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 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 164 163 125
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -38
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 73 61 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 1.11% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.37% 4.31% 7.09%
Number of salaries quoted 59 57 82
Median salary £39,000 £34,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.70% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median 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
1672 1415 1424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.26% 25.83% 26.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1213 1082 1120
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 36 £39,500 +11.26% 4
Coventry +9 21 £42,500 +17.24% 2
Staffordshire +1 8 £35,000 +55.55%
Dudley +5 3 £30,000 -
Warwickshire -4 2 £30,000 -17.80% 1
Walsall -7 2 £31,000 -13.88%
Wolverhampton - 2 £31,000 -
Worcestershire -1 1 - - 1
Shropshire -24 1 £18,000 -38.46%
Brierley Hill - 1 £30,000 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 158 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (63.92%) Windows
3 96 (60.76%) Microsoft
4 85 (53.80%) VMware
5 78 (49.37%) Windows Server
6 72 (45.57%) Active Directory
7 68 (43.04%) MCSA
8 56 (35.44%) MCITP
9 48 (30.38%) SQL Server
10 46 (29.11%) Citrix
11 45 (28.48%) Hyper-V
12 42 (26.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 42 (26.58%) ITIL
13 41 (25.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 41 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
14 32 (20.25%) Data Centre
14 32 (20.25%) SQL
15 29 (18.35%) MS Exchange
16 27 (17.09%) NetApp
16 27 (17.09%) Cisco
17 26 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
18 25 (15.82%) Cisco Certification
18 25 (15.82%) SAN
19 24 (15.19%) HP
19 24 (15.19%) MS Excel
20 23 (14.56%) Backup Exec
21 22 (13.92%) SharePoint
21 22 (13.92%) Firewall
21 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Azure
21 22 (13.92%) ITIL V3

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (18.35%) MS Exchange
2 22 (13.92%) SharePoint
3 19 (12.03%) Skype for Business
4 13 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (5.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (5.06%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (4.43%) IIS
7 7 (4.43%) WordPress
8 6 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.27%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.63%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.63%) JBoss
12 1 (0.63%) Moodle
12 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (15.19%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.90%) Exstream
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (12.66%) Office 365
3 8 (5.06%) OneDrive
4 4 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.53%) IaaS
5 2 (1.27%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.27%) PaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.82%) SAN
2 22 (13.92%) Firewall
3 20 (12.66%) LAN
4 19 (12.03%) WAN
5 10 (6.33%) NetScaler
6 8 (5.06%) Intranet
7 7 (4.43%) DHCP
7 7 (4.43%) DNS
7 7 (4.43%) IPsec
7 7 (4.43%) VLAN
7 7 (4.43%) VoIP
7 7 (4.43%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (3.80%) Cisco IPT
8 6 (3.80%) Network Security
8 6 (3.80%) Unified Communications
8 6 (3.80%) WebEx
9 5 (3.16%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (3.16%) IPv4
9 5 (3.16%) L2TP
9 5 (3.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (30.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (5.06%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.90%) SSDT
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (8.86%) Finance
2 5 (3.16%) Retail
3 4 (2.53%) Legal
3 4 (2.53%) Marketing
4 3 (1.90%) French Language
4 3 (1.90%) German Language
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (18.35%) Analyst
2 25 (15.82%) Support Engineer
3 17 (10.76%) Consultant
3 17 (10.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (9.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 14 (8.86%) Administrator
6 12 (7.59%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (6.96%) DBA
7 11 (6.96%) VMware Engineer
8 10 (6.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (6.33%) Support Analyst
9 9 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (5.06%) Lync Engineer
10 8 (5.06%) Office 365 Consultant
10 8 (5.06%) Presales Consultant
10 8 (5.06%) SharePoint Consultant
10 8 (5.06%) SQL DBA
11 7 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.43%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.53%) .NET
2 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.63%) Classic ASP
2 1 (0.63%) CSS
2 1 (0.63%) HTML
2 1 (0.63%) jQuery
2 1 (0.63%) LESS
2 1 (0.63%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.25%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.23%) Replication
3 10 (6.33%) Clustering
4 8 (5.06%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (4.43%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.53%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.53%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.90%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.90%) Handset
7 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.63%) CMDB
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.63%) FMCG
8 1 (0.63%) PDA
8 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 101 (63.92%) Windows
2 78 (49.37%) Windows Server
3 42 (26.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (8.86%) Linux
6 10 (6.33%) Windows 10
6 10 (6.33%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.33%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.16%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.63%) Android
10 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.58%) ITIL
2 22 (13.92%) ITIL V3
3 20 (12.66%) Presales
4 19 (12.03%) Mentoring
5 14 (8.86%) Root Cause Analysis
6 11 (6.96%) Coaching
6 11 (6.96%) ETL
7 9 (5.70%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (5.70%) Service Management
8 8 (5.06%) Patch Management
8 8 (5.06%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.43%) Project Management
10 6 (3.80%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.80%) CRM
10 6 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.80%) Migration
10 6 (3.80%) People Management
10 6 (3.80%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.80%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.16%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.25%) SQL
2 12 (7.59%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.90%) VB
4 2 (1.27%) VBScript
5 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.63%) C#
5 1 (0.63%) C++
5 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 158 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (43.04%) MCSA
3 56 (35.44%) MCITP
4 41 (25.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 25 (15.82%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (12.03%) CCNA
6 19 (12.03%) Degree
7 14 (8.86%) MCTS
8 13 (8.23%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (7.59%) MCDST
9 12 (7.59%) MCP
10 11 (6.96%) CCA
11 10 (6.33%) CCNP
12 9 (5.70%) Security Cleared
13 6 (3.80%) CISSP
14 5 (3.16%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (3.16%) SC Cleared
15 4 (2.53%) CCIE
16 2 (1.27%) CCDA
16 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (45.57%) Active Directory
2 45 (28.48%) Hyper-V
3 41 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (12.03%) XenApp
5 14 (8.86%) vSphere
6 10 (6.33%) XenDesktop
7 8 (5.06%) Firmware
8 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (3.80%) VMware ESX
10 5 (3.16%) XenServer
11 3 (1.90%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (1.27%) ISA Server
12 2 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (14.56%) Backup Exec
2 19 (12.03%) WSUS
3 15 (9.49%) SCCM
4 11 (6.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (6.96%) SCOM
5 6 (3.80%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 96 (60.76%) Microsoft
2 85 (53.80%) VMware
3 46 (29.11%) Citrix
4 27 (17.09%) Cisco
4 27 (17.09%) NetApp
5 24 (15.19%) HP
6 15 (9.49%) Veeam
7 13 (8.23%) Symantec
8 11 (6.96%) SolarWinds
9 9 (5.70%) EMC
10 7 (4.43%) SonicWALL
10 7 (4.43%) Sophos
11 6 (3.80%) Avaya
11 6 (3.80%) SAP
12 5 (3.16%) AVG
12 5 (3.16%) Juniper
12 5 (3.16%) Kaseya
12 5 (3.16%) Kaspersky
12 5 (3.16%) Ruckus Wireless
13 4 (2.53%) IBM
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Experis IT
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
DS Smith
Salary: £45-50k, Car & fuel card, up to 20% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ds Smith Plc
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Car + Fuel Card, Up To 20% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 per annum + Car Allowance - £4200
Posted: 5 days ago