The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
South West / Bristol
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 112 116
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 14 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.77% 1.06% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.73% 2.84% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 14 20 9
Median salary £29,500 £36,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.62% +11.53%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,850 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,800 £50,750 £43,700
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year -3.84% +6.84%  

MCSE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 513 703 531
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 28.03% 37.27% 27.63%
Number of salaries quoted 414 606 433
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing MCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Bristol

MCSE
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in Bristol.

Salary trend for MCSE in Bristol

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Bristol over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (81.48%) Windows
3 19 (70.37%) MCP
4 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 18 (66.67%) Firewall
4 18 (66.67%) Hyper-V
5 17 (62.96%) VMware
5 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
6 16 (59.26%) Windows Server
7 14 (51.85%) MCSA
7 14 (51.85%) ITIL
8 11 (40.74%) Cisco
8 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (37.04%) LAN
9 10 (37.04%) WAN
9 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
10 9 (33.33%) MS Office
10 9 (33.33%) Citrix
10 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (33.33%) Office 365
11 8 (29.63%) SCCM
11 8 (29.63%) SLA
12 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
12 7 (25.93%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (18.52%) Linux
13 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
14 4 (14.81%) DHCP
14 4 (14.81%) VPN
14 4 (14.81%) DNS

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
2 9 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Office 365
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) Firewall
2 10 (37.04%) LAN
2 10 (37.04%) WAN
3 7 (25.93%) Remote Desktop
3 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
4 4 (14.81%) DHCP
4 4 (14.81%) DNS
4 4 (14.81%) SAN
4 4 (14.81%) VPN
5 3 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (11.11%) Network Security
6 1 (3.70%) Internet
6 1 (3.70%) Skype
6 1 (3.70%) Wireless
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Service Desk Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Team Lead
4 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Server Support
5 1 (3.70%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Windows Server
3 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (18.52%) Linux
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (14.81%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Change Control
3 3 (11.11%) ISMS
3 3 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (11.11%) Presales
3 3 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 3 (11.11%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (11.11%) Security Operations
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
3 3 (11.11%) SIEM
4 2 (7.41%) Business Development
4 2 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.70%) Line Management
5 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Perl
1 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 3 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (70.37%) MCP
3 14 (51.85%) MCSA
4 3 (11.11%) CCNA
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (11.11%) Degree
4 3 (11.11%) LPIC
4 3 (11.11%) Security+ Certification
4 3 (11.11%) Server+ Certification
5 2 (7.41%) VCAP
5 2 (7.41%) VCDX
6 1 (3.70%) APMP
6 1 (3.70%) HNC
6 1 (3.70%) HND
6 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) SLA
2 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.70%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
3 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.11%) Snort
5 1 (3.70%) vSphere
5 1 (3.70%) XenApp
5 1 (3.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 3 (11.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (11.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (62.96%) VMware
3 11 (40.74%) Cisco
4 9 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) Veeam
6 1 (3.70%) Avaya
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds