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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 148 168 160
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 111 70 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.49% 1.02% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.51% 4.46% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 93 57 84
Average salary £32,000 £43,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.43% +16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,995 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +13.87%
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
1704 1570 1890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.91% 22.92% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1303 1333 1593
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 August 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 29 August 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 +16 59 £32,000 -28.88% 13
Cheshire +14 35 £25,750 -14.16% 4
Merseyside +2 12 £23,500 -47.77%
Lancashire -19 3 £45,000 +50.00% 4
Cumbria - 2 £62,500 - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 248 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 185 (74.60%) Windows
3 172 (69.35%) Microsoft
4 117 (47.18%) VMware
5 109 (43.95%) MCITP
6 98 (39.52%) Active Directory
7 96 (38.71%) Citrix
8 95 (38.31%) MS Exchange
9 87 (35.08%) ITIL
10 80 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 77 (31.05%) MCSA
12 76 (30.65%) Hyper-V
13 75 (30.24%) MS Excel
14 74 (29.84%) MCP
15 73 (29.44%) VMware Infrastructure
16 66 (26.61%) Windows Server 2003
17 65 (26.21%) Windows 7
18 58 (23.39%) Cisco Certification
19 56 (22.58%) CCNA
20 52 (20.97%) SAN
21 49 (19.76%) Cisco
21 49 (19.76%) Windows Server 2012
22 48 (19.35%) SQL
23 45 (18.15%) DNS
23 45 (18.15%) Firewall
24 44 (17.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 43 (17.34%) Degree
26 42 (16.94%) Windows XP
27 39 (15.73%) TCP/IP
27 39 (15.73%) SQL Server

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 95 (38.31%) MS Exchange
2 37 (14.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (14.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 29 (11.69%) SharePoint
5 24 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (9.27%) IIS
7 22 (8.87%) Lync
8 13 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (2.82%) Apache
10 4 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.21%) TPMS
11 3 (1.21%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.40%) Site Server
13 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 75 (30.24%) MS Excel
2 27 (10.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.44%) SaaS
2 9 (3.63%) Office 365
3 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (20.97%) SAN
2 45 (18.15%) DNS
2 45 (18.15%) Firewall
3 39 (15.73%) TCP/IP
4 33 (13.31%) DHCP
5 32 (12.90%) VPN
6 30 (12.10%) WAN
7 26 (10.48%) LAN
8 19 (7.66%) iSCSI
9 14 (5.65%) VLAN
10 12 (4.84%) NAS
11 10 (4.03%) IPsec
11 10 (4.03%) Kerberos
12 9 (3.63%) LDAP
13 8 (3.23%) VoIP
14 7 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (2.82%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (2.42%) Network Security
16 5 (2.02%) MPLS
16 5 (2.02%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (5.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (3.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 9 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.02%) MySQL
7 1 (0.40%) Big Data
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (2.42%) MSI
2 3 (1.21%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.21%) MyEclipse
3 2 (0.81%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 24 (9.68%) Manufacturing
2 22 (8.87%) Finance
3 6 (2.42%) Games
4 5 (2.02%) Retail
5 4 (1.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.40%) Automotive
6 1 (0.40%) Legal
6 1 (0.40%) Advertising
6 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (13.71%) Support Engineer
2 32 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (12.10%) Analyst
4 24 (9.68%) Technical Support
5 17 (6.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (6.05%) Consultant
6 15 (6.05%) Infrastructure Manager
7 14 (5.65%) Server Support
7 14 (5.65%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (5.24%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.84%) Developer
9 12 (4.84%) Service Analyst
9 12 (4.84%) IT Support Engineer
9 12 (4.84%) IT Support
10 11 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (4.03%) IT Infrastructure Manager
11 10 (4.03%) Technical Analyst
12 9 (3.63%) Help Desk Support
12 9 (3.63%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.27%) .NET
2 15 (6.05%) HTML
2 15 (6.05%) CSS
3 12 (4.84%) XML
3 12 (4.84%) Ajax
3 12 (4.84%) HTML5
4 9 (3.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 9 (3.63%) .NET Framework
4 9 (3.63%) Application Packaging
4 9 (3.63%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.82%) Web Services
6 5 (2.02%) Silverlight
7 3 (1.21%) GWT
7 3 (1.21%) jQuery
7 3 (1.21%) JSP
7 3 (1.21%) SOAP
7 3 (1.21%) Struts
7 3 (1.21%) Java EE
7 3 (1.21%) XSLT
7 3 (1.21%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.44%) PKI
2 10 (4.03%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.23%) W3C
3 8 (3.23%) FlexPod
4 7 (2.82%) Replication
4 7 (2.82%) CMDB
5 6 (2.42%) Clustering
5 6 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.02%) EMV
6 5 (2.02%) APACS
6 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.61%) iPhone
7 4 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.61%) Firmware
8 2 (0.81%) CLARiiON
8 2 (0.81%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.40%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.40%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 185 (74.60%) Windows
2 80 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (26.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 65 (26.21%) Windows 7
5 49 (19.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (16.94%) Windows XP
7 32 (12.90%) Linux
8 19 (7.66%) UNIX
9 11 (4.44%) AIX
10 9 (3.63%) Windows 8
11 8 (3.23%) Windows 2000
12 5 (2.02%) Windows NT
12 5 (2.02%) zOS
12 5 (2.02%) MVS
12 5 (2.02%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.61%) Android
14 3 (1.21%) Debian
15 2 (0.81%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.81%) Solaris
16 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (35.08%) ITIL
2 33 (13.31%) Migration
3 27 (10.89%) Change Management
4 25 (10.08%) Problem Management
5 14 (5.65%) Incident Management
6 13 (5.24%) Root Cause Analysis
6 13 (5.24%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (4.84%) Change Control
7 12 (4.84%) Configuration Management
8 11 (4.44%) Project Management
8 11 (4.44%) Service Management
8 11 (4.44%) PRINCE2
8 11 (4.44%) Capacity Management
9 10 (4.03%) Server Monitoring
9 10 (4.03%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.63%) MVC
10 9 (3.63%) Scrum
10 9 (3.63%) Business Continuity
10 9 (3.63%) Information Security
11 6 (2.42%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 48 (19.35%) SQL
2 27 (10.89%) PowerShell
3 15 (6.05%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.63%) C#
4 9 (3.63%) VB.NET
5 6 (2.42%) VBScript
6 5 (2.02%) Perl
6 5 (2.02%) C
7 4 (1.61%) Java
7 4 (1.61%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.81%) PHP
9 1 (0.40%) VB
9 1 (0.40%) Python
9 1 (0.40%) Ruby
9 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 248 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 109 (43.95%) MCITP
3 77 (31.05%) MCSA
4 74 (29.84%) MCP
5 58 (23.39%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (22.58%) CCNA
7 44 (17.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 43 (17.34%) Degree
9 37 (14.92%) MCTS
10 24 (9.68%) Citrix Certification
11 15 (6.05%) CCA
12 13 (5.24%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (3.63%) CCNP
14 8 (3.23%) VCAP
15 7 (2.82%) Security Cleared
15 7 (2.82%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 4 (1.61%) SC Cleared
16 4 (1.61%) A+ Certification
17 3 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 3 (1.21%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (13.31%) SLA
2 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) GMP
3 1 (0.40%) GLP
System Software
1 98 (39.52%) Active Directory
2 76 (30.65%) Hyper-V
3 73 (29.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (10.89%) XenDesktop
5 24 (9.68%) XenApp
6 18 (7.26%) vSphere
7 14 (5.65%) XenServer
8 13 (5.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (4.84%) NFS
10 6 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.61%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.21%) Squid
12 3 (1.21%) Xen
12 3 (1.21%) vCloud
12 3 (1.21%) UAG
13 2 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.81%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.81%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 24 (9.68%) SCCM
2 15 (6.05%) Backup Exec
3 14 (5.65%) SCOM
4 10 (4.03%) HP SIM
5 6 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.02%) Tivoli
6 5 (2.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.61%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.21%) WSUS
8 3 (1.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.81%) MOM
9 2 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.81%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.40%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 172 (69.35%) Microsoft
2 117 (47.18%) VMware
3 96 (38.71%) Citrix
4 49 (19.76%) Cisco
5 39 (15.73%) HP
6 23 (9.27%) NetApp
7 16 (6.45%) Symantec
8 14 (5.65%) Dell
8 14 (5.65%) IBM
9 13 (5.24%) McAfee
10 8 (3.23%) EMC
11 7 (2.82%) Sophos
12 5 (2.02%) Juniper
13 4 (1.61%) Oracle
13 4 (1.61%) ProCurve
13 4 (1.61%) Veeam
14 3 (1.21%) Mitel
14 3 (1.21%) Brocade
14 3 (1.21%) Red Hat
15 2 (0.81%) CA
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £36000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance / Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 25 days holiday/Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + 25 days holiday/Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Plus car / pension /other b
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Plus car / pension /other b
Posted: 11 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus CAR / Pension /Health / Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus CAR & other b
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus CAR & other b
Posted: 13 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £0.00 - £1 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago