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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 85 75 104
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +29
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 38 46 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.16% 2.70% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.08% 10.98% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 31 30 13
Average salary £23,000 £29,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.03% +18.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,500 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,750 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
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
377 419 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.42% 24.57% 22.23%
Number of salaries quoted 287 287 305
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,990
10% offered a salary of more than £56,800 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
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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 +2 11 £23,000 -2.12%
Knutsford -11 8 £35,750 +2.14%
Runcorn -6 7 - -
Macclesfield - 2 £31,500 - 1
Wilmslow -2 1 £26,000 -20.00% 1
Northwich - 1 £37,500 - 1
Widnes - 1 £21,000 -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (97.18%) Windows
3 49 (69.01%) MCITP
4 48 (67.61%) Microsoft
5 46 (64.79%) Windows 7
6 44 (61.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (60.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (60.56%) DNS
8 40 (56.34%) MS Exchange
8 40 (56.34%) MCSA
8 40 (56.34%) Active Directory
9 37 (52.11%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (52.11%) CCNA
9 37 (52.11%) TCP/IP
10 36 (50.70%) Exchange Server 2010
11 35 (49.30%) DHCP
11 35 (49.30%) ITIL
11 35 (49.30%) MCP
12 34 (47.89%) Exchange Server 2013
13 31 (43.66%) VMware
14 30 (42.25%) MCTS
14 30 (42.25%) Cisco
15 28 (39.44%) VPN
16 24 (33.80%) MS Office
17 23 (32.39%) Hyper-V
18 22 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (29.58%) MS Excel
20 20 (28.17%) Windows XP
20 20 (28.17%) HP
21 19 (26.76%) PowerShell

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 40 (56.34%) MS Exchange
2 36 (50.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (47.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.82%) IIS
5 2 (2.82%) Lync
5 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (33.80%) MS Office
2 21 (29.58%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (21.13%) Office 365
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 43 (60.56%) DNS
2 37 (52.11%) TCP/IP
3 35 (49.30%) DHCP
4 28 (39.44%) VPN
5 18 (25.35%) SAN
6 17 (23.94%) LAN
7 16 (22.54%) WAN
8 12 (16.90%) VLAN
9 11 (15.49%) ADSL
9 11 (15.49%) NAS
9 11 (15.49%) VDSL
10 6 (8.45%) Firewall
10 6 (8.45%) iSCSI
11 2 (2.82%) Network Security
12 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (1.41%) SSH
12 1 (1.41%) Internet
12 1 (1.41%) IPv4
12 1 (1.41%) SMTP
12 1 (1.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (9.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.82%) Back Office
2 2 (2.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Support Engineer
2 18 (25.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (22.54%) IT Manager
4 15 (21.13%) IT Support
5 13 (18.31%) IT Support Engineer
6 12 (16.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (15.49%) Analyst
7 11 (15.49%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (12.68%) Administrator
9 8 (11.27%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (11.27%) Service Analyst
9 8 (11.27%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 7 (9.86%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (9.86%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 7 (9.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (9.86%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 5 (7.04%) IT Administrator
11 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
12 4 (5.63%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) .NET
1 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.27%) Thin Client
2 8 (11.27%) Fat Client
3 7 (9.86%) EPoS
4 5 (7.04%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.41%) Clustering
5 1 (1.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 69 (97.18%) Windows
2 46 (64.79%) Windows 7
3 44 (61.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (60.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (28.17%) Windows XP
6 16 (22.54%) Windows 8
7 14 (19.72%) Linux
8 8 (11.27%) UNIX
9 4 (5.63%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.82%) AIX
10 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.82%) CentOS
10 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (49.30%) ITIL
2 12 (16.90%) Mentoring
3 11 (15.49%) Change Management
3 11 (15.49%) Mobile Device Management
4 9 (12.68%) Migration
5 8 (11.27%) Patch Management
6 7 (9.86%) Problem Management
7 5 (7.04%) Strategic Planning
7 5 (7.04%) Project Planning
7 5 (7.04%) Risk Management
7 5 (7.04%) CRM
8 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.23%) Data Management
8 3 (4.23%) Server Building
9 2 (2.82%) Network Design
9 2 (2.82%) ITIL V2
9 2 (2.82%) ERP
10 1 (1.41%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.41%) Asset Management
10 1 (1.41%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.76%) PowerShell
2 11 (15.49%) SQL
3 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.41%) VBScript
3 1 (1.41%) VB
3 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (69.01%) MCITP
3 40 (56.34%) MCSA
4 37 (52.11%) CCNA
4 37 (52.11%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (49.30%) MCP
6 30 (42.25%) MCTS
7 13 (18.31%) Degree
8 11 (15.49%) JNCIA
9 9 (12.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (9.86%) CCENT
10 7 (9.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (9.86%) CCIE
10 7 (9.86%) CCDP
10 7 (9.86%) HND
11 4 (5.63%) CCNP
12 3 (4.23%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.82%) Security+ Certification
13 2 (2.82%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (2.82%) CISSP
System Software
1 40 (56.34%) Active Directory
2 23 (32.39%) Hyper-V
3 22 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (8.45%) vSphere
5 5 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (7.04%) vCloud
6 1 (1.41%) XenApp
6 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.41%) Xen
6 1 (1.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Backup Exec
1 6 (8.45%) SCCM
2 5 (7.04%) WSUS
3 1 (1.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (67.61%) Microsoft
2 31 (43.66%) VMware
3 30 (42.25%) Cisco
4 20 (28.17%) HP
5 12 (16.90%) IBM
5 12 (16.90%) Citrix
6 11 (15.49%) Juniper
6 11 (15.49%) Dell
7 6 (8.45%) EMC
7 6 (8.45%) Symantec
7 6 (8.45%) ProCurve
8 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.41%) Mitel
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