Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 204 176
Rank change year-on-year -13 -28 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 122 133 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.20% 1.28% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.08% 4.11% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 88 94 196
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,725 £27,500
90th Percentile £50,750 £61,650 £82,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 2,993 3,234 3,776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.40% 31.03% 32.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2,148 2,549 3,023
South West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,350 £62,900
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 February 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 24 February 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
Wiltshire 0 31 £45,000 +24.14% 1
Gloucestershire +22 25 £45,000 -7.69% 1
Bristol -10 21 £42,500 +30.77% 6
Cornwall -18 18 £21,000 - 2
Dorset -24 18 £45,000 - 4
Somerset -4 6 £31,000 -4.62% 2
Devon +16 1 £30,000 -33.33% 2
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 122 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (72.95%) Microsoft
3 63 (51.64%) Windows
4 60 (49.18%) ITIL
4 60 (49.18%) Active Directory
5 52 (42.62%) Linux
5 52 (42.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 50 (40.98%) VMware
7 45 (36.89%) Office 365
8 40 (32.79%) Windows Server
8 40 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (31.97%) CCNA
9 39 (31.97%) Hyper-V
10 35 (28.69%) MCSA
11 33 (27.05%) Security Cleared
12 29 (23.77%) Incident Management
13 28 (22.95%) VMware ESXi
14 27 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (21.31%) Degree
15 26 (21.31%) Firewall
16 25 (20.49%) SharePoint
16 25 (20.49%) SQL Server
17 24 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
18 23 (18.85%) Service Delivery
19 22 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
19 22 (18.03%) SCCM
20 21 (17.21%) Service Management
21 20 (16.39%) Microsoft Intune
21 20 (16.39%) Coaching
22 19 (15.57%) Mobile Device Management

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 25 (20.49%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.11%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.38%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (5.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.92%) Skype for Business
6 5 (4.10%) Apache Pig
7 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 52 (42.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (36.89%) Office 365
3 16 (13.11%) IaaS
4 9 (7.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (5.74%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (21.31%) Firewall
2 16 (13.11%) TCP/IP
3 11 (9.02%) DNS
3 11 (9.02%) FCoE
3 11 (9.02%) SNMP
4 10 (8.20%) DHCP
5 8 (6.56%) WAN
6 7 (5.74%) LAN
7 4 (3.28%) HTTP
7 4 (3.28%) Network Security
7 4 (3.28%) SAN
7 4 (3.28%) Skype
7 4 (3.28%) SSL
8 2 (1.64%) Wireless
9 1 (0.82%) VoIP
9 1 (0.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.49%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.93%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (4.10%) Apache Hive
3 5 (4.10%) Big Data
3 5 (4.10%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.10%) MySQL
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (12.30%) JIRA
2 11 (9.02%) Redmine
3 4 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (3.28%) Bitbucket
3 4 (3.28%) CodeSonar
3 4 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.28%) git-flow
3 4 (3.28%) Robot Framework
3 4 (3.28%) Selenium
General
1 10 (8.20%) Games
2 9 (7.38%) Finance
3 8 (6.56%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.56%) Marketing
3 8 (6.56%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.74%) Electronics
5 1 (0.82%) Advertising
5 1 (0.82%) Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Law
5 1 (0.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (18.03%) Consultant
2 18 (14.75%) Technical Leader
3 17 (13.93%) Azure Consultant
3 17 (13.93%) Office 365 Consultant
4 15 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (11.48%) Lead Tester
5 14 (11.48%) Technical Tester
5 14 (11.48%) Tester
6 11 (9.02%) Support Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) Analyst
8 9 (7.38%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) Platform Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) ICT Analyst
9 7 (5.74%) IT Support
10 6 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) ICT Support
10 6 (4.92%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.74%) Java EE
1 7 (5.74%) STL
2 4 (3.28%) .NET
2 4 (3.28%) .NET Framework
2 4 (3.28%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.28%) Django
2 4 (3.28%) LAMP
2 4 (3.28%) Node.js
2 4 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (3.28%) REST
2 4 (3.28%) SOAP
2 4 (3.28%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.82%) HTML
3 1 (0.82%) HTML5
3 1 (0.82%) SAML
3 1 (0.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.75%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (13.93%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.93%) PKI
2 17 (13.93%) User Experience
3 7 (5.74%) CMDB
4 3 (2.46%) NHS
5 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.64%) Clustering
5 2 (1.64%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.64%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.82%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (51.64%) Windows
2 52 (42.62%) Linux
3 40 (32.79%) Windows Server
4 24 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (7.38%) Windows 10
7 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.10%) Android
8 5 (4.10%) Apple iOS
8 5 (4.10%) Unix
9 4 (3.28%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.46%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.64%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.82%) SUSE
12 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (49.18%) ITIL
2 29 (23.77%) Incident Management
3 27 (22.13%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (18.85%) Service Delivery
5 21 (17.21%) Service Management
6 20 (16.39%) Coaching
7 19 (15.57%) ITSM
7 19 (15.57%) Mobile Device Management
7 19 (15.57%) Penetration Testing
7 19 (15.57%) Scrum
7 19 (15.57%) Test Scripting
8 18 (14.75%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (14.75%) Mentoring
8 18 (14.75%) Presales
8 18 (14.75%) Proactive Management
8 18 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (14.75%) Test Automation
9 17 (13.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (13.93%) Operations Management
10 16 (13.11%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.75%) C
2 16 (13.11%) Bash Shell
3 13 (10.66%) PowerShell
4 11 (9.02%) Korn
5 8 (6.56%) SQL
6 7 (5.74%) C#
6 7 (5.74%) C++
6 7 (5.74%) Java
6 7 (5.74%) Objective-C
6 7 (5.74%) PHP
6 7 (5.74%) Python
7 6 (4.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 122 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (31.97%) CCNA
4 35 (28.69%) MCSA
5 33 (27.05%) Security Cleared
6 26 (21.31%) Degree
7 16 (13.11%) CISSP
7 16 (13.11%) GIAC
7 16 (13.11%) Linux+ Certification
7 16 (13.11%) Network+ Certification
7 16 (13.11%) SANS
7 16 (13.11%) SSCP
8 15 (12.30%) CompTIA Security+
9 14 (11.48%) CEH
9 14 (11.48%) DV Cleared
9 14 (11.48%) ISEB
9 14 (11.48%) ISTQB
10 9 (7.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (5.74%) CCA
11 7 (5.74%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.75%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (49.18%) Active Directory
2 39 (31.97%) Hyper-V
3 28 (22.95%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (9.02%) NFS
5 11 (9.02%) Samba
5 11 (9.02%) VMware NSX
6 4 (3.28%) Docker
6 4 (3.28%) vSphere
7 2 (1.64%) XenApp
7 2 (1.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (18.03%) SCCM
2 20 (16.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (15.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 15 (12.30%) Puppet
5 12 (9.84%) Nagios
6 11 (9.02%) Ansible
6 11 (9.02%) vCenter Server
7 4 (3.28%) Salt
8 2 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.64%) WSUS
9 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 89 (72.95%) Microsoft
2 50 (40.98%) VMware
3 15 (12.30%) NetApp
4 12 (9.84%) SolarWinds
5 11 (9.02%) EMC
6 10 (8.20%) Citrix
7 7 (5.74%) Cisco
7 7 (5.74%) SAP
8 4 (3.28%) HP
9 2 (1.64%) Avaya
9 2 (1.64%) Lumension
9 2 (1.64%) Remedy
9 2 (1.64%) Sourcefire
9 2 (1.64%) Tripwire
9 2 (1.64%) Veeam
10 1 (0.82%) New Relic
10 1 (0.82%) Nimble Storage
10 1 (0.82%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.82%) Sophos
10 1 (0.82%) Symantec