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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 227 187 192
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1432 1880 1668
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.31% 1.60% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.81% 5.85% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1205 1580 1445
Average salary £38,500 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.28% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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
29780 32110 30300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.21% 27.30% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 23622 25307 24575
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
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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 -45 1358 £38,500 -1.28% 166
South East -12 435 £38,500 +2.66% 45
London -49 422 £44,000 +3.52% 55
Surrey +15 135 £37,500 -2.59% 14
East of England 0 130 £40,000 +14.28% 16
Hampshire +18 93 £42,500 +23.18% 12
North West -18 92 £28,000 -11.11% 17
South West +9 85 £35,000 - 8
City of London -10 82 £45,000 - 15
Berkshire -8 80 £46,250 -2.63% 8
West Midlands -61 70 £37,500 -2.59% 4
Yorkshire -69 70 £38,500 -3.75% 12
West Yorkshire -63 53 £37,500 +1.35% 10
Buckinghamshire -12 46 £30,000 -40.00% 5
Hertfordshire -6 42 £35,000 -23.91% 2
East Midlands -31 39 £36,750 -12.50% 6
Leeds -52 39 £38,500 -7.22% 6
Cheshire -9 38 £23,000 -22.03% 6
Kent -7 35 £30,000 -3.22% 3
Southampton -13 34 £45,000 +30.43% 1
Bedfordshire -9 33 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Manchester -18 33 £38,212 +27.37% 8
Reading -13 32 £30,500 -39.00% 5
Birmingham -39 30 £37,500 -10.71% 2
Milton Keynes -8 28 £30,000 -29.41% 4
Cambridgeshire +22 27 £40,000 +21.21% 10
Dorset +18 27 £35,000 - 4
Wiltshire +2 27 £42,500 +29.77% 1
Farnborough -5 27 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Leatherhead +14 24 £45,000 +50.00%

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 3350 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2550 (76.12%) Windows
3 2337 (69.76%) Microsoft
4 1745 (52.09%) Active Directory
5 1703 (50.84%) VMware
6 1190 (35.52%) MS Exchange
7 1166 (34.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 1106 (33.01%) ITIL
9 1078 (32.18%) MCITP
10 1066 (31.82%) MCSA
11 1057 (31.55%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1020 (30.45%) MS Excel
13 994 (29.67%) Citrix
14 985 (29.40%) Cisco
15 921 (27.49%) Windows Server 2012
16 851 (25.40%) Cisco Certification
17 818 (24.42%) MCP
18 799 (23.85%) CCNA
19 733 (21.88%) Firewall
20 725 (21.64%) SQL Server
21 663 (19.79%) Hyper-V
22 660 (19.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 641 (19.13%) Exchange Server 2010
24 639 (19.07%) SAN
25 611 (18.24%) Windows 7
26 609 (18.18%) DNS
27 557 (16.63%) SQL
28 553 (16.51%) HP
29 543 (16.21%) Windows Server 2003
30 518 (15.46%) TCP/IP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 1190 (35.52%) MS Exchange
2 641 (19.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 430 (12.84%) SharePoint
4 382 (11.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 365 (10.90%) Lync
6 305 (9.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 255 (7.61%) IIS
8 197 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 186 (5.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 71 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2000
11 61 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 58 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
13 50 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
14 22 (0.66%) Apache
15 21 (0.63%) Tomcat
16 20 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
17 18 (0.54%) SAS
18 13 (0.39%) IBM Notes
19 12 (0.36%) WorkSite
20 9 (0.27%) Site Server
Applications
1 1020 (30.45%) MS Excel
2 492 (14.69%) MS Office
3 66 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.30%) MS Project
5 10 (0.30%) PowerPivot
6 9 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.24%) Mingle
7 8 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.12%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.060%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
2 20 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.48%) SAP Business One
4 10 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.15%) Sage 50
7 4 (0.12%) SAP CCM
7 4 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.12%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.090%) Summit
8 3 (0.090%) Agresso
9 2 (0.060%) HiPortfolio
9 2 (0.060%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.060%) MIS ActiveH
10 1 (0.030%) JDE OneWorld
10 1 (0.030%) Hyperion Planning
10 1 (0.030%) Sage 1000
10 1 (0.030%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.030%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 372 (11.10%) Office 365
2 162 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
4 49 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
5 41 (1.22%) IaaS
6 31 (0.93%) SaaS
7 27 (0.81%) PaaS
8 8 (0.24%) Symantec.cloud
8 8 (0.24%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.15%) Yammer
10 4 (0.12%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.060%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.030%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 733 (21.88%) Firewall
2 639 (19.07%) SAN
3 609 (18.18%) DNS
4 518 (15.46%) TCP/IP
5 491 (14.66%) DHCP
6 456 (13.61%) WAN
7 430 (12.84%) LAN
8 348 (10.39%) VPN
9 181 (5.40%) VoIP
10 144 (4.30%) Internet
11 135 (4.03%) VLAN
12 132 (3.94%) NAS
13 104 (3.10%) Wireless
14 96 (2.87%) MPLS
15 90 (2.69%) Network Security
16 87 (2.60%) iSCSI
17 77 (2.30%) Unified Communications
18 74 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
19 43 (1.28%) SSL
19 43 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 725 (21.64%) SQL Server
2 181 (5.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 115 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 88 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 75 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 47 (1.40%) Oracle Database
7 42 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 41 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
8 41 (1.22%) MySQL
9 29 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (0.63%) Big Data
12 20 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 19 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
15 14 (0.42%) DB2
15 14 (0.42%) Relational Database
16 10 (0.30%) NoSQL
16 10 (0.30%) Hadoop
17 8 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (0.69%) MSI
2 19 (0.57%) Visual Studio
3 16 (0.48%) InstallShield
4 13 (0.39%) TeamCity
4 13 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 12 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (0.27%) MSTest
7 8 (0.24%) NUnit
8 6 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.15%) Apache Ivy
9 5 (0.15%) RequisitePro
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.090%) AdminStudio
12 2 (0.060%) Subversion
12 2 (0.060%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.030%) WinDbg
13 1 (0.030%) JIRA
13 1 (0.030%) Ant
General
1 517 (15.43%) Finance
2 120 (3.58%) Telecoms
3 102 (3.04%) Legal
4 97 (2.90%) Law
5 89 (2.66%) Banking
6 77 (2.30%) Retail
7 65 (1.94%) Advertising
8 62 (1.85%) Financial Institution
9 50 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 48 (1.43%) Front Office
11 42 (1.25%) Back Office
12 27 (0.81%) Marketing
13 25 (0.75%) Manufacturing
14 23 (0.69%) Publishing
15 20 (0.60%) Billing
16 19 (0.57%) Games
16 19 (0.57%) Automotive
17 18 (0.54%) Spanish Language
18 16 (0.48%) Local Government
18 16 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 526 (15.70%) Support Engineer
2 524 (15.64%) Analyst
3 405 (12.09%) Consultant
4 385 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 277 (8.27%) Support Analyst
6 224 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 223 (6.66%) 3rd Line Support
8 183 (5.46%) Administrator
9 169 (5.04%) Systems Engineer
10 161 (4.81%) Desktop Support
11 160 (4.78%) Architect
12 143 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
13 136 (4.06%) Technical Consultant
13 136 (4.06%) IT Support
14 124 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 121 (3.61%) Technical Support
16 112 (3.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 94 (2.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 88 (2.63%) Team Leader
19 81 (2.42%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (2.45%) .NET
2 51 (1.52%) Web Services
3 46 (1.37%) ASP.NET
4 43 (1.28%) Software Packaging
5 41 (1.22%) Application Packaging
6 30 (0.90%) HTML
7 27 (0.81%) CSS
8 18 (0.54%) COM
9 14 (0.42%) .NET Framework
10 12 (0.36%) Ajax
10 12 (0.36%) ODBC
10 12 (0.36%) jQuery
10 12 (0.36%) Regular Expression
11 11 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (0.33%) XML
12 10 (0.30%) SAML
12 10 (0.30%) Silverlight
13 9 (0.27%) WCF
13 9 (0.27%) WPF
14 8 (0.24%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 338 (10.09%) Data Centre
2 272 (8.12%) Blackberry
3 230 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
4 182 (5.43%) Clustering
5 181 (5.40%) Management Information System
6 116 (3.46%) Private Cloud
7 112 (3.34%) Computer Science
8 105 (3.13%) Replication
9 91 (2.72%) Thin Client
9 91 (2.72%) Fat Client
10 62 (1.85%) Client/Server
11 59 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
12 44 (1.31%) EqualLogic
13 37 (1.10%) Statistics
14 35 (1.04%) iPhone
15 33 (0.99%) HP Storage
16 32 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
17 25 (0.75%) iPad
17 25 (0.75%) BYOD
18 24 (0.72%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2550 (76.12%) Windows
2 1166 (34.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 921 (27.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 611 (18.24%) Windows 7
5 543 (16.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 431 (12.87%) Linux
7 296 (8.84%) Windows 8
8 244 (7.28%) Windows XP
9 131 (3.91%) UNIX
10 124 (3.70%) Windows Vista
11 95 (2.84%) Mac OS X
12 85 (2.54%) Windows 2000 Server
13 70 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 40 (1.19%) Android
15 33 (0.99%) Mac OS
16 29 (0.87%) Debian
17 26 (0.78%) Windows 2000
17 26 (0.78%) CentOS
18 22 (0.66%) Solaris
18 22 (0.66%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1106 (33.01%) ITIL
2 362 (10.81%) Migration
3 265 (7.91%) Service Delivery
4 215 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 203 (6.06%) Project Management
6 185 (5.52%) Problem Management
7 165 (4.93%) Mentoring
8 156 (4.66%) Service Management
9 146 (4.36%) PRINCE2
10 133 (3.97%) Business Continuity
11 107 (3.19%) Change Management
12 105 (3.13%) Incident Management
13 90 (2.69%) Agile Software Development
14 88 (2.63%) Time Management
15 86 (2.57%) Load Balancing
15 86 (2.57%) Root Cause Analysis
16 77 (2.30%) Configuration Management
17 75 (2.24%) CRM
18 72 (2.15%) Information Security
18 72 (2.15%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 557 (16.63%) SQL
2 306 (9.13%) PowerShell
3 56 (1.67%) C
4 54 (1.61%) VBScript
5 33 (0.99%) C#
6 32 (0.96%) T-SQL
6 32 (0.96%) VB
7 29 (0.87%) VBA
8 26 (0.78%) Java
9 19 (0.57%) JavaScript
10 18 (0.54%) Shell Script
11 16 (0.48%) Perl
12 12 (0.36%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.30%) Python
13 10 (0.30%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.12%) C++
15 3 (0.090%) PHP
15 3 (0.090%) Ruby
16 2 (0.060%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3350 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1078 (32.18%) MCITP
3 1066 (31.82%) MCSA
4 851 (25.40%) Cisco Certification
5 818 (24.42%) MCP
6 799 (23.85%) CCNA
7 660 (19.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 448 (13.37%) Degree
9 329 (9.82%) MCTS
10 313 (9.34%) Citrix Certification
11 284 (8.48%) CCA
12 159 (4.75%) CCNP
13 151 (4.51%) Security Cleared
14 125 (3.73%) SC Cleared
15 87 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
16 66 (1.97%) VCP5
17 63 (1.88%) CISSP
18 57 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 52 (1.55%) MCDST
20 51 (1.52%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (9.58%) SLA
2 95 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 46 (1.37%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.51%) COBIT
6 16 (0.48%) QA
7 11 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.27%) GPG13
9 7 (0.21%) ISO 9000
10 6 (0.18%) GMP
10 6 (0.18%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 5 (0.15%) BS7799
12 3 (0.090%) HL7
12 3 (0.090%) BS25999
13 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 1 (0.030%) GLP
System Software
1 1745 (52.09%) Active Directory
2 1057 (31.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 663 (19.79%) Hyper-V
4 362 (10.81%) vSphere
5 319 (9.52%) XenApp
6 168 (5.01%) VMware ESX
7 144 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
8 137 (4.09%) XenDesktop
9 112 (3.34%) Terminal Services
10 83 (2.48%) vCloud
11 66 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
12 63 (1.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 48 (1.43%) XenServer
14 34 (1.01%) Terminal Server
15 32 (0.96%) VMware Server
16 31 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
17 27 (0.81%) BitLocker
18 25 (0.75%) Xen
19 22 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 20 (0.60%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 425 (12.69%) SCCM
2 267 (7.97%) SCOM
3 166 (4.96%) Backup Exec
4 94 (2.81%) WSUS
5 61 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 45 (1.34%) NetBackup
7 43 (1.28%) SCVMM
8 36 (1.07%) Legato
9 35 (1.04%) Nagios
10 26 (0.78%) AirWatch
11 20 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 19 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 18 (0.54%) SCSM
14 15 (0.45%) SCOrch
14 15 (0.45%) Opsview
14 15 (0.45%) Tivoli
14 15 (0.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 14 (0.42%) OpenView
15 14 (0.42%) XenMobile
15 14 (0.42%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 2337 (69.76%) Microsoft
2 1703 (50.84%) VMware
3 994 (29.67%) Citrix
4 985 (29.40%) Cisco
5 553 (16.51%) HP
6 247 (7.37%) NetApp
7 228 (6.81%) Symantec
8 224 (6.69%) Dell
9 173 (5.16%) EMC
10 167 (4.99%) Apple
11 166 (4.96%) Juniper
12 142 (4.24%) Oracle
13 129 (3.85%) Avaya
14 118 (3.52%) IBM
15 94 (2.81%) CheckPoint
16 91 (2.72%) Veeam
17 82 (2.45%) Red Hat
17 82 (2.45%) CommVault
18 80 (2.39%) ServiceNow
19 70 (2.09%) Remedy
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