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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 142 177 152
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 97 47 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.61% 0.87% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.21% 3.02% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 92 37 72
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £30,000 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
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
1861 1555 1948
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.81% 28.88% 34.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1530 1253 1608
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Dorset +15 50 £35,000 -30.00% 4
Gloucestershire +12 22 £30,000 -33.33% 4
Wiltshire +2 14 £35,000 +3.70% 3
Bristol -20 6 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Somerset +9 4 £40,500 +101.89% 1
Devon -1 1 £28,500 -6.55%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 181 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 143 (79.01%) Windows
3 141 (77.90%) Microsoft
4 104 (57.46%) VMware
5 90 (49.72%) MS Excel
6 87 (48.07%) VMware Infrastructure
7 82 (45.30%) Citrix
8 80 (44.20%) MCSA
9 76 (41.99%) Active Directory
10 70 (38.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 69 (38.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 62 (34.25%) SAN
13 60 (33.15%) CCA
13 60 (33.15%) Citrix Certification
14 57 (31.49%) TCP/IP
15 54 (29.83%) MS Exchange
16 53 (29.28%) MCP
17 46 (25.41%) Windows Server 2012
18 43 (23.76%) MCITP
19 42 (23.20%) Firewall
19 42 (23.20%) ITIL
19 42 (23.20%) XenApp
20 41 (22.65%) Cisco
21 38 (20.99%) DHCP
22 37 (20.44%) SQL
22 37 (20.44%) MS Office
23 36 (19.89%) DNS
23 36 (19.89%) XenDesktop
24 35 (19.34%) vSphere
25 33 (18.23%) Cisco Certification

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 54 (29.83%) MS Exchange
2 33 (18.23%) Lync
3 24 (13.26%) IIS
4 13 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.42%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.10%) Apache
8 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.55%) CMS
9 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 90 (49.72%) MS Excel
2 37 (20.44%) MS Office
3 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.10%) MS Project
3 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.63%) Office 365
2 9 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.10%) IaaS
3 2 (1.10%) SaaS
4 1 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (34.25%) SAN
2 57 (31.49%) TCP/IP
3 42 (23.20%) Firewall
4 38 (20.99%) DHCP
5 36 (19.89%) DNS
6 32 (17.68%) NetScaler
7 27 (14.92%) WAN
7 27 (14.92%) LAN
8 22 (12.15%) VPN
9 7 (3.87%) VoIP
9 7 (3.87%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (3.87%) Wireless
10 6 (3.31%) VLAN
11 5 (2.76%) iSCSI
11 5 (2.76%) Multicast
12 4 (2.21%) Network Security
13 3 (1.66%) SSL
13 3 (1.66%) FTP
13 3 (1.66%) MPLS
13 3 (1.66%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.87%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (13.81%) Finance
2 6 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.21%) Advertising
4 1 (0.55%) Marketing
4 1 (0.55%) Billing
4 1 (0.55%) Electronics
4 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (36.46%) Consultant
2 47 (25.97%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 35 (19.34%) Analyst
4 27 (14.92%) Support Analyst
5 22 (12.15%) Support Engineer
6 18 (9.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (9.39%) Senior Consultant
7 17 (9.39%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
8 14 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (6.08%) Applications Support
9 11 (6.08%) Applications Support Analyst
9 11 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 10 (5.52%) Support Specialist
11 9 (4.97%) Architect
11 9 (4.97%) Wintel Support
11 9 (4.97%) IT Support
12 8 (4.42%) Wintel Specialist
13 6 (3.31%) Operations Engineer
13 6 (3.31%) Server Engineer
13 6 (3.31%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.05%) .NET
2 19 (10.50%) ASP.NET
3 13 (7.18%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.66%) HTML
5 2 (1.10%) COM
5 2 (1.10%) XML
6 1 (0.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.94%) Fat Client
1 18 (9.94%) Thin Client
2 15 (8.29%) Clustering
3 13 (7.18%) Client/Server
4 8 (4.42%) PKI
5 5 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.66%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.66%) PDA
7 2 (1.10%) Statistics
7 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.55%) DTV
8 1 (0.55%) W3C
8 1 (0.55%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 143 (79.01%) Windows
2 69 (38.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (25.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (14.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (10.50%) Windows Vista
6 14 (7.73%) Linux
7 8 (4.42%) Windows 7
7 8 (4.42%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.21%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.66%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.10%) Solaris
12 1 (0.55%) UNIX
12 1 (0.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.20%) ITIL
2 29 (16.02%) Project Management
3 7 (3.87%) Load Balancing
3 7 (3.87%) Service Management
3 7 (3.87%) Service Delivery
3 7 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (3.87%) Mentoring
4 6 (3.31%) Performance Management
5 5 (2.76%) Problem Management
5 5 (2.76%) Network Design
5 5 (2.76%) Change Management
5 5 (2.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (2.76%) ITIL V3
6 4 (2.21%) Incident Management
6 4 (2.21%) BCP
6 4 (2.21%) PRINCE2
7 3 (1.66%) Project Planning
7 3 (1.66%) Asset Management
7 3 (1.66%) Risk Management
7 3 (1.66%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.44%) SQL
2 20 (11.05%) C#
3 7 (3.87%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.55%) C
4 1 (0.55%) Java
4 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 181 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (44.20%) MCSA
3 70 (38.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 60 (33.15%) CCA
4 60 (33.15%) Citrix Certification
5 53 (29.28%) MCP
6 43 (23.76%) MCITP
7 33 (18.23%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (17.13%) CCNA
9 30 (16.57%) CCEA
10 29 (16.02%) CCEE
11 12 (6.63%) VCP4
11 12 (6.63%) VCP5
12 10 (5.52%) Security Cleared
13 9 (4.97%) MCTS
14 8 (4.42%) SC Cleared
15 7 (3.87%) Degree
16 4 (2.21%) MCDST
16 4 (2.21%) HP ASE
16 4 (2.21%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.21%) SLA
2 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.10%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 87 (48.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (41.99%) Active Directory
3 42 (23.20%) XenApp
4 36 (19.89%) XenDesktop
5 35 (19.34%) vSphere
6 30 (16.57%) Hyper-V
7 25 (13.81%) VMware ESX
8 23 (12.71%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (7.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.10%) Nmap
11 2 (1.10%) Xen
11 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.10%) NFS
12 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (11.60%) SCCM
2 19 (10.50%) SCOM
3 15 (8.29%) SCVMM
4 9 (4.97%) SCOrch
4 9 (4.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (4.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (3.31%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.76%) Tivoli
8 4 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (2.21%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (2.21%) Netcool
9 3 (1.66%) SCSM
10 2 (1.10%) Hyperic
10 2 (1.10%) SCDPM
10 2 (1.10%) Windows Intune
10 2 (1.10%) Nessus
11 1 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.55%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 141 (77.90%) Microsoft
2 104 (57.46%) VMware
3 82 (45.30%) Citrix
4 41 (22.65%) Cisco
5 30 (16.57%) AppSense
6 28 (15.47%) EMC
7 16 (8.84%) Sophos
8 15 (8.29%) HP
9 14 (7.73%) Remedy
10 12 (6.63%) Symantec
11 10 (5.52%) IBM
12 8 (4.42%) Juniper
13 7 (3.87%) SAP
14 6 (3.31%) Oracle
14 6 (3.31%) Red Hat
14 6 (3.31%) CheckPoint
15 4 (2.21%) Veeam
15 4 (2.21%) Websense
16 3 (1.66%) McAfee
17 2 (1.10%) Polycom
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £40000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + £5,000 bonus + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire/Somerset
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + profit share scheme + car allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Package up to £30k plus car
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £49000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Car, Pension, Laptop, Phone
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus car and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Co-operative Systems
Salary: From £27,000 to £37,000 per annum Competitive (DOE) plus benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Dorset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance + Package
Posted: 25 days ago
Dorset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 27 days ago