Period
to 21 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 259 191 212
Rank change year-on-year -68 +21 +20
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 75 179 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 1.48% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.24% 7.07% 6.05%
Number of salaries quoted 66 144 152
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £30,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% +30.08% -18.00%
10th Percentile £25,625 £18,750 £20,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £52,875 £51,700
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -

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 2,318 2,533 2,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.06% 20.88% 21.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,508 1,893 2,192
North West median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.30% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £66,269 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%

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 21 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 -30 36 £45,250 +9.70% 8
Cheshire -10 19 £37,500 -10.71% 5
Merseyside +2 12 £47,500 +30.14% 2
Lancashire -30 10 £25,000 -10.71% 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2019, 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 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (78.67%) Active Directory
2 59 (78.67%) Microsoft
3 54 (72.00%) Windows
4 41 (54.67%) VMware
5 37 (49.33%) Office 365
6 33 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 33 (44.00%) DNS
7 32 (42.67%) Cisco
8 29 (38.67%) Azure
8 29 (38.67%) Windows Server
9 28 (37.33%) DHCP
9 28 (37.33%) MCSA
9 28 (37.33%) ITIL
10 26 (34.67%) WAN
11 24 (32.00%) LAN
11 24 (32.00%) Hyper-V
12 22 (29.33%) TCP/IP
13 20 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 19 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (22.67%) MCP
15 17 (22.67%) vSphere
15 17 (22.67%) Virtual Machines
16 16 (21.33%) SharePoint
16 16 (21.33%) CCNA
17 15 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (20.00%) PowerShell
18 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (18.67%) SAN

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 16 (21.33%) SharePoint
2 12 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (6.67%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 37 (49.33%) Office 365
2 29 (38.67%) Azure
3 11 (14.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (10.67%) AWS
5 5 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.67%) IaaS
7 1 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 33 (44.00%) DNS
2 28 (37.33%) DHCP
3 26 (34.67%) WAN
4 24 (32.00%) LAN
5 22 (29.33%) TCP/IP
6 14 (18.67%) SAN
7 9 (12.00%) Firewall
8 5 (6.67%) VPN
9 4 (5.33%) NAS
9 4 (5.33%) Skype
9 4 (5.33%) VoIP
10 3 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (4.00%) MPLS
11 2 (2.67%) Internet
11 2 (2.67%) IP Telephony
11 2 (2.67%) IPsec
11 2 (2.67%) WLAN
12 1 (1.33%) PPP
12 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.67%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (8.00%) Finance
1 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.33%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.33%) Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (21.33%) Consultant
2 15 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 15 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (12.00%) Support Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) Cloud Consultant
5 8 (10.67%) IT Engineer
6 7 (9.33%) Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) IT Support
7 5 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Security Architect
9 3 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.67%) Web Services
2 2 (2.67%) HTML
2 2 (2.67%) HTML5
2 2 (2.67%) JSON
3 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.33%) CSS
3 1 (1.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Driving Licence
2 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.33%) Private Cloud
3 4 (5.33%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.33%) Replication
3 4 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.67%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.67%) NHS
6 1 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.33%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.33%) Life Science
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) Mashup
6 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (72.00%) Windows
2 33 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (38.67%) Windows Server
4 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (16.00%) Windows 10
5 12 (16.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.00%) Windows 8
7 5 (6.67%) Linux
8 3 (4.00%) Android
8 3 (4.00%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.67%) Unix
9 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.33%) ITIL
2 20 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (14.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (10.67%) Migration
6 6 (8.00%) Change Management
6 6 (8.00%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (6.67%) Presales
7 5 (6.67%) Project Delivery
7 5 (6.67%) Service Management
7 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.33%) Analytics
8 4 (5.33%) Data Privacy
8 4 (5.33%) DNA
8 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (5.33%) Server Management
8 4 (5.33%) TOGAF
9 3 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (4.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.33%) SQL
3 2 (2.67%) C#
4 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (37.33%) MCSA
3 19 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (22.67%) MCP
5 16 (21.33%) CCNA
6 15 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (17.33%) Degree
8 10 (13.33%) CCNP
8 10 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (13.33%) MCITP
9 4 (5.33%) A+ Certification
10 3 (4.00%) CISMP
10 3 (4.00%) CISSP
11 2 (2.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (2.67%) CCSP
11 2 (2.67%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (2.67%) DBS Check
11 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.67%) VCAP
12 1 (1.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) SLA
2 3 (4.00%) QA
3 2 (2.67%) GDPR
3 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (78.67%) Active Directory
2 33 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (32.00%) Hyper-V
4 17 (22.67%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (22.67%) vSphere
5 14 (18.67%) Terminal Services
6 4 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.00%) XenApp
8 2 (2.67%) Docker
9 1 (1.33%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (6.67%) SCCM
1 5 (6.67%) WSUS
2 2 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.33%) SCOM
3 1 (1.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 59 (78.67%) Microsoft
2 41 (54.67%) VMware
3 32 (42.67%) Cisco
4 10 (13.33%) HP
5 8 (10.67%) Citrix
6 4 (5.33%) Apple
6 4 (5.33%) Nimble Storage
7 3 (4.00%) Dell
7 3 (4.00%) IronPort
7 3 (4.00%) NetApp
8 2 (2.67%) Databricks
8 2 (2.67%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.67%) Veeam
8 2 (2.67%) Virgin Media
9 1 (1.33%) Aruba
9 1 (1.33%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.33%) NETGEAR
9 1 (1.33%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.33%) Ubiquiti
9 1 (1.33%) WatchGuard