The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 164 166 124
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -42
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 80 59 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.28% 1.09% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.64% 4.18% 6.47%
Number of salaries quoted 64 57 77
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,625 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,600 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
MCSE
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1725 1411 1299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.63% 26.11% 26.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1251 1099 1037
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MCSE
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the West Midlands region.

MCSE Salary Trend in the West Midlands

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

MCSE Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

MCSE
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +12 43 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Coventry +13 14 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Staffordshire +8 9 £38,750 +101.29%
Warwickshire -8 3 £30,000 +1.69% 1
Wolverhampton +5 2 £38,500 -3.75%
Worcestershire -3 2 £36,819 +60.08% 1
Dudley +2 1 £40,000 +45.45%
Walsall -7 1 £40,000 +11.11%
Shropshire -20 1 £18,000 -41.93%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £60,000 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE.

1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (64.43%) Windows
3 94 (63.09%) Microsoft
4 83 (55.70%) VMware
5 75 (50.34%) Windows Server
6 67 (44.97%) Active Directory
6 67 (44.97%) MCSA
7 56 (37.58%) MCITP
8 52 (34.90%) SQL Server
8 52 (34.90%) Citrix
9 44 (29.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 44 (29.53%) Hyper-V
10 42 (28.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (27.52%) VMware Infrastructure
12 36 (24.16%) ITIL
13 33 (22.15%) Data Centre
14 32 (21.48%) SQL
15 31 (20.81%) Cisco
16 29 (19.46%) Cisco Certification
17 28 (18.79%) MS Exchange
18 26 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
19 25 (16.78%) MS Excel
19 25 (16.78%) SAN
20 23 (15.44%) NetApp
20 23 (15.44%) SharePoint
21 22 (14.77%) HP
21 22 (14.77%) Backup Exec
21 22 (14.77%) XenApp
22 21 (14.09%) CCNA
23 20 (13.42%) Firewall

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (18.79%) MS Exchange
2 23 (15.44%) SharePoint
3 16 (10.74%) Skype for Business
4 14 (9.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (5.37%) IIS
6 7 (4.70%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (4.70%) WordPress
7 6 (4.03%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (3.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.68%) Moodle
10 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.34%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.67%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 25 (16.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.37%) MS Office
3 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.68%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (2.01%) Exstream
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.75%) Office 365
2 17 (11.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.36%) IaaS
3 5 (3.36%) OneDrive
4 4 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.01%) PaaS
6 2 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.34%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.78%) SAN
2 20 (13.42%) Firewall
3 18 (12.08%) LAN
4 17 (11.41%) WAN
5 12 (8.05%) NetScaler
6 8 (5.37%) VoIP
7 7 (4.70%) DHCP
7 7 (4.70%) DNS
7 7 (4.70%) Intranet
7 7 (4.70%) IPsec
7 7 (4.70%) Network Security
7 7 (4.70%) VLAN
7 7 (4.70%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (4.03%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (4.03%) Cisco IPT
8 6 (4.03%) IPv4
8 6 (4.03%) Unified Communications
8 6 (4.03%) WebEx
9 5 (3.36%) L2TP
9 5 (3.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (34.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (5.37%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.01%) SSDT
6 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 11 (7.38%) Finance
2 5 (3.36%) Retail
3 4 (2.68%) Legal
3 4 (2.68%) Marketing
4 2 (1.34%) French Language
4 2 (1.34%) German Language
4 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Advertising
5 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (16.78%) Analyst
2 20 (13.42%) Support Engineer
3 18 (12.08%) Consultant
4 16 (10.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (10.07%) Administrator
6 12 (8.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 12 (8.05%) DBA
7 9 (6.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) SQL DBA
8 8 (5.37%) Network Engineer
8 8 (5.37%) Technical Consultant
8 8 (5.37%) VMware Engineer
8 8 (5.37%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) Lync Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.03%) Communications Support Engineer
10 6 (4.03%) Help Desk Analyst
10 6 (4.03%) Unified Communications Engineer
11 5 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.01%) .NET
2 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.67%) Classic ASP
2 1 (0.67%) CSS
2 1 (0.67%) HTML
2 1 (0.67%) jQuery
2 1 (0.67%) LESS
2 1 (0.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.15%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.72%) Replication
3 11 (7.38%) Clustering
4 7 (4.70%) Driving Licence
5 6 (4.03%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.03%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.68%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Licensing
8 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.34%) FMCG
8 2 (1.34%) Handset
9 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.67%) CMDB
9 1 (0.67%) PDA
9 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 96 (64.43%) Windows
2 75 (50.34%) Windows Server
3 42 (28.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.05%) Linux
6 10 (6.71%) Windows 10
6 10 (6.71%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.37%) Windows 7
8 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.36%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.34%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.67%) Android
11 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.16%) ITIL
2 20 (13.42%) ITIL V3
3 19 (12.75%) Presales
4 13 (8.72%) Mentoring
5 12 (8.05%) ETL
6 9 (6.04%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (5.37%) Patch Management
7 8 (5.37%) PRINCE2
8 7 (4.70%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (4.70%) People Management
8 7 (4.70%) Project Management
8 7 (4.70%) Service Management
9 6 (4.03%) Capacity Management
9 6 (4.03%) Coaching
9 6 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.03%) Migration
9 6 (4.03%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.36%) Configuration Management
11 4 (2.68%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (2.68%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.48%) SQL
2 11 (7.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.01%) VB
4 1 (0.67%) C#
4 1 (0.67%) C++
4 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (44.97%) MCSA
3 56 (37.58%) MCITP
4 44 (29.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 29 (19.46%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (14.09%) CCNA
7 16 (10.74%) Citrix Certification
7 16 (10.74%) Degree
8 15 (10.07%) CCA
8 15 (10.07%) CCNP
9 14 (9.40%) MCTS
10 12 (8.05%) MCDST
10 12 (8.05%) MCP
11 9 (6.04%) Security Cleared
12 6 (4.03%) CISSP
13 5 (3.36%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared
14 4 (2.68%) CCIE
15 2 (1.34%) CCDA
15 2 (1.34%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (44.97%) Active Directory
2 44 (29.53%) Hyper-V
3 41 (27.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (14.77%) XenApp
5 15 (10.07%) vSphere
6 11 (7.38%) XenDesktop
7 8 (5.37%) VMware ESX
8 6 (4.03%) XenServer
9 5 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (3.36%) Terminal Services
10 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (2.01%) Firmware
12 2 (1.34%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (1.34%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.67%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (14.77%) Backup Exec
2 17 (11.41%) WSUS
3 12 (8.05%) SCCM
4 10 (6.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (5.37%) SCOM
6 5 (3.36%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.68%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.67%) MOM
8 1 (0.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 94 (63.09%) Microsoft
2 83 (55.70%) VMware
3 52 (34.90%) Citrix
4 31 (20.81%) Cisco
5 23 (15.44%) NetApp
6 22 (14.77%) HP
7 15 (10.07%) Veeam
8 14 (9.40%) Symantec
9 11 (7.38%) SolarWinds
10 7 (4.70%) SonicWALL
11 6 (4.03%) Avaya
11 6 (4.03%) EMC
11 6 (4.03%) Juniper
11 6 (4.03%) SAP
11 6 (4.03%) Sophos
12 5 (3.36%) AVG
12 5 (3.36%) Kaseya
12 5 (3.36%) Kaspersky
12 5 (3.36%) Ruckus Wireless
13 4 (2.68%) Palo Alto
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 per annum + Car Allowance - £4200
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits + £4,200 CA
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benfits & training
Posted: 19 days ago