The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 99 110 90
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 119 101 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.21% 1.81% 2.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.96% 6.48% 8.69%
Number of salaries quoted 96 90 107
Average salary £37,500 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1495 1559 1323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.72% 28.00% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1223 1333 1106
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSE
England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 +25 58 £42,000 -16.00% 6
Coventry +20 32 £38,500 +10.00%
Warwickshire -3 12 £31,500 -14.86%
West Bromwich - 6 £19,000 -
Staffordshire -19 5 £35,000 -10.25%
Shropshire +2 4 £21,000 +6.32%
Worcestershire -4 1 £35,000 -16.16%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 206 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 174 (84.47%) Microsoft
3 169 (82.04%) Windows
4 108 (52.43%) VMware
5 106 (51.46%) Active Directory
6 93 (45.15%) MCITP
7 88 (42.72%) MS Exchange
8 79 (38.35%) Citrix
9 74 (35.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 73 (35.44%) Windows 7
11 70 (33.98%) VMware Infrastructure
12 64 (31.07%) Hyper-V
13 59 (28.64%) ITIL
14 58 (28.16%) Cisco
15 54 (26.21%) SQL Server
16 50 (24.27%) MCSA
16 50 (24.27%) Exchange Server 2010
17 49 (23.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 46 (22.33%) MS Excel
18 46 (22.33%) XenApp
19 45 (21.84%) Cisco Certification
20 44 (21.36%) MCTS
20 44 (21.36%) Lync
21 43 (20.87%) SCCM
22 42 (20.39%) Firewall
22 42 (20.39%) CCNA
23 41 (19.90%) TCP/IP
23 41 (19.90%) Windows Server 2012
24 39 (18.93%) Unified Communications
24 39 (18.93%) SAN

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 88 (42.72%) MS Exchange
2 50 (24.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (21.36%) Lync
4 37 (17.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 27 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (11.65%) SharePoint
8 18 (8.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 17 (8.25%) IIS
10 14 (6.80%) Office Communications Server
11 12 (5.83%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (22.33%) MS Excel
2 24 (11.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.49%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.49%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.49%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 30 (14.56%) Office 365
2 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.46%) IaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (20.39%) Firewall
2 41 (19.90%) TCP/IP
3 39 (18.93%) Unified Communications
3 39 (18.93%) SAN
4 38 (18.45%) DNS
5 33 (16.02%) DHCP
6 32 (15.53%) VPN
7 29 (14.08%) LAN
8 27 (13.11%) WAN
8 27 (13.11%) NAS
9 25 (12.14%) VoIP
10 16 (7.77%) NetScaler
11 13 (6.31%) 3G
11 13 (6.31%) Broadband
11 13 (6.31%) iSCSI
12 12 (5.83%) Wireless
13 11 (5.34%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (2.91%) Network Security
14 6 (2.91%) IP Telephony
15 5 (2.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (26.21%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.49%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (0.97%) MSI
2 1 (0.49%) RequisitePro
2 1 (0.49%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.49%) AdminStudio
General
1 23 (11.17%) Finance
2 8 (3.88%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.97%) Back Office
4 2 (0.97%) Law
4 2 (0.97%) Legal
4 2 (0.97%) Retail
5 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 63 (30.58%) Consultant
2 32 (15.53%) Microsoft Consultant
3 29 (14.08%) Administrator
4 28 (13.59%) Analyst
5 27 (13.11%) Systems Administrator
6 25 (12.14%) Architect
7 18 (8.74%) Support Engineer
8 15 (7.28%) Systems Engineer
9 14 (6.80%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (6.80%) Service Analyst
10 13 (6.31%) Technical Consultant
10 13 (6.31%) Technical Architect
10 13 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (6.31%) Exchange Consultant
11 10 (4.85%) IT Support
11 10 (4.85%) Senior Support Engineer
11 10 (4.85%) IT Administrator
12 9 (4.37%) IT Support Engineer
13 8 (3.88%) Senior IT Support
13 8 (3.88%) Implementation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.37%) Application Packaging
2 8 (3.88%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (1.94%) HTML
4 3 (1.46%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.46%) WCF
4 3 (1.46%) .NET
4 3 (1.46%) ADO.NET
