Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 232 212
Rank change year-on-year +55 -20 -33
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 205 153 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.63% 1.16% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.87% 5.13% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 164 128 103
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +2.04%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,775 £22,550
90th Percentile £52,875 £51,625 £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 2,604 2,983 2,793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.73% 22.54% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,924 2,245 2,291
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,575 £23,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +34 100 £40,000 +18.52% 15
Cheshire +7 69 £37,500 - 4
Lancashire +33 29 £28,000 +0.90% 1
Merseyside +11 7 £40,000 - 2
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 205 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 139 (67.80%) Microsoft
3 138 (67.32%) Windows
4 127 (61.95%) Active Directory
5 98 (47.80%) Office 365
6 96 (46.83%) VMware
7 86 (41.95%) Windows Server
8 82 (40.00%) SQL Server
9 74 (36.10%) MCSA
10 72 (35.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 70 (34.15%) MCP
12 66 (32.20%) ITIL
13 53 (25.85%) Windows Server 2012
14 50 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
15 44 (21.46%) SAN
16 43 (20.98%) DNS
16 43 (20.98%) Security Cleared
16 43 (20.98%) Hyper-V
17 42 (20.49%) Microsoft Office
18 40 (19.51%) TCP/IP
18 40 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
19 38 (18.54%) Degree
20 37 (18.05%) Cisco
21 36 (17.56%) SQL
21 36 (17.56%) Project Management
22 35 (17.07%) WAN
23 34 (16.59%) LAN
23 34 (16.59%) Firewall
24 33 (16.10%) MS Exchange
25 32 (15.61%) Presales

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 33 (16.10%) MS Exchange
2 30 (14.63%) IIS
3 20 (9.76%) SharePoint
4 13 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.39%) Skype for Business
6 7 (3.41%) Apache Pig
6 7 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (2.93%) Umbraco
8 5 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.98%) Apache
10 1 (0.49%) Confluence
10 1 (0.49%) JBoss
10 1 (0.49%) nginx
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 42 (20.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (7.32%) Elite 3E
1 15 (7.32%) Workfront
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 98 (47.80%) Office 365
2 40 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (10.73%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (7.32%) IaaS
5 9 (4.39%) PaaS
6 6 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.46%) SaaS
8 2 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (21.46%) SAN
2 43 (20.98%) DNS
3 40 (19.51%) TCP/IP
4 35 (17.07%) WAN
5 34 (16.59%) Firewall
5 34 (16.59%) LAN
6 19 (9.27%) DHCP
7 18 (8.78%) Network Security
8 11 (5.37%) Internet
8 11 (5.37%) Skype
8 11 (5.37%) Unified Communications
8 11 (5.37%) VPN
9 9 (4.39%) VLAN
10 7 (3.41%) HTTP
10 7 (3.41%) SSL
11 6 (2.93%) PBX
11 6 (2.93%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (2.44%) Reverse Proxy
12 5 (2.44%) WLAN
13 4 (1.95%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (7.32%) MySQL
4 7 (3.41%) Apache Hive
4 7 (3.41%) Big Data
4 7 (3.41%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.49%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (11.22%) JIRA
2 8 (3.90%) Selenium
3 7 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (3.41%) Bitbucket
3 7 (3.41%) CodeSonar
3 7 (3.41%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.41%) git-flow
3 7 (3.41%) Robot Framework
3 7 (3.41%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.98%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.49%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.49%) JMeter
General
1 18 (8.78%) Finance
2 8 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.93%) Retail
4 2 (0.98%) Back Office
4 2 (0.98%) Banking
4 2 (0.98%) Games
4 2 (0.98%) Law
5 1 (0.49%) Advertising
5 1 (0.49%) Automotive
5 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (17.07%) Support Engineer
2 32 (15.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 30 (14.63%) Architect
3 30 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (9.76%) Applications Support
5 19 (9.27%) Developer
6 17 (8.29%) 1st Line Engineer
6 17 (8.29%) IT Support
7 16 (7.80%) 1st Line Support
7 16 (7.80%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 15 (7.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (7.32%) Applications Developer
8 15 (7.32%) Lead Architect
9 14 (6.83%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (6.83%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (6.83%) Cloud Architect
9 14 (6.83%) Technical Architect
10 13 (6.34%) Operations Engineer
11 12 (5.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (5.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.68%) .NET
2 22 (10.73%) .NET Framework
3 8 (3.90%) LAMP
3 8 (3.90%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (3.90%) Web Services
4 7 (3.41%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.41%) Django
4 7 (3.41%) Java EE
4 7 (3.41%) Node.js
4 7 (3.41%) REST
4 7 (3.41%) SOAP
4 7 (3.41%) Spring MVC
4 7 (3.41%) STL
5 3 (1.46%) LDAP
6 1 (0.49%) COM
6 1 (0.49%) HTML
6 1 (0.49%) HTML5
6 1 (0.49%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.49%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.22%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.83%) Clustering
3 13 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.90%) Virtual Team
6 7 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.93%) NHS
8 5 (2.44%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (2.44%) Replication
9 4 (1.95%) PKI
10 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.98%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.98%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Licensing
12 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 138 (67.32%) Windows
2 86 (41.95%) Windows Server
3 72 (35.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (25.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (13.17%) Linux
6 18 (8.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (3.90%) Mac OS X
8 7 (3.41%) Android
8 7 (3.41%) Apple iOS
8 7 (3.41%) Windows 10
9 6 (2.93%) Unix
9 6 (2.93%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.46%) CentOS
10 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.46%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.46%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.98%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.98%) Solaris
11 2 (0.98%) SUSE
12 1 (0.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (32.20%) ITIL
2 36 (17.56%) Project Management
3 32 (15.61%) Presales
4 29 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (13.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (11.71%) Service Management
7 21 (10.24%) Time Management
8 19 (9.27%) Mentoring
8 19 (9.27%) Service Delivery
9 16 (7.80%) CRM
9 16 (7.80%) Data Protection
10 15 (7.32%) Change Control
10 15 (7.32%) Configuration Management
10 15 (7.32%) Line Management
10 15 (7.32%) Programme Management
10 15 (7.32%) Server Virtualisation
10 15 (7.32%) Statistics
11 14 (6.83%) Customer Requirements
11 14 (6.83%) E-Commerce
11 14 (6.83%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.56%) SQL
2 23 (11.22%) PowerShell
3 21 (10.24%) T-SQL
4 19 (9.27%) VBA
5 14 (6.83%) C#
6 8 (3.90%) Java
6 8 (3.90%) Python
7 7 (3.41%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.41%) C
7 7 (3.41%) C++
7 7 (3.41%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.41%) Objective-C
7 7 (3.41%) PHP
8 2 (0.98%) Perl
9 1 (0.49%) Ruby
9 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.49%) VB
9 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 205 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (36.10%) MCSA
3 70 (34.15%) MCP
4 43 (20.98%) Security Cleared
5 38 (18.54%) Degree
6 30 (14.63%) CCNA
6 30 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (9.27%) MCITP
8 17 (8.29%) Citrix Certification
8 17 (8.29%) SC Cleared
9 15 (7.32%) CCNP
9 15 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (5.85%) CISSP
11 11 (5.37%) MCTS
12 8 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (3.41%) GIAC
13 7 (3.41%) Linux+ Certification
13 7 (3.41%) Network+ Certification
13 7 (3.41%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.27%) SLA
2 13 (6.34%) GDPR
3 7 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.44%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.98%) PMO
6 1 (0.49%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 127 (61.95%) Active Directory
2 50 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (20.98%) Hyper-V
4 25 (12.20%) vSphere
5 13 (6.34%) Terminal Services
6 8 (3.90%) Docker
7 7 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.95%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.46%) XenApp
11 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.49%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (13.66%) SCCM
2 8 (3.90%) Puppet
3 7 (3.41%) Salt
4 6 (2.93%) SCOM
5 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.46%) WSUS
7 2 (0.98%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.98%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.49%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.49%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.49%) Nagios
8 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.49%) Rancher
8 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 139 (67.80%) Microsoft
2 96 (46.83%) VMware
3 37 (18.05%) Cisco
4 30 (14.63%) Citrix
5 19 (9.27%) Oracle
6 15 (7.32%) Intapp
6 15 (7.32%) Reuters
6 15 (7.32%) SAP
7 10 (4.88%) SolarWinds
8 8 (3.90%) HP
9 6 (2.93%) NEC
9 6 (2.93%) Veeam
10 5 (2.44%) Acme Packet
10 5 (2.44%) Sonus
11 4 (1.95%) Dell
11 4 (1.95%) NetApp
12 3 (1.46%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.46%) WatchGuard
13 2 (0.98%) Bomgar
13 2 (0.98%) Zerto