Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 264 255 215
Rank change year-on-year -9 -40 +40
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 116 147 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.90% 1.02% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.40% 4.66% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 109 145 152
Central London median annual salary £46,500 £42,789 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.67% +1.88% -1.18%
10th Percentile £29,800 £31,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £85,000 £62,000 £67,400
London median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% -

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 2,635 3,157 2,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 20.44% 21.89% 22.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,267 2,768 2,660
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% - -
10th Percentile £31,400 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,375 £90,000
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -32 78 £50,000 +11.11% 14
West End of London -9 2 £37,500 -31.82%
MCSE
London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (87.07%) Microsoft
3 80 (68.97%) Windows
4 60 (51.72%) Active Directory
5 49 (42.24%) MCSA
6 47 (40.52%) VMware
7 44 (37.93%) Finance
8 40 (34.48%) ITIL
8 40 (34.48%) Windows Server
9 37 (31.90%) Office 365
10 34 (29.31%) MS Exchange
10 34 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
11 32 (27.59%) SQL
12 30 (25.86%) Citrix
13 29 (25.00%) Cisco
14 28 (24.14%) SQL Server
15 25 (21.55%) Banking
16 24 (20.69%) CCNA
16 24 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (20.69%) Windows 10
17 23 (19.83%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (19.83%) Microsoft Azure
17 23 (19.83%) Firewall
18 22 (18.97%) DNS
19 21 (18.10%) PowerShell
20 20 (17.24%) LAN
20 20 (17.24%) CRM
20 20 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
21 19 (16.38%) MCP
21 19 (16.38%) DHCP

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 34 (29.31%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (8.62%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.76%) IIS
4 7 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.86%) Apache
6 1 (0.86%) Confluence
6 1 (0.86%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.86%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.86%) Lawson
2 1 (0.86%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.86%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.86%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.86%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (31.90%) Office 365
2 23 (19.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.31%) IaaS
5 5 (4.31%) SaaS
6 3 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.59%) PaaS
7 2 (1.72%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.86%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.86%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.86%) G Suite
8 1 (0.86%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.86%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.83%) Firewall
2 22 (18.97%) DNS
3 20 (17.24%) LAN
4 19 (16.38%) DHCP
5 18 (15.52%) TCP/IP
6 17 (14.66%) SAN
6 17 (14.66%) WAN
7 14 (12.07%) Internet
8 12 (10.34%) VLAN
9 10 (8.62%) VPN
10 7 (6.03%) BGP
10 7 (6.03%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (5.17%) NX-OS
11 6 (5.17%) OSPF
11 6 (5.17%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (5.17%) VoIP
12 4 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (3.45%) FTP
12 4 (3.45%) Wireless
13 3 (2.59%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.86%) MySQL
6 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.62%) MSTest
1 10 (8.62%) NUnit
1 10 (8.62%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.72%) JIRA
2 2 (1.72%) MSI
3 1 (0.86%) FishEye
3 1 (0.86%) FogBugz
3 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 44 (37.93%) Finance
2 25 (21.55%) Banking
3 7 (6.03%) Law
4 6 (5.17%) Financial Institution
5 5 (4.31%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.59%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.72%) Legal
7 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.86%) Advertising
8 1 (0.86%) Back Office
8 1 (0.86%) Front Office
8 1 (0.86%) Games
8 1 (0.86%) Publishing
8 1 (0.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (14.66%) Support Engineer
2 12 (10.34%) Analyst
2 12 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (9.48%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (9.48%) IT Support
4 9 (7.76%) Administrator
5 8 (6.90%) .NET Developer
5 8 (6.90%) Developer
5 8 (6.90%) Network Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Consultant
7 6 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) IT Support Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) SCCM Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Senior IT Support
7 6 (5.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Senior Support Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.21%) Web Services
2 11 (9.48%) .NET
3 10 (8.62%) ASP.NET
3 10 (8.62%) HTML
3 10 (8.62%) jQuery
3 10 (8.62%) WCF
4 6 (5.17%) 802.1X
5 5 (4.31%) XML
6 4 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.59%) JSON
7 3 (2.59%) Middleware
7 3 (2.59%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.86%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.62%) Fintech
2 6 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.17%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.17%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.45%) Clustering
3 4 (3.45%) Replication
4 2 (1.72%) EMC VNX
4 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.72%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.86%) Handset
5 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.86%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.86%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.86%) User Experience
5 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (68.97%) Windows
2 40 (34.48%) Windows Server
3 24 (20.69%) Windows 10
4 18 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (10.34%) Windows 7
7 11 (9.48%) Linux
8 3 (2.59%) Android
8 3 (2.59%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.59%) Unix
9 2 (1.72%) Kali Linux
9 2 (1.72%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.86%) CentOS
10 1 (0.86%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.86%) VMS
10 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (34.48%) ITIL
2 23 (19.83%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (17.24%) CRM
4 16 (13.79%) ITIL V3
5 15 (12.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 14 (12.07%) Information Security
6 14 (12.07%) Service Management
7 12 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (9.48%) Scrum
9 10 (8.62%) Data Enrichment
9 10 (8.62%) Data Science
9 10 (8.62%) Due Diligence
9 10 (8.62%) SOLID
9 10 (8.62%) TDD
9 10 (8.62%) Test Automation
10 9 (7.76%) Load Balancing
11 8 (6.90%) Network Design
12 7 (6.03%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (6.03%) Server Management
13 6 (5.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.59%) SQL
2 21 (18.10%) PowerShell
3 13 (11.21%) C#
4 11 (9.48%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.31%) Python
5 5 (4.31%) VBScript
6 2 (1.72%) C
6 2 (1.72%) Java
7 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.86%) C++
7 1 (0.86%) Perl
7 1 (0.86%) PHP
7 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 116 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (42.24%) MCSA
3 34 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (20.69%) CCNA
5 19 (16.38%) Degree
5 19 (16.38%) MCP
6 18 (15.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (13.79%) CCNP
8 15 (12.93%) CISSP
9 8 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (6.03%) CCA
10 7 (6.03%) CCSA
11 6 (5.17%) CCIE
11 6 (5.17%) CCSE
11 6 (5.17%) VCP6
12 5 (4.31%) MCITP
13 4 (3.45%) MCSD
14 3 (2.59%) CESG Certified Professional
14 3 (2.59%) MCDST
14 3 (2.59%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) GDPR
3 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 24 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.07%) Hyper-V
3 14 (12.07%) XenApp
4 10 (8.62%) XenDesktop
5 8 (6.90%) vSphere
6 7 (6.03%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.31%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (14.66%) SCCM
2 9 (7.76%) Backup Exec
3 5 (4.31%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.45%) Grafana
4 4 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.45%) Puppet
4 4 (3.45%) SCOM
4 4 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (3.45%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.59%) Terraform
5 3 (2.59%) WSUS
6 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.72%) Nessus
7 1 (0.86%) Ansible
7 1 (0.86%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.86%) Nagios
7 1 (0.86%) Salt
Vendors
1 101 (87.07%) Microsoft
2 47 (40.52%) VMware
3 30 (25.86%) Citrix
4 29 (25.00%) Cisco
5 14 (12.07%) HP
6 10 (8.62%) CheckPoint
7 8 (6.90%) Dell
8 7 (6.03%) Palo Alto
9 6 (5.17%) F5
9 6 (5.17%) Oracle
9 6 (5.17%) Symantec
10 5 (4.31%) Apple
10 5 (4.31%) McAfee
10 5 (4.31%) ServiceNow
10 5 (4.31%) Veeam
11 4 (3.45%) IBM
11 4 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (3.45%) Sophos
11 4 (3.45%) Sun
11 4 (3.45%) WatchGuard