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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 150 100 100
Rank change year-on-year
-50 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 73 128 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 2.37% 2.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.85% 8.70% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 67 102 106
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £57,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
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
1505 1471 1517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.87% 27.23% 28.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1169 1170 1282
Average salary £41,500 £41,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.59% +4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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
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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 -27 32 £37,500 -15.73% 1
Shropshire - 10 £32,000 - 1
Warwickshire -24 9 £37,500 +19.04% 1
Staffordshire +12 7 £22,750 -32.59%
Dudley - 4 £30,000 -
West Bromwich -2 2 - -
Coventry -48 2 £34,000 -15.00%
Worcestershire -6 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 £28,500 -
Walsall - 1 £36,000 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 137 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 116 (84.67%) Windows
3 96 (70.07%) Microsoft
4 91 (66.42%) Active Directory
5 75 (54.74%) VMware
6 63 (45.99%) Citrix
7 54 (39.42%) MCITP
8 49 (35.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 49 (35.77%) MCSA
9 48 (35.04%) MS Exchange
9 48 (35.04%) ITIL
10 38 (27.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (27.01%) SQL Server
11 37 (27.01%) DNS
12 36 (26.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 35 (25.55%) Firewall
14 34 (24.82%) Cisco Certification
14 34 (24.82%) MS Excel
15 33 (24.09%) TCP/IP
15 33 (24.09%) SAN
16 32 (23.36%) CCNA
17 30 (21.90%) DHCP
17 30 (21.90%) Linux
18 28 (20.44%) Cisco
19 25 (18.25%) VPN
19 25 (18.25%) Hyper-V
20 24 (17.52%) SLA
20 24 (17.52%) Windows Server 2003
21 23 (16.79%) SQL
21 23 (16.79%) Windows Server 2012

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 48 (35.04%) MS Exchange
2 16 (11.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (7.30%) Lync
5 9 (6.57%) SharePoint
6 7 (5.11%) IIS
7 6 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 34 (24.82%) MS Excel
2 22 (16.06%) MS Office
3 2 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.46%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.84%) Office 365
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.19%) SaaS
3 1 (0.73%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 37 (27.01%) DNS
2 35 (25.55%) Firewall
3 33 (24.09%) SAN
3 33 (24.09%) TCP/IP
4 30 (21.90%) DHCP
5 25 (18.25%) VPN
6 17 (12.41%) WAN
7 16 (11.68%) LAN
8 14 (10.22%) Wireless
9 12 (8.76%) VoIP
10 6 (4.38%) Internet
10 6 (4.38%) Wireshark
11 5 (3.65%) NAS
11 5 (3.65%) HTTPS
12 4 (2.92%) IPsec
12 4 (2.92%) VLAN
13 3 (2.19%) MPLS
13 3 (2.19%) Skype
14 2 (1.46%) Fibre Channel
14 2 (1.46%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (27.01%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.65%) RequisitePro
2 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (14.60%) Finance
2 4 (2.92%) Retail
3 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.73%) Legal
3 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (28.47%) Analyst
2 17 (12.41%) Consultant
2 17 (12.41%) Systems Administrator
3 16 (11.68%) Administrator
4 14 (10.22%) Technical Consultant
5 13 (9.49%) Operations Analyst
6 11 (8.03%) Support Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) Support Analyst
7 10 (7.30%) Help Desk Analyst
7 10 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) Architect
7 10 (7.30%) Team Leader
8 9 (6.57%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (5.84%) Desktop Support
9 8 (5.84%) Technical Architect
9 8 (5.84%) Support Team Leader
10 6 (4.38%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (4.38%) Desktop Support Team Leader
10 6 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.38%) Desktop Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.65%) Web Services
2 1 (0.73%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.06%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.57%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.38%) Clustering
5 5 (3.65%) Replication
5 5 (3.65%) EqualLogic
5 5 (3.65%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.19%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.19%) iSeries
7 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.46%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 116 (84.67%) Windows
2 38 (27.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (21.90%) Linux
4 24 (17.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (16.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (14.60%) Windows 7
7 14 (10.22%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.92%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.46%) UNIX
9 2 (1.46%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.73%) AIX
10 1 (0.73%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.04%) ITIL
2 8 (5.84%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (4.38%) Migration
4 6 (4.38%) Service Delivery
4 6 (4.38%) CRM
4 6 (4.38%) Project Management
4 6 (4.38%) Load Balancing
4 6 (4.38%) Mentoring
5 5 (3.65%) Database Mirroring
5 5 (3.65%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (3.65%) Scrum
5 5 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (3.65%) Service Management
5 5 (3.65%) ETL
5 5 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (2.92%) Time Management
6 4 (2.92%) Incident Management
6 4 (2.92%) Line Management
7 3 (2.19%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.79%) SQL
2 9 (6.57%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.65%) VBScript
4 3 (2.19%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.73%) VB
5 1 (0.73%) C
Qualifications
1 137 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (39.42%) MCITP
3 49 (35.77%) MCSA
4 36 (26.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 34 (24.82%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (23.36%) CCNA
7 17 (12.41%) Citrix Certification
8 16 (11.68%) MCTS
9 13 (9.49%) Degree
9 13 (9.49%) CCA
9 13 (9.49%) MCP
10 12 (8.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (7.30%) CCNP
12 5 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (3.65%) MCDST
13 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
13 4 (2.92%) CCENT
14 3 (2.19%) HP MASE
14 3 (2.19%) CCDP
15 2 (1.46%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (17.52%) SLA
2 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 91 (66.42%) Active Directory
2 49 (35.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (18.25%) Hyper-V
4 19 (13.87%) vSphere
5 17 (12.41%) XenApp
6 10 (7.30%) Terminal Server
6 10 (7.30%) VMware ESX
7 8 (5.84%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (5.11%) XenDesktop
9 6 (4.38%) Terminal Services
10 5 (3.65%) XenServer
11 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.46%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (1.46%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 13 (9.49%) SCOM
2 10 (7.30%) SCCM
3 9 (6.57%) Backup Exec
4 7 (5.11%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (3.65%) WSUS
6 4 (2.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.46%) MOM
8 1 (0.73%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.73%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.73%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.73%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.73%) SCSM
Vendors
1 96 (70.07%) Microsoft
2 75 (54.74%) VMware
3 63 (45.99%) Citrix
4 28 (20.44%) Cisco
5 21 (15.33%) NetApp
6 15 (10.95%) HP
7 14 (10.22%) Dell
8 8 (5.84%) Symantec
8 8 (5.84%) Veeam
9 6 (4.38%) LANDesk
10 5 (3.65%) Barracuda Networks
11 4 (2.92%) Red Gate
11 4 (2.92%) EMC
11 4 (2.92%) IBM
12 3 (2.19%) CommVault
12 3 (2.19%) Sophos
12 3 (2.19%) SonicWALL
13 2 (1.46%) Brocade
13 2 (1.46%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.46%) CheckPoint
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Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
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Posted: 20 days ago