The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 131 139 148
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 49 42 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.21% 1.11% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.04% 4.67% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 41 39 37
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,995 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-9.74% +13.87%
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 Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
972 899 903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.93% 23.72% 23.90%
Number of salaries quoted 767 795 759
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MCSE
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the Manchester region.

MCSE Salary Trend in Manchester

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Manchester

MCSE
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 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
Salford +4 3 £48,500 +7.77%
Stockport -1 2 - -
Altrincham -8 2 £29,000 -34.83% 1
Oldham -3 1 - -
Wigan - 1 £22,500 -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (75.00%) Windows
3 80 (68.97%) Microsoft
4 65 (56.03%) Citrix
5 61 (52.59%) VMware
6 52 (44.83%) ITIL
6 52 (44.83%) MS Exchange
7 47 (40.52%) Active Directory
8 45 (38.79%) MCITP
9 44 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (37.07%) CCNA
11 39 (33.62%) MCSA
12 38 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
13 35 (30.17%) MS Excel
13 35 (30.17%) SAN
14 33 (28.45%) Hyper-V
15 30 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
15 30 (25.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 29 (25.00%) Cisco
17 26 (22.41%) MCP
18 23 (19.83%) Windows Server 2003
18 23 (19.83%) SQL
19 21 (18.10%) Firewall
20 20 (17.24%) SLA
20 20 (17.24%) XenDesktop
20 20 (17.24%) Problem Management
21 19 (16.38%) HP
22 18 (15.52%) Windows 7
23 17 (14.66%) Exchange Server 2010
23 17 (14.66%) Incident Management

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 52 (44.83%) MS Exchange
2 17 (14.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (13.79%) IIS
4 15 (12.93%) SharePoint
5 12 (10.34%) Lync
6 10 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.45%) TPMS
8 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.72%) Apache
10 1 (0.86%) Site Server
10 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (30.17%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.90%) SaaS
2 4 (3.45%) Office 365
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (30.17%) SAN
2 21 (18.10%) Firewall
3 14 (12.07%) iSCSI
4 13 (11.21%) WAN
5 12 (10.34%) DHCP
5 12 (10.34%) VLAN
5 12 (10.34%) NAS
5 12 (10.34%) DNS
6 9 (7.76%) VPN
6 9 (7.76%) LAN
7 7 (6.03%) TCP/IP
7 7 (6.03%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (6.03%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (4.31%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (4.31%) Network Security
9 4 (3.45%) VoIP
10 3 (2.59%) MPLS
10 3 (2.59%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.72%) H.323
11 2 (1.72%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Subversion
General
1 7 (6.03%) Finance
2 2 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.86%) Legal
3 1 (0.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (21.55%) Analyst
2 15 (12.93%) Support Engineer
3 14 (12.07%) Service Analyst
3 14 (12.07%) Infrastructure Manager
4 13 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (9.48%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (8.62%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (7.76%) Field Service Engineer
7 9 (7.76%) Field Engineer
8 8 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
8 8 (6.90%) Support Analyst
9 7 (6.03%) Technical Support
10 6 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (5.17%) Citrix Support
10 6 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) Technical Manager
11 5 (4.31%) Technical Support Analyst
11 5 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
12 4 (3.45%) Service Manager
12 4 (3.45%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) HTML
1 6 (5.17%) CSS
2 4 (3.45%) HTML5
2 4 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 4 (3.45%) .NET
2 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.45%) XML
2 4 (3.45%) Ajax
2 4 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.59%) Silverlight
3 3 (2.59%) Web Services
4 1 (0.86%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.90%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.03%) CMDB
3 7 (6.03%) FlexPod
4 5 (4.31%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.45%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.59%) iPhone
6 3 (2.59%) Replication
6 3 (2.59%) EMV
6 3 (2.59%) W3C
6 3 (2.59%) APACS
7 2 (1.72%) Clustering
8 1 (0.86%) PKI
8 1 (0.86%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.86%) EMC Centera
8 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.86%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.86%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 87 (75.00%) Windows
2 30 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (19.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (15.52%) Windows 7
5 14 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (10.34%) Linux
7 6 (5.17%) Windows XP
8 5 (4.31%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.59%) Android
10 2 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.72%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.72%) AIX
10 2 (1.72%) zOS
10 2 (1.72%) MVS
10 2 (1.72%) Debian
10 2 (1.72%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (44.83%) ITIL
2 20 (17.24%) Problem Management
3 17 (14.66%) Incident Management
3 17 (14.66%) Change Management
4 14 (12.07%) Root Cause Analysis
5 13 (11.21%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (10.34%) Mentoring
6 12 (10.34%) Service Management
7 10 (8.62%) Change Control
8 9 (7.76%) Project Management
8 9 (7.76%) Business Continuity
9 8 (6.90%) Configuration Management
10 7 (6.03%) Capacity Management
11 6 (5.17%) Line Management
11 6 (5.17%) Migration
12 5 (4.31%) Service Delivery
12 5 (4.31%) Information Security
13 4 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (3.45%) Scrum
13 4 (3.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.83%) SQL
2 8 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.17%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.31%) C
5 4 (3.45%) C#
6 3 (2.59%) Perl
7 2 (1.72%) VBScript
8 1 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 116 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (38.79%) MCITP
3 44 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (37.07%) CCNA
5 39 (33.62%) MCSA
6 30 (25.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (22.41%) MCP
8 16 (13.79%) Citrix Certification
8 16 (13.79%) Degree
9 14 (12.07%) MCTS
10 12 (10.34%) CCA
11 10 (8.62%) VCAP
12 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 6 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (4.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (3.45%) CCNP
16 1 (0.86%) CCIE
16 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
16 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
16 1 (0.86%) SNIA Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.24%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.86%) QA
3 1 (0.86%) GMP
3 1 (0.86%) GLP
System Software
1 47 (40.52%) Active Directory
2 38 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (28.45%) Hyper-V
4 20 (17.24%) XenDesktop
5 11 (9.48%) XenApp
6 8 (6.90%) XenServer
6 8 (6.90%) vSphere
7 3 (2.59%) Xen
7 3 (2.59%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.72%) vCloud
8 2 (1.72%) NFS
8 2 (1.72%) Squid
9 1 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.86%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (12.07%) Backup Exec
2 11 (9.48%) SCCM
3 9 (7.76%) SCOM
4 2 (1.72%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.72%) WSUS
4 2 (1.72%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.72%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.86%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.86%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 80 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 65 (56.03%) Citrix
3 61 (52.59%) VMware
4 29 (25.00%) Cisco
5 19 (16.38%) HP
6 16 (13.79%) NetApp
7 13 (11.21%) Symantec
8 10 (8.62%) McAfee
8 10 (8.62%) Sophos
9 5 (4.31%) EMC
10 3 (2.59%) Juniper
10 3 (2.59%) Veeam
11 2 (1.72%) Polycom
11 2 (1.72%) ProCurve
11 2 (1.72%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.72%) Dell
11 2 (1.72%) Siemens
11 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.72%) Mitel
11 2 (1.72%) Capita
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + car/allowance + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, North West, Cheshire, Lancashire,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 + car/allowance + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 to £33,000 + car/allow + bens
Posted: 20 days ago