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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 263 216 213
Rank change year-on-year -47 -3 +62
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 16 20 53
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.22% 0.40% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 2.24% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 15 19 48
10th Percentile £53,750 £42,500 £25,500
25th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £28,088
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £70,000 £38,750
Median % change year-on-year +10.71% +80.65% -22.50%
75th Percentile £92,500 £75,625 £55,313
90th Percentile £96,500 £87,750 £64,250
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £61,250 £46,250
% change year-on-year +30.61% +32.43% -11.90%

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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,207 893 1,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.41% 17.69% 18.94%
Number of salaries quoted 809 770 1,174
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £32,575
25th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +12.00% -
75th Percentile £92,500 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,500 £93,750 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +12.00% +4.17%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the City of London

MCSE
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the City of London.

Salary trend for MCSE in the City of London

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (75.00%) Azure
3 8 (50.00%) DevOps
3 8 (50.00%) .NET
4 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) Social Skills
5 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (37.50%) MCSD
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) Agile
5 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
5 6 (37.50%) Degree
5 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (31.25%) AWS
6 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
6 5 (31.25%) Advertising
7 4 (25.00%) Windows
7 4 (25.00%) Linux
7 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (25.00%) Supplier Management
7 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
7 4 (25.00%) Ubuntu
7 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure as Code
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (18.75%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (18.75%) CI/CD
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (75.00%) Azure
2 5 (31.25%) AWS
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (12.50%) GCP
4 2 (12.50%) IaaS
4 2 (12.50%) Nutanix
4 2 (12.50%) PaaS
5 1 (6.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) NAS
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) VSAN
3 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) NUnit
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
1 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (43.75%) Social Skills
2 5 (31.25%) Advertising
3 2 (12.50%) Documentation Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Games
4 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Lead Developer
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Lead .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) PowerShell Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Azure Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft 365 Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Developer
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (12.50%) CSS
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
3 2 (12.50%) jQuery
3 2 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (12.50%) React
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
1 4 (25.00%) Ubuntu
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (12.50%) CentOS
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (12.50%) SUSE
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) Agile
2 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
4 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure as Code
4 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (25.00%) Supplier Management
5 3 (18.75%) CI/CD
5 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (12.50%) Line Management
6 2 (12.50%) MVC
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) Python
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) MCSD
3 2 (12.50%) VCAP
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (6.25%) MCITP
4 1 (6.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) Docker
4 2 (12.50%) Firmware
4 2 (12.50%) vSphere
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.25%) XenApp
5 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 2 (12.50%) Ansible
2 2 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 2 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) Rundeck
2 2 (12.50%) Terraform
2 2 (12.50%) vCenter Server
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) Commvault
3 2 (12.50%) Dell
3 2 (12.50%) Google
3 2 (12.50%) Meraki
3 2 (12.50%) Percona
3 2 (12.50%) Perforce
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) Sophos
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Ivanti