Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 319 302 297
Rank change year-on-year -17 -5 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1,095 1,594 1,857
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.96% 1.13% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.38% 4.63% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 946 1,272 1,515
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,550 £24,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%

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 24,993 34,438 39,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.81% 24.46% 23.86%
Number of salaries quoted 18,634 25,321 30,638
England median annual salary £50,196 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.39% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 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 +19 397 £48,500 -3.00% 71
South East -28 262 £43,772 +2.99% 60
North of England +29 169 £40,250 +34.62% 48
Midlands -74 129 £42,500 - 43
South West +18 89 £45,000 -21.74% 19
North West +43 88 £37,500 -7.41% 31
West Midlands -52 76 £42,500 - 31
Yorkshire +10 67 £46,250 +110.23% 16
East Midlands -27 52 £42,500 - 11
East of England +35 50 £41,500 -2.35% 25
North East -2 14 £32,500 -7.14% 1
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 England region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 1,095 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 786 (71.78%) Microsoft
3 767 (70.05%) Windows
4 536 (48.95%) Active Directory
5 509 (46.48%) VMware
6 486 (44.38%) Office 365
7 484 (44.20%) MCSA
8 436 (39.82%) Azure
9 393 (35.89%) ITIL
10 389 (35.53%) Windows Server
11 366 (33.42%) Cisco Certification
12 321 (29.32%) CCNA
13 309 (28.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 281 (25.66%) Cisco
15 250 (22.83%) Citrix
16 235 (21.46%) Firewall
17 227 (20.73%) Hyper-V
18 216 (19.73%) DNS
19 212 (19.36%) MCP
20 210 (19.18%) Windows 10
21 205 (18.72%) Windows Server 2012
22 204 (18.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 197 (17.99%) DHCP
24 194 (17.72%) PowerShell
25 186 (16.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 180 (16.44%) MS Exchange
27 179 (16.35%) SQL Server
27 179 (16.35%) WAN
28 177 (16.16%) Degree
29 176 (16.07%) SAN

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
1 180 (16.44%) MS Exchange
2 172 (15.71%) SharePoint
3 75 (6.85%) Skype for Business
4 72 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 64 (5.84%) IIS
6 56 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (1.19%) Apache Spark
10 11 (1.00%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.91%) Apache
11 10 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.64%) Confluence
14 5 (0.46%) SAS
15 4 (0.37%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 1 (0.091%) CMS
17 1 (0.091%) IBM Domino
17 1 (0.091%) WebLogic
Applications
1 140 (12.79%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.18%) Gephi
7 1 (0.091%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.46%) assyst
3 4 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.37%) Workfront
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 486 (44.38%) Office 365
2 436 (39.82%) Azure
3 166 (15.16%) AWS
4 89 (8.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 61 (5.57%) IaaS
6 40 (3.65%) PaaS
7 34 (3.11%) SaaS
8 30 (2.74%) OneDrive
9 16 (1.46%) GCP
10 11 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (0.91%) OpenShift
12 9 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.73%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.46%) Power Platform
15 5 (0.46%) PowerApps
16 4 (0.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 235 (21.46%) Firewall
2 216 (19.73%) DNS
3 197 (17.99%) DHCP
4 179 (16.35%) WAN
5 176 (16.07%) SAN
6 171 (15.62%) LAN
7 165 (15.07%) TCP/IP
8 109 (9.95%) VPN
9 94 (8.58%) VoIP
10 71 (6.48%) Skype
11 59 (5.39%) VLAN
12 57 (5.21%) Wireless
13 49 (4.47%) NAS
14 39 (3.56%) Network Security
15 38 (3.47%) iSCSI
16 37 (3.38%) Internet
17 30 (2.74%) IP Telephony
17 30 (2.74%) MPLS
18 26 (2.37%) Remote Desktop
