The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 June 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 46 46
Rank change year-on-year -10 0  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 7 11 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.29% 2.38% 3.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.83% 9.82% 11.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 14
Median salary £42,500 £32,500 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.76% +47.72%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside.

Academic & Professional Certification
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 120 112 152
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 22.18% 24.24% 29.29%
Number of salaries quoted 70 90 93
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing MCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Merseyside

MCSE
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in Merseyside.

Salary trend for MCSE in Merseyside

MCSE
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -6 7 £42,500 +30.76%
MCSE
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) ITIL
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) MCSA
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
4 6 (50.00%) XenApp
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) CCNA
4 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (25.00%) NAS
6 3 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) SCOM
6 3 (25.00%) SCVMM
6 3 (25.00%) Network Security
6 3 (25.00%) SCDPM
6 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (25.00%) VB

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) NAS
1 3 (25.00%) Network Security
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (8.33%) Skype
3 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Support
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) MCSA
3 6 (50.00%) CCNA
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (16.67%) MCSD
5 1 (8.33%) CCENT
5 1 (8.33%) MCP
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 6 (50.00%) XenApp
3 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
1 3 (25.00%) SCDPM
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
1 3 (25.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) Verint