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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 168 210
Rank change year-on-year 0 +42  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 67 90 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.29% 1.42% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.22% 6.11% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 65 70 96
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.52% +4.97%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £30,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  

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 1284 1473 2542
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 24.67% 23.20% 24.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1121 1306 2176
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £33,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (75.40%) Windows
3 89 (70.63%) Microsoft
4 79 (62.70%) Active Directory
5 57 (45.24%) VMware
6 56 (44.44%) ITIL
7 52 (41.27%) Windows Server
8 51 (40.48%) MCSA
9 48 (38.10%) Hyper-V
10 45 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 43 (34.13%) MS Exchange
11 43 (34.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (32.54%) Cisco
13 36 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 33 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
14 33 (26.19%) Finance
15 31 (24.60%) SharePoint
15 31 (24.60%) MCP
16 29 (23.02%) MCITP
17 28 (22.22%) Citrix
17 28 (22.22%) SAN
18 25 (19.84%) CCNA
18 25 (19.84%) SCCM
18 25 (19.84%) Data Centre
19 24 (19.05%) Windows 7
20 23 (18.25%) Exchange Server 2010
21 22 (17.46%) Firewall
22 20 (15.87%) NetApp
22 20 (15.87%) DNS
22 20 (15.87%) Office 365

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 43 (34.13%) MS Exchange
2 31 (24.60%) SharePoint
3 23 (18.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (15.08%) Skype for Business
5 15 (11.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (5.56%) IIS
7 1 (0.79%) Apache
7 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.87%) Office 365
2 9 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.59%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.79%) IaaS
5 1 (0.79%) PaaS
5 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.22%) SAN
2 22 (17.46%) Firewall
3 20 (15.87%) DNS
4 19 (15.08%) Skype
5 15 (11.90%) WAN
6 13 (10.32%) DHCP
6 13 (10.32%) LAN
7 9 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 9 (7.14%) VoIP
8 8 (6.35%) VPN
9 7 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (5.56%) Intranet
10 6 (4.76%) Unified Communications
11 5 (3.97%) Internet
11 5 (3.97%) ISDN
11 5 (3.97%) VLAN
11 5 (3.97%) Wireless
12 4 (3.17%) Cisco Wireless
12 4 (3.17%) iSCSI
13 3 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.38%) QlikView
3 2 (1.59%) MySQL
3 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 33 (26.19%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Banking
3 5 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.17%) Legal
5 2 (1.59%) Retail
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Law
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (26.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (15.87%) Support Engineer
3 19 (15.08%) Analyst
4 18 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 17 (13.49%) Server Engineer
6 14 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
8 11 (8.73%) IT Support
8 11 (8.73%) VMware Engineer
9 10 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (7.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 10 (7.94%) Infrastructure Support
10 9 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 9 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (7.14%) Hyper-V Engineer
10 9 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
10 9 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
11 7 (5.56%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.97%) CSS
2 4 (3.17%) Web Services
3 2 (1.59%) .NET
3 2 (1.59%) Ajax
3 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.59%) HTML
3 2 (1.59%) jQuery
3 2 (1.59%) XML
4 1 (0.79%) Middleware
4 1 (0.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.84%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.76%) Clustering
3 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.97%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.17%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.17%) PKI
5 3 (2.38%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.59%) Handset
6 2 (1.59%) iPhone
6 2 (1.59%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Digital Signage
7 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) iPad
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) NHS
7 1 (0.79%) PMI
7 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 95 (75.40%) Windows
2 52 (41.27%) Windows Server
3 45 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (34.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 18 (14.29%) Linux
7 11 (8.73%) Windows 10
8 7 (5.56%) Unix
9 4 (3.17%) Solaris
10 2 (1.59%) Android
10 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.79%) CentOS
11 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (44.44%) ITIL
2 13 (10.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (8.73%) Customer Requirements
4 10 (7.94%) Service Management
5 9 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 8 (6.35%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (6.35%) Software Deployment
6 8 (6.35%) Test Automation
7 6 (4.76%) Analytics
7 6 (4.76%) Presales
8 5 (3.97%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (3.97%) Patch Management
8 5 (3.97%) Validation
8 5 (3.97%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (3.17%) Business Continuity
9 4 (3.17%) E-Commerce
9 4 (3.17%) Network Design
9 4 (3.17%) Release Management
9 4 (3.17%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.17%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
2 5 (3.97%) SQL
3 4 (3.17%) VBScript
4 2 (1.59%) C
4 2 (1.59%) C++
4 2 (1.59%) PHP
4 2 (1.59%) Python
4 2 (1.59%) VB
5 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (40.48%) MCSA
3 33 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (24.60%) MCP
5 29 (23.02%) MCITP
6 25 (19.84%) CCNA
7 16 (12.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (8.73%) Degree
9 7 (5.56%) CCNP
10 4 (3.17%) CCA
10 4 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (3.17%) HND
11 3 (2.38%) CCDP
12 2 (1.59%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.59%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.79%) ISACA
13 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.79%) RHCE
13 1 (0.79%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) PMO
System Software
1 79 (62.70%) Active Directory
2 48 (38.10%) Hyper-V
3 36 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (11.90%) vSphere
5 11 (8.73%) XenDesktop
6 10 (7.94%) XenApp
7 9 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.79%) pfSense
9 1 (0.79%) vCloud
9 1 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (19.84%) SCCM
2 10 (7.94%) SCOM
3 7 (5.56%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.97%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (3.17%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (3.17%) WSUS
6 2 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.59%) Puppet
6 2 (1.59%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.59%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.59%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.79%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.79%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 89 (70.63%) Microsoft
2 57 (45.24%) VMware
3 41 (32.54%) Cisco
4 28 (22.22%) Citrix
5 20 (15.87%) NetApp
6 11 (8.73%) Dell
7 8 (6.35%) EMC
8 7 (5.56%) HP
8 7 (5.56%) Juniper
8 7 (5.56%) McAfee
8 7 (5.56%) Veritas
9 6 (4.76%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.76%) Symantec
10 5 (3.97%) CyberArk
10 5 (3.97%) Splunk
11 4 (3.17%) CheckPoint
11 4 (3.17%) Clearswift
11 4 (3.17%) EqualLogic
11 4 (3.17%) Forcepoint
11 4 (3.17%) SolarWinds
City, London
I3
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Qube Global Software
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 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 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago