Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 26 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 169 248 184
Rank change year-on-year +79 -64 +69
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 90 94 209
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.42% 0.93% 1.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.25% 3.92% 8.36%
Number of salaries quoted 67 83 183
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +14.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £30,750 £24,125 £21,650
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,242 2,399 2,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.55% 23.75% 20.33%
Number of salaries quoted 882 1,637 1,862
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the North West

MCSE
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the North West.

Salary trend for MCSE in the North West

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the North West over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the North West

MCSE
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the North West region over the 6 months to 26 May 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
Manchester +84 64 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Lancashire +45 12 £37,500 +33.93%
Merseyside +16 8 £50,000 +25.00%
Cheshire +17 6 £40,500 +26.56% 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 North West region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 90 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (76.67%) Microsoft
3 54 (60.00%) MCSA
4 49 (54.44%) Windows
5 45 (50.00%) Azure
6 37 (41.11%) VMware
7 34 (37.78%) Active Directory
8 33 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (35.56%) Windows Server
10 31 (34.44%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (32.22%) CCNA
12 27 (30.00%) Firewall
13 26 (28.89%) ITIL
13 26 (28.89%) Office 365
14 25 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 24 (26.67%) AWS
15 24 (26.67%) MCTS
16 23 (25.56%) TOGAF
16 23 (25.56%) IaaS
17 22 (24.44%) SQL Server
18 20 (22.22%) Cisco
18 20 (22.22%) Linux
18 20 (22.22%) MCITP
18 20 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
18 20 (22.22%) PaaS
18 20 (22.22%) TOGAF Certification
19 17 (18.89%) LAN
19 17 (18.89%) WAN
19 17 (18.89%) Citrix
19 17 (18.89%) PowerShell

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (7.78%) IIS
2 6 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.22%) Apache
5 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 45 (50.00%) Azure
2 26 (28.89%) Office 365
3 24 (26.67%) AWS
4 23 (25.56%) IaaS
5 20 (22.22%) PaaS
6 7 (7.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (7.78%) GCP
7 6 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (6.67%) Amazon S3
7 6 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (6.67%) GitHub
7 6 (6.67%) SaaS
7 6 (6.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (30.00%) Firewall
2 17 (18.89%) LAN
2 17 (18.89%) WAN
3 16 (17.78%) VLAN
4 15 (16.67%) VoIP
5 12 (13.33%) VPN
6 10 (11.11%) Network Security
7 7 (7.78%) Wireless
8 6 (6.67%) SAN
8 6 (6.67%) Unified Communications
9 5 (5.56%) Skype
10 3 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (3.33%) Wireless Security
11 2 (2.22%) NAS
11 2 (2.22%) SSL
11 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.22%) X.509
12 1 (1.11%) IP Telephony
12 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MSI
2 1 (1.11%) CircleCI
General
1 14 (15.56%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.33%) Law
3 3 (3.33%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (24.44%) Architect
2 19 (21.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (21.11%) IT Engineer
3 16 (17.78%) Infrastructure Architect
4 11 (12.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (12.22%) Support Engineer
5 10 (11.11%) Security Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (7.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Server Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (6.67%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 6 (6.67%) Network Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (5.56%) IT Support
9 5 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.33%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (1.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.67%) Life Science
3 6 (6.67%) Replication
4 5 (5.56%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.22%) PKI
6 2 (2.22%) PMI
6 2 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.11%) Animation
7 1 (1.11%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 49 (54.44%) Windows
2 32 (35.56%) Windows Server
3 20 (22.22%) Linux
4 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.89%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.22%) Solaris
7 2 (2.22%) Unix
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.89%) ITIL
2 25 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (25.56%) TOGAF
4 20 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (15.56%) Service Management
7 12 (13.33%) Change Control
7 12 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 10 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 10 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 9 (10.00%) Business Continuity
9 9 (10.00%) Change Management
9 9 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (8.89%) Configuration Management
10 8 (8.89%) Information Security
10 8 (8.89%) Project Management
10 8 (8.89%) Release Management
11 7 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (7.78%) Server Management
11 7 (7.78%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.89%) PowerShell
2 16 (17.78%) SQL
3 12 (13.33%) Python
4 11 (12.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.11%) Java
5 1 (1.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 90 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (60.00%) MCSA
3 31 (34.44%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (32.22%) CCNA
5 24 (26.67%) MCTS
6 20 (22.22%) MCITP
6 20 (22.22%) TOGAF Certification
7 16 (17.78%) MCP
7 16 (17.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (12.22%) Security Cleared
9 9 (10.00%) Degree
10 6 (6.67%) CISSP
11 5 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (5.56%) RHCE
12 4 (4.44%) A+ Certification
12 4 (4.44%) CEH
12 4 (4.44%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (4.44%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (4.44%) OSCP
12 4 (4.44%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (8.89%) SLA
3 6 (6.67%) GDPR
4 5 (5.56%) PCI DSS
5 3 (3.33%) NCSC
6 2 (2.22%) NIST
System Software
1 34 (37.78%) Active Directory
2 33 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.22%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.33%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.22%) XenApp
6 1 (1.11%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (12.22%) Puppet
2 6 (6.67%) Ansible
2 6 (6.67%) FortiGate
3 5 (5.56%) Terraform
4 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (3.33%) SCCM
6 1 (1.11%) EdgeSight
6 1 (1.11%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.11%) Nagios
6 1 (1.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 69 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 37 (41.11%) VMware
3 20 (22.22%) Cisco
4 17 (18.89%) Citrix
5 14 (15.56%) HP
6 10 (11.11%) Sophos
7 6 (6.67%) arcserve
7 6 (6.67%) IBM
7 6 (6.67%) Intel
7 6 (6.67%) Juniper
7 6 (6.67%) Mitel
7 6 (6.67%) ProCurve
7 6 (6.67%) Veeam
8 5 (5.56%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.22%) CyberArk
9 2 (2.22%) EMC
9 2 (2.22%) F5
9 2 (2.22%) Google
9 2 (2.22%) NetApp
9 2 (2.22%) Sonus