Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 106 116
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10 +24
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 69 38 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.05% 1.76% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.36% 7.57% 7.15%
Number of salaries quoted 48 35 41
Cheshire median annual salary £33,000 £27,500 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +19.57% -11.54%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £46,500 £46,000
North West median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -13.33%

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 666 502 671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.80% 23.24% 23.49%
Number of salaries quoted 449 353 580
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,550 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £56,250 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +8 25 £33,500 -12.99% 1
Chester +2 22 £47,500 +111.11% 2
Wilmslow +24 14 £22,500 +12.50%
Crewe -4 2 £35,000 +7.69%
Macclesfield -7 2 £32,500 +22.64%
Middlewich - 1 £22,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £25,000 -
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 45 (65.22%) Windows
3 44 (63.77%) Microsoft
4 36 (52.17%) MCSA
5 30 (43.48%) DNS
5 30 (43.48%) Office 365
6 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
7 26 (37.68%) DHCP
7 26 (37.68%) MS Exchange
8 25 (36.23%) VMware
9 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (26.09%) MCP
10 18 (26.09%) Windows Server
11 17 (24.64%) ITIL
11 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (23.19%) LAN
12 16 (23.19%) WAN
12 16 (23.19%) SAN
12 16 (23.19%) Firewall
12 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (18.84%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
13 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (18.84%) PowerShell
14 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (17.39%) IaaS
14 12 (17.39%) DevOps
14 12 (17.39%) Windows 8
14 12 (17.39%) PaaS
15 11 (15.94%) SaaS

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 26 (37.68%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.90%) IIS
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (7.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (43.48%) Office 365
2 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (17.39%) IaaS
3 12 (17.39%) PaaS
4 11 (15.94%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (15.94%) SaaS
5 4 (5.80%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.90%) G Suite
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.45%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (43.48%) DNS
2 26 (37.68%) DHCP
3 16 (23.19%) Firewall
3 16 (23.19%) LAN
3 16 (23.19%) SAN
3 16 (23.19%) WAN
4 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.70%) VPN
6 4 (5.80%) Network Security
6 4 (5.80%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.90%) VLAN
7 2 (2.90%) VSAN
7 2 (2.90%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (4.35%) Games
1 3 (4.35%) Retail
2 2 (2.90%) Advertising
3 1 (1.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Legal
3 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (23.19%) Analyst
2 13 (18.84%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 10 (14.49%) IT Support
4 8 (11.59%) IT Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) IT Support Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Cloud Specialist
6 6 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Support Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Team Leader
8 4 (5.80%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
1 13 (18.84%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.25%) Driving Licence
3 4 (5.80%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (5.80%) Replication
4 2 (2.90%) Clustering
4 2 (2.90%) PKI
5 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (65.22%) Windows
2 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (17.39%) Windows 8
6 10 (14.49%) Mac OS X
6 10 (14.49%) Windows 7
7 6 (8.70%) Linux
8 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.90%) CentOS
9 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.90%) SUSE
9 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.45%) Android
10 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) ITIL
2 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.39%) DevOps
3 11 (15.94%) Break/Fix
3 11 (15.94%) Scrum
4 10 (14.49%) Change Management
5 9 (13.04%) Patch Management
6 6 (8.70%) High Availability
7 5 (7.25%) CRM
7 5 (7.25%) Identity Management
7 5 (7.25%) Migration
8 4 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 3 (4.35%) Presales
9 3 (4.35%) Project Management
9 3 (4.35%) Time Management
10 2 (2.90%) ITIL V2
10 2 (2.90%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2
10 2 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (52.17%) MCSA
3 18 (26.09%) MCP
4 10 (14.49%) Degree
4 10 (14.49%) MCITP
5 8 (11.59%) CCNA
5 8 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (10.14%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (7.25%) CCENT
9 4 (5.80%) CCA
10 2 (2.90%) A+ Certification
10 2 (2.90%) CCNP
10 2 (2.90%) DBS Check
10 2 (2.90%) MCDST
11 1 (1.45%) CISA
11 1 (1.45%) CISSP
11 1 (1.45%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) GDPR
System Software
1 28 (40.58%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.59%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.14%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.80%) Terminal Services
5 4 (5.80%) vSphere
6 3 (4.35%) XenApp
6 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 44 (63.77%) Microsoft
2 25 (36.23%) VMware
3 10 (14.49%) Apple
4 9 (13.04%) Citrix
5 7 (10.14%) Veeam
6 6 (8.70%) Cisco
7 3 (4.35%) Dell
8 2 (2.90%) Google
8 2 (2.90%) HP
8 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.90%) Zerto
9 1 (1.45%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.45%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.45%) Progress
9 1 (1.45%) Sage
9 1 (1.45%) Symantec
9 1 (1.45%) WatchGuard