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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 190 179 174
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1775 1656 1874
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 1.52% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.60% 5.61% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1496 1444 1606
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,995 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +9.31%

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
31691 29544 33416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.18% 28.52%
Number of salaries quoted 24541 23973 28364
Average salary £44,000 £44,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.56% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 2014 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 22 August 2014. 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 -14 1666 £40,000 -4.76% 195
London -8 589 £42,500 - 54
South East -15 465 £38,500 -3.75% 62
City of London +10 177 £42,500 -5.55% 17
Yorkshire +34 161 £42,000 +20.00% 8
East of England +23 127 £42,500 +13.33% 17
West Midlands +11 125 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Surrey +1 121 £40,000 -15.78% 18
West Yorkshire +13 113 £42,000 +20.00% 4
North West +17 111 £32,000 -20.00% 24
Leeds +16 85 £42,000 +20.00%
Hampshire -24 85 £32,500 -13.33% 14
Berkshire -59 83 £40,000 -10.61% 12
East Midlands -9 79 £41,500 -5.68% 13
Birmingham +29 64 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Scotland +15 62 £32,250 -22.74% 4
South West -34 61 £31,250 -30.55% 8
Southampton +13 60 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Manchester +23 59 £32,000 -28.88% 14
Oxfordshire +23 53 £33,000 -18.51% 7
Buckinghamshire -7 49 £47,500 +18.75% 6
South Yorkshire +22 48 £42,000 -6.66% 2
Sheffield +19 48 £42,000 -6.66% 2
Hertfordshire +19 46 £50,000 +61.29% 5
Reading -23 43 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Kent +28 42 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Bedfordshire +18 39 £35,000 -21.78% 4
Northamptonshire +8 36 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Cheshire +4 35 £25,750 -11.20% 4
West Sussex +4 32 £37,500 +50.00% 1

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3646 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2867 (78.63%) Windows
3 2543 (69.75%) Microsoft
4 1888 (51.78%) VMware
5 1816 (49.81%) Active Directory
6 1454 (39.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 1427 (39.14%) MS Exchange
8 1423 (39.03%) MCITP
9 1254 (34.39%) MS Excel
10 1223 (33.54%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1144 (31.38%) Citrix
12 1138 (31.21%) ITIL
13 1126 (30.88%) MCSA
14 984 (26.99%) Cisco
15 980 (26.88%) Cisco Certification
16 904 (24.79%) CCNA
17 894 (24.52%) SAN
18 874 (23.97%) DNS
19 870 (23.86%) Windows Server 2003
20 861 (23.61%) SQL Server
21 854 (23.42%) MCP
22 849 (23.29%) Firewall
23 801 (21.97%) Windows Server 2012
24 792 (21.72%) Exchange Server 2010
25 737 (20.21%) Hyper-V
26 724 (19.86%) SQL
27 654 (17.94%) TCP/IP
28 624 (17.11%) Windows 7
29 611 (16.76%) DHCP
30 592 (16.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1427 (39.14%) MS Exchange
2 792 (21.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 552 (15.14%) SharePoint
4 471 (12.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 444 (12.18%) Lync
6 418 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 349 (9.57%) IIS
8 256 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2003
9 242 (6.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 104 (2.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 83 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
12 67 (1.84%) Office Communications Server
13 64 (1.76%) SharePoint Server
14 56 (1.54%) Lotus Domino
15 46 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2000
16 39 (1.07%) Tomcat
17 32 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
18 26 (0.71%) Apache
19 18 (0.49%) CMS
20 17 (0.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1254 (34.39%) MS Excel
2 466 (12.78%) MS Office
3 28 (0.77%) InfoPath
4 27 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.22%) PowerPivot
7 7 (0.19%) Mingle
8 4 (0.11%) SPSS
8 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.11%) MS Project
9 3 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.082%) FastStats
10 2 (0.055%) Maya
10 2 (0.055%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.055%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 53 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (0.38%) SAP Business One
4 11 (0.30%) assyst
5 8 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.14%) Eikon
8 3 (0.082%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.082%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.082%) Agresso
9 2 (0.055%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.055%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.027%) Sage 50
10 1 (0.027%) Exchequer
10 1 (0.027%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.027%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 259 (7.10%) Office 365
2 163 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (1.15%) SaaS
4 38 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (0.71%) IaaS
6 18 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.36%) Google Apps
8 8 (0.22%) PaaS
9 7 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.14%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 894 (24.52%) SAN
2 874 (23.97%) DNS
3 849 (23.29%) Firewall
4 654 (17.94%) TCP/IP
5 611 (16.76%) DHCP
6 498 (13.66%) LAN
7 488 (13.38%) WAN
8 424 (11.63%) VPN
9 215 (5.90%) Internet
10 175 (4.80%) VoIP
10 175 (4.80%) NAS
11 133 (3.65%) Wireless
12 132 (3.62%) Unified Communications
13 112 (3.07%) VLAN
14 107 (2.93%) Network Security
15 100 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
16 99 (2.72%) SMTP
17 94 (2.58%) MPLS
18 81 (2.22%) iSCSI
19 78 (2.14%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 861 (23.61%) SQL Server
2 206 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 107 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 105 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 98 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 69 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 61 (1.67%) MySQL
8 47 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 36 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
11 21 (0.58%) Relational Database
12 20 (0.55%) Oracle Database
13 18 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
14 17 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (0.44%) RDBMS
16 15 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 13 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
18 10 (0.27%) DB2
19 9 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
20 7 (0.19%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 31 (0.85%) Visual Studio
2 18 (0.49%) MSI
3 17 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (0.27%) Subversion
4 10 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.19%) MSTest
6 7 (0.19%) Metasploit
6 7 (0.19%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.19%) NUnit
7 5 (0.14%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.14%) MSBuild
7 5 (0.14%) WiX
7 5 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.14%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.11%) AdminStudio
8 4 (0.11%) Selenium
8 4 (0.11%) FogBugz
9 3 (0.082%) MyEclipse
9 3 (0.082%) Dreamweaver
General
1 432 (11.85%) Finance
2 100 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 93 (2.55%) Legal
4 86 (2.36%) Law
5 57 (1.56%) Retail
6 49 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 47 (1.29%) Marketing
8 45 (1.23%) Banking
9 39 (1.07%) Advertising
10 24 (0.66%) German Language
11 23 (0.63%) Games
12 13 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.33%) Back Office
14 11 (0.30%) French Language
15 10 (0.27%) Electronics
16 9 (0.25%) Billing
17 8 (0.22%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.19%) Italian Language
18 7 (0.19%) Publishing
19 6 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 551 (15.11%) Analyst
2 549 (15.06%) Support Engineer
3 465 (12.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 385 (10.56%) Consultant
5 328 (9.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 303 (8.31%) Administrator
7 281 (7.71%) Support Analyst
8 215 (5.90%) IT Support
9 197 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support
10 181 (4.96%) Architect
11 167 (4.58%) Systems Administrator
12 165 (4.53%) Systems Engineer
13 160 (4.39%) Technical Support
14 132 (3.62%) Network Engineer
15 128 (3.51%) Microsoft Consultant
16 124 (3.40%) Server Support
17 121 (3.32%) Technical Consultant
17 121 (3.32%) Service Analyst
18 118 (3.24%) Server Engineer
19 108 (2.96%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (4.36%) .NET
2 77 (2.11%) ASP.NET
3 76 (2.08%) Web Services
4 74 (2.03%) HTML
5 67 (1.84%) XML
6 47 (1.29%) .NET Framework
7 44 (1.21%) CSS
8 38 (1.04%) Software Packaging
8 38 (1.04%) Application Packaging
9 32 (0.88%) HTML5
10 28 (0.77%) LAMP
11 27 (0.74%) WCF
12 24 (0.66%) Ajax
13 20 (0.55%) COM
14 18 (0.49%) XSLT
15 15 (0.41%) jQuery
16 14 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (0.33%) Silverlight
17 12 (0.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 11 (0.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 302 (8.28%) Blackberry
2 300 (8.23%) Clustering
3 167 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 85 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 72 (1.97%) Thin Client
5 72 (1.97%) Fat Client
6 59 (1.62%) Client/Server
7 57 (1.56%) Replication
8 54 (1.48%) EqualLogic
9 42 (1.15%) PKI
10 40 (1.10%) Statistics
11 36 (0.99%) SecurID
12 32 (0.88%) Firmware
13 30 (0.82%) iPhone
14 28 (0.77%) LIMS
14 28 (0.77%) Hedge funds
15 24 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
16 23 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
17 22 (0.60%) CMDB
18 18 (0.49%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2867 (78.63%) Windows
2 1454 (39.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 870 (23.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 801 (21.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 624 (17.11%) Windows 7
6 473 (12.97%) Linux
7 339 (9.30%) Windows XP
8 221 (6.06%) Windows 8
9 158 (4.33%) UNIX
10 119 (3.26%) Windows Vista
11 110 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 97 (2.66%) Android
13 61 (1.67%) Mac OS X
14 55 (1.51%) Windows 2000 Server
15 49 (1.34%) Windows Phone
16 47 (1.29%) Windows 2000
17 42 (1.15%) Solaris
18 40 (1.10%) Mac OS
19 38 (1.04%) Windows Phone 8
20 36 (0.99%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1138 (31.21%) ITIL
2 239 (6.56%) Migration
3 214 (5.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 213 (5.84%) Project Management
5 200 (5.49%) Service Delivery
6 191 (5.24%) Load Balancing
7 177 (4.85%) PRINCE2
8 175 (4.80%) Problem Management
9 158 (4.33%) Change Management
10 153 (4.20%) Service Management
11 121 (3.32%) Change Control
12 118 (3.24%) Configuration Management
13 106 (2.91%) Performance Tuning
14 95 (2.61%) Incident Management
15 89 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
16 85 (2.33%) Business Continuity
17 80 (2.19%) CRM
18 73 (2.00%) Information Security
19 60 (1.65%) Mobile Device Management
20 58 (1.59%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 724 (19.86%) SQL
2 270 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 71 (1.95%) C#
4 70 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 63 (1.73%) VBScript
6 51 (1.40%) JavaScript
7 46 (1.26%) VB
8 39 (1.07%) C
9 30 (0.82%) Perl
10 28 (0.77%) Java
11 27 (0.74%) VB.NET
12 17 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.36%) Python
14 12 (0.33%) C++
15 9 (0.25%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.22%) PHP
16 8 (0.22%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.19%) VBA
18 4 (0.11%) R
19 3 (0.082%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3646 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1423 (39.03%) MCITP
3 1126 (30.88%) MCSA
4 980 (26.88%) Cisco Certification
5 904 (24.79%) CCNA
6 854 (23.42%) MCP
7 592 (16.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 571 (15.66%) Degree
9 496 (13.60%) MCTS
10 286 (7.84%) Citrix Certification
11 270 (7.41%) CCNP
12 222 (6.09%) CCA
13 134 (3.68%) Security Cleared
14 130 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
15 86 (2.36%) VCAP
16 84 (2.30%) SC Cleared
17 64 (1.76%) MCDST
18 61 (1.67%) CISSP
19 58 (1.59%) A+ Certification
20 56 (1.54%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (9.02%) SLA
2 60 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (1.12%) ISO 9001
4 40 (1.10%) QA
5 24 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.082%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.055%) HL7
8 2 (0.055%) COBIT
9 1 (0.027%) Section 508
9 1 (0.027%) GMP
9 1 (0.027%) GLP
System Software
1 1816 (49.81%) Active Directory
2 1223 (33.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 737 (20.21%) Hyper-V
4 356 (9.76%) XenApp
5 312 (8.56%) vSphere
6 217 (5.95%) XenDesktop
7 187 (5.13%) VMware ESX
8 124 (3.40%) XenServer
9 109 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
10 85 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 75 (2.06%) UAG
12 57 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 52 (1.43%) Terminal Services
13 52 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
14 46 (1.26%) ISA Server
15 33 (0.91%) VMware Server
16 29 (0.80%) NFS
17 27 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 20 (0.55%) Terminal Server
19 17 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 430 (11.79%) SCCM
2 231 (6.34%) Backup Exec
3 212 (5.81%) SCOM
4 81 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 59 (1.62%) SCVMM
6 56 (1.54%) WSUS
7 51 (1.40%) NetBackup
8 49 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
9 34 (0.93%) SCSM
10 32 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 26 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 26 (0.71%) Tivoli
12 23 (0.63%) HP SIM
13 22 (0.60%) SCDPM
14 20 (0.55%) ARCserve
14 20 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 19 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
16 18 (0.49%) SCOrch
17 17 (0.47%) Puppet
18 14 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2543 (69.75%) Microsoft
2 1888 (51.78%) VMware
3 1144 (31.38%) Citrix
4 984 (26.99%) Cisco
5 571 (15.66%) HP
6 284 (7.79%) Symantec
7 272 (7.46%) NetApp
8 256 (7.02%) Dell
9 201 (5.51%) Apple
10 170 (4.66%) Juniper
11 165 (4.53%) Oracle
12 162 (4.44%) EMC
13 124 (3.40%) IBM
14 114 (3.13%) Red Hat
15 112 (3.07%) Avaya
16 102 (2.80%) McAfee
17 93 (2.55%) CheckPoint
18 89 (2.44%) Veeam
19 69 (1.89%) Mitel
20 66 (1.81%) SolarWinds
Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edgware, Middlesex
XARA COMPUTERS (UK) LIMITED
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits inc. bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 25 days holiday/Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 25 days holiday/Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + 10% bonus + corporate benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 22 hours ago