Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 127 92
Rank change year-on-year +20 -35 +28
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 51 47 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.96% 1.57% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 7.36% 10.55%
Number of salaries quoted 35 32 47
Cheshire median annual salary £43,500 £27,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +58.18% -21.43% +29.63%
10th Percentile £23,763 £20,750 £18,600
90th Percentile £61,000 £50,000 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £30,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +41.67% -14.29% +14.75%

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 510 639 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.59% 21.32% 21.97%
Number of salaries quoted 361 425 400
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,001 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £20,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £63,750 £55,125
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 +17 29 £45,000 +63.64% 3
Runcorn - 7 £24,750 -
Chester +8 6 £31,071 -37.86% 1
Northwich 0 4 £47,500 -5.00%
Wilmslow -23 1 £21,500 - 1
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (72.55%) Microsoft
3 27 (52.94%) SQL Server
4 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
5 24 (47.06%) Windows
6 20 (39.22%) Project Management
6 20 (39.22%) Windows Server
7 17 (33.33%) Office 365
7 17 (33.33%) MCP
8 16 (31.37%) Citrix
9 15 (29.41%) Degree
9 15 (29.41%) Security Cleared
9 15 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (29.41%) Presales
10 13 (25.49%) SQL
11 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (21.57%) GDPR
12 11 (21.57%) DNS
12 11 (21.57%) SharePoint
12 11 (21.57%) Data Protection
12 11 (21.57%) VMware
13 10 (19.61%) ITIL
14 9 (17.65%) DHCP
14 9 (17.65%) SAN
14 9 (17.65%) Finance
14 9 (17.65%) Manufacturing
14 9 (17.65%) vSphere
15 8 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (15.69%) Customer Requirements

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 11 (21.57%) SharePoint
2 8 (15.69%) IIS
3 4 (7.84%) Umbraco
4 3 (5.88%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (33.33%) Office 365
2 15 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) DNS
2 9 (17.65%) DHCP
2 9 (17.65%) SAN
3 8 (15.69%) Network Security
4 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
5 6 (11.76%) FTP
5 6 (11.76%) HTTP
5 6 (11.76%) SMTP
5 6 (11.76%) SSH
6 5 (9.80%) Skype
7 2 (3.92%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (3.92%) WebEx
8 1 (1.96%) LAN
8 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.92%) Big Data
3 2 (3.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.96%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.96%) JMeter
3 1 (1.96%) Selenium
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
1 9 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 6 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Architect
2 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Technical Architect
3 7 (13.73%) Cloud Architect
3 7 (13.73%) Lead Architect
4 6 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Cloud Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) DBA
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (5.88%) IT Support
6 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) .NET
1 1 (1.96%) COM
1 1 (1.96%) Middleware
1 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) NHS
2 3 (5.88%) Life Science
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Windows
2 20 (39.22%) Windows Server
3 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (11.76%) Android
5 6 (11.76%) Apple iOS
5 6 (11.76%) Mac OS
6 4 (7.84%) Linux
7 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.96%) Solaris
8 1 (1.96%) Unix
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Project Management
2 15 (29.41%) Presales
3 11 (21.57%) Data Protection
4 10 (19.61%) ITIL
5 8 (15.69%) Customer Requirements
5 8 (15.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (15.69%) Programme Management
5 8 (15.69%) Server Virtualisation
5 8 (15.69%) Time Management
5 8 (15.69%) Vendor Relationship Management
6 7 (13.73%) Line Management
7 6 (11.76%) ITIL V3
7 6 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (11.76%) Trend Analysis
8 4 (7.84%) Data Security
8 4 (7.84%) MVC
8 4 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) C#
2 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.92%) VB
3 2 (3.92%) VBScript
4 1 (1.96%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (33.33%) MCP
3 15 (29.41%) Degree
3 15 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 7 (13.73%) Citrix Certification
4 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
5 6 (11.76%) CCNA
5 6 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (11.76%) MCDST
5 6 (11.76%) MCSA
6 4 (7.84%) MCITP
7 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.96%) ISEB
8 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.65%) vSphere
3 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.76%) XenApp
4 6 (11.76%) XenDesktop
5 3 (5.88%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.96%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 37 (72.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (31.37%) Citrix
3 11 (21.57%) VMware
4 6 (11.76%) Ivanti
4 6 (11.76%) MobileIron
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco
6 2 (3.92%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) Apple
7 1 (1.96%) EMC
7 1 (1.96%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.96%) NEC
7 1 (1.96%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat