Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 284 277 237
Rank change year-on-year -7 -40 -27
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1959 2221 2929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.16% 1.24% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.85% 4.74% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1612 1905 2604
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,025 £24,384 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 40430 46817 55921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.95% 26.13% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31312 37804 44917
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +8 779 £42,500 - 30
South East -37 383 £40,000 -5.88% 14
North of England +9 368 £35,000 - 21
Midlands +11 211 £39,375 +12.50% 16
North West +16 203 £30,000 -14.29% 16
Yorkshire +17 160 £45,000 +42.86% 3
West Midlands +12 151 £40,000 +14.29% 12
East of England +17 133 £44,000 -1.12% 5
South West -82 108 £42,500 +6.25% 8
East Midlands +22 61 £36,500 +4.29% 4
North East -18 7 £75,000 +114.29% 2
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1959 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1458 (74.43%) Windows
3 1414 (72.18%) Microsoft
4 1158 (59.11%) Active Directory
5 1054 (53.80%) VMware
6 796 (40.63%) ITIL
7 792 (40.43%) Windows Server
8 782 (39.92%) MCSA
9 652 (33.28%) VMware Infrastructure
10 637 (32.52%) Office 365
11 619 (31.60%) MS Exchange
12 578 (29.50%) Hyper-V
13 562 (28.69%) Cisco Certification
14 520 (26.54%) Windows Server 2012
15 513 (26.19%) CCNA
16 482 (24.60%) Citrix
17 479 (24.45%) Cisco
17 479 (24.45%) Firewall
18 452 (23.07%) Microsoft Azure
19 436 (22.26%) Windows Server 2008
20 410 (20.93%) DNS
21 400 (20.42%) MCP
22 390 (19.91%) SCCM
23 380 (19.40%) SQL Server
24 373 (19.04%) Microsoft Office
25 371 (18.94%) SAN
26 342 (17.46%) Finance
26 342 (17.46%) PowerShell
27 333 (17.00%) Exchange Server 2010
28 328 (16.74%) 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
1 619 (31.60%) MS Exchange
2 333 (17.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 229 (11.69%) SharePoint
4 217 (11.08%) Skype for Business
5 170 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 120 (6.13%) IIS
7 86 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 43 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 34 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
10 32 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
11 17 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.56%) Apache
12 11 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.36%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.36%) Confluence
15 6 (0.31%) CMS
15 6 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.26%) IBM Notes
17 4 (0.20%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 373 (19.04%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.10%) Maya
7 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 31 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.15%) Workfront
5 2 (0.10%) Eikon
5 2 (0.10%) Pegasus Opera
5 2 (0.10%) Relativity
5 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.051%) Magento
6 1 (0.051%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 637 (32.52%) Office 365
2 452 (23.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 195 (9.95%) IaaS
4 132 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
5 68 (3.47%) PaaS
6 53 (2.71%) SaaS
7 46 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (1.74%) G Suite
9 23 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.51%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.36%) Yammer
12 6 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.31%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.10%) GitHub
13 2 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.051%) Slack
14 1 (0.051%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 479 (24.45%) Firewall
2 410 (20.93%) DNS
3 371 (18.94%) SAN
4 312 (15.93%) WAN
5 305 (15.57%) DHCP
6 295 (15.06%) LAN
7 281 (14.34%) TCP/IP
8 198 (10.11%) Skype
9 169 (8.63%) VPN
10 106 (5.41%) VoIP
11 93 (4.75%) Internet
12 78 (3.98%) VLAN
13 57 (2.91%) SSL
14 54 (2.76%) Remote Desktop
15 49 (2.50%) NAS
15 49 (2.50%) Wireless
16 47 (2.40%) Network Security
17 42 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
18 36 (1.84%) iSCSI
18 36 (1.84%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 64 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 64 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 60 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 47 (2.40%) SQL Server 2014
6 38 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
7 36 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
7 36 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 34 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
9 27 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
10 17 (0.87%) MySQL
11 16 (0.82%) MongoDB
12 15 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (0.61%) Relational Database
14 11 (0.56%) Power BI
15 9 (0.46%) Big Data
15 9 (0.46%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.46%) OLAP
15 9 (0.46%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (1.33%) JIRA
2 20 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 20 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (0.51%) Redmine
6 7 (0.36%) MSI
7 6 (0.31%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.31%) CodeSonar
7 6 (0.31%) git-flow
7 6 (0.31%) Robot Framework
7 6 (0.31%) Selenium
8 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.20%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (0.15%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.15%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.051%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.051%) Subversion
General
1 342 (17.46%) Finance
2 185 (9.44%) Banking
3 150 (7.66%) Investment Banking
4 136 (6.94%) Retail Banking
5 47 (2.40%) Law
6 42 (2.14%) Legal
7 37 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.53%) Advertising
9 21 (1.07%) Retail
10 17 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.56%) Marketing
12 10 (0.51%) Games
13 7 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.31%) Electronics
15 5 (0.26%) Back Office
15 5 (0.26%) Local Government
15 5 (0.26%) Publishing
16 4 (0.20%) Front Office
16 4 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 336 (17.15%) Support Engineer
2 316 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 220 (11.23%) Analyst
4 211 (10.77%) IT Support
5 191 (9.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 191 (9.75%) IT Engineer
6 145 (7.40%) Consultant
7 138 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
8 130 (6.64%) 2nd Line Support
9 127 (6.48%) Administrator
10 120 (6.13%) Support Analyst
11 112 (5.72%) Systems Engineer
12 111 (5.67%) Windows Engineer
13 109 (5.56%) Architect
14 108 (5.51%) IT Support Engineer
15 101 (5.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 101 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 92 (4.70%) Server Engineer
17 84 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 83 (4.24%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.19%) Web Services
2 41 (2.09%) .NET
3 17 (0.87%) ASP.NET
4 11 (0.56%) CSS
4 11 (0.56%) Java EE
4 11 (0.56%) STL
5 10 (0.51%) 802.1X
6 9 (0.46%) .NET Framework
6 9 (0.46%) HTML
7 7 (0.36%) MDX
7 7 (0.36%) Software Packaging
8 6 (0.31%) Django
8 6 (0.31%) LAMP
8 6 (0.31%) Node.js
8 6 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (0.31%) REST
8 6 (0.31%) SOAP
8 6 (0.31%) Spring MVC
8 6 (0.31%) Velocity
8 6 (0.31%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 215 (10.97%) Data Centre
2 139 (7.10%) Blackberry
3 121 (6.18%) User Experience
4 111 (5.67%) Computer Science
5 95 (4.85%) Driving Licence
6 93 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
7 81 (4.13%) Management Information System
8 80 (4.08%) Clustering
9 61 (3.11%) Replication
10 42 (2.14%) Public Cloud
11 32 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
12 26 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
13 23 (1.17%) PKI
13 23 (1.17%) Private Cloud
14 21 (1.07%) Smartphone
15 20 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (0.82%) iPhone
17 14 (0.71%) Client/Server
17 14 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1458 (74.43%) Windows
2 792 (40.43%) Windows Server
3 520 (26.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 436 (22.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 328 (16.74%) Windows 7
6 269 (13.73%) Windows 10
7 240 (12.25%) Linux
8 157 (8.01%) Mac OS X
9 143 (7.30%) Android
9 143 (7.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 141 (7.20%) Windows 8
11 131 (6.69%) Apple iOS
12 83 (4.24%) Windows XP
13 47 (2.40%) Unix
14 29 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
15 28 (1.43%) CentOS
16 26 (1.33%) Windows Vista
17 18 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (0.82%) Mac OS
19 15 (0.77%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 796 (40.63%) ITIL
2 205 (10.46%) Service Management
3 183 (9.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 162 (8.27%) Asset Management
5 140 (7.15%) Wealth Management
6 124 (6.33%) Time Management
7 121 (6.18%) Project Management
8 116 (5.92%) High Availability
8 116 (5.92%) Presales
9 115 (5.87%) Problem Management
10 107 (5.46%) Service Delivery
11 99 (5.05%) Migration
12 90 (4.59%) ITIL V3
13 86 (4.39%) Mentoring
14 85 (4.34%) PRINCE2
15 78 (3.98%) Change Management
16 69 (3.52%) Performance Tuning
17 61 (3.11%) Kalman Filter
18 56 (2.86%) Load Balancing
19 55 (2.81%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 342 (17.46%) PowerShell
2 321 (16.39%) SQL
3 57 (2.91%) T-SQL
4 38 (1.94%) JavaScript
5 35 (1.79%) Bash Shell
5 35 (1.79%) VBScript
6 29 (1.48%) C
6 29 (1.48%) C#
7 28 (1.43%) Java
8 19 (0.97%) VB
9 16 (0.82%) Python
10 14 (0.71%) C++
10 14 (0.71%) PHP
11 11 (0.56%) Objective-C
12 10 (0.51%) Korn
13 8 (0.41%) VBA
14 7 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 7 (0.36%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.36%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1959 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 782 (39.92%) MCSA
3 562 (28.69%) Cisco Certification
4 513 (26.19%) CCNA
5 400 (20.42%) MCP
6 273 (13.94%) MCITP
7 267 (13.63%) Degree
8 255 (13.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 244 (12.46%) Citrix Certification
10 201 (10.26%) CCA
11 158 (8.07%) CCNP
12 88 (4.49%) Security Cleared
13 68 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
14 64 (3.27%) A+ Certification
15 60 (3.06%) MCTS
16 58 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
17 46 (2.35%) CISSP
17 46 (2.35%) Network+ Certification
18 44 (2.25%) SC Cleared
19 40 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (7.15%) SLA
2 68 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (2.50%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.02%) QA
5 12 (0.61%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.46%) COBIT
7 8 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.41%) HIPAA
7 8 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 5 (0.26%) NEBOSH
11 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.20%) PMO
12 1 (0.051%) GDPR
12 1 (0.051%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.051%) GPG13
12 1 (0.051%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.051%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1158 (59.11%) Active Directory
2 652 (33.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 578 (29.50%) Hyper-V
4 276 (14.09%) XenApp
5 199 (10.16%) XenDesktop
6 178 (9.09%) vSphere
7 128 (6.53%) VMware ESXi
8 68 (3.47%) Terminal Services
9 60 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
10 49 (2.50%) XenServer
11 47 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
12 45 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
13 20 (1.02%) Docker
13 20 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 17 (0.87%) VMware NSX
15 15 (0.77%) Xen
16 12 (0.61%) NFS
17 11 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
18 10 (0.51%) BitLocker
18 10 (0.51%) Samba
Systems Management
1 390 (19.91%) SCCM
2 111 (5.67%) AirWatch
3 98 (5.00%) SCOM
4 81 (4.13%) Backup Exec
5 53 (2.71%) WSUS
6 47 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
7 46 (2.35%) Puppet
8 45 (2.30%) vCenter Server
9 43 (2.19%) Microsoft Clustering
10 38 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
11 25 (1.28%) Nagios
12 23 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
12 23 (1.17%) SCDPM
13 20 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 20 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 18 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
15 17 (0.87%) Ansible
15 17 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 12 (0.61%) FortiGate
16 12 (0.61%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1414 (72.18%) Microsoft
2 1054 (53.80%) VMware
3 482 (24.60%) Citrix
4 479 (24.45%) Cisco
5 160 (8.17%) HP
6 156 (7.96%) Apple
7 123 (6.28%) AppSense
8 118 (6.02%) McAfee
9 111 (5.67%) ServiceNow
10 110 (5.62%) Dell
11 94 (4.80%) NetApp
12 88 (4.49%) Veeam
13 71 (3.62%) EMC
14 66 (3.37%) Juniper
15 62 (3.16%) Symantec
16 57 (2.91%) Avaya
17 45 (2.30%) CheckPoint
17 45 (2.30%) Google
17 45 (2.30%) Red Hat
18 41 (2.09%) F5