Period
to 16 January 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 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 > South West
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 209 203 188
Rank change year-on-year -6 -15 -21
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 112 130 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.15% 1.29% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.11% 4.35% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 91 102 139
South West median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% +12.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £52,500 £60,000
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 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 2,727 2,989 3,467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.89% 29.70% 32.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,953 2,223 2,724
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 16 January 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 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
Bristol +31 34 £62,500 +47.06% 5
Wiltshire -14 29 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Gloucestershire +16 27 £45,000 - 3
Dorset +4 18 £70,000 +55.56% 2
Cornwall +8 2 £29,500 +40.48% 1
Somerset +15 1 £27,500 -19.71% 1
Devon -7 1 £31,616 +43.71% 1
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 South West region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 68 (60.71%) Windows
4 57 (50.89%) MCSA
5 47 (41.96%) Linux
6 45 (40.18%) VMware
7 37 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (33.04%) Public Cloud
8 36 (32.14%) CCNA
9 34 (30.36%) ITIL
9 34 (30.36%) Security Cleared
10 32 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
10 32 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
10 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (26.79%) DV Cleared
12 29 (25.89%) Python
13 26 (23.21%) C
13 26 (23.21%) Docker
13 26 (23.21%) DevOps
13 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 26 (23.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 25 (22.32%) TCP/IP
14 25 (22.32%) Firewall
15 24 (21.43%) SSCP
15 24 (21.43%) Network+ Certification
15 24 (21.43%) Linux+ Certification
15 24 (21.43%) GIAC
15 24 (21.43%) CISSP
15 24 (21.43%) PowerShell
15 24 (21.43%) Systems Engineering

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 14 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.82%) Apache Pig
3 7 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.57%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 32 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (14.29%) Office 365
3 13 (11.61%) GitHub
4 10 (8.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.79%) G Suite
8 1 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.89%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.32%) Firewall
1 25 (22.32%) TCP/IP
2 17 (15.18%) LAN
3 16 (14.29%) WAN
4 11 (9.82%) HTTP
4 11 (9.82%) SSL
5 8 (7.14%) FCoE
5 8 (7.14%) SNMP
6 5 (4.46%) NetScaler
7 4 (3.57%) Skype
7 4 (3.57%) VoIP
7 4 (3.57%) Wireless
8 3 (2.68%) SAN
9 2 (1.79%) DSL
9 2 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.79%) VPN
9 2 (1.79%) WLAN
10 1 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.61%) Big Data
3 11 (9.82%) Apache Hive
3 11 (9.82%) Hadoop
3 11 (9.82%) MySQL
4 1 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (0.89%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.89%) Power BI
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (16.96%) JIRA
2 13 (11.61%) Jenkins
3 11 (9.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (9.82%) Bitbucket
3 11 (9.82%) CodeSonar
3 11 (9.82%) Git (software)
3 11 (9.82%) git-flow
3 11 (9.82%) Robot Framework
3 11 (9.82%) Selenium
4 8 (7.14%) Redmine
5 4 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 11 (9.82%) Games
2 7 (6.25%) Legal
2 7 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.46%) Finance
4 4 (3.57%) Automotive
5 1 (0.89%) Advertising
5 1 (0.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (33.04%) Architect
2 22 (19.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (18.75%) AWS Architect
4 15 (13.39%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (11.61%) Cloud Architect
5 13 (11.61%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (11.61%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (11.61%) Windows Engineer
6 12 (10.71%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 11 (9.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (9.82%) Software Engineer
8 10 (8.93%) Consultant
8 10 (8.93%) Platform Engineer
9 9 (8.04%) C# Software Engineer
9 9 (8.04%) C++ Software Engineer
9 9 (8.04%) Java Engineer
9 9 (8.04%) Java Software Engineer
10 8 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (7.14%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.50%) Java EE
1 14 (12.50%) STL
2 11 (9.82%) .NET
2 11 (9.82%) .NET Framework
2 11 (9.82%) ASP.NET
2 11 (9.82%) Django
2 11 (9.82%) LAMP
2 11 (9.82%) Node.js
2 11 (9.82%) RabbitMQ
2 11 (9.82%) REST
2 11 (9.82%) SOAP
2 11 (9.82%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (33.04%) Public Cloud
2 15 (13.39%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.46%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.46%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.68%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.89%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.89%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.89%) PKI
7 1 (0.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 68 (60.71%) Windows
2 47 (41.96%) Linux
3 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (13.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (9.82%) Android
6 11 (9.82%) Apple iOS
6 11 (9.82%) Mac OS X
6 11 (9.82%) Windows Server
7 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (6.25%) Windows 10
8 7 (6.25%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.68%) Unix
10 2 (1.79%) CentOS
10 2 (1.79%) Fedora
10 2 (1.79%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.36%) ITIL
2 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (23.21%) DevOps
3 26 (23.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (21.43%) Systems Engineering
5 22 (19.64%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (19.64%) Software Engineering
5 22 (19.64%) Test Automation
6 21 (18.75%) Scrum
6 21 (18.75%) User Stories
7 20 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (16.07%) Kanban
9 17 (15.18%) Presales
10 16 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (13.39%) Decision-Making
12 14 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
12 14 (12.50%) Multithreading
12 14 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
13 13 (11.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.89%) Python
2 26 (23.21%) C
3 24 (21.43%) PowerShell
4 21 (18.75%) Bash Shell
5 14 (12.50%) C#
5 14 (12.50%) C++
5 14 (12.50%) Java
5 14 (12.50%) Objective-C
6 11 (9.82%) JavaScript
6 11 (9.82%) PHP
7 8 (7.14%) Korn
8 7 (6.25%) SQL
8 7 (6.25%) VB
9 3 (2.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (50.89%) MCSA
3 37 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (32.14%) CCNA
5 34 (30.36%) Security Cleared
6 30 (26.79%) DV Cleared
7 24 (21.43%) AWS Certification
7 24 (21.43%) CISSP
7 24 (21.43%) CompTIA Security+
7 24 (21.43%) GIAC
7 24 (21.43%) Linux+ Certification
7 24 (21.43%) Network+ Certification
7 24 (21.43%) SANS
7 24 (21.43%) SSCP
8 19 (16.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (12.50%) MCITP
10 13 (11.61%) RHCE
11 11 (9.82%) ISEB
11 11 (9.82%) ISTQB
11 11 (9.82%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.79%) PMO
2 2 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (23.21%) Docker
2 20 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.07%) Active Directory
4 11 (9.82%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (9.82%) vSphere
5 10 (8.93%) NFS
5 10 (8.93%) Samba
6 9 (8.04%) VMware NSX
7 7 (6.25%) Hyper-V
8 5 (4.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (4.46%) XenApp
8 5 (4.46%) XenServer
9 2 (1.79%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.79%) Xen
10 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (20.54%) Ansible
2 21 (18.75%) Puppet
3 11 (9.82%) Salt
4 10 (8.93%) Nagios
4 10 (8.93%) SCCM
4 10 (8.93%) vCenter Server
5 5 (4.46%) SCOM
6 4 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.79%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.79%) OpenNMS
7 2 (1.79%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 45 (40.18%) VMware
3 16 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 12 (10.71%) EMC
4 12 (10.71%) Google
5 11 (9.82%) Cisco
6 10 (8.93%) NetApp
6 10 (8.93%) SolarWinds
6 10 (8.93%) Veeam
7 7 (6.25%) Citrix
8 5 (4.46%) Dell
8 5 (4.46%) Ivanti
8 5 (4.46%) Wyse
9 4 (3.57%) Symantec
10 3 (2.68%) HP
11 2 (1.79%) Cloudera
11 2 (1.79%) Hortonworks
11 2 (1.79%) Zerto
12 1 (0.89%) IBM
12 1 (0.89%) Veritas