The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 225 217 208
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 574 593 705
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 1.22% 1.34% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.93% 5.35% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 502 509 597
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £25,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,995 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +13.87%
MCSE
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11646 11087 12905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.74% 25.13% 25.53%
Number of salaries quoted 9273 9061 11095
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSE
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the London region.

MCSE Salary Trend in London

MCSE
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MCSE Salary Histogram in London

MCSE
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
City of London +21 180 £42,500 -5.55% 16
Uxbridge +13 12 £27,500 -21.42%
Kingston Upon Thames -14 10 £40,000 +14.28%
Sidcup +5 6 £35,750 +58.88%
Barnet - 5 £65,000 -
Wimbledon - 5 £40,000 -
Wembley -3 4 £65,000 +66.66%
Teddington - 4 £41,250 -
Hounslow -21 3 £27,500 -31.25% 1
New Malden - 2 £42,500 -
Bromley -23 1 £50,000 +53.84%
Croydon -26 1 £30,500 -39.00% 2
Bexley - 1 £36,000 -
Orpington - 1 £32,500 -
Mayfair - 1 £70,000 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 1195 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 900 (75.31%) Windows
3 848 (70.96%) Microsoft
4 616 (51.55%) Active Directory
5 586 (49.04%) VMware
6 471 (39.41%) MCITP
7 464 (38.83%) MS Exchange
8 457 (38.24%) ITIL
9 391 (32.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 371 (31.05%) Cisco
10 371 (31.05%) Citrix
11 370 (30.96%) VMware Infrastructure
12 366 (30.63%) MCSA
13 360 (30.13%) MS Excel
14 343 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
15 305 (25.52%) CCNA
15 305 (25.52%) SQL
16 303 (25.36%) Exchange Server 2010
17 296 (24.77%) DNS
18 289 (24.18%) SQL Server
19 277 (23.18%) SAN
20 264 (22.09%) Firewall
21 247 (20.67%) MCP
22 232 (19.41%) Finance
23 226 (18.91%) Windows Server 2003
23 226 (18.91%) Degree
24 212 (17.74%) DHCP
25 207 (17.32%) SharePoint
26 203 (16.99%) Windows Server 2012
27 200 (16.74%) Hyper-V

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the London 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
1 464 (38.83%) MS Exchange
2 303 (25.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 207 (17.32%) SharePoint
4 144 (12.05%) Lync
5 133 (11.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 131 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 101 (8.45%) IIS
8 100 (8.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 66 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 52 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 34 (2.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 24 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
13 21 (1.76%) SharePoint Server
14 15 (1.26%) Office Communications Server
15 12 (1.00%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.67%) CMS
17 7 (0.59%) WebSphere
17 7 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
17 7 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
17 7 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 360 (30.13%) MS Excel
2 150 (12.55%) MS Office
3 27 (2.26%) InfoPath
4 12 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.33%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.25%) FastStats
7 3 (0.25%) SPSS
8 2 (0.17%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.17%) Maya
8 2 (0.17%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 40 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (1.09%) SAP Business One
4 11 (0.92%) assyst
5 7 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.25%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.25%) Eikon
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.084%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.084%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 79 (6.61%) Office 365
2 43 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.84%) IaaS
5 8 (0.67%) SaaS
5 8 (0.67%) PaaS
5 8 (0.67%) Google Apps
6 7 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.42%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 296 (24.77%) DNS
2 277 (23.18%) SAN
3 264 (22.09%) Firewall
4 212 (17.74%) DHCP
5 193 (16.15%) TCP/IP
6 183 (15.31%) LAN
7 170 (14.23%) WAN
8 126 (10.54%) VPN
9 63 (5.27%) Internet
10 60 (5.02%) NAS
11 50 (4.18%) VoIP
12 40 (3.35%) SMTP
13 38 (3.18%) Unified Communications
14 37 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
15 32 (2.68%) NetScaler
15 32 (2.68%) MPLS
16 30 (2.51%) LDAP
16 30 (2.51%) Wireless
17 29 (2.43%) Network Security
18 28 (2.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (24.18%) SQL Server
2 75 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 41 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 36 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
7 16 (1.34%) MySQL
8 14 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.59%) OLTP
10 6 (0.50%) DB2
10 6 (0.50%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.25%) MS Access
12 3 (0.25%) OLAP
12 3 (0.25%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.25%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.25%) FileMaker
12 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (0.75%) Visual Studio
1 9 (0.75%) MSI
2 8 (0.67%) Subversion
3 7 (0.59%) Metasploit
4 5 (0.42%) WiX
4 5 (0.42%) MSBuild
4 5 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.084%) WATIR
6 1 (0.084%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.084%) Cucumber
General
1 232 (19.41%) Finance
2 71 (5.94%) Law
3 54 (4.52%) Legal
4 38 (3.18%) Banking
5 33 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.43%) Marketing
7 28 (2.34%) Advertising
8 27 (2.26%) Retail
9 12 (1.00%) Games
10 10 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.67%) Billing
12 7 (0.59%) Electronics
13 6 (0.50%) Publishing
14 5 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.25%) Front Office
16 3 (0.25%) Back Office
16 3 (0.25%) French Language
17 1 (0.084%) German Language
Job Titles
1 171 (14.31%) Analyst
2 145 (12.13%) Support Engineer
3 140 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 116 (9.71%) Administrator
5 97 (8.12%) 3rd Line Support
6 93 (7.78%) Systems Engineer
7 91 (7.62%) Support Analyst
8 88 (7.36%) Consultant
9 76 (6.36%) Architect
10 72 (6.03%) Technical Support
11 71 (5.94%) IT Support
12 69 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
13 54 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support
14 41 (3.43%) Server Support
15 40 (3.35%) Technical Consultant
16 39 (3.26%) Network Engineer
16 39 (3.26%) Server Engineer
17 38 (3.18%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
18 33 (2.76%) Desktop Support
19 30 (2.51%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (6.19%) .NET
2 34 (2.85%) ASP.NET
3 25 (2.09%) Software Packaging
4 23 (1.92%) XML
5 20 (1.67%) .NET Framework
6 14 (1.17%) Web Services
7 11 (0.92%) WCF
8 10 (0.84%) WPF
8 10 (0.84%) COM
8 10 (0.84%) CSS
9 7 (0.59%) Application Packaging
10 6 (0.50%) Middleware
11 5 (0.42%) LAMP
11 5 (0.42%) JSON
11 5 (0.42%) HTML
12 4 (0.33%) XSLT
13 2 (0.17%) Django
13 2 (0.17%) HTML5
13 2 (0.17%) SAML
13 2 (0.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 117 (9.79%) Blackberry
2 113 (9.46%) Clustering
3 52 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 40 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 28 (2.34%) Hedge funds
6 26 (2.18%) Client/Server
7 20 (1.67%) EqualLogic
8 19 (1.59%) Replication
9 18 (1.51%) Statistics
10 12 (1.00%) Digital Media
11 11 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.92%) Spread Betting
12 9 (0.75%) GIS
12 9 (0.75%) iPhone
13 8 (0.67%) Derivative
14 7 (0.59%) DTV
14 7 (0.59%) NHS
14 7 (0.59%) Cryptography
14 7 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
14 7 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 900 (75.31%) Windows
2 391 (32.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 226 (18.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 203 (16.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 196 (16.40%) Windows 7
6 173 (14.48%) Linux
7 111 (9.29%) Windows XP
8 62 (5.19%) Windows 8
9 51 (4.27%) UNIX
10 35 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (1.92%) Android
12 21 (1.76%) Mac OS
13 16 (1.34%) Windows Vista
14 12 (1.00%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.92%) CentOS
16 9 (0.75%) Solaris
17 8 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
18 7 (0.59%) SUSE
18 7 (0.59%) Debian
19 6 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (38.24%) ITIL
2 69 (5.77%) Project Management
3 65 (5.44%) PRINCE2
4 63 (5.27%) Load Balancing
5 62 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 61 (5.10%) Migration
7 60 (5.02%) Service Delivery
8 56 (4.69%) Service Management
8 56 (4.69%) Change Control
9 52 (4.35%) CRM
10 42 (3.51%) Problem Management
11 39 (3.26%) Information Security
12 34 (2.85%) Root Cause Analysis
12 34 (2.85%) Mobile Device Management
13 31 (2.59%) Performance Monitoring
14 30 (2.51%) Penetration Testing
15 29 (2.43%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (2.43%) Configuration Management
15 29 (2.43%) Performance Tuning
16 28 (2.34%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 305 (25.52%) SQL
2 125 (10.46%) PowerShell
3 29 (2.43%) T-SQL
4 28 (2.34%) VBScript
5 27 (2.26%) C#
6 16 (1.34%) Java
6 16 (1.34%) Perl
7 13 (1.09%) Python
7 13 (1.09%) JavaScript
8 12 (1.00%) VB
9 9 (0.75%) C++
10 8 (0.67%) C
11 6 (0.50%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.33%) VBA
13 3 (0.25%) PHP
13 3 (0.25%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.25%) AppleScript
13 3 (0.25%) R
14 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.084%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1195 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 471 (39.41%) MCITP
3 366 (30.63%) MCSA
4 343 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
5 305 (25.52%) CCNA
6 247 (20.67%) MCP
7 226 (18.91%) Degree
8 156 (13.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 149 (12.47%) MCTS
10 74 (6.19%) CCNP
11 73 (6.11%) Citrix Certification
12 41 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
13 40 (3.35%) CCA
14 35 (2.93%) MCDST
15 34 (2.85%) MCDBA
16 30 (2.51%) VCAP
17 29 (2.43%) CCEE
18 25 (2.09%) CISSP
19 24 (2.01%) A+ Certification
20 23 (1.92%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.11%) SLA
2 32 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.42%) QA
4 9 (0.75%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.084%) Section 508
System Software
1 616 (51.55%) Active Directory
2 370 (30.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (16.74%) Hyper-V
4 146 (12.22%) XenApp
5 94 (7.87%) VMware ESX
6 89 (7.45%) vSphere
7 62 (5.19%) XenDesktop
8 47 (3.93%) XenServer
9 37 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (1.34%) UAG
12 12 (1.00%) Terminal Services
13 10 (0.84%) ISA Server
13 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (0.84%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
14 7 (0.59%) Nmap
14 7 (0.59%) Xen
15 6 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 164 (13.72%) SCCM
2 86 (7.20%) SCOM
3 55 (4.60%) Backup Exec
4 26 (2.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 25 (2.09%) NetBackup
6 22 (1.84%) SCVMM
7 19 (1.59%) WSUS
8 18 (1.51%) SCSM
8 18 (1.51%) Tivoli
9 14 (1.17%) Puppet
10 12 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
11 11 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
11 11 (0.92%) SCDPM
12 9 (0.75%) ARCserve
13 6 (0.50%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.42%) Nagios
15 4 (0.33%) XenMobile
15 4 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 848 (70.96%) Microsoft
2 586 (49.04%) VMware
3 371 (31.05%) Cisco
3 371 (31.05%) Citrix
4 155 (12.97%) HP
5 104 (8.70%) NetApp
6 95 (7.95%) Dell
7 93 (7.78%) Symantec
8 64 (5.36%) Oracle
9 58 (4.85%) Apple
10 54 (4.52%) Juniper
11 48 (4.02%) EMC
12 38 (3.18%) Red Hat
13 37 (3.10%) SAP
14 34 (2.85%) Bloomberg
15 31 (2.59%) Avaya
16 29 (2.43%) IBM
17 28 (2.34%) SonicWALL
18 26 (2.18%) CheckPoint
19 25 (2.09%) Mitel
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £23000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + More
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Exponential-e
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
NAK Consulting
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum dependent upon skills and experience
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
NST Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + Car + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
NAK Consulting
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum based upon experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary is approx up to £35k base + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £60k - 70k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edgware, Middlesex
Anonymous Recruiter
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago