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 3 months to 25 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 / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 155 144
Rank change year-on-year -1 -11  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 48 28 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.16% 0.81% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.23% 3.27% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 40 25 27
Median salary £28,500 £32,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.93% -15.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,950 £21,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  

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 Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 917 855 816
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 22.18% 24.75% 24.42%
Number of salaries quoted 780 735 688
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

MCSE
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for MCSE in Manchester

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Manchester over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 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
Altrincham -9 1 £24,000 -25.00%
Stockport -13 1 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Cheadle - 1 £52,500 -
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 84 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (76.19%) Windows
3 62 (73.81%) Active Directory
4 53 (63.10%) Microsoft
5 44 (52.38%) VMware
6 42 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 41 (48.81%) ITIL
8 40 (47.62%) WAN
9 37 (44.05%) MCSA
9 37 (44.05%) MCP
10 33 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
11 32 (38.10%) Cisco
12 27 (32.14%) TCP/IP
12 27 (32.14%) LAN
13 26 (30.95%) MS Exchange
13 26 (30.95%) Hyper-V
14 24 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 21 (25.00%) SLA
16 19 (22.62%) DNS
16 19 (22.62%) CCNA
17 18 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
17 18 (21.43%) Unified Communications
17 18 (21.43%) Office 365
18 17 (20.24%) Firewall
19 15 (17.86%) Service Management
19 15 (17.86%) Linux
19 15 (17.86%) Time Management
20 14 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 14 (16.67%) F5
20 14 (16.67%) NetScaler

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 26 (30.95%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.52%) Skype for Business
3 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (7.14%) Confluence
4 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.76%) IIS
5 4 (4.76%) nginx
6 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.19%) Apache
7 1 (1.19%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Magento
2 1 (1.19%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 18 (21.43%) Office 365
2 8 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (47.62%) WAN
2 27 (32.14%) LAN
2 27 (32.14%) TCP/IP
3 19 (22.62%) DNS
4 18 (21.43%) Unified Communications
5 17 (20.24%) Firewall
6 14 (16.67%) NetScaler
6 14 (16.67%) VoIP
7 11 (13.10%) DHCP
8 7 (8.33%) SAN
8 7 (8.33%) Skype
9 6 (7.14%) VPN
10 4 (4.76%) ISDN
10 4 (4.76%) Network Security
11 2 (2.38%) Internet
11 2 (2.38%) WLAN
12 1 (1.19%) HTTP
12 1 (1.19%) Kerberos
12 1 (1.19%) LDAP
12 1 (1.19%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.19%) Big Data
2 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.19%) MySQL
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) JIRA
2 5 (5.95%) InstallShield
2 5 (5.95%) MSI
3 1 (1.19%) Ant
3 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.19%) Maven
3 1 (1.19%) NUnit
3 1 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.19%) QUnit
3 1 (1.19%) Selenium
3 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (13.10%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.95%) Finance
4 3 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (32.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 13 (15.48%) Analyst
3 13 (15.48%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (14.29%) IT Engineer
5 11 (13.10%) Network Communications Engineer
5 11 (13.10%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (13.10%) Support Analyst
5 11 (13.10%) Support Engineer
6 9 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (9.52%) IT Support
7 8 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) Lead Network Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) Web Services
2 2 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (1.19%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (11.90%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.14%) Life Science
4 5 (5.95%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.57%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.38%) Replication
8 1 (1.19%) CMDB
8 1 (1.19%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.19%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 64 (76.19%) Windows
2 42 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (17.86%) Linux
4 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (13.10%) Windows 7
7 7 (8.33%) Windows 10
7 7 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.95%) CentOS
9 4 (4.76%) Debian
10 2 (2.38%) Unix
10 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.19%) Android
11 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (48.81%) ITIL
2 15 (17.86%) Service Management
2 15 (17.86%) Time Management
3 13 (15.48%) Load Balancing
4 11 (13.10%) Change Control
4 11 (13.10%) Configuration Management
4 11 (13.10%) Statistics
5 8 (9.52%) WAN Optimisation
6 7 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.14%) IT Strategy
8 5 (5.95%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.95%) Network Management
8 5 (5.95%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.76%) Application Packaging
9 4 (4.76%) Application Virtualisation
9 4 (4.76%) Business Development
9 4 (4.76%) Migration
9 4 (4.76%) Project Management
10 3 (3.57%) Supplier Management
10 3 (3.57%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.90%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (2.38%) C#
4 1 (1.19%) Java
4 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 84 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (44.05%) MCP
2 37 (44.05%) MCSA
3 33 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (22.62%) CCNA
5 14 (16.67%) CCIE
5 14 (16.67%) CCNP
5 14 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (13.10%) Degree
7 9 (10.71%) Security Cleared
8 5 (5.95%) Master's Degree
9 4 (4.76%) BC Cleared
9 4 (4.76%) MCITP
9 4 (4.76%) RHCE
9 4 (4.76%) RHCSA
10 3 (3.57%) DV Cleared
10 3 (3.57%) NCDA
10 3 (3.57%) NCIE
10 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
10 3 (3.57%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.00%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 62 (73.81%) Active Directory
2 26 (30.95%) Hyper-V
3 24 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.95%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.76%) KVM
5 4 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (4.76%) Varnish
6 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.38%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.19%) Postfix
8 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (14.29%) SCCM
2 7 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (4.76%) cPanel
3 4 (4.76%) Plesk
3 4 (4.76%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.19%) Cacti
4 1 (1.19%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.19%) Icinga
4 1 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 53 (63.10%) Microsoft
2 44 (52.38%) VMware
3 32 (38.10%) Cisco
4 14 (16.67%) F5
4 14 (16.67%) Juniper
4 14 (16.67%) Riverbed
5 8 (9.52%) Citrix
6 6 (7.14%) Atlassian
6 6 (7.14%) EqualLogic
7 5 (5.95%) NetApp
8 4 (4.76%) Avaya
8 4 (4.76%) Dell Compellent
8 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.57%) Dell
10 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.38%) EMC
10 2 (2.38%) HP
10 2 (2.38%) NEC
10 2 (2.38%) Wyse
11 1 (1.19%) Symantec
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £34500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + On Call + Over Time
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
MAG
Salary: From £34,344 to £38,856 per annum plus contributory pension
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Softcat
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £24,000 DOE + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Up to £30,000 + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago