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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 173 160 133
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -27
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 64 103 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 1.56% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.61% 6.49% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 44 75 111
Median salary £35,724 £29,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.18% -7.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1388 1587 1612
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.71% 24.11% 22.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1149 1236 1243
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -12 26 £35,000 +6.06% 5
Cheshire +14 21 £42,500 +77.08% 5
Merseyside -11 14 £32,500 +47.72%
Lancashire +15 4 £35,000 -17.64% 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (73.64%) Microsoft
3 94 (72.87%) Windows
4 78 (60.47%) Windows Server
5 77 (59.69%) Active Directory
6 75 (58.14%) MCSA
7 66 (51.16%) VMware
8 52 (40.31%) ITIL
9 45 (34.88%) MS Exchange
10 43 (33.33%) MCITP
10 43 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 43 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 41 (31.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 38 (29.46%) Citrix
13 37 (28.68%) DHCP
14 34 (26.36%) DNS
14 34 (26.36%) MCP
15 33 (25.58%) MS Excel
16 32 (24.81%) Hyper-V
17 31 (24.03%) Exchange Server 2010
18 30 (23.26%) Cisco
19 29 (22.48%) SAN
20 28 (21.71%) CCNA
20 28 (21.71%) Cisco Certification
21 26 (20.16%) SQL Server
22 24 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2013
22 24 (18.60%) Data Centre
23 23 (17.83%) VPN
24 21 (16.28%) HP
24 21 (16.28%) TCP/IP

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 45 (34.88%) MS Exchange
2 31 (24.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (13.18%) IIS
5 13 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (6.98%) Apache
6 9 (6.98%) Tomcat
7 7 (5.43%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (5.43%) JBoss
7 7 (5.43%) SharePoint
8 6 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.78%) Drupal
10 1 (0.78%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.78%) Moodle
10 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (25.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.75%) MS Office
3 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.63%) Office 365
2 13 (10.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.43%) IaaS
4 7 (5.43%) PaaS
4 7 (5.43%) SaaS
5 2 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (28.68%) DHCP
2 34 (26.36%) DNS
3 29 (22.48%) SAN
4 23 (17.83%) VPN
5 21 (16.28%) Firewall
5 21 (16.28%) TCP/IP
6 18 (13.95%) LAN
6 18 (13.95%) WAN
7 10 (7.75%) VLAN
8 6 (4.65%) NetScaler
8 6 (4.65%) Network Security
9 5 (3.88%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (3.88%) MPLS
10 4 (3.10%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (3.10%) iSCSI
10 4 (3.10%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (2.33%) DDNS
11 3 (2.33%) IP Telephony
11 3 (2.33%) IPsec
11 3 (2.33%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.16%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.55%) Datazen
5 2 (1.55%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (1.55%) Power BI
5 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.55%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.78%) MSI
1 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (15.50%) Finance
2 12 (9.30%) Banking
3 10 (7.75%) Law
4 7 (5.43%) Legal
5 6 (4.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.33%) Retail
7 2 (1.55%) Games
7 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (16.28%) Support Engineer
3 20 (15.50%) Analyst
4 19 (14.73%) IT Support
5 15 (11.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (9.30%) Support Analyst
7 11 (8.53%) Consultant
7 11 (8.53%) IT Manager
7 11 (8.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (7.75%) Server Engineer
9 8 (6.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (6.20%) Administrator
9 8 (6.20%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 8 (6.20%) Infrastructure Support
9 8 (6.20%) IT Engineer
10 7 (5.43%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (5.43%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (5.43%) Exchange Support
10 7 (5.43%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.43%) Middleware
2 3 (2.33%) .NET
3 2 (1.55%) MDX
3 2 (1.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.78%) COM
4 1 (0.78%) Flash
4 1 (0.78%) jQuery
4 1 (0.78%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.78%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.98%) Replication
3 8 (6.20%) User Experience
4 7 (5.43%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (5.43%) Public Cloud
4 7 (5.43%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (4.65%) Blackberry
5 6 (4.65%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.10%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.33%) iPad
7 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.33%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.55%) Clustering
8 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.55%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.55%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.78%) PKI
9 1 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 94 (72.87%) Windows
2 78 (60.47%) Windows Server
3 43 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (31.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (11.63%) Windows 7
6 14 (10.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (8.53%) Linux
8 8 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (6.20%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.65%) Windows 10
10 5 (3.88%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.55%) VMS
11 2 (1.55%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (40.31%) ITIL
2 13 (10.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (10.08%) Identity Management
2 13 (10.08%) Mentoring
2 13 (10.08%) Migration
3 12 (9.30%) Line Management
4 11 (8.53%) Information Security
5 9 (6.98%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (6.20%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.43%) DevOps
7 7 (5.43%) ITIL V3
7 7 (5.43%) Load Balancing
7 7 (5.43%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (5.43%) Project Management
7 7 (5.43%) TOGAF
7 7 (5.43%) Wealth Management
8 6 (4.65%) Change Management
8 6 (4.65%) High Availability
9 5 (3.88%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.73%) SQL
2 15 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.10%) C
3 4 (3.10%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.10%) VB
3 4 (3.10%) VBScript
4 2 (1.55%) C#
4 2 (1.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.78%) PHP
5 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (58.14%) MCSA
3 43 (33.33%) MCITP
4 34 (26.36%) MCP
5 28 (21.71%) CCNA
5 28 (21.71%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (14.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (10.85%) MCTS
8 13 (10.08%) Security Cleared
9 12 (9.30%) Degree
10 10 (7.75%) CCA
10 10 (7.75%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (5.43%) CISSP
11 7 (5.43%) EMC Certification
11 7 (5.43%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (4.65%) SC Cleared
13 5 (3.88%) CISM
13 5 (3.88%) ISACA
13 5 (3.88%) NCDA
14 3 (2.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 77 (59.69%) Active Directory
2 43 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (24.81%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.30%) XenApp
5 11 (8.53%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.65%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.88%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.33%) VMware Server
8 3 (2.33%) vSphere
8 3 (2.33%) XenServer
9 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) SCCM
2 7 (5.43%) AirWatch
3 4 (3.10%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.10%) SCVMM
3 4 (3.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.33%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (2.33%) WMI
5 2 (1.55%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.55%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.55%) WSUS
6 1 (0.78%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 95 (73.64%) Microsoft
2 66 (51.16%) VMware
3 38 (29.46%) Citrix
4 30 (23.26%) Cisco
5 21 (16.28%) HP
6 12 (9.30%) NetApp
7 10 (7.75%) EMC
8 9 (6.98%) Avaya
8 9 (6.98%) IBM
8 9 (6.98%) Oracle
9 8 (6.20%) Sophos
9 8 (6.20%) Symantec
10 7 (5.43%) Software AG
10 7 (5.43%) SonicWALL
11 6 (4.65%) Dell
11 6 (4.65%) Proofpoint
12 4 (3.10%) Juniper
12 4 (3.10%) Nimble Storage
12 4 (3.10%) Veeam
13 3 (2.33%) Apple
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + pension, maybe company car
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £36000 Per Annum On call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Outstanding benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago