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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 168 132 148
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +16
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 61 80 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.98% 1.57% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.69% 5.34% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 58 65 63
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £30,000 £21,050
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £40,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
1651 1497 2135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 26.61% 29.37% 37.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1288 1274 1892
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 £23,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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 21 August 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 21 August 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
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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 -3 17 £35,000 - 1
Wiltshire -10 14 £30,000 -45.45% 3
Bristol -17 14 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Gloucestershire -13 8 £30,000 -28.99% 3
Somerset -34 4 £34,750 -21.02% 1
Devon -13 2 £42,500 +30.76%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 121 (81.21%) Windows
3 89 (59.73%) Microsoft
3 89 (59.73%) VMware
4 78 (52.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 78 (52.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (49.66%) Active Directory
6 55 (36.91%) Firewall
7 51 (34.23%) MS Excel
7 51 (34.23%) MS Exchange
7 51 (34.23%) MCITP
8 50 (33.56%) Citrix
9 49 (32.89%) MCP
10 48 (32.21%) MCSA
11 44 (29.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 43 (28.86%) SQL Server
13 39 (26.17%) TCP/IP
14 36 (24.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 35 (23.49%) DNS
16 34 (22.82%) Degree
16 34 (22.82%) Windows 7
17 32 (21.48%) Hyper-V
18 31 (20.81%) Cisco Certification
18 31 (20.81%) Windows Server 2012
19 30 (20.13%) SAN
20 29 (19.46%) Linux
21 27 (18.12%) DHCP
21 27 (18.12%) Cisco
22 26 (17.45%) ITIL
22 26 (17.45%) CCNA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 51 (34.23%) MS Exchange
2 20 (13.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (11.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 15 (10.07%) IIS
5 14 (9.40%) SharePoint
6 13 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.68%) Lync
10 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.67%) Apache
10 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (34.23%) MS Excel
2 23 (15.44%) MS Office
3 6 (4.03%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.70%) Office 365
2 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 55 (36.91%) Firewall
2 39 (26.17%) TCP/IP
3 35 (23.49%) DNS
4 30 (20.13%) SAN
5 27 (18.12%) DHCP
6 22 (14.77%) LAN
7 13 (8.72%) WAN
7 13 (8.72%) VPN
8 10 (6.71%) HTTP
9 9 (6.04%) SMTP
10 8 (5.37%) Internet
11 7 (4.70%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.68%) VoIP
13 3 (2.01%) IP Telephony
13 3 (2.01%) NAS
14 2 (1.34%) Multicast
14 2 (1.34%) IPsec
14 2 (1.34%) iSCSI
14 2 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (1.34%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (28.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (6.04%) MySQL
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.67%) IDOL
7 1 (0.67%) DB2
General
1 7 (4.70%) Finance
2 5 (3.36%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.01%) Marketing
4 2 (1.34%) Back Office
4 2 (1.34%) Automotive
5 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Advertising
5 1 (0.67%) Electronics
5 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (18.12%) Analyst
2 23 (15.44%) Consultant
3 20 (13.42%) Support Engineer
4 18 (12.08%) IT Support
5 17 (11.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (10.07%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 14 (9.40%) Support Analyst
8 13 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (7.38%) Administrator
10 9 (6.04%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (6.04%) IT Support Analyst
11 8 (5.37%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (4.70%) Architect
12 7 (4.70%) Desktop Support
12 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Consultant
13 6 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
14 5 (3.36%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.40%) HTML
1 14 (9.40%) XML
2 3 (2.01%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.67%) J2EE
3 1 (0.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.75%) Blackberry
2 15 (10.07%) Thin Client
2 15 (10.07%) Fat Client
3 8 (5.37%) Clustering
4 7 (4.70%) Firmware
5 6 (4.03%) PKI
6 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.01%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.67%) DTV
9 1 (0.67%) GIS
9 1 (0.67%) Statistics
9 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.67%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.67%) FMCG
9 1 (0.67%) Open Source
9 1 (0.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 121 (81.21%) Windows
2 78 (52.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (29.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (22.82%) Windows 7
5 31 (20.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (19.46%) Linux
7 20 (13.42%) Windows XP
8 19 (12.75%) Windows Vista
9 11 (7.38%) Windows 8
10 9 (6.04%) Windows 2000
10 9 (6.04%) UNIX
11 7 (4.70%) Mac OS X
12 6 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (2.01%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.01%) CentOS
13 3 (2.01%) Solaris
14 1 (0.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.45%) ITIL
2 12 (8.05%) Configuration Management
2 12 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (7.38%) Problem Management
3 11 (7.38%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (6.71%) Time Management
4 10 (6.71%) Asset Management
5 9 (6.04%) Service Delivery
5 9 (6.04%) Load Balancing
6 8 (5.37%) Network Design
7 7 (4.70%) Service Management
7 7 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (4.70%) Network Management
8 6 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (4.03%) Project Planning
9 5 (3.36%) Network Load Balancing
9 5 (3.36%) Performance Management
9 5 (3.36%) Data Protection
9 5 (3.36%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.78%) SQL
2 7 (4.70%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.36%) VBScript
4 3 (2.01%) VB
4 3 (2.01%) Java
5 2 (1.34%) C
Qualifications
1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (34.23%) MCITP
3 49 (32.89%) MCP
4 48 (32.21%) MCSA
5 36 (24.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 34 (22.82%) Degree
7 31 (20.81%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (17.45%) CCNA
9 24 (16.11%) CCA
9 24 (16.11%) Citrix Certification
10 13 (8.72%) CCNP
11 11 (7.38%) MCTS
12 10 (6.71%) Security Cleared
13 9 (6.04%) SC Cleared
14 5 (3.36%) MCDST
14 5 (3.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (2.68%) Network+ Certification
15 4 (2.68%) A+ Certification
15 4 (2.68%) CCIE
15 4 (2.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.07%) SLA
2 5 (3.36%) QA
3 3 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 78 (52.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (49.66%) Active Directory
3 32 (21.48%) Hyper-V
4 25 (16.78%) vSphere
5 15 (10.07%) VMware ESX
6 13 (8.72%) XenApp
7 8 (5.37%) ISA Server
8 5 (3.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.68%) XenServer
9 4 (2.68%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (2.01%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (2.01%) BlackBerry Internet Service
11 2 (1.34%) Xen
12 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.67%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.67%) NFS
12 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (10.74%) SCCM
2 14 (9.40%) SCOM
3 11 (7.38%) WSUS
4 7 (4.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 7 (4.70%) Backup Exec
4 7 (4.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (4.70%) SCVMM
5 6 (4.03%) SCOrch
5 6 (4.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (2.68%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (2.68%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (2.68%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.34%) MOM
8 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.67%) Netcool
8 1 (0.67%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.67%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.67%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.67%) SCSM
Vendors
1 89 (59.73%) Microsoft
1 89 (59.73%) VMware
2 50 (33.56%) Citrix
3 27 (18.12%) Cisco
4 15 (10.07%) HP
5 9 (6.04%) Oracle
6 8 (5.37%) Apple
6 8 (5.37%) Symantec
7 7 (4.70%) Sophos
7 7 (4.70%) NetApp
7 7 (4.70%) Dell
8 6 (4.03%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.03%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.36%) IBM
10 4 (2.68%) Juniper
11 3 (2.01%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.34%) Polycom
12 2 (1.34%) Veeam
13 1 (0.67%) Altiris
13 1 (0.67%) ESRI
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Steria
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Swindon
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago