Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 365 367 315
Rank change year-on-year +2 -52 +50
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 387 516 732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.77% 0.83% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.98% 3.82% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 348 459 603
London median annual salary £49,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £82,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +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 9,717 13,494 15,912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.32% 21.58% 22.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7,373 10,009 12,485
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 16 February 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 16 February 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 +4 75 £47,500 -5.00% 12
West London +5 43 £60,000 +9.09% 15
North London +12 32 £30,000 -45.45%
South London 0 17 £45,000 -5.26% 3
East London +13 10 £42,500 +41.67% 5
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 387 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 281 (72.61%) Windows
3 238 (61.50%) Microsoft
4 173 (44.70%) MCSA
5 171 (44.19%) Office 365
6 170 (43.93%) Active Directory
7 161 (41.60%) Windows Server
8 155 (40.05%) VMware
9 148 (38.24%) Azure
10 144 (37.21%) ITIL
11 117 (30.23%) Cisco Certification
12 106 (27.39%) CCNA
13 93 (24.03%) PowerShell
14 88 (22.74%) MCP
15 86 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 83 (21.45%) Cisco
17 82 (21.19%) DNS
18 81 (20.93%) Windows 10
19 80 (20.67%) Citrix
20 78 (20.16%) DHCP
21 70 (18.09%) Degree
22 69 (17.83%) SQL Server
23 67 (17.31%) SCCM
24 66 (17.05%) SAN
24 66 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
25 65 (16.80%) Problem-Solving
25 65 (16.80%) Hyper-V
26 64 (16.54%) TCP/IP
27 63 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
28 60 (15.50%) AWS

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 (14.99%) SharePoint
2 52 (13.44%) MS Exchange
3 28 (7.24%) Skype for Business
4 24 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (4.65%) IIS
7 9 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.55%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.29%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.03%) SAS
11 4 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 59 (15.25%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 171 (44.19%) Office 365
2 148 (38.24%) Azure
3 60 (15.50%) AWS
4 17 (4.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (4.13%) OneDrive
6 6 (1.55%) PaaS
7 5 (1.29%) GCP
7 5 (1.29%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.03%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.03%) IaaS
8 4 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.52%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.26%) AWS IoT
10 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 82 (21.19%) DNS
2 78 (20.16%) DHCP
3 66 (17.05%) SAN
4 64 (16.54%) TCP/IP
5 59 (15.25%) Firewall
6 57 (14.73%) WAN
7 56 (14.47%) LAN
8 48 (12.40%) VoIP
9 31 (8.01%) Skype
10 28 (7.24%) VPN
11 26 (6.72%) VLAN
12 21 (5.43%) Network Security
13 20 (5.17%) Internet
13 20 (5.17%) NAS
14 15 (3.88%) Wireless
15 14 (3.62%) iSCSI
16 13 (3.36%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (3.36%) Remote Desktop
17 12 (3.10%) BGP
18 11 (2.84%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.33%) Big Data
3 8 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.78%) OLAP
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.58%) InstallShield
1 10 (2.58%) MSI
2 9 (2.33%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.81%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.29%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.29%) git-flow
4 5 (1.29%) JIRA
5 2 (0.52%) Android Studio
5 2 (0.52%) Postman
5 2 (0.52%) Xcode
6 1 (0.26%) MSTest
6 1 (0.26%) NUnit
6 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 59 (15.25%) Finance
2 30 (7.75%) Legal
3 23 (5.94%) Law
4 20 (5.17%) Banking
5 13 (3.36%) Retail
6 12 (3.10%) Financial Institution
6 12 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.81%) Front Office
8 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.03%) Marketing
8 4 (1.03%) Public Sector
9 3 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
11 1 (0.26%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 66 (17.05%) Support Engineer
2 55 (14.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (11.89%) IT Support
4 38 (9.82%) Analyst
5 31 (8.01%) Administrator
5 31 (8.01%) Network Engineer
6 29 (7.49%) Desktop Support
7 28 (7.24%) IT Engineer
8 25 (6.46%) Architect
9 24 (6.20%) IT Support Engineer
10 23 (5.94%) Technical Leader
11 22 (5.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 21 (5.43%) Team Leader
13 19 (4.91%) Consultant
13 19 (4.91%) IT Analyst
13 19 (4.91%) Systems Administrator
13 19 (4.91%) Technical Team Leader
13 19 (4.91%) Windows Engineer
14 16 (4.13%) 3rd Line Support
14 16 (4.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.62%) .NET
1 14 (3.62%) Web Services
2 11 (2.84%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.55%) XML
