The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / South West
Rank 162 130 148
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 64 123 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.28% 2.25% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.15% 6.89% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 42 121 101
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1541 1784 1872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.89% 32.58% 31.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1208 1467 1521
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South West region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 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
Gloucestershire -28 18 £45,000 +28.57%
Bristol +2 15 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Dorset +17 8 £41,250 +26.92%
Wiltshire +5 8 £37,500 -6.25%
Somerset -18 7 £27,042 -37.11% 1
Cornwall - 7 - -
Devon -7 1 £24,500 -16.23%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 South West region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 181 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 120 (66.30%) Windows
3 118 (65.19%) Cisco Certification
4 115 (63.54%) CCNA
5 109 (60.22%) Microsoft
6 96 (53.04%) Firewall
6 96 (53.04%) VMware
7 88 (48.62%) Security Cleared
8 81 (44.75%) Linux
9 70 (38.67%) ITIL
10 68 (37.57%) Active Directory
11 64 (35.36%) TCP/IP
12 63 (34.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 63 (34.81%) Windows Server
13 60 (33.15%) CISSP
14 59 (32.60%) Windows Server 2012
15 56 (30.94%) Cybersecurity
16 55 (30.39%) MS Excel
17 53 (29.28%) C
18 52 (28.73%) MCSA
18 52 (28.73%) SSCP
18 52 (28.73%) Linux+ Certification
18 52 (28.73%) GIAC
18 52 (28.73%) Network+ Certification
18 52 (28.73%) SANS
19 51 (28.18%) DV Cleared
20 49 (27.07%) Ethical Hacking
21 48 (26.52%) MS Exchange
22 46 (25.41%) Windows Server 2008
23 44 (24.31%) CompTIA Security+

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 48 (26.52%) MS Exchange
2 38 (20.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (16.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (12.15%) IIS
5 17 (9.39%) Apache Pig
6 15 (8.29%) JBoss
6 15 (8.29%) Tomcat
7 14 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (7.18%) Apache
9 12 (6.63%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (4.42%) Skype for Business
11 6 (3.31%) SharePoint
12 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.55%) CMS
13 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 55 (30.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.87%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (14.92%) Office 365
2 25 (13.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (8.29%) IaaS
4 12 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (6.63%) PaaS
4 12 (6.63%) SaaS
5 4 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 96 (53.04%) Firewall
2 64 (35.36%) TCP/IP
3 41 (22.65%) VPN
4 39 (21.55%) DNS
5 34 (18.78%) DHCP
6 26 (14.36%) WAN
7 20 (11.05%) Remote Desktop
7 20 (11.05%) SSL
8 19 (10.50%) SAN
9 18 (9.94%) HTTP
10 15 (8.29%) VoIP
11 14 (7.73%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (7.73%) Ethernet
12 13 (7.18%) LAN
12 13 (7.18%) Network Security
13 12 (6.63%) MPLS
13 12 (6.63%) SMTP
14 11 (6.08%) FCoE
14 11 (6.08%) SNMP
15 10 (5.52%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.02%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.94%) Big Data
3 17 (9.39%) Apache Hive
3 17 (9.39%) Hadoop
4 8 (4.42%) MySQL
4 8 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (9.94%) JIRA
2 11 (6.08%) Redmine
3 7 (3.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (3.87%) Bitbucket
3 7 (3.87%) CodeSonar
3 7 (3.87%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.87%) git-flow
3 7 (3.87%) Robot Framework
3 7 (3.87%) Selenium
General
1 25 (13.81%) Games
2 12 (6.63%) Banking
3 11 (6.08%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.21%) Advertising
5 3 (1.66%) Finance
6 2 (1.10%) Back Office
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (16.02%) Support Engineer
2 25 (13.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 24 (13.26%) 3rd Line Support
3 24 (13.26%) Consultant
4 23 (12.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 23 (12.71%) Platform Engineer
5 17 (9.39%) Architect
5 17 (9.39%) Software Engineer
5 17 (9.39%) Windows Engineer
6 16 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (7.18%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (6.63%) Administrator
8 12 (6.63%) Cloud Architect
8 12 (6.63%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (6.63%) Software Consultant
8 12 (6.63%) Software Test Engineer
8 12 (6.63%) Test Consultant
8 12 (6.63%) Test Engineer
9 11 (6.08%) Server Engineer
10 10 (5.52%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.02%) Java EE
1 29 (16.02%) STL
2 12 (6.63%) Middleware
3 7 (3.87%) .NET
3 7 (3.87%) .NET Framework
3 7 (3.87%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.87%) Django
3 7 (3.87%) LAMP
3 7 (3.87%) Node.js
3 7 (3.87%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (3.87%) REST
3 7 (3.87%) SOAP
3 7 (3.87%) Spring MVC
4 2 (1.10%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.10%) React
5 1 (0.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.71%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.50%) Driving Licence
3 15 (8.29%) Clustering
4 14 (7.73%) Public Cloud
4 14 (7.73%) Replication
5 12 (6.63%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (6.63%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (6.08%) CESG
7 10 (5.52%) Cybercrime
8 8 (4.42%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.21%) Fat Client
9 4 (2.21%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.66%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.10%) iPad
11 2 (1.10%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 120 (66.30%) Windows
2 81 (44.75%) Linux
3 63 (34.81%) Windows Server
4 59 (32.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (25.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (19.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (9.39%) Android
7 17 (9.39%) Apple iOS
8 12 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (6.63%) Unix
9 7 (3.87%) Mac OS X
9 7 (3.87%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.76%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.21%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.66%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (38.67%) ITIL
2 56 (30.94%) Cybersecurity
3 49 (27.07%) Ethical Hacking
4 44 (24.31%) Software Engineering
5 42 (23.20%) Mentoring
6 41 (22.65%) Penetration Testing
6 41 (22.65%) Reverse Engineering
7 37 (20.44%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (16.02%) High Availability
8 29 (16.02%) Multithreading
9 27 (14.92%) Coaching
10 24 (13.26%) Load Balancing
11 21 (11.60%) Problem Management
11 21 (11.60%) Service Delivery
12 18 (9.94%) PRINCE2
12 18 (9.94%) User Stories
13 17 (9.39%) DevOps
14 16 (8.84%) Migration
14 16 (8.84%) TOGAF
15 14 (7.73%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (29.28%) C
2 31 (17.13%) C#
2 31 (17.13%) Java
3 29 (16.02%) C++
3 29 (16.02%) Objective-C
3 29 (16.02%) PowerShell
4 21 (11.60%) Python
5 20 (11.05%) SQL
6 18 (9.94%) Bash Shell
7 14 (7.73%) Perl
8 12 (6.63%) VB
9 11 (6.08%) Korn
10 7 (3.87%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.87%) PHP
11 2 (1.10%) Scala
12 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 181 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (65.19%) Cisco Certification
3 115 (63.54%) CCNA
4 88 (48.62%) Security Cleared
5 60 (33.15%) CISSP
6 52 (28.73%) GIAC
6 52 (28.73%) Linux+ Certification
6 52 (28.73%) MCSA
6 52 (28.73%) Network+ Certification
6 52 (28.73%) SANS
6 52 (28.73%) SSCP
7 51 (28.18%) DV Cleared
8 44 (24.31%) CompTIA Security+
8 44 (24.31%) Security+ Certification
8 44 (24.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 32 (17.68%) MCP
10 29 (16.02%) SC Cleared
11 28 (15.47%) Degree
12 13 (7.18%) MCITP
13 12 (6.63%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.42%) SLA
2 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (37.57%) Active Directory
2 63 (34.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (13.26%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.73%) vSphere
5 13 (7.18%) VMware ESX
6 12 (6.63%) Terminal Services
7 11 (6.08%) NFS
7 11 (6.08%) Samba
8 9 (4.97%) XenApp
9 7 (3.87%) Docker
9 7 (3.87%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.10%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.10%) Snort
11 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.55%) Postfix
12 1 (0.55%) Squid
12 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (9.94%) Puppet
2 14 (7.73%) Backup Exec
3 12 (6.63%) AirWatch
4 11 (6.08%) Ansible
4 11 (6.08%) Nagios
5 8 (4.42%) SCCM
6 7 (3.87%) Salt
7 6 (3.31%) SCOM
8 5 (2.76%) WSUS
9 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.10%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 2 (1.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.55%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.55%) vMotion
Vendors
1 109 (60.22%) Microsoft
2 96 (53.04%) VMware
3 41 (22.65%) Cisco
4 29 (16.02%) Citrix
5 28 (15.47%) EMC
6 22 (12.15%) HP
7 15 (8.29%) Dell
8 14 (7.73%) Juniper
8 14 (7.73%) Symantec
8 14 (7.73%) Veeam
9 13 (7.18%) Draytek
9 13 (7.18%) IBM
9 13 (7.18%) SolarWinds
10 12 (6.63%) NetApp
10 12 (6.63%) Oracle
10 12 (6.63%) Software AG
11 11 (6.08%) ProCurve
11 11 (6.08%) Veritas
12 10 (5.52%) WatchGuard
12 10 (5.52%) ZyXEL
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