Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 380 356 358
Rank change year-on-year -24 +2 -28
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 93 474 590
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.85% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 4.20% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 86 420 525
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +15.79% +11.76%
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,105 £26,450
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 4,091 11,279 15,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.38% 20.22% 22.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3,082 8,432 11,529
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £110,000 £95,000 £94,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +112 26 £32,500 -38.10% 5
East London +26 5 £40,000 -11.11%
West London +16 4 £50,000 - 2
South London +38 2 £40,750 -12.37%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 93 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (86.02%) Microsoft
3 65 (69.89%) Windows
4 56 (60.22%) Azure
5 51 (54.84%) Office 365
6 43 (46.24%) Active Directory
7 38 (40.86%) VMware
8 37 (39.78%) Windows Server
9 35 (37.63%) Windows 10
10 29 (31.18%) Hyper-V
11 28 (30.11%) Firewall
12 27 (29.03%) DNS
12 27 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (29.03%) MCSA
12 27 (29.03%) SCCM
13 25 (26.88%) DHCP
13 25 (26.88%) MCP
14 24 (25.81%) ITIL
14 24 (25.81%) Cisco
14 24 (25.81%) Degree
14 24 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (24.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 22 (23.66%) SQL
16 22 (23.66%) Finance
17 21 (22.58%) IaaS
18 20 (21.51%) Windows Server 2012
18 20 (21.51%) CCNA
18 20 (21.51%) PowerShell
18 20 (21.51%) Windows 7
18 20 (21.51%) PaaS

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 19 (20.43%) SharePoint
2 13 (13.98%) MS Exchange
3 9 (9.68%) Skype for Business
4 8 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (8.60%) IIS
5 7 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.15%) Apache
6 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.08%) Drupal
7 1 (1.08%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (18.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.08%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 56 (60.22%) Azure
2 51 (54.84%) Office 365
3 21 (22.58%) IaaS
4 20 (21.51%) PaaS
5 18 (19.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (11.83%) AWS
7 5 (5.38%) Mimecast
7 5 (5.38%) SaaS
8 3 (3.23%) Amazon S3
8 3 (3.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (3.23%) GCP
9 2 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (2.15%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (2.15%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (2.15%) G Suite
9 2 (2.15%) GitHub
10 1 (1.08%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (1.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (30.11%) Firewall
2 27 (29.03%) DNS
3 25 (26.88%) DHCP
4 18 (19.35%) Internet
5 14 (15.05%) SAN
6 12 (12.90%) LAN
6 12 (12.90%) TCP/IP
7 11 (11.83%) NetScaler
7 11 (11.83%) VPN
8 9 (9.68%) Skype
8 9 (9.68%) WAN
9 8 (8.60%) VLAN
10 7 (7.53%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (7.53%) VoIP
11 5 (5.38%) DKIM
11 5 (5.38%) Intranet
11 5 (5.38%) IPsec
11 5 (5.38%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (4.30%) iSCSI
12 4 (4.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.53%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.15%) MySQL
4 1 (1.08%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Bitbucket
1 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (23.66%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Law
2 5 (5.38%) Retail
3 3 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Back Office
4 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.15%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.08%) Legal
5 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (20.43%) Consultant
2 17 (18.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (15.05%) Support Engineer
4 11 (11.83%) Desktop Support
4 11 (11.83%) Security Engineer
5 10 (10.75%) IT Support
6 8 (8.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.45%) Deskside Support
9 5 (5.38%) Active Directory Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Exchange Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Technical Leader
9 5 (5.38%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Windows Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.45%) Web Services
2 3 (3.23%) WSH
3 2 (2.15%) LAMP
3 2 (2.15%) ODBC
4 1 (1.08%) Django
4 1 (1.08%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.28%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.90%) Clustering
2 12 (12.90%) CMDB
3 9 (9.68%) Public Cloud
4 6 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (6.45%) Private Cloud
5 5 (5.38%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.30%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.15%) AS400
7 2 (2.15%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (2.15%) iPhone
7 2 (2.15%) PKI
8 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.08%) Replication
8 1 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 65 (69.89%) Windows
2 37 (39.78%) Windows Server
3 35 (37.63%) Windows 10
4 20 (21.51%) Windows 7
4 20 (21.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (15.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (12.90%) Linux
7 12 (12.90%) Windows XP
8 8 (8.60%) Windows 8
9 6 (6.45%) Unix
9 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.15%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.08%) Android
11 1 (1.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.81%) ITIL
2 23 (24.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (17.20%) Migration
4 12 (12.90%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (10.75%) Server Management
6 9 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (9.68%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (8.60%) ITIL V3
7 8 (8.60%) Network Load Balancing
7 8 (8.60%) Presales
7 8 (8.60%) PRINCE2
8 7 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (7.53%) Patch Management
9 6 (6.45%) Change Management
9 6 (6.45%) Task Automation
10 5 (5.38%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (5.38%) ITSM
10 5 (5.38%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (5.38%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.66%) SQL
2 20 (21.51%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.23%) VBScript
4 2 (2.15%) C
4 2 (2.15%) PHP
4 2 (2.15%) Python
5 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (29.03%) MCSA
3 25 (26.88%) MCP
4 24 (25.81%) Degree
5 20 (21.51%) CCNA
6 14 (15.05%) SC Cleared
6 14 (15.05%) Security Cleared
7 12 (12.90%) CTC Cleared
7 12 (12.90%) MCITP
8 11 (11.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (9.68%) CCNP
10 8 (8.60%) MCT
11 6 (6.45%) CISSP
11 6 (6.45%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (4.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (4.30%) RHCE
13 4 (4.30%) RHCSA
13 4 (4.30%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (46.24%) Active Directory
2 29 (31.18%) Hyper-V
3 24 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (7.53%) vSphere
5 3 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.15%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.08%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (29.03%) SCCM
2 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (7.53%) SCOM
5 6 (6.45%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (5.38%) Backup Exec
7 3 (3.23%) WSUS
8 2 (2.15%) Nagios
8 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.15%) Scalr
8 2 (2.15%) Terraform
9 1 (1.08%) cPanel
9 1 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (1.08%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 80 (86.02%) Microsoft
2 38 (40.86%) VMware
3 24 (25.81%) Cisco
4 19 (20.43%) Dell
4 19 (20.43%) HP
5 14 (15.05%) Citrix
6 8 (8.60%) Palo Alto
7 6 (6.45%) Zerto
8 5 (5.38%) EMC
8 5 (5.38%) Google
8 5 (5.38%) Splunk
9 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.23%) Avaya
11 2 (2.15%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.15%) hybris
11 2 (2.15%) Lotus
11 2 (2.15%) McAfee
11 2 (2.15%) RightScale
11 2 (2.15%) Sybase
11 2 (2.15%) TOWER Software