Period
to 2 March 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 437 358 366
Rank change year-on-year -79 +8 -47
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 105 383 522
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.77% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 3.94% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 120 378 495
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £25,750 £30,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £86,375 £73,750 £82,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%

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 5,211 9,721 13,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.51% 19.48% 21.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4,048 7,459 10,130
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,853 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +28 15 £78,750 +65.79% 9
East London +24 11 £47,500 +15.15% 5
South London +21 6 £47,500 +5.56%
West London +32 3 £61,250 +2.08% 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 69 (65.71%) Windows
4 62 (59.05%) Microsoft 365
5 50 (47.62%) Active Directory
6 41 (39.05%) VMware
7 36 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (34.29%) Microsoft Office
7 36 (34.29%) Azure
7 36 (34.29%) Windows Server
8 34 (32.38%) Windows 10
8 34 (32.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 33 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 32 (30.48%) SCCM
10 32 (30.48%) CCNA
11 31 (29.52%) ITIL
12 30 (28.57%) SharePoint
13 27 (25.71%) MCSA
14 26 (24.76%) Firewall
15 24 (22.86%) Hyper-V
16 22 (20.95%) MCITP
17 21 (20.00%) Degree
17 21 (20.00%) SSCP
17 21 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
18 20 (19.05%) Cisco
18 20 (19.05%) PowerShell
18 20 (19.05%) Finance
19 19 (18.10%) Citrix
19 19 (18.10%) MS Exchange
19 19 (18.10%) MCP

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 30 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 19 (18.10%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.81%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.86%) Apache
5 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.86%) IIS
5 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.90%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.95%) CMS
7 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.95%) Site Server
Applications
1 36 (34.29%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.90%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.95%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 62 (59.05%) Microsoft 365
2 36 (34.29%) Azure
3 12 (11.43%) AWS
4 11 (10.48%) SaaS
5 9 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (6.67%) IaaS
7 6 (5.71%) PaaS
8 3 (2.86%) GCP
9 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.90%) G Suite
10 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.95%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.95%) Datadog
10 1 (0.95%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.95%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.76%) Firewall
2 15 (14.29%) DNS
3 10 (9.52%) DHCP
4 9 (8.57%) LAN
4 9 (8.57%) SAN
4 9 (8.57%) WAN
5 8 (7.62%) TCP/IP
5 8 (7.62%) VPN
6 7 (6.67%) Network Security
7 5 (4.76%) Skype
8 4 (3.81%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (3.81%) VoIP
8 4 (3.81%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (3.81%) Wireless
9 3 (2.86%) SSL
10 2 (1.90%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.90%) Internet
10 2 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.90%) MPLS
10 2 (1.90%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.86%) Big Data
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.90%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.90%) Impala
6 1 (0.95%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) JIRA
2 3 (2.86%) Bitbucket
2 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.86%) Snyk
3 2 (1.90%) Bitbucket Server
3 2 (1.90%) git-flow
General
1 20 (19.05%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Law
3 7 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 7 (6.67%) Mandarin Language
4 5 (4.76%) Banking
4 5 (4.76%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.81%) Legal
6 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.90%) Retail
7 2 (1.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (16.19%) Analyst
3 16 (15.24%) Security Engineer
4 10 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) Desktop Support
5 9 (8.57%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) Consultant
6 8 (7.62%) IT Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) Administrator
7 7 (6.67%) Architect
7 7 (6.67%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.76%) IT Support
9 5 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Support Technician
9 5 (4.76%) Technical Support
10 4 (3.81%) 1st Line Support Technician
10 4 (3.81%) Deskside Support
10 4 (3.81%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) Web Services
2 3 (2.86%) COM
3 2 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.90%) Kafka
4 1 (0.95%) .NET
4 1 (0.95%) CGI
4 1 (0.95%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.71%) Private Cloud
5 5 (4.76%) CMDB
6 4 (3.81%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.90%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.90%) Clustering
8 2 (1.90%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (1.90%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.90%) iPad
8 2 (1.90%) iPhone
9 1 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.95%) PKI
9 1 (0.95%) Replication
9 1 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (65.71%) Windows
2 36 (34.29%) Windows Server
3 34 (32.38%) Windows 10
4 16 (15.24%) Linux
4 16 (15.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (12.38%) Windows 7
6 13 (12.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (7.62%) Mac OS X
8 7 (6.67%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (3.81%) Unix
9 4 (3.81%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.86%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.90%) CentOS
11 2 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.95%) Android
12 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (29.52%) ITIL
3 18 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (15.24%) Vulnerability Management
5 15 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
6 12 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (11.43%) Service Management
7 11 (10.48%) Project Management
8 10 (9.52%) DevOps
8 10 (9.52%) Remediation Plan
9 9 (8.57%) Architecture Roadmap
9 9 (8.57%) High Availability
9 9 (8.57%) Migration
10 8 (7.62%) Customer-Centricity
10 8 (7.62%) Cyber Resilience
10 8 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (7.62%) ITSM
11 7 (6.67%) Information Security
11 7 (6.67%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 17 (16.19%) SQL
3 5 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 5 (4.76%) Python
4 4 (3.81%) C
5 3 (2.86%) C#
5 3 (2.86%) Java
5 3 (2.86%) Perl
5 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.90%) R
6 2 (1.90%) VBScript
7 1 (0.95%) Korn
7 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 105 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (30.48%) CCNA
4 27 (25.71%) MCSA
5 22 (20.95%) MCITP
6 21 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 21 (20.00%) Degree
6 21 (20.00%) SSCP
7 19 (18.10%) MCP
8 15 (14.29%) RHCSA
8 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 14 (13.33%) CISSP
10 13 (12.38%) RHCE
11 12 (11.43%) CCNP
11 12 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (8.57%) SC Cleared
13 7 (6.67%) DV Cleared
14 6 (5.71%) Linux+ Certification
15 5 (4.76%) MCTS
16 4 (3.81%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 50 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 34 (32.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (22.86%) Hyper-V
4 13 (12.38%) XenApp
5 10 (9.52%) XenDesktop
6 8 (7.62%) vSphere
7 4 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.90%) Apache Flume
8 2 (1.90%) Docker
8 2 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.95%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.95%) NFS
9 1 (0.95%) Samba
9 1 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.95%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.95%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (30.48%) SCCM
2 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (7.62%) SCOM
4 5 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (3.81%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.81%) Nagios
6 2 (1.90%) Ansible
6 2 (1.90%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.90%) Kibana
6 2 (1.90%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.90%) Oozie
6 2 (1.90%) Puppet
7 1 (0.95%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.95%) Terraform
7 1 (0.95%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 41 (39.05%) VMware
3 20 (19.05%) Cisco
4 19 (18.10%) Citrix
5 16 (15.24%) Palo Alto
5 16 (15.24%) Red Hat
6 11 (10.48%) Veeam
7 10 (9.52%) Apple
8 9 (8.57%) Avaya
8 9 (8.57%) SolarWinds
9 8 (7.62%) Dell
10 7 (6.67%) HP
10 7 (6.67%) Oracle
11 6 (5.71%) EMC
12 5 (4.76%) Google
13 4 (3.81%) Meraki
13 4 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (3.81%) ServiceNow
13 4 (3.81%) Splunk
14 3 (2.86%) Juniper