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 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 158 162 174
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 102 84 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.38% 1.24% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 5.39% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 87 69 85
Average salary £31,500 £41,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.55% +4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,250 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.87% +14.28%
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
1736 1558 1927
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.51% 22.94% 26.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1367 1319 1602
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 23 September 2014.

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 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
Manchester -1 51 £32,000 -28.88% 15
Cheshire -10 30 £25,750 -19.53% 5
Merseyside 0 12 £23,500 -47.77% 1
Cumbria - 6 £62,500 -
Lancashire -3 3 £45,000 +50.00% 2
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 229 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 181 (79.04%) Windows
3 152 (66.38%) Microsoft
4 114 (49.78%) VMware
5 107 (46.72%) MCITP
6 96 (41.92%) Citrix
7 91 (39.74%) Active Directory
8 87 (37.99%) MS Exchange
9 84 (36.68%) ITIL
10 81 (35.37%) Hyper-V
11 79 (34.50%) MCSA
11 79 (34.50%) MS Excel
12 76 (33.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 74 (32.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 66 (28.82%) Windows 7
14 66 (28.82%) MCP
15 64 (27.95%) Windows Server 2003
16 58 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
17 57 (24.89%) CCNA
18 55 (24.02%) SAN
19 47 (20.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 46 (20.09%) Windows Server 2012
21 45 (19.65%) MCTS
22 44 (19.21%) Cisco
23 43 (18.78%) DNS
23 43 (18.78%) Windows XP
24 37 (16.16%) TCP/IP
24 37 (16.16%) Firewall
25 35 (15.28%) SQL
26 34 (14.85%) Linux

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 87 (37.99%) MS Exchange
2 34 (14.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 31 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (10.92%) SharePoint
5 23 (10.04%) IIS
6 17 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (6.55%) Lync
8 11 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (3.49%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.75%) TPMS
11 3 (1.31%) Apache
12 1 (0.44%) Site Server
12 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 79 (34.50%) MS Excel
2 30 (13.10%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.44%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.93%) Office 365
2 6 (2.62%) SaaS
3 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 55 (24.02%) SAN
2 43 (18.78%) DNS
3 37 (16.16%) TCP/IP
3 37 (16.16%) Firewall
4 31 (13.54%) DHCP
5 30 (13.10%) VPN
6 23 (10.04%) WAN
7 20 (8.73%) iSCSI
8 19 (8.30%) LAN
9 15 (6.55%) VLAN
10 13 (5.68%) NAS
11 10 (4.37%) IPsec
11 10 (4.37%) Kerberos
12 9 (3.93%) LDAP
13 7 (3.06%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (3.06%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (2.62%) VoIP
15 5 (2.18%) Network Security
15 5 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (2.18%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.31%) MySQL
4 3 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.62%) MSI
2 3 (1.31%) Subversion
3 2 (0.87%) InstallShield
General
1 20 (8.73%) Manufacturing
2 19 (8.30%) Finance
3 6 (2.62%) Games
4 4 (1.75%) Back Office
5 3 (1.31%) Retail
6 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (14.85%) Support Engineer
2 28 (12.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (11.79%) Analyst
4 23 (10.04%) Technical Support
5 18 (7.86%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (6.55%) 1st Line Support
6 15 (6.55%) Service Analyst
6 15 (6.55%) Infrastructure Manager
7 14 (6.11%) Server Support
8 12 (5.24%) IT Support Engineer
8 12 (5.24%) IT Support
9 11 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (4.37%) Support Analyst
10 10 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (4.37%) IT Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (3.93%) Field Service Engineer
11 9 (3.93%) Field Engineer
11 9 (3.93%) Consultant
11 9 (3.93%) Coordinator
12 7 (3.06%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.42%) .NET
2 9 (3.93%) Application Packaging
3 5 (2.18%) CSS
3 5 (2.18%) HTML
4 3 (1.31%) Silverlight
4 3 (1.31%) HTML5
4 3 (1.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (1.31%) Web Services
4 3 (1.31%) XML
4 3 (1.31%) Ajax
4 3 (1.31%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.31%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.87%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.44%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.80%) PKI
1 11 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.49%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.06%) CMDB
4 6 (2.62%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.62%) FlexPod
5 5 (2.18%) Replication
6 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.75%) Firmware
6 4 (1.75%) Clustering
6 4 (1.75%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.31%) iPhone
7 3 (1.31%) APACS
7 3 (1.31%) EMV
7 3 (1.31%) W3C
8 1 (0.44%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.44%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 181 (79.04%) Windows
2 74 (32.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (28.82%) Windows 7
4 64 (27.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (20.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (18.78%) Windows XP
7 34 (14.85%) Linux
8 26 (11.35%) UNIX
9 15 (6.55%) AIX
10 9 (3.93%) Windows 2000
11 8 (3.49%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.62%) Solaris
13 5 (2.18%) Windows NT
13 5 (2.18%) zOS
13 5 (2.18%) MVS
14 3 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.31%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.31%) Android
15 2 (0.87%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (36.68%) ITIL
2 33 (14.41%) Migration
3 24 (10.48%) Change Management
4 23 (10.04%) Problem Management
5 17 (7.42%) Incident Management
6 15 (6.55%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (6.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 14 (6.11%) Mentoring
8 13 (5.68%) Service Management
9 12 (5.24%) Configuration Management
10 11 (4.80%) Capacity Management
11 10 (4.37%) Change Control
11 10 (4.37%) Project Management
12 9 (3.93%) Business Continuity
12 9 (3.93%) Information Security
12 9 (3.93%) Server Monitoring
13 8 (3.49%) Service Delivery
13 8 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (3.06%) PRINCE2
15 6 (2.62%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 35 (15.28%) SQL
2 25 (10.92%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.93%) VB.NET
4 5 (2.18%) VBScript
4 5 (2.18%) C
4 5 (2.18%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.75%) Perl
5 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.31%) C#
7 2 (0.87%) PHP
7 2 (0.87%) VB
8 1 (0.44%) Java
8 1 (0.44%) Python
8 1 (0.44%) Ruby
8 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 229 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 107 (46.72%) MCITP
3 79 (34.50%) MCSA
4 66 (28.82%) MCP
5 58 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (24.89%) CCNA
7 47 (20.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 45 (19.65%) MCTS
9 33 (14.41%) Degree
10 29 (12.66%) Citrix Certification
11 20 (8.73%) CCA
12 13 (5.68%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (4.37%) VCAP
14 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 9 (3.93%) SC Cleared
14 9 (3.93%) Security Cleared
15 8 (3.49%) CCNP
16 6 (2.62%) CCEA
16 6 (2.62%) MCSD
17 4 (1.75%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.66%) SLA
2 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) QA
3 1 (0.44%) GMP
3 1 (0.44%) GLP
System Software
1 91 (39.74%) Active Directory
2 81 (35.37%) Hyper-V
3 76 (33.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (11.79%) XenDesktop
5 23 (10.04%) XenApp
6 16 (6.99%) vSphere
7 14 (6.11%) XenServer
8 12 (5.24%) NFS
9 11 (4.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.31%) Xen
11 3 (1.31%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.31%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.87%) Squid
12 2 (0.87%) vCloud
13 1 (0.44%) GPFS
13 1 (0.44%) UAG
13 1 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 21 (9.17%) SCCM
2 15 (6.55%) Backup Exec
3 11 (4.80%) SCOM
4 9 (3.93%) HP SIM
5 6 (2.62%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.18%) Tivoli
6 5 (2.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.31%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.87%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.87%) WSUS
9 1 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.44%) Legato
9 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.44%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 152 (66.38%) Microsoft
2 114 (49.78%) VMware
3 96 (41.92%) Citrix
4 44 (19.21%) Cisco
5 34 (14.85%) HP
6 17 (7.42%) McAfee
6 17 (7.42%) NetApp
7 14 (6.11%) Symantec
8 12 (5.24%) Dell
8 12 (5.24%) IBM
9 11 (4.80%) Sophos
10 5 (2.18%) EMC
11 4 (1.75%) Veeam
12 3 (1.31%) Juniper
13 2 (0.87%) CA
13 2 (0.87%) Siemens
13 2 (0.87%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.87%) Oracle
13 2 (0.87%) Mitel
13 2 (0.87%) Capita
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £33500 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £1111 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £26000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 PA depending on experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + car/allowance + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance / Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, North West, Cheshire, Lancashire,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 + car/allowance + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago