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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 115 93 122
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +29
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 21 22 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.07% 1.34% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.49% 5.15% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 19 20 13
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £21,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
468 427 567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.79% 26.04% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 384 336 455
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £59,000 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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 +7 16 £23,500 -37.33%
Wilmslow -17 3 £40,000 +90.47% 2
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (72.13%) Windows
3 41 (67.21%) Microsoft
4 39 (63.93%) MCITP
5 31 (50.82%) MCSA
6 30 (49.18%) Windows 7
7 28 (45.90%) Hyper-V
8 27 (44.26%) MS Excel
9 26 (42.62%) MS Exchange
10 24 (39.34%) MCP
10 24 (39.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (39.34%) MCTS
11 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (36.07%) VMware
12 21 (34.43%) Windows XP
12 21 (34.43%) Linux
12 21 (34.43%) VPN
12 21 (34.43%) Exchange Server 2007
13 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (31.15%) TCP/IP
14 19 (31.15%) MS Office
14 19 (31.15%) UNIX
15 16 (26.23%) ITIL
15 16 (26.23%) DHCP
15 16 (26.23%) DNS
16 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
17 13 (21.31%) Citrix
17 13 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (19.67%) Degree
19 11 (18.03%) SAN

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 26 (42.62%) MS Exchange
2 21 (34.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (11.48%) IIS
5 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
6 4 (6.56%) Lync
6 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 27 (44.26%) MS Excel
2 19 (31.15%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (34.43%) VPN
2 19 (31.15%) TCP/IP
3 16 (26.23%) DHCP
3 16 (26.23%) DNS
4 11 (18.03%) SAN
5 7 (11.48%) iSCSI
5 7 (11.48%) LAN
6 6 (9.84%) WAN
7 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.64%) SMS
8 1 (1.64%) WLAN
8 1 (1.64%) DSL
8 1 (1.64%) Internet
8 1 (1.64%) VLAN
8 1 (1.64%) Wireless
8 1 (1.64%) Firewall
8 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MSI
2 1 (1.64%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.28%) Games
3 2 (3.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (22.95%) Support Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) IT Support Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) IT Support
4 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Coordinator
6 5 (8.20%) Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) Operations Manager
7 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.56%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Systems Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.92%) Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) IT Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Administrator
9 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Technical Support
9 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) Application Packaging
2 5 (8.20%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (3.28%) User Experience
3 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) Replication
3 1 (1.64%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 44 (72.13%) Windows
2 30 (49.18%) Windows 7
3 24 (39.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (34.43%) Windows XP
5 21 (34.43%) Linux
6 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (31.15%) UNIX
8 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
9 2 (3.28%) AIX
10 1 (1.64%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.64%) MVS
10 1 (1.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) ITIL
2 9 (14.75%) Migration
3 6 (9.84%) Change Management
3 6 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.20%) ITIL V3
5 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.92%) CRM
5 3 (4.92%) ERP
5 3 (4.92%) Information Security
5 3 (4.92%) Information Security Management
5 3 (4.92%) Security Management
6 2 (3.28%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.64%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.64%) Resource Management
7 1 (1.64%) Network Design
7 1 (1.64%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.64%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.64%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) SQL
2 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.56%) VB
3 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.28%) VBScript
5 1 (1.64%) Java
5 1 (1.64%) Perl
5 1 (1.64%) Python
5 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (63.93%) MCITP
3 31 (50.82%) MCSA
4 24 (39.34%) MCP
4 24 (39.34%) MCTS
5 12 (19.67%) Degree
6 8 (13.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (9.84%) CCNA
9 5 (8.20%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (6.56%) CCNP
11 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (3.28%) MCDST
12 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
12 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
13 1 (1.64%) Avaya Certification
13 1 (1.64%) RHCE
13 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
13 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (45.90%) Hyper-V
2 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
3 13 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (8.20%) VMware ESX
5 5 (8.20%) XenApp
6 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (6.56%) XenDesktop
7 3 (4.92%) vSphere
8 2 (3.28%) Firmware
9 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.64%) XenServer
9 1 (1.64%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.64%) Legato
3 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.64%) SCOM
3 1 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 41 (67.21%) Microsoft
2 22 (36.07%) VMware
3 13 (21.31%) Citrix
4 10 (16.39%) Cisco
5 9 (14.75%) HP
6 5 (8.20%) EMC
7 3 (4.92%) IBM
7 3 (4.92%) NETGEAR
8 2 (3.28%) McAfee
9 1 (1.64%) SAP
9 1 (1.64%) CA
9 1 (1.64%) NetApp
9 1 (1.64%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.64%) Avaya
9 1 (1.64%) Dell
9 1 (1.64%) Veeam
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