Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 219 180
Rank change year-on-year +33 -39 +22
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 209 138 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.62% 1.12% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.16% 4.91% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 191 119 156
North West median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -8.45%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,950 £21,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £51,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 2,562 2,811 3,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.91% 22.82% 26.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,940 2,123 2,422
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 +44 114 £35,000 - 16
Cheshire -22 68 £33,500 +11.67% 4
Lancashire +25 22 £28,500 +67.65% 2
Merseyside +4 5 £75,000 +87.50%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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.

1 209 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 156 (74.64%) Windows
3 150 (71.77%) Microsoft
4 141 (67.46%) Active Directory
5 119 (56.94%) Office 365
6 117 (55.98%) VMware
7 111 (53.11%) MCSA
8 99 (47.37%) ITIL
9 88 (42.11%) Hyper-V
10 85 (40.67%) WAN
11 83 (39.71%) LAN
12 77 (36.84%) Windows Server
13 76 (36.36%) DNS
13 76 (36.36%) Cisco
14 75 (35.89%) MCP
15 72 (34.45%) TCP/IP
15 72 (34.45%) Windows Server 2012
16 59 (28.23%) SAN
17 56 (26.79%) Firewall
17 56 (26.79%) MS Exchange
18 55 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
19 53 (25.36%) DHCP
20 50 (23.92%) Microsoft Office
21 49 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
22 41 (19.62%) SCCM
22 41 (19.62%) SQL Server
23 40 (19.14%) Degree
24 38 (18.18%) SQL
25 37 (17.70%) Microsoft Azure
26 35 (16.75%) Cisco Certification

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 56 (26.79%) MS Exchange
2 30 (14.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (11.48%) SharePoint
4 21 (10.05%) IIS
5 18 (8.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.44%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.48%) Apache
9 1 (0.48%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.48%) JBoss
9 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 50 (23.92%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.87%) Dynamics NAV
1 6 (2.87%) Elite 3E
1 6 (2.87%) Workfront
2 5 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 119 (56.94%) Office 365
2 37 (17.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (12.44%) IaaS
4 23 (11.00%) PaaS
5 19 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (7.18%) SaaS
7 7 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.48%) G Suite
10 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 85 (40.67%) WAN
2 83 (39.71%) LAN
3 76 (36.36%) DNS
4 72 (34.45%) TCP/IP
5 59 (28.23%) SAN
6 56 (26.79%) Firewall
7 53 (25.36%) DHCP
8 11 (5.26%) VPN
9 9 (4.31%) Network Security
10 6 (2.87%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (2.87%) VLAN
11 5 (2.39%) MPLS
11 5 (2.39%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.91%) PBX
12 4 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (1.91%) WLAN
13 3 (1.44%) Internet
13 3 (1.44%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (1.44%) Skype
13 3 (1.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (19.62%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.91%) MySQL
5 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.87%) JIRA
2 4 (1.91%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (6.22%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.26%) Finance
3 8 (3.83%) Retail
4 4 (1.91%) Games
5 3 (1.44%) Legal
6 2 (0.96%) Advertising
6 2 (0.96%) Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Law
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (35.41%) Support Engineer
2 40 (19.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 34 (16.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (15.79%) IT Support
5 32 (15.31%) Analyst
6 25 (11.96%) 3rd Line Support
6 25 (11.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 24 (11.48%) IT Engineer
8 20 (9.57%) IT Support Engineer
9 18 (8.61%) Support Analyst
9 18 (8.61%) Windows Engineer
10 16 (7.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 15 (7.18%) 1st Line Support
11 15 (7.18%) VMware Engineer
12 14 (6.70%) 1st Line Engineer
12 14 (6.70%) 1st Line Support Engineer
12 14 (6.70%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (6.70%) IT Analyst
12 14 (6.70%) VMware Support Engineer
12 14 (6.70%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.00%) Web Services
2 15 (7.18%) .NET
3 9 (4.31%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.48%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.48%) COM
4 1 (0.48%) FreeSWITCH
4 1 (0.48%) HTML
4 1 (0.48%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.13%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (7.66%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.22%) Clustering
4 9 (4.31%) Driving Licence
4 9 (4.31%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.83%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.35%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.91%) PKI
8 4 (1.91%) Replication
9 2 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.96%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.96%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.96%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 156 (74.64%) Windows
2 77 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 72 (34.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (6.22%) Linux
5 13 (6.22%) Windows 7
6 12 (5.74%) Windows 8
7 11 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (4.78%) Mac OS X
9 8 (3.83%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.44%) CentOS
10 3 (1.44%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.96%) SUSE
11 2 (0.96%) Unix
12 1 (0.48%) Android
12 1 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.48%) Solaris
12 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (47.37%) ITIL
2 27 (12.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (11.00%) DevOps
4 20 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 18 (8.61%) Service Management
7 17 (8.13%) Scrum
8 15 (7.18%) Break/Fix
9 14 (6.70%) CRM
10 13 (6.22%) High Availability
11 11 (5.26%) Time Management
12 10 (4.78%) Change Management
13 9 (4.31%) E-Commerce
13 9 (4.31%) Patch Management
14 8 (3.83%) Change Control
14 8 (3.83%) Configuration Management
14 8 (3.83%) Statistics
15 7 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (3.35%) Migration
15 7 (3.35%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 38 (18.18%) SQL
2 21 (10.05%) PowerShell
3 20 (9.57%) T-SQL
4 13 (6.22%) VBA
5 6 (2.87%) C#
6 1 (0.48%) Java
6 1 (0.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 209 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (53.11%) MCSA
3 75 (35.89%) MCP
4 40 (19.14%) Degree
5 35 (16.75%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (15.79%) CCNA
7 19 (9.09%) MCITP
8 16 (7.66%) CCNP
9 13 (6.22%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (4.78%) A+ Certification
10 10 (4.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (3.83%) MCTS
12 7 (3.35%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (2.39%) CCENT
13 5 (2.39%) Master's Degree
13 5 (2.39%) Security Cleared
14 4 (1.91%) CCA
15 3 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
16 2 (0.96%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.35%) SLA
2 2 (0.96%) GDPR
2 2 (0.96%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) HIPAA
System Software
1 141 (67.46%) Active Directory
2 88 (42.11%) Hyper-V
3 49 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (13.40%) Terminal Services
4 28 (13.40%) vSphere
5 19 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.91%) XenApp
7 4 (1.91%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.96%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.48%) OpenSIPS
9 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (19.62%) SCCM
2 6 (2.87%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (1.91%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.91%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.91%) SCOM
4 3 (1.44%) WMI
5 2 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.96%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.48%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.48%) WSUS
6 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 150 (71.77%) Microsoft
2 117 (55.98%) VMware
3 76 (36.36%) Cisco
4 15 (7.18%) Citrix
5 10 (4.78%) Apple
5 10 (4.78%) Dell
6 8 (3.83%) Oracle
6 8 (3.83%) Veeam
7 6 (2.87%) HP
7 6 (2.87%) Intapp
7 6 (2.87%) Reuters
7 6 (2.87%) SAP
8 5 (2.39%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.44%) Acme Packet
9 3 (1.44%) iManage
9 3 (1.44%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.44%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.44%) Sonus
10 2 (0.96%) Juniper
10 2 (0.96%) Symantec