4 5 (1.29%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.29%) GraphQL
4 5 (1.29%) Kafka
4 5 (1.29%) Node.js
4 5 (1.29%) React
4 5 (1.29%) REST
4 5 (1.29%) Spring
4 5 (1.29%) Spring MVC
4 5 (1.29%) Vue.js
5 4 (1.03%) OAuth
6 2 (0.52%) RESTful
6 2 (0.52%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.52%) SAML
7 1 (0.26%) COM
7 1 (0.26%) jQuery
7 1 (0.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.49%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.17%) PKI
4 18 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (3.62%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.10%) Clustering
6 12 (3.10%) Replication
7 11 (2.84%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.07%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.81%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.03%) iPhone
12 4 (1.03%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (1.03%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.78%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
13 3 (0.78%) FMCG
13 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 281 (72.61%) Windows
2 161 (41.60%) Windows Server
3 81 (20.93%) Windows 10
4 66 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (15.25%) Linux
6 48 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 14 (3.62%) Windows 8
9 12 (3.10%) Mac OS X
10 11 (2.84%) Apple iOS
10 11 (2.84%) CentOS
10 11 (2.84%) Ubuntu
11 9 (2.33%) Android
11 9 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.07%) Unix
13 4 (1.03%) Fedora
13 4 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.78%) VMS
15 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (37.21%) ITIL
2 65 (16.80%) Problem-Solving
3 57 (14.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 39 (10.08%) Mentoring
4 39 (10.08%) Migration
5 32 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (6.46%) Change Management
7 23 (5.94%) Service Delivery
8 22 (5.68%) Service Management
9 20 (5.17%) Business Continuity
10 19 (4.91%) Project Delivery
10 19 (4.91%) Time Management
11 18 (4.65%) Project Management
12 17 (4.39%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (4.13%) Line Management
13 16 (4.13%) PRINCE2
14 15 (3.88%) Computer Science
14 15 (3.88%) Load Balancing
15 14 (3.62%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (24.03%) PowerShell
2 45 (11.63%) SQL
3 14 (3.62%) C#
4 13 (3.36%) Python
5 11 (2.84%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.58%) C
7 8 (2.07%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.07%) VBScript
8 6 (1.55%) Perl
9 3 (0.78%) VBA
10 2 (0.52%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.52%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.52%) Ruby
10 2 (0.52%) VB
11 1 (0.26%) C++
11 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 387 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 173 (44.70%) MCSA
3 117 (30.23%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (27.39%) CCNA
5 88 (22.74%) MCP
6 86 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 70 (18.09%) Degree
8 60 (15.50%) CCNP
9 48 (12.40%) MCITP
10 26 (6.72%) Network+ Certification
11 24 (6.20%) Security Cleared
12 19 (4.91%) SC Cleared
13 17 (4.39%) CISSP
14 15 (3.88%) A+ Certification
15 14 (3.62%) VCP5
16 11 (2.84%) CCIE
16 11 (2.84%) CompTIA Security+
17 10 (2.58%) CCSA
17 10 (2.58%) CCSE
18 9 (2.33%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (8.53%) SLA
2 15 (3.88%) QA
3 5 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.52%) COBIT
4 2 (0.52%) NIST
4 2 (0.52%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 170 (43.93%) Active Directory
2 65 (16.80%) Hyper-V
3 63 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (12.66%) XenApp
5 31 (8.01%) XenDesktop
6 30 (7.75%) vSphere
7 15 (3.88%) Docker
8 14 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (3.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (2.84%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (2.07%) NFS
13 7 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
14 5 (1.29%) VMware NSX
15 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (1.03%) Samba
15 4 (1.03%) VirtualBox
15 4 (1.03%) Xen
16 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 67 (17.31%) SCCM
2 15 (3.88%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.84%) Ansible
3 11 (2.84%) vCenter Server
4 7 (1.81%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.55%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (1.55%) Nagios
5 6 (1.55%) Puppet
6 5 (1.29%) Terraform
6 5 (1.29%) WSUS
7 4 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.03%) OpenNMS
7 4 (1.03%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.78%) SCOM
8 3 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.78%) WMI
9 2 (0.52%) Cacti
9 2 (0.52%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 238 (61.50%) Microsoft
2 155 (40.05%) VMware
3 83 (21.45%) Cisco
4 80 (20.67%) Citrix
5 57 (14.73%) HP
6 27 (6.98%) NetApp
7 18 (4.65%) Dell
8 17 (4.39%) Veeam
9 14 (3.62%) Nimble Storage
10 13 (3.36%) CheckPoint
11 12 (3.10%) Wyse
12 11 (2.84%) Apple
12 11 (2.84%) Avaya
12 11 (2.84%) Meraki
12 11 (2.84%) Polycom
12 11 (2.84%) ServiceNow
12 11 (2.84%) Splunk
13 10 (2.58%) F5
13 10 (2.58%) Novell
13 10 (2.58%) Red Hat