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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 163 191 104
Rank change year-on-year +28 -87  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 56 79 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.11% 1.11% 2.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.44% 4.45% 9.90%
Number of salaries quoted 49 68 230
Median salary £42,000 £43,750 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% -6.91%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -3.84% +5.40%  

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 the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1260 1774 2687
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 24.92% 25.00% 25.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1152 1584 2256
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,001 £36,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

MCSE
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the City of London

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 113 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (72.57%) Windows
3 81 (71.68%) Microsoft
4 71 (62.83%) Active Directory
5 58 (51.33%) VMware
6 50 (44.25%) Windows Server
7 45 (39.82%) ITIL
8 44 (38.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 43 (38.05%) MS Excel
10 40 (35.40%) Cisco
10 40 (35.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (35.40%) Hyper-V
11 39 (34.51%) MCSA
12 35 (30.97%) Data Centre
13 33 (29.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (29.20%) SAN
14 32 (28.32%) Citrix
15 30 (26.55%) NetApp
15 30 (26.55%) Cisco Certification
16 28 (24.78%) MS Exchange
17 26 (23.01%) Office 365
18 25 (22.12%) Linux
18 25 (22.12%) Microsoft Azure
19 24 (21.24%) MCP
20 23 (20.35%) SCCM
21 22 (19.47%) PowerShell
21 22 (19.47%) CCNA
21 22 (19.47%) Skype for Business
21 22 (19.47%) Skype
22 20 (17.70%) Finance

MCSE
Top Related 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 28 (24.78%) MS Exchange
2 22 (19.47%) Skype for Business
3 17 (15.04%) SharePoint
4 16 (14.16%) IIS
5 15 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (9.73%) Apache
7 10 (8.85%) Tomcat
8 8 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (7.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (5.31%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (5.31%) JBoss
10 2 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.77%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 43 (38.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (23.01%) Office 365
2 25 (22.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (6.19%) IaaS
5 7 (6.19%) PaaS
5 7 (6.19%) SaaS
6 4 (3.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.77%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.77%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (29.20%) SAN
2 22 (19.47%) Skype
3 15 (13.27%) DNS
3 15 (13.27%) Firewall
4 13 (11.50%) DHCP
4 13 (11.50%) VPN
5 9 (7.96%) WAN
6 7 (6.19%) LAN
6 7 (6.19%) VoIP
7 4 (3.54%) VLAN
8 3 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.65%) FTP
8 3 (2.65%) LDAP
8 3 (2.65%) NAS
8 3 (2.65%) Wireless
9 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.88%) Network Security
10 1 (0.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) QlikView
3 2 (1.77%) MySQL
4 1 (0.88%) Big Data
4 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.88%) OLAP
4 1 (0.88%) OLTP
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (17.70%) Finance
2 15 (13.27%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Legal
3 4 (3.54%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.77%) Publishing
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Law
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (18.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (17.70%) Server Engineer
3 18 (15.93%) Support Engineer
4 17 (15.04%) VMware Engineer
4 17 (15.04%) Windows Engineer
5 15 (13.27%) Analyst
5 15 (13.27%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 13 (11.50%) Azure Engineer
7 12 (10.62%) SAN Engineer
8 11 (9.73%) Technical Engineer
9 10 (8.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 9 (7.96%) IT Support
11 8 (7.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 8 (7.08%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (7.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (7.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (7.08%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (7.08%) Desktop Support
11 8 (7.08%) Technical Support
11 8 (7.08%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.19%) Middleware
2 2 (1.77%) .NET
2 2 (1.77%) Ajax
2 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.77%) CSS
2 2 (1.77%) HTML
2 2 (1.77%) jQuery
2 2 (1.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (30.97%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.62%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (7.08%) Clustering
4 7 (6.19%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (6.19%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.42%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.42%) PKI
5 5 (4.42%) Replication
6 3 (2.65%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.65%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.77%) Handset
7 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.88%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.88%) iPhone
8 1 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 82 (72.57%) Windows
2 50 (44.25%) Windows Server
3 40 (35.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (29.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (22.12%) Linux
6 14 (12.39%) Windows 7
7 11 (9.73%) Windows 10
8 9 (7.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (5.31%) Unix
9 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (4.42%) Solaris
11 3 (2.65%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.77%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.77%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.88%) Android
13 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (39.82%) ITIL
2 17 (15.04%) DevOps
3 14 (12.39%) Mobile Device Management
4 11 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (8.85%) Capacity Management
5 10 (8.85%) Customer Requirements
5 10 (8.85%) IT Strategy
6 7 (6.19%) Identity Management
6 7 (6.19%) Line Management
6 7 (6.19%) Load Balancing
6 7 (6.19%) PRINCE2
6 7 (6.19%) TOGAF
7 6 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.31%) ITIL V3
7 6 (5.31%) Mentoring
7 6 (5.31%) Migration
7 6 (5.31%) Software Deployment
7 6 (5.31%) Wealth Management
8 5 (4.42%) Analytics
8 5 (4.42%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.47%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.08%) SQL
3 4 (3.54%) VBScript
4 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.77%) PHP
5 1 (0.88%) C#
5 1 (0.88%) C++
5 1 (0.88%) Python
5 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 113 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (34.51%) MCSA
3 30 (26.55%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (21.24%) MCP
5 22 (19.47%) CCNA
6 19 (16.81%) Degree
7 15 (13.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (9.73%) MCITP
9 7 (6.19%) CCNP
9 7 (6.19%) EMC Certification
10 4 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.65%) CCDP
11 3 (2.65%) HND
11 3 (2.65%) RHCSA
12 2 (1.77%) MCTS
13 1 (0.88%) GIAC
13 1 (0.88%) ISACA
13 1 (0.88%) VCP5
13 1 (0.88%) VCP6
13 1 (0.88%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) GCP
System Software
1 71 (62.83%) Active Directory
2 44 (38.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (35.40%) Hyper-V
4 16 (14.16%) vSphere
5 8 (7.08%) XenApp
6 6 (5.31%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.65%) XenServer
8 1 (0.88%) NFS
8 1 (0.88%) vCloud
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (20.35%) SCCM
2 13 (11.50%) SCOM
3 8 (7.08%) WSUS
4 7 (6.19%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.77%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.88%) Ansible
7 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.88%) Puppet
7 1 (0.88%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 81 (71.68%) Microsoft
2 58 (51.33%) VMware
3 40 (35.40%) Cisco
4 32 (28.32%) Citrix
5 30 (26.55%) NetApp
6 16 (14.16%) EMC
7 10 (8.85%) HP
8 7 (6.19%) Dell
8 7 (6.19%) Oracle
8 7 (6.19%) Red Hat
9 6 (5.31%) IBM
9 6 (5.31%) Software AG
9 6 (5.31%) Veritas
10 5 (4.42%) Google
11 3 (2.65%) Brocade
11 3 (2.65%) Sybase
11 3 (2.65%) Tableau
12 2 (1.77%) CyberArk
12 2 (1.77%) Sun
12 2 (1.77%) Veeam
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits + Projects
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Large Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago