The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 49 43
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 0 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 0.89% 2.08%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.83% 9.47%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 9
Median salary - £24,250 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.49%  
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 Lancashire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 78 106 95
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 18.66% 31.55% 21.94%
Number of salaries quoted 65 78 87
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £30,984
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +21.02%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £55,000 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

MCSE
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in Lancashire.

Salary trend for MCSE in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
2 7 (77.78%) Firewall
3 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) WAN
4 5 (55.56%) Solaris
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Wireless
4 5 (55.56%) VMware
5 4 (44.44%) Sun Certification
5 4 (44.44%) SCSA
5 4 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (44.44%) SCNA
5 4 (44.44%) Network Security
5 4 (44.44%) Sendmail
5 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 4 (44.44%) VPN
5 4 (44.44%) RHCE
5 4 (44.44%) CISSP
5 4 (44.44%) Lotus
5 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
5 4 (44.44%) Internet
5 4 (44.44%) Linux
5 4 (44.44%) IBM Notes
5 4 (44.44%) SMTP
5 4 (44.44%) FTP
5 4 (44.44%) HTTP
5 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 4 (44.44%) Client/Server

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) IBM Notes
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
1 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
2 5 (55.56%) WAN
2 5 (55.56%) Wireless
3 4 (44.44%) FTP
3 4 (44.44%) HTTP
3 4 (44.44%) Internet
3 4 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (44.44%) Network Security
3 4 (44.44%) SMTP
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
4 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) VoIP
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (44.44%) Desktop Support
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) IT Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Solaris
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) AIX
5 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
1 4 (44.44%) Threat Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) RHCE
2 4 (44.44%) SCNA
2 4 (44.44%) SCSA
2 4 (44.44%) Sun Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification
4 2 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) DBS Check
4 2 (22.22%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) MCSA
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Sendmail
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
2 4 (44.44%) Lotus
3 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle