Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 221 262
Rank change year-on-year -2 +41 -70
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 108 139 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.06% 1.19% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.80% 5.22% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 104 114 149
City of London median annual salary £42,645 £47,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.22% +14.46% -2.35%
10th Percentile £26,475 £26,400 £22,750
90th Percentile £61,000 £70,913 £63,750
Central London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 2252 2665 4138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.13% 22.78% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2006 2360 3553
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £83,750
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (68.52%) Microsoft
3 72 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 57 (52.78%) Windows
5 49 (45.37%) VMware
6 48 (44.44%) ITIL
7 47 (43.52%) MCSA
8 39 (36.11%) MS Exchange
9 37 (34.26%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (34.26%) Windows Server
10 36 (33.33%) Cisco
11 33 (30.56%) CCNA
11 33 (30.56%) MCP
12 32 (29.63%) Finance
13 27 (25.00%) Data Centre
14 25 (23.15%) SQL Server
14 25 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 24 (22.22%) Office 365
16 23 (21.30%) SCCM
16 23 (21.30%) Firewall
17 22 (20.37%) SAN
17 22 (20.37%) Hyper-V
18 20 (18.52%) SharePoint
18 20 (18.52%) DNS
18 20 (18.52%) Citrix
18 20 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
19 19 (17.59%) Windows Server 2012
20 18 (16.67%) WAN
20 18 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
21 17 (15.74%) LAN

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 39 (36.11%) MS Exchange
2 20 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 20 (18.52%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.48%) IIS
4 5 (4.63%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.78%) Confluence
5 3 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (15.74%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.22%) Office 365
2 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.78%) IaaS
4 3 (2.78%) OneDrive
4 3 (2.78%) PaaS
5 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.30%) Firewall
2 22 (20.37%) SAN
3 20 (18.52%) DNS
4 18 (16.67%) WAN
5 17 (15.74%) LAN
6 13 (12.04%) DHCP
7 10 (9.26%) Internet
7 10 (9.26%) VPN
8 8 (7.41%) TCP/IP
8 8 (7.41%) Wireless
9 7 (6.48%) iSCSI
10 6 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (5.56%) Intranet
11 5 (4.63%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (4.63%) Skype
12 4 (3.70%) VoIP
13 3 (2.78%) ISDN
13 3 (2.78%) SSL
13 3 (2.78%) Unified Communications
14 2 (1.85%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.78%) JIRA
1 3 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 32 (29.63%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Legal
2 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.78%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Publishing
5 1 (0.93%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (32.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (12.96%) Analyst
3 11 (10.19%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (10.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (10.19%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.26%) IT Manager
4 10 (9.26%) IT Support
4 10 (9.26%) Server Engineer
4 10 (9.26%) Support Analyst
5 9 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 9 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) IT Services Manager
6 8 (7.41%) Service Manager
6 8 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (6.48%) IT Assistant
7 7 (6.48%) Network Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Service Analyst
7 7 (6.48%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.56%) Web Services
2 5 (4.63%) .NET
3 1 (0.93%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 15 (13.89%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.33%) Smartphone
4 7 (6.48%) Replication
5 5 (4.63%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.78%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (1.85%) RIA
7 2 (1.85%) STB
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.93%) iPhone
8 1 (0.93%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.93%) PMI
8 1 (0.93%) User Experience
8 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 57 (52.78%) Windows
2 37 (34.26%) Windows Server
3 19 (17.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (14.81%) Windows 7
4 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.63%) Linux
7 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.85%) Unix
7 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.44%) ITIL
2 18 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (12.96%) Service Management
4 13 (12.04%) People Management
5 12 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (6.48%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (6.48%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (6.48%) Proactive Monitoring
6 7 (6.48%) Service Delivery
6 7 (6.48%) Software Deployment
7 6 (5.56%) Business Continuity
7 6 (5.56%) Capacity Management
7 6 (5.56%) Data Security
7 6 (5.56%) Innovation Management
7 6 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (5.56%) Network Design
7 6 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.56%) Test Automation
8 5 (4.63%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.63%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.63%) Java
2 5 (4.63%) SQL
3 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
3 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (43.52%) MCSA
3 37 (34.26%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (30.56%) CCNA
4 33 (30.56%) MCP
5 17 (15.74%) Degree
5 17 (15.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (11.11%) MCITP
7 6 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (4.63%) MCDST
9 4 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (2.78%) A+ Certification
10 3 (2.78%) CCA
10 3 (2.78%) CCNP
10 3 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (2.78%) MCTS
10 3 (2.78%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.78%) PMP
11 2 (1.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) PMO
3 1 (0.93%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 25 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (20.37%) Hyper-V
4 13 (12.04%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (9.26%) vSphere
6 8 (7.41%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.70%) XenApp
8 3 (2.78%) BitLocker
8 3 (2.78%) Docker
9 2 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.93%) pfSense
10 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (21.30%) SCCM
2 8 (7.41%) SCOM
3 7 (6.48%) Backup Exec
4 6 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (4.63%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (2.78%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (2.78%) Puppet
8 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.85%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.85%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.85%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.93%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.93%) SCSM
Vendors
1 74 (68.52%) Microsoft
2 49 (45.37%) VMware
3 36 (33.33%) Cisco
4 20 (18.52%) Citrix
5 13 (12.04%) CheckPoint
5 13 (12.04%) Symantec
6 10 (9.26%) Juniper
6 10 (9.26%) Mitel
7 9 (8.33%) NetApp
8 7 (6.48%) Dell
9 6 (5.56%) EqualLogic
9 6 (5.56%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.63%) Clearswift
10 5 (4.63%) Forcepoint
10 5 (4.63%) Veeam
10 5 (4.63%) Wyse
11 4 (3.70%) Adobe
11 4 (3.70%) AppSense
11 4 (3.70%) F5
11 4 (3.70%) Postini