Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 216 191
Rank change year-on-year +29 -25 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 193 154 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.50% 1.27% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.88% 5.47% 6.28%
Number of salaries quoted 178 124 158
North West median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £31,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +10.24% -2.31%
10th Percentile £18,500 £21,000 £20,850
90th Percentile £51,400 £51,250 £49,125
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2805 2814 3296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.77% 23.18% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2138 2262 2546
North West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for MCSE in the North West

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the North West over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 +31 130 £30,000 -20.00% 11
Cheshire -28 45 £27,500 -25.68% 2
Lancashire +5 10 £30,000 -14.29%
Merseyside -7 8 £44,250 -15.71%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 North West region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 193 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 159 (82.38%) Windows
3 138 (71.50%) Active Directory
4 109 (56.48%) VMware
5 104 (53.89%) Hyper-V
6 103 (53.37%) Microsoft
6 103 (53.37%) Office 365
7 102 (52.85%) ITIL
8 92 (47.67%) Cisco
9 84 (43.52%) MCSA
9 84 (43.52%) Windows Server
10 80 (41.45%) MCP
11 78 (40.41%) WAN
12 70 (36.27%) TCP/IP
12 70 (36.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 66 (34.20%) LAN
14 61 (31.61%) Firewall
15 59 (30.57%) DNS
16 54 (27.98%) SAN
17 48 (24.87%) Cisco Certification
17 48 (24.87%) Degree
18 47 (24.35%) MS Exchange
19 46 (23.83%) VMware Infrastructure
20 45 (23.32%) DHCP
21 42 (21.76%) Microsoft Office
22 39 (20.21%) Windows Server 2008
23 37 (19.17%) CCNA
24 31 (16.06%) Driving Licence
25 29 (15.03%) Time Management
25 29 (15.03%) CCNP

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 47 (24.35%) MS Exchange
2 27 (13.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (12.44%) SharePoint
4 17 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (7.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.11%) IIS
8 4 (2.07%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.52%) CMS
9 1 (0.52%) nginx
Applications
1 42 (21.76%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 103 (53.37%) Office 365
2 23 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.15%) IaaS
4 7 (3.63%) G Suite
4 7 (3.63%) PaaS
5 6 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (40.41%) WAN
2 70 (36.27%) TCP/IP
3 66 (34.20%) LAN
4 61 (31.61%) Firewall
5 59 (30.57%) DNS
6 54 (27.98%) SAN
7 45 (23.32%) DHCP
8 13 (6.74%) VPN
9 12 (6.22%) Unified Communications
10 11 (5.70%) NetScaler
11 8 (4.15%) WLAN
12 6 (3.11%) VoIP
13 5 (2.59%) Skype
14 4 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (2.07%) Remote Desktop
15 3 (1.55%) ISDN
15 3 (1.55%) LDAP
15 3 (1.55%) MPLS
15 3 (1.55%) Network Security
16 2 (1.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) HP UFT
General
1 19 (9.84%) Finance
2 12 (6.22%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.18%) Retail
4 9 (4.66%) Legal
5 8 (4.15%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.04%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 76 (39.38%) Support Engineer
2 45 (23.32%) IT Support
3 42 (21.76%) IT Engineer
4 31 (16.06%) IT Support Engineer
5 29 (15.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 29 (15.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (12.44%) 3rd Line Support
7 22 (11.40%) Analyst
7 22 (11.40%) Hyper-V Engineer
8 20 (10.36%) 1st Line Engineer
8 20 (10.36%) 1st Line Support
9 19 (9.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (8.81%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 17 (8.81%) Windows Engineer
11 16 (8.29%) Windows Support Engineer
12 14 (7.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 14 (7.25%) Network Engineer
13 12 (6.22%) IT Analyst
13 12 (6.22%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (6.22%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.95%) Web Services
2 4 (2.07%) .NET
3 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.52%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.06%) Driving Licence
2 14 (7.25%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.22%) Computer Science
3 12 (6.22%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.66%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.07%) Clustering
6 4 (2.07%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.07%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.04%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.04%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.04%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) CMDB
8 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.52%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) PKI
8 1 (0.52%) Replication
8 1 (0.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 159 (82.38%) Windows
2 84 (43.52%) Windows Server
3 70 (36.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (20.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (12.95%) Windows 7
6 24 (12.44%) Windows 8
7 10 (5.18%) Windows 10
8 9 (4.66%) Mac OS X
9 7 (3.63%) Linux
9 7 (3.63%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.04%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.04%) Unix
12 1 (0.52%) CentOS
12 1 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (52.85%) ITIL
2 29 (15.03%) Time Management
3 24 (12.44%) Mentoring
4 20 (10.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (6.74%) Service Management
6 11 (5.70%) Load Balancing
7 10 (5.18%) Information Security
7 10 (5.18%) Process Improvement
8 9 (4.66%) Change Control
8 9 (4.66%) Configuration Management
8 9 (4.66%) Data Security
8 9 (4.66%) Identity Management
8 9 (4.66%) Statistics
8 9 (4.66%) WAN Optimisation
9 8 (4.15%) Customer Engagement
10 7 (3.63%) High Availability
11 6 (3.11%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.11%) ITIL V2
11 6 (3.11%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.77%) SQL
2 11 (5.70%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.11%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.55%) C#
5 2 (1.04%) VBA
6 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 193 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (43.52%) MCSA
3 80 (41.45%) MCP
4 48 (24.87%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (24.87%) Degree
5 37 (19.17%) CCNA
6 29 (15.03%) CCNP
7 22 (11.40%) Master's Degree
8 17 (8.81%) MCITP
9 15 (7.77%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (7.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (6.74%) A+ Certification
12 11 (5.70%) CCIE
13 9 (4.66%) CCA
13 9 (4.66%) CISA
13 9 (4.66%) CISSP
13 9 (4.66%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (4.66%) CNE
13 9 (4.66%) Novell Certification
13 9 (4.66%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.44%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) QA
3 2 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.04%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.52%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 138 (71.50%) Active Directory
2 104 (53.89%) Hyper-V
3 46 (23.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (13.47%) Terminal Services
5 20 (10.36%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (8.81%) vSphere
7 6 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.59%) XenApp
9 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.52%) KVM
10 1 (0.52%) OpenSIPS
10 1 (0.52%) Varnish
10 1 (0.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (13.47%) SCCM
2 7 (3.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.55%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.04%) SCOM
5 2 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.52%) cPanel
6 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.52%) Plesk
6 1 (0.52%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.52%) WMI
6 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 109 (56.48%) VMware
2 103 (53.37%) Microsoft
3 92 (47.67%) Cisco
4 19 (9.84%) EqualLogic
5 18 (9.33%) Dell
6 17 (8.81%) Citrix
7 13 (6.74%) Apple
8 11 (5.70%) F5
8 11 (5.70%) Juniper
8 11 (5.70%) Riverbed
9 7 (3.63%) Google
10 5 (2.59%) HP
11 4 (2.07%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.07%) Veeam
11 4 (2.07%) Wyse
12 3 (1.55%) Rockwell
12 3 (1.55%) Symantec
13 2 (1.04%) SonicWALL
14 1 (0.52%) IronPort
14 1 (0.52%) Polycom