Period
to 24 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > South West
6 months to
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 225 248 232
Rank change year-on-year +23 -16 -59
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 107 92 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.05% 0.88% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.34% 3.02% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 102 79 97
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +28.57% -12.78%
10th Percentile £33,875 £27,500 £22,300
90th Percentile £64,750 £61,250 £51,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,207 3,046 3,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.45% 29.18% 31.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,344 2,267 2,542
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -1.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South West

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in the South West.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South West

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the South West over the 6 months to 24 August 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South West

MCSE
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South West region over the 6 months to 24 August 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
Gloucestershire -17 33 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Bristol +23 24 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Dorset +12 23 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Wiltshire -13 18 £36,000 -21.74% 5
Devon -12 5 £36,000 -15.29% 1
Somerset +5 4 £37,500 +11.94% 2
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 South West region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 107 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (70.09%) Windows
3 68 (63.55%) Microsoft
4 56 (52.34%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (52.34%) Azure
5 51 (47.66%) CCNA
6 48 (44.86%) MCSA
7 42 (39.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (39.25%) Windows Server
8 41 (38.32%) TCP/IP
9 40 (37.38%) Office 365
10 35 (32.71%) Firewall
11 34 (31.78%) VMware
11 34 (31.78%) ITIL
12 31 (28.97%) Active Directory
13 30 (28.04%) Linux
13 30 (28.04%) Software Engineering
13 30 (28.04%) Degree
14 29 (27.10%) Penetration Testing
14 29 (27.10%) Scrum
15 27 (25.23%) Security Cleared
16 26 (24.30%) Docker
17 25 (23.36%) Cybersecurity
17 25 (23.36%) AWS
17 25 (23.36%) Hyper-V
17 25 (23.36%) Cisco
18 24 (22.43%) HTTPS
18 24 (22.43%) CISSP
18 24 (22.43%) SSCP
18 24 (22.43%) MCP

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 24 (22.43%) Apache Spark
1 24 (22.43%) Elasticsearch
1 24 (22.43%) OpenStack
2 20 (18.69%) SharePoint
3 11 (10.28%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.87%) IIS
5 2 (1.87%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (52.34%) Azure
2 40 (37.38%) Office 365
3 25 (23.36%) AWS
4 24 (22.43%) GCP
4 24 (22.43%) OpenShift
5 11 (10.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.80%) IaaS
7 2 (1.87%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (38.32%) TCP/IP
2 35 (32.71%) Firewall
3 24 (22.43%) HTTPS
4 13 (12.15%) LAN
4 13 (12.15%) SAN
5 12 (11.21%) DNS
5 12 (11.21%) WAN
6 10 (9.35%) DHCP
6 10 (9.35%) Network Security
7 4 (3.74%) NAS
7 4 (3.74%) VLAN
8 3 (2.80%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.80%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.80%) PABX
8 3 (2.80%) VoIP
9 2 (1.87%) DSL
9 2 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.87%) Skype
9 2 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.43%) Big Data
2 9 (8.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 24 (22.43%) Bitbucket
1 24 (22.43%) Git (software)
1 24 (22.43%) git-flow
1 24 (22.43%) JIRA
2 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.87%) JUnit
2 2 (1.87%) Subversion
2 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (17.76%) Public Sector
2 9 (8.41%) Games
3 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.80%) Finance
4 3 (2.80%) Local Government
4 3 (2.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Military
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (37.38%) Consultant
2 18 (16.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 15 (14.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.35%) Support Engineer
4 10 (9.35%) Windows Consultant
5 9 (8.41%) C++ Consultant
5 9 (8.41%) Software Consultant
6 8 (7.48%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.48%) Analyst
6 8 (7.48%) Automation Test Lead
6 8 (7.48%) Test Automation Consultant
6 8 (7.48%) Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (7.48%) Test Consultant
6 8 (7.48%) Test Engineer
6 8 (7.48%) Test Leader
7 7 (6.54%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Technical Support
8 6 (5.61%) Technical Support Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.43%) .NET
1 24 (22.43%) AngularJS
1 24 (22.43%) ASP.NET
1 24 (22.43%) GraphQL
1 24 (22.43%) Kafka
1 24 (22.43%) Node.js
1 24 (22.43%) React
1 24 (22.43%) REST
1 24 (22.43%) Spring
1 24 (22.43%) Spring MVC
1 24 (22.43%) Vue.js
2 4 (3.74%) JSON
3 3 (2.80%) CSS
3 3 (2.80%) HTML
4 2 (1.87%) Middleware
4 2 (1.87%) RESTful
4 2 (1.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) Driving Licence
2 12 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.21%) Cybercrime
3 9 (8.41%) CESG
3 9 (8.41%) Cyberattack
4 5 (4.67%) Clustering
5 4 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.80%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.87%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.87%) User Experience
8 1 (0.93%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) Replication
8 1 (0.93%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 75 (70.09%) Windows
2 42 (39.25%) Windows Server
2 42 (39.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 30 (28.04%) Linux
4 24 (22.43%) Android
4 24 (22.43%) Apple iOS
5 22 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (8.41%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.80%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.80%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.87%) CentOS
9 1 (0.93%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.78%) ITIL
2 30 (28.04%) Software Engineering
3 29 (27.10%) Penetration Testing
3 29 (27.10%) Scrum
4 25 (23.36%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (22.43%) API Design
5 24 (22.43%) Ethical Hacking
5 24 (22.43%) Kanban
5 24 (22.43%) MVC
5 24 (22.43%) Reverse Engineering
6 19 (17.76%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (15.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 14 (13.08%) ITIL V3
9 13 (12.15%) Malware Analysis
9 13 (12.15%) Test Automation
10 12 (11.21%) Service Management
11 11 (10.28%) SIEM
12 10 (9.35%) Project Delivery
12 10 (9.35%) Project Management
13 9 (8.41%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.56%) C
2 12 (11.21%) C#
2 12 (11.21%) C++
3 10 (9.35%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.48%) SQL
5 3 (2.80%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.87%) Java
6 2 (1.87%) Python
7 1 (0.93%) PHP
7 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 107 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (52.34%) Cisco Certification
3 51 (47.66%) CCNA
4 48 (44.86%) MCSA
5 30 (28.04%) Degree
6 27 (25.23%) Security Cleared
7 24 (22.43%) CISSP
7 24 (22.43%) CompTIA Security+
7 24 (22.43%) GIAC
7 24 (22.43%) Linux+ Certification
7 24 (22.43%) MCP
7 24 (22.43%) Network+ Certification
7 24 (22.43%) SANS
7 24 (22.43%) SSCP
8 18 (16.82%) DV Cleared
9 11 (10.28%) MCITP
10 10 (9.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (8.41%) CISMP
12 6 (5.61%) SC Cleared
12 6 (5.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (3.74%) GDPR
3 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.87%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (28.97%) Active Directory
2 26 (24.30%) Docker
3 25 (23.36%) Hyper-V
4 16 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (6.54%) vSphere
5 7 (6.54%) XenApp
6 4 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.93%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (22.43%) Kubernetes
2 6 (5.61%) SCCM
2 6 (5.61%) SCOM
3 4 (3.74%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.93%) vRealize
Vendors
1 68 (63.55%) Microsoft
2 34 (31.78%) VMware
3 25 (23.36%) Cisco
4 24 (22.43%) Google
5 12 (11.21%) Citrix
6 4 (3.74%) HP
6 4 (3.74%) Nimble Storage
6 4 (3.74%) Sage
6 4 (3.74%) Veeam
7 3 (2.80%) CommVault
7 3 (2.80%) Dell
7 3 (2.80%) Nortel
7 3 (2.80%) Panasonic
7 3 (2.80%) Red Box
7 3 (2.80%) Siemens
8 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.87%) Sophos
9 1 (0.93%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.93%) Capita
9 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds