Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 596 422 376
Rank change year-on-year -174 -46 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 142 98 408
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.40% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 2.18% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 133 86 370
10th Percentile £31,400 £25,750 £30,950
25th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £73,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.47% -4.44% +2.27%

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 9,389 4,495 9,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.26% 18.43% 19.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,655 3,638 7,636
10th Percentile £38,750 £39,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -44 18 £67,500 +35.00% 7
East London -38 9 £50,000 +5.26% 5
North London - 3 £47,000 - 1
South London -27 1 £37,500 -34.78% 1
West London -72 1 £46,065 -24.79% 6
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (87.32%) Windows
3 111 (78.17%) Microsoft
4 98 (69.01%) Microsoft 365
5 93 (65.49%) Azure
6 89 (62.68%) Windows Server
7 76 (53.52%) Active Directory
8 62 (43.66%) VMware
9 49 (34.51%) MCSA
9 49 (34.51%) PowerShell
10 46 (32.39%) SQL Server
10 46 (32.39%) Social Skills
11 45 (31.69%) Firewall
12 43 (30.28%) Windows 10
13 40 (28.17%) SQL
13 40 (28.17%) ITIL
13 40 (28.17%) DNS
14 38 (26.76%) SAN
15 37 (26.06%) Cisco
15 37 (26.06%) Citrix
15 37 (26.06%) Cisco Certification
16 36 (25.35%) VMware Infrastructure
16 36 (25.35%) Hyper-V
17 35 (24.65%) SLA
17 35 (24.65%) DHCP
17 35 (24.65%) Microsoft Office
18 33 (23.24%) CCNA
19 32 (22.54%) SharePoint
19 32 (22.54%) Degree
20 30 (21.13%) 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 32 (22.54%) SharePoint
2 24 (16.90%) MS Exchange
3 11 (7.75%) IIS
4 6 (4.23%) Apache
4 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 35 (24.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (7.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 98 (69.01%) Microsoft 365
2 93 (65.49%) Azure
3 27 (19.01%) AWS
4 20 (14.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (11.27%) SaaS
6 15 (10.56%) PaaS
7 11 (7.75%) IaaS
8 10 (7.04%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (5.63%) Power Platform
10 6 (4.23%) Nutanix
11 4 (2.82%) Azure Sentinel
11 4 (2.82%) Mimecast
12 3 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (1.41%) Amazon S3
13 2 (1.41%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 2 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (1.41%) Azure LUIS
13 2 (1.41%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 45 (31.69%) Firewall
2 40 (28.17%) DNS
3 38 (26.76%) SAN
4 35 (24.65%) DHCP
5 30 (21.13%) WAN
6 23 (16.20%) LAN
7 20 (14.08%) VPN
8 13 (9.15%) TCP/IP
9 12 (8.45%) NAS
9 12 (8.45%) VoIP
10 11 (7.75%) VLAN
11 7 (4.93%) Junos
11 7 (4.93%) NetScaler
11 7 (4.93%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (4.93%) SD-WAN
12 5 (3.52%) Wireless
13 4 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (2.82%) Internet
14 3 (2.11%) HTTP
14 3 (2.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (32.39%) SQL Server
2 22 (15.49%) MySQL
3 11 (7.75%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (7.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (7.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (7.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (6.34%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.63%) Power BI
6 6 (4.23%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.23%) Relational Database
6 6 (4.23%) Tableau
7 5 (3.52%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (2.11%) Big Data
9 3 (2.11%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.41%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.41%) OLAP
10 2 (1.41%) OLTP
10 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (9.15%) JIRA
2 5 (3.52%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.82%) NUnit
3 4 (2.82%) Subversion
3 4 (2.82%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (0.70%) CodeSonar
4 1 (0.70%) git-flow
4 1 (0.70%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.70%) Selenium
General
1 46 (32.39%) Social Skills
2 19 (13.38%) Finance
3 10 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.34%) Presentation Skills
5 8 (5.63%) Legal
6 7 (4.93%) Back Office
7 6 (4.23%) Banking
8 5 (3.52%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (2.82%) Front Office
9 4 (2.82%) Games
9 4 (2.82%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.82%) Retail
10 3 (2.11%) Advertising
10 3 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (1.41%) Public Sector
11 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.70%) Automotive
12 1 (0.70%) Law
12 1 (0.70%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 28 (19.72%) Analyst
2 15 (10.56%) Support Engineer
3 13 (9.15%) Administrator
3 13 (9.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 13 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (8.45%) Cloud Engineer
5 11 (7.75%) DBA
5 11 (7.75%) IT Support
5 11 (7.75%) SQL DBA
6 10 (7.04%) Architect
6 10 (7.04%) IT Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (6.34%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) Lead Cloud Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) SQL Server DBA
8 8 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (5.63%) Implementation Engineer
8 8 (5.63%) Senior Implementation Engineer
8 8 (5.63%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.63%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.04%) .NET
2 7 (4.93%) LAMP
3 5 (3.52%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.82%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (2.82%) CSS
4 4 (2.82%) HTML
4 4 (2.82%) HTML5
4 4 (2.82%) jQuery
4 4 (2.82%) Razor View Engine
4 4 (2.82%) React
5 3 (2.11%) Keras
5 3 (2.11%) TensorFlow
6 2 (1.41%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.41%) Caffe
6 2 (1.41%) CNTK
6 2 (1.41%) MLlib
6 2 (1.41%) MXNet
6 2 (1.41%) scikit-learn
6 2 (1.41%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.45%) Replication
2 11 (7.75%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.93%) Driving Licence
4 6 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.52%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.11%) Clustering
6 3 (2.11%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.41%) FPGA
7 2 (1.41%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) EPoS
8 1 (0.70%) iPad
8 1 (0.70%) iPhone
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.70%) NHS
8 1 (0.70%) PKI
8 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.70%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 124 (87.32%) Windows
2 89 (62.68%) Windows Server
3 43 (30.28%) Windows 10
4 30 (21.13%) Linux
5 16 (11.27%) Unix
6 15 (10.56%) Mac OS X
6 15 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (10.56%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (6.34%) Apple iOS
8 9 (6.34%) Windows 7
8 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (4.23%) Android
9 6 (4.23%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.41%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.41%) SUSE
11 2 (1.41%) VMS
12 1 (0.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.17%) ITIL
2 25 (17.61%) Change Management
3 23 (16.20%) Project Management
4 22 (15.49%) Service Delivery
5 21 (14.79%) Computer Science
5 21 (14.79%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (13.38%) Incident Management
7 18 (12.68%) Project Delivery
8 15 (10.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 14 (9.86%) Problem Management
10 13 (9.15%) CRM
10 13 (9.15%) Data Protection
10 13 (9.15%) Technical Leadership
11 12 (8.45%) ERP
11 12 (8.45%) Proactive Management
12 11 (7.75%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (7.75%) IT Strategy
12 11 (7.75%) Mathematics
12 11 (7.75%) PRINCE2
12 11 (7.75%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 49 (34.51%) PowerShell
2 40 (28.17%) SQL
3 17 (11.97%) Python
4 9 (6.34%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.93%) PHP
6 5 (3.52%) C#
6 5 (3.52%) Java
7 3 (2.11%) C++
7 3 (2.11%) VBScript
8 2 (1.41%) Bash
8 2 (1.41%) C
8 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.41%) Perl
8 2 (1.41%) R
8 2 (1.41%) VB
9 1 (0.70%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 142 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (34.51%) MCSA
3 37 (26.06%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (23.24%) CCNA
5 32 (22.54%) Degree
6 24 (16.90%) MCITP
7 23 (16.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (14.08%) MCP
9 11 (7.75%) CCNP
10 9 (6.34%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (6.34%) HNC
10 9 (6.34%) HND
11 7 (4.93%) HP APS
11 7 (4.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (4.93%) JNCIA
12 6 (4.23%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (3.52%) CCIE
13 5 (3.52%) CWNA
14 4 (2.82%) CCA
14 4 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (24.65%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.70%) DICOM
3 1 (0.70%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.70%) HL7
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) NIST
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 76 (53.52%) Active Directory
2 36 (25.35%) Hyper-V
2 36 (25.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.04%) XenApp
4 8 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.93%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (4.23%) Docker
6 6 (4.23%) vSphere
7 4 (2.82%) BitLocker
7 4 (2.82%) Firmware
7 4 (2.82%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.70%) NDS
8 1 (0.70%) NFS
8 1 (0.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (16.90%) Microsoft Intune
1 24 (16.90%) SCCM
2 10 (7.04%) Backup Exec
3 8 (5.63%) Nagios
3 8 (5.63%) ZABBIX
4 7 (4.93%) Ansible
5 6 (4.23%) Puppet
5 6 (4.23%) Scalr
6 5 (3.52%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 5 (3.52%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.82%) Rundeck
7 4 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.41%) Avamar
8 2 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.41%) Salt
8 2 (1.41%) Terraform
8 2 (1.41%) VxRail
8 2 (1.41%) WSUS
9 1 (0.70%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 111 (78.17%) Microsoft
2 62 (43.66%) VMware
3 37 (26.06%) Cisco
3 37 (26.06%) Citrix
4 21 (14.79%) Veeam
5 17 (11.97%) Avaya
6 15 (10.56%) Apple
7 14 (9.86%) ServiceNow
8 13 (9.15%) EqualLogic
8 13 (9.15%) HP
9 12 (8.45%) Oracle
10 11 (7.75%) Meraki
11 10 (7.04%) Dell
12 9 (6.34%) Sophos
13 8 (5.63%) Nimble Storage
14 7 (4.93%) CheckPoint
14 7 (4.93%) Juniper
14 7 (4.93%) ProCurve
15 6 (4.23%) RightScale
16 4 (2.82%) Percona