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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 180 146
Rank change year-on-year -11 -34  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 88 58 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.29% 1.03% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.85% 4.26% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67 43 79
Median salary £30,000 £35,448 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.36% +4.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  

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 1503 1361 1554
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.00% 24.19% 24.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1168 1148 1254
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,125
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +1 47 £28,500 -10.93% 12
Cheshire -14 29 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Merseyside -10 7 £42,500 +30.76%
Lancashire 0 1 £32,500 +39.78% 2
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 138 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (68.84%) Windows
3 84 (60.87%) Active Directory
4 78 (56.52%) Microsoft
5 62 (44.93%) VMware
5 62 (44.93%) Windows Server
6 59 (42.75%) ITIL
7 47 (34.06%) MCSA
7 47 (34.06%) Cisco
8 46 (33.33%) WAN
9 44 (31.88%) Hyper-V
10 43 (31.16%) MCP
11 42 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
12 37 (26.81%) MS Exchange
13 33 (23.91%) LAN
14 32 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
15 31 (22.46%) Office 365
16 29 (21.01%) TCP/IP
17 28 (20.29%) CCNA
17 28 (20.29%) Microsoft Azure
18 26 (18.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 25 (18.12%) Degree
19 25 (18.12%) Windows Server 2012
20 24 (17.39%) Firewall
20 24 (17.39%) SLA
21 23 (16.67%) DNS
21 23 (16.67%) Unified Communications
21 23 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
22 20 (14.49%) Citrix
23 19 (13.77%) 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 37 (26.81%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (7.25%) Skype for Business
4 9 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (6.52%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.35%) Confluence
6 4 (2.90%) IIS
6 4 (2.90%) nginx
7 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.72%) Apache
8 1 (0.72%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.72%) CMS
8 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Magento
2 1 (0.72%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 31 (22.46%) Office 365
2 28 (20.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.80%) IaaS
5 6 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.62%) PaaS
6 5 (3.62%) SaaS
7 2 (1.45%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 46 (33.33%) WAN
2 33 (23.91%) LAN
3 29 (21.01%) TCP/IP
4 24 (17.39%) Firewall
5 23 (16.67%) DNS
5 23 (16.67%) Unified Communications
6 18 (13.04%) VoIP
7 15 (10.87%) DHCP
7 15 (10.87%) VPN
8 14 (10.14%) NetScaler
8 14 (10.14%) SAN
9 11 (7.97%) Skype
10 8 (5.80%) Network Security
11 6 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (2.90%) ISDN
12 4 (2.90%) WLAN
13 3 (2.17%) NAS
14 2 (1.45%) Internet
14 2 (1.45%) LDAP
15 1 (0.72%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.72%) Big Data
2 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.72%) MySQL
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.35%) JIRA
1 6 (4.35%) MSI
2 5 (3.62%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.72%) Ant
3 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.72%) Maven
3 1 (0.72%) NUnit
3 1 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.72%) QUnit
3 1 (0.72%) Selenium
3 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (13.04%) Finance
2 16 (11.59%) Retail
3 13 (9.42%) Legal
4 12 (8.70%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.07%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.17%) Advertising
6 3 (2.17%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (25.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (19.57%) Analyst
3 18 (13.04%) IT Engineer
4 16 (11.59%) Network Engineer
5 15 (10.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (10.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (9.42%) Compliance Analyst
7 13 (9.42%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (9.42%) Security Analyst
7 13 (9.42%) Support Engineer
8 12 (8.70%) Support Analyst
9 11 (7.97%) Network Communications Engineer
10 10 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (7.25%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 8 (5.80%) IT Support
12 8 (5.80%) Senior Network Engineer
13 7 (5.07%) Consultant
13 7 (5.07%) Field Engineer
13 7 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.52%) Web Services
2 2 (1.45%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.59%) Management Information System
3 13 (9.42%) Computer Science
3 13 (9.42%) Data Centre
3 13 (9.42%) Video Conferencing
3 13 (9.42%) Virtual Team
4 6 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 6 (4.35%) Life Science
5 4 (2.90%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.72%) CMDB
6 1 (0.72%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.72%) FMCG
6 1 (0.72%) iPad
6 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) Replication
6 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 95 (68.84%) Windows
2 62 (44.93%) Windows Server
3 25 (18.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (13.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (10.87%) Linux
6 14 (10.14%) Windows 7
7 10 (7.25%) Windows 10
7 10 (7.25%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.62%) CentOS
9 4 (2.90%) Debian
10 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.45%) Unix
12 1 (0.72%) AIX
12 1 (0.72%) Android
12 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (42.75%) ITIL
2 15 (10.87%) Service Management
2 15 (10.87%) Time Management
3 14 (10.14%) Process Improvement
4 13 (9.42%) Data Security
4 13 (9.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (9.42%) Identity Management
4 13 (9.42%) Information Security
4 13 (9.42%) Load Balancing
5 12 (8.70%) Change Control
5 12 (8.70%) Customer Engagement
6 11 (7.97%) Configuration Management
6 11 (7.97%) Statistics
7 8 (5.80%) IT Strategy
7 8 (5.80%) WAN Optimisation
8 7 (5.07%) Network Management
8 7 (5.07%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.62%) Application Packaging
9 5 (3.62%) Migration
9 5 (3.62%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.77%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.25%) SQL
3 3 (2.17%) VB
4 2 (1.45%) C#
5 1 (0.72%) Java
5 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 138 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (34.06%) MCSA
3 43 (31.16%) MCP
4 42 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (20.29%) CCNA
6 26 (18.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 25 (18.12%) Degree
8 16 (11.59%) CCNP
9 14 (10.14%) CCIE
9 14 (10.14%) CISSP
10 13 (9.42%) CISA
10 13 (9.42%) CNA
10 13 (9.42%) CNE
10 13 (9.42%) CompTIA Security+
10 13 (9.42%) Novell Certification
10 13 (9.42%) Security+ Certification
11 12 (8.70%) Security Cleared
12 11 (7.97%) MCITP
13 10 (7.25%) CCA
13 10 (7.25%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (17.39%) SLA
2 3 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.72%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 84 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 44 (31.88%) Hyper-V
3 32 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.52%) XenApp
5 7 (5.07%) Terminal Services
5 7 (5.07%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.90%) KVM
7 4 (2.90%) Varnish
8 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.45%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.72%) Postfix
10 1 (0.72%) vSphere
10 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (13.04%) SCCM
2 7 (5.07%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (3.62%) SCOrch
4 4 (2.90%) cPanel
4 4 (2.90%) Plesk
5 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (2.17%) SCDPM
5 3 (2.17%) SCOM
5 3 (2.17%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.72%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.72%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.72%) Cacti
6 1 (0.72%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.72%) Icinga
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 78 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 62 (44.93%) VMware
3 47 (34.06%) Cisco
4 20 (14.49%) Citrix
5 14 (10.14%) F5
5 14 (10.14%) Juniper
5 14 (10.14%) Riverbed
6 6 (4.35%) Atlassian
6 6 (4.35%) EqualLogic
6 6 (4.35%) NEC
6 6 (4.35%) NetApp
7 5 (3.62%) Avaya
8 4 (2.90%) Dell Compellent
8 4 (2.90%) HP
8 4 (2.90%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.90%) Veeam
9 3 (2.17%) Dell
10 2 (1.45%) Apple
10 2 (1.45%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.45%) EMC
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £34500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + On Call + Over Time
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
The Original Factory Shop tofs
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Middlewich, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Relocation package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
MAG
Salary: From £34,344 to £38,856 per annum plus contributory pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Softcat
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £24,000 DOE + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Up to £30,000 + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago