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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 161 129 147
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 77 88 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.24% 1.73% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.40% 5.95% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 73 73 69
Average salary £30,000 £41,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.71% +27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £30,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £54,100 £41,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,995 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-9.74% +13.87%
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
1749 1479 2177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 28.12% 29.07% 38.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1436 1265 1911
Average salary £37,972 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.37% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +6 20 £35,000 - 1
Bristol -5 19 £27,500 -32.92% 2
Wiltshire -1 15 £32,250 -28.33% 3
Gloucestershire -5 9 £30,000 - 2
Somerset -31 9 £21,000 -52.27% 2
Devon -19 3 £42,500 +30.76% 2
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 153 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (77.12%) Windows
3 89 (58.17%) VMware
4 85 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 77 (50.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 73 (47.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 71 (46.41%) Active Directory
8 57 (37.25%) MCSA
9 56 (36.60%) MCITP
10 54 (35.29%) MCP
11 53 (34.64%) MS Excel
11 53 (34.64%) Firewall
12 48 (31.37%) Citrix
13 45 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 40 (26.14%) MS Exchange
15 39 (25.49%) TCP/IP
15 39 (25.49%) SQL Server
16 36 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 35 (22.88%) Cisco Certification
18 33 (21.57%) SAN
18 33 (21.57%) Degree
19 32 (20.92%) ITIL
20 31 (20.26%) DNS
20 31 (20.26%) Cisco
20 31 (20.26%) CCNA
20 31 (20.26%) Windows 7
20 31 (20.26%) Windows Server 2012
21 29 (18.95%) Linux
22 27 (17.65%) Hyper-V
23 26 (16.99%) MS Office

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 40 (26.14%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.80%) IIS
3 13 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (6.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (6.54%) SharePoint
5 9 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.27%) Lync
7 5 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.31%) Apache
8 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.65%) CMS
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 53 (34.64%) MS Excel
2 26 (16.99%) MS Office
3 5 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.61%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.88%) Office 365
2 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (34.64%) Firewall
2 39 (25.49%) TCP/IP
3 33 (21.57%) SAN
4 31 (20.26%) DNS
5 26 (16.99%) DHCP
6 17 (11.11%) LAN
7 13 (8.50%) WAN
8 12 (7.84%) VPN
9 11 (7.19%) HTTP
10 9 (5.88%) SMTP
10 9 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (3.27%) Internet
12 4 (2.61%) VoIP
13 3 (1.96%) IP Telephony
13 3 (1.96%) Network Security
13 3 (1.96%) Multicast
14 2 (1.31%) IPsec
14 2 (1.31%) NAS
14 2 (1.31%) iSCSI
14 2 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (25.49%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (7.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (5.88%) MySQL
5 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.65%) IDOL
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (3.92%) Finance
2 5 (3.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.96%) Marketing
4 2 (1.31%) Back Office
4 2 (1.31%) Automotive
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (18.95%) Consultant
1 29 (18.95%) Support Engineer
2 22 (14.38%) Analyst
3 19 (12.42%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 19 (12.42%) IT Support
4 15 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (7.84%) Administrator
6 11 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (5.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (5.23%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (5.23%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.58%) Architect
10 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Consultant
10 6 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) IT Support Analyst
11 5 (3.27%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (3.27%) Team Leader
11 5 (3.27%) Server Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.46%) HTML
2 15 (9.80%) XML
3 3 (1.96%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.65%) J2EE
4 1 (0.65%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.76%) Thin Client
1 18 (11.76%) Fat Client
2 11 (7.19%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.58%) PKI
4 6 (3.92%) Clustering
5 5 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.61%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.96%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.31%) Firmware
8 2 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.31%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.65%) W3C
9 1 (0.65%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.65%) CESG
9 1 (0.65%) DTV
9 1 (0.65%) GIS
9 1 (0.65%) FMCG
9 1 (0.65%) Open Source
9 1 (0.65%) Statistics
9 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 118 (77.12%) Windows
2 77 (50.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (20.26%) Windows 7
4 31 (20.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (18.95%) Linux
6 22 (14.38%) Windows Vista
7 21 (13.73%) Windows XP
8 12 (7.84%) Windows 8
9 9 (5.88%) Mac OS X
10 8 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.61%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.61%) UNIX
12 3 (1.96%) Solaris
12 3 (1.96%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.96%) CentOS
13 1 (0.65%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.92%) ITIL
2 12 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (7.19%) Load Balancing
4 10 (6.54%) Network Design
4 10 (6.54%) Time Management
4 10 (6.54%) Asset Management
5 9 (5.88%) Service Management
5 9 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 9 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 8 (5.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (4.58%) ITIL V3
7 7 (4.58%) Configuration Management
7 7 (4.58%) Performance Management
7 7 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (3.92%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.92%) Project Planning
8 6 (3.92%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (3.27%) Data Protection
10 4 (2.61%) Incident Management
10 4 (2.61%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.38%) SQL
2 8 (5.23%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.27%) VBScript
4 3 (1.96%) VB
4 3 (1.96%) C
4 3 (1.96%) Java
5 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 153 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (37.25%) MCSA
3 56 (36.60%) MCITP
4 54 (35.29%) MCP
5 36 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 35 (22.88%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (21.57%) Degree
8 31 (20.26%) CCNA
9 26 (16.99%) CCA
9 26 (16.99%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (7.84%) CCNP
10 12 (7.84%) MCTS
11 11 (7.19%) Security Cleared
12 9 (5.88%) SC Cleared
13 5 (3.27%) MCDST
13 5 (3.27%) A+ Certification
14 4 (2.61%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (2.61%) CCIE
15 3 (1.96%) CCSP
15 3 (1.96%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.84%) SLA
2 3 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 73 (47.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (46.41%) Active Directory
3 27 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 19 (12.42%) vSphere
5 10 (6.54%) VMware ESX
6 9 (5.88%) XenApp
7 5 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (3.27%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.96%) BlackBerry Internet Service
8 3 (1.96%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.96%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.31%) XenServer
9 2 (1.31%) Xen
9 2 (1.31%) NFS
10 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (12.42%) SCCM
2 14 (9.15%) SCOM
3 8 (5.23%) SCVMM
4 7 (4.58%) Backup Exec
4 7 (4.58%) SCOrch
4 7 (4.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.61%) WSUS
5 4 (2.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.61%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (2.61%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.96%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.31%) MOM
7 2 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.31%) Netcool
7 2 (1.31%) Hyperic
7 2 (1.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.65%) SCSM
8 1 (0.65%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 89 (58.17%) VMware
2 85 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 48 (31.37%) Citrix
4 31 (20.26%) Cisco
5 17 (11.11%) HP
6 10 (6.54%) Oracle
7 9 (5.88%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.88%) Symantec
8 8 (5.23%) IBM
9 7 (4.58%) Sophos
10 6 (3.92%) NetApp
11 5 (3.27%) Juniper
12 4 (2.61%) Apple
12 4 (2.61%) Dell
13 3 (1.96%) LANDesk
14 2 (1.31%) Polycom
14 2 (1.31%) SAP
15 1 (0.65%) EMC
15 1 (0.65%) BMC
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