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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 145 127 110
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 66 56 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.29% 1.25% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.91% 4.68% 7.36%
Number of salaries quoted 64 51 88
Average salary £30,500 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.43% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,200 £21,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -4.10%
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
1343 1196 1359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.21% 26.80% 28.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1071 952 1110
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -10 23 £47,500 +22.58% 6
Dudley -3 10 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Coventry -25 8 £35,000 -28.20% 2
Staffordshire -1 7 £19,000 -13.63% 1
Shropshire - 6 £31,000 - 2
West Bromwich +8 4 £38,375 -
Warwickshire -12 3 £29,500 -1.66% 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £40,000 -
Kingswinford - 2 £28,500 -
Worcestershire -6 1 £23,000 +9.52%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 154 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 132 (85.71%) Windows
3 131 (85.06%) Microsoft
4 97 (62.99%) Active Directory
5 94 (61.04%) VMware
6 72 (46.75%) Citrix
7 64 (41.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 63 (40.91%) MCSA
9 60 (38.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (35.06%) MCITP
10 54 (35.06%) MS Exchange
11 50 (32.47%) Cisco
12 45 (29.22%) Cisco Certification
13 44 (28.57%) ITIL
13 44 (28.57%) SQL Server
14 41 (26.62%) SAN
15 39 (25.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 37 (24.03%) DNS
16 37 (24.03%) Firewall
17 36 (23.38%) vSphere
17 36 (23.38%) Windows Server 2012
18 35 (22.73%) CCNA
18 35 (22.73%) Linux
19 34 (22.08%) Windows Server 2003
20 31 (20.13%) MS Excel
21 27 (17.53%) Hyper-V
22 26 (16.88%) VPN
22 26 (16.88%) SLA
22 26 (16.88%) NetApp
23 24 (15.58%) WAN

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 54 (35.06%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 12 (7.79%) Lync
5 8 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (5.19%) IIS
6 6 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.95%) Apache
8 3 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (20.13%) MS Excel
2 21 (13.64%) MS Office
3 2 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.49%) Office 365
2 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.60%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (26.62%) SAN
2 37 (24.03%) DNS
2 37 (24.03%) Firewall
3 26 (16.88%) VPN
4 24 (15.58%) DHCP
4 24 (15.58%) WAN
5 21 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 20 (12.99%) LAN
7 18 (11.69%) VoIP
8 11 (7.14%) Wireless
8 11 (7.14%) NAS
9 5 (3.25%) MPLS
9 5 (3.25%) Wireshark
9 5 (3.25%) HTTPS
10 4 (2.60%) Internet
10 4 (2.60%) FTP
10 4 (2.60%) BGP
11 3 (1.95%) DDNS
11 3 (1.95%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (7.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (5.84%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.25%) RequisitePro
2 3 (1.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (10.39%) Finance
2 7 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (29.87%) Analyst
2 26 (16.88%) 3rd Line Support
3 16 (10.39%) Support Engineer
3 16 (10.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (10.39%) Consultant
3 16 (10.39%) Support Analyst
4 14 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
5 11 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 10 (6.49%) Technical Consultant
7 9 (5.84%) Server Support
8 8 (5.19%) Administrator
8 8 (5.19%) Team Leader
8 8 (5.19%) Wintel Support
8 8 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (4.55%) Server Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) Server Support Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.55%) Architect
10 6 (3.90%) Support Technician
10 6 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.90%) Web Services
2 3 (1.95%) jQuery
2 3 (1.95%) HTML5
2 3 (1.95%) HTML
2 3 (1.95%) .NET
2 3 (1.95%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.19%) Clustering
1 8 (5.19%) Private Cloud
2 6 (3.90%) GIS
2 6 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.25%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.60%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.95%) iSeries
6 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 132 (85.71%) Windows
2 60 (38.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (23.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (22.73%) Linux
5 34 (22.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (14.94%) Windows 7
7 9 (5.84%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.19%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.60%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.95%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.65%) UNIX
11 1 (0.65%) AIX
11 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.57%) ITIL
2 15 (9.74%) Service Delivery
2 15 (9.74%) Migration
3 11 (7.14%) Line Management
4 9 (5.84%) PRINCE2
5 8 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (5.19%) Incident Management
6 7 (4.55%) CRM
7 6 (3.90%) PRINCE
7 6 (3.90%) Project Management
8 5 (3.25%) ETL
8 5 (3.25%) Scrum
8 5 (3.25%) Change Management
8 5 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.25%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (3.25%) Information Security
8 5 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (3.25%) Mentoring
8 5 (3.25%) Database Mirroring
8 5 (3.25%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.58%) SQL
2 4 (2.60%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.95%) C#
4 2 (1.30%) C
4 2 (1.30%) VBScript
5 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 154 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (40.91%) MCSA
3 54 (35.06%) MCITP
4 45 (29.22%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (25.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 35 (22.73%) CCNA
7 22 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
8 19 (12.34%) MCP
8 19 (12.34%) MCTS
9 18 (11.69%) CCA
10 17 (11.04%) Degree
11 14 (9.09%) CCNP
12 13 (8.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (5.84%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (5.19%) VCP4
15 4 (2.60%) CCENT
15 4 (2.60%) MCDST
15 4 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (1.95%) CCDP
16 3 (1.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (16.88%) SLA
2 8 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 97 (62.99%) Active Directory
2 64 (41.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (23.38%) vSphere
4 27 (17.53%) Hyper-V
5 21 (13.64%) VMware ESX
6 10 (6.49%) XenApp
7 6 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.25%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.60%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.95%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.65%) XenServer
11 1 (0.65%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (11.69%) SCOM
2 15 (9.74%) Backup Exec
3 12 (7.79%) NetBackup
4 10 (6.49%) SCCM
5 9 (5.84%) WSUS
5 9 (5.84%) SCDPM
6 8 (5.19%) MOM
7 6 (3.90%) SCVMM
8 4 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.95%) Nagios
9 3 (1.95%) SCSM
9 3 (1.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.65%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.65%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.65%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 131 (85.06%) Microsoft
2 94 (61.04%) VMware
3 72 (46.75%) Citrix
4 50 (32.47%) Cisco
5 26 (16.88%) NetApp
6 16 (10.39%) HP
7 15 (9.74%) Symantec
8 10 (6.49%) EMC
9 9 (5.84%) IBM
10 8 (5.19%) Juniper
11 5 (3.25%) Apple
12 4 (2.60%) Google
13 3 (1.95%) Veeam
13 3 (1.95%) CommVault
14 2 (1.30%) Sophos
14 2 (1.30%) CheckPoint
14 2 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (1.30%) Dell
14 2 (1.30%) Nortel
14 2 (1.30%) Brocade
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30-40K + Car & Commision
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30-£35K
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warwickshire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Connexica Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + training and benefits *career*
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago