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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 174 179 204
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +25
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1789 1699 1556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 1.63% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.21% 5.98% 5.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1569 1388 1364
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,900 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%

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
28799 28422 31079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 27.26% 28.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23078 22323 26025
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 January 2015 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 28 January 2015. 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 +12 1715 £40,000 +5.19% 200
London +45 715 £42,500 - 62
South East -12 462 £40,000 - 48
City of London +44 232 £45,000 - 13
Hampshire 0 132 £41,250 +17.85% 8
Surrey -4 113 £38,400 +3.78% 9
Yorkshire -23 113 £32,500 -7.14% 16
North West -4 99 £35,000 +7.69% 20
South West +29 97 £35,000 -22.22% 19
West Yorkshire -1 94 £32,500 -13.33% 13
Berkshire -41 94 £35,500 -21.11% 14
East of England -44 85 £40,000 +17.64% 13
West Midlands -4 79 £32,500 -13.33% 9
Leeds -9 67 £35,831 -4.45% 10
Southampton +6 52 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Dorset +12 51 £35,000 -30.00% 4
Manchester -18 47 £34,000 +13.33% 12
Birmingham +5 37 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Cheshire +19 36 £30,000 -7.69% 6
Kent +8 32 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Bournemouth +13 31 £34,000 -15.00% 1
Reading -34 31 £34,500 -14.81% 7
West Sussex +18 30 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Hertfordshire -51 30 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Scotland +2 28 £35,000 +2.94% 6
East Midlands -50 26 £32,500 -13.33% 6
Buckinghamshire -16 23 £41,000 +24.24% 6
Gloucestershire +14 22 £30,000 -33.33% 4
Essex -13 22 £40,000 +77.77% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 21 £32,250 -19.37% 1

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 3509 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2711 (77.26%) Windows
3 2660 (75.81%) Microsoft
4 1846 (52.61%) Active Directory
5 1819 (51.84%) VMware
6 1288 (36.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1275 (36.34%) MS Excel
8 1268 (36.14%) MCITP
9 1258 (35.85%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1253 (35.71%) MS Exchange
11 1159 (33.03%) MCSA
12 1145 (32.63%) Citrix
13 1062 (30.27%) ITIL
14 1001 (28.53%) Cisco
15 968 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
16 886 (25.25%) Windows Server 2012
17 879 (25.05%) MCP
18 837 (23.85%) CCNA
19 784 (22.34%) SAN
20 783 (22.31%) Hyper-V
21 738 (21.03%) Firewall
22 722 (20.58%) DNS
23 703 (20.03%) SQL Server
24 698 (19.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 688 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
26 610 (17.38%) Exchange Server 2010
27 590 (16.81%) TCP/IP
28 587 (16.73%) Windows 7
29 569 (16.22%) MS Office
30 564 (16.07%) HP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 1253 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 610 (17.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 504 (14.36%) SharePoint
4 467 (13.31%) Lync
5 389 (11.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 348 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 286 (8.15%) IIS
8 212 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 159 (4.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 97 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 88 (2.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 78 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
13 56 (1.60%) Apache
14 35 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
15 34 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
16 22 (0.63%) CMS
17 14 (0.40%) IBM Notes
18 13 (0.37%) Lotus Domino
18 13 (0.37%) SAS
18 13 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1275 (36.34%) MS Excel
2 569 (16.22%) MS Office
3 30 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.77%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.26%) S-PLUS
7 7 (0.20%) MS Project
8 6 (0.17%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.14%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.057%) Mingle
12 1 (0.028%) SPSS
12 1 (0.028%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 32 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
4 7 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
5 6 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.14%) assyst
7 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.085%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.085%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 2 (0.057%) Agresso
9 2 (0.057%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.028%) JDE OneWorld
10 1 (0.028%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.028%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.028%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 305 (8.69%) Office 365
2 150 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (1.48%) IaaS
4 38 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (0.91%) PaaS
6 26 (0.74%) SaaS
7 7 (0.20%) Yammer
8 6 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (0.14%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.028%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 784 (22.34%) SAN
2 738 (21.03%) Firewall
3 722 (20.58%) DNS
4 590 (16.81%) TCP/IP
5 519 (14.79%) DHCP
6 402 (11.46%) WAN
7 371 (10.57%) LAN
8 330 (9.40%) VPN
9 200 (5.70%) VoIP
10 167 (4.76%) Internet
11 158 (4.50%) NAS
12 138 (3.93%) VLAN
13 133 (3.79%) Unified Communications
14 117 (3.33%) Wireless
15 93 (2.65%) iSCSI
16 83 (2.37%) NetScaler
17 72 (2.05%) Network Security
18 63 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
18 63 (1.80%) MPLS
19 60 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 703 (20.03%) SQL Server
2 163 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 84 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 59 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 54 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 41 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
8 33 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 31 (0.88%) MySQL
10 28 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (0.60%) DB2
12 17 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
13 16 (0.46%) QlikView
13 16 (0.46%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.40%) Oracle OLAP
14 14 (0.40%) OLAP
15 12 (0.34%) Big Data
16 9 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.26%) Relational Database
16 9 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 19 (0.54%) MSI
2 18 (0.51%) Visual Studio
3 15 (0.43%) Selenium
3 15 (0.43%) FogBugz
4 11 (0.31%) InstallShield
5 8 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.085%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.085%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.085%) RequisitePro
6 3 (0.085%) Ant
7 2 (0.057%) NUnit
7 2 (0.057%) Subversion
7 2 (0.057%) MSTest
7 2 (0.057%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.057%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.057%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.057%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.028%) ProC
General
1 458 (13.05%) Finance
2 120 (3.42%) Telecoms
3 76 (2.17%) Law
4 68 (1.94%) Legal
4 68 (1.94%) Banking
5 55 (1.57%) Advertising
6 37 (1.05%) Retail
7 31 (0.88%) Marketing
8 21 (0.60%) Front Office
8 21 (0.60%) Back Office
9 19 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.51%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.40%) Electronics
12 14 (0.40%) Billing
13 13 (0.37%) German Language
14 12 (0.34%) Italian Language
14 12 (0.34%) Spanish Language
14 12 (0.34%) Dutch Language
15 10 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 608 (17.33%) Support Engineer
2 519 (14.79%) Analyst
3 512 (14.59%) Consultant
4 434 (12.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 336 (9.58%) 3rd Line Support
6 284 (8.09%) Support Analyst
7 197 (5.61%) Architect
8 195 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 195 (5.56%) IT Support
9 152 (4.33%) Technical Consultant
10 150 (4.27%) Administrator
11 144 (4.10%) Server Engineer
11 144 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 133 (3.79%) Technical Support
12 133 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
13 112 (3.19%) Microsoft Consultant
14 108 (3.08%) Desktop Support
15 97 (2.76%) Service Analyst
16 95 (2.71%) Network Engineer
17 92 (2.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (3.53%) .NET
2 50 (1.42%) ASP.NET
3 48 (1.37%) Web Services
4 46 (1.31%) Application Packaging
5 42 (1.20%) HTML
6 24 (0.68%) CSS
7 23 (0.66%) jQuery
8 21 (0.60%) HTML5
8 21 (0.60%) Software Packaging
9 19 (0.54%) .NET Framework
10 16 (0.46%) COM
11 15 (0.43%) WCF
12 14 (0.40%) Regular Expression
13 11 (0.31%) XML
14 10 (0.28%) SAML
15 9 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (0.23%) Ajax
16 8 (0.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 7 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 7 (0.20%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 272 (7.75%) Blackberry
2 254 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
3 223 (6.36%) Clustering
4 175 (4.99%) Management Information System
5 105 (2.99%) Thin Client
5 105 (2.99%) Fat Client
6 85 (2.42%) Computer Science
7 65 (1.85%) Client/Server
8 63 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
9 62 (1.77%) Replication
10 43 (1.23%) iPhone
11 24 (0.68%) PKI
12 23 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (0.63%) Open Source
13 22 (0.63%) iPad
14 19 (0.54%) EqualLogic
14 19 (0.54%) GIS
15 16 (0.46%) Mathematics
15 16 (0.46%) Life Science
15 16 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2711 (77.26%) Windows
2 1288 (36.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 886 (25.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 688 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 587 (16.73%) Windows 7
6 350 (9.97%) Linux
7 307 (8.75%) Windows 8
8 288 (8.21%) Windows XP
9 176 (5.02%) UNIX
10 159 (4.53%) Windows Vista
11 100 (2.85%) Windows 2000 Server
12 71 (2.02%) Mac OS X
13 62 (1.77%) Windows 2000
14 47 (1.34%) Android
15 46 (1.31%) Solaris
16 40 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 27 (0.77%) Mac OS
18 26 (0.74%) AIX
19 25 (0.71%) Apple iOS
20 22 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1062 (30.27%) ITIL
2 268 (7.64%) Migration
3 228 (6.50%) Service Delivery
4 203 (5.79%) Project Management
5 193 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 179 (5.10%) Problem Management
7 145 (4.13%) Mentoring
8 144 (4.10%) Change Management
9 122 (3.48%) Service Management
10 119 (3.39%) Incident Management
11 118 (3.36%) PRINCE2
12 98 (2.79%) Agile Software Development
13 96 (2.74%) Load Balancing
14 95 (2.71%) Business Continuity
15 94 (2.68%) Change Control
16 92 (2.62%) CRM
17 74 (2.11%) Root Cause Analysis
18 61 (1.74%) TOGAF
19 60 (1.71%) Technical Architecture
20 58 (1.65%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 562 (16.02%) SQL
2 261 (7.44%) PowerShell
3 73 (2.08%) VBScript
4 62 (1.77%) C#
5 42 (1.20%) C
6 35 (1.00%) VB
7 34 (0.97%) T-SQL
8 23 (0.66%) Perl
9 22 (0.63%) Java
9 22 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 18 (0.51%) VBA
10 18 (0.51%) JavaScript
11 13 (0.37%) C++
12 11 (0.31%) Python
13 10 (0.28%) PHP
14 6 (0.17%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.11%) AppleScript
15 4 (0.11%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.085%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.057%) R
Qualifications
1 3509 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1268 (36.14%) MCITP
3 1159 (33.03%) MCSA
4 968 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
5 879 (25.05%) MCP
6 837 (23.85%) CCNA
7 698 (19.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 449 (12.80%) Degree
9 435 (12.40%) MCTS
10 401 (11.43%) Citrix Certification
11 352 (10.03%) CCA
12 232 (6.61%) CCNP
13 192 (5.47%) Security Cleared
14 166 (4.73%) SC Cleared
15 110 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
16 69 (1.97%) CCEA
16 69 (1.97%) CCEE
17 66 (1.88%) VCAP
18 64 (1.82%) MCDST
19 63 (1.80%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 311 (8.86%) SLA
2 82 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 40 (1.14%) QA
5 36 (1.03%) ISO 9001
6 31 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 7 (0.20%) BS7799
9 6 (0.17%) COBIT
10 3 (0.085%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.085%) GPG13
11 1 (0.028%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1846 (52.61%) Active Directory
2 1258 (35.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 783 (22.31%) Hyper-V
4 436 (12.43%) vSphere
5 363 (10.34%) XenApp
6 201 (5.73%) XenDesktop
7 186 (5.30%) VMware ESX
8 154 (4.39%) VMware ESXi
9 82 (2.34%) XenServer
10 79 (2.25%) Terminal Services
11 64 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
12 59 (1.68%) ISA Server
13 56 (1.60%) vCloud
14 46 (1.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 43 (1.23%) UAG
16 38 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
17 37 (1.05%) Xen
18 22 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 20 (0.57%) VMware Server
20 10 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 423 (12.05%) SCCM
2 291 (8.29%) SCOM
3 178 (5.07%) Backup Exec
4 97 (2.76%) SCVMM
5 78 (2.22%) NetBackup
6 65 (1.85%) WSUS
7 58 (1.65%) SCDPM
8 50 (1.42%) SCOrch
8 50 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
9 45 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 32 (0.91%) SCSM
11 31 (0.88%) Nagios
12 22 (0.63%) XenMobile
13 21 (0.60%) Windows Intune
13 21 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 21 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
14 20 (0.57%) Opsview
15 17 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
16 16 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 14 (0.40%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2660 (75.81%) Microsoft
2 1819 (51.84%) VMware
3 1145 (32.63%) Citrix
4 1001 (28.53%) Cisco
5 564 (16.07%) HP
6 258 (7.35%) NetApp
7 240 (6.84%) Symantec
8 192 (5.47%) Dell
9 181 (5.16%) Apple
10 179 (5.10%) EMC
11 158 (4.50%) Avaya
12 144 (4.10%) Juniper
13 114 (3.25%) IBM
14 98 (2.79%) Veeam
15 91 (2.59%) CheckPoint
16 82 (2.34%) LANDesk
17 78 (2.22%) Oracle
18 76 (2.17%) Remedy
19 68 (1.94%) 3PAR
20 67 (1.91%) McAfee
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Salary: £20000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + car,Laptop,Phone
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Salary: £49000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Car, Pension, Laptop, Phone
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Salary: £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £25k plus car and benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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