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

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 153 157 135
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 76 53 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.40% 1.04% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.74% 4.41% 6.29%
Number of salaries quoted 47 36 79
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £32,350 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
1323 1203 1607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.30% 23.67% 28.18%
Number of salaries quoted 969 951 1412
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,050 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +1 41 £43,124 +18.14% 2
West Bromwich +12 9 £35,500 -4.05%
Staffordshire 0 9 £35,000 -11.39% 2
Herefordshire - 3 £35,000 -
Warwickshire +8 2 £32,500 -11.56%
Dudley +6 2 £27,000 -36.47%
Coventry 0 2 £40,500 -1.81% 1
Solihull -8 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £20,000 -
Wolverhampton +6 1 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (70.47%) Windows
3 99 (66.44%) Microsoft
4 79 (53.02%) Active Directory
5 74 (49.66%) VMware
6 67 (44.97%) Windows Server
7 59 (39.60%) MCSA
8 54 (36.24%) MS Excel
9 53 (35.57%) Firewall
10 52 (34.90%) Cisco
10 52 (34.90%) Cisco Certification
11 47 (31.54%) CCNA
12 45 (30.20%) Microsoft Azure
13 42 (28.19%) VMware Infrastructure
14 41 (27.52%) Degree
15 38 (25.50%) WAN
16 37 (24.83%) LAN
16 37 (24.83%) Hyper-V
17 35 (23.49%) MS Exchange
18 31 (20.81%) HP
19 30 (20.13%) SAN
19 30 (20.13%) Windows Server 2012
20 29 (19.46%) Office 365
20 29 (19.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 28 (18.79%) ITIL
22 27 (18.12%) SQL Server
22 27 (18.12%) Windows 7
23 26 (17.45%) Data Centre
24 25 (16.78%) Citrix
24 25 (16.78%) Project 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 35 (23.49%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 16 (10.74%) Skype for Business
4 14 (9.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (5.37%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (4.03%) IIS
7 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.68%) JBoss
7 4 (2.68%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.68%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.67%) SAS
9 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 54 (36.24%) MS Excel
2 22 (14.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 45 (30.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (19.46%) Office 365
3 9 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (4.70%) G Suite
6 3 (2.01%) Yammer
7 2 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (35.57%) Firewall
2 38 (25.50%) WAN
3 37 (24.83%) LAN
4 30 (20.13%) SAN
5 21 (14.09%) DHCP
5 21 (14.09%) DNS
6 20 (13.42%) VLAN
7 19 (12.75%) Network Security
8 18 (12.08%) VPN
9 11 (7.38%) Skype
9 11 (7.38%) TCP/IP
9 11 (7.38%) Wireless
10 7 (4.70%) Unified Communications
10 7 (4.70%) WLAN
11 6 (4.03%) 802.11
11 6 (4.03%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.68%) IPv4
13 3 (2.01%) BGP
13 3 (2.01%) OSPF
13 3 (2.01%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.37%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (5.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.67%) Base SAS
General
1 8 (5.37%) Finance
2 4 (2.68%) French Language
2 4 (2.68%) German Language
3 3 (2.01%) Military
4 2 (1.34%) Automotive
5 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (16.11%) Analyst
2 23 (15.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (14.09%) IT Engineer
4 19 (12.75%) Architect
5 17 (11.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 17 (11.41%) Support Engineer
6 15 (10.07%) IT Support
7 14 (9.40%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (8.72%) Operations Analyst
8 13 (8.72%) Security Analyst
8 13 (8.72%) Security Operations Analyst
9 11 (7.38%) IT Support Engineer
10 10 (6.71%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (6.04%) Storage Engineer
12 8 (5.37%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
12 8 (5.37%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (5.37%) SCCM Engineer
12 8 (5.37%) Server Engineer
12 8 (5.37%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.03%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.67%) .NET
2 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.45%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.38%) Clustering
3 10 (6.71%) Client/Server
4 8 (5.37%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.70%) Public Cloud
6 6 (4.03%) Private Cloud
7 5 (3.36%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.36%) Replication
7 5 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.01%) FMCG
9 2 (1.34%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 105 (70.47%) Windows
2 67 (44.97%) Windows Server
3 30 (20.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (18.12%) Windows 7
5 23 (15.44%) Windows 8
6 20 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (10.74%) Windows 10
8 15 (10.07%) Linux
9 11 (7.38%) Unix
10 10 (6.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (5.37%) Solaris
12 6 (4.03%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.79%) ITIL
2 25 (16.78%) Project Management
3 17 (11.41%) Presales
3 17 (11.41%) PRINCE2
4 16 (10.74%) Time Management
5 15 (10.07%) Root Cause Analysis
6 13 (8.72%) Security Operations
7 12 (8.05%) SIEM
7 12 (8.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 10 (6.71%) Line Management
9 9 (6.04%) Service Management
10 8 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (5.37%) Migration
10 8 (5.37%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (4.03%) Data Analysis
11 6 (4.03%) Disk Encryption
11 6 (4.03%) High Availability
12 5 (3.36%) Infrastructure Transformation
12 5 (3.36%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.44%) PowerShell
2 15 (10.07%) SQL
3 7 (4.70%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.03%) VB
5 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.34%) VBScript
6 1 (0.67%) Google Apps Script
6 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (39.60%) MCSA
3 52 (34.90%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (31.54%) CCNA
5 41 (27.52%) Degree
6 29 (19.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 24 (16.11%) MCITP
7 24 (16.11%) Security Cleared
8 23 (15.44%) CCNP
8 23 (15.44%) SC Cleared
9 22 (14.77%) MCP
10 19 (12.75%) CCSA
11 13 (8.72%) CEH
11 13 (8.72%) CISMP
11 13 (8.72%) CISSP
11 13 (8.72%) SSCP
12 12 (8.05%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (4.70%) JNCIA
13 7 (4.70%) JNCIS
14 6 (4.03%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.37%) SLA
3 3 (2.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (53.02%) Active Directory
2 42 (28.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (24.83%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.04%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (4.70%) vSphere
6 6 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.03%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.68%) XenApp
8 2 (1.34%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (16.11%) SCCM
2 8 (5.37%) AirWatch
3 7 (4.70%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.03%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (4.03%) WSUS
5 5 (3.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (3.36%) SCOM
6 2 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 99 (66.44%) Microsoft
2 74 (49.66%) VMware
3 52 (34.90%) Cisco
4 31 (20.81%) HP
5 25 (16.78%) Citrix
6 17 (11.41%) NetApp
7 13 (8.72%) Juniper
8 12 (8.05%) Qualys
9 10 (6.71%) CheckPoint
9 10 (6.71%) Dell
10 8 (5.37%) Google
11 7 (4.70%) Palo Alto
11 7 (4.70%) SonicWALL
11 7 (4.70%) Veeam
12 6 (4.03%) Sophos
13 5 (3.36%) Kaspersky
13 5 (3.36%) Symantec
14 4 (2.68%) WatchGuard
15 3 (2.01%) EMC
16 2 (1.34%) Remedy
Staffordshire
Volt
Salary: £19000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39324.00 - £46924.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
First Utility
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago