Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 321 311
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 -77
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 779 746 962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.04% 0.98% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.63% 4.08% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 582 658 880
London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16842 18300 22763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.42% 24.07% 25.68%
Number of salaries quoted 12580 15190 18572
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.80% +7.00%
10th Percentile £30,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -22 146 £42,500 - 6
West London -7 48 £35,000 -17.65% 3
South London +14 28 £40,000 -20.00% 3
North London +17 16 £45,000 +38.46% 1
East London -4 6 £45,000 +16.13% 2
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 779 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 600 (77.02%) Microsoft
3 580 (74.45%) Windows
4 482 (61.87%) Active Directory
5 422 (54.17%) VMware
6 349 (44.80%) ITIL
7 299 (38.38%) MS Exchange
8 269 (34.53%) Windows Server
9 262 (33.63%) Citrix
10 261 (33.50%) MCSA
11 245 (31.45%) Finance
12 226 (29.01%) Cisco Certification
13 225 (28.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 220 (28.24%) SCCM
15 212 (27.21%) CCNA
16 210 (26.96%) Office 365
17 208 (26.70%) Microsoft Office
18 188 (24.13%) XenApp
19 187 (24.01%) Windows 7
19 187 (24.01%) Exchange Server 2010
20 175 (22.46%) Hyper-V
20 175 (22.46%) Banking
21 165 (21.18%) Cisco
21 165 (21.18%) Microsoft Azure
22 164 (21.05%) XenDesktop
23 163 (20.92%) Windows Server 2012
24 159 (20.41%) Citrix Certification
25 158 (20.28%) Service Management
26 155 (19.90%) Skype for Business
27 154 (19.77%) Asset Management

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
1 299 (38.38%) MS Exchange
2 187 (24.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 155 (19.90%) Skype for Business
4 85 (10.91%) SharePoint
5 48 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 35 (4.49%) IIS
7 25 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.90%) Apache
9 7 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.77%) Confluence
10 6 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.39%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.39%) nginx
13 2 (0.26%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.13%) CMS
14 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 208 (26.70%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.26%) Maya
4 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.26%) Eikon
3 2 (0.26%) Relativity
4 1 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 210 (26.96%) Office 365
2 165 (21.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 143 (18.36%) IaaS
4 68 (8.73%) Amazon AWS
5 36 (4.62%) PaaS
6 29 (3.72%) SaaS
7 24 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (1.54%) G Suite
9 9 (1.16%) Mimecast
10 8 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.77%) Yammer
12 5 (0.64%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.13%) Slack
14 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 153 (19.64%) Firewall
2 144 (18.49%) DNS
2 144 (18.49%) Skype
3 115 (14.76%) SAN
4 110 (14.12%) DHCP
5 77 (9.88%) LAN
6 75 (9.63%) TCP/IP
7 73 (9.37%) WAN
8 61 (7.83%) VPN
9 43 (5.52%) Internet
10 33 (4.24%) VoIP
11 29 (3.72%) NAS
12 24 (3.08%) VLAN
12 24 (3.08%) Wireless
13 22 (2.82%) Unified Communications
14 20 (2.57%) Remote Desktop
15 18 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (2.05%) iSCSI
17 15 (1.93%) SSL
18 13 (1.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (17.20%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 19 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
3 19 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.28%) Power BI
7 8 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.90%) MySQL
8 7 (0.90%) OLAP
8 7 (0.90%) OLTP
8 7 (0.90%) QlikView
9 5 (0.64%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.64%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.51%) Big Data
10 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.39%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (1.41%) JIRA
2 10 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (0.90%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.39%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.39%) CodeSonar
5 3 (0.39%) git-flow
5 3 (0.39%) Robot Framework
5 3 (0.39%) Selenium
5 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.26%) Redmine
7 1 (0.13%) MSI
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.13%) Subversion
7 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.13%) WinDbg
General
1 245 (31.45%) Finance
2 175 (22.46%) Banking
3 150 (19.26%) Investment Banking
4 133 (17.07%) Retail Banking
5 36 (4.62%) Law
6 23 (2.95%) Legal
7 13 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.90%) Retail
9 6 (0.77%) Advertising
10 5 (0.64%) Publishing
11 3 (0.39%) Front Office
12 2 (0.26%) Back Office
13 1 (0.13%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Marketing
13 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 134 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 114 (14.63%) Support Engineer
3 87 (11.17%) Analyst
4 79 (10.14%) IT Support
5 72 (9.24%) 2nd Line Support
6 68 (8.73%) IT Engineer
7 61 (7.83%) Desktop Support
8 55 (7.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 53 (6.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 52 (6.68%) Head of Support
11 49 (6.29%) Systems Engineer
12 46 (5.91%) Support Analyst
13 42 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 37 (4.75%) 3rd Line Support
15 36 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
16 34 (4.36%) Windows Engineer
17 33 (4.24%) Architect
17 33 (4.24%) Server Engineer
18 32 (4.11%) IT Support Engineer
18 32 (4.11%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.31%) .NET
2 12 (1.54%) Web Services
3 10 (1.28%) ASP.NET
4 7 (0.90%) MDX
5 6 (0.77%) Velocity
6 5 (0.64%) Java EE
6 5 (0.64%) STL
7 4 (0.51%) JSON
8 3 (0.39%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.39%) Django
8 3 (0.39%) HTML
8 3 (0.39%) LAMP
8 3 (0.39%) Node.js
8 3 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.39%) REST
8 3 (0.39%) SOAP
8 3 (0.39%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.39%) Spring MVC
9 2 (0.26%) CSS
10 1 (0.13%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 117 (15.02%) Blackberry
2 111 (14.25%) User Experience
3 87 (11.17%) Data Centre
4 75 (9.63%) Computer Science
5 33 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (3.59%) Public Cloud
7 25 (3.21%) Management Information System
8 23 (2.95%) Replication
9 21 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
10 20 (2.57%) Clustering
11 18 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
12 17 (2.18%) Smartphone
13 15 (1.93%) Driving Licence
14 11 (1.41%) iPad
15 10 (1.28%) Private Cloud
16 8 (1.03%) Fat Client
16 8 (1.03%) Hedge funds
16 8 (1.03%) PMI
16 8 (1.03%) Spread Betting
16 8 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 580 (74.45%) Windows
2 269 (34.53%) Windows Server
3 187 (24.01%) Windows 7
4 163 (20.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 148 (19.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 132 (16.94%) Windows 10
7 125 (16.05%) Android
8 120 (15.40%) Mac OS X
9 117 (15.02%) Apple iOS
10 99 (12.71%) Linux
11 39 (5.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 36 (4.62%) Windows 8
13 27 (3.47%) Windows XP
14 22 (2.82%) Windows 2000 Server
15 21 (2.70%) Unix
16 14 (1.80%) Debian
17 11 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (1.16%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.77%) CentOS
20 5 (0.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (44.80%) ITIL
2 158 (20.28%) Service Management
3 154 (19.77%) Asset Management
4 140 (17.97%) Wealth Management
5 69 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 58 (7.45%) Problem Management
7 47 (6.03%) Knowledge Management
8 45 (5.78%) Service Delivery
9 41 (5.26%) Time Management
10 36 (4.62%) Project Management
11 34 (4.36%) High Availability
12 33 (4.24%) Application Virtualisation
12 33 (4.24%) Migration
13 31 (3.98%) ITIL V3
14 30 (3.85%) PRINCE2
15 29 (3.72%) Kalman Filter
16 25 (3.21%) Configuration Management
17 24 (3.08%) Line Management
17 24 (3.08%) Patch Management
17 24 (3.08%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 116 (14.89%) PowerShell
2 95 (12.20%) SQL
3 20 (2.57%) Java
3 20 (2.57%) JavaScript
4 13 (1.67%) C#
5 10 (1.28%) Bash Shell
5 10 (1.28%) C
6 9 (1.16%) VBScript
7 8 (1.03%) C++
8 7 (0.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 7 (0.90%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.64%) Objective-C
9 5 (0.64%) PHP
9 5 (0.64%) Python
9 5 (0.64%) VB
9 5 (0.64%) VBA
10 4 (0.51%) AWK
10 4 (0.51%) Perl
10 4 (0.51%) sed
10 4 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 779 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 261 (33.50%) MCSA
3 226 (29.01%) Cisco Certification
4 212 (27.21%) CCNA
5 159 (20.41%) Citrix Certification
6 136 (17.46%) CCA
7 134 (17.20%) MCP
8 111 (14.25%) Degree
9 101 (12.97%) MCITP
10 86 (11.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 62 (7.96%) CCNP
12 36 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
13 25 (3.21%) A+ Certification
14 24 (3.08%) CCEA
15 23 (2.95%) MCTS
16 21 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
17 17 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (2.18%) MCDST
17 17 (2.18%) MOS
18 15 (1.93%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.19%) SLA
2 14 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.67%) QA
4 6 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.64%) NEBOSH
6 4 (0.51%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.39%) PMO
7 3 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 482 (61.87%) Active Directory
2 225 (28.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (24.13%) XenApp
4 175 (22.46%) Hyper-V
5 164 (21.05%) XenDesktop
6 86 (11.04%) vSphere
7 60 (7.70%) VMware ESXi
8 43 (5.52%) XenServer
9 36 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (1.28%) BitLocker
13 9 (1.16%) Docker
13 9 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (1.03%) Xen
15 7 (0.90%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.77%) VMware NSX
17 3 (0.39%) NFS
18 2 (0.26%) Firmware
18 2 (0.26%) Samba
Systems Management
1 220 (28.24%) SCCM
2 103 (13.22%) AirWatch
3 31 (3.98%) Puppet
4 29 (3.72%) SCOM
5 25 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (2.57%) Backup Exec
7 19 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 17 (2.18%) Microsoft Clustering
9 15 (1.93%) Nagios
10 14 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (1.54%) vCenter Server
12 9 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (1.03%) vRealize
14 7 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.90%) SCSM
15 6 (0.77%) Ansible
15 6 (0.77%) EdgeSight
15 6 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 5 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
16 5 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 600 (77.02%) Microsoft
2 422 (54.17%) VMware
3 262 (33.63%) Citrix
4 165 (21.18%) Cisco
5 128 (16.43%) Apple
6 115 (14.76%) AppSense
6 115 (14.76%) McAfee
7 108 (13.86%) ServiceNow
8 48 (6.16%) HP
9 41 (5.26%) Dell
10 30 (3.85%) EMC
11 29 (3.72%) NetApp
12 27 (3.47%) CheckPoint
13 24 (3.08%) Red Hat
14 22 (2.82%) Mitel
14 22 (2.82%) Symantec
14 22 (2.82%) Veeam
15 21 (2.70%) Avaya
15 21 (2.70%) Juniper
16 19 (2.44%) Google