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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
North West / Cheshire
Rank 81 83 84
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 10 19 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.95% 1.46% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 5.74% 8.40%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 33
Median salary £45,000 £22,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +104.54% -34.32%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £20,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £50,000 £43,700
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year -3.84% +6.12%  

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 Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 215 331 405
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 20.36% 25.44% 23.34%
Number of salaries quoted 141 272 295
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,215 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -1 6 £41,250 +87.50% 2
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £50,000 -
MCSE
North West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (90.91%) Windows
3 26 (78.79%) Windows Server
4 25 (75.76%) Microsoft
5 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
6 21 (63.64%) MCSA
7 17 (51.52%) MCITP
8 16 (48.48%) Office 365
9 15 (45.45%) VMware
10 13 (39.39%) MS Exchange
10 13 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (36.36%) ITIL
12 11 (33.33%) SQL
12 11 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (30.30%) Process Improvement
14 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
15 8 (24.24%) vSphere
15 8 (24.24%) MCP
16 7 (21.21%) DHCP
16 7 (21.21%) DNS
16 7 (21.21%) Hyper-V
16 7 (21.21%) vRealize
17 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
17 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
17 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
17 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
17 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
18 5 (15.15%) Firewall
18 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008

MCSE
Top Related 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 (39.39%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (48.48%) Office 365
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.09%) IaaS
3 3 (9.09%) PaaS
3 3 (9.09%) SaaS
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.03%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) DHCP
1 7 (21.21%) DNS
2 5 (15.15%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) MPLS
3 2 (6.06%) SAN
3 2 (6.06%) VLAN
4 1 (3.03%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) Network Security
4 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) Wireless
4 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MSI
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) IT Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (15.15%) IT Support
3 5 (15.15%) IT Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Service Desk Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 4 (12.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Cloud Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) FMCG
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (90.91%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.12%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) ITIL
2 10 (30.30%) Process Improvement
3 2 (6.06%) Information Security
4 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.03%) Change Control
4 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.03%) CRM
4 1 (3.03%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (3.03%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (3.03%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (3.03%) DevOps
4 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.03%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.03%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.03%) Presales
4 1 (3.03%) Service Management
4 1 (3.03%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (63.64%) MCSA
3 17 (51.52%) MCITP
4 11 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (24.24%) MCP
6 2 (6.06%) CCA
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (6.06%) Degree
7 1 (3.03%) CCNA
7 1 (3.03%) CCNP
7 1 (3.03%) CISA
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.03%) CISSP
7 1 (3.03%) CNA
7 1 (3.03%) CNE
7 1 (3.03%) GIAC
7 1 (3.03%) MCTS
7 1 (3.03%) Novell Certification
7 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.03%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 13 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (24.24%) vSphere
4 7 (21.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.06%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) vRealize
2 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Microsoft
2 15 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (12.12%) Apple
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix
4 2 (6.06%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) BMC
5 1 (3.03%) Draytek
5 1 (3.03%) Google
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) NETGEAR
5 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec
5 1 (3.03%) Veeam
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