Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 168 143 216
Rank change year-on-year -25 +73 -30
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 24 66 44
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.63% 1.53% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.92% 8.99% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 18 42 40
10th Percentile £22,275 " £34,843
25th Percentile £48,750 £31,250 £41,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - +40.00%
75th Percentile £84,688 £68,750 £70,313
90th Percentile £85,000 £70,000 £80,000
North West median annual salary £49,707 £40,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +22.73% -5.81% +17.01%

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 613 734 1,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.10% 17.01% 23.47%
Number of salaries quoted 436 547 1,111
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £39,179 £33,750 £35,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £74,375 £77,500 £71,250
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.50% +0.56% +4.65%

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 11 May 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 11 May 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 - 3 £22,500 -
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (79.17%) MCSA
3 14 (58.33%) Windows
4 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 13 (54.17%) Azure
4 13 (54.17%) Windows Server
5 12 (50.00%) Linux
6 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 9 (37.50%) MCITP
7 7 (29.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (29.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (29.17%) Firewall
7 7 (29.17%) Finance
7 7 (29.17%) VMware
7 7 (29.17%) Cisco
7 7 (29.17%) LAN
7 7 (29.17%) WAN
7 7 (29.17%) VPN
7 7 (29.17%) Windows 10
7 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
7 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (25.00%) IaaS
8 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (25.00%) SaaS
8 6 (25.00%) PaaS
8 6 (25.00%) MCTS
8 6 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
8 6 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking

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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (54.17%) Azure
2 6 (25.00%) IaaS
2 6 (25.00%) PaaS
2 6 (25.00%) SaaS
3 4 (16.67%) AWS
3 4 (16.67%) GCP
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
1 7 (29.17%) LAN
1 7 (29.17%) VPN
1 7 (29.17%) WAN
2 6 (25.00%) DNS
2 6 (25.00%) FTP
2 6 (25.00%) IPsec
2 6 (25.00%) SSL
2 6 (25.00%) VLAN
2 6 (25.00%) WLAN
3 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) VoIP
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (25.00%) Electronics
3 3 (12.50%) Social Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Architect
1 6 (25.00%) Azure Architect
1 6 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
1 6 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 6 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) IT Support
4 2 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (4.17%) Operational Security Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Manager
5 1 (4.17%) SOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) SAML
3 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows Server
3 12 (50.00%) Linux
4 7 (29.17%) Windows 10
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (29.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking
2 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (25.00%) CRM
2 6 (25.00%) Data Science
2 6 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Product Strategy
2 6 (25.00%) Project Management
2 6 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 6 (25.00%) Storage Management
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 3 (12.50%) Requirements Gathering
6 1 (4.17%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (4.17%) High Availability
6 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 4 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (79.17%) MCSA
3 9 (37.50%) MCITP
4 7 (29.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (25.00%) MCTS
6 4 (16.67%) RHCE
7 3 (12.50%) CISSP
7 3 (12.50%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (12.50%) MCP
7 3 (12.50%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (8.33%) CCA
8 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (4.17%) CEH
9 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (4.17%) Degree
9 1 (4.17%) MBCS
9 1 (4.17%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) NCSC
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
2 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) WSUS
2 4 (16.67%) Ansible
2 4 (16.67%) Puppet
2 4 (16.67%) Terraform
3 3 (12.50%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 6 (25.00%) Sophos
3 6 (25.00%) ZyXEL
4 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (12.50%) LogicMonitor
5 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 3 (12.50%) Symantec
5 3 (12.50%) Veeam
5 3 (12.50%) Veritas
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix