Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 290 307 295
Rank change year-on-year +17 -12 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1,440 1,746 1,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.10% 1.12% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 4.70% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,261 1,343 1,635
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £25,000 £23,850
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -

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 30,992 37,132 40,812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.74% 23.77% 24.50%
Number of salaries quoted 22,550 27,696 31,515
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.73%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%

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 September 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 19 September 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 +15 480 £55,000 +15.79% 64
South East +2 337 £47,500 +13.10% 62
North of England +15 264 £32,000 -20.00% 54
Yorkshire +98 179 £22,500 -43.75% 22
Midlands -28 151 £42,500 - 31
South West +22 111 £45,000 - 22
West Midlands -42 99 £42,500 - 20
East of England 0 95 £44,735 +5.26% 12
North West -56 72 £43,000 +8.86% 21
East Midlands -7 52 £48,500 +7.78% 11
North East +28 13 £39,500 +5.33% 11
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1,440 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1,035 (71.88%) Microsoft
3 937 (65.07%) Windows
4 844 (58.61%) Active Directory
5 737 (51.18%) VMware
6 635 (44.10%) Office 365
7 582 (40.42%) Azure
8 563 (39.10%) Windows Server
9 544 (37.78%) Cisco Certification
9 544 (37.78%) MCSA
10 502 (34.86%) Cisco
11 501 (34.79%) CCNA
12 492 (34.17%) ITIL
13 483 (33.54%) VMware Infrastructure
14 446 (30.97%) Citrix
15 382 (26.53%) Firewall
16 340 (23.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 322 (22.36%) Hyper-V
18 306 (21.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 272 (18.89%) Windows Server 2012
20 260 (18.06%) Data Centre
20 260 (18.06%) SCCM
21 258 (17.92%) DNS
22 247 (17.15%) DHCP
23 244 (16.94%) PowerShell
24 234 (16.25%) MS Exchange
25 228 (15.83%) Windows 10
26 224 (15.56%) MCITP
27 222 (15.42%) Microsoft Office
28 217 (15.07%) SQL

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
1 234 (16.25%) MS Exchange
2 194 (13.47%) SharePoint
3 117 (8.13%) Skype for Business
4 83 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 79 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 45 (3.13%) IIS
7 41 (2.85%) OpenStack
8 38 (2.64%) Apache Spark
8 38 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
9 34 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 17 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.69%) Confluence
12 6 (0.42%) Apache
12 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.21%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.14%) CMS
16 2 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 222 (15.42%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.069%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.069%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 13 (0.90%) Workfront
2 8 (0.56%) assyst
3 6 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.14%) SAP CCM
7 1 (0.069%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.069%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 635 (44.10%) Office 365
2 582 (40.42%) Azure
3 215 (14.93%) AWS
4 204 (14.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 82 (5.69%) IaaS
6 47 (3.26%) GCP
6 47 (3.26%) PaaS
6 47 (3.26%) SaaS
7 38 (2.64%) OpenShift
8 30 (2.08%) OneDrive
9 24 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (1.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 14 (0.97%) Mimecast
12 13 (0.90%) Power Platform
13 9 (0.63%) G Suite
14 8 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.56%) PowerApps
15 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.14%) OpenDNS
15 2 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 382 (26.53%) Firewall
2 258 (17.92%) DNS
3 247 (17.15%) DHCP
4 214 (14.86%) TCP/IP
5 191 (13.26%) WAN
6 186 (12.92%) LAN
7 181 (12.57%) VoIP
8 159 (11.04%) SAN
9 143 (9.93%) Wireless
10 105 (7.29%) Skype
11 100 (6.94%) Broadband
12 98 (6.81%) ADSL
13 96 (6.67%) 3G
14 83 (5.76%) VPN
15 76 (5.28%) Network Security
16 55 (3.82%) iSCSI
16 55 (3.82%) NAS
17 46 (3.19%) MPLS
18 38 (2.64%) HTTPS
18 38 (2.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 41 (2.85%) Big Data
4 29 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (0.83%) OLAP
9 10 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (0.49%) Data Lake
11 7 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.49%) Power BI
12 6 (0.42%) MySQL
12 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.21%) Relational Database
15 2 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 50 (3.47%) JIRA
2 41 (2.85%) Bitbucket
3 39 (2.71%) Git (software)
4 38 (2.64%) git-flow
5 31 (2.15%) MSI
6 23 (1.60%) InstallShield
7 16 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (0.83%) Jenkins
8 12 (0.83%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.42%) Terragrunt
10 4 (0.28%) JUnit
10 4 (0.28%) Subversion
11 3 (0.21%) WinDbg
12 2 (0.14%) MSTest
12 2 (0.14%) NUnit
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.069%) Octopus Deploy
13 1 (0.069%) TeamCity
General
1 186 (12.92%) Finance
2 49 (3.40%) Legal
3 40 (2.78%) Public Sector
4 38 (2.64%) Retail
5 29 (2.01%) Law
6 25 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.11%) Games
7 16 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.04%) Banking
9 13 (0.90%) Marketing
10 10 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.35%) Electronics
11 5 (0.35%) Front Office
11 5 (0.35%) Local Government
12 4 (0.28%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.21%) Advertising
13 3 (0.21%) Automotive
13 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.14%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 265 (18.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 246 (17.08%) Analyst
3 213 (14.79%) Consultant
4 157 (10.90%) Support Analyst
5 130 (9.03%) Support Engineer
6 118 (8.19%) Technical Support
7 109 (7.57%) IT Support
8 106 (7.36%) IT Engineer
9 96 (6.67%) Architect
10 92 (6.39%) Technical Analyst
11 86 (5.97%) Technical Support Analyst
12 81 (5.63%) IT Analyst
13 77 (5.35%) Administrator
14 74 (5.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 65 (4.51%) 1st Line Support
16 64 (4.44%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 64 (4.44%) Infrastructure Consultant
17 62 (4.31%) 1st Line Technical Support
18 60 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
18 60 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (4.51%) .NET
2 56 (3.89%) ASP.NET
3 42 (2.92%) AngularJS
4 39 (2.71%) Node.js
5 38 (2.64%) GraphQL
5 38 (2.64%) Kafka
5 38 (2.64%) React
5 38 (2.64%) REST
5 38 (2.64%) Spring
5 38 (2.64%) Spring MVC
5 38 (2.64%) Vue.js
5 38 (2.64%) Web Services
6 25 (1.74%) SAML
7 22 (1.53%) OAuth
8 16 (1.11%) JSON
9 15 (1.04%) HTML
10 14 (0.97%) CSS
11 6 (0.42%) XMPP
12 5 (0.35%) HTML5
12 5 (0.35%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 260 (18.06%) Data Centre
2 92 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 57 (3.96%) Public Cloud
5 49 (3.40%) Clustering
5 49 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (2.71%) Driving Licence
7 31 (2.15%) Private Cloud
8 30 (2.08%) CESG
9 29 (2.01%) PKI
10 27 (1.88%) Blackberry
11 21 (1.46%) Replication
12 18 (1.25%) Cybercrime
12 18 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
13 17 (1.18%) Smartphone
14 15 (1.04%) CMDB
14 15 (1.04%) Cyberattack
14 15 (1.04%) User Experience
15 13 (0.90%) Hedge funds
16 11 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 937 (65.07%) Windows
2 563 (39.10%) Windows Server
3 272 (18.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 228 (15.83%) Windows 10
5 217 (15.07%) Linux
6 204 (14.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 173 (12.01%) Windows 7
8 109 (7.57%) Windows 8
9 62 (4.31%) Unix
10 43 (2.99%) Android
10 43 (2.99%) Apple iOS
11 32 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (1.39%) Mac OS X
14 14 (0.97%) AIX
15 10 (0.69%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.63%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.56%) CentOS
18 7 (0.49%) Windows 2000
19 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (34.17%) ITIL
2 306 (21.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 205 (14.24%) Problem-Solving
4 121 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 109 (7.57%) Presales
6 106 (7.36%) Migration
6 106 (7.36%) Service Management
7 104 (7.22%) Mentoring
8 101 (7.01%) Supplier Management
9 99 (6.88%) Cybersecurity
10 86 (5.97%) Change Management
11 82 (5.69%) Project Delivery
12 81 (5.63%) Project Management
13 79 (5.49%) Time Management
14 76 (5.28%) PRINCE2
15 75 (5.21%) Customer Requirements
16 71 (4.93%) Business Continuity
16 71 (4.93%) Configuration Management
17 67 (4.65%) Penetration Testing
18 63 (4.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 244 (16.94%) PowerShell
2 217 (15.07%) SQL
3 41 (2.85%) C
4 40 (2.78%) C#
5 24 (1.67%) Bash Shell
6 22 (1.53%) C++
6 22 (1.53%) VBScript
7 18 (1.25%) Python
8 14 (0.97%) T-SQL
9 12 (0.83%) JavaScript
10 10 (0.69%) VBA
11 8 (0.56%) PHP
11 8 (0.56%) VB
12 6 (0.42%) Java
13 4 (0.28%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.14%) Perl
14 2 (0.14%) Ruby
14 2 (0.14%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.069%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,440 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 544 (37.78%) Cisco Certification
2 544 (37.78%) MCSA
3 501 (34.79%) CCNA
4 340 (23.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 224 (15.56%) MCITP
6 180 (12.50%) MCP
7 157 (10.90%) Degree
8 153 (10.63%) CCNP
9 99 (6.88%) CISSP
10 80 (5.56%) Security Cleared
11 75 (5.21%) CompTIA Security+
12 59 (4.10%) Citrix Certification
13 48 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
14 43 (2.99%) SC Cleared
15 39 (2.71%) GIAC
15 39 (2.71%) Linux+ Certification
15 39 (2.71%) SANS
15 39 (2.71%) SSCP
16 34 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (8.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 94 (6.53%) SLA
3 82 (5.69%) ISO 9001
4 29 (2.01%) NIST
5 24 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 22 (1.53%) QA
7 20 (1.39%) PCI DSS
8 19 (1.32%) NCSC
9 18 (1.25%) GDPR
10 14 (0.97%) PMO
11 13 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 12 (0.83%) COBIT
13 10 (0.69%) NIST 800
14 8 (0.56%) Data Quality
15 7 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 3 (0.21%) RMADS
18 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 1 (0.069%) BS7799
19 1 (0.069%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 844 (58.61%) Active Directory
2 483 (33.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 322 (22.36%) Hyper-V
4 163 (11.32%) XenApp
5 100 (6.94%) vSphere
6 73 (5.07%) XenDesktop
7 58 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
8 51 (3.54%) Docker
9 46 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
10 31 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (1.81%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 26 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (1.25%) Terminal Services
13 13 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 13 (0.90%) Terminal Server
13 13 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (0.90%) VMware NSX
14 10 (0.69%) NFS
15 9 (0.63%) DFS Replication
15 9 (0.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 260 (18.06%) SCCM
2 93 (6.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 79 (5.49%) WSUS
4 41 (2.85%) Kubernetes
5 34 (2.36%) SCOM
6 28 (1.94%) Backup Exec
7 26 (1.81%) vCenter Server
8 19 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 19 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
9 17 (1.18%) SCVMM
10 13 (0.90%) Ansible
10 13 (0.90%) NetBackup
11 11 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
11 11 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 11 (0.76%) Terraform
12 10 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 10 (0.69%) Nessus
12 10 (0.69%) Puppet
13 9 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
13 9 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1,035 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 737 (51.18%) VMware
3 502 (34.86%) Cisco
4 446 (30.97%) Citrix
5 131 (9.10%) Meraki
6 129 (8.96%) HP
6 129 (8.96%) NetApp
7 119 (8.26%) Aruba
8 108 (7.50%) Polycom
9 79 (5.49%) Nimble Storage
10 78 (5.42%) Dell
11 68 (4.72%) Veeam
12 57 (3.96%) Google
13 41 (2.85%) Mitel
14 38 (2.64%) EMC
15 37 (2.57%) ServiceNow
16 35 (2.43%) Red Hat
17 34 (2.36%) Ivanti
18 31 (2.15%) F5
19 27 (1.88%) CommVault