Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 2019 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 339 356 316
Rank change year-on-year +17 -40 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 472 560 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.87% 0.83% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.42% 3.82% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 409 494 583
London median annual salary £50,500 £46,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.19% +8.82% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £26,300
90th Percentile £72,000 £72,500 £67,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -

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 10,689 14,641 16,904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.73% 21.79% 22.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8,149 10,983 12,682
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £30,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019. 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 -31 77 £47,500 +4.40% 17
West London +34 64 £60,000 +9.09% 16
North London +23 36 £32,500 -40.91% 3
South London -10 18 £46,500 +12.73% 3
East London +31 13 £41,250 +37.50% 5
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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.

1 472 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 329 (69.70%) Windows
3 306 (64.83%) Microsoft
4 262 (55.51%) Active Directory
5 238 (50.42%) Office 365
6 216 (45.76%) MCSA
7 207 (43.86%) Windows Server
8 201 (42.58%) VMware
9 180 (38.14%) Azure
10 154 (32.63%) ITIL
11 146 (30.93%) Cisco Certification
12 129 (27.33%) CCNA
13 123 (26.06%) Cisco
14 107 (22.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 105 (22.25%) PowerShell
16 99 (20.97%) Citrix
17 96 (20.34%) DNS
18 92 (19.49%) DHCP
18 92 (19.49%) Problem-Solving
19 90 (19.07%) MCP
20 89 (18.86%) Windows 10
21 88 (18.64%) SCCM
21 88 (18.64%) Hyper-V
22 87 (18.43%) SQL Server
23 82 (17.37%) MS Exchange
23 82 (17.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 79 (16.74%) Finance
25 76 (16.10%) CCNP
25 76 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
26 75 (15.89%) Firewall

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 82 (17.37%) MS Exchange
2 69 (14.62%) SharePoint
3 45 (9.53%) Skype for Business
4 28 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (4.24%) IIS
6 17 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.27%) Confluence
9 5 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.85%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.64%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.21%) Apache
13 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 67 (14.19%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.21%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 238 (50.42%) Office 365
2 180 (38.14%) Azure
3 71 (15.04%) AWS
4 53 (11.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (5.30%) OneDrive
6 12 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.69%) IaaS
8 7 (1.48%) Mimecast
9 6 (1.27%) GCP
10 5 (1.06%) G Suite
10 5 (1.06%) PaaS
11 3 (0.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (0.64%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.64%) SaaS
12 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.21%) AWS IoT
13 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 96 (20.34%) DNS
2 92 (19.49%) DHCP
3 75 (15.89%) Firewall
4 66 (13.98%) SAN
5 65 (13.77%) LAN
6 62 (13.14%) WAN
7 60 (12.71%) VoIP
8 55 (11.65%) TCP/IP
9 52 (11.02%) Skype
10 40 (8.47%) Network Security
11 30 (6.36%) VPN
12 25 (5.30%) VLAN
13 23 (4.87%) NAS
14 19 (4.03%) Wireless
15 18 (3.81%) iSCSI
16 17 (3.60%) BGP
17 16 (3.39%) OSPF
18 14 (2.97%) Cisco IOS
19 13 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
20 11 (2.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (18.43%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 13 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.33%) OLAP
5 7 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.85%) Data Lake
7 4 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.64%) Big Data
9 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (3.60%) InstallShield
1 17 (3.60%) MSI
2 16 (3.39%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.91%) JIRA
4 6 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.06%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.06%) Terragrunt
6 3 (0.64%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.64%) git-flow
7 2 (0.42%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.42%) MSTest
7 2 (0.42%) NUnit
7 2 (0.42%) Postman
7 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.42%) Xcode
General
1 79 (16.74%) Finance
2 33 (6.99%) Law
3 28 (5.93%) Legal
4 20 (4.24%) Banking
5 14 (2.97%) Retail
6 13 (2.75%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.48%) Front Office
8 6 (1.27%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.85%) Marketing
10 3 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.64%) Public Sector
10 3 (0.64%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Games
11 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 81 (17.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (15.25%) Support Engineer
3 58 (12.29%) IT Support
4 48 (10.17%) Analyst
5 47 (9.96%) Administrator
6 39 (8.26%) IT Engineer
7 36 (7.63%) Network Engineer
8 35 (7.42%) Consultant
9 31 (6.57%) IT Support Engineer
10 30 (6.36%) Systems Administrator
11 27 (5.72%) Desktop Support
12 26 (5.51%) Windows Engineer
13 25 (5.30%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 24 (5.08%) Architect
14 24 (5.08%) IT Analyst
14 24 (5.08%) Microsoft Consultant
15 23 (4.87%) Technical Leader
16 22 (4.66%) Team Leader
17 21 (4.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 21 (4.45%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.24%) .NET
2 19 (4.03%) ASP.NET
3 18 (3.81%) Web Services
4 5 (1.06%) AngularJS
5 4 (0.85%) HTML
5 4 (0.85%) OAuth
5 4 (0.85%) XML
6 3 (0.64%) GraphQL
6 3 (0.64%) Kafka
6 3 (0.64%) Node.js
6 3 (0.64%) React
6 3 (0.64%) REST
6 3 (0.64%) Spring
6 3 (0.64%) Spring MVC
6 3 (0.64%) Vue.js
7 2 (0.42%) CSS
7 2 (0.42%) CSS3
7 2 (0.42%) jQuery
7 2 (0.42%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.93%) PKI
3 27 (5.72%) Management Information System
4 23 (4.87%) Data Centre
5 19 (4.03%) Blackberry
6 18 (3.81%) Clustering
7 17 (3.60%) Private Cloud
8 15 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.54%) Hedge funds
9 12 (2.54%) Smartphone
9 12 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (2.33%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.69%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.27%) Mobile Computing
12 6 (1.27%) Replication
13 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (1.06%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.85%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 329 (69.70%) Windows
2 207 (43.86%) Windows Server
3 89 (18.86%) Windows 10
4 68 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (12.08%) Linux
6 52 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (9.53%) Windows 7
8 25 (5.30%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.12%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.27%) Android
10 6 (1.27%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.27%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.27%) Unix
11 4 (0.85%) CentOS
12 3 (0.64%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.21%) Debian
14 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (32.63%) ITIL
2 92 (19.49%) Problem-Solving
3 82 (17.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 51 (10.81%) Migration
5 44 (9.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 40 (8.47%) Mentoring
7 33 (6.99%) Customer Requirements
8 32 (6.78%) Time Management
9 31 (6.57%) Change Management
10 25 (5.30%) Business Continuity
11 24 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 24 (5.08%) Service Management
12 23 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (4.87%) Project Delivery
12 23 (4.87%) Project Management
13 21 (4.45%) Analytics
13 21 (4.45%) Application Packaging
13 21 (4.45%) Service Delivery
14 20 (4.24%) Identity Management
15 19 (4.03%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 105 (22.25%) PowerShell
2 71 (15.04%) SQL
3 20 (4.24%) C#
4 14 (2.97%) T-SQL
5 11 (2.33%) VBA
6 10 (2.12%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.69%) Python
8 7 (1.48%) VBScript
9 4 (0.85%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.85%) VB
10 3 (0.64%) C
11 2 (0.42%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.42%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.42%) Perl
11 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.42%) Ruby
12 1 (0.21%) C++
Qualifications
1 472 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 216 (45.76%) MCSA
3 146 (30.93%) Cisco Certification
4 129 (27.33%) CCNA
5 107 (22.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 90 (19.07%) MCP
7 76 (16.10%) CCNP
8 68 (14.41%) Degree
9 50 (10.59%) MCITP
10 28 (5.93%) CISSP
11 25 (5.30%) Security Cleared
12 24 (5.08%) SC Cleared
13 21 (4.45%) CompTIA Security+
14 20 (4.24%) VCP5
15 18 (3.81%) MCDST
16 16 (3.39%) Network+ Certification
17 15 (3.18%) A+ Certification
18 12 (2.54%) CCIE
19 11 (2.33%) CCSE
20 10 (2.12%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.20%) SLA
2 21 (4.45%) QA
3 6 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.06%) GDPR
5 2 (0.42%) COBIT
5 2 (0.42%) NIST
5 2 (0.42%) NIST 800
5 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 262 (55.51%) Active Directory
2 88 (18.64%) Hyper-V
3 76 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (14.19%) XenApp
5 43 (9.11%) XenDesktop
6 28 (5.93%) vSphere
7 17 (3.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.27%) Docker
9 5 (1.06%) NFS
9 5 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.06%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.42%) Firmware
12 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 88 (18.64%) SCCM
2 33 (6.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (2.75%) WSUS
4 9 (1.91%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.48%) Terraform
6 6 (1.27%) Ansible
6 6 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (1.27%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.85%) HP UCMDB
7 4 (0.85%) SCOM
8 3 (0.64%) Puppet
9 2 (0.42%) Cacti
9 2 (0.42%) Control-M
9 2 (0.42%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.42%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.42%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.42%) WMI
Vendors
1 306 (64.83%) Microsoft
2 201 (42.58%) VMware
3 123 (26.06%) Cisco
4 99 (20.97%) Citrix
5 48 (10.17%) HP
6 29 (6.14%) NetApp
7 21 (4.45%) Nimble Storage
8 20 (4.24%) Meraki
9 17 (3.60%) Novell
10 15 (3.18%) F5
10 15 (3.18%) Veeam
11 14 (2.97%) Dell
12 13 (2.75%) CheckPoint
12 13 (2.75%) ServiceNow
13 11 (2.33%) Palo Alto
14 10 (2.12%) Bloomberg
14 10 (2.12%) Reuters
14 10 (2.12%) WatchGuard
15 8 (1.69%) CommVault
15 8 (1.69%) Dell Compellent