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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 89 72 98
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +26
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 30 47 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.87% 2.77% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.35% 12.08% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 26 36 15
Average salary £34,000 £32,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
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
321 389 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.98% 22.91% 21.60%
Number of salaries quoted 245 258 289
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +5 11 £23,500 -25.39% 2
Knutsford -8 9 £34,000 -2.85% 3
Runcorn -7 4 - -
Northwich +3 1 £37,500 +82.92%
Wilmslow 0 1 £26,000 -20.00%
Widnes - 1 £21,000 -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (96.83%) Windows
3 48 (76.19%) MCITP
4 46 (73.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (68.25%) Microsoft
6 41 (65.08%) Windows 7
6 41 (65.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (58.73%) TCP/IP
8 35 (55.56%) MCSA
9 34 (53.97%) MS Exchange
9 34 (53.97%) MCP
9 34 (53.97%) DNS
10 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
11 31 (49.21%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (49.21%) DHCP
12 30 (47.62%) CCNA
13 29 (46.03%) ITIL
13 29 (46.03%) VMware
13 29 (46.03%) Exchange Server 2010
14 28 (44.44%) VPN
15 26 (41.27%) Cisco
15 26 (41.27%) MCTS
15 26 (41.27%) Exchange Server 2013
16 21 (33.33%) MS Excel
17 19 (30.16%) MS Office
17 19 (30.16%) SAN
17 19 (30.16%) PowerShell
18 18 (28.57%) Hyper-V
18 18 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (26.98%) HP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 34 (53.97%) MS Exchange
2 29 (46.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (41.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.17%) IIS
5 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.17%) Lync
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 19 (30.16%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (58.73%) TCP/IP
2 34 (53.97%) DNS
3 31 (49.21%) DHCP
4 28 (44.44%) VPN
5 19 (30.16%) SAN
6 13 (20.63%) VLAN
7 11 (17.46%) NAS
7 11 (17.46%) ADSL
7 11 (17.46%) LAN
7 11 (17.46%) VDSL
8 9 (14.29%) WAN
9 6 (9.52%) Firewall
10 3 (4.76%) iSCSI
11 2 (3.17%) Network Security
12 1 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (1.59%) SMTP
12 1 (1.59%) FTP
12 1 (1.59%) HTTP
12 1 (1.59%) VoIP
12 1 (1.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.17%) Back Office
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (25.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 13 (20.63%) Analyst
3 13 (20.63%) IT Manager
3 13 (20.63%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (17.46%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (15.87%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (15.87%) Service Analyst
6 8 (12.70%) Administrator
6 8 (12.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (12.70%) IT Support
7 7 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (9.52%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 6 (9.52%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 6 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (7.94%) IT Administrator
9 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) .NET
1 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Clustering
3 4 (6.35%) EPoS
3 4 (6.35%) Thin Client
3 4 (6.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.59%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 61 (96.83%) Windows
2 46 (73.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (65.08%) Windows 7
3 41 (65.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (25.40%) Windows 8
5 13 (20.63%) Linux
6 11 (17.46%) UNIX
7 10 (15.87%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.17%) AIX
9 2 (3.17%) CentOS
9 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) ITIL
2 12 (19.05%) Mentoring
3 11 (17.46%) Mobile Device Management
3 11 (17.46%) Change Management
4 7 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.94%) Patch Management
5 5 (7.94%) Migration
6 4 (6.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.76%) Server Building
7 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.76%) Network Design
7 3 (4.76%) Data Management
8 2 (3.17%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (3.17%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.17%) ERP
8 2 (3.17%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.17%) ITIL V2
8 2 (3.17%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.59%) Change Control
9 1 (1.59%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.16%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.11%) SQL
3 4 (6.35%) VBScript
3 4 (6.35%) VB
4 1 (1.59%) C#
4 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (76.19%) MCITP
3 35 (55.56%) MCSA
4 34 (53.97%) MCP
5 31 (49.21%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (47.62%) CCNA
7 26 (41.27%) MCTS
8 11 (17.46%) JNCIA
9 7 (11.11%) Degree
10 6 (9.52%) CCDP
10 6 (9.52%) CCIE
10 6 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (9.52%) CCENT
11 4 (6.35%) CCNP
11 4 (6.35%) HND
11 4 (6.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (4.76%) A+ Certification
13 2 (3.17%) Security+ Certification
13 2 (3.17%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (3.17%) CISSP
System Software
1 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
2 18 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 18 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.52%) VMware ESX
4 4 (6.35%) vSphere
5 2 (3.17%) vCloud
5 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.59%) XenApp
6 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.59%) Xen
6 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.17%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (68.25%) Microsoft
2 29 (46.03%) VMware
3 26 (41.27%) Cisco
4 17 (26.98%) HP
5 12 (19.05%) IBM
6 11 (17.46%) Dell
6 11 (17.46%) Juniper
7 8 (12.70%) Citrix
8 7 (11.11%) EMC
9 3 (4.76%) ProCurve
9 3 (4.76%) Symantec
10 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.59%) Avaya
11 1 (1.59%) Mitel
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