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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 193 185 177
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1730 1654 1899
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 1.56% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.62% 5.85% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1463 1403 1643
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,995 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +17.12%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30785 28277 33223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.01% 26.68% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 24090 23069 27792
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCSE
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE within the UK.

MCSE Salary Trend in the UK

MCSE
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 within the UK.

MCSE Salary Histogram in the UK

MCSE
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the UK over the 3 months to 2 October 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
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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
England -10 1649 £40,000 -4.76% 184
London +8 619 £42,500 - 52
South East -16 450 £40,000 - 59
City of London +34 197 £42,500 -5.55% 12
Yorkshire +14 139 £35,000 +1.44% 13
Surrey +5 134 £42,000 -8.19% 11
West Midlands +9 114 £37,250 -15.34% 9
East of England -8 109 £40,500 +8.00% 12
West Yorkshire +14 104 £35,000 +1.44% 9
Berkshire -42 101 £39,500 -1.25% 16
North West -8 98 £32,500 -22.15% 18
East Midlands +1 83 £37,500 -16.66% 6
South West -24 79 £32,500 -16.12% 9
Hampshire -14 76 £35,000 -6.66% 12
Leeds -5 66 £40,000 +9.58% 4
Birmingham +20 65 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Reading -7 65 £40,000 - 10
Northamptonshire +7 53 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Manchester -4 51 £32,500 -25.28% 8
Oxfordshire +5 44 £33,000 -20.48% 1
Southampton +16 43 £35,250 -6.00% 3
Kent +11 43 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Northampton +4 42 £28,750 -28.12% 2
Hertfordshire +5 41 £40,000 +29.03% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 41 £47,500 +31.94% 11
Scotland +1 41 £35,000 -9.09% 11
South Yorkshire -3 30 £29,900 -33.55% 3
Sheffield -3 29 £29,900 -33.55% 2
Cheshire -7 27 £23,750 -30.14% 5
Essex -7 27 £40,000 -5.88% 3

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 3625 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2816 (77.68%) Windows
3 2514 (69.35%) Microsoft
4 1880 (51.86%) VMware
5 1805 (49.79%) Active Directory
6 1445 (39.86%) MCITP
7 1424 (39.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 1361 (37.54%) MS Exchange
9 1301 (35.89%) MS Excel
10 1226 (33.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1132 (31.23%) MCSA
12 1127 (31.09%) Citrix
13 1125 (31.03%) ITIL
14 1015 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
15 995 (27.45%) Cisco
16 924 (25.49%) CCNA
17 864 (23.83%) SAN
18 834 (23.01%) MCP
19 829 (22.87%) SQL Server
20 825 (22.76%) DNS
21 820 (22.62%) Windows Server 2003
22 807 (22.26%) Windows Server 2012
23 798 (22.01%) Firewall
24 740 (20.41%) Hyper-V
25 718 (19.81%) Exchange Server 2010
26 658 (18.15%) SQL
27 626 (17.27%) Windows 7
28 621 (17.13%) TCP/IP
29 607 (16.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
30 580 (16.00%) DHCP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 1361 (37.54%) MS Exchange
2 718 (19.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 518 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 450 (12.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 439 (12.11%) Lync
6 389 (10.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 332 (9.16%) IIS
8 247 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 223 (6.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 99 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 90 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
12 58 (1.60%) Office Communications Server
13 56 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
14 49 (1.35%) Lotus Domino
15 48 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2000
16 38 (1.05%) Apache
17 32 (0.88%) Tomcat
18 28 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
19 17 (0.47%) IBM Notes
20 15 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1301 (35.89%) MS Excel
2 470 (12.97%) MS Office
3 27 (0.74%) InfoPath
4 24 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.22%) PowerPivot
7 7 (0.19%) Mingle
8 4 (0.11%) SPSS
8 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.11%) MS Project
9 3 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.083%) FastStats
10 2 (0.055%) Maya
10 2 (0.055%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.055%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.028%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 55 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.30%) assyst
5 10 (0.28%) SAP Business One
6 8 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.083%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.083%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 3 (0.083%) Eikon
8 3 (0.083%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.083%) Agresso
9 2 (0.055%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.028%) Sage 50
10 1 (0.028%) Exchequer
10 1 (0.028%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 270 (7.45%) Office 365
2 167 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (0.97%) SaaS
3 35 (0.97%) IaaS
4 25 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.36%) Google Apps
7 9 (0.25%) PaaS
8 7 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.083%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 864 (23.83%) SAN
2 825 (22.76%) DNS
3 798 (22.01%) Firewall
4 621 (17.13%) TCP/IP
5 580 (16.00%) DHCP
6 438 (12.08%) WAN
7 434 (11.97%) LAN
8 376 (10.37%) VPN
9 189 (5.21%) Internet
10 178 (4.91%) VoIP
11 154 (4.25%) NAS
12 133 (3.67%) Unified Communications
13 128 (3.53%) Wireless
14 114 (3.14%) VLAN
15 98 (2.70%) Network Security
16 96 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
17 81 (2.23%) SMTP
18 77 (2.12%) MPLS
19 75 (2.07%) iSCSI
20 72 (1.99%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 829 (22.87%) SQL Server
2 179 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 100 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 81 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 79 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 64 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 62 (1.71%) MySQL
8 44 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 29 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
10 28 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
12 14 (0.39%) Oracle Database
13 13 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (0.33%) Relational Database
15 10 (0.28%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
16 9 (0.25%) OLAP
16 9 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 7 (0.19%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 34 (0.94%) Visual Studio
2 19 (0.52%) MSI
3 13 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (0.30%) FogBugz
4 11 (0.30%) Subversion
4 11 (0.30%) Selenium
5 10 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.22%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.19%) MSTest
7 7 (0.19%) NUnit
7 7 (0.19%) TeamCity
7 7 (0.19%) InstallShield
7 7 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.17%) AdminStudio
8 6 (0.17%) Metasploit
9 5 (0.14%) WiX
9 5 (0.14%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.14%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.055%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.028%) RequisitePro
General
1 430 (11.86%) Finance
2 106 (2.92%) Telecoms
3 82 (2.26%) Legal
4 72 (1.99%) Law
5 50 (1.38%) Retail
6 48 (1.32%) Marketing
7 44 (1.21%) Banking
8 41 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 41 (1.13%) Advertising
9 18 (0.50%) Games
10 17 (0.47%) German Language
11 15 (0.41%) Back Office
11 15 (0.41%) Electronics
12 14 (0.39%) French Language
13 13 (0.36%) Billing
14 10 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.25%) Publishing
16 6 (0.17%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.17%) Italian Language
17 5 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 572 (15.78%) Support Engineer
2 517 (14.26%) Analyst
3 470 (12.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 398 (10.98%) Consultant
5 307 (8.47%) 3rd Line Support
6 263 (7.26%) Administrator
7 254 (7.01%) Support Analyst
8 219 (6.04%) IT Support
9 217 (5.99%) Architect
10 193 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
11 152 (4.19%) Technical Support
11 152 (4.19%) Systems Engineer
12 132 (3.64%) Service Analyst
13 128 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
14 127 (3.50%) Technical Consultant
15 126 (3.48%) Microsoft Consultant
16 123 (3.39%) Server Support
17 121 (3.34%) Server Engineer
18 119 (3.28%) Service Desk Analyst
19 115 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (3.94%) .NET
2 68 (1.88%) ASP.NET
3 62 (1.71%) HTML
4 50 (1.38%) Web Services
5 44 (1.21%) XML
6 39 (1.08%) Application Packaging
7 37 (1.02%) Software Packaging
8 32 (0.88%) CSS
9 29 (0.80%) HTML5
10 27 (0.74%) .NET Framework
11 26 (0.72%) LAMP
12 24 (0.66%) WCF
13 20 (0.55%) jQuery
14 17 (0.47%) COM
15 15 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (0.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (0.33%) Ajax
17 11 (0.30%) WPF
18 10 (0.28%) Silverlight
19 9 (0.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 299 (8.25%) Blackberry
2 296 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
3 292 (8.06%) Clustering
4 178 (4.91%) Management Information System
5 91 (2.51%) Thin Client
5 91 (2.51%) Fat Client
6 83 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 47 (1.30%) Client/Server
8 46 (1.27%) Replication
9 45 (1.24%) EqualLogic
10 44 (1.21%) PKI
11 37 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
11 37 (1.02%) iPhone
12 29 (0.80%) SecurID
13 27 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 26 (0.72%) Statistics
15 25 (0.69%) LIMS
16 23 (0.63%) Open Source
17 18 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
17 18 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2816 (77.68%) Windows
2 1424 (39.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 820 (22.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 807 (22.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 626 (17.27%) Windows 7
6 427 (11.78%) Linux
7 345 (9.52%) Windows XP
8 244 (6.73%) Windows 8
9 153 (4.22%) UNIX
10 131 (3.61%) Windows Vista
11 92 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 80 (2.21%) Android
13 70 (1.93%) Windows 2000 Server
14 69 (1.90%) Mac OS X
15 53 (1.46%) Windows 2000
16 39 (1.08%) Windows Phone
17 36 (0.99%) Solaris
18 33 (0.91%) VMS
19 32 (0.88%) CentOS
20 31 (0.86%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1125 (31.03%) ITIL
2 235 (6.48%) Project Management
3 234 (6.46%) Migration
4 201 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 193 (5.32%) Service Delivery
6 169 (4.66%) Load Balancing
7 158 (4.36%) Problem Management
8 151 (4.17%) Mentoring
9 150 (4.14%) PRINCE2
10 145 (4.00%) Service Management
11 137 (3.78%) Change Management
12 116 (3.20%) Change Control
13 112 (3.09%) Configuration Management
14 105 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
15 98 (2.70%) Incident Management
16 95 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
17 94 (2.59%) Performance Tuning
18 80 (2.21%) CRM
19 77 (2.12%) Business Continuity
20 69 (1.90%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 658 (18.15%) SQL
2 249 (6.87%) PowerShell
3 74 (2.04%) VBScript
4 66 (1.82%) C#
5 54 (1.49%) T-SQL
6 43 (1.19%) VB
6 43 (1.19%) C
7 39 (1.08%) JavaScript
8 29 (0.80%) Java
9 24 (0.66%) Perl
10 18 (0.50%) VB.NET
11 15 (0.41%) Python
11 15 (0.41%) C++
12 11 (0.30%) PHP
12 11 (0.30%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.25%) VBA
14 6 (0.17%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.14%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.11%) AppleScript
17 3 (0.083%) R
Qualifications
1 3625 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1445 (39.86%) MCITP
3 1132 (31.23%) MCSA
4 1015 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
5 924 (25.49%) CCNA
6 834 (23.01%) MCP
7 607 (16.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 562 (15.50%) Degree
9 524 (14.46%) MCTS
10 325 (8.97%) Citrix Certification
11 253 (6.98%) CCNP
12 249 (6.87%) CCA
13 146 (4.03%) Security Cleared
14 129 (3.56%) ITIL Certification
15 112 (3.09%) SC Cleared
16 98 (2.70%) VCAP
17 66 (1.82%) CCEE
18 64 (1.77%) A+ Certification
19 58 (1.60%) CISSP
20 55 (1.52%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 309 (8.52%) SLA
2 64 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (1.32%) QA
4 42 (1.16%) ISO 9001
5 19 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 19 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.14%) COBIT
7 3 (0.083%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.028%) GMP
8 1 (0.028%) GLP
8 1 (0.028%) BS7799
8 1 (0.028%) Section 508
System Software
1 1805 (49.79%) Active Directory
2 1226 (33.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 740 (20.41%) Hyper-V
4 311 (8.58%) XenApp
5 299 (8.25%) vSphere
6 178 (4.91%) XenDesktop
7 171 (4.72%) VMware ESX
8 97 (2.68%) XenServer
9 96 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
10 84 (2.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 79 (2.18%) UAG
12 59 (1.63%) Forefront TMG
13 51 (1.41%) ISA Server
14 48 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 44 (1.21%) Terminal Services
16 29 (0.80%) vCloud
17 25 (0.69%) VMware Server
18 24 (0.66%) NFS
19 20 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 19 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 418 (11.53%) SCCM
2 228 (6.29%) Backup Exec
3 213 (5.88%) SCOM
4 88 (2.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 62 (1.71%) SCVMM
6 52 (1.43%) NetBackup
7 41 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
8 40 (1.10%) WSUS
9 37 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 33 (0.91%) SCSM
11 32 (0.88%) SCOrch
12 28 (0.77%) Tivoli
13 27 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 25 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
15 24 (0.66%) SCDPM
16 22 (0.61%) HP SIM
17 20 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 14 (0.39%) XenMobile
19 13 (0.36%) MIIS
19 13 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2514 (69.35%) Microsoft
2 1880 (51.86%) VMware
3 1127 (31.09%) Citrix
4 995 (27.45%) Cisco
5 543 (14.98%) HP
6 287 (7.92%) Symantec
7 269 (7.42%) NetApp
8 219 (6.04%) Apple
9 216 (5.96%) Dell
10 167 (4.61%) Juniper
11 162 (4.47%) EMC
12 143 (3.94%) Oracle
13 139 (3.83%) Avaya
14 127 (3.50%) IBM
15 105 (2.90%) Red Hat
15 105 (2.90%) Veeam
16 96 (2.65%) CheckPoint
17 94 (2.59%) McAfee
18 62 (1.71%) Mitel
19 59 (1.63%) SAP
UK
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £60000 Per Annum + car allowance + £9,000 bon
Posted: 35 minutes ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £33,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 50 minutes ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Subsidised Gym etc
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + On Call Allowance + Good B
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Salary: £60000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 PA depending on experience
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £49000 - £57000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bridge Of Weir, Renfrewshire
Quarriers
Salary: £39,663 - 44,462 per year + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Code Red Associates
Salary: £35000 to £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday