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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 262 229 212
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1114 1475 1599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.24% 1.46% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.77% 5.38% 5.58%
Number of salaries quoted 956 1289 1366
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £25,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,250 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +2.66%
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
23355 27421 28648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.97% 27.12% 27.17%
Number of salaries quoted 18892 22229 22570
Median salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -22 369 £42,500 +6.25% 46
South East -63 285 £42,500 +6.25% 27
South West +26 133 £40,500 -1.21% 6
North West -10 76 £35,000 +9.37% 13
West Midlands -13 73 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Yorkshire -6 72 £27,500 -21.42% 6
East of England -13 63 £44,500 +11.25% 6
East Midlands -1 35 £32,750 +16.96% 5
North East +19 16 £35,000 +27.27% 5
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 2254 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1741 (77.24%) Windows
3 1543 (68.46%) Microsoft
4 1294 (57.41%) Active Directory
5 1194 (52.97%) VMware
6 1125 (49.91%) Windows Server
7 838 (37.18%) MS Exchange
8 830 (36.82%) ITIL
9 804 (35.67%) MCSA
10 776 (34.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 763 (33.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 679 (30.12%) MS Excel
13 668 (29.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 658 (29.19%) Cisco Certification
15 657 (29.15%) Cisco
16 605 (26.84%) CCNA
17 584 (25.91%) Citrix
18 580 (25.73%) MCITP
19 573 (25.42%) Hyper-V
20 534 (23.69%) Office 365
21 522 (23.16%) Firewall
22 521 (23.11%) MCP
23 464 (20.59%) SQL Server
24 457 (20.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 443 (19.65%) DNS
26 416 (18.46%) WAN
27 413 (18.32%) DHCP
28 407 (18.06%) Exchange Server 2010
29 399 (17.70%) LAN
30 385 (17.08%) 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
1 838 (37.18%) MS Exchange
2 407 (18.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 385 (17.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 254 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 231 (10.25%) SharePoint
6 194 (8.61%) Skype for Business
7 169 (7.50%) IIS
8 83 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 49 (2.17%) Apache
10 46 (2.04%) Tomcat
11 43 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
12 29 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 22 (0.98%) JBoss
14 21 (0.93%) IBM Notes
15 17 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (0.75%) Confluence
16 16 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
17 14 (0.62%) Apache Pig
17 14 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
18 13 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 679 (30.12%) MS Excel
2 327 (14.51%) MS Office
3 31 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.31%) MS Project
6 2 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.089%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.089%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 15 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.13%) Exstream
3 3 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
4 2 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.044%) assyst
5 1 (0.044%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 534 (23.69%) Office 365
2 279 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
5 42 (1.86%) IaaS
5 42 (1.86%) SaaS
6 31 (1.38%) OneDrive
6 31 (1.38%) PaaS
7 23 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.35%) Yammer
10 3 (0.13%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.089%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.089%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.089%) GitHub
11 2 (0.089%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.089%) Nimbula
11 2 (0.089%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.044%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 522 (23.16%) Firewall
2 443 (19.65%) DNS
3 416 (18.46%) WAN
4 413 (18.32%) DHCP
5 399 (17.70%) LAN
6 382 (16.95%) SAN
7 297 (13.18%) TCP/IP
8 248 (11.00%) VPN
9 136 (6.03%) VoIP
10 94 (4.17%) VLAN
11 92 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
12 88 (3.90%) Internet
13 77 (3.42%) Skype
14 74 (3.28%) Network Security
15 67 (2.97%) NAS
16 66 (2.93%) Wireless
17 64 (2.84%) MPLS
17 64 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
18 58 (2.57%) iSCSI
19 51 (2.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 464 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 96 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 95 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 58 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 55 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (1.55%) Big Data
8 32 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
9 31 (1.38%) Relational Database
10 26 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (1.11%) Hadoop
12 24 (1.06%) MySQL
13 20 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (0.62%) Apache Hive
14 14 (0.62%) OLAP
14 14 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (0.49%) OLTP
16 10 (0.44%) NoSQL
17 9 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
18 8 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 39 (1.73%) JIRA
2 14 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.49%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.40%) Subversion
5 7 (0.31%) Redmine
5 7 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.27%) tSQLt
7 4 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.18%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.18%) CodeSonar
7 4 (0.18%) git-flow
7 4 (0.18%) Robot Framework
7 4 (0.18%) Selenium
7 4 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.089%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.089%) MSI
10 1 (0.044%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.044%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.044%) Vagrant
General
1 306 (13.58%) Finance
2 87 (3.86%) Telecoms
3 78 (3.46%) Banking
4 60 (2.66%) Retail
5 29 (1.29%) Billing
5 29 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 28 (1.24%) Law
7 25 (1.11%) Marketing
8 24 (1.06%) Games
9 23 (1.02%) Japanese Language
9 23 (1.02%) Legal
10 22 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
11 21 (0.93%) French Language
12 19 (0.84%) Back Office
13 18 (0.80%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.53%) Advertising
14 12 (0.53%) Spanish Language
15 9 (0.40%) German Language
16 8 (0.35%) Italian Language
17 7 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 400 (17.75%) Analyst
2 369 (16.37%) Support Engineer
3 368 (16.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 262 (11.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 202 (8.96%) Consultant
6 196 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 186 (8.25%) IT Support
8 178 (7.90%) Support Analyst
9 169 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
10 146 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 130 (5.77%) IT Engineer
12 128 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
13 119 (5.28%) Server Engineer
14 115 (5.10%) Service Analyst
15 113 (5.01%) Administrator
16 110 (4.88%) VMware Engineer
17 100 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
18 98 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 97 (4.30%) Infrastructure Support
20 95 (4.21%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (2.26%) Web Services
2 43 (1.91%) .NET
3 25 (1.11%) Java EE
3 25 (1.11%) STL
4 22 (0.98%) Middleware
5 16 (0.71%) ASP.NET
5 16 (0.71%) HTML
6 12 (0.53%) Regular Expression
7 11 (0.49%) CSS
8 9 (0.40%) 802.1X
8 9 (0.40%) COM
8 9 (0.40%) ODBC
9 8 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (0.35%) LAMP
9 8 (0.35%) MDX
9 8 (0.35%) XHTML
10 7 (0.31%) WSH
11 6 (0.27%) ZeroMQ
12 5 (0.22%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 278 (12.33%) Data Centre
2 142 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 141 (6.26%) Clustering
4 121 (5.37%) Blackberry
5 85 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 67 (2.97%) Video Conferencing
7 66 (2.93%) Driving Licence
8 65 (2.88%) Replication
9 62 (2.75%) Management Information System
10 37 (1.64%) Smartphone
11 34 (1.51%) Public Cloud
12 31 (1.38%) PKI
13 30 (1.33%) Client/Server
14 28 (1.24%) FMCG
15 26 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
16 25 (1.11%) Visualisation
17 23 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
18 21 (0.93%) Private Cloud
19 20 (0.89%) Statistics
20 19 (0.84%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1741 (77.24%) Windows
2 1125 (49.91%) Windows Server
3 763 (33.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 668 (29.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 335 (14.86%) Windows 7
6 323 (14.33%) Linux
7 278 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 256 (11.36%) Windows 8
9 140 (6.21%) Windows 10
10 81 (3.59%) Unix
11 79 (3.50%) Windows XP
12 69 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 55 (2.44%) Mac OS X
14 34 (1.51%) Android
14 34 (1.51%) Apple iOS
15 28 (1.24%) Mac OS
16 22 (0.98%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
18 14 (0.62%) HPUX
19 12 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 830 (36.82%) ITIL
2 160 (7.10%) Migration
3 148 (6.57%) Mentoring
4 141 (6.26%) Service Delivery
5 136 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 135 (5.99%) Presales
7 124 (5.50%) PRINCE2
8 118 (5.24%) High Availability
9 104 (4.61%) Project Management
10 102 (4.53%) Problem Management
11 92 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
12 88 (3.90%) Service Management
13 85 (3.77%) Load Balancing
14 81 (3.59%) Cybersecurity
14 81 (3.59%) ITIL V3
15 71 (3.15%) Incident Management
16 70 (3.11%) Root Cause Analysis
17 68 (3.02%) Change Control
18 59 (2.62%) Change Management
18 59 (2.62%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 356 (15.79%) SQL
2 272 (12.07%) PowerShell
3 72 (3.19%) C
4 61 (2.71%) C#
5 56 (2.48%) Python
6 49 (2.17%) T-SQL
7 48 (2.13%) VB
8 45 (2.00%) Perl
9 39 (1.73%) VBScript
10 31 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 29 (1.29%) Java
12 26 (1.15%) C++
13 25 (1.11%) Objective-C
14 18 (0.80%) JavaScript
15 12 (0.53%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.35%) Korn
16 8 (0.35%) PHP
17 6 (0.27%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.27%) R
18 4 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2254 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 804 (35.67%) MCSA
3 658 (29.19%) Cisco Certification
4 605 (26.84%) CCNA
5 580 (25.73%) MCITP
6 521 (23.11%) MCP
7 457 (20.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 299 (13.27%) Degree
9 161 (7.14%) Security Cleared
10 148 (6.57%) Citrix Certification
11 142 (6.30%) ITIL Certification
11 142 (6.30%) MCTS
12 130 (5.77%) CCNP
13 123 (5.46%) CCA
14 107 (4.75%) CISSP
15 85 (3.77%) MCDST
16 79 (3.50%) SC Cleared
17 67 (2.97%) Network+ Certification
18 57 (2.53%) CompTIA Security+
18 57 (2.53%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (8.47%) SLA
2 70 (3.11%) PCI DSS
3 44 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.44%) HIPAA
6 8 (0.35%) QA
7 5 (0.22%) COBIT
7 5 (0.22%) ISO27002
7 5 (0.22%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.13%) GPG13
8 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.13%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.089%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.044%) COSO
10 1 (0.044%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 1294 (57.41%) Active Directory
2 776 (34.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 573 (25.42%) Hyper-V
4 254 (11.27%) XenApp
5 215 (9.54%) vSphere
6 96 (4.26%) XenDesktop
7 83 (3.68%) Virtual Servers
8 73 (3.24%) Terminal Services
9 63 (2.80%) VMware ESX
10 60 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
11 54 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
12 51 (2.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 45 (2.00%) NFS
14 35 (1.55%) vCloud
15 32 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
16 29 (1.29%) XenServer
17 19 (0.84%) VMware Server
17 19 (0.84%) Xen
18 17 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 17 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 326 (14.46%) SCCM
2 192 (8.52%) SCOM
3 83 (3.68%) WSUS
4 65 (2.88%) Backup Exec
5 55 (2.44%) SCVMM
6 36 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
6 36 (1.60%) Nagios
7 35 (1.55%) Failover Clustering
8 34 (1.51%) Microsoft Clustering
9 31 (1.38%) NetBackup
10 25 (1.11%) AirWatch
11 22 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
12 21 (0.93%) Puppet
13 19 (0.84%) Nessus
14 18 (0.80%) DameWare
14 18 (0.80%) SCSM
15 17 (0.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 14 (0.62%) EMC VPLEX
17 13 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 13 (0.58%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1543 (68.46%) Microsoft
2 1194 (52.97%) VMware
3 657 (29.15%) Cisco
4 584 (25.91%) Citrix
5 360 (15.97%) HP
6 153 (6.79%) NetApp
7 110 (4.88%) Dell
8 109 (4.84%) EMC
9 107 (4.75%) Apple
10 105 (4.66%) SolarWinds
11 87 (3.86%) Symantec
12 85 (3.77%) Red Hat
13 80 (3.55%) Veeam
14 77 (3.42%) Juniper
15 75 (3.33%) IBM
16 72 (3.19%) Oracle
17 64 (2.84%) SonicWALL
18 60 (2.66%) CheckPoint
19 56 (2.48%) Avaya
20 53 (2.35%) Sophos
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Company Car
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum +Training
Posted: 30 minutes ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Herefordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Talent Spa
Salary: £19k - 29k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £20000 per annum + £2,500 travel allowance
Posted: 8 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Hampton, Middlesex
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Twickenham, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Commission, bonuses & training
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Annual Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 42 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Delta Financial Systems
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Venn Group
Salary: £27000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Websense Recruit Ltd
Salary: £25,000 + £2,500 On Call Allowance plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago