The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 202 128 137
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 273 486 487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 2.33% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.68% 7.36% 6.46%
Number of salaries quoted 241 414 419
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
5837 6602 7543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.67% 31.63% 33.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4737 5129 5830
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

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

MCSE Salary Trend in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

MCSE Salary Histogram in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Berkshire +22 79 £52,500 +40.00% 7
Surrey -65 61 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Hampshire -45 58 £40,500 -4.70% 10
Buckinghamshire +5 21 £41,500 +33.87% 4
Kent -7 16 £24,000 -20.00%
East Sussex +14 14 £42,253 +83.70%
Oxfordshire -21 13 £29,000 -28.39%
West Sussex -16 11 £51,250 +13.88% 1
Middlesex +12 1 £50,000 +16.27%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 543 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 426 (78.45%) Microsoft
3 416 (76.61%) Windows
4 333 (61.33%) VMware
5 307 (56.54%) Active Directory
6 247 (45.49%) Windows Server
7 223 (41.07%) MS Exchange
8 216 (39.78%) Cisco
9 215 (39.59%) VMware Infrastructure
10 212 (39.04%) MCSA
11 208 (38.31%) Cisco Certification
12 190 (34.99%) CCNA
13 183 (33.70%) Windows Server 2012
14 173 (31.86%) Firewall
15 170 (31.31%) MCITP
16 169 (31.12%) MS Excel
17 160 (29.47%) Hyper-V
18 159 (29.28%) Office 365
19 153 (28.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 145 (26.70%) WAN
21 143 (26.34%) Windows Server 2008
22 142 (26.15%) Citrix
23 141 (25.97%) LAN
24 128 (23.57%) MCP
25 127 (23.39%) SQL Server
26 126 (23.20%) DNS
27 125 (23.02%) DHCP
27 125 (23.02%) SQL
28 121 (22.28%) SAN
29 111 (20.44%) MS Office

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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
1 223 (41.07%) MS Exchange
2 69 (12.71%) Skype for Business
3 60 (11.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 49 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 47 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 42 (7.73%) IIS
7 30 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 30 (5.52%) SharePoint
8 17 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2000
9 12 (2.21%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.10%) Apache
10 6 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.92%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.92%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.74%) SAS
13 3 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 169 (31.12%) MS Excel
2 111 (20.44%) MS Office
3 9 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 159 (29.28%) Office 365
2 41 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.84%) IaaS
5 5 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.18%) PaaS
8 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (31.86%) Firewall
2 145 (26.70%) WAN
3 141 (25.97%) LAN
4 126 (23.20%) DNS
5 125 (23.02%) DHCP
6 121 (22.28%) SAN
7 93 (17.13%) TCP/IP
8 74 (13.63%) VPN
9 48 (8.84%) VLAN
9 48 (8.84%) VoIP
10 39 (7.18%) Cisco ASA
11 36 (6.63%) NAS
12 32 (5.89%) Internet
13 23 (4.24%) Network Security
13 23 (4.24%) Wireless
14 19 (3.50%) Skype
15 18 (3.31%) iSCSI
15 18 (3.31%) Unified Communications
16 17 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
17 12 (2.21%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (23.39%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.68%) Relational Database
3 13 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (2.03%) Big Data
5 11 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.29%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.92%) MySQL
9 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.55%) OLAP
9 3 (0.55%) OLAP Cube
9 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (1.66%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.10%) Eclipse
3 4 (0.74%) ClearCase
3 4 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.74%) JIRA
3 4 (0.74%) Subversion
3 4 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (10.31%) Finance
2 40 (7.37%) Retail
3 38 (7.00%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (2.03%) Marketing
6 8 (1.47%) Banking
6 8 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.10%) Legal
8 5 (0.92%) Back Office
9 3 (0.55%) Billing
9 3 (0.55%) Electronics
10 2 (0.37%) Front Office
10 2 (0.37%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 110 (20.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 105 (19.34%) Support Engineer
3 86 (15.84%) Analyst
4 64 (11.79%) Consultant
5 59 (10.87%) 3rd Line Support
6 54 (9.94%) Support Analyst
7 51 (9.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 50 (9.21%) Network Engineer
9 46 (8.47%) Infrastructure Support
10 43 (7.92%) Windows Engineer
11 41 (7.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 40 (7.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 35 (6.45%) IT Support
14 33 (6.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
14 33 (6.08%) Server Engineer
15 32 (5.89%) Administrator
16 31 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
16 31 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 31 (5.71%) Technical Support
17 30 (5.52%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.97%) .NET
2 13 (2.39%) HTML
3 12 (2.21%) ASP.NET
3 12 (2.21%) Web Services
4 11 (2.03%) Regular Expression
5 9 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (1.66%) CSS
5 9 (1.66%) XHTML
6 6 (1.10%) ZeroMQ
7 4 (0.74%) Middleware
7 4 (0.74%) ODBC
8 3 (0.55%) jQuery
9 2 (0.37%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.37%) COM
10 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.37%) Computer Science
3 39 (7.18%) Data Centre
4 35 (6.45%) Clustering
5 28 (5.16%) Blackberry
6 27 (4.97%) Management Information System
7 20 (3.68%) FMCG
7 20 (3.68%) Visualisation
8 18 (3.31%) Smartphone
9 17 (3.13%) Driving Licence
10 16 (2.95%) Replication
11 15 (2.76%) PKI
12 12 (2.21%) Private Cloud
13 11 (2.03%) CESG
13 11 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (1.84%) Cryptography
14 10 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (1.47%) iPhone
16 6 (1.10%) IVR
17 5 (0.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 416 (76.61%) Windows
2 247 (45.49%) Windows Server
3 183 (33.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 143 (26.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (14.73%) Windows 8
6 76 (14.00%) Linux
7 75 (13.81%) Windows 7
8 45 (8.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 44 (8.10%) Windows 10
10 34 (6.26%) Windows XP
11 23 (4.24%) Mac OS X
12 18 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
14 14 (2.58%) Unix
15 8 (1.47%) Mac OS
16 6 (1.10%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.92%) Android
17 5 (0.92%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.92%) Windows NT
17 5 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (20.26%) ITIL
2 29 (5.34%) Presales
3 28 (5.16%) High Availability
4 27 (4.97%) Project Management
5 24 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (3.87%) Change Control
6 21 (3.87%) Mentoring
6 21 (3.87%) Performance Tuning
6 21 (3.87%) Problem Management
7 20 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
7 20 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (3.50%) PRINCE2
9 18 (3.31%) Migration
9 18 (3.31%) Service Delivery
10 17 (3.13%) Information Security
10 17 (3.13%) Load Balancing
10 17 (3.13%) Security Management
10 17 (3.13%) Server Building
11 16 (2.95%) ITIL V3
12 15 (2.76%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (23.02%) SQL
2 32 (5.89%) Perl
3 31 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 28 (5.16%) C#
5 20 (3.68%) Python
6 15 (2.76%) C
7 13 (2.39%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.21%) JavaScript
9 11 (2.03%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.84%) Java
11 8 (1.47%) VB
12 4 (0.74%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.74%) R
13 3 (0.55%) PHP
14 2 (0.37%) Ruby
14 2 (0.37%) VBScript
15 1 (0.18%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.18%) C++
15 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 543 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 212 (39.04%) MCSA
3 208 (38.31%) Cisco Certification
4 190 (34.99%) CCNA
5 170 (31.31%) MCITP
6 153 (28.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 128 (23.57%) MCP
8 63 (11.60%) Degree
9 45 (8.29%) CCNP
10 40 (7.37%) MCTS
11 39 (7.18%) CCA
11 39 (7.18%) Citrix Certification
12 37 (6.81%) Security Cleared
13 31 (5.71%) SC Cleared
14 21 (3.87%) MCDST
15 20 (3.68%) RHCSA
16 15 (2.76%) CISSP
16 15 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (2.39%) MOS
17 13 (2.39%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.37%) SLA
2 33 (6.08%) PCI DSS
3 22 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.84%) HIPAA
4 10 (1.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.55%) GPG13
6 2 (0.37%) COBIT
6 2 (0.37%) COSO
System Software
1 307 (56.54%) Active Directory
2 215 (39.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (29.47%) Hyper-V
4 93 (17.13%) vSphere
4 93 (17.13%) XenApp
5 31 (5.71%) Virtual Servers
6 26 (4.79%) XenDesktop
7 24 (4.42%) vCloud
8 20 (3.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 20 (3.68%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (2.03%) Xen
12 10 (1.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 9 (1.66%) Terminal Services
14 8 (1.47%) Firmware
15 6 (1.10%) Samba
15 6 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.92%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 58 (10.68%) SCCM
2 29 (5.34%) WSUS
3 25 (4.60%) SCOM
4 21 (3.87%) Backup Exec
5 19 (3.50%) vMotion
6 14 (2.58%) SCVMM
7 12 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (2.21%) NetBackup
8 11 (2.03%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (2.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 11 (2.03%) Nagios
9 10 (1.84%) Failover Clustering
10 9 (1.66%) SCSM
10 9 (1.66%) Simpana
11 6 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (1.10%) Nessus
12 5 (0.92%) Nmap
13 3 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (0.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 426 (78.45%) Microsoft
2 333 (61.33%) VMware
3 216 (39.78%) Cisco
4 142 (26.15%) Citrix
5 80 (14.73%) HP
6 32 (5.89%) Avaya
7 28 (5.16%) Oracle
8 27 (4.97%) Red Hat
9 25 (4.60%) IBM
10 24 (4.42%) F5
10 24 (4.42%) NetApp
11 21 (3.87%) Apple
12 18 (3.31%) Dell
13 17 (3.13%) SolarWinds
14 16 (2.95%) Juniper
15 15 (2.76%) Veeam
16 14 (2.58%) CheckPoint
17 13 (2.39%) Mitel
18 12 (2.21%) Intel Security
19 10 (1.84%) 3PAR
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