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 3 months to 24 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 / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 152 153
Rank change year-on-year -29 +1  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 52 89 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.00% 1.69% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 5.52% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 48 69 85
Median salary £34,500 £38,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.96% +10.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,850 £31,000 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £45,200 £45,000
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 South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1646 1611 1800
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.51% 30.67% 30.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1273 1271 1422
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% +3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,546 £26,989 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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
Wiltshire +10 22 £35,000 +8.52%
Somerset -17 7 £31,500 -22.22% 1
Gloucestershire -22 6 £29,750 -20.66% 1
Bristol -24 6 £28,750 -32.35% 2
Dorset - 6 £55,000 - 3
Cornwall -4 3 £42,500 +13.33%
Devon -1 2 £32,500 +4.83% 1
MCSE
England

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

1 94 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (80.85%) Windows
3 65 (69.15%) Microsoft
4 53 (56.38%) ITIL
5 52 (55.32%) VMware
6 46 (48.94%) Active Directory
7 42 (44.68%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (41.49%) MCSA
9 33 (35.11%) CCNA
10 32 (34.04%) Office 365
10 32 (34.04%) Windows Server
11 30 (31.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 30 (31.91%) Firewall
12 26 (27.66%) Cisco
13 25 (26.60%) MS Exchange
14 23 (24.47%) MCP
14 23 (24.47%) TCP/IP
15 22 (23.40%) DNS
15 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
16 20 (21.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 20 (21.28%) Citrix
16 20 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (20.21%) DHCP
17 19 (20.21%) Security Cleared
18 17 (18.09%) Hyper-V
18 17 (18.09%) CCNP
19 16 (17.02%) SQL
20 15 (15.96%) WAN
20 15 (15.96%) SAN
21 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Office

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 25 (26.60%) MS Exchange
2 13 (13.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (7.45%) Skype for Business
4 6 (6.38%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.13%) IIS
7 1 (1.06%) CMS
7 1 (1.06%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.06%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 32 (34.04%) Office 365
2 11 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.19%) SaaS
5 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (31.91%) Firewall
2 23 (24.47%) TCP/IP
3 22 (23.40%) DNS
4 19 (20.21%) DHCP
5 15 (15.96%) SAN
5 15 (15.96%) WAN
6 13 (13.83%) LAN
7 10 (10.64%) FTP
7 10 (10.64%) HTTP
7 10 (10.64%) SMTP
7 10 (10.64%) X.400
8 6 (6.38%) Internet
9 5 (5.32%) Skype
10 4 (4.26%) VPN
11 3 (3.19%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (3.19%) NetScaler
11 3 (3.19%) Network Security
11 3 (3.19%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (3.19%) Unified Communications
11 3 (3.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) MS Access
2 2 (2.13%) MySQL
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) JIRA
1 1 (1.06%) Redmine
General
1 6 (6.38%) Advertising
1 6 (6.38%) Finance
2 1 (1.06%) Games
2 1 (1.06%) Legal
2 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (21.28%) Support Engineer
2 19 (20.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 19 (20.21%) 3rd Line Support
3 18 (19.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 17 (18.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Consultant
6 7 (7.45%) Network Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Server Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Service Desk Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Field Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Windows Server Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) XML
2 1 (1.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.64%) CESG
3 7 (7.45%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.45%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.38%) Clustering
5 4 (4.26%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (3.19%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (3.19%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.13%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.13%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.06%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 76 (80.85%) Windows
2 32 (34.04%) Windows Server
3 30 (31.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.51%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.45%) Linux
8 5 (5.32%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.26%) Unix
10 2 (2.13%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.13%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.13%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (56.38%) ITIL
2 10 (10.64%) Proactive Monitoring
2 10 (10.64%) Security Monitoring
3 8 (8.51%) Project Management
3 8 (8.51%) Service Management
4 7 (7.45%) Information Security
4 7 (7.45%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (7.45%) Migration
4 7 (7.45%) SIEM
5 5 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (5.32%) ISMS
5 5 (5.32%) Mentoring
5 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.26%) Change Control
6 4 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.26%) ITSM
6 4 (4.26%) Presales
6 4 (4.26%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.19%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.02%) SQL
2 12 (12.77%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.19%) Perl
3 3 (3.19%) Python
4 2 (2.13%) C
4 2 (2.13%) PHP
4 2 (2.13%) VB
5 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.06%) Korn
Qualifications
1 94 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (44.68%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (41.49%) MCSA
4 33 (35.11%) CCNA
5 23 (24.47%) MCP
6 20 (21.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (20.21%) Security Cleared
8 17 (18.09%) CCNP
9 13 (13.83%) SC Cleared
10 11 (11.70%) Degree
10 11 (11.70%) DV Cleared
10 11 (11.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (10.64%) CISMP
12 9 (9.57%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (8.51%) CCA
13 8 (8.51%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (6.38%) CISSP
15 5 (5.32%) MCITP
16 4 (4.26%) CompTIA Security+
16 4 (4.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.64%) SLA
2 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (48.94%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.09%) Hyper-V
3 13 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (7.45%) XenApp
5 6 (6.38%) XenDesktop
6 5 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (5.32%) vSphere
7 3 (3.19%) Snort
8 2 (2.13%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.06%) NFS
9 1 (1.06%) Samba
9 1 (1.06%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (11.70%) SCCM
2 6 (6.38%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.19%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 3 (3.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (3.19%) SCOM
4 2 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.06%) Ansible
5 1 (1.06%) Nagios
5 1 (1.06%) Puppet
5 1 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.06%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 65 (69.15%) Microsoft
2 52 (55.32%) VMware
3 26 (27.66%) Cisco
4 20 (21.28%) Citrix
5 10 (10.64%) ArcSight
6 7 (7.45%) HP
7 5 (5.32%) Veeam
8 3 (3.19%) Dell
8 3 (3.19%) SAP
8 3 (3.19%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.13%) Avaya
9 2 (2.13%) IBM
9 2 (2.13%) Remedy
9 2 (2.13%) Sophos
9 2 (2.13%) Symantec
10 1 (1.06%) Google
10 1 (1.06%) Juniper
10 1 (1.06%) Lotus
10 1 (1.06%) NetApp
10 1 (1.06%) Oracle
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Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Itecco
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Itecco
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £27000.00 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole
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Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
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