Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 190 213
Rank change year-on-year -49 +23 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 125 203 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 1.53% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.87% 7.16% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 100 190 130
North West median annual salary £42,250 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.83% -14.29% +11.11%
10th Percentile £18,750 £18,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £50,125 £51,250
England median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.75% - -

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 2,565 2,835 2,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.79% 21.38% 22.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,992 2,161 2,196
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,802 £22,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -50 65 £42,500 +41.67% 12
Cheshire +28 48 £43,500 +58.18% 3
Merseyside +6 7 £42,000 -44.00% 3
Lancashire +1 5 £25,000 -16.67% 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (75.20%) Microsoft
3 73 (58.40%) Active Directory
4 66 (52.80%) Windows
5 52 (41.60%) VMware
5 52 (41.60%) Office 365
6 39 (31.20%) DNS
7 38 (30.40%) SQL Server
8 36 (28.80%) ITIL
8 36 (28.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (26.40%) Windows Server
10 32 (25.60%) TCP/IP
11 30 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 28 (22.40%) Microsoft Azure
12 28 (22.40%) SharePoint
12 28 (22.40%) MCP
13 27 (21.60%) SAN
13 27 (21.60%) Degree
14 26 (20.80%) Windows Server 2008
14 26 (20.80%) MCSA
14 26 (20.80%) Citrix
14 26 (20.80%) CCNA
14 26 (20.80%) Cisco Certification
14 26 (20.80%) vSphere
15 25 (20.00%) DHCP
16 21 (16.80%) Cisco
16 21 (16.80%) Hyper-V
16 21 (16.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 20 (16.00%) Security Cleared
18 19 (15.20%) PowerShell

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 28 (22.40%) SharePoint
2 16 (12.80%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.40%) IIS
5 7 (5.60%) Apache Pig
6 6 (4.80%) Umbraco
7 5 (4.00%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.80%) Apache
8 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.80%) JBoss
8 1 (0.80%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (9.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 52 (41.60%) Office 365
2 28 (22.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.80%) IaaS
5 1 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (31.20%) DNS
2 32 (25.60%) TCP/IP
3 27 (21.60%) SAN
4 25 (20.00%) DHCP
5 17 (13.60%) LAN
6 13 (10.40%) HTTP
7 12 (9.60%) Firewall
7 12 (9.60%) WAN
8 10 (8.00%) Internet
9 7 (5.60%) Network Security
9 7 (5.60%) Skype
9 7 (5.60%) SSL
10 6 (4.80%) FTP
10 6 (4.80%) SMTP
10 6 (4.80%) SSH
11 4 (3.20%) WLAN
12 3 (2.40%) NAS
12 3 (2.40%) VoIP
12 3 (2.40%) WebEx
12 3 (2.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (30.40%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.00%) MySQL
3 9 (7.20%) Big Data
4 7 (5.60%) Apache Hive
4 7 (5.60%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.80%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Selenium
2 7 (5.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (5.60%) Bitbucket
2 7 (5.60%) CodeSonar
2 7 (5.60%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.60%) git-flow
2 7 (5.60%) JIRA
2 7 (5.60%) Robot Framework
3 6 (4.80%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.80%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.80%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.80%) JMeter
4 1 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (8.80%) Finance
1 11 (8.80%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.20%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.20%) Back Office
4 2 (1.60%) Law
5 1 (0.80%) Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (24.00%) Support Engineer
2 21 (16.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (12.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 14 (11.20%) Architect
4 14 (11.20%) IT Support
5 12 (9.60%) 1st Line Engineer
6 11 (8.80%) 1st Line Support
6 11 (8.80%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 11 (8.80%) IT Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) Analyst
8 8 (6.40%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Technical Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) IT Support Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Java Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Software Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.80%) Web Services
2 8 (6.40%) .NET
2 8 (6.40%) LAMP
2 8 (6.40%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (5.60%) .NET Framework
3 7 (5.60%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.60%) Django
3 7 (5.60%) Java EE
3 7 (5.60%) Node.js
3 7 (5.60%) REST
3 7 (5.60%) SOAP
3 7 (5.60%) Spring MVC
3 7 (5.60%) STL
4 1 (0.80%) COM
4 1 (0.80%) LDAP
4 1 (0.80%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.80%) Middleware
4 1 (0.80%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 10 (8.00%) NHS
2 9 (7.20%) Virtual Team
3 7 (5.60%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.40%) Life Science
6 3 (2.40%) PKI
7 2 (1.60%) Clustering
8 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.80%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.80%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 66 (52.80%) Windows
2 36 (28.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 33 (26.40%) Windows Server
4 26 (20.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (10.40%) Android
5 13 (10.40%) Apple iOS
6 12 (9.60%) Linux
7 9 (7.20%) Mac OS X
8 8 (6.40%) Windows 7
9 6 (4.80%) Mac OS
10 5 (4.00%) Windows 10
11 4 (3.20%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.80%) CentOS
12 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.80%) Solaris
12 1 (0.80%) Unix
12 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.80%) ITIL
2 21 (16.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (15.20%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (14.40%) Project Management
5 15 (12.00%) Data Protection
6 13 (10.40%) Analytics
6 13 (10.40%) Presales
7 11 (8.80%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (8.80%) Ethical Hacking
8 10 (8.00%) Decision-Making
8 10 (8.00%) ERP
8 10 (8.00%) Programme Management
9 9 (7.20%) Mentoring
9 9 (7.20%) Strategic Thinking
10 8 (6.40%) Coaching
10 8 (6.40%) Information Security
10 8 (6.40%) Test Automation
11 7 (5.60%) Multithreading
11 7 (5.60%) Scrum
11 7 (5.60%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.20%) PowerShell
2 16 (12.80%) SQL
3 11 (8.80%) C#
4 8 (6.40%) Java
4 8 (6.40%) Python
5 7 (5.60%) Bash Shell
5 7 (5.60%) C
5 7 (5.60%) C++
5 7 (5.60%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.60%) Objective-C
5 7 (5.60%) PHP
6 2 (1.60%) VB
6 2 (1.60%) VBScript
7 1 (0.80%) Perl
7 1 (0.80%) Ruby
7 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 125 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (22.40%) MCP
3 27 (21.60%) Degree
4 26 (20.80%) CCNA
4 26 (20.80%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (20.80%) MCSA
5 20 (16.00%) Security Cleared
6 19 (15.20%) MCITP
7 16 (12.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (9.60%) CCNP
8 12 (9.60%) MCTS
9 11 (8.80%) CISSP
10 10 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (5.60%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (5.60%) CompTIA Security+
11 7 (5.60%) GIAC
11 7 (5.60%) Linux+ Certification
11 7 (5.60%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (5.60%) SANS
11 7 (5.60%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.60%) GDPR
2 10 (8.00%) SLA
3 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.80%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.80%) PMO
4 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 73 (58.40%) Active Directory
2 30 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (20.80%) vSphere
4 21 (16.80%) Hyper-V
5 12 (9.60%) Terminal Services
6 11 (8.80%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (8.00%) XenApp
8 8 (6.40%) Docker
9 7 (5.60%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.60%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.80%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.80%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (6.40%) Puppet
2 7 (5.60%) Salt
3 6 (4.80%) SCCM
4 1 (0.80%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.80%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.80%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.80%) Nagios
4 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.80%) Rancher
4 1 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 94 (75.20%) Microsoft
2 52 (41.60%) VMware
3 26 (20.80%) Citrix
4 21 (16.80%) Cisco
5 6 (4.80%) Ivanti
5 6 (4.80%) MobileIron
6 4 (3.20%) Google
6 4 (3.20%) HP
6 4 (3.20%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.40%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (1.60%) Apple
8 2 (1.60%) F5
8 2 (1.60%) NetApp
8 2 (1.60%) Qualys
8 2 (1.60%) Sophos
9 1 (0.80%) EMC
9 1 (0.80%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.80%) Veeam
9 1 (0.80%) WatchGuard