The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 280 261 250
Rank change year-on-year -19 -11  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1021 1227 1470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.25% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 4.67% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 852 1035 1235
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21959 26250 30481
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 26.69% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17118 21208 24166
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the UK

MCSE
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE.

Salary trend for MCSE in the UK

MCSE
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the UK

MCSE
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 951 £40,000 - 124
London -38 329 £42,500 -3.40% 36
South East +27 204 £35,000 -15.66% 24
West Midlands +28 91 £40,000 +6.66% 8
North West -11 88 £30,000 -15.36% 23
Surrey +48 72 £40,000 - 2
Yorkshire -21 72 £32,500 +25.00% 11
East of England +1 70 £45,000 +2.85% 8
City of London 0 67 £42,500 -10.52% 7
East Midlands +8 54 £42,500 +21.42% 2
South West -20 54 £33,750 -12.62% 8
Birmingham +31 52 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Hertfordshire +18 50 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Manchester +1 47 £28,500 -10.93% 13
West Yorkshire -15 46 £41,500 +59.61% 6
Kent +41 44 £25,500 +10.86% 4
Nottinghamshire +22 39 £45,000 +37.40%
Nottingham +20 39 £45,000 +38.46%
Cheshire -14 29 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Berkshire +1 24 £44,500 -3.78% 7
Leeds -14 24 £41,500 +27.69% 1
Wiltshire +4 22 £35,000 +9.37%
West Sussex +18 20 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Scotland +15 20 £50,000 +41.84% 3
Godalming +11 19 £20,500 -52.87%
Watford +2 19 £55,000 +42.85%
Buckinghamshire +1 19 £35,000 -15.66% 4
Woking +23 16 £42,500 -5.55%
Hull -9 16 £23,750 -
East Yorkshire -13 16 £23,750 -3.06%

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 with a requirement for MCSE.

1 1935 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1448 (74.83%) Windows
3 1356 (70.08%) Microsoft
4 1183 (61.14%) Active Directory
5 989 (51.11%) VMware
6 883 (45.63%) Windows Server
7 689 (35.61%) MCSA
8 661 (34.16%) ITIL
9 615 (31.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 594 (30.70%) Office 365
11 583 (30.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 557 (28.79%) Hyper-V
13 538 (27.80%) MS Exchange
14 532 (27.49%) Cisco Certification
15 480 (24.81%) MCP
16 479 (24.75%) Windows Server 2008
17 478 (24.70%) Cisco
18 475 (24.55%) Citrix
19 460 (23.77%) CCNA
20 440 (22.74%) Microsoft Azure
21 430 (22.22%) Firewall
22 384 (19.84%) SQL Server
23 361 (18.66%) DNS
24 351 (18.14%) SAN
25 342 (17.67%) Microsoft Office
26 320 (16.54%) SQL
27 317 (16.38%) PowerShell
28 312 (16.12%) SCCM
29 300 (15.50%) WAN
30 295 (15.25%) Windows 7

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 538 (27.80%) MS Exchange
2 261 (13.49%) SharePoint
3 258 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 200 (10.34%) Skype for Business
5 199 (10.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 142 (7.34%) IIS
7 70 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 62 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 34 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 33 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
11 26 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
12 24 (1.24%) Apache
13 19 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.72%) Tomcat
15 12 (0.62%) Confluence
16 11 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (0.57%) OpenStack
17 10 (0.52%) IBM Notes
18 7 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
18 7 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 342 (17.67%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.31%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.31%) Workfront
3 4 (0.21%) Magento
4 3 (0.16%) Eikon
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.052%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.052%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.052%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 594 (30.70%) Office 365
2 440 (22.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
4 77 (3.98%) IaaS
5 51 (2.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 43 (2.22%) SaaS
7 40 (2.07%) PaaS
8 22 (1.14%) G Suite
9 21 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.41%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.36%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.16%) Mimecast
15 3 (0.16%) Yammer
16 2 (0.10%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 430 (22.22%) Firewall
2 361 (18.66%) DNS
3 351 (18.14%) SAN
4 300 (15.50%) WAN
5 281 (14.52%) LAN
6 269 (13.90%) DHCP
7 234 (12.09%) TCP/IP
8 164 (8.48%) Skype
9 142 (7.34%) VPN
10 112 (5.79%) VoIP
11 92 (4.75%) Internet
12 74 (3.82%) Unified Communications
13 73 (3.77%) Network Security
14 68 (3.51%) Wireless
15 65 (3.36%) VLAN
16 59 (3.05%) NAS
17 53 (2.74%) iSCSI
18 47 (2.43%) SMTP
19 41 (2.12%) Remote Desktop
20 35 (1.81%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 384 (19.84%) SQL Server
2 110 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 79 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 63 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 43 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
8 23 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
9 22 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
10 18 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (0.57%) MongoDB
12 11 (0.57%) MySQL
13 9 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.41%) Relational Database
15 7 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (0.36%) OLAP
15 7 (0.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (2.43%) JIRA
2 22 (1.14%) MSI
3 19 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (0.57%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.57%) WinDbg
5 6 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.26%) InstallShield
6 5 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
7 4 (0.21%) Redmine
8 2 (0.10%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.052%) Ant
9 1 (0.052%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.052%) Maven
9 1 (0.052%) NUnit
9 1 (0.052%) QUnit
9 1 (0.052%) Selenium
9 1 (0.052%) Subversion
9 1 (0.052%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.052%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 214 (11.06%) Finance
2 75 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 70 (3.62%) Retail
4 54 (2.79%) Banking
5 46 (2.38%) Legal
6 39 (2.02%) Law
7 28 (1.45%) Advertising
8 27 (1.40%) Investment Banking
9 26 (1.34%) Marketing
10 23 (1.19%) Retail Banking
11 21 (1.09%) Back Office
12 17 (0.88%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.62%) Games
14 10 (0.52%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
16 6 (0.31%) Automotive
16 6 (0.31%) Electronics
17 5 (0.26%) Billing
17 5 (0.26%) French Language
17 5 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 335 (17.31%) Support Engineer
2 332 (17.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 234 (12.09%) Analyst
4 199 (10.28%) Consultant
5 191 (9.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 170 (8.79%) IT Engineer
7 160 (8.27%) IT Support
8 155 (8.01%) Windows Engineer
9 133 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support
10 129 (6.67%) Server Engineer
11 117 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support
12 112 (5.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 111 (5.74%) Administrator
14 110 (5.68%) Support Analyst
15 104 (5.37%) Systems Engineer
16 91 (4.70%) IT Support Engineer
17 90 (4.65%) Desktop Support
18 89 (4.60%) VMware Engineer
19 87 (4.50%) Architect
20 86 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (2.43%) .NET
2 31 (1.60%) CSS
3 30 (1.55%) ASP.NET
4 26 (1.34%) Web Services
5 24 (1.24%) HTML
6 20 (1.03%) XSLT
7 12 (0.62%) jQuery
7 12 (0.62%) Software Packaging
8 10 (0.52%) Regular Expression
8 10 (0.52%) XML
9 6 (0.31%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.21%) Ajax
10 4 (0.21%) Middleware
11 3 (0.16%) CSS3
11 3 (0.16%) HTML5
11 3 (0.16%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 2 (0.10%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.10%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.10%) MDX
12 2 (0.10%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 220 (11.37%) Data Centre
2 126 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (5.32%) Computer Science
4 99 (5.12%) Management Information System
5 92 (4.75%) Clustering
6 91 (4.70%) Driving Licence
7 68 (3.51%) Blackberry
8 61 (3.15%) Public Cloud
9 48 (2.48%) Replication
10 39 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
11 34 (1.76%) User Experience
12 30 (1.55%) PKI
13 27 (1.40%) Virtual Team
14 26 (1.34%) Private Cloud
15 21 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
16 15 (0.78%) CESG
16 15 (0.78%) Smartphone
17 14 (0.72%) Client/Server
18 13 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1448 (74.83%) Windows
2 883 (45.63%) Windows Server
3 583 (30.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 479 (24.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 295 (15.25%) Windows 7
6 225 (11.63%) Windows 10
7 216 (11.16%) Linux
8 162 (8.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 99 (5.12%) Windows 8
10 68 (3.51%) Mac OS X
11 60 (3.10%) Android
11 60 (3.10%) Unix
12 56 (2.89%) Windows XP
13 32 (1.65%) Apple iOS
13 32 (1.65%) CentOS
14 28 (1.45%) Ubuntu
15 23 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 20 (1.03%) Mac OS
17 18 (0.93%) Windows Vista
18 10 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 661 (34.16%) ITIL
2 157 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 157 (8.11%) Service Management
3 120 (6.20%) Project Management
4 113 (5.84%) High Availability
5 112 (5.79%) Presales
6 110 (5.68%) Migration
7 103 (5.32%) Time Management
8 95 (4.91%) Service Delivery
9 80 (4.13%) PRINCE2
10 75 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
11 68 (3.51%) Information Security
11 68 (3.51%) ITIL V3
12 66 (3.41%) Customer Requirements
13 62 (3.20%) Kalman Filter
14 61 (3.15%) Continuous Improvement
15 58 (3.00%) Agile Software Development
16 57 (2.95%) Change Management
17 55 (2.84%) Mentoring
18 54 (2.79%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 320 (16.54%) SQL
2 317 (16.38%) PowerShell
3 61 (3.15%) VBScript
4 46 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 38 (1.96%) T-SQL
6 25 (1.29%) C
7 23 (1.19%) C#
7 23 (1.19%) VB
8 22 (1.14%) Bash Shell
9 20 (1.03%) Python
10 12 (0.62%) C++
11 7 (0.36%) Java
12 6 (0.31%) PHP
13 5 (0.26%) REXX
13 5 (0.26%) Tcl
14 4 (0.21%) Korn
14 4 (0.21%) XPath
15 3 (0.16%) Perl
15 3 (0.16%) VBA
16 2 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1935 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 689 (35.61%) MCSA
3 532 (27.49%) Cisco Certification
4 480 (24.81%) MCP
5 460 (23.77%) CCNA
6 293 (15.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 281 (14.52%) MCITP
8 252 (13.02%) Degree
9 172 (8.89%) CCNP
10 148 (7.65%) Citrix Certification
11 124 (6.41%) CCA
12 96 (4.96%) Security Cleared
13 71 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
14 69 (3.57%) SC Cleared
15 60 (3.10%) CISSP
16 56 (2.89%) ITIL Certification
17 46 (2.38%) A+ Certification
17 46 (2.38%) MCTS
18 34 (1.76%) CompTIA Security+
18 34 (1.76%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (8.53%) SLA
2 59 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (2.58%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 16 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (0.57%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.31%) GPG13
10 5 (0.26%) GCP
10 5 (0.26%) SSAE 16
11 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.16%) PMO
12 2 (0.10%) GDPR
13 1 (0.052%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.052%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.052%) QA
System Software
1 1183 (61.14%) Active Directory
2 615 (31.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 557 (28.79%) Hyper-V
4 196 (10.13%) vSphere
5 187 (9.66%) XenApp
6 106 (5.48%) XenDesktop
7 105 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
9 34 (1.76%) Terminal Services
9 34 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 17 (0.88%) ISA Server
11 17 (0.88%) XenServer
12 16 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (0.83%) vCloud
13 12 (0.62%) KVM
13 12 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
14 11 (0.57%) VMware Server
15 10 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 10 (0.52%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 312 (16.12%) SCCM
2 106 (5.48%) SCOM
3 90 (4.65%) Backup Exec
4 55 (2.84%) WSUS
5 33 (1.71%) AirWatch
6 28 (1.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 25 (1.29%) SCVMM
8 24 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
9 22 (1.14%) SCSM
10 21 (1.09%) DameWare
10 21 (1.09%) Perfmon
11 20 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
11 20 (1.03%) vCenter Server
12 18 (0.93%) Nagios
13 17 (0.88%) Puppet
14 16 (0.83%) ServiceCenter
15 15 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
15 15 (0.78%) SCOrch
16 13 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
17 12 (0.62%) WMI
Vendors
1 1356 (70.08%) Microsoft
2 989 (51.11%) VMware
3 478 (24.70%) Cisco
4 475 (24.55%) Citrix
5 199 (10.28%) HP
6 154 (7.96%) NetApp
7 128 (6.61%) Dell
8 106 (5.48%) Veeam
9 77 (3.98%) EMC
10 58 (3.00%) Apple
11 53 (2.74%) Juniper
12 49 (2.53%) SolarWinds
13 48 (2.48%) SonicWALL
14 45 (2.33%) Google
15 41 (2.12%) AppSense
16 37 (1.91%) McAfee
17 36 (1.86%) ServiceNow
18 34 (1.76%) F5
19 33 (1.71%) Symantec
20 31 (1.60%) Red Hat
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 47.5k per year + Bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
UK
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £28000 Per Annum Benefits and car allowance
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Itecco
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harlow, Essex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil, Somerset
Itecco
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £32500 - £37000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £27000.00 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Analysys Mason
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + On Call + Over Time
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago