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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 181 193 182
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1843 1577 1831
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 1.45% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.79% 5.32% 5.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1548 1362 1592
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31805 29645 33019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.25% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 24911 23846 28317
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(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
England +14 1732 £40,000 - 177
London -14 591 £42,500 -1.16% 61
South East -4 491 £38,000 -5.00% 44
Yorkshire +39 178 £37,500 +15.38% 19
City of London -19 139 £47,000 +8.04% 21
East of England +20 137 £40,000 -2.43% 13
West Yorkshire +24 131 £37,500 +15.38% 14
North West +61 127 £30,000 -20.00% 13
Surrey +19 125 £41,000 -10.38% 10
West Midlands +3 118 £38,000 +2.70% 8
Leeds +19 100 £41,500 +18.57% 10
Hampshire -15 83 £32,500 -13.33% 8
Berkshire -51 81 £50,000 +11.11% 10
East Midlands -6 75 £42,000 -1.17% 13
Manchester +37 67 £31,500 -30.00% 9
Southampton +17 61 £34,500 -13.75% 4
South West -20 61 £34,000 -19.04% 9
Buckinghamshire -8 60 £48,750 +30.00% 8
Scotland +28 57 £34,250 -25.94% 12
Oxfordshire +21 54 £32,500 -13.33% 6
Birmingham +13 53 £42,000 -18.04% 7
Hertfordshire +14 52 £50,000 +12.35% 5
Bedfordshire +26 47 £35,000 -11.39% 4
Sheffield +26 45 £42,000 +5.00% 1
South Yorkshire +20 45 £42,000 +12.00% 2
Reading -35 43 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Kent +19 41 £36,000 +18.03% 1
West Sussex +17 41 £37,500 +36.39% 1
Cheshire +22 38 £25,750 +3.00% 3
Abingdon +15 38 £33,000 +37.50% 3

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3690 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2877 (77.97%) Windows
3 2577 (69.84%) Microsoft
4 1899 (51.46%) VMware
5 1868 (50.62%) Active Directory
6 1507 (40.84%) MS Exchange
7 1469 (39.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 1452 (39.35%) MCITP
9 1239 (33.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1220 (33.06%) MS Excel
11 1144 (31.00%) Citrix
12 1095 (29.67%) MCSA
13 1086 (29.43%) ITIL
14 1007 (27.29%) Cisco
15 972 (26.34%) Cisco Certification
16 924 (25.04%) SAN
17 910 (24.66%) Windows Server 2003
18 905 (24.53%) CCNA
19 880 (23.85%) DNS
20 858 (23.25%) Firewall
21 857 (23.22%) SQL Server
22 853 (23.12%) Exchange Server 2010
23 844 (22.87%) MCP
24 768 (20.81%) Windows Server 2012
25 750 (20.33%) SQL
26 740 (20.05%) Hyper-V
27 662 (17.94%) TCP/IP
28 625 (16.94%) Windows 7
29 614 (16.64%) DHCP
30 601 (16.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1507 (40.84%) MS Exchange
2 853 (23.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 549 (14.88%) SharePoint
4 488 (13.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 449 (12.17%) Lync
6 441 (11.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 360 (9.76%) IIS
8 294 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 269 (7.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 103 (2.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 81 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 74 (2.01%) Office Communications Server
13 59 (1.60%) Lotus Domino
14 56 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
15 48 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2000
16 37 (1.00%) Tomcat
17 32 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
18 19 (0.51%) Apache
19 18 (0.49%) IBM Notes
19 18 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 1220 (33.06%) MS Excel
2 479 (12.98%) MS Office
3 26 (0.70%) InfoPath
4 21 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.22%) PowerPivot
7 6 (0.16%) Mingle
8 5 (0.14%) MS Project
9 3 (0.081%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.081%) SPSS
9 3 (0.081%) FastStats
10 2 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.054%) Maya
10 2 (0.054%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.027%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 60 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.41%) SAP Business One
4 14 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.16%) Eikon
7 5 (0.14%) assyst
8 4 (0.11%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.081%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.081%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.081%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.081%) Agresso
10 1 (0.027%) Exchequer
10 1 (0.027%) Summit
10 1 (0.027%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 254 (6.88%) Office 365
2 161 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (1.22%) SaaS
4 40 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (0.65%) IaaS
7 15 (0.41%) Google Apps
8 7 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.16%) PaaS
10 5 (0.14%) Joyent
11 1 (0.027%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.027%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.027%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 924 (25.04%) SAN
2 880 (23.85%) DNS
3 858 (23.25%) Firewall
4 662 (17.94%) TCP/IP
5 614 (16.64%) DHCP
6 515 (13.96%) LAN
7 493 (13.36%) WAN
8 437 (11.84%) VPN
9 207 (5.61%) Internet
10 186 (5.04%) NAS
11 179 (4.85%) VoIP
12 147 (3.98%) Wireless
13 138 (3.74%) Unified Communications
14 104 (2.82%) VLAN
15 102 (2.76%) SMTP
16 99 (2.68%) MPLS
17 96 (2.60%) Network Security
18 95 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
19 81 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
20 79 (2.14%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 857 (23.22%) SQL Server
2 210 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 111 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
4 107 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 85 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 62 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 59 (1.60%) MySQL
8 39 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 30 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
10 26 (0.70%) Oracle Database
11 22 (0.60%) Relational Database
12 20 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
14 16 (0.43%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 11 (0.30%) DB2
17 9 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
18 8 (0.22%) DTS
Development Applications
1 28 (0.76%) Visual Studio
2 19 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
3 16 (0.43%) MSI
4 9 (0.24%) Subversion
5 7 (0.19%) Metasploit
5 7 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.16%) MSTest
6 6 (0.16%) NUnit
6 6 (0.16%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.14%) WiX
7 5 (0.14%) MSBuild
7 5 (0.14%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.11%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.081%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.081%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.081%) MyEclipse
10 2 (0.054%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (0.054%) JIRA
General
1 437 (11.84%) Finance
2 108 (2.93%) Telecoms
3 81 (2.20%) Legal
4 78 (2.11%) Law
5 63 (1.71%) Retail
6 52 (1.41%) Advertising
7 51 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 50 (1.36%) Banking
9 39 (1.06%) Marketing
10 24 (0.65%) German Language
11 21 (0.57%) Games
12 15 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 15 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.38%) Back Office
14 10 (0.27%) Electronics
14 10 (0.27%) French Language
15 7 (0.19%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.19%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.16%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 546 (14.80%) Support Engineer
2 539 (14.61%) Analyst
3 464 (12.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 413 (11.19%) Consultant
5 321 (8.70%) Administrator
5 321 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 267 (7.24%) Support Analyst
7 219 (5.93%) 2nd Line Support
8 192 (5.20%) IT Support
9 191 (5.18%) Systems Administrator
9 191 (5.18%) Architect
10 170 (4.61%) Systems Engineer
11 157 (4.25%) Technical Support
12 144 (3.90%) Network Engineer
13 143 (3.88%) Microsoft Consultant
14 133 (3.60%) Technical Consultant
15 116 (3.14%) Server Support
16 113 (3.06%) Service Analyst
17 107 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 104 (2.82%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (4.25%) .NET
2 77 (2.09%) Web Services
3 73 (1.98%) ASP.NET
4 69 (1.87%) XML
5 66 (1.79%) HTML
6 48 (1.30%) .NET Framework
7 41 (1.11%) Software Packaging
8 39 (1.06%) CSS
9 33 (0.89%) Application Packaging
10 30 (0.81%) LAMP
11 25 (0.68%) Ajax
12 24 (0.65%) WCF
13 23 (0.62%) HTML5
14 22 (0.60%) COM
15 19 (0.51%) XSLT
16 14 (0.38%) WPF
17 10 (0.27%) Silverlight
18 9 (0.24%) ADSI
19 8 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
19 8 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 329 (8.92%) Blackberry
2 309 (8.37%) Clustering
3 157 (4.25%) Management Information System
4 79 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 69 (1.87%) Replication
6 68 (1.84%) Client/Server
7 67 (1.82%) Thin Client
7 67 (1.82%) Fat Client
8 54 (1.46%) EqualLogic
9 42 (1.14%) PKI
10 39 (1.06%) Statistics
11 38 (1.03%) Firmware
11 38 (1.03%) SecurID
12 35 (0.95%) iPhone
13 31 (0.84%) Hedge funds
14 30 (0.81%) LIMS
15 28 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
16 25 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
17 21 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
17 21 (0.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2877 (77.97%) Windows
2 1469 (39.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 910 (24.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 768 (20.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 625 (16.94%) Windows 7
6 492 (13.33%) Linux
7 345 (9.35%) Windows XP
8 230 (6.23%) Windows 8
9 161 (4.36%) UNIX
10 110 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 107 (2.90%) Windows Vista
12 104 (2.82%) Android
13 64 (1.73%) Mac OS X
14 58 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
15 56 (1.52%) Windows 2000
16 55 (1.49%) Windows Phone
17 40 (1.08%) Windows Phone 8
18 38 (1.03%) Mac OS
18 38 (1.03%) VMS
18 38 (1.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1086 (29.43%) ITIL
2 249 (6.75%) Migration
3 216 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 208 (5.64%) Service Delivery
5 195 (5.28%) PRINCE2
6 193 (5.23%) Project Management
7 191 (5.18%) Load Balancing
8 184 (4.99%) Problem Management
9 165 (4.47%) Service Management
10 143 (3.88%) Change Management
11 134 (3.63%) Configuration Management
12 111 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
13 107 (2.90%) Change Control
14 92 (2.49%) Incident Management
15 87 (2.36%) Business Continuity
16 80 (2.17%) CRM
17 75 (2.03%) Root Cause Analysis
18 71 (1.92%) Information Security
19 61 (1.65%) Continuous Improvement
20 57 (1.54%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 750 (20.33%) SQL
2 295 (7.99%) PowerShell
3 71 (1.92%) T-SQL
4 67 (1.82%) VBScript
5 62 (1.68%) C#
6 57 (1.54%) JavaScript
7 49 (1.33%) VB
8 41 (1.11%) C
9 33 (0.89%) Perl
10 29 (0.79%) Java
11 28 (0.76%) VB.NET
12 22 (0.60%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.35%) Python
14 11 (0.30%) C++
15 10 (0.27%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.24%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.19%) VBA
18 5 (0.14%) PHP
19 4 (0.11%) R
20 3 (0.081%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3690 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1452 (39.35%) MCITP
3 1095 (29.67%) MCSA
4 972 (26.34%) Cisco Certification
5 905 (24.53%) CCNA
6 844 (22.87%) MCP
7 601 (16.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 560 (15.18%) Degree
9 464 (12.57%) MCTS
10 292 (7.91%) Citrix Certification
11 273 (7.40%) CCNP
12 231 (6.26%) CCA
13 135 (3.66%) Security Cleared
14 107 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
15 83 (2.25%) VCAP
16 77 (2.09%) VCP5
17 70 (1.90%) SC Cleared
18 63 (1.71%) MCDST
19 57 (1.54%) A+ Certification
20 56 (1.52%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (9.19%) SLA
2 51 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (1.33%) ISO 9001
4 31 (0.84%) QA
5 27 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.054%) HL7
7 2 (0.054%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.027%) DICOM
8 1 (0.027%) Section 508
8 1 (0.027%) COBIT
8 1 (0.027%) GxP
8 1 (0.027%) GMP
8 1 (0.027%) GLP
System Software
1 1868 (50.62%) Active Directory
2 1239 (33.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 740 (20.05%) Hyper-V
4 393 (10.65%) XenApp
5 355 (9.62%) vSphere
6 244 (6.61%) XenDesktop
7 193 (5.23%) VMware ESX
8 156 (4.23%) XenServer
9 123 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
10 92 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
11 72 (1.95%) UAG
12 62 (1.68%) Terminal Services
13 59 (1.60%) Forefront TMG
14 57 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 46 (1.25%) ISA Server
16 39 (1.06%) VMware Server
17 30 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 29 (0.79%) NFS
19 27 (0.73%) Terminal Server
20 20 (0.54%) KVM
Systems Management
1 453 (12.28%) SCCM
2 250 (6.78%) Backup Exec
3 246 (6.67%) SCOM
4 91 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 65 (1.76%) WSUS
6 61 (1.65%) SCVMM
6 61 (1.65%) NetBackup
7 54 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
8 43 (1.17%) SCSM
9 35 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 34 (0.92%) Tivoli
10 34 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 23 (0.62%) HP SIM
12 21 (0.57%) SCOrch
12 21 (0.57%) ARCserve
13 19 (0.51%) Puppet
14 18 (0.49%) MOM
15 16 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
15 16 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 16 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2577 (69.84%) Microsoft
2 1899 (51.46%) VMware
3 1144 (31.00%) Citrix
4 1007 (27.29%) Cisco
5 594 (16.10%) HP
6 311 (8.43%) Symantec
7 268 (7.26%) NetApp
8 267 (7.24%) Dell
9 203 (5.50%) Apple
10 185 (5.01%) EMC
11 167 (4.53%) Oracle
12 165 (4.47%) Juniper
13 128 (3.47%) IBM
14 116 (3.14%) McAfee
15 113 (3.06%) Avaya
16 108 (2.93%) Red Hat
17 94 (2.55%) CheckPoint
18 87 (2.36%) Veeam
19 62 (1.68%) SolarWinds
20 61 (1.65%) Mitel
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Erin Associates
Posted: 1 hour ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Superb base with excellent bonus and
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oakham, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £38-55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Upto £55,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Cobham - AMS
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Health Insurance, Pension, Gym M/ship
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Asset Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Health Insurance, Pension, Gym M/ship
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £14,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Negotiable for the right qualified candidate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: Yesterday