Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 204 251 240
Rank change year-on-year +47 -11 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 44 70 105
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.76% 0.71% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.69% 2.24% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 33 56 76
Median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +32.35%
10th Percentile £34,250 £35,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,500 £59,375 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 1,635 3,121 3,117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.36% 31.83% 29.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,211 2,182 2,224
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,037 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the South West.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South West

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the South West over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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
Somerset +32 14 £70,000 +77.22% 1
Gloucestershire +15 13 £52,500 +5.00%
Dorset +39 7 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Bristol +44 6 - - 3
Wiltshire +29 4 £50,000 -9.09% 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (86.36%) Microsoft
3 26 (59.09%) VMware
4 23 (52.27%) CCNA
4 23 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 19 (43.18%) Windows
6 19 (43.18%) SAN
6 19 (43.18%) Finance
7 18 (40.91%) Cisco
8 17 (38.64%) Data Centre
9 16 (36.36%) Hyper-V
10 15 (34.09%) PowerShell
10 15 (34.09%) Office 365
10 15 (34.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 14 (31.82%) Systems Engineering
11 14 (31.82%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (31.82%) Decision-Making
11 14 (31.82%) 3PAR
11 14 (31.82%) NAS
11 14 (31.82%) Security Patching
11 14 (31.82%) Mentoring
11 14 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (31.82%) Degree
11 14 (31.82%) Computer Science
11 14 (31.82%) SCCM
11 14 (31.82%) SCOM
11 14 (31.82%) SCVMM
11 14 (31.82%) Citrix
11 14 (31.82%) Disaster Recovery

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 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.27%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 15 (34.09%) Office 365
2 10 (22.73%) Azure
3 6 (13.64%) AWS
3 6 (13.64%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (13.64%) PaaS
3 6 (13.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) SAN
2 14 (31.82%) NAS
3 8 (18.18%) Firewall
4 7 (15.91%) VPN
5 3 (6.82%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (6.82%) IPsec
5 3 (6.82%) iSCSI
5 3 (6.82%) LAN
5 3 (6.82%) NetScaler
5 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.82%) WAN
6 1 (2.27%) DNS
6 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.27%) HTTP
6 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.27%) MPLS
6 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) Big Data
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.27%) Impala
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket Server
1 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.27%) git-flow
1 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 19 (43.18%) Finance
2 11 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (27.27%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 12 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Consultant
4 6 (13.64%) Architect
4 6 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Data Centre Consultant
6 4 (9.09%) Data Consultant
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (9.09%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.55%) Data Centre Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.27%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (6.82%) Reinsurance
4 3 (6.82%) Replication
5 2 (4.55%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.27%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (2.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (18.18%) Linux
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
5 4 (9.09%) CentOS
5 4 (9.09%) Fedora
5 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (9.09%) Ubuntu
6 3 (6.82%) HPUX
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (6.82%) Solaris
6 3 (6.82%) Unix
6 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (31.82%) Computer Science
2 14 (31.82%) Decision-Making
2 14 (31.82%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (31.82%) Mentoring
2 14 (31.82%) Security Patching
2 14 (31.82%) Systems Engineering
3 13 (29.55%) ITIL
4 9 (20.45%) Project Delivery
5 8 (18.18%) Presales
6 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.64%) Architectural Design
6 6 (13.64%) Change Management
6 6 (13.64%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (13.64%) PRINCE
6 6 (13.64%) PRINCE2
6 6 (13.64%) Service Management
6 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (13.64%) Time Management
6 6 (13.64%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.36%) Bash Shell
2 5 (11.36%) C
2 5 (11.36%) Python
3 3 (6.82%) SQL
4 1 (2.27%) Perl
4 1 (2.27%) R
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (52.27%) CCNA
2 23 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (31.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (31.82%) Degree
4 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (13.64%) CISSP
6 6 (13.64%) SSCP
6 6 (13.64%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (11.36%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (11.36%) DV Cleared
7 5 (11.36%) GIAC
7 5 (11.36%) Linux+ Certification
7 5 (11.36%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (11.36%) SANS
8 3 (6.82%) MCSA
9 2 (4.55%) CCA
9 2 (4.55%) CEH
9 2 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 14 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (13.64%) vSphere
5 5 (11.36%) XenApp
6 4 (9.09%) Docker
6 4 (9.09%) NFS
6 4 (9.09%) Samba
6 4 (9.09%) VirtualBox
6 4 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (9.09%) Xen
7 3 (6.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (6.82%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.27%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 14 (31.82%) SCCM
1 14 (31.82%) SCOM
1 14 (31.82%) SCVMM
2 4 (9.09%) Ansible
2 4 (9.09%) Docker Swarm
2 4 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 4 (9.09%) Nagios
2 4 (9.09%) OpenNMS
2 4 (9.09%) Puppet
2 4 (9.09%) vCenter Server
2 4 (9.09%) ZABBIX
3 3 (6.82%) Backup Exec
3 3 (6.82%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.27%) CASB
4 1 (2.27%) Kibana
4 1 (2.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 38 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 26 (59.09%) VMware
3 18 (40.91%) Cisco
4 14 (31.82%) 3PAR
4 14 (31.82%) Citrix
5 9 (20.45%) Oracle
6 7 (15.91%) Dell
7 6 (13.64%) Veeam
8 4 (9.09%) Cloudera
8 4 (9.09%) EMC
8 4 (9.09%) Hortonworks
8 4 (9.09%) NetApp
8 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
8 4 (9.09%) SolarWinds
9 3 (6.82%) HP
9 3 (6.82%) McAfee
10 1 (2.27%) BT
10 1 (2.27%) Forcepoint
10 1 (2.27%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.27%) Splunk