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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 112 119 128
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 120 87 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.09% 1.67% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.40% 6.00% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 90 81 74
Average salary £36,750 £43,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.53% +32.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £30,000 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £46,850 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
1622 1450 1313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.20% 27.90% 28.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1384 1223 1092
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +26 70 £37,500 -21.05% 5
Coventry -18 13 £37,500 -14.77%
Warwickshire -6 11 £37,500 -11.76%
Shropshire - 9 £27,000 - 1
Worcestershire -3 5 £30,000 -16.08%
Staffordshire -19 3 £40,000 +15.94%
Dudley - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £37,500 - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 240 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 202 (84.17%) Microsoft
3 192 (80.00%) Windows
4 155 (64.58%) VMware
5 138 (57.50%) Active Directory
6 116 (48.33%) Citrix
7 110 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
8 102 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 99 (41.25%) MCITP
10 94 (39.17%) MS Exchange
11 88 (36.67%) Cisco
12 82 (34.17%) Hyper-V
13 75 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 70 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 69 (28.75%) Windows 7
16 68 (28.33%) ITIL
17 65 (27.08%) MCSA
18 64 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
18 64 (26.67%) vSphere
19 63 (26.25%) XenApp
19 63 (26.25%) Cisco Certification
20 62 (25.83%) SAN
21 59 (24.58%) MS Excel
22 58 (24.17%) HP
23 56 (23.33%) CCA
23 56 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
24 53 (22.08%) SQL Server
24 53 (22.08%) XenDesktop
25 51 (21.25%) NetApp
26 50 (20.83%) CCNA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 94 (39.17%) MS Exchange
2 56 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (16.67%) Lync
4 39 (16.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 27 (11.25%) SharePoint
8 23 (9.58%) IIS
9 17 (7.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (3.75%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (2.92%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 59 (24.58%) MS Excel
2 23 (9.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.42%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.42%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.08%) Office 365
2 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.08%) IaaS
4 3 (1.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 62 (25.83%) SAN
2 46 (19.17%) DNS
3 44 (18.33%) Firewall
4 43 (17.92%) DHCP
5 38 (15.83%) TCP/IP
6 37 (15.42%) WAN
7 36 (15.00%) LAN
8 34 (14.17%) VPN
9 26 (10.83%) VoIP
9 26 (10.83%) Unified Communications
10 25 (10.42%) NetScaler
11 24 (10.00%) NAS
12 19 (7.92%) iSCSI
13 16 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
15 12 (5.00%) WAAS
15 12 (5.00%) Network Security
16 10 (4.17%) VLAN
16 10 (4.17%) 3G
16 10 (4.17%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.83%) MSI
1 2 (0.83%) InstallShield
1 2 (0.83%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.42%) RequisitePro
2 1 (0.42%) ProC
General
1 32 (13.33%) Finance
2 8 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.08%) Legal
5 3 (1.25%) Law
6 2 (0.83%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 55 (22.92%) Consultant
2 39 (16.25%) Analyst
3 35 (14.58%) Support Engineer
4 33 (13.75%) Architect
5 21 (8.75%) 3rd Line Support
5 21 (8.75%) Administrator
5 21 (8.75%) Microsoft Consultant
6 19 (7.92%) Technical Consultant
6 19 (7.92%) Systems Administrator
7 18 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (7.08%) Senior Support Engineer
9 16 (6.67%) Virtualisation Architect
10 15 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (5.42%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (5.00%) Storage Architect
12 12 (5.00%) Storage Solutions Architect
13 11 (4.58%) Support Analyst
14 10 (4.17%) Exchange Consultant
14 10 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
14 10 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.58%) Application Packaging
2 8 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (1.25%) HTML
4 2 (0.83%) .NET
4 2 (0.83%) jQuery
4 2 (0.83%) HTML5
5 1 (0.42%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.58%) Clustering
2 17 (7.08%) Blackberry
3 12 (5.00%) CLARiiON
3 12 (5.00%) Celerra
4 10 (4.17%) PDA
4 10 (4.17%) EqualLogic
5 8 (3.33%) Thin Client
5 8 (3.33%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.50%) GIS
7 5 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.67%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.67%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.83%) Replication
10 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.42%) NHS
10 1 (0.42%) CMDB
10 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 192 (80.00%) Windows
2 102 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 69 (28.75%) Windows 7
5 46 (19.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 17 (7.08%) Windows 8
8 9 (3.75%) Linux
9 7 (2.92%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.08%) VMS
11 2 (0.83%) SUSE
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.42%) Android
12 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.42%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (28.33%) ITIL
2 26 (10.83%) Project Management
3 22 (9.17%) Migration
4 21 (8.75%) Service Management
5 20 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (7.92%) Technical Analysis
7 17 (7.08%) PRINCE2
8 16 (6.67%) Load Balancing
9 11 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (4.58%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (4.58%) Project Planning
10 10 (4.17%) Asset Management
11 9 (3.75%) Coaching
11 9 (3.75%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (2.50%) PRINCE
13 5 (2.08%) Operations Management
14 4 (1.67%) Business Development
14 4 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (1.67%) Incident Management
14 4 (1.67%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.25%) SQL
2 10 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.67%) C#
4 3 (1.25%) VBScript
4 3 (1.25%) VB
4 3 (1.25%) C
5 2 (0.83%) C++
6 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 240 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (41.25%) MCITP
3 75 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 65 (27.08%) MCSA
5 64 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
6 63 (26.25%) Cisco Certification
7 56 (23.33%) CCA
8 50 (20.83%) CCNA
9 42 (17.50%) MCP
9 42 (17.50%) MCTS
10 33 (13.75%) Degree
11 21 (8.75%) VTSP
12 20 (8.33%) CCEE
13 18 (7.50%) CCNP
13 18 (7.50%) NCDA
14 17 (7.08%) VCAP
15 14 (5.83%) CCIA
16 12 (5.00%) CCEA
16 12 (5.00%) NCIE
17 6 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.83%) SLA
2 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 138 (57.50%) Active Directory
2 110 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (34.17%) Hyper-V
4 64 (26.67%) vSphere
5 63 (26.25%) XenApp
6 53 (22.08%) XenDesktop
7 22 (9.17%) vCloud
8 18 (7.50%) VMware ESX
9 14 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (4.58%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (3.33%) XenServer
12 4 (1.67%) VMware Server
13 3 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 30 (12.50%) SCCM
2 27 (11.25%) Backup Exec
3 21 (8.75%) SCOM
4 10 (4.17%) XenMobile
5 6 (2.50%) WSUS
5 6 (2.50%) NetBackup
5 6 (2.50%) MOM
5 6 (2.50%) SCVMM
5 6 (2.50%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.67%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.83%) AppDNA
7 2 (0.83%) SCSM
8 1 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 202 (84.17%) Microsoft
2 155 (64.58%) VMware
3 116 (48.33%) Citrix
4 88 (36.67%) Cisco
5 58 (24.17%) HP
6 51 (21.25%) NetApp
7 34 (14.17%) EMC
8 22 (9.17%) Dell
9 21 (8.75%) IBM
10 19 (7.92%) Symantec
11 17 (7.08%) Mitel
12 14 (5.83%) Nortel
13 13 (5.42%) 3PAR
13 13 (5.42%) Avaya
13 13 (5.42%) WatchGuard
14 11 (4.58%) LANDesk
14 11 (4.58%) SonicWALL
15 10 (4.17%) McAfee
16 9 (3.75%) Siemens
17 8 (3.33%) Websense
West Midlands
SBC Recruitment
Salary: £45,000 per annum £45k plus full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Benefi6s
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £47500 per annum + car allowance + bens.
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago