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 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 68 88
Rank change year-on-year -22 +20  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 29 17 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.00% 1.79% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.01% 7.83% 9.70%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 29
Median salary £37,500 £43,750 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% +68.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £37,250 £20,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,750 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

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 322 217 361
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 22.21% 22.87% 21.31%
Number of salaries quoted 214 179 275
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -6 12 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Crewe - 12 £67,500 -
Chester +6 2 £43,750 +25.00%
Northwich - 1 £50,000 - 1
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (58.97%) Windows
3 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
4 16 (41.03%) Retail
5 15 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (38.46%) VMware
6 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
6 14 (35.90%) Process Improvement
6 14 (35.90%) Degree
6 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
7 13 (33.33%) CompTIA Security+
7 13 (33.33%) Virtual Team
7 13 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 13 (33.33%) Information Security
7 13 (33.33%) CNA
7 13 (33.33%) CNE
7 13 (33.33%) Novell Certification
7 13 (33.33%) CISSP
7 13 (33.33%) Security+ Certification
7 13 (33.33%) Identity Management
7 13 (33.33%) Data Security
7 13 (33.33%) Management Information System
7 13 (33.33%) CISA
7 13 (33.33%) Finance
7 13 (33.33%) Legal
8 12 (30.77%) Office 365
8 12 (30.77%) Customer Engagement
8 12 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (25.64%) Hyper-V
9 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012

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 10 (25.64%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.77%) Office 365
2 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (15.38%) IaaS
4 5 (12.82%) PaaS
4 5 (12.82%) SaaS
5 2 (5.13%) G Suite
6 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) VPN
2 6 (15.38%) LAN
2 6 (15.38%) WAN
3 5 (12.82%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (10.26%) DHCP
4 4 (10.26%) DNS
5 3 (7.69%) Firewall
5 3 (7.69%) SAN
5 3 (7.69%) Skype
6 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.13%) VoIP
6 2 (5.13%) WLAN
7 1 (2.56%) LDAP
7 1 (2.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MSI
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (41.03%) Retail
2 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 13 (33.33%) Legal
3 3 (7.69%) Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Compliance Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) IT Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Project Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.13%) Cloud Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.13%) IT Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 13 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 13 (33.33%) Virtual Team
3 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.56%) CMDB
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) FMCG
4 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
3 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Process Improvement
2 13 (33.33%) Data Security
2 13 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 13 (33.33%) Information Security
3 12 (30.77%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (23.08%) ITIL
5 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.26%) Break/Fix
7 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.13%) Hardware Maintenance
7 2 (5.13%) High Availability
7 2 (5.13%) IT Strategy
7 2 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.13%) Network Management
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.56%) Change Control
8 1 (2.56%) DevOps
8 1 (2.56%) IT Audit
8 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.56%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.13%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (35.90%) Degree
3 13 (33.33%) CISA
3 13 (33.33%) CISSP
3 13 (33.33%) CNA
3 13 (33.33%) CNE
3 13 (33.33%) CompTIA Security+
3 13 (33.33%) Novell Certification
3 13 (33.33%) Security+ Certification
4 12 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (25.64%) CCA
5 10 (25.64%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (17.95%) MCITP
7 5 (12.82%) MCP
8 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
9 2 (5.13%) CCNA
9 2 (5.13%) CCNP
9 2 (5.13%) DBS Check
9 2 (5.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.56%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.64%) Hyper-V
3 5 (12.82%) Terminal Services
3 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.13%) XenApp
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (38.46%) VMware
3 6 (15.38%) Citrix
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco
4 4 (10.26%) Veeam
5 2 (5.13%) Google
5 2 (5.13%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.56%) Apple
6 1 (2.56%) BMC
Middlewich, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Phoenix Medical Supplies
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago