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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 151 147 188
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +41
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 98 95 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.72% 1.59% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.11% 5.10% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 95 87 37
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -24.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £47,900 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
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 South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1918 1864 1579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.58% 31.10% 28.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1507 1513 1287
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
(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
Gloucestershire +7 28 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Bristol +17 20 £42,500 -10.52% 4
Somerset +4 17 £43,000 +6.17%
Wiltshire +6 16 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Dorset -23 13 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Devon +4 4 £28,000 -1.75%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 212 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 151 (71.23%) Windows
3 131 (61.79%) Microsoft
4 89 (41.98%) Windows Server
5 88 (41.51%) VMware
6 86 (40.57%) ITIL
7 82 (38.68%) Linux
8 78 (36.79%) MCSA
9 74 (34.91%) SQL Server
10 62 (29.25%) MS Excel
11 60 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
12 59 (27.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 57 (26.89%) Citrix
14 56 (26.42%) CCNA
14 56 (26.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 54 (25.47%) C
16 53 (25.00%) Firewall
17 52 (24.53%) Active Directory
17 52 (24.53%) MS Exchange
18 48 (22.64%) C#
18 48 (22.64%) Windows Server 2012
19 46 (21.70%) Java
19 46 (21.70%) SQL
20 45 (21.23%) Citrix Certification
21 43 (20.28%) Telecoms
21 43 (20.28%) Apple iOS
22 38 (17.92%) TCP/IP
23 37 (17.45%) XenApp
23 37 (17.45%) GIAC
24 36 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 52 (24.53%) MS Exchange
2 33 (15.57%) Apache Pig
2 33 (15.57%) IIS
3 17 (8.02%) Apache
4 15 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (6.13%) Drupal
5 13 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (6.13%) SharePoint
6 10 (4.72%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.36%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.89%) JBoss
8 4 (1.89%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 62 (29.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.42%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.25%) Office 365
2 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (25.00%) Firewall
2 38 (17.92%) TCP/IP
3 35 (16.51%) SAN
4 14 (6.60%) DNS
5 13 (6.13%) Internet
6 8 (3.77%) Network Security
7 7 (3.30%) DHCP
8 6 (2.83%) LAN
9 4 (1.89%) MPLS
9 4 (1.89%) VPN
9 4 (1.89%) WAN
10 3 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.42%) Intranet
10 3 (1.42%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.94%) LDAP
11 2 (0.94%) VoIP
12 1 (0.47%) HTTP
12 1 (0.47%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (34.91%) SQL Server
2 33 (15.57%) Apache Hive
2 33 (15.57%) Big Data
2 33 (15.57%) Hadoop
3 30 (14.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (6.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (4.72%) MS Access
5 10 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (4.25%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.13%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 43 (20.28%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.13%) Finance
3 11 (5.19%) Advertising
4 2 (0.94%) Games
5 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.47%) Billing
5 1 (0.47%) Electronics
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (19.81%) Analyst
2 31 (14.62%) Team Leader
3 26 (12.26%) Software Engineer
4 25 (11.79%) Support Analyst
5 22 (10.38%) Consultant
6 20 (9.43%) Infrastructure Manager
7 18 (8.49%) Principal Engineer
8 17 (8.02%) Applications Support
8 17 (8.02%) IT Support
8 17 (8.02%) Principal Software Engineer
9 16 (7.55%) Support Engineer
10 15 (7.08%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 13 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support
12 12 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (5.66%) Administrator
12 12 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (5.66%) IT Analyst
13 11 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
14 10 (4.72%) Applications Support Analyst
14 10 (4.72%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.57%) Java EE
1 33 (15.57%) STL
2 5 (2.36%) .NET
2 5 (2.36%) XML
3 4 (1.89%) HTML
4 3 (1.42%) COM
4 3 (1.42%) CSS
4 3 (1.42%) HTML5
4 3 (1.42%) Middleware
4 3 (1.42%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.94%) Web Services
6 1 (0.47%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.62%) Cybercrime
2 18 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.08%) Clustering
4 11 (5.19%) Driving Licence
5 10 (4.72%) iPad
6 7 (3.30%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.83%) SCADA
8 2 (0.94%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.94%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.47%) Statistics
9 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 151 (71.23%) Windows
2 89 (41.98%) Windows Server
3 82 (38.68%) Linux
4 59 (27.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (22.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (20.28%) Apple iOS
7 33 (15.57%) Android
8 28 (13.21%) Unix
9 13 (6.13%) Windows 10
10 10 (4.72%) Mac OS X
10 10 (4.72%) Windows 7
10 10 (4.72%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.47%) CentOS
13 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (40.57%) ITIL
2 33 (15.57%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (15.57%) Ethical Hacking
2 33 (15.57%) Mobile Development
2 33 (15.57%) Multithreading
2 33 (15.57%) Penetration Testing
2 33 (15.57%) Reverse Engineering
3 32 (15.09%) Software Engineering
4 22 (10.38%) Project Management
5 19 (8.96%) Coaching
6 18 (8.49%) Presales
7 17 (8.02%) ITIL V3
8 16 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (7.55%) Mentoring
9 12 (5.66%) Change Management
10 10 (4.72%) Application Performance Management
10 10 (4.72%) Performance Management
11 9 (4.25%) ERP
12 8 (3.77%) ITSM
12 8 (3.77%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (25.47%) C
2 48 (22.64%) C#
3 46 (21.70%) Java
3 46 (21.70%) SQL
4 33 (15.57%) C++
4 33 (15.57%) Objective-C
5 23 (10.85%) PowerShell
5 23 (10.85%) VB
6 16 (7.55%) PHP
7 4 (1.89%) VBA
8 2 (0.94%) Perl
8 2 (0.94%) Python
8 2 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 212 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (36.79%) MCSA
3 60 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (26.42%) CCNA
4 56 (26.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 45 (21.23%) Citrix Certification
6 37 (17.45%) GIAC
7 36 (16.98%) CCA
8 35 (16.51%) Security Cleared
9 33 (15.57%) CISSP
9 33 (15.57%) Linux+ Certification
9 33 (15.57%) SANS
9 33 (15.57%) SSCP
10 31 (14.62%) MCITP
10 31 (14.62%) MCP
11 27 (12.74%) MCSD
12 25 (11.79%) Degree
13 21 (9.91%) Network+ Certification
14 18 (8.49%) CCEE
15 17 (8.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.83%) SLA
2 2 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (24.53%) Active Directory
2 37 (17.45%) XenApp
3 36 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (7.55%) Hyper-V
5 13 (6.13%) vSphere
6 7 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.36%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.89%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.42%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.94%) NFS
11 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 19 (8.96%) Backup Exec
2 14 (6.60%) NetBackup
2 14 (6.60%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (4.72%) WSUS
4 7 (3.30%) SCCM
5 5 (2.36%) SCOM
6 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.94%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (0.94%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 131 (61.79%) Microsoft
2 88 (41.51%) VMware
3 57 (26.89%) Citrix
4 16 (7.55%) EMC
4 16 (7.55%) Oracle
5 15 (7.08%) AppSense
6 14 (6.60%) Symantec
7 13 (6.13%) Cisco
8 11 (5.19%) Sophos
9 10 (4.72%) NetApp
10 9 (4.25%) HP
11 7 (3.30%) Apple
12 5 (2.36%) Capita
12 5 (2.36%) Dell
13 4 (1.89%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.42%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.42%) Intel
14 3 (1.42%) Intel Security
15 2 (0.94%) arcserve
15 2 (0.94%) CommVault
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