Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 112 117
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 69 35 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.24% 1.48% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.90% 6.74% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 47 24 31
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.33% +11.94%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £48,375 £53,750
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 697 519 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.65% 21.97% 25.38%
Number of salaries quoted 461 333 498
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.42% +1.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £53,825
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +26 38 £49,250 +31.33% 1
Chester +3 12 £50,000 +14.29%
Wilmslow - 11 £50,375 -
Runcorn - 2 £37,500 -
Crewe -14 1 £37,500 -44.44%
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (55.07%) Microsoft
3 37 (53.62%) Windows
4 31 (44.93%) Office 365
5 23 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 21 (30.43%) VMware
6 21 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (28.99%) Project Management
8 19 (27.54%) MCP
8 19 (27.54%) SQL Server
8 19 (27.54%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (27.54%) Presales
9 17 (24.64%) Windows Server
9 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
9 17 (24.64%) MS Exchange
10 16 (23.19%) DNS
11 15 (21.74%) Citrix
11 15 (21.74%) PowerShell
11 15 (21.74%) Degree
12 14 (20.29%) MCSA
12 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (18.84%) Citrix Certification
13 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (17.39%) Network Security
14 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (15.94%) DevOps
16 10 (14.49%) IaaS
16 10 (14.49%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (14.49%) SaaS
16 10 (14.49%) PaaS

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 17 (24.64%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (5.80%) IIS
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 31 (44.93%) Office 365
2 19 (27.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (14.49%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (14.49%) IaaS
3 10 (14.49%) PaaS
3 10 (14.49%) SaaS
4 8 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.90%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.45%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.19%) DNS
2 12 (17.39%) Network Security
3 9 (13.04%) DHCP
4 7 (10.14%) LAN
4 7 (10.14%) Remote Desktop
4 7 (10.14%) WAN
5 6 (8.70%) Firewall
5 6 (8.70%) SAN
6 5 (7.25%) Unified Communications
7 4 (5.80%) VPN
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.90%) VLAN
8 2 (2.90%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (2.90%) Games
2 1 (1.45%) Advertising
2 1 (1.45%) Automotive
2 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Architect
2 9 (13.04%) Lead Architect
3 8 (11.59%) Cloud Architect
3 8 (11.59%) Technical Architect
3 8 (11.59%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Operations Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Field Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Field Service Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Technical Leader
6 5 (7.25%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Cloud Specialist
7 4 (5.80%) IT Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.25%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.80%) Replication
5 2 (2.90%) Clustering
5 2 (2.90%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.90%) PKI
5 2 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.45%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 37 (53.62%) Windows
2 21 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (24.64%) Windows Server
4 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (14.49%) Linux
6 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.35%) Mac OS X
7 3 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.90%) CentOS
8 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.90%) SUSE
8 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.45%) Android
9 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) Project Management
2 19 (27.54%) Presales
3 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.94%) DevOps
5 10 (14.49%) Break/Fix
5 10 (14.49%) Scrum
6 9 (13.04%) Line Management
6 9 (13.04%) Time Management
7 8 (11.59%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (11.59%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (11.59%) High Availability
7 8 (11.59%) Programme Management
7 8 (11.59%) Server Virtualisation
7 8 (11.59%) Vendor Relationship Management
8 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 7 (10.14%) ITIL
8 7 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (8.70%) Migration
9 6 (8.70%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.80%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.49%) SQL
3 1 (1.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (27.54%) MCP
3 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
4 15 (21.74%) Degree
5 14 (20.29%) MCSA
6 13 (18.84%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
8 8 (11.59%) CCNA
8 8 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (7.25%) MCITP
9 5 (7.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (5.80%) CCNP
11 2 (2.90%) CCA
11 2 (2.90%) CCENT
12 1 (1.45%) MCDST
12 1 (1.45%) OCP
12 1 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) GDPR
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (10.14%) Terminal Services
4 7 (10.14%) vSphere
5 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.90%) XenApp
6 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 38 (55.07%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.43%) VMware
3 15 (21.74%) Citrix
4 10 (14.49%) Cisco
5 6 (8.70%) Veeam
6 5 (7.25%) NEC
7 3 (4.35%) Apple
7 3 (4.35%) Dell
8 2 (2.90%) HP
8 2 (2.90%) Ivanti
8 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.90%) Zerto
9 1 (1.45%) IBM
9 1 (1.45%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.45%) Oracle
9 1 (1.45%) WatchGuard