The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 101 98
Rank change year-on-year -11 -3  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 6 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.44% 0.43% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 1.08% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 12
Median salary £34,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.15% -18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £37,000 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

MCSE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 549 461 570
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 39.90% 39.47% 39.23%
Number of salaries quoted 400 393 470
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,707
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £53,272 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing MCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Cambridge

MCSE
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for MCSE in Cambridge

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Cambridge over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 across the Cambridge region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
3 12 (75.00%) MCSA
3 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 11 (68.75%) SQL
4 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
5 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
5 9 (56.25%) VMware
6 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (50.00%) IIS
7 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (37.50%) Office 365
8 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (31.25%) ITIL
9 5 (31.25%) Puppet
9 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
9 5 (31.25%) LPIC
9 5 (31.25%) Linux
9 5 (31.25%) Tomcat
9 5 (31.25%) LDAP
9 5 (31.25%) DHCP
9 5 (31.25%) DNS
9 5 (31.25%) RHCE
9 5 (31.25%) Project Management
9 5 (31.25%) Line Management
10 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
11 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 8 (50.00%) IIS
2 5 (31.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (6.25%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DHCP
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
1 5 (31.25%) LDAP
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) Skype
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Server Support
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server Support
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Database Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Database Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
1 5 (31.25%) Line Management
1 5 (31.25%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
3 2 (12.50%) Network Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (75.00%) MCSA
3 5 (31.25%) LPIC
3 5 (31.25%) RHCE
4 3 (18.75%) RHCSA
5 2 (12.50%) CCNA
5 2 (12.50%) CCNP
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Pegasus
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) F5
3 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) Veeam