Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 199 187
Rank change year-on-year +35 -12 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 136 79 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.72% 1.06% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.93% 4.81% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 133 74 63
Manchester median annual salary £30,000 £35,224 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.83% +15.49% -6.15%
10th Percentile £18,000 £24,000 £18,750
90th Percentile £46,600 £51,250 £49,750
North West median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +14.75% -6.15%

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 1714 1641 1844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.68% 22.00% 24.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1383 1383 1441
Manchester median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Stockport - 20 £43,000 - 1
Cheadle - 10 £43,000 -
Altrincham -8 4 £29,500 - 2
Bury - 2 £47,500 -
Rochdale +15 1 £36,000 +29.73%
Sale - 1 £35,000 -
Salford - 1 £38,000 - 1
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 136 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (91.18%) Windows
3 113 (83.09%) Active Directory
4 93 (68.38%) Hyper-V
5 90 (66.18%) Office 365
6 86 (63.24%) Microsoft
7 84 (61.76%) VMware
8 82 (60.29%) ITIL
9 76 (55.88%) WAN
9 76 (55.88%) Cisco
10 70 (51.47%) TCP/IP
11 69 (50.74%) LAN
12 60 (44.12%) Windows Server
13 55 (40.44%) MCSA
13 55 (40.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 53 (38.97%) SAN
15 50 (36.76%) DNS
16 49 (36.03%) MCP
17 44 (32.35%) Microsoft Office
17 44 (32.35%) Firewall
18 36 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
19 34 (25.00%) MS Exchange
20 32 (23.53%) DHCP
21 31 (22.79%) Degree
22 30 (22.06%) Web Services
23 28 (20.59%) Terminal Services
24 27 (19.85%) Cisco Certification
25 25 (18.38%) SharePoint
26 24 (17.65%) Mentoring
27 23 (16.91%) Time Management

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 34 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 25 (18.38%) SharePoint
3 21 (15.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (5.15%) IIS
7 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.74%) nginx
8 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 44 (32.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 90 (66.18%) Office 365
2 17 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.41%) IaaS
3 6 (4.41%) PaaS
4 5 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (55.88%) WAN
2 70 (51.47%) TCP/IP
3 69 (50.74%) LAN
4 53 (38.97%) SAN
5 50 (36.76%) DNS
6 44 (32.35%) Firewall
7 32 (23.53%) DHCP
8 6 (4.41%) NetScaler
8 6 (4.41%) Unified Communications
9 5 (3.68%) MPLS
10 4 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.21%) ISDN
11 3 (2.21%) VoIP
11 3 (2.21%) VPN
12 2 (1.47%) Internet
12 2 (1.47%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.47%) Network Security
12 2 (1.47%) Wireless
13 1 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
13 1 (0.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 9 (6.62%) Finance
2 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Advertising
4 1 (0.74%) Law
4 1 (0.74%) Legal
4 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (53.68%) Support Engineer
2 29 (21.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 26 (19.12%) 3rd Line Support
3 26 (19.12%) IT Engineer
4 25 (18.38%) IT Support
5 23 (16.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 23 (16.91%) Hyper-V Engineer
6 22 (16.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (15.44%) 1st Line Engineer
7 21 (15.44%) 1st Line Support
7 21 (15.44%) IT Support Engineer
8 18 (13.24%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 16 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
10 15 (11.03%) Windows Support Engineer
11 10 (7.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 10 (7.35%) Service Desk Engineer
12 8 (5.88%) Service Desk Support
13 7 (5.15%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (5.15%) VMware Engineer
13 7 (5.15%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (22.06%) Web Services
2 5 (3.68%) .NET
3 2 (1.47%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.74%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.74%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.18%) Driving Licence
2 8 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (3.68%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.94%) Clustering
4 4 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.21%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.47%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.74%) CMDB
7 1 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.74%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 124 (91.18%) Windows
2 60 (44.12%) Windows Server
3 55 (40.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.82%) Windows 7
6 8 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.15%) Linux
8 5 (3.68%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.47%) Unix
11 1 (0.74%) CentOS
11 1 (0.74%) Debian
11 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (60.29%) ITIL
2 24 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 23 (16.91%) Time Management
4 11 (8.09%) Service Management
5 7 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.41%) High Availability
6 6 (4.41%) Load Balancing
6 6 (4.41%) Problem Management
6 6 (4.41%) WAN Optimisation
7 5 (3.68%) Change Control
7 5 (3.68%) Configuration Management
7 5 (3.68%) ITIL V3
7 5 (3.68%) Patch Management
7 5 (3.68%) Project Management
7 5 (3.68%) Statistics
8 4 (2.94%) Change Management
8 4 (2.94%) Open Source
8 4 (2.94%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.29%) SQL
2 10 (7.35%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.41%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.21%) C#
5 2 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 136 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (40.44%) MCSA
3 49 (36.03%) MCP
4 31 (22.79%) Degree
5 27 (19.85%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (16.18%) Master's Degree
7 21 (15.44%) CCNA
8 16 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (7.35%) CCNP
10 7 (5.15%) MCITP
11 6 (4.41%) CCIE
12 5 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (2.21%) HNC
14 3 (2.21%) HND
14 3 (2.21%) PMI Certification
14 3 (2.21%) PMP
15 2 (1.47%) MCSD
15 2 (1.47%) MCTS
15 2 (1.47%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.91%) SLA
2 3 (2.21%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 113 (83.09%) Active Directory
2 93 (68.38%) Hyper-V
3 36 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (20.59%) Terminal Services
5 23 (16.91%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (15.44%) vSphere
7 6 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.74%) KVM
9 1 (0.74%) OpenSIPS
9 1 (0.74%) Varnish
9 1 (0.74%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (13.24%) SCCM
2 5 (3.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.47%) WMI
5 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.74%) cPanel
5 1 (0.74%) Plesk
5 1 (0.74%) SCOM
5 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 86 (63.24%) Microsoft
2 84 (61.76%) VMware
3 76 (55.88%) Cisco
4 19 (13.97%) EqualLogic
5 18 (13.24%) Dell
6 6 (4.41%) F5
6 6 (4.41%) Juniper
6 6 (4.41%) Riverbed
7 5 (3.68%) Citrix
8 4 (2.94%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.94%) Wyse
9 3 (2.21%) Rockwell
10 2 (1.47%) HP
10 2 (1.47%) iManage
11 1 (0.74%) Apple
11 1 (0.74%) EMC
11 1 (0.74%) IronPort
11 1 (0.74%) Polycom
11 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.74%) Symantec