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

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 99 111 91
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 125 103 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.27% 1.88% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.25% 6.52% 8.32%
Number of salaries quoted 105 91 106
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £31,000 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
1515 1579 1370
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.46% 28.85% 28.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1247 1368 1131
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +11.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +28 64 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Coventry +7 26 £38,500 -10.46% 2
Warwickshire -1 10 £31,500 -25.88%
Shropshire 0 9 £24,750 +41.42%
Staffordshire -8 7 £36,000 -7.69%
West Bromwich - 4 £28,250 -
Worcestershire -1 3 £30,000 -40.00%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 221 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 188 (85.07%) Microsoft
3 182 (82.35%) Windows
4 124 (56.11%) VMware
5 117 (52.94%) Active Directory
6 97 (43.89%) MS Exchange
6 97 (43.89%) MCITP
7 89 (40.27%) Citrix
8 84 (38.01%) VMware Infrastructure
9 82 (37.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 73 (33.03%) Windows 7
11 71 (32.13%) ITIL
12 66 (29.86%) Hyper-V
13 63 (28.51%) Cisco
14 58 (26.24%) MCSA
14 58 (26.24%) Exchange Server 2010
15 57 (25.79%) SQL Server
16 56 (25.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 53 (23.98%) Windows Server 2012
18 52 (23.53%) XenApp
19 49 (22.17%) MS Excel
19 49 (22.17%) SAN
20 46 (20.81%) Cisco Certification
20 46 (20.81%) Firewall
21 45 (20.36%) Citrix Certification
21 45 (20.36%) Lync
22 44 (19.91%) MCTS
23 43 (19.46%) CCNA
24 42 (19.00%) SCCM
24 42 (19.00%) XenDesktop

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 97 (43.89%) MS Exchange
2 58 (26.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (20.36%) Lync
4 42 (19.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 32 (14.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 31 (14.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 28 (12.67%) SharePoint
8 20 (9.05%) IIS
9 17 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 15 (6.79%) Office Communications Server
11 12 (5.43%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 49 (22.17%) MS Excel
2 24 (10.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.45%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.45%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.45%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.48%) Office 365
2 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (22.17%) SAN
2 46 (20.81%) Firewall
3 40 (18.10%) DNS
3 40 (18.10%) TCP/IP
3 40 (18.10%) Unified Communications
4 35 (15.84%) DHCP
5 32 (14.48%) VPN
6 29 (13.12%) NAS
7 28 (12.67%) LAN
8 27 (12.22%) WAN
9 24 (10.86%) VoIP
10 19 (8.60%) NetScaler
11 15 (6.79%) iSCSI
12 13 (5.88%) 3G
12 13 (5.88%) Broadband
13 12 (5.43%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (4.07%) Network Security
14 9 (4.07%) Wireless
15 8 (3.62%) Internet
16 7 (3.17%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (25.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.90%) MSI
1 2 (0.90%) InstallShield
1 2 (0.90%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.45%) RequisitePro
2 1 (0.45%) ProC
General
1 26 (11.76%) Finance
2 8 (3.62%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.26%) Legal
4 3 (1.36%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.36%) Law
5 2 (0.90%) Back Office
6 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (27.60%) Consultant
2 31 (14.03%) Microsoft Consultant
3 29 (13.12%) Analyst
3 29 (13.12%) Administrator
4 27 (12.22%) Systems Administrator
5 25 (11.31%) Architect
6 23 (10.41%) Support Engineer
7 17 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
8 16 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (6.33%) Service Analyst
9 14 (6.33%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (6.33%) Exchange Consultant
10 12 (5.43%) Technical Consultant
10 12 (5.43%) Technical Architect
11 11 (4.98%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (4.98%) IT Administrator
11 11 (4.98%) Senior Support Engineer
11 11 (4.98%) IT Support
12 10 (4.52%) IT Support Engineer
12 10 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.52%) Application Packaging
2 8 (3.62%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (1.81%) HTML
4 3 (1.36%) .NET
4 3 (1.36%) ADO.NET
4 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.36%) CSS
4 3 (1.36%) Web Services
4 3 (1.36%) XML
4 3 (1.36%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.36%) WCF
4 3 (1.36%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.50%) Clustering
2 18 (8.14%) Blackberry
3 13 (5.88%) PDA
4 8 (3.62%) Thin Client
4 8 (3.62%) Fat Client
5 7 (3.17%) Celerra
5 7 (3.17%) CLARiiON
5 7 (3.17%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.26%) Replication
7 4 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.81%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.36%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.45%) iPad
9 1 (0.45%) CMDB
9 1 (0.45%) iPhone
9 1 (0.45%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.45%) NHS
9 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 182 (82.35%) Windows
2 82 (37.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (33.03%) Windows 7
4 53 (23.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (18.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (9.95%) Windows XP
7 14 (6.33%) Linux
8 13 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.26%) SUSE
10 4 (1.81%) Windows Phone
10 4 (1.81%) Android
11 2 (0.90%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (32.13%) ITIL
2 38 (17.19%) Project Management
3 25 (11.31%) Migration
4 23 (10.41%) Service Management
4 23 (10.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (9.95%) Technical Analysis
6 18 (8.14%) Load Balancing
7 15 (6.79%) PRINCE2
8 14 (6.33%) Technical Architecture
9 12 (5.43%) Asset Management
10 11 (4.98%) Business Development
10 11 (4.98%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (4.98%) Customer Engagement
11 10 (4.52%) Data Protection
11 10 (4.52%) Project Planning
12 9 (4.07%) Service Delivery
13 7 (3.17%) Business Continuity
14 5 (2.26%) Time Management
14 5 (2.26%) Network Monitoring
15 4 (1.81%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.57%) SQL
2 10 (4.52%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.26%) VB
4 4 (1.81%) C#
5 3 (1.36%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.36%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.36%) VB6
5 3 (1.36%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.90%) VBScript
6 2 (0.90%) C
7 1 (0.45%) PHP
7 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 221 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (43.89%) MCITP
3 58 (26.24%) MCSA
4 56 (25.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 46 (20.81%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (20.36%) Citrix Certification
7 44 (19.91%) MCTS
8 43 (19.46%) CCNA
9 41 (18.55%) CCA
10 40 (18.10%) Degree
11 36 (16.29%) MCP
12 15 (6.79%) CCEE
13 14 (6.33%) NCDA
14 9 (4.07%) CCIA
14 9 (4.07%) CCEA
15 8 (3.62%) CCNP
15 8 (3.62%) VCAP
16 7 (3.17%) VTSP
16 7 (3.17%) NCIE
17 4 (1.81%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.31%) SLA
2 3 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 117 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 84 (38.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (29.86%) Hyper-V
4 52 (23.53%) XenApp
5 42 (19.00%) XenDesktop
6 31 (14.03%) vSphere
7 18 (8.14%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (6.79%) VMware ESX
9 11 (4.98%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (3.17%) vCloud
11 4 (1.81%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.81%) XenServer
12 2 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.90%) UAG
12 2 (0.90%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 42 (19.00%) SCCM
2 22 (9.95%) SCOM
3 17 (7.69%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.81%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.81%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.36%) MOM
5 3 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.36%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.90%) AppDNA
6 2 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.45%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.45%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.45%) SCSM
7 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 188 (85.07%) Microsoft
2 124 (56.11%) VMware
3 89 (40.27%) Citrix
4 63 (28.51%) Cisco
5 38 (17.19%) HP
6 25 (11.31%) NetApp
7 24 (10.86%) Mitel
8 22 (9.95%) Dell
9 18 (8.14%) Avaya
10 17 (7.69%) EMC
11 16 (7.24%) Nortel
12 14 (6.33%) IBM
12 14 (6.33%) LANDesk
12 14 (6.33%) Dialogic
13 13 (5.88%) McAfee
14 11 (4.98%) WatchGuard
15 10 (4.52%) Symantec
16 9 (4.07%) Siemens
17 8 (3.62%) 3PAR
18 7 (3.17%) Websense
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + beneftis + training
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £36000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Hudson - London
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 10 days ago
Hereford & Worcestershire
OCC Computer personnel
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago