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

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK
Rank 286 251 191
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -60
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 909 1338 1805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.33% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.37% 4.74% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 775 1176 1566
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%

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
20809 28209 29028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.77% 27.94% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16436 22577 23141
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 £27,500 £28,000 £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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -47 830 £40,000 - 112
London -76 258 £42,500 - 27
South East +15 230 £37,000 -12.94% 31
East of England -1 89 £39,000 +14.70% 6
Surrey +37 70 £37,500 -2.59% 9
City of London +10 61 £42,000 -4.00% 5
East Midlands +13 55 £42,500 +28.78% 8
West Midlands 0 55 £41,500 +3.75% 4
Yorkshire +38 51 £35,000 -22.22% 11
North West -64 46 £35,000 +2.94% 17
Berkshire +29 43 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Birmingham +8 41 £46,750 +16.87% 1
Hampshire -38 40 £50,000 +17.64% 13
Hertfordshire +15 39 £40,500 +8.00% 3
South West -24 39 £37,500 +8.69% 5
West Yorkshire +38 36 £33,500 -25.55% 6
Wales +34 36 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 31 £44,000 +35.38% 1
South Wales +37 30 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Leeds +32 29 £34,250 -23.88% 2
Manchester -62 28 £35,000 -6.66% 10
Southampton -2 21 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Buckinghamshire +35 19 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Scotland +22 18 £40,000 -5.32% 3
Nottinghamshire -1 18 £42,500 +28.78% 4
Kent -3 17 £25,000 -21.87% 3
Guildford +25 16 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Watford +14 16 £49,500 -5.71% 2
Newport +12 16 £40,000 +11.11% 1
Nottingham +11 16 £42,500 +28.78% 4

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 2011 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1452 (72.20%) Windows
3 1394 (69.32%) Microsoft
4 1160 (57.68%) Active Directory
5 1008 (50.12%) VMware
6 924 (45.95%) Windows Server
7 661 (32.87%) MCSA
8 659 (32.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 652 (32.42%) ITIL
10 650 (32.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 628 (31.23%) MS Excel
12 607 (30.18%) Cisco Certification
13 596 (29.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 564 (28.05%) MS Exchange
15 525 (26.11%) CCNA
15 525 (26.11%) Hyper-V
16 514 (25.56%) Office 365
17 489 (24.32%) Firewall
18 480 (23.87%) Cisco
19 452 (22.48%) MCP
20 422 (20.98%) SQL Server
21 420 (20.89%) Citrix
22 380 (18.90%) MCITP
23 369 (18.35%) DNS
24 362 (18.00%) SAN
25 353 (17.55%) Microsoft Azure
26 341 (16.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 324 (16.11%) DHCP
27 324 (16.11%) SQL
28 320 (15.91%) WAN

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
1 564 (28.05%) MS Exchange
2 296 (14.72%) Exchange Server 2013
3 284 (14.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 204 (10.14%) SharePoint
5 193 (9.60%) Skype for Business
6 169 (8.40%) IIS
7 100 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 50 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 42 (2.09%) Tomcat
10 39 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
11 37 (1.84%) Apache
12 24 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
13 19 (0.94%) IBM Notes
14 16 (0.80%) SAS
15 15 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (0.65%) Apache Pig
16 13 (0.65%) Confluence
16 13 (0.65%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.65%) WebSphere
17 10 (0.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 628 (31.23%) MS Excel
2 232 (11.54%) MS Office
3 49 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.35%) MS Project
6 2 (0.099%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.050%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.20%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.099%) Eikon
5 2 (0.099%) Magento
5 2 (0.099%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.099%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.099%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.050%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.050%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 514 (25.56%) Office 365
2 353 (17.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
4 70 (3.48%) SaaS
5 48 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (1.99%) IaaS
7 35 (1.74%) PaaS
8 32 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 24 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.60%) G Suite
11 11 (0.55%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.45%) Yammer
13 4 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.15%) Akamai
14 3 (0.15%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.050%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.050%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.050%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 489 (24.32%) Firewall
2 369 (18.35%) DNS
3 362 (18.00%) SAN
4 324 (16.11%) DHCP
5 320 (15.91%) WAN
6 316 (15.71%) LAN
7 220 (10.94%) VPN
8 209 (10.39%) TCP/IP
9 126 (6.27%) Skype
10 120 (5.97%) VoIP
11 103 (5.12%) VLAN
12 75 (3.73%) Network Security
13 68 (3.38%) Wireless
14 63 (3.13%) Internet
15 59 (2.93%) MPLS
16 47 (2.34%) NAS
17 45 (2.24%) Remote Desktop
18 44 (2.19%) Unified Communications
19 38 (1.89%) HTTP
20 36 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (20.98%) SQL Server
2 117 (5.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 96 (4.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 41 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 28 (1.39%) Big Data
8 27 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
9 26 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
11 14 (0.70%) Hadoop
11 14 (0.70%) MySQL
12 13 (0.65%) Apache Hive
13 11 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
14 9 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (0.45%) GIS
14 9 (0.45%) OLAP
15 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 5 (0.25%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 52 (2.59%) JIRA
2 23 (1.14%) MSI
3 14 (0.70%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.40%) InstallShield
5 8 (0.40%) Redmine
6 7 (0.35%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.30%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.30%) CodeSonar
7 6 (0.30%) git-flow
7 6 (0.30%) Robot Framework
7 6 (0.30%) Selenium
8 5 (0.25%) WinDbg
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.050%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.050%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.050%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.050%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 178 (8.85%) Finance
2 90 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 52 (2.59%) Retail
4 37 (1.84%) Banking
5 30 (1.49%) Legal
6 25 (1.24%) Games
7 22 (1.09%) Law
8 21 (1.04%) Marketing
9 19 (0.94%) Back Office
9 19 (0.94%) Billing
10 17 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.75%) Advertising
12 12 (0.60%) French Language
13 11 (0.55%) Spanish Language
14 10 (0.50%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
15 9 (0.45%) German Language
16 8 (0.40%) Publishing
17 7 (0.35%) Electronics
18 4 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 379 (18.85%) Support Engineer
2 305 (15.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 280 (13.92%) Analyst
4 200 (9.95%) Consultant
5 195 (9.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 159 (7.91%) IT Support
7 155 (7.71%) Architect
8 150 (7.46%) IT Engineer
9 144 (7.16%) Windows Engineer
10 142 (7.06%) 3rd Line Support
11 140 (6.96%) 2nd Line Support
12 138 (6.86%) Support Analyst
13 133 (6.61%) Server Engineer
14 119 (5.92%) Administrator
15 111 (5.52%) Infrastructure Support
16 100 (4.97%) IT Support Engineer
17 97 (4.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 96 (4.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 96 (4.77%) VMware Engineer
19 84 (4.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (1.94%) Web Services
2 30 (1.49%) .NET
3 22 (1.09%) Java EE
3 22 (1.09%) STL
4 17 (0.85%) Middleware
5 15 (0.75%) ASP.NET
6 12 (0.60%) Software Packaging
7 11 (0.55%) Regular Expression
8 10 (0.50%) HTML
9 9 (0.45%) LAMP
10 8 (0.40%) 802.1X
10 8 (0.40%) CSS
10 8 (0.40%) jQuery
11 7 (0.35%) REST
11 7 (0.35%) SOAP
12 6 (0.30%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.30%) Django
12 6 (0.30%) Node.js
12 6 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (0.30%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 287 (14.27%) Data Centre
2 120 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (5.52%) Clustering
4 90 (4.48%) Computer Science
5 73 (3.63%) Public Cloud
6 68 (3.38%) Blackberry
7 65 (3.23%) Driving Licence
8 63 (3.13%) Management Information System
9 41 (2.04%) Replication
9 41 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
10 38 (1.89%) Client/Server
10 38 (1.89%) PKI
11 34 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
12 33 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (1.54%) Private Cloud
14 29 (1.44%) Smartphone
15 23 (1.14%) EMC VNX
16 12 (0.60%) iPhone
16 12 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
17 10 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1452 (72.20%) Windows
2 924 (45.95%) Windows Server
3 659 (32.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 596 (29.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 274 (13.63%) Windows 7
6 260 (12.93%) Linux
7 229 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 153 (7.61%) Windows 8
9 147 (7.31%) Windows 10
10 65 (3.23%) Mac OS X
11 63 (3.13%) Unix
12 43 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (1.74%) Android
14 33 (1.64%) Windows XP
15 30 (1.49%) Mac OS
16 28 (1.39%) Apple iOS
17 17 (0.85%) Ubuntu
18 16 (0.80%) Solaris
19 13 (0.65%) CentOS
19 13 (0.65%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 652 (32.42%) ITIL
2 145 (7.21%) Project Management
3 142 (7.06%) Migration
4 141 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
5 136 (6.76%) Presales
6 121 (6.02%) High Availability
7 114 (5.67%) Service Management
8 111 (5.52%) Service Delivery
9 102 (5.07%) Mentoring
10 94 (4.67%) Time Management
11 93 (4.62%) PRINCE2
12 79 (3.93%) Change Management
13 78 (3.88%) Line Management
14 72 (3.58%) ITIL V3
14 72 (3.58%) Problem Management
15 71 (3.53%) Cybersecurity
16 70 (3.48%) Agile Software Development
17 69 (3.43%) Load Balancing
18 52 (2.59%) Continuous Improvement
18 52 (2.59%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 324 (16.11%) SQL
2 259 (12.88%) PowerShell
3 55 (2.73%) C
4 43 (2.14%) VBScript
5 41 (2.04%) VB
6 35 (1.74%) T-SQL
7 34 (1.69%) C#
8 29 (1.44%) C++
9 28 (1.39%) Python
10 25 (1.24%) Bash Shell
11 23 (1.14%) Java
12 22 (1.09%) Objective-C
13 20 (0.99%) JavaScript
14 13 (0.65%) Perl
15 9 (0.45%) PHP
16 8 (0.40%) Korn
17 5 (0.25%) VBA
18 4 (0.20%) Shell Script
19 1 (0.050%) PL/SQL
19 1 (0.050%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2011 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 661 (32.87%) MCSA
3 607 (30.18%) Cisco Certification
4 525 (26.11%) CCNA
5 452 (22.48%) MCP
6 380 (18.90%) MCITP
7 341 (16.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 316 (15.71%) Degree
9 158 (7.86%) Security Cleared
10 145 (7.21%) CCNP
11 121 (6.02%) Citrix Certification
12 97 (4.82%) CISSP
13 93 (4.62%) CCA
14 91 (4.53%) ITIL Certification
15 80 (3.98%) SC Cleared
16 71 (3.53%) MCTS
17 59 (2.93%) Network+ Certification
18 56 (2.78%) GIAC
19 54 (2.69%) DV Cleared
20 53 (2.64%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (8.16%) SLA
2 67 (3.33%) PCI DSS
3 39 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.45%) QA
5 8 (0.40%) GCP
6 7 (0.35%) GPG13
7 5 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.099%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.050%) COBIT
9 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.050%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1160 (57.68%) Active Directory
2 650 (32.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 525 (26.11%) Hyper-V
4 165 (8.20%) XenApp
5 160 (7.96%) vSphere
6 57 (2.83%) VMware ESX
7 54 (2.69%) XenDesktop
8 51 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
9 46 (2.29%) Terminal Services
9 46 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
10 37 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
11 24 (1.19%) VMware Server
12 20 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
12 20 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
13 19 (0.94%) Samba
14 17 (0.85%) NFS
14 17 (0.85%) vCloud
14 17 (0.85%) XenServer
15 15 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
15 15 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 303 (15.07%) SCCM
2 144 (7.16%) SCOM
3 85 (4.23%) WSUS
4 37 (1.84%) Backup Exec
5 32 (1.59%) AirWatch
6 28 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 28 (1.39%) SCVMM
7 26 (1.29%) NetBackup
8 24 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
9 22 (1.09%) Nessus
10 20 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 20 (0.99%) Puppet
10 20 (0.99%) SCOrch
11 17 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
12 15 (0.75%) SCSM
13 13 (0.65%) Nagios
14 12 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (0.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 11 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
15 11 (0.55%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1394 (69.32%) Microsoft
2 1008 (50.12%) VMware
3 480 (23.87%) Cisco
4 420 (20.89%) Citrix
5 227 (11.29%) HP
6 152 (7.56%) NetApp
7 102 (5.07%) Dell
8 76 (3.78%) Apple
9 74 (3.68%) EMC
10 70 (3.48%) Veeam
11 55 (2.73%) Oracle
11 55 (2.73%) SolarWinds
12 51 (2.54%) Juniper
13 50 (2.49%) Red Hat
14 48 (2.39%) Google
15 42 (2.09%) Meraki
16 39 (1.94%) IBM
17 38 (1.89%) SonicWALL
18 33 (1.64%) Symantec
19 30 (1.49%) 3PAR
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Fantastic company
Posted: 19 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonus + benefits!
Posted: 14 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Harrow, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £28,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + MCSE training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + MORE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits + Projects
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £19000 - £22000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40,000 - 45,750 per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
IT Lab
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £18,000 to £23,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago