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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 144 140 200
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +60
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 99 104 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.46% 1.57% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.74% 6.42% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 89 89 66
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £23,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
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
1725 1620 1915
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.36% 24.47% 24.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1436 1322 1612
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -18 47 £34,000 +13.33% 11
Cheshire +19 36 £30,000 -7.69% 6
Lancashire 0 11 £42,500 +80.85% 2
Merseyside -4 2 £40,500 +52.83%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 188 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 161 (85.64%) Windows
3 156 (82.98%) Microsoft
4 102 (54.26%) VMware
5 92 (48.94%) Active Directory
6 86 (45.74%) MCITP
7 82 (43.62%) MS Excel
8 80 (42.55%) MS Exchange
9 78 (41.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 77 (40.96%) MCSA
11 71 (37.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 69 (36.70%) SAN
13 65 (34.57%) Hyper-V
14 61 (32.45%) DNS
15 60 (31.91%) Citrix
16 59 (31.38%) TCP/IP
16 59 (31.38%) DHCP
16 59 (31.38%) VMware Infrastructure
17 57 (30.32%) Windows 7
18 55 (29.26%) ITIL
18 55 (29.26%) MCP
19 52 (27.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 47 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
21 46 (24.47%) Windows Server 2003
21 46 (24.47%) HP
22 45 (23.94%) CCNA
23 44 (23.40%) SharePoint
24 42 (22.34%) MS Office
25 41 (21.81%) PowerShell
26 39 (20.74%) Linux

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 80 (42.55%) MS Exchange
2 44 (23.40%) SharePoint
3 25 (13.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (12.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (11.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (9.57%) IIS
7 12 (6.38%) Lync
8 8 (4.26%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.06%) Apache
11 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.53%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.53%) TPMS
11 1 (0.53%) Moodle
Applications
1 82 (43.62%) MS Excel
2 42 (22.34%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.64%) Office 365
2 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.53%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (36.70%) SAN
2 61 (32.45%) DNS
3 59 (31.38%) TCP/IP
3 59 (31.38%) DHCP
4 34 (18.09%) Firewall
5 28 (14.89%) WAN
5 28 (14.89%) LAN
6 27 (14.36%) VPN
6 27 (14.36%) iSCSI
6 27 (14.36%) NAS
7 15 (7.98%) VLAN
7 15 (7.98%) VoIP
8 14 (7.45%) Internet
9 11 (5.85%) Ethernet
9 11 (5.85%) DECT
10 7 (3.72%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.66%) NetScaler
11 5 (2.66%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.60%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.53%) Big Data
4 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Subversion
General
1 26 (13.83%) Finance
2 16 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.66%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.06%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (20.74%) Support Engineer
2 33 (17.55%) 3rd Line Support
3 31 (16.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (12.77%) Analyst
5 23 (12.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 21 (11.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (10.64%) Server Engineer
8 16 (8.51%) IT Support
9 15 (7.98%) Service Analyst
10 14 (7.45%) Consultant
10 14 (7.45%) Server Support
11 10 (5.32%) Server Support Engineer
12 9 (4.79%) IT Support Engineer
12 9 (4.79%) Infrastructure Manager
12 9 (4.79%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (4.79%) Support Analyst
12 9 (4.79%) Architect
13 8 (4.26%) Storage Support Engineer
13 8 (4.26%) 3rd Line Server Support
13 8 (4.26%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.38%) Web Services
2 4 (2.13%) .NET
3 3 (1.60%) CSS
3 3 (1.60%) HTML
4 2 (1.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (1.06%) HTML5
4 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.06%) XML
4 2 (1.06%) Silverlight
4 2 (1.06%) Ajax
4 2 (1.06%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.51%) Life Science
3 12 (6.38%) Clustering
4 7 (3.72%) User Experience
5 4 (2.13%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.13%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.60%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.60%) EPoS
6 3 (1.60%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.06%) W3C
7 2 (1.06%) EMV
7 2 (1.06%) APACS
7 2 (1.06%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.06%) Celerra
7 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.53%) CMDB
8 1 (0.53%) VLE
8 1 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 161 (85.64%) Windows
2 78 (41.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (37.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (30.32%) Windows 7
5 46 (24.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (20.74%) Linux
7 38 (20.21%) Windows XP
8 35 (18.62%) UNIX
9 16 (8.51%) Windows 8
10 11 (5.85%) Windows Vista
11 10 (5.32%) Solaris
12 8 (4.26%) AIX
13 4 (2.13%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (1.06%) HPUX
15 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (29.26%) ITIL
2 21 (11.17%) Performance Monitoring
3 19 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (9.04%) Problem Management
5 15 (7.98%) Incident Management
6 14 (7.45%) Migration
7 12 (6.38%) Service Desk Management
7 12 (6.38%) Service Delivery
8 11 (5.85%) Resource Management
8 11 (5.85%) Performance Management
8 11 (5.85%) Software Deployment
9 10 (5.32%) Mentoring
10 8 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (3.72%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (3.19%) Change Control
12 6 (3.19%) Service Management
12 6 (3.19%) Business Continuity
13 5 (2.66%) Load Balancing
14 4 (2.13%) Line Management
14 4 (2.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.81%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.70%) SQL
3 14 (7.45%) VB
4 10 (5.32%) VBScript
5 7 (3.72%) C
6 2 (1.06%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.06%) C#
6 2 (1.06%) PHP
6 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.53%) Python
7 1 (0.53%) Perl
7 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 188 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (45.74%) MCITP
3 77 (40.96%) MCSA
4 55 (29.26%) MCP
5 52 (27.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 47 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (23.94%) CCNA
8 29 (15.43%) MCTS
9 25 (13.30%) CCA
9 25 (13.30%) Citrix Certification
10 19 (10.11%) Security Cleared
10 19 (10.11%) Degree
11 17 (9.04%) SC Cleared
12 9 (4.79%) MCSD
12 9 (4.79%) VCAP
13 8 (4.26%) CCEA
14 7 (3.72%) MCDST
14 7 (3.72%) HND
14 7 (3.72%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 6 (3.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.45%) SLA
2 6 (3.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 92 (48.94%) Active Directory
2 65 (34.57%) Hyper-V
3 59 (31.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (9.04%) VMware ESX
5 13 (6.91%) XenDesktop
5 13 (6.91%) vSphere
6 12 (6.38%) Terminal Services
7 10 (5.32%) XenApp
8 8 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (3.19%) XenServer
9 6 (3.19%) NFS
9 6 (3.19%) Xen
10 3 (1.60%) vCloud
11 2 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.53%) GPFS
12 1 (0.53%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 21 (11.17%) Backup Exec
2 20 (10.64%) SCCM
3 8 (4.26%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.19%) WSUS
5 5 (2.66%) SCOM
6 3 (1.60%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.06%) SCDPM
7 2 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.53%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 156 (82.98%) Microsoft
2 102 (54.26%) VMware
3 60 (31.91%) Citrix
4 46 (24.47%) HP
5 32 (17.02%) Cisco
6 20 (10.64%) Symantec
7 19 (10.11%) EMC
8 17 (9.04%) 3PAR
9 13 (6.91%) CheckPoint
10 11 (5.85%) Wyse
11 7 (3.72%) Dell
11 7 (3.72%) NetApp
12 5 (2.66%) McAfee
12 5 (2.66%) Sophos
13 4 (2.13%) NETGEAR
14 3 (1.60%) IBM
14 3 (1.60%) Juniper
15 2 (1.06%) Veeam
15 2 (1.06%) ProCurve
15 2 (1.06%) Avaya
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Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 23 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25 – £30k
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Microsoft Certs / Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Company Car + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
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Manchester
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £65000 - £100000 per annum + Car, Home Working + Company Shares
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Cheshire
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Manchester
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Manchester
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Cheshire
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