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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 156 155 142
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 89 96 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.56% 1.39% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.78% 5.36% 6.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79 85 92
Average salary £33,000 £36,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
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
1540 1791 1622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.03% 25.92% 24.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1202 1477 1321
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +38 65 £37,500 +8.69% 7
Cheshire -1 18 £22,000 -26.66% 5
Merseyside -4 4 £38,009 -6.15% 1
Lancashire +10 1 £25,000 -41.17%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 183 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 141 (77.05%) Windows
3 139 (75.96%) Microsoft
4 124 (67.76%) Active Directory
5 106 (57.92%) VMware
6 100 (54.64%) Windows Server
7 86 (46.99%) VMware Infrastructure
8 80 (43.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 75 (40.98%) MCP
9 75 (40.98%) MS Exchange
10 74 (40.44%) DNS
11 73 (39.89%) MCSA
12 64 (34.97%) DHCP
12 64 (34.97%) MCITP
13 61 (33.33%) Hyper-V
14 56 (30.60%) MS Excel
15 55 (30.05%) Windows Server 2012
16 53 (28.96%) VPN
17 52 (28.42%) Exchange Server 2010
18 51 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
19 50 (27.32%) CCNA
20 49 (26.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 47 (25.68%) Citrix
22 45 (24.59%) SQL Server
23 44 (24.04%) Cisco
24 43 (23.50%) ITIL
25 42 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2013
26 41 (22.40%) Degree
27 40 (21.86%) MS Office
27 40 (21.86%) SQL

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 75 (40.98%) MS Exchange
2 52 (28.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 37 (20.22%) Lync
5 22 (12.02%) SharePoint
6 18 (9.84%) IIS
7 16 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (6.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 8 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (4.37%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (4.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (3.28%) TWiki
11 4 (2.19%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 56 (30.60%) MS Excel
2 40 (21.86%) MS Office
3 5 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.55%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.10%) Office 365
3 10 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.37%) SaaS
5 6 (3.28%) IaaS
6 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.55%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 74 (40.44%) DNS
2 64 (34.97%) DHCP
3 53 (28.96%) VPN
4 40 (21.86%) TCP/IP
5 34 (18.58%) WAN
6 32 (17.49%) LAN
7 27 (14.75%) SAN
8 25 (13.66%) Firewall
9 12 (6.56%) NAS
10 11 (6.01%) VoIP
11 10 (5.46%) Network Security
12 8 (4.37%) ISDN
12 8 (4.37%) SSL
13 7 (3.83%) iSCSI
13 7 (3.83%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (3.83%) VLAN
14 6 (3.28%) Software-Defined Networking
15 5 (2.73%) DDNS
15 5 (2.73%) IPsec
16 4 (2.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (5.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (5.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (4.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.55%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.55%) Datazen
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.55%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.55%) Power BI
9 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Subversion
2 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.64%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.64%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.55%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.55%) JIRA
4 1 (0.55%) MSI
General
1 21 (11.48%) Finance
2 14 (7.65%) Law
3 10 (5.46%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (5.46%) Retail
4 7 (3.83%) Back Office
5 6 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.19%) Legal
7 1 (0.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (29.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (21.86%) IT Engineer
2 40 (21.86%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 33 (18.03%) Support Engineer
4 27 (14.75%) IT Support
5 25 (13.66%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 23 (12.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 22 (12.02%) IT Support Engineer
8 19 (10.38%) Consultant
9 18 (9.84%) Server Support
9 18 (9.84%) Storage Specialist
10 16 (8.74%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (8.74%) Analyst
10 16 (8.74%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
10 16 (8.74%) Support Specialist
11 14 (7.65%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (7.65%) Architect
12 12 (6.56%) Support Manager
13 11 (6.01%) Server Specialist
13 11 (6.01%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.84%) Web Services
2 7 (3.83%) XML
3 5 (2.73%) Ajax
3 5 (2.73%) CSS
3 5 (2.73%) HTML
3 5 (2.73%) HTML5
4 4 (2.19%) .NET
5 3 (1.64%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.64%) GWT
5 3 (1.64%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.64%) Java EE
5 3 (1.64%) jQuery
5 3 (1.64%) JSP
5 3 (1.64%) SOAP
5 3 (1.64%) Spring
5 3 (1.64%) Struts
5 3 (1.64%) XSLT
6 2 (1.09%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.09%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.57%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.56%) HP StoreVirtual
3 11 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.46%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.37%) Replication
6 6 (3.28%) Clustering
6 6 (3.28%) Fat Client
6 6 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.28%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.73%) APACS
7 5 (2.73%) EMV
7 5 (2.73%) Informatics
8 4 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.19%) W3C
9 3 (1.64%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.64%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.55%) EMC VMAX
11 1 (0.55%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.55%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 141 (77.05%) Windows
2 100 (54.64%) Windows Server
3 80 (43.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (30.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (21.31%) Windows 7
6 36 (19.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (16.94%) Windows XP
8 13 (7.10%) Windows 8
9 11 (6.01%) Linux
10 8 (4.37%) AIX
10 8 (4.37%) CentOS
10 8 (4.37%) Windows Vista
11 7 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.73%) Solaris
12 5 (2.73%) Unix
12 5 (2.73%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (1.64%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.09%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.50%) ITIL
2 15 (8.20%) PRINCE2
3 14 (7.65%) Line Management
4 13 (7.10%) Migration
5 12 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (6.01%) Project Management
6 11 (6.01%) Software Engineering
7 10 (5.46%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (5.46%) Infrastructure Management
8 9 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (4.92%) High Availability
9 7 (3.83%) ITIL V2
9 7 (3.83%) Patch Management
9 7 (3.83%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (3.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (3.28%) Data Migration
10 6 (3.28%) Identity Management
10 6 (3.28%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.28%) Presales
10 6 (3.28%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (21.86%) SQL
2 20 (10.93%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.01%) T-SQL
4 9 (4.92%) C#
5 6 (3.28%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.28%) VB
6 5 (2.73%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.73%) VBScript
7 3 (1.64%) C
7 3 (1.64%) Java
7 3 (1.64%) VBA
8 1 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 183 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (40.98%) MCP
3 73 (39.89%) MCSA
4 64 (34.97%) MCITP
5 51 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (27.32%) CCNA
7 49 (26.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 41 (22.40%) Degree
9 39 (21.31%) MCTS
10 20 (10.93%) Citrix Certification
11 18 (9.84%) CCA
12 11 (6.01%) A+ Certification
12 11 (6.01%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (5.46%) SC Cleared
13 10 (5.46%) Security Cleared
14 9 (4.92%) CCNP
14 9 (4.92%) MCSD
15 7 (3.83%) CISSP
15 7 (3.83%) RHCE
15 7 (3.83%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.20%) SLA
2 6 (3.28%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.28%) QA
3 2 (1.09%) WCAG
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 124 (67.76%) Active Directory
2 86 (46.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.01%) vSphere
5 10 (5.46%) XenServer
6 8 (4.37%) Terminal Services
6 8 (4.37%) XenApp
7 6 (3.28%) VirtualBox
7 6 (3.28%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.64%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.09%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (4.37%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (4.37%) WSUS
3 7 (3.83%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.83%) HP SIM
4 5 (2.73%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (1.09%) SCCM
5 2 (1.09%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.55%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.55%) WMI
Vendors
1 139 (75.96%) Microsoft
2 106 (57.92%) VMware
3 47 (25.68%) Citrix
4 44 (24.04%) Cisco
5 35 (19.13%) HP
6 22 (12.02%) Dell
7 20 (10.93%) Oracle
8 19 (10.38%) IBM
9 13 (7.10%) NetApp
10 11 (6.01%) Symantec
10 11 (6.01%) Veeam
11 9 (4.92%) Apple
12 8 (4.37%) EMC
12 8 (4.37%) Sophos
13 7 (3.83%) GFI Software
13 7 (3.83%) ProCurve
13 7 (3.83%) Red Hat
13 7 (3.83%) SAP
13 7 (3.83%) SolarWinds
14 6 (3.28%) 3PAR
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