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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / North West
Rank 198 147 164
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +17
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 46 94 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 1.66% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 6.22% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 38 82 73
Median salary £35,000 £35,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £22,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%

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
1380 1512 1833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.26% 26.64% 26.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1000 1208 1474
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -59 30 £35,000 -6.66% 10
Cheshire +6 8 £45,000 +104.54% 7
Merseyside -1 4 £33,750 -15.62% 1
Lancashire -2 4 £17,000 -32.00% 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 136 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (86.76%) Windows
3 110 (80.88%) Active Directory
4 92 (67.65%) Microsoft
5 80 (58.82%) Windows Server
6 79 (58.09%) VMware
7 62 (45.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 55 (40.44%) MS Exchange
8 55 (40.44%) ITIL
9 52 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (36.03%) Hyper-V
11 47 (34.56%) MCSA
12 44 (32.35%) DNS
12 44 (32.35%) Office 365
13 41 (30.15%) DHCP
13 41 (30.15%) SQL Server
14 40 (29.41%) MCITP
14 40 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
15 38 (27.94%) Cisco Certification
16 35 (25.74%) VPN
17 34 (25.00%) Cisco
17 34 (25.00%) MCP
18 32 (23.53%) CCNA
19 31 (22.79%) WAN
19 31 (22.79%) MS Excel
20 30 (22.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 30 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2013
21 29 (21.32%) Exchange Server 2010
22 28 (20.59%) SAN
23 27 (19.85%) SQL

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 55 (40.44%) MS Exchange
2 30 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 29 (21.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (11.03%) IIS
5 10 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (5.88%) Apache
6 8 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (5.88%) JBoss
6 8 (5.88%) Tomcat
7 6 (4.41%) Skype for Business
8 5 (3.68%) Confluence
8 5 (3.68%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.94%) IBM Notes
10 3 (2.21%) Site Server
11 2 (1.47%) nginx
12 1 (0.74%) SAS
12 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.74%) Zimbra
Applications
1 31 (22.79%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.56%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.47%) Magento
2 2 (1.47%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.74%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 44 (32.35%) Office 365
2 27 (19.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (8.82%) IaaS
5 11 (8.09%) SaaS
6 10 (7.35%) PaaS
7 4 (2.94%) Mimecast
8 3 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.47%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 44 (32.35%) DNS
2 41 (30.15%) DHCP
3 35 (25.74%) VPN
4 31 (22.79%) WAN
5 28 (20.59%) SAN
6 27 (19.85%) LAN
7 20 (14.71%) Firewall
8 19 (13.97%) TCP/IP
9 15 (11.03%) VoIP
10 10 (7.35%) VLAN
10 10 (7.35%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (7.35%) Wireless
11 8 (5.88%) MPLS
12 7 (5.15%) Network Security
13 6 (4.41%) Skype
14 5 (3.68%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (3.68%) DDNS
14 5 (3.68%) Internet
14 5 (3.68%) IPsec
15 4 (2.94%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (30.15%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (6.62%) MSI
2 8 (5.88%) InstallShield
3 5 (3.68%) JIRA
4 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (5.88%) Banking
1 8 (5.88%) Finance
2 7 (5.15%) Manufacturing
2 7 (5.15%) Retail
3 5 (3.68%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.21%) Marketing
5 1 (0.74%) Advertising
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (28.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (22.06%) Support Engineer
3 29 (21.32%) Analyst
4 21 (15.44%) Support Analyst
5 20 (14.71%) IT Support
6 17 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (11.76%) IT Engineer
8 14 (10.29%) Infrastructure Support
9 13 (9.56%) IT Support Engineer
9 13 (9.56%) Server Engineer
10 11 (8.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 11 (8.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (8.09%) Architect
10 11 (8.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 9 (6.62%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 9 (6.62%) Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
13 8 (5.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (5.88%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.88%) Middleware
2 2 (1.47%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.74%) .NET
3 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.18%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.82%) Public Cloud
3 8 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.68%) HP StoreVirtual
4 5 (3.68%) Life Science
4 5 (3.68%) RSA SecurID
5 4 (2.94%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.21%) PKI
7 2 (1.47%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.74%) Clustering
8 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.74%) FMCG
8 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 118 (86.76%) Windows
2 80 (58.82%) Windows Server
3 52 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (19.85%) Windows 7
6 25 (18.38%) Linux
7 24 (17.65%) Windows 8
8 12 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (6.62%) Data ONTAP
11 8 (5.88%) Mac OS X
12 7 (5.15%) Windows 10
13 5 (3.68%) Solaris
14 3 (2.21%) CentOS
14 3 (2.21%) Unix
15 2 (1.47%) Debian
15 2 (1.47%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.47%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.74%) AIX
16 1 (0.74%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (40.44%) ITIL
2 11 (8.09%) PRINCE2
3 10 (7.35%) CRM
3 10 (7.35%) ITIL V3
3 10 (7.35%) Service Management
4 9 (6.62%) Application Packaging
4 9 (6.62%) DevOps
4 9 (6.62%) Process Improvement
5 8 (5.88%) Application Virtualisation
5 8 (5.88%) Identity Management
5 8 (5.88%) Line Management
5 8 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 8 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 8 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (5.88%) Time Management
5 8 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 8 (5.88%) Wealth Management
6 7 (5.15%) Data Protection
6 7 (5.15%) Document Management
7 6 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.85%) SQL
2 20 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.15%) VB
4 6 (4.41%) VBScript
5 1 (0.74%) C
5 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 136 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (34.56%) MCSA
3 40 (29.41%) MCITP
4 38 (27.94%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (25.00%) MCP
6 32 (23.53%) CCNA
7 30 (22.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (13.97%) Degree
9 11 (8.09%) MCTS
9 11 (8.09%) Security Cleared
10 9 (6.62%) NCIE
11 8 (5.88%) BC Cleared
11 8 (5.88%) EMC Certification
12 6 (4.41%) RHCE
13 5 (3.68%) CISSP
14 4 (2.94%) A+ Certification
14 4 (2.94%) DBS Check
14 4 (2.94%) SCNA
14 4 (2.94%) SCSA
14 4 (2.94%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.88%) SLA
2 4 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.47%) QA
4 1 (0.74%) GPG13
4 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 110 (80.88%) Active Directory
2 62 (45.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (36.03%) Hyper-V
4 21 (15.44%) vSphere
5 9 (6.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (3.68%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.94%) Sendmail
8 3 (2.21%) VMware Server
8 3 (2.21%) XenApp
9 2 (1.47%) KVM
9 2 (1.47%) Varnish
9 2 (1.47%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.74%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (10.29%) SCCM
2 10 (7.35%) AirWatch
3 9 (6.62%) SCOrch
4 7 (5.15%) vRealize
5 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (3.68%) SCDPM
5 5 (3.68%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (2.21%) SCOM
7 2 (1.47%) cPanel
7 2 (1.47%) Plesk
8 1 (0.74%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 92 (67.65%) Microsoft
2 79 (58.09%) VMware
3 34 (25.00%) Cisco
4 19 (13.97%) Citrix
5 14 (10.29%) HP
6 11 (8.09%) NetApp
7 10 (7.35%) Apple
7 10 (7.35%) EMC
8 9 (6.62%) Oracle
9 8 (5.88%) Dell
9 8 (5.88%) IBM
9 8 (5.88%) Software AG
10 7 (5.15%) EqualLogic
11 5 (3.68%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.68%) Atlassian
11 5 (3.68%) F5
12 4 (2.94%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.94%) Lotus
12 4 (2.94%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.94%) Veeam
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