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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 186 189 191
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1803 1850 1681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.53% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.92% 5.64% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1546 1608 1454
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,834
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.97%

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
30453 32795 31536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.48% 27.16% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 23885 26176 25383
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -1 1721 £40,000 +6.66% 198
London +51 750 £42,500 - 76
South East -4 441 £42,000 +18.30% 40
City of London +56 237 £47,500 +18.75% 17
Berkshire +5 134 £55,000 +48.64% 12
East of England +14 133 £35,000 +2.94% 8
South West +21 115 £34,000 +0.74% 15
North West -20 102 £40,000 +21.21% 23
Hampshire +33 92 £42,500 +28.15% 9
Yorkshire -51 84 £32,750 -5.07% 11
Surrey -19 82 £42,500 +21.42% 6
West Midlands -28 61 £31,750 -16.44% 11
Hertfordshire +20 54 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Reading -31 53 £41,250 +0.60% 5
Manchester -15 51 £40,000 +21.21% 19
West Yorkshire -49 47 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Southampton +14 46 £42,500 +28.15% 4
Gloucestershire +21 42 £31,500 +14.54% 2
East Midlands -20 41 £35,000 -12.50% 9
Cheltenham +28 37 £32,250 -21.81% 2
Kent +23 37 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Essex +15 36 £32,000 +28.00%
Buckinghamshire -14 32 £37,500 -11.76% 9
Leeds -42 32 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Wiltshire +23 30 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Cheshire -12 29 £33,750 -2.87% 3
Dorset -9 26 £35,000 - 3
East Sussex - 23 £37,500 - 1
West Sussex +7 22 £35,000 +12.00% 1
Canary Wharf - 22 £65,000 -

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3576 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2834 (79.25%) Windows
3 2630 (73.55%) Microsoft
4 1967 (55.01%) Active Directory
5 1830 (51.17%) VMware
6 1288 (36.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 1255 (35.10%) MS Exchange
8 1254 (35.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1198 (33.50%) MS Excel
10 1177 (32.91%) MCITP
11 1170 (32.72%) MCSA
12 1155 (32.30%) Citrix
13 1142 (31.94%) ITIL
14 1034 (28.91%) Cisco
15 959 (26.82%) Windows Server 2012
16 922 (25.78%) Cisco Certification
17 881 (24.64%) MCP
18 820 (22.93%) CCNA
19 804 (22.48%) Firewall
20 756 (21.14%) Hyper-V
21 751 (21.00%) SQL Server
22 717 (20.05%) SAN
23 688 (19.24%) Windows Server 2003
24 687 (19.21%) Windows 7
25 684 (19.13%) DNS
26 682 (19.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 615 (17.20%) TCP/IP
28 609 (17.03%) HP
29 605 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2010
30 588 (16.44%) MS Office

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1255 (35.10%) MS Exchange
2 605 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 520 (14.54%) SharePoint
4 469 (13.12%) Lync
5 366 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 339 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 280 (7.83%) IIS
8 214 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 195 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 85 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
11 78 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 72 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
13 53 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2000
14 39 (1.09%) Apache
15 21 (0.59%) CMS
15 21 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
16 16 (0.45%) Commerce Server
16 16 (0.45%) SAS
17 13 (0.36%) Tomcat
18 10 (0.28%) Site Server
Applications
1 1198 (33.50%) MS Excel
2 588 (16.44%) MS Office
3 46 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 11 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 10 (0.28%) MS Project
8 8 (0.22%) S-PLUS
8 8 (0.22%) Mingle
9 6 (0.17%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.084%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.084%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.028%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.34%) SAP Business One
4 12 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
6 7 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (0.14%) Sage 50
8 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.084%) Agresso
9 3 (0.084%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.084%) SAP CCM
9 3 (0.084%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.056%) HiPortfolio
11 1 (0.028%) Primavera
11 1 (0.028%) Sage 1000
11 1 (0.028%) Sage 200
11 1 (0.028%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 367 (10.26%) Office 365
2 148 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 58 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
5 54 (1.51%) IaaS
6 41 (1.15%) PaaS
7 36 (1.01%) SaaS
8 8 (0.22%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.20%) Symantec.cloud
10 6 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.11%) Yammer
12 2 (0.056%) Dropbox
12 2 (0.056%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 804 (22.48%) Firewall
2 717 (20.05%) SAN
3 684 (19.13%) DNS
4 615 (17.20%) TCP/IP
5 493 (13.79%) DHCP
6 442 (12.36%) WAN
7 403 (11.27%) LAN
8 374 (10.46%) VPN
9 212 (5.93%) VoIP
10 163 (4.56%) Internet
10 163 (4.56%) NAS
11 139 (3.89%) VLAN
12 115 (3.22%) Unified Communications
13 109 (3.05%) Wireless
14 103 (2.88%) MPLS
15 89 (2.49%) Network Security
15 89 (2.49%) iSCSI
16 66 (1.85%) NetScaler
17 57 (1.59%) Fibre Channel
18 50 (1.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 751 (21.00%) SQL Server
2 168 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 104 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 61 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 56 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
7 41 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 39 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 28 (0.78%) MySQL
9 28 (0.78%) DB2
10 23 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (0.62%) Big Data
12 15 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (0.36%) QlikView
15 11 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
15 11 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
16 10 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (0.28%) NoSQL
17 9 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 27 (0.76%) MSI
2 16 (0.45%) InstallShield
3 12 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.31%) TeamCity
5 10 (0.28%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (0.22%) MSTest
6 8 (0.22%) NUnit
7 5 (0.14%) RequisitePro
8 4 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.084%) Ant
9 3 (0.084%) Selenium
9 3 (0.084%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.084%) FogBugz
10 2 (0.056%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.028%) Apache Ivy
11 1 (0.028%) WinDbg
General
1 570 (15.94%) Finance
2 115 (3.22%) Telecoms
3 110 (3.08%) Banking
4 86 (2.40%) Law
5 81 (2.27%) Advertising
6 77 (2.15%) Legal
7 66 (1.85%) Retail
8 57 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 51 (1.43%) Back Office
9 51 (1.43%) Investment Banking
10 50 (1.40%) Front Office
11 25 (0.70%) Marketing
12 19 (0.53%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.48%) Games
14 16 (0.45%) Billing
14 16 (0.45%) Publishing
14 16 (0.45%) Dutch Language
14 16 (0.45%) German Language
14 16 (0.45%) Italian Language
14 16 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 587 (16.41%) Analyst
2 561 (15.69%) Support Engineer
3 552 (15.44%) Consultant
4 399 (11.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 324 (9.06%) Support Analyst
6 314 (8.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 225 (6.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 174 (4.87%) Technical Consultant
9 170 (4.75%) Architect
10 161 (4.50%) Desktop Support
11 160 (4.47%) IT Support
12 157 (4.39%) Systems Engineer
13 140 (3.91%) Administrator
14 132 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 124 (3.47%) Technical Support
16 115 (3.22%) Microsoft Consultant
17 107 (2.99%) Network Engineer
17 107 (2.99%) Server Engineer
18 99 (2.77%) Service Analyst
19 98 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (3.33%) .NET
2 60 (1.68%) Web Services
3 53 (1.48%) Application Packaging
4 51 (1.43%) ASP.NET
5 44 (1.23%) Software Packaging
6 23 (0.64%) HTML
7 20 (0.56%) Regular Expression
8 18 (0.50%) .NET Framework
9 16 (0.45%) COM
10 13 (0.36%) CSS
11 12 (0.34%) SAML
12 11 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (0.28%) WCF
14 9 (0.25%) ODBC
15 8 (0.22%) XML
15 8 (0.22%) WPF
15 8 (0.22%) Silverlight
15 8 (0.22%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (0.22%) RESTful
15 8 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 301 (8.42%) Blackberry
2 254 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 201 (5.62%) Clustering
4 176 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 133 (3.72%) Private Cloud
6 117 (3.27%) Fat Client
6 117 (3.27%) Thin Client
7 112 (3.13%) Computer Science
8 95 (2.66%) Replication
9 87 (2.43%) Client/Server
10 61 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
11 30 (0.84%) iPhone
11 30 (0.84%) BYOD
12 29 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
13 28 (0.78%) Statistics
14 24 (0.67%) PKI
15 23 (0.64%) Hedge funds
15 23 (0.64%) iSeries
16 22 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
17 19 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2834 (79.25%) Windows
2 1288 (36.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 959 (26.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 688 (19.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 687 (19.21%) Windows 7
6 427 (11.94%) Linux
7 324 (9.06%) Windows 8
8 262 (7.33%) Windows XP
9 166 (4.64%) UNIX
10 159 (4.45%) Windows Vista
11 100 (2.80%) Windows 2000 Server
12 87 (2.43%) Mac OS X
