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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / North West
Rank 190 151 158
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 58 78 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.98% 1.41% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.37% 5.13% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 51 73 91
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%

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
1328 1521 1720
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.40% 27.48% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1011 1180 1437
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 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -51 27 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Cheshire +10 15 £26,500 +20.45% 2
Lancashire +1 9 £17,000 -32.00%
Merseyside -5 7 £41,250 +14.52%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (88.36%) Windows
3 115 (78.77%) Active Directory
4 100 (68.49%) Windows Server
5 97 (66.44%) Microsoft
6 88 (60.27%) VMware
7 69 (47.26%) MS Exchange
8 68 (46.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 63 (43.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 61 (41.78%) MCSA
10 61 (41.78%) ITIL
11 55 (37.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 54 (36.99%) Hyper-V
13 53 (36.30%) DHCP
14 52 (35.62%) DNS
14 52 (35.62%) MCITP
15 48 (32.88%) SQL Server
16 47 (32.19%) Office 365
17 44 (30.14%) Cisco
17 44 (30.14%) VPN
18 39 (26.71%) Exchange Server 2010
18 39 (26.71%) Exchange Server 2013
19 38 (26.03%) SAN
19 38 (26.03%) Cisco Certification
20 37 (25.34%) MCP
21 35 (23.97%) WAN
22 33 (22.60%) SQL
23 32 (21.92%) CCNA
24 31 (21.23%) LAN
25 30 (20.55%) Windows 7

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 69 (47.26%) MS Exchange
2 39 (26.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 39 (26.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (15.07%) IIS
4 11 (7.53%) Apache
4 11 (7.53%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (7.53%) JBoss
4 11 (7.53%) Tomcat
5 10 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.42%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.74%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.05%) Site Server
9 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.68%) nginx
10 1 (0.68%) SAS
10 1 (0.68%) Zimbra
Applications
1 24 (16.44%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.37%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.68%) Magento
3 1 (0.68%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 47 (32.19%) Office 365
2 24 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (8.22%) IaaS
4 12 (8.22%) PaaS
4 12 (8.22%) SaaS
5 4 (2.74%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.37%) G Suite
7 1 (0.68%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 53 (36.30%) DHCP
2 52 (35.62%) DNS
3 44 (30.14%) VPN
4 38 (26.03%) SAN
5 35 (23.97%) WAN
6 31 (21.23%) LAN
7 25 (17.12%) TCP/IP
8 24 (16.44%) Firewall
9 13 (8.90%) VLAN
10 10 (6.85%) DDNS
10 10 (6.85%) IPsec
10 10 (6.85%) VoIP
10 10 (6.85%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (6.85%) Wireless
11 9 (6.16%) MPLS
12 7 (4.79%) Network Security
13 5 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (2.74%) BIG-IP
14 4 (2.74%) Internet
14 4 (2.74%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (32.88%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (5.48%) InstallShield
1 8 (5.48%) MSI
2 1 (0.68%) Subversion
2 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (7.53%) Banking
2 6 (4.11%) Finance
3 5 (3.42%) Retail
4 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (25.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (24.66%) Support Engineer
3 29 (19.86%) Analyst
4 23 (15.75%) IT Support
5 21 (14.38%) Server Engineer
6 19 (13.01%) IT Engineer
7 18 (12.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (12.33%) Infrastructure Support
8 17 (11.64%) IT Support Engineer
8 17 (11.64%) Support Analyst
9 14 (9.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 14 (9.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 14 (9.59%) Architect
10 12 (8.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 12 (8.22%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (8.22%) Server Analyst
11 11 (7.53%) Cloud Architect
11 11 (7.53%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (6.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 10 (6.85%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.53%) Middleware
2 2 (1.37%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.68%) .NET
3 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.68%) CSS
3 1 (0.68%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.68%) HTML
3 1 (0.68%) HTML5
3 1 (0.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.75%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.59%) Public Cloud
3 12 (8.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (7.53%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.85%) HP StoreVirtual
5 10 (6.85%) RSA SecurID
6 6 (4.11%) PKI
7 4 (2.74%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.05%) Replication
9 2 (1.37%) Biotechnology
9 2 (1.37%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.37%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.37%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.68%) APACS
10 1 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.68%) EMV
10 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 129 (88.36%) Windows
2 100 (68.49%) Windows Server
3 68 (46.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (37.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (20.55%) Windows 7
6 29 (19.86%) Windows 8
7 22 (15.07%) Linux
8 18 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (8.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (8.22%) Mac OS X
11 9 (6.16%) Data ONTAP
12 8 (5.48%) Windows 10
13 5 (3.42%) Solaris
14 3 (2.05%) Unix
15 2 (1.37%) CentOS
15 2 (1.37%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.37%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.68%) AIX
16 1 (0.68%) Debian
16 1 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (41.78%) ITIL
2 15 (10.27%) ITIL V3
3 14 (9.59%) PRINCE2
4 13 (8.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (8.22%) Line Management
6 11 (7.53%) DevOps
6 11 (7.53%) Identity Management
6 11 (7.53%) Load Balancing
6 11 (7.53%) Mentoring
6 11 (7.53%) Mobile Device Management
6 11 (7.53%) TOGAF
6 11 (7.53%) Wealth Management
7 10 (6.85%) CRM
7 10 (6.85%) High Availability
7 10 (6.85%) Service Management
8 8 (5.48%) Application Packaging
8 8 (5.48%) Application Virtualisation
8 8 (5.48%) Process Improvement
9 7 (4.79%) Data Protection
9 7 (4.79%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.60%) SQL
2 22 (15.07%) PowerShell
3 12 (8.22%) VB
4 10 (6.85%) VBScript
5 1 (0.68%) C
5 1 (0.68%) C#
5 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.68%) XAML
Qualifications
1 146 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (41.78%) MCSA
3 52 (35.62%) MCITP
4 38 (26.03%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (25.34%) MCP
6 32 (21.92%) CCNA
7 29 (19.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (18.49%) Degree
9 11 (7.53%) EMC Certification
9 11 (7.53%) Security Cleared
10 10 (6.85%) MCTS
11 9 (6.16%) NCIE
12 8 (5.48%) BC Cleared
13 6 (4.11%) CISSP
14 5 (3.42%) RHCE
15 4 (2.74%) A+ Certification
15 4 (2.74%) CCA
15 4 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (2.74%) SCNA
15 4 (2.74%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.05%) SLA
3 2 (1.37%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) GPG13
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.68%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 115 (78.77%) Active Directory
2 63 (43.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (36.99%) Hyper-V
4 21 (14.38%) vSphere
5 9 (6.16%) XenApp
6 8 (5.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (4.79%) VMware Server
8 5 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.74%) Sendmail
9 4 (2.74%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.68%) KVM
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.68%) Varnish
10 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (10.96%) SCCM
2 13 (8.90%) AirWatch
3 10 (6.85%) ServiceCenter
4 8 (5.48%) SCOrch
5 7 (4.79%) vRealize
6 6 (4.11%) SCOM
7 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (3.42%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.37%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.37%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.68%) cPanel
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.68%) MIIS
9 1 (0.68%) Plesk
9 1 (0.68%) SCSM
9 1 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 97 (66.44%) Microsoft
2 88 (60.27%) VMware
3 44 (30.14%) Cisco
4 25 (17.12%) Citrix
5 22 (15.07%) HP
6 16 (10.96%) Apple
7 13 (8.90%) IBM
8 12 (8.22%) EMC
8 12 (8.22%) Oracle
9 11 (7.53%) Software AG
10 10 (6.85%) 3PAR
10 10 (6.85%) NetApp
11 7 (4.79%) Dell
12 6 (4.11%) EqualLogic
12 6 (4.11%) Juniper
12 6 (4.11%) SolarWinds
13 5 (3.42%) CheckPoint
13 5 (3.42%) F5
14 4 (2.74%) Intel Security
14 4 (2.74%) Lotus
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