4 3 (1.46%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.46%) CSS
4 3 (1.46%) Web Services
4 3 (1.46%) XML
4 3 (1.46%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.22%) Blackberry
2 18 (8.74%) Clustering
3 13 (6.31%) PDA
4 8 (3.88%) Fat Client
4 8 (3.88%) Thin Client
5 7 (3.40%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.43%) Celerra
6 5 (2.43%) CLARiiON
6 5 (2.43%) Replication
7 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.49%) CMDB
8 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.49%) NHS
8 1 (0.49%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.49%) iPhone
8 1 (0.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 169 (82.04%) Windows
2 74 (35.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (35.44%) Windows 7
4 41 (19.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (18.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (11.17%) Windows XP
7 11 (5.34%) Linux
7 11 (5.34%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.43%) SUSE
9 4 (1.94%) Windows Phone
9 4 (1.94%) Android
10 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (28.64%) ITIL
2 36 (17.48%) Project Management
3 25 (12.14%) Migration
4 21 (10.19%) Service Management
4 21 (10.19%) Technical Analysis
5 19 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (7.28%) Load Balancing
7 14 (6.80%) PRINCE2
8 13 (6.31%) Asset Management
8 13 (6.31%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (5.34%) Business Development
9 11 (5.34%) Data Protection
9 11 (5.34%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.34%) Customer Engagement
9 11 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (4.85%) Project Planning
11 8 (3.88%) Business Continuity
12 5 (2.43%) Configuration Management
12 5 (2.43%) Integration Testing
13 4 (1.94%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.59%) SQL
2 9 (4.37%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.94%) VB
4 3 (1.46%) VB6
4 3 (1.46%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.46%) C#
4 3 (1.46%) VB.NET
4 3 (1.46%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.49%) VBScript
5 1 (0.49%) C
5 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 206 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (45.15%) MCITP
3 50 (24.27%) MCSA
4 49 (23.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 45 (21.84%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (21.36%) MCTS
7 42 (20.39%) CCNA
8 37 (17.96%) Citrix Certification
9 36 (17.48%) MCP
9 36 (17.48%) Degree
10 35 (16.99%) CCA
11 14 (6.80%) CCEE
12 11 (5.34%) NCDA
13 7 (3.40%) CCNP
13 7 (3.40%) CCEA
13 7 (3.40%) Security Cleared
14 6 (2.91%) VCAP
14 6 (2.91%) CCIA
15 5 (2.43%) VTSP
15 5 (2.43%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.17%) SLA
2 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.49%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 106 (51.46%) Active Directory
2 70 (33.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (31.07%) Hyper-V
4 46 (22.33%) XenApp
5 37 (17.96%) XenDesktop
6 24 (11.65%) vSphere
7 17 (8.25%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (5.83%) VMware ESX
9 11 (5.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.43%) vCloud
11 4 (1.94%) XenServer
11 4 (1.94%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.46%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.46%) UAG
13 2 (0.97%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.97%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 43 (20.87%) SCCM
2 23 (11.17%) SCOM
3 11 (5.34%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.43%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.46%) MOM
6 3 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.46%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.97%) SCSM
7 2 (0.97%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.97%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.49%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.49%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.49%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 174 (84.47%) Microsoft
2 108 (52.43%) VMware
3 79 (38.35%) Citrix
4 58 (28.16%) Cisco
5 31 (15.05%) HP
6 23 (11.17%) Mitel
7 21 (10.19%) NetApp
8 20 (9.71%) Dell
9 16 (7.77%) Nortel
9 16 (7.77%) Avaya
10 15 (7.28%) EMC
11 14 (6.80%) IBM
11 14 (6.80%) Dialogic
12 13 (6.31%) McAfee
12 13 (6.31%) LANDesk
13 11 (5.34%) WatchGuard
14 8 (3.88%) Siemens
15 7 (3.40%) Symantec
16 6 (2.91%) 3PAR
16 6 (2.91%) Websense
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