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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 194 179 174
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1753 1650 1892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.51% 1.53% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.59% 5.65% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1487 1422 1623
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £41,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-8.53% +13.88%

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
31349 29198 33515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.01% 27.11% 28.62%
Number of salaries quoted 24289 23722 28353
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -17 1645 £40,000 -4.76% 195
London -22 576 £42,500 - 58
South East -12 464 £40,000 - 54
City of London +23 181 £42,500 -5.55% 22
Yorkshire +32 155 £42,000 +20.00% 8
Surrey +15 127 £40,000 -14.89% 20
West Midlands +12 123 £37,500 -12.28% 7
East of England +7 123 £42,250 +12.66% 13
West Yorkshire +12 112 £42,000 +20.00% 6
North West +24 111 £32,000 -26.43% 25
Leeds +15 85 £42,000 +20.00% 2
East Midlands -1 85 £40,000 -9.09% 9
Berkshire -56 82 £40,000 - 8
Hampshire -20 79 £32,500 -13.33% 11
Birmingham +38 68 £41,000 -18.00% 3
Scotland +18 61 £32,250 -21.33% 8
South West -41 60 £30,000 -31.81% 17
Manchester +7 59 £32,000 -28.88% 15
Oxfordshire +21 56 £33,000 -18.51% 5
Southampton +15 53 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Kent +35 47 £47,750 +37.41% 2
South Yorkshire +22 46 £42,000 -6.66% 1
Sheffield +16 46 £42,000 -11.57% 1
Buckinghamshire -17 45 £48,750 +20.00% 6
Reading -24 45 £50,000 +8.10% 3
Hertfordshire +14 43 £46,500 +50.00% 5
Northamptonshire +9 41 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Bedfordshire +20 40 £34,250 -23.46% 2
Cheshire +10 35 £25,750 -14.16% 4
Abingdon - 34 £33,000 - 2

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3629 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2849 (78.51%) Windows
3 2517 (69.36%) Microsoft
4 1890 (52.08%) VMware
5 1793 (49.41%) Active Directory
6 1441 (39.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1404 (38.69%) MCITP
7 1404 (38.69%) MS Exchange
8 1266 (34.89%) MS Excel
9 1222 (33.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1138 (31.36%) ITIL
11 1133 (31.22%) Citrix
12 1113 (30.67%) MCSA
13 984 (27.11%) Cisco
14 983 (27.09%) Cisco Certification
15 906 (24.97%) CCNA
16 881 (24.28%) SAN
17 862 (23.75%) DNS
18 861 (23.73%) Windows Server 2003
19 859 (23.67%) SQL Server
20 849 (23.39%) MCP
21 846 (23.31%) Firewall
22 809 (22.29%) Windows Server 2012
23 769 (21.19%) Exchange Server 2010
24 738 (20.34%) Hyper-V
25 712 (19.62%) SQL
26 643 (17.72%) TCP/IP
27 617 (17.00%) Windows 7
28 605 (16.67%) DHCP
29 585 (16.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1404 (38.69%) MS Exchange
2 769 (21.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 551 (15.18%) SharePoint
4 463 (12.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 444 (12.23%) Lync
6 415 (11.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 345 (9.51%) IIS
8 250 (6.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 242 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 105 (2.89%) SharePoint 2010
11 83 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 64 (1.76%) Office Communications Server
12 64 (1.76%) SharePoint Server
13 58 (1.60%) Lotus Domino
14 46 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2000
15 38 (1.05%) Tomcat
16 32 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
17 27 (0.74%) Apache
18 19 (0.52%) CMS
19 17 (0.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1266 (34.89%) MS Excel
2 456 (12.57%) MS Office
3 28 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 28 (0.77%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.22%) PowerPivot
6 7 (0.19%) Mingle
7 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.11%) SPSS
8 3 (0.083%) MS Project
8 3 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.083%) FastStats
9 2 (0.055%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.055%) Maya
9 2 (0.055%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 53 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (0.36%) SAP Business One
5 11 (0.30%) assyst
6 9 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.083%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.083%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.083%) Agresso
8 3 (0.083%) Eikon
9 2 (0.055%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.028%) Sage 50
10 1 (0.028%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.028%) Exchequer
10 1 (0.028%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.028%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 256 (7.05%) Office 365
2 161 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (1.16%) SaaS
4 37 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (0.72%) IaaS
6 18 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.36%) Google Apps
8 8 (0.22%) PaaS
9 7 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.14%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 881 (24.28%) SAN
2 862 (23.75%) DNS
3 846 (23.31%) Firewall
4 643 (17.72%) TCP/IP
5 605 (16.67%) DHCP
6 497 (13.70%) LAN
7 487 (13.42%) WAN
8 420 (11.57%) VPN
9 211 (5.81%) Internet
10 180 (4.96%) VoIP
11 172 (4.74%) NAS
12 134 (3.69%) Wireless
13 128 (3.53%) Unified Communications
14 111 (3.06%) VLAN
15 102 (2.81%) Network Security
16 100 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
17 94 (2.59%) SMTP
17 94 (2.59%) MPLS
18 79 (2.18%) iSCSI
19 77 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 859 (23.67%) SQL Server
2 204 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 109 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 106 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 96 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 71 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 62 (1.71%) MySQL
8 50 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 37 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
11 20 (0.55%) Oracle Database
12 18 (0.50%) Relational Database
12 18 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
13 17 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 15 (0.41%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (0.22%) DB2
18 7 (0.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (0.91%) Visual Studio
2 18 (0.50%) MSI
3 16 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (0.28%) Subversion
4 10 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.19%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.19%) MSTest
6 7 (0.19%) NUnit
6 7 (0.19%) Metasploit
7 5 (0.14%) Selenium
7 5 (0.14%) InstallShield
7 5 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.14%) WiX
7 5 (0.14%) MSBuild
7 5 (0.14%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.14%) FogBugz
8 4 (0.11%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.083%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.083%) Dreamweaver
General
1 421 (11.60%) Finance
2 98 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 91 (2.51%) Legal
4 81 (2.23%) Law
5 60 (1.65%) Retail
6 50 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 49 (1.35%) Marketing
8 42 (1.16%) Banking
9 39 (1.07%) Advertising
10 23 (0.63%) German Language
11 21 (0.58%) Games
12 12 (0.33%) Back Office
13 11 (0.30%) Electronics
13 11 (0.30%) French Language
14 10 (0.28%) Billing
14 10 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.22%) Publishing
16 7 (0.19%) Italian Language
17 6 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 552 (15.21%) Support Engineer
2 547 (15.07%) Analyst
3 465 (12.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 380 (10.47%) Consultant
5 322 (8.87%) 3rd Line Support
6 296 (8.16%) Administrator
7 282 (7.77%) Support Analyst
8 214 (5.90%) IT Support
9 195 (5.37%) 2nd Line Support
10 180 (4.96%) Architect
11 161 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
11 161 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
12 160 (4.41%) Technical Support
13 128 (3.53%) Microsoft Consultant
14 126 (3.47%) Network Engineer
15 125 (3.44%) Server Support
16 122 (3.36%) Service Analyst
17 120 (3.31%) Technical Consultant
18 118 (3.25%) Server Engineer
19 110 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (4.44%) .NET
2 78 (2.15%) ASP.NET
3 74 (2.04%) Web Services
4 72 (1.98%) HTML
5 65 (1.79%) XML
6 47 (1.30%) .NET Framework
7 42 (1.16%) CSS
8 38 (1.05%) Application Packaging
8 38 (1.05%) Software Packaging
9 34 (0.94%) HTML5
10 28 (0.77%) LAMP
11 26 (0.72%) WCF
12 23 (0.63%) Ajax
13 19 (0.52%) COM
14 17 (0.47%) XSLT
14 17 (0.47%) jQuery
15 14 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (0.33%) Silverlight
16 12 (0.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 10 (0.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 303 (8.35%) Blackberry
2 302 (8.32%) Clustering
3 173 (4.77%) Management Information System
4 85 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 75 (2.07%) Fat Client
5 75 (2.07%) Thin Client
6 59 (1.63%) Replication
7 56 (1.54%) Client/Server
8 51 (1.41%) EqualLogic
9 42 (1.16%) PKI
10 38 (1.05%) SecurID
11 33 (0.91%) iPhone
11 33 (0.91%) Statistics
12 32 (0.88%) Firmware
13 28 (0.77%) Hedge funds
14 27 (0.74%) LIMS
15 25 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
16 21 (0.58%) CMDB
16 21 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
17 19 (0.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2849 (78.51%) Windows
2 1441 (39.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 861 (23.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 809 (22.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 617 (17.00%) Windows 7
6 465 (12.81%) Linux
7 332 (9.15%) Windows XP
8 222 (6.12%) Windows 8
9 160 (4.41%) UNIX
10 122 (3.36%) Windows Vista
11 108 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 96 (2.65%) Android
13 61 (1.68%) Mac OS X
14 57 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
15 50 (1.38%) Windows Phone
16 46 (1.27%) Windows 2000
17 41 (1.13%) Solaris
18 40 (1.10%) Windows Phone 8
19 38 (1.05%) VMS
20 34 (0.94%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1138 (31.36%) ITIL
2 233 (6.42%) Migration
3 222 (6.12%) Project Management
4 212 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 195 (5.37%) Service Delivery
6 191 (5.26%) Load Balancing
7 176 (4.85%) Problem Management
8 169 (4.66%) PRINCE2
9 154 (4.24%) Change Management
10 148 (4.08%) Service Management
11 118 (3.25%) Change Control
12 114 (3.14%) Configuration Management
13 105 (2.89%) Performance Tuning
14 99 (2.73%) Incident Management
15 90 (2.48%) Root Cause Analysis
16 83 (2.29%) Business Continuity
17 82 (2.26%) CRM
18 71 (1.96%) Information Security
19 60 (1.65%) Mobile Device Management
20 58 (1.60%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 712 (19.62%) SQL
2 263 (7.25%) PowerShell
3 73 (2.01%) C#
4 70 (1.93%) T-SQL
5 64 (1.76%) VBScript
6 50 (1.38%) JavaScript
7 46 (1.27%) VB
8 39 (1.07%) C
9 30 (0.83%) Java
9 30 (0.83%) Perl
10 26 (0.72%) VB.NET
11 17 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 14 (0.39%) Python
13 12 (0.33%) C++
14 9 (0.25%) PHP
14 9 (0.25%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.19%) VBA
15 7 (0.19%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.11%) R
17 3 (0.083%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 3629 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1404 (38.69%) MCITP
3 1113 (30.67%) MCSA
4 983 (27.09%) Cisco Certification
5 906 (24.97%) CCNA
6 849 (23.39%) MCP
7 585 (16.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 577 (15.90%) Degree
9 497 (13.70%) MCTS
10 292 (8.05%) Citrix Certification
11 271 (7.47%) CCNP
12 226 (6.23%) CCA
13 133 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
14 131 (3.61%) Security Cleared
15 90 (2.48%) VCAP
16 85 (2.34%) SC Cleared
17 61 (1.68%) A+ Certification
17 61 (1.68%) MCDST
18 59 (1.63%) CCEE
19 58 (1.60%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (9.07%) SLA
2 60 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (1.21%) QA
4 41 (1.13%) ISO 9001
5 24 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.083%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.055%) COBIT
8 2 (0.055%) HL7
9 1 (0.028%) Section 508
9 1 (0.028%) GMP
9 1 (0.028%) GLP
System Software
1 1793 (49.41%) Active Directory
2 1222 (33.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 738 (20.34%) Hyper-V
4 342 (9.42%) XenApp
5 306 (8.43%) vSphere
6 200 (5.51%) XenDesktop
7 184 (5.07%) VMware ESX
8 111 (3.06%) XenServer
9 106 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
10 80 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 73 (2.01%) UAG
12 59 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 52 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
13 52 (1.43%) Terminal Services
14 47 (1.30%) ISA Server
15 33 (0.91%) VMware Server
16 28 (0.77%) NFS
17 26 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 20 (0.55%) Terminal Server
19 17 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 421 (11.60%) SCCM
2 229 (6.31%) Backup Exec
3 214 (5.90%) SCOM
4 81 (2.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 58 (1.60%) SCVMM
6 51 (1.41%) WSUS
7 50 (1.38%) NetBackup
8 49 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
9 33 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 32 (0.88%) SCSM
11 27 (0.74%) Tivoli
12 26 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 23 (0.63%) SCDPM
14 22 (0.61%) HP SIM
15 20 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 19 (0.52%) SCOrch
16 19 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
17 17 (0.47%) Puppet
18 16 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
19 14 (0.39%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 2517 (69.36%) Microsoft
2 1890 (52.08%) VMware
3 1133 (31.22%) Citrix
4 984 (27.11%) Cisco
5 554 (15.27%) HP
6 284 (7.83%) Symantec
7 272 (7.50%) NetApp
8 244 (6.72%) Dell
9 201 (5.54%) Apple
10 168 (4.63%) Juniper
11 163 (4.49%) Oracle
12 159 (4.38%) EMC
13 123 (3.39%) IBM
14 114 (3.14%) Avaya
15 112 (3.09%) Red Hat
16 100 (2.76%) McAfee
17 99 (2.73%) CheckPoint
18 90 (2.48%) Veeam
19 69 (1.90%) SolarWinds
20 67 (1.85%) SAP
Corsham, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000.00 - £23000 per annum + shift allowance(20% of base sal)
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Intapeople
Salary: £33000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + £6k car allowance + 15% bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £30800.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 14 hours ago
UK
Stott & May
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + £7,200 + 10% bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
UK
Stott & May
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + £7,200 car + 10% bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + car/allowance + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £47k - 64k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits inc. bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £24000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candidate Source
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Greater Manchester
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + More
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc
Posted: 21 hours ago