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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 218 199 183
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1450 1629 1528
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.42% 1.52% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.22% 5.63% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1258 1403 1322
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
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
27767 28927 26850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.16% 27.00% 27.00%
Number of salaries quoted 22508 22627 22033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 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 28 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 +18 494 £40,000 - 42
London -39 451 £42,500 - 51
East of England -19 106 £40,000 -5.88% 12
North West -12 94 £29,000 -9.37% 18
South West +10 93 £40,000 +33.33% 11
Yorkshire -44 88 £37,000 -11.90% 11
West Midlands -49 71 £37,500 - 7
East Midlands -34 50 £28,000 -30.00% 3
North East -6 6 £27,500 - 3
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 2892 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2143 (74.10%) Windows
3 1996 (69.02%) Microsoft
4 1522 (52.63%) VMware
5 1415 (48.93%) Active Directory
6 992 (34.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 985 (34.06%) ITIL
8 982 (33.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 964 (33.33%) MS Exchange
10 942 (32.57%) MCSA
11 932 (32.23%) MCITP
12 851 (29.43%) Cisco
13 846 (29.25%) MS Excel
14 800 (27.66%) Windows Server 2012
15 781 (27.01%) Citrix
16 707 (24.45%) MCP
17 690 (23.86%) Cisco Certification
18 660 (22.82%) Firewall
19 649 (22.44%) CCNA
20 626 (21.65%) Hyper-V
21 600 (20.75%) SQL Server
22 586 (20.26%) SAN
23 577 (19.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 569 (19.67%) DNS
25 556 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
26 531 (18.36%) SQL
27 479 (16.56%) Windows 7
28 478 (16.53%) TCP/IP
29 463 (16.01%) DHCP
30 443 (15.32%) HP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 964 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 556 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 343 (11.86%) SharePoint
4 339 (11.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 290 (10.03%) Lync
6 237 (8.20%) IIS
7 212 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 150 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 144 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2003
10 63 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2000
11 43 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
12 42 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 37 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
14 25 (0.86%) Apache
15 24 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
15 24 (0.83%) Apache Pig
16 20 (0.69%) Tomcat
17 14 (0.48%) SAS
18 7 (0.24%) WorkSite
19 6 (0.21%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 846 (29.25%) MS Excel
2 422 (14.59%) MS Office
3 43 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.55%) PowerPivot
5 12 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.10%) MS Project
8 3 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.10%) Mingle
9 2 (0.069%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.035%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 21 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.35%) SAP Business One
5 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.17%) Sage 50
6 3 (0.10%) Agresso
6 3 (0.10%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.069%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.069%) SAP CCM
8 1 (0.035%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 320 (11.07%) Office 365
2 164 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 37 (1.28%) IaaS
6 25 (0.86%) PaaS
7 21 (0.73%) SaaS
8 9 (0.31%) Symantec.cloud
9 6 (0.21%) Mimecast
9 6 (0.21%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.10%) Yammer
12 1 (0.035%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.035%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 660 (22.82%) Firewall
2 586 (20.26%) SAN
3 569 (19.67%) DNS
4 478 (16.53%) TCP/IP
5 463 (16.01%) DHCP
6 431 (14.90%) WAN
7 424 (14.66%) LAN
8 277 (9.58%) VPN
9 155 (5.36%) VoIP
10 139 (4.81%) NAS
11 125 (4.32%) Internet
12 112 (3.87%) VLAN
13 92 (3.18%) Wireless
14 87 (3.01%) Cisco ASA
15 85 (2.94%) Network Security
16 84 (2.90%) MPLS
17 75 (2.59%) Unified Communications
18 71 (2.46%) iSCSI
19 52 (1.80%) Skype