19 24 (2.19%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (16.35%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.47%) Big Data
3 24 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.37%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.27%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.27%) Impala
11 3 (0.27%) MySQL
11 3 (0.27%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 22 (2.01%) JIRA
2 20 (1.83%) Bitbucket
3 19 (1.74%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.19%) git-flow
4 13 (1.19%) MSI
5 12 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (1.00%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.82%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.27%) Bitbucket Server
8 3 (0.27%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.18%) Android Studio
9 2 (0.18%) Postman
9 2 (0.18%) Subversion
9 2 (0.18%) Xcode
10 1 (0.091%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.091%) IBM UrbanCode
10 1 (0.091%) MSTest
10 1 (0.091%) NUnit
10 1 (0.091%) SonarQube
General
1 129 (11.78%) Finance
2 56 (5.11%) Public Sector
3 50 (4.57%) Legal
4 37 (3.38%) Retail
5 30 (2.74%) Law
6 27 (2.47%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.83%) Banking
8 14 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.64%) Front Office
10 7 (0.64%) Marketing
11 6 (0.55%) Games
12 5 (0.46%) Local Government
13 4 (0.37%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.27%) Back Office
14 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.18%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.18%) Electronics
15 2 (0.18%) French Language
15 2 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 179 (16.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 166 (15.16%) Support Engineer
3 132 (12.05%) Analyst
4 119 (10.87%) IT Support
5 105 (9.59%) IT Engineer
6 101 (9.22%) Consultant
7 90 (8.22%) Architect
8 83 (7.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 74 (6.76%) IT Support Engineer
10 64 (5.84%) Administrator
11 60 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
12 57 (5.21%) Support Analyst
13 56 (5.11%) 3rd Line Support
14 52 (4.75%) Technical Support
15 48 (4.38%) Desktop Support
16 47 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
17 45 (4.11%) IT Analyst
18 41 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 39 (3.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
20 38 (3.47%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.65%) .NET
2 24 (2.19%) Web Services
3 18 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 13 (1.19%) Kafka
5 11 (1.00%) AngularJS
5 11 (1.00%) Spring
6 10 (0.91%) GraphQL
6 10 (0.91%) JSON
6 10 (0.91%) Node.js
6 10 (0.91%) React
6 10 (0.91%) REST
6 10 (0.91%) Spring MVC
6 10 (0.91%) Vue.js
7 9 (0.82%) LDAP
8 8 (0.73%) SAML
9 6 (0.55%) Software Packaging
9 6 (0.55%) XML
10 5 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (0.46%) XMPP
11 4 (0.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 131 (11.96%) Data Centre
2 89 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.02%) Management Information System
4 39 (3.56%) Public Cloud
5 35 (3.20%) Driving Licence
6 31 (2.83%) Replication
7 30 (2.74%) PKI
8 24 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
9 21 (1.92%) Clustering
10 19 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
12 14 (1.28%) Private Cloud
13 13 (1.19%) CMDB
14 12 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.10%) iPhone
14 12 (1.10%) Mobile App
15 10 (0.91%) Blackberry
15 10 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
16 9 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
17 8 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 767 (70.05%) Windows
2 389 (35.53%) Windows Server
3 210 (19.18%) Windows 10
4 205 (18.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 170 (15.53%) Linux
6 121 (11.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 104 (9.50%) Windows 7
8 50 (4.57%) Windows 8
9 33 (3.01%) Unix
10 32 (2.92%) CentOS
11 24 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (1.92%) Ubuntu
14 18 (1.64%) Android
15 17 (1.55%) Apple iOS
16 16 (1.46%) Mac OS X
17 14 (1.28%) Fedora
18 7 (0.64%) Debian
18 7 (0.64%) Solaris
18 7 (0.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (35.89%) ITIL
2 204 (18.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 134 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
4 123 (11.23%) Mentoring
5 95 (8.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 92 (8.40%) Change Management
7 88 (8.04%) Service Management
8 75 (6.85%) Migration
9 74 (6.76%) PRINCE2
10 68 (6.21%) Configuration Management
11 64 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
11 64 (5.84%) Service Delivery
12 55 (5.02%) Project Delivery
13 52 (4.75%) TOGAF
14 51 (4.66%) Project Management
15 50 (4.57%) Business Continuity
15 50 (4.57%) Presales
16 45 (4.11%) Cybersecurity
17 43 (3.93%) Penetration Testing
18 41 (3.74%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 194 (17.72%) PowerShell
2 147 (13.42%) SQL
3 34 (3.11%) Bash Shell
4 32 (2.92%) Python
5 31 (2.83%) C
6 21 (1.92%) VBScript
7 20 (1.83%) C#
8 12 (1.10%) Perl
8 12 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 6 (0.55%) C++
10 5 (0.46%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.37%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.37%) VB
11 4 (0.37%) VBA
12 3 (0.27%) Java
12 3 (0.27%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.27%) R
12 3 (0.27%) Ruby
13 2 (0.18%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.18%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,095 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 484 (44.20%) MCSA
3 366 (33.42%) Cisco Certification
4 321 (29.32%) CCNA
5 212 (19.36%) MCP
6 186 (16.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 177 (16.16%) Degree
8 123 (11.23%) CCNP
9 106 (9.68%) Security Cleared
10 105 (9.59%) MCITP
11 68 (6.21%) SC Cleared
12 59 (5.39%) Network+ Certification
13 54 (4.93%) CISSP
14 45 (4.11%) DV Cleared
15 42 (3.84%) Citrix Certification
16 35 (3.20%) CCA
16 35 (3.20%) Linux+ Certification
17 34 (3.11%) CompTIA Security+
18 32 (2.92%) MCTS
18 32 (2.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (7.58%) SLA
2 39 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.83%) QA
4 14 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.82%) COBIT
6 8 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.55%) RMADS
9 4 (0.37%) PMO
10 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.27%) GDPR
10 3 (0.27%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.18%) NIST
11 2 (0.18%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.091%) JSP 440
System Software
1 536 (48.95%) Active Directory
2 309 (28.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 227 (20.73%) Hyper-V
4 124 (11.32%) XenApp
5 82 (7.49%) vSphere
6 72 (6.58%) XenDesktop
7 61 (5.57%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (3.84%) Docker
9 36 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (2.19%) NFS
11 22 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
13 14 (1.28%) Samba
13 14 (1.28%) VirtualBox
13 14 (1.28%) Xen
14 13 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.64%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.55%) Firmware
16 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 171 (15.62%) SCCM
2 55 (5.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 36 (3.29%) WSUS
4 35 (3.20%) SCOM
5 33 (3.01%) Kubernetes
6 24 (2.19%) Ansible
6 24 (2.19%) Backup Exec
7 22 (2.01%) Puppet
7 22 (2.01%) vCenter Server
8 19 (1.74%) Nagios
9 14 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
9 14 (1.28%) OpenNMS
9 14 (1.28%) ZABBIX
10 13 (1.19%) SCVMM
11 11 (1.00%) NetBackup
12 10 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 6 (0.55%) cPanel
14 6 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 786 (71.78%) Microsoft
2 509 (46.48%) VMware
3 281 (25.66%) Cisco
4 250 (22.83%) Citrix
5 136 (12.42%) HP
6 84 (7.67%) NetApp
7 70 (6.39%) Dell
8 58 (5.30%) Veeam
9 42 (3.84%) EMC
10 37 (3.38%) Red Hat
11 35 (3.20%) SolarWinds
12 29 (2.65%) Nimble Storage
13 25 (2.28%) Meraki
14 24 (2.19%) CheckPoint
15 23 (2.10%) Avaya
16 22 (2.01%) Polycom
16 22 (2.01%) ServiceNow
16 22 (2.01%) Symantec
17 21 (1.92%) F5
18 20 (1.83%) WatchGuard