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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 177 156 164
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 88 83 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 1.37% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.14% 5.12% 6.23%
Number of salaries quoted 76 75 101
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £49,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
1434 1622 1830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.91% 26.86% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1120 1205 1536
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -13 47 £35,000 +18.64% 7
Cheshire +14 25 £26,500 - 4
Merseyside -18 10 £41,250 +8.52% 2
Lancashire - 8 £20,250 - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 164 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 137 (83.54%) Windows
3 121 (73.78%) Active Directory
4 113 (68.90%) Windows Server
5 103 (62.80%) Microsoft
5 103 (62.80%) VMware
6 73 (44.51%) MS Exchange
6 73 (44.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 71 (43.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 69 (42.07%) MCSA
9 61 (37.20%) ITIL
9 61 (37.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 59 (35.98%) Hyper-V
10 59 (35.98%) MCITP
11 55 (33.54%) SQL Server
11 55 (33.54%) DHCP
12 54 (32.93%) VPN
12 54 (32.93%) DNS
13 48 (29.27%) Cisco
14 46 (28.05%) Office 365
15 45 (27.44%) SAN
16 44 (26.83%) Exchange Server 2010
17 43 (26.22%) Cisco Certification
18 42 (25.61%) Exchange Server 2013
19 38 (23.17%) Citrix
20 37 (22.56%) CCNA
20 37 (22.56%) WAN
21 33 (20.12%) LAN
22 32 (19.51%) SQL
22 32 (19.51%) MCP

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 73 (44.51%) MS Exchange
2 44 (26.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (25.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (17.07%) IIS
5 15 (9.15%) Apache
5 15 (9.15%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (9.15%) JBoss
5 15 (9.15%) Tomcat
6 10 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.44%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.83%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.83%) Site Server
8 3 (1.83%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.61%) nginx
9 1 (0.61%) SAS
9 1 (0.61%) Zimbra
Applications
1 22 (13.41%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.22%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 46 (28.05%) Office 365
2 28 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (9.76%) IaaS
4 16 (9.76%) PaaS
5 15 (9.15%) SaaS
6 4 (2.44%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.22%) G Suite
9 1 (0.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 55 (33.54%) DHCP
2 54 (32.93%) DNS
2 54 (32.93%) VPN
3 45 (27.44%) SAN
4 37 (22.56%) WAN
5 33 (20.12%) LAN
6 26 (15.85%) Firewall
6 26 (15.85%) TCP/IP
7 13 (7.93%) VLAN
8 10 (6.10%) DDNS
8 10 (6.10%) IPsec
8 10 (6.10%) MPLS
8 10 (6.10%) VoIP
8 10 (6.10%) Wireless
9 9 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (3.66%) iSCSI
11 6 (3.66%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (3.05%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (33.54%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (6.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.22%) InstallShield
1 2 (1.22%) MSI
2 1 (0.61%) Subversion
2 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (9.15%) Banking
2 11 (6.71%) Finance
3 5 (3.05%) Retail
4 3 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.22%) Law
5 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (22.56%) Support Engineer
2 35 (21.34%) Analyst
3 31 (18.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (15.85%) IT Support
5 23 (14.02%) Server Engineer
6 19 (11.59%) IT Engineer
7 18 (10.98%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (10.98%) Architect
7 18 (10.98%) Infrastructure Support
7 18 (10.98%) Support Analyst
8 17 (10.37%) IT Support Engineer
9 16 (9.76%) Infrastructure Architect
10 15 (9.15%) Cloud Architect
10 15 (9.15%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
11 14 (8.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 14 (8.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (7.93%) IT Manager
13 12 (7.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 12 (7.32%) Server Analyst
14 10 (6.10%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.15%) Middleware
2 2 (1.22%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.61%) .NET
3 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.61%) CSS
3 1 (0.61%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.61%) Flash
3 1 (0.61%) HTML
3 1 (0.61%) HTML5
3 1 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.46%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.37%) Public Cloud
3 16 (9.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 15 (9.15%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (7.32%) HP StoreVirtual
6 10 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (6.10%) RSA SecurID
7 6 (3.66%) PKI
7 6 (3.66%) Replication
8 5 (3.05%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.22%) Biotechnology
9 2 (1.22%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.22%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.22%) iPad
9 2 (1.22%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.22%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.61%) APACS
10 1 (0.61%) Clustering
10 1 (0.61%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 137 (83.54%) Windows
2 113 (68.90%) Windows Server
3 73 (44.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (37.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (17.68%) Windows 7
6 28 (17.07%) Windows 8
7 25 (15.24%) Linux
8 20 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (10.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (7.32%) Mac OS X
11 10 (6.10%) Data ONTAP
12 7 (4.27%) Windows 10
13 4 (2.44%) Solaris
14 3 (1.83%) Unix
15 2 (1.22%) CentOS
15 2 (1.22%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.22%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.61%) AIX
16 1 (0.61%) Debian
16 1 (0.61%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (37.20%) ITIL
2 19 (11.59%) ITIL V3
2 19 (11.59%) Line Management
2 19 (11.59%) PRINCE2
3 15 (9.15%) DevOps
3 15 (9.15%) Identity Management
3 15 (9.15%) Load Balancing
3 15 (9.15%) Mentoring
3 15 (9.15%) Mobile Device Management
3 15 (9.15%) TOGAF
3 15 (9.15%) Wealth Management
4 13 (7.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (6.10%) CRM
5 10 (6.10%) High Availability
6 7 (4.27%) Data Loss Prevention
6 7 (4.27%) Document Management
6 7 (4.27%) Information Security
6 7 (4.27%) Problem Management
6 7 (4.27%) Process Improvement
6 7 (4.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.51%) SQL
2 23 (14.02%) PowerShell
3 12 (7.32%) VB
4 10 (6.10%) VBScript
5 1 (0.61%) C
5 1 (0.61%) C#
5 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.61%) XAML
Qualifications
1 164 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (42.07%) MCSA
3 59 (35.98%) MCITP
4 43 (26.22%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (22.56%) CCNA
6 32 (19.51%) MCP
7 30 (18.29%) Degree
8 29 (17.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (9.15%) EMC Certification
10 10 (6.10%) CISSP
10 10 (6.10%) MCTS
10 10 (6.10%) NCIE
11 8 (4.88%) Security Cleared
12 6 (3.66%) CCA
12 6 (3.66%) CISM
12 6 (3.66%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (3.66%) ISACA
13 4 (2.44%) A+ Certification
13 4 (2.44%) DBS Check
13 4 (2.44%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.66%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.83%) SLA
4 2 (1.22%) QA
5 1 (0.61%) GPG13
5 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.61%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 121 (73.78%) Active Directory
2 71 (43.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (35.98%) Hyper-V
4 22 (13.41%) vSphere
5 14 (8.54%) XenApp
6 10 (6.10%) VMware Server
7 5 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.44%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.44%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.44%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.83%) Sendmail
10 2 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.61%) KVM
11 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.61%) NFS
11 1 (0.61%) Varnish
11 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (10.37%) AirWatch
2 10 (6.10%) SCCM
2 10 (6.10%) ServiceCenter
3 7 (4.27%) vRealize
4 6 (3.66%) SCOM
5 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (3.05%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.22%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.22%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.22%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.61%) cPanel
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.61%) MIIS
7 1 (0.61%) Plesk
7 1 (0.61%) SCSM
Vendors
1 103 (62.80%) Microsoft
1 103 (62.80%) VMware
2 48 (29.27%) Cisco
3 38 (23.17%) Citrix
4 23 (14.02%) HP
5 18 (10.98%) EMC
6 17 (10.37%) IBM
7 16 (9.76%) Apple
7 16 (9.76%) Oracle
8 15 (9.15%) Software AG
9 10 (6.10%) 3PAR
9 10 (6.10%) NetApp
10 7 (4.27%) Dell
11 6 (3.66%) EqualLogic
11 6 (3.66%) Juniper
11 6 (3.66%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.05%) F5
13 4 (2.44%) CheckPoint
13 4 (2.44%) Intel Security
13 4 (2.44%) Meraki
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