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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 175 196 202
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1842 1603 1559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 1.52% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.87% 5.58% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1595 1371 1336
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
31391 28720 30137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.33% 27.26% 28.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24987 22543 24799
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +13 1761 £40,000 +6.66% 219
London +75 779 £44,000 +3.52% 70
South East -3 468 £40,000 +8.10% 51
City of London +49 274 £45,000 - 21
Hampshire +28 130 £40,000 +14.28% 7
East of England -25 112 £32,500 - 19
Berkshire -30 112 £43,000 +2.38% 23
Surrey -11 103 £40,750 +24.42% 14
South West +38 96 £34,000 -15.00% 27
Yorkshire -21 93 £32,500 -7.14% 10
North West -22 93 £39,500 +19.69% 18
West Yorkshire -3 77 £32,500 -7.14% 6
West Midlands +2 75 £30,500 -12.85% 11
Southampton +4 55 £42,500 +8.97% 2
Leeds -18 54 £36,000 -4.00% 4
Hertfordshire -21 40 £32,500 - 9
Manchester -30 40 £31,625 -9.64% 9
Reading -40 39 £34,000 -16.04% 11
Kent +13 36 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Dorset -3 36 £34,000 -32.00% 6
Cheshire +2 32 £31,750 -11.80% 4
Birmingham +3 31 £32,500 -13.33% 6
Bournemouth 0 31 £34,000 +1.49% 5
West Sussex +14 29 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Gloucestershire +19 28 £30,000 -27.27% 8
Essex -13 25 £30,000 +20.00% 4
East Sussex - 25 £37,500 - 2
Scotland +4 24 £33,500 -1.47% 12
East Midlands -28 24 £32,500 -14.47% 7
Cheltenham +8 23 £31,500 -25.88% 6

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3618 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2806 (77.56%) Windows
3 2738 (75.68%) Microsoft
4 1965 (54.31%) Active Directory
5 1856 (51.30%) VMware
6 1305 (36.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 1293 (35.74%) MS Exchange
8 1277 (35.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1276 (35.27%) MS Excel
10 1264 (34.94%) MCITP
11 1195 (33.03%) MCSA
12 1173 (32.42%) Citrix
13 1055 (29.16%) ITIL
14 1038 (28.69%) Cisco
15 984 (27.20%) Cisco Certification
16 932 (25.76%) Windows Server 2012
17 901 (24.90%) MCP
18 857 (23.69%) CCNA
19 796 (22.00%) Hyper-V
20 781 (21.59%) SAN
21 767 (21.20%) Firewall
22 746 (20.62%) SQL Server
23 725 (20.04%) DNS
24 717 (19.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 676 (18.68%) Windows Server 2003
26 635 (17.55%) Windows 7
27 615 (17.00%) HP
28 607 (16.78%) Exchange Server 2010
29 592 (16.36%) TCP/IP
29 592 (16.36%) MS Office

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1293 (35.74%) MS Exchange
2 607 (16.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 529 (14.62%) SharePoint
4 487 (13.46%) Lync
5 392 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 346 (9.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 291 (8.04%) IIS
8 220 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 190 (5.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 97 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 90 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
12 79 (2.18%) Office Communications Server
13 50 (1.38%) Apache
14 45 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2000
15 25 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
16 23 (0.64%) CMS
17 15 (0.41%) SAS
17 15 (0.41%) Commerce Server
18 13 (0.36%) IBM Notes
19 10 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1276 (35.27%) MS Excel
2 592 (16.36%) MS Office
3 37 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 29 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (0.64%) InfoPath
6 10 (0.28%) MS Project
7 9 (0.25%) S-PLUS
8 7 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 7 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.14%) Mingle
9 5 (0.14%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.028%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 30 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
5 7 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.17%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.083%) Agresso
8 3 (0.083%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.083%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 3 (0.083%) SAP CCM
8 3 (0.083%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.028%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.028%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.028%) HiPortfolio
9 1 (0.028%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 331 (9.15%) Office 365
2 156 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (1.58%) IaaS
4 47 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (0.94%) PaaS
6 31 (0.86%) SaaS
7 5 (0.14%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.14%) Yammer
8 4 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 781 (21.59%) SAN
2 767 (21.20%) Firewall
3 725 (20.04%) DNS
4 592 (16.36%) TCP/IP
5 517 (14.29%) DHCP
6 403 (11.14%) WAN
7 367 (10.14%) LAN
8 357 (9.87%) VPN
9 211 (5.83%) VoIP
10 167 (4.62%) Internet
10 167 (4.62%) NAS
11 143 (3.95%) VLAN
12 131 (3.62%) Unified Communications
13 123 (3.40%) Wireless
14 101 (2.79%) iSCSI
15 83 (2.29%) NetScaler
16 71 (1.96%) MPLS
17 67 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
18 65 (1.80%) Network Security
19 51 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 746 (20.62%) SQL Server
2 177 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 95 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 63 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 53 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 53 (1.46%) SQL Server 2000
6 45 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (0.75%) MySQL
8 25 (0.69%) Oracle Database
9 23 (0.64%) DB2
10 20 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (0.44%) QlikView
11 16 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
12 14 (0.39%) Big Data
13 13 (0.36%) OLAP
13 13 (0.36%) Oracle OLAP
14 9 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (0.58%) MSI
2 17 (0.47%) Visual Studio
3 12 (0.33%) InstallShield
4 10 (0.28%) Selenium
4 10 (0.28%) FogBugz
5 6 (0.17%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.14%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.14%) MSTest
6 5 (0.14%) NUnit
6 5 (0.14%) RequisitePro
7 3 (0.083%) Ant
7 3 (0.083%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.055%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.055%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.055%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.028%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.028%) Subversion
General
1 524 (14.48%) Finance
2 125 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 94 (2.60%) Banking
4 74 (2.05%) Advertising
5 73 (2.02%) Law
6 61 (1.69%) Legal
7 46 (1.27%) Retail
8 36 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 36 (1.00%) Front Office
9 35 (0.97%) Back Office
10 34 (0.94%) Investment Banking
11 25 (0.69%) Marketing
12 16 (0.44%) Electronics
12 16 (0.44%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.39%) German Language
14 13 (0.36%) Italian Language
14 13 (0.36%) Spanish Language
14 13 (0.36%) Billing
14 13 (0.36%) Dutch Language
14 13 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 619 (17.11%) Support Engineer
2 559 (15.45%) Analyst
3 555 (15.34%) Consultant
4 435 (12.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 334 (9.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 308 (8.51%) Support Analyst
7 228 (6.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 203 (5.61%) Architect
9 178 (4.92%) IT Support
10 166 (4.59%) Technical Consultant
11 153 (4.23%) Administrator
12 147 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 144 (3.98%) Technical Support
14 141 (3.90%) Desktop Support
15 139 (3.84%) Systems Engineer
16 135 (3.73%) Server Engineer
17 122 (3.37%) Microsoft Consultant
18 102 (2.82%) Service Analyst
18 102 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 100 (2.76%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (3.68%) .NET
2 55 (1.52%) ASP.NET
3 50 (1.38%) Web Services
4 47 (1.30%) Application Packaging
5 36 (1.00%) HTML
6 28 (0.77%) Software Packaging
7 20 (0.55%) CSS
8 19 (0.53%) .NET Framework
9 15 (0.41%) COM
9 15 (0.41%) SAML
10 14 (0.39%) jQuery
10 14 (0.39%) Regular Expression
11 13 (0.36%) WCF
12 11 (0.30%) HTML5
13 10 (0.28%) WPF
13 10 (0.28%) XML
14 7 (0.19%) Middleware
14 7 (0.19%) Ajax
15 6 (0.17%) Silverlight
15 6 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 306 (8.46%) Blackberry
2 245 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 212 (5.86%) Clustering
4 165 (4.56%) Management Information System
5 116 (3.21%) Thin Client
5 116 (3.21%) Fat Client
6 92 (2.54%) Computer Science
7 78 (2.16%) Replication
8 74 (2.05%) Client/Server
9 63 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
10 41 (1.13%) iPhone
11 28 (0.77%) PKI
12 25 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (0.66%) iPad
14 21 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
15 20 (0.55%) Hedge funds
16 19 (0.53%) Life Science
17 18 (0.50%) Mathematics
17 18 (0.50%) iSeries
17 18 (0.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2806 (77.56%) Windows
2 1305 (36.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 932 (25.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 676 (18.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 635 (17.55%) Windows 7
6 379 (10.48%) Linux
7 345 (9.54%) Windows 8
8 306 (8.46%) Windows XP
9 168 (4.64%) UNIX
10 166 (4.59%) Windows Vista
11 108 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
12 83 (2.29%) Mac OS X
13 63 (1.74%) Windows 2000
14 44 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 42 (1.16%) Android
15 42 (1.16%) Solaris
16 32 (0.88%) CentOS
17 29 (0.80%) Mac OS
18 27 (0.75%) Apple iOS
18 27 (0.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1055 (29.16%) ITIL
2 308 (8.51%) Migration
3 253 (6.99%) Service Delivery
4 221 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 206 (5.69%) Problem Management
6 190 (5.25%) Project Management
7 149 (4.12%) Mentoring
8 133 (3.68%) Service Management
9 131 (3.62%) Incident Management
10 127 (3.51%) Change Management
11 122 (3.37%) Business Continuity
12 121 (3.34%) PRINCE2
13 97 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
14 90 (2.49%) Load Balancing
15 87 (2.40%) CRM
16 86 (2.38%) Change Control
17 64 (1.77%) Technical Architecture
18 62 (1.71%) Root Cause Analysis
18 62 (1.71%) TOGAF
19 58 (1.60%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 582 (16.09%) SQL
2 316 (8.73%) PowerShell
3 74 (2.05%) VBScript
4 62 (1.71%) C#
5 47 (1.30%) C
6 41 (1.13%) VB
7 26 (0.72%) Java
8 25 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 21 (0.58%) Perl
10 20 (0.55%) VBA
10 20 (0.55%) Shell Script
11 18 (0.50%) JavaScript
12 13 (0.36%) C++
13 9 (0.25%) Python
14 7 (0.19%) PHP
15 5 (0.14%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.14%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.083%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.055%) R
17 2 (0.055%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 3618 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1264 (34.94%) MCITP
3 1195 (33.03%) MCSA
4 984 (27.20%) Cisco Certification
5 901 (24.90%) MCP
6 857 (23.69%) CCNA
7 717 (19.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 441 (12.19%) Degree
9 427 (11.80%) Citrix Certification
10 417 (11.53%) MCTS
11 386 (10.67%) CCA
12 222 (6.14%) CCNP
13 196 (5.42%) Security Cleared
14 173 (4.78%) SC Cleared
15 90 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
16 89 (2.46%) VCP4
17 73 (2.02%) CCEA
18 69 (1.91%) CISSP
19 68 (1.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 65 (1.80%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 332 (9.18%) SLA
2 90 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 39 (1.08%) ISO 9001
5 36 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 25 (0.69%) QA
7 10 (0.28%) COBIT
7 10 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 7 (0.19%) BS7799
9 6 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.14%) GPG13
11 2 (0.055%) GMP
12 1 (0.028%) GLP
12 1 (0.028%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1965 (54.31%) Active Directory
2 1277 (35.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 796 (22.00%) Hyper-V
4 474 (13.10%) vSphere
5 374 (10.34%) XenApp
6 213 (5.89%) XenDesktop
7 198 (5.47%) VMware ESX
8 175 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
9 99 (2.74%) Terminal Services
10 84 (2.32%) XenServer
11 79 (2.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 68 (1.88%) vCloud
13 59 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 56 (1.55%) ISA Server
15 39 (1.08%) Xen
16 37 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
16 37 (1.02%) UAG
17 25 (0.69%) VMware Server
18 24 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 10 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 471 (13.02%) SCCM
2 315 (8.71%) SCOM
3 183 (5.06%) Backup Exec
4 96 (2.65%) SCVMM
5 81 (2.24%) WSUS
6 76 (2.10%) NetBackup
7 52 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 49 (1.35%) SCDPM
9 47 (1.30%) SCOrch
10 37 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 36 (1.00%) Nagios
12 32 (0.88%) SCSM
13 24 (0.66%) Opsview
14 22 (0.61%) Windows Intune
15 20 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 20 (0.55%) XenMobile
15 20 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
16 16 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 16 (0.44%) Tivoli
17 14 (0.39%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2738 (75.68%) Microsoft
2 1856 (51.30%) VMware
3 1173 (32.42%) Citrix
4 1038 (28.69%) Cisco
5 615 (17.00%) HP
6 265 (7.32%) NetApp
7 258 (7.13%) Symantec
8 208 (5.75%) Dell
9 200 (5.53%) Apple
10 182 (5.03%) EMC
11 166 (4.59%) Avaya
12 158 (4.37%) Juniper
13 111 (3.07%) Veeam
14 109 (3.01%) IBM
15 91 (2.52%) Oracle
16 90 (2.49%) CheckPoint
17 85 (2.35%) Remedy
18 82 (2.27%) LANDesk
19 77 (2.13%) 3PAR
20 70 (1.93%) McAfee
Tring, Hertfordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £28,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + £4k Car Allowance + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £32,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + 7% Pension / 12% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits and On Call
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum +£6,000 bonus, based on your utilisation
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + on application
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday