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 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 174 154 134
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 60 98 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 1.55% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.42% 6.38% 8.40%
Number of salaries quoted 44 74 112
Median salary £35,224 £33,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.73% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £49,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
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
1357 1537 1584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.17% 24.37% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1139 1232 1219
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 £26,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,000 £59,300
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -9 28 £32,000 -15.23% 5
Cheshire +20 17 £43,750 +68.26% 4
Merseyside +1 13 £30,000 +36.36% 1
Lancashire +9 3 £23,250 -45.29%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (76.03%) Windows
3 107 (73.29%) Microsoft
4 89 (60.96%) Windows Server
5 88 (60.27%) Active Directory
6 85 (58.22%) MCSA
7 78 (53.42%) VMware
8 61 (41.78%) ITIL
9 56 (38.36%) MCITP
10 54 (36.99%) MS Exchange
10 54 (36.99%) VMware Infrastructure
10 54 (36.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 48 (32.88%) MCP
12 47 (32.19%) DHCP
13 44 (30.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 43 (29.45%) Hyper-V
14 43 (29.45%) DNS
14 43 (29.45%) Citrix
15 39 (26.71%) Cisco
15 39 (26.71%) Exchange Server 2010
16 38 (26.03%) Cisco Certification
16 38 (26.03%) MS Excel
17 37 (25.34%) CCNA
18 33 (22.60%) SAN
18 33 (22.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 32 (21.92%) SQL Server
20 30 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2013
21 29 (19.86%) HP
22 27 (18.49%) TCP/IP
23 26 (17.81%) VPN

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 54 (36.99%) MS Exchange
2 39 (26.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (10.96%) IIS
5 13 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (8.90%) SharePoint
6 11 (7.53%) Skype for Business
7 8 (5.48%) Apache
7 8 (5.48%) Tomcat
8 6 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (4.11%) JBoss
8 6 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.74%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.68%) Confluence
11 1 (0.68%) Drupal
11 1 (0.68%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.68%) Moodle
11 1 (0.68%) TWiki
Applications
1 38 (26.03%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.27%) MS Office
3 3 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.01%) Office 365
2 14 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.11%) IaaS
4 6 (4.11%) PaaS
4 6 (4.11%) SaaS
5 2 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.68%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (32.19%) DHCP
2 43 (29.45%) DNS
3 33 (22.60%) SAN
4 27 (18.49%) TCP/IP
5 26 (17.81%) VPN
6 24 (16.44%) LAN
7 22 (15.07%) Firewall
8 20 (13.70%) WAN
9 11 (7.53%) Network Security
10 8 (5.48%) VLAN
11 4 (2.74%) DDNS
11 4 (2.74%) IPsec
11 4 (2.74%) MPLS
11 4 (2.74%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.37%) DSL
12 2 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.37%) Internet
12 2 (1.37%) Junos
12 2 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.92%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.37%) Datazen
6 2 (1.37%) PerformancePoint
6 2 (1.37%) Power BI
6 2 (1.37%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.68%) JIRA
1 1 (0.68%) MSI
1 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (10.96%) Finance
2 11 (7.53%) Banking
3 9 (6.16%) Law
4 8 (5.48%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.79%) Legal
6 5 (3.42%) Back Office
7 3 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.05%) Retail
8 2 (1.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (32.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (17.81%) IT Support
3 25 (17.12%) Support Engineer
4 19 (13.01%) Analyst
4 19 (13.01%) IT Engineer
5 17 (11.64%) Infrastructure Support
5 17 (11.64%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (10.96%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 15 (10.27%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (8.90%) Support Analyst
9 12 (8.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 12 (8.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (7.53%) Consultant
10 11 (7.53%) Storage Specialist
11 10 (6.85%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (6.85%) IT Support Engineer
12 9 (6.16%) Administrator
12 9 (6.16%) Server Engineer
12 9 (6.16%) Storage Engineer
12 9 (6.16%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.11%) Middleware
2 3 (2.05%) .NET
3 2 (1.37%) COM
3 2 (1.37%) MDX
3 2 (1.37%) Web Services
4 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.68%) jQuery
4 1 (0.68%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.68%) WinForms
4 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.75%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.48%) User Experience
3 7 (4.79%) HP StoreVirtual
4 6 (4.11%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (4.11%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.11%) Replication
4 6 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.74%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.74%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (2.05%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.05%) EqualLogic
6 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.37%) Clustering
7 2 (1.37%) iPad
8 1 (0.68%) Statistics
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 111 (76.03%) Windows
2 89 (60.96%) Windows Server
3 54 (36.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (30.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (15.75%) Windows 7
6 18 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (10.96%) Linux
8 12 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (6.16%) Windows 8
10 7 (4.79%) Windows XP
11 6 (4.11%) Windows 10
12 5 (3.42%) AIX
12 5 (3.42%) CentOS
13 4 (2.74%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (1.37%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.37%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.37%) VMS
15 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (41.78%) ITIL
2 15 (10.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (8.90%) Migration
4 12 (8.22%) Identity Management
4 12 (8.22%) Mentoring
5 9 (6.16%) Line Management
5 9 (6.16%) Project Management
6 8 (5.48%) High Availability
6 8 (5.48%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (4.79%) DevOps
7 7 (4.79%) Information Security
7 7 (4.79%) Load Balancing
7 7 (4.79%) PRINCE2
7 7 (4.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (4.11%) Change Management
8 6 (4.11%) ITIL V3
8 6 (4.11%) TOGAF
8 6 (4.11%) Wealth Management
9 5 (3.42%) ITIL V2
9 5 (3.42%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.12%) SQL
2 11 (7.53%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.11%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.42%) VB
4 5 (3.42%) VBScript
5 4 (2.74%) C
6 3 (2.05%) C#
7 2 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
8 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 146 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (58.22%) MCSA
3 56 (38.36%) MCITP
4 48 (32.88%) MCP
5 38 (26.03%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (25.34%) CCNA
7 33 (22.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 26 (17.81%) MCTS
9 20 (13.70%) Citrix Certification
10 19 (13.01%) CCA
11 14 (9.59%) Degree
11 14 (9.59%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (7.53%) Security Cleared
13 8 (5.48%) CISSP
14 7 (4.79%) CCNP
15 6 (4.11%) A+ Certification
15 6 (4.11%) EMC Certification
15 6 (4.11%) SC Cleared
16 5 (3.42%) CompTIA Security+
16 5 (3.42%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.37%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 88 (60.27%) Active Directory
2 54 (36.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (29.45%) Hyper-V
4 12 (8.22%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (6.16%) XenApp
5 9 (6.16%) XenServer
6 8 (5.48%) vSphere
7 5 (3.42%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.74%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.16%) Backup Exec
2 8 (5.48%) SCCM
3 7 (4.79%) WSUS
4 6 (4.11%) AirWatch
4 6 (4.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (3.42%) HP SIM
6 4 (2.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (2.74%) SCVMM
6 4 (2.74%) ServiceCenter
6 4 (2.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (2.05%) WMI
8 1 (0.68%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 107 (73.29%) Microsoft
2 78 (53.42%) VMware
3 43 (29.45%) Citrix
4 39 (26.71%) Cisco
5 29 (19.86%) HP
6 17 (11.64%) NetApp
7 15 (10.27%) Dell
7 15 (10.27%) IBM
8 13 (8.90%) Oracle
8 13 (8.90%) Symantec
9 11 (7.53%) Sophos
10 9 (6.16%) Avaya
11 8 (5.48%) EMC
12 7 (4.79%) SonicWALL
13 6 (4.11%) Proofpoint
13 6 (4.11%) Software AG
13 6 (4.11%) Veeam
14 5 (3.42%) GFI Software
14 5 (3.42%) ProCurve
14 5 (3.42%) SolarWinds
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Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Outstanding benefits package
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 5% Annual Bonus
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Cheshire
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Salary: £35000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £25,000 + £2,500 On Call Allowance plus benefits
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Cheshire
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Warrington, Cheshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £20000 per annum
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Birkenhead, Merseyside
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
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