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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 97 111 90
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -21
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 120 100 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.25% 1.81% 2.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.15% 6.51% 9.42%
Number of salaries quoted 93 88 115
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £46,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1472 1535 1316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.65% 27.74% 26.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1194 1306 1111
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £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 23 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 23 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 +22 53 £42,000 -20.00% 4
Coventry +22 35 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Warwickshire +2 12 £31,500 -14.86%
West Bromwich +3 10 £19,000 -36.66%
Staffordshire -15 5 £35,000 -10.25%
Worcestershire +1 2 £31,250 -25.14%
Shropshire +1 2 £45,000 +127.84%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 200 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 166 (83.00%) Microsoft
3 162 (81.00%) Windows
4 103 (51.50%) VMware
5 99 (49.50%) Active Directory
6 91 (45.50%) MCITP
7 85 (42.50%) MS Exchange
8 73 (36.50%) Windows 7
9 72 (36.00%) Citrix
10 69 (34.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 68 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 62 (31.00%) Hyper-V
13 57 (28.50%) Cisco
14 56 (28.00%) ITIL
15 53 (26.50%) SQL Server
16 48 (24.00%) MCSA
16 48 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
17 47 (23.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 45 (22.50%) MS Excel
18 45 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
19 44 (22.00%) MCTS
20 43 (21.50%) Firewall
20 43 (21.50%) Lync
21 42 (21.00%) XenApp
21 42 (21.00%) TCP/IP
21 42 (21.00%) CCNA
21 42 (21.00%) SCCM
22 41 (20.50%) SAN
23 39 (19.50%) Windows Server 2003
24 38 (19.00%) Unified Communications

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 85 (42.50%) MS Exchange
2 48 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (21.50%) Lync
4 34 (17.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 26 (13.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (12.00%) SharePoint
8 19 (9.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (8.00%) IIS
10 14 (7.00%) Office Communications Server
11 11 (5.50%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (22.50%) MS Excel
2 24 (12.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.50%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.50%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.50%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.50%) Office 365
2 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.50%) IaaS
4 1 (0.50%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 43 (21.50%) Firewall
2 42 (21.00%) TCP/IP
3 41 (20.50%) SAN
4 38 (19.00%) Unified Communications
5 34 (17.00%) DNS
6 31 (15.50%) LAN
7 30 (15.00%) VPN
8 29 (14.50%) DHCP
9 28 (14.00%) WAN
9 28 (14.00%) NAS
10 25 (12.50%) VoIP
11 15 (7.50%) NetScaler
12 13 (6.50%) Broadband
12 13 (6.50%) 3G
13 12 (6.00%) Wireless
14 11 (5.50%) iSCSI
14 11 (5.50%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (3.50%) Internet
16 6 (3.00%) IP Telephony
17 4 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (26.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.50%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (1.00%) MSI
2 1 (0.50%) RequisitePro
General
1 22 (11.00%) Finance
2 8 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.00%) Retail
4 2 (1.00%) Back Office
5 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (32.50%) Consultant
2 33 (16.50%) Microsoft Consultant
3 30 (15.00%) Analyst
4 26 (13.00%) Architect
4 26 (13.00%) Administrator
5 24 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
6 17 (8.50%) Support Engineer
7 14 (7.00%) Technical Consultant
7 14 (7.00%) Service Analyst
7 14 (7.00%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (7.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (6.50%) Exchange Consultant
8 13 (6.50%) Technical Architect
9 11 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (5.00%) Senior Support Engineer
10 10 (5.00%) IT Support
11 9 (4.50%) IT Support Engineer
12 8 (4.00%) IT Administrator
12 8 (4.00%) Implementation Specialist
12 8 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.00%) Application Packaging
1 8 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (2.00%) HTML
3 3 (1.50%) .NET
3 3 (1.50%) ADO.NET
3 3 (1.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.50%) CSS
3 3 (1.50%) Web Services
3 3 (1.50%) XML
3 3 (1.50%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.50%) WCF
3 3 (1.50%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 19 (9.50%) Clustering
3 13 (6.50%) PDA
4 8 (4.00%) Fat Client
4 8 (4.00%) Thin Client
5 7 (3.50%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.50%) Replication
7 4 (2.00%) CLARiiON
7 4 (2.00%) Celerra
8 3 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.50%) NHS
9 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.50%) CMDB
9 1 (0.50%) iPhone
9 1 (0.50%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.50%) iPad
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 162 (81.00%) Windows
2 73 (36.50%) Windows 7
3 69 (34.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (19.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (11.50%) Windows XP
7 11 (5.50%) Linux
7 11 (5.50%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.50%) SUSE
9 4 (2.00%) Android
9 4 (2.00%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (28.00%) ITIL
2 36 (18.00%) Project Management
3 26 (13.00%) Migration
4 21 (10.50%) Service Management
4 21 (10.50%) Technical Analysis
5 19 (9.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (7.50%) PRINCE2
7 14 (7.00%) Load Balancing
7 14 (7.00%) Data Protection
8 13 (6.50%) Technical Architecture
8 13 (6.50%) Asset Management
9 11 (5.50%) Business Development
9 11 (5.50%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.50%) Customer Engagement
9 11 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (5.00%) Project Planning
11 8 (4.00%) Business Continuity
12 6 (3.00%) Network Monitoring
13 5 (2.50%) Integration Testing
13 5 (2.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.00%) SQL
2 8 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.50%) C#
3 3 (1.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.50%) T-SQL
3 3 (1.50%) VB
3 3 (1.50%) VB.NET
3 3 (1.50%) VB6
4 1 (0.50%) PHP
4 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 200 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (45.50%) MCITP
3 48 (24.00%) MCSA
4 47 (23.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 45 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (22.00%) MCTS
7 42 (21.00%) CCNA
8 37 (18.50%) Degree
9 34 (17.00%) MCP
10 33 (16.50%) Citrix Certification
11 32 (16.00%) CCA
12 13 (6.50%) CCEE
13 11 (5.50%) NCDA
14 7 (3.50%) CCNP
15 6 (3.00%) CCEA
15 6 (3.00%) Security Cleared
15 6 (3.00%) VCAP
16 5 (2.50%) NCIE
17 4 (2.00%) VTSP
17 4 (2.00%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 99 (49.50%) Active Directory
2 68 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (31.00%) Hyper-V
4 42 (21.00%) XenApp
5 33 (16.50%) XenDesktop
6 21 (10.50%) vSphere
7 17 (8.50%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (6.00%) VMware ESX
9 11 (5.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.00%) VMware Server
10 4 (2.00%) vCloud
10 4 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (2.00%) UAG
10 4 (2.00%) XenServer
11 2 (1.00%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.00%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 42 (21.00%) SCCM
2 23 (11.50%) SCOM
3 11 (5.50%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.00%) MOM
4 4 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.00%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.50%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.00%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.00%) SCSM
7 1 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.50%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 166 (83.00%) Microsoft
2 103 (51.50%) VMware
3 72 (36.00%) Citrix
4 57 (28.50%) Cisco
5 30 (15.00%) HP
6 23 (11.50%) Mitel
7 22 (11.00%) NetApp
8 19 (9.50%) Dell
9 16 (8.00%) Nortel
9 16 (8.00%) Avaya
10 15 (7.50%) EMC
11 14 (7.00%) IBM
11 14 (7.00%) Dialogic
12 13 (6.50%) McAfee
12 13 (6.50%) LANDesk
13 11 (5.50%) WatchGuard
14 8 (4.00%) Siemens
15 7 (3.50%) Symantec
16 5 (2.50%) Veeam
16 5 (2.50%) 3PAR
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Salary: Unspecified £40,000 - £50,000 + Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 9 hours ago
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