The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 183 184 169
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1866 1665 2027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.50% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.68% 5.38% 5.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1622 1444 1772
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,640 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,917 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-5.19% +2.54%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32831 30927 34904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26235 24874 29613
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +15 1781 £37,500 - 229
London +12 644 £42,500 -3.95% 82
South East +5 450 £35,000 -6.66% 65
City of London +7 192 £40,000 -11.11% 22
Yorkshire +19 158 £34,750 +6.92% 12
East of England +14 153 £34,000 -7.69% 12
North West +43 131 £33,000 -12.00% 20
Berkshire +25 129 £37,000 +5.71% 17
Surrey +6 114 £35,000 - 13
West Yorkshire +4 108 £35,000 +7.69% 10
Leeds +23 84 £37,500 +15.38% 7
South West -25 82 £35,000 +1.44% 19
Reading +54 78 £41,000 - 7
West Midlands -21 78 £38,000 -1.29% 11
East Midlands -16 76 £40,000 +19.38% 6
Manchester +40 71 £32,500 -18.75% 15
Hampshire -35 57 £33,163 -12.73% 7
Buckinghamshire +7 49 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Cheshire +23 48 £35,000 +20.68% 4
Bedfordshire -7 45 £32,500 -13.33% 5
Scotland -4 41 £38,750 +49.03% 9
Nottinghamshire +16 39 £38,250 +2.00% 2
South Yorkshire +12 39 £29,900 +23.80% 2
Bedford -6 36 £34,500 -8.00% 4
Hertfordshire +6 33 £31,250 -16.66% 3
Kent +4 33 £37,500 -1.31% 4
Birmingham +2 33 £52,500 +34.61% 7
Bristol -5 32 £40,000 +0.62% 8
Milton Keynes +14 31 £42,500 +6.25% 9
West Sussex +25 28 £29,500 -34.44% 2

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3608 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2762 (76.55%) Windows
3 2595 (71.92%) Microsoft
4 1857 (51.47%) Active Directory
5 1836 (50.89%) VMware
6 1421 (39.38%) MS Exchange
7 1382 (38.30%) MCITP
8 1345 (37.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 1205 (33.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1127 (31.24%) MS Excel
11 1086 (30.10%) ITIL
12 1064 (29.49%) Citrix
13 1030 (28.55%) MCSA
14 985 (27.30%) Cisco
15 939 (26.03%) Cisco Certification
16 909 (25.19%) DNS
17 905 (25.08%) Windows Server 2003
18 851 (23.59%) SAN
19 850 (23.56%) Exchange Server 2010
20 845 (23.42%) CCNA
21 842 (23.34%) MCP
22 813 (22.53%) Firewall
23 765 (21.20%) SQL Server
24 711 (19.71%) SQL
25 685 (18.99%) Hyper-V
26 679 (18.82%) TCP/IP
27 578 (16.02%) DHCP
28 560 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
29 548 (15.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
30 546 (15.13%) HP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1421 (39.38%) MS Exchange
2 850 (23.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 498 (13.80%) SharePoint
4 437 (12.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 412 (11.42%) IIS
6 400 (11.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 396 (10.98%) Lync
8 340 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 222 (6.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 104 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 82 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
12 67 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
13 59 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
13 59 (1.64%) IBM Notes
14 55 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
15 35 (0.97%) Apache
16 31 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
17 25 (0.69%) Tomcat
18 22 (0.61%) CMS
19 19 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1127 (31.24%) MS Excel
2 481 (13.33%) MS Office
3 35 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.33%) Mingle
6 11 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.19%) MS Project
8 5 (0.14%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.028%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 52 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.53%) SAP Business One
3 12 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 10 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.14%) Eikon
7 3 (0.083%) Summit
7 3 (0.083%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.055%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.055%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 216 (5.99%) Office 365
2 95 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (1.25%) SaaS
4 36 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.19%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.17%) IaaS
8 4 (0.11%) Joyent
9 1 (0.028%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.028%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.028%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.028%) Nimbula
9 1 (0.028%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 909 (25.19%) DNS
2 851 (23.59%) SAN
3 813 (22.53%) Firewall
4 679 (18.82%) TCP/IP
5 578 (16.02%) DHCP
6 518 (14.36%) LAN
7 505 (14.00%) WAN
8 452 (12.53%) VPN
9 229 (6.35%) Internet
10 177 (4.91%) NAS
11 171 (4.74%) VoIP
12 139 (3.85%) Unified Communications
13 130 (3.60%) SMTP
14 129 (3.58%) Wireless
15 103 (2.85%) SSL
16 93 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
17 91 (2.52%) MPLS
18 89 (2.47%) Network Security
18 89 (2.47%) VLAN
19 83 (2.30%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 765 (21.20%) SQL Server
2 209 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 112 (3.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 100 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 75 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 46 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
8 37 (1.03%) MySQL
9 34 (0.94%) Relational Database
9 34 (0.94%) Oracle Database
10 26 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 22 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (0.58%) RDBMS
13 18 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
15 12 (0.33%) Neo4j
16 11 (0.30%) MS Access
16 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 10 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
18 9 (0.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (0.67%) Visual Studio
2 17 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.33%) MSTest
4 12 (0.33%) NUnit
4 12 (0.33%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.19%) MSI
6 6 (0.17%) JIRA
7 5 (0.14%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
8 4 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.083%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.083%) MyEclipse
9 3 (0.083%) Subversion
10 1 (0.028%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.028%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.028%) WiX
10 1 (0.028%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.028%) MSBuild
General
1 453 (12.56%) Finance
2 141 (3.91%) Telecoms
3 81 (2.25%) Legal
4 80 (2.22%) Law
5 74 (2.05%) Retail
6 66 (1.83%) Banking
7 50 (1.39%) Advertising
8 44 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 43 (1.19%) Back Office
10 28 (0.78%) Marketing
11 26 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
12 24 (0.67%) German Language
13 19 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.42%) Games
15 8 (0.22%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.17%) French Language
16 6 (0.17%) Publishing
17 5 (0.14%) Front Office
17 5 (0.14%) Italian Language
18 4 (0.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 540 (14.97%) Analyst
2 499 (13.83%) Support Engineer
3 415 (11.50%) Consultant
4 358 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 320 (8.87%) 3rd Line Support
6 295 (8.18%) Support Analyst
7 292 (8.09%) Administrator
8 204 (5.65%) IT Support
9 202 (5.60%) 2nd Line Support
10 199 (5.52%) Systems Administrator
11 195 (5.40%) Architect
12 186 (5.16%) Systems Engineer
13 151 (4.19%) Network Engineer
14 147 (4.07%) Technical Support
15 119 (3.30%) Technical Consultant
16 113 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 112 (3.10%) Server Engineer
18 109 (3.02%) Microsoft Consultant
19 100 (2.77%) Team Leader
20 96 (2.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (4.74%) .NET
2 82 (2.27%) HTML
2 82 (2.27%) ASP.NET
2 82 (2.27%) Web Services
3 65 (1.80%) .NET Framework
4 62 (1.72%) CSS
5 61 (1.69%) XML
6 33 (0.91%) Application Packaging
6 33 (0.91%) Software Packaging
7 29 (0.80%) Ajax
8 24 (0.67%) COM
9 23 (0.64%) HTML5
10 22 (0.61%) XSLT
11 21 (0.58%) WCF
12 18 (0.50%) Regular Expression
13 16 (0.44%) Silverlight
14 14 (0.39%) WPF
14 14 (0.39%) XHTML
15 13 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (0.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 330 (9.15%) Clustering
2 299 (8.29%) Blackberry
3 109 (3.02%) Management Information System
4 81 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 79 (2.19%) Replication
6 64 (1.77%) Firmware
7 60 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
7 60 (1.66%) Thin Client
7 60 (1.66%) Fat Client
8 55 (1.52%) Client/Server
9 51 (1.41%) Statistics
10 49 (1.36%) iPhone
11 44 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
12 36 (1.00%) LIMS
13 34 (0.94%) EqualLogic
14 31 (0.86%) iPad
15 25 (0.69%) FMCG
15 25 (0.69%) PKI
16 21 (0.58%) Hedge funds
17 20 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2762 (76.55%) Windows
2 1345 (37.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 905 (25.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 560 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 508 (14.08%) Windows 7
6 460 (12.75%) Linux
7 282 (7.82%) Windows XP
8 213 (5.90%) Windows 8
9 203 (5.63%) UNIX
10 108 (2.99%) Windows Vista
11 107 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 93 (2.58%) Android
13 80 (2.22%) Windows 2000
14 47 (1.30%) Solaris
15 43 (1.19%) Windows Phone
16 39 (1.08%) CentOS
17 35 (0.97%) Mac OS X
17 35 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
18 32 (0.89%) Mac OS
19 28 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1086 (30.10%) ITIL
2 241 (6.68%) Migration
3 211 (5.85%) Service Delivery
4 197 (5.46%) Project Management
5 178 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 173 (4.79%) PRINCE2
7 170 (4.71%) Problem Management
8 152 (4.21%) Load Balancing
9 149 (4.13%) Service Management
10 124 (3.44%) Change Management
11 115 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
12 111 (3.08%) Change Control
13 105 (2.91%) Configuration Management
14 78 (2.16%) Incident Management
15 73 (2.02%) CRM
16 68 (1.88%) Asset Management
16 68 (1.88%) Root Cause Analysis
16 68 (1.88%) Continuous Improvement
17 67 (1.86%) E-Commerce
18 66 (1.83%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 711 (19.71%) SQL
2 312 (8.65%) PowerShell
3 83 (2.30%) C#
4 77 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 70 (1.94%) T-SQL
6 63 (1.75%) VBScript
7 48 (1.33%) C
8 47 (1.30%) VB
9 42 (1.16%) Perl
9 42 (1.16%) Java
10 26 (0.72%) Shell Script
11 25 (0.69%) VB.NET
12 22 (0.61%) Python
13 14 (0.39%) PHP
14 9 (0.25%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.25%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.19%) C++
15 7 (0.19%) VBA
16 6 (0.17%) Ruby
17 3 (0.083%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 3608 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1382 (38.30%) MCITP
3 1030 (28.55%) MCSA
4 939 (26.03%) Cisco Certification
5 845 (23.42%) CCNA
6 842 (23.34%) MCP
7 548 (15.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 472 (13.08%) Degree
9 411 (11.39%) MCTS
10 300 (8.31%) CCNP
11 286 (7.93%) Citrix Certification
12 237 (6.57%) CCA
13 151 (4.19%) Security Cleared
14 90 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
15 84 (2.33%) SC Cleared
16 81 (2.25%) HP ASE
17 79 (2.19%) VCP5
18 77 (2.13%) MCDST
19 73 (2.02%) CISSP
20 56 (1.55%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 398 (11.03%) SLA
2 58 (1.61%) ISO 9001
3 49 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 32 (0.89%) QA
6 14 (0.39%) GPG13
7 7 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.055%) HL7
9 1 (0.028%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.028%) GxP
9 1 (0.028%) DICOM
System Software
1 1857 (51.47%) Active Directory
2 1205 (33.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 685 (18.99%) Hyper-V
4 405 (11.23%) XenApp
5 394 (10.92%) vSphere
6 211 (5.85%) XenDesktop
7 160 (4.43%) VMware ESX
8 153 (4.24%) XenServer
9 113 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
10 99 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
11 82 (2.27%) Terminal Services
12 72 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
13 53 (1.47%) ISA Server
14 50 (1.39%) UAG
15 39 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 38 (1.05%) VMware Server
16 38 (1.05%) Terminal Server
17 34 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 22 (0.61%) MetaFrame
19 21 (0.58%) NFS
Systems Management
1 454 (12.58%) SCCM
2 316 (8.76%) SCOM
3 161 (4.46%) Backup Exec
4 113 (3.13%) WSUS
5 89 (2.47%) SCVMM
6 82 (2.27%) NetBackup
7 70 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
8 61 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
9 49 (1.36%) SCSM
10 46 (1.27%) Tivoli
11 43 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 32 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 30 (0.83%) Nagios
14 29 (0.80%) HP SIM
15 27 (0.75%) SCOrch
16 26 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
17 25 (0.69%) MOM
18 24 (0.67%) SCDPM
19 23 (0.64%) ARCserve
20 22 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2595 (71.92%) Microsoft
2 1836 (50.89%) VMware
3 1064 (29.49%) Citrix
4 985 (27.30%) Cisco
5 546 (15.13%) HP
6 258 (7.15%) NetApp
7 241 (6.68%) Symantec
8 209 (5.79%) Dell
9 150 (4.16%) Juniper
10 143 (3.96%) EMC
11 142 (3.94%) Oracle
12 136 (3.77%) IBM
13 135 (3.74%) McAfee
14 117 (3.24%) CheckPoint
15 115 (3.19%) SolarWinds
16 114 (3.16%) Red Hat
17 112 (3.10%) Apple
18 76 (2.11%) Lotus
19 68 (1.88%) Avaya
20 58 (1.61%) Veritas
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + bonus and share options
Posted: 16 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens+bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Oyster Card + Training + Great Ben
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £32000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Essex
OCS Resourcing
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 27,000 - 32,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £18,00 to £22,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Softcat
Salary: Competitive salary, benefits and bonus scheme
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Urban Network
Salary: £27-28k p.a. + Rota Allowance
Posted: 20 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 28-32k + car allowance
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 21 hours ago