Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 115 112
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 61 46 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.11% 1.69% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 7.64% 6.86%
Number of salaries quoted 36 29 30
Cheshire median annual salary £41,000 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.14% -17.65% +26.87%
10th Percentile £25,000 £20,950 £18,000
90th Percentile £54,475 £50,500 £53,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £31,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +26.98% -16.00% +10.29%

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 610 602 481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.13% 22.09% 21.87%
Number of salaries quoted 400 397 386
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £24,250 £21,650 £22,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £61,250 £57,500
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +1.27%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +29 41 £45,000 +59.29%
Chester +5 7 £33,906 -22.50%
Wilmslow -3 4 £50,825 +136.40%
Northwich +3 2 £47,500 -5.00%
Runcorn - 2 £37,500 - 1
Crewe -15 1 £37,500 -44.44%
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
3 34 (55.74%) Project Management
4 32 (52.46%) SQL Server
5 29 (47.54%) Security Cleared
5 29 (47.54%) Presales
6 27 (44.26%) Windows
7 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
8 24 (39.34%) Office 365
9 23 (37.70%) Windows Server
10 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (34.43%) Citrix
11 20 (32.79%) MCP
12 19 (31.15%) Microsoft Azure
13 18 (29.51%) Degree
14 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (24.59%) Server Virtualisation
15 15 (24.59%) Customer Requirements
15 15 (24.59%) Vendor Relationship Management
15 15 (24.59%) Enterprise Architecture
15 15 (24.59%) Programme Management
15 15 (24.59%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (24.59%) Network Security
15 15 (24.59%) Time Management
16 14 (22.95%) Citrix Certification
16 14 (22.95%) SC Cleared
16 14 (22.95%) Line Management
17 11 (18.03%) GDPR
17 11 (18.03%) Data Protection
17 11 (18.03%) SQL

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 9 (14.75%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.84%) IIS
3 4 (6.56%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (39.34%) Office 365
2 19 (31.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (24.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) Network Security
2 8 (13.11%) DNS
3 5 (8.20%) DHCP
3 5 (8.20%) SAN
3 5 (8.20%) Unified Communications
4 4 (6.56%) FTP
4 4 (6.56%) HTTP
4 4 (6.56%) SMTP
4 4 (6.56%) SSH
4 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.92%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.28%) Skype
6 2 (3.28%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (52.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) MySQL
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.64%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.64%) JMeter
3 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
1 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.64%) Advertising
2 1 (1.64%) Automotive
2 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (47.54%) Architect
2 15 (24.59%) Technical Architect
3 14 (22.95%) Cloud Architect
3 14 (22.95%) Lead Architect
4 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Field Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Field Service Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Technical Leader
5 5 (8.20%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) DBA
7 3 (4.92%) Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.92%) IT Support
7 3 (4.92%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.56%) NHS
3 1 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Windows
2 23 (37.70%) Windows Server
3 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.20%) Linux
6 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.64%) Unix
7 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (55.74%) Project Management
2 29 (47.54%) Presales
3 15 (24.59%) Customer Requirements
3 15 (24.59%) Enterprise Architecture
3 15 (24.59%) Programme Management
3 15 (24.59%) Server Virtualisation
3 15 (24.59%) Time Management
3 15 (24.59%) Vendor Relationship Management
4 14 (22.95%) Line Management
5 11 (18.03%) Data Protection
6 10 (16.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (9.84%) High Availability
7 6 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (9.84%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.20%) ITIL
9 4 (6.56%) Data Security
9 4 (6.56%) Decision-Making
9 4 (6.56%) MVC
9 4 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (6.56%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) SQL
2 4 (6.56%) C#
2 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.64%) Java
3 1 (1.64%) VB
3 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (47.54%) Security Cleared
3 20 (32.79%) MCP
4 18 (29.51%) Degree
5 14 (22.95%) Citrix Certification
5 14 (22.95%) SC Cleared
6 9 (14.75%) CCNA
6 9 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (6.56%) CCNP
8 3 (4.92%) MCITP
8 3 (4.92%) MCSA
9 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.64%) ISEB
10 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.64%) OCP
10 1 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.48%) vSphere
4 4 (6.56%) XenApp
4 4 (6.56%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.92%) Terminal Services
5 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
2 21 (34.43%) Citrix
3 10 (16.39%) VMware
4 7 (11.48%) Cisco
5 5 (8.20%) NEC
6 2 (3.28%) HP
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle
7 1 (1.64%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.64%) IBM
7 1 (1.64%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.64%) Nimble Storage