Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 238 206
Rank change year-on-year -4 -32 -31
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 108 94 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.00% 0.92% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.44% 2.95% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 79 79 132
South West median annual salary £45,000 £34,000 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.35% -8.72% +6.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,850 £29,025
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,000 £55,000
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 3,142 3,184 3,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.13% 31.29% 32.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,245 2,510 2,873
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,725 £24,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +41 23 £45,000 - 1
Bristol -11 23 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Wiltshire -12 19 £45,000 +28.57%
Cornwall -12 17 £25,250 -40.59% 2
Dorset -42 12 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Somerset +18 8 £33,500 +4.69% 3
Devon +16 5 £39,250 +20.77% 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (71.30%) Microsoft
3 69 (63.89%) Windows
4 53 (49.07%) VMware
5 50 (46.30%) Active Directory
6 48 (44.44%) Linux
7 43 (39.81%) Microsoft Azure
8 39 (36.11%) ITIL
9 38 (35.19%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (34.26%) CCNA
10 37 (34.26%) Windows Server
11 33 (30.56%) Office 365
11 33 (30.56%) Hyper-V
12 30 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
13 28 (25.93%) SQL Server
14 27 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
15 26 (24.07%) Firewall
15 26 (24.07%) Security Cleared
16 25 (23.15%) Degree
17 24 (22.22%) Incident Management
17 24 (22.22%) SharePoint
17 24 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
18 23 (21.30%) MCSA
19 20 (18.52%) Service Delivery
19 20 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
20 18 (16.67%) C
20 18 (16.67%) TCP/IP
20 18 (16.67%) IaaS
20 18 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
21 17 (15.74%) Bash Shell

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 14 (12.96%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.41%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (6.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (5.56%) Apache Pig
5 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.56%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.93%) Confluence
8 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 43 (39.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (30.56%) Office 365
3 18 (16.67%) IaaS
4 9 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (7.41%) OneDrive
6 4 (3.70%) PaaS
7 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (1.85%) SaaS
9 1 (0.93%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.07%) Firewall
2 18 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 11 (10.19%) DNS
4 9 (8.33%) DHCP
4 9 (8.33%) FCoE
4 9 (8.33%) SNMP
5 8 (7.41%) SSL
6 7 (6.48%) WAN
7 6 (5.56%) HTTP
7 6 (5.56%) SAN
8 5 (4.63%) LAN
8 5 (4.63%) VoIP
9 4 (3.70%) Internet
9 4 (3.70%) Skype
9 4 (3.70%) VPN
10 3 (2.78%) Network Security
10 3 (2.78%) Wireless
11 2 (1.85%) Sourcefire
12 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.93%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.26%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (7.41%) Big Data
3 8 (7.41%) MySQL
4 6 (5.56%) Apache Hive
4 6 (5.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) OLTP
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (14.81%) JIRA
2 9 (8.33%) Redmine
3 6 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (5.56%) Bitbucket
3 6 (5.56%) CodeSonar
3 6 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.56%) git-flow
3 6 (5.56%) Robot Framework
3 6 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 12 (11.11%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Games
3 7 (6.48%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.56%) Electronics
4 6 (5.56%) Marketing
4 6 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.85%) Banking
5 2 (1.85%) Law
5 2 (1.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (13.89%) Consultant
3 13 (12.04%) Technical Leader
4 10 (9.26%) Azure Consultant
4 10 (9.26%) Office 365 Consultant
5 9 (8.33%) Lead Tester
5 9 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Technical Tester
5 9 (8.33%) Tester
5 9 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Administrator
7 6 (5.56%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) IT Manager
9 4 (3.70%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) Java EE
1 7 (6.48%) STL
2 6 (5.56%) .NET
2 6 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 6 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 6 (5.56%) Django
2 6 (5.56%) LAMP
2 6 (5.56%) Node.js
2 6 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (5.56%) REST
2 6 (5.56%) SOAP
2 6 (5.56%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.93%) HTML
3 1 (0.93%) HTML5
3 1 (0.93%) MDX
3 1 (0.93%) SAML
3 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (13.89%) User Experience
3 13 (12.04%) Data Centre
4 10 (9.26%) PKI
5 3 (2.78%) Clustering
5 3 (2.78%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.78%) NHS
5 3 (2.78%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.93%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (63.89%) Windows
2 48 (44.44%) Linux
3 37 (34.26%) Windows Server
4 24 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (8.33%) Android
7 7 (6.48%) Mac OS X
8 6 (5.56%) Apple iOS
8 6 (5.56%) Windows 10
8 6 (5.56%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.70%) Unix
10 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.85%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.93%) SUSE
11 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.11%) ITIL
2 24 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 20 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (18.52%) Service Delivery
4 18 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (15.74%) Coaching
5 17 (15.74%) Mentoring
5 17 (15.74%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (15.74%) Service Management
6 16 (14.81%) Decision-Making
6 16 (14.81%) ITSM
6 16 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (14.81%) Software Engineering
6 16 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (14.81%) Test Automation
7 15 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (13.89%) Proactive Management
7 15 (13.89%) Scrum
7 15 (13.89%) User Stories
8 12 (11.11%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.67%) C
2 17 (15.74%) Bash Shell
3 12 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 12 (11.11%) SQL
4 9 (8.33%) Korn
4 9 (8.33%) Python
5 7 (6.48%) C#
5 7 (6.48%) C++
5 7 (6.48%) Java
5 7 (6.48%) Objective-C
5 7 (6.48%) PHP
6 6 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.93%) Perl
7 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (35.19%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (34.26%) CCNA
4 26 (24.07%) Security Cleared
5 25 (23.15%) Degree
6 23 (21.30%) MCSA
7 17 (15.74%) DV Cleared
8 16 (14.81%) CISSP
8 16 (14.81%) CompTIA Security+
8 16 (14.81%) GIAC
8 16 (14.81%) Linux+ Certification
8 16 (14.81%) Network+ Certification
8 16 (14.81%) SANS
8 16 (14.81%) SSCP
9 9 (8.33%) CEH
9 9 (8.33%) ISEB
9 9 (8.33%) ISTQB
10 8 (7.41%) MCP
11 7 (6.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (5.56%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.89%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 50 (46.30%) Active Directory
2 33 (30.56%) Hyper-V
3 30 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (8.33%) NFS
5 9 (8.33%) Samba
5 9 (8.33%) VMware NSX
6 7 (6.48%) vSphere
7 6 (5.56%) Docker
8 5 (4.63%) XenApp
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (14.81%) Puppet
2 13 (12.04%) SCCM
3 11 (10.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (9.26%) Ansible
4 10 (9.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 10 (9.26%) Nagios
5 9 (8.33%) vCenter Server
6 6 (5.56%) Salt
7 4 (3.70%) WSUS
8 2 (1.85%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.85%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.93%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 77 (71.30%) Microsoft
2 53 (49.07%) VMware
3 14 (12.96%) NetApp
4 13 (12.04%) Cisco
5 12 (11.11%) Citrix
5 12 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 11 (10.19%) EMC
7 9 (8.33%) HP
8 7 (6.48%) Veeam
9 6 (5.56%) SAP
10 4 (3.70%) Avaya
10 4 (3.70%) Dell
11 3 (2.78%) Sophos
12 2 (1.85%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.85%) Lumension
12 2 (1.85%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.85%) Tripwire
12 2 (1.85%) Xerox
13 1 (0.93%) MobileIron
13 1 (0.93%) New Relic