The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 47 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 23 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.24% 1.32% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.68% 4.39% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 1
Average salary £40,000 £35,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.88% -15.88%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,995 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +13.87%
MCSE
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Qualifications Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
197 114 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 36.28% 30.08% 23.24%
Number of salaries quoted 137 93 59
Average salary £47,000 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.50% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

MCSE
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the Watford region.

MCSE Salary Trend in Watford

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the Watford region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Watford

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (78.26%) Windows
3 35 (76.09%) Microsoft
4 34 (73.91%) MCITP
5 29 (63.04%) MS Exchange
6 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
6 27 (58.70%) VMware
7 25 (54.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (54.35%) MS Excel
7 25 (54.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 24 (52.17%) Lync
9 23 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (43.48%) MCSA
10 20 (43.48%) Cisco
11 19 (41.30%) Hyper-V
12 18 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2013
13 17 (36.96%) Office 365
14 15 (32.61%) SAN
15 14 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (30.43%) CCNA
16 13 (28.26%) CCNP
16 13 (28.26%) Migration
17 12 (26.09%) SQL
17 12 (26.09%) Citrix
17 12 (26.09%) HP
17 12 (26.09%) Dell
17 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
18 11 (23.91%) SharePoint
18 11 (23.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2008

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region 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 29 (63.04%) MS Exchange
2 25 (54.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 25 (54.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (52.17%) Lync
4 18 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (23.91%) SharePoint
6 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (8.70%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (8.70%) SAS
7 4 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (54.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.96%) Office 365
2 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (32.61%) SAN
2 9 (19.57%) Firewall
3 7 (15.22%) PBX
3 7 (15.22%) DNS
4 5 (10.87%) HTTP
5 4 (8.70%) iSCSI
5 4 (8.70%) NAS
5 4 (8.70%) LAN
5 4 (8.70%) WAN
5 4 (8.70%) NetScaler
5 4 (8.70%) Unified Communications
6 3 (6.52%) HTTPS
7 2 (4.35%) IPv4
7 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.35%) DHCP
8 1 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.17%) MPLS
8 1 (2.17%) FTP
8 1 (2.17%) VPN
8 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Consultant
2 7 (15.22%) Technical Consultant
2 7 (15.22%) Pre Sales Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Sales Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Exchange Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Exchange Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
1 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) EqualLogic
3 3 (6.52%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.35%) Replication
4 2 (4.35%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (78.26%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.17%) HPUX
5 1 (2.17%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Migration
2 10 (21.74%) Project Management
3 9 (19.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (15.22%) ITIL
4 7 (15.22%) Mentoring
5 4 (8.70%) Identity Management
5 4 (8.70%) Network Design
5 4 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (6.52%) High Availability
6 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.35%) Line Management
7 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.17%) Coaching
8 1 (2.17%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.17%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (2.17%) WAN Optimisation
8 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (73.91%) MCITP
3 20 (43.48%) MCSA
4 14 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (30.43%) CCNA
5 13 (28.26%) CCNP
6 11 (23.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (21.74%) MCP
8 9 (19.57%) MCTS
8 9 (19.57%) VCAP
9 8 (17.39%) NCDA
9 8 (17.39%) NCIE
10 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.17%) Degree
10 1 (2.17%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
2 23 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (41.30%) Hyper-V
4 10 (21.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (19.57%) vSphere
6 8 (17.39%) XenApp
6 8 (17.39%) XenDesktop
7 7 (15.22%) VMware ESX
8 4 (8.70%) XenServer
9 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) SCCM
2 6 (13.04%) SCOM
3 4 (8.70%) NetBackup
3 4 (8.70%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.17%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 35 (76.09%) Microsoft
2 27 (58.70%) VMware
3 20 (43.48%) Cisco
4 12 (26.09%) Citrix
4 12 (26.09%) HP
4 12 (26.09%) Dell
5 9 (19.57%) NetApp
6 8 (17.39%) EMC
7 6 (13.04%) IBM
7 6 (13.04%) Symantec
8 4 (8.70%) WatchGuard
8 4 (8.70%) PlateSpin
8 4 (8.70%) Juniper
8 4 (8.70%) Veeam
9 3 (6.52%) Avaya
10 1 (2.17%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.17%) BMC
10 1 (2.17%) CA
10 1 (2.17%) Novell
10 1 (2.17%) Red Hat