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 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK
Rank 284 248 191
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -57
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 909 1343 1770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.34% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.29% 4.79% 6.04%
Number of salaries quoted 742 1213 1547
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%

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
21172 28065 29324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 28.02% 27.94%
Number of salaries quoted 16726 22465 23461
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 January 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -53 833 £40,000 - 110
London -82 263 £42,500 - 32
South East -7 217 £37,000 -12.94% 29
West Midlands +18 75 £37,500 -6.25% 5
East of England -40 63 £35,750 +5.14% 7
South West -39 60 £41,000 -3.52% 7
City of London +3 58 £47,500 +5.55% 10
North West -39 58 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Yorkshire +50 57 £34,000 -12.25% 8
Surrey -13 51 £36,500 -14.11% 11
Birmingham +15 49 £43,500 +17.56% 2
West Yorkshire +50 45 £33,750 -15.62% 6
East Midlands +17 43 £45,000 +53.83% 9
Berkshire +35 39 £45,000 -25.00% 4
Leeds +40 37 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Hampshire -24 35 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Manchester -51 27 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Kent -2 26 £25,000 -19.35% 5
Wales +33 25 £40,000 -1.23% 3
Cambridgeshire +10 25 £44,000 +69.23% 3
Scotland +23 22 £38,750 -7.73%
Southampton +4 22 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Hertfordshire +3 22 £35,000 +2.94% 3
South Wales +31 19 £40,000 -1.23% 3
Derbyshire +20 18 £50,000 +70.93% 4
Buckinghamshire +18 18 £30,000 -14.28% 1
West Sussex +13 18 £38,750 -22.50% 2
Gloucestershire -19 16 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Cheshire +10 15 £26,500 +20.45% 2
Reading +43 14 £45,000 +16.12%

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MCSE.

1 2085 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1538 (73.76%) Windows
3 1407 (67.48%) Microsoft
4 1214 (58.23%) Active Directory
5 1073 (51.46%) VMware
6 1008 (48.35%) Windows Server
7 744 (35.68%) MCSA
8 704 (33.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 697 (33.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 686 (32.90%) ITIL
11 661 (31.70%) Cisco Certification
12 649 (31.13%) MS Exchange
13 639 (30.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 615 (29.50%) MS Excel
15 590 (28.30%) CCNA
16 551 (26.43%) Cisco
17 544 (26.09%) Firewall
18 541 (25.95%) Hyper-V
19 480 (23.02%) Office 365
20 472 (22.64%) MCP
21 469 (22.49%) MCITP
22 458 (21.97%) Citrix
23 450 (21.58%) SQL Server
24 393 (18.85%) DNS
25 383 (18.37%) SAN
26 381 (18.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 364 (17.46%) WAN
28 356 (17.07%) DHCP
29 354 (16.98%) LAN
30 346 (16.59%) Exchange Server 2013

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 649 (31.13%) MS Exchange
2 346 (16.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 333 (15.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 203 (9.74%) SharePoint
5 193 (9.26%) Skype for Business
6 189 (9.06%) IIS
7 135 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 50 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 49 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 41 (1.97%) Apache
11 40 (1.92%) Tomcat
12 18 (0.86%) SAS
13 17 (0.82%) Apache Pig
13 17 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
13 17 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
14 16 (0.77%) IBM Notes
14 16 (0.77%) JBoss
15 14 (0.67%) WebSphere
16 13 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 615 (29.50%) MS Excel
2 232 (11.13%) MS Office
3 53 (2.54%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.24%) MS Project
6 2 (0.096%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.19%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.096%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.096%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.096%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.048%) Magento
6 1 (0.048%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.048%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.048%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 480 (23.02%) Office 365
2 330 (15.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (3.07%) SaaS
5 56 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (1.77%) IaaS
7 36 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 32 (1.53%) PaaS
9 22 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.53%) G Suite
11 10 (0.48%) Mimecast
11 10 (0.48%) Yammer
12 8 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 3 (0.14%) Akamai
13 3 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.14%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.096%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.048%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 544 (26.09%) Firewall
2 393 (18.85%) DNS
3 383 (18.37%) SAN
4 364 (17.46%) WAN
5 356 (17.07%) DHCP
6 354 (16.98%) LAN
7 256 (12.28%) TCP/IP
7 256 (12.28%) VPN
8 150 (7.19%) VoIP
9 123 (5.90%) Skype
10 112 (5.37%) VLAN
11 80 (3.84%) Network Security
12 77 (3.69%) Wireless
13 74 (3.55%) Internet
14 61 (2.93%) MPLS
15 54 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
15 54 (2.59%) Remote Desktop
16 52 (2.49%) NAS
17 41 (1.97%) Unified Communications
17 41 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 450 (21.58%) SQL Server
2 114 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 92 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (1.77%) Big Data
5 37 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 28 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
8 25 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
10 21 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (0.96%) Hadoop
12 17 (0.82%) Apache Hive
12 17 (0.82%) MySQL
13 14 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (0.48%) GIS
15 8 (0.38%) OLAP
15 8 (0.38%) Relational Database
16 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 5 (0.24%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 44 (2.11%) JIRA
2 18 (0.86%) MSI
3 11 (0.53%) Redmine
3 11 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.48%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.38%) InstallShield
6 7 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.34%) Bitbucket
6 7 (0.34%) CodeSonar
6 7 (0.34%) git-flow
6 7 (0.34%) Robot Framework
6 7 (0.34%) Selenium
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.19%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.048%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.048%) Subversion
9 1 (0.048%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.048%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.048%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 198 (9.50%) Finance
2 97 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 48 (2.30%) Retail
4 36 (1.73%) Banking
5 29 (1.39%) Games
5 29 (1.39%) Legal
6 23 (1.10%) Billing
7 20 (0.96%) Law
8 19 (0.91%) Marketing
9 18 (0.86%) Back Office
10 14 (0.67%) Advertising
10 14 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.53%) French Language
12 9 (0.43%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.38%) German Language
13 8 (0.38%) Publishing
14 7 (0.34%) Military
15 5 (0.24%) Electronics
15 5 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 401 (19.23%) Support Engineer
2 323 (15.49%) Analyst
3 313 (15.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 222 (10.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 182 (8.73%) Consultant
6 169 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 168 (8.06%) IT Support
8 155 (7.43%) IT Engineer
9 150 (7.19%) Architect
10 145 (6.95%) Support Analyst
11 138 (6.62%) Windows Engineer
12 134 (6.43%) Server Engineer
13 132 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
14 122 (5.85%) Administrator
15 117 (5.61%) Infrastructure Support
16 116 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 101 (4.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 100 (4.80%) IT Support Engineer
18 100 (4.80%) VMware Engineer
19 82 (3.93%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.01%) Web Services
2 30 (1.44%) .NET
3 29 (1.39%) Java EE
3 29 (1.39%) STL
4 18 (0.86%) Middleware
5 13 (0.62%) ASP.NET
6 11 (0.53%) Software Packaging
7 10 (0.48%) LAMP
8 9 (0.43%) HTML
8 9 (0.43%) Regular Expression
9 8 (0.38%) .NET Framework
9 8 (0.38%) 802.1X
9 8 (0.38%) REST
9 8 (0.38%) SOAP
10 7 (0.34%) Django
10 7 (0.34%) Node.js
10 7 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (0.34%) Spring MVC
10 7 (0.34%) WSH
11 6 (0.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 301 (14.44%) Data Centre
2 130 (6.24%) Clustering
3 128 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 84 (4.03%) Blackberry
6 69 (3.31%) Management Information System
7 66 (3.17%) Driving Licence
8 61 (2.93%) Public Cloud
9 51 (2.45%) Replication
10 50 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
11 42 (2.01%) Client/Server
12 35 (1.68%) PKI
13 32 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
14 27 (1.29%) Private Cloud
15 26 (1.25%) EMC VNX
15 26 (1.25%) Smartphone
16 25 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
17 20 (0.96%) Statistics
18 15 (0.72%) Mathematics
18 15 (0.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1538 (73.76%) Windows
2 1008 (48.35%) Windows Server
3 697 (33.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 639 (30.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 315 (15.11%) Windows 7
6 283 (13.57%) Linux
7 254 (12.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 192 (9.21%) Windows 8
9 140 (6.71%) Windows 10
10 67 (3.21%) Mac OS X
11 66 (3.17%) Unix
12 57 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 40 (1.92%) Android
13 40 (1.92%) Windows XP
14 33 (1.58%) Apple iOS
15 22 (1.06%) Mac OS
16 18 (0.86%) Solaris
17 16 (0.77%) Ubuntu
18 15 (0.72%) CentOS
19 11 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 686 (32.90%) ITIL
2 155 (7.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 143 (6.86%) Migration
4 142 (6.81%) Project Management
5 126 (6.04%) High Availability
6 124 (5.95%) Service Delivery
6 124 (5.95%) Service Management
7 123 (5.90%) Presales
8 121 (5.80%) Mentoring
9 108 (5.18%) PRINCE2
10 94 (4.51%) Time Management
11 89 (4.27%) Problem Management
12 86 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
12 86 (4.12%) Load Balancing
13 85 (4.08%) Cybersecurity
14 84 (4.03%) Change Management
15 78 (3.74%) ITIL V3
16 71 (3.41%) Line Management
17 61 (2.93%) Software Engineering
18 58 (2.78%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 324 (15.54%) SQL
2 279 (13.38%) PowerShell
3 69 (3.31%) C
4 48 (2.30%) VBScript
5 47 (2.25%) VB
6 45 (2.16%) C#
7 39 (1.87%) T-SQL
8 34 (1.63%) C++
9 32 (1.53%) Java
10 31 (1.49%) Python
11 29 (1.39%) Objective-C
12 24 (1.15%) Bash Shell
13 18 (0.86%) Perl
14 14 (0.67%) JavaScript
15 11 (0.53%) Korn
16 9 (0.43%) PHP
17 5 (0.24%) VBA
18 4 (0.19%) Shell Script
19 3 (0.14%) PL/SQL
19 3 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 2085 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 744 (35.68%) MCSA
3 661 (31.70%) Cisco Certification
4 590 (28.30%) CCNA
5 472 (22.64%) MCP
6 469 (22.49%) MCITP
7 381 (18.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 310 (14.87%) Degree
9 191 (9.16%) Security Cleared
10 139 (6.67%) CCNP
11 130 (6.24%) Citrix Certification
12 117 (5.61%) CISSP
13 101 (4.84%) CCA
14 98 (4.70%) MCTS
15 93 (4.46%) SC Cleared
16 85 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
17 74 (3.55%) Network+ Certification
18 68 (3.26%) GIAC
19 67 (3.21%) SSCP
20 66 (3.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (8.97%) SLA
2 70 (3.36%) PCI DSS
3 49 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.48%) QA
5 7 (0.34%) GPG13
6 6 (0.29%) GCP
7 5 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.096%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.048%) COBIT
10 1 (0.048%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.048%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1214 (58.23%) Active Directory
2 704 (33.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 541 (25.95%) Hyper-V
4 189 (9.06%) vSphere
5 183 (8.78%) XenApp
6 71 (3.41%) Virtual Servers
7 64 (3.07%) VMware ESX
8 60 (2.88%) Terminal Services
9 49 (2.35%) XenDesktop
10 46 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
11 44 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
12 29 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 26 (1.25%) vCloud
14 25 (1.20%) NFS
15 22 (1.06%) VMware Server
16 21 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 20 (0.96%) Samba
17 20 (0.96%) XenServer
18 19 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
19 16 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 290 (13.91%) SCCM
2 150 (7.19%) SCOM
3 90 (4.32%) WSUS
4 51 (2.45%) Backup Exec
5 32 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
5 32 (1.53%) SCVMM
6 30 (1.44%) AirWatch
6 30 (1.44%) NetBackup
7 26 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
8 25 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
9 24 (1.15%) Nessus
10 23 (1.10%) Puppet
11 20 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 19 (0.91%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 18 (0.86%) SCOrch
14 17 (0.82%) Nagios
14 17 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
15 16 (0.77%) Ansible
16 13 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
17 12 (0.58%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1407 (67.48%) Microsoft
2 1073 (51.46%) VMware
3 551 (26.43%) Cisco
4 458 (21.97%) Citrix
5 271 (13.00%) HP
6 149 (7.15%) NetApp
7 108 (5.18%) Dell
8 88 (4.22%) EMC
9 87 (4.17%) Apple
10 81 (3.88%) Veeam
11 68 (3.26%) Juniper
12 66 (3.17%) SolarWinds
13 63 (3.02%) Red Hat
14 51 (2.45%) Symantec
15 50 (2.40%) Meraki
16 49 (2.35%) Oracle
17 48 (2.30%) Google
18 46 (2.21%) IBM
19 44 (2.11%) CheckPoint
20 40 (1.92%) Veritas
Newcastle, County Down
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Networking People
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 75k per year + Amazing Bens!
Posted: 1 hour ago
Epsom, Surrey
Stott & May
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + taervel expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 23 hours ago
North West London
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £35k - 70k per year + Great Bens!
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Excllent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Skynet Worldwide
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + pension + excellent training opportunities
Posted: Yesterday
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £35k - 60k per year + C/A, Pension, Medical
Posted: 19 hours ago
Ashtead, Surrey
VIQU
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Bonus & Benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Full MCSE training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc.
Posted: 3 days ago