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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 176 170 163
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 75 96 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 1.42% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.33% 5.58% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 59 70 87
Median salary £35,000 £31,750 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.23% +0.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,950 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,500 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £38,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year
+2.59% +3.35%
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
1408 1719 1740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.48% 25.40% 23.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1096 1319 1368
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -22 36 £42,500 +32.81% 7
Cheshire +23 23 £32,500 +22.64% 4
Merseyside -8 11 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Lancashire +16 5 £35,000 +20.68% 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 133 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (83.46%) Windows
3 92 (69.17%) Windows Server
4 90 (67.67%) Active Directory
5 86 (64.66%) Microsoft
6 84 (63.16%) VMware
7 65 (48.87%) MCSA
8 61 (45.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 60 (45.11%) MS Exchange
10 57 (42.86%) ITIL
11 51 (38.35%) MCITP
12 50 (37.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 49 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 48 (36.09%) DHCP
15 46 (34.59%) DNS
16 45 (33.83%) Hyper-V
17 43 (32.33%) Exchange Server 2010
18 39 (29.32%) Citrix
19 37 (27.82%) SAN
19 37 (27.82%) Cisco
19 37 (27.82%) VPN
20 36 (27.07%) Exchange Server 2013
21 33 (24.81%) Cisco Certification
21 33 (24.81%) SQL Server
22 32 (24.06%) MCP
23 31 (23.31%) CCNA
24 26 (19.55%) WAN
24 26 (19.55%) Office 365
25 25 (18.80%) IIS
25 25 (18.80%) LAN

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 60 (45.11%) MS Exchange
2 43 (32.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (27.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (18.80%) IIS
5 15 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (10.53%) Apache
6 14 (10.53%) Tomcat
7 12 (9.02%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (9.02%) JBoss
8 5 (3.76%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.75%) Drupal
10 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.75%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.75%) Moodle
10 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (17.29%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.55%) Office 365
2 22 (16.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (9.77%) IaaS
4 13 (9.77%) PaaS
5 12 (9.02%) SaaS
6 3 (2.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.50%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (36.09%) DHCP
2 46 (34.59%) DNS
3 37 (27.82%) SAN
3 37 (27.82%) VPN
4 26 (19.55%) WAN
5 25 (18.80%) LAN
6 23 (17.29%) TCP/IP
7 22 (16.54%) Firewall
8 8 (6.02%) DDNS
8 8 (6.02%) IPsec
8 8 (6.02%) VLAN
9 7 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (4.51%) MPLS
10 6 (4.51%) NetScaler
11 5 (3.76%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (3.76%) VoIP
12 4 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (2.26%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (2.26%) iSCSI
14 2 (1.50%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Subversion
1 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (9.77%) Banking
2 10 (7.52%) Finance
3 5 (3.76%) Retail
3 5 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.50%) Law
4 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (21.80%) Analyst
2 24 (18.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (18.05%) Support Engineer
3 19 (14.29%) IT Support
4 18 (13.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (13.53%) Server Engineer
5 16 (12.03%) 3rd Line Support
5 16 (12.03%) Support Analyst
6 12 (9.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 12 (9.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 12 (9.02%) Architect
6 12 (9.02%) Cloud Architect
6 12 (9.02%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (9.02%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (8.27%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 10 (7.52%) Exchange Support
8 10 (7.52%) Infrastructure Support
9 9 (6.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (6.77%) IT Manager
10 8 (6.02%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.02%) Middleware
2 3 (2.26%) Web Services
3 2 (1.50%) .NET
3 2 (1.50%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.75%) CSS
4 1 (0.75%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.75%) Flash
4 1 (0.75%) HTML
4 1 (0.75%) HTML5
4 1 (0.75%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.54%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.77%) Hybrid Cloud
3 12 (9.02%) Public Cloud
3 12 (9.02%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (7.52%) HP StoreVirtual
5 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (6.02%) RSA SecurID
7 5 (3.76%) Replication
7 5 (3.76%) User Experience
8 4 (3.01%) PKI
9 3 (2.26%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.50%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.50%) iPad
10 2 (1.50%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.50%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.75%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 111 (83.46%) Windows
2 92 (69.17%) Windows Server
3 61 (45.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (37.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (18.05%) Windows 7
6 20 (15.04%) Windows 8
7 17 (12.78%) Linux
8 15 (11.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (9.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (8.27%) Windows 10
11 7 (5.26%) Mac OS X
12 5 (3.76%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (1.50%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (42.86%) ITIL
2 18 (13.53%) Line Management
3 15 (11.28%) ITIL V3
4 14 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 14 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 13 (9.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (9.02%) DevOps
6 12 (9.02%) Identity Management
6 12 (9.02%) Load Balancing
6 12 (9.02%) Mobile Device Management
6 12 (9.02%) TOGAF
6 12 (9.02%) Wealth Management
7 11 (8.27%) High Availability
8 9 (6.77%) Migration
9 8 (6.02%) Information Security
10 7 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (5.26%) Problem Management
11 5 (3.76%) Data Loss Prevention
11 5 (3.76%) Risk Management
11 5 (3.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 19 (14.29%) SQL
2 10 (7.52%) VB
3 8 (6.02%) VBScript
4 2 (1.50%) C#
5 1 (0.75%) C
5 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.75%) PHP
5 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 133 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (48.87%) MCSA
3 51 (38.35%) MCITP
4 33 (24.81%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (24.06%) MCP
6 31 (23.31%) CCNA
7 22 (16.54%) Degree
8 14 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (9.02%) EMC Certification
10 7 (5.26%) CISSP
10 7 (5.26%) MCTS
10 7 (5.26%) Security Cleared
11 5 (3.76%) CCA
11 5 (3.76%) CISM
11 5 (3.76%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (3.76%) ISACA
11 5 (3.76%) NCIE
12 2 (1.50%) CEH
12 2 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.50%) SLA
4 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.75%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 90 (67.67%) Active Directory
2 49 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (33.83%) Hyper-V
4 15 (11.28%) XenApp
5 10 (7.52%) VMware Server
6 7 (5.26%) vSphere
7 6 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.76%) Terminal Services
8 5 (3.76%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.26%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.75%) NFS
10 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (10.53%) AirWatch
2 13 (9.77%) SCCM
3 8 (6.02%) ServiceCenter
4 5 (3.76%) SCOM
5 4 (3.01%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.01%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.50%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.50%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.75%) MIIS
8 1 (0.75%) SCSM
8 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 86 (64.66%) Microsoft
2 84 (63.16%) VMware
3 39 (29.32%) Citrix
4 37 (27.82%) Cisco
5 22 (16.54%) HP
6 14 (10.53%) EMC
6 14 (10.53%) IBM
6 14 (10.53%) Oracle
7 12 (9.02%) Software AG
8 11 (8.27%) Apple
9 9 (6.77%) NetApp
10 8 (6.02%) 3PAR
11 6 (4.51%) Juniper
12 5 (3.76%) Avaya
12 5 (3.76%) Dell
12 5 (3.76%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.76%) Sophos
13 4 (3.01%) Nimble Storage
13 4 (3.01%) SonicWALL
14 3 (2.26%) Proofpoint
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