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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK
Rank 287 259 194
Rank change year-on-year -28 -65  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 926 1345 1804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.30% 1.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.40% 4.69% 6.18%
Number of salaries quoted 791 1147 1545
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year -3.22% +6.16%  

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 21048 28659 29214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.75% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16595 22967 22930
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 £72,000 £68,500 £71,000
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 25 March 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 25 March 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 -42 854 £40,000 - 111
London -67 266 £42,500 -2.85% 34
South East +25 231 £37,500 -11.76% 23
Surrey +55 100 £37,500 -10.71% 9
East of England 0 89 £37,500 - 7
West Midlands +9 62 £37,500 -6.25% 9
City of London +33 59 £42,000 -4.54% 10
East Midlands +10 57 £42,500 +21.42% 9
Yorkshire +12 50 £28,000 -13.84% 5
North West -46 50 £39,500 +5.33% 16
Hertfordshire +21 45 £40,500 +8.00% 2
South West -3 42 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Berkshire +7 39 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Manchester -36 36 £39,500 +5.33% 7
Birmingham -2 35 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Guildford +35 32 £34,000 -28.42% 2
Wales +15 32 £40,000 +11.11% 2
West Yorkshire +14 31 £27,750 -14.61% 2
Hampshire -23 31 £45,000 +5.88% 7
South Wales +18 28 £40,000 +11.11% 2
Nottingham +24 26 £42,500 +28.78% 6
Nottinghamshire +20 26 £42,500 +29.77% 6
Cambridgeshire 0 25 £44,500 +7.87% 2
Buckinghamshire +30 22 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Leatherhead - 19 £36,500 - 1
Leeds +4 18 £28,000 -13.84%
Cardiff +17 17 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Woking +17 15 £42,500 -12.37% 4
Bristol +1 15 £30,000 -17.24%
Kent +4 14 £25,000 -23.07%

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 1953 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1408 (72.09%) Windows
3 1373 (70.30%) Microsoft
4 1136 (58.17%) Active Directory
5 1006 (51.51%) VMware
6 892 (45.67%) Windows Server
7 657 (33.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 634 (32.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 626 (32.05%) MCSA
10 625 (32.00%) MS Excel
11 606 (31.03%) ITIL
12 570 (29.19%) Cisco Certification
13 562 (28.78%) Windows Server 2008
14 552 (28.26%) Hyper-V
15 537 (27.50%) Office 365
16 535 (27.39%) MS Exchange
17 489 (25.04%) CCNA
18 477 (24.42%) Cisco
19 468 (23.96%) Firewall
20 461 (23.60%) MCP
21 446 (22.84%) Citrix
22 416 (21.30%) SQL Server
23 383 (19.61%) SAN
24 381 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
25 343 (17.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 327 (16.74%) DNS
27 313 (16.03%) SQL
28 312 (15.98%) Degree
29 306 (15.67%) MCITP
30 294 (15.05%) SCCM

MCSE
Top Related 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
1 535 (27.39%) MS Exchange
2 265 (13.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 262 (13.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 217 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 177 (9.06%) Skype for Business
6 167 (8.55%) IIS
7 82 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 57 (2.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
10 32 (1.64%) Apache
10 32 (1.64%) Tomcat
11 25 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 20 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 16 (0.82%) IBM Notes
13 16 (0.82%) SAS
14 14 (0.72%) Confluence
15 12 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
16 11 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.51%) OpenStack
18 9 (0.46%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 625 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 248 (12.70%) MS Office
3 41 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 32 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.31%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.20%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.15%) Eikon
7 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.10%) Magento
7 2 (0.10%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.10%) Workfront
8 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.051%) SystmOne
8 1 (0.051%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 537 (27.50%) Office 365
2 381 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (2.92%) SaaS
5 41 (2.10%) IaaS
6 39 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 38 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (1.69%) PaaS
9 21 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.67%) G Suite
11 9 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.46%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.26%) Akamai
12 5 (0.26%) Yammer
13 4 (0.20%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.10%) Google Analytics
16 1 (0.051%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 468 (23.96%) Firewall
2 383 (19.61%) SAN
3 327 (16.74%) DNS
4 282 (14.44%) WAN
5 279 (14.29%) DHCP
6 275 (14.08%) LAN
7 189 (9.68%) VPN
8 178 (9.11%) TCP/IP
9 123 (6.30%) Skype
10 100 (5.12%) VoIP
11 98 (5.02%) VLAN
12 80 (4.10%) Network Security
13 69 (3.53%) Internet
14 67 (3.43%) Wireless
15 56 (2.87%) NAS
16 48 (2.46%) Unified Communications
17 44 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
18 43 (2.20%) MPLS
19 38 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
19 38 (1.95%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 416 (21.30%) SQL Server
2 120 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (4.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 30 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
8 18 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
9 17 (0.87%) Big Data
9 17 (0.87%) MySQL
9 17 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (0.51%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.46%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.31%) OLAP
14 6 (0.31%) QlikView
14 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (0.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 57 (2.92%) JIRA
2 26 (1.33%) MSI
3 15 (0.77%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.41%) InstallShield
5 7 (0.36%) WinDbg
6 5 (0.26%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.26%) Redmine
6 5 (0.26%) Selenium
6 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.20%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.20%) CodeSonar
7 4 (0.20%) git-flow
7 4 (0.20%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.10%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.051%) Ant
9 1 (0.051%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.051%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 186 (9.52%) Finance
2 95 (4.86%) Telecoms
3 50 (2.56%) Retail
4 33 (1.69%) Legal
5 31 (1.59%) Banking
6 29 (1.48%) Law
7 21 (1.08%) Marketing
8 20 (1.02%) Back Office
8 20 (1.02%) Games
9 17 (0.87%) Billing
10 16 (0.82%) Advertising
11 15 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.56%) Spanish Language
13 10 (0.51%) Portuguese Language
14 9 (0.46%) French Language
14 9 (0.46%) German Language
15 8 (0.41%) Military
16 7 (0.36%) Electronics
17 6 (0.31%) Investment Banking
18 5 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 347 (17.77%) Support Engineer
2 318 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 247 (12.65%) Analyst
4 193 (9.88%) Consultant
5 173 (8.86%) IT Engineer
6 165 (8.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 156 (7.99%) IT Support
8 143 (7.32%) Windows Engineer
9 140 (7.17%) Architect
10 128 (6.55%) Administrator
11 126 (6.45%) Support Analyst
12 125 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
13 124 (6.35%) Server Engineer
14 118 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support
15 103 (5.27%) IT Support Engineer
16 95 (4.86%) VMware Engineer
17 90 (4.61%) Infrastructure Support
18 87 (4.45%) Systems Engineer
19 84 (4.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 76 (3.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.10%) .NET
2 37 (1.89%) Web Services
3 21 (1.08%) ASP.NET
4 19 (0.97%) CSS
5 15 (0.77%) HTML
6 14 (0.72%) jQuery
6 14 (0.72%) Software Packaging
7 13 (0.67%) Java EE
7 13 (0.67%) Middleware
7 13 (0.67%) STL
8 9 (0.46%) Regular Expression
8 9 (0.46%) XSLT
9 7 (0.36%) LAMP
10 6 (0.31%) 802.1X
10 6 (0.31%) CSS3
10 6 (0.31%) HTML5
10 6 (0.31%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 6 (0.31%) XML
11 4 (0.20%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.20%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 266 (13.62%) Data Centre
2 121 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (5.63%) Clustering
4 88 (4.51%) Computer Science
5 78 (3.99%) Public Cloud
6 74 (3.79%) Driving Licence
7 73 (3.74%) Management Information System
8 62 (3.17%) Blackberry
9 46 (2.36%) Replication
10 37 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
11 35 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
12 33 (1.69%) PKI
13 32 (1.64%) Client/Server
13 32 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
14 27 (1.38%) Private Cloud
15 24 (1.23%) EMC VNX
16 23 (1.18%) Smartphone
17 13 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
18 12 (0.61%) Fintech
19 11 (0.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1408 (72.09%) Windows
2 892 (45.67%) Windows Server
3 634 (32.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 562 (28.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 251 (12.85%) Windows 7
6 236 (12.08%) Linux
7 215 (11.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 150 (7.68%) Windows 10
9 104 (5.33%) Windows 8
10 64 (3.28%) Mac OS X
11 60 (3.07%) Unix
12 37 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (1.69%) Android
14 32 (1.64%) Windows XP
15 25 (1.28%) Mac OS
16 24 (1.23%) Apple iOS
17 20 (1.02%) Ubuntu
18 16 (0.82%) Solaris
19 14 (0.72%) Windows Vista
20 13 (0.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (31.03%) ITIL
2 144 (7.37%) Project Management
3 136 (6.96%) Disaster Recovery
4 130 (6.66%) Presales
5 122 (6.25%) Migration
6 118 (6.04%) High Availability
7 112 (5.73%) Service Management
8 109 (5.58%) PRINCE2
9 107 (5.48%) Time Management
10 102 (5.22%) Service Delivery
11 81 (4.15%) Line Management
12 78 (3.99%) Mentoring
13 75 (3.84%) Customer Requirements
14 73 (3.74%) Change Management
14 73 (3.74%) ITIL V3
15 68 (3.48%) Agile Software Development
16 67 (3.43%) IT Strategy
17 65 (3.33%) Problem Management
18 62 (3.17%) Load Balancing
19 61 (3.12%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 313 (16.03%) SQL
2 259 (13.26%) PowerShell
3 45 (2.30%) VBScript
4 38 (1.95%) C
5 34 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 31 (1.59%) C#
7 27 (1.38%) VB
8 26 (1.33%) T-SQL
9 23 (1.18%) Python
10 21 (1.08%) C++
11 20 (1.02%) Bash Shell
12 14 (0.72%) Java
13 13 (0.67%) Objective-C
14 12 (0.61%) PHP
15 8 (0.41%) Perl
16 5 (0.26%) Korn
16 5 (0.26%) VBA
17 4 (0.20%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.10%) VB.NET
19 1 (0.051%) R
Qualifications
1 1953 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 626 (32.05%) MCSA
3 570 (29.19%) Cisco Certification
4 489 (25.04%) CCNA
5 461 (23.60%) MCP
6 343 (17.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 312 (15.98%) Degree
8 306 (15.67%) MCITP
9 165 (8.45%) CCNP
10 136 (6.96%) Citrix Certification
11 132 (6.76%) Security Cleared
12 110 (5.63%) CCA
13 84 (4.30%) ITIL Certification
14 74 (3.79%) SC Cleared
15 72 (3.69%) CISSP
16 51 (2.61%) A+ Certification
17 45 (2.30%) Network+ Certification
18 42 (2.15%) GIAC
18 42 (2.15%) MCTS
19 38 (1.95%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (8.19%) SLA
2 61 (3.12%) PCI DSS
3 44 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.41%) GCP
5 6 (0.31%) QA
6 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.15%) GPG13
8 3 (0.15%) PMO
8 3 (0.15%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.051%) COBIT
10 1 (0.051%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1136 (58.17%) Active Directory
2 657 (33.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 552 (28.26%) Hyper-V
4 176 (9.01%) vSphere
5 171 (8.76%) XenApp
6 65 (3.33%) XenDesktop
7 64 (3.28%) VMware ESX
8 42 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
9 39 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
10 34 (1.74%) Terminal Services
10 34 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
11 24 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (0.97%) ISA Server
12 19 (0.97%) VMware Server
13 17 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
14 14 (0.72%) UAG
14 14 (0.72%) vCloud
14 14 (0.72%) XenServer
15 13 (0.67%) Samba
16 11 (0.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 294 (15.05%) SCCM
2 130 (6.66%) SCOM
3 71 (3.64%) WSUS
4 64 (3.28%) Backup Exec
5 32 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
6 22 (1.13%) AirWatch
7 19 (0.97%) NetBackup
8 18 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
8 18 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 18 (0.92%) Nessus
8 18 (0.92%) SCVMM
9 17 (0.87%) SCOrch
9 17 (0.87%) SCSM
10 15 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
11 14 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
11 14 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
11 14 (0.72%) Puppet
12 12 (0.61%) vRealize
13 10 (0.51%) Nagios
13 10 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1373 (70.30%) Microsoft
2 1006 (51.51%) VMware
3 477 (24.42%) Cisco
4 446 (22.84%) Citrix
5 217 (11.11%) HP
6 158 (8.09%) NetApp
7 102 (5.22%) Dell
8 92 (4.71%) Veeam
9 70 (3.58%) EMC
10 51 (2.61%) Juniper
11 50 (2.56%) Apple
12 49 (2.51%) Oracle
13 48 (2.46%) Google
14 43 (2.20%) Red Hat
15 40 (2.05%) SolarWinds
16 36 (1.84%) IBM
16 36 (1.84%) Symantec
17 35 (1.79%) SonicWALL
18 28 (1.43%) CheckPoint
19 27 (1.38%) Qualys
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Premier IT
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hiring People
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Stratospherec
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + Car & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £43k - 50k per year + Certified Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + MORE
Posted: 3 days ago
Jersey, Channel Isles
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + 28 days holiday37.5 hr weekpension
Posted: 4 days ago