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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 3 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 642 446 262
Rank change year-on-year -196 -184 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 237 174 45
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.30% 0.46% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.42% 2.56% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 213 150 45
10th Percentile £30,500 £23,000 £38,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £29,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £42,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -22.73% -15.38%
75th Percentile £65,000 £56,688 £75,000
90th Percentile £81,750 £72,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16,632 6,805 1,438
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 20.98% 18.10% 16.04%
Number of salaries quoted 8,188 4,613 1,119
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.36% - -4.76%
75th Percentile £76,625 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

MCSE
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

MCSE trend for jobs with a WFH option

MCSE
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing MCSE.

MCSE salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

MCSE
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing MCSE over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

MCSE salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, MCSE job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for MCSE.

1 237 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 184 (77.64%) Microsoft
3 141 (59.49%) Azure
4 135 (56.96%) Windows
5 128 (54.01%) Active Directory
6 119 (50.21%) Microsoft 365
7 111 (46.84%) VMware
8 108 (45.57%) ITIL
9 98 (41.35%) Windows Server
10 87 (36.71%) MCSA
11 85 (35.86%) Social Skills
12 77 (32.49%) VMware Infrastructure
13 74 (31.22%) Cisco
14 69 (29.11%) Firewall
15 68 (28.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 65 (27.43%) Problem-Solving
17 60 (25.32%) DNS
18 58 (24.47%) SCCM
19 57 (24.05%) AWS
20 55 (23.21%) PowerShell
20 55 (23.21%) Azure Active Directory
20 55 (23.21%) DHCP
21 53 (22.36%) MS Exchange
21 53 (22.36%) TCP/IP
22 52 (21.94%) Cisco Certification
23 49 (20.68%) CCNA
23 49 (20.68%) Hyper-V
24 48 (20.25%) SQL Server
25 47 (19.83%) SharePoint
26 45 (18.99%) SAN

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 53 (22.36%) MS Exchange
2 47 (19.83%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.91%) IIS
4 5 (2.11%) Apache
4 5 (2.11%) Confluence
4 5 (2.11%) nginx
4 5 (2.11%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (14.77%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 141 (59.49%) Azure
2 119 (50.21%) Microsoft 365
3 57 (24.05%) AWS
4 55 (23.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (10.55%) IaaS
6 24 (10.13%) PaaS
7 23 (9.70%) SaaS
8 22 (9.28%) OneDrive
9 16 (6.75%) Mimecast
10 14 (5.91%) Rubrik
11 11 (4.64%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (3.80%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (2.53%) Azure DevOps
13 6 (2.53%) GCP
13 6 (2.53%) GitHub
13 6 (2.53%) Google Workspace
13 6 (2.53%) Power Platform
14 5 (2.11%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (29.11%) Firewall
2 60 (25.32%) DNS
3 55 (23.21%) DHCP
4 53 (22.36%) TCP/IP
5 45 (18.99%) SAN
6 44 (18.57%) LAN
6 44 (18.57%) WAN
7 38 (16.03%) VPN
8 26 (10.97%) VLAN
9 18 (7.59%) Remote Desktop
10 14 (5.91%) Fibre Channel
11 12 (5.06%) iSCSI
12 10 (4.22%) NetScaler
13 8 (3.38%) Internet
13 8 (3.38%) NAS
13 8 (3.38%) SSL
14 7 (2.95%) VoIP
14 7 (2.95%) WLAN
15 6 (2.53%) Network Security
15 6 (2.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.22%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (3.38%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.11%) InfluxDB
5 5 (2.11%) MySQL
5 5 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.11%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.69%) Power BI
7 3 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.27%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.27%) GIS
7 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.84%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 15 (6.33%) JIRA
2 11 (4.64%) GitLab
3 6 (2.53%) Bitbucket Server
3 6 (2.53%) Subversion
3 6 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (2.11%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.27%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
General
1 85 (35.86%) Social Skills
2 42 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (13.08%) Finance
4 14 (5.91%) Local Government
4 14 (5.91%) Telecoms
5 13 (5.49%) Public Sector
6 9 (3.80%) Documentation Skills
6 9 (3.80%) Law
7 8 (3.38%) Marketing
8 7 (2.95%) Organisational Skills
9 6 (2.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 4 (1.69%) Retail
11 3 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.84%) Legal
12 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.84%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.42%) Automotive
13 1 (0.42%) Back Office
13 1 (0.42%) Fire and Rescue
13 1 (0.42%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 68 (28.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (10.55%) Support Engineer
3 24 (10.13%) IT Engineer
3 24 (10.13%) IT Support
4 19 (8.02%) Cloud Engineer
5 18 (7.59%) Architect
6 17 (7.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 17 (7.17%) Azure Engineer
7 16 (6.75%) Analyst
7 16 (6.75%) IT Support Engineer
8 14 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (5.91%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (5.49%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 11 (4.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 10 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (4.22%) Service Desk Support
12 9 (3.80%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.80%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.64%) .NET
2 9 (3.80%) Web Services
3 6 (2.53%) .NET Core
3 6 (2.53%) .NET Framework
3 6 (2.53%) ARM Templates
4 5 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.69%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.27%) COM
6 3 (1.27%) HTML
6 3 (1.27%) HTML5
6 3 (1.27%) JSON
6 3 (1.27%) OAuth
6 3 (1.27%) OAuth2
6 3 (1.27%) OpenID
6 3 (1.27%) RESTful
6 3 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (1.27%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.19%) Public Cloud
2 34 (14.35%) Data Centre
3 28 (11.81%) Management Information System
4 19 (8.02%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (5.49%) Clustering
5 13 (5.49%) NHS
6 12 (5.06%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.95%) CMDB
8 5 (2.11%) AS400
8 5 (2.11%) Raspberry Pi
8 5 (2.11%) Replication
9 4 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.27%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.27%) Legacy Systems
10 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Licensing
10 3 (1.27%) User Experience
11 2 (0.84%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.84%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 135 (56.96%) Windows
2 98 (41.35%) Windows Server
3 44 (18.57%) Linux
3 44 (18.57%) Windows 10
4 31 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (10.13%) Windows 7
6 15 (6.33%) Windows Server 2019
7 12 (5.06%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (4.64%) Unix
8 11 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (4.22%) CentOS
10 6 (2.53%) Ubuntu
10 6 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.11%) Amazon Linux
11 5 (2.11%) Debian
11 5 (2.11%) OS/400
12 4 (1.69%) Android
13 3 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.84%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.84%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (45.57%) ITIL
2 68 (28.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 65 (27.43%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (18.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 40 (16.88%) Agile
6 38 (16.03%) Incident Management
7 32 (13.50%) Problem Management
8 27 (11.39%) Mentoring
8 27 (11.39%) Project Delivery
9 24 (10.13%) DevOps
9 24 (10.13%) Service Management
10 22 (9.28%) Project Management
11 21 (8.86%) Configuration Management
11 21 (8.86%) High Availability
12 19 (8.02%) Infrastructure as Code
12 19 (8.02%) Service Delivery
13 18 (7.59%) Information Security
13 18 (7.59%) PRINCE2
14 17 (7.17%) Time Management
15 16 (6.75%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 55 (23.21%) PowerShell
2 44 (18.57%) SQL
3 22 (9.28%) Python
4 12 (5.06%) Bash
5 10 (4.22%) Ruby
6 9 (3.80%) Java
6 9 (3.80%) Perl
7 7 (2.95%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.53%) Go
9 3 (1.27%) C++
9 3 (1.27%) PHP
10 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.42%) Groovy
11 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 237 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (36.71%) MCSA
3 52 (21.94%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (20.68%) CCNA
5 42 (17.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 40 (16.88%) Degree
7 23 (9.70%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (8.44%) MCITP
9 19 (8.02%) Security Cleared
10 18 (7.59%) MCP
10 18 (7.59%) MCTS
11 17 (7.17%) SC Cleared
12 15 (6.33%) AWS Certification
12 15 (6.33%) CCNP
13 11 (4.64%) VCAP
14 8 (3.38%) CISSP
15 6 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (2.53%) MCSD
15 6 (2.53%) RHCE
15 6 (2.53%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (13.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (6.75%) GDPR
3 11 (4.64%) SLA
4 6 (2.53%) QA
5 5 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.27%) NCSC
7 2 (0.84%) GxP
7 2 (0.84%) MiFID
7 2 (0.84%) NIST
7 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.42%) ITGC
8 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 128 (54.01%) Active Directory
2 77 (32.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (20.68%) Hyper-V
4 23 (9.70%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (9.70%) vSphere
5 8 (3.38%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (3.38%) XenApp
6 7 (2.95%) Docker
6 7 (2.95%) Terminal Server
6 7 (2.95%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (2.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 6 (2.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (2.53%) Terminal Services
8 5 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.11%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.27%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.27%) Firmware
9 3 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.42%) KVM
10 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 58 (24.47%) SCCM
2 33 (13.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (8.02%) Single Sign-On
4 12 (5.06%) Terraform
5 9 (3.80%) Puppet
5 9 (3.80%) SCOM
6 8 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.95%) Kubernetes
7 7 (2.95%) NetBackup
7 7 (2.95%) vRealize
7 7 (2.95%) WSUS
8 6 (2.53%) Avamar
9 5 (2.11%) Ansible
9 5 (2.11%) CASB
9 5 (2.11%) Grafana
9 5 (2.11%) HAProxy
9 5 (2.11%) Kibana
9 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (2.11%) Packer
9 5 (2.11%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 184 (77.64%) Microsoft
2 111 (46.84%) VMware
3 74 (31.22%) Cisco
4 33 (13.92%) Citrix
5 31 (13.08%) Veeam
6 27 (11.39%) IBM
7 22 (9.28%) HP
8 21 (8.86%) ServiceNow
9 20 (8.44%) Red Hat
10 16 (6.75%) Google
11 15 (6.33%) Forcepoint
12 11 (4.64%) Dell
13 10 (4.22%) Oracle
14 9 (3.80%) Aruba
14 9 (3.80%) EMC
15 8 (3.38%) Juniper
15 8 (3.38%) Meraki
15 8 (3.38%) Zscaler
16 7 (2.95%) Veritas
17 6 (2.53%) Splunk