Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 202 209 235
Rank change year-on-year +7 +26 -76
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 119 120 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.26% 1.20% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.45% 4.29% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 115 103 88
South West median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,323 £25,425
90th Percentile £60,000 £72,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -

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 2,675 2,798 3,066
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.30% 27.90% 29.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,998 2,041 2,331
South West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 11 December 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 11 December 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
Dorset +21 39 £42,500 -32.00% 2
Wiltshire -1 27 £36,000 -28.00% 4
Gloucestershire -34 21 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Bristol +14 20 £38,625 -38.20% 5
Somerset +12 7 £37,500 +36.36%
Devon -1 5 £36,000 -15.29% 3
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (83.19%) Windows
3 91 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 58 (48.74%) Office 365
4 58 (48.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (47.90%) MCSA
6 53 (44.54%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (44.54%) CCNA
7 45 (37.82%) Active Directory
7 45 (37.82%) VMware
8 43 (36.13%) Azure
9 37 (31.09%) Firewall
10 36 (30.25%) ITIL
11 35 (29.41%) TCP/IP
12 34 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
13 33 (27.73%) Linux
14 32 (26.89%) Windows Server
15 30 (25.21%) Hyper-V
16 29 (24.37%) Software Engineering
17 28 (23.53%) Security Cleared
17 28 (23.53%) SharePoint
18 27 (22.69%) Cisco
19 26 (21.85%) Public Sector
20 25 (21.01%) Degree
21 24 (20.17%) PowerShell
21 24 (20.17%) MCP
22 23 (19.33%) JIRA
22 23 (19.33%) Bitbucket
23 22 (18.49%) Problem-Solving
24 21 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure

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 28 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 17 (14.29%) Apache Spark
3 16 (13.45%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (13.45%) OpenStack
4 13 (10.92%) MS Exchange
5 7 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.04%) Confluence
7 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.68%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.84%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (13.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 58 (48.74%) Office 365
2 43 (36.13%) Azure
3 17 (14.29%) AWS
4 16 (13.45%) GCP
4 16 (13.45%) OpenShift
5 12 (10.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (7.56%) IaaS
7 1 (0.84%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (31.09%) Firewall
2 35 (29.41%) TCP/IP
3 21 (17.65%) SAN
4 16 (13.45%) HTTPS
5 14 (11.76%) DNS
6 13 (10.92%) DHCP
7 10 (8.40%) LAN
8 9 (7.56%) WAN
9 8 (6.72%) Network Security
9 8 (6.72%) VPN
10 7 (5.88%) IPsec
11 6 (5.04%) IPv4
11 6 (5.04%) PABX
11 6 (5.04%) VLAN
12 5 (4.20%) NAS
13 2 (1.68%) PBX
13 2 (1.68%) Skype
14 1 (0.84%) Ethernet
14 1 (0.84%) HTTP
14 1 (0.84%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.13%) Big Data
2 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.84%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.84%) Impala
3 1 (0.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (19.33%) Bitbucket
1 23 (19.33%) JIRA
2 17 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 17 (14.29%) git-flow
3 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.84%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 26 (21.85%) Public Sector
2 9 (7.56%) Games
3 6 (5.04%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.20%) Finance
5 3 (2.52%) Local Government
5 3 (2.52%) Retail
5 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.68%) Electronics
6 2 (1.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.84%) Legal
7 1 (0.84%) Military
Job Titles
1 55 (46.22%) Consultant
2 30 (25.21%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 16 (13.45%) Support Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) Windows Consultant
5 11 (9.24%) Lead Tester
5 11 (9.24%) Technical Leader
5 11 (9.24%) Technical Tester
5 11 (9.24%) Tester
6 10 (8.40%) Technical Engineer
6 10 (8.40%) Technical Support
6 10 (8.40%) Technical Support Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) C++ Consultant
7 9 (7.56%) IT Support
7 9 (7.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) Software Consultant
8 8 (6.72%) IT Engineer
9 7 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
9 7 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.29%) Kafka
2 16 (13.45%) .NET
2 16 (13.45%) AngularJS
2 16 (13.45%) ASP.NET
2 16 (13.45%) GraphQL
2 16 (13.45%) Node.js
2 16 (13.45%) React
2 16 (13.45%) REST
2 16 (13.45%) Spring
2 16 (13.45%) Spring MVC
2 16 (13.45%) Vue.js
3 3 (2.52%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.68%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.08%) Driving Licence
2 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.24%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.40%) Cyberattack
4 9 (7.56%) Cybercrime
5 8 (6.72%) CESG
6 5 (4.20%) PKI
7 3 (2.52%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.52%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.52%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.68%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.68%) Replication
9 1 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.84%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 99 (83.19%) Windows
2 58 (48.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 33 (27.73%) Linux
4 32 (26.89%) Windows Server
5 17 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (13.45%) Android
6 16 (13.45%) Apple iOS
7 10 (8.40%) CentOS
7 10 (8.40%) Windows 10
7 10 (8.40%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.04%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.84%) Debian
9 1 (0.84%) Fedora
9 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.84%) SUSE
9 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.25%) ITIL
2 34 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 29 (24.37%) Software Engineering
4 22 (18.49%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (15.97%) Scrum
5 19 (15.97%) Test Automation
6 18 (15.13%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
7 17 (14.29%) Kanban
7 17 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
8 16 (13.45%) API Design
8 16 (13.45%) MVC
9 14 (11.76%) Change Management
10 13 (10.92%) DevOps
10 13 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (10.08%) PRINCE2
11 12 (10.08%) V-Model
11 12 (10.08%) Waterfall
12 11 (9.24%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.17%) PowerShell
2 18 (15.13%) C
3 15 (12.61%) SQL
4 9 (7.56%) C#
4 9 (7.56%) C++
5 4 (3.36%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.52%) VBScript
7 2 (1.68%) Python
8 1 (0.84%) Perl
8 1 (0.84%) R
8 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 119 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (47.90%) MCSA
3 53 (44.54%) CCNA
3 53 (44.54%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 25 (21.01%) Degree
6 24 (20.17%) MCP
7 21 (17.65%) DV Cleared
8 20 (16.81%) Network+ Certification
9 18 (15.13%) CISSP
9 18 (15.13%) CompTIA Security+
9 18 (15.13%) GIAC
9 18 (15.13%) Linux+ Certification
9 18 (15.13%) SANS
9 18 (15.13%) SSCP
10 16 (13.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (12.61%) SC Cleared
12 12 (10.08%) CCA
12 12 (10.08%) CEH
12 12 (10.08%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (3.36%) GDPR
3 3 (2.52%) SLA
4 2 (1.68%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (37.82%) Active Directory
2 30 (25.21%) Hyper-V
3 21 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (15.97%) Docker
5 15 (12.61%) XenApp
6 12 (10.08%) vSphere
7 4 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.52%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.84%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.84%) NFS
9 1 (0.84%) Samba
9 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.84%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.84%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.84%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (15.97%) Kubernetes
2 10 (8.40%) SCCM
2 10 (8.40%) SCOM
3 6 (5.04%) WSUS
4 3 (2.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.68%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.84%) Ansible
6 1 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.84%) Nagios
6 1 (0.84%) Oozie
6 1 (0.84%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.84%) Puppet
6 1 (0.84%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.84%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.84%) vRealize
6 1 (0.84%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 91 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 45 (37.82%) VMware
3 27 (22.69%) Cisco
4 18 (15.13%) Citrix
5 16 (13.45%) Google
6 10 (8.40%) Sage
7 6 (5.04%) Atlassian
7 6 (5.04%) HP
7 6 (5.04%) Nortel
7 6 (5.04%) Panasonic
7 6 (5.04%) Red Box
7 6 (5.04%) Siemens
8 5 (4.20%) Dell
8 5 (4.20%) Veeam
9 2 (1.68%) Avaya
9 2 (1.68%) IBM
9 2 (1.68%) SAP
9 2 (1.68%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.68%) Sonus
10 1 (0.84%) Hortonworks