Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 225 151
Rank change year-on-year +17 -74 +30
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 122 110 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.20% 1.07% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.18% 3.56% 6.66%
Number of salaries quoted 106 91 188
South West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £30,625 £23,500 £26,600
90th Percentile £72,500 £52,500 £57,375
England median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.75% - -

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 2,920 3,092 3,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.61% 30.05% 33.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,156 2,371 2,791
South West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,125 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018. 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 +26 32 £60,000 +41.18% 7
Gloucestershire +18 31 £45,000 - 2
Wiltshire -24 25 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Dorset +2 23 £62,500 +35.14% 3
Devon +6 4 £46,500 +111.36% 1
Cornwall +3 4 £29,500 +40.48% 1
Somerset +24 2 £27,500 -12.00% 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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.

1 122 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (72.13%) Microsoft
3 75 (61.48%) Windows
4 60 (49.18%) MCSA
5 53 (43.44%) Linux
6 45 (36.89%) VMware
7 39 (31.97%) ITIL
7 39 (31.97%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (31.97%) Microsoft Azure
8 38 (31.15%) CCNA
9 37 (30.33%) Public Cloud
10 34 (27.87%) Amazon AWS
10 34 (27.87%) Python
10 34 (27.87%) Security Cleared
11 31 (25.41%) DV Cleared
12 29 (23.77%) TCP/IP
13 28 (22.95%) PowerShell
13 28 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (22.95%) Docker
14 27 (22.13%) Active Directory
14 27 (22.13%) C
15 26 (21.31%) DevOps
15 26 (21.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 25 (20.49%) Systems Engineering
16 25 (20.49%) SANS
16 25 (20.49%) CompTIA Security+
16 25 (20.49%) CISSP
16 25 (20.49%) SSCP
16 25 (20.49%) Firewall
16 25 (20.49%) Network+ Certification

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 13 (10.66%) Apache Pig
2 10 (8.20%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.56%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.10%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.64%) IIS
6 2 (1.64%) Site Server
7 1 (0.82%) Apache
7 1 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.82%) JBoss
7 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 39 (31.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (27.87%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (14.75%) Office 365
4 13 (10.66%) GitHub
5 10 (8.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (6.56%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (5.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (3.28%) PaaS
8 4 (3.28%) SaaS
9 3 (2.46%) G Suite
10 2 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.82%) IaaS
11 1 (0.82%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.77%) TCP/IP
2 25 (20.49%) Firewall
3 21 (17.21%) LAN
4 20 (16.39%) WAN
5 14 (11.48%) SSL
6 13 (10.66%) HTTP
7 8 (6.56%) SAN
8 7 (5.74%) FCoE
8 7 (5.74%) SNMP
9 6 (4.92%) VPN
9 6 (4.92%) Wireless
10 5 (4.10%) DHCP
10 5 (4.10%) DNS
10 5 (4.10%) NetScaler
10 5 (4.10%) VoIP
11 4 (3.28%) Skype
12 3 (2.46%) NAS
13 2 (1.64%) Internet
13 2 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
13 2 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.11%) MySQL
3 15 (12.30%) Big Data
4 14 (11.48%) Hadoop
5 13 (10.66%) Apache Hive
6 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.64%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.64%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.64%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.64%) OLTP
8 2 (1.64%) Power BI
8 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 20 (16.39%) JIRA
2 13 (10.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 13 (10.66%) Bitbucket
2 13 (10.66%) CodeSonar
2 13 (10.66%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.66%) git-flow
2 13 (10.66%) Jenkins
2 13 (10.66%) Robot Framework
2 13 (10.66%) Selenium
3 7 (5.74%) Redmine
4 4 (3.28%) MSI
General
1 10 (8.20%) Games
2 7 (5.74%) Legal
2 7 (5.74%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.92%) Finance
4 4 (3.28%) Automotive
5 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (31.15%) Architect
2 21 (17.21%) AWS Architect
3 19 (15.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (13.11%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (11.48%) Cloud Architect
6 13 (10.66%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (10.66%) Consultant
6 13 (10.66%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (10.66%) Software Engineer
6 13 (10.66%) Support Engineer
6 13 (10.66%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (9.84%) AWS Solutions Architect
8 11 (9.02%) C# Software Engineer
8 11 (9.02%) C++ Software Engineer
8 11 (9.02%) Java Engineer
8 11 (9.02%) Java Software Engineer
9 9 (7.38%) Platform Engineer
9 9 (7.38%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (6.56%) Azure Architect
11 7 (5.74%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.11%) Java EE
1 16 (13.11%) STL
2 15 (12.30%) .NET
3 14 (11.48%) ASP.NET
4 13 (10.66%) .NET Framework
4 13 (10.66%) Django
4 13 (10.66%) LAMP
4 13 (10.66%) Node.js
4 13 (10.66%) RabbitMQ
4 13 (10.66%) REST
4 13 (10.66%) SOAP
4 13 (10.66%) Spring MVC
5 2 (1.64%) MDX
6 1 (0.82%) JSON
6 1 (0.82%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (30.33%) Public Cloud
2 15 (12.30%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.10%) Driving Licence
4 5 (4.10%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.10%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.46%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.64%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.64%) PKI
7 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.82%) BYOD
7 1 (0.82%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.82%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 75 (61.48%) Windows
2 53 (43.44%) Linux
3 24 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (16.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (14.75%) Windows Server
6 17 (13.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (11.48%) Android
8 13 (10.66%) Apple iOS
8 13 (10.66%) Mac OS X
9 12 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (9.02%) Windows 10
11 8 (6.56%) Windows 7
12 4 (3.28%) Windows 8
13 3 (2.46%) Unix
14 2 (1.64%) CentOS
14 2 (1.64%) Fedora
14 2 (1.64%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.64%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.82%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.97%) ITIL
2 28 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (21.31%) DevOps
3 26 (21.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 25 (20.49%) Systems Engineering
5 24 (19.67%) Test Automation
6 23 (18.85%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (18.85%) Software Engineering
7 22 (18.03%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (18.03%) User Stories
8 20 (16.39%) Kanban
9 18 (14.75%) Presales
9 18 (14.75%) Scrum
10 16 (13.11%) Ethical Hacking
10 16 (13.11%) Multithreading
10 16 (13.11%) Reverse Engineering
11 15 (12.30%) Decision-Making
12 14 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (10.66%) API Design
14 12 (9.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.87%) Python
2 28 (22.95%) PowerShell
3 27 (22.13%) C
4 24 (19.67%) Bash Shell
5 17 (13.93%) Java
6 16 (13.11%) C#
6 16 (13.11%) C++
6 16 (13.11%) Objective-C
6 16 (13.11%) SQL
7 13 (10.66%) JavaScript
7 13 (10.66%) PHP
8 7 (5.74%) Korn
8 7 (5.74%) VB
9 3 (2.46%) Perl
10 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 122 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (49.18%) MCSA
3 39 (31.97%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (31.15%) CCNA
5 34 (27.87%) Security Cleared
6 31 (25.41%) DV Cleared
7 25 (20.49%) CISSP
7 25 (20.49%) CompTIA Security+
7 25 (20.49%) GIAC
7 25 (20.49%) Linux+ Certification
7 25 (20.49%) Network+ Certification
7 25 (20.49%) SANS
7 25 (20.49%) SSCP
8 24 (19.67%) AWS Certification
9 17 (13.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (13.11%) MCITP
10 16 (13.11%) MCP
11 15 (12.30%) RHCE
12 9 (7.38%) Degree
13 7 (5.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) SLA
2 4 (3.28%) QA
3 3 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.64%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (22.95%) Docker
2 27 (22.13%) Active Directory
3 25 (20.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (11.48%) Hyper-V
5 13 (10.66%) vSphere
6 11 (9.02%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (7.38%) NFS
7 9 (7.38%) Samba
8 8 (6.56%) VMware NSX
9 7 (5.74%) XenServer
10 5 (4.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (4.10%) XenApp
11 4 (3.28%) Xen
12 3 (2.46%) Terminal Services
12 3 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (1.64%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.82%) BlackBerry Internet Service
14 1 (0.82%) HDFS
14 1 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (18.03%) Ansible
1 22 (18.03%) Puppet
2 13 (10.66%) Salt
3 12 (9.84%) SCCM
4 9 (7.38%) Nagios
4 9 (7.38%) vCenter Server
5 5 (4.10%) SCOM
6 4 (3.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.64%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.64%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.64%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.64%) OpenNMS
8 2 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.64%) WSUS
8 2 (1.64%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.82%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 88 (72.13%) Microsoft
2 45 (36.89%) VMware
3 16 (13.11%) Red Hat
4 14 (11.48%) Cisco
5 13 (10.66%) Google
6 12 (9.84%) EMC
7 11 (9.02%) Citrix
8 10 (8.20%) SolarWinds
9 9 (7.38%) NetApp
10 7 (5.74%) Dell
10 7 (5.74%) HP
11 6 (4.92%) Veeam
12 5 (4.10%) Ivanti
12 5 (4.10%) Wyse
13 4 (3.28%) Symantec
14 3 (2.46%) Oracle
15 2 (1.64%) CheckPoint
15 2 (1.64%) Hortonworks
15 2 (1.64%) IBM
15 2 (1.64%) Sage