Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 225 231
Rank change year-on-year +101 +6 -62
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 37 37 61
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.30% 0.58% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.44% 3.28% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 22 33 51
Median annual salary £54,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.67% +5.88% +34.92%
10th Percentile £44,576 £31,250 £18,750
90th Percentile £82,375 £67,500 £53,250
North West median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +23.53% +1.19% +40.00%

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 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 392 1,129 1,682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.81% 17.80% 22.86%
Number of salaries quoted 293 834 1,373
Median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.89% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £70,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.20% -3.33% +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 29 November 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 29 November 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
Salford +20 1 £67,500 +50.00%
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 29 November 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (91.89%) MCSA
3 31 (83.78%) Azure
4 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
5 21 (56.76%) SQL Server
6 20 (54.05%) AWS
6 20 (54.05%) GCP
7 18 (48.65%) Finance
7 18 (48.65%) TOGAF
7 18 (48.65%) TOGAF Certification
8 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (45.95%) CCNA
8 17 (45.95%) MCTS
9 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (35.14%) IT Strategy
10 12 (32.43%) Decision-Making
10 12 (32.43%) Google
11 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (29.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (29.73%) VMware
11 11 (29.73%) Windows
11 11 (29.73%) Linux
11 11 (29.73%) Windows Server
12 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 9 (24.32%) Cybersecurity
13 8 (21.62%) IaaS
13 8 (21.62%) Ansible
13 8 (21.62%) PaaS
13 8 (21.62%) Bash Shell
13 8 (21.62%) Hyper-V

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 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (83.78%) Azure
2 20 (54.05%) AWS
2 20 (54.05%) GCP
3 8 (21.62%) IaaS
3 8 (21.62%) PaaS
4 5 (13.51%) SaaS
5 2 (5.41%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (5.41%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Firewall
1 8 (21.62%) VPN
2 7 (18.92%) WAN
3 5 (13.51%) LAN
3 5 (13.51%) Skype
4 3 (8.11%) DNS
4 3 (8.11%) FTP
4 3 (8.11%) IPsec
4 3 (8.11%) SSL
4 3 (8.11%) VLAN
4 3 (8.11%) WLAN
5 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.41%) Wireless
5 2 (5.41%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (56.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (5.41%) Data Lake
3 2 (5.41%) Power BI
General
1 18 (48.65%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Electronics
2 3 (8.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Architect
2 12 (32.43%) Azure Architect
3 11 (29.73%) Cloud Architect
4 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (24.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) IT Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Data Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Head of IT
8 1 (2.70%) Head of Technology
8 1 (2.70%) Operations Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Security Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Security Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Private Cloud
2 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Linux
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
1 11 (29.73%) Windows Server
2 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) TOGAF
2 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) IT Strategy
3 12 (32.43%) Decision-Making
4 9 (24.32%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (21.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (13.51%) Project Management
7 4 (10.81%) Business Continuity
7 4 (10.81%) ITIL
8 3 (8.11%) Analytical Thinking
8 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
8 3 (8.11%) CRM
8 3 (8.11%) Matrix Management
8 3 (8.11%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (8.11%) Migration
8 3 (8.11%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (8.11%) Storage Management
9 2 (5.41%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) Bash Shell
1 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
1 8 (21.62%) Python
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (91.89%) MCSA
3 18 (48.65%) TOGAF Certification
4 17 (45.95%) CCNA
4 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (45.95%) MCTS
5 11 (29.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (21.62%) RHCE
7 6 (16.22%) MCITP
8 3 (8.11%) HP AIS
8 3 (8.11%) HP ASE
8 3 (8.11%) HP MASE
8 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (8.11%) JNCIS
8 3 (8.11%) NCIE
9 2 (5.41%) Degree
9 2 (5.41%) RHCSA
10 1 (2.70%) CEH
10 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (2.70%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) NCSC
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (21.62%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Ansible
1 8 (21.62%) Puppet
1 8 (21.62%) Terraform
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (8.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (32.43%) Google
3 11 (29.73%) VMware
4 8 (21.62%) Cisco
4 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.11%) Brocade
5 3 (8.11%) HP
5 3 (8.11%) Juniper
5 3 (8.11%) NetApp
5 3 (8.11%) Sophos
5 3 (8.11%) ZyXEL