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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 175 148 141
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 56 114 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 1.73% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.10% 6.34% 8.03%
Number of salaries quoted 43 92 108
Median salary £36,500 £38,712 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +12.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
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
1367 1799 1618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.15% 27.31% 22.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1120 1380 1252
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £61,215
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -9 34 £38,750 -3.12% 1
Cheshire +2 11 £36,500 +8.14%
Merseyside +4 5 £32,500 -
Lancashire -1 3 £24,250 -29.71%
Cumbria +3 2 £27,500 -56.86%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 107 (75.89%) Windows
3 96 (68.09%) Microsoft
4 88 (62.41%) Active Directory
5 83 (58.87%) MCSA
5 83 (58.87%) Windows Server
6 74 (52.48%) VMware
7 62 (43.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (42.55%) DHCP
9 56 (39.72%) MS Exchange
9 56 (39.72%) MCP
10 55 (39.01%) DNS
10 55 (39.01%) MCITP
10 55 (39.01%) VMware Infrastructure
11 51 (36.17%) ITIL
12 46 (32.62%) Cisco Certification
12 46 (32.62%) Hyper-V
12 46 (32.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 45 (31.91%) Cisco
13 45 (31.91%) CCNA
14 42 (29.79%) Exchange Server 2010
15 41 (29.08%) MS Excel
16 39 (27.66%) HP
16 39 (27.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 34 (24.11%) MCTS
18 32 (22.70%) TCP/IP
19 31 (21.99%) Citrix
19 31 (21.99%) Exchange Server 2013
20 30 (21.28%) Windows 7
20 30 (21.28%) SAN

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 56 (39.72%) MS Exchange
2 42 (29.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (21.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (17.02%) Skype for Business
5 15 (10.64%) SharePoint
6 14 (9.93%) IIS
7 12 (8.51%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 11 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (5.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (3.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.42%) TWiki
13 1 (0.71%) Apache
13 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.71%) Confluence
13 1 (0.71%) Drupal
13 1 (0.71%) JBoss
13 1 (0.71%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.71%) Moodle
Applications
1 41 (29.08%) MS Excel
2 22 (15.60%) MS Office
3 4 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.35%) Office 365
2 12 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.71%) IaaS
3 1 (0.71%) PaaS
3 1 (0.71%) SaaS
3 1 (0.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 60 (42.55%) DHCP
2 55 (39.01%) DNS
3 32 (22.70%) TCP/IP
4 30 (21.28%) SAN
4 30 (21.28%) VPN
5 27 (19.15%) LAN
6 22 (15.60%) WAN
7 18 (12.77%) Firewall
8 13 (9.22%) Network Security
9 11 (7.80%) VLAN
10 6 (4.26%) DDNS
10 6 (4.26%) IPsec
11 5 (3.55%) NAS
12 3 (2.13%) MPLS
13 2 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.42%) IP Telephony
13 2 (1.42%) Junos
13 2 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (1.42%) SSL
13 2 (1.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.42%) Datazen
6 2 (1.42%) PerformancePoint
6 2 (1.42%) Power BI
6 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.42%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.71%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.71%) JIRA
2 1 (0.71%) MSI
2 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (10.64%) Finance
2 8 (5.67%) Law
2 8 (5.67%) Legal
2 8 (5.67%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.96%) Back Office
4 6 (4.26%) Banking
5 4 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.42%) Games
6 2 (1.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (34.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (21.99%) Infrastructure Support
2 31 (21.99%) Support Engineer
3 28 (19.86%) IT Engineer
4 26 (18.44%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (17.02%) IT Support
6 21 (14.89%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 19 (13.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 19 (13.48%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 19 (13.48%) Storage Specialist
8 17 (12.06%) Analyst
8 17 (12.06%) IT Support Engineer
9 14 (9.93%) Server Support
10 12 (8.51%) Consultant
10 12 (8.51%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
10 12 (8.51%) Support Specialist
11 11 (7.80%) Server Specialist
11 11 (7.80%) Storage Engineer
11 11 (7.80%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (6.38%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.13%) .NET
1 3 (2.13%) Web Services
2 2 (1.42%) COM
2 2 (1.42%) MDX
2 2 (1.42%) XML
3 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.71%) jQuery
3 1 (0.71%) Middleware
3 1 (0.71%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.71%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.80%) HP StoreVirtual
3 7 (4.96%) Replication
4 6 (4.26%) RSA SecurID
5 5 (3.55%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.84%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.84%) User Experience
7 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.13%) EqualLogic
7 3 (2.13%) Informatics
8 1 (0.71%) Clustering
8 1 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.71%) iPad
8 1 (0.71%) PKI
8 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.71%) Statistics
8 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 107 (75.89%) Windows
2 83 (58.87%) Windows Server
3 62 (43.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (32.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (21.28%) Windows 7
6 21 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (9.93%) Windows XP
8 12 (8.51%) Linux
9 9 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (5.67%) Windows 8
11 7 (4.96%) AIX
11 7 (4.96%) CentOS
12 4 (2.84%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (2.84%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.42%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.42%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.42%) VMS
14 1 (0.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (36.17%) ITIL
2 16 (11.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (7.09%) Migration
4 9 (6.38%) High Availability
4 9 (6.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 7 (4.96%) Change Management
5 7 (4.96%) Identity Management
5 7 (4.96%) ITIL V2
5 7 (4.96%) Patch Management
5 7 (4.96%) Project Management
6 6 (4.26%) Data Management
7 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (3.55%) Mentoring
7 5 (3.55%) Service Management
8 4 (2.84%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (2.84%) Information Security
8 4 (2.84%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (2.84%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.84%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (2.84%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.57%) SQL
2 8 (5.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.67%) T-SQL
3 7 (4.96%) VB
3 7 (4.96%) VBScript
4 4 (2.84%) C
4 4 (2.84%) C#
5 3 (2.13%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.71%) PHP
7 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 141 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (58.87%) MCSA
3 56 (39.72%) MCP
4 55 (39.01%) MCITP
5 46 (32.62%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (31.91%) CCNA
7 39 (27.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 34 (24.11%) MCTS
9 22 (15.60%) Citrix Certification
10 20 (14.18%) CCA
11 15 (10.64%) Degree
11 15 (10.64%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (7.09%) CCNP
13 9 (6.38%) CISSP
14 8 (5.67%) A+ Certification
15 7 (4.96%) CompTIA Security+
15 7 (4.96%) HP ASE
15 7 (4.96%) RHCE
15 7 (4.96%) Security Cleared
15 7 (4.96%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) SLA
2 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.42%) QA
4 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (62.41%) Active Directory
2 55 (39.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (32.62%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.80%) XenServer
5 10 (7.09%) vSphere
6 7 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.96%) XenApp
7 6 (4.26%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.84%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.42%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.42%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (8.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 10 (7.09%) Backup Exec
3 8 (5.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (5.67%) WSUS
4 7 (4.96%) HP SIM
5 6 (4.26%) SCCM
5 6 (4.26%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (2.13%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.13%) WMI
7 1 (0.71%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.71%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.71%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.71%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 96 (68.09%) Microsoft
2 74 (52.48%) VMware
3 45 (31.91%) Cisco
4 39 (27.66%) HP
5 31 (21.99%) Citrix
6 24 (17.02%) Dell
7 20 (14.18%) IBM
8 18 (12.77%) NetApp
8 18 (12.77%) Oracle
9 14 (9.93%) Symantec
10 10 (7.09%) Sophos
10 10 (7.09%) Veeam
11 7 (4.96%) GFI Software
11 7 (4.96%) ProCurve
11 7 (4.96%) Red Hat
11 7 (4.96%) SolarWinds
12 6 (4.26%) 3PAR
12 6 (4.26%) EMC
13 5 (3.55%) Avaya
13 5 (3.55%) SAP