13 65 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 51 (1.43%) Windows 2000
15 36 (1.01%) Solaris
15 36 (1.01%) Android
16 33 (0.92%) CentOS
17 30 (0.84%) Mac OS
17 30 (0.84%) AIX
18 28 (0.78%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1142 (31.94%) ITIL
2 349 (9.76%) Migration
3 292 (8.17%) Service Delivery
4 225 (6.29%) Problem Management
5 219 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 196 (5.48%) Project Management
7 185 (5.17%) Mentoring
8 150 (4.19%) Service Management
9 143 (4.00%) PRINCE2
10 136 (3.80%) Business Continuity
11 131 (3.66%) Incident Management
12 118 (3.30%) Change Management
13 109 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
14 95 (2.66%) CRM
15 89 (2.49%) Load Balancing
16 76 (2.13%) Change Control
17 75 (2.10%) Root Cause Analysis
18 66 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
18 66 (1.85%) Time Management
19 61 (1.71%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 577 (16.14%) SQL
2 330 (9.23%) PowerShell
3 63 (1.76%) VBScript
4 59 (1.65%) C
5 52 (1.45%) C#
6 37 (1.03%) VB
7 28 (0.78%) Java
8 26 (0.73%) T-SQL
9 25 (0.70%) Shell Script
10 24 (0.67%) VBA
11 23 (0.64%) Perl
12 10 (0.28%) C++
12 10 (0.28%) Python
13 9 (0.25%) JavaScript
14 6 (0.17%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.11%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.084%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.056%) R
17 2 (0.056%) PHP
18 1 (0.028%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3576 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1177 (32.91%) MCITP
3 1170 (32.72%) MCSA
4 922 (25.78%) Cisco Certification
5 881 (24.64%) MCP
6 820 (22.93%) CCNA
7 682 (19.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 449 (12.56%) Degree
9 397 (11.10%) Citrix Certification
10 380 (10.63%) MCTS
11 365 (10.21%) CCA
12 201 (5.62%) CCNP
13 186 (5.20%) Security Cleared
14 160 (4.47%) SC Cleared
15 104 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
16 74 (2.07%) CISSP
17 69 (1.93%) MCDST
17 69 (1.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 68 (1.90%) CCEA
19 67 (1.87%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (9.82%) SLA
2 104 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 46 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 28 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 18 (0.50%) QA
7 12 (0.34%) COBIT
8 11 (0.31%) GPG13
9 9 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 6 (0.17%) GMP
10 6 (0.17%) BS7799
10 6 (0.17%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.056%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.028%) GLP
13 1 (0.028%) HL7
System Software
1 1967 (55.01%) Active Directory
2 1254 (35.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 756 (21.14%) Hyper-V
4 448 (12.53%) vSphere
5 386 (10.79%) XenApp
6 212 (5.93%) VMware ESX
7 207 (5.79%) XenDesktop
8 179 (5.01%) VMware ESXi
9 116 (3.24%) Terminal Services
10 75 (2.10%) XenServer
11 71 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
12 70 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 67 (1.87%) vCloud
14 39 (1.09%) Xen
15 38 (1.06%) ISA Server
16 32 (0.89%) VMware Server
16 32 (0.89%) BitLocker
17 30 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 27 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
19 16 (0.45%) UAG
Systems Management
1 476 (13.31%) SCCM
2 297 (8.31%) SCOM
3 190 (5.31%) Backup Exec
4 79 (2.21%) SCVMM
5 76 (2.13%) WSUS
6 63 (1.76%) NetBackup
7 57 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
8 45 (1.26%) Nagios
9 39 (1.09%) SCDPM
10 31 (0.87%) SCOrch
11 28 (0.78%) Legato
12 25 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 25 (0.70%) SCSM
12 25 (0.70%) Opsview
13 21 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 21 (0.59%) Windows Intune
14 20 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 19 (0.53%) AirWatch
16 18 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
16 18 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 2630 (73.55%) Microsoft
2 1830 (51.17%) VMware
3 1155 (32.30%) Citrix
4 1034 (28.91%) Cisco
5 609 (17.03%) HP
6 272 (7.61%) NetApp
7 245 (6.85%) Symantec
8 205 (5.73%) Dell
9 177 (4.95%) Apple
10 169 (4.73%) Juniper
11 167 (4.67%) EMC
12 143 (4.00%) Avaya
13 125 (3.50%) Oracle
14 106 (2.96%) IBM
15 104 (2.91%) Veeam
16 101 (2.82%) CheckPoint
17 98 (2.74%) Remedy
18 88 (2.46%) 3PAR
19 83 (2.32%) CommVault
20 78 (2.18%) LANDesk
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum plus 17.5% bonus and benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Enorth Staffing
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £65,000 to £72,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 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
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Urban Network UK Limited
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + High bonus + package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + 36 Days Leave, Pension, Training
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension Scheme, Health + More
Posted: Yesterday