The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 53 54 64
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 12 19 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.97% 2.95% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.89% 14.73% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 8
Average salary £23,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-47.77% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £30,000 £43,150
10% offered a salary of more than £44,300 £55,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,995 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +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 Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
135 129 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.13% 20.00% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 117 96 166
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MCSE
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

MCSE Salary Trend in Merseyside

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Merseyside

MCSE
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 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
Liverpool -6 4 £33,750 -25.00%
Wirral - 1 £38,000 -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (92.59%) Windows
3 18 (66.67%) Hyper-V
4 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (55.56%) VMware
4 15 (55.56%) MCITP
4 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 14 (51.85%) Manufacturing
6 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
7 12 (44.44%) Windows XP
7 12 (44.44%) MCP
7 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (44.44%) Windows 7
8 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
8 11 (40.74%) DNS
9 10 (37.04%) Kerberos
9 10 (37.04%) NFS
9 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
9 10 (37.04%) ITIL
9 10 (37.04%) Firewall
9 10 (37.04%) IPsec
9 10 (37.04%) HP
9 10 (37.04%) Dell
9 10 (37.04%) PowerShell
9 10 (37.04%) PKI
10 9 (33.33%) HP SIM
10 9 (33.33%) VB.NET
10 9 (33.33%) .NET
10 9 (33.33%) LDAP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (7.41%) Lync
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) DNS
2 10 (37.04%) Kerberos
2 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
2 10 (37.04%) Firewall
2 10 (37.04%) IPsec
3 9 (33.33%) LDAP
4 3 (11.11%) SAN
5 2 (7.41%) DHCP
5 2 (7.41%) NAS
6 1 (3.70%) DMZ
General
1 14 (51.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Server Support
2 11 (40.74%) 1st Line Support
3 9 (33.33%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Active Directory Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) PKI
2 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (92.59%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Windows XP
2 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) ITIL
2 9 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.70%) High Availability
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) PowerShell
2 9 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (55.56%) MCITP
3 12 (44.44%) MCP
4 4 (14.81%) Degree
5 3 (11.11%) MCTS
6 2 (7.41%) MCSA
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 18 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 10 (37.04%) NFS
4 2 (7.41%) XenApp
4 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.70%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) HP SIM
2 3 (11.11%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) VMware
2 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) HP
3 10 (37.04%) Dell
4 9 (33.33%) IBM
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix