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 26 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 274 266 248
Rank change year-on-year -8 -18  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 1028 1226 1464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.26% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.68% 4.73% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 856 1037 1229
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 £57,500 £59,850
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

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 21989 25899 30478
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.59% 26.68% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 17158 20956 24185
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 26 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 26 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 -16 958 £40,000 - 124
London -28 333 £42,500 -4.49% 34
South East +30 206 £37,500 -9.63% 25
West Midlands +28 91 £40,000 +4.57% 8
North West -6 91 £30,000 -14.28% 23
City of London +7 71 £42,500 -10.52% 7
Surrey +45 70 £40,000 - 2
East of England +3 70 £45,000 +2.27% 8
Yorkshire -37 70 £32,500 +25.00% 12
East Midlands +16 54 £42,500 +21.42% 1
South West -41 54 £35,000 -11.11% 9
Birmingham +28 52 £43,750 +9.37% 4
Hertfordshire +18 50 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Manchester -12 50 £28,500 -10.93% 12
Kent +37 45 £26,000 +13.04% 5
West Yorkshire -10 45 £41,500 +59.61% 7
Nottingham +24 39 £45,000 +38.46%
Nottinghamshire +19 39 £45,000 +37.40%
Cheshire -15 29 £37,500 -11.76% 8
Berkshire -8 24 £44,500 -3.78% 7
Leeds -9 24 £41,500 +27.69% 1
Wiltshire +5 22 £35,000 +8.52%
West Sussex +24 20 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Scotland +6 20 £50,000 +41.84% 3
Buckinghamshire -9 20 £38,750 -6.62% 4
Godalming +8 19 £20,500 -52.87%
Watford +1 19 £55,000 +42.85%
Hampshire -21 18 £40,000 -1.23% 5
Woking +22 16 £42,500 -5.55%
Hemel Hempstead +14 15 £42,500 +30.76%

For the 6 months to 26 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 1949 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1460 (74.91%) Windows
3 1367 (70.14%) Microsoft
4 1192 (61.16%) Active Directory
5 1002 (51.41%) VMware
6 891 (45.72%) Windows Server
7 699 (35.86%) MCSA
8 669 (34.33%) ITIL
9 621 (31.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 603 (30.94%) Office 365
11 587 (30.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 564 (28.94%) Hyper-V
13 547 (28.07%) MS Exchange
14 536 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
15 486 (24.94%) Cisco
16 484 (24.83%) Citrix
17 483 (24.78%) MCP
18 480 (24.63%) Windows Server 2008
19 464 (23.81%) CCNA
20 440 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
21 437 (22.42%) Firewall
22 387 (19.86%) SQL Server
23 364 (18.68%) DNS
24 356 (18.27%) SAN
25 345 (17.70%) Microsoft Office
26 326 (16.73%) SQL
27 320 (16.42%) PowerShell
28 317 (16.26%) SCCM
29 305 (15.65%) WAN
30 299 (15.34%) 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
1 547 (28.07%) MS Exchange
2 263 (13.49%) Exchange Server 2010
2 263 (13.49%) SharePoint
3 203 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 202 (10.36%) Skype for Business
5 142 (7.29%) IIS
6 72 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 62 (3.18%) SharePoint 2013
8 34 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 33 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 26 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
11 24 (1.23%) Apache
12 19 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
13 14 (0.72%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.62%) Confluence
15 11 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (0.56%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.51%) IBM Notes
17 7 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
17 7 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 345 (17.70%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.31%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.31%) Workfront
3 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.21%) Magento
5 3 (0.15%) Eikon
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.051%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.051%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 603 (30.94%) Office 365
2 440 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
4 80 (4.10%) IaaS
5 52 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 44 (2.26%) SaaS
7 40 (2.05%) PaaS
8 22 (1.13%) G Suite
9 21 (1.08%) 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 (0.15%) Mimecast
15 3 (0.15%) Yammer
16 2 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 437 (22.42%) Firewall
2 364 (18.68%) DNS
3 356 (18.27%) SAN
4 305 (15.65%) WAN
5 285 (14.62%) LAN
6 272 (13.96%) DHCP
7 237 (12.16%) TCP/IP
8 166 (8.52%) Skype
9 145 (7.44%) VPN
10 114 (5.85%) VoIP
11 93 (4.77%) Internet
12 74 (3.80%) Unified Communications
13 73 (3.75%) Network Security
14 70 (3.59%) Wireless
15 65 (3.34%) VLAN
16 57 (2.92%) NAS
17 55 (2.82%) iSCSI
18 47 (2.41%) SMTP
19 43 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
20 36 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (19.86%) SQL Server
2 111 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 80 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 63 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 44 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 23 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
10 22 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 18 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (0.62%) MySQL
14 11 (0.56%) MongoDB
15 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
16 8 (0.41%) Relational Database
17 7 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
17 7 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
17 7 (0.36%) OLAP
17 7 (0.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (2.41%) JIRA
2 22 (1.13%) MSI
3 19 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (0.56%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.56%) 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 3 (0.15%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.051%) Ant
10 1 (0.051%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.051%) Maven
10 1 (0.051%) NUnit
10 1 (0.051%) QUnit
10 1 (0.051%) Selenium
10 1 (0.051%) Subversion
10 1 (0.051%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.051%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 215 (11.03%) Finance
2 75 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 72 (3.69%) Retail
4 56 (2.87%) Banking
5 46 (2.36%) Legal
6 38 (1.95%) Law
7 29 (1.49%) Advertising
7 29 (1.49%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.33%) Marketing
9 25 (1.28%) Retail Banking
10 21 (1.08%) Back Office
11 17 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.62%) Games
13 10 (0.51%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
15 6 (0.31%) Automotive
15 6 (0.31%) Electronics
16 5 (0.26%) Billing
16 5 (0.26%) French Language
16 5 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 338 (17.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 338 (17.34%) Support Engineer
2 233 (11.95%) Analyst
3 202 (10.36%) Consultant
4 193 (9.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 171 (8.77%) IT Engineer
6 161 (8.26%) IT Support
7 154 (7.90%) Windows Engineer
8 133 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 130 (6.67%) Server Engineer
10 119 (6.11%) 3rd Line Support
11 112 (5.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 110 (5.64%) Administrator
13 108 (5.54%) Support Analyst
14 106 (5.44%) Systems Engineer
15 92 (4.72%) IT Support Engineer
16 89 (4.57%) VMware Engineer
17 88 (4.52%) Desktop Support
18 86 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 86 (4.41%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (2.41%) .NET
2 31 (1.59%) CSS
3 30 (1.54%) ASP.NET
4 27 (1.39%) Web Services
5 24 (1.23%) HTML
6 20 (1.03%) XSLT
7 12 (0.62%) jQuery
7 12 (0.62%) Software Packaging
8 10 (0.51%) Regular Expression
8 10 (0.51%) XML
9 6 (0.31%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.21%) Ajax
10 4 (0.21%) Middleware
11 3 (0.15%) CSS3
11 3 (0.15%) HTML5
11 3 (0.15%) 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 (11.29%) Data Centre
2 125 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (5.28%) Computer Science
4 99 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 94 (4.82%) Clustering
6 91 (4.67%) Driving Licence
7 71 (3.64%) Blackberry
8 60 (3.08%) Public Cloud
9 49 (2.51%) Replication
10 39 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
11 36 (1.85%) User Experience
12 29 (1.49%) PKI
13 26 (1.33%) Private Cloud
13 26 (1.33%) Virtual Team
14 21 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
15 15 (0.77%) CESG
15 15 (0.77%) Smartphone
16 14 (0.72%) Client/Server
16 14 (0.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1460 (74.91%) Windows
2 891 (45.72%) Windows Server
3 587 (30.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 480 (24.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 299 (15.34%) Windows 7
6 225 (11.54%) Windows 10
7 218 (11.19%) Linux
8 163 (8.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 101 (5.18%) Windows 8
10 68 (3.49%) Mac OS X
11 62 (3.18%) Unix
12 61 (3.13%) Android
13 56 (2.87%) Windows XP
14 35 (1.80%) Apple iOS
15 32 (1.64%) CentOS
16 28 (1.44%) Ubuntu
17 23 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 21 (1.08%) Mac OS
19 18 (0.92%) Windows Vista
20 11 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (34.33%) ITIL
2 160 (8.21%) Service Management
3 158 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 118 (6.05%) Project Management
5 113 (5.80%) High Availability
5 113 (5.80%) Migration
6 111 (5.70%) Presales
7 103 (5.28%) Time Management
8 96 (4.93%) Service Delivery
9 78 (4.00%) PRINCE2
10 76 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
11 68 (3.49%) Information Security
11 68 (3.49%) ITIL V3
12 64 (3.28%) Customer Requirements
12 64 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
13 61 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
14 58 (2.98%) Change Management
15 56 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
15 56 (2.87%) Mentoring
15 56 (2.87%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 326 (16.73%) SQL
2 320 (16.42%) PowerShell
3 61 (3.13%) VBScript
4 46 (2.36%) JavaScript
5 38 (1.95%) T-SQL
6 25 (1.28%) C
7 24 (1.23%) C#
8 23 (1.18%) Bash Shell
8 23 (1.18%) VB
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 (0.15%) Perl
15 3 (0.15%) VBA
16 2 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1949 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 699 (35.86%) MCSA
3 536 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
4 483 (24.78%) MCP
5 464 (23.81%) CCNA
6 298 (15.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 283 (14.52%) MCITP
8 254 (13.03%) Degree
9 172 (8.83%) CCNP
10 153 (7.85%) Citrix Certification
11 129 (6.62%) CCA
12 95 (4.87%) Security Cleared
13 71 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
14 68 (3.49%) SC Cleared
15 60 (3.08%) CISSP
16 56 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
17 46 (2.36%) A+ Certification
17 46 (2.36%) MCTS
18 34 (1.74%) CompTIA Security+
18 34 (1.74%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (8.52%) SLA
2 60 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (2.62%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 16 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (0.56%) 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 (0.15%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.15%) PMO
12 2 (0.10%) GDPR
13 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.051%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.051%) QA
System Software
1 1192 (61.16%) Active Directory
2 621 (31.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 564 (28.94%) Hyper-V
4 196 (10.06%) vSphere
5 194 (9.95%) XenApp
6 111 (5.70%) XenDesktop
7 108 (5.54%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
9 36 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (1.74%) Terminal Services
11 20 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 17 (0.87%) ISA Server
12 17 (0.87%) XenServer
13 16 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
13 16 (0.82%) vCloud
14 12 (0.62%) KVM
14 12 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
15 11 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 11 (0.56%) VMware Server
16 10 (0.51%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 317 (16.26%) SCCM
2 106 (5.44%) SCOM
3 93 (4.77%) Backup Exec
4 55 (2.82%) WSUS
5 35 (1.80%) AirWatch
6 28 (1.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 25 (1.28%) SCVMM
8 24 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
9 22 (1.13%) SCSM
10 21 (1.08%) DameWare
10 21 (1.08%) Perfmon
10 21 (1.08%) vCenter Server
11 20 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
12 18 (0.92%) Nagios
13 17 (0.87%) Puppet
14 16 (0.82%) ServiceCenter
15 15 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
15 15 (0.77%) SCOrch
16 13 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
17 12 (0.62%) WMI
Vendors
1 1367 (70.14%) Microsoft
2 1002 (51.41%) VMware
3 486 (24.94%) Cisco
4 484 (24.83%) Citrix
5 200 (10.26%) HP
6 152 (7.80%) NetApp
7 130 (6.67%) Dell
8 109 (5.59%) Veeam
9 75 (3.85%) EMC
10 61 (3.13%) Apple
11 56 (2.87%) Juniper
12 49 (2.51%) SolarWinds
12 49 (2.51%) SonicWALL
13 45 (2.31%) Google
14 43 (2.21%) AppSense
15 41 (2.10%) McAfee
16 38 (1.95%) ServiceNow
17 35 (1.80%) Symantec
18 34 (1.74%) F5
19 32 (1.64%) Oracle
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Phoenix Medical Supplies
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + on call allow+o/t
Posted: Yesterday
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 47.5k per year + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Itecco
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £28000 Per Annum Benefits and car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Itecco
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £32500 - £37000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago