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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 255 235 192
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -43
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1223 1518 1836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.38% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.68% 5.03% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1050 1283 1535
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
26123 30183 31664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.62% 27.38% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 21116 23985 24815
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 -21 1133 £40,000 +3.89% 133
London +8 387 £45,000 - 51
South East -64 279 £42,500 +10.38% 36
South West +44 117 £37,250 -0.66% 11
Yorkshire +64 112 £26,000 -30.66% 9
City of London +61 84 £50,000 +11.11% 14
Berkshire +24 80 £52,500 +40.00% 7
West Midlands +11 75 £37,500 - 8
West Yorkshire +29 72 £32,500 -13.33% 6
North West -15 64 £35,724 +23.18% 9
East of England -37 63 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Surrey -61 62 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Hampshire -38 60 £40,500 -4.70% 10
Gloucestershire +12 40 £42,000 +26.31% 1
Leeds +21 39 £35,000 -9.09% 3
East Midlands +7 37 £33,000 -12.00% 4
Bracknell +19 35 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Hertfordshire +14 35 £55,000 +61.76% 3
Birmingham -4 33 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Wiltshire +17 30 £32,500 -23.52% 3
Manchester -11 26 £35,000 +6.06% 4
Chippenham +19 24 £32,500 -26.57% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 23 £41,500 +33.87% 4
Coventry +26 22 £42,500 +32.81% 1
Cheshire +14 21 £42,500 +77.08% 4
Somerset +4 21 £41,000 -3.52% 3
Southampton -15 21 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Basingstoke +2 20 £40,500 +10.20%
Cambridgeshire -9 19 £40,000 - 2
East Yorkshire +8 18 £24,500 -18.33% 1

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2557 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1930 (75.48%) Windows
3 1782 (69.69%) Microsoft
4 1455 (56.90%) Active Directory
5 1314 (51.39%) VMware
6 1248 (48.81%) Windows Server
7 918 (35.90%) ITIL
8 894 (34.96%) MCSA
9 880 (34.42%) MS Exchange
10 807 (31.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 787 (30.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 738 (28.86%) MS Excel
13 736 (28.78%) Citrix
14 723 (28.28%) Cisco
14 723 (28.28%) Cisco Certification
15 704 (27.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 634 (24.79%) CCNA
17 633 (24.76%) MCITP
18 570 (22.29%) Hyper-V
19 569 (22.25%) SQL Server
20 565 (22.10%) Firewall
21 548 (21.43%) Office 365
22 497 (19.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 488 (19.08%) MCP
24 438 (17.13%) SQL
25 436 (17.05%) SAN
26 424 (16.58%) Exchange Server 2010
27 398 (15.57%) DNS
28 394 (15.41%) WAN
29 393 (15.37%) MS Office

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
1 880 (34.42%) MS Exchange
2 424 (16.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 355 (13.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 269 (10.52%) SharePoint
5 266 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 266 (10.40%) Skype for Business
6 177 (6.92%) IIS
7 98 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 46 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 41 (1.60%) Apache
10 40 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 40 (1.56%) Tomcat
11 36 (1.41%) Office Communications Server
12 25 (0.98%) Confluence
13 23 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
14 19 (0.74%) IBM Notes
15 14 (0.55%) JBoss
15 14 (0.55%) OpenStack
15 14 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
16 11 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 738 (28.86%) MS Excel
2 393 (15.37%) MS Office
3 37 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.47%) MS Project
6 2 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.078%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.078%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.078%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.039%) Revit
Business Applications
1 17 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.12%) Exstream
4 3 (0.12%) Hi Portfolio
5 2 (0.078%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.039%) assyst
6 1 (0.039%) Eikon
6 1 (0.039%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.039%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 548 (21.43%) Office 365
2 287 (11.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (2.07%) IaaS
5 34 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 34 (1.33%) OneDrive
6 31 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (0.82%) PaaS
7 21 (0.82%) SaaS
8 9 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.27%) Yammer
10 6 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.20%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.078%) Azure Machine Learning
12 2 (0.078%) GitHub
12 2 (0.078%) Nimbula
13 1 (0.039%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.039%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 565 (22.10%) Firewall
2 436 (17.05%) SAN
3 398 (15.57%) DNS
4 394 (15.41%) WAN
5 386 (15.10%) LAN
6 352 (13.77%) DHCP
7 265 (10.36%) TCP/IP
8 263 (10.29%) VPN
9 127 (4.97%) VoIP
10 115 (4.50%) Cisco ASA
11 109 (4.26%) NAS
12 99 (3.87%) VLAN
13 97 (3.79%) Internet
14 83 (3.25%) Skype
15 80 (3.13%) Network Security
16 79 (3.09%) iSCSI
17 71 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
18 60 (2.35%) NetScaler
19 57 (2.23%) MPLS
20 53 (2.07%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 569 (22.25%) SQL Server
2 109 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 101 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 83 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 78 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 73 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 46 (1.80%) Relational Database
8 40 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 33 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (0.90%) MySQL
11 22 (0.86%) Big Data
12 20 (0.78%) Hadoop
13 17 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
14 14 (0.55%) Power BI
15 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 10 (0.39%) OLAP
17 9 (0.35%) Apache Hive
17 9 (0.35%) Oracle Database
18 8 (0.31%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (1.80%) JIRA
2 20 (0.78%) Visual Studio
3 16 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.47%) Subversion
5 6 (0.23%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.23%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.23%) tSQLt
6 5 (0.20%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.16%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.16%) MSI
8 3 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.078%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.078%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.078%) git-flow
9 2 (0.078%) Redmine
9 2 (0.078%) Robot Framework
9 2 (0.078%) Selenium
9 2 (0.078%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.039%) Grunt
10 1 (0.039%) Vagrant
General
1 349 (13.65%) Finance
2 98 (3.83%) Telecoms
3 89 (3.48%) Retail
4 84 (3.29%) Banking
5 48 (1.88%) Law
6 41 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 39 (1.53%) Marketing
8 37 (1.45%) Legal
9 36 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 30 (1.17%) Games
11 28 (1.10%) Billing
12 27 (1.06%) Japanese Language
13 25 (0.98%) Back Office
14 22 (0.86%) French Language
15 16 (0.63%) Advertising
15 16 (0.63%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.47%) Electronics
16 12 (0.47%) Spanish Language
17 11 (0.43%) German Language
18 8 (0.31%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 448 (17.52%) Analyst
2 395 (15.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 384 (15.02%) Support Engineer
4 278 (10.87%) Consultant
5 259 (10.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 236 (9.23%) 3rd Line Support
7 210 (8.21%) Support Analyst
8 209 (8.17%) IT Support
9 183 (7.16%) Windows Engineer
10 158 (6.18%) Administrator
11 146 (5.71%) Service Analyst
12 141 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 140 (5.48%) IT Engineer
14 133 (5.20%) 2nd Line Support
15 132 (5.16%) Service Desk Analyst
16 107 (4.18%) Architect
17 106 (4.15%) Server Engineer
17 106 (4.15%) VMware Engineer
18 105 (4.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
19 102 (3.99%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (2.35%) Web Services
2 54 (2.11%) .NET
3 22 (0.86%) Middleware
4 18 (0.70%) MDX
5 17 (0.66%) COM
5 17 (0.66%) HTML
6 15 (0.59%) ASP.NET
7 12 (0.47%) Java EE
8 11 (0.43%) CSS
8 11 (0.43%) Regular Expression
8 11 (0.43%) STL
9 10 (0.39%) 802.1X
9 10 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (0.35%) LAMP
10 9 (0.35%) XHTML
11 7 (0.27%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.23%) ODBC
12 6 (0.23%) ZeroMQ
13 5 (0.20%) jQuery
13 5 (0.20%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 295 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 157 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 146 (5.71%) Clustering
4 135 (5.28%) Blackberry
5 113 (4.42%) Replication
6 87 (3.40%) Computer Science
7 69 (2.70%) Management Information System
8 65 (2.54%) Driving Licence
9 63 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
10 50 (1.96%) Smartphone
11 34 (1.33%) Visualisation
12 33 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
13 31 (1.21%) Fat Client
13 31 (1.21%) PKI
13 31 (1.21%) Thin Client
14 29 (1.13%) Public Cloud
15 28 (1.10%) FMCG
16 26 (1.02%) Private Cloud
17 23 (0.90%) Client/Server
18 21 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1930 (75.48%) Windows
2 1248 (48.81%) Windows Server
3 787 (30.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 704 (27.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 361 (14.12%) Windows 7
6 336 (13.14%) Linux
7 303 (11.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 215 (8.41%) Windows 8
9 124 (4.85%) Windows 10
10 117 (4.58%) Unix
11 95 (3.72%) Windows XP
12 67 (2.62%) Mac OS X
13 54 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 43 (1.68%) Windows 2000 Server
15 37 (1.45%) Android
15 37 (1.45%) Mac OS
16 35 (1.37%) Apple iOS
17 29 (1.13%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.55%) HPUX
19 11 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 918 (35.90%) ITIL
2 191 (7.47%) Migration
3 180 (7.04%) Presales
4 160 (6.26%) Service Delivery
5 152 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 143 (5.59%) PRINCE2
7 142 (5.55%) Project Management
8 133 (5.20%) Mentoring
8 133 (5.20%) Service Management
9 106 (4.15%) High Availability
10 100 (3.91%) Problem Management
11 97 (3.79%) Change Control
11 97 (3.79%) ITIL V3
12 93 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
13 88 (3.44%) Root Cause Analysis
14 77 (3.01%) Change Management
15 73 (2.85%) Mobile Device Management
15 73 (2.85%) Time Management
16 71 (2.78%) Load Balancing
17 70 (2.74%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 438 (17.13%) SQL
2 262 (10.25%) PowerShell
3 63 (2.46%) C#
4 62 (2.42%) C
5 53 (2.07%) Python
5 53 (2.07%) T-SQL
6 44 (1.72%) VB
7 40 (1.56%) Perl
8 29 (1.13%) Bash Shell
9 24 (0.94%) Java
9 24 (0.94%) VBScript
10 18 (0.70%) JavaScript
10 18 (0.70%) Shell Script
11 17 (0.66%) C++
12 14 (0.55%) PHP
13 11 (0.43%) Objective-C
14 7 (0.27%) VBA
15 6 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (0.20%) Ruby
16 5 (0.20%) sed
Qualifications
1 2557 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 894 (34.96%) MCSA
3 723 (28.28%) Cisco Certification
4 634 (24.79%) CCNA
5 633 (24.76%) MCITP
6 497 (19.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 488 (19.08%) MCP
8 323 (12.63%) Degree
9 178 (6.96%) ITIL Certification
10 165 (6.45%) CCNP
11 163 (6.37%) Citrix Certification
12 154 (6.02%) MCTS
13 147 (5.75%) Security Cleared
14 136 (5.32%) CCA
15 95 (3.72%) CISSP
16 87 (3.40%) SC Cleared
17 84 (3.29%) MCDST
18 55 (2.15%) Network+ Certification
19 41 (1.60%) A+ Certification
19 41 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (9.93%) SLA
2 59 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (1.88%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.47%) Solvency II
5 11 (0.43%) QA
5 11 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.39%) COBIT
6 10 (0.39%) HIPAA
7 9 (0.35%) ISO27002
8 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.12%) GPG13
9 3 (0.12%) SSAE 16
10 2 (0.078%) COSO
10 2 (0.078%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1455 (56.90%) Active Directory
2 807 (31.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 570 (22.29%) Hyper-V
4 283 (11.07%) XenApp
5 251 (9.82%) vSphere
6 137 (5.36%) XenDesktop
7 89 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
8 73 (2.85%) Virtual Servers
8 73 (2.85%) VMware ESX
9 72 (2.82%) Terminal Services
10 58 (2.27%) XenServer
11 51 (1.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 47 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
13 46 (1.80%) NFS
14 28 (1.10%) vCloud
15 23 (0.90%) Firmware
16 21 (0.82%) Xen
17 20 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
18 18 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 17 (0.66%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 318 (12.44%) SCCM
2 188 (7.35%) SCOM
3 90 (3.52%) Backup Exec
4 79 (3.09%) WSUS
5 53 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
6 51 (1.99%) SCVMM
7 45 (1.76%) NetBackup
8 36 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
9 33 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
10 32 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
11 29 (1.13%) Nagios
12 22 (0.86%) Nessus
13 21 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
13 21 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 20 (0.78%) vMotion
15 19 (0.74%) DameWare
16 17 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 16 (0.63%) AirWatch
18 15 (0.59%) Puppet
18 15 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1782 (69.69%) Microsoft
2 1314 (51.39%) VMware
3 736 (28.78%) Citrix
4 723 (28.28%) Cisco
5 376 (14.70%) HP
6 179 (7.00%) NetApp
7 137 (5.36%) Dell
8 121 (4.73%) Apple
9 111 (4.34%) Symantec
10 110 (4.30%) SolarWinds
11 107 (4.18%) EMC
12 83 (3.25%) Veeam
13 80 (3.13%) Avaya
14 79 (3.09%) Oracle
15 78 (3.05%) Juniper
16 77 (3.01%) IBM
17 74 (2.89%) Red Hat
18 72 (2.82%) SonicWALL
19 68 (2.66%) CheckPoint
20 67 (2.62%) Sophos
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 36 minutes ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 37 minutes ago
Camberley, Surrey
Dane Partnership
Salary: Circa £28-32k negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 31 minutes ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Lab
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £28500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Negotiable + Bonus + Shift Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Pension,Parking,Certs paid for.
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + company car, pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £15000 - £19000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 4 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: C£80,000 base plus 15% bonus and benefits (some flex)
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: c£80,000 plus 15% bonus and benefits (some flex)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Up to £35,000 dependent upon experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Outstanding benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago