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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / North West
Rank 204 154 155
Rank change year-on-year -50 +1  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 50 85 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 1.50% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.56% 5.88% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 43 69 78
Median salary £39,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £22,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year -2.59% +5.47%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1403 1446 1804
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.82% 25.44% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1013 1168 1406
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing MCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -37 36 £39,500 +5.33% 7
Cheshire -3 10 £45,000 +104.54% 5
Merseyside -1 5 £30,000 -17.24% 3
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (77.52%) Windows
3 98 (75.97%) Active Directory
4 88 (68.22%) Microsoft
5 68 (52.71%) VMware
6 66 (51.16%) Windows Server
7 55 (42.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 48 (37.21%) ITIL
9 46 (35.66%) MCSA
9 46 (35.66%) MS Exchange
10 40 (31.01%) Hyper-V
11 37 (28.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
12 36 (27.91%) SQL Server
12 36 (27.91%) Office 365
13 33 (25.58%) DNS
14 32 (24.81%) WAN
14 32 (24.81%) Cisco
14 32 (24.81%) MCP
15 31 (24.03%) MS Excel
15 31 (24.03%) MCITP
15 31 (24.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 30 (23.26%) CCNA
17 29 (22.48%) DHCP
17 29 (22.48%) Microsoft Azure
18 28 (21.71%) Windows Server 2012
19 26 (20.16%) VPN
19 26 (20.16%) LAN
20 24 (18.60%) Linux
20 24 (18.60%) SQL

MCSE
Top Related 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 46 (35.66%) MS Exchange
2 22 (17.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.75%) IIS
5 7 (5.43%) Apache
5 7 (5.43%) Skype for Business
6 6 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (4.65%) Confluence
6 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (4.65%) JBoss
6 6 (4.65%) Tomcat
7 5 (3.88%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.10%) IBM Notes
9 3 (2.33%) Site Server
10 2 (1.55%) nginx
10 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.78%) SAS
11 1 (0.78%) Zimbra
Applications
1 31 (24.03%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.55%) Magento
2 2 (1.55%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.78%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 36 (27.91%) Office 365
2 29 (22.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (8.53%) IaaS
5 10 (7.75%) SaaS
6 9 (6.98%) PaaS
7 3 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.33%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.78%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 33 (25.58%) DNS
2 32 (24.81%) WAN
3 29 (22.48%) DHCP
4 26 (20.16%) LAN
4 26 (20.16%) VPN
5 21 (16.28%) SAN
6 18 (13.95%) Firewall
6 18 (13.95%) VoIP
7 16 (12.40%) TCP/IP
8 10 (7.75%) Network Security
9 9 (6.98%) Wireless
10 7 (5.43%) Skype
10 7 (5.43%) VLAN
11 6 (4.65%) Internet
11 6 (4.65%) MPLS
11 6 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (3.88%) HTTP
12 5 (3.88%) Unified Communications
13 4 (3.10%) FTP
13 4 (3.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.78%) MySQL
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (6.98%) MSI
2 8 (6.20%) InstallShield
3 6 (4.65%) JIRA
4 1 (0.78%) Ant
4 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.78%) Maven
4 1 (0.78%) NUnit
4 1 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.78%) QUnit
4 1 (0.78%) Selenium
4 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (6.98%) Finance
2 8 (6.20%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.65%) Banking
4 6 (4.65%) Retail
5 3 (2.33%) Marketing
6 2 (1.55%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (30.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (17.83%) Analyst
3 19 (14.73%) Support Engineer
4 17 (13.18%) Support Analyst
5 15 (11.63%) IT Engineer
5 15 (11.63%) IT Support
6 13 (10.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (10.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (7.75%) Architect
7 10 (7.75%) Infrastructure Support
8 9 (6.98%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (6.20%) IT Manager
10 7 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Desktop Support
11 6 (4.65%) IT Analyst
11 6 (4.65%) IT Support Analyst
11 6 (4.65%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.65%) Middleware
2 5 (3.88%) Web Services
3 2 (1.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.05%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.53%) Public Cloud
3 8 (6.20%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (4.65%) Life Science
5 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.10%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.55%) Biotechnology
7 2 (1.55%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.55%) PKI
7 2 (1.55%) Replication
7 2 (1.55%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.78%) Clustering
8 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.78%) FMCG
8 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 100 (77.52%) Windows
2 66 (51.16%) Windows Server
3 37 (28.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (21.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (18.60%) Linux
6 18 (13.95%) Windows 7
7 16 (12.40%) Windows 8
8 8 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (6.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.88%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (3.88%) Mac OS X
9 5 (3.88%) Solaris
10 4 (3.10%) CentOS
10 4 (3.10%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.33%) Unix
12 2 (1.55%) Debian
12 2 (1.55%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.78%) AIX
13 1 (0.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (37.21%) ITIL
2 12 (9.30%) IT Strategy
2 12 (9.30%) Service Management
3 10 (7.75%) Document Management
3 10 (7.75%) PRINCE2
3 10 (7.75%) Process Improvement
3 10 (7.75%) Time Management
4 9 (6.98%) Application Packaging
4 9 (6.98%) CRM
5 8 (6.20%) Application Virtualisation
5 8 (6.20%) DevOps
5 8 (6.20%) Load Balancing
6 7 (5.43%) Data Protection
6 7 (5.43%) Identity Management
6 7 (5.43%) ITIL V3
7 6 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (4.65%) Line Management
7 6 (4.65%) Mentoring
7 6 (4.65%) TOGAF
7 6 (4.65%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.60%) SQL
2 19 (14.73%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.33%) VBScript
4 2 (1.55%) VB
5 1 (0.78%) C#
5 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (35.66%) MCSA
3 37 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (24.81%) MCP
5 31 (24.03%) MCITP
5 31 (24.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 30 (23.26%) CCNA
7 17 (13.18%) Degree
8 14 (10.85%) Security Cleared
9 8 (6.20%) BC Cleared
9 8 (6.20%) MCTS
9 8 (6.20%) NCIE
10 6 (4.65%) CISSP
10 6 (4.65%) EMC Certification
10 6 (4.65%) RHCE
10 6 (4.65%) SC Cleared
11 5 (3.88%) DBS Check
12 4 (3.10%) A+ Certification
12 4 (3.10%) Sun Certification
12 4 (3.10%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.20%) SLA
2 7 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.55%) QA
5 1 (0.78%) GPG13
5 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 98 (75.97%) Active Directory
2 55 (42.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (31.01%) Hyper-V
4 16 (12.40%) vSphere
5 9 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.10%) Sendmail
7 4 (3.10%) XenApp
8 2 (1.55%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.55%) KVM
8 2 (1.55%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.55%) Varnish
8 2 (1.55%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.78%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 10 (7.75%) SCCM
2 9 (6.98%) SCOrch
3 7 (5.43%) vRealize
4 6 (4.65%) AirWatch
5 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (3.88%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.55%) cPanel
6 2 (1.55%) Plesk
6 2 (1.55%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.78%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.78%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.78%) Cacti
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.78%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.78%) Icinga
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.78%) SCOM
7 1 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 88 (68.22%) Microsoft
2 68 (52.71%) VMware
3 32 (24.81%) Cisco
4 18 (13.95%) Citrix
5 11 (8.53%) NetApp
6 9 (6.98%) EMC
6 9 (6.98%) HP
7 7 (5.43%) EqualLogic
7 7 (5.43%) Oracle
8 6 (4.65%) Apple
8 6 (4.65%) Atlassian
8 6 (4.65%) Dell
8 6 (4.65%) F5
8 6 (4.65%) IBM
8 6 (4.65%) Software AG
9 4 (3.10%) Avaya
9 4 (3.10%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.10%) Juniper
9 4 (3.10%) Lotus
9 4 (3.10%) Red Hat
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