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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 153 125 96
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 61 75 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.16% 1.53% 2.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.38% 5.79% 7.85%
Number of salaries quoted 59 73 105
Average salary £31,750 £38,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,700 £21,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,834
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.97%
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
1392 1295 1477
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.47% 26.43% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1102 1042 1208
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -12 19 £35,000 -30.00% 6
Dudley 0 12 £27,500 -21.42%
Coventry -30 8 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Staffordshire 0 6 £19,000 -11.62%
Shropshire - 5 £23,000 - 2
Warwickshire -16 4 £29,500 -6.34%
West Bromwich +4 2 £13,625 -28.28%
Wolverhampton - 2 £40,000 -
Kingswinford - 2 £28,500 -
Worcestershire +1 1 £23,000 +9.52%
Walsall - 1 £36,000 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 125 (85.03%) Windows
3 123 (83.67%) Microsoft
4 92 (62.59%) Active Directory
5 89 (60.54%) VMware
6 71 (48.30%) Citrix
7 61 (41.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 59 (40.14%) MCSA
9 56 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (36.73%) MS Exchange
11 49 (33.33%) Cisco
11 49 (33.33%) MCITP
12 47 (31.97%) ITIL
13 45 (30.61%) SQL Server
14 44 (29.93%) Cisco Certification
15 42 (28.57%) Firewall
16 39 (26.53%) Linux
17 38 (25.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 37 (25.17%) CCNA
18 37 (25.17%) SAN
19 36 (24.49%) vSphere
20 35 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
21 34 (23.13%) Windows Server 2003
22 32 (21.77%) DNS
23 30 (20.41%) SLA
24 29 (19.73%) NetApp
25 28 (19.05%) MS Excel
26 23 (15.65%) TCP/IP
26 23 (15.65%) Hyper-V
27 22 (14.97%) VPN

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 54 (36.73%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.48%) SharePoint
4 10 (6.80%) Lync
5 9 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (3.40%) IIS
9 3 (2.04%) Apache
9 3 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 19 (12.93%) MS Office
3 2 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.80%) Office 365
2 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.04%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.68%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (28.57%) Firewall
2 37 (25.17%) SAN
3 32 (21.77%) DNS
4 23 (15.65%) TCP/IP
5 22 (14.97%) VPN
6 21 (14.29%) DHCP
7 20 (13.61%) WAN
8 16 (10.88%) LAN
8 16 (10.88%) VoIP
9 9 (6.12%) NAS
10 8 (5.44%) Wireless
11 5 (3.40%) HTTPS
11 5 (3.40%) Wireshark
11 5 (3.40%) MPLS
12 4 (2.72%) BGP
12 4 (2.72%) VLAN
12 4 (2.72%) Internet
12 4 (2.72%) IPsec
13 3 (2.04%) SMTP
13 3 (2.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (6.12%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.40%) RequisitePro
2 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (8.84%) Finance
2 7 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.68%) Legal
3 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (27.89%) Analyst
2 24 (16.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 17 (11.56%) Consultant
3 17 (11.56%) Operations Analyst
4 15 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 12 (8.16%) Support Analyst
7 11 (7.48%) Technical Consultant
8 10 (6.80%) Administrator
8 10 (6.80%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.44%) Architect
9 8 (5.44%) Server Support
9 8 (5.44%) Team Leader
9 8 (5.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (4.08%) Support Technician
11 6 (4.08%) Technical Architect
11 6 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 6 (4.08%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.08%) Web Services
2 3 (2.04%) COM
3 1 (0.68%) jQuery
3 1 (0.68%) HTML5
3 1 (0.68%) HTML
3 1 (0.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.76%) Clustering
2 6 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.40%) Private Cloud
3 5 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.72%) iSeries
4 4 (2.72%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.04%) GIS
5 3 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 125 (85.03%) Windows
2 56 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (26.53%) Linux
4 35 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (23.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (12.24%) Windows 7
7 8 (5.44%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.72%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.04%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.68%) UNIX
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.68%) AIX
10 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.97%) ITIL
2 15 (10.20%) Service Delivery
2 15 (10.20%) Migration
3 11 (7.48%) Line Management
4 9 (6.12%) PRINCE2
5 6 (4.08%) CRM
5 6 (4.08%) Project Management
5 6 (4.08%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.08%) Mentoring
6 5 (3.40%) Database Mirroring
6 5 (3.40%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (3.40%) Scrum
6 5 (3.40%) Information Security
6 5 (3.40%) ETL
6 5 (3.40%) Change Management
6 5 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.72%) Workflow
7 4 (2.72%) Information Security Governance
8 3 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.61%) SQL
2 3 (2.04%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.36%) VBScript
3 2 (1.36%) C
4 1 (0.68%) C#
4 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 147 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (40.14%) MCSA
3 49 (33.33%) MCITP
4 44 (29.93%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (25.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 37 (25.17%) CCNA
7 22 (14.97%) Citrix Certification
8 18 (12.24%) CCA
8 18 (12.24%) MCP
9 17 (11.56%) MCTS
10 16 (10.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 14 (9.52%) Degree
12 12 (8.16%) CCNP
13 10 (6.80%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (4.08%) VCP4
15 4 (2.72%) CCENT
15 4 (2.72%) MCDST
15 4 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (2.72%) CCDP
16 3 (2.04%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (20.41%) SLA
2 7 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 92 (62.59%) Active Directory
2 61 (41.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (24.49%) vSphere
4 23 (15.65%) Hyper-V
5 20 (13.61%) VMware ESX
6 11 (7.48%) XenApp
7 7 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (4.08%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.72%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (2.04%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.36%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.68%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (9.52%) Backup Exec
2 13 (8.84%) NetBackup
2 13 (8.84%) SCOM
3 8 (5.44%) SCCM
4 7 (4.76%) WSUS
5 6 (4.08%) MOM
5 6 (4.08%) SCDPM
6 5 (3.40%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.04%) Nagios
7 3 (2.04%) SCSM
7 3 (2.04%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.68%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.68%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.68%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 123 (83.67%) Microsoft
2 89 (60.54%) VMware
3 71 (48.30%) Citrix
4 49 (33.33%) Cisco
5 29 (19.73%) NetApp
6 19 (12.93%) HP
7 15 (10.20%) Symantec
8 10 (6.80%) IBM
9 7 (4.76%) EMC
10 5 (3.40%) Juniper
10 5 (3.40%) Dell
10 5 (3.40%) SonicWALL
11 4 (2.72%) Veeam
11 4 (2.72%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.04%) Sophos
13 2 (1.36%) Apple
13 2 (1.36%) Brocade
13 2 (1.36%) CommVault
13 2 (1.36%) Nortel
14 1 (0.68%) LANDesk
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30-£35K
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30-40K + Car & Commision
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + CAR
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + training and benefits *career*
Posted: 27 days ago