Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 225 268 234
Rank change year-on-year +43 -34 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 70 66 114
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.80% 0.64% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 3.07% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 69 65 127
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £29,590 £31,250 £29,550
90th Percentile £83,750 £75,450 £65,000
Central London median annual salary £49,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.50% +11.11% +7.14%

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 1,639 2,153 2,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.64% 20.76% 22.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,433 1,834 2,210
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 30 March 2020.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the City of London

MCSE
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the City of London region over the 6 months to 30 March 2020. 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
London Bridge - 4 £40,000 -
MCSE
Central London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (75.71%) Microsoft
3 41 (58.57%) Windows
4 33 (47.14%) MCSA
5 32 (45.71%) Office 365
6 29 (41.43%) Azure
7 27 (38.57%) Windows Server
8 24 (34.29%) Active Directory
9 23 (32.86%) Finance
10 20 (28.57%) TCP/IP
11 19 (27.14%) PowerShell
12 18 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (24.29%) DNS
13 17 (24.29%) LAN
13 17 (24.29%) ITIL
13 17 (24.29%) MCITP
13 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (22.86%) Windows 10
14 16 (22.86%) Cisco
14 16 (22.86%) VMware
15 15 (21.43%) WAN
16 14 (20.00%) DHCP
17 13 (18.57%) Degree
18 12 (17.14%) Windows 7
18 12 (17.14%) CCNP
18 12 (17.14%) CCNA
18 12 (17.14%) MCP
18 12 (17.14%) Financial Institution
19 11 (15.71%) Firewall
19 11 (15.71%) Banking

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 10 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.57%) IIS
3 6 (8.57%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 32 (45.71%) Office 365
2 29 (41.43%) Azure
3 4 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.29%) AWS
5 1 (1.43%) IaaS
5 1 (1.43%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 17 (24.29%) DNS
2 17 (24.29%) LAN
3 15 (21.43%) WAN
4 14 (20.00%) DHCP
5 11 (15.71%) Firewall
5 11 (15.71%) VLAN
6 10 (14.29%) BGP
6 10 (14.29%) OSPF
7 7 (10.00%) VoIP
7 7 (10.00%) VPN
8 6 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (8.57%) NX-OS
8 6 (8.57%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (8.57%) Skype
9 4 (5.71%) Internet
10 3 (4.29%) Telepresence
11 2 (2.86%) PBX
11 2 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Android Studio
1 2 (2.86%) Xcode
General
1 23 (32.86%) Finance
2 12 (17.14%) Financial Institution
3 11 (15.71%) Banking
4 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.29%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.86%) Law
6 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (17.14%) Analyst
2 11 (15.71%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.71%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.57%) Business Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Architect
7 5 (7.14%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.71%) Administrator
8 4 (5.71%) Deskside Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Deskside Support
8 4 (5.71%) Deskside Support Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.29%) Audio Visual Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) SharePoint Administrator
9 3 (4.29%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) OAuth
1 2 (2.86%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) CMDB
1 8 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.29%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (4.29%) FMCG
4 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.29%) Replication
5 2 (2.86%) Clustering
5 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (58.57%) Windows
2 27 (38.57%) Windows Server
3 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (22.86%) Windows 10
5 12 (17.14%) Windows 7
6 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (11.43%) Windows XP
8 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (5.71%) Android
10 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (1.43%) Linux
12 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) ITIL
2 10 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 10 (14.29%) Network Design
3 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (11.43%) Analytics
4 8 (11.43%) Mentoring
5 7 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (8.57%) Business Analysis
6 6 (8.57%) Data Management
7 5 (7.14%) Presales
7 5 (7.14%) Six Sigma
8 4 (5.71%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (5.71%) Identity Management
8 4 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (5.71%) Project Delivery
8 4 (5.71%) Service Management
9 3 (4.29%) Change Management
9 3 (4.29%) Information Security
9 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.86%) Apple Swift
2 2 (2.86%) C
2 2 (2.86%) Kotlin
2 2 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (47.14%) MCSA
3 18 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (24.29%) MCITP
5 13 (18.57%) Degree
6 12 (17.14%) CCNA
6 12 (17.14%) CCNP
6 12 (17.14%) MCP
7 10 (14.29%) CCIE
7 10 (14.29%) CCSA
7 10 (14.29%) CCSE
8 8 (11.43%) CTC Cleared
8 8 (11.43%) SC Cleared
8 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
9 5 (7.14%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 5 (7.14%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 4 (5.71%) A+ Certification
10 4 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (4.29%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.86%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.14%) XenApp
4 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.71%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.29%) vSphere
6 2 (2.86%) Docker
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (2.86%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 53 (75.71%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.86%) Cisco
2 16 (22.86%) VMware
3 11 (15.71%) CheckPoint
4 10 (14.29%) F5
4 10 (14.29%) HP
4 10 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 9 (12.86%) Dell
6 6 (8.57%) Citrix
7 3 (4.29%) CyberArk
7 3 (4.29%) Nintex
7 3 (4.29%) Polycom
8 2 (2.86%) BeyondTrust
8 2 (2.86%) CommVault
8 2 (2.86%) ForgeRock
8 2 (2.86%) McAfee
8 2 (2.86%) Sophos
8 2 (2.86%) Veeam
8 2 (2.86%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.43%) Wyse