 (3.14%) Computer Science
8 97 (2.87%) Replication
9 82 (2.43%) Client/Server
10 64 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
11 33 (0.98%) Statistics
12 32 (0.95%) BYOD
13 28 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (0.71%) iSeries
15 23 (0.68%) Hedge funds
16 22 (0.65%) PKI
16 22 (0.65%) iPhone
17 20 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
18 17 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2676 (79.29%) Windows
2 1204 (35.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 921 (27.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 648 (19.20%) Windows 7
5 619 (18.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 414 (12.27%) Linux
7 303 (8.98%) Windows 8
8 242 (7.17%) Windows XP
9 158 (4.68%) UNIX
10 152 (4.50%) Windows Vista
11 83 (2.46%) Windows 2000 Server
12 79 (2.34%) Mac OS X
13 67 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 44 (1.30%) Windows 2000
15 39 (1.16%) Android
16 33 (0.98%) Solaris
17 32 (0.95%) CentOS
17 32 (0.95%) Mac OS
18 30 (0.89%) AIX
18 30 (0.89%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1092 (32.36%) ITIL
2 335 (9.93%) Migration
3 270 (8.00%) Service Delivery
4 215 (6.37%) Problem Management
5 212 (6.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 175 (5.19%) Project Management
7 165 (4.89%) Mentoring
8 150 (4.44%) Service Management
9 140 (4.15%) PRINCE2
10 137 (4.06%) Business Continuity
11 121 (3.59%) Incident Management
12 113 (3.35%) Change Management
13 101 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
14 89 (2.64%) CRM
15 79 (2.34%) Load Balancing
16 74 (2.19%) Change Control
17 66 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
17 66 (1.96%) Continuous Improvement
18 65 (1.93%) Time Management
19 63 (1.87%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 533 (15.79%) SQL
2 309 (9.16%) PowerShell
3 62 (1.84%) C
4 59 (1.75%) VBScript
5 45 (1.33%) C#
6 36 (1.07%) VB
7 27 (0.80%) Java
8 26 (0.77%) Shell Script
9 23 (0.68%) VBA
9 23 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 20 (0.59%) Perl
11 10 (0.30%) C++
12 8 (0.24%) Python
13 6 (0.18%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.089%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.089%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.089%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.059%) R
15 2 (0.059%) PHP
16 1 (0.030%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3375 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1115 (33.04%) MCITP
3 1098 (32.53%) MCSA
4 883 (26.16%) Cisco Certification
5 805 (23.85%) MCP
6 791 (23.44%) CCNA
7 648 (19.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 435 (12.89%) Degree
9 369 (10.93%) Citrix Certification
10 354 (10.49%) MCTS
11 339 (10.04%) CCA
12 184 (5.45%) CCNP
13 165 (4.89%) Security Cleared
14 143 (4.24%) SC Cleared
15 100 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
16 68 (2.01%) VCP5
17 65 (1.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 63 (1.87%) CISSP
18 63 (1.87%) MCDST
19 59 (1.75%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 333 (9.87%) SLA
2 95 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 48 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (0.62%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.47%) QA
7 14 (0.41%) COBIT
8 10 (0.30%) GPG13
9 8 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 6 (0.18%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.18%) GMP
10 6 (0.18%) BS7799
11 5 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.059%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.059%) HL7
13 1 (0.030%) GLP
System Software
1 1819 (53.90%) Active Directory
2 1165 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 701 (20.77%) Hyper-V
4 420 (12.44%) vSphere
5 357 (10.58%) XenApp
6 199 (5.90%) VMware ESX
7 182 (5.39%) XenDesktop
8 165 (4.89%) VMware ESXi
9 110 (3.26%) Terminal Services
10 72 (2.13%) XenServer
11 70 (2.07%) vCloud
12 69 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 66 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
14 37 (1.10%) Xen
15 33 (0.98%) VMware Server
15 33 (0.98%) BitLocker
16 30 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 19 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
17 19 (0.56%) ISA Server
18 11 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 446 (13.21%) SCCM
2 284 (8.41%) SCOM
3 180 (5.33%) Backup Exec
4 67 (1.99%) WSUS
5 65 (1.93%) SCVMM
6 52 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 47 (1.39%) NetBackup
8 43 (1.27%) Nagios
9 36 (1.07%) SCDPM
10 31 (0.92%) Legato
11 26 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 24 (0.71%) Opsview
13 23 (0.68%) SCOrch
14 21 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 19 (0.56%) SCSM
15 19 (0.56%) AirWatch
16 17 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
16 17 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
17 16 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 16 (0.47%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 2457 (72.80%) Microsoft
2 1715 (50.81%) VMware
3 1050 (31.11%) Citrix
4 997 (29.54%) Cisco
5 576 (17.07%) HP
6 270 (8.00%) NetApp
7 230 (6.81%) Symantec
8 201 (5.96%) Dell
9 168 (4.98%) Apple
10 165 (4.89%) Juniper
11 157 (4.65%) EMC
12 150 (4.44%) Avaya
13 127 (3.76%) Oracle
14 109 (3.23%) IBM
15 99 (2.93%) CheckPoint
16 97 (2.87%) Veeam
17 92 (2.73%) Remedy
18 86 (2.55%) 3PAR
19 83 (2.46%) CommVault
20 80 (2.37%) ServiceNow
Ipswich, Suffolk
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: car, bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + excellent benefits inc bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + £6,600 car allowance + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Palm Mason
Salary: Please Inquire
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Harvey Nash IT Recruitment UK
Salary: Bonus + Shift Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus Mileage Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum To £60k + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£85,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
ninesharp
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago