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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 180 144 134
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 49 107 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 1.73% 2.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.52% 6.72% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 37 90 115
Median salary £40,000 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1393 1593 1558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.10% 25.82% 22.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1170 1261 1201
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,100 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -29 24 £40,000 +2.00% 5
Cheshire +4 11 £45,000 +34.32% 2
Merseyside +5 10 £42,500 +93.18% 2
Lancashire +1 4 £23,500 -44.70% 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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.

1 143 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (77.62%) Windows
3 107 (74.83%) Microsoft
4 88 (61.54%) MCSA
5 87 (60.84%) Active Directory
5 87 (60.84%) Windows Server
6 79 (55.24%) VMware
7 63 (44.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (41.96%) MCITP
9 58 (40.56%) MS Exchange
10 57 (39.86%) ITIL
11 56 (39.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 54 (37.76%) MCP
13 52 (36.36%) DHCP
14 48 (33.57%) Windows Server 2012
15 46 (32.17%) Hyper-V
15 46 (32.17%) DNS
16 44 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
17 43 (30.07%) CCNA
18 42 (29.37%) Cisco
18 42 (29.37%) MS Excel
19 40 (27.97%) Exchange Server 2010
20 38 (26.57%) HP
20 38 (26.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 35 (24.48%) Citrix
22 34 (23.78%) Exchange Server 2013
23 33 (23.08%) MCTS
24 31 (21.68%) TCP/IP
24 31 (21.68%) SQL
24 31 (21.68%) SQL Server

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 58 (40.56%) MS Exchange
2 40 (27.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (23.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (13.29%) Skype for Business
5 15 (10.49%) SharePoint
6 14 (9.79%) IIS
7 11 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (5.59%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 8 (5.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (4.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (3.50%) Tomcat
11 4 (2.80%) Apache
11 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (1.40%) JBoss
12 2 (1.40%) TWiki
13 1 (0.70%) Confluence
13 1 (0.70%) Drupal
13 1 (0.70%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.70%) Moodle
Applications
1 42 (29.37%) MS Excel
2 22 (15.38%) MS Office
3 4 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 22 (15.38%) Office 365
2 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.40%) IaaS
4 2 (1.40%) PaaS
4 2 (1.40%) SaaS
5 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (36.36%) DHCP
2 46 (32.17%) DNS
3 31 (21.68%) SAN
3 31 (21.68%) TCP/IP
4 29 (20.28%) LAN
5 28 (19.58%) VPN
6 24 (16.78%) WAN
7 21 (14.69%) Firewall
8 13 (9.09%) Network Security
9 12 (8.39%) VLAN
10 6 (4.20%) DDNS
10 6 (4.20%) IPsec
11 4 (2.80%) NAS
12 3 (2.10%) MPLS
13 2 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.40%) IP Telephony
13 2 (1.40%) Junos
13 2 (1.40%) SSL
13 2 (1.40%) VoIP
13 2 (1.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.68%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.40%) Datazen
6 2 (1.40%) PerformancePoint
6 2 (1.40%) Power BI
6 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.40%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.70%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.70%) JIRA
2 1 (0.70%) MSI
2 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (12.59%) Finance
2 11 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.59%) Law
3 8 (5.59%) Legal
4 7 (4.90%) Back Office
4 7 (4.90%) Banking
5 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.10%) Retail
6 2 (1.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (35.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (21.68%) Support Engineer
3 25 (17.48%) Infrastructure Support
3 25 (17.48%) IT Engineer
3 25 (17.48%) IT Support
4 23 (16.08%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (13.99%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 19 (13.29%) Analyst
7 17 (11.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (11.19%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 15 (10.49%) Storage Specialist
10 14 (9.79%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (8.39%) Consultant
12 11 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
12 11 (7.69%) Support Analyst
12 11 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (6.99%) Server Support
14 9 (6.29%) Administrator
14 9 (6.29%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.10%) .NET
2 2 (1.40%) COM
2 2 (1.40%) MDX
2 2 (1.40%) Middleware
2 2 (1.40%) Web Services
2 2 (1.40%) XML
3 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.70%) jQuery
3 1 (0.70%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.89%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.99%) HP StoreVirtual
3 7 (4.90%) Replication
3 7 (4.90%) User Experience
4 6 (4.20%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.20%) RSA SecurID
5 4 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.80%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.10%) EqualLogic
6 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.40%) Clustering
7 2 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.40%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.40%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.70%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.70%) iPad
8 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 111 (77.62%) Windows
2 87 (60.84%) Windows Server
3 63 (44.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (33.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (20.28%) Windows 7
6 21 (14.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (11.19%) Linux
8 11 (7.69%) Windows XP
9 10 (6.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (6.29%) Windows 8
11 7 (4.90%) AIX
11 7 (4.90%) CentOS
12 5 (3.50%) Windows 10
13 4 (2.80%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (1.40%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.40%) VMS
15 1 (0.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (39.86%) ITIL
2 19 (13.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (8.39%) High Availability
3 12 (8.39%) Migration
4 10 (6.99%) Project Management
5 9 (6.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 8 (5.59%) Identity Management
6 8 (5.59%) Mentoring
7 7 (4.90%) Change Management
7 7 (4.90%) Information Security
7 7 (4.90%) ITIL V2
7 7 (4.90%) Patch Management
8 6 (4.20%) Data Management
9 5 (3.50%) Service Management
10 4 (2.80%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (2.80%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (2.80%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.80%) Server Virtualisation
10 4 (2.80%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.68%) SQL
2 8 (5.59%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.59%) T-SQL
3 7 (4.90%) VB
3 7 (4.90%) VBScript
4 4 (2.80%) C
4 4 (2.80%) C#
5 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.70%) PHP
7 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 143 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (61.54%) MCSA
3 60 (41.96%) MCITP
4 54 (37.76%) MCP
5 44 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (30.07%) CCNA
7 38 (26.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 33 (23.08%) MCTS
9 21 (14.69%) Citrix Certification
10 19 (13.29%) CCA
11 16 (11.19%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (10.49%) Degree
13 10 (6.99%) CCNP
14 9 (6.29%) CISSP
15 8 (5.59%) A+ Certification
15 8 (5.59%) Security Cleared
16 7 (4.90%) HP ASE
16 7 (4.90%) Network+ Certification
16 7 (4.90%) RHCE
16 7 (4.90%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) SLA
2 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.40%) QA
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 87 (60.84%) Active Directory
2 56 (39.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (32.17%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.69%) XenServer
5 10 (6.99%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (6.99%) vSphere
6 6 (4.20%) XenApp
7 4 (2.80%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.10%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.40%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 8 (5.59%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (5.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (5.59%) WSUS
3 7 (4.90%) HP SIM
3 7 (4.90%) SCCM
4 6 (4.20%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (2.80%) SCVMM
5 4 (2.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.10%) WMI
7 2 (1.40%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.70%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 107 (74.83%) Microsoft
2 79 (55.24%) VMware
3 42 (29.37%) Cisco
4 38 (26.57%) HP
5 35 (24.48%) Citrix
6 22 (15.38%) Dell
7 18 (12.59%) NetApp
8 17 (11.89%) IBM
9 15 (10.49%) Oracle
9 15 (10.49%) Symantec
10 13 (9.09%) Sophos
11 9 (6.29%) Veeam
12 8 (5.59%) Avaya
13 7 (4.90%) GFI Software
13 7 (4.90%) ProCurve
13 7 (4.90%) Red Hat
13 7 (4.90%) SolarWinds
14 6 (4.20%) 3PAR
14 6 (4.20%) Proofpoint
14 6 (4.20%) SonicWALL
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