The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 50 50 60
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 12 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.14% 2.05% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.37% 9.52% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 5
Median salary £53,750 £50,000 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% +112.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -3.84% +5.40%  

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 advertised in Watford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Watford
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 97 126 126
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 17.26% 21.50% 25.05%
Number of salaries quoted 75 117 97
Median salary £46,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,700 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

MCSE
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for MCSE in Watford

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Watford over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Watford

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 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 across the Watford region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) MS Excel
3 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) CCNA
4 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (52.63%) VMware
5 10 (52.63%) Citrix
6 9 (47.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (47.37%) CCA
6 9 (47.37%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (31.58%) Office 365
7 6 (31.58%) MCSA
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (21.05%) Firewall
8 4 (21.05%) Windows
9 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
10 2 (10.53%) CCNP
10 2 (10.53%) MCP
10 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
10 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
10 2 (10.53%) VPN
10 2 (10.53%) Cisco
10 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
10 2 (10.53%) Degree
10 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
10 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (5.26%) Skype
11 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
11 1 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (89.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (31.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (5.26%) Skype
3 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Consultant
1 15 (78.95%) Server Consultant
1 15 (78.95%) Server Engineer
1 15 (78.95%) Technical Consultant
1 15 (78.95%) Technical Engineer
2 10 (52.63%) Senior Consultant
2 10 (52.63%) Senior Server Engineer
2 10 (52.63%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 10 (52.63%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 9 (47.37%) Citrix Consultant
3 9 (47.37%) Citrix Engineer
3 9 (47.37%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 9 (47.37%) Citrix Technical Consultant
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Engineer
3 9 (47.37%) VMware Consultant
3 9 (47.37%) VMware Engineer
3 9 (47.37%) VMware Technical Consultant
4 7 (36.84%) Cloud Consultant
4 7 (36.84%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (31.58%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
2 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
2 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.26%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (57.89%) CCNA
2 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (47.37%) CCA
3 9 (47.37%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (47.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (31.58%) MCSA
5 2 (10.53%) CCNP
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) MCP
6 1 (5.26%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Citrix
2 10 (52.63%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco