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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 134 136 120
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 75 55 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.47% 1.34% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.13% 4.70% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 75 49 67
Average salary £30,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £51,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
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
1462 1169 1282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.61% 28.43% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1215 887 1070
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +3 31 £32,500 -13.33% 6
Dudley -2 13 £27,500 -26.66%
West Bromwich +9 6 £58,500 +160.00%
Staffordshire -9 5 £18,500 -11.90%
Coventry -30 5 £28,000 -44.00% 1
Shropshire - 5 £32,500 -
Worcestershire -7 2 £31,500 -10.00% 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £40,000 - 1
Warwickshire -14 1 £22,500 -18.18%
Kingswinford - 1 £29,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 177 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 149 (84.18%) Microsoft
3 143 (80.79%) Windows
4 116 (65.54%) Active Directory
4 116 (65.54%) VMware
5 89 (50.28%) Citrix
6 80 (45.20%) VMware Infrastructure
7 75 (42.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 66 (37.29%) Cisco
9 62 (35.03%) MS Exchange
10 60 (33.90%) MCSA
11 59 (33.33%) MCITP
12 57 (32.20%) Cisco Certification
13 56 (31.64%) SAN
13 56 (31.64%) vSphere
14 49 (27.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 46 (25.99%) NetApp
15 46 (25.99%) ITIL
15 46 (25.99%) Windows Server 2012
16 44 (24.86%) Hyper-V
17 43 (24.29%) DNS
18 42 (23.73%) SQL Server
19 41 (23.16%) CCNA
19 41 (23.16%) Firewall
20 38 (21.47%) Windows Server 2003
21 36 (20.34%) Citrix Certification
22 35 (19.77%) MS Excel
23 32 (18.08%) WAN
23 32 (18.08%) HP
23 32 (18.08%) Exchange Server 2010

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 62 (35.03%) MS Exchange
2 32 (18.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (9.04%) SharePoint
5 15 (8.47%) Lync
6 14 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (6.21%) IIS
9 5 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.69%) Apache
12 2 (1.13%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (19.77%) MS Excel
2 21 (11.86%) MS Office
3 2 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.91%) Office 365
2 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.26%) Google Apps
4 2 (1.13%) IaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (31.64%) SAN
2 43 (24.29%) DNS
3 41 (23.16%) Firewall
4 32 (18.08%) WAN
5 30 (16.95%) DHCP
6 28 (15.82%) LAN
7 27 (15.25%) VPN
8 21 (11.86%) TCP/IP
9 17 (9.60%) VoIP
10 12 (6.78%) Wireless
11 11 (6.21%) NAS
12 9 (5.08%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (4.52%) NetScaler
14 6 (3.39%) VLAN
14 6 (3.39%) Internet
15 5 (2.82%) MPLS
15 5 (2.82%) Wireshark
15 5 (2.82%) HTTPS
15 5 (2.82%) WAAS
16 4 (2.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (23.73%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (9.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (4.52%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.82%) RequisitePro
2 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (11.86%) Finance
2 7 (3.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (24.86%) Analyst
2 26 (14.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 24 (13.56%) Consultant
4 23 (12.99%) Support Engineer
5 22 (12.43%) Architect
6 15 (8.47%) Technical Consultant
7 14 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (7.34%) Support Analyst
8 13 (7.34%) Operations Analyst
9 11 (6.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 9 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (5.08%) Administrator
10 9 (5.08%) Wintel Support
10 9 (5.08%) Virtualisation Architect
11 8 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.95%) Server Support
13 6 (3.39%) Support Technician
13 6 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (3.39%) Senior Support Engineer
13 6 (3.39%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.39%) Web Services
2 3 (1.69%) HTML
2 3 (1.69%) .NET
2 3 (1.69%) COM
2 3 (1.69%) jQuery
2 3 (1.69%) HTML5
3 2 (1.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.21%) Clustering
2 8 (4.52%) GIS
3 6 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.39%) EqualLogic
3 6 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.82%) Celerra
4 5 (2.82%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.82%) CLARiiON
5 4 (2.26%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.13%) iSeries
7 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 143 (80.79%) Windows
2 75 (42.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (25.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (21.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (16.38%) Linux
5 29 (16.38%) Windows 7
6 11 (6.21%) Windows XP
7 10 (5.65%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.39%) Windows Vista
9 5 (2.82%) VMS
10 3 (1.69%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.56%) UNIX
11 1 (0.56%) AIX
11 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.99%) ITIL
2 18 (10.17%) Migration
3 13 (7.34%) Service Delivery
3 13 (7.34%) PRINCE2
4 11 (6.21%) Line Management
5 9 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (4.52%) Incident Management
6 8 (4.52%) PRINCE
6 8 (4.52%) Project Management
7 7 (3.95%) CRM
7 7 (3.95%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (3.39%) Change Management
8 6 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.39%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (2.82%) Operations Management
9 5 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (2.82%) Scrum
9 5 (2.82%) ETL
9 5 (2.82%) Information Security
10 4 (2.26%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.73%) SQL
2 4 (2.26%) C#
2 4 (2.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.69%) C
4 1 (0.56%) C++
4 1 (0.56%) VBScript
4 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 177 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (33.90%) MCSA
3 59 (33.33%) MCITP
4 57 (32.20%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (27.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 41 (23.16%) CCNA
7 36 (20.34%) Citrix Certification
8 30 (16.95%) CCA
9 23 (12.99%) MCTS
9 23 (12.99%) MCP
10 21 (11.86%) Degree
11 18 (10.17%) CCNP
12 14 (7.91%) VTSP
13 13 (7.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 10 (5.65%) VCAP
15 9 (5.08%) VCP4
16 8 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (3.95%) NCIE
17 7 (3.95%) CCEE
18 6 (3.39%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.82%) SLA
2 8 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 116 (65.54%) Active Directory
2 80 (45.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (31.64%) vSphere
4 44 (24.86%) Hyper-V
5 21 (11.86%) VMware ESX
6 19 (10.73%) XenApp
7 15 (8.47%) XenDesktop
7 15 (8.47%) vCloud
8 6 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.26%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.26%) XenServer
9 4 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 20 (11.30%) Backup Exec
2 19 (10.73%) SCOM
3 11 (6.21%) SCCM
4 10 (5.65%) NetBackup
5 9 (5.08%) WSUS
5 9 (5.08%) MOM
5 9 (5.08%) SCDPM
6 8 (4.52%) SCVMM
7 7 (3.95%) XenMobile
8 6 (3.39%) SCOrch
9 5 (2.82%) SCSM
10 3 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (1.69%) Nagios
10 3 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (1.13%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 149 (84.18%) Microsoft
2 116 (65.54%) VMware
3 89 (50.28%) Citrix
4 66 (37.29%) Cisco
5 46 (25.99%) NetApp
6 32 (18.08%) HP
7 21 (11.86%) EMC
8 20 (11.30%) Symantec
9 15 (8.47%) IBM
10 10 (5.65%) Juniper
11 8 (4.52%) Dell
12 7 (3.95%) SonicWALL
13 5 (2.82%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.82%) WatchGuard
13 5 (2.82%) Apple
14 4 (2.26%) Nortel
14 4 (2.26%) Open-E
14 4 (2.26%) Google
15 3 (1.69%) Avaya
15 3 (1.69%) CommVault
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