Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 254 262 223
Rank change year-on-year +8 -39 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 58 75 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.73% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.52% 3.50% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 49 70 104
City of London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,250 £31,925 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,375 £63,750
Central London median annual salary £47,500 £46,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.66%

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 1,647 2,144 2,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.97% 20.74% 22.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,396 1,824 2,108
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £30,125 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (70.69%) Microsoft
3 32 (55.17%) Windows
4 31 (53.45%) Office 365
5 28 (48.28%) MCSA
6 26 (44.83%) Active Directory
7 24 (41.38%) Windows Server
8 22 (37.93%) Azure
8 22 (37.93%) ITIL
9 20 (34.48%) PowerShell
10 19 (32.76%) Cisco
10 19 (32.76%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (31.03%) LAN
12 17 (29.31%) CCNA
13 16 (27.59%) WAN
14 15 (25.86%) DNS
14 15 (25.86%) Finance
15 14 (24.14%) VMware
15 14 (24.14%) CCNP
15 14 (24.14%) SQL Server
16 13 (22.41%) Banking
16 13 (22.41%) MCITP
16 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (20.69%) VLAN
17 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
17 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
18 11 (18.97%) DHCP
18 11 (18.97%) Degree
19 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange

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 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.52%) Skype for Business
3 8 (13.79%) IIS
4 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 31 (53.45%) Office 365
2 22 (37.93%) Azure
3 4 (6.90%) AWS
4 3 (5.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.72%) IaaS
5 1 (1.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.03%) LAN
2 16 (27.59%) WAN
3 15 (25.86%) DNS
4 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
4 12 (20.69%) VLAN
5 11 (18.97%) DHCP
6 9 (15.52%) Skype
7 8 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (13.79%) Firewall
7 8 (13.79%) VoIP
8 7 (12.07%) BGP
8 7 (12.07%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (12.07%) NX-OS
8 7 (12.07%) OSPF
8 7 (12.07%) VPN
9 4 (6.90%) Internet
9 4 (6.90%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (6.90%) Telepresence
10 3 (5.17%) SAN
11 2 (3.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Android Studio
1 2 (3.45%) MSTest
1 2 (3.45%) NUnit
1 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.45%) Xcode
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 13 (22.41%) Banking
3 9 (15.52%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.17%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Analyst
2 9 (15.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Network Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) IT Support
4 7 (12.07%) Support Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (8.62%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) IT Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Audio Visual Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (6.90%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Support Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) .NET
1 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.45%) HTML
2 2 (3.45%) jQuery
2 2 (3.45%) OAuth
2 2 (3.45%) WCF
2 2 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (1.72%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) FMCG
4 3 (5.17%) Replication
5 2 (3.45%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.45%) Clustering
5 2 (3.45%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.72%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (55.17%) Windows
2 24 (41.38%) Windows Server
3 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (15.52%) Windows 10
6 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.90%) Linux
8 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.45%) Android
10 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) ITIL
2 9 (15.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
4 7 (12.07%) Load Balancing
4 7 (12.07%) Network Design
4 7 (12.07%) Service Management
5 6 (10.34%) Change Management
6 5 (8.62%) Analytics
6 5 (8.62%) Business Analysis
6 5 (8.62%) Data Management
6 5 (8.62%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (8.62%) Six Sigma
7 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.90%) Data Science
7 4 (6.90%) Information Security
7 4 (6.90%) Presales
7 4 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (6.90%) Scrum
8 3 (5.17%) Project Delivery
8 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (34.48%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.34%) SQL
3 2 (3.45%) Apple Swift
3 2 (3.45%) C#
3 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.45%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (48.28%) MCSA
3 19 (32.76%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (29.31%) CCNA
5 14 (24.14%) CCNP
6 13 (22.41%) MCITP
7 11 (18.97%) Degree
8 7 (12.07%) CCIE
8 7 (12.07%) CCSA
8 7 (12.07%) CCSE
8 7 (12.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (8.62%) CISSP
9 5 (8.62%) MCP
9 5 (8.62%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 5 (8.62%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 4 (6.90%) A+ Certification
11 3 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (5.17%) MCDST
11 3 (5.17%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (3.45%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.79%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.90%) XenApp
3 4 (6.90%) XenDesktop
4 3 (5.17%) vSphere
5 2 (3.45%) Docker
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) SCCM
2 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 41 (70.69%) Microsoft
2 19 (32.76%) Cisco
3 14 (24.14%) VMware
4 8 (13.79%) CheckPoint
4 8 (13.79%) Citrix
4 8 (13.79%) Palo Alto
5 7 (12.07%) F5
6 4 (6.90%) Polycom
7 3 (5.17%) HP
7 3 (5.17%) Nintex
8 2 (3.45%) CommVault
8 2 (3.45%) Dell
8 2 (3.45%) NetApp
8 2 (3.45%) Veeam
9 1 (1.72%) Apple
9 1 (1.72%) Aruba
9 1 (1.72%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (1.72%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.72%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds