Period
to 24 March 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 24 March 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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 354 324 378
Rank change year-on-year -30 +54 -82
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 509 714 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.83% 1.02% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.88% 4.49% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 457 619 476
London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £67,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 13,131 15,902 16,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.45% 22.78% 24.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9,727 12,516 13,472
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -3.23%

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -14 102 £50,000 +11.11% 1
West London +43 57 £53,750 +53.57% 4
South London -22 16 £47,500 +8.57%
East London +20 10 £32,750 -13.82% 1
North London +11 5 £54,000 +20.00%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 509 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 396 (77.80%) Microsoft
3 329 (64.64%) Windows
4 266 (52.26%) Active Directory
5 233 (45.78%) VMware
6 210 (41.26%) Office 365
7 195 (38.31%) Windows Server
8 194 (38.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 182 (35.76%) Cisco
10 168 (33.01%) ITIL
11 159 (31.24%) Cisco Certification
12 152 (29.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 134 (26.33%) Firewall
14 133 (26.13%) MCSA
14 133 (26.13%) MS Exchange
15 131 (25.74%) Citrix
16 129 (25.34%) CCNA
17 123 (24.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 113 (22.20%) SQL Server
19 111 (21.81%) Finance
19 111 (21.81%) Windows Server 2012
20 105 (20.63%) HP
20 105 (20.63%) PowerShell
21 102 (20.04%) SQL
22 97 (19.06%) Linux
23 91 (17.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 89 (17.49%) Problem-Solving
25 88 (17.29%) Hyper-V
26 85 (16.70%) vSphere
27 84 (16.50%) LAN

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
1 133 (26.13%) MS Exchange
2 73 (14.34%) SharePoint
3 65 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 55 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (5.11%) IIS
5 26 (5.11%) Skype for Business
6 19 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.98%) CMS
9 5 (0.98%) Commerce Server
10 4 (0.79%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.59%) Apache
11 3 (0.59%) Confluence
11 3 (0.59%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 80 (15.72%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.59%) 3ds Max
3 3 (0.59%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) Revit
Business Applications
1 28 (5.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.79%) Infor SunSystems
4 3 (0.59%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.59%) Lawson
4 3 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.39%) Aareon QL
5 2 (0.39%) Academy Housing
5 2 (0.39%) MIS ActiveH
5 2 (0.39%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.39%) OPENHousing
5 2 (0.39%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.20%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 210 (41.26%) Office 365
2 194 (38.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (14.54%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (5.11%) PaaS
5 22 (4.32%) SaaS
6 20 (3.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (3.73%) IaaS
8 12 (2.36%) OneDrive
9 11 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.79%) GitHub
12 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.39%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.20%) Route 53
14 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 134 (26.33%) Firewall
2 84 (16.50%) LAN
3 81 (15.91%) SAN
4 80 (15.72%) WAN
5 77 (15.13%) DNS
6 65 (12.77%) DHCP
7 58 (11.39%) TCP/IP
8 46 (9.04%) VPN
9 41 (8.06%) VLAN
10 31 (6.09%) Wireless
11 24 (4.72%) VoIP
12 23 (4.52%) NAS
13 21 (4.13%) Internet
14 19 (3.73%) Skype
15 18 (3.54%) Network Security
16 14 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (2.55%) NetScaler
17 13 (2.55%) Remote Desktop
18 12 (2.36%) BGP
18 12 (2.36%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (22.20%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.16%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 11 (2.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 11 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (1.96%) Power BI
8 5 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.59%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.39%) MySQL
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (2.55%) MSI
2 9 (1.77%) InstallShield
3 8 (1.57%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.38%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (1.18%) MSTest
5 6 (1.18%) NUnit
5 6 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (1.18%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.98%) JIRA
7 4 (0.79%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.39%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.20%) FishEye
9 1 (0.20%) FogBugz
9 1 (0.20%) Redmine
General
1 111 (21.81%) Finance
2 40 (7.86%) Banking
3 34 (6.68%) Legal
4 29 (5.70%) Law
5 13 (2.55%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.36%) Retail
7 11 (2.16%) Front Office
7 11 (2.16%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.18%) Military
9 4 (0.79%) Advertising
9 4 (0.79%) Back Office
9 4 (0.79%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.39%) Billing
10 2 (0.39%) Games
10 2 (0.39%) Marketing
10 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (16.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 80 (15.72%) Support Engineer
3 62 (12.18%) Analyst
4 41 (8.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 40 (7.86%) 3rd Line Support
6 38 (7.47%) Administrator
7 33 (6.48%) Architect
8 32 (6.29%) Technical Engineer
9 31 (6.09%) Consultant
10 30 (5.89%) IT Engineer
