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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
North West / Cheshire
Rank 75 86 89
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 16 16 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.55% 1.22% 2.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.53% 5.06% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 32
Median salary £26,500 £22,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.45% -44.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £22,000 £19,350
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £38,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%

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
245 316 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.69% 24.07% 24.63%
Number of salaries quoted 150 275 366
Median salary £38,500 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Cheshire

MCSE
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +14 9 £38,500 +75.00% 2
Macclesfield - 3 £26,500 -
Wilmslow - 2 £21,000 -
Crewe - 1 - -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (95.24%) Windows
2 40 (95.24%) Windows Server
3 31 (73.81%) MCSA
4 30 (71.43%) MCITP
5 29 (69.05%) Microsoft
5 29 (69.05%) Active Directory
6 28 (66.67%) Office 365
7 24 (57.14%) MS Exchange
8 21 (50.00%) VMware
9 19 (45.24%) DNS
10 18 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (40.48%) Exchange Server 2013
12 16 (38.10%) SQL
13 14 (33.33%) DHCP
13 14 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (33.33%) Hyper-V
13 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
14 13 (30.95%) Windows 8
14 13 (30.95%) MCP
15 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (26.19%) Firewall
16 11 (26.19%) Mac OS X
16 11 (26.19%) Apple
17 10 (23.81%) ITIL
18 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
18 9 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 8 (19.05%) vSphere
19 8 (19.05%) Process Improvement

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 18 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (40.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (66.67%) Office 365
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (45.24%) DNS
2 14 (33.33%) DHCP
3 11 (26.19%) Firewall
4 3 (7.14%) MPLS
4 3 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (7.14%) SAN
4 3 (7.14%) VLAN
4 3 (7.14%) VPN
5 2 (4.76%) VoIP
6 1 (2.38%) Skype
6 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.38%) Marketing
1 1 (2.38%) Retail
1 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 12 (28.57%) IT Engineer
3 12 (28.57%) IT Support
3 12 (28.57%) IT Support Engineer
4 11 (26.19%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (23.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 10 (23.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (21.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 9 (21.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (16.67%) Server Engineer
8 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V Engineer
8 5 (11.90%) Service Desk Engineer
9 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support
10 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (7.14%) Exchange Support
10 3 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
10 3 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (95.24%) Windows
1 40 (95.24%) Windows Server
2 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 13 (30.95%) Windows 8
4 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (26.19%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.76%) Linux
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 8 (19.05%) Process Improvement
3 2 (4.76%) Patch Management
3 2 (4.76%) Presales
4 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.38%) CRM
4 1 (2.38%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (2.38%) Direct Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Information Management
4 1 (2.38%) Information Security
4 1 (2.38%) Migration
4 1 (2.38%) Network Architecture
4 1 (2.38%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (73.81%) MCSA
3 30 (71.43%) MCITP
4 13 (30.95%) MCP
5 9 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.38%) CCA
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.38%) GIAC
6 1 (2.38%) MCTS
6 1 (2.38%) SANS
System Software
1 29 (69.05%) Active Directory
2 14 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 14 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (19.05%) vSphere
4 7 (16.67%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) vRealize
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (69.05%) Microsoft
2 21 (50.00%) VMware
3 11 (26.19%) Apple
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix
5 2 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (2.38%) Draytek
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) NETGEAR
6 1 (2.38%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.38%) Symantec
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