Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
London > Central London
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 255 231 199
Rank change year-on-year -24 -32 +68
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 131 141 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.93% 1.16% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.45% 5.02% 6.80%
Number of salaries quoted 121 141 201
Central London median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £60,000 £66,500
London median annual salary £45,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.06% - -

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,946 2,811 3,414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 20.87% 23.03% 22.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2,580 2,479 3,024
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,875
London median annual salary £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% +3.77%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Central London

MCSE
Salary Trend in Central London

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

Salary trend for MCSE in Central London

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Central London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Central London over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Central London

MCSE
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Central London region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -47 85 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Kensington and Chelsea +1 5 £45,000 +36.36%
West End of London -17 3 £37,500 -31.82% 5
Southwark - 2 £43,750 -
MCSE
London

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 131 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (74.05%) Windows
3 92 (70.23%) Microsoft
4 73 (55.73%) Active Directory
5 56 (42.75%) Windows Server
6 54 (41.22%) Office 365
7 53 (40.46%) ITIL
8 46 (35.11%) VMware
9 44 (33.59%) Finance
10 42 (32.06%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (30.53%) MCSA
12 38 (29.01%) Microsoft Azure
13 35 (26.72%) MS Exchange
14 34 (25.95%) Cisco
14 34 (25.95%) Firewall
15 33 (25.19%) Citrix
16 29 (22.14%) SQL Server
16 29 (22.14%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (21.37%) DNS
17 28 (21.37%) CCNA
18 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Office
19 26 (19.85%) Problem-Solving
20 25 (19.08%) WAN
21 24 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
21 24 (18.32%) Hyper-V
22 23 (17.56%) LAN
22 23 (17.56%) TCP/IP
22 23 (17.56%) Banking
23 22 (16.79%) PowerShell
23 22 (16.79%) Windows Server 2012

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 35 (26.72%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.16%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (9.16%) Exchange Server 2013
2 12 (9.16%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.05%) IIS
5 3 (2.29%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.76%) Apache
7 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (41.22%) Office 365
2 38 (29.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (12.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (6.11%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (4.58%) IaaS
7 5 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (3.82%) G Suite
8 4 (3.05%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.76%) PaaS
9 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (25.95%) Firewall
2 28 (21.37%) DNS
3 25 (19.08%) WAN
4 23 (17.56%) LAN
4 23 (17.56%) TCP/IP
5 20 (15.27%) Internet
5 20 (15.27%) VPN
6 19 (14.50%) SAN
7 16 (12.21%) BGP
8 13 (9.92%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (9.16%) NX-OS
9 12 (9.16%) OSPF
9 12 (9.16%) Structured Cabling
9 12 (9.16%) VLAN
10 11 (8.40%) DHCP
11 9 (6.87%) Wireless
12 8 (6.11%) VoIP
13 7 (5.34%) Intranet
14 5 (3.82%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (3.05%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (22.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.82%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (3.82%) Big Data
2 5 (3.82%) Hadoop
2 5 (3.82%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.82%) MySQL
3 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.29%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.76%) QlikView
6 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) MSTest
1 4 (3.05%) NUnit
1 4 (3.05%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.76%) AppScan
General
1 44 (33.59%) Finance
2 23 (17.56%) Banking
3 14 (10.69%) Law
4 13 (9.92%) Telecoms
5 12 (9.16%) Financial Institution
6 10 (7.63%) Marketing
7 3 (2.29%) Legal
8 2 (1.53%) Games
9 1 (0.76%) Advertising
9 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (16.79%) Support Engineer
2 15 (11.45%) Network Engineer
3 13 (9.92%) Analyst
3 13 (9.92%) Consultant
3 13 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (9.92%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (9.16%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (9.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 12 (9.16%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 12 (9.16%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (7.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (7.63%) Active Directory Consultant
5 10 (7.63%) Azure Consultant
5 10 (7.63%) Team Leader
6 9 (6.87%) Exchange Consultant
6 9 (6.87%) Office 365 Consultant
6 9 (6.87%) SCCM Consultant
6 9 (6.87%) Service Analyst
6 9 (6.87%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (6.11%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.16%) 802.1X
2 9 (6.87%) .NET
3 7 (5.34%) Middleware
3 7 (5.34%) Web Services
4 6 (4.58%) JSON
5 5 (3.82%) HTML
5 5 (3.82%) jQuery
6 4 (3.05%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.05%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (3.05%) WCF
7 3 (2.29%) XML
8 1 (0.76%) CSS
8 1 (0.76%) LDAP
8 1 (0.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.63%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.34%) Fintech
4 6 (4.58%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.58%) SWIFT
5 5 (3.82%) Clustering
5 5 (3.82%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.29%) BYOD
7 3 (2.29%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.53%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.53%) User Experience
9 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.76%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.76%) iPhone
9 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) Replication
9 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 97 (74.05%) Windows
2 56 (42.75%) Windows Server
3 22 (16.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (16.03%) Linux
5 19 (14.50%) Windows 10
6 17 (12.98%) Windows 7
7 14 (10.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (8.40%) Mac OS
9 7 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.82%) Mac OS X
10 5 (3.82%) Unix
11 2 (1.53%) Android
11 2 (1.53%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (40.46%) ITIL
2 26 (19.85%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (13.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (11.45%) Load Balancing
5 14 (10.69%) Network Design
6 12 (9.16%) Project Management
7 11 (8.40%) ITIL V3
8 10 (7.63%) Configuration Management
9 9 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (6.87%) CRM
9 9 (6.87%) Network Virtualisation
9 9 (6.87%) Service Management
9 9 (6.87%) Software Deployment
10 8 (6.11%) Scrum
11 7 (5.34%) Information Security
12 6 (4.58%) Analytics
12 6 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (4.58%) DevOps
13 5 (3.82%) Hardware Maintenance
13 5 (3.82%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.79%) PowerShell
2 18 (13.74%) SQL
3 15 (11.45%) C#
4 8 (6.11%) Python
5 5 (3.82%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.05%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.05%) C++
6 4 (3.05%) Java
6 4 (3.05%) Perl
6 4 (3.05%) PHP
7 3 (2.29%) VB
8 2 (1.53%) VBA
9 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 131 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (32.06%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (30.53%) MCSA
4 28 (21.37%) CCNA
5 21 (16.03%) MCP
6 18 (13.74%) CCNP
6 18 (13.74%) Degree
7 17 (12.98%) MCITP
8 13 (9.92%) CCIE
8 13 (9.92%) CCSA
9 12 (9.16%) CCSE
10 11 (8.40%) MCTS
11 8 (6.11%) CISSP
11 8 (6.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (4.58%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (3.82%) AWS Certification
13 5 (3.82%) HND
13 5 (3.82%) MCDST
14 4 (3.05%) CCA
14 4 (3.05%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.74%) SLA
2 5 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.53%) GDPR
4 1 (0.76%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 73 (55.73%) Active Directory
2 29 (22.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (18.32%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.87%) XenApp
5 8 (6.11%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.58%) vSphere
7 5 (3.82%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (3.82%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (3.82%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (13.74%) SCCM
2 9 (6.87%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (4.58%) WSUS
4 5 (3.82%) Ansible
4 5 (3.82%) Jamf Pro
4 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (3.05%) Grafana
5 4 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.05%) Puppet
5 4 (3.05%) Salt
6 3 (2.29%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.29%) vRealize
7 2 (1.53%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.76%) Nagios
8 1 (0.76%) Nessus
8 1 (0.76%) Nmap
8 1 (0.76%) SCOM
8 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.76%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 92 (70.23%) Microsoft
2 46 (35.11%) VMware
3 34 (25.95%) Cisco
4 33 (25.19%) Citrix
5 15 (11.45%) CheckPoint
6 14 (10.69%) HP
7 13 (9.92%) F5
7 13 (9.92%) Palo Alto
8 11 (8.40%) Apple
9 9 (6.87%) NetApp
10 8 (6.11%) Sophos
11 7 (5.34%) EMC
11 7 (5.34%) EqualLogic
11 7 (5.34%) IBM
11 7 (5.34%) Oracle
11 7 (5.34%) Red Hat
12 5 (3.82%) NETGEAR
12 5 (3.82%) Okta
13 4 (3.05%) SaltStack
14 3 (2.29%) ConnectWise