Period
to 13 July 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 13 July 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
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 407 365 338
Rank change year-on-year -42 -27 +29
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 180 480 701
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.57% 0.82% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.84% 3.89% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 170 448 636
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% +11.76%
10th Percentile £28,410 £37,275 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £72,500
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 6,328 12,329 16,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.94% 20.95% 23.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4,669 9,232 12,445
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £52,670 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.34% - +9.89%

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 13 July 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 13 July 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 +75 51 £50,000 -14.89% 4
West London -4 18 £41,500 -10.27% 1
South London +19 11 £45,000 -3.23% 1
East London +10 4 £58,750 +60.96%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 13 July 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.

1 180 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 135 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 134 (74.44%) Windows
4 81 (45.00%) Office 365
5 80 (44.44%) Azure
6 77 (42.78%) Active Directory
7 72 (40.00%) MCSA
7 72 (40.00%) Windows Server
8 66 (36.67%) VMware
9 57 (31.67%) MCP
9 57 (31.67%) Windows 10
10 55 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
11 51 (28.33%) HP
12 50 (27.78%) ITIL
13 49 (27.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 47 (26.11%) DNS
15 45 (25.00%) DHCP
16 44 (24.44%) Firewall
17 43 (23.89%) VMware Infrastructure
18 41 (22.78%) Windows 7
18 41 (22.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 40 (22.22%) CCNA
20 39 (21.67%) Finance
21 38 (21.11%) Hyper-V
22 37 (20.56%) SCCM
22 37 (20.56%) Cisco
23 36 (20.00%) TCP/IP
24 35 (19.44%) Dell
24 35 (19.44%) Citrix
24 35 (19.44%) 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 35 (19.44%) SharePoint
2 20 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (5.00%) IIS
6 8 (4.44%) Skype for Business
7 6 (3.33%) SAS
8 2 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.56%) Apache
9 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.56%) Drupal
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.56%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 81 (45.00%) Office 365
2 80 (44.44%) Azure
3 26 (14.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (12.78%) AWS
5 16 (8.89%) IaaS
6 15 (8.33%) PaaS
7 8 (4.44%) Amazon S3
7 8 (4.44%) OneDrive
8 7 (3.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (3.89%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (3.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (3.33%) Mimecast
9 6 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (2.78%) SaaS
11 4 (2.22%) GCP
12 1 (0.56%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.56%) GitHub
12 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 47 (26.11%) DNS
2 45 (25.00%) DHCP
3 44 (24.44%) Firewall
4 36 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 31 (17.22%) WAN
6 30 (16.67%) LAN
7 28 (15.56%) Internet
8 22 (12.22%) SAN
9 17 (9.44%) NetScaler
10 15 (8.33%) VPN
11 13 (7.22%) Remote Desktop
12 11 (6.11%) Intranet
13 10 (5.56%) VoIP
14 9 (5.00%) Skype
15 8 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
16 7 (3.89%) NAS
17 6 (3.33%) DKIM
17 6 (3.33%) IPsec
17 6 (3.33%) VLAN
18 5 (2.78%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.22%) Big Data
4 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.11%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.67%) JIRA
2 2 (1.11%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.56%) git-flow
General
1 39 (21.67%) Finance
2 11 (6.11%) Law
3 8 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.78%) Games
4 5 (2.78%) Legal
5 4 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.22%) Retail
6 3 (1.67%) Back Office
7 2 (1.11%) Banking
7 2 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (18.33%) Support Engineer
3 24 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 19 (10.56%) Consultant
5 15 (8.33%) IT Support
5 15 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (5.56%) Analyst
6 10 (5.56%) Architect
7 9 (5.00%) Deskside Engineer
7 9 (5.00%) Deskside Support
7 9 (5.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
7 9 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (5.00%) IT Engineer
7 9 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (4.44%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
8 8 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.44%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (3.89%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.67%) .NET
1 3 (1.67%) ODBC
1 3 (1.67%) SailPoint
2 2 (1.11%) Web Services
3 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.56%) COM
3 1 (0.56%) Django
3 1 (0.56%) GraphQL
3 1 (0.56%) Kafka
3 1 (0.56%) LAMP
3 1 (0.56%) Node.js
3 1 (0.56%) React
3 1 (0.56%) REST
3 1 (0.56%) Spring
3 1 (0.56%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 17 (9.44%) CMDB
3 16 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (7.78%) Clustering
5 7 (3.89%) iPhone
6 6 (3.33%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.33%) Replication
6 6 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.78%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.22%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.22%) PKI
8 4 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.67%) AS400
9 3 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.11%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.56%) Animation
11 1 (0.56%) iPad
11 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 134 (74.44%) Windows
2 72 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 57 (31.67%) Windows 10
4 49 (27.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (22.78%) Windows 7
6 30 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
7 29 (16.11%) Linux
8 17 (9.44%) Windows XP
9 14 (7.78%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (5.00%) CentOS
11 8 (4.44%) Windows 8
12 7 (3.89%) Mac OS X
12 7 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (3.33%) Unix
14 5 (2.78%) Apple iOS
15 4 (2.22%) Ubuntu
16 3 (1.67%) Fedora
16 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.78%) ITIL
2 41 (22.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (10.00%) Migration
5 14 (7.78%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (6.67%) Server Management
7 11 (6.11%) Break/Fix
7 11 (6.11%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (5.00%) Analytics
8 9 (5.00%) Change Management
8 9 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (5.00%) Line Management
9 8 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (4.44%) Load Balancing
9 8 (4.44%) Network Load Balancing
9 8 (4.44%) Service Management
9 8 (4.44%) Task Automation
10 7 (3.89%) Case Management
10 7 (3.89%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.44%) PowerShell
2 19 (10.56%) SQL
3 8 (4.44%) Python
4 6 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.33%) C
5 5 (2.78%) C#
6 4 (2.22%) Perl
6 4 (2.22%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 180 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (40.00%) MCSA
3 57 (31.67%) MCP
4 55 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (22.22%) CCNA
6 26 (14.44%) Degree
7 22 (12.22%) CCNP
7 22 (12.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (11.67%) Security Cleared
9 19 (10.56%) MCITP
10 18 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
10 18 (10.00%) SC Cleared
11 16 (8.89%) CISSP
12 15 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (6.11%) MCT
14 10 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (5.00%) CCSA
16 8 (4.44%) CISM
16 8 (4.44%) JNCIP
16 8 (4.44%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.89%) SLA
2 5 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 77 (42.78%) Active Directory
2 43 (23.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (21.11%) Hyper-V
4 15 (8.33%) vSphere
5 12 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (5.56%) XenApp
7 9 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (2.78%) Docker
8 5 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.67%) NFS
10 3 (1.67%) Samba
10 3 (1.67%) VirtualBox
10 3 (1.67%) Xen
11 2 (1.11%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (1.11%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.11%) ProxySG
11 2 (1.11%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.56%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 37 (20.56%) SCCM
2 15 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (6.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 11 (6.11%) vCenter Server
4 10 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (5.00%) SCOM
6 7 (3.89%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.78%) Kubernetes
8 4 (2.22%) Ansible
8 4 (2.22%) Nagios
8 4 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (2.22%) Terraform
8 4 (2.22%) WSUS
9 3 (1.67%) CASB
9 3 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (1.67%) OpenNMS
9 3 (1.67%) Puppet
9 3 (1.67%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.11%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 135 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 66 (36.67%) VMware
3 51 (28.33%) HP
4 37 (20.56%) Cisco
5 35 (19.44%) Citrix
5 35 (19.44%) Dell
6 12 (6.67%) Palo Alto
7 11 (6.11%) Veeam
7 11 (6.11%) Zerto
8 9 (5.00%) McAfee
8 9 (5.00%) NetApp
8 9 (5.00%) Red Hat
9 8 (4.44%) Oracle
9 8 (4.44%) Splunk
10 7 (3.89%) Apple
11 6 (3.33%) Google
11 6 (3.33%) Polycom
12 5 (2.78%) Avaya
12 5 (2.78%) CyberArk
12 5 (2.78%) Wyse