Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 153 161
Rank change year-on-year -70 +8 +41
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 108 236 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.05% 2.17% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.52% 6.61% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 89 188 199
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +18.57%
10th Percentile £25,700 £26,600 £28,600
90th Percentile £52,500 £57,375 £72,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 3071 3573 3659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.90% 32.82% 30.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2351 2807 2936
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,125 £23,750 £23,625
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Wiltshire -22 34 £35,000 - 1
Gloucestershire -26 29 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Dorset +1 18 £46,250 +2.78% 1
Bristol -24 14 £42,500 +54.55% 1
Devon +10 6 £22,000 -26.67% 2
Cornwall -4 3 £21,000 -45.81%
Somerset -28 3 £31,000 -24.39%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (67.59%) Microsoft
3 72 (66.67%) Windows
4 50 (46.30%) ITIL
4 50 (46.30%) Active Directory
5 46 (42.59%) Office 365
6 44 (40.74%) MCSA
7 42 (38.89%) VMware
8 41 (37.96%) CCNA
8 41 (37.96%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (37.04%) Windows Server
10 35 (32.41%) Security Cleared
11 30 (27.78%) Firewall
12 26 (24.07%) TCP/IP
13 25 (23.15%) Linux
14 24 (22.22%) SQL Server
14 24 (22.22%) SharePoint
15 23 (21.30%) Microsoft Azure
15 23 (21.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 22 (20.37%) DV Cleared
16 22 (20.37%) MS Exchange
16 22 (20.37%) DNS
16 22 (20.37%) CISSP
17 20 (18.52%) PowerShell
18 18 (16.67%) Hyper-V
18 18 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
19 17 (15.74%) Citrix
20 16 (14.81%) DHCP
20 16 (14.81%) SCCM

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 24 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 22 (20.37%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.70%) Apache Pig
6 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.85%) IIS
8 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.78%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 46 (42.59%) Office 365
2 23 (21.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.85%) SaaS
4 1 (0.93%) IaaS
4 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (27.78%) Firewall
2 26 (24.07%) TCP/IP
3 22 (20.37%) DNS
4 16 (14.81%) DHCP
5 13 (12.04%) SAN
6 11 (10.19%) HTTP
7 8 (7.41%) FTP
7 8 (7.41%) SMTP
7 8 (7.41%) X.400
8 7 (6.48%) FCoE
8 7 (6.48%) Internet
8 7 (6.48%) SNMP
8 7 (6.48%) WAN
9 6 (5.56%) LAN
9 6 (5.56%) VPN
10 5 (4.63%) NetScaler
10 5 (4.63%) PBX
11 4 (3.70%) Network Security
11 4 (3.70%) Wireless
12 3 (2.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.48%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.70%) Apache Hive
3 4 (3.70%) Big Data
3 4 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.70%) MySQL
3 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.85%) MS Access
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (9.26%) JIRA
2 7 (6.48%) Redmine
3 3 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.78%) Bitbucket
3 3 (2.78%) CodeSonar
3 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.78%) git-flow
3 3 (2.78%) Robot Framework
3 3 (2.78%) Selenium
3 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (8.33%) Advertising
2 5 (4.63%) Games
3 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Finance
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (19.44%) Analyst
2 20 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (12.96%) Support Engineer
4 12 (11.11%) IT Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (8.33%) Consultant
5 9 (8.33%) Technical Leader
6 8 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (7.41%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 8 (7.41%) IT Support
6 8 (7.41%) Team Leader
6 8 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Azure Consultant
7 7 (6.48%) ICT Analyst
7 7 (6.48%) Lead Tester
7 7 (6.48%) Office 365 Consultant
7 7 (6.48%) SIEM Analyst
7 7 (6.48%) Technical Tester
7 7 (6.48%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) .NET
2 6 (5.56%) Java EE
2 6 (5.56%) STL
3 4 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.70%) XML
4 3 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.78%) Ajax
4 3 (2.78%) CSS
4 3 (2.78%) CSS3
4 3 (2.78%) Django
4 3 (2.78%) HTML
4 3 (2.78%) HTML5
4 3 (2.78%) jQuery
4 3 (2.78%) LAMP
4 3 (2.78%) Node.js
4 3 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (2.78%) REST
4 3 (2.78%) SOAP
4 3 (2.78%) Spring MVC
4 3 (2.78%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.26%) PKI
3 8 (7.41%) CESG
3 8 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.48%) CMDB
5 6 (5.56%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.78%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.85%) User Experience
8 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 72 (66.67%) Windows
2 40 (37.04%) Windows Server
3 25 (23.15%) Linux
4 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (10.19%) Windows 10
7 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.56%) Unix
8 6 (5.56%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.70%) Android
9 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.70%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.78%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.78%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.93%) HPUX
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.93%) Solaris
11 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (46.30%) ITIL
2 16 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 11 (10.19%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (10.19%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (10.19%) Scrum
5 10 (9.26%) Mobile Device Management
5 10 (9.26%) Service Delivery
5 10 (9.26%) Service Management
5 10 (9.26%) SIEM
5 10 (9.26%) Test Automation
5 10 (9.26%) User Stories
6 9 (8.33%) Coaching
6 9 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 9 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 9 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 9 (8.33%) V-Model
6 9 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 8 (7.41%) Presales
7 8 (7.41%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 13 (12.04%) C
3 11 (10.19%) Bash Shell
4 10 (9.26%) SQL
5 9 (8.33%) C#
5 9 (8.33%) PHP
6 8 (7.41%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.48%) Korn
8 6 (5.56%) C++
8 6 (5.56%) Java
8 6 (5.56%) Objective-C
8 6 (5.56%) Python
9 5 (4.63%) VB
10 3 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (40.74%) MCSA
3 41 (37.96%) CCNA
3 41 (37.96%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (32.41%) Security Cleared
5 23 (21.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 22 (20.37%) CISSP
6 22 (20.37%) DV Cleared
7 16 (14.81%) Degree
8 14 (12.96%) GIAC
8 14 (12.96%) SSCP
9 11 (10.19%) Linux+ Certification
9 11 (10.19%) MCP
9 11 (10.19%) Network+ Certification
9 11 (10.19%) SANS
9 11 (10.19%) SC Cleared
10 10 (9.26%) CCA
10 10 (9.26%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (9.26%) CompTIA Security+
10 10 (9.26%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (46.30%) Active Directory
2 18 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 18 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.96%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (7.41%) vSphere
4 8 (7.41%) XenApp
5 7 (6.48%) NFS
5 7 (6.48%) Samba
5 7 (6.48%) VMware NSX
5 7 (6.48%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.78%) Docker
6 3 (2.78%) XenServer
7 1 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (14.81%) SCCM
2 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (9.26%) Puppet
3 9 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 8 (7.41%) Nagios
5 7 (6.48%) Ansible
5 7 (6.48%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.78%) Salt
7 2 (1.85%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 73 (67.59%) Microsoft
2 42 (38.89%) VMware
3 17 (15.74%) Citrix
4 12 (11.11%) Cisco
5 8 (7.41%) ArcSight
5 8 (7.41%) NetApp
5 8 (7.41%) SolarWinds
6 7 (6.48%) EMC
7 6 (5.56%) HP
8 5 (4.63%) Veeam
9 3 (2.78%) Adobe
9 3 (2.78%) Avaya
9 3 (2.78%) Dell
9 3 (2.78%) LogRhythm
9 3 (2.78%) Rapid7
10 2 (1.85%) IBM
10 2 (1.85%) Oracle
10 2 (1.85%) Remedy
10 2 (1.85%) SAP
11 1 (0.93%) McAfee