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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 147 98 110
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 71 122 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.26% 2.27% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.89% 8.23% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 58 105 89
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,400 £28,800 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,300 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
1452 1483 1586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.79% 27.64% 29.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1167 1228 1375
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,850 £26,338
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -20 34 £37,500 -8.53% 5
Warwickshire +4 10 £37,500 +19.04%
Staffordshire +1 5 £22,750 -36.80%
Solihull - 5 £32,500 -
Shropshire -10 4 £31,500 +27.27%
Coventry -32 3 £32,000 -16.88% 1
West Bromwich -8 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 £50,000 -
Worcestershire -5 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £50,000 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (74.24%) Windows
3 81 (61.36%) Microsoft
4 77 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 76 (57.58%) VMware
6 52 (39.39%) MCSA
7 49 (37.12%) Citrix
8 46 (34.85%) MCITP
9 43 (32.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 43 (32.58%) MS Exchange
10 36 (27.27%) MS Excel
11 35 (26.52%) ITIL
11 35 (26.52%) DNS
12 34 (25.76%) Cisco
12 34 (25.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 33 (25.00%) DHCP
13 33 (25.00%) TCP/IP
14 32 (24.24%) Hyper-V
15 29 (21.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 29 (21.97%) SAN
15 29 (21.97%) Cisco Certification
16 28 (21.21%) SQL Server
17 26 (19.70%) CCNA
18 23 (17.42%) Linux
18 23 (17.42%) Firewall
19 22 (16.67%) HP
19 22 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
20 21 (15.91%) Data Centre
20 21 (15.91%) VPN
21 20 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 43 (32.58%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (10.61%) SharePoint
4 12 (9.09%) Lync
5 10 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (3.79%) IIS
8 3 (2.27%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.27%) Moodle
9 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 36 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 20 (15.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Agresso
2 2 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.33%) Office 365
2 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.27%) SaaS
4 2 (1.52%) PaaS
4 2 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (26.52%) DNS
2 33 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 33 (25.00%) DHCP
3 29 (21.97%) SAN
4 23 (17.42%) Firewall
5 21 (15.91%) VPN
6 17 (12.88%) VoIP
7 14 (10.61%) LAN
8 13 (9.85%) WAN
9 10 (7.58%) Wireless
10 6 (4.55%) Internet
11 5 (3.79%) NAS
12 4 (3.03%) Skype
12 4 (3.03%) IPsec
13 3 (2.27%) VLAN
14 2 (1.52%) DMZ
14 2 (1.52%) IPv4
14 2 (1.52%) Spanning Tree
14 2 (1.52%) Unified Communications
14 2 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (11.36%) Finance
2 4 (3.03%) Retail
3 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.76%) Games
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (17.42%) Analyst
2 21 (15.91%) Consultant
3 16 (12.12%) Technical Consultant
4 15 (11.36%) Support Engineer
4 15 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (9.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (8.33%) Administrator
8 10 (7.58%) Team Leader
8 10 (7.58%) Infrastructure Manager
9 9 (6.82%) Desktop Support
9 9 (6.82%) IT Support
10 8 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (6.06%) IT Manager
10 8 (6.06%) Help Desk Analyst
10 8 (6.06%) Support Team Leader
11 7 (5.30%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (5.30%) Support Analyst
11 7 (5.30%) Senior Manager
12 6 (4.55%) Senior IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.27%) .NET
2 2 (1.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.58%) Replication
3 9 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.06%) Private Cloud
5 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.79%) EqualLogic
6 5 (3.79%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.27%) Clustering
7 3 (2.27%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.52%) iSeries
8 2 (1.52%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 98 (74.24%) Windows
2 34 (25.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (17.42%) Linux
4 22 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (11.36%) Windows 7
7 11 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.52%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.52%) ITIL
2 9 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (6.06%) Project Management
3 8 (6.06%) Load Balancing
3 8 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 6 (4.55%) Service Management
4 6 (4.55%) Migration
5 5 (3.79%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.03%) Configuration Management
6 4 (3.03%) Time Management
7 3 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.27%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.27%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (2.27%) Change Control
8 2 (1.52%) Line Management
8 2 (1.52%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.52%) Release Management
8 2 (1.52%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.15%) SQL
2 9 (6.82%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.79%) VBScript
4 3 (2.27%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.27%) C#
5 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 132 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (39.39%) MCSA
3 46 (34.85%) MCITP
4 29 (21.97%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (21.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 26 (19.70%) CCNA
6 15 (11.36%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (10.61%) MCTS
8 12 (9.09%) CCA
8 12 (9.09%) MCP
9 11 (8.33%) CCNP
10 9 (6.82%) Degree
11 6 (4.55%) Security Cleared
12 5 (3.79%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (3.03%) CCENT
13 4 (3.03%) SC Cleared
14 3 (2.27%) MCDST
14 3 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (2.27%) CCDP
15 2 (1.52%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.33%) SLA
2 4 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 77 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 43 (32.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (24.24%) Hyper-V
4 18 (13.64%) XenApp
5 12 (9.09%) vSphere
6 8 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (6.06%) Terminal Server
7 7 (5.30%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.79%) XenServer
9 4 (3.03%) Terminal Services
9 4 (3.03%) VMware ESX
9 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.27%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.52%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 18 (13.64%) SCOM
2 15 (11.36%) SCCM
3 12 (9.09%) Backup Exec
4 7 (5.30%) NetBackup
5 6 (4.55%) WSUS
6 5 (3.79%) SCVMM
7 4 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (2.27%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.52%) SCDPM
9 2 (1.52%) SCSM
9 2 (1.52%) MOM
10 1 (0.76%) WMI
10 1 (0.76%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.76%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 81 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 76 (57.58%) VMware
3 49 (37.12%) Citrix
4 34 (25.76%) Cisco
5 22 (16.67%) HP
6 15 (11.36%) NetApp
7 13 (9.85%) Dell
8 10 (7.58%) Veeam
9 7 (5.30%) LANDesk
10 6 (4.55%) Symantec
11 5 (3.79%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (3.03%) Red Gate
13 3 (2.27%) ServiceNow
13 3 (2.27%) SonicWALL
13 3 (2.27%) Remedy
13 3 (2.27%) McAfee
13 3 (2.27%) Sophos
13 3 (2.27%) CommVault
13 3 (2.27%) EMC
13 3 (2.27%) IBM
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