Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 116 237 189
Rank change year-on-year +121 -48 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 61 39 96
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.92% 0.60% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.42% 2.81% 6.77%
Number of salaries quoted 39 39 87
Median annual salary £57,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +18.75% +22.61%
10th Percentile £31,250 £38,700 £18,650
90th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £52,500 £43,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +22.09% +14.67% +11.11%

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 Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 491 1,390 1,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.48% 21.25% 19.53%
Number of salaries quoted 361 958 1,105
Median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.89% +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,425 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £48,750 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +13.37% - +7.50%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Manchester

MCSE
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSE in Manchester.

Salary trend for MCSE in Manchester

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSE in Manchester over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Manchester

MCSE
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 8 August 2020. 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
Altrincham +14 8 £32,500 -
Salford - 4 £67,500 -
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (81.97%) MCSA
3 48 (78.69%) Azure
4 42 (68.85%) Microsoft
5 34 (55.74%) TOGAF
5 34 (55.74%) TOGAF Certification
6 30 (49.18%) AWS
7 25 (40.98%) MCTS
7 25 (40.98%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (39.34%) CCNA
9 23 (37.70%) SQL Server
10 22 (36.07%) Finance
10 22 (36.07%) PaaS
10 22 (36.07%) IaaS
10 22 (36.07%) GCP
11 21 (34.43%) Windows
12 20 (32.79%) Windows Server
13 18 (29.51%) VMware
13 18 (29.51%) Cybersecurity
13 18 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (27.87%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (27.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 16 (26.23%) Firewall
15 16 (26.23%) PowerShell
16 14 (22.95%) Bash Shell
16 14 (22.95%) Puppet
16 14 (22.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 14 (22.95%) Linux
16 14 (22.95%) Python
17 13 (21.31%) SQL

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 5 (8.20%) IIS
2 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 48 (78.69%) Azure
2 30 (49.18%) AWS
3 22 (36.07%) GCP
3 22 (36.07%) IaaS
3 22 (36.07%) PaaS
4 7 (11.48%) Office 365
5 5 (8.20%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (8.20%) SaaS
6 4 (6.56%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (6.56%) Amazon S3
6 4 (6.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (6.56%) GitHub
6 4 (6.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.64%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) Firewall
2 11 (18.03%) VPN
3 9 (14.75%) Skype
4 6 (9.84%) LAN
4 6 (9.84%) WAN
5 5 (8.20%) VoIP
5 5 (8.20%) Wireless
5 5 (8.20%) Wireless Security
6 4 (6.56%) Network Security
6 4 (6.56%) Unified Communications
6 4 (6.56%) VLAN
7 3 (4.92%) SAN
8 1 (1.64%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (37.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.64%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.64%) Power BI
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 22 (36.07%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (55.74%) Architect
2 21 (34.43%) Infrastructure Architect
3 16 (26.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (19.67%) Cloud Architect
4 12 (19.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (14.75%) Azure Architect
6 5 (8.20%) IT Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Operational Security Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Operations Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Security Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Security Operations Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.92%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) SOC Manager
9 2 (3.28%) IT Support
9 2 (3.28%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Private Cloud
2 5 (8.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (6.56%) Life Science
3 4 (6.56%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Windows
2 20 (32.79%) Windows Server
3 14 (22.95%) Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (55.74%) TOGAF
2 18 (29.51%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (27.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (27.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (21.31%) Business Continuity
5 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (19.67%) Decision-Making
5 12 (19.67%) IT Strategy
6 6 (9.84%) ITIL
7 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (8.20%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (8.20%) High Availability
7 5 (8.20%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (8.20%) Project Management
7 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
7 5 (8.20%) Security Hardening
7 5 (8.20%) Security Operations
7 5 (8.20%) Server Management
7 5 (8.20%) Tech Ops
8 4 (6.56%) Commercial Awareness
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) PowerShell
2 14 (22.95%) Bash Shell
2 14 (22.95%) Python
3 13 (21.31%) SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (81.97%) MCSA
3 34 (55.74%) TOGAF Certification
4 25 (40.98%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (40.98%) MCTS
5 24 (39.34%) CCNA
6 14 (22.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (16.39%) RHCE
8 7 (11.48%) Degree
9 6 (9.84%) MCITP
10 5 (8.20%) RHCSA
11 4 (6.56%) CEH
11 4 (6.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (6.56%) MBCS
12 2 (3.28%) CCNP
13 1 (1.64%) CCSP
13 1 (1.64%) CCVP
13 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.56%) GDPR
2 4 (6.56%) NCSC
2 4 (6.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (21.31%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (22.95%) Puppet
2 10 (16.39%) Ansible
2 10 (16.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (68.85%) Microsoft
2 18 (29.51%) VMware
3 12 (19.67%) Google
4 11 (18.03%) Cisco
5 10 (16.39%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.56%) Citrix
6 4 (6.56%) HP
6 4 (6.56%) Veeam
7 1 (1.64%) Sonus