The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 131 102 105
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 5 32 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.25% 1.68% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 5.24% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4 22 15
Average salary £47,500 £41,250 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.15% -1.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £28,200 £32,900
10% offered a salary of more than £48,200 £50,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
MCSE
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
630 611 614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 31.59% 31.99% 36.01%
Number of salaries quoted 471 467 501
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MCSE
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

MCSE Salary Trend in Bristol

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE.

1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (95.83%) Windows
3 15 (62.50%) VMware
3 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (58.33%) DHCP
5 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
6 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (45.83%) MS Office
8 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
8 10 (41.67%) Cisco
8 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
9 9 (37.50%) MCP
9 9 (37.50%) Windows XP
9 9 (37.50%) Citrix
9 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
10 8 (33.33%) DNS
10 8 (33.33%) MCITP
10 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (29.17%) SQL
11 7 (29.17%) MCSA
11 7 (29.17%) LAN
11 7 (29.17%) WAN
11 7 (29.17%) CCNA
11 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
12 6 (25.00%) Mac OS X
12 6 (25.00%) Firewall

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (45.83%) MS Office
2 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
1 1 (4.17%) PaaS
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) DHCP
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (33.33%) DNS
4 7 (29.17%) LAN
4 7 (29.17%) WAN
5 6 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (12.50%) SAN
8 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) IDOL
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Support Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Support Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Designer
7 1 (4.17%) Wintel Support
7 1 (4.17%) Head of IT
7 1 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 4 (16.67%) Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) EqualLogic
3 1 (4.17%) E-Learning
3 1 (4.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 6 (25.00%) Mac OS X
6 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Vista
8 3 (12.50%) CentOS
8 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (12.50%) Linux
9 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
2 6 (25.00%) Network Design
2 6 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (20.83%) Service Management
3 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 4 (16.67%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (8.33%) Email Management
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) ERP
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Document Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (37.50%) MCP
3 8 (33.33%) MCITP
4 7 (29.17%) MCSA
4 7 (29.17%) CCNA
4 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (20.83%) MCTS
6 5 (20.83%) CCA
6 5 (20.83%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (8.33%) Degree
8 1 (4.17%) CCENT
8 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
8 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 4 (16.67%) vSphere
5 3 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (4.17%) XenApp
6 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) SCVMM
2 1 (4.17%) SCDPM
2 1 (4.17%) SCSM
2 1 (4.17%) MOM
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) Dell
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) BMC
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