Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 216 229 271
Rank change year-on-year +13 +42 -44
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 13 69 65
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.81% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.45% 4.29% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 13 61 64
10th Percentile £43,500 £25,500 £31,625
25th Percentile £65,625 £32,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £46,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +55.91% -7.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £87,500 £56,250 £57,813
90th Percentile £88,500 £80,000 £77,125
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +52.63% -5.00% +11.11%

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 895 1,609 2,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.43% 18.90% 20.75%
Number of salaries quoted 759 1,426 1,841
10th Percentile £44,750 £32,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% - +8.23%
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 13 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (76.92%) Windows
3 9 (69.23%) ITIL
3 9 (69.23%) Citrix
3 9 (69.23%) SolarWinds
3 9 (69.23%) Project Delivery
4 8 (61.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (61.54%) Law
4 8 (61.54%) Migration
5 7 (53.85%) PowerShell
5 7 (53.85%) SCCM
5 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (53.85%) CCNA
5 7 (53.85%) Azure
6 6 (46.15%) High Availability
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (46.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (46.15%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (46.15%) Architecture Roadmap
6 6 (46.15%) CISSP
6 6 (46.15%) SCOM
6 6 (46.15%) XenApp
6 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
7 5 (38.46%) TOGAF
7 5 (38.46%) VMware
7 5 (38.46%) Finance
7 5 (38.46%) Cisco

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 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 3 (23.08%) Apache
2 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.69%) CMS
3 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Azure
2 6 (46.15%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (15.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (15.38%) IaaS
5 1 (7.69%) Power Automate
5 1 (7.69%) Power Platform
5 1 (7.69%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 8 (61.54%) Law
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Architect
1 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) HP Storage Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Salesforce Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) SAN Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) SAN Storage Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Salesforce Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Salesforce Support
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2016
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2019
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) ITIL
1 9 (69.23%) Project Delivery
2 8 (61.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (61.54%) Migration
3 6 (46.15%) Architecture Roadmap
3 6 (46.15%) High Availability
3 6 (46.15%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (38.46%) TOGAF
5 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) Requirements Gathering
5 2 (15.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (7.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
6 1 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
6 1 (7.69%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) CCNA
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (46.15%) CISSP
4 3 (23.08%) Linux+ Certification
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (7.69%) CCA
5 1 (7.69%) CISM
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) MCP
5 1 (7.69%) MCSA
System Software
1 13 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) XenApp
2 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
3 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 6 (46.15%) SCOM
3 3 (23.08%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (15.38%) PowerCLI
4 2 (15.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Citrix
1 9 (69.23%) SolarWinds
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (23.08%) ServiceNow
4 2 (15.38%) 3PAR
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (7.69%) Bloomberg
5 1 (7.69%) MobileIron