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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / South West
Rank 190 195 152
Rank change year-on-year +5 -43  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 41 60 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.81% 1.02% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.65% 3.05% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 33 57 83
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,600 £59,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -3.84% +5.40%  

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 1546 1967 1856
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 30.69% 33.50% 30.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1239 1570 1462
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Bristol -3 14 £29,500 -18.62%
Wiltshire +19 11 £32,500 -
Dorset +32 6 £43,000 +32.30% 1
Cornwall - 6 £42,500 -
Somerset -11 3 £32,500 -24.41% 1
Gloucestershire -21 1 £45,000 +28.57%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (73.11%) Windows
3 79 (66.39%) Microsoft
4 63 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (52.10%) Firewall
5 62 (52.10%) VMware
6 55 (46.22%) CCNA
7 52 (43.70%) Active Directory
8 48 (40.34%) ITIL
9 45 (37.82%) MS Excel
9 45 (37.82%) Windows Server
10 42 (35.29%) Linux
11 39 (32.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 38 (31.93%) MCSA
13 37 (31.09%) Cisco
13 37 (31.09%) TCP/IP
13 37 (31.09%) Security Cleared
13 37 (31.09%) Windows Server 2008
14 32 (26.89%) MCP
15 31 (26.05%) VMware Infrastructure
16 30 (25.21%) MS Exchange
17 29 (24.37%) CISSP
18 28 (23.53%) Hyper-V
19 27 (22.69%) Office 365
19 27 (22.69%) Citrix
20 25 (21.01%) C
20 25 (21.01%) DV Cleared
20 25 (21.01%) Cybersecurity
21 24 (20.17%) SANS
21 24 (20.17%) GIAC

MCSE
Top Related 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 30 (25.21%) MS Exchange
2 18 (15.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (7.56%) IIS
5 8 (6.72%) Apache Pig
5 8 (6.72%) Skype for Business
6 6 (5.04%) Apache
6 6 (5.04%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.04%) JBoss
6 6 (5.04%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.84%) CMS
9 1 (0.84%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 45 (37.82%) MS Excel
2 14 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (22.69%) Office 365
2 20 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.56%) IaaS
4 6 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.04%) PaaS
4 6 (5.04%) SaaS
5 5 (4.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.84%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 62 (52.10%) Firewall
2 37 (31.09%) TCP/IP
3 24 (20.17%) DNS
4 23 (19.33%) DHCP
5 21 (17.65%) WAN
6 20 (16.81%) SAN
7 17 (14.29%) LAN
7 17 (14.29%) VPN
8 13 (10.92%) Remote Desktop
9 9 (7.56%) HTTP
9 9 (7.56%) Network Security
10 8 (6.72%) Skype
10 8 (6.72%) SSL
11 5 (4.20%) DMZ
11 5 (4.20%) FCoE
11 5 (4.20%) FTP
11 5 (4.20%) SMTP
11 5 (4.20%) SNMP
11 5 (4.20%) VLAN
11 5 (4.20%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.72%) Apache Hive
2 8 (6.72%) Big Data
2 8 (6.72%) Hadoop
3 6 (5.04%) MySQL
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.56%) JIRA
2 5 (4.20%) Redmine
3 4 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (3.36%) Bitbucket
3 4 (3.36%) CodeSonar
3 4 (3.36%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.36%) git-flow
3 4 (3.36%) Robot Framework
3 4 (3.36%) Selenium
General
1 12 (10.08%) Games
2 6 (5.04%) Banking
3 5 (4.20%) Finance
4 4 (3.36%) Advertising
4 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.84%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (13.45%) 3rd Line Support
2 15 (12.61%) Support Engineer
3 14 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 14 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) Consultant
4 12 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) Platform Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Architect
6 8 (6.72%) Software Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Administrator
8 6 (5.04%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (5.04%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (5.04%) Service Desk Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.36%) Analyst
10 4 (3.36%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.08%) Java EE
1 12 (10.08%) STL
2 6 (5.04%) Middleware
3 4 (3.36%) .NET
3 4 (3.36%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.36%) Django
3 4 (3.36%) LAMP
3 4 (3.36%) Node.js
3 4 (3.36%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (3.36%) REST
3 4 (3.36%) SOAP
3 4 (3.36%) Spring MVC
4 2 (1.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.61%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.56%) Clustering
3 8 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.72%) Public Cloud
4 7 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (5.04%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (4.20%) CESG
6 5 (4.20%) Replication
7 4 (3.36%) Cybercrime
8 3 (2.52%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.52%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.52%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (2.52%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.52%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.68%) User Experience
10 1 (0.84%) CCTV
10 1 (0.84%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.84%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 87 (73.11%) Windows
2 45 (37.82%) Windows Server
3 42 (35.29%) Linux
4 39 (32.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (31.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (6.72%) Android
7 8 (6.72%) Apple iOS
8 7 (5.88%) Unix
8 7 (5.88%) Windows 7
9 6 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.36%) Mac OS X
10 4 (3.36%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.52%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.52%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.68%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (40.34%) ITIL
2 25 (21.01%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (20.17%) Ethical Hacking
4 23 (19.33%) Mentoring
5 20 (16.81%) Software Engineering
6 19 (15.97%) Penetration Testing
6 19 (15.97%) Reverse Engineering
7 14 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (11.76%) Coaching
8 13 (10.92%) Service Management
9 12 (10.08%) Multithreading
9 12 (10.08%) Problem Management
10 11 (9.24%) Load Balancing
10 11 (9.24%) Project Management
11 10 (8.40%) PRINCE2
11 10 (8.40%) Service Delivery
12 9 (7.56%) High Availability
12 9 (7.56%) ITSM
12 9 (7.56%) TOGAF
12 9 (7.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.01%) C
2 14 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 12 (10.08%) C#
3 12 (10.08%) C++
3 12 (10.08%) Java
3 12 (10.08%) Objective-C
4 11 (9.24%) Python
5 9 (7.56%) Bash Shell
6 8 (6.72%) SQL
7 7 (5.88%) Perl
8 6 (5.04%) PHP
9 5 (4.20%) Korn
10 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 119 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (46.22%) CCNA
4 38 (31.93%) MCSA
5 37 (31.09%) Security Cleared
6 32 (26.89%) MCP
7 29 (24.37%) CISSP
8 25 (21.01%) DV Cleared
9 24 (20.17%) GIAC
9 24 (20.17%) Linux+ Certification
9 24 (20.17%) Network+ Certification
9 24 (20.17%) SANS
9 24 (20.17%) SSCP
10 23 (19.33%) CompTIA Security+
10 23 (19.33%) Security+ Certification
11 22 (18.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (16.81%) Degree
13 15 (12.61%) CCNP
14 9 (7.56%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.92%) SLA
2 3 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (43.70%) Active Directory
2 31 (26.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (23.53%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.72%) XenApp
5 6 (5.04%) vSphere
6 5 (4.20%) NFS
6 5 (4.20%) Samba
6 5 (4.20%) VMware ESX
7 4 (3.36%) Docker
8 3 (2.52%) Snort
8 3 (2.52%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.68%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (11.76%) SCCM
2 9 (7.56%) Backup Exec
2 9 (7.56%) Puppet
3 6 (5.04%) AirWatch
3 6 (5.04%) SCOM
4 5 (4.20%) Ansible
4 5 (4.20%) Nagios
5 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (3.36%) Salt
6 3 (2.52%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 3 (2.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.84%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (66.39%) Microsoft
2 62 (52.10%) VMware
3 37 (31.09%) Cisco
4 27 (22.69%) Citrix
5 15 (12.61%) EMC
6 11 (9.24%) HP
7 7 (5.88%) IBM
7 7 (5.88%) Veeam
8 6 (5.04%) Draytek
8 6 (5.04%) Juniper
8 6 (5.04%) Oracle
8 6 (5.04%) Software AG
8 6 (5.04%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.20%) NetApp
9 5 (4.20%) Symantec
10 4 (3.36%) AppSense
10 4 (3.36%) Dell
11 3 (2.52%) SonicWALL
11 3 (2.52%) WatchGuard
11 3 (2.52%) ZyXEL
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 4 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + 28 days holiday37.5 hr weekpension
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: £16000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago