The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 85 94 102
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 18 33 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.36% 1.77% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.37% 7.59% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15 29 17
Average salary £22,000 £30,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
MCSE
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
335 435 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.36% 23.29% 27.10%
Number of salaries quoted 290 347 296
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MCSE
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

MCSE Salary Trend in Cheshire

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Cheshire

MCSE
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +8 18 £22,000 +6.02% 1
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (95.65%) Windows
3 40 (86.96%) Windows Server
4 39 (84.78%) Microsoft
4 39 (84.78%) Active Directory
5 36 (78.26%) VMware
6 33 (71.74%) Hyper-V
7 32 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 32 (69.57%) MS Exchange
7 32 (69.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 31 (67.39%) MCP
8 31 (67.39%) MS Excel
9 30 (65.22%) TCP/IP
9 30 (65.22%) VPN
9 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (65.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (63.04%) Windows XP
11 28 (60.87%) MS Office
12 27 (58.70%) MCSA
13 25 (54.35%) DHCP
13 25 (54.35%) DNS
14 24 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
14 24 (52.17%) MCITP
15 23 (50.00%) Windows 7
15 23 (50.00%) CCNA
15 23 (50.00%) Cisco
16 22 (47.83%) MCTS
17 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
18 7 (15.22%) Citrix

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 32 (69.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 32 (69.57%) MS Exchange
2 30 (65.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (10.87%) IIS
5 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
5 4 (8.70%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 31 (67.39%) MS Excel
2 28 (60.87%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Office 365
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) SaaS
4 1 (2.17%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 30 (65.22%) TCP/IP
1 30 (65.22%) VPN
2 25 (54.35%) DHCP
2 25 (54.35%) DNS
3 7 (15.22%) Firewall
4 6 (13.04%) WAN
5 4 (8.70%) Broadband
5 4 (8.70%) Skype
6 3 (6.52%) SAN
6 3 (6.52%) Wireless
7 1 (2.17%) 4G
7 1 (2.17%) ADSL
7 1 (2.17%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.17%) FTP
7 1 (2.17%) Internet
7 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (47.83%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 22 (47.83%) IT Engineer
2 22 (47.83%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (47.83%) IT Support
2 22 (47.83%) IT Support Engineer
2 22 (47.83%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Support Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 2 (4.35%) Support Technician
6 1 (2.17%) Field Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Field Service Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
1 1 (2.17%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Fat Client
1 6 (13.04%) Thin Client
2 4 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (6.52%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.17%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 44 (95.65%) Windows
2 40 (86.96%) Windows Server
3 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (63.04%) Windows XP
5 23 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (13.04%) Windows 8
7 6 (13.04%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.35%) Linux
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.17%) CentOS
9 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.04%) Incident Management
2 4 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.35%) Change Management
3 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.17%) CRM
4 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.17%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.17%) Open Source
4 1 (2.17%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.17%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.17%) Product Management
4 1 (2.17%) Project Management
4 1 (2.17%) Scrum
4 1 (2.17%) Security Management
4 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.17%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) C#
2 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.17%) VB
2 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (67.39%) MCP
3 27 (58.70%) MCSA
4 24 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (52.17%) MCITP
5 23 (50.00%) CCNA
6 22 (47.83%) MCTS
7 5 (10.87%) CCA
7 5 (10.87%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (8.70%) MCSD
8 4 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (4.35%) A+ Certification
9 2 (4.35%) Degree
10 1 (2.17%) CCIE
10 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (84.78%) Active Directory
2 33 (71.74%) Hyper-V
3 32 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.17%) vSphere
5 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (84.78%) Microsoft
2 36 (78.26%) VMware
3 23 (50.00%) Cisco
4 7 (15.22%) Citrix
5 6 (13.04%) Apple
6 1 (2.17%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.17%) Axway
6 1 (2.17%) Dell
6 1 (2.17%) Draytek
6 1 (2.17%) EMC
6 1 (2.17%) F5
6 1 (2.17%) Google
6 1 (2.17%) NETGEAR
6 1 (2.17%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.17%) Sophos
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