The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 140 136 182
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +46
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 105 129 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.61% 1.83% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.97% 7.95% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 85 108 56
Average salary £39,000 £34,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.04% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.76%
MCSE
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1760 1623 1807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.02% 23.07% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1349 1260 1472
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCSE
Salary Trend in the North West

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

MCSE Salary Trend in the North West

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

MCSE Salary Histogram in the North West

MCSE
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(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
Manchester -11 53 £40,000 +15.94% 15
Cheshire -16 30 £34,000 -2.85% 4
Merseyside +19 9 £36,500 -6.41% 2
Cumbria - 8 £63,750 -
Lancashire +2 5 £26,500 -18.46%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 207 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 184 (88.89%) Windows
3 163 (78.74%) Microsoft
4 117 (56.52%) VMware
5 106 (51.21%) Active Directory
6 102 (49.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 94 (45.41%) MCITP
8 91 (43.96%) MS Exchange
9 85 (41.06%) DNS
10 84 (40.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 83 (40.10%) MS Excel
12 81 (39.13%) MCSA
13 79 (38.16%) Windows 7
14 76 (36.71%) DHCP
14 76 (36.71%) TCP/IP
15 68 (32.85%) VMware Infrastructure
16 67 (32.37%) ITIL
17 65 (31.40%) Cisco Certification
18 64 (30.92%) CCNA
19 63 (30.43%) Citrix
20 60 (28.99%) SAN
20 60 (28.99%) MCP
21 57 (27.54%) PowerShell
22 56 (27.05%) HP
23 53 (25.60%) Hyper-V
24 52 (25.12%) SharePoint
25 51 (24.64%) Cisco
26 49 (23.67%) MS Office
27 41 (19.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 41 (19.81%) Exchange Server 2013

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 91 (43.96%) MS Exchange
2 52 (25.12%) SharePoint
3 41 (19.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (19.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (6.76%) IIS
6 13 (6.28%) Lync
7 10 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (4.83%) Office Communications Server
8 8 (3.86%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 6 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (2.42%) Apache
11 2 (0.97%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.48%) Site Server
12 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 83 (40.10%) MS Excel
2 49 (23.67%) MS Office
3 2 (0.97%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Sage 50
2 3 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.59%) Office 365
2 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.48%) SaaS
3 1 (0.48%) PaaS
3 1 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (41.06%) DNS
2 76 (36.71%) TCP/IP
2 76 (36.71%) DHCP
3 60 (28.99%) SAN
4 38 (18.36%) Firewall
5 37 (17.87%) LAN
6 35 (16.91%) WAN
7 33 (15.94%) VPN
8 31 (14.98%) VLAN
9 26 (12.56%) NAS
10 21 (10.14%) iSCSI
11 16 (7.73%) Internet
12 14 (6.76%) VoIP
13 10 (4.83%) DECT
13 10 (4.83%) Ethernet
14 9 (4.35%) VDSL
14 9 (4.35%) Wireless
14 9 (4.35%) ADSL
15 7 (3.38%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (3.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.48%) MS Access
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.97%) MSI
2 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.48%) WinDbg
General
1 36 (17.39%) Finance
2 23 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.86%) Publishing
4 3 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.97%) Back Office
5 2 (0.97%) Legal
5 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.97%) Advertising
6 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.48%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 37 (17.87%) Support Engineer
2 34 (16.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 33 (15.94%) Analyst
4 31 (14.98%) 3rd Line Support
5 25 (12.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (10.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 19 (9.18%) IT Support
8 18 (8.70%) Service Analyst
9 15 (7.25%) Architect
9 15 (7.25%) Server Engineer
10 14 (6.76%) Consultant
11 13 (6.28%) IT Manager
12 11 (5.31%) Service Desk Analyst
13 10 (4.83%) Server Support
13 10 (4.83%) 1st Line Support
14 9 (4.35%) Support Analyst
14 9 (4.35%) Administrator
14 9 (4.35%) Technical Architect
14 9 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
15 8 (3.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.80%) Web Services
2 2 (0.97%) .NET
2 2 (0.97%) COM
3 1 (0.48%) J2EE
3 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.48%) ODBC
3 1 (0.48%) WSDL
3 1 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.48%) OLE DB
3 1 (0.48%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.98%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.70%) Clustering
3 16 (7.73%) Life Science
4 11 (5.31%) Client/Server
5 9 (4.35%) Replication
6 7 (3.38%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.42%) User Experience
8 4 (1.93%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.93%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.45%) EPoS
9 3 (1.45%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.45%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.97%) iPhone
10 2 (0.97%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.97%) E-Learning
11 1 (0.48%) Biotechnology
11 1 (0.48%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.48%) Open Source
11 1 (0.48%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.48%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 184 (88.89%) Windows
2 102 (49.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (40.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 79 (38.16%) Windows 7
5 36 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (17.39%) Linux
6 33 (15.94%) UNIX
7 28 (13.53%) Windows 8
8 27 (13.04%) Windows XP
9 12 (5.80%) Windows Vista
10 11 (5.31%) Solaris
10 11 (5.31%) AIX
11 2 (0.97%) HPUX
11 2 (0.97%) Android
11 2 (0.97%) CentOS
11 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.48%) NetWare
12 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (32.37%) ITIL
2 27 (13.04%) Migration
3 20 (9.66%) Performance Monitoring
4 17 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (6.28%) Service Delivery
5 13 (6.28%) Change Management
5 13 (6.28%) Problem Management
6 12 (5.80%) Mentoring
7 11 (5.31%) Mobile Device Management
7 11 (5.31%) PRINCE2
8 10 (4.83%) Performance Management
8 10 (4.83%) Service Desk Management
8 10 (4.83%) Software Deployment
8 10 (4.83%) Resource Management
9 9 (4.35%) Incident Management
9 9 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (4.35%) Load Balancing
10 7 (3.38%) Project Management
11 6 (2.90%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (2.42%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (27.54%) PowerShell
2 30 (14.49%) SQL
3 18 (8.70%) VBScript
4 12 (5.80%) VB
5 7 (3.38%) C
6 4 (1.93%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.97%) PHP
8 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.48%) C#
8 1 (0.48%) Java
8 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 207 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (45.41%) MCITP
3 81 (39.13%) MCSA
4 65 (31.40%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (30.92%) CCNA
6 60 (28.99%) MCP
7 41 (19.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 31 (14.98%) Citrix Certification
9 29 (14.01%) CCA
10 24 (11.59%) MCTS
11 23 (11.11%) Degree
12 18 (8.70%) Security Cleared
13 14 (6.76%) SC Cleared
14 11 (5.31%) MCSD
15 9 (4.35%) CCEA
15 9 (4.35%) JNCIA
16 8 (3.86%) CCNP
17 7 (3.38%) A+ Certification
18 6 (2.90%) HND
19 5 (2.42%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.18%) SLA
2 7 (3.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.48%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) GMP
3 1 (0.48%) GLP
System Software
1 106 (51.21%) Active Directory
2 68 (32.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (25.60%) Hyper-V
4 25 (12.08%) XenDesktop
5 20 (9.66%) VMware ESX
6 17 (8.21%) vSphere
7 15 (7.25%) Terminal Services
8 14 (6.76%) XenApp
9 10 (4.83%) XenServer
10 7 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (3.38%) Xen
10 7 (3.38%) NFS
11 5 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.97%) vCloud
12 2 (0.97%) Firmware
13 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 18 (8.70%) Backup Exec
1 18 (8.70%) SCCM
2 12 (5.80%) WSUS
3 6 (2.90%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.45%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.48%) SCOM
6 1 (0.48%) MOM
6 1 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 163 (78.74%) Microsoft
2 117 (56.52%) VMware
3 63 (30.43%) Citrix
4 56 (27.05%) HP
5 51 (24.64%) Cisco
6 25 (12.08%) EMC
7 24 (11.59%) Dell
8 18 (8.70%) IBM
8 18 (8.70%) 3PAR
9 17 (8.21%) CheckPoint
9 17 (8.21%) Symantec
10 15 (7.25%) Wyse
11 12 (5.80%) Oracle
12 11 (5.31%) Juniper
12 11 (5.31%) NetApp
13 7 (3.38%) Sun
14 6 (2.90%) Sage
14 6 (2.90%) Veeam
15 5 (2.42%) SolarWinds
15 5 (2.42%) Trend Micro
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Posted: Yesterday
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networx
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Manchester
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Manchester
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