Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 222 179
Rank change year-on-year -9 -43 +40
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 137 152 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.10% 1.20% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.69% 4.25% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 118 131 224
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £25,350 £26,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £53,750 £62,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,711 3,580 4,462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.70% 28.24% 30.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,945 2,774 3,454
East of England median annual salary £46,902 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.40% +4.71% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the East of England

MCSE
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in the East of England.

Salary trend for MCSE in the East of England

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the East of England

MCSE
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. 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
Hertfordshire -2 66 £60,000 +64.38% 8
Cambridgeshire -66 34 £35,500 -20.22% 2
Bedfordshire +24 13 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Essex +21 12 £43,858 +5.68% 1
Norfolk +28 9 £36,500 +14.06% 1
Suffolk +11 2 £28,500 -5.00% 1
East Anglia - 1 £45,000 -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 East of England region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 137 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (83.94%) Windows
3 107 (78.10%) Microsoft
4 93 (67.88%) VMware
5 73 (53.28%) Active Directory
6 69 (50.36%) Windows Server
7 56 (40.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 50 (36.50%) DNS
9 45 (32.85%) MCSA
10 44 (32.12%) Cisco Certification
10 44 (32.12%) Microsoft Azure
11 43 (31.39%) DHCP
12 42 (30.66%) PowerShell
13 41 (29.93%) Citrix
14 40 (29.20%) Windows Server 2012
15 39 (28.47%) MS Exchange
16 37 (27.01%) Hyper-V
17 36 (26.28%) MCITP
17 36 (26.28%) ITIL
18 34 (24.82%) CCNA
18 34 (24.82%) Office 365
18 34 (24.82%) Data Centre
19 32 (23.36%) MCP
19 32 (23.36%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (21.90%) Cisco
20 30 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
21 28 (20.44%) Firewall
21 28 (20.44%) DevOps
22 27 (19.71%) Management Information System
22 27 (19.71%) TCP/IP

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (28.47%) MS Exchange
2 22 (16.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (12.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (5.84%) OpenStack
6 6 (4.38%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.38%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.73%) Confluence
7 1 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (10.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (32.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (24.82%) Office 365
3 20 (14.60%) SaaS
4 17 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (8.76%) IaaS
6 11 (8.03%) PaaS
7 5 (3.65%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.73%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 50 (36.50%) DNS
2 43 (31.39%) DHCP
3 28 (20.44%) Firewall
4 27 (19.71%) TCP/IP
5 20 (14.60%) SAN
6 17 (12.41%) Internet
7 14 (10.22%) Network Security
8 12 (8.76%) VLAN
9 10 (7.30%) VoIP
9 10 (7.30%) VPN
10 8 (5.84%) SSL
10 8 (5.84%) WAN
10 8 (5.84%) Wireless
11 7 (5.11%) LAN
12 6 (4.38%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (3.65%) MPLS
13 5 (3.65%) NetScaler
14 4 (2.92%) iSCSI
15 2 (1.46%) Intrusion Detection
15 2 (1.46%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.73%) JIRA
1 1 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (4.38%) Finance
2 1 (0.73%) Games
2 1 (0.73%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (24.09%) Windows Engineer
2 23 (16.79%) Systems Engineer
3 22 (16.06%) Support Engineer
4 20 (14.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (13.87%) Cloud Engineer
5 19 (13.87%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 18 (13.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 15 (10.95%) Senior Windows Engineer
8 14 (10.22%) Consultant
9 13 (9.49%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 12 (8.76%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (8.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (8.76%) Analyst
10 12 (8.76%) Architect
11 11 (8.03%) Cloud Consultant
12 10 (7.30%) Senior Systems Engineer
13 9 (6.57%) Microsoft Consultant
14 8 (5.84%) Server Engineer
15 7 (5.11%) IT Manager
15 7 (5.11%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.73%) .NET
1 1 (0.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (24.82%) Data Centre
2 32 (23.36%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (19.71%) Management Information System
4 15 (10.95%) Computer Science
5 13 (9.49%) Blackberry
6 8 (5.84%) Fat Client
6 8 (5.84%) iPhone
6 8 (5.84%) Private Cloud
6 8 (5.84%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (5.84%) Thin Client
7 6 (4.38%) Driving Licence
8 5 (3.65%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.92%) Replication
10 2 (1.46%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.73%) NHS
11 1 (0.73%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 115 (83.94%) Windows
2 69 (50.36%) Windows Server
3 40 (29.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (11.68%) Linux
6 13 (9.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (8.03%) Windows 7
8 8 (5.84%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.84%) Windows Phone
8 8 (5.84%) Windows Vista
8 8 (5.84%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.65%) Unix
10 3 (2.19%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.19%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.73%) Android
11 1 (0.73%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.28%) ITIL
2 28 (20.44%) DevOps
3 21 (15.33%) Migration
4 16 (11.68%) Analytical Thinking
5 12 (8.76%) Presales
6 10 (7.30%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (7.30%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (7.30%) Data Loss Prevention
6 10 (7.30%) Event Correlation
6 10 (7.30%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 10 (7.30%) Security Architecture
6 10 (7.30%) Security Operations
6 10 (7.30%) SIEM
6 10 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (6.57%) Mentoring
8 8 (5.84%) Business Development
8 8 (5.84%) Risk Management
8 8 (5.84%) Runbook
8 8 (5.84%) Security Management
9 6 (4.38%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 42 (30.66%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.30%) Python
3 6 (4.38%) SQL
4 4 (2.92%) C
5 1 (0.73%) Java
5 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 137 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (32.85%) MCSA
3 44 (32.12%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (26.28%) MCITP
5 34 (24.82%) CCNA
6 32 (23.36%) MCP
7 22 (16.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (15.33%) CCNP
9 20 (14.60%) Degree
10 12 (8.76%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (8.03%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (7.30%) CCIE Security
12 10 (7.30%) CISSP
12 10 (7.30%) CSSLP
12 10 (7.30%) GCWN
12 10 (7.30%) ISSAP
12 10 (7.30%) ISSEP
12 10 (7.30%) SSCP
12 10 (7.30%) VCAP
12 10 (7.30%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.06%) PCI DSS
2 21 (15.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (7.30%) SLA
4 1 (0.73%) HIPAA
System Software
1 73 (53.28%) Active Directory
2 56 (40.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (27.01%) Hyper-V
4 19 (13.87%) XenApp
5 17 (12.41%) Xen
6 13 (9.49%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (5.84%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.92%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.92%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (2.92%) XenServer
9 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.19%) vSphere
10 1 (0.73%) Docker
10 1 (0.73%) KVM
Systems Management
1 21 (15.33%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (13.87%) Puppet
3 18 (13.14%) Ansible
4 13 (9.49%) SCCM
5 8 (5.84%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (4.38%) SCOM
7 4 (2.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.46%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.73%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.73%) WSUS
Vendors
1 107 (78.10%) Microsoft
2 93 (67.88%) VMware
3 41 (29.93%) Citrix
4 30 (21.90%) Cisco
5 10 (7.30%) Red Hat
6 7 (5.11%) CommVault
6 7 (5.11%) IBM
7 6 (4.38%) Symantec
8 5 (3.65%) Google
8 5 (3.65%) Ivanti
8 5 (3.65%) NetApp
9 4 (2.92%) Dell
9 4 (2.92%) EMC
10 3 (2.19%) Apple
10 3 (2.19%) HP
10 3 (2.19%) Juniper
10 3 (2.19%) Splunk
11 2 (1.46%) Veeam
12 1 (0.73%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.73%) Kaspersky