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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 136 157 124
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -33
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 115 79 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.87% 1.36% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.12% 4.83% 5.58%
Number of salaries quoted 90 71 93
Average salary £34,000 £33,750 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.74% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,950 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,834
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.97%
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
1879 1636 1917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.49% 28.25% 35.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1451 1334 1656
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 +21 42 £31,500 +14.54% 2
Wiltshire +23 30 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Dorset -9 26 £35,000 - 3
Somerset +16 13 £35,500 +31.48% 2
Bristol -13 12 £35,000 -9.09% 2
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 217 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 182 (83.87%) Windows
3 166 (76.50%) Microsoft
4 120 (55.30%) Citrix
5 111 (51.15%) VMware
6 107 (49.31%) MS Excel
7 96 (44.24%) MCSA
8 95 (43.78%) Active Directory
9 89 (41.01%) TCP/IP
9 89 (41.01%) VMware Infrastructure
10 80 (36.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 75 (34.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 71 (32.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 69 (31.80%) MS Exchange
14 68 (31.34%) Citrix Certification
15 67 (30.88%) SAN
16 65 (29.95%) CCA
16 65 (29.95%) XenApp
17 63 (29.03%) Firewall
18 59 (27.19%) Cisco
19 53 (24.42%) DNS
19 53 (24.42%) DHCP
19 53 (24.42%) ITIL
20 51 (23.50%) VPN
21 46 (21.20%) MCITP
22 44 (20.28%) Cisco Certification
23 42 (19.35%) CCNA
24 39 (17.97%) SQL
24 39 (17.97%) vSphere
25 38 (17.51%) Hyper-V

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 69 (31.80%) MS Exchange
2 35 (16.13%) Lync
3 28 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (11.06%) IIS
5 16 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (4.15%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 107 (49.31%) MS Excel
2 33 (15.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.46%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.37%) Office 365
2 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 89 (41.01%) TCP/IP
2 67 (30.88%) SAN
3 63 (29.03%) Firewall
4 53 (24.42%) DNS
4 53 (24.42%) DHCP
5 51 (23.50%) VPN
6 36 (16.59%) WAN
7 35 (16.13%) LAN
8 31 (14.29%) NetScaler
9 19 (8.76%) Wireless
10 12 (5.53%) MPLS
10 12 (5.53%) WLAN
11 11 (5.07%) VoIP
11 11 (5.07%) VLAN
12 6 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (2.30%) Unified Communications
13 5 (2.30%) Network Security
13 5 (2.30%) iSCSI
13 5 (2.30%) Internet
14 4 (1.84%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.46%) MSI
General
1 35 (16.13%) Finance
2 14 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.76%) Advertising
4 2 (0.92%) Local Government
5 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 71 (32.72%) Consultant
2 53 (24.42%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 43 (19.82%) Analyst
4 27 (12.44%) Support Analyst
5 26 (11.98%) 3rd Line Support
6 21 (9.68%) Support Specialist
7 19 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (7.37%) Wintel Support
9 15 (6.91%) Wintel Specialist
10 14 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
10 14 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
11 13 (5.99%) Support Engineer
11 13 (5.99%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 11 (5.07%) Applications Support
12 11 (5.07%) Applications Support Analyst
13 10 (4.61%) Network Engineer
14 9 (4.15%) Team Leader
14 9 (4.15%) Help Desk Engineer
14 9 (4.15%) Network Team Leader
15 7 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.52%) Software Packaging
2 19 (8.76%) .NET
2 19 (8.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.92%) WAP
4 1 (0.46%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.06%) Client/Server
2 21 (9.68%) Thin Client
2 21 (9.68%) Fat Client
3 16 (7.37%) Clustering
4 11 (5.07%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (3.23%) PDA
6 4 (1.84%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.84%) PKI
7 3 (1.38%) BYOD
7 3 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.92%) Statistics
8 2 (0.92%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.46%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 182 (83.87%) Windows
2 80 (36.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (32.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (9.68%) Windows Vista
6 12 (5.53%) Linux
7 10 (4.61%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.23%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.76%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.38%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.46%) UNIX
12 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.46%) AIX
12 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (24.42%) ITIL
2 31 (14.29%) Project Management
3 18 (8.29%) Service Delivery
4 10 (4.61%) Mentoring
5 9 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (3.23%) Migration
7 6 (2.76%) Load Balancing
8 5 (2.30%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (2.30%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (1.84%) Problem Management
9 4 (1.84%) Change Management
10 3 (1.38%) Data Protection
10 3 (1.38%) Line Management
10 3 (1.38%) Incident Management
10 3 (1.38%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (0.92%) Email Management
11 2 (0.92%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (0.92%) Performance Management
11 2 (0.92%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (0.92%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.97%) SQL
2 19 (8.76%) C#
3 12 (5.53%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.38%) Java
5 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 217 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (44.24%) MCSA
3 75 (34.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 68 (31.34%) Citrix Certification
5 65 (29.95%) CCA
6 46 (21.20%) MCITP
7 44 (20.28%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (19.35%) CCNA
9 33 (15.21%) MCP
10 29 (13.36%) CCEA
11 28 (12.90%) CCEE
12 13 (5.99%) Security Cleared
13 12 (5.53%) SC Cleared
14 9 (4.15%) VCP4
14 9 (4.15%) VCP5
15 8 (3.69%) CCNP
16 6 (2.76%) MCTS
17 5 (2.30%) Degree
18 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
19 2 (0.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.30%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 95 (43.78%) Active Directory
2 89 (41.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (29.95%) XenApp
4 39 (17.97%) vSphere
5 38 (17.51%) Hyper-V
6 37 (17.05%) XenDesktop
7 29 (13.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 25 (11.52%) VMware ESX
8 25 (11.52%) BitLocker
9 21 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (14.29%) SCCM
2 20 (9.22%) SCOM
3 13 (5.99%) SCVMM
3 13 (5.99%) Backup Exec
4 11 (5.07%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (2.76%) WSUS
6 5 (2.30%) SCOrch
6 5 (2.30%) Windows Intune
6 5 (2.30%) vMotion
7 3 (1.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.38%) SCSM
8 2 (0.92%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.92%) Nessus
8 2 (0.92%) Nmap
8 2 (0.92%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.92%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.92%) Netcool
9 1 (0.46%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.46%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 166 (76.50%) Microsoft
2 120 (55.30%) Citrix
3 111 (51.15%) VMware
4 59 (27.19%) Cisco
5 29 (13.36%) AppSense
5 29 (13.36%) Remedy
6 28 (12.90%) EMC
7 26 (11.98%) Sophos
8 13 (5.99%) HP
9 11 (5.07%) Juniper
9 11 (5.07%) Symantec
10 9 (4.15%) Websense
10 9 (4.15%) Veeam
11 8 (3.69%) McAfee
12 6 (2.76%) Avaya
13 5 (2.30%) SAP
14 4 (1.84%) Adobe
14 4 (1.84%) Riverbed
14 4 (1.84%) SonicWALL
15 3 (1.38%) 3PAR
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Redruth
Pertemps ERP
Salary: 18-22k DOE + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car, bonus, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £39000 per annum + Bonus+ 27 days hols + Exc Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Melksham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Melksham, Wiltshire
Westgate IT Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheltenham
Pertemps ERP
Salary: Up to 25k + Benefits + Training
Posted: 17 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Home Working + Bens
Posted: 26 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago