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

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 51 68
Rank change year-on-year +3 +17  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 19 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.52% 1.46% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.38% 5.65% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 19 7 2
Median salary £55,000 £38,500 £50,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.85% -24.13%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,500 £37,350
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £64,150
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 advertised in Watford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Watford
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 142 124 179
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 26.30% 25.78% 32.66%
Number of salaries quoted 119 101 138
Median salary £51,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £22,700 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the Watford region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (57.58%) Office 365
3 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 18 (54.55%) Citrix
4 14 (42.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (42.42%) MCSA
5 12 (36.36%) CCA
5 12 (36.36%) Citrix Certification
5 12 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (36.36%) CCNA
6 11 (33.33%) Cisco
7 10 (30.30%) VMware
8 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (21.21%) Windows
8 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
9 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
9 6 (18.18%) CCNP
9 6 (18.18%) SAN
9 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
9 6 (18.18%) XenDesktop
9 6 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
10 5 (15.15%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
12 2 (6.06%) Server Virtualisation
12 2 (6.06%) XenApp

MCSE
Co-occurring 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 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (57.58%) Office 365
2 14 (42.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) SAN
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (3.03%) Skype
3 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (78.79%) Consultant
1 26 (78.79%) Technical Consultant
2 25 (75.76%) Server Consultant
3 23 (69.70%) Senior Consultant
3 23 (69.70%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 21 (63.64%) Technical Engineer
5 20 (60.61%) Server Engineer
6 18 (54.55%) Office 365 Engineer
6 18 (54.55%) Senior Technical Engineer
7 17 (51.52%) Senior Server Engineer
8 14 (42.42%) Cloud Consultant
8 14 (42.42%) Cloud Engineer
8 14 (42.42%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 13 (39.39%) Azure Consultant
9 13 (39.39%) Azure Engineer
9 13 (39.39%) Office 365 Consultant
10 11 (33.33%) Citrix Consultant
10 11 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
10 11 (33.33%) Citrix Technical Consultant
11 9 (27.27%) Senior Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
1 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
1 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 2 (6.06%) Migration
2 2 (6.06%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (42.42%) MCSA
3 12 (36.36%) CCA
3 12 (36.36%) CCNA
3 12 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (36.36%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (18.18%) CCNP
4 6 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.06%) Degree
6 1 (3.03%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
1 6 (18.18%) XenDesktop
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
3 2 (6.06%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
1 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Citrix
1 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 11 (33.33%) Cisco
3 10 (30.30%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) EMC
4 2 (6.06%) NetApp