The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 136 179 154
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 131 76 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.82% 1.04% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.80% 4.16% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 110 63 81
Average salary £33,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £17,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,917 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-5.19% +2.54%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1679 1825 1711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.37% 24.86% 23.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1312 1485 1466
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSE
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +40 71 £32,500 -18.75% 14
Cheshire +23 48 £35,000 +20.68% 4
Merseyside -14 6 £33,000 +1.53% 1
Lancashire +7 5 £32,500 -3.70%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 234 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 176 (75.21%) Microsoft
3 164 (70.09%) Windows
4 123 (52.56%) VMware
5 100 (42.74%) Active Directory
6 97 (41.45%) MCITP
7 96 (41.03%) MS Exchange
8 85 (36.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 84 (35.90%) Cisco
9 84 (35.90%) MCP
9 84 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
10 82 (35.04%) CCNA
10 82 (35.04%) ITIL
11 76 (32.48%) MCSA
12 63 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 59 (25.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 57 (24.36%) Citrix
14 57 (24.36%) MS Excel
15 55 (23.50%) Hyper-V
16 52 (22.22%) SQL
17 49 (20.94%) SAN
17 49 (20.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 47 (20.09%) Exchange Server 2010
19 43 (18.38%) WAN
20 40 (17.09%) Exchange Server 2013
21 38 (16.24%) LAN
22 37 (15.81%) DNS
22 37 (15.81%) HP
22 37 (15.81%) SLA
22 37 (15.81%) Firewall

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 96 (41.03%) MS Exchange
2 47 (20.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (17.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (12.82%) SharePoint
5 28 (11.97%) Lync
6 23 (9.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (3.42%) Apache
8 8 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2000
10 6 (2.56%) IIS
10 6 (2.56%) TPMS
11 5 (2.14%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (1.28%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 57 (24.36%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.56%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.55%) Office 365
2 13 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.42%) SaaS
4 6 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 49 (20.94%) SAN
2 43 (18.38%) WAN
3 38 (16.24%) LAN
4 37 (15.81%) DNS
4 37 (15.81%) Firewall
5 34 (14.53%) TCP/IP
6 31 (13.25%) DHCP
7 21 (8.97%) VPN
8 17 (7.26%) VoIP
9 14 (5.98%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (4.70%) Wireless
11 10 (4.27%) SMTP
11 10 (4.27%) Internet
12 8 (3.42%) Unified Communications
12 8 (3.42%) NAS
13 6 (2.56%) MPLS
14 5 (2.14%) iSCSI
15 3 (1.28%) Network Security
15 3 (1.28%) IPsec
15 3 (1.28%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 13 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (3.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 8 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.56%) MySQL
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (1.71%) MSI
2 3 (1.28%) MyEclipse
2 3 (1.28%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.43%) Subversion
3 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
General
1 32 (13.68%) Finance
2 12 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 10 (4.27%) Law
3 10 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.56%) Advertising
6 5 (2.14%) Games
6 5 (2.14%) Back Office
6 5 (2.14%) Banking
7 4 (1.71%) Retail
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (14.96%) Support Engineer
2 33 (14.10%) Analyst
3 28 (11.97%) 2nd Line Support
4 27 (11.54%) Administrator
5 25 (10.68%) Consultant
6 22 (9.40%) Systems Administrator
6 22 (9.40%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (8.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 18 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (6.84%) Support Analyst
10 14 (5.98%) Windows Administrator
11 13 (5.56%) IT Support
11 13 (5.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 13 (5.56%) Technical Support
11 13 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (5.13%) Systems Support
12 12 (5.13%) Network Engineer
13 11 (4.70%) Cisco Support
13 11 (4.70%) Developer
14 10 (4.27%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.98%) CSS
1 14 (5.98%) HTML
2 11 (4.70%) HTML5
2 11 (4.70%) Ajax
2 11 (4.70%) XML
2 11 (4.70%) .NET
3 10 (4.27%) Web Services
4 8 (3.42%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.99%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (1.71%) Silverlight
7 3 (1.28%) GWT
7 3 (1.28%) jQuery
7 3 (1.28%) Application Packaging
7 3 (1.28%) Java EE
7 3 (1.28%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.28%) Spring
7 3 (1.28%) JSP
7 3 (1.28%) SOAP
7 3 (1.28%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.69%) Replication
2 11 (4.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (3.85%) Clustering
3 9 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.99%) W3C
5 6 (2.56%) EMC Centera
5 6 (2.56%) Celerra
6 5 (2.14%) HP StorageWorks
6 5 (2.14%) Firmware
7 4 (1.71%) EMV
7 4 (1.71%) APACS
7 4 (1.71%) iPhone
7 4 (1.71%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.28%) PKI
8 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.85%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.85%) iPad
9 2 (0.85%) Statistics
9 2 (0.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 164 (70.09%) Windows
2 63 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (25.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 24 (10.26%) Windows XP
7 13 (5.56%) Windows 2000
8 9 (3.85%) MVS
8 9 (3.85%) zOS
8 9 (3.85%) AIX
8 9 (3.85%) Windows NT
9 8 (3.42%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.99%) Linux
11 6 (2.56%) UNIX
12 5 (2.14%) Android
13 4 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.28%) Debian
15 2 (0.85%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.85%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (35.04%) ITIL
2 26 (11.11%) Migration
3 22 (9.40%) Configuration Management
4 16 (6.84%) Service Management
4 16 (6.84%) Problem Management
5 15 (6.41%) PRINCE2
5 15 (6.41%) Project Management
6 12 (5.13%) Change Control
7 11 (4.70%) Software Deployment
7 11 (4.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (4.70%) E-Commerce
8 10 (4.27%) Incident Management
9 9 (3.85%) Data Migration
9 9 (3.85%) Performance Management
9 9 (3.85%) Capacity Management
9 9 (3.85%) Strategic Planning
10 8 (3.42%) Scrum
10 8 (3.42%) Service Delivery
10 8 (3.42%) Change Management
11 7 (2.99%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 52 (22.22%) SQL
2 14 (5.98%) JavaScript
3 9 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.42%) C#
5 4 (1.71%) Perl
5 4 (1.71%) VBScript
6 3 (1.28%) Java
7 2 (0.85%) PHP
7 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.43%) Ruby
8 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 234 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (41.45%) MCITP
3 84 (35.90%) MCP
3 84 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
4 82 (35.04%) CCNA
5 76 (32.48%) MCSA
6 49 (20.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 34 (14.53%) MCTS
8 30 (12.82%) Citrix Certification
9 25 (10.68%) Degree
10 22 (9.40%) CCA
11 12 (5.13%) CCNP
12 9 (3.85%) CCEE
13 8 (3.42%) Security Cleared
14 6 (2.56%) SNIA Certification
14 6 (2.56%) JNCIS
14 6 (2.56%) HP AIS
14 6 (2.56%) HP ASE
15 5 (2.14%) NCIE
15 5 (2.14%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (15.81%) SLA
System Software
1 100 (42.74%) Active Directory
2 85 (36.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (23.50%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.70%) vSphere
5 10 (4.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (2.99%) XenApp
6 7 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.56%) XenServer
8 5 (2.14%) VMware Server
8 5 (2.14%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.71%) ISA Server
9 4 (1.71%) UAG
9 4 (1.71%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.28%) vCloud
10 3 (1.28%) Squid
10 3 (1.28%) NFS
11 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.43%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (14.96%) SCCM
2 26 (11.11%) SCOM
3 18 (7.69%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.85%) Tivoli
4 9 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (2.14%) SCVMM
7 5 (2.14%) WSUS
7 5 (2.14%) MOM
8 4 (1.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.28%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.28%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.43%) SCSM
10 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.43%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 176 (75.21%) Microsoft
2 123 (52.56%) VMware
3 84 (35.90%) Cisco
4 57 (24.36%) Citrix
5 37 (15.81%) HP
6 26 (11.11%) Symantec
7 21 (8.97%) NetApp
8 18 (7.69%) EMC
9 17 (7.26%) McAfee
10 15 (6.41%) Avaya
11 14 (5.98%) ProCurve
12 13 (5.56%) Sophos
13 10 (4.27%) IBM
14 9 (3.85%) Dell
15 8 (3.42%) Juniper
15 8 (3.42%) Brocade
15 8 (3.42%) Mitel
16 5 (2.14%) CheckPoint
16 5 (2.14%) Oracle
17 3 (1.28%) IronPort
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