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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 198 183 178
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1713 1673 1927
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.50% 1.57% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.53% 5.84% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1445 1436 1673
Average salary £39,000 £42,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,995 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-9.74% +13.87%

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
30957 28649 33381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.85% 28.81%
Number of salaries quoted 24129 23451 28087
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -7 1625 £39,500 -5.95% 197
London -6 606 £42,500 - 66
South East -26 435 £38,000 -5.00% 57
City of London +29 187 £42,500 -5.55% 21
Yorkshire +24 146 £35,000 -2.09% 8
Surrey +8 127 £40,000 -11.11% 16
East of England -7 115 £40,000 +6.66% 8
West Midlands +2 111 £37,500 -12.79% 12
West Yorkshire +10 108 £36,500 +4.28% 6
North West -3 99 £31,500 -23.17% 20
Berkshire -48 93 £39,500 -1.25% 12
East Midlands +3 80 £37,500 -16.66% 6
South West -32 77 £30,000 -27.71% 12
Hampshire -17 76 £32,500 -13.33% 9
Leeds +2 73 £42,000 +20.00% 1
Birmingham +19 61 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Reading -11 58 £40,000 -2.43% 10
Scotland +4 50 £35,000 -12.50% 11
Manchester +8 49 £32,500 -27.77% 10
Northamptonshire +9 48 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Hertfordshire +17 45 £42,500 +39.34% 2
Southampton +3 44 £32,500 -16.12% 3
Kent +29 43 £50,000 +4.16% 2
Oxfordshire +2 43 £33,000 -17.50% 6
Northampton +5 39 £28,750 -28.12% 2
South Yorkshire +10 35 £29,900 -33.55% 1
Sheffield +7 34 £29,900 -37.05% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 31 £47,500 +19.49% 8
Cheshire +1 30 £27,500 -19.11% 5
Bedfordshire +2 29 £32,500 -12.16%

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3676 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2858 (77.75%) Windows
3 2548 (69.31%) Microsoft
4 1909 (51.93%) VMware
5 1821 (49.54%) Active Directory
6 1443 (39.25%) MCITP
7 1441 (39.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 1387 (37.73%) MS Exchange
9 1313 (35.72%) MS Excel
10 1240 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1151 (31.31%) ITIL
12 1141 (31.04%) MCSA
13 1135 (30.88%) Citrix
14 1006 (27.37%) Cisco Certification
15 989 (26.90%) Cisco
16 926 (25.19%) CCNA
17 864 (23.50%) SAN
18 854 (23.23%) SQL Server
19 848 (23.07%) MCP
20 845 (22.99%) Windows Server 2003
21 844 (22.96%) DNS
22 826 (22.47%) Firewall
23 814 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
24 753 (20.48%) Hyper-V
25 745 (20.27%) Exchange Server 2010
26 689 (18.74%) SQL
27 627 (17.06%) Windows 7
28 626 (17.03%) TCP/IP
29 608 (16.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
30 587 (15.97%) DHCP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1387 (37.73%) MS Exchange
2 745 (20.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 548 (14.91%) SharePoint
4 457 (12.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 453 (12.32%) Lync
6 409 (11.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 336 (9.14%) IIS
8 253 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 233 (6.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 105 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
11 90 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
12 64 (1.74%) Office Communications Server
13 61 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
14 55 (1.50%) Lotus Domino
15 47 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2000
16 35 (0.95%) Tomcat
17 31 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
18 29 (0.79%) Apache
19 17 (0.46%) IBM Notes
20 15 (0.41%) CMS
Applications
1 1313 (35.72%) MS Excel
2 474 (12.89%) MS Office
3 27 (0.73%) InfoPath
4 25 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.24%) 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 (0.054%) Maya
10 2 (0.054%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.054%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.027%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 56 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (0.33%) SAP Business One
5 11 (0.30%) assyst
6 8 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.082%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.082%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 3 (0.082%) Eikon
9 3 (0.082%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.082%) Agresso
10 2 (0.054%) Sage 200
11 1 (0.027%) Sage 50
11 1 (0.027%) Exchequer
11 1 (0.027%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.027%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 268 (7.29%) Office 365
2 164 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (1.01%) SaaS
4 30 (0.82%) IaaS
5 26 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.35%) Google Apps
8 9 (0.24%) PaaS
9 7 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.14%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 864 (23.50%) SAN
2 844 (22.96%) DNS
3 826 (22.47%) Firewall
4 626 (17.03%) TCP/IP
5 587 (15.97%) DHCP
6 470 (12.79%) LAN
7 468 (12.73%) WAN
8 401 (10.91%) VPN
9 203 (5.52%) Internet
10 180 (4.90%) VoIP
11 162 (4.41%) NAS
12 136 (3.70%) Wireless
13 133 (3.62%) Unified Communications
14 121 (3.29%) VLAN
15 100 (2.72%) Network Security
15 100 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
16 87 (2.37%) SMTP
17 83 (2.26%) MPLS
18 73 (1.99%) iSCSI
18 73 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 854 (23.23%) SQL Server
2 189 (5.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 106 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 93 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 89 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 71 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 65 (1.77%) MySQL
8 47 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 32 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
11 20 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
12 15 (0.41%) Oracle Database
12 15 (0.41%) Relational Database
13 14 (0.38%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (0.22%) OLAP
18 7 (0.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (0.98%) Visual Studio
2 19 (0.52%) MSI
3 13 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (0.30%) Subversion
5 10 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.24%) Selenium
6 9 (0.24%) FogBugz
7 8 (0.22%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.19%) NUnit
8 7 (0.19%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.19%) MSTest
9 6 (0.16%) Metasploit
9 6 (0.16%) InstallShield
9 6 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.14%) AdminStudio
10 5 (0.14%) WiX
10 5 (0.14%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.14%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.082%) Dreamweaver
12 1 (0.027%) RequisitePro
General
1 431 (11.72%) Finance
2 102 (2.77%) Telecoms
3 91 (2.48%) Legal
4 80 (2.18%) Law
5 52 (1.41%) Retail
6 48 (1.31%) Marketing
7 43 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 40 (1.09%) Banking
9 38 (1.03%) Advertising
10 20 (0.54%) German Language
11 18 (0.49%) Games
12 14 (0.38%) Back Office
12 14 (0.38%) Electronics
12 14 (0.38%) French Language
13 12 (0.33%) Billing
14 10 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.22%) Publishing
16 7 (0.19%) Italian Language
17 6 (0.16%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 573 (15.59%) Support Engineer
2 535 (14.55%) Analyst
3 470 (12.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 394 (10.72%) Consultant
5 311 (8.46%) 3rd Line Support
6 284 (7.73%) Administrator
7 267 (7.26%) Support Analyst
8 222 (6.04%) IT Support
9 211 (5.74%) Architect
10 190 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
11 162 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
12 152 (4.13%) Technical Support
13 146 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
14 131 (3.56%) Service Analyst
15 128 (3.48%) Microsoft Consultant
16 124 (3.37%) Technical Consultant
16 124 (3.37%) Server Support
17 123 (3.35%) Server Engineer
18 118 (3.21%) Service Desk Analyst
19 113 (3.07%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (4.24%) .NET
2 78 (2.12%) ASP.NET
3 69 (1.88%) HTML
4 58 (1.58%) Web Services
5 56 (1.52%) XML
6 40 (1.09%) Application Packaging
7 37 (1.01%) Software Packaging
8 35 (0.95%) .NET Framework
8 35 (0.95%) CSS
9 31 (0.84%) HTML5
10 29 (0.79%) WCF
11 28 (0.76%) LAMP
12 19 (0.52%) jQuery
13 18 (0.49%) COM
14 15 (0.41%) Ajax
14 15 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (0.35%) XSLT
16 12 (0.33%) WPF
16 12 (0.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 11 (0.30%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 314 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 304 (8.27%) Blackberry
3 291 (7.92%) Clustering
4 181 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 85 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 84 (2.29%) Fat Client
6 84 (2.29%) Thin Client
7 57 (1.55%) Replication
8 55 (1.50%) Client/Server
9 47 (1.28%) EqualLogic
10 45 (1.22%) PKI
11 37 (1.01%) iPhone
12 33 (0.90%) SecurID
13 31 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
14 27 (0.73%) Firmware
15 26 (0.71%) Hedge funds
15 26 (0.71%) Statistics
16 25 (0.68%) LIMS
17 24 (0.65%) Open Source
18 21 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2858 (77.75%) Windows
2 1441 (39.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 845 (22.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 814 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 627 (17.06%) Windows 7
6 438 (11.92%) Linux
7 339 (9.22%) Windows XP
8 236 (6.42%) Windows 8
9 152 (4.13%) UNIX
10 128 (3.48%) Windows Vista
11 102 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 87 (2.37%) Android
13 69 (1.88%) Mac OS X
14 64 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
15 48 (1.31%) Windows 2000
16 43 (1.17%) Windows Phone
17 41 (1.12%) Solaris
18 35 (0.95%) VMS
18 35 (0.95%) Windows Phone 8
19 32 (0.87%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1151 (31.31%) ITIL
2 241 (6.56%) Migration
3 236 (6.42%) Project Management
4 213 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 194 (5.28%) Service Delivery
6 189 (5.14%) Load Balancing
7 165 (4.49%) Problem Management
8 155 (4.22%) PRINCE2
9 153 (4.16%) Service Management
10 152 (4.13%) Mentoring
11 145 (3.94%) Change Management
12 115 (3.13%) Configuration Management
13 114 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
14 113 (3.07%) Change Control
15 103 (2.80%) Performance Tuning
16 100 (2.72%) Root Cause Analysis
16 100 (2.72%) Incident Management
17 84 (2.29%) CRM
18 81 (2.20%) Business Continuity
19 71 (1.93%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 689 (18.74%) SQL
2 255 (6.94%) PowerShell
3 73 (1.99%) C#
4 65 (1.77%) VBScript
5 61 (1.66%) T-SQL
6 46 (1.25%) JavaScript
7 44 (1.20%) VB
8 43 (1.17%) C
9 28 (0.76%) Perl
10 26 (0.71%) Java
11 25 (0.68%) VB.NET
12 14 (0.38%) Python
13 13 (0.35%) C++
14 11 (0.30%) PHP
14 11 (0.30%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.22%) VBA
16 7 (0.19%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.11%) AppleScript
17 4 (0.11%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.082%) R
Qualifications
1 3676 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1443 (39.25%) MCITP
3 1141 (31.04%) MCSA
4 1006 (27.37%) Cisco Certification
5 926 (25.19%) CCNA
6 848 (23.07%) MCP
7 608 (16.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 577 (15.70%) Degree
9 523 (14.23%) MCTS
10 321 (8.73%) Citrix Certification
11 263 (7.15%) CCNP
12 251 (6.83%) CCA
13 139 (3.78%) Security Cleared
14 131 (3.56%) ITIL Certification
15 102 (2.77%) VCAP
16 99 (2.69%) SC Cleared
17 64 (1.74%) CCEE
17 64 (1.74%) A+ Certification
18 58 (1.58%) MCDST
19 53 (1.44%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 322 (8.76%) SLA
2 61 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (1.33%) QA
4 40 (1.09%) ISO 9001
5 24 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.11%) COBIT
8 3 (0.082%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.054%) HL7
10 1 (0.027%) Section 508
10 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.027%) GMP
10 1 (0.027%) GLP
10 1 (0.027%) BS7799
System Software
1 1821 (49.54%) Active Directory
2 1240 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 753 (20.48%) Hyper-V
4 319 (8.68%) XenApp
5 294 (8.00%) vSphere
6 176 (4.79%) VMware ESX
7 175 (4.76%) XenDesktop
8 100 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
9 97 (2.64%) XenServer
10 83 (2.26%) UAG
11 77 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
12 60 (1.63%) Forefront TMG
13 54 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 48 (1.31%) Terminal Services
14 48 (1.31%) ISA Server
15 29 (0.79%) VMware Server
16 26 (0.71%) NFS
17 23 (0.63%) vCloud
18 22 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 16 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 423 (11.51%) SCCM
2 233 (6.34%) Backup Exec
3 215 (5.85%) SCOM
4 87 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 58 (1.58%) SCVMM
6 51 (1.39%) NetBackup
7 45 (1.22%) WSUS
8 44 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
9 35 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 31 (0.84%) SCSM
11 29 (0.79%) Tivoli
12 24 (0.65%) SCDPM
12 24 (0.65%) SCOrch
13 23 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
14 21 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 21 (0.57%) HP SIM
15 20 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 16 (0.44%) Puppet
17 12 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
17 12 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2548 (69.31%) Microsoft
2 1909 (51.93%) VMware
3 1135 (30.88%) Citrix
4 989 (26.90%) Cisco
5 543 (14.77%) HP
6 287 (7.81%) Symantec
7 276 (7.51%) NetApp
8 229 (6.23%) Dell
9 211 (5.74%) Apple
10 165 (4.49%) Juniper
11 160 (4.35%) EMC
12 151 (4.11%) Oracle
13 134 (3.65%) IBM
14 131 (3.56%) Avaya
15 111 (3.02%) Red Hat
16 102 (2.77%) CheckPoint
17 99 (2.69%) Veeam
18 95 (2.58%) McAfee
19 64 (1.74%) SolarWinds
20 63 (1.71%) Mitel
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Comm. + Car Allowance
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car Allow Bonus Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: c£40K depending on skills and experience) plus £2K bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £80000.00 - £110000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
MBA Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum + Company Car
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Co-operative Systems
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus zone 1&2 travel
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33250 per annum + (package)+ben
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £9999 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday