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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 102 92 107
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 30 19 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.54% 1.20% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.41% 4.56% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 24 17 30
Average salary £25,750 £32,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.53% -18.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £18,800 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £50,000 £45,450
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.87% +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
468 417 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.95% 26.38% 28.58%
Number of salaries quoted 357 335 484
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -2 16 £23,500 -53.00% 2
Knutsford -6 3 - -
Wilmslow -12 2 £40,000 +90.47% 2
Runcorn - 2 £24,000 -
Macclesfield 0 1 £55,000 +205.55%
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (75.32%) Windows
3 52 (67.53%) Microsoft
4 46 (59.74%) MCITP
5 36 (46.75%) Windows 7
6 34 (44.16%) MCSA
7 31 (40.26%) MS Excel
8 28 (36.36%) MS Exchange
8 28 (36.36%) VMware
9 27 (35.06%) Hyper-V
9 27 (35.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (33.77%) MCP
10 26 (33.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (32.47%) MCTS
12 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
14 21 (27.27%) VPN
14 21 (27.27%) MS Office
14 21 (27.27%) Windows XP
14 21 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
15 20 (25.97%) UNIX
15 20 (25.97%) TCP/IP
16 19 (24.68%) DNS
16 19 (24.68%) ITIL
17 18 (23.38%) Linux
17 18 (23.38%) Citrix
18 16 (20.78%) DHCP
19 15 (19.48%) Migration
19 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
20 14 (18.18%) Cisco

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 28 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 21 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (9.09%) IIS
5 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
5 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.90%) Lync
7 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.30%) Apache
8 1 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 31 (40.26%) MS Excel
2 21 (27.27%) MS Office
3 1 (1.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.27%) VPN
2 20 (25.97%) TCP/IP
3 19 (24.68%) DNS
4 16 (20.78%) DHCP
5 14 (18.18%) SAN
6 11 (14.29%) LAN
6 11 (14.29%) WAN
7 5 (6.49%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (6.49%) iSCSI
8 4 (5.19%) Firewall
8 4 (5.19%) SMS
9 2 (2.60%) DSL
10 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.30%) VoIP
10 1 (1.30%) PBX
10 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.30%) Big Data
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MSI
2 2 (2.60%) InstallShield
General
1 12 (15.58%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Manufacturing
2 6 (7.79%) Games
3 4 (5.19%) Back Office
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Support Engineer
2 12 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 11 (14.29%) IT Support
4 9 (11.69%) Coordinator
5 7 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.49%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.49%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (6.49%) Administrator
7 5 (6.49%) Operations Manager
8 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.19%) Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 3 (3.90%) Storage Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Systems Manager
9 3 (3.90%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) Application Packaging
2 5 (6.49%) .NET
3 2 (2.60%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Client/Server
1 4 (5.19%) Firmware
1 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (3.90%) Replication
3 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (75.32%) Windows
2 36 (46.75%) Windows 7
3 27 (35.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (33.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (27.27%) Windows XP
7 20 (25.97%) UNIX
8 18 (23.38%) Linux
9 6 (7.79%) Windows 8
10 4 (5.19%) AIX
11 3 (3.90%) Windows 2000
11 3 (3.90%) Windows NT
11 3 (3.90%) zOS
11 3 (3.90%) MVS
12 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) ITIL
2 15 (19.48%) Migration
3 6 (7.79%) Change Management
4 5 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.49%) ITIL V3
5 4 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (5.19%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.90%) Information Security
6 3 (3.90%) Information Security Management
6 3 (3.90%) Security Management
6 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.90%) CRM
6 3 (3.90%) ERP
6 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.90%) Performance Management
6 3 (3.90%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.90%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.30%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) SQL
2 7 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.90%) VBScript
5 2 (2.60%) VB
6 1 (1.30%) Python
6 1 (1.30%) Ruby
6 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.30%) Java
6 1 (1.30%) Perl
6 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (59.74%) MCITP
3 34 (44.16%) MCSA
4 26 (33.77%) MCP
5 25 (32.47%) MCTS
6 13 (16.88%) Degree
7 10 (12.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (12.99%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (12.99%) CCNA
8 6 (7.79%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (6.49%) CCNP
10 4 (5.19%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
12 2 (2.60%) MCDST
13 1 (1.30%) RHCE
13 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.99%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (35.06%) Hyper-V
2 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (7.79%) XenApp
6 5 (6.49%) vSphere
7 4 (5.19%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.90%) VMware ESX
9 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.60%) XenServer
10 1 (1.30%) GPFS
10 1 (1.30%) Sendmail
10 1 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.30%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) SCCM
1 6 (7.79%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (3.90%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.30%) SCOM
3 1 (1.30%) Legato
Vendors
1 52 (67.53%) Microsoft
2 28 (36.36%) VMware
3 18 (23.38%) Citrix
4 14 (18.18%) Cisco
5 6 (7.79%) HP
5 6 (7.79%) McAfee
6 3 (3.90%) IBM
7 2 (2.60%) CA
7 2 (2.60%) EMC
8 1 (1.30%) SAP
8 1 (1.30%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.30%) Veeam
8 1 (1.30%) NetApp
8 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.30%) Dell
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Salary: flexible benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago