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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 129 116 120
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 94 89 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.76% 1.83% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.37% 6.93% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 82 81 81
Average salary £33,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.81% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £26,200 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1476 1284 1390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.56% 26.46% 29.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1289 1031 1222
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,800 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +6 49 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Coventry -16 15 £37,500 -14.77% 2
Warwickshire -6 7 £40,000 -
Shropshire -1 5 £31,000 +27.83%
Dudley -2 5 £27,500 -26.66%
Worcestershire +11 3 £31,500 +38.46% 1
Staffordshire 0 2 £27,250 +29.76% 1
West Bromwich +7 1 £58,500 +160.00% 1
Herefordshire -2 1 £40,000 -
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 24 December 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.

1 205 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 168 (81.95%) Microsoft
3 164 (80.00%) Windows
4 145 (70.73%) VMware
5 135 (65.85%) Active Directory
6 105 (51.22%) Citrix
7 101 (49.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 101 (49.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 79 (38.54%) MS Exchange
9 78 (38.05%) Cisco
10 77 (37.56%) MCITP
11 73 (35.61%) vSphere
12 69 (33.66%) MCSA
12 69 (33.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 66 (32.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 64 (31.22%) Hyper-V
15 61 (29.76%) Cisco Certification
16 60 (29.27%) SAN
17 55 (26.83%) ITIL
18 54 (26.34%) HP
18 54 (26.34%) Citrix Certification
19 51 (24.88%) NetApp
20 48 (23.41%) CCNA
20 48 (23.41%) Exchange Server 2010
21 47 (22.93%) DNS
21 47 (22.93%) Windows Server 2003
22 46 (22.44%) CCA
23 42 (20.49%) Firewall
23 42 (20.49%) XenApp
24 41 (20.00%) SQL Server

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 79 (38.54%) MS Exchange
2 48 (23.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (13.66%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (10.73%) SharePoint
6 21 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (8.78%) Lync
8 14 (6.83%) IIS
9 6 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.46%) Apache
11 3 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.46%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 39 (19.02%) MS Excel
2 24 (11.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS Project
3 1 (0.49%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.24%) Office 365
2 7 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.46%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.98%) IaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (29.27%) SAN
2 47 (22.93%) DNS
3 42 (20.49%) Firewall
4 39 (19.02%) DHCP
5 32 (15.61%) TCP/IP
5 32 (15.61%) WAN
6 31 (15.12%) VPN
7 29 (14.15%) LAN
8 20 (9.76%) NetScaler
9 17 (8.29%) NAS
10 15 (7.32%) iSCSI
10 15 (7.32%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (6.83%) VoIP
12 11 (5.37%) WAAS
12 11 (5.37%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (4.88%) VLAN
13 10 (4.88%) Internet
13 10 (4.88%) Network Security
14 8 (3.90%) Wireless
15 7 (3.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.98%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.98%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.49%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.49%) ProC
General
1 23 (11.22%) Finance
2 8 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.44%) Legal
4 2 (0.98%) Law
5 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 35 (17.07%) Analyst
2 34 (16.59%) 3rd Line Support
3 33 (16.10%) Support Engineer
4 30 (14.63%) Consultant
5 24 (11.71%) Architect
6 18 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (8.29%) Technical Consultant
8 15 (7.32%) Virtualisation Architect
9 13 (6.34%) Senior Support Engineer
10 12 (5.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 12 (5.85%) Support Analyst
10 12 (5.85%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (5.37%) Storage Architect
11 11 (5.37%) Storage Solutions Architect
12 10 (4.88%) Administrator
12 10 (4.88%) Wintel Support
13 9 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (4.39%) Server Support
14 8 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
15 7 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.90%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.95%) HTML
2 4 (1.95%) COM
3 3 (1.46%) .NET
3 3 (1.46%) jQuery
3 3 (1.46%) HTML5
4 1 (0.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.37%) CLARiiON
1 11 (5.37%) Clustering
1 11 (5.37%) Celerra
2 9 (4.39%) EqualLogic
3 8 (3.90%) GIS
4 6 (2.93%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.95%) FlexPod
6 4 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.98%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.49%) Replication
8 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.49%) NHS
8 1 (0.49%) iSeries
8 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 164 (80.00%) Windows
2 101 (49.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (33.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (22.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (18.54%) Windows 7
6 23 (11.22%) Linux
7 15 (7.32%) Windows 8
8 11 (5.37%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.90%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.44%) VMS
11 3 (1.46%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.49%) UNIX
12 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (26.83%) ITIL
2 20 (9.76%) Migration
3 15 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (5.85%) PRINCE2
5 10 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (4.88%) Line Management
6 9 (4.39%) Project Management
6 9 (4.39%) Service Delivery
6 9 (4.39%) Load Balancing
7 8 (3.90%) Incident Management
7 8 (3.90%) PRINCE
8 6 (2.93%) Mentoring
8 6 (2.93%) Technical Analysis
9 5 (2.44%) Operations Management
9 5 (2.44%) Change Management
9 5 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (1.95%) Time Management
10 4 (1.95%) Workflow
10 4 (1.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (1.46%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.24%) SQL
2 8 (3.90%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.44%) C#
4 4 (1.95%) C
5 3 (1.46%) VBScript
5 3 (1.46%) VB
6 2 (0.98%) C++
7 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 205 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (37.56%) MCITP
3 69 (33.66%) MCSA
4 66 (32.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 61 (29.76%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (26.34%) Citrix Certification
7 48 (23.41%) CCNA
8 46 (22.44%) CCA
9 32 (15.61%) MCP
10 29 (14.15%) MCTS
11 20 (9.76%) VTSP
12 18 (8.78%) Degree
13 17 (8.29%) NCDA
13 17 (8.29%) CCNP
14 16 (7.80%) VCAP
15 13 (6.34%) CCIA
15 13 (6.34%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (5.37%) CCEA
16 11 (5.37%) CCEE
16 11 (5.37%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.22%) SLA
2 5 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 135 (65.85%) Active Directory
2 101 (49.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (35.61%) vSphere
4 64 (31.22%) Hyper-V
5 42 (20.49%) XenApp
6 37 (18.05%) XenDesktop
7 23 (11.22%) VMware ESX
8 21 (10.24%) vCloud
9 10 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (2.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (2.44%) XenServer
13 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 32 (15.61%) Backup Exec
2 23 (11.22%) SCCM
3 21 (10.24%) SCOM
4 14 (6.83%) NetBackup
5 10 (4.88%) WSUS
5 10 (4.88%) MOM
6 9 (4.39%) XenMobile
6 9 (4.39%) SCDPM
7 8 (3.90%) SCVMM
8 6 (2.93%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.95%) SCSM
10 3 (1.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.46%) Nagios
11 2 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.98%) Windows Intune
11 2 (0.98%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 168 (81.95%) Microsoft
2 145 (70.73%) VMware
3 105 (51.22%) Citrix
4 78 (38.05%) Cisco
5 54 (26.34%) HP
6 51 (24.88%) NetApp
7 33 (16.10%) EMC
8 25 (12.20%) Symantec
9 22 (10.73%) IBM
10 12 (5.85%) Dell
10 12 (5.85%) 3PAR
11 10 (4.88%) SonicWALL
11 10 (4.88%) Juniper
12 7 (3.41%) Siemens
12 7 (3.41%) Mitel
13 6 (2.93%) Websense
13 6 (2.93%) WatchGuard
14 5 (2.44%) Nortel
14 5 (2.44%) Avaya
15 4 (1.95%) Apple
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Co-operative Systems
Salary: From £27,000 to £37,000 per annum Competitive (DOE) plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Stafford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits / Home Working / Bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TCNS
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Coventry
DP Connect
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 30 days holiday, BUPA and More
Posted: 26 days ago