Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 239 192
Rank change year-on-year +64 -47 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 206 122 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.68% 0.99% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.30% 4.36% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 176 102 123
North West median annual salary £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £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 2,481 2,801 2,887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.28% 22.64% 25.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,849 2,088 2,351
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +46 102 £37,500 +7.14% 21
Cheshire -1 69 £47,500 +26.67% 2
Lancashire +24 31 £28,000 +38.27% 2
Merseyside 0 4 £35,000 -12.50% 2
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 206 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 152 (73.79%) Microsoft
3 151 (73.30%) Windows
4 125 (60.68%) Active Directory
5 106 (51.46%) VMware
6 103 (50.00%) Office 365
7 88 (42.72%) MCSA
8 87 (42.23%) Windows Server
9 74 (35.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 74 (35.92%) SQL Server
10 73 (35.44%) ITIL
10 73 (35.44%) MCP
11 54 (26.21%) WAN
11 54 (26.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 53 (25.73%) Hyper-V
13 52 (25.24%) LAN
14 50 (24.27%) VMware Infrastructure
15 49 (23.79%) Microsoft Office
15 49 (23.79%) SAN
16 48 (23.30%) DNS
17 47 (22.82%) TCP/IP
18 45 (21.84%) SQL
19 40 (19.42%) Cisco
19 40 (19.42%) MS Exchange
20 38 (18.45%) Firewall
20 38 (18.45%) SCCM
21 36 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
22 34 (16.50%) Degree
23 33 (16.02%) IIS
24 29 (14.08%) vSphere

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 40 (19.42%) MS Exchange
2 33 (16.02%) IIS
3 14 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (6.31%) SharePoint
5 12 (5.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.88%) Skype for Business
7 7 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.46%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.97%) Apache
10 1 (0.49%) Confluence
10 1 (0.49%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.49%) JBoss
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 49 (23.79%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (7.28%) Elite 3E
1 15 (7.28%) Workfront
2 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 103 (50.00%) Office 365
2 36 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (12.14%) IaaS
4 19 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (9.22%) PaaS
5 18 (8.74%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (6.31%) SaaS
7 2 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (26.21%) WAN
2 52 (25.24%) LAN
3 49 (23.79%) SAN
4 48 (23.30%) DNS
5 47 (22.82%) TCP/IP
6 38 (18.45%) Firewall
7 27 (13.11%) DHCP
8 16 (7.77%) Network Security
9 12 (5.83%) VPN
10 11 (5.34%) Unified Communications
11 8 (3.88%) Skype
11 8 (3.88%) VLAN
12 7 (3.40%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (2.91%) PBX
14 5 (2.43%) Internet
14 5 (2.43%) Reverse Proxy
14 5 (2.43%) WLAN
15 4 (1.94%) Wireless
16 3 (1.46%) HTTP
16 3 (1.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (35.92%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (5.34%) MySQL
4 3 (1.46%) Apache Hive
4 3 (1.46%) Big Data
4 3 (1.46%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (9.22%) JIRA
2 4 (1.94%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.46%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.46%) CodeSonar
3 3 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.46%) git-flow
3 3 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (1.46%) Robot Framework
3 3 (1.46%) Selenium
3 3 (1.46%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (9.22%) Finance
2 7 (3.40%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.91%) Retail
4 3 (1.46%) Games
5 2 (0.97%) Back Office
5 2 (0.97%) Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Advertising
6 1 (0.49%) Automotive
6 1 (0.49%) Legal
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (22.33%) Support Engineer
2 42 (20.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 33 (16.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (9.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (9.22%) IT Support
6 18 (8.74%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (8.74%) 3rd Line Support
6 18 (8.74%) Developer
7 17 (8.25%) Applications Support
7 17 (8.25%) Architect
7 17 (8.25%) IT Engineer
8 16 (7.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (7.28%) Applications Developer
9 15 (7.28%) Windows Engineer
10 14 (6.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 14 (6.80%) Analyst
10 14 (6.80%) IT Support Engineer
10 14 (6.80%) Operations Engineer
11 13 (6.31%) 1st Line Support
11 13 (6.31%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.14%) .NET
2 19 (9.22%) .NET Framework
3 13 (6.31%) Web Services
4 3 (1.46%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.46%) Django
4 3 (1.46%) Java EE
4 3 (1.46%) LAMP
4 3 (1.46%) Node.js
4 3 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.46%) REST
4 3 (1.46%) SOAP
4 3 (1.46%) Spring MVC
4 3 (1.46%) STL
5 2 (0.97%) LDAP
6 1 (0.49%) COM
6 1 (0.49%) HTML
6 1 (0.49%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.68%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.28%) Clustering
3 13 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.31%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (6.31%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.37%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (3.40%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.43%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.94%) PKI
8 4 (1.94%) Replication
8 4 (1.94%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.97%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.97%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.49%) iPad
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Licensing
10 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 151 (73.30%) Windows
2 87 (42.23%) Windows Server
3 74 (35.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (26.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (12.62%) Linux
6 23 (11.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (4.85%) Windows 7
8 9 (4.37%) Windows 10
9 7 (3.40%) Mac OS X
9 7 (3.40%) Unix
10 5 (2.43%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.94%) Android
11 4 (1.94%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.94%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.46%) CentOS
12 3 (1.46%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.97%) Solaris
13 2 (0.97%) SUSE
14 1 (0.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (35.44%) ITIL
2 27 (13.11%) Service Management
3 25 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (11.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 24 (11.65%) Project Management
5 23 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (11.17%) DevOps
6 21 (10.19%) Mentoring
7 20 (9.71%) Presales
7 20 (9.71%) Scrum
8 18 (8.74%) CRM
8 18 (8.74%) E-Commerce
9 16 (7.77%) Service Delivery
10 15 (7.28%) Change Control
10 15 (7.28%) Configuration Management
10 15 (7.28%) Statistics
10 15 (7.28%) Time Management
11 13 (6.31%) Break/Fix
12 12 (5.83%) Coaching
13 11 (5.34%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (21.84%) SQL
2 27 (13.11%) T-SQL
3 26 (12.62%) PowerShell
4 21 (10.19%) VBA
5 9 (4.37%) C#
6 4 (1.94%) Java
7 3 (1.46%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.46%) C
7 3 (1.46%) C++
7 3 (1.46%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.46%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.46%) PHP
7 3 (1.46%) Python
8 2 (0.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 206 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (42.72%) MCSA
3 73 (35.44%) MCP
4 34 (16.50%) Degree
5 27 (13.11%) Security Cleared
6 20 (9.71%) CCNA
6 20 (9.71%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (7.77%) MCITP
8 13 (6.31%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (5.83%) MCTS
10 11 (5.34%) SC Cleared
10 11 (5.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (2.43%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (2.43%) CCNP
12 5 (2.43%) CISSP
12 5 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.94%) RHCT
14 3 (1.46%) CompTIA Security+
14 3 (1.46%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.59%) SLA
2 5 (2.43%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.97%) GDPR
4 1 (0.49%) PMO
System Software
1 125 (60.68%) Active Directory
2 53 (25.73%) Hyper-V
3 50 (24.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (14.08%) vSphere
5 19 (9.22%) Terminal Services
6 11 (5.34%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (5.34%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.43%) BitLocker
7 5 (2.43%) XenApp
7 5 (2.43%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.46%) Docker
9 2 (0.97%) XenServer
10 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.49%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 38 (18.45%) SCCM
2 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (2.91%) SCOM
3 5 (2.43%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.46%) Puppet
4 3 (1.46%) Salt
4 3 (1.46%) vCenter Server
4 3 (1.46%) WSUS
5 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.49%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.49%) WMI
5 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 152 (73.79%) Microsoft
2 106 (51.46%) VMware
3 40 (19.42%) Cisco
4 24 (11.65%) Citrix
5 19 (9.22%) Oracle
6 15 (7.28%) Intapp
6 15 (7.28%) Reuters
6 15 (7.28%) SAP
7 8 (3.88%) Veeam
8 7 (3.40%) HP
9 6 (2.91%) Dell
9 6 (2.91%) NEC
9 6 (2.91%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.43%) Acme Packet
10 5 (2.43%) NetApp
10 5 (2.43%) Sonus
11 4 (1.94%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.46%) Apple
13 2 (0.97%) Bomgar
13 2 (0.97%) EMC