The first table below looks at the demand for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 22 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 South West region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 174 142 164
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +22
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 56 70 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.93% 1.34% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.65% 4.66% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 53 55 41
Average salary £35,000 £42,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +29.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,950 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £60,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1534 1503 2017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 25.60% 28.68% 36.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1173 1276 1787
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the South West region.

MCSE Salary Trend in the South West

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

MCSE Salary Histogram in the South West

MCSE
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Dorset 0 19 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Bristol -20 15 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Wiltshire -9 12 £32,750 -34.50% 1
Gloucestershire -7 10 £30,000 - 2
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the South 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.

1 140 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (84.29%) Windows
3 89 (63.57%) Microsoft
4 80 (57.14%) VMware
5 76 (54.29%) Active Directory
6 72 (51.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 72 (51.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (40.71%) MS Exchange
8 52 (37.14%) MS Excel
8 52 (37.14%) Firewall
9 48 (34.29%) MCITP
10 44 (31.43%) MCSA
10 44 (31.43%) Citrix
11 41 (29.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 40 (28.57%) MCP
13 37 (26.43%) SQL Server
13 37 (26.43%) Windows 7
14 35 (25.00%) Degree
14 35 (25.00%) TCP/IP
15 34 (24.29%) DNS
16 33 (23.57%) Hyper-V
17 31 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
17 31 (22.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 31 (22.14%) SAN
18 29 (20.71%) vSphere
19 27 (19.29%) Linux
20 26 (18.57%) Cisco Certification
21 25 (17.86%) Blackberry
22 24 (17.14%) CCA
22 24 (17.14%) Citrix Certification

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 57 (40.71%) MS Exchange
2 22 (15.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (13.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 17 (12.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (11.43%) IIS
6 15 (10.71%) SharePoint
7 9 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (4.29%) Lync
9 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 52 (37.14%) MS Excel
2 19 (13.57%) MS Office
3 4 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.71%) Office 365
2 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (37.14%) Firewall
2 35 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 34 (24.29%) DNS
4 31 (22.14%) SAN
5 21 (15.00%) DHCP
6 19 (13.57%) LAN
7 13 (9.29%) VPN
8 9 (6.43%) WAN
8 9 (6.43%) SMTP
8 9 (6.43%) HTTP
9 7 (5.00%) Internet
10 5 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.14%) Wireless
11 3 (2.14%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.43%) NAS
12 2 (1.43%) PPTP
12 2 (1.43%) IPsec
12 2 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.71%) MPLS
13 1 (0.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (26.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.43%) MySQL
3 7 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) DB2
7 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (4.29%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.86%) Finance
3 2 (1.43%) Marketing
3 2 (1.43%) Back Office
3 2 (1.43%) Automotive
4 1 (0.71%) Advertising
4 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (14.29%) Analyst
1 20 (14.29%) Consultant
1 20 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 17 (12.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (8.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 11 (7.86%) Administrator
5 11 (7.86%) IT Support
6 10 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 10 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (7.14%) Desktop Support
7 9 (6.43%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (6.43%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Consultant
9 6 (4.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Architect
10 5 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
10 5 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.29%) XML
1 13 (9.29%) HTML
2 3 (2.14%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.71%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.86%) Blackberry
2 12 (8.57%) Fat Client
2 12 (8.57%) Thin Client
3 7 (5.00%) Clustering
3 7 (5.00%) Firmware
3 7 (5.00%) PKI
4 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.14%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.43%) NHS
7 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.71%) Open Source
7 1 (0.71%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 118 (84.29%) Windows
2 72 (51.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (29.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (26.43%) Windows 7
5 31 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (19.29%) Linux
7 22 (15.71%) Windows XP
8 15 (10.71%) Windows Vista
9 11 (7.86%) Windows 2000
10 10 (7.14%) Windows 8
11 9 (6.43%) UNIX
12 3 (2.14%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.14%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.14%) CentOS
12 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.00%) ITIL
2 13 (9.29%) Problem Management
3 11 (7.86%) Configuration Management
4 9 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (5.71%) Network Management
5 8 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.00%) Asset Management
6 7 (5.00%) Load Balancing
7 6 (4.29%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (4.29%) Time Management
7 6 (4.29%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.57%) Service Management
8 5 (3.57%) Network Design
8 5 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (2.86%) Network Load Balancing
9 4 (2.86%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.86%) Computer Architecture
9 4 (2.86%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.00%) SQL
2 7 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.57%) VBScript
4 3 (2.14%) VB
5 2 (1.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 140 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (34.29%) MCITP
3 44 (31.43%) MCSA
4 40 (28.57%) MCP
5 35 (25.00%) Degree
6 31 (22.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (18.57%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (17.14%) CCA
8 24 (17.14%) Citrix Certification
9 22 (15.71%) CCNA
10 17 (12.14%) CCNP
11 11 (7.86%) MCTS
12 9 (6.43%) Security Cleared
12 9 (6.43%) SC Cleared
13 5 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (2.86%) A+ Certification
14 4 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
15 3 (2.14%) CISSP
15 3 (2.14%) CCIE
16 2 (1.43%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.00%) SLA
2 3 (2.14%) QA
3 2 (1.43%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 72 (51.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (23.57%) Hyper-V
4 29 (20.71%) vSphere
5 18 (12.86%) VMware ESX
6 13 (9.29%) XenApp
7 7 (5.00%) ISA Server
8 5 (3.57%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.86%) XenServer
10 3 (2.14%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.43%) BlackBerry Internet Service
12 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (12.14%) SCCM
2 16 (11.43%) SCOM
3 14 (10.00%) WSUS
4 10 (7.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 10 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (5.71%) SCVMM
6 7 (5.00%) SCOrch
6 7 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (4.29%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.43%) Cacti
8 2 (1.43%) MOM
8 2 (1.43%) Nagios
9 1 (0.71%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.71%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.71%) SCSM
Vendors
1 89 (63.57%) Microsoft
2 80 (57.14%) VMware
3 44 (31.43%) Citrix
4 18 (12.86%) Cisco
5 15 (10.71%) HP
6 9 (6.43%) Apple
7 7 (5.00%) Oracle
7 7 (5.00%) Dell
8 5 (3.57%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.57%) NetApp
9 4 (2.86%) Symantec
10 3 (2.14%) Sophos
10 3 (2.14%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.14%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.43%) Polycom
11 2 (1.43%) Veeam
11 2 (1.43%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.43%) F5
11 2 (1.43%) IBM
11 2 (1.43%) Juniper
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