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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 15 August 2022 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
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 199 200 152
Rank change year-on-year +1 -48 +37
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 76 16 9
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 1.10% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 1.19% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 49 16 8
10th Percentile - - £41,175
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +6.46%
75th Percentile £53,000 £48,188 £55,625
90th Percentile £65,250 £53,750 £58,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2,769 1,341 721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 40.04% 27.67% 26.66%
Number of salaries quoted 851 575 511
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,428
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £63,750 £64,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,600
% change year-on-year - +2.61% +7.20%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the East of England over the 6 months to 15 August 2022.

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 15 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire 0 38 £57,500 +53.33% 2
Cambridgeshire - 16 £35,000 - 1
Essex - 8 - - 3
Bedfordshire -21 7 £53,000 +32.50% 2
Norfolk +5 3 £24,500 -49.48%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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 76 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (92.11%) ITIL
3 61 (80.26%) Microsoft
4 58 (76.32%) Windows
4 58 (76.32%) Azure
5 55 (72.37%) Active Directory
6 51 (67.11%) AWS
7 42 (55.26%) VMware
8 40 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 39 (51.32%) VMware ESXi
10 36 (47.37%) Microsoft 365
11 35 (46.05%) PowerShell
11 35 (46.05%) DNS
12 33 (43.42%) Windows Server
13 32 (42.11%) MCSA
14 30 (39.47%) Terminal Services
14 30 (39.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 30 (39.47%) Problem-Solving
14 30 (39.47%) SCCM
15 29 (38.16%) Data Centre
15 29 (38.16%) Azure Active Directory
15 29 (38.16%) Problem Management
15 29 (38.16%) Service Management
16 28 (36.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 27 (35.53%) vSphere
17 27 (35.53%) Windows Server 2012
17 27 (35.53%) Degree
17 27 (35.53%) DHCP
17 27 (35.53%) Social Skills
18 26 (34.21%) Citrix

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 11 (14.47%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (19.74%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 58 (76.32%) Azure
2 51 (67.11%) AWS
3 36 (47.37%) Microsoft 365
4 29 (38.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (22.37%) IaaS
6 2 (2.63%) Azure Key Vault
7 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (46.05%) DNS
2 27 (35.53%) DHCP
3 26 (34.21%) Fibre Channel
4 25 (32.89%) TCP/IP
5 24 (31.58%) SAN
6 15 (19.74%) Remote Desktop
7 13 (17.11%) NetScaler
8 11 (14.47%) Firewall
9 10 (13.16%) Network Security
9 10 (13.16%) Wireless
10 9 (11.84%) LAN
10 9 (11.84%) VoIP
10 9 (11.84%) WAN
11 3 (3.95%) iSCSI
11 3 (3.95%) VLAN
12 2 (2.63%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
13 1 (1.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.11%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.63%) GIS
General
1 27 (35.53%) Social Skills
2 21 (27.63%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (17.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (11.84%) Telecoms
5 8 (10.53%) Banking
6 4 (5.26%) Public Sector
7 2 (2.63%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (2.63%) Law
8 1 (1.32%) Fire and Rescue
8 1 (1.32%) Legal
8 1 (1.32%) Marketing
8 1 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 28 (36.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (23.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 18 (23.68%) Windows Engineer
2 18 (23.68%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (22.37%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (18.42%) Wintel Engineer
4 14 (18.42%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Citrix Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Server Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Windows Server Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) IT Support
8 5 (6.58%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) OAuth
1 2 (2.63%) OAuth2
1 2 (2.63%) OpenID
1 2 (2.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (38.16%) Data Centre
2 19 (25.00%) Replication
3 17 (22.37%) Clustering
3 17 (22.37%) EMC VNX
4 9 (11.84%) Management Information System
4 9 (11.84%) NHS
5 8 (10.53%) Biotechnology
5 8 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (5.26%) User Experience
7 2 (2.63%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (2.63%) CMDB
7 2 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.63%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 58 (76.32%) Windows
2 33 (43.42%) Windows Server
3 27 (35.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.95%) CentOS
6 3 (3.95%) Linux
6 3 (3.95%) SUSE
6 3 (3.95%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (92.11%) ITIL
2 30 (39.47%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (38.16%) Problem Management
3 29 (38.16%) Service Management
4 28 (36.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 18 (23.68%) Change Control
6 17 (22.37%) Load Balancing
7 16 (21.05%) Business Case
7 16 (21.05%) Change Management
8 15 (19.74%) Incident Management
9 14 (18.42%) Service Delivery
10 10 (13.16%) Computer Science
10 10 (13.16%) Data Protection
11 9 (11.84%) CAD
12 8 (10.53%) Mathematics
12 8 (10.53%) Proactive Management
12 8 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
13 7 (9.21%) Identity Management
14 5 (6.58%) Information Security
14 5 (6.58%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.05%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.58%) SQL
3 2 (2.63%) VBScript
4 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 76 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (42.11%) MCSA
3 30 (39.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 27 (35.53%) Degree
5 16 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (19.74%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (19.74%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (18.42%) MCITP
8 13 (17.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
10 10 (13.16%) CCNA
10 10 (13.16%) CCNP
10 10 (13.16%) CISSP
11 9 (11.84%) CCA
12 8 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (10.53%) DV Cleared
12 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
13 3 (3.95%) AWS Certification
14 2 (2.63%) CCAA
14 2 (2.63%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) GxP
2 4 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.63%) GDPR
3 2 (2.63%) NIST
4 1 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 55 (72.37%) Active Directory
2 40 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (51.32%) VMware ESXi
4 30 (39.47%) Terminal Services
5 27 (35.53%) vSphere
6 21 (27.63%) XenDesktop
7 18 (23.68%) Hyper-V
8 14 (18.42%) XenApp
9 13 (17.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (2.63%) DFS Replication
11 2 (2.63%) Firmware
12 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (39.47%) SCCM
2 25 (32.89%) SCOM
3 21 (27.63%) vCenter Server
4 19 (25.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 17 (22.37%) Microsoft Clustering
5 17 (22.37%) SCOrch
6 14 (18.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (5.26%) WSUS
8 3 (3.95%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (2.63%) DatAdvantage
9 2 (2.63%) QRadar
9 2 (2.63%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 61 (80.26%) Microsoft
2 42 (55.26%) VMware
3 26 (34.21%) Citrix
4 25 (32.89%) Brocade
5 18 (23.68%) Symantec
5 18 (23.68%) Veeam
6 17 (22.37%) 3PAR
6 17 (22.37%) EMC
6 17 (22.37%) jetNEXUS
6 17 (22.37%) Rackspace
7 15 (19.74%) HP
8 13 (17.11%) Ivanti
9 12 (15.79%) Cisco
10 9 (11.84%) NetApp
11 6 (7.89%) Varonis
12 5 (6.58%) Nimble Storage
13 4 (5.26%) ServiceNow
14 3 (3.95%) Dell
14 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
15 2 (2.63%) Juniper