Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 352 297 317
Rank change year-on-year -55 +20 -26
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 360 1,380 1,643
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.80% 1.09% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.67% 4.67% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 352 1,265 1,336
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,100 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.55% +0.56% +12.50%

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 9,815 29,538 36,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.82% 23.36% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7,391 21,707 27,357
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 22 October 2020.

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 22 October 2020. 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
South East +56 98 £45,000 -5.26% 19
London -48 89 £60,000 +9.09% 16
North of England +50 82 £42,500 +21.43% 14
Midlands +53 63 £42,500 -5.56% 7
North West +122 58 £52,500 +22.09% 8
West Midlands +63 49 £41,500 -2.35% 5
South West +26 23 £47,500 +5.56% 5
North East +24 17 £37,500 +3.45% 2
East Midlands +53 14 £42,500 -15.00% 2
East of England +64 9 £47,500 +6.18% 8
Yorkshire -11 7 £35,000 +30.84% 4
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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.

1 360 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 275 (76.39%) Microsoft
3 243 (67.50%) Windows
4 210 (58.33%) Azure
5 180 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 177 (49.17%) VMware
7 172 (47.78%) MCSA
8 163 (45.28%) Office 365
9 127 (35.28%) Windows Server
10 120 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 112 (31.11%) ITIL
11 112 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
12 106 (29.44%) CCNA
13 105 (29.17%) Cisco
14 99 (27.50%) Hyper-V
15 96 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 86 (23.89%) Firewall
17 85 (23.61%) DNS
18 74 (20.56%) SQL
18 74 (20.56%) SQL Server
18 74 (20.56%) AWS
19 71 (19.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 71 (19.72%) Windows 10
20 68 (18.89%) PowerShell
20 68 (18.89%) SCCM
21 64 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
22 63 (17.50%) Linux
22 63 (17.50%) DHCP
23 61 (16.94%) Citrix
24 60 (16.67%) WAN

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 48 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 33 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 28 (7.78%) SharePoint
4 27 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (5.00%) Skype for Business
6 13 (3.61%) IIS
7 3 (0.83%) CMS
8 2 (0.56%) Apache
8 2 (0.56%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.56%) WordPress
9 1 (0.28%) Confluence
9 1 (0.28%) Drupal
9 1 (0.28%) Joomla!
Applications
1 56 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Carpe Diem
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 210 (58.33%) Azure
2 163 (45.28%) Office 365
3 74 (20.56%) AWS
4 60 (16.67%) IaaS
5 59 (16.39%) PaaS
6 32 (8.89%) GCP
7 29 (8.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (4.17%) SaaS
10 6 (1.67%) Power Platform
11 4 (1.11%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (0.83%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.56%) Amazon Glacier
13 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 86 (23.89%) Firewall
2 85 (23.61%) DNS
3 63 (17.50%) DHCP
4 60 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 60 (16.67%) WAN
5 59 (16.39%) SAN
6 56 (15.56%) LAN
7 40 (11.11%) Skype
8 37 (10.28%) VPN
9 29 (8.06%) Wireless
10 26 (7.22%) Fibre Channel
11 25 (6.94%) iSCSI
12 24 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
13 23 (6.39%) Internet
14 17 (4.72%) Remote Desktop
15 14 (3.89%) VoIP
16 10 (2.78%) Network Security
16 10 (2.78%) WLAN
17 9 (2.50%) VLAN
18 8 (2.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.67%) Power BI
2 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.56%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.56%) MySQL
6 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2019
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.28%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
1 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.28%) JIRA
General
1 53 (14.72%) Finance
2 13 (3.61%) Public Sector
3 11 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.50%) Retail
5 8 (2.22%) Marketing
6 6 (1.67%) Legal
7 5 (1.39%) Banking
7 5 (1.39%) Law
8 3 (0.83%) Back Office
8 3 (0.83%) Electronics
8 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.83%) Mandarin Language
8 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.56%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.28%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (13.06%) Architect
2 47 (13.06%) IT Engineer
3 39 (10.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 33 (9.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (8.89%) Analyst
6 30 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 26 (7.22%) Consultant
8 24 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
9 23 (6.39%) IT Support
10 22 (6.11%) Security Engineer
11 21 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support
11 21 (5.83%) Systems Engineer
12 19 (5.28%) Azure Architect
13 18 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 18 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (4.72%) Cloud Architect
15 14 (3.89%) Administrator
16 13 (3.61%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.94%) Web Services
2 4 (1.11%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.83%) WSH
4 2 (0.56%) LAMP
4 2 (0.56%) LDAP
5 1 (0.28%) .NET
5 1 (0.28%) Django
5 1 (0.28%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 40 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 29 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (6.39%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (6.11%) Public Cloud
6 21 (5.83%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (4.72%) Management Information System
8 16 (4.44%) Clustering
9 14 (3.89%) CMDB
10 10 (2.78%) Replication
11 9 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
12 6 (1.67%) Driving Licence
13 5 (1.39%) Client/Server
14 4 (1.11%) iPhone
14 4 (1.11%) NHS
14 4 (1.11%) PKI
14 4 (1.11%) Smartcard
15 3 (0.83%) iPad
15 3 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 243 (67.50%) Windows
2 127 (35.28%) Windows Server
3 71 (19.72%) Windows 10
4 64 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (17.50%) Linux
6 59 (16.39%) Windows Server 2016
7 44 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (11.67%) Windows 7
9 21 (5.83%) Windows 8
10 16 (4.44%) Windows Server 2019
11 14 (3.89%) Windows XP
12 10 (2.78%) Unix
13 5 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.83%) HPUX
14 3 (0.83%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.83%) Solaris
15 2 (0.56%) Android
16 1 (0.28%) CentOS
16 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (31.11%) ITIL
2 96 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 51 (14.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 48 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
5 39 (10.83%) TOGAF
6 38 (10.56%) ITIL V3
7 35 (9.72%) Project Management
8 30 (8.33%) Migration
9 28 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
10 27 (7.50%) IT Strategy
11 26 (7.22%) Change Management
11 26 (7.22%) PRINCE2
11 26 (7.22%) Service Management
12 25 (6.94%) Project Delivery
13 22 (6.11%) Business Continuity
13 22 (6.11%) Customer Requirements
14 20 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (5.28%) High Availability
15 19 (5.28%) Information Security
15 19 (5.28%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 74 (20.56%) SQL
2 68 (18.89%) PowerShell
3 20 (5.56%) Python
4 17 (4.72%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.22%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.39%) VBScript
7 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.56%) C
8 2 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 360 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 172 (47.78%) MCSA
3 112 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (29.44%) CCNA
5 71 (19.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 60 (16.67%) Degree
7 52 (14.44%) MCP
8 39 (10.83%) Security Cleared
9 38 (10.56%) SC Cleared
10 36 (10.00%) TOGAF Certification
11 34 (9.44%) CCNP
11 34 (9.44%) MCTS
12 31 (8.61%) MCITP
13 29 (8.06%) RHCE
14 22 (6.11%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (5.83%) RHCSA
16 20 (5.56%) Server+ Certification
17 13 (3.61%) CISSP
17 13 (3.61%) CTC Cleared
18 12 (3.33%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.00%) SLA
2 14 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.39%) GDPR
3 5 (1.39%) NCSC
3 5 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) QA
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 180 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 120 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (27.50%) Hyper-V
4 38 (10.56%) vSphere
5 27 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (4.44%) XenApp
7 11 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (1.39%) VMware NSX
11 5 (1.39%) XenDesktop
12 4 (1.11%) NFS
13 3 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.83%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.56%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.56%) Firmware
14 2 (0.56%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 68 (18.89%) SCCM
2 34 (9.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (6.11%) Terraform
4 19 (5.28%) Ansible
4 19 (5.28%) Puppet
5 18 (5.00%) Backup Exec
6 14 (3.89%) Microsoft Clustering
7 12 (3.33%) WSUS
8 8 (2.22%) SCOM
9 6 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (1.11%) Nagios
11 4 (1.11%) Nessus
11 4 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.11%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.56%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.56%) Scalr
Vendors
1 275 (76.39%) Microsoft
2 177 (49.17%) VMware
3 105 (29.17%) Cisco
4 61 (16.94%) Citrix
5 42 (11.67%) Dell
6 37 (10.28%) Red Hat
7 32 (8.89%) Veeam
8 24 (6.67%) HP
9 20 (5.56%) Google
9 20 (5.56%) NetApp
10 15 (4.17%) Palo Alto
11 11 (3.06%) Juniper
11 11 (3.06%) McAfee
11 11 (3.06%) Siemens
11 11 (3.06%) Splunk
12 9 (2.50%) EMC
12 9 (2.50%) Meraki
13 7 (1.94%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.39%) iManage
14 5 (1.39%) Zerto