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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 279 270 245
Rank change year-on-year -9 -25  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 951 1127 1400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.14% 1.22% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.61% 4.59% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 796 965 1185
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £59,100
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  

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 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 20630 24554 28463
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.63% 26.58% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 16168 20075 22743
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -38 329 £42,500 -3.40% 35
South East +27 204 £35,000 -15.66% 25
West Midlands +28 91 £40,000 +6.66% 5
North West -11 88 £30,000 -15.36% 21
Yorkshire -21 72 £32,500 +25.00% 10
East of England +1 70 £45,000 +2.85% 13
East Midlands +8 54 £42,500 +21.42% 3
South West -20 54 £33,750 -12.62% 7
North East +3 3 £27,500 -21.42% 3
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 1795 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1354 (75.43%) Windows
3 1260 (70.19%) Microsoft
4 1107 (61.67%) Active Directory
5 905 (50.42%) VMware
6 834 (46.46%) Windows Server
7 658 (36.66%) MCSA
8 628 (34.99%) ITIL
9 558 (31.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 530 (29.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 528 (29.42%) Office 365
12 511 (28.47%) MS Exchange
13 507 (28.25%) Hyper-V
14 487 (27.13%) Cisco Certification
15 461 (25.68%) MCP
16 454 (25.29%) Cisco
17 451 (25.13%) Citrix
18 446 (24.85%) Windows Server 2008
19 418 (23.29%) CCNA
20 405 (22.56%) Microsoft Azure
21 399 (22.23%) Firewall
22 368 (20.50%) SQL Server
23 343 (19.11%) DNS
24 328 (18.27%) Microsoft Office
25 319 (17.77%) SAN
26 307 (17.10%) SQL
27 306 (17.05%) PowerShell
28 298 (16.60%) SCCM
29 288 (16.04%) WAN
30 284 (15.82%) Windows 7

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
1 511 (28.47%) MS Exchange
2 255 (14.21%) SharePoint
3 249 (13.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 180 (10.03%) Skype for Business
5 176 (9.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 137 (7.63%) IIS
7 64 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 60 (3.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 32 (1.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 28 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
11 24 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
12 23 (1.28%) Apache
13 19 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
14 13 (0.72%) Tomcat
15 12 (0.67%) Confluence
16 11 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (0.61%) OpenStack
17 10 (0.56%) IBM Notes
18 7 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
18 7 (0.39%) CMS
Applications
1 328 (18.27%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.33%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.33%) Workfront
3 4 (0.22%) Magento
3 4 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.17%) Eikon
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.056%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.056%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.056%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 528 (29.42%) Office 365
2 405 (22.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 114 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (3.79%) IaaS
5 44 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 36 (2.01%) SaaS
7 31 (1.73%) PaaS
8 21 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (1.11%) G Suite
10 8 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.45%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.28%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.17%) Yammer
15 2 (0.11%) Akamai
15 2 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 399 (22.23%) Firewall
2 343 (19.11%) DNS
3 319 (17.77%) SAN
4 288 (16.04%) WAN
5 267 (14.87%) LAN
6 257 (14.32%) DHCP
7 232 (12.92%) TCP/IP
8 150 (8.36%) Skype
9 133 (7.41%) VPN
10 107 (5.96%) VoIP
11 91 (5.07%) Internet
12 70 (3.90%) Network Security
12 70 (3.90%) Unified Communications
13 61 (3.40%) VLAN
14 60 (3.34%) Wireless
15 56 (3.12%) NAS
16 48 (2.67%) iSCSI
17 47 (2.62%) SMTP
18 35 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
19 34 (1.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (20.50%) SQL Server
2 108 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 78 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 63 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 42 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 22 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 20 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
10 18 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (0.61%) MongoDB
12 11 (0.61%) MySQL
13 9 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.45%) Relational Database
15 7 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (0.39%) OLAP
15 7 (0.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 45 (2.51%) JIRA
2 22 (1.23%) MSI
3 14 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (0.61%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.61%) WinDbg
5 5 (0.28%) InstallShield
5 5 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
6 4 (0.22%) Redmine
6 4 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.056%) Ant
8 1 (0.056%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.056%) Maven
8 1 (0.056%) NUnit
8 1 (0.056%) QUnit
8 1 (0.056%) Selenium
8 1 (0.056%) Subversion
8 1 (0.056%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.056%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 205 (11.42%) Finance
2 72 (4.01%) Telecoms
3 68 (3.79%) Retail
4 54 (3.01%) Banking
5 46 (2.56%) Legal
6 38 (2.12%) Law
7 27 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.45%) Advertising
8 26 (1.45%) Marketing
9 23 (1.28%) Retail Banking
10 17 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.78%) Back Office
12 12 (0.67%) Games
13 10 (0.56%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.45%) Portuguese Language
15 6 (0.33%) Automotive
15 6 (0.33%) Electronics
16 5 (0.28%) French Language
16 5 (0.28%) Local Government
17 4 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 311 (17.33%) Support Engineer
2 305 (16.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 222 (12.37%) Analyst
4 181 (10.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 166 (9.25%) Consultant
6 159 (8.86%) IT Engineer
7 158 (8.80%) IT Support
8 151 (8.41%) Windows Engineer
9 132 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support
10 127 (7.08%) Server Engineer
11 113 (6.30%) 3rd Line Support
12 109 (6.07%) Administrator
13 107 (5.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 107 (5.96%) Support Analyst
14 101 (5.63%) Systems Engineer
15 90 (5.01%) IT Support Engineer
16 87 (4.85%) VMware Engineer
17 85 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 82 (4.57%) Technical Engineer
19 81 (4.51%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (2.62%) .NET
2 31 (1.73%) CSS
3 30 (1.67%) ASP.NET
4 26 (1.45%) Web Services
5 24 (1.34%) HTML
6 20 (1.11%) XSLT
7 12 (0.67%) jQuery
7 12 (0.67%) Software Packaging
8 10 (0.56%) Regular Expression
8 10 (0.56%) XML
9 6 (0.33%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.22%) Ajax
10 4 (0.22%) Middleware
11 3 (0.17%) CSS3
11 3 (0.17%) HTML5
11 3 (0.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 2 (0.11%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.11%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.11%) MDX
12 2 (0.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 210 (11.70%) Data Centre
2 118 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (5.24%) Computer Science
4 91 (5.07%) Clustering
5 86 (4.79%) Management Information System
6 83 (4.62%) Driving Licence
7 65 (3.62%) Blackberry
8 52 (2.90%) Public Cloud
9 48 (2.67%) Replication
10 34 (1.89%) User Experience
11 29 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
12 27 (1.50%) PKI
13 25 (1.39%) Virtual Team
14 22 (1.23%) Private Cloud
15 21 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
16 20 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
17 15 (0.84%) Smartphone
18 14 (0.78%) CESG
18 14 (0.78%) Client/Server
19 13 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1354 (75.43%) Windows
2 834 (46.46%) Windows Server
3 530 (29.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 446 (24.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 284 (15.82%) Windows 7
6 218 (12.14%) Windows 10
7 202 (11.25%) Linux
8 146 (8.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 91 (5.07%) Windows 8
10 60 (3.34%) Android
10 60 (3.34%) Mac OS X
11 54 (3.01%) Unix
11 54 (3.01%) Windows XP
12 32 (1.78%) Apple iOS
13 31 (1.73%) CentOS
14 28 (1.56%) Ubuntu
15 22 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 20 (1.11%) Mac OS
17 17 (0.95%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (34.99%) ITIL
2 150 (8.36%) Service Management
3 135 (7.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 110 (6.13%) Project Management
5 107 (5.96%) High Availability
6 101 (5.63%) Time Management
7 100 (5.57%) Presales
8 99 (5.52%) Migration
9 77 (4.29%) PRINCE2
10 75 (4.18%) Performance Tuning
11 74 (4.12%) Service Delivery
12 67 (3.73%) Information Security
12 67 (3.73%) ITIL V3
13 57 (3.18%) Agile Software Development
14 55 (3.06%) Kalman Filter
15 54 (3.01%) Change Management
15 54 (3.01%) Customer Requirements
15 54 (3.01%) Problem Management
16 52 (2.90%) Mentoring
17 49 (2.73%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 307 (17.10%) SQL
2 306 (17.05%) PowerShell
3 61 (3.40%) VBScript
4 46 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 33 (1.84%) T-SQL
6 25 (1.39%) C
7 23 (1.28%) C#
7 23 (1.28%) VB
8 22 (1.23%) Bash Shell
9 20 (1.11%) Python
10 12 (0.67%) C++
11 7 (0.39%) Java
12 6 (0.33%) PHP
13 5 (0.28%) REXX
13 5 (0.28%) Tcl
14 4 (0.22%) Korn
14 4 (0.22%) XPath
15 3 (0.17%) Perl
15 3 (0.17%) VBA
16 2 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1795 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 658 (36.66%) MCSA
3 487 (27.13%) Cisco Certification
4 461 (25.68%) MCP
5 418 (23.29%) CCNA
6 265 (14.76%) MCITP
7 256 (14.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 234 (13.04%) Degree
9 151 (8.41%) CCNP
10 127 (7.08%) Citrix Certification
11 106 (5.91%) CCA
12 88 (4.90%) Security Cleared
13 67 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
14 62 (3.45%) SC Cleared
15 56 (3.12%) CISSP
16 53 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
17 45 (2.51%) A+ Certification
18 38 (2.12%) MCTS
19 34 (1.89%) CompTIA Security+
19 34 (1.89%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (8.47%) SLA
2 59 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (2.79%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 15 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (0.61%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.33%) GPG13
10 5 (0.28%) SSAE 16
11 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.17%) PMO
12 2 (0.11%) GDPR
13 1 (0.056%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.056%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.056%) QA
System Software
1 1107 (61.67%) Active Directory
2 558 (31.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 507 (28.25%) Hyper-V
4 186 (10.36%) vSphere
5 170 (9.47%) XenApp
6 101 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
6 101 (5.63%) XenDesktop
7 39 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
8 33 (1.84%) Terminal Services
8 33 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 17 (0.95%) ISA Server
11 16 (0.89%) XenServer
12 15 (0.84%) vCloud
13 13 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.67%) KVM
15 11 (0.61%) VMware Server
16 10 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 10 (0.56%) NFS
16 10 (0.56%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 298 (16.60%) SCCM
2 101 (5.63%) SCOM
3 89 (4.96%) Backup Exec
4 53 (2.95%) WSUS
5 33 (1.84%) AirWatch
6 28 (1.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 24 (1.34%) SCVMM
8 22 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
9 21 (1.17%) DameWare
9 21 (1.17%) Perfmon
10 20 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
10 20 (1.11%) SCSM
10 20 (1.11%) vCenter Server
11 15 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
11 15 (0.84%) SCOrch
12 14 (0.78%) Nagios
12 14 (0.78%) Puppet
13 12 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (0.67%) ServiceCenter
13 12 (0.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 1260 (70.19%) Microsoft
2 905 (50.42%) VMware
3 454 (25.29%) Cisco
4 451 (25.13%) Citrix
5 183 (10.19%) HP
6 151 (8.41%) NetApp
7 114 (6.35%) Dell
8 97 (5.40%) Veeam
9 74 (4.12%) EMC
10 52 (2.90%) Juniper
11 50 (2.79%) Apple
12 44 (2.45%) SonicWALL
13 41 (2.28%) AppSense
14 40 (2.23%) SolarWinds
15 36 (2.01%) Google
16 35 (1.95%) McAfee
16 35 (1.95%) ServiceNow
17 33 (1.84%) F5
18 31 (1.73%) Red Hat
18 31 (1.73%) Symantec
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Itecco
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harlow, Essex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Itecco
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Analysys Mason
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £32500 - £37000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £27000.00 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + On Call + Over Time
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
The Original Factory Shop tofs
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlewich, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Itecco
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 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
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus O/T and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Slough and Eton School
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum , fringe
Posted: 4 days ago