Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 231 205
Rank change year-on-year -11 -26 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 156 150 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.09% 1.19% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.88% 4.98% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 140 143 209
Central London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -3.41% -2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £28,200
90th Percentile £72,500 £61,250 £62,500
London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +0.86%

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 3,195 3,010 4,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 22.34% 23.89% 23.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2,788 2,685 3,587
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,925 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -20 104 £57,500 +35.29% 17
Southwark - 10 £32,500 -
Kensington and Chelsea - 5 £45,000 -
West End of London -9 1 £48,500 -19.17% 4
MCSE
London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 156 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 109 (69.87%) Windows
3 104 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 93 (59.62%) Microsoft
5 67 (42.95%) ITIL
5 67 (42.95%) Office 365
6 59 (37.82%) MCSA
7 55 (35.26%) Windows Server
8 51 (32.69%) Finance
9 45 (28.85%) VMware
9 45 (28.85%) Microsoft Azure
10 42 (26.92%) Firewall
11 40 (25.64%) PowerShell
12 37 (23.72%) Windows 7
13 33 (21.15%) Windows 10
14 32 (20.51%) Citrix
14 32 (20.51%) SLA
15 31 (19.87%) MCP
15 31 (19.87%) Microsoft Office
16 30 (19.23%) DNS
16 30 (19.23%) SCCM
17 29 (18.59%) VMware Infrastructure
17 29 (18.59%) Amazon AWS
18 28 (17.95%) MCITP
19 27 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
19 27 (17.31%) SQL Server
20 25 (16.03%) Cisco
20 25 (16.03%) Hyper-V
21 24 (15.38%) TCP/IP
22 23 (14.74%) MS Exchange

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 23 (14.74%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.05%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.49%) IIS
5 6 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.56%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.92%) Apache
7 3 (1.92%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (19.87%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.92%) Stata
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.64%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 67 (42.95%) Office 365
2 45 (28.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (18.59%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (11.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (6.41%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (3.21%) IaaS
7 4 (2.56%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.56%) G Suite
8 3 (1.92%) SaaS
9 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (26.92%) Firewall
2 30 (19.23%) DNS
3 24 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 22 (14.10%) WAN
5 21 (13.46%) LAN
5 21 (13.46%) VPN
6 17 (10.90%) Internet
7 14 (8.97%) SAN
8 12 (7.69%) BGP
9 10 (6.41%) Wireless
10 9 (5.77%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (5.13%) NX-OS
11 8 (5.13%) OSPF
11 8 (5.13%) Structured Cabling
11 8 (5.13%) VLAN
12 7 (4.49%) DHCP
13 6 (3.85%) Intranet
14 5 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (3.21%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (3.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.13%) Big Data
3 7 (4.49%) Hadoop
3 7 (4.49%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.21%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (3.21%) MySQL
4 5 (3.21%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.92%) QlikView
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.85%) JIRA
2 2 (1.28%) MSI
3 1 (0.64%) AppScan
3 1 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (32.69%) Finance
2 14 (8.97%) Banking
2 14 (8.97%) Law
3 13 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 12 (7.69%) Marketing
5 10 (6.41%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.56%) Legal
7 2 (1.28%) Games
8 1 (0.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 25 (16.03%) Analyst
3 18 (11.54%) Consultant
4 16 (10.26%) Active Directory Consultant
5 15 (9.62%) Azure Consultant
5 15 (9.62%) Exchange Consultant
5 15 (9.62%) Support Analyst
6 14 (8.97%) Office 365 Consultant
7 13 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (8.33%) Team Leader
8 12 (7.69%) Desktop Support
8 12 (7.69%) IT Engineer
9 11 (7.05%) IT Security Officer
9 11 (7.05%) IT Support
9 11 (7.05%) SCCM Consultant
9 11 (7.05%) Security Officer
10 9 (5.77%) IT Support Engineer
10 9 (5.77%) Network Engineer
10 9 (5.77%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (5.77%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.13%) .NET
1 8 (5.13%) 802.1X
2 7 (4.49%) XML
3 6 (3.85%) JSON
4 4 (2.56%) Middleware
5 2 (1.28%) CSS
5 2 (1.28%) HTML
5 2 (1.28%) jQuery
6 1 (0.64%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.64%) React
6 1 (0.64%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.21%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.21%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.92%) BYOD
5 3 (1.92%) Clustering
5 3 (1.92%) Fintech
5 3 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.28%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.28%) User Experience
6 2 (1.28%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.64%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.64%) iPhone
7 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) Replication
7 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 109 (69.87%) Windows
2 55 (35.26%) Windows Server
3 37 (23.72%) Windows 7
4 33 (21.15%) Windows 10
5 21 (13.46%) Linux
6 20 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (7.05%) Mac OS
9 9 (5.77%) Mac OS X
9 9 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.85%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.56%) Unix
12 2 (1.28%) Android
12 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (42.95%) ITIL
2 20 (12.82%) Information Security
3 18 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (10.26%) Incident Management
5 13 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (7.69%) Privileged Access Management
6 12 (7.69%) Security Monitoring
6 12 (7.69%) Software Deployment
7 11 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (7.05%) Cryptography
7 11 (7.05%) Data Loss Prevention
7 11 (7.05%) Identity Access Management
7 11 (7.05%) Risk Management
7 11 (7.05%) Security Operations
7 11 (7.05%) Threat Detection
8 10 (6.41%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.77%) DevOps
9 9 (5.77%) Load Balancing
9 9 (5.77%) Network Virtualisation
10 8 (5.13%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.64%) PowerShell
2 23 (14.74%) SQL
3 19 (12.18%) C#
4 5 (3.21%) PHP
5 4 (2.56%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.56%) C++
5 4 (2.56%) Java
5 4 (2.56%) Perl
5 4 (2.56%) Python
6 3 (1.92%) VB
6 3 (1.92%) VBScript
7 2 (1.28%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.28%) VBA
8 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 156 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (37.82%) MCSA
3 31 (19.87%) MCP
4 28 (17.95%) MCITP
5 27 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (14.10%) MCTS
7 18 (11.54%) CCNA
8 17 (10.90%) CISSP
8 17 (10.90%) Degree
9 13 (8.33%) CISM
10 11 (7.05%) CISA
11 10 (6.41%) CCNP
12 9 (5.77%) CCIE
13 8 (5.13%) CCSA
13 8 (5.13%) CCSE
14 6 (3.85%) A+ Certification
14 6 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (3.21%) CCA
15 5 (3.21%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (20.51%) SLA
2 14 (8.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.92%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.28%) GDPR
4 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 104 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 29 (18.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (16.03%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.21%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (3.21%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.21%) XenApp
5 4 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.92%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (19.23%) SCCM
2 11 (7.05%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (3.85%) Nagios
4 5 (3.21%) Ansible
4 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.56%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.56%) Puppet
5 4 (2.56%) Salt
6 3 (1.92%) Perfmon
6 3 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.92%) vRealize
6 3 (1.92%) WMI
6 3 (1.92%) WSUS
7 2 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.28%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.64%) DameWare
8 1 (0.64%) Nessus
8 1 (0.64%) Nmap
8 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 93 (59.62%) Microsoft
2 45 (28.85%) VMware
3 32 (20.51%) Citrix
4 25 (16.03%) Cisco
5 11 (7.05%) Apple
6 10 (6.41%) NETGEAR
7 9 (5.77%) EMC
7 9 (5.77%) F5
7 9 (5.77%) NetApp
7 9 (5.77%) Red Hat
8 8 (5.13%) CheckPoint
8 8 (5.13%) Oracle
8 8 (5.13%) Palo Alto
9 7 (4.49%) EqualLogic
10 6 (3.85%) Google
10 6 (3.85%) Remedy
10 6 (3.85%) Sophos
10 6 (3.85%) Veeam
11 5 (3.21%) Capita
11 5 (3.21%) Draytek