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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 224 197 180
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1533 1736 1614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.40% 1.51% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.13% 5.59% 5.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1314 1469 1395
Average salary £38,750 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
29896 31032 28815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.30% 27.04% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24121 24045 23400
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -19 1450 £38,500 -3.75% 164
South East +18 494 £40,000 - 43
London -39 451 £42,500 - 51
Surrey +47 232 £40,000 - 14
East of England -19 106 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Hampshire +19 96 £42,500 +30.76% 3
North West -12 94 £29,000 -9.37% 18
South West +10 93 £40,000 +33.33% 11
Yorkshire -44 88 £37,000 -11.90% 11
City of London -57 82 £39,000 -8.23% 17
West Yorkshire -28 78 £37,000 -11.90% 10
West Midlands -49 71 £37,500 - 7
Berkshire -13 57 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Leeds -12 56 £37,500 -10.71% 8
East Midlands -34 50 £28,000 -30.00% 3
Manchester -10 46 £33,000 +2.32% 12
Cheshire +8 38 £25,000 -2.91% 3
Gloucestershire +11 35 £40,500 +35.00% 5
Kent -6 35 £38,500 -15.84% 1
Southampton -8 34 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Birmingham -20 34 £37,500 -8.53% 5
Reading -11 33 £34,000 -32.00% 8
Egham +11 31 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Bedfordshire +3 29 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Buckinghamshire -28 29 £31,000 -38.00% 7
Reigate +32 27 £28,000 -8.19%
Leatherhead +12 27 £32,500 +12.06% 1
Cambridgeshire +13 25 £40,000 -15.78%
Redhill +8 25 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Hertfordshire -30 25 £32,500 -32.98% 6

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3058 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2256 (73.77%) Windows
3 2099 (68.64%) Microsoft
4 1602 (52.39%) VMware
5 1502 (49.12%) Active Directory
6 1047 (34.24%) ITIL
7 1032 (33.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 1026 (33.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1008 (32.96%) MS Exchange
10 982 (32.11%) MCITP
11 980 (32.05%) MCSA
12 906 (29.63%) MS Excel
13 902 (29.50%) Cisco
14 845 (27.63%) Citrix
15 833 (27.24%) Windows Server 2012
16 739 (24.17%) Cisco Certification
17 731 (23.90%) MCP
18 698 (22.83%) CCNA
19 688 (22.50%) Firewall
20 646 (21.12%) Hyper-V
21 644 (21.06%) SQL Server
22 618 (20.21%) SAN
23 597 (19.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 588 (19.23%) DNS
25 571 (18.67%) Exchange Server 2010
26 555 (18.15%) SQL
27 500 (16.35%) Windows 7
28 496 (16.22%) TCP/IP
29 480 (15.70%) DHCP
30 466 (15.24%) HP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1008 (32.96%) MS Exchange
2 571 (18.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 360 (11.77%) SharePoint
4 347 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 297 (9.71%) Lync
6 243 (7.95%) IIS
7 220 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 160 (5.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 151 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
10 67 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2000
11 45 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
12 43 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
13 37 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
14 28 (0.92%) Apache
15 24 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
15 24 (0.78%) Apache Pig
16 20 (0.65%) Tomcat
17 14 (0.46%) SAS
18 12 (0.39%) IBM Notes
18 12 (0.39%) WorkSite
Applications
1 906 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 441 (14.42%) MS Office
3 49 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.52%) PowerPivot
5 12 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.098%) MS Project
8 3 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.098%) Mingle
9 2 (0.065%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.033%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 21 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.33%) SAP Business One
5 5 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.16%) Sage 50
6 4 (0.13%) Summit
6 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.098%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.098%) Agresso
8 2 (0.065%) SAP CCM
8 2 (0.065%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.033%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 345 (11.28%) Office 365
2 169 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
5 38 (1.24%) IaaS
6 28 (0.92%) PaaS
7 26 (0.85%) SaaS
8 9 (0.29%) Symantec.cloud
9 8 (0.26%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.20%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.098%) Yammer
12 1 (0.033%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.033%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 688 (22.50%) Firewall
2 618 (20.21%) SAN
3 588 (19.23%) DNS
4 496 (16.22%) TCP/IP
5 480 (15.70%) DHCP
6 442 (14.45%) WAN
7 433 (14.16%) LAN
8 285 (9.32%) VPN
9 173 (5.66%) VoIP
10 142 (4.64%) NAS
11 135 (4.41%) Internet
12 113 (3.70%) VLAN
13 93 (3.04%) Wireless
14 91 (2.98%) Cisco ASA
15 88 (2.88%) Network Security
16 87 (2.84%) MPLS
17 75 (2.45%) Unified Communications
18 73 (2.39%) iSCSI
19 52 (1.70%) Skype
20 38 (1.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 644 (21.06%) SQL Server
2 160 (5.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 124 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 71 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 71 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (1.57%) MySQL
5 48 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 47 (1.54%) Big Data
7 42 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (1.28%) Hadoop
9 38 (1.24%) Oracle Database
10 34 (1.11%) Apache Hive
11 25 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
12 24 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 16 (0.52%) Relational Database
14 14 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
16 10 (0.33%) NoSQL
17 9 (0.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 27 (0.88%) Visual Studio
2 21 (0.69%) MSI
3 14 (0.46%) InstallShield
4 13 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (0.33%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (0.29%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.20%) Subversion
9 5 (0.16%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.16%) Apache Ivy
10 4 (0.13%) MSTest
10 4 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.098%) AdminStudio
11 3 (0.098%) NUnit
11 3 (0.098%) Ant
12 2 (0.065%) JIRA
13 1 (0.033%) Toad
13 1 (0.033%) Trac
13 1 (0.033%) Rational DOORS
General
1 424 (13.87%) Finance
2 146 (4.77%) Telecoms
3 114 (3.73%) Law
4 99 (3.24%) Legal
5 93 (3.04%) Retail
6 52 (1.70%) Banking
7 48 (1.57%) Advertising
8 32 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 29 (0.95%) Back Office
9 29 (0.95%) Marketing
10 28 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
11 23 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 22 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 20 (0.65%) Front Office
14 18 (0.59%) Publishing
14 18 (0.59%) Games
14 18 (0.59%) Spanish Language
15 17 (0.56%) Local Government
16 16 (0.52%) German Language
17 15 (0.49%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 475 (15.53%) Support Engineer
2 399 (13.05%) Analyst
3 360 (11.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 350 (11.45%) Consultant
5 209 (6.83%) 3rd Line Support
6 200 (6.54%) Support Analyst
7 184 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
8 181 (5.92%) Administrator
9 170 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
10 141 (4.61%) Desktop Support
11 139 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
12 129 (4.22%) IT Support
13 128 (4.19%) Architect
14 122 (3.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 107 (3.50%) Technical Consultant
16 103 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 96 (3.14%) Technical Support
17 96 (3.14%) Team Leader
18 90 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
19 85 (2.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (2.55%) .NET
2 38 (1.24%) ASP.NET
2 38 (1.24%) Application Packaging
3 37 (1.21%) Web Services
4 34 (1.11%) Software Packaging
5 31 (1.01%) CSS
6 29 (0.95%) HTML
7 22 (0.72%) STL
8 21 (0.69%) COM
8 21 (0.69%) Java EE
9 13 (0.43%) Ajax
10 12 (0.39%) jQuery
11 11 (0.36%) WPF
11 11 (0.36%) XML
12 10 (0.33%) .NET Framework
12 10 (0.33%) Regular Expression
13 9 (0.29%) ODBC
14 8 (0.26%) WCF
14 8 (0.26%) HTML5
15 7 (0.23%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 299 (9.78%) Data Centre
2 231 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 209 (6.83%) Blackberry
3 209 (6.83%) Clustering
4 188 (6.15%) Management Information System
5 102 (3.34%) Replication
6 100 (3.27%) Private Cloud
7 98 (3.20%) Computer Science
8 64 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
9 59 (1.93%) Fat Client
9 59 (1.93%) Thin Client
10 56 (1.83%) Client/Server
11 42 (1.37%) Statistics
12 38 (1.24%) EqualLogic
13 36 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 29 (0.95%) iPhone
15 25 (0.82%) iPad
15 25 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
16 22 (0.72%) EMC VNX
17 21 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2256 (73.77%) Windows
2 1032 (33.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 833 (27.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 500 (16.35%) Windows 7
5 445 (14.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 422 (13.80%) Linux
7 237 (7.75%) Windows 8
8 156 (5.10%) Windows XP
9 106 (3.47%) UNIX
10 87 (2.84%) Windows 2000 Server
11 83 (2.71%) Mac OS X
12 67 (2.19%) Windows Vista
13 62 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 55 (1.80%) Android
15 42 (1.37%) Apple iOS
16 23 (0.75%) Mac OS
17 21 (0.69%) Windows 2000
18 18 (0.59%) Debian
19 16 (0.52%) VMS
20 13 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1047 (34.24%) ITIL
2 280 (9.16%) Migration
3 220 (7.19%) Project Management
4 200 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 185 (6.05%) Service Delivery
6 152 (4.97%) Problem Management
6 152 (4.97%) Mentoring
7 137 (4.48%) PRINCE2
8 123 (4.02%) Service Management
9 112 (3.66%) Change Management
10 99 (3.24%) Incident Management
11 98 (3.20%) Time Management
12 96 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
13 92 (3.01%) Capacity Planning
13 92 (3.01%) Load Balancing
14 86 (2.81%) Business Continuity
15 84 (2.75%) Asset Management
16 83 (2.71%) Information Security
17 82 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
17 82 (2.68%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 555 (18.15%) SQL
2 272 (8.89%) PowerShell
3 63 (2.06%) VBScript
4 61 (1.99%) C
5 59 (1.93%) C#
6 43 (1.41%) VBA
7 41 (1.34%) T-SQL
7 41 (1.34%) Java
8 29 (0.95%) VB
9 26 (0.85%) JavaScript
9 26 (0.85%) C++
10 22 (0.72%) Objective-C
11 18 (0.59%) Shell Script
12 17 (0.56%) Bash Shell
13 16 (0.52%) Perl
14 10 (0.33%) Python
15 8 (0.26%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.098%) PHP
16 3 (0.098%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.065%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3058 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 982 (32.11%) MCITP
3 980 (32.05%) MCSA
4 739 (24.17%) Cisco Certification
5 731 (23.90%) MCP
6 698 (22.83%) CCNA
7 597 (19.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 410 (13.41%) Degree
9 289 (9.45%) MCTS
10 227 (7.42%) Citrix Certification
11 193 (6.31%) CCA
12 166 (5.43%) CCNP
13 161 (5.26%) Security Cleared
14 107 (3.50%) SC Cleared
15 91 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
16 73 (2.39%) CISSP
17 57 (1.86%) VCP5
18 49 (1.60%) CCEE
19 48 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 47 (1.54%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (8.40%) SLA
2 86 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 41 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (0.78%) QA
6 13 (0.43%) COBIT
7 11 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.23%) ISO 9000
8 7 (0.23%) GPG13
9 5 (0.16%) HL7
10 4 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.13%) GMP
10 4 (0.13%) BS7799
11 3 (0.098%) BS25999
System Software
1 1502 (49.12%) Active Directory
2 1026 (33.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 646 (21.12%) Hyper-V
4 277 (9.06%) vSphere
5 254 (8.31%) XenApp
6 162 (5.30%) VMware ESX
7 112 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
8 89 (2.91%) XenDesktop
9 76 (2.49%) Terminal Services
10 72 (2.35%) vCloud
11 44 (1.44%) Forefront TMG
12 39 (1.28%) Terminal Server
13 38 (1.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 38 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
14 37 (1.21%) XenServer
14 37 (1.21%) ISA Server
15 34 (1.11%) VMware Server
16 26 (0.85%) Xen
17 22 (0.72%) Firmware
17 22 (0.72%) UAG
Systems Management
1 343 (11.22%) SCCM
2 228 (7.46%) SCOM
3 169 (5.53%) Backup Exec
4 97 (3.17%) WSUS
5 72 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 50 (1.64%) NetBackup
7 37 (1.21%) AirWatch
8 32 (1.05%) XenMobile
9 30 (0.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 30 (0.98%) SCVMM
10 28 (0.92%) Legato
11 26 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
12 22 (0.72%) Nagios
13 21 (0.69%) Puppet
14 18 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
15 17 (0.56%) SCSM
16 15 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 13 (0.43%) SCOrch
17 13 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 12 (0.39%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 2099 (68.64%) Microsoft
2 1602 (52.39%) VMware
3 902 (29.50%) Cisco
4 845 (27.63%) Citrix
5 466 (15.24%) HP
6 235 (7.68%) NetApp
7 231 (7.55%) Dell
8 208 (6.80%) EMC
9 200 (6.54%) Symantec
10 147 (4.81%) Apple
11 123 (4.02%) Oracle
12 120 (3.92%) Avaya
13 119 (3.89%) Juniper
14 104 (3.40%) IBM
15 86 (2.81%) CheckPoint
16 74 (2.42%) SonicWALL
16 74 (2.42%) Veeam
17 73 (2.39%) Sophos
17 73 (2.39%) Red Hat
18 71 (2.32%) Intel
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 1 hour ago
Redhill, Surrey
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Car+Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum To £35k - £55k + Bens (Depending On
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum Plus Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Wavex Technology Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + £4,000 bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Chassam Contract
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago