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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 158 156 115
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -41
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 77 71 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.32% 1.28% 2.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.93% 4.93% 8.18%
Number of salaries quoted 60 58 105
Median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £19,400 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,200 £49,300 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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
1561 1439 1491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.78% 25.90% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1151 1156 1235
Median salary £42,500 £43,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +4.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,450 £26,500 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -23 33 £37,500 - 1
Staffordshire +12 15 £35,000 +53.84% 3
Coventry +12 12 £42,500 +32.81% 2
Warwickshire +11 9 £44,000 +17.33%
Walsall - 4 £27,000 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 3 - -
Worcestershire +15 1 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton -2 1 £18,000 -64.00%
Shropshire -11 1 £18,000 -42.85%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (67.11%) Windows
3 88 (59.06%) Microsoft
4 77 (51.68%) Active Directory
5 70 (46.98%) VMware
6 65 (43.62%) Windows Server
7 63 (42.28%) MCSA
8 48 (32.21%) Microsoft Azure
9 44 (29.53%) MS Excel
10 42 (28.19%) Hyper-V
11 41 (27.52%) ITIL
11 41 (27.52%) HP
12 39 (26.17%) Firewall
13 38 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 35 (23.49%) Cisco Certification
14 35 (23.49%) MS Exchange
15 32 (21.48%) CCNA
15 32 (21.48%) Cisco
16 31 (20.81%) Citrix
16 31 (20.81%) Office 365
17 30 (20.13%) LAN
17 30 (20.13%) SQL Server
17 30 (20.13%) MCITP
18 29 (19.46%) WAN
19 28 (18.79%) NetApp
19 28 (18.79%) Windows Server 2012
20 27 (18.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 26 (17.45%) Degree
22 25 (16.78%) Exchange Server 2013
23 24 (16.11%) Data Centre

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 35 (23.49%) MS Exchange
2 25 (16.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 23 (15.44%) Skype for Business
4 20 (13.42%) SharePoint
5 16 (10.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (8.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (4.70%) IIS
8 6 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.68%) JBoss
9 4 (2.68%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (2.68%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.68%) WebSphere
10 3 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.34%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.67%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.67%) Moodle
12 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (29.53%) MS Excel
2 20 (13.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Exstream
2 2 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (32.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (20.81%) Office 365
3 12 (8.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (6.04%) OneDrive
5 7 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (2.68%) IaaS
7 2 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.34%) PaaS
7 2 (1.34%) Yammer
8 1 (0.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (26.17%) Firewall
2 30 (20.13%) LAN
3 29 (19.46%) WAN
4 20 (13.42%) SAN
5 14 (9.40%) VLAN
6 11 (7.38%) DHCP
6 11 (7.38%) DNS
6 11 (7.38%) Network Security
7 10 (6.71%) VPN
8 8 (5.37%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.37%) Wireless
9 7 (4.70%) WLAN
10 6 (4.03%) IPsec
10 6 (4.03%) NetScaler
10 6 (4.03%) VoIP
10 6 (4.03%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (3.36%) L2TP
12 4 (2.68%) IPv4
12 4 (2.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 19 (12.75%) Finance
2 7 (4.70%) French Language
2 7 (4.70%) German Language
3 3 (2.01%) Military
4 2 (1.34%) Automotive
4 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Advertising
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (20.81%) Analyst
2 24 (16.11%) Support Engineer
3 23 (15.44%) IT Engineer
4 21 (14.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (10.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 16 (10.74%) 3rd Line Support
5 16 (10.74%) Consultant
6 14 (9.40%) Wintel Engineer
7 13 (8.72%) IT Support
7 13 (8.72%) VMware Engineer
7 13 (8.72%) Windows Engineer
8 12 (8.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 12 (8.05%) IT Support Engineer
9 11 (7.38%) Office 365 Consultant
10 10 (6.71%) Support Analyst
11 9 (6.04%) Presales Consultant
11 9 (6.04%) Security Analyst
11 9 (6.04%) SharePoint Consultant
12 8 (5.37%) Storage Engineer
13 7 (4.70%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.11%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.04%) Clustering
3 7 (4.70%) Replication
4 6 (4.03%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.68%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.01%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.01%) Handset
6 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.01%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.34%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.34%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) PDA
8 1 (0.67%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 100 (67.11%) Windows
2 65 (43.62%) Windows Server
3 28 (18.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (12.08%) Windows 7
5 16 (10.74%) Linux
6 14 (9.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (8.05%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.70%) Solaris
8 7 (4.70%) Unix
8 7 (4.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.03%) Windows 10
10 5 (3.36%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.52%) ITIL
2 17 (11.41%) Root Cause Analysis
3 16 (10.74%) Presales
4 15 (10.07%) Mentoring
5 13 (8.72%) ITIL V3
6 11 (7.38%) PRINCE2
7 9 (6.04%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (6.04%) Remediation Plan
7 9 (6.04%) Service Management
7 9 (6.04%) Time Management
8 8 (5.37%) Coaching
8 8 (5.37%) Security Operations
9 7 (4.70%) Migration
9 7 (4.70%) SIEM
10 6 (4.03%) CRM
10 6 (4.03%) Problem Management
10 6 (4.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 5 (3.36%) Infrastructure Transformation
11 5 (3.36%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 5 (3.36%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.41%) SQL
2 16 (10.74%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.01%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (42.28%) MCSA
3 35 (23.49%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (21.48%) CCNA
5 30 (20.13%) MCITP
6 27 (18.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (17.45%) Degree
8 19 (12.75%) MCP
9 14 (9.40%) CCNP
9 14 (9.40%) CCSA
10 10 (6.71%) SC Cleared
10 10 (6.71%) Security Cleared
11 9 (6.04%) CEH
11 9 (6.04%) CISSP
12 8 (5.37%) CISMP
12 8 (5.37%) SSCP
13 7 (4.70%) JNCIA
13 7 (4.70%) JNCIS
14 6 (4.03%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (3.36%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (4.70%) SLA
2 5 (3.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 77 (51.68%) Active Directory
2 42 (28.19%) Hyper-V
3 38 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (8.05%) Virtual Servers
5 11 (7.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (5.37%) Firmware
6 8 (5.37%) vSphere
6 8 (5.37%) XenApp
7 7 (4.70%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (4.03%) XenDesktop
9 5 (3.36%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (10.07%) SCCM
2 13 (8.72%) Backup Exec
3 11 (7.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (6.04%) SCOM
4 9 (6.04%) WSUS
5 6 (4.03%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.34%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 88 (59.06%) Microsoft
2 70 (46.98%) VMware
3 41 (27.52%) HP
4 32 (21.48%) Cisco
5 31 (20.81%) Citrix
6 28 (18.79%) NetApp
7 13 (8.72%) Juniper
8 12 (8.05%) Sophos
9 11 (7.38%) EMC
9 11 (7.38%) SonicWALL
9 11 (7.38%) Symantec
10 10 (6.71%) CheckPoint
10 10 (6.71%) Kaspersky
11 8 (5.37%) Palo Alto
11 8 (5.37%) Veeam
12 7 (4.70%) Qualys
13 5 (3.36%) Kaseya
13 5 (3.36%) LANDesk
13 5 (3.36%) Remedy
13 5 (3.36%) Ruckus Wireless
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £17,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £18k per year + Amazing benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Walsall
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Stafford
EMBS
Salary: £18k per year + Amazing benefits!
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Montash Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 25 days ago