Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 171 230 175
Rank change year-on-year +59 -55 +36
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 57 44 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.08% 0.68% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.31% 2.90% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 39 35 110
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +14.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,683 £19,000
90th Percentile £67,750 £72,000 £44,500
North West median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +11.43% -

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 903 1,517 1,482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.12% 23.31% 20.20%
Number of salaries quoted 670 1,262 1,145
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.47% +7.50%
10th Percentile £26,158 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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
Altrincham - 13 £32,500 - 3
Salford -2 4 £56,250 - 1
Stockport -5 3 £43,000 -
Bolton -12 2 £50,000 -
Cheadle -7 1 - - 3
Oldham - 1 - -
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (78.95%) Microsoft
3 38 (66.67%) MCSA
4 30 (52.63%) Active Directory
5 27 (47.37%) Windows
6 26 (45.61%) Azure
7 24 (42.11%) ITIL
7 24 (42.11%) MCTS
8 23 (40.35%) VMware
9 19 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (29.82%) Office 365
12 16 (28.07%) CCNA
13 15 (26.32%) Citrix
13 15 (26.32%) Service Management
13 15 (26.32%) MCITP
14 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
14 14 (24.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 13 (22.81%) MCP
15 13 (22.81%) TOGAF
15 13 (22.81%) Firewall
15 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
16 12 (21.05%) Release Management
16 12 (21.05%) AWS
16 12 (21.05%) PaaS
16 12 (21.05%) IaaS
16 12 (21.05%) Cisco
17 11 (19.30%) Linux
17 11 (19.30%) IIS
17 11 (19.30%) Management Information System

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 11 (19.30%) IIS
2 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.02%) Apache
3 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (45.61%) Azure
2 17 (29.82%) Office 365
3 12 (21.05%) AWS
3 12 (21.05%) IaaS
3 12 (21.05%) PaaS
4 8 (14.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (5.26%) SaaS
6 2 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (3.51%) Amazon S3
6 2 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.51%) GCP
6 2 (3.51%) GitHub
6 2 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.81%) Firewall
2 8 (14.04%) Network Security
2 8 (14.04%) VPN
3 7 (12.28%) LAN
3 7 (12.28%) WAN
4 6 (10.53%) SAN
4 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.02%) DHCP
5 4 (7.02%) DNS
5 4 (7.02%) MPLS
5 4 (7.02%) SSL
5 4 (7.02%) VoIP
5 4 (7.02%) X.509
6 3 (5.26%) VLAN
7 2 (3.51%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.75%) Junos
8 1 (1.75%) NAS
8 1 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.75%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MSI
2 1 (1.75%) CircleCI
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Law
3 4 (7.02%) Legal
4 2 (3.51%) Games
4 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) IT Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Architect
3 12 (21.05%) Support Engineer
4 10 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (15.79%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (12.28%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) IT Support
6 7 (12.28%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (7.02%) IT Security Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Sales Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Security Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) Senior IT Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Senior IT Support
9 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.02%) PKI
3 2 (3.51%) Life Science
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Animation
4 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (47.37%) Windows
2 11 (19.30%) Linux
3 10 (17.54%) Windows 10
4 8 (14.04%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.77%) Unix
6 4 (7.02%) Solaris
6 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) ITIL
2 15 (26.32%) Service Management
3 14 (24.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (22.81%) TOGAF
5 12 (21.05%) Release Management
6 8 (14.04%) Information Security
6 8 (14.04%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (12.28%) DevOps
7 7 (12.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
8 6 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (10.53%) Presales
9 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.77%) SIEM
9 5 (8.77%) Web Filtering
10 4 (7.02%) Application Packaging
10 4 (7.02%) Identity Access Management
10 4 (7.02%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (7.02%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.77%) Python
3 3 (5.26%) Java
4 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.51%) C++
5 1 (1.75%) Ruby
5 1 (1.75%) SQL
5 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (66.67%) MCSA
3 24 (42.11%) MCTS
4 18 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (28.07%) CCNA
6 15 (26.32%) MCITP
7 13 (22.81%) MCP
7 13 (22.81%) Security Cleared
8 10 (17.54%) TOGAF Certification
9 9 (15.79%) CISSP
10 7 (12.28%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (12.28%) Degree
11 6 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (8.77%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (8.77%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (7.02%) OSCP
13 4 (7.02%) SSCP
14 3 (5.26%) CEH
15 2 (3.51%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (12.28%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.51%) GDPR
4 1 (1.75%) NCSC
4 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 19 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.26%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (5.26%) vSphere
5 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.75%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (7.02%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 23 (40.35%) VMware
3 15 (26.32%) Citrix
4 12 (21.05%) Cisco
5 4 (7.02%) F5
5 4 (7.02%) Sophos
6 2 (3.51%) Google
6 2 (3.51%) HP
6 2 (3.51%) McAfee
6 2 (3.51%) Veeam
7 1 (1.75%) Apple
7 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.75%) Draytek
7 1 (1.75%) EMC
7 1 (1.75%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.75%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.75%) Juniper
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle
7 1 (1.75%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.75%) WatchGuard