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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 150 115 93
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 60 100 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 1.89% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.46% 7.09% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 56 81 111
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -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
1346 1411 1460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.52% 26.73% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1030 1114 1181
Average salary £38,750 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -34 22 £35,500 -35.45% 4
Shropshire - 10 £29,250 -
Staffordshire +14 6 £22,500 +18.42% 1
Dudley - 6 £30,000 -
Warwickshire -21 5 £36,500 +15.87% 1
Coventry -30 4 £36,500 -8.75%
Kingswinford - 3 £28,500 -
Worcestershire -5 1 £23,000 +9.52% 2
Walsall - 1 £36,000 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 133 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 113 (84.96%) Windows
3 103 (77.44%) Microsoft
4 88 (66.17%) Active Directory
5 73 (54.89%) VMware
6 67 (50.38%) Citrix
7 49 (36.84%) MCITP
8 48 (36.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 45 (33.83%) MCSA
10 44 (33.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (31.58%) ITIL
12 40 (30.08%) MS Exchange
13 39 (29.32%) SQL Server
14 37 (27.82%) Firewall
15 35 (26.32%) Linux
15 35 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
15 35 (26.32%) Cisco
16 33 (24.81%) Windows Server 2012
16 33 (24.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 31 (23.31%) CCNA
18 29 (21.80%) SAN
19 28 (21.05%) SLA
19 28 (21.05%) DNS
20 27 (20.30%) Windows Server 2003
21 25 (18.80%) SQL
21 25 (18.80%) vSphere
22 24 (18.05%) NetApp
23 23 (17.29%) VPN
24 22 (16.54%) MS Excel
25 20 (15.04%) DHCP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 40 (30.08%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (7.52%) SharePoint
4 9 (6.77%) Lync
5 8 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (4.51%) IIS
7 3 (2.26%) Apache
7 3 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 22 (16.54%) MS Excel
2 16 (12.03%) MS Office
3 2 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.01%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.02%) Office 365
2 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.26%) SaaS
4 1 (0.75%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (27.82%) Firewall
2 29 (21.80%) SAN
3 28 (21.05%) DNS
4 23 (17.29%) VPN
5 20 (15.04%) DHCP
5 20 (15.04%) TCP/IP
6 19 (14.29%) WAN
7 16 (12.03%) LAN
8 11 (8.27%) Wireless
9 10 (7.52%) VoIP
10 8 (6.02%) NAS
11 6 (4.51%) Wireshark
12 5 (3.76%) HTTPS
12 5 (3.76%) MPLS
13 4 (3.01%) VLAN
13 4 (3.01%) BGP
13 4 (3.01%) IPsec
14 3 (2.26%) DDNS
14 3 (2.26%) IP Telephony
15 2 (1.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (29.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.76%) RequisitePro
2 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (6.77%) Finance
2 4 (3.01%) Retail
3 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (27.82%) Analyst
2 19 (14.29%) Consultant
3 17 (12.78%) Operations Analyst
4 15 (11.28%) Support Engineer
4 15 (11.28%) Technical Consultant
5 14 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (8.27%) Administrator
7 11 (8.27%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (6.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (6.02%) Architect
9 8 (6.02%) Support Analyst
10 7 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
10 7 (5.26%) Technical Architect
10 7 (5.26%) Team Leader
11 6 (4.51%) Desktop Support
11 6 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (3.76%) Server Support
12 5 (3.76%) Support Technician
12 5 (3.76%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.51%) Web Services
2 2 (1.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.26%) Clustering
2 7 (5.26%) Private Cloud
3 6 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.76%) Replication
4 5 (3.76%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.26%) iSeries
6 3 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 113 (84.96%) Windows
2 44 (33.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (26.32%) Linux
4 33 (24.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (20.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (15.04%) Windows 7
7 13 (9.77%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.26%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.26%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.75%) UNIX
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.75%) AIX
9 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (31.58%) ITIL
2 11 (8.27%) Migration
2 11 (8.27%) Service Delivery
3 6 (4.51%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (4.51%) CRM
3 6 (4.51%) PRINCE2
4 5 (3.76%) ETL
4 5 (3.76%) Scrum
4 5 (3.76%) Project Management
4 5 (3.76%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (3.76%) Incident Management
4 5 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (3.76%) Database Mirroring
5 4 (3.01%) Line Management
5 4 (3.01%) Information Security Governance
5 4 (3.01%) Information Security
5 4 (3.01%) Service Management
5 4 (3.01%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.26%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.80%) SQL
2 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.50%) VBScript
3 2 (1.50%) C
4 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 133 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (36.84%) MCITP
3 45 (33.83%) MCSA
4 35 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (24.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 31 (23.31%) CCNA
7 19 (14.29%) MCTS
8 18 (13.53%) Citrix Certification
9 16 (12.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 15 (11.28%) CCA
11 11 (8.27%) MCP
11 11 (8.27%) Degree
12 8 (6.02%) CCNP
13 4 (3.01%) MCDST
13 4 (3.01%) CCENT
13 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (2.26%) CCDP
14 3 (2.26%) HP MASE
15 2 (1.50%) VCP4
15 2 (1.50%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (21.05%) SLA
2 7 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (66.17%) Active Directory
2 48 (36.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (18.80%) vSphere
4 19 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 14 (10.53%) VMware ESX
6 12 (9.02%) XenApp
7 9 (6.77%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (5.26%) Terminal Server
9 5 (3.76%) Terminal Services
9 5 (3.76%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.26%) XenServer
11 2 (1.50%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 13 (9.77%) SCOM
2 9 (6.77%) SCCM
3 5 (3.76%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.76%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.26%) Nagios
5 3 (2.26%) SCDPM
5 3 (2.26%) SCSM
5 3 (2.26%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.26%) WSUS
6 2 (1.50%) MOM
7 1 (0.75%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.75%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 103 (77.44%) Microsoft
2 73 (54.89%) VMware
3 67 (50.38%) Citrix
4 35 (26.32%) Cisco
5 24 (18.05%) NetApp
6 11 (8.27%) HP
7 5 (3.76%) Dell
7 5 (3.76%) Symantec
8 4 (3.01%) LANDesk
8 4 (3.01%) SonicWALL
8 4 (3.01%) IBM
9 3 (2.26%) EMC
9 3 (2.26%) Sophos
9 3 (2.26%) Veeam
10 2 (1.50%) Brocade
10 2 (1.50%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.75%) Avaya
11 1 (0.75%) CommVault
11 1 (0.75%) Apple
11 1 (0.75%) AVG
Redditch, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £1800.00 - £22000.00 per annum + FE Vehicle + Training & Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Nortech Management Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JMP Consultants Limited
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Redditch
360 Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago