Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 379 358 325
Rank change year-on-year -21 -33 +55
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 341 517 710
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.72% 0.84% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 3.93% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 326 490 645
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 9,224 13,149 16,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.37% 21.43% 22.81%
Number of salaries quoted 6,954 9,711 12,546
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,325 £31,275 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £91,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in London

MCSE
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for MCSE in London

MCSE
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSE in London over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 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
Central London +24 83 £49,500 -1.00% 4
West London -8 36 £57,500 +15.00% 3
South London +10 17 £45,000 -2.70% 2
North London 0 16 £30,000 -44.44%
East London +4 6 £35,000 +6.87% 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 London region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 341 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 251 (73.61%) Windows
3 227 (66.57%) Microsoft
4 150 (43.99%) MCSA
4 150 (43.99%) Office 365
5 145 (42.52%) Windows Server
6 141 (41.35%) Azure
7 139 (40.76%) Active Directory
8 127 (37.24%) ITIL
9 116 (34.02%) VMware
10 104 (30.50%) Cisco Certification
11 89 (26.10%) CCNA
12 86 (25.22%) MCP
13 84 (24.63%) Windows 10
14 83 (24.34%) PowerShell
15 74 (21.70%) DNS
16 70 (20.53%) Windows Server 2012
17 69 (20.23%) DHCP
18 68 (19.94%) Cisco
19 67 (19.65%) Citrix
20 65 (19.06%) VMware Infrastructure
21 64 (18.77%) Microsoft Office
22 63 (18.48%) Finance
22 63 (18.48%) HP
23 62 (18.18%) TCP/IP
24 61 (17.89%) Hyper-V
25 59 (17.30%) SCCM
25 59 (17.30%) SQL Server
25 59 (17.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 58 (17.01%) SharePoint

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 58 (17.01%) SharePoint
2 40 (11.73%) MS Exchange
3 22 (6.45%) Skype for Business
4 21 (6.16%) IIS
5 19 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.76%) SAS
9 4 (1.17%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.17%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.29%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 64 (18.77%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 150 (43.99%) Office 365
2 141 (41.35%) Azure
3 54 (15.84%) AWS
4 26 (7.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (4.69%) OneDrive
6 11 (3.23%) PaaS
7 8 (2.35%) IaaS
8 6 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.76%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (1.76%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (1.47%) GCP
10 4 (1.17%) Mimecast
10 4 (1.17%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.17%) SaaS
11 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.29%) G Suite
12 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 74 (21.70%) DNS
2 69 (20.23%) DHCP
3 62 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 55 (16.13%) Firewall
4 55 (16.13%) WAN
5 53 (15.54%) LAN
6 43 (12.61%) SAN
7 30 (8.80%) Internet
7 30 (8.80%) VPN
8 29 (8.50%) VoIP
9 24 (7.04%) Skype
10 19 (5.57%) Remote Desktop
11 16 (4.69%) NetScaler
11 16 (4.69%) VLAN
12 14 (4.11%) Network Security
13 13 (3.81%) NAS
14 10 (2.93%) BGP
14 10 (2.93%) Intranet
15 9 (2.64%) IP Telephony
15 9 (2.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (17.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.52%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (3.23%) Big Data
4 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.29%) MySQL
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (2.35%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.76%) JIRA
3 4 (1.17%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.17%) git-flow
3 4 (1.17%) InstallShield
3 4 (1.17%) MSI
4 2 (0.59%) Android Studio
4 2 (0.59%) Postman
4 2 (0.59%) Xcode
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 63 (18.48%) Finance
2 20 (5.87%) Law
3 19 (5.57%) Legal
4 14 (4.11%) Banking
4 14 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.52%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.05%) Front Office
6 7 (2.05%) Retail
7 5 (1.47%) Games
8 4 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.88%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.59%) Back Office
10 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.59%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 64 (18.77%) Support Engineer
2 55 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (9.97%) Desktop Support
4 30 (8.80%) IT Support
5 27 (7.92%) Consultant
6 25 (7.33%) IT Engineer
6 25 (7.33%) Network Engineer
7 24 (7.04%) Analyst
8 23 (6.74%) Administrator
9 20 (5.87%) Windows Engineer
10 19 (5.57%) IT Support Engineer
11 18 (5.28%) Architect
12 16 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
13 15 (4.40%) Security Engineer
13 15 (4.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
14 14 (4.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 13 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support
16 12 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
16 12 (3.52%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.81%) Web Services
2 7 (2.05%) .NET
3 6 (1.76%) XML
4 4 (1.17%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.17%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.17%) GraphQL
4 4 (1.17%) Kafka
4 4 (1.17%) Node.js
4 4 (1.17%) React
4 4 (1.17%) REST
4 4 (1.17%) Spring
4 4 (1.17%) Spring MVC
4 4 (1.17%) Vue.js
5 3 (0.88%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.59%) COM
6 2 (0.59%) OAuth
6 2 (0.59%) RESTful
7 1 (0.29%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.29%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 18 (5.28%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (3.52%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.52%) Replication
5 11 (3.23%) PKI
6 10 (2.93%) Clustering
7 9 (2.64%) CMDB
7 9 (2.64%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.05%) iPhone
10 5 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.47%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.17%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (1.17%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.88%) FMCG
12 3 (0.88%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.59%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.59%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 251 (73.61%) Windows
2 145 (42.52%) Windows Server
3 84 (24.63%) Windows 10
4 70 (20.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (16.42%) Linux
6 51 (14.96%) Windows Server 2016
7 48 (14.08%) Windows 7
8 43 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (5.28%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (4.69%) CentOS
11 12 (3.52%) Ubuntu
11 12 (3.52%) Windows 8
12 11 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (2.93%) Mac OS X
13 10 (2.93%) Unix
14 9 (2.64%) Windows XP
15 8 (2.35%) Android
15 8 (2.35%) Apple iOS
16 7 (2.05%) Fedora
16 7 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (37.24%) ITIL
2 59 (17.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 51 (14.96%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (9.68%) Migration
5 26 (7.62%) Mentoring
6 23 (6.74%) Service Delivery
7 20 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (5.87%) Service Management
8 19 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (4.99%) Change Management
9 17 (4.99%) Project Delivery
10 15 (4.40%) Business Continuity
10 15 (4.40%) Configuration Management
10 15 (4.40%) Load Balancing
10 15 (4.40%) Project Management
11 14 (4.11%) Analytics
11 14 (4.11%) Presales
12 13 (3.81%) Break/Fix
12 13 (3.81%) ITIL V3
13 12 (3.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 83 (24.34%) PowerShell
2 35 (10.26%) SQL
3 16 (4.69%) Python
4 15 (4.40%) Bash Shell
5 13 (3.81%) C
6 10 (2.93%) C#
7 7 (2.05%) Perl
8 6 (1.76%) VBScript
9 5 (1.47%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.59%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.59%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.59%) Ruby
11 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 341 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 150 (43.99%) MCSA
3 104 (30.50%) Cisco Certification
4 89 (26.10%) CCNA
5 86 (25.22%) MCP
6 58 (17.01%) Degree
7 51 (14.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 46 (13.49%) CCNP
9 40 (11.73%) MCITP
10 26 (7.62%) Security Cleared
11 22 (6.45%) CISSP
12 21 (6.16%) Network+ Certification
13 18 (5.28%) SC Cleared
14 15 (4.40%) SSCP
15 14 (4.11%) CCSA
16 12 (3.52%) CompTIA Security+
16 12 (3.52%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (3.23%) CCIE
17 11 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 11 (3.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.09%) SLA
2 9 (2.64%) QA
3 7 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 139 (40.76%) Active Directory
2 65 (19.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (17.89%) Hyper-V
4 33 (9.68%) XenApp
5 24 (7.04%) vSphere
6 17 (4.99%) Docker
6 17 (4.99%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (4.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 14 (4.11%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (3.81%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.93%) NFS
10 7 (2.05%) Samba
10 7 (2.05%) VirtualBox
10 7 (2.05%) Xen
11 6 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.88%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.59%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.29%) UAG
Systems Management
1 59 (17.30%) SCCM
2 17 (4.99%) Kubernetes
3 15 (4.40%) vCenter Server
4 13 (3.81%) Ansible
5 12 (3.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (2.93%) Backup Exec
7 9 (2.64%) Puppet
8 8 (2.35%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (2.05%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (2.05%) Nagios
9 7 (2.05%) OpenNMS
9 7 (2.05%) ZABBIX
10 6 (1.76%) HP UCMDB
10 6 (1.76%) Terraform
11 5 (1.47%) SCOM
12 3 (0.88%) CASB
12 3 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 227 (66.57%) Microsoft
2 116 (34.02%) VMware
3 68 (19.94%) Cisco
4 67 (19.65%) Citrix
5 63 (18.48%) HP
6 30 (8.80%) Dell
7 28 (8.21%) NetApp
8 18 (5.28%) Veeam
9 16 (4.69%) Palo Alto
10 14 (4.11%) Red Hat
10 14 (4.11%) Splunk
10 14 (4.11%) Wyse
11 13 (3.81%) Polycom
12 11 (3.23%) Apple
12 11 (3.23%) Avaya
12 11 (3.23%) Nimble Storage
13 10 (2.93%) CheckPoint
13 10 (2.93%) EMC
13 10 (2.93%) F5
13 10 (2.93%) McAfee