Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 207 231
Rank change year-on-year +7 +24 -45
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 170 188 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.43% 1.43% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.80% 6.50% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 135 164 104
North West median annual salary £39,000 £30,000 £35,224
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -14.83% +8.38%
10th Percentile £18,750 £18,500 £20,825
90th Percentile £52,725 £51,250 £51,250
England median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.75% - +3.90%

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 2,500 2,893 2,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.97% 21.97% 23.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,900 2,214 2,260
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -8 84 £40,000 +36.75% 15
Cheshire +12 66 £42,000 +44.83% 3
Lancashire +20 14 £28,000 -6.67% 1
Merseyside +17 6 £29,750 -25.63% 3
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 170 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (67.06%) Microsoft
3 98 (57.65%) Windows
4 94 (55.29%) Active Directory
5 72 (42.35%) Office 365
6 70 (41.18%) VMware
7 61 (35.88%) SQL Server
8 59 (34.71%) Windows Server
9 50 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (26.47%) MCP
10 45 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 43 (25.29%) TCP/IP
12 41 (24.12%) DNS
12 41 (24.12%) ITIL
12 41 (24.12%) Security Cleared
13 40 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 38 (22.35%) Degree
14 38 (22.35%) MCSA
15 37 (21.76%) Project Management
16 36 (21.18%) Citrix
17 35 (20.59%) CCNA
17 35 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
17 35 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 34 (20.00%) vSphere
18 34 (20.00%) SAN
19 33 (19.41%) Microsoft Azure
20 30 (17.65%) Hyper-V
21 29 (17.06%) Presales
22 27 (15.88%) SharePoint
23 26 (15.29%) Linux

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 27 (15.88%) SharePoint
2 17 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 14 (8.24%) IIS
4 10 (5.88%) Apache Pig
5 9 (5.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (3.53%) Umbraco
8 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.76%) Skype for Business
10 2 (1.18%) Apache
11 1 (0.59%) JBoss
11 1 (0.59%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (15.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.59%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 72 (42.35%) Office 365
2 33 (19.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.94%) IaaS
5 4 (2.35%) PaaS
6 2 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 43 (25.29%) TCP/IP
2 41 (24.12%) DNS
3 34 (20.00%) SAN
4 24 (14.12%) DHCP
5 23 (13.53%) LAN
6 20 (11.76%) Firewall
6 20 (11.76%) WAN
7 16 (9.41%) HTTP
7 16 (9.41%) Network Security
8 12 (7.06%) Internet
9 10 (5.88%) SSL
10 6 (3.53%) FTP
10 6 (3.53%) SMTP
10 6 (3.53%) SSH
10 6 (3.53%) Unified Communications
11 5 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (2.94%) Skype
12 4 (2.35%) VoIP
12 4 (2.35%) WLAN
13 3 (1.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (35.88%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.00%) MySQL
3 12 (7.06%) Big Data
4 10 (5.88%) Apache Hive
4 10 (5.88%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.53%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (3.53%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.59%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (6.47%) JIRA
1 11 (6.47%) Selenium
2 10 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (5.88%) Bitbucket
2 10 (5.88%) CodeSonar
2 10 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.88%) git-flow
2 10 (5.88%) Robot Framework
3 6 (3.53%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.59%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.59%) JMeter
General
1 11 (6.47%) Finance
1 11 (6.47%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.35%) Back Office
3 2 (1.18%) Law
3 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.59%) Banking
4 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (21.76%) Support Engineer
2 30 (17.65%) Architect
3 28 (16.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (14.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 20 (11.76%) IT Support
6 17 (10.00%) 1st Line Engineer
6 17 (10.00%) IT Engineer
7 16 (9.41%) 1st Line Support
7 16 (9.41%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 15 (8.82%) Technical Architect
9 14 (8.24%) Cloud Architect
9 14 (8.24%) Lead Architect
10 12 (7.06%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (6.47%) IT Support Engineer
12 10 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
12 10 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
12 10 (5.88%) Java Engineer
12 10 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
12 10 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.24%) .NET
2 11 (6.47%) .NET Framework
2 11 (6.47%) LAMP
2 11 (6.47%) RabbitMQ
3 10 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 10 (5.88%) Django
3 10 (5.88%) Java EE
3 10 (5.88%) Node.js
3 10 (5.88%) REST
3 10 (5.88%) SOAP
3 10 (5.88%) Spring MVC
3 10 (5.88%) STL
3 10 (5.88%) Web Services
4 3 (1.76%) LDAP
5 1 (0.59%) COM
5 1 (0.59%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.59%) Middleware
5 1 (0.59%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.47%) Virtual Team
3 10 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.53%) NHS
6 5 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (2.35%) Clustering
8 3 (1.76%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.18%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.18%) PKI
10 1 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.59%) Replication
10 1 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 98 (57.65%) Windows
2 59 (34.71%) Windows Server
3 50 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (15.29%) Linux
6 12 (7.06%) Android
6 12 (7.06%) Apple iOS
7 10 (5.88%) Mac OS X
8 9 (5.29%) Windows 7
9 8 (4.71%) Windows 10
10 6 (3.53%) Unix
10 6 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.35%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.18%) Solaris
12 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.59%) AIX
13 1 (0.59%) CentOS
13 1 (0.59%) Debian
13 1 (0.59%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.12%) ITIL
2 37 (21.76%) Project Management
3 35 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 29 (17.06%) Presales
5 24 (14.12%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (10.59%) Programme Management
7 16 (9.41%) Data Protection
7 16 (9.41%) Server Virtualisation
8 15 (8.82%) Analytics
8 15 (8.82%) Customer Requirements
8 15 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
8 15 (8.82%) Ethical Hacking
8 15 (8.82%) Time Management
8 15 (8.82%) Vendor Relationship Management
9 14 (8.24%) Decision-Making
9 14 (8.24%) Line Management
9 14 (8.24%) Mentoring
9 14 (8.24%) Service Delivery
10 13 (7.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (7.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.53%) SQL
2 17 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 16 (9.41%) C#
4 11 (6.47%) Java
4 11 (6.47%) Python
5 10 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 10 (5.88%) C
5 10 (5.88%) C++
5 10 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.88%) Objective-C
5 10 (5.88%) PHP
6 4 (2.35%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.18%) Perl
7 2 (1.18%) VBA
8 1 (0.59%) Ruby
8 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.59%) VB
8 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 170 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (26.47%) MCP
3 41 (24.12%) Security Cleared
4 38 (22.35%) Degree
4 38 (22.35%) MCSA
5 35 (20.59%) CCNA
5 35 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (14.12%) MCITP
7 17 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (9.41%) SC Cleared
9 15 (8.82%) CISSP
9 15 (8.82%) MCTS
10 14 (8.24%) CCNP
10 14 (8.24%) Citrix Certification
11 10 (5.88%) DV Cleared
11 10 (5.88%) GIAC
11 10 (5.88%) Linux+ Certification
11 10 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
11 10 (5.88%) SANS
11 10 (5.88%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.00%) SLA
2 12 (7.06%) GDPR
3 5 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.76%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.18%) PMO
6 1 (0.59%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 94 (55.29%) Active Directory
2 40 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (20.00%) vSphere
4 30 (17.65%) Hyper-V
5 14 (8.24%) Terminal Services
6 11 (6.47%) Docker
6 11 (6.47%) XenApp
7 9 (5.29%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (4.71%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.18%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.59%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.59%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (8.24%) SCCM
2 11 (6.47%) Puppet
3 10 (5.88%) Salt
4 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.59%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.59%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.59%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.59%) Nagios
5 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.59%) Rancher
5 1 (0.59%) SCOM
5 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 114 (67.06%) Microsoft
2 70 (41.18%) VMware
3 36 (21.18%) Citrix
4 25 (14.71%) Cisco
5 5 (2.94%) NEC
5 5 (2.94%) SolarWinds
6 4 (2.35%) HP
6 4 (2.35%) NetApp
6 4 (2.35%) Oracle
7 3 (1.76%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.18%) Bomgar
8 2 (1.18%) EMC
8 2 (1.18%) MobileIron
8 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.59%) Dell
9 1 (0.59%) IBM
9 1 (0.59%) Reuters
9 1 (0.59%) SAP
9 1 (0.59%) Sun
9 1 (0.59%) Veritas