MCSE Jobs in the UK excluding London

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK > UK excluding London

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
15 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 519 553 498
Rank change year-on-year +34 -55 -133
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 240 223 383
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.35% 0.35% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 0.96% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 168 200 309
10th Percentile £28,425 £23,750 £27,750
25th Percentile £31,500 £27,313 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +6.25%
75th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £53,000
90th Percentile £63,250 £60,025 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -12.63% +5.86%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK excluding London

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19,236 23,311 21,649
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 27.88% 36.83% 30.79%
Number of salaries quoted 12,229 8,411 10,240
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,000 £37,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £64,106
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £54,043 £57,709 £55,000
% change year-on-year -6.35% +4.93% -

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the UK excluding London

MCSE
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for MCSE in the UK excluding London

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 April 2024.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the UK excluding London

MCSE
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 15 April 2024. 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
South East +48 90 £35,000 +9.38% 8
North of England +59 45 £45,000 +20.00% 13
Midlands -5 37 £45,000 +8.43% 7
East of England +22 28 £40,000 -13.51% 3
West Midlands +25 26 £50,000 +56.25% 4
Yorkshire +105 23 £44,000 +73.40% 3
South West -1 20 £34,250 -18.93% 12
Scotland -39 15 £49,250 +56.35% 10
North West +1 13 £46,000 +8.24% 8
East Midlands -20 11 £44,225 -1.72% 3
North East +4 9 £42,250 +60.95% 2
Wales - 3 - - 2
Isle of Man - 2 £50,000 -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 75 (31.25%) Microsoft Exchange
2 47 (19.58%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.00%) IIS
4 5 (2.08%) CMS
5 4 (1.67%) Apache
5 4 (1.67%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (15.42%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.67%) AutoCAD
2 4 (1.67%) PTC Creo
2 4 (1.67%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.83%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 146 (60.83%) Azure
2 99 (41.25%) Microsoft 365
3 48 (20.00%) Azure DevOps
4 41 (17.08%) AWS
5 40 (16.67%) IBM Cloud
6 36 (15.00%) Entra ID
7 15 (6.25%) Power Platform
8 14 (5.83%) OneDrive
9 10 (4.17%) GCP
9 10 (4.17%) WhatsApp
10 8 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (2.50%) PowerApps
11 6 (2.50%) SaaS
12 5 (2.08%) IaaS
13 4 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (1.67%) PaaS
14 3 (1.25%) Google Workspace
15 2 (0.83%) Azure App Service
15 2 (0.83%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 2 (0.83%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 78 (32.50%) Firewall
2 43 (17.92%) DNS
3 42 (17.50%) SAN
4 40 (16.67%) DHCP
5 34 (14.17%) VLAN
6 33 (13.75%) NAS
6 33 (13.75%) WAN
7 32 (13.33%) VoIP
8 30 (12.50%) VPN
9 28 (11.67%) TCP/IP
10 25 (10.42%) LAN
11 16 (6.67%) Internet
12 11 (4.58%) SD-WAN
12 11 (4.58%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (4.17%) MPLS
13 10 (4.17%) Network Security
14 7 (2.92%) Wireless
14 7 (2.92%) Wireshark
14 7 (2.92%) WLAN
15 5 (2.08%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.58%) Power BI
3 4 (1.67%) MySQL
3 4 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.67%) SAP HANA
4 3 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.25%) Tableau
5 2 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (4.17%) Git
2 4 (1.67%) Chocolatey
2 4 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.25%) JIRA
4 2 (0.83%) GitLab
4 2 (0.83%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 73 (30.42%) Social Skills
2 49 (20.42%) Public Sector
3 48 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
5 9 (3.75%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.33%) Retail
7 6 (2.50%) Legal
7 6 (2.50%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.08%) Finance
8 5 (2.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 5 (2.08%) Law
9 3 (1.25%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.83%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.83%) Games
10 2 (0.83%) Police
10 2 (0.83%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.42%) Automotive
11 1 (0.42%) Banking
11 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (16.25%) IT Support
2 31 (12.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 30 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 29 (12.08%) 3rd Line Support
5 21 (8.75%) Lead
6 17 (7.08%) IT Support Engineer
6 17 (7.08%) IT Technician
7 16 (6.67%) Analyst
8 15 (6.25%) IT Manager
9 13 (5.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 12 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 12 (5.00%) Senior
11 10 (4.17%) Consultant
12 9 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (3.75%) Infrastructure Manager
12 9 (3.75%) IT Support Technician
12 9 (3.75%) Support Technician
12 9 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (3.75%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (1.67%) XML
2 4 (1.67%) YAML
3 2 (0.83%) .NET
3 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 40 (16.67%) Blockchain
2 40 (16.67%) Distributed Systems
3 30 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 13 (5.42%) Management Information System
5 12 (5.00%) Driving Licence
6 10 (4.17%) Public Cloud
7 9 (3.75%) Operational Technology
7 9 (3.75%) Replication
7 9 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.92%) Clustering
9 6 (2.50%) Virtual Team
10 5 (2.08%) EPoS
10 5 (2.08%) Onboarding
11 4 (1.67%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (1.67%) CCTV
11 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.67%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.67%) Smartphone
12 3 (1.25%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 140 (58.33%) Windows
2 95 (39.58%) Linux
3 77 (32.08%) Windows Server
4 47 (19.58%) Debian
5 45 (18.75%) CentOS
6 40 (16.67%) Alpine Linux
7 20 (8.33%) Windows 10
8 11 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (4.58%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (3.33%) Android
10 7 (2.92%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.50%) Mac OS
11 6 (2.50%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (2.08%) Unix
13 3 (1.25%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.25%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (36.25%) Problem-Solving
2 67 (27.92%) ITIL
3 50 (20.83%) CI/CD
3 50 (20.83%) DevOps
4 46 (19.17%) Customer Service
4 46 (19.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 46 (19.17%) Task Automation
5 42 (17.50%) Data Science
6 40 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
6 40 (16.67%) Co-Creation
6 40 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 40 (16.67%) Separation of Concerns
6 40 (16.67%) Technology Transformation
7 35 (14.58%) Project Management
8 26 (10.83%) Mentoring
9 24 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
10 19 (7.92%) Project Delivery
11 18 (7.50%) Computer Science
11 18 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (7.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 28 (11.67%) SQL
3 10 (4.17%) Bash
4 8 (3.33%) C#
5 7 (2.92%) Python
6 4 (1.67%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.83%) PHP
7 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.83%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.42%) Swift
Qualifications
1 240 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (43.75%) MCSA
3 97 (40.42%) Cisco Certification
4 83 (34.58%) CCNA
5 55 (22.92%) Azure Certification
6 49 (20.42%) Degree
7 29 (12.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 22 (9.17%) CCNP
8 22 (9.17%) MCP
9 14 (5.83%) Network+ Certification
10 13 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (3.75%) Security Cleared
13 8 (3.33%) AWS Certification
13 8 (3.33%) MCITP
14 7 (2.92%) CompTIA Security+
14 7 (2.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (2.92%) SC Cleared
15 6 (2.50%) A+ Certification
15 6 (2.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 9 (3.75%) SLA
3 7 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.08%) GDPR
5 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 104 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 82 (34.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (27.50%) Hyper-V
4 41 (17.08%) Docker
5 12 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (4.17%) vSphere
7 7 (2.92%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.25%) KVM
10 2 (0.83%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.42%) Firmware
11 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 47 (19.58%) Terraform
2 41 (17.08%) Kubernetes
3 26 (10.83%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (9.58%) SCCM
5 11 (4.58%) FortiGate
5 11 (4.58%) SCOM
6 7 (2.92%) WSUS
7 5 (2.08%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 4 (1.67%) Ansible
9 3 (1.25%) Autotask
9 3 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.83%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 137 (57.08%) Microsoft
2 100 (41.67%) VMware
3 50 (20.83%) Red Hat
4 45 (18.75%) IBM
5 36 (15.00%) Cisco
6 17 (7.08%) Citrix
7 16 (6.67%) Meraki
8 15 (6.25%) Veeam
9 12 (5.00%) Apple
10 11 (4.58%) Google
11 10 (4.17%) Dell
11 10 (4.17%) Draytek
12 9 (3.75%) Datto
13 8 (3.33%) Sophos
14 7 (2.92%) HP
14 7 (2.92%) SonicWALL
15 6 (2.50%) Acronis
15 6 (2.50%) Palo Alto
16 5 (2.08%) ConnectWise
16 5 (2.08%) Oracle