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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 140 163 133
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -30
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 76 59 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.56% 1.13% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.70% 4.65% 6.51%
Number of salaries quoted 43 50 82
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,700 £52,250
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%

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
1135 1269 1321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.25% 24.32% 26.60%
Number of salaries quoted 827 1002 1136
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,113 £60,000 £60,000
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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +3 48 £43,500 +17.56% 2
Staffordshire +10 11 £35,000 -27.46%
West Bromwich +17 9 £35,500 -4.05%
Dudley +10 1 £27,000 -32.50%
Coventry +4 1 £25,000 -37.50%
Worcestershire -18 1 £55,000 +66.66% 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £35,000 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 152 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (65.13%) Windows
3 97 (63.82%) Microsoft
4 77 (50.66%) Active Directory
5 66 (43.42%) VMware
6 55 (36.18%) Windows Server
7 54 (35.53%) MCSA
7 54 (35.53%) MS Excel
8 52 (34.21%) Cisco
8 52 (34.21%) Degree
9 51 (33.55%) Cisco Certification
10 50 (32.89%) Firewall
11 46 (30.26%) CCNA
11 46 (30.26%) Microsoft Azure
12 41 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
13 35 (23.03%) Windows 7
14 33 (21.71%) WAN
14 33 (21.71%) LAN
15 32 (21.05%) MS Exchange
15 32 (21.05%) Hyper-V
15 32 (21.05%) Data Centre
16 31 (20.39%) MCP
16 31 (20.39%) Project Management
17 30 (19.74%) Office 365
17 30 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
18 29 (19.08%) Security Cleared
19 28 (18.42%) ITIL
20 27 (17.76%) SAN
20 27 (17.76%) PowerShell
21 26 (17.11%) SC Cleared

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 32 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 17 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (9.87%) Skype for Business
4 14 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.61%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.63%) IIS
8 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.97%) JBoss
8 3 (1.97%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.97%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.66%) SAS
9 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 54 (35.53%) MS Excel
2 26 (17.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 46 (30.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (19.74%) Office 365
3 8 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.26%) G Suite
4 7 (4.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.32%) IaaS
5 2 (1.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (32.89%) Firewall
2 33 (21.71%) LAN
2 33