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 22 May 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
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 283 261 220
Rank change year-on-year -22 -41  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 952 1253 1617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.27% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.54% 4.69% 5.35%
Number of salaries quoted 796 1040 1370
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year - +2.73%  

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 20951 26734 30208
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.66% 27.16% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16324 21503 23692
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -20 878 £40,000 - 111
London -43 296 £43,000 -4.44% 37
South East +28 215 £32,500 -21.68% 16
Surrey +63 89 £26,500 -41.11% 7
West Midlands +29 84 £40,250 +0.62% 6
North West -4 75 £37,500 -6.25% 17
East of England -12 59 £37,500 -11.76% 11
East Midlands +6 58 £42,500 +21.42% 6
City of London -7 54 £47,500 +5.55% 14
Yorkshire -38 50 £30,000 +20.00% 4
South West -19 49 £32,500 -19.75% 11
Kent +36 40 £25,000 +2.04% 4
Nottingham +30 40 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Nottinghamshire +28 40 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Birmingham +13 40 £46,500 +16.25% 2
Manchester -22 38 £35,000 -12.50% 12
Hertfordshire +17 33 £37,500 -2.59% 6
Berkshire 0 32 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Guildford +48 28 £25,500 -
West Yorkshire -26 28 £32,500 +27.45% 3
Cheshire -3 26 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Woking +21 20 £42,500 -12.37% 6
Buckinghamshire +15 20 £34,250 -17.46% 1
Wiltshire +16 18 £35,000 +8.52% 1
Wales -5 17 £40,000 +11.11%
Scotland +21 16 £43,750 +34.61% 3
Leatherhead - 16 £42,500 -
Godalming +12 15 £20,500 -51.76%
South Wales +3 15 £40,000 +11.11%
Hampshire -17 15 £47,500 +17.28% 2

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1861 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1353 (72.70%) Windows
3 1308 (70.28%) Microsoft
4 1092 (58.68%) Active Directory
5 912 (49.01%) VMware
6 847 (45.51%) Windows Server
7 630 (33.85%) MCSA
8 589 (31.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 585 (31.43%) ITIL
10 566 (30.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 549 (29.50%) Office 365
12 523 (28.10%) Hyper-V
13 502 (26.97%) Cisco Certification
14 490 (26.33%) MS Exchange
15 474 (25.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 473 (25.42%) MCP
17 440 (23.64%) Citrix
18 433 (23.27%) Cisco
19 419 (22.51%) CCNA
20 415 (22.30%) Microsoft Azure
21 396 (21.28%) Firewall
22 377 (20.26%) SQL Server
23 346 (18.59%) SAN
24 312 (16.77%) DNS
25 307 (16.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 293 (15.74%) SQL
27 288 (15.48%) Microsoft Office
28 280 (15.05%) SCCM
29 270 (14.51%) WAN
30 268 (14.40%) PowerShell

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
1 490 (26.33%) MS Exchange
2 245 (13.16%) SharePoint
3 230 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 208 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 173 (9.30%) Skype for Business
6 129 (6.93%) IIS
7 69 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 62 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 33 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 32 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 26 (1.40%) Apache
12 22 (1.18%) Tomcat
13 20 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
13 20 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
14 12 (0.64%) Confluence
14 12 (0.64%) SAS
15 11 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (0.59%) IBM Notes
16 10 (0.54%) OpenStack
17 9 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 288 (15.48%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (1.56%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.054%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.32%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.32%) Workfront
4 4 (0.21%) Magento
4 4 (0.21%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.16%) Eikon
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.054%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.054%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.054%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 549 (29.50%) Office 365
2 415 (22.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 117 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 42 (2.26%) IaaS
5 41 (2.20%) SaaS
6 35 (1.88%) PaaS
7 28 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.86%) G Suite
8 16 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.43%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.32%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.32%) Yammer
12 5 (0.27%) Akamai
12 5 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 396 (21.28%) Firewall
2 346 (18.59%) SAN
3 312 (16.77%) DNS
4 270 (14.51%) WAN
5 249 (13.38%) LAN
6 240 (12.90%) DHCP
7 191 (10.26%) TCP/IP
8 153 (8.22%) VPN
9 135 (7.25%) Skype
10 101 (5.43%) VoIP
11 79 (4.25%) Network Security
12 75 (4.03%) Internet
13 72 (3.87%) Wireless
14 68 (3.65%) Unified Communications
15 65 (3.49%) VLAN
16 64 (3.44%) NAS
17 43 (2.31%) SMTP
18 41 (2.20%) iSCSI
19 36 (1.93%) SNMP
20 33 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (20.26%) SQL Server
2 126 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 84 (4.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 53 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 38 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
8 22 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
11 15 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (0.59%) MySQL
15 7 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (0.32%) OLAP
17 5 (0.27%) Big Data
17 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 5 (0.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (2.31%) JIRA
2 26 (1.40%) MSI
3 12 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 12 (0.64%) Visual Studio
4 11 (0.59%) WinDbg
5 8 (0.43%) InstallShield
6 5 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.16%) Redmine
9 1 (0.054%) Ant
9 1 (0.054%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.054%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.054%) Maven
9 1 (0.054%) NUnit
9 1 (0.054%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.054%) QUnit
9 1 (0.054%) Selenium
9 1 (0.054%) TeamCity
General
1 175 (9.40%) Finance
2 77 (4.14%) Telecoms
3 51 (2.74%) Retail
4 40 (2.15%) Legal
5 32 (1.72%) Law
6 28 (1.50%) Marketing
7 24 (1.29%) Advertising
8 23 (1.24%) Back Office
9 22 (1.18%) Banking
10 18 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.75%) Billing
12 13 (0.70%) Games
13 7 (0.38%) Electronics
13 7 (0.38%) Military
13 7 (0.38%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
15 5 (0.27%) Automotive
16 4 (0.21%) French Language
16 4 (0.21%) German Language
17 3 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 329 (17.68%) Support Engineer
2 306 (16.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 241 (12.95%) Analyst
4 193 (10.37%) Consultant
5 164 (8.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 159 (8.54%) IT Engineer
7 153 (8.22%) IT Support
8 142 (7.63%) Windows Engineer
9 133 (7.15%) 2nd Line Support
10 124 (6.66%) Server Engineer
11 118 (6.34%) Support Analyst
12 117 (6.29%) Administrator
13 107 (5.75%) Architect
14 103 (5.53%) 3rd Line Support
15 101 (5.43%) VMware Engineer
16 100 (5.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 97 (5.21%) Desktop Support
18 92 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
19 91 (4.89%) IT Support Engineer
20 82 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.31%) .NET
2 25 (1.34%) CSS
3 24 (1.29%) ASP.NET
3 24 (1.29%) Web Services
4 21 (1.13%) HTML
5 17 (0.91%) XSLT
6 12 (0.64%) jQuery
6 12 (0.64%) Software Packaging
7 10 (0.54%) XML
8 9 (0.48%) Regular Expression
9 8 (0.43%) Middleware
10 4 (0.21%) Ajax
11 3 (0.16%) CSS3
11 3 (0.16%) HTML5
11 3 (0.16%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 2 (0.11%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.11%) XMPP
13 1 (0.054%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.054%) Java EE
13 1 (0.054%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 225 (12.09%) Data Centre
2 127 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (5.37%) Computer Science
4 95 (5.10%) Management Information System
5 91 (4.89%) Clustering
6 87 (4.67%) Driving Licence
7 73 (3.92%) Public Cloud
8 51 (2.74%) Replication
9 48 (2.58%) Blackberry
10 40 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
11 27 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
12 26 (1.40%) PKI
13 22 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (1.18%) Private Cloud
14 19 (1.02%) Smartphone
14 19 (1.02%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.86%) EMC VNX
16 12 (0.64%) CMDB
16 12 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
16 12 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1353 (72.70%) Windows
2 847 (45.51%) Windows Server
3 566 (30.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 474 (25.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 252 (13.54%) Windows 7
6 210 (11.28%) Linux
7 189 (10.16%) Windows 10
8 166 (8.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 86 (4.62%) Windows 8
10 52 (2.79%) Mac OS X
10 52 (2.79%) Unix
11 50 (2.69%) Windows XP
12 36 (1.93%) Android
13 24 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (1.07%) CentOS
14 20 (1.07%) Mac OS
15 19 (1.02%) Ubuntu
16 14 (0.75%) Apple iOS
17 12 (0.64%) Solaris
17 12 (0.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (31.43%) ITIL
2 141 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 133 (7.15%) Service Management
4 122 (6.56%) Project Management
5 120 (6.45%) Presales
6 112 (6.02%) Time Management
7 108 (5.80%) High Availability
8 107 (5.75%) Migration
9 94 (5.05%) Service Delivery
10 90 (4.84%) PRINCE2
11 75 (4.03%) Customer Requirements
12 67 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
13 61 (3.28%) ITIL V3
13 61 (3.28%) Mentoring
14 58 (3.12%) Change Management
15 57 (3.06%) Agile Software Development
16 56 (3.01%) Line Management
17 55 (2.96%) Information Security
17 55 (2.96%) Problem Management
18 53 (2.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 293 (15.74%) SQL
2 268 (14.40%) PowerShell
3 53 (2.85%) VBScript
4 40 (2.15%) JavaScript
5 32 (1.72%) T-SQL
6 23 (1.24%) C
6 23 (1.24%) C#
7 19 (1.02%) Python
8 17 (0.91%) VB
9 16 (0.86%) Bash Shell
10 12 (0.64%) C++
11 7 (0.38%) PHP
12 5 (0.27%) Java
12 5 (0.27%) VBA
13 4 (0.21%) REXX
13 4 (0.21%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.21%) Tcl
13 4 (0.21%) XPath
14 3 (0.16%) Korn
14 3 (0.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1861 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 630 (33.85%) MCSA
3 502 (26.97%) Cisco Certification
4 473 (25.42%) MCP
5 419 (22.51%) CCNA
6 307 (16.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 266 (14.29%) Degree
8 259 (13.92%) MCITP
9 172 (9.24%) CCNP
10 129 (6.93%) Citrix Certification
11 105 (5.64%) CCA
12 103 (5.53%) Security Cleared
13 68 (3.65%) SC Cleared
14 58 (3.12%) ITIL Certification
15 51 (2.74%) CISSP
16 46 (2.47%) A+ Certification
17 42 (2.26%) VCAP
18 37 (1.99%) MCTS
19 34 (1.83%) RHCE
20 31 (1.67%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (8.33%) SLA
2 52 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (2.53%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (0.38%) GCP
6 5 (0.27%) GPG13
6 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.27%) SSAE 16
7 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.16%) PMO
8 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.11%) QA
9 1 (0.054%) GDPR
9 1 (0.054%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1092 (58.68%) Active Directory
2 589 (31.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 523 (28.10%) Hyper-V
4 182 (9.78%) vSphere
5 158 (8.49%) XenApp
6 90 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
7 73 (3.92%) XenDesktop
8 38 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
9 32 (1.72%) Terminal Services
9 32 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (0.97%) XenServer
11 16 (0.86%) vCloud
12 15 (0.81%) ISA Server
13 14 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 13 (0.70%) KVM
14 13 (0.70%) VMware Server
15 12 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
16 8 (0.43%) NFS
17 7 (0.38%) Samba
Systems Management
1 280 (15.05%) SCCM
2 98 (5.27%) SCOM
3 79 (4.25%) Backup Exec
4 55 (2.96%) WSUS
5 25 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
5 25 (1.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 22 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
6 22 (1.18%) SCVMM
7 20 (1.07%) SCSM
8 17 (0.91%) SCOrch
9 16 (0.86%) DameWare
9 16 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
9 16 (0.86%) Perfmon
9 16 (0.86%) vCenter Server
10 14 (0.75%) Nagios
11 13 (0.70%) WMI
12 12 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.64%) Puppet
13 11 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
13 11 (0.59%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 1308 (70.28%) Microsoft
2 912 (49.01%) VMware
3 440 (23.64%) Citrix
4 433 (23.27%) Cisco
5 185 (9.94%) HP
6 162 (8.70%) NetApp
7 106 (5.70%) Dell
8 98 (5.27%) Veeam
9 63 (3.39%) EMC
10 52 (2.79%) Juniper
11 40 (2.15%) Google
12 39 (2.10%) SolarWinds
13 38 (2.04%) Oracle
13 38 (2.04%) SonicWALL
14 36 (1.93%) Apple
15 35 (1.88%) Red Hat
16 34 (1.83%) F5
17 27 (1.45%) IBM
18 26 (1.40%) Symantec
19 25 (1.34%) Remedy
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Middlewich, Cheshire
Amita UK Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Plus Bonus and oncall call out fees
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + overtime!
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Company pension,Travel expenses,Lapt
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Flexitime
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £65k per year + Car Allowance & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £70k per year + Car Allowance & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + 25% annual bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, 25 days
Posted: 3 days ago
Chatham, Kent
Itecco
Salary: £35000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Source Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
GCI Network Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Inspire Corporation Limited
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £22000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
GCI Network Solutions
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago