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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 168 176 209
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +33
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1739 1630 1447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.76% 1.68% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.39% 6.20% 4.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1535 1333 1271
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £26,190
10% offered a salary of more than £58,800 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
27216 26279 28998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.59% 27.10% 28.19%
Number of salaries quoted 21958 20911 24521
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +48 738 £42,500 -4.49% 65
South East -13 461 £40,000 - 53
Yorkshire -21 115 £32,500 -7.14% 11
North West -10 101 £35,000 +7.69% 17
South West +35 99 £35,000 -22.22% 19
East of England -44 89 £40,000 +14.28% 17
West Midlands -26 77 £32,500 -13.33% 9
East Midlands -43 25 £32,500 -13.33% 8
North East -4 19 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Midlands -4 5 £35,000 -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3373 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2605 (77.23%) Windows
3 2554 (75.72%) Microsoft
4 1750 (51.88%) Active Directory
5 1740 (51.59%) VMware
6 1254 (37.18%) MCITP
7 1242 (36.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 1219 (36.14%) MS Excel
9 1212 (35.93%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1203 (35.67%) MS Exchange
11 1142 (33.86%) MCSA
12 1110 (32.91%) Citrix
13 1006 (29.83%) ITIL
14 960 (28.46%) Cisco
15 937 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
16 861 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
17 833 (24.70%) MCP
18 806 (23.90%) CCNA
19 753 (22.32%) SAN
20 744 (22.06%) Hyper-V
21 705 (20.90%) Firewall
22 689 (20.43%) SQL Server
23 684 (20.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 683 (20.25%) DNS
25 664 (19.69%) Windows Server 2003
26 584 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
27 570 (16.90%) TCP/IP
28 558 (16.54%) Windows 7
29 556 (16.48%) MS Office
30 543 (16.10%) SQL

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1203 (35.67%) MS Exchange
2 584 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 487 (14.44%) SharePoint
4 444 (13.16%) Lync
5 375 (11.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 340 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 265 (7.86%) IIS
8 202 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 153 (4.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 97 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 86 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 70 (2.08%) Office Communications Server
13 59 (1.75%) Apache
14 37 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2000
15 32 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
16 15 (0.44%) IBM Notes
17 14 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
17 14 (0.42%) WebLogic
17 14 (0.42%) CMS
18 13 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1219 (36.14%) MS Excel
2 556 (16.48%) MS Office
3 29 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (0.83%) InfoPath
5 26 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.21%) S-PLUS
7 6 (0.18%) PowerPivot
7 6 (0.18%) MS Project
8 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.089%) Mingle
10 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.030%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.030%) SPSS
10 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.030%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 28 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
4 7 (0.21%) assyst
4 7 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.089%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.089%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 3 (0.089%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.030%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.030%) JDE OneWorld
8 1 (0.030%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 284 (8.42%) Office 365
2 138 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (1.25%) IaaS
4 35 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (0.86%) PaaS
6 24 (0.71%) SaaS
7 7 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.15%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.030%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 753 (22.32%) SAN
2 705 (20.90%) Firewall
3 683 (20.25%) DNS
4 570 (16.90%) TCP/IP
5 506 (15.00%) DHCP
6 384 (11.38%) WAN
7 353 (10.47%) LAN
8 315 (9.34%) VPN
9 186 (5.51%) VoIP
10 159 (4.71%) Internet
11 147 (4.36%) NAS
12 134 (3.97%) VLAN
13 122 (3.62%) Unified Communications
