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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 260 226 212
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1187 1591 1688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.45% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.79% 5.32% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1012 1376 1421
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,550 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.59% +2.66%

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
24802 29895 30684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.04% 27.29% 27.19%
Number of salaries quoted 19900 24117 23949
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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
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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
England -41 1111 £40,000 - 115
London -16 368 £42,500 +6.25% 43
South East -55 283 £42,500 +6.25% 25
South West +18 130 £40,500 -1.21% 6
Berkshire +63 98 £42,500 +13.33% 5
North West -23 76 £35,000 +9.37% 14
City of London +39 74 £45,000 +38.46% 8
Yorkshire -7 73 £27,750 -20.71% 5
West Midlands -9 73 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Surrey -75 66 £30,250 -28.82% 6
East of England -22 62 £43,725 +9.31% 6
Hampshire -10 49 £42,500 - 5
Gloucestershire +4 47 £50,000 -16.66% 2
West Yorkshire -25 46 £33,000 -5.71% 3
Wiltshire +23 39 £35,000 -20.92% 1
Manchester -22 38 £42,500 +32.81% 9
East Midlands +2 35 £32,750 +16.96% 5
Chippenham +21 32 £35,000 -20.92% 1
Birmingham -29 31 £30,500 -23.75%
Hertfordshire +18 27 £55,000 +61.76% 3
Cambridgeshire +24 26 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Reading +4 26 £75,000 +100.00% 1
Bracknell - 26 £52,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +14 25 £42,500 +37.09% 3
Leeds -26 25 £34,250 -2.14% 2
Kent +4 24 £28,500 -25.97% 1
Cheshire +26 23 £32,500 +16.07% 2
North East +18 19 £35,000 +27.27% 6
Somerset +12 18 £41,000 -8.88%
Staffordshire +14 16 £35,000 +2.94% 2

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 with a requirement for MCSE.

1 2441 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1873 (76.73%) Windows
3 1649 (67.55%) Microsoft
4 1415 (57.97%) Active Directory
5 1285 (52.64%) VMware
6 1214 (49.73%) Windows Server
7 924 (37.85%) ITIL
8 883 (36.17%) MCSA
9 868 (35.56%) MS Exchange
10 834 (34.17%) VMware Infrastructure
11 820 (33.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 743 (30.44%) Cisco Certification
13 719 (29.46%) MS Excel
14 710 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
15 692 (28.35%) Cisco
16 671 (27.49%) CCNA
17 662 (27.12%) Citrix
18 644 (26.38%) MCITP
19 606 (24.83%) Hyper-V
20 564 (23.11%) Firewall
21 559 (22.90%) Office 365
22 534 (21.88%) MCP
23 501 (20.52%) SQL Server
24 491 (20.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 460 (18.84%) DNS
26 429 (17.57%) WAN
26 429 (17.57%) DHCP
27 425 (17.41%) Exchange Server 2010
28 411 (16.84%) LAN
29 400 (16.39%) SAN

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 868 (35.56%) MS Exchange
2 425 (17.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 397 (16.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 269 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 244 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 211 (8.64%) Skype for Business
7 175 (7.17%) IIS
8 86 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 51 (2.09%) Apache
10 47 (1.93%) Tomcat
11 44 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 29 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 22 (0.90%) IBM Notes
13 22 (0.90%) JBoss
14 17 (0.70%) Confluence
14 17 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
15 16 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
16 15 (0.61%) SAS
17 14 (0.57%) Apache Pig
17 14 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 719 (29.46%) MS Excel
2 329 (13.48%) MS Office
3 32 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.33%) MS Project
6 2 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.082%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.082%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.082%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.12%) HiPortfolio
3 3 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.082%) Exstream
5 1 (0.041%) assyst
5 1 (0.041%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 559 (22.90%) Office 365
2 293 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 135 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
4 46 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
5 45 (1.84%) IaaS
6 43 (1.76%) SaaS
7 32 (1.31%) PaaS
8 31 (1.27%) OneDrive
9 27 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.37%) Yammer
12 7 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.12%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.12%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.12%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.082%) GitHub
14 2 (0.082%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 564 (23.11%) Firewall
2 460 (18.84%) DNS
3 429 (17.57%) DHCP
3 429 (17.57%) WAN
4 411 (16.84%) LAN
5 400 (16.39%) SAN
6 305 (12.49%) TCP/IP
7 259 (10.61%) VPN
8 143 (5.86%) VoIP
9 97 (3.97%) VLAN
10 94 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
11 88 (3.61%) Internet
12 85 (3.48%) Skype
13 76 (3.11%) Network Security
14 71 (2.91%) Wireless
15 70 (2.87%) NAS
16 68 (2.79%) Remote Desktop
17 65 (2.66%) iSCSI
18 64 (2.62%) MPLS
19 54 (2.21%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 501 (20.52%) SQL Server
2 98 (4.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 97 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 64 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 59 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 59 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (1.64%) Big Data
7 33 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 31 (1.27%) Relational Database
9 30 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (1.02%) Hadoop
11 24 (0.98%) MySQL
12 23 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (0.57%) Apache Hive
13 14 (0.57%) OLAP
13 14 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
14 11 (0.45%) NoSQL
14 11 (0.45%) OLTP
15 10 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
16 8 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 40 (1.64%) JIRA
2 14 (0.57%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.45%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.37%) Subversion
5 7 (0.29%) Redmine
5 7 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.25%) tSQLt
7 4 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.16%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.16%) CodeSonar
7 4 (0.16%) git-flow
7 4 (0.16%) Robot Framework
7 4 (0.16%) Selenium
7 4 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.082%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.082%) MSI
10 1 (0.041%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.041%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.041%) Vagrant
General
1 312 (12.78%) Finance
2 91 (3.73%) Telecoms
3 80 (3.28%) Banking
4 61 (2.50%) Retail
5 36 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 32 (1.31%) Marketing
7 30 (1.23%) Games
8 29 (1.19%) Billing
9 28 (1.15%) Law
10 23 (0.94%) Japanese Language
10 23 (0.94%) Legal
11 22 (0.90%) French Language
11 22 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
12 20 (0.82%) Back Office
13 18 (0.74%) Investment Banking
14 14 (0.57%) Advertising
15 13 (0.53%) Spanish Language
16 10 (0.41%) German Language
17 8 (0.33%) Electronics
17 8 (0.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 442 (18.11%) Analyst
2 390 (15.98%) Support Engineer
3 382 (15.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 272 (11.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 231 (9.46%) 3rd Line Support
6 218 (8.93%) Consultant
7 194 (7.95%) IT Support
8 182 (7.46%) Support Analyst
9 176 (7.21%) Windows Engineer
10 153 (6.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 153 (6.27%) Service Analyst
11 146 (5.98%) IT Engineer
12 137 (5.61%) Service Desk Analyst
13 129 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
14 120 (4.92%) Server Engineer
15 119 (4.88%) Administrator
16 118 (4.83%) Architect
17 113 (4.63%) VMware Engineer
18 102 (4.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 101 (4.14%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (2.34%) Web Services
2 43 (1.76%) .NET
3 25 (1.02%) Java EE
3 25 (1.02%) STL
4 23 (0.94%) Middleware
5 16 (0.66%) ASP.NET
5 16 (0.66%) HTML
6 13 (0.53%) Regular Expression
7 11 (0.45%) CSS
8 10 (0.41%) 802.1X
9 9 (0.37%) COM
9 9 (0.37%) ODBC
10 8 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (0.33%) LAMP
10 8 (0.33%) MDX
10 8 (0.33%) XHTML
11 7 (0.29%) WSH
12 6 (0.25%) ZeroMQ
13 5 (0.20%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 305 (12.49%) Data Centre
2 156 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 142 (5.82%) Clustering
4 124 (5.08%) Blackberry
5 93 (3.81%) Computer Science
6 75 (3.07%) Driving Licence
7 70 (2.87%) Replication
7 70 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
8 68 (2.79%) Management Information System
9 37 (1.52%) PKI
9 37 (1.52%) Public Cloud
10 36 (1.47%) Smartphone
11 31 (1.27%) Client/Server
12 28 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
12 28 (1.15%) FMCG
13 27 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
14 25 (1.02%) Visualisation
15 22 (0.90%) Private Cloud
16 20 (0.82%) Statistics
17 19 (0.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1873 (76.73%) Windows
2 1214 (49.73%) Windows Server
3 820 (33.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 710 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 395 (16.18%) Windows 7
6 337 (13.81%) Linux
7 295 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 274 (11.22%) Windows 8
9 156 (6.39%) Windows 10
10 94 (3.85%) Unix
11 89 (3.65%) Windows XP
12 76 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 55 (2.25%) Mac OS X
14 34 (1.39%) Android
14 34 (1.39%) Apple iOS
15 29 (1.19%) Mac OS
16 22 (0.90%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
18 14 (0.57%) HPUX
18 14 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 924 (37.85%) ITIL
2 199 (8.15%) Migration
3 166 (6.80%) Mentoring
4 161 (6.60%) Presales
5 150 (6.15%) Service Delivery
6 148 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 137 (5.61%) PRINCE2
8 135 (5.53%) Project Management
9 129 (5.28%) Service Management
10 125 (5.12%) High Availability
11 107 (4.38%) Problem Management
11 107 (4.38%) Root Cause Analysis
12 97 (3.97%) Agile Software Development
13 90 (3.69%) Load Balancing
14 87 (3.56%) Cybersecurity
15 81 (3.32%) ITIL V3
16 79 (3.24%) Time Management
17 73 (2.99%) Change Control
18 72 (2.95%) Incident Management
19 66 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 388 (15.90%) SQL
2 293 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 71 (2.91%) C
4 61 (2.50%) C#
4 61 (2.50%) Python
5 58 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 50 (2.05%) VB
7 45 (1.84%) Perl
8 39 (1.60%) VBScript
9 32 (1.31%) Bash Shell
10 29 (1.19%) Java
11 26 (1.07%) C++
12 25 (1.02%) Objective-C
13 18 (0.74%) JavaScript
14 12 (0.49%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.33%) Korn
15 8 (0.33%) PHP
16 6 (0.25%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.25%) R
17 4 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2441 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 883 (36.17%) MCSA
3 743 (30.44%) Cisco Certification
4 671 (27.49%) CCNA
5 644 (26.38%) MCITP
6 534 (21.88%) MCP
7 491 (20.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 331 (13.56%) Degree
9 167 (6.84%) Security Cleared
10 158 (6.47%) ITIL Certification
11 154 (6.31%) Citrix Certification
12 150 (6.15%) MCTS
13 147 (6.02%) CCNP
14 128 (5.24%) CCA
15 116 (4.75%) CISSP
16 87 (3.56%) MCDST
17 85 (3.48%) SC Cleared
18 71 (2.91%) Network+ Certification
19 63 (2.58%) CompTIA Security+
19 63 (2.58%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (10.36%) SLA
2 75 (3.07%) PCI DSS
3 49 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.53%) QA
6 10 (0.41%) HIPAA
7 8 (0.33%) GPG13
8 5 (0.20%) COBIT
8 5 (0.20%) ISO27002
8 5 (0.20%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.12%) SSAE 16
10 2 (0.082%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.041%) COSO
11 1 (0.041%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.041%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1415 (57.97%) Active Directory
2 834 (34.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 606 (24.83%) Hyper-V
4 267 (10.94%) XenApp
5 226 (9.26%) vSphere
6 101 (4.14%) XenDesktop
7 86 (3.52%) Virtual Servers
8 74 (3.03%) VMware ESX
9 73 (2.99%) Terminal Services
10 59 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
11 54 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
12 51 (2.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 45 (1.84%) NFS
14 36 (1.47%) vCloud
15 32 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
15 32 (1.31%) XenServer
16 21 (0.86%) Firmware
17 20 (0.82%) VMware Server
18 19 (0.78%) Xen
19 17 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 347 (14.22%) SCCM
2 198 (8.11%) SCOM
3 87 (3.56%) WSUS
4 69 (2.83%) Backup Exec
5 56 (2.29%) SCVMM
6 37 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
7 36 (1.47%) Nagios
8 35 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
8 35 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
9 33 (1.35%) NetBackup
10 28 (1.15%) AirWatch
11 25 (1.02%) Puppet
12 23 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
13 19 (0.78%) Nessus
14 18 (0.74%) DameWare
14 18 (0.74%) SCSM
15 17 (0.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 14 (0.57%) EMC VPLEX
16 14 (0.57%) FortiGate
17 13 (0.53%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1649 (67.55%) Microsoft
2 1285 (52.64%) VMware
3 692 (28.35%) Cisco
4 662 (27.12%) Citrix
5 374 (15.32%) HP
6 154 (6.31%) NetApp
7 120 (4.92%) Dell
8 118 (4.83%) Apple
9 115 (4.71%) EMC
10 107 (4.38%) SolarWinds
11 95 (3.89%) Red Hat
12 93 (3.81%) Symantec
13 82 (3.36%) Veeam
14 76 (3.11%) Juniper
15 74 (3.03%) IBM
16 73 (2.99%) Oracle
17 64 (2.62%) SonicWALL
18 61 (2.50%) CheckPoint
19 57 (2.34%) Avaya
20 53 (2.17%) Sophos
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Company Car
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £52000 Per Annum package, plus comprehensive benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum +Training
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redruth, Cornwall
Talent Spa
Salary: £19k - 29k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £28,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampton, Middlesex
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Twickenham, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Commission, bonuses & training
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £20000 per annum + £2,500 travel allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Delta Financial Systems
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Networking People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago