Period
to

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 July 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 777 540 403
Rank change year-on-year -237 -137 -32
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 139 125 187
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.30% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 1.65% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 125 111 175
10th Percentile £33,125 £30,500 £25,500
25th Percentile £44,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -9.09%
75th Percentile £62,500 £70,000 £63,125
90th Percentile £87,000 £77,500 £83,750
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 14,526 7,572 6,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.99% 18.13% 19.83%
Number of salaries quoted 6,101 5,006 5,001
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £101,250 £100,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -51 22 £57,500 -11.54% 4
East London -49 5 £50,000 +5.26% 2
West London -52 4 £39,908 +20.93% 4
North London - 2 £64,500 -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (68.35%) Windows
3 93 (66.91%) Microsoft
4 77 (55.40%) Azure
5 69 (49.64%) Windows Server
6 65 (46.76%) Active Directory
7 63 (45.32%) Social Skills
8 62 (44.60%) Microsoft 365
9 59 (42.45%) VMware
10 54 (38.85%) PowerShell
11 51 (36.69%) Linux
12 47 (33.81%) Cisco Certification
13 45 (32.37%) Firewall
14 42 (30.22%) Degree
15 41 (29.50%) CCNA
16 39 (28.06%) Cisco
16 39 (28.06%) Finance
17 37 (26.62%) SQL
17 37 (26.62%) SQL Server
18 36 (25.90%) ITIL
18 36 (25.90%) DNS
18 36 (25.90%) DHCP
19 33 (23.74%) MCSA
19 33 (23.74%) AWS
20 32 (23.02%) SAN
21 31 (22.30%) Microsoft Intune
21 31 (22.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 29 (20.86%) VMware Infrastructure
23 28 (20.14%) Azure Active Directory
23 28 (20.14%) Citrix

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 (13.67%) SharePoint
2 15 (10.79%) MS Exchange
3 13 (9.35%) IIS
4 5 (3.60%) Confluence
5 4 (2.88%) Apache
5 4 (2.88%) nginx
5 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (12.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (9.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) Fidessa
Cloud Services
1 77 (55.40%) Azure
2 62 (44.60%) Microsoft 365
3 33 (23.74%) AWS
4 28 (20.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (10.07%) PaaS
6 13 (9.35%) Dynamics 365
6 13 (9.35%) SaaS
7 11 (7.91%) IaaS
8 9 (6.47%) Google Workspace
9 7 (5.04%) Azure DevOps
10 6 (4.32%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (4.32%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (4.32%) GCP
11 5 (3.60%) GitHub
12 4 (2.88%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (2.88%) Azure Storage
12 4 (2.88%) OneDrive
13 3 (2.16%) Cloudflare
14 2 (1.44%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (1.44%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 45 (32.37%) Firewall
2 36 (25.90%) DHCP
2 36 (25.90%) DNS
3 32 (23.02%) SAN
4 23 (16.55%) WAN
5 20 (14.39%) LAN
6 19 (13.67%) VPN
7 16 (11.51%) TCP/IP
8 15 (10.79%) NetScaler
9 13 (9.35%) VLAN
10 12 (8.63%) Wireless
11 10 (7.19%) Junos
12 9 (6.47%) Internet
13 8 (5.76%) VoIP
14 7 (5.04%) Intranet
15 5 (3.60%) Fibre Channel
15 5 (3.60%) iSCSI
15 5 (3.60%) SMTP
15 5 (3.60%) Software-Defined Networking
15 5 (3.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (26.62%) SQL Server
2 22 (15.83%) MySQL
3 20 (14.39%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (9.35%) MongoDB
4 13 (9.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 13 (9.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (9.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (7.91%) Relational Database
6 6 (4.32%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (3.60%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.88%) InfluxDB
9 2 (1.44%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 25 (17.99%) JIRA
2 10 (7.19%) GitLab
3 7 (5.04%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.04%) Subversion
4 6 (4.32%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.32%) TeamCity
5 5 (3.60%) Bitbucket Server
5 5 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.44%) NUnit
8 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket
General
1 63 (45.32%) Social Skills
2 39 (28.06%) Finance
3 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.47%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.04%) Banking
5 7 (5.04%) Documentation Skills
6 5 (3.60%) Back Office
7 4 (2.88%) Advertising
7 4 (2.88%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (2.16%) Law
9 2 (1.44%) Games
9 2 (1.44%) Legal
9 2 (1.44%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.44%) Retail
10 1 (0.72%) French Language
10 1 (0.72%) German Language
10 1 (0.72%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (22.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (13.67%) Support Engineer
3 16 (11.51%) Administrator
3 16 (11.51%) Analyst
4 14 (10.07%) Developer
5 13 (9.35%) DBA
5 13 (9.35%) IT Engineer
5 13 (9.35%) SQL DBA
5 13 (9.35%) SQL Server DBA
6 11 (7.91%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (7.91%) Desktop Support
7 10 (7.19%) .NET Developer
8 9 (6.47%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 8 (5.76%) Agile .NET Developer
9 8 (5.76%) Agile Developer
9 8 (5.76%) Azure Developer
9 8 (5.76%) Desktop Analyst
9 8 (5.76%) IT Support
9 8 (5.76%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (5.04%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.51%) .NET
2 12 (8.63%) .NET Framework
3 7 (5.04%) .NET Core
4 5 (3.60%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (3.60%) Web Services
5 4 (2.88%) 802.1X
6 3 (2.16%) RESTful
7 2 (1.44%) CSS
7 2 (1.44%) HTML
7 2 (1.44%) HTML5
7 2 (1.44%) jQuery
7 2 (1.44%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (1.44%) React
8 1 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.72%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.07%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.35%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.63%) Replication
4 8 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (5.04%) Public Cloud
6 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (3.60%) Raspberry Pi
8 4 (2.88%) CMDB
8 4 (2.88%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.44%) AS400
9 2 (1.44%) Clustering
9 2 (1.44%) iSeries
9 2 (1.44%) NHS
10 1 (0.72%) Eurex
10 1 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.72%) Handset
10 1 (0.72%) PKI
10 1 (0.72%) PMI
10 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (68.35%) Windows
2 69 (49.64%) Windows Server
3 51 (36.69%) Linux
4 23 (16.55%) Windows 10
5 18 (12.95%) Unix
6 14 (10.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (7.19%) Ubuntu
8 9 (6.47%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (5.76%) CentOS
10 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (3.60%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.88%) Amazon Linux
13 3 (2.16%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.16%) Debian
13 3 (2.16%) Mac OS
13 3 (2.16%) Mac OS X
13 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.72%) SUSE
14 1 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.90%) ITIL
2 31 (22.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (17.27%) Computer Science
4 22 (15.83%) Project Delivery
5 20 (14.39%) Agile
5 20 (14.39%) DevOps
6 17 (12.23%) Performance Monitoring
7 15 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (10.07%) Configuration Management
8 14 (10.07%) CRM
8 14 (10.07%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (10.07%) Mentoring
9 13 (9.35%) Database Security
9 13 (9.35%) Defect Tracking
9 13 (9.35%) ERP
9 13 (9.35%) Project Management
9 13 (9.35%) SDLC
10 12 (8.63%) Service Delivery
11 11 (7.91%) Change Management
11 11 (7.91%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 54 (38.85%) PowerShell
2 37 (26.62%) SQL
3 18 (12.95%) Python
4 13 (9.35%) Bash
4 13 (9.35%) Shell Script
5 6 (4.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.60%) Go
6 5 (3.60%) Java
6 5 (3.60%) Perl
6 5 (3.60%) Ruby
7 4 (2.88%) C#
8 2 (1.44%) VB
8 2 (1.44%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 139 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (33.81%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (30.22%) Degree
4 41 (29.50%) CCNA
5 33 (23.74%) MCSA
6 21 (15.11%) MCITP
7 15 (10.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (9.35%) CCNP
8 13 (9.35%) JNCIA
9 12 (8.63%) MCSD
10 11 (7.91%) HNC
10 11 (7.91%) HND
10 11 (7.91%) MCP
11 10 (7.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (5.04%) AWS Certification
12 7 (5.04%) MCDST
13 6 (4.32%) CEH
13 6 (4.32%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (3.60%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (3.60%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.51%) SLA
2 9 (6.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (2.16%) QA
5 2 (1.44%) DICOM
5 2 (1.44%) GDPR
5 2 (1.44%) HL7
5 2 (1.44%) MiFID
5 2 (1.44%) NIST
5 2 (1.44%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (46.76%) Active Directory
2 29 (20.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.23%) Hyper-V
4 14 (10.07%) XenApp
5 8 (5.76%) vSphere
6 7 (5.04%) Docker
7 6 (4.32%) BitLocker
7 6 (4.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.88%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.16%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (1.44%) Firmware
11 1 (0.72%) NFS
11 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 31 (22.30%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (8.63%) SCCM
3 11 (7.91%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (7.19%) ZABBIX
5 7 (5.04%) Kubernetes
5 7 (5.04%) Puppet
6 6 (4.32%) Ansible
6 6 (4.32%) Backup Exec
7 5 (3.60%) CASB
7 5 (3.60%) Terraform
8 4 (2.88%) Grafana
8 4 (2.88%) HAProxy
8 4 (2.88%) Kibana
8 4 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.88%) Packer
8 4 (2.88%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.44%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.44%) Rundeck
9 2 (1.44%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.72%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 93 (66.91%) Microsoft
2 59 (42.45%) VMware
3 39 (28.06%) Cisco
4 28 (20.14%) Citrix
5 21 (15.11%) Veeam
6 20 (14.39%) Oracle
7 15 (10.79%) HP
8 12 (8.63%) Google
8 12 (8.63%) Red Hat
9 11 (7.91%) Dell
9 11 (7.91%) Meraki
10 10 (7.19%) CheckPoint
10 10 (7.19%) Juniper
11 9 (6.47%) Apple
11 9 (6.47%) IBM
12 8 (5.76%) Avaya
12 8 (5.76%) EqualLogic
12 8 (5.76%) Zscaler
13 6 (4.32%) Bloomberg
13 6 (4.32%) Reuters