Period
to 1 March 2021

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 1 March 2021 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
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 160 164 234
Rank change year-on-year +4 +70 -62
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 26 57 44
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.75% 1.09% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.71% 6.38% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 19 39 37
Median annual salary £67,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% - +21.62%
10th Percentile £22,350 £31,250 £30,205
90th Percentile £85,000 £67,750 £69,500
North West median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +40.00% -6.25% +14.29%

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 552 893 1,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.82% 17.14% 23.35%
Number of salaries quoted 400 676 1,279
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.95% +0.53% +10.47%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,575 £77,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £48,314 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.36% - +5.88%

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 1 March 2021.

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 1 March 2021. 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 +27 3 £22,500 -47.67%
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (76.92%) MCSA
3 17 (65.38%) Windows
4 16 (61.54%) Windows Server
5 15 (57.69%) Azure
5 15 (57.69%) Linux
6 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
6 11 (42.31%) MCITP
7 10 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (34.62%) Windows 10
8 9 (34.62%) Firewall
8 9 (34.62%) Project Management
8 9 (34.62%) Cisco
8 9 (34.62%) ITIL
8 9 (34.62%) LAN
8 9 (34.62%) WAN
8 9 (34.62%) VPN
9 8 (30.77%) DNS
9 8 (30.77%) FTP
9 8 (30.77%) CRM
9 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
9 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (30.77%) Sophos
9 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
9 8 (30.77%) WLAN
9 8 (30.77%) SSL
9 8 (30.77%) IPsec
9 8 (30.77%) Electronics

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 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (57.69%) Azure
2 7 (26.92%) IaaS
2 7 (26.92%) PaaS
2 7 (26.92%) SaaS
3 5 (19.23%) AWS
3 5 (19.23%) GCP
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (3.85%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.85%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Firewall
1 9 (34.62%) LAN
1 9 (34.62%) VPN
1 9 (34.62%) WAN
2 8 (30.77%) DNS
2 8 (30.77%) FTP
2 8 (30.77%) IPsec
2 8 (30.77%) SSL
2 8 (30.77%) VLAN
2 8 (30.77%) WLAN
3 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.85%) SAN
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Data Lake
2 1 (3.85%) Power BI
General
1 8 (30.77%) Electronics
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) IT Engineer
1 8 (30.77%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Architect
2 7 (26.92%) Azure Architect
3 6 (23.08%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Head of Technology
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Technician
7 1 (3.85%) Operational Security Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (19.23%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 15 (57.69%) Linux
4 9 (34.62%) Windows 10
5 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
1 10 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Project Management
3 8 (30.77%) Analytical Thinking
3 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
3 8 (30.77%) CRM
3 8 (30.77%) Server Virtualisation
3 8 (30.77%) Storage Management
4 7 (26.92%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (23.08%) Data Science
5 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (3.85%) Commercial Awareness
7 1 (3.85%) Contract Negotiation
7 1 (3.85%) Proactive Maintenance
7 1 (3.85%) Tech Ops
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Leadership
7 1 (3.85%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
2 5 (19.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (76.92%) MCSA
3 11 (42.31%) MCITP
4 8 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (26.92%) MCTS
6 5 (19.23%) RHCE
7 3 (11.54%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (7.69%) CCA
8 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (7.69%) Degree
9 1 (3.85%) CEH
9 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (3.85%) MBCS
9 1 (3.85%) RHCSA
9 1 (3.85%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) NCSC
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
1 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
1 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) WSUS
2 5 (19.23%) Ansible
2 5 (19.23%) Puppet
2 5 (19.23%) Terraform
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) Cisco
3 8 (30.77%) Sophos
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) ZyXEL
4 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
5 3 (11.54%) LogicMonitor
5 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
5 3 (11.54%) Symantec
5 3 (11.54%) Veeam
5 3 (11.54%) Veritas
6 2 (7.69%) Citrix