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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 158 134 185
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +51
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 97 126 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.49% 1.76% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.30% 7.64% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 68 108 48
Average salary £30,250 £31,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.96% -16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,150 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
1540 1649 1674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.62% 23.05% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1198 1277 1410
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +2 40 £26,000 +8.33% 8
Manchester -22 37 £33,000 +4.76% 12
Merseyside +17 16 £22,000 -6.38% 1
Lancashire -7 4 £42,500 +30.76%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE.

1 210 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 176 (83.81%) Windows
3 141 (67.14%) Microsoft
4 132 (62.86%) VMware
5 108 (51.43%) MS Exchange
6 103 (49.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 98 (46.67%) Active Directory
8 89 (42.38%) MCITP
9 84 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 84 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 83 (39.52%) Windows 7
11 81 (38.57%) DNS
11 81 (38.57%) MCSA
12 79 (37.62%) ITIL
13 74 (35.24%) Citrix
14 73 (34.76%) Exchange Server 2010
15 69 (32.86%) CCNA
15 69 (32.86%) Cisco Certification
16 62 (29.52%) MCP
17 61 (29.05%) Cisco
18 60 (28.57%) DHCP
19 57 (27.14%) Exchange Server 2013
20 56 (26.67%) TCP/IP
21 51 (24.29%) Hyper-V
22 49 (23.33%) MS Excel
23 47 (22.38%) SAN
24 45 (21.43%) SQL
24 45 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 40 (19.05%) Migration
25 40 (19.05%) SharePoint

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 108 (51.43%) MS Exchange
2 73 (34.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (27.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 40 (19.05%) SharePoint
5 18 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
6 14 (6.67%) Lync
7 13 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (6.19%) IIS
8 8 (3.81%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
9 6 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.43%) Apache
11 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.95%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.48%) WordPress
12 1 (0.48%) Site Server
Applications
1 49 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 39 (18.57%) MS Office
3 2 (0.95%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.38%) Sage 50
2 4 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.48%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.52%) Office 365
2 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 81 (38.57%) DNS
2 60 (28.57%) DHCP
3 56 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 47 (22.38%) SAN
5 36 (17.14%) VPN
6 35 (16.67%) WAN
7 34 (16.19%) LAN
8 32 (15.24%) Firewall
9 30 (14.29%) VLAN
10 24 (11.43%) NAS
11 14 (6.67%) Internet
12 13 (6.19%) iSCSI
13 11 (5.24%) VDSL
13 11 (5.24%) ADSL
14 10 (4.76%) Wireless
15 6 (2.86%) Network Security
15 6 (2.86%) VoIP
15 6 (2.86%) Intranet
16 5 (2.38%) MPLS
17 4 (1.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (5.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.48%) MS Access
8 1 (0.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.95%) MSI
1 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.48%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 21 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (9.52%) Finance
3 14 (6.67%) Legal
4 13 (6.19%) Publishing
5 9 (4.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.95%) Back Office
6 2 (0.95%) Law
6 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.95%) Advertising
6 2 (0.95%) Retail
7 1 (0.48%) Local Government
7 1 (0.48%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (17.14%) Support Engineer
2 28 (13.33%) IT Support
3 27 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (11.43%) Consultant
5 23 (10.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 23 (10.95%) Administrator
6 22 (10.48%) IT Manager
7 19 (9.05%) Analyst
8 18 (8.57%) Architect
8 18 (8.57%) Senior Consultant
9 17 (8.10%) Systems Administrator
10 16 (7.62%) IT Support Engineer
11 15 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
13 10 (4.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
13 10 (4.76%) Support Manager
14 9 (4.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
14 9 (4.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 9 (4.29%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.81%) COM
2 4 (1.90%) Web Services
3 3 (1.43%) .NET
4 2 (0.95%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.95%) XML
4 2 (0.95%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.48%) HTML5
5 1 (0.48%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.48%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.48%) CSS
5 1 (0.48%) ODBC
5 1 (0.48%) WSDL
5 1 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.48%) OLE DB
5 1 (0.48%) Ajax
5 1 (0.48%) HTML
5 1 (0.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.62%) Clustering
4 13 (6.19%) Client/Server
5 10 (4.76%) Thin Client
5 10 (4.76%) Fat Client
6 9 (4.29%) Replication
7 7 (3.33%) EPoS
7 7 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.33%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.43%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.43%) Life Science
8 3 (1.43%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.43%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.95%) iPhone
9 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.95%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.48%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.48%) APACS
10 1 (0.48%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 176 (83.81%) Windows
2 103 (49.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 83 (39.52%) Windows 7
5 38 (18.10%) Windows 8
6 31 (14.76%) Windows XP
7 25 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (7.62%) UNIX
9 15 (7.14%) Linux
10 10 (4.76%) AIX
11 9 (4.29%) Windows Vista
12 8 (3.81%) Solaris
13 4 (1.90%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.43%) NetWare
15 2 (0.95%) Android
15 2 (0.95%) CentOS
15 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (37.62%) ITIL
2 40 (19.05%) Migration
3 20 (9.52%) Change Management
4 16 (7.62%) Mentoring
5 15 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 12 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (5.71%) Patch Management
7 11 (5.24%) Mobile Device Management
7 11 (5.24%) Problem Management
8 10 (4.76%) CRM
8 10 (4.76%) Service Delivery
9 9 (4.29%) Project Management
9 9 (4.29%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (3.81%) Load Balancing
10 8 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (3.33%) Strategic Planning
11 7 (3.33%) Service Management
12 6 (2.86%) Release Management
12 6 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
13 5 (2.38%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 45 (21.43%) SQL
2 38 (18.10%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.76%) VBScript
4 6 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.95%) VB
5 2 (0.95%) C#
5 2 (0.95%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.48%) C
6 1 (0.48%) Java
6 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 210 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (42.38%) MCITP
3 81 (38.57%) MCSA
4 69 (32.86%) CCNA
4 69 (32.86%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (29.52%) MCP
6 45 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 39 (18.57%) MCTS
8 36 (17.14%) Degree
9 35 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
10 25 (11.90%) CCA
11 11 (5.24%) JNCIA
12 10 (4.76%) EMC Certification
12 10 (4.76%) Security Cleared
12 10 (4.76%) CCEE
13 9 (4.29%) MCSD
14 8 (3.81%) HND
14 8 (3.81%) CCNP
14 8 (3.81%) CCEA
14 8 (3.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.95%) QA
2 2 (0.95%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.48%) GMP
3 1 (0.48%) GLP
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 98 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 84 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (24.29%) Hyper-V
4 24 (11.43%) XenDesktop
5 22 (10.48%) XenApp
6 14 (6.67%) vSphere
7 11 (5.24%) XenServer
7 11 (5.24%) VMware ESX
8 9 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.38%) vCloud
9 5 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.38%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.90%) Firmware
11 3 (1.43%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.95%) Xen
12 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.48%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (8.10%) WSUS
1 17 (8.10%) SCCM
2 9 (4.29%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.38%) SCOM
4 3 (1.43%) MOM
4 3 (1.43%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.48%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 141 (67.14%) Microsoft
2 132 (62.86%) VMware
3 74 (35.24%) Citrix
4 61 (29.05%) Cisco
5 37 (17.62%) HP
6 27 (12.86%) EMC
7 25 (11.90%) IBM
8 24 (11.43%) Dell
9 13 (6.19%) Oracle
10 11 (5.24%) Juniper
10 11 (5.24%) NetApp
10 11 (5.24%) Symantec
11 9 (4.29%) Veeam
12 8 (3.81%) Sun
13 6 (2.86%) ProCurve
13 6 (2.86%) Sage
13 6 (2.86%) CheckPoint
14 5 (2.38%) SolarWinds
14 5 (2.38%) Trend Micro
14 5 (2.38%) Avaya
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