Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 205 183
Rank change year-on-year +16 -22 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 203 164 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.53% 1.31% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.29% 5.83% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 190 131 142
North West median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +14.75% -6.15%
10th Percentile £18,500 £21,000 £21,025
90th Percentile £50,125 £51,250 £48,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2786 2814 3273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.03% 22.50% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2132 2225 2499
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,100 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +34 134 £30,750 -12.14% 11
Cheshire -28 51 £27,500 -17.29% 3
Lancashire +6 12 £30,000 -14.29% 2
Merseyside -3 6 £75,000 +130.77%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 203 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 166 (81.77%) Windows
3 150 (73.89%) Active Directory
4 120 (59.11%) Microsoft
5 115 (56.65%) VMware
6 111 (54.68%) Office 365
7 110 (54.19%) ITIL
7 110 (54.19%) Hyper-V
8 96 (47.29%) MCSA
9 95 (46.80%) Cisco
10 86 (42.36%) WAN
11 80 (39.41%) LAN
11 80 (39.41%) TCP/IP
11 80 (39.41%) Windows Server
12 79 (38.92%) MCP
13 78 (38.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 77 (37.93%) DNS
15 66 (32.51%) SAN
16 63 (31.03%) Firewall
17 59 (29.06%) DHCP
18 48 (23.65%) VMware Infrastructure
19 47 (23.15%) Cisco Certification
20 46 (22.66%) MS Exchange
21 44 (21.67%) Microsoft Office
21 44 (21.67%) Degree
22 42 (20.69%) CCNA
23 39 (19.21%) Windows Server 2008
24 30 (14.78%) SCCM
24 30 (14.78%) Web Services
24 30 (14.78%) Driving Licence

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 46 (22.66%) MS Exchange
2 30 (14.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (13.79%) SharePoint
4 17 (8.37%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (3.45%) IIS
8 1 (0.49%) nginx
8 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 44 (21.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 111 (54.68%) Office 365
2 28 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.42%) IaaS
4 10 (4.93%) PaaS
5 7 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.96%) G Suite
7 3 (1.48%) SaaS
8 2 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 86 (42.36%) WAN
2 80 (39.41%) LAN
2 80 (39.41%) TCP/IP
3 77 (37.93%) DNS
4 66 (32.51%) SAN
5 63 (31.03%) Firewall
6 59 (29.06%) DHCP
7 10 (4.93%) VPN
8 6 (2.96%) WLAN
9 5 (2.46%) MPLS
9 5 (2.46%) NetScaler
9 5 (2.46%) Unified Communications
9 5 (2.46%) VoIP
10 4 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.48%) ISDN
11 3 (1.48%) LDAP
11 3 (1.48%) Skype
12 2 (0.99%) Internet
12 2 (0.99%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) HP UFT
General
1 14 (6.90%) Finance
2 11 (5.42%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.94%) Retail
4 4 (1.97%) Advertising
4 4 (1.97%) Legal
5 3 (1.48%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.48%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Games
6 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 85 (41.87%) Support Engineer
2 47 (23.15%) IT Support
3 42 (20.69%) IT Engineer
4 32 (15.76%) IT Support Engineer
5 30 (14.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 28 (13.79%) Analyst
7 26 (12.81%) 3rd Line Support
8 25 (12.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (11.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 23 (11.33%) Hyper-V Engineer
10 21 (10.34%) 1st Line Engineer
11 20 (9.85%) 1st Line Support
12 18 (8.87%) 1st Line Support Engineer
13 17 (8.37%) Windows Engineer
14 16 (7.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 16 (7.88%) Support Analyst
14 16 (7.88%) Windows Support Engineer
15 15 (7.39%) 2nd Line Support
16 12 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 12 (5.91%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.78%) Web Services
2 5 (2.46%) .NET
3 2 (0.99%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.49%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.49%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.78%) Driving Licence
2 12 (5.91%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.97%) Clustering
6 4 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.97%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.48%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.48%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.99%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.99%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) CMDB
9 1 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.49%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) Replication
9 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 166 (81.77%) Windows
2 80 (39.41%) Windows Server
3 78 (38.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (19.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (12.32%) Windows 7
5 25 (12.32%) Windows 8
6 10 (4.93%) Mac OS X
6 10 (4.93%) Windows 10
7 7 (3.45%) Linux
7 7 (3.45%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.99%) Unix
10 1 (0.49%) CentOS
10 1 (0.49%) Debian
10 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (54.19%) ITIL
2 28 (13.79%) Time Management
3 25 (12.32%) Mentoring
4 20 (9.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (5.91%) Patch Management
6 11 (5.42%) Change Management
6 11 (5.42%) Service Management
7 8 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (3.94%) High Availability
8 7 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (3.45%) Process Improvement
9 6 (2.96%) ITIL V2
9 6 (2.96%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.46%) CRM
10 5 (2.46%) DevOps
10 5 (2.46%) ITIL V3
10 5 (2.46%) Load Balancing
10 5 (2.46%) Project Management
10 5 (2.46%) WAN Optimisation
11 4 (1.97%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.87%) SQL
2 13 (6.40%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.45%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.48%) C#
4 3 (1.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 203 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (47.29%) MCSA
3 79 (38.92%) MCP
4 47 (23.15%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (21.67%) Degree
6 42 (20.69%) CCNA
7 24 (11.82%) CCNP
8 21 (10.34%) Master's Degree
9 17 (8.37%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (8.37%) MCITP
10 15 (7.39%) A+ Certification
11 11 (5.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.96%) CCA
12 6 (2.96%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (2.96%) DBS Check
13 5 (2.46%) CCIE
14 4 (1.97%) CCENT
14 4 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
15 3 (1.48%) CISSP
15 3 (1.48%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.33%) SLA
2 3 (1.48%) QA
3 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.49%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 150 (73.89%) Active Directory
2 110 (54.19%) Hyper-V
3 48 (23.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (13.79%) Terminal Services
5 23 (11.33%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (10.34%) vSphere
7 7 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.46%) XenApp
9 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.49%) KVM
10 1 (0.49%) OpenSIPS
10 1 (0.49%) Varnish
10 1 (0.49%) vCloud
10 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (14.78%) SCCM
2 4 (1.97%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (1.97%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.48%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.99%) WMI
5 1 (0.49%) cPanel
5 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.49%) Plesk
5 1 (0.49%) SCOM
5 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 120 (59.11%) Microsoft
2 115 (56.65%) VMware
3 95 (46.80%) Cisco
4 19 (9.36%) EqualLogic
5 18 (8.87%) Dell
6 16 (7.88%) Citrix
7 13 (6.40%) Apple
8 6 (2.96%) Google
9 5 (2.46%) F5
9 5 (2.46%) HP
9 5 (2.46%) Juniper
9 5 (2.46%) Riverbed
10 4 (1.97%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.97%) Veeam
10 4 (1.97%) Wyse
11 3 (1.48%) Rockwell
11 3 (1.48%) Symantec
12 2 (0.99%) iManage
13 1 (0.49%) Dell Compellent
13 1 (0.49%) Nimble Storage