Period
to

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 18 May 2022 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
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 673 475 338
Rank change year-on-year -198 -137 -39
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 517 430 785
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.54% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 2.61% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 418 375 673
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £56,250 £60,000 £58,705
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 32,580 16,449 18,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.08% 20.61% 21.57%
Number of salaries quoted 14,936 11,145 14,313
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,772
25th Percentile £41,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,500 £72,500 £69,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in England

MCSE
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSE in England.

Salary trend for MCSE in England

MCSE
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSE in England over the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -237 137 £52,500 +5.00% 20
South East -119 95 £40,000 +17.65% 22
North of England -59 93 £40,000 -10.85% 15
East of England -24 80 £45,000 -14.29% 3
Midlands -50 70 £42,500 +4.94% 12
West Midlands -39 59 £42,500 +13.33% 6
North West -66 47 £38,750 -22.04% 3
Yorkshire -22 40 £42,500 +6.76% 9
South West -31 39 £45,000 +5.88% 12
East Midlands -49 11 £45,000 +2.27% 6
North East -17 6 £26,500 -66.88% 3
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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.

1 517 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 407 (78.72%) Microsoft
3 338 (65.38%) Windows
4 291 (56.29%) Active Directory
5 287 (55.51%) Azure
6 258 (49.90%) Microsoft 365
7 243 (47.00%) VMware
8 241 (46.62%) Windows Server
9 206 (39.85%) ITIL
10 171 (33.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 161 (31.14%) Cisco Certification
12 160 (30.95%) MCSA
13 151 (29.21%) Firewall
14 140 (27.08%) CCNA
15 128 (24.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 127 (24.56%) Social Skills
16 127 (24.56%) Hyper-V
17 125 (24.18%) DNS
18 124 (23.98%) AWS
19 119 (23.02%) Cisco
20 117 (22.63%) DHCP
20 117 (22.63%) Linux
21 114 (22.05%) MCP
22 112 (21.66%) Degree
23 111 (21.47%) PowerShell
24 108 (20.89%) Azure Active Directory
25 100 (19.34%) SAN
26 94 (18.18%) MS Exchange
27 92 (17.79%) WAN
28 89 (17.21%) 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 94 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 58 (11.22%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.87%) IIS
4 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.58%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.58%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.19%) Apache
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.19%) Confluence
8 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.19%) nginx
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 83 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.97%) Workfront
3 2 (0.39%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.19%) assyst
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 287 (55.51%) Azure
2 258 (49.90%) Microsoft 365
3 124 (23.98%) AWS
4 108 (20.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 47 (9.09%) IaaS
6 38 (7.35%) PaaS
7 35 (6.77%) SaaS
8 24 (4.64%) OneDrive
9 19 (3.68%) Dynamics 365
9 19 (3.68%) Rubrik
10 13 (2.51%) Power Platform
11 12 (2.32%) IBM Cloud
12 11 (2.13%) GCP
13 9 (1.74%) Google Workspace
14 7 (1.35%) Power Automate
14 7 (1.35%) SoftLayer
15 6 (1.16%) Mimecast
16 5 (0.97%) Azure Storage
16 5 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.97%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 151 (29.21%) Firewall
2 125 (24.18%) DNS
3 117 (22.63%) DHCP
4 100 (19.34%) SAN
5 92 (17.79%) WAN
6 86 (16.63%) LAN
7 77 (14.89%) TCP/IP
8 64 (12.38%) Wireless
9 46 (8.90%) Wi-Fi
10 43 (8.32%) VLAN
10 43 (8.32%) VPN
11 35 (6.77%) Internet
12 28 (5.42%) Remote Desktop
13 26 (5.03%) Fibre Channel
14 25 (4.84%) Network Security
15 22 (4.26%) VoIP
16 20 (3.87%) NetScaler
17 19 (3.68%) WLAN
18 13 (2.51%) NAS
19 12 (2.32%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.26%) MySQL
3 20 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (2.13%) MongoDB
7 11 (2.13%) Relational Database
7 11 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (1.93%) Power BI
9 6 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.58%) GIS
12 3 (0.58%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.19%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (3.68%) JIRA
2 5 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.97%) Subversion
3 4 (0.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.77%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.58%) Bitbucket Server
4 3 (0.58%) GitLab
4 3 (0.58%) NUnit
5 2 (0.39%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.19%) CodeSonar
6 1 (0.19%) git-flow
6 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.19%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.19%) Selenium
6 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 127 (24.56%) Social Skills
2 68 (13.15%) Finance
3 48 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 21 (4.06%) Documentation Skills
5 21 (4.06%) Law
5 21 (4.06%) Public Sector
6 20 (3.87%) Telecoms
7 18 (3.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 13 (2.51%) Back Office
8 13 (2.51%) Retail
9 10 (1.93%) Banking
9 10 (1.93%) Multimedia
10 9 (1.74%) Local Government
11 8 (1.55%) Presentation Skills
12 7 (1.35%) Manufacturing
13 6 (1.16%) Advertising
13 6 (1.16%) Legal
14 5 (0.97%) Marketing
14 5 (0.97%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 120 (23.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 67 (12.96%) IT Engineer
3 52 (10.06%) Support Engineer
4 42 (8.12%) IT Support
5 40 (7.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 40 (7.74%) Architect
6 37 (7.16%) Analyst
7 35 (6.77%) Administrator
8 32 (6.19%) Cloud Engineer
9 31 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
10 28 (5.42%) IT Support Engineer
11 26 (5.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (4.64%) Data Architect
12 24 (4.64%) Data Centre Architect
13 21 (4.06%) DBA
14 19 (3.68%) IT Manager
15 18 (3.48%) Developer
15 18 (3.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 18 (3.48%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
16 17 (3.29%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.61%) .NET
2 13 (2.51%) .NET Framework
3 9 (1.74%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.16%) COM
5 5 (0.97%) .NET Core
5 5 (0.97%) ARM Templates
5 5 (0.97%) CSS
5 5 (0.97%) HTML
6 4 (0.77%) 802.1X
6 4 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.58%) HTML5
7 3 (0.58%) jQuery
7 3 (0.58%) OAuth
7 3 (0.58%) OAuth2
7 3 (0.58%) OpenID
7 3 (0.58%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (0.58%) React
7 3 (0.58%) SAML
8 2 (0.39%) LDAP
8 2 (0.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 89 (17.21%) Data Centre
2 37 (7.16%) Management Information System
3 36 (6.96%) Replication
4 29 (5.61%) Clustering
5 25 (4.84%) NHS
6 21 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (3.09%) Driving Licence
7 16 (3.09%) Public Cloud
8 15 (2.90%) Biotechnology
9 13 (2.51%) Enterprise Storage
10 12 (2.32%) EMC VNX
10 12 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.93%) EPoS
12 9 (1.74%) iPad
12 9 (1.74%) User Experience
13 7 (1.35%) Legacy Systems
14 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Licensing
15 5 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
15 5 (0.97%) Private Cloud
16 4 (0.77%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 338 (65.38%) Windows
2 241 (46.62%) Windows Server
3 117 (22.63%) Linux
4 84 (16.25%) Windows 10
5 63 (12.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (9.28%) Windows Server 2019
7 40 (7.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (4.64%) Android
10 22 (4.26%) Windows 7
11 21 (4.06%) Unix
12 10 (1.93%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.55%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.35%) CentOS
14 7 (1.35%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.35%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.35%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (39.85%) ITIL
2 128 (24.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 88 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
4 64 (12.38%) Project Delivery
4 64 (12.38%) Service Management
5 56 (10.83%) ITIL V3
6 51 (9.86%) Problem Management
7 50 (9.67%) Agile
8 47 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
9 43 (8.32%) Service Delivery
10 41 (7.93%) Incident Management
11 40 (7.74%) Project Management
12 38 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
12 38 (7.35%) Migration
13 36 (6.96%) Computer Science
14 33 (6.38%) Change Control
15 32 (6.19%) Mentoring
16 31 (6.00%) Business Continuity
16 31 (6.00%) ITSM
16 31 (6.00%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 111 (21.47%) PowerShell
2 84 (16.25%) SQL
3 25 (4.84%) Python
4 15 (2.90%) Bash
5 12 (2.32%) Shell Script
6 9 (1.74%) C#
7 7 (1.35%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.77%) Java
8 4 (0.77%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.77%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.39%) Go
9 2 (0.39%) Perl
9 2 (0.39%) Ruby
9 2 (0.39%) VB
10 1 (0.19%) C
10 1 (0.19%) C++
10 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.19%) PHP
10 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 517 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 161 (31.14%) Cisco Certification
3 160 (30.95%) MCSA
4 140 (27.08%) CCNA
5 114 (22.05%) MCP
6 112 (21.66%) Degree
7 82 (15.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 63 (12.19%) CCNP
9 48 (9.28%) MCITP
10 43 (8.32%) Security Cleared
11 38 (7.35%) SC Cleared
12 33 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (4.64%) Computer Science Degree
14 18 (3.48%) AWS Certification
15 15 (2.90%) LPIC
16 14 (2.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 14 (2.71%) JNCIA
17 12 (2.32%) CISSP
17 12 (2.32%) DV Cleared
17 12 (2.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (12.57%) SLA
2 24 (4.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.93%) GDPR
4 8 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.35%) QA
6 5 (0.97%) NCSC
6 5 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.58%) NIST
8 2 (0.39%) DICOM
8 2 (0.39%) GxP
8 2 (0.39%) HL7
8 2 (0.39%) MiFID
9 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 291 (56.29%) Active Directory
2 171 (33.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (24.56%) Hyper-V
4 45 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (7.74%) vSphere
6 25 (4.84%) XenApp
7 20 (3.87%) Terminal Services
8 15 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (2.90%) XenDesktop
9 13 (2.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (1.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 9 (1.74%) Docker
11 9 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.16%) BitLocker
13 6 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.97%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.77%) Firmware
16 3 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
17 2 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 85 (16.44%) SCCM
2 44 (8.51%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (3.68%) Backup Exec
3 19 (3.68%) SCOM
3 19 (3.68%) Single Sign-On
4 18 (3.48%) NetBackup
5 16 (3.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 15 (2.90%) Terraform
6 15 (2.90%) vCenter Server
7 13 (2.51%) Microsoft Clustering
8 12 (2.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (2.32%) SCOrch
8 12 (2.32%) ZABBIX
9 11 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
10 10 (1.93%) Kubernetes
10 10 (1.93%) Puppet
11 9 (1.74%) Ansible
12 6 (1.16%) vRealize
13 5 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 407 (78.72%) Microsoft
2 243 (47.00%) VMware
3 119 (23.02%) Cisco
4 69 (13.35%) Veeam
5 65 (12.57%) Citrix
6 56 (10.83%) Apple
7 39 (7.54%) HP
8 32 (6.19%) Meraki
9 26 (5.03%) Dell
10 25 (4.84%) Adobe
11 23 (4.45%) EMC
11 23 (4.45%) Oracle
12 22 (4.26%) NetApp
13 20 (3.87%) Red Hat
13 20 (3.87%) Symantec
14 16 (3.09%) Brocade
14 16 (3.09%) IBM
15 15 (2.90%) Google
16 14 (2.71%) EqualLogic
16 14 (2.71%) Veritas