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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK / England
Rank 297 259 189
Rank change year-on-year -38 -70  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 849 1274 1739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.08% 1.31% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 4.76% 6.33%
Number of salaries quoted 724 1095 1505
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year -3.84% +6.12%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19514 26746 27462
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.75% 27.60% 27.57%
Number of salaries quoted 15493 21639 21718
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing MCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -61 265 £42,500 -2.29% 33
South East +13 229 £37,500 -11.76% 22
East of England -3 88 £37,500 - 7
West Midlands +16 62 £37,500 -6.25% 9
East Midlands +10 57 £42,500 +21.42% 9
Yorkshire 0 50 £28,000 -13.84% 5
North West -48 50 £39,500 +5.33% 16
South West +2 41 £32,500 -7.14% 4
North East +9 8 £41,000 +25.19% 3
Midlands - 4 £40,000 - 1
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 England region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 1791 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1299 (72.53%) Windows
3 1260 (70.35%) Microsoft
4 1045 (58.35%) Active Directory
5 909 (50.75%) VMware
6 840 (46.90%) Windows Server
7 589 (32.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 584 (32.61%) MCSA
9 569 (31.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 553 (30.88%) MS Excel
11 552 (30.82%) ITIL
12 519 (28.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 510 (28.48%) Cisco Certification
14 490 (27.36%) MS Exchange
15 488 (27.25%) Hyper-V
16 467 (26.07%) Office 365
17 448 (25.01%) Cisco
18 443 (24.73%) MCP
19 436 (24.34%) CCNA
19 436 (24.34%) Firewall
20 417 (23.28%) Citrix
21 378 (21.11%) SQL Server
22 347 (19.37%) Microsoft Azure
23 336 (18.76%) SAN
24 303 (16.92%) DNS
25 292 (16.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 287 (16.02%) SQL
27 272 (15.19%) SCCM
27 272 (15.19%) MCITP
28 261 (14.57%) Degree

MCSE
Top Related 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
1 490 (27.36%) MS Exchange
2 244 (13.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 225 (12.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 210 (11.73%) SharePoint
5 161 (8.99%) Skype for Business
6 159 (8.88%) IIS
7 68 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 53 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 32 (1.79%) Apache
9 32 (1.79%) Tomcat
10 23 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
12 18 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 16 (0.89%) IBM Notes
14 14 (0.78%) Confluence
15 12 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (0.56%) OpenStack
17 9 (0.50%) Apache Pig
17 9 (0.50%) SAS
17 9 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 553 (30.88%) MS Excel
2 230 (12.84%) MS Office
3 32 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.34%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.22%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.17%) Eikon
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.11%) Magento
7 2 (0.11%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.11%) Workfront
8 1 (0.056%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.056%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.056%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 467 (26.07%) Office 365
2 347 (19.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
4 50 (2.79%) SaaS
5 38 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 38 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (1.84%) IaaS
7 25 (1.40%) PaaS
8 14 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (0.73%) G Suite
10 9 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.50%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.28%) Akamai
11 5 (0.28%) Yammer
12 4 (0.22%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.056%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 436 (24.34%) Firewall
2 336 (18.76%) SAN
3 303 (16.92%) DNS
4 259 (14.46%) WAN
5 256 (14.29%) DHCP
6 250 (13.96%) LAN
7 169 (9.44%) VPN
8 162 (9.05%) TCP/IP
9 114 (6.37%) Skype
10 97 (5.42%) VoIP
11 89 (4.97%) VLAN
12 73 (4.08%) Network Security
13 62 (3.46%) Internet
14 56 (3.13%) Wireless
15 54 (3.02%) NAS
16 46 (2.57%) Unified Communications
17 43 (2.40%) MPLS
18 38 (2.12%) SMTP
19 35 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
20 34 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (21.11%) SQL Server
2 103 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 23 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
6 23 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
7 18 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (0.89%) Big Data
8 16 (0.89%) MySQL
9 10 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
9 10 (0.56%) Hadoop
10 9 (0.50%) Apache Hive
10 9 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.39%) OLAP
12 6 (0.34%) QlikView
12 6 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (3.18%) JIRA
2 26 (1.45%) MSI
3 16 (0.89%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.45%) InstallShield
5 7 (0.39%) WinDbg
6 5 (0.28%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.28%) Redmine
6 5 (0.28%) Selenium
6 5 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.22%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.22%) CodeSonar
7 4 (0.22%) git-flow
7 4 (0.22%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.11%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.056%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.056%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.056%) QUnit
9 1 (0.056%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 177 (9.88%) Finance
2 88 (4.91%) Telecoms
3 39 (2.18%) Retail
4 33 (1.84%) Legal
5 30 (1.68%) Banking
6 29 (1.62%) Law
7 21 (1.17%) Marketing
8 20 (1.12%) Games
9 17 (0.95%) Billing
10 14 (0.78%) Advertising
10 14 (0.78%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.67%) Back Office
12 11 (0.61%) Spanish Language
13 10 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
14 9 (0.50%) French Language
14 9 (0.50%) German Language
15 7 (0.39%) Electronics
16 5 (0.28%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.28%) Publishing
17 4 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 322 (17.98%) Support Engineer
2 279 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 240 (13.40%) Analyst
4 170 (9.49%) Consultant
5 155 (8.65%) IT Engineer
6 150 (8.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 148 (8.26%) IT Support
8 140 (7.82%) Windows Engineer
9 129 (7.20%) Architect
10 124 (6.92%) 2nd Line Support
10 124 (6.92%) Support Analyst
11 122 (6.81%) Administrator
12 119 (6.64%) Server Engineer
13 116 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support
14 96 (5.36%) IT Support Engineer
15 92 (5.14%) VMware Engineer
16 83 (4.63%) Infrastructure Support
17 82 (4.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 77 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
19 74 (4.13%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.35%) .NET
2 37 (2.07%) Web Services
3 22 (1.23%) ASP.NET
4 19 (1.06%) CSS
5 16 (0.89%) HTML
6 15 (0.84%) jQuery
7 14 (0.78%) Software Packaging
8 13 (0.73%) Java EE
8 13 (0.73%) Middleware
8 13 (0.73%) STL
9 9 (0.50%) Regular Expression
9 9 (0.50%) XSLT
10 6 (0.34%) 802.1X
10 6 (0.34%) CSS3
10 6 (0.34%) HTML5
10 6 (0.34%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 6 (0.34%) XML
11 4 (0.22%) Django
11 4 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 254 (14.18%) Data Centre
2 114 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (5.75%) Clustering
4 76 (4.24%) Computer Science
5 67 (3.74%) Driving Licence
5 67 (3.74%) Public Cloud
6 66 (3.69%) Management Information System
7 59 (3.29%) Blackberry
8 41 (2.29%) Replication
9 36 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
10 32 (1.79%) Client/Server
11 31 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (1.68%) PKI
13 28 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
14 24 (1.34%) Private Cloud
15 23 (1.28%) EMC VNX
16 20 (1.12%) Smartphone
17 13 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
18 11 (0.61%) Fintech
18 11 (0.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1299 (72.53%) Windows
2 840 (46.90%) Windows Server
3 569 (31.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 519 (28.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 238 (13.29%) Windows 7
6 216 (12.06%) Linux
7 194 (10.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 144 (8.04%) Windows 10
9 94 (5.25%) Windows 8
10 57 (3.18%) Mac OS X
11 55 (3.07%) Unix
12 34 (1.90%) Android
13 32 (1.79%) Windows XP
14 31 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 25 (1.40%) Mac OS
16 24 (1.34%) Apple iOS
17 20 (1.12%) Ubuntu
18 16 (0.89%) Solaris
19 14 (0.78%) Windows Vista
20 9 (0.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (30.82%) ITIL
2 129 (7.20%) Project Management
3 121 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 119 (6.64%) Presales
5 111 (6.20%) Service Management
6 108 (6.03%) High Availability
7 106 (5.92%) Migration
7 106 (5.92%) PRINCE2
8 98 (5.47%) Time Management
9 87 (4.86%) Service Delivery
10 76 (4.24%) Line Management
11 74 (4.13%) Mentoring
12 73 (4.08%) ITIL V3
13 71 (3.96%) Change Management
14 69 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
14 69 (3.85%) Customer Requirements
15 64 (3.57%) Problem Management
16 61 (3.41%) Load Balancing
16 61 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
17 54 (3.02%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 287 (16.02%) SQL
2 244 (13.62%) PowerShell
3 43 (2.40%) VBScript
4 38 (2.12%) C
5 35 (1.95%) JavaScript
6 32 (1.79%) C#
7 25 (1.40%) VB
8 23 (1.28%) Python
9 22 (1.23%) T-SQL
10 21 (1.17%) C++
11 20 (1.12%) Bash Shell
12 14 (0.78%) Java
13 13 (0.73%) Objective-C
14 12 (0.67%) PHP
15 8 (0.45%) Perl
16 5 (0.28%) Korn
16 5 (0.28%) VBA
17 4 (0.22%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.11%) VB.NET
19 1 (0.056%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1791 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 584 (32.61%) MCSA
3 510 (28.48%) Cisco Certification
4 443 (24.73%) MCP
5 436 (24.34%) CCNA
6 292 (16.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 272 (15.19%) MCITP
8 261 (14.57%) Degree
9 139 (7.76%) CCNP
10 126 (7.04%) Security Cleared
11 112 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
12 87 (4.86%) CCA
13 78 (4.36%) ITIL Certification
14 69 (3.85%) SC Cleared
15 68 (3.80%) CISSP
16 49 (2.74%) A+ Certification
17 44 (2.46%) Network+ Certification
18 42 (2.35%) GIAC
18 42 (2.35%) MCTS
19 36 (2.01%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (7.93%) SLA
2 55 (3.07%) PCI DSS
3 37 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.34%) QA
5 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.17%) PMO
7 3 (0.17%) SSAE 16
8 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.11%) GPG13
8 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.056%) COBIT
9 1 (0.056%) GCP
9 1 (0.056%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1045 (58.35%) Active Directory
2 589 (32.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 488 (27.25%) Hyper-V
4 163 (9.10%) vSphere
5 151 (8.43%) XenApp
6 61 (3.41%) XenDesktop
7 59 (3.29%) VMware ESX
8 40 (2.23%) Virtual Servers
9 39 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
10 33 (1.84%) Terminal Services
10 33 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (1.06%) ISA Server
12 19 (1.06%) VMware Server
13 15 (0.84%) Forefront TMG
14 13 (0.73%) Samba
14 13 (0.73%) vCloud
14 13 (0.73%) XenServer
15 12 (0.67%) UAG
16 11 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 272 (15.19%) SCCM
2 124 (6.92%) SCOM
3 66 (3.69%) WSUS
4 61 (3.41%) Backup Exec
5 31 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
6 22 (1.23%) AirWatch
7 19 (1.06%) NetBackup
8 18 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
8 18 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 18 (1.01%) Nessus
9 17 (0.95%) SCOrch
9 17 (0.95%) SCVMM
10 14 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
10 14 (0.78%) Puppet
10 14 (0.78%) SCSM
11 13 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.67%) vRealize
13 10 (0.56%) Nagios
13 10 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
14 9 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1260 (70.35%) Microsoft
2 909 (50.75%) VMware
3 448 (25.01%) Cisco
4 417 (23.28%) Citrix
5 202 (11.28%) HP
6 149 (8.32%) NetApp
7 88 (4.91%) Dell
8 83 (4.63%) Veeam
9 69 (3.85%) EMC
10 50 (2.79%) Juniper
11 45 (2.51%) Oracle
12 42 (2.35%) Apple
13 40 (2.23%) Google
14 38 (2.12%) Red Hat
15 35 (1.95%) Symantec
16 34 (1.90%) IBM
17 33 (1.84%) SolarWinds
18 32 (1.79%) SonicWALL
19 28 (1.56%) CheckPoint
20 27 (1.51%) Qualys
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Stratospherec
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hiring People
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £43k - 50k per year + Certified Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + MORE
Posted: 4 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 4 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + 28 days holiday37.5 hr weekpension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + MORE
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 3 days ago