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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 163 158 168
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 96 111 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 1.51% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.84% 6.56% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 64 93 57
Average salary £29,500 £32,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.81% -26.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
- -8.52%
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
1644 1692 1568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.23% 23.01% 22.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1267 1292 1327
Average salary £38,350 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.26% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 August 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 August 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
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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 -8 47 £33,000 +3.12% 11
Cheshire -1 39 £25,000 -2.91% 3
Merseyside +5 8 £22,000 -6.38% 2
Lancashire +1 2 £27,500 -38.88%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 199 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 161 (80.90%) Windows
3 137 (68.84%) Microsoft
4 132 (66.33%) VMware
5 98 (49.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 95 (47.74%) MS Exchange
7 94 (47.24%) Active Directory
8 89 (44.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 86 (43.22%) MCITP
10 79 (39.70%) MCSA
11 77 (38.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 72 (36.18%) DNS
13 71 (35.68%) ITIL
14 70 (35.18%) Exchange Server 2010
14 70 (35.18%) Windows 7
15 67 (33.67%) Citrix
16 59 (29.65%) MCP
17 57 (28.64%) CCNA
17 57 (28.64%) Cisco Certification
18 54 (27.14%) Cisco
19 51 (25.63%) DHCP
20 50 (25.13%) Exchange Server 2013
21 49 (24.62%) Hyper-V
22 46 (23.12%) TCP/IP
23 44 (22.11%) SAN
24 43 (21.61%) MS Excel
25 42 (21.11%) SQL
26 40 (20.10%) Degree
27 39 (19.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
28 38 (19.10%) SQL Server

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 95 (47.74%) MS Exchange
2 70 (35.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (25.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (16.08%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.03%) Office Communications Server
5 12 (6.03%) IIS
6 11 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (5.53%) Lync
7 6 (3.02%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 6 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.51%) Apache
10 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (21.61%) MS Excel
2 33 (16.58%) MS Office
3 3 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.50%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (2.51%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.04%) Office 365
2 6 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.01%) SaaS
4 2 (1.01%) IaaS
5 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (36.18%) DNS
2 51 (25.63%) DHCP
3 46 (23.12%) TCP/IP
4 44 (22.11%) SAN
5 35 (17.59%) VPN
6 34 (17.09%) WAN
7 31 (15.58%) LAN
8 30 (15.08%) Firewall
9 25 (12.56%) VLAN
10 24 (12.06%) NAS
11 12 (6.03%) Wireless
12 11 (5.53%) Internet
12 11 (5.53%) iSCSI
13 9 (4.52%) VDSL
13 9 (4.52%) ADSL
14 7 (3.52%) VoIP
15 6 (3.02%) Intranet
16 5 (2.51%) SSL
16 5 (2.51%) MPLS
17 4 (2.01%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.50%) Subversion
General
1 22 (11.06%) Finance
2 20 (10.05%) Telecoms
3 17 (8.54%) Pharmaceutical
4 14 (7.04%) Legal
5 10 (5.03%) Publishing
5 10 (5.03%) Law
5 10 (5.03%) Retail
6 2 (1.01%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (17.59%) Support Engineer
2 31 (15.58%) IT Support
3 29 (14.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 26 (13.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (12.56%) Consultant
6 21 (10.55%) Administrator
6 21 (10.55%) IT Manager
7 19 (9.55%) IT Support Engineer
8 16 (8.04%) Architect
8 16 (8.04%) Systems Administrator
8 16 (8.04%) Analyst
9 14 (7.04%) Senior Consultant
10 12 (6.03%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (5.03%) Wintel Consultant
11 10 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (5.03%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 10 (5.03%) Windows Administrator
11 10 (5.03%) Wintel Support
11 10 (5.03%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 9 (4.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.02%) COM
2 6 (3.02%) Web Services
3 2 (1.01%) XML
4 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.50%) Ajax
4 1 (0.50%) CSS
4 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.50%) .NET
4 1 (0.50%) HTML
4 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.50%) HTML5
4 1 (0.50%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (12.06%) Data Centre
3 21 (10.55%) Clustering
4 10 (5.03%) Fat Client
4 10 (5.03%) Thin Client
4 10 (5.03%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.52%) EPoS
6 6 (3.02%) EMC VNX
6 6 (3.02%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.51%) Replication
8 4 (2.01%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.01%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.51%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.51%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.01%) User Experience
11 1 (0.50%) Statistics
11 1 (0.50%) APACS
11 1 (0.50%) EMV
11 1 (0.50%) W3C
11 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 161 (80.90%) Windows
2 98 (49.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (38.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 70 (35.18%) Windows 7
5 33 (16.58%) Windows 8
6 32 (16.08%) Windows XP
7 30 (15.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (5.53%) UNIX
9 10 (5.03%) Windows Vista
10 9 (4.52%) Linux
11 7 (3.52%) AIX
11 7 (3.52%) Solaris
12 5 (2.51%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (2.01%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.51%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.51%) NetWare
15 2 (1.01%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (35.68%) ITIL
2 25 (12.56%) Migration
3 18 (9.05%) PRINCE2
3 18 (9.05%) Change Management
4 13 (6.53%) Problem Management
5 11 (5.53%) CRM
5 11 (5.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 11 (5.53%) Line Management
5 11 (5.53%) Mentoring
6 10 (5.03%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (4.52%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.52%) Project Management
7 9 (4.52%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (4.02%) Patch Management
9 7 (3.52%) Service Management
9 7 (3.52%) Release Management
10 6 (3.02%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.02%) Security Patching
10 6 (3.02%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.11%) SQL
2 29 (14.57%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.02%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.51%) VBScript
4 3 (1.51%) VBA
5 2 (1.01%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) C#
6 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 199 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (43.22%) MCITP
3 79 (39.70%) MCSA
4 59 (29.65%) MCP
5 57 (28.64%) CCNA
5 57 (28.64%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (20.10%) Degree
7 39 (19.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 37 (18.59%) MCTS
9 29 (14.57%) Citrix Certification
10 19 (9.55%) CCA
11 10 (5.03%) CCEE
11 10 (5.03%) EMC Certification
12 9 (4.52%) JNCIA
13 8 (4.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (4.02%) HND
14 6 (3.02%) SC Cleared
14 6 (3.02%) Security Cleared
14 6 (3.02%) CCENT
14 6 (3.02%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.04%) SLA
2 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 94 (47.24%) Active Directory
2 89 (44.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (24.62%) Hyper-V
4 22 (11.06%) XenApp
5 18 (9.05%) XenDesktop
6 11 (5.53%) XenServer
7 10 (5.03%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (5.03%) vSphere
8 5 (2.51%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.01%) vCloud
9 4 (2.01%) Firmware
10 3 (1.51%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.51%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.51%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.01%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (5.53%) SCCM
1 11 (5.53%) WSUS
2 5 (2.51%) Backup Exec
2 5 (2.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (2.51%) SCOM
3 3 (1.51%) MOM
3 3 (1.51%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.50%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.50%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 137 (68.84%) Microsoft
2 132 (66.33%) VMware
3 67 (33.67%) Citrix
4 54 (27.14%) Cisco
5 28 (14.07%) HP
6 23 (11.56%) EMC
7 21 (10.55%) IBM
8 20 (10.05%) Dell
9 11 (5.53%) Oracle
10 9 (4.52%) Juniper
10 9 (4.52%) Veeam
11 8 (4.02%) NetApp
12 7 (3.52%) Symantec
13 5 (2.51%) Avaya
13 5 (2.51%) Sage
13 5 (2.51%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.51%) Trend Micro
14 4 (2.01%) ProCurve
14 4 (2.01%) Sun
14 4 (2.01%) SAP
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