Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 2021 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 582 393 355
Rank change year-on-year -189 -38 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 130 93 476
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.46% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 2.26% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 118 84 404
10th Percentile £30,050 £25,545 £30,650
25th Percentile £41,750 £35,313 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +15.79%
75th Percentile £64,688 £71,875 £67,500
90th Percentile £72,875 £87,125 £77,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 8,459 4,116 11,323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.35% 20.35% 20.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5,246 3,208 8,586
10th Percentile £37,510 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £110,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 2021. 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 -69 26 £60,000 +118.18% 9
East London -17 2 £47,500 +18.75% 3
South London -22 2 £41,250 +3.13% 1
West London -62 2 £39,000 +11.43% 6
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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.

1 130 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (70.77%) Windows
3 90 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 75 (57.69%) Microsoft 365
5 67 (51.54%) Azure
6 59 (45.38%) Active Directory
7 54 (41.54%) MCSA
8 49 (37.69%) Windows Server
9 48 (36.92%) VMware
10 47 (36.15%) ITIL
11 44 (33.85%) Citrix
12 40 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
12 40 (30.77%) CCNA
12 40 (30.77%) Firewall
13 35 (26.92%) Social Skills
14 34 (26.15%) Microsoft Office
14 34 (26.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 31 (23.85%) Windows 10
16 30 (23.08%) Finance
17 29 (22.31%) PowerShell
17 29 (22.31%) MCP
18 27 (20.77%) SLA
18 27 (20.77%) Cisco
19 26 (20.00%) SharePoint
19 26 (20.00%) Project Management
20 25 (19.23%) WAN
20 25 (19.23%) SQL
20 25 (19.23%) SQL Server
20 25 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 24 (18.46%) LAN

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 26 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 16 (12.31%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (5.38%) IIS
4 6 (4.62%) Apache
5 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.77%) Confluence
6 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (26.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 75 (57.69%) Microsoft 365
2 67 (51.54%) Azure
3 18 (13.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (11.54%) AWS
5 8 (6.15%) IaaS
6 6 (4.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 5 (3.85%) Azure Storage
7 5 (3.85%) Mimecast
8 4 (3.08%) Power Automate
8 4 (3.08%) Power Platform
9 3 (2.31%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 3 (2.31%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (2.31%) Google Workspace
10 2 (1.54%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.54%) PaaS
11 1 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.77%) GCP
11 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (30.77%) Firewall
2 25 (19.23%) WAN
3 24 (18.46%) DNS
3 24 (18.46%) LAN
3 24 (18.46%) SAN
4 21 (16.15%) DHCP
5 16 (12.31%) VPN
6 9 (6.92%) NetScaler
7 8 (6.15%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.62%) NAS
8 6 (4.62%) VLAN
9 5 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (3.85%) Wireless
10 4 (3.08%) Junos
10 4 (3.08%) Network Security
11 3 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.54%) BGP
12 2 (1.54%) HTTP
12 2 (1.54%) OSPF
12 2 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.62%) MySQL
3 4 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (3.08%) Power BI
3 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.31%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2019
5 2 (1.54%) Tableau
6 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (6.92%) JIRA
2 4 (3.08%) Snyk
3 2 (1.54%) MSI
General
1 35 (26.92%) Social Skills
2 30 (23.08%) Finance
3 14 (10.77%) Banking
4 12 (9.23%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.38%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.38%) Law
5 7 (5.38%) Retail
6 4 (3.08%) Legal
7 2 (1.54%) Advertising
7 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.54%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.77%) Automotive
8 1 (0.77%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.77%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.77%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.77%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.77%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 29 (22.31%) Analyst
2 19 (14.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (10.77%) Support Analyst
4 10 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (6.92%) Administrator
5 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 9 (6.92%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.92%) Technical Leader
5 9 (6.92%) Technical Specialist
6 8 (6.15%) IT Analyst
6 8 (6.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.38%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (5.38%) IT Support
8 6 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (4.62%) IT Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) Service Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.85%) LAMP
2 2 (1.54%) .NET
3 1 (0.77%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.38%) Replication
3 6 (4.62%) Reinsurance
4 3 (2.31%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.31%) iPhone
4 3 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.54%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.54%) EPoS
5 2 (1.54%) iPad
6 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.77%) Legacy Applications
6 1 (0.77%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.77%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 92 (70.77%) Windows
2 49 (37.69%) Windows Server
3 31 (23.85%) Windows 10
4 18 (13.85%) Linux
5 13 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (8.46%) Android
7 11 (8.46%) Apple iOS
8 10 (7.69%) Mac OS X
9 9 (6.92%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (6.92%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (3.85%) Unix
11 4 (3.08%) SUSE
11 4 (3.08%) Ubuntu
11 4 (3.08%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.31%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.77%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (36.15%) ITIL
2 26 (20.00%) Project Management
3 25 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 21 (16.15%) Change Management
4 21 (16.15%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (14.62%) Project Delivery
5 19 (14.62%) Service Management
6 18 (13.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (13.08%) Information Security
8 16 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (12.31%) Service Delivery
9 12 (9.23%) Problem Management
10 11 (8.46%) Incident Management
11 10 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (7.69%) Migration
11 10 (7.69%) Proactive Management
12 9 (6.92%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (6.15%) High Availability
13 8 (6.15%) Patch Management
14 7 (5.38%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.31%) PowerShell
2 25 (19.23%) SQL
3 11 (8.46%) Python
4 5 (3.85%) PHP
5 2 (1.54%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.54%) VBScript
6 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 130 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (41.54%) MCSA
3 40 (30.77%) CCNA
3 40 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (22.31%) MCP
5 20 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (12.31%) Degree
6 16 (12.31%) MCITP
7 12 (9.23%) CISSP
8 11 (8.46%) CCNP
9 9 (6.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (6.15%) CISM
11 7 (5.38%) NVQ Level 4
12 6 (4.62%) CompTIA Security+
12 6 (4.62%) MCDST
13 5 (3.85%) CWNA
14 4 (3.08%) A+ Certification
14 4 (3.08%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (3.08%) RHCE
14 4 (3.08%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (20.77%) SLA
2 7 (5.38%) GDPR
3 1 (0.77%) GRC
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (45.38%) Active Directory
2 34 (26.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (17.69%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.38%) XenApp
5 6 (4.62%) Terminal Services
5 6 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.08%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.31%) vSphere
9 2 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.77%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.77%) Firmware
10 1 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (16.15%) SCCM
2 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (6.15%) Nagios
4 5 (3.85%) PowerCLI
4 5 (3.85%) Scalr
4 5 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (3.85%) vCenter Server
5 4 (3.08%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 4 (3.08%) ZABBIX
6 3 (2.31%) AirWatch
6 3 (2.31%) WSUS
7 2 (1.54%) Avamar
7 2 (1.54%) SCOM
8 1 (0.77%) EnCase
8 1 (0.77%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.77%) FTK
Vendors
1 90 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 48 (36.92%) VMware
3 44 (33.85%) Citrix
4 27 (20.77%) Cisco
5 12 (9.23%) Juniper
6 11 (8.46%) ServiceNow
7 9 (6.92%) HP
8 8 (6.15%) Apple
8 8 (6.15%) Red Hat
8 8 (6.15%) Veeam
9 5 (3.85%) 3PAR
9 5 (3.85%) Avaya
9 5 (3.85%) Nimble Storage
9 5 (3.85%) Oracle
9 5 (3.85%) Palo Alto
9 5 (3.85%) RightScale
10 4 (3.08%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.08%) Meraki
10 4 (3.08%) Reuters
10 4 (3.08%) TOWER Software