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

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 260 238 209
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1206 1525 1766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.39% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.75% 5.07% 5.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1061 1307 1491
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 £25,050 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
25367 30060 31540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.32% 27.48% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 20569 24250 24401
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 August 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 August 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 -22 1123 £40,000 +3.89% 133
London -11 361 £42,500 - 45
South East -57 299 £42,500 +9.67% 30
South West +46 141 £40,000 -0.62% 11
Berkshire +38 89 £52,500 +40.00% 10
Yorkshire +25 86 £26,250 -29.05% 9
West Midlands 0 76 £39,500 +5.33% 9
Surrey -55 76 £35,000 -12.50% 9
North West +2 75 £35,224 +21.46% 17
City of London +44 72 £47,500 +21.79% 11
Hampshire -21 61 £38,750 -8.82% 8
East of England -39 57 £45,000 +12.50% 3
West Yorkshire -6 54 £31,500 -14.86% 3
Gloucestershire +7 49 £50,000 +23.45% 3
Wiltshire +35 42 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Bracknell - 36 £52,500 -
Leeds +11 34 £35,000 -7.89% 1
Chippenham +24 33 £35,000 -20.92% 2
Manchester -17 33 £42,000 +27.27% 9
Birmingham -22 32 £37,500 - 2
Hertfordshire +24 31 £55,000 +69.23% 1
East Midlands -13 29 £30,750 -2.38% 4
Somerset +16 24 £41,000 -6.28% 1
Cheshire +17 23 £37,500 +50.00% 5
Kent +7 23 £28,500 -25.97% 1
Buckinghamshire +19 22 £40,000 +29.03% 1
Southampton -14 22 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Reading -4 20 £47,500 +39.70% 3
Cambridgeshire 0 17 £40,000 - 2
Woking +4 16 £40,000 -17.94% 1

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2461 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1883 (76.51%) Windows
3 1675 (68.06%) Microsoft
4 1425 (57.90%) Active Directory
5 1282 (52.09%) VMware
6 1195 (48.56%) Windows Server
7 914 (37.14%) ITIL
8 873 (35.47%) MCSA
9 872 (35.43%) MS Exchange
10 807 (32.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 798 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 741 (30.11%) Cisco Certification
13 711 (28.89%) MS Excel
14 710 (28.85%) Cisco
15 701 (28.48%) Citrix
16 697 (28.32%) Windows Server 2008
17 663 (26.94%) CCNA
18 644 (26.17%) MCITP
19 573 (23.28%) Firewall
20 552 (22.43%) Hyper-V
21 540 (21.94%) Office 365
22 515 (20.93%) SQL Server
23 514 (20.89%) MCP
24 495 (20.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 413 (16.78%) Exchange Server 2010
26 411 (16.70%) DNS
27 408 (16.58%) SAN
28 397 (16.13%) WAN
29 395 (16.05%) Windows 7
30 386 (15.68%) SQL

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
1 872 (35.43%) MS Exchange
2 413 (16.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 378 (15.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 274 (11.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 243 (9.87%) SharePoint
6 239 (9.71%) Skype for Business
7 179 (7.27%) IIS
8 93 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2003
9 49 (1.99%) Apache
10 45 (1.83%) Tomcat
11 39 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 34 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 24 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
14 21 (0.85%) IBM Notes
15 19 (0.77%) JBoss
16 18 (0.73%) Confluence
16 18 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2000
17 14 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (0.53%) SAS
18 13 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 711 (28.89%) MS Excel
2 366 (14.87%) MS Office
3 39 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.33%) MS Project
6 2 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.081%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.081%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.12%) Exstream
3 3 (0.12%) Hi Portfolio
4 2 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.081%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.041%) assyst
5 1 (0.041%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 540 (21.94%) Office 365
2 275 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 116 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (1.71%) IaaS
5 39 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
6 34 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 30 (1.22%) OneDrive
8 26 (1.06%) SaaS
9 24 (0.98%) PaaS
10 11 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.33%) Yammer
12 7 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.12%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.12%) SoftLayer
15 2 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.081%) GitHub
15 2 (0.081%) Nimbula
16 1 (0.041%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 573 (23.28%) Firewall
2 411 (16.70%) DNS
3 408 (16.58%) SAN
4 397 (16.13%) WAN
5 384 (15.60%) LAN
6 373 (15.16%) DHCP
7 283 (11.50%) TCP/IP
8 256 (10.40%) VPN
9 132 (5.36%) VoIP
10 111 (4.51%) Cisco ASA
11 97 (3.94%) VLAN
12 96 (3.90%) Internet
13 87 (3.54%) Skype
14 86 (3.49%) NAS
15 76 (3.09%) Network Security
16 73 (2.97%) Remote Desktop
17 71 (2.89%) iSCSI
18 69 (2.80%) Wireless
19 59 (2.40%) MPLS
20 58 (2.36%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 515 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 104 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 65 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 62 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 61 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 37 (1.50%) Relational Database
8 34 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 30 (1.22%) Big Data
10 24 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 22 (0.89%) MySQL
12 21 (0.85%) Hadoop
13 20 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (0.41%) Apache Hive
15 10 (0.41%) NoSQL
15 10 (0.41%) OLAP
15 10 (0.41%) Power BI
16 7 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (0.28%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 38 (1.54%) JIRA
2 17 (0.69%) Visual Studio
3 13 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.37%) Subversion
5 6 (0.24%) tSQLt
6 5 (0.20%) Redmine
7 4 (0.16%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.12%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.12%) CodeSonar
8 3 (0.12%) git-flow
8 3 (0.12%) MSI
8 3 (0.12%) Robot Framework
8 3 (0.12%) Selenium
8 3 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.081%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.081%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.041%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.041%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.041%) Vagrant
General
1 325 (13.21%) Finance
2 99 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 82 (3.33%) Retail
4 80 (3.25%) Banking
5 42 (1.71%) Law
6 38 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.30%) Games
7 32 (1.30%) Marketing
7 32 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 29 (1.18%) Billing
9 26 (1.06%) Japanese Language
10 24 (0.98%) Back Office
10 24 (0.98%) Legal
11 21 (0.85%) French Language
12 16 (0.65%) Advertising
13 14 (0.57%) Investment Banking
14 12 (0.49%) Spanish Language
15 11 (0.45%) German Language
16 10 (0.41%) Electronics
17 8 (0.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 467 (18.98%) Analyst
2 382 (15.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 370 (15.03%) Support Engineer
4 254 (10.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 241 (9.79%) 3rd Line Support
6 232 (9.43%) Consultant
7 204 (8.29%) Support Analyst
8 201 (8.17%) IT Support
9 168 (6.83%) Windows Engineer
10 163 (6.62%) Service Analyst
11 146 (5.93%) Service Desk Analyst
12 143 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 132 (5.36%) IT Engineer
14 130 (5.28%) Administrator
15 120 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
16 113 (4.59%) VMware Engineer
17 107 (4.35%) Architect
18 103 (4.19%) Server Engineer
19 102 (4.14%) Network Engineer
20 100 (4.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (2.44%) Web Services
2 50 (2.03%) .NET
3 21 (0.85%) Middleware
4 18 (0.73%) Java EE
4 18 (0.73%) STL
5 16 (0.65%) ASP.NET
5 16 (0.65%) HTML
6 13 (0.53%) Regular Expression
7 12 (0.49%) MDX
8 11 (0.45%) COM
8 11 (0.45%) CSS
9 9 (0.37%) 802.1X
9 9 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (0.37%) ODBC
10 8 (0.33%) XHTML
11 7 (0.28%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.28%) LAMP
11 7 (0.28%) WSH
12 6 (0.24%) ZeroMQ
13 5 (0.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 292 (11.87%) Data Centre
2 160 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 142 (5.77%) Clustering
4 125 (5.08%) Blackberry
5 90 (3.66%) Replication
6 89 (3.62%) Computer Science
7 74 (3.01%) Management Information System
8 71 (2.89%) Driving Licence
9 65 (2.64%) Video Conferencing
10 40 (1.63%) Smartphone
11 36 (1.46%) PKI
12 31 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
12 31 (1.26%) Visualisation
13 30 (1.22%) FMCG
13 30 (1.22%) Public Cloud
14 25 (1.02%) Client/Server
15 23 (0.93%) Fat Client
15 23 (0.93%) Thin Client
16 21 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
16 21 (0.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1883 (76.51%) Windows
2 1195 (48.56%) Windows Server
3 798 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 697 (28.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 395 (16.05%) Windows 7
6 337 (13.69%) Linux
7 304 (12.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 252 (10.24%) Windows 8
9 137 (5.57%) Windows 10
10 109 (4.43%) Unix
11 99 (4.02%) Windows XP
12 66 (2.68%) Mac OS X
12 66 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 36 (1.46%) Android
14 33 (1.34%) Apple iOS
15 32 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
16 31 (1.26%) Mac OS
17 25 (1.02%) Ubuntu
18 15 (0.61%) Solaris
19 14 (0.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 914 (37.14%) ITIL
2 202 (8.21%) Migration
3 168 (6.83%) Presales
4 148 (6.01%) Mentoring
4 148 (6.01%) PRINCE2
4 148 (6.01%) Service Delivery
5 143 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 137 (5.57%) Project Management
7 128 (5.20%) Service Management
8 114 (4.63%) High Availability
9 107 (4.35%) Problem Management
10 98 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
11 97 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
12 94 (3.82%) ITIL V3
13 86 (3.49%) Time Management
14 84 (3.41%) Change Control
15 82 (3.33%) Load Balancing
16 72 (2.93%) Continuous Improvement
16 72 (2.93%) Cybersecurity
17 69 (2.80%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 386 (15.68%) SQL
2 285 (11.58%) PowerShell
3 64 (2.60%) C
3 64 (2.60%) C#
4 61 (2.48%) Python
5 51 (2.07%) T-SQL
6 45 (1.83%) Perl
7 44 (1.79%) VB
8 33 (1.34%) VBScript
9 29 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 26 (1.06%) Java
11 23 (0.93%) C++
12 18 (0.73%) JavaScript
12 18 (0.73%) Objective-C
13 16 (0.65%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.45%) PHP
15 6 (0.24%) Korn
15 6 (0.24%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.24%) R
16 5 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2461 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 873 (35.47%) MCSA
3 741 (30.11%) Cisco Certification
4 663 (26.94%) CCNA
5 644 (26.17%) MCITP
6 514 (20.89%) MCP
7 495 (20.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 315 (12.80%) Degree
9 170 (6.91%) CCNP
10 167 (6.79%) ITIL Certification
11 160 (6.50%) Citrix Certification
12 149 (6.05%) Security Cleared
13 141 (5.73%) MCTS
14 137 (5.57%) CCA
15 105 (4.27%) CISSP
16 84 (3.41%) MCDST
17 83 (3.37%) SC Cleared
18 61 (2.48%) Network+ Certification
19 52 (2.11%) CompTIA Security+
19 52 (2.11%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (10.28%) SLA
2 74 (3.01%) PCI DSS
3 56 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.45%) QA
6 10 (0.41%) COBIT
6 10 (0.41%) HIPAA
7 9 (0.37%) ISO27002
8 7 (0.28%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.16%) GPG13
9 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.12%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.081%) COSO
11 2 (0.081%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.081%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.041%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 1425 (57.90%) Active Directory
2 807 (32.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 552 (22.43%) Hyper-V
4 285 (11.58%) XenApp
5 241 (9.79%) vSphere
6 116 (4.71%) XenDesktop
7 78 (3.17%) VMware ESX
8 73 (2.97%) Virtual Servers
9 70 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
10 68 (2.76%) Terminal Services
11 49 (1.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 49 (1.99%) XenServer
12 47 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
13 46 (1.87%) NFS
14 31 (1.26%) vCloud
15 23 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
16 20 (0.81%) Firmware
16 20 (0.81%) Xen
17 17 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 17 (0.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 323 (13.12%) SCCM
2 189 (7.68%) SCOM
3 82 (3.33%) WSUS
4 76 (3.09%) Backup Exec
5 48 (1.95%) SCVMM
6 39 (1.58%) Microsoft Clustering
7 34 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
7 34 (1.38%) NetBackup
8 32 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
8 32 (1.30%) Nagios
9 28 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
10 24 (0.98%) Nessus
11 22 (0.89%) Puppet
12 21 (0.85%) DameWare
13 20 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
14 19 (0.77%) AirWatch
15 18 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 17 (0.69%) SCSM
16 17 (0.69%) vMotion
17 15 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1675 (68.06%) Microsoft
2 1282 (52.09%) VMware
3 710 (28.85%) Cisco
4 701 (28.48%) Citrix
5 366 (14.87%) HP
6 153 (6.22%) NetApp
7 126 (5.12%) Dell
8 116 (4.71%) EMC
9 115 (4.67%) Apple
10 110 (4.47%) Symantec
11 109 (4.43%) SolarWinds
12 87 (3.54%) Red Hat
13 83 (3.37%) Veeam
14 82 (3.33%) Juniper
15 77 (3.13%) IBM
16 73 (2.97%) Avaya
17 72 (2.93%) CheckPoint
17 72 (2.93%) Oracle
18 68 (2.76%) SonicWALL
19 60 (2.44%) Sophos
Hertfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Goole, North Humberside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £23500 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, 25 days hol, Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £56000 - £700000 per annum + 5k Car + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
TTR UK Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £28,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Plus Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JWResource
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70k - £80k basic + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + excellent training and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k per year + Amazing benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Parasol Management ltd.
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £17,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago