Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 239 187 222
Rank change year-on-year -52 +35 -33
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 96 206 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 1.62% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.92% 7.95% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 86 195 127
North West median annual salary £40,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.00% -14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £20,750 £19,850 £20,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £50,750 £51,250
England median annual salary £44,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% -

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 2,446 2,590 2,774
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.06% 20.43% 22.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,968 1,972 2,145
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -63 47 £42,500 +30.77% 8
Cheshire +16 42 £37,250 +35.45% 4
Merseyside +6 4 £26,250 -65.00% 1
Lancashire -8 3 £28,500 -5.00% 2
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (76.04%) Microsoft
3 62 (64.58%) Active Directory
3 62 (64.58%) Windows
4 40 (41.67%) VMware
5 36 (37.50%) DNS
6 35 (36.46%) ITIL
7 31 (32.29%) MCP
8 30 (31.25%) Office 365
9 28 (29.17%) DHCP
10 26 (27.08%) Citrix
11 25 (26.04%) MCSA
11 25 (26.04%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (25.00%) Cisco
12 24 (25.00%) TCP/IP
13 23 (23.96%) Windows 7
13 23 (23.96%) vSphere
14 22 (22.92%) Windows Server
15 21 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
15 21 (21.88%) PowerShell
16 20 (20.83%) SQL Server
17 19 (19.79%) MCITP
17 19 (19.79%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (19.79%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (19.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
19 17 (17.71%) MS Exchange
19 17 (17.71%) SharePoint
19 17 (17.71%) Hyper-V
20 16 (16.67%) SQL

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 17 (17.71%) MS Exchange
1 17 (17.71%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (6.25%) IIS
5 4 (4.17%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.13%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (31.25%) Office 365
2 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.04%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 36 (37.50%) DNS
2 28 (29.17%) DHCP
3 24 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 16 (16.67%) SAN
5 15 (15.63%) LAN
6 11 (11.46%) WAN
7 9 (9.38%) Firewall
7 9 (9.38%) HTTP
8 6 (6.25%) FTP
8 6 (6.25%) SMTP
8 6 (6.25%) SSH
9 5 (5.21%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (4.17%) Skype
10 4 (4.17%) WLAN
11 3 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (3.13%) Internet
11 3 (3.13%) SSL
11 3 (3.13%) VPN
11 3 (3.13%) Wireless
12 2 (2.08%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (5.21%) Big Data
3 5 (5.21%) MySQL
4 3 (3.13%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.13%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (3.13%) Bitbucket
1 3 (3.13%) CodeSonar
1 3 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.13%) git-flow
1 3 (3.13%) JIRA
1 3 (3.13%) Robot Framework
1 3 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (1.04%) MSI
2 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (12.50%) Finance
1 12 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 8 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (1.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 31 (32.29%) Support Engineer
2 19 (19.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 18 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 11 (11.46%) Desktop Engineer
5 11 (11.46%) Desktop Support
5 11 (11.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 9 (9.38%) IT Engineer
7 8 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
7 8 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (7.29%) 1st Line Engineer
8 7 (7.29%) Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 6 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (6.25%) Consultant
9 6 (6.25%) IT Support
9 6 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (5.21%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.42%) Web Services
2 3 (3.13%) .NET
2 3 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.13%) Django
2 3 (3.13%) Java EE
2 3 (3.13%) LAMP
2 3 (3.13%) Node.js
2 3 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (3.13%) REST
2 3 (3.13%) SOAP
2 3 (3.13%) Spring MVC
2 3 (3.13%) STL
3 1 (1.04%) HTML
3 1 (1.04%) HTML5
3 1 (1.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.21%) NHS
4 4 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.13%) Life Science
5 3 (3.13%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.08%) PKI
7 1 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.04%) Clustering
7 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 62 (64.58%) Windows
2 25 (26.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (23.96%) Windows 7
4 22 (22.92%) Windows Server
5 19 (19.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 12 (12.50%) Android
7 12 (12.50%) Apple iOS
8 11 (11.46%) Mac OS X
9 9 (9.38%) Mac OS
9 9 (9.38%) Windows 8
10 6 (6.25%) Linux
11 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (36.46%) ITIL
2 19 (19.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (19.79%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (9.38%) Migration
3 9 (9.38%) Service Delivery
4 8 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 7 (7.29%) Coaching
5 7 (7.29%) ITIL V3
5 7 (7.29%) Project Management
5 7 (7.29%) Service Management
6 6 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (6.25%) Trend Analysis
7 5 (5.21%) Analytics
7 5 (5.21%) Change Control
7 5 (5.21%) Information Security
7 5 (5.21%) Kanban
7 5 (5.21%) Software Engineering
7 5 (5.21%) Strategic Thinking
8 4 (4.17%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.17%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 16 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (4.17%) C#
3 4 (4.17%) Python
4 3 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.13%) C
4 3 (3.13%) C++
4 3 (3.13%) Java
4 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.13%) Objective-C
4 3 (3.13%) PHP
5 2 (2.08%) VBScript
6 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (32.29%) MCP
3 25 (26.04%) MCSA
4 19 (19.79%) MCITP
5 15 (15.63%) CCNA
5 15 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (13.54%) Degree
7 12 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (11.46%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (10.42%) MCDST
9 10 (10.42%) MCTS
10 5 (5.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (5.21%) Security Cleared
11 3 (3.13%) CISSP
11 3 (3.13%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (3.13%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.13%) GIAC
11 3 (3.13%) Linux+ Certification
11 3 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (3.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.04%) GDPR
3 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (64.58%) Active Directory
2 23 (23.96%) vSphere
3 21 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (17.71%) Hyper-V
5 11 (11.46%) Terminal Services
6 10 (10.42%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (9.38%) XenApp
8 8 (8.33%) Terminal Server
9 7 (7.29%) XenDesktop
10 4 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (3.13%) Docker
12 1 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (1.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) SCCM
2 3 (3.13%) Puppet
2 3 (3.13%) Salt
3 2 (2.08%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.08%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.04%) SCOM
4 1 (1.04%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 73 (76.04%) Microsoft
2 40 (41.67%) VMware
3 26 (27.08%) Citrix
4 24 (25.00%) Cisco
5 12 (12.50%) Ivanti
6 9 (9.38%) MobileIron
7 8 (8.33%) Apple
8 5 (5.21%) NetApp
8 5 (5.21%) Veeam
9 4 (4.17%) Google
9 4 (4.17%) HP
9 4 (4.17%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (3.13%) NETGEAR
10 3 (3.13%) SonicWALL
10 3 (3.13%) WatchGuard
11 2 (2.08%) BMC
11 2 (2.08%) F5
11 2 (2.08%) Nintex
11 2 (2.08%) Qualys
11 2 (2.08%) Sophos