Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 236 170
Rank change year-on-year -12 -66 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 91 111 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.88% 1.07% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.98% 3.42% 5.81%
Number of salaries quoted 78 98 172
South West median annual salary £45,000 £34,500 £40,313
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.43% -14.42% +15.18%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,600 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £51,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.56%

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 3,057 3,243 3,546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.42% 31.39% 32.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2,281 2,538 2,818
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +3.85%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £64,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +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 21 August 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 21 August 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
Gloucestershire +24 26 £45,000 -
Bristol +9 20 £55,000 +89.66% 4
Wiltshire -33 15 £46,000 +31.43% 1
Dorset -31 13 £40,000 -21.95% 3
Devon +16 7 £42,500 +93.18% 2
Cornwall 0 5 £29,500 -30.59% 1
Somerset +29 4 £33,500 -2.90%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 91 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (72.53%) Windows
3 58 (63.74%) Microsoft
4 39 (42.86%) Linux
4 39 (42.86%) VMware
5 37 (40.66%) CCNA
5 37 (40.66%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (37.36%) MCSA
7 29 (31.87%) Active Directory
7 29 (31.87%) TCP/IP
7 29 (31.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 28 (30.77%) Firewall
9 27 (29.67%) Security Cleared
10 24 (26.37%) DV Cleared
10 24 (26.37%) SQL Server
11 23 (25.27%) ITIL
11 23 (25.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (25.27%) Windows Server
11 23 (25.27%) Bash Shell
12 22 (24.18%) Cybersecurity
12 22 (24.18%) SANS
12 22 (24.18%) CompTIA Security+
12 22 (24.18%) GIAC
12 22 (24.18%) Software Engineering
12 22 (24.18%) C
12 22 (24.18%) Network+ Certification
12 22 (24.18%) Linux+ Certification
12 22 (24.18%) CISSP
12 22 (24.18%) SSCP
13 21 (23.08%) JIRA

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.19%) SharePoint
3 11 (12.09%) Apache Pig
4 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.40%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.30%) IIS
7 2 (2.20%) Site Server
8 1 (1.10%) Apache
8 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.10%) Confluence
8 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.10%) JBoss
8 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (21.98%) Office 365
3 12 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (6.59%) PaaS
4 6 (6.59%) SaaS
5 4 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (4.40%) G Suite
6 3 (3.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.30%) IaaS
7 2 (2.20%) GitHub
7 2 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.20%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.10%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (1.10%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.10%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 29 (31.87%) TCP/IP
2 28 (30.77%) Firewall
3 14 (15.38%) SSL
4 11 (12.09%) HTTP
5 10 (10.99%) DNS
5 10 (10.99%) LAN
5 10 (10.99%) WAN
6 9 (9.89%) DHCP
6 9 (9.89%) FCoE
6 9 (9.89%) SNMP
6 9 (9.89%) VPN
7 8 (8.79%) SAN
8 7 (7.69%) VoIP
8 7 (7.69%) Wireless
9 6 (6.59%) Internet
10 4 (4.40%) NAS
11 3 (3.30%) NetScaler
11 3 (3.30%) Skype
12 2 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.37%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.48%) MySQL
3 13 (14.29%) Big Data
4 12 (13.19%) Hadoop
5 11 (12.09%) Apache Hive
6 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.30%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (3.30%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.30%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.30%) OLTP
8 2 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.10%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (1.10%) Data Lake
9 1 (1.10%) HDInsight
9 1 (1.10%) Power BI
9 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (23.08%) JIRA
2 11 (12.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (12.09%) Bitbucket
2 11 (12.09%) CodeSonar
2 11 (12.09%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.09%) git-flow
2 11 (12.09%) Robot Framework
2 11 (12.09%) Selenium
3 9 (9.89%) Redmine
4 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (12.09%) Games
2 7 (7.69%) Finance
3 4 (4.40%) Legal
4 3 (3.30%) Automotive
4 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.10%) Advertising
6 1 (1.10%) Back Office
6 1 (1.10%) Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Front Office
6 1 (1.10%) Law
6 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 13 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 12 (13.19%) Architect
5 11 (12.09%) Software Engineer
6 10 (10.99%) C# Software Engineer
6 10 (10.99%) C++ Software Engineer
6 10 (10.99%) Java Engineer
6 10 (10.99%) Java Software Engineer
7 9 (9.89%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (9.89%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (9.89%) Platform Engineer
7 9 (9.89%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (8.79%) Consultant
8 8 (8.79%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (8.79%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (7.69%) IT Support
9 7 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.49%) AWS Architect
10 5 (5.49%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.29%) .NET
1 13 (14.29%) Java EE
1 13 (14.29%) STL
2 12 (13.19%) ASP.NET
3 11 (12.09%) .NET Framework
3 11 (12.09%) Django
3 11 (12.09%) LAMP
3 11 (12.09%) Node.js
3 11 (12.09%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (12.09%) REST
3 11 (12.09%) SOAP
3 11 (12.09%) Spring MVC
4 3 (3.30%) MDX
5 1 (1.10%) JSON
5 1 (1.10%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Public Cloud
2 6 (6.59%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.49%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.40%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.40%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.30%) Grid Computing
5 3 (3.30%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.20%) PKI
7 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.10%) BYOD
7 1 (1.10%) Clustering
7 1 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 66 (72.53%) Windows
2 39 (42.86%) Linux
3 23 (25.27%) Windows Server
4 15 (16.48%) Android
5 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (13.19%) Mac OS X
7 11 (12.09%) Apple iOS
8 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (7.69%) Windows 7
10 6 (6.59%) Windows 10
11 5 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (4.40%) Windows 8
13 2 (2.20%) Unix
13 2 (2.20%) Windows XP
14 1 (1.10%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (25.27%) ITIL
3 22 (24.18%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (24.18%) Software Engineering
4 20 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (21.98%) User Stories
5 16 (17.58%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (17.58%) Test Automation
6 14 (15.38%) Kanban
6 14 (15.38%) Scrum
7 13 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
7 13 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 13 (14.29%) Multithreading
7 13 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
8 11 (12.09%) API Design
8 11 (12.09%) Coaching
8 11 (12.09%) Migration
9 10 (10.99%) DevOps
10 9 (9.89%) High Availability
11 7 (7.69%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.27%) Bash Shell
2 22 (24.18%) C
3 20 (21.98%) PowerShell
4 19 (20.88%) Python
4 19 (20.88%) SQL
5 14 (15.38%) Java
6 13 (14.29%) C#
6 13 (14.29%) C++
6 13 (14.29%) Objective-C
7 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
7 11 (12.09%) PHP
8 9 (9.89%) Korn
9 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.20%) Perl
10 2 (2.20%) VB
11 1 (1.10%) Scala
Qualifications
1 91 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (40.66%) CCNA
2 37 (40.66%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (37.36%) MCSA
4 27 (29.67%) Security Cleared
5 24 (26.37%) DV Cleared
6 22 (24.18%) CISSP
6 22 (24.18%) CompTIA Security+
6 22 (24.18%) GIAC
6 22 (24.18%) Linux+ Certification
6 22 (24.18%) Network+ Certification
6 22 (24.18%) SANS
6 22 (24.18%) SSCP
7 10 (10.99%) MCP
8 8 (8.79%) Degree
8 8 (8.79%) MCITP
9 7 (7.69%) CCNP
10 5 (5.49%) CCA
10 5 (5.49%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (5.49%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.20%) PMO
3 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 29 (31.87%) Active Directory
2 23 (25.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (17.58%) Hyper-V
4 13 (14.29%) Docker
5 12 (13.19%) vSphere
6 10 (10.99%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (9.89%) NFS
7 9 (9.89%) Samba
7 9 (9.89%) VMware NSX
8 6 (6.59%) XenApp
9 5 (5.49%) XenServer
10 3 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (3.30%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (3.30%) Terminal Services
10 3 (3.30%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (2.20%) Xen
12 1 (1.10%) BlackBerry Internet Service
12 1 (1.10%) HDFS
12 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (23.08%) Puppet
2 12 (13.19%) Ansible
3 11 (12.09%) Salt
4 9 (9.89%) Nagios
4 9 (9.89%) vCenter Server
5 8 (8.79%) SCCM
6 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (3.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (3.30%) SCOM
7 2 (2.20%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (2.20%) WSUS
8 1 (1.10%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.10%) SmoothWall
8 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 58 (63.74%) Microsoft
2 39 (42.86%) VMware
3 15 (16.48%) Cisco
4 13 (14.29%) Citrix
5 12 (13.19%) HP
6 11 (12.09%) EMC
6 11 (12.09%) NetApp
6 11 (12.09%) SolarWinds
7 8 (8.79%) Dell
7 8 (8.79%) Veeam
8 6 (6.59%) Google
9 4 (4.40%) Avaya
9 4 (4.40%) Oracle
10 3 (3.30%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.30%) Ivanti
10 3 (3.30%) Wyse
11 2 (2.20%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.20%) Sophos
11 2 (2.20%) Xerox