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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 126 129 143
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 469 433 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 2.27% 2.06% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.69% 6.54% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 402 373 370
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,400 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
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
7012 6619 7239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.94% 31.51% 33.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5456 5103 5973
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 March 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 March 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
Hampshire +33 128 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Berkshire -22 115 £43,000 +3.61% 21
Surrey 0 105 £40,000 +23.07% 11
Kent +26 36 £35,000 +7.69% 4
West Sussex +15 26 £40,000 +33.33%
East Sussex - 26 £37,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire -19 19 £36,000 -10.00% 5
Oxfordshire 0 6 £51,250 +38.51% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £29,000 -
Sussex - 1 £57,500 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 947 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 751 (79.30%) Windows
3 718 (75.82%) Microsoft
4 550 (58.08%) VMware
5 438 (46.25%) Active Directory
6 408 (43.08%) MS Excel
7 404 (42.66%) VMware Infrastructure
8 349 (36.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 321 (33.90%) MCITP
10 302 (31.89%) Cisco
11 295 (31.15%) MS Exchange
12 293 (30.94%) Cisco Certification
13 292 (30.83%) Citrix
14 278 (29.36%) ITIL
15 272 (28.72%) Firewall
16 271 (28.62%) CCNA
17 270 (28.51%) HP
18 265 (27.98%) Windows Server 2012
19 230 (24.29%) MCSA
20 223 (23.55%) Hyper-V
21 219 (23.13%) SQL Server
22 215 (22.70%) Windows Server 2003
23 208 (21.96%) SQL
23 208 (21.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 200 (21.12%) TCP/IP
25 193 (20.38%) MCP
26 190 (20.06%) SAN
27 188 (19.85%) DNS
28 166 (17.53%) MS Office
29 153 (16.16%) vSphere

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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
1 295 (31.15%) MS Exchange
2 141 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 126 (13.31%) SharePoint
4 100 (10.56%) IIS
4 100 (10.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 99 (10.45%) Lync
6 80 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 46 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 45 (4.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 40 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2000
10 16 (1.69%) SAS
11 15 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.74%) Commerce Server
14 7 (0.74%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.74%) CMS
15 6 (0.63%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.63%) Apache
Applications
1 408 (43.08%) MS Excel
2 166 (17.53%) MS Office
3 18 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.53%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.42%) S-PLUS
6 4 (0.42%) MS Project
6 4 (0.42%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.21%) Mingle
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
1 9 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 114 (12.04%) Office 365
2 66 (6.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.96%) IaaS
4 23 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (2.11%) PaaS
6 16 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 272 (28.72%) Firewall
2 200 (21.12%) TCP/IP
3 190 (20.06%) SAN
4 188 (19.85%) DNS
5 124 (13.09%) DHCP
6 112 (11.83%) WAN
7 110 (11.62%) LAN
8 72 (7.60%) VPN
9 53 (5.60%) VoIP
10 48 (5.07%) NAS
11 38 (4.01%) Wireless
12 33 (3.48%) Unified Communications
13 32 (3.38%) Internet
14 30 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
15 27 (2.85%) VLAN
15 27 (2.85%) iSCSI
16 21 (2.22%) MPLS
17 18 (1.90%) SSL
18 16 (1.69%) Ethernet
18 16 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (23.13%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
5 15 (1.58%) DB2
6 14 (1.48%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.06%) Big Data
9 9 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.74%) MySQL
11 6 (0.63%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.53%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Power View
13 4 (0.42%) OLAP Cube
13 4 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.42%) OLAP
13 4 (0.42%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (0.74%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.21%) NUnit
2 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.21%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.21%) MSTest
2 2 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 66 (6.97%) Finance
2 19 (2.01%) Telecoms
3 14 (1.48%) German Language
4 13 (1.37%) Italian Language
4 13 (1.37%) Spanish Language
4 13 (1.37%) Dutch Language
5 12 (1.27%) Legal
6 6 (0.63%) Local Government
6 6 (0.63%) Banking
6 6 (0.63%) Retail
7 5 (0.53%) Billing
7 5 (0.53%) Automotive
7 5 (0.53%) Electronics
8 4 (0.42%) Back Office
8 4 (0.42%) Advertising
8 4 (0.42%) French Language
9 3 (0.32%) Law
10 2 (0.21%) Marketing
10 2 (0.21%) Military
11 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 178 (18.80%) Support Engineer
2 158 (16.68%) Consultant
3 135 (14.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 92 (9.71%) Architect
5 68 (7.18%) 3rd Line Support
6 65 (6.86%) Analyst
6 65 (6.86%) IT Support
7 62 (6.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 59 (6.23%) Technical Consultant
9 54 (5.70%) Systems Engineer
10 48 (5.07%) Support Analyst
11 44 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 38 (4.01%) Support Consultant
13 36 (3.80%) Server Engineer
14 33 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 32 (3.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 32 (3.38%) Technical Architect
16 31 (3.27%) Server Support
17 30 (3.17%) Senior Support Engineer
18 29 (3.06%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.12%) .NET
2 14 (1.48%) Regular Expression
3 12 (1.27%) Software Packaging
4 11 (1.16%) HTML
5 8 (0.84%) .NET Framework
5 8 (0.84%) ASP.NET
6 7 (0.74%) CSS
6 7 (0.74%) Application Packaging
7 6 (0.63%) Middleware
7 6 (0.63%) Web Services
8 5 (0.53%) jQuery
8 5 (0.53%) HTML5
8 5 (0.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (0.42%) MDX
9 4 (0.42%) COM
9 4 (0.42%) ODBC
10 2 (0.21%) Flash
10 2 (0.21%) SAML
10 2 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 89 (9.40%) Clustering
2 74 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (6.97%) Blackberry
4 65 (6.86%) Management Information System
5 62 (6.55%) Thin Client
5 62 (6.55%) Fat Client
6 39 (4.12%) Computer Science
7 27 (2.85%) Video Conferencing
8 16 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.48%) iSeries
10 12 (1.27%) iPad
10 12 (1.27%) iPhone
10 12 (1.27%) PKI
10 12 (1.27%) Replication
11 8 (0.84%) CMDB
12 6 (0.63%) AS400
13 5 (0.53%) PDA
13 5 (0.53%) CLARiiON
13 5 (0.53%) Celerra
13 5 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 751 (79.30%) Windows
2 349 (36.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 265 (27.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 215 (22.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 144 (15.21%) Windows 7
6 114 (12.04%) Windows 8
7 80 (8.45%) Windows XP
8 78 (8.24%) Windows Vista
9 77 (8.13%) Windows 2000 Server
10 75 (7.92%) Linux
11 50 (5.28%) Mac OS X
12 49 (5.17%) UNIX
13 29 (3.06%) Windows 2000
14 14 (1.48%) VMS
14 14 (1.48%) Android
15 7 (0.74%) Solaris
16 5 (0.53%) Windows NT
16 5 (0.53%) CentOS
16 5 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (29.36%) ITIL
2 78 (8.24%) Service Delivery
3 75 (7.92%) Problem Management
4 56 (5.91%) Migration
5 55 (5.81%) Change Management
6 51 (5.39%) Mentoring
7 48 (5.07%) Project Management
8 45 (4.75%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (4.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 43 (4.54%) Service Management
10 42 (4.44%) TOGAF
10 42 (4.44%) Load Balancing
11 36 (3.80%) CRM
12 28 (2.96%) Continuous Improvement
12 28 (2.96%) Performance Tuning
13 27 (2.85%) PRINCE2
14 25 (2.64%) Configuration Management
15 18 (1.90%) Analytics
15 18 (1.90%) SIEM
16 17 (1.80%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 208 (21.96%) SQL
2 60 (6.34%) PowerShell
3 18 (1.90%) VBA
3 18 (1.90%) Perl
4 17 (1.80%) VBScript
4 17 (1.80%) C
5 15 (1.58%) C#
6 9 (0.95%) C++
7 6 (0.63%) Java
7 6 (0.63%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.53%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.42%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.32%) VB
11 2 (0.21%) Python
12 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 947 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 321 (33.90%) MCITP
3 293 (30.94%) Cisco Certification
4 271 (28.62%) CCNA
5 230 (24.29%) MCSA
6 208 (21.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 193 (20.38%) MCP
8 113 (11.93%) Citrix Certification
9 107 (11.30%) CCA
9 107 (11.30%) Degree
10 92 (9.71%) Security Cleared
11 81 (8.55%) SC Cleared
12 76 (8.03%) MCTS
13 61 (6.44%) DV Cleared
14 54 (5.70%) CCNP
15 27 (2.85%) CISSP
15 27 (2.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 22 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
17 21 (2.22%) A+ Certification
18 20 (2.11%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (8.87%) SLA
2 45 (4.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.53%) PCI DSS
4 22 (2.32%) ISO 9001
5 16 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.63%) COBIT
7 5 (0.53%) GPG13
8 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 438 (46.25%) Active Directory
2 404 (42.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 223 (23.55%) Hyper-V
4 153 (16.16%) vSphere
5 90 (9.50%) XenApp
6 50 (5.28%) vCloud
7 48 (5.07%) VMware ESX
8 39 (4.12%) ISA Server
9 36 (3.80%) XenDesktop
10 28 (2.96%) Forefront TMG
11 27 (2.85%) UAG
12 19 (2.01%) Terminal Services
13 13 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
16 5 (0.53%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.53%) MetaFrame
17 4 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 4 (0.42%) XenServer
18 3 (0.32%) Samba
Systems Management
1 93 (9.82%) SCCM
2 62 (6.55%) SCOM
3 53 (5.60%) Backup Exec
4 25 (2.64%) NetBackup
5 24 (2.53%) WSUS
6 14 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (1.48%) SCVMM
7 12 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
8 9 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 9 (0.95%) Windows Intune
9 8 (0.84%) SCOrch
9 8 (0.84%) Legato
9 8 (0.84%) AppManager
10 7 (0.74%) XenMobile
11 6 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.63%) Nagios
12 5 (0.53%) WMI
12 5 (0.53%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 718 (75.82%) Microsoft
2 550 (58.08%) VMware
3 302 (31.89%) Cisco
4 292 (30.83%) Citrix
5 270 (28.51%) HP
6 101 (10.67%) NetApp
7 92 (9.71%) Avaya
8 90 (9.50%) Apple
9 68 (7.18%) Symantec
10 57 (6.02%) Juniper
11 55 (5.81%) EMC
12 49 (5.17%) 3PAR
13 44 (4.65%) McAfee
14 33 (3.48%) Oracle
15 31 (3.27%) Dell
16 29 (3.06%) LANDesk
17 27 (2.85%) Remedy
18 25 (2.64%) IBM
19 24 (2.53%) F5
20 22 (2.32%) CommVault
Reading, Berkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Package Plus Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18500 - £23000 per annum + £1,200 DV Clearance allowance
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £18300 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum + £1,200 DV Clearance allowance
Posted: 15 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k plus benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Benefi6s
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Roc Search
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bexhill-on-sea, Sussex
Hastings Direct
Salary: Bonus, Car Allw., Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago