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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 153 172 138
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -34
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 91 64 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.52% 1.05% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.17% 3.97% 4.94%
Number of salaries quoted 76 61 64
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £22,500 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
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
1761 1613 1560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.37% 26.46% 29.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1373 1245 1351
Average salary £39,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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
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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 +16 29 £35,000 - 4
Wiltshire +6 29 £42,500 +29.77% 1
Gloucestershire +16 24 £33,000 +5.60% 2
Somerset +22 11 £42,500 +97.67%
Bristol -36 5 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Devon -11 2 £35,000 +59.09%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 199 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 162 (81.41%) Windows
3 142 (71.36%) Microsoft
4 108 (54.27%) Citrix
5 103 (51.76%) VMware
6 95 (47.74%) MCSA
7 87 (43.72%) MS Excel
8 84 (42.21%) TCP/IP
9 78 (39.20%) Active Directory
10 76 (38.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 73 (36.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 73 (36.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 71 (35.68%) MS Exchange
13 65 (32.66%) Firewall
14 59 (29.65%) XenApp
15 58 (29.15%) Cisco
16 57 (28.64%) VMware Infrastructure
17 56 (28.14%) Citrix Certification
18 55 (27.64%) ITIL
19 52 (26.13%) SAN
19 52 (26.13%) Cisco Certification
19 52 (26.13%) VPN
20 51 (25.63%) CCNA
20 51 (25.63%) MCITP
21 50 (25.13%) CCA
22 43 (21.61%) DHCP
23 41 (20.60%) DNS
24 33 (16.58%) Hyper-V
25 32 (16.08%) Windows Server 2003
25 32 (16.08%) MCP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 71 (35.68%) MS Exchange
2 25 (12.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (6.53%) Lync
5 11 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (5.53%) IIS
6 9 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.02%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.01%) Apache
8 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.50%) JBoss
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 87 (43.72%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.50%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.05%) Office 365
2 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 84 (42.21%) TCP/IP
2 65 (32.66%) Firewall
3 52 (26.13%) VPN
3 52 (26.13%) SAN
4 43 (21.61%) DHCP
5 41 (20.60%) DNS
6 31 (15.58%) WAN
7 29 (14.57%) LAN
8 23 (11.56%) Wireless
9 17 (8.54%) WLAN
10 16 (8.04%) MPLS
11 14 (7.04%) VoIP
12 11 (5.53%) VLAN
13 8 (4.02%) NetScaler
14 6 (3.02%) Internet
15 5 (2.51%) PABX
15 5 (2.51%) Network Security
15 5 (2.51%) iSCSI
16 4 (2.01%) Unified Communications
16 4 (2.01%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 30 (15.08%) Finance
2 22 (11.06%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.51%) Advertising
4 3 (1.51%) Local Government
5 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (27.14%) Consultant
2 41 (20.60%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 36 (18.09%) Analyst
4 24 (12.06%) Team Leader
5 23 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (9.55%) Support Analyst
7 17 (8.54%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (8.04%) Network Team Leader
9 15 (7.54%) Wintel Support
9 15 (7.54%) Network Engineer
9 15 (7.54%) Support Engineer
10 14 (7.04%) Support Specialist
11 13 (6.53%) Server Analyst
12 12 (6.03%) Server Support Analyst
12 12 (6.03%) Server Support
13 9 (4.52%) Help Desk Engineer
13 9 (4.52%) Wintel Specialist
14 8 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 8 (4.02%) Senior Server Analyst
14 8 (4.02%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.04%) Software Packaging
2 7 (3.52%) .NET
3 5 (2.51%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.01%) WAP
4 2 (1.01%) Middleware
4 2 (1.01%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.50%) LAMP
5 1 (0.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.06%) Thin Client
1 22 (11.06%) Fat Client
2 20 (10.05%) Client/Server
3 17 (8.54%) Data Centre
4 16 (8.04%) Video Conferencing
5 13 (6.53%) Clustering
6 6 (3.02%) PDA
7 3 (1.51%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.51%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.50%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.50%) BYOD
9 1 (0.50%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 162 (81.41%) Windows
2 76 (38.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (36.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (16.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (10.55%) Linux
6 19 (9.55%) Windows Vista
7 15 (7.54%) Windows 8
8 8 (4.02%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.51%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.51%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.01%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (27.64%) ITIL
2 21 (10.55%) Project Management
3 18 (9.05%) Service Delivery
4 10 (5.03%) Mentoring
5 7 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (3.52%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (3.52%) Migration
6 6 (3.02%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (3.02%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (1.51%) Load Balancing
7 3 (1.51%) Line Management
7 3 (1.51%) Network Management
7 3 (1.51%) Time Management
7 3 (1.51%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.01%) People Management
8 2 (1.01%) Data Protection
8 2 (1.01%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.01%) Network Design
8 2 (1.01%) Supplier Management
8 2 (1.01%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.55%) SQL
2 13 (6.53%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.52%) VBScript
4 5 (2.51%) C#
5 4 (2.01%) Java
6 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 199 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (47.74%) MCSA
3 73 (36.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 56 (28.14%) Citrix Certification
5 52 (26.13%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (25.63%) CCNA
6 51 (25.63%) MCITP
7 50 (25.13%) CCA
8 32 (16.08%) MCP
9 17 (8.54%) CCEA
9 17 (8.54%) CCEE
10 12 (6.03%) Security Cleared
11 9 (4.52%) SC Cleared
11 9 (4.52%) Degree
12 6 (3.02%) CCNP
13 3 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.51%) MCTS
14 2 (1.01%) CCSA
14 2 (1.01%) CCENT
14 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.02%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (39.20%) Active Directory
2 59 (29.65%) XenApp
3 57 (28.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (16.58%) Hyper-V
5 28 (14.07%) vSphere
6 24 (12.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 20 (10.05%) BitLocker
8 16 (8.04%) XenDesktop
9 9 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (4.52%) VMware ESX
10 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (15.08%) SCCM
2 26 (13.07%) Backup Exec
3 22 (11.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (9.05%) WSUS
4 18 (9.05%) SCOM
5 14 (7.04%) NetBackup
6 9 (4.52%) SCVMM
7 6 (3.02%) Zenoss
7 6 (3.02%) WhatsUp Gold
8 5 (2.51%) Windows Intune
8 5 (2.51%) vMotion
9 3 (1.51%) SCOrch
10 2 (1.01%) SCSM
11 1 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.50%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 142 (71.36%) Microsoft
2 108 (54.27%) Citrix
3 103 (51.76%) VMware
4 58 (29.15%) Cisco
5 30 (15.08%) Sophos
6 24 (12.06%) Remedy
7 22 (11.06%) Symantec
8 18 (9.05%) HP
8 18 (9.05%) AppSense
9 16 (8.04%) EMC
9 16 (8.04%) Juniper
10 11 (5.53%) SonicWALL
10 11 (5.53%) Veeam
11 8 (4.02%) Websense
12 7 (3.52%) NetApp
13 5 (2.51%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.51%) Dell
13 5 (2.51%) McAfee
14 4 (2.01%) Riverbed
14 4 (2.01%) Adobe
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