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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 113 115 106
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 111 100 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.98% 1.84% 2.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.13% 6.33% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 85 89 95
Average salary £37,500 £43,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.79% +32.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £31,200 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £60,000 £45,600
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,995 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-9.74% +13.87%
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
1557 1580 1340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.80% 29.04% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 1361 1109
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
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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 +19 61 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Coventry -7 18 £38,500 -11.49% 3
Shropshire - 10 £27,000 -
Warwickshire -11 6 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Staffordshire -19 6 £36,750 - 2
Worcestershire +2 4 £30,000 -45.45%
West Bromwich - 1 £37,500 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 239 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 202 (84.52%) Microsoft
3 192 (80.33%) Windows
4 146 (61.09%) VMware
5 125 (52.30%) Active Directory
6 106 (44.35%) Citrix
7 102 (42.68%) MS Exchange
7 102 (42.68%) MCITP
8 101 (42.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 88 (36.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 78 (32.64%) Cisco
11 75 (31.38%) Hyper-V
12 73 (30.54%) Windows 7
12 73 (30.54%) ITIL
13 69 (28.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 62 (25.94%) MCSA
14 62 (25.94%) SQL Server
15 60 (25.10%) XenApp
15 60 (25.10%) Exchange Server 2010
16 59 (24.69%) Citrix Certification
17 58 (24.27%) SAN
17 58 (24.27%) MS Excel
17 58 (24.27%) Windows Server 2012
18 57 (23.85%) Cisco Certification
19 52 (21.76%) CCA
20 51 (21.34%) HP
21 50 (20.92%) CCNA
21 50 (20.92%) XenDesktop
22 48 (20.08%) vSphere
23 46 (19.25%) Firewall

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 102 (42.68%) MS Exchange
2 60 (25.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (18.41%) Lync
4 43 (17.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 36 (15.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (12.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 28 (11.72%) SharePoint
8 21 (8.79%) IIS
9 18 (7.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (5.02%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (5.02%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 58 (24.27%) MS Excel
2 23 (9.62%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (2.93%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.42%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.42%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.13%) Office 365
2 3 (1.26%) IaaS
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 58 (24.27%) SAN
2 46 (19.25%) Firewall
3 43 (17.99%) DNS
4 38 (15.90%) TCP/IP
4 38 (15.90%) DHCP
5 36 (15.06%) Unified Communications
6 34 (14.23%) VPN
7 32 (13.39%) LAN
8 31 (12.97%) WAN
9 27 (11.30%) NAS
10 26 (10.88%) VoIP
11 23 (9.62%) NetScaler
12 16 (6.69%) iSCSI
13 14 (5.86%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (5.44%) Fibre Channel
14 13 (5.44%) 3G
14 13 (5.44%) Broadband
15 11 (4.60%) WAAS
16 10 (4.18%) Network Security
17 9 (3.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (25.94%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.84%) MSI
1 2 (0.84%) InstallShield
1 2 (0.84%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.42%) RequisitePro
2 1 (0.42%) ProC
General
1 31 (12.97%) Finance
2 8 (3.35%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.09%) Legal
4 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.26%) Law
5 2 (0.84%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 57 (23.85%) Consultant
2 36 (15.06%) Architect
3 30 (12.55%) Support Engineer
3 30 (12.55%) Administrator
4 28 (11.72%) Analyst
4 28 (11.72%) Systems Administrator
5 26 (10.88%) Microsoft Consultant
6 19 (7.95%) Systems Engineer
7 18 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (5.86%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (5.86%) Technical Consultant
8 14 (5.86%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (5.86%) Senior Support Engineer
8 14 (5.86%) Virtualisation Architect
9 13 (5.44%) Service Desk Analyst
9 13 (5.44%) Service Analyst
10 12 (5.02%) Technical Architect
10 12 (5.02%) IT Administrator
10 12 (5.02%) Exchange Consultant
11 11 (4.60%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.60%) Application Packaging
2 8 (3.35%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (1.67%) HTML
4 3 (1.26%) .NET
4 3 (1.26%) ADO.NET
4 3 (1.26%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.26%) CSS
4 3 (1.26%) Web Services
4 3 (1.26%) XML
4 3 (1.26%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.26%) WCF
4 3 (1.26%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (0.42%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.21%) Clustering
2 18 (7.53%) Blackberry
3 13 (5.44%) PDA
4 11 (4.60%) CLARiiON
4 11 (4.60%) Celerra
5 8 (3.35%) EqualLogic
5 8 (3.35%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.35%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.93%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.09%) Replication
7 5 (2.09%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.09%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.26%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.42%) CMDB
9 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.42%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.42%) NHS
9 1 (0.42%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 192 (80.33%) Windows
2 88 (36.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (30.54%) Windows 7
4 58 (24.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (16.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (9.21%) Windows XP
7 15 (6.28%) Linux
8 13 (5.44%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.09%) SUSE
10 4 (1.67%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.26%) Android
11 3 (1.26%) VMS
11 3 (1.26%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.42%) UNIX
12 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (30.54%) ITIL
2 37 (15.48%) Project Management
3 25 (10.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (9.62%) Service Management
5 21 (8.79%) Migration
6 20 (8.37%) Technical Analysis
7 18 (7.53%) Load Balancing
8 15 (6.28%) PRINCE2
9 12 (5.02%) Asset Management
9 12 (5.02%) Technical Architecture
10 11 (4.60%) Business Development
10 11 (4.60%) Project Planning
10 11 (4.60%) Customer Engagement
10 11 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (4.60%) Coaching
11 8 (3.35%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (3.35%) Data Protection
12 6 (2.51%) Time Management
12 6 (2.51%) Business Continuity
13 4 (1.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.55%) SQL
2 10 (4.18%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.51%) VB
4 5 (2.09%) C#
5 3 (1.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.26%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.26%) VB6
5 3 (1.26%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.26%) VBScript
5 3 (1.26%) C
6 2 (0.84%) C++
7 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 239 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (42.68%) MCITP
3 69 (28.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 62 (25.94%) MCSA
5 59 (24.69%) Citrix Certification
6 57 (23.85%) Cisco Certification
7 52 (21.76%) CCA
8 50 (20.92%) CCNA
9 42 (17.57%) MCTS
10 39 (16.32%) Degree
11 38 (15.90%) MCP
12 19 (7.95%) CCEE
13 17 (7.11%) VTSP
13 17 (7.11%) NCDA
14 14 (5.86%) VCAP
15 13 (5.44%) CCIA
15 13 (5.44%) CCEA
16 11 (4.60%) CCNP
16 11 (4.60%) NCIE
17 6 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.88%) SLA
2 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 125 (52.30%) Active Directory
2 101 (42.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (31.38%) Hyper-V
4 60 (25.10%) XenApp
5 50 (20.92%) XenDesktop
6 48 (20.08%) vSphere
7 18 (7.53%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (7.11%) vCloud
9 14 (5.86%) VMware ESX
10 10 (4.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (2.09%) XenServer
12 4 (1.67%) VMware Server
13 3 (1.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.42%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 39 (16.32%) SCCM
2 22 (9.21%) Backup Exec
3 20 (8.37%) SCOM
4 7 (2.93%) XenMobile
5 6 (2.51%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.26%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.26%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.84%) AppDNA
7 2 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.42%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.42%) MOM
8 1 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.42%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 202 (84.52%) Microsoft
2 146 (61.09%) VMware
3 106 (44.35%) Citrix
4 78 (32.64%) Cisco
5 51 (21.34%) HP
6 40 (16.74%) NetApp
7 26 (10.88%) Dell
7 26 (10.88%) EMC
8 23 (9.62%) Mitel
9 21 (8.79%) IBM
10 19 (7.95%) Avaya
11 18 (7.53%) Nortel
12 14 (5.86%) LANDesk
12 14 (5.86%) WatchGuard
12 14 (5.86%) Dialogic
13 13 (5.44%) Symantec
13 13 (5.44%) McAfee
14 12 (5.02%) 3PAR
15 9 (3.77%) SonicWALL
15 9 (3.77%) Siemens
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
MBA Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry
Trinity
Salary: £36,000 - £42,000 per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Starting Salary £20,000 rising to £21,500 after 6 months
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive, negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
euro car parts
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 14 days ago