Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 300 307 297
Rank change year-on-year +7 -10 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1,355 1,650 1,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.07% 1.09% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.68% 4.55% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,213 1,298 1,634
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,525
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% -

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 28,970 36,243 41,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.89% 23.89% 24.23%
Number of salaries quoted 21,482 26,993 31,729
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +32 474 £52,500 +16.67% 61
South East -3 310 £47,750 +19.38% 73
North of England +48 210 £37,535 -3.76% 44
Midlands -50 148 £42,500 - 35
South West +16 130 £42,500 -15.00% 20
Yorkshire +66 128 £37,500 +25.42% 22
West Midlands -49 84 £40,000 -5.88% 19
East of England +19 83 £44,735 -13.97% 19
North West -38 67 £42,750 +0.59% 17
East Midlands 0 64 £45,000 - 16
North East +24 15 £35,000 +12.00% 5
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 1,355 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 944 (69.67%) Microsoft
3 919 (67.82%) Windows
4 759 (56.01%) Active Directory
5 647 (47.75%) VMware
6 594 (43.84%) Office 365
7 570 (42.07%) Azure
8 527 (38.89%) MCSA
9 513 (37.86%) Cisco Certification
10 511 (37.71%) Windows Server
11 483 (35.65%) ITIL
12 468 (34.54%) CCNA
13 432 (31.88%) Cisco
14 404 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
15 382 (28.19%) Citrix
16 348 (25.68%) Firewall
17 301 (22.21%) Hyper-V
18 270 (19.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 256 (18.89%) DNS
20 254 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 253 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
22 246 (18.15%) DHCP
23 235 (17.34%) MS Exchange
24 222 (16.38%) TCP/IP
25 221 (16.31%) Linux
26 219 (16.16%) AWS
27 217 (16.01%) PowerShell
28 216 (15.94%) SCCM
28 216 (15.94%) Windows 10
29 213 (15.72%) 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
1 235 (17.34%) MS Exchange
2 204 (15.06%) SharePoint
3 106 (7.82%) Skype for Business
4 82 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 74 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 63 (4.65%) IIS
7 41 (3.03%) Apache Spark
7 41 (3.03%) OpenStack
8 40 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
9 35 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 17 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (0.89%) Confluence
12 7 (0.52%) Apache
13 6 (0.44%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 174 (12.84%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.074%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.074%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 11 (0.81%) Workfront
2 10 (0.74%) assyst
3 8 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.074%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 594 (43.84%) Office 365
2 570 (42.07%) Azure
3 219 (16.16%) AWS
4 198 (14.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 73 (5.39%) IaaS
6 48 (3.54%) GCP
7 42 (3.10%) SaaS
8 40 (2.95%) OpenShift
8 40 (2.95%) PaaS
9 39 (2.88%) OneDrive
10 21 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (1.03%) Mimecast
12 10 (0.74%) Power Platform
13 8 (0.59%) G Suite
14 7 (0.52%) PowerApps
15 6 (0.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 5 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
17 3 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 2 (0.15%) OpenDNS
19 1 (0.074%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 348 (25.68%) Firewall
2 256 (18.89%) DNS
3 246 (18.15%) DHCP
4 222 (16.38%) TCP/IP
5 206 (15.20%) WAN
6 202 (14.91%) LAN
7 164 (12.10%) SAN
8 147 (10.85%) VoIP
9 101 (7.45%) VPN
10 99 (7.31%) Skype
11 94 (6.94%) Wireless
12 68 (5.02%) Network Security
13 56 (4.13%) iSCSI
14 52 (3.84%) Broadband
15 51 (3.76%) NAS
16 48 (3.54%) VLAN
17 45 (3.32%) ADSL
18 44 (3.25%) 3G
19 40 (2.95%) HTTPS
19 40 (2.95%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.25%) Big Data
3 41 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
6 14 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (0.81%) OLAP
8 10 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (0.66%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.44%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.37%) Data Lake
11 5 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.30%) Power BI
13 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.15%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 58 (4.28%) JIRA
2 47 (3.47%) Bitbucket
3 44 (3.25%) Git (software)
4 41 (3.03%) git-flow
5 24 (1.77%) MSI
6 20 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
7 19 (1.40%) InstallShield
7 19 (1.40%) Visual Studio
8 12 (0.89%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.44%) Terragrunt
10 3 (0.22%) JUnit
10 3 (0.22%) Subversion
10 3 (0.22%) WinDbg
11 2 (0.15%) MSTest
11 2 (0.15%) NUnit
12 1 (0.074%) Android Studio
12 1 (0.074%) IBM UrbanCode
12 1 (0.074%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.074%) Xcode
General
1 179 (13.21%) Finance
2 55 (4.06%) Public Sector
3 43 (3.17%) Legal
4 36 (2.66%) Law
5 35 (2.58%) Retail
6 26 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.40%) Games
8 16 (1.18%) Banking
8 16 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.74%) Marketing
11 6 (0.44%) Front Office
11 6 (0.44%) Local Government
12 3 (0.22%) Electronics
12 3 (0.22%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Advertising
13 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.074%) French Language
14 1 (0.074%) Military
14 1 (0.074%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 224 (16.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 208 (15.35%) Consultant
3 184 (13.58%) Analyst
4 150 (11.07%) Support Engineer
5 116 (8.56%) Architect
6 111 (8.19%) IT Support
7 104 (7.68%) IT Engineer
8 95 (7.01%) Support Analyst
9 83 (6.13%) Technical Support
10 82 (6.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 74 (5.46%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 73 (5.39%) Administrator
13 65 (4.80%) IT Analyst
14 61 (4.50%) IT Support Engineer
14 61 (4.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 53 (3.91%) Network Engineer
15 53 (3.91%) Windows Engineer
16 51 (3.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 49 (3.62%) Systems Administrator
18 46 (3.39%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (4.65%) .NET
2 58 (4.28%) ASP.NET
3 44 (3.25%) AngularJS
4 41 (3.03%) Kafka
4 41 (3.03%) Spring
4 41 (3.03%) Web Services
5 40 (2.95%) GraphQL
5 40 (2.95%) Node.js
5 40 (2.95%) React
5 40 (2.95%) REST
5 40 (2.95%) Spring MVC
5 40 (2.95%) Vue.js
6 20 (1.48%) SAML
7 19 (1.40%) JSON
8 15 (1.11%) OAuth
9 11 (0.81%) HTML
10 9 (0.66%) CSS
11 8 (0.59%) LDAP
11 8 (0.59%) XMPP
12 6 (0.44%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 213 (15.72%) Data Centre
2 86 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (4.94%) Management Information System
4 50 (3.69%) Driving Licence
5 49 (3.62%) Public Cloud
6 45 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
7 39 (2.88%) PKI
8 32 (2.36%) Private Cloud
9 29 (2.14%) Clustering
10 23 (1.70%) Blackberry
11 22 (1.62%) CESG
12 20 (1.48%) Replication
13 18 (1.33%) Cyberattack
13 18 (1.33%) Cybercrime
14 16 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
15 14 (1.03%) CMDB
16 13 (0.96%) Smartphone
17 12 (0.89%) Handset
18 11 (0.81%) Algorithms
18 11 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 919 (67.82%) Windows
2 511 (37.71%) Windows Server
3 253 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 221 (16.31%) Linux
5 216 (15.94%) Windows 10
6 177 (13.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 125 (9.23%) Windows 7
8 78 (5.76%) Windows 8
9 52 (3.84%) Unix
10 46 (3.39%) Apple iOS
11 45 (3.32%) Android
12 28 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (1.18%) CentOS
15 15 (1.11%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.66%) AIX
17 7 (0.52%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.44%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.44%) Windows 2000
19 4 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (35.65%) ITIL
2 254 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 193 (14.24%) Problem-Solving
4 134 (9.89%) Mentoring
5 108 (7.97%) Service Management
6 105 (7.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 102 (7.53%) Change Management
8 96 (7.08%) PRINCE2
9 89 (6.57%) Migration
10 88 (6.49%) Cybersecurity
11 80 (5.90%) Presales
12 74 (5.46%) TOGAF
13 70 (5.17%) Penetration Testing
14 69 (5.09%) Business Continuity
15 68 (5.02%) Project Delivery
16 67 (4.94%) Customer Requirements
16 67 (4.94%) IT Strategy
17 66 (4.87%) Configuration Management
17 66 (4.87%) Project Management
18 65 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 217 (16.01%) PowerShell
2 203 (14.98%) SQL
3 43 (3.17%) C
4 36 (2.66%) C#
5 26 (1.92%) VBScript
6 20 (1.48%) C++
7 19 (1.40%) Bash Shell
8 17 (1.25%) T-SQL
9 12 (0.89%) Python
9 12 (0.89%) VBA
10 10 (0.74%) JavaScript
10 10 (0.74%) VB
11 5 (0.37%) Java
12 4 (0.30%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.15%) PHP
13 2 (0.15%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.074%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.074%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.074%) Perl
14 1 (0.074%) R
Qualifications
1 1,355 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 527 (38.89%) MCSA
3 513 (37.86%) Cisco Certification
4 468 (34.54%) CCNA
5 270 (19.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 202 (14.91%) MCP
7 163 (12.03%) Degree
8 157 (11.59%) CCNP
9 156 (11.51%) MCITP
10 98 (7.23%) Security Cleared
11 88 (6.49%) CISSP
12 70 (5.17%) CompTIA Security+
13 65 (4.80%) SC Cleared
14 59 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
15 58 (4.28%) Network+ Certification
16 43 (3.17%) CCA
16 43 (3.17%) Linux+ Certification
17 42 (3.10%) GIAC
17 42 (3.10%) SANS
17 42 (3.10%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (6.72%) SLA
2 72 (5.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (2.95%) ISO 9001
4 21 (1.55%) QA
5 20 (1.48%) PCI DSS
6 14 (1.03%) NIST
7 13 (0.96%) GDPR
8 12 (0.89%) COBIT
9 11 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
9 11 (0.81%) NCSC
9 11 (0.81%) PMO
10 9 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.44%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.30%) RMADS
13 3 (0.22%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.074%) BS7799
14 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 759 (56.01%) Active Directory
2 404 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 301 (22.21%) Hyper-V
4 170 (12.55%) XenApp
5 95 (7.01%) vSphere
6 87 (6.42%) XenDesktop
7 60 (4.43%) Docker
8 43 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (1.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 17 (1.25%) VMware NSX
13 16 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
14 15 (1.11%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.89%) NFS
16 11 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 9 (0.66%) ISA Server
18 7 (0.52%) Firmware
19 6 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 216 (15.94%) SCCM
2 83 (6.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 65 (4.80%) WSUS
4 43 (3.17%) Kubernetes
5 28 (2.07%) SCOM
6 26 (1.92%) Backup Exec
7 19 (1.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 18 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 13 (0.96%) NetBackup
11 12 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 10 (0.74%) Nessus
13 9 (0.66%) vCenter Server
13 9 (0.66%) vRealize
14 8 (0.59%) Ansible
14 8 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
14 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
14 8 (0.59%) SCVMM
15 7 (0.52%) Nagios
15 7 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 944 (69.67%) Microsoft
2 647 (47.75%) VMware
3 432 (31.88%) Cisco
4 382 (28.19%) Citrix
5 139 (10.26%) HP
6 132 (9.74%) NetApp
7 90 (6.64%) Dell
8 81 (5.98%) Meraki
9 69 (5.09%) Nimble Storage
10 57 (4.21%) Polycom
11 56 (4.13%) Aruba
11 56 (4.13%) Google
11 56 (4.13%) Veeam
12 42 (3.10%) EMC
13 37 (2.73%) Mitel
14 35 (2.58%) ServiceNow
15 33 (2.44%) Red Hat
16 30 (2.21%) F5
17 29 (2.14%) Ivanti
18 27 (1.99%) Symantec