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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 98 110 96
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 123 104 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.25% 1.88% 2.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.16% 6.45% 8.37%
Number of salaries quoted 106 92 107
Average salary £37,500 £42,750 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.28% +29.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £41,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £41,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-8.53% +13.88%
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
1507 1612 1362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.54% 29.17% 28.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1249 1400 1120
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 September 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 1 September 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
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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 +38 68 £41,000 -18.00% 3
Coventry +4 23 £38,500 -10.46% 1
Shropshire +3 9 £24,750 +41.42%
Warwickshire 0 9 £31,500 -25.88%
Staffordshire -9 7 £36,000 -7.69%
Worcestershire 0 3 £30,000 -40.00% 1
West Bromwich - 1 £37,500 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 226 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 191 (84.51%) Microsoft
3 188 (83.19%) Windows
4 132 (58.41%) VMware
5 121 (53.54%) Active Directory
6 102 (45.13%) MS Exchange
7 101 (44.69%) MCITP
8 94 (41.59%) Citrix
9 90 (39.82%) VMware Infrastructure
10 86 (38.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 75 (33.19%) ITIL
12 72 (31.86%) Windows 7
13 68 (30.09%) Hyper-V
14 65 (28.76%) Cisco
15 61 (26.99%) MCSA
16 60 (26.55%) SQL Server
16 60 (26.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 60 (26.55%) Exchange Server 2010
17 56 (24.78%) Windows Server 2012
18 54 (23.89%) SAN
19 53 (23.45%) XenApp
20 52 (23.01%) MS Excel
21 49 (21.68%) Cisco Certification
22 48 (21.24%) Citrix Certification
23 46 (20.35%) CCNA
23 46 (20.35%) Firewall
23 46 (20.35%) Lync
24 45 (19.91%) Exchange Server 2013
25 44 (19.47%) MCTS
25 44 (19.47%) CCA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 102 (45.13%) MS Exchange
2 60 (26.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (20.35%) Lync
4 45 (19.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (14.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 32 (14.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 29 (12.83%) SharePoint
8 20 (8.85%) IIS
9 18 (7.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (6.19%) Office Communications Server
11 12 (5.31%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 52 (23.01%) MS Excel
2 23 (10.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.44%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.44%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.44%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.72%) Office 365
2 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (23.89%) SAN
2 46 (20.35%) Firewall
3 43 (19.03%) DNS
4 41 (18.14%) TCP/IP
5 39 (17.26%) Unified Communications
6 38 (16.81%) DHCP
7 34 (15.04%) VPN
8 29 (12.83%) LAN
8 29 (12.83%) NAS
9 28 (12.39%) WAN
10 24 (10.62%) VoIP
11 19 (8.41%) NetScaler
12 16 (7.08%) iSCSI
13 13 (5.75%) 3G
13 13 (5.75%) Broadband
13 13 (5.75%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (3.98%) Network Security
14 9 (3.98%) Wireless
15 8 (3.54%) WAAS
15 8 (3.54%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (26.55%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.88%) MSI
1 2 (0.88%) InstallShield
1 2 (0.88%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.44%) RequisitePro
2 1 (0.44%) ProC
General
1 27 (11.95%) Finance
2 8 (3.54%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.21%) Legal
4 3 (1.33%) Law
5 2 (0.88%) Back Office
5 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (26.55%) Consultant
2 31 (13.72%) Microsoft Consultant
3 29 (12.83%) Analyst
3 29 (12.83%) Administrator
4 27 (11.95%) Systems Administrator
5 26 (11.50%) Architect
5 26 (11.50%) Support Engineer
6 18 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (7.96%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (6.19%) Service Analyst
7 14 (6.19%) Service Desk Analyst
7 14 (6.19%) Exchange Consultant
8 12 (5.31%) Senior Support Engineer
8 12 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (5.31%) Technical Consultant
8 12 (5.31%) Technical Architect
9 11 (4.87%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (4.87%) IT Administrator
9 11 (4.87%) IT Support
10 10 (4.42%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.42%) Application Packaging
2 8 (3.54%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (1.77%) HTML
4 3 (1.33%) .NET
4 3 (1.33%) ADO.NET
4 3 (1.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.33%) CSS
4 3 (1.33%) Web Services
4 3 (1.33%) XML
4 3 (1.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.33%) WCF
4 3 (1.33%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (0.44%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.73%) Clustering
2 19 (8.41%) Blackberry
3 13 (5.75%) PDA
4 8 (3.54%) Thin Client
4 8 (3.54%) Fat Client
4 8 (3.54%) Celerra
4 8 (3.54%) CLARiiON
5 7 (3.10%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.21%) Replication
6 5 (2.21%) EqualLogic
7 4 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.44%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.44%) NHS
8 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.44%) CMDB
8 1 (0.44%) iPhone
8 1 (0.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 188 (83.19%) Windows
2 86 (38.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (31.86%) Windows 7
4 56 (24.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (17.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (9.29%) Windows XP
7 15 (6.64%) Linux
8 13 (5.75%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.21%) SUSE
10 4 (1.77%) Android
10 4 (1.77%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.88%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.44%) UNIX
12 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (33.19%) ITIL
2 38 (16.81%) Project Management
3 24 (10.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (10.62%) Migration
4 23 (10.18%) Service Management
5 22 (9.73%) Technical Analysis
6 19 (8.41%) Load Balancing
7 15 (6.64%) PRINCE2
8 14 (6.19%) Technical Architecture
9 12 (5.31%) Asset Management
10 11 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (4.87%) Business Development
10 11 (4.87%) Customer Engagement
11 10 (4.42%) Data Protection
11 10 (4.42%) Project Planning
12 9 (3.98%) Service Delivery
13 6 (2.65%) Business Continuity
14 5 (2.21%) Time Management
15 4 (1.77%) Performance Monitoring
15 4 (1.77%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.72%) SQL
2 12 (5.31%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.65%) VB
4 4 (1.77%) C#
5 3 (1.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.33%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.33%) VB6
5 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.33%) VBScript
6 2 (0.88%) C
7 1 (0.44%) PHP
7 1 (0.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 226 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (44.69%) MCITP
3 61 (26.99%) MCSA
4 60 (26.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 49 (21.68%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (21.24%) Citrix Certification
7 46 (20.35%) CCNA
8 44 (19.47%) CCA
8 44 (19.47%) MCTS
9 40 (17.70%) Degree
10 36 (15.93%) MCP
11 15 (6.64%) NCDA
11 15 (6.64%) CCEE
12 10 (4.42%) CCIA
12 10 (4.42%) CCEA
13 9 (3.98%) VCAP
14 8 (3.54%) VTSP
14 8 (3.54%) NCIE
15 7 (3.10%) CCNP
16 6 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.06%) SLA
2 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 121 (53.54%) Active Directory
2 90 (39.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (30.09%) Hyper-V
4 53 (23.45%) XenApp
5 43 (19.03%) XenDesktop
6 36 (15.93%) vSphere
7 18 (7.96%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (6.64%) VMware ESX
9 11 (4.87%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (3.98%) vCloud
11 4 (1.77%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.77%) XenServer
12 3 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.88%) UAG
14 1 (0.44%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 42 (18.58%) SCCM
2 23 (10.18%) SCOM
3 18 (7.96%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.65%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.77%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.33%) MOM
6 3 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.33%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.88%) AppDNA
7 2 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.44%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.44%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.44%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.44%) SCSM
8 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 191 (84.51%) Microsoft
2 132 (58.41%) VMware
3 94 (41.59%) Citrix
4 65 (28.76%) Cisco
5 40 (17.70%) HP
6 28 (12.39%) NetApp
7 24 (10.62%) Dell
8 23 (10.18%) Mitel
9 19 (8.41%) EMC
10 17 (7.52%) Avaya
11 16 (7.08%) Nortel
12 15 (6.64%) IBM
13 14 (6.19%) LANDesk
13 14 (6.19%) Dialogic
14 13 (5.75%) Symantec
14 13 (5.75%) McAfee
15 12 (5.31%) WatchGuard
16 9 (3.98%) 3PAR
16 9 (3.98%) Siemens
17 7 (3.10%) Websense
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