Period
to 21 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 282 286 309
Rank change year-on-year +4 +23 -45
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1,602 1,896 1,728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.16% 1.14% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.70% 4.84% 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,291 1,520 1,474
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 34,106 39,191 40,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.78% 23.58% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 24,635 30,152 32,302
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -4.26%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in England

MCSE
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for MCSE in England

MCSE
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in England over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSE in England

MCSE
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the England region over the 6 months to 21 April 2019. 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 -14 522 £50,000 +5.26% 9
South East +51 396 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Midlands +56 291 £42,500 +6.25% 15
North of England -13 238 £28,500 -24.00% 9
West Midlands +43 185 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Yorkshire +33 111 £22,000 -48.24% 1
East Midlands +45 106 £42,500 +13.33% 3
North West -54 96 £42,125 +17.83% 8
South West -15 84 £50,000 +11.11% 5
East of England +16 68 £40,750 -9.44% 1
North East +48 31 £37,250 +24.17%
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 1,602 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,209 (75.47%) Microsoft
3 1,062 (66.29%) Windows
4 895 (55.87%) Active Directory
5 814 (50.81%) VMware
6 678 (42.32%) Office 365
7 633 (39.51%) Windows Server
8 610 (38.08%) MCSA
9 605 (37.77%) Microsoft Azure
10 554 (34.58%) ITIL
11 536 (33.46%) Cisco
12 497 (31.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 437 (27.28%) Cisco Certification
14 401 (25.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 389 (24.28%) Windows Server 2012
16 382 (23.85%) Citrix
17 376 (23.47%) Firewall
18 352 (21.97%) CCNA
19 338 (21.10%) Hyper-V
20 325 (20.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 306 (19.10%) PowerShell
22 288 (17.98%) SCCM
23 284 (17.73%) Microsoft Office
24 283 (17.67%) Problem-Solving
25 282 (17.60%) DNS
26 272 (16.98%) MS Exchange
27 269 (16.79%) MCITP
28 259 (16.17%) Windows Server 2008
29 258 (16.10%) Windows 10
30 252 (15.73%) Data Centre

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 272 (16.98%) MS Exchange
2 153 (9.55%) SharePoint
3 116 (7.24%) Skype for Business
4 109 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 97 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 41 (2.56%) IIS
7 33 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (1.00%) Apache
9 14 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (0.62%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.25%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.25%) CMS
13 4 (0.25%) Commerce Server
13 4 (0.25%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.19%) Confluence
14 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 284 (17.73%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.25%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.19%) 3ds Max
7 3 (0.19%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.062%) Revit
Business Applications
1 29 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.37%) Workfront
4 5 (0.31%) Infor SunSystems
5 4 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.19%) Lawson
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.12%) Aareon QL
7 2 (0.12%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.12%) MIS ActiveH
7 2 (0.12%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.12%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.12%) Orchard Housing
7 2 (0.12%) SAP CCM
8 1 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.062%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 678 (42.32%) Office 365
2 605 (37.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 212 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
4 129 (8.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 65 (4.06%) IaaS
6 59 (3.68%) PaaS
7 49 (3.06%) SaaS
8 22 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (1.06%) Amazon S3
9 17 (1.06%) OneDrive
10 15 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
11 12 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
11 12 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (0.75%) Serverless
12 11 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (0.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 8 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 376 (23.47%) Firewall
2 282 (17.60%) DNS
3 243 (15.17%) DHCP
4 207 (12.92%) TCP/IP
5 187 (11.67%) SAN
6 175 (10.92%) WAN
7 161 (10.05%) VoIP
8 153 (9.55%) LAN
9 152 (9.49%) Wireless
10 95 (5.93%) Skype
11 92 (5.74%) VLAN
12 90 (5.62%) VPN
13 87 (5.43%) Network Security
14 79 (4.93%) Remote Desktop
15 73 (4.56%) ADSL
16 70 (4.37%) 3G
16 70 (4.37%) Broadband
17 68 (4.24%) NAS
18 52 (3.25%) Internet
19 42 (2.62%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (14.23%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
6 21 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (1.12%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
10 13 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
11 12 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
11 12 (0.75%) Power BI
11 12 (0.75%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.69%) Big Data
12 11 (0.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 11 (0.69%) MySQL
13 10 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 21 (1.31%) MSI
2 19 (1.19%) JIRA
3 12 (0.75%) InstallShield
3 12 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.69%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.62%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
6 9 (0.56%) Redmine
7 7 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (0.44%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.37%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.37%) git-flow
9 5 (0.31%) MSTest
9 5 (0.31%) NUnit
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket Server
11 2 (0.12%) CodeSonar
11 2 (0.12%) Selenium
11 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 162 (10.11%) Finance
2 55 (3.43%) Legal
3 49 (3.06%) Retail
4 44 (2.75%) Banking
5 42 (2.62%) Electronics
6 34 (2.12%) Law
6 34 (2.12%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.12%) Military
8 17 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.00%) Aerospace
9 16 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.62%) Front Office
10 10 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.62%) Marketing
11 8 (0.50%) Games
12 5 (0.31%) Advertising
12 5 (0.31%) Automotive
12 5 (0.31%) Back Office
13 2 (0.12%) French Language
13 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 302 (18.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 224 (13.98%) Analyst
3 160 (9.99%) Support Engineer
4 140 (8.74%) Consultant
5 138 (8.61%) Support Analyst
6 126 (7.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 120 (7.49%) IT Engineer
8 114 (7.12%) Architect
9 107 (6.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 100 (6.24%) Technical Support
11 93 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
12 79 (4.93%) Systems Engineer
13 76 (4.74%) IT Support
14 70 (4.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 68 (4.24%) Administrator
16 65 (4.06%) Technical Analyst
17 64 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
18 63 (3.93%) Technical Support Analyst
19 62 (3.87%) Server Engineer
20 59 (3.68%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (3.50%) .NET
2 45 (2.81%) Web Services
3 28 (1.75%) OAuth
3 28 (1.75%) SAML
4 25 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 20 (1.25%) HTML
6 13 (0.81%) CSS
7 12 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (0.69%) COM
9 10 (0.62%) Software Packaging
9 10 (0.62%) WSH
10 9 (0.56%) JSON
10 9 (0.56%) Spring
11 8 (0.50%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.44%) jQuery
12 7 (0.44%) Node.js
12 7 (0.44%) REST
13 6 (0.37%) Spring MVC
13 6 (0.37%) XMPP
14 5 (0.31%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 252 (15.73%) Data Centre
2 110 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (5.74%) Clustering
4 81 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
5 63 (3.93%) Management Information System
6 52 (3.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 50 (3.12%) Public Cloud
8 45 (2.81%) Replication
9 33 (2.06%) CESG
9 33 (2.06%) Driving Licence
10 29 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
11 20 (1.25%) Private Cloud
12 19 (1.19%) Blackberry
13 16 (1.00%) Client/Server
13 16 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
14 15 (0.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 14 (0.87%) Wiki
16 12 (0.75%) PKI
16 12 (0.75%) User Experience
17 11 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1,062 (66.29%) Windows
2 633 (39.51%) Windows Server
3 389 (24.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 259 (16.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 258 (16.10%) Windows 10
6 248 (15.48%) Windows 7
7 207 (12.92%) Linux
8 107 (6.68%) Windows 8
9 80 (4.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (2.25%) Unix
11 31 (1.94%) Android
12 29 (1.81%) Apple iOS
13 20 (1.25%) Mac OS X
13 20 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (1.06%) Mac OS
15 16 (1.00%) AIX
16 11 (0.69%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.50%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.31%) CentOS
19 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (34.58%) ITIL
2 325 (20.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 283 (17.67%) Problem-Solving
4 166 (10.36%) Presales
5 145 (9.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 131 (8.18%) Project Management
7 124 (7.74%) Computer Science
8 112 (6.99%) Migration
9 106 (6.62%) Mentoring
10 101 (6.30%) High Availability
11 90 (5.62%) Service Management
12 86 (5.37%) Business Continuity
13 80 (4.99%) Data Protection
14 79 (4.93%) Customer Requirements
15 77 (4.81%) Cybersecurity
15 77 (4.81%) Time Management
16 76 (4.74%) Supplier Management
17 71 (4.43%) Problem Management
18 70 (4.37%) Agile Software Development
18 70 (4.37%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 306 (19.10%) PowerShell
2 234 (14.61%) SQL
3 59 (3.68%) VBScript
4 40 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 38 (2.37%) Python
6 31 (1.94%) Java
7 29 (1.81%) C
8 25 (1.56%) C#
9 20 (1.25%) PHP
10 17 (1.06%) JavaScript
11 12 (0.75%) PL/SQL
11 12 (0.75%) Scala
11 12 (0.75%) Shell Script
11 12 (0.75%) T-SQL
12 10 (0.62%) C++
12 10 (0.62%) Ruby
13 9 (0.56%) Perl
14 8 (0.50%) VB
15 6 (0.37%) Korn
16 3 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,602 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 610 (38.08%) MCSA
3 437 (27.28%) Cisco Certification
4 401 (25.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 352 (21.97%) CCNA
6 269 (16.79%) MCITP
7 227 (14.17%) Degree
8 215 (13.42%) MCP
9 130 (8.11%) Security Cleared
10 129 (8.05%) CCNP
11 106 (6.62%) CISSP
12 94 (5.87%) Computer Science Degree
13 72 (4.49%) Citrix Certification
13 72 (4.49%) SC Cleared
14 58 (3.62%) VCP6
15 48 (3.00%) CCA
16 46 (2.87%) AWS Certification
16 46 (2.87%) RHCE
17 45 (2.81%) CompTIA Security+
18 39 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (9.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 126 (7.87%) SLA
3 82 (5.12%) GDPR
4 53 (3.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 49 (3.06%) ISO 9001
6 47 (2.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 37 (2.31%) PMO
8 33 (2.06%) QA
9 23 (1.44%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.75%) NIST 800
11 6 (0.37%) COBIT
12 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.12%) GPG13
15 1 (0.062%) Data Quality
15 1 (0.062%) Government Security Classifications
15 1 (0.062%) RMADS
15 1 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 895 (55.87%) Active Directory
2 497 (31.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 338 (21.10%) Hyper-V
4 159 (9.93%) vSphere
5 120 (7.49%) XenApp
6 107 (6.68%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (3.12%) XenDesktop
8 45 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (1.81%) XenServer
10 24 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (1.44%) Docker
11 23 (1.44%) Terminal Services
12 17 (1.06%) Terminal Server
13 15 (0.94%) NFS
14 14 (0.87%) DFS Replication
15 13 (0.81%) vCloud
16 11 (0.69%) BitLocker
16 11 (0.69%) Firmware
16 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 288 (17.98%) SCCM
2 80 (4.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 76 (4.74%) WSUS
4 53 (3.31%) Backup Exec
5 50 (3.12%) SCOM
5 50 (3.12%) vCenter Server
6 49 (3.06%) SCVMM
7 43 (2.68%) Puppet
8 31 (1.94%) SCOrch
9 30 (1.87%) Ansible
10 27 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
11 26 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
12 18 (1.12%) Terraform
13 17 (1.06%) Kubernetes
14 15 (0.94%) Nagios
14 15 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
15 12 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
16 11 (0.69%) vRealize
16 11 (0.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1,209 (75.47%) Microsoft
2 814 (50.81%) VMware
3 536 (33.46%) Cisco
4 382 (23.85%) Citrix
5 208 (12.98%) HP
6 126 (7.87%) Aruba
7 115 (7.18%) NetApp
8 112 (6.99%) Dell
9 96 (5.99%) Veeam
10 93 (5.81%) Polycom
11 92 (5.74%) Meraki
12 75 (4.68%) EMC
13 73 (4.56%) Nimble Storage
14 55 (3.43%) SolarWinds
15 54 (3.37%) Mitel
16 52 (3.25%) F5
17 42 (2.62%) Ivanti
18 39 (2.43%) CheckPoint
19 37 (2.31%) Avaya
20 36 (2.25%) Oracle