14 114 (3.38%) Wireless
15 84 (2.49%) iSCSI
16 79 (2.34%) NetScaler
17 78 (2.31%) Network Security
18 64 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
19 60 (1.78%) MPLS
20 51 (1.51%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 689 (20.43%) SQL Server
2 157 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 81 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 61 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 54 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
7 33 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (0.95%) MySQL
9 28 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (0.59%) DB2
11 18 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
12 16 (0.47%) QlikView
13 14 (0.42%) Oracle OLAP
13 14 (0.42%) OLAP
13 14 (0.42%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.27%) Relational Database
14 9 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (0.24%) Big Data
16 7 (0.21%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (0.56%) Visual Studio
1 19 (0.56%) MSI
2 15 (0.44%) Selenium
2 15 (0.44%) FogBugz
3 12 (0.36%) InstallShield
4 7 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.12%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.089%) NUnit
6 3 (0.089%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.089%) MSTest
6 3 (0.089%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.089%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.089%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.089%) Ant
7 2 (0.059%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.059%) RequisitePro
7 2 (0.059%) Subversion
8 1 (0.030%) ProC
8 1 (0.030%) Dreamweaver
General
1 422 (12.51%) Finance
2 111 (3.29%) Telecoms
3 74 (2.19%) Law
4 68 (2.02%) Legal
5 63 (1.87%) Banking
6 42 (1.25%) Advertising
7 35 (1.04%) Retail
8 29 (0.86%) Marketing
9 20 (0.59%) Back Office
10 17 (0.50%) Front Office
11 15 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.44%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.42%) Billing
12 14 (0.42%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.39%) Electronics
14 12 (0.36%) German Language
15 11 (0.33%) Italian Language
15 11 (0.33%) Spanish Language
15 11 (0.33%) Dutch Language
16 9 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 592 (17.55%) Support Engineer
2 505 (14.97%) Analyst
3 489 (14.50%) Consultant
4 410 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 323 (9.58%) 3rd Line Support
6 274 (8.12%) Support Analyst
7 197 (5.84%) Architect
8 196 (5.81%) IT Support
9 180 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support
10 148 (4.39%) Technical Consultant
11 146 (4.33%) Server Engineer
12 144 (4.27%) Administrator
13 139 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 134 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
15 130 (3.85%) Technical Support
16 104 (3.08%) Microsoft Consultant
17 103 (3.05%) Desktop Support
18 93 (2.76%) Service Analyst
19 91 (2.70%) Network Engineer
20 88 (2.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (3.29%) .NET
2 50 (1.48%) ASP.NET
3 49 (1.45%) Web Services
4 46 (1.36%) Application Packaging
5 43 (1.27%) HTML
6 25 (0.74%) CSS
7 23 (0.68%) jQuery
8 21 (0.62%) HTML5
9 19 (0.56%) Software Packaging
10 15 (0.44%) WCF
11 14 (0.42%) COM
11 14 (0.42%) Regular Expression
12 12 (0.36%) .NET Framework
13 10 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (0.30%) XML
14 8 (0.24%) SAML
14 8 (0.24%) Ajax
14 8 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 7 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 7 (0.21%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 265 (7.86%) Blackberry
2 243 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
3 214 (6.34%) Clustering
4 164 (4.86%) Management Information System
5 106 (3.14%) Thin Client
5 106 (3.14%) Fat Client
6 78 (2.31%) Computer Science
7 61 (1.81%) Replication
8 59 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 55 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
10 43 (1.27%) iPhone
11 22 (0.65%) Open Source
11 22 (0.65%) PKI
12 21 (0.62%) iPad
13 20 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (0.59%) GIS
14 19 (0.56%) EqualLogic
15 16 (0.47%) Mathematics
16 15 (0.44%) Life Science
17 14 (0.42%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2605 (77.23%) Windows
2 1242 (36.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 861 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 664 (19.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 558 (16.54%) Windows 7
6 348 (10.32%) Linux
7 299 (8.86%) Windows 8
8 286 (8.48%) Windows XP
9 174 (5.16%) UNIX
10 160 (4.74%) Windows Vista
11 94 (2.79%) Windows 2000 Server
12 70 (2.08%) Mac OS X
13 61 (1.81%) Windows 2000
14 48 (1.42%) Solaris
15 47 (1.39%) Android
16 39 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 28 (0.83%) Mac OS
18 26 (0.77%) AIX
19 23 (0.68%) Apple iOS
20 21 (0.62%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1006 (29.83%) ITIL
2 250 (7.41%) Migration
3 210 (6.23%) Service Delivery
4 199 (5.90%) Project Management
5 187 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 169 (5.01%) Problem Management
7 141 (4.18%) Mentoring
8 137 (4.06%) Change Management
9 114 (3.38%) Incident Management
10 111 (3.29%) Service Management
11 110 (3.26%) PRINCE2
12 96 (2.85%) Change Control
13 92 (2.73%) Agile Software Development
14 89 (2.64%) Load Balancing
15 87 (2.58%) Business Continuity
16 81 (2.40%) CRM
17 62 (1.84%) Root Cause Analysis
18 61 (1.81%) TOGAF
18 61 (1.81%) Performance Tuning
19 58 (1.72%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 543 (16.10%) SQL
2 241 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 67 (1.99%) VBScript
4 62 (1.84%) C#
5 42 (1.25%) C
6 35 (1.04%) VB
7 34 (1.01%) T-SQL
8 22 (0.65%) Perl
8 22 (0.65%) Shell Script
9 20 (0.59%) Java
10 18 (0.53%) JavaScript
11 17 (0.50%) VBA
12 13 (0.39%) C++
13 10 (0.30%) PHP
14 9 (0.27%) Python
15 6 (0.18%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.15%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.12%) AppleScript
18 3 (0.089%) PL/SQL
19 2 (0.059%) R
Qualifications
1 3373 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1254 (37.18%) MCITP
3 1142 (33.86%) MCSA
4 937 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
5 833 (24.70%) MCP
6 806 (23.90%) CCNA
7 684 (20.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 437 (12.96%) MCTS
9 431 (12.78%) Degree
10 389 (11.53%) Citrix Certification
11 340 (10.08%) CCA
12 231 (6.85%) CCNP
13 189 (5.60%) Security Cleared
14 165 (4.89%) SC Cleared
15 107 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
16 68 (2.02%) CCEA
16 68 (2.02%) CCEE
17 65 (1.93%) CISSP
18 64 (1.90%) VCAP
19 60 (1.78%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (8.54%) SLA
2 77 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 38 (1.13%) QA
5 33 (0.98%) ISO 9001
6 31 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 7 (0.21%) BS7799
9 6 (0.18%) COBIT
10 3 (0.089%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.089%) GPG13
11 1 (0.030%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1750 (51.88%) Active Directory
2 1212 (35.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 744 (22.06%) Hyper-V
4 421 (12.48%) vSphere
5 348 (10.32%) XenApp
6 191 (5.66%) XenDesktop
7 183 (5.43%) VMware ESX
8 151 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
9 84 (2.49%) XenServer
10 74 (2.19%) Terminal Services
11 59 (1.75%) ISA Server
12 54 (1.60%) vCloud
13 52 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
14 44 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 43 (1.27%) UAG
16 40 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
17 35 (1.04%) Xen
18 21 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 20 (0.59%) VMware Server
20 10 (0.30%) NDS
Systems Management
1 394 (11.68%) SCCM
2 269 (7.98%) SCOM
3 172 (5.10%) Backup Exec
4 85 (2.52%) SCVMM
5 72 (2.13%) NetBackup
6 62 (1.84%) WSUS
7 57 (1.69%) SCDPM
8 47 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
9 41 (1.22%) SCOrch
10 38 (1.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 29 (0.86%) Nagios
12 24 (0.71%) SCSM
13 22 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 20 (0.59%) XenMobile
14 20 (0.59%) Opsview
14 20 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
15 16 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
15 16 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 14 (0.42%) HP SIM
17 13 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2554 (75.72%) Microsoft
2 1740 (51.59%) VMware
3 1110 (32.91%) Citrix
4 960 (28.46%) Cisco
5 527 (15.62%) HP
6 255 (7.56%) NetApp
7 227 (6.73%) Symantec
8 186 (5.51%) Dell
9 179 (5.31%) Apple
10 178 (5.28%) EMC
11 156 (4.62%) Avaya
12 141 (4.18%) Juniper
13 106 (3.14%) IBM
14 96 (2.85%) Veeam
15 87 (2.58%) CheckPoint
16 80 (2.37%) Oracle
17 68 (2.02%) LANDesk
18 65 (1.93%) McAfee
19 63 (1.87%) 3PAR
20 62 (1.84%) AppSense
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
TRG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27790.00 - £30800.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35575 - £40800 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27250 - £30800 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tring, Hertfordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum + £750 per quarter bonus, phone, laptop
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 Per Annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bonus + Car + Health + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 2 days ago