Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 494 395 357
Rank change year-on-year -99 -38 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 108 277 496
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.68% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 3.54% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 101 255 431
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,590 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £36,125 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year - -2.91% +8.42%
75th Percentile £72,500 £61,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £78,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £44,935 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.14% - +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 6,198 7,827 12,561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.40% 19.35% 21.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4,546 6,014 9,360
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,150 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £43,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 +5 26 £62,500 +38.89% 11
East London +16 10 £47,500 +35.71% 2
West London +10 3 £33,000 -35.61% 1
South London +5 3 £47,500 +2.70% 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (74.07%) Microsoft
3 71 (65.74%) Microsoft 365
4 68 (62.96%) Windows
5 48 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 45 (41.67%) Azure
7 41 (37.96%) Microsoft Office
7 41 (37.96%) SharePoint
8 39 (36.11%) VMware
9 37 (34.26%) CCNA
9 37 (34.26%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (32.41%) VMware Infrastructure
11 33 (30.56%) ITIL
11 33 (30.56%) Windows 10
12 31 (28.70%) Windows Server
13 30 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 30 (27.78%) Firewall
14 29 (26.85%) MCSA
15 28 (25.93%) SCCM
16 24 (22.22%) Citrix
16 24 (22.22%) Finance
17 22 (20.37%) Cybersecurity
18 20 (18.52%) MCITP
19 19 (17.59%) Hyper-V
19 19 (17.59%) Project Management
19 19 (17.59%) CISSP
19 19 (17.59%) Cisco
19 19 (17.59%) Social Skills
20 18 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
20 18 (16.67%) SQL

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 41 (37.96%) SharePoint
2 15 (13.89%) MS Exchange
3 9 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.78%) Apache
4 3 (2.78%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.85%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.85%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.93%) CMS
6 1 (0.93%) Confluence
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.93%) Site Server
Applications
1 41 (37.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.85%) Gephi
4 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.93%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 71 (65.74%) Microsoft 365
2 45 (41.67%) Azure
3 18 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (6.48%) SaaS
5 5 (4.63%) IaaS
6 4 (3.70%) AWS
6 4 (3.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (3.70%) Power Automate
7 3 (2.78%) Azure Storage
7 3 (2.78%) GCP
7 3 (2.78%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.93%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.93%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.93%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (27.78%) Firewall
2 15 (13.89%) SAN
3 13 (12.04%) LAN
3 13 (12.04%) WAN
4 9 (8.33%) DNS
5 7 (6.48%) VPN
6 6 (5.56%) DHCP
6 6 (5.56%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.78%) HTTP
8 3 (2.78%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.78%) Skype
9 2 (1.85%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.85%) MPLS
9 2 (1.85%) PBX
9 2 (1.85%) SSL
9 2 (1.85%) VoIP
9 2 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.78%) Big Data
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.85%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.85%) Impala
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.93%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Snyk
2 6 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (1.85%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.85%) Bitbucket Server
3 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.85%) git-flow
3 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.85%) MSI
General
1 24 (22.22%) Finance
2 19 (17.59%) Social Skills
3 10 (9.26%) Law
4 9 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 8 (7.41%) Retail
6 5 (4.63%) Legal
6 5 (4.63%) Public Sector
7 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.70%) Banking
7 4 (3.70%) Financial Institution
7 4 (3.70%) Mandarin Language
8 3 (2.78%) Advertising
9 1 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.93%) Games
9 1 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 22 (20.37%) Analyst
2 20 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (10.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (7.41%) Support Analyst
4 8 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) Architect
5 7 (6.48%) IT Analyst
5 7 (6.48%) Vulnerability Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) Administrator
6 6 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) IT Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.63%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Technical Leader
8 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.70%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) SQL DBA
8 4 (3.70%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.70%) .NET
2 3 (2.78%) COM
2 3 (2.78%) Web Services
3 2 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.85%) Kafka
3 2 (1.85%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.93%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.78%) iPhone
5 2 (1.85%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (1.85%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.85%) EPoS
5 2 (1.85%) iPad
6 1 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 68 (62.96%) Windows
2 33 (30.56%) Windows 10
3 31 (28.70%) Windows Server
4 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (12.96%) Linux
6 10 (9.26%) Windows 7
7 9 (8.33%) Mac OS X
7 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (2.78%) Android
9 3 (2.78%) Unix
9 3 (2.78%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.93%) CentOS
11 1 (0.93%) Fedora
11 1 (0.93%) SUSE
11 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.56%) ITIL
2 30 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 22 (20.37%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (17.59%) Project Management
5 16 (14.81%) Service Management
6 14 (12.96%) Information Security
7 13 (12.04%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (10.19%) High Availability
9 11 (10.19%) ITSM
10 10 (9.26%) Migration
10 10 (9.26%) Remediation Plan
11 9 (8.33%) Customer-Centricity
12 8 (7.41%) Project Delivery
12 8 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
13 7 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (5.56%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.67%) SQL
2 17 (15.74%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.63%) Python
3 5 (4.63%) VBScript
4 4 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.70%) C
4 4 (3.70%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.78%) C#
5 3 (2.78%) Java
5 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.85%) Perl
6 2 (1.85%) R
7 1 (0.93%) Korn
7 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (34.26%) CCNA
2 37 (34.26%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (26.85%) MCSA
4 20 (18.52%) MCITP
5 19 (17.59%) CISSP
6 15 (13.89%) CompTIA Security+
6 15 (13.89%) MCP
7 14 (12.96%) Degree
8 13 (12.04%) SSCP
8 13 (12.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (9.26%) Security Cleared
10 8 (7.41%) CCNP
10 8 (7.41%) CISM
10 8 (7.41%) RHCSA
11 7 (6.48%) DV Cleared
12 6 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (5.56%) Linux+ Certification
12 6 (5.56%) NVQ Level 4
13 5 (4.63%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) GDPR
2 4 (3.70%) SLA
3 2 (1.85%) GRC
4 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 48 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 35 (32.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (17.59%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.33%) XenApp
5 7 (6.48%) vSphere
5 7 (6.48%) XenDesktop
6 6 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.85%) Apache Flume
8 2 (1.85%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.93%) Docker
9 1 (0.93%) NFS
9 1 (0.93%) Samba
9 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.93%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (25.93%) SCCM
2 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (6.48%) SCOM
3 7 (6.48%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (3.70%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.70%) Nagios
4 4 (3.70%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.78%) PowerCLI
6 2 (1.85%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.85%) Kibana
6 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.85%) Oozie
7 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.93%) Ansible
7 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.93%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.93%) Puppet
7 1 (0.93%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 80 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 39 (36.11%) VMware
3 24 (22.22%) Citrix
4 19 (17.59%) Cisco
5 10 (9.26%) Apple
6 9 (8.33%) Avaya
6 9 (8.33%) Juniper
6 9 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 8 (7.41%) Oracle
7 8 (7.41%) Palo Alto
7 8 (7.41%) SolarWinds
8 6 (5.56%) HP
8 6 (5.56%) Veeam
9 5 (4.63%) 3PAR
9 5 (4.63%) EMC
9 5 (4.63%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (4.63%) ServiceNow
10 4 (3.70%) Splunk
10 4 (3.70%) TOWER Software
11 3 (2.78%) Google