Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 96 125
Rank change year-on-year -33 +29 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 49 52 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.59% 2.31% 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.81% 10.46% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 34 43 56
Cheshire median annual salary £27,500 £34,000 £27,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.12% +22.52% +11.00%
10th Percentile £20,750 £18,200 £21,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £43,750 £45,500
North West median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +12.90% -4.62%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 627 497 742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.37% 22.09% 23.00%
Number of salaries quoted 427 399 593
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.19% +2.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £20,750 £22,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £41,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +5.26%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Cheshire

MCSE
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for MCSE in Cheshire

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Cheshire

MCSE
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +4 17 £27,500 -28.57% 2
Chester +6 11 £30,000 +33.33% 1
Wilmslow +3 10 £21,500 -2.27%
Crewe 0 4 £35,000 +7.69%
Macclesfield +3 2 £32,500 +22.64%
Middlewich - 2 £21,500 -
Northwich +12 1 £50,000 -
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (73.47%) Windows
3 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
4 26 (53.06%) Active Directory
5 25 (51.02%) DHCP
5 25 (51.02%) DNS
6 24 (48.98%) MCSA
7 22 (44.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (42.86%) MCP
9 20 (40.82%) Windows Server
10 18 (36.73%) Firewall
10 18 (36.73%) VMware
10 18 (36.73%) Office 365
10 18 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (34.69%) Windows 8
12 14 (28.57%) ITIL
13 13 (26.53%) MS Exchange
13 13 (26.53%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
14 11 (22.45%) MCITP
14 11 (22.45%) SAN
14 11 (22.45%) Apple
15 10 (20.41%) Mac OS X
16 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (18.37%) Hyper-V
16 9 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (18.37%) LAN
16 9 (18.37%) WAN
17 8 (16.33%) CCNA

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 13 (26.53%) Exchange Server 2013
1 13 (26.53%) MS Exchange
2 9 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (36.73%) Office 365
2 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.24%) G Suite
4 4 (8.16%) IaaS
5 3 (6.12%) PaaS
6 2 (4.08%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (51.02%) DHCP
1 25 (51.02%) DNS
2 18 (36.73%) Firewall
3 11 (22.45%) SAN
4 9 (18.37%) LAN
4 9 (18.37%) WAN
5 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 7 (14.29%) VPN
6 6 (12.24%) WLAN
7 1 (2.04%) LDAP
7 1 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.04%) Skype
7 1 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (12.24%) Retail
2 3 (6.12%) Advertising
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Legal
2 3 (6.12%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Games
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) IT Support
2 11 (22.45%) Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) IT Engineer
2 11 (22.45%) Support Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) IT Support Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) IT Technician
5 5 (10.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 5 (10.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Consultant
5 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) IT Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (8.16%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Compliance Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.12%) Virtual Team
5 2 (4.08%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (73.47%) Windows
2 22 (44.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (40.82%) Windows Server
4 18 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (34.69%) Windows 8
6 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
7 10 (20.41%) Mac OS X
8 6 (12.24%) Windows XP
9 3 (6.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (12.24%) ITIL V2
2 6 (12.24%) Time Management
3 5 (10.20%) Change Management
3 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (10.20%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.12%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (6.12%) Data Security
4 3 (6.12%) Identity Management
4 3 (6.12%) Information Security
4 3 (6.12%) Process Improvement
5 2 (4.08%) Break/Fix
5 2 (4.08%) CRM
5 2 (4.08%) High Availability
5 2 (4.08%) IT Strategy
6 1 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.04%) DevOps
6 1 (2.04%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.04%) Scrum
6 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (48.98%) MCSA
3 21 (42.86%) MCP
4 11 (22.45%) MCITP
5 8 (16.33%) CCNA
5 8 (16.33%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (14.29%) CCA
6 7 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (12.24%) A+ Certification
7 6 (12.24%) CCNP
7 6 (12.24%) DBS Check
8 5 (10.20%) Degree
9 3 (6.12%) CISA
9 3 (6.12%) CISSP
9 3 (6.12%) CNE
9 3 (6.12%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (6.12%) Novell Certification
9 3 (6.12%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (4.08%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (53.06%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.37%) Hyper-V
2 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.08%) XenApp
4 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
1 2 (4.08%) SCCM
1 2 (4.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.73%) VMware
3 11 (22.45%) Apple
4 7 (14.29%) Cisco
4 7 (14.29%) Citrix
5 6 (12.24%) Google
6 4 (8.16%) Veeam
7 2 (4.08%) Symantec
8 1 (2.04%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.04%) HP
8 1 (2.04%) Progress
8 1 (2.04%) Sage
8 1 (2.04%) SonicWALL