11 29 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 29 (5.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 29 (5.70%) Technical Support
12 27 (5.30%) Network Engineer
12 27 (5.30%) Server Engineer
12 27 (5.30%) Systems Administrator
13 25 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
14 24 (4.72%) Technical Support Engineer
14 24 (4.72%) Windows Engineer
15 23 (4.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.91%) .NET
2 14 (2.75%) HTML
2 14 (2.75%) Web Services
3 10 (1.96%) WSH
4 8 (1.57%) jQuery
5 7 (1.38%) COM
6 6 (1.18%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.18%) CSS
6 6 (1.18%) Software Packaging
6 6 (1.18%) WCF
7 5 (0.98%) JSON
7 5 (0.98%) XML
8 4 (0.79%) ADO
8 4 (0.79%) HTML5
8 4 (0.79%) OLE DB
9 2 (0.39%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.39%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.39%) WPF
9 2 (0.39%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.66%) Management Information System
2 38 (7.47%) Clustering
3 32 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (6.29%) Data Centre
4 23 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (2.55%) Wiki
6 12 (2.36%) PKI
7 11 (2.16%) Replication
8 9 (1.77%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.77%) Fintech
9 8 (1.57%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.57%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.57%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.38%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 7 (1.38%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.18%) Cloud Native
11 6 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.98%) HP Storage
12 5 (0.98%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 329 (64.64%) Windows
2 195 (38.31%) Windows Server
3 111 (21.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 97 (19.06%) Linux
5 83 (16.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 78 (15.32%) Windows 10
7 60 (11.79%) Windows 7
8 24 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (2.95%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.57%) Android
11 8 (1.57%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.18%) Unix
13 5 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.79%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.59%) VMS
16 2 (0.39%) CentOS
16 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (33.01%) ITIL
2 91 (17.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 89 (17.49%) Problem-Solving
4 67 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
5 47 (9.23%) Computer Science
5 47 (9.23%) Migration
6 43 (8.45%) CRM
7 41 (8.06%) Project Management
8 36 (7.07%) Time Management
9 34 (6.68%) Presales
10 31 (6.09%) Root Cause Analysis
11 27 (5.30%) DevOps
11 27 (5.30%) Mentoring
12 26 (5.11%) Line Management
12 26 (5.11%) Service Management
13 25 (4.91%) Information Security
14 24 (4.72%) ITIL V3
15 23 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (4.52%) Data Management
15 23 (4.52%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (20.63%) PowerShell
2 102 (20.04%) SQL
3 25 (4.91%) VBScript
4 18 (3.54%) C#
5 14 (2.75%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.16%) Java
7 9 (1.77%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.77%) Python
8 6 (1.18%) Ruby
8 6 (1.18%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.79%) C
9 4 (0.79%) PHP
10 3 (0.59%) Perl
10 3 (0.59%) VB
11 1 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 509 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 159 (31.24%) Cisco Certification
3 133 (26.13%) MCSA
4 129 (25.34%) CCNA
5 123 (24.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 83 (16.31%) MCP
7 77 (15.13%) Degree
8 55 (10.81%) CCNP
9 45 (8.84%) CISSP
10 35 (6.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 26 (5.11%) MCITP
12 24 (4.72%) VCP6
13 21 (4.13%) Citrix Certification
14 19 (3.73%) RHCE
15 18 (3.54%) AWS Certification
16 16 (3.14%) CCA
17 12 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (2.36%) MCT
17 12 (2.36%) Security Cleared
17 12 (2.36%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.47%) SLA
2 25 (4.91%) QA
3 18 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.77%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 7 (1.38%) NIST 800
6 4 (0.79%) GDPR
6 4 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 266 (52.26%) Active Directory
2 152 (29.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (17.29%) Hyper-V
4 85 (16.70%) vSphere
5 72 (14.15%) XenApp
6 23 (4.52%) XenDesktop
7 21 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (2.16%) Docker
9 11 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (1.77%) BitLocker
11 8 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.18%) DFS Replication
12 6 (1.18%) vCloud
13 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.98%) NFS
13 5 (0.98%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.98%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.79%) Firmware
15 2 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 77 (15.13%) SCCM
2 46 (9.04%) Backup Exec
3 19 (3.73%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (3.14%) Puppet
5 15 (2.95%) vCenter Server
6 14 (2.75%) Failover Clustering
7 11 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (2.16%) Terraform
8 10 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.96%) WSUS
9 9 (1.77%) Kubernetes
9 9 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (1.38%) Ansible
10 7 (1.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 6 (1.18%) Scalr
11 6 (1.18%) SCOM
11 6 (1.18%) WMI
12 5 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.98%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 396 (77.80%) Microsoft
2 233 (45.78%) VMware
3 182 (35.76%) Cisco
4 131 (25.74%) Citrix
5 105 (20.63%) HP
6 79 (15.52%) Dell
7 51 (10.02%) EMC
8 50 (9.82%) NetApp
9 33 (6.48%) Kaseya
10 26 (5.11%) Veritas
11 24 (4.72%) Nimble Storage
12 21 (4.13%) CheckPoint
12 21 (4.13%) Symantec
13 18 (3.54%) Veeam
14 17 (3.34%) Oracle
15 15 (2.95%) Ivanti
16 12 (2.36%) F5
16 12 (2.36%) WatchGuard
17 11 (2.16%) SolarWinds
17 11 (2.16%) Zerto