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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 267 239 198
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -41
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1090 1484 1809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 1.38% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.68% 5.05% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 871 1327 1565
Median salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,400 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
23312 29373 31579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.88% 27.38% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 18397 23289 25310
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 7 December 2016 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 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -35 1012 £39,500 -1.25% 104
London -37 326 £42,500 +6.25% 33
South East -31 237 £40,000 -5.88% 21
North West -5 89 £35,000 +16.66% 14
South West -14 88 £40,500 -4.70% 7
Yorkshire +11 79 £35,000 -6.66% 11
West Midlands +6 78 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Berkshire +65 65 £43,750 -5.40% 8
East of England -51 64 £40,000 -5.88% 4
City of London +5 60 £47,500 +11.76% 6
West Yorkshire +12 57 £35,000 -6.66% 9
Surrey -75 49 £42,500 -3.40% 4
East Midlands +15 48 £40,000 +55.33% 4
Manchester 0 48 £35,000 +18.64% 7
Birmingham -4 41 £43,312 +8.28% 2
Leeds +12 38 £37,500 - 4
Gloucestershire +1 35 £50,000 -33.33%
Cambridgeshire +19 34 £44,000 +60.00% 3
Kent 0 31 £26,000 -13.33% 4
Hampshire -1 30 £42,500 - 3
Cheshire +23 26 £26,500 - 3
Reading +28 24 £54,500 +45.33% 6
Buckinghamshire +8 22 £30,000 -9.09%
Scotland +15 21 £42,500 -
Milton Keynes +20 18 £30,000 -7.69%
Wiltshire +14 18 £37,500 -15.27%
Hertfordshire +6 17 £31,750 -27.42% 1
Oxfordshire +31 16 £37,500 +41.50% 1
North East +22 16 £42,500 +112.50% 3
Cambridge +19 16 £28,000 -20.00%

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 2306 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1753 (76.02%) Windows
3 1551 (67.26%) Microsoft
4 1343 (58.24%) Active Directory
5 1230 (53.34%) VMware
6 1160 (50.30%) Windows Server
7 825 (35.78%) MCSA
8 816 (35.39%) ITIL
9 806 (34.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 791 (34.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 770 (33.39%) MS Exchange
12 735 (31.87%) Cisco Certification
13 734 (31.83%) Windows Server 2008
14 656 (28.45%) CCNA
15 640 (27.75%) Cisco
16 636 (27.58%) MS Excel
17 606 (26.28%) Hyper-V
18 595 (25.80%) Firewall
19 561 (24.33%) MCITP
20 537 (23.29%) Office 365
21 526 (22.81%) Citrix
22 516 (22.38%) MCP
23 501 (21.73%) SQL Server
24 444 (19.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 437 (18.95%) DNS
26 431 (18.69%) WAN
27 411 (17.82%) LAN
28 410 (17.78%) SAN
29 403 (17.48%) DHCP
30 382 (16.57%) 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
1 770 (33.39%) MS Exchange
2 382 (16.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 378 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 225 (9.76%) SharePoint
5 221 (9.58%) IIS
6 214 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 201 (8.72%) Skype for Business
8 70 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 51 (2.21%) Apache
10 49 (2.12%) Tomcat
11 47 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
12 22 (0.95%) SAS
13 21 (0.91%) JBoss
14 19 (0.82%) Apache Pig
14 19 (0.82%) IBM Notes
15 18 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
16 15 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 15 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
16 15 (0.65%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 636 (27.58%) MS Excel
2 251 (10.88%) MS Office
3 43 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.17%) MS Project
6 2 (0.087%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
4 2 (0.087%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.087%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.087%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.043%) Magento
5 1 (0.043%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.043%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 537 (23.29%) Office 365
2 319 (13.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 125 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (3.08%) SaaS
5 56 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
6 48 (2.08%) IaaS
7 43 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 42 (1.82%) PaaS
9 14 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.48%) Mimecast
11 11 (0.48%) OneDrive
11 11 (0.48%) Yammer
12 9 (0.39%) G Suite
13 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 3 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.13%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.043%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.043%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 595 (25.80%) Firewall
2 437 (18.95%) DNS
3 431 (18.69%) WAN
4 411 (17.82%) LAN
5 410 (17.78%) SAN
6 403 (17.48%) DHCP
7 292 (12.66%) TCP/IP
8 277 (12.01%) VPN
9 156 (6.76%) VoIP
10 114 (4.94%) VLAN
11 111 (4.81%) Skype
12 90 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
13 84 (3.64%) Internet
13 84 (3.64%) Network Security
14 83 (3.60%) Wireless
15 76 (3.30%) Remote Desktop
16 70 (3.04%) MPLS
17 44 (1.91%) NAS
18 43 (1.86%) SSL
19 42 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 501 (21.73%) SQL Server
2 107 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 95 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 53 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 49 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 43 (1.86%) Big Data
7 38 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 30 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
8 30 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 27 (1.17%) Hadoop
10 26 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (1.04%) MySQL
12 19 (0.82%) Apache Hive
13 15 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
14 14 (0.61%) Relational Database
15 13 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
15 13 (0.56%) OLAP
16 10 (0.43%) GIS
17 9 (0.39%) OLTP
18 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (2.25%) JIRA
2 16 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.48%) Redmine
3 11 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.39%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (0.35%) Bitbucket
5 8 (0.35%) CodeSonar
5 8 (0.35%) git-flow
5 8 (0.35%) Robot Framework
5 8 (0.35%) Selenium
6 7 (0.30%) MSI
7 5 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.17%) Subversion
8 4 (0.17%) tSQLt
9 3 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.087%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.043%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.043%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.043%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 261 (11.32%) Finance
2 95 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 55 (2.39%) Banking
4 41 (1.78%) Retail
5 33 (1.43%) Billing
6 29 (1.26%) Games
7 26 (1.13%) Law
8 23 (1.00%) Legal
9 22 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.78%) Marketing
11 14 (0.61%) Advertising
11 14 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (0.56%) French Language
13 11 (0.48%) German Language
14 10 (0.43%) Back Office
14 10 (0.43%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.39%) Spanish Language
16 8 (0.35%) Japanese Language
16 8 (0.35%) Publishing
17 5 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 424 (18.39%) Support Engineer
2 381 (16.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 359 (15.57%) Analyst
4 256 (11.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 202 (8.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 189 (8.20%) IT Support
7 183 (7.94%) Consultant
8 177 (7.68%) Windows Engineer
9 168 (7.29%) IT Engineer
10 148 (6.42%) Architect
11 142 (6.16%) Support Analyst
12 140 (6.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 127 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
13 127 (5.51%) Administrator
14 125 (5.42%) Server Engineer
15 123 (5.33%) Infrastructure Support
16 116 (5.03%) Service Analyst
17 106 (4.60%) Service Desk Analyst
18 103 (4.47%) VMware Engineer
19 102 (4.42%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (2.34%) Web Services
2 38 (1.65%) .NET
3 31 (1.34%) Java EE
3 31 (1.34%) STL
4 24 (1.04%) Middleware
5 14 (0.61%) ASP.NET
6 13 (0.56%) LAMP
7 10 (0.43%) Regular Expression
8 9 (0.39%) .NET Framework
8 9 (0.39%) HTML
8 9 (0.39%) REST
8 9 (0.39%) SOAP
9 8 (0.35%) 802.1X
9 8 (0.35%) Django
9 8 (0.35%) Node.js
9 8 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (0.35%) Spring MVC
10 7 (0.30%) ODBC
10 7 (0.30%) WSH
11 6 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 321 (13.92%) Data Centre
2 148 (6.42%) Clustering
3 147 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (4.03%) Blackberry
5 90 (3.90%) Computer Science
6 80 (3.47%) Driving Licence
7 70 (3.04%) Video Conferencing
8 68 (2.95%) Replication
9 67 (2.91%) Management Information System
10 51 (2.21%) Public Cloud
11 47 (2.04%) Client/Server
12 39 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
13 36 (1.56%) PKI
14 30 (1.30%) EMC VNX
15 27 (1.17%) Private Cloud
15 27 (1.17%) Smartphone
16 26 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
16 26 (1.13%) Statistics
17 20 (0.87%) FMCG
18 18 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1753 (76.02%) Windows
2 1160 (50.30%) Windows Server
3 791 (34.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 734 (31.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 354 (15.35%) Windows 7
6 317 (13.75%) Linux
7 309 (13.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 227 (9.84%) Windows 8
9 144 (6.24%) Windows 10
10 75 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 72 (3.12%) Unix
12 61 (2.65%) Mac OS X
13 60 (2.60%) Windows XP
14 34 (1.47%) Apple iOS
15 29 (1.26%) Android
16 19 (0.82%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.69%) CentOS
17 16 (0.69%) Mac OS
17 16 (0.69%) Solaris
17 16 (0.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 816 (35.39%) ITIL
2 164 (7.11%) Migration
3 153 (6.63%) Mentoring
4 148 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 138 (5.98%) PRINCE2
5 138 (5.98%) Service Delivery
6 133 (5.77%) Project Management
7 127 (5.51%) High Availability
8 124 (5.38%) Service Management
9 122 (5.29%) Presales
10 112 (4.86%) Load Balancing
11 103 (4.47%) Problem Management
12 98 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
13 93 (4.03%) Cybersecurity
14 91 (3.95%) ITIL V3
15 89 (3.86%) Change Management
16 85 (3.69%) Time Management
17 68 (2.95%) Line Management
18 67 (2.91%) Continuous Improvement
18 67 (2.91%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 372 (16.13%) SQL
2 312 (13.53%) PowerShell
3 73 (3.17%) C
4 60 (2.60%) C#
5 55 (2.39%) T-SQL
6 51 (2.21%) VB
7 41 (1.78%) Python
7 41 (1.78%) VBScript
8 34 (1.47%) Java
9 33 (1.43%) C++
10 31 (1.34%) Objective-C
11 30 (1.30%) Bash Shell
12 27 (1.17%) Perl
13 17 (0.74%) JavaScript
14 12 (0.52%) Korn
15 9 (0.39%) PHP
16 7 (0.30%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.30%) R
17 5 (0.22%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.087%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2306 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 825 (35.78%) MCSA
3 735 (31.87%) Cisco Certification
4 656 (28.45%) CCNA
5 561 (24.33%) MCITP
6 516 (22.38%) MCP
7 444 (19.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 311 (13.49%) Degree
9 196 (8.50%) Security Cleared
10 149 (6.46%) CCNP
11 133 (5.77%) Citrix Certification
12 121 (5.25%) CISSP
13 120 (5.20%) ITIL Certification
14 117 (5.07%) MCTS
15 105 (4.55%) CCA
16 99 (4.29%) SC Cleared
17 76 (3.30%) Network+ Certification
18 70 (3.04%) GIAC
19 68 (2.95%) SSCP
20 67 (2.91%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (10.10%) SLA
2 71 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 45 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.35%) GPG13
5 8 (0.35%) QA
6 2 (0.087%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.087%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.087%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.043%) COBIT
7 1 (0.043%) GCP
7 1 (0.043%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.043%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1343 (58.24%) Active Directory
2 806 (34.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 606 (26.28%) Hyper-V
4 231 (10.02%) vSphere
5 220 (9.54%) XenApp
6 90 (3.90%) VMware ESX
7 80 (3.47%) Virtual Servers
8 75 (3.25%) Terminal Services
9 71 (3.08%) XenDesktop
10 50 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
11 48 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
12 38 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 35 (1.52%) NFS
14 31 (1.34%) vCloud
15 28 (1.21%) XenServer
16 26 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
17 24 (1.04%) VMware Server
18 22 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 21 (0.91%) Samba
20 14 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 304 (13.18%) SCCM
2 180 (7.81%) SCOM
3 91 (3.95%) WSUS
4 62 (2.69%) Backup Exec
5 44 (1.91%) SCVMM
6 38 (1.65%) AirWatch
7 36 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
8 35 (1.52%) NetBackup
9 30 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
10 29 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
11 28 (1.21%) Puppet
12 26 (1.13%) Nessus
13 24 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 23 (1.00%) Nagios
15 22 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
15 22 (0.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 19 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
16 19 (0.82%) SCSM
17 17 (0.74%) Ansible
18 14 (0.61%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1551 (67.26%) Microsoft
2 1230 (53.34%) VMware
3 640 (27.75%) Cisco
4 526 (22.81%) Citrix
5 331 (14.35%) HP
6 153 (6.63%) NetApp
7 123 (5.33%) Dell
8 108 (4.68%) EMC
9 104 (4.51%) Apple
10 88 (3.82%) Red Hat
10 88 (3.82%) Veeam
11 82 (3.56%) SolarWinds
12 80 (3.47%) Juniper
13 69 (2.99%) Symantec
14 63 (2.73%) Oracle
15 58 (2.52%) IBM
16 56 (2.43%) SonicWALL
17 54 (2.34%) CheckPoint
18 50 (2.17%) Meraki
19 47 (2.04%) Veritas
Maidstone, Kent
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 per annum + 1,200 DV Allowance
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Keighley, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £29000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Sanderson
Salary: £23000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Harrow, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £28,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £70000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Bupa
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Dane Partnership
Salary: circa £32,000 (negotiable dependent on experience)
Posted: 23 hours ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £26000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + fantastic benefits listed
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
VIT
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum depending on experience + on-call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Hh Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23500 - £32585 per annum + stand by allowance+ benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £35k - 65k per year + Car allowance + Great Bens!
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 65k per year + Amazing Bens!
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Southampton Solent University
Salary: From £36,001 to £41,709 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago