The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 125 186 144
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -42
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 127 59 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.78% 0.81% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.80% 3.54% 5.28%
Number of salaries quoted 109 50 93
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1629 1669 1876
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.89% 23.00% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1254 1400 1612
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSE
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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
Manchester +37 67 £31,500 -30.00% 8
Cheshire +22 38 £25,750 +3.00% 3
Merseyside -2 16 £34,250 -23.88%
Lancashire -16 6 £32,500 +8.33% 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 256 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 190 (74.22%) Windows
3 182 (71.09%) Microsoft
4 123 (48.05%) VMware
5 114 (44.53%) MCITP
6 107 (41.80%) Active Directory
7 101 (39.45%) MS Exchange
8 89 (34.77%) Citrix
9 87 (33.98%) ITIL
10 84 (32.81%) MCSA
11 81 (31.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 80 (31.25%) MCP
13 77 (30.08%) MS Excel
13 77 (30.08%) VMware Infrastructure
14 73 (28.52%) Hyper-V
15 69 (26.95%) Windows Server 2003
16 59 (23.05%) Cisco Certification
17 57 (22.27%) CCNA
17 57 (22.27%) Cisco
18 53 (20.70%) Windows 7
19 52 (20.31%) SQL
20 51 (19.92%) Windows Server 2012
21 48 (18.75%) Firewall
22 47 (18.36%) SAN
23 46 (17.97%) DNS
24 43 (16.80%) Windows XP
25 41 (16.02%) HP
26 40 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 40 (15.63%) Degree
27 39 (15.23%) TCP/IP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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
1 101 (39.45%) MS Exchange
2 37 (14.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 37 (14.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (10.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (9.77%) SharePoint
5 24 (9.38%) Lync
6 15 (5.86%) IIS
7 13 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (3.13%) Apache
9 5 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.95%) TPMS
10 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.39%) Site Server
Applications
1 77 (30.08%) MS Excel
2 23 (8.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.08%) Office 365
2 11 (4.30%) SaaS
3 5 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (18.75%) Firewall
2 47 (18.36%) SAN
3 46 (17.97%) DNS
4 39 (15.23%) TCP/IP
5 33 (12.89%) DHCP
6 30 (11.72%) WAN
7 29 (11.33%) VPN
8 27 (10.55%) LAN
9 16 (6.25%) iSCSI
10 12 (4.69%) VLAN
11 11 (4.30%) VoIP
11 11 (4.30%) IPsec
11 11 (4.30%) Kerberos
12 10 (3.91%) LDAP
13 9 (3.52%) NAS
14 7 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (2.73%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (1.95%) Network Security
15 5 (1.95%) PBX
15 5 (1.95%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 7 (2.73%) MySQL
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (2.34%) MSI
2 3 (1.17%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.17%) MyEclipse
3 2 (0.78%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 28 (10.94%) Finance
2 24 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.73%) Games
4 6 (2.34%) Retail
5 4 (1.56%) Advertising
5 4 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.56%) Back Office
6 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.39%) Automotive
6 1 (0.39%) Law
6 1 (0.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (14.06%) Analyst
3 33 (12.89%) Support Engineer
4 26 (10.16%) Technical Support
5 19 (7.42%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (7.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (6.64%) Support Analyst
7 14 (5.47%) Consultant
8 13 (5.08%) Service Analyst
8 13 (5.08%) Administrator
9 12 (4.69%) 1st Line Support
9 12 (4.69%) Server Support
9 12 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (4.30%) Developer
10 11 (4.30%) Technical Analyst
11 10 (3.91%) IT Support
12 9 (3.52%) IT Support Engineer
12 9 (3.52%) Coordinator
12 9 (3.52%) Field Service Engineer
12 9 (3.52%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.20%) .NET
2 15 (5.86%) HTML
2 15 (5.86%) CSS
3 11 (4.30%) XML
3 11 (4.30%) Ajax
3 11 (4.30%) HTML5
4 9 (3.52%) Application Packaging
5 8 (3.13%) .NET Framework
5 8 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 8 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (2.34%) Web Services
7 4 (1.56%) Silverlight
8 3 (1.17%) GWT
8 3 (1.17%) jQuery
8 3 (1.17%) JSP
8 3 (1.17%) SOAP
8 3 (1.17%) Struts
8 3 (1.17%) Java EE
8 3 (1.17%) XSLT
8 3 (1.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.47%) Replication
2 12 (4.69%) PKI
3 9 (3.52%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.13%) Clustering
4 8 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (3.13%) FlexPod
5 7 (2.73%) CMDB
5 7 (2.73%) W3C
6 5 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.56%) EMC Centera
7 4 (1.56%) APACS
7 4 (1.56%) Firmware
7 4 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.56%) EMV
7 4 (1.56%) Celerra
8 3 (1.17%) iPhone
9 2 (0.78%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.78%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.39%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 190 (74.22%) Windows
2 81 (31.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (26.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 53 (20.70%) Windows 7
5 51 (19.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (16.80%) Windows XP
7 31 (12.11%) Linux
8 13 (5.08%) UNIX
9 12 (4.69%) AIX
10 10 (3.91%) Windows 2000
11 8 (3.13%) Windows NT
11 8 (3.13%) zOS
11 8 (3.13%) MVS
12 6 (2.34%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.56%) Debian
14 2 (0.78%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.78%) Android
15 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (33.98%) ITIL
2 36 (14.06%) Migration
3 27 (10.55%) Problem Management
4 26 (10.16%) Change Management
5 22 (8.59%) Configuration Management
6 15 (5.86%) Project Management
7 14 (5.47%) Incident Management
8 13 (5.08%) PRINCE2
9 12 (4.69%) Capacity Management
10 11 (4.30%) Server Monitoring
10 11 (4.30%) Service Management
11 9 (3.52%) Service Delivery
11 9 (3.52%) Change Control
12 8 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (3.13%) Performance Management
12 8 (3.13%) Data Migration
12 8 (3.13%) Strategic Planning
12 8 (3.13%) Scrum
12 8 (3.13%) MVC
13 7 (2.73%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.31%) SQL
2 25 (9.77%) PowerShell
3 15 (5.86%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.91%) VB.NET
5 8 (3.13%) C#
6 7 (2.73%) VBScript
7 5 (1.95%) Perl
7 5 (1.95%) C
8 4 (1.56%) Java
9 2 (0.78%) PHP
10 1 (0.39%) VB
10 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 256 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (44.53%) MCITP
3 84 (32.81%) MCSA
4 80 (31.25%) MCP
5 59 (23.05%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (22.27%) CCNA
7 40 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 40 (15.63%) Degree
8 36 (14.06%) MCTS
9 23 (8.98%) Citrix Certification
10 14 (5.47%) CCA
11 9 (3.52%) CCNP
12 7 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.95%) MCDST
15 4 (1.56%) SNIA Certification
15 4 (1.56%) A+ Certification
16 3 (1.17%) Security Cleared
17 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (14.45%) SLA
2 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.39%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) GMP
3 1 (0.39%) GLP
System Software
1 107 (41.80%) Active Directory
2 77 (30.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (28.52%) Hyper-V
4 23 (8.98%) XenDesktop
5 20 (7.81%) XenApp
6 19 (7.42%) vSphere
7 15 (5.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (5.47%) XenServer
9 13 (5.08%) NFS
10 6 (2.34%) VMware Server
10 6 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.95%) UAG
12 4 (1.56%) vCloud
12 4 (1.56%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (1.56%) Squid
12 4 (1.56%) ISA Server
13 3 (1.17%) Xen
14 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (12.11%) SCCM
2 21 (8.20%) SCOM
3 18 (7.03%) Backup Exec
4 11 (4.30%) HP SIM
5 8 (3.13%) Tivoli
5 8 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.95%) MOM
6 5 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.56%) WSUS
7 4 (1.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.78%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.39%) Legato
9 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.39%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 182 (71.09%) Microsoft
2 123 (48.05%) VMware
3 89 (34.77%) Citrix
4 57 (22.27%) Cisco
5 41 (16.02%) HP
6 26 (10.16%) NetApp
7 22 (8.59%) Symantec
8 16 (6.25%) McAfee
8 16 (6.25%) IBM
9 14 (5.47%) Dell
10 12 (4.69%) EMC
11 9 (3.52%) ProCurve
12 8 (3.13%) Sophos
13 5 (1.95%) Oracle
13 5 (1.95%) Juniper
14 4 (1.56%) Red Hat
14 4 (1.56%) Avaya
15 3 (1.17%) CA
15 3 (1.17%) Mitel
15 3 (1.17%) Brocade
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