Period
to 27 November 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 397 345 374
Rank change year-on-year -52 +29 -52
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 89 481 551
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.89% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.10% 4.45% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 87 433 506
Median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £28,150 £30,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £83,000 £76,250 £68,750
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 4,248 10,797 14,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.38% 19.88% 21.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3,370 8,208 11,035
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £40,000 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £95,000
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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +88 20 £59,250 +12.86% 10
East London +22 5 £40,000 -5.88% 1
South London +39 4 £57,500 +23.66% 2
West London +19 3 £61,250 +2.08% 3
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (79.78%) Microsoft
3 55 (61.80%) Windows
4 50 (56.18%) Office 365
5 46 (51.69%) Azure
6 39 (43.82%) Active Directory
7 30 (33.71%) VMware
7 30 (33.71%) Windows Server
7 30 (33.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 27 (30.34%) SCCM
9 26 (29.21%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (29.21%) Windows 10
10 25 (28.09%) ITIL
11 24 (26.97%) Degree
11 24 (26.97%) Hyper-V
12 23 (25.84%) Microsoft Office
12 23 (25.84%) Firewall
13 21 (23.60%) Finance
13 21 (23.60%) SQL
13 21 (23.60%) CCNA
14 20 (22.47%) MCSA
14 20 (22.47%) SharePoint
14 20 (22.47%) PowerShell
15 19 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (21.35%) Cisco
16 18 (20.22%) Cybersecurity
17 17 (19.10%) DNS
17 17 (19.10%) MCP
17 17 (19.10%) SQL Server
18 16 (17.98%) AWS

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 20 (22.47%) SharePoint
2 11 (12.36%) MS Exchange
3 8 (8.99%) Skype for Business
4 7 (7.87%) IIS
5 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.25%) Apache
6 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.25%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.12%) Drupal
7 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.12%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (25.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (56.18%) Office 365
2 46 (51.69%) Azure
3 16 (17.98%) AWS
4 13 (14.61%) IaaS
4 13 (14.61%) PaaS
5 11 (12.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (7.87%) SaaS
7 4 (4.49%) Amazon S3
8 3 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (3.37%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (3.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (3.37%) GCP
9 2 (2.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (2.25%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (2.25%) G Suite
9 2 (2.25%) GitHub
10 1 (1.12%) CloudFront
10 1 (1.12%) Mimecast
10 1 (1.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.84%) Firewall
2 17 (19.10%) DNS
3 14 (15.73%) DHCP
4 8 (8.99%) Network Security
4 8 (8.99%) Skype
5 7 (7.87%) Internet
5 7 (7.87%) SAN
6 5 (5.62%) LAN
6 5 (5.62%) NetScaler
6 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.62%) VoIP
6 5 (5.62%) VPN
6 5 (5.62%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (4.49%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (4.49%) iSCSI
7 4 (4.49%) Wireless
8 3 (3.37%) Unified Communications
8 3 (3.37%) VLAN
8 3 (3.37%) WAN
9 2 (2.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.74%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.25%) MySQL
4 1 (1.12%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Bitbucket
1 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.12%) JIRA
General
1 21 (23.60%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Financial Institution
2 5 (5.62%) Mandarin Language
3 4 (4.49%) Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Law
3 4 (4.49%) Retail
4 2 (2.25%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (24.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 22 (24.72%) Security Engineer
2 11 (12.36%) Consultant
3 9 (10.11%) Desktop Support
3 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 9 (10.11%) IT Support
4 7 (7.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (7.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.87%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Azure Consultant
6 5 (5.62%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Information Security Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Deskside Support
7 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Consultant
8 3 (3.37%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) Web Services
2 3 (3.37%) WSH
3 2 (2.25%) LAMP
4 1 (1.12%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.24%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (10.11%) CMDB
3 9 (10.11%) Private Cloud
3 9 (10.11%) Public Cloud
4 7 (7.87%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.49%) Clustering
6 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.12%) iPhone
8 1 (1.12%) PKI
8 1 (1.12%) Replication
8 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (61.80%) Windows
2 30 (33.71%) Windows Server
3 26 (29.21%) Windows 10
4 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (11.24%) Linux
6 10 (11.24%) Windows 7
7 8 (8.99%) Windows XP
8 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (5.62%) Unix
11 3 (3.37%) Mac OS X
11 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.12%) Android
12 1 (1.12%) CentOS
12 1 (1.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 25 (28.09%) ITIL
3 18 (20.22%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (16.85%) Migration
5 11 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (12.36%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (11.24%) Patch Management
6 10 (11.24%) Presales
6 10 (11.24%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (10.11%) Service Management
8 8 (8.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (8.99%) Server Management
9 7 (7.87%) Architecture Roadmap
9 7 (7.87%) Cyber Resilience
9 7 (7.87%) Information Security
9 7 (7.87%) IT Strategy
9 7 (7.87%) ITIL V3
9 7 (7.87%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (7.87%) PRINCE2
9 7 (7.87%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.60%) SQL
2 20 (22.47%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.37%) Python
3 3 (3.37%) VBScript
4 2 (2.25%) C
4 2 (2.25%) PHP
5 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (29.21%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (26.97%) Degree
4 21 (23.60%) CCNA
5 20 (22.47%) MCSA
6 17 (19.10%) MCP
7 12 (13.48%) CompTIA Security+
7 12 (13.48%) RHCE
7 12 (13.48%) SSCP
8 11 (12.36%) CCNP
8 11 (12.36%) MCITP
8 11 (12.36%) RHCSA
9 10 (11.24%) SC Cleared
9 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
10 9 (10.11%) CISSP
11 8 (8.99%) CTC Cleared
12 7 (7.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (6.74%) MCT
14 4 (4.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (3.37%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (43.82%) Active Directory
2 24 (26.97%) Hyper-V
3 19 (21.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.74%) XenApp
5 5 (5.62%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.49%) vSphere
7 2 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.25%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.12%) Docker
8 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (30.34%) SCCM
2 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.37%) Terraform
5 2 (2.25%) Nagios
5 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.25%) Scalr
5 2 (2.25%) SCOM
6 1 (1.12%) Ansible
6 1 (1.12%) cPanel
6 1 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.12%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.12%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.12%) Nessus
6 1 (1.12%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.12%) Puppet
6 1 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (79.78%) Microsoft
2 30 (33.71%) VMware
3 19 (21.35%) Cisco
4 13 (14.61%) Citrix
4 13 (14.61%) Palo Alto
5 11 (12.36%) Red Hat
6 10 (11.24%) Dell
7 9 (10.11%) HP
8 5 (5.62%) Google
8 5 (5.62%) Splunk
8 5 (5.62%) Veeam
9 4 (4.49%) Avaya
9 4 (4.49%) Zerto
10 3 (3.37%) EMC
11 2 (2.25%) Apple
11 2 (2.25%) ArcSight
11 2 (2.25%) hybris
11 2 (2.25%) Lotus
11 2 (2.25%) McAfee
11 2 (2.25%) TOWER Software