20 38 (1.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 600 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 152 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 124 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 66 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 63 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 46 (1.59%) Big Data
7 44 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 44 (1.52%) MySQL
8 42 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 39 (1.35%) Hadoop
10 38 (1.31%) Oracle Database
11 34 (1.18%) Apache Hive
12 25 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
13 24 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 23 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (0.52%) Relational Database
16 14 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
17 13 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
18 10 (0.35%) NoSQL
19 9 (0.31%) DB2
Development Applications
1 26 (0.90%) Visual Studio
2 16 (0.55%) MSI
3 13 (0.45%) InstallShield
3 13 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (0.31%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.28%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.17%) Subversion
7 5 (0.17%) Apache Ivy
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.14%) MSTest
9 3 (0.10%) Ant
9 3 (0.10%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.10%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.10%) NUnit
10 1 (0.035%) Toad
10 1 (0.035%) JIRA
10 1 (0.035%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.035%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 404 (13.97%) Finance
2 141 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 109 (3.77%) Law
4 96 (3.32%) Legal
5 86 (2.97%) Retail
6 50 (1.73%) Banking
7 34 (1.18%) Advertising
8 32 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 28 (0.97%) Marketing
10 26 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
11 23 (0.80%) Investment Banking
12 22 (0.76%) Back Office
13 20 (0.69%) Front Office
13 20 (0.69%) Manufacturing
14 18 (0.62%) Publishing
14 18 (0.62%) Spanish Language
15 16 (0.55%) German Language
16 15 (0.52%) Italian Language
16 15 (0.52%) French Language
16 15 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 466 (16.11%) Support Engineer
2 371 (12.83%) Analyst
3 339 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 314 (10.86%) Consultant
5 203 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support
6 196 (6.78%) Support Analyst
7 183 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 168 (5.81%) Administrator
9 161 (5.57%) Systems Engineer
10 140 (4.84%) Desktop Support
11 132 (4.56%) Systems Administrator
12 126 (4.36%) IT Support
13 122 (4.22%) Architect
14 119 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 104 (3.60%) Technical Consultant
16 103 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 96 (3.32%) Technical Support
18 91 (3.15%) Team Leader
19 90 (3.11%) Technical Engineer
20 82 (2.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (2.42%) .NET
2 34 (1.18%) Software Packaging
3 33 (1.14%) Application Packaging
4 32 (1.11%) ASP.NET
4 32 (1.11%) Web Services
5 27 (0.93%) CSS
6 24 (0.83%) HTML
7 22 (0.76%) STL
8 21 (0.73%) Java EE
9 20 (0.69%) COM
10 11 (0.38%) XML
10 11 (0.38%) WPF
11 10 (0.35%) Regular Expression
12 9 (0.31%) Ajax
12 9 (0.31%) ODBC
13 8 (0.28%) WCF
13 8 (0.28%) jQuery
14 7 (0.24%) MDX
15 6 (0.21%) .NET Framework
15 6 (0.21%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 277 (9.58%) Data Centre
2 217 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 206 (7.12%) Clustering
4 201 (6.95%) Blackberry
5 181 (6.26%) Management Information System
6 96 (3.32%) Replication
7 91 (3.15%) Private Cloud
8 86 (2.97%) Computer Science
9 63 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
10 59 (2.04%) Fat Client
10 59 (2.04%) Thin Client
11 47 (1.63%) Client/Server
12 42 (1.45%) Statistics
13 38 (1.31%) EqualLogic
14 31 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
15 28 (0.97%) iPhone
16 25 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
17 24 (0.83%) iPad
18 21 (0.73%) Public Cloud
18 21 (0.73%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 2143 (74.10%) Windows
2 982 (33.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 800 (27.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 479 (16.56%) Windows 7
5 427 (14.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 404 (13.97%) Linux
7 226 (7.81%) Windows 8
8 155 (5.36%) Windows XP
9 98 (3.39%) UNIX
10 84 (2.90%) Windows 2000 Server
11 79 (2.73%) Mac OS X
12 65 (2.25%) Windows Vista
13 60 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 55 (1.90%) Android
15 42 (1.45%) Apple iOS
16 23 (0.80%) Mac OS
17 21 (0.73%) Windows 2000
18 18 (0.62%) Debian
19 16 (0.55%) VMS
20 13 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 985 (34.06%) ITIL
2 258 (8.92%) Migration
3 196 (6.78%) Project Management
4 195 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 177 (6.12%) Service Delivery
6 143 (4.94%) Problem Management
7 142 (4.91%) Mentoring
8 124 (4.29%) PRINCE2
9 119 (4.11%) Service Management
10 108 (3.73%) Change Management
11 97 (3.35%) Time Management
12 91 (3.15%) Load Balancing
13 90 (3.11%) Capacity Planning
14 86 (2.97%) Incident Management
15 84 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
16 82 (2.84%) Business Continuity
17 79 (2.73%) Agile Software Development
17 79 (2.73%) Asset Management
18 78 (2.70%) Configuration Management
19 73 (2.52%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 531 (18.36%) SQL
2 258 (8.92%) PowerShell
3 62 (2.14%) VBScript
4 61 (2.11%) C
5 58 (2.01%) C#
6 43 (1.49%) VBA
7 39 (1.35%) Java
8 35 (1.21%) T-SQL
9 29 (1.00%) VB
10 26 (0.90%) C++
11 22 (0.76%) Objective-C
12 21 (0.73%) JavaScript
13 18 (0.62%) Shell Script
14 16 (0.55%) Bash Shell
15 15 (0.52%) Perl
16 10 (0.35%) Python
17 4 (0.14%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.10%) PHP
18 3 (0.10%) PL/SQL
19 2 (0.069%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2892 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 942 (32.57%) MCSA
3 932 (32.23%) MCITP
4 707 (24.45%) MCP
5 690 (23.86%) Cisco Certification
6 649 (22.44%) CCNA
7 577 (19.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 365 (12.62%) Degree
9 267 (9.23%) MCTS
10 219 (7.57%) Citrix Certification
11 187 (6.47%) CCA
12 151 (5.22%) Security Cleared
13 143 (4.94%) CCNP
14 98 (3.39%) SC Cleared
15 90 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
16 68 (2.35%) CISSP
17 56 (1.94%) VCP5
18 48 (1.66%) CCEE
19 47 (1.63%) CCEA
20 46 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (8.61%) SLA
2 78 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 40 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.83%) QA
6 13 (0.45%) COBIT
7 7 (0.24%) ISO 9000
7 7 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.24%) GPG13
8 5 (0.17%) HL7
9 4 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.14%) GMP
9 4 (0.14%) BS7799
10 3 (0.10%) BS25999
System Software
1 1415 (48.93%) Active Directory
2 992 (34.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 626 (21.65%) Hyper-V
4 265 (9.16%) vSphere
5 248 (8.58%) XenApp
6 159 (5.50%) VMware ESX
7 105 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
8 86 (2.97%) XenDesktop
9 72 (2.49%) Terminal Services
10 68 (2.35%) vCloud
11 40 (1.38%) Forefront TMG
12 39 (1.35%) Terminal Server
13 38 (1.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 35 (1.21%) XenServer
15 33 (1.14%) ISA Server
16 32 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
16 32 (1.11%) VMware Server
17 26 (0.90%) Xen
18 22 (0.76%) Firmware
18 22 (0.76%) UAG
Systems Management
1 329 (11.38%) SCCM
2 220 (7.61%) SCOM
3 166 (5.74%) Backup Exec
4 97 (3.35%) WSUS
5 68 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 50 (1.73%) NetBackup
7 28 (0.97%) Legato
8 27 (0.93%) SCVMM
9 25 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
10 23 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 23 (0.80%) AirWatch
11 20 (0.69%) Nagios
12 19 (0.66%) Puppet
13 18 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
14 16 (0.55%) XenMobile
15 15 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 13 (0.45%) SCSM
16 13 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 12 (0.41%) SCOrch
17 12 (0.41%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1996 (69.02%) Microsoft
2 1522 (52.63%) VMware
3 851 (29.43%) Cisco
4 781 (27.01%) Citrix
5 443 (15.32%) HP
6 221 (7.64%) NetApp
7 218 (7.54%) Dell
8 193 (6.67%) EMC
9 185 (6.40%) Symantec
10 142 (4.91%) Apple
11 116 (4.01%) Avaya
12 115 (3.98%) Oracle
13 112 (3.87%) Juniper
14 99 (3.42%) IBM
15 84 (2.90%) CheckPoint
16 74 (2.56%) SonicWALL
17 69 (2.39%) Sophos
18 67 (2.32%) Red Hat
19 66 (2.28%) Intel
20 65 (2.25%) Veeam
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 5 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum To £35k - £55k + Bens (Depending On
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum Plus Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Wavex Technology Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + £4,000 bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Chassam Contract
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum + free travel, pension, car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus Benefits, Bonus and Pension
Posted: 2 days ago