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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 146 150 146
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 56 86 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.21% 1.45% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.45% 5.46% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 37 76 77
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +31.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £31,400 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%

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
1028 1576 1314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.19% 26.57% 25.89%
Number of salaries quoted 785 1221 1097
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +4 41 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Staffordshire +9 7 £27,500 -42.10% 1
Coventry +16 3 £25,000 -37.50%
Worcestershire -13 2 £44,000 +33.33% 1
Warwickshire +22 1 £35,000 +16.66%
West Bromwich - 1 £35,000 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (60.47%) Windows
3 71 (55.04%) Microsoft
4 58 (44.96%) VMware
5 57 (44.19%) Active Directory
6 51 (39.53%) Degree
7 39 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 39 (30.23%) MS Excel
7 39 (30.23%) Windows Server
8 37 (28.68%) Data Centre
8 37 (28.68%) Cisco
8 37 (28.68%) Project Management
9 35 (27.13%) Microsoft Azure
10 33 (25.58%) MCSA
11 32 (24.81%) Cisco Certification
12 31 (24.03%) Firewall
13 30 (23.26%) CCNA
14 29 (22.48%) MCP
15 28 (21.71%) Windows 7
15 28 (21.71%) Presales
16 26 (20.16%) Line Management
16 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
17 25 (19.38%) PowerShell
17 25 (19.38%) Security Cleared
18 24 (18.60%) ITIL
19 23 (17.83%) SAN
20 22 (17.05%) WAN
20 22 (17.05%) LAN
20 22 (17.05%) SCCM
20 22 (17.05%) Time Management

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 20 (15.50%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.75%) Skype for Business
3 8 (6.20%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.78%) IIS
7 1 (0.78%) SAS
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (30.23%) MS Excel
2 21 (16.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.55%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 35 (27.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (16.28%) Office 365
3 8 (6.20%) G Suite
4 4 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.55%) IaaS
6 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.78%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (24.03%) Firewall
2 23 (17.83%) SAN
3 22 (17.05%) LAN
3 22 (17.05%) WAN
4 16 (12.40%) VPN
5 13 (10.08%) DHCP
5 13 (10.08%) DNS
5 13 (10.08%) Network Security
5 13 (10.08%) VLAN
6 9 (6.98%) Skype
6 9 (6.98%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.65%) 802.11
7 6 (4.65%) Wireless
8 4 (3.10%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (3.10%) NAS
9 3 (2.33%) BGP
9 3 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (2.33%) OSPF
9 3 (2.33%) RIP
9 3 (2.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.55%) DB2
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.78%) Base SAS
General
1 8 (6.20%) Retail
2 6 (4.65%) Finance
3 3 (2.33%) Games
4 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (25.58%) Architect
2 15 (11.63%) Analyst
3 14 (10.85%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (6.98%) Consultant
5 9 (6.98%) IT Manager
5 9 (6.98%) SCCM Engineer
6 8 (6.20%) Lead Architect
6 8 (6.20%) Operations Analyst
6 8 (6.20%) Security Analyst
6 8 (6.20%) Security Operations Analyst
6 8 (6.20%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.43%) Server Engineer
7 7 (5.43%) Storage Engineer
7 7 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) Exchange Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) PC Support
8 6 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.65%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.78%) EDI
2 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (28.68%) Data Centre
2 18 (13.95%) Public Cloud
3 11 (8.53%) Computer Science
4 10 (7.75%) Private Cloud
5 9 (6.98%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.10%) Clustering
6 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.33%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.33%) FMCG
7 3 (2.33%) Online Games
7 3 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.55%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.78%) CCTV
9 1 (0.78%) CESG
9 1 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (60.47%) Windows
2 39 (30.23%) Windows Server
3 28 (21.71%) Windows 7
4 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (13.95%) Windows 10
5 18 (13.95%) Windows 8
6 16 (12.40%) Linux
6 16 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (4.65%) Windows Vista
9 4 (3.10%) Unix
10 2 (1.55%) Android
10 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.78%) Solaris
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.68%) Project Management
2 28 (21.71%) Presales
3 26 (20.16%) Line Management
4 24 (18.60%) ITIL
5 22 (17.05%) Time Management
6 17 (13.18%) Customer Requirements
7 14 (10.85%) Business Development
7 14 (10.85%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (10.08%) PRINCE2
9 11 (8.53%) Service Management
10 9 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (6.98%) Software Engineering
11 8 (6.20%) ITSM
11 8 (6.20%) Security Operations
11 8 (6.20%) SIEM
11 8 (6.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 7 (5.43%) Migration
13 6 (4.65%) Data Analysis
13 6 (4.65%) Operations Management
13 6 (4.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.38%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.75%) SQL
3 7 (5.43%) VBScript
4 6 (4.65%) VB
5 4 (3.10%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.78%) Google Apps Script
7 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (39.53%) Degree
3 33 (25.58%) MCSA
4 32 (24.81%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (23.26%) CCNA
6 29 (22.48%) MCP
7 25 (19.38%) Security Cleared
8 20 (15.50%) SC Cleared
9 18 (13.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (11.63%) CCNP
11 14 (10.85%) MCITP
11 14 (10.85%) VCAP
11 14 (10.85%) VCDX
12 11 (8.53%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (6.20%) CCSA
13 8 (6.20%) CEH
13 8 (6.20%) CISMP
13 8 (6.20%) CISSP
13 8 (6.20%) SSCP
14 6 (4.65%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.98%) SLA
2 8 (6.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 39 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (13.18%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.43%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (4.65%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (3.10%) XenApp
8 3 (2.33%) vSphere
9 2 (1.55%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.78%) Firmware
10 1 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (17.05%) SCCM
2 8 (6.20%) AirWatch
3 6 (4.65%) ZABBIX
4 5 (3.88%) WSUS
5 3 (2.33%) SCOM
6 2 (1.55%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 71 (55.04%) Microsoft
2 58 (44.96%) VMware
3 37 (28.68%) Cisco
4 14 (10.85%) Citrix
5 11 (8.53%) HP
6 10 (7.75%) NetApp
7 9 (6.98%) Google
8 8 (6.20%) Qualys
9 7 (5.43%) Dell
10 6 (4.65%) New Relic
10 6 (4.65%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.88%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.33%) Oracle
13 2 (1.55%) Apple
13 2 (1.55%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.55%) Intel Security
13 2 (1.55%) LANDesk
13 2 (1.55%) Remedy
13 2 (1.55%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.55%) Sophos
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