Period
to 18 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > London
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 369 340 370
Rank change year-on-year -29 +30 -59
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 461 683 634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.80% 0.96% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.81% 4.17% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 397 601 501
London median annual salary £55,000 £48,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.58% +12.94% -2.30%
10th Percentile £36,050 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 12,098 16,363 17,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.89% 23.02% 23.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9,077 12,180 13,143
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% -4.21%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in London

MCSE
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in London.

Salary trend for MCSE in London

MCSE
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in London over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSE in London

MCSE
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the London region over the 6 months to 18 July 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
Central London -52 81 £60,000 +20.00% 18
West London +43 64 £45,000 +12.50% 17
South London -38 18 £46,500 +3.33% 4
East London +27 11 £36,500 -17.05% 6
North London +2 4 £32,750 -40.45% 5
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 London region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 461 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 321 (69.63%) Microsoft
3 293 (63.56%) Windows
4 230 (49.89%) Active Directory
5 210 (45.55%) Office 365
6 203 (44.03%) Windows Server
7 200 (43.38%) VMware
8 163 (35.36%) Microsoft Azure
9 154 (33.41%) Cisco Certification
10 151 (32.75%) MCSA
11 148 (32.10%) Cisco
12 143 (31.02%) ITIL
13 118 (25.60%) CCNA
14 107 (23.21%) PowerShell
14 107 (23.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 104 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
16 97 (21.04%) SCCM
16 97 (21.04%) Problem-Solving
17 96 (20.82%) Finance
18 95 (20.61%) Citrix
18 95 (20.61%) SQL Server
18 95 (20.61%) MS Exchange
19 90 (19.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 83 (18.00%) Linux
21 81 (17.57%) Microsoft Office
22 77 (16.70%) Firewall
23 76 (16.49%) XenApp
24 72 (15.62%) SharePoint
25 71 (15.40%) Disaster Recovery
26 68 (14.75%) WAN

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 95 (20.61%) MS Exchange
2 72 (15.62%) SharePoint
3 32 (6.94%) Skype for Business
4 26 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.17%) IIS
8 7 (1.52%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.30%) Confluence
9 6 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.30%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.08%) Apache
10 5 (1.08%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.22%) Captiva
12 1 (0.22%) CMS
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 81 (17.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.43%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.43%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.22%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.22%) SAP CCM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 210 (45.55%) Office 365
2 163 (35.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (11.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (3.90%) IaaS
6 17 (3.69%) OneDrive
7 16 (3.47%) PaaS
8 10 (2.17%) Mimecast
9 9 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (1.74%) Power Platform
10 8 (1.74%) SaaS
11 7 (1.52%) G Suite
12 5 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (1.08%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.87%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (0.43%) PowerApps
15 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 77 (16.70%) Firewall
2 68 (14.75%) DNS
2 68 (14.75%) WAN
3 64 (13.88%) LAN
4 60 (13.02%) DHCP
5 50 (10.85%) TCP/IP
6 44 (9.54%) SAN
7 37 (8.03%) Network Security
8 35 (7.59%) Skype
9 31 (6.72%) VPN
10 24 (5.21%) VoIP
11 22 (4.77%) BGP
12 19 (4.12%) NAS
12 19 (4.12%) OSPF
13 18 (3.90%) Wireless
14 17 (3.69%) IPv4
15 15 (3.25%) Intranet
16 14 (3.04%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (3.04%) iSCSI
16 14 (3.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (1.74%) OLAP
5 8 (1.74%) Power BI
5 8 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.52%) Big Data
6 7 (1.52%) Data Lake
6 7 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.08%) MySQL
7 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.22%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (6.07%) MSI
2 24 (5.21%) InstallShield
3 11 (2.39%) JIRA
4 9 (1.95%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.52%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.30%) Terragrunt
7 5 (1.08%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.08%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.08%) git-flow
7 5 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.65%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.22%) JUnit
9 1 (0.22%) Subversion
9 1 (0.22%) WinDbg
General
1 96 (20.82%) Finance
2 43 (9.33%) Legal
3 29 (6.29%) Law
4 18 (3.90%) Financial Institution
5 16 (3.47%) Banking
6 13 (2.82%) Retail
7 7 (1.52%) Advertising
8 5 (1.08%) Front Office
9 4 (0.87%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.87%) Marketing
10 3 (0.65%) Back Office
10 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.43%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.43%) Games
11 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 85 (18.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 51 (11.06%) Analyst
3 44 (9.54%) Administrator
4 41 (8.89%) Consultant
5 40 (8.68%) Network Engineer
6 32 (6.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 32 (6.94%) Support Engineer
7 31 (6.72%) Systems Administrator
8 26 (5.64%) IT Engineer
9 24 (5.21%) Microsoft Consultant
10 23 (4.99%) Applications Specialist
10 23 (4.99%) Security Engineer
11 21 (4.56%) Architect
12 20 (4.34%) Network Security Engineer
13 19 (4.12%) Senior Network Engineer
14 18 (3.90%) Security Consultant
15 17 (3.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 16 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
17 15 (3.25%) Developer
17 15 (3.25%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.47%) .NET
2 13 (2.82%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.30%) AngularJS
3 6 (1.30%) Web Services
4 5 (1.08%) CSS
4 5 (1.08%) GraphQL
4 5 (1.08%) HTML
4 5 (1.08%) Kafka
4 5 (1.08%) Node.js
4 5 (1.08%) React
4 5 (1.08%) REST
4 5 (1.08%) Spring
4 5 (1.08%) Spring MVC
4 5 (1.08%) Vue.js
5 3 (0.65%) HTML5
5 3 (0.65%) WSH
6 2 (0.43%) jQuery
7 1 (0.22%) JSON
7 1 (0.22%) RESTful
7 1 (0.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.20%) Management Information System
2 42 (9.11%) Clustering
3 40 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.86%) Data Centre
5 24 (5.21%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.25%) Blackberry
6 15 (3.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 15 (3.25%) Cyberthreat
7 14 (3.04%) PKI
8 10 (2.17%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.74%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.74%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.52%) N-Tier
11 6 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.30%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.30%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.08%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
12 5 (1.08%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 293 (63.56%) Windows
2 203 (44.03%) Windows Server
3 83 (18.00%) Linux
4 58 (12.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (10.20%) Windows 7
7 46 (9.98%) Windows 10
8 28 (6.07%) Windows 8
9 18 (3.90%) Unix
10 13 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (2.60%) Android
12 9 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.30%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.87%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.65%) CentOS
15 3 (0.65%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.65%) VMS
15 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (31.02%) ITIL
2 97 (21.04%) Problem-Solving
3 90 (19.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 71 (15.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 43 (9.33%) Migration
5 43 (9.33%) Project Management
6 42 (9.11%) Line Management
7 41 (8.89%) Time Management
8 40 (8.68%) Customer Requirements
9 33 (7.16%) Cybersecurity
9 33 (7.16%) Data Protection
9 33 (7.16%) Service Management
10 30 (6.51%) Application Packaging
11 28 (6.07%) Analytics
12 27 (5.86%) Presales
13 25 (5.42%) Load Balancing
13 25 (5.42%) SIEM
14 24 (5.21%) Identity Management
14 24 (5.21%) Network Design
15 23 (4.99%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 107 (23.21%) PowerShell
2 67 (14.53%) SQL
3 14 (3.04%) C#
4 12 (2.60%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.39%) T-SQL
6 8 (1.74%) Python
6 8 (1.74%) VBA
7 6 (1.30%) C
8 5 (1.08%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.87%) VBScript
10 3 (0.65%) C++
11 2 (0.43%) Java
12 1 (0.22%) PHP
12 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 461 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 154 (33.41%) Cisco Certification
3 151 (32.75%) MCSA
4 118 (25.60%) CCNA
5 107 (23.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 66 (14.32%) CISSP
7 53 (11.50%) CCNP
8 41 (8.89%) Degree
9 34 (7.38%) CompTIA Security+
10 31 (6.72%) MCITP
10 31 (6.72%) MCP
11 29 (6.29%) Security Cleared
12 19 (4.12%) SC Cleared
13 17 (3.69%) VCP5
14 16 (3.47%) CCIE
14 16 (3.47%) CCSA
14 16 (3.47%) CCSE
15 15 (3.25%) CEH
15 15 (3.25%) VCP6
16 13 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (9.54%) SLA
2 31 (6.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (4.77%) QA
4 17 (3.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (3.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 15 (3.25%) NIST
5 15 (3.25%) NIST 800
6 9 (1.95%) GDPR
7 5 (1.08%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 230 (49.89%) Active Directory
2 104 (22.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (16.49%) XenApp
4 65 (14.10%) Hyper-V
5 47 (10.20%) vSphere
6 30 (6.51%) XenDesktop
7 27 (5.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 20 (4.34%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (2.82%) vCloud
11 10 (2.17%) Docker
12 9 (1.95%) NFS
13 7 (1.52%) DFS Replication
14 6 (1.30%) Firmware
14 6 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (1.08%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.87%) BitLocker
17 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
17 1 (0.22%) Xen
17 1 (0.22%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 97 (21.04%) SCCM
2 41 (8.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 32 (6.94%) WSUS
4 15 (3.25%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 12 (2.60%) Failover Clustering
6 10 (2.17%) Backup Exec
7 9 (1.95%) Ansible
7 9 (1.95%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (1.95%) Terraform
7 9 (1.95%) vCenter Server
8 7 (1.52%) Puppet
9 6 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.08%) Control-M
10 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.08%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.87%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.87%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.87%) Nagios
Vendors
1 321 (69.63%) Microsoft
2 200 (43.38%) VMware
3 148 (32.10%) Cisco
4 95 (20.61%) Citrix
5 53 (11.50%) HP
6 28 (6.07%) NetApp
7 26 (5.64%) Dell
8 23 (4.99%) Novell
9 22 (4.77%) Veeam
10 21 (4.56%) EMC
11 20 (4.34%) F5
11 20 (4.34%) Nimble Storage
12 18 (3.90%) Meraki
13 16 (3.47%) CheckPoint
13 16 (3.47%) Palo Alto
14 15 (3.25%) FireEye
15 13 (2.82%) SolarWinds
16 12 (2.60%) Symantec
16 12 (2.60%) WatchGuard
17 11 (2.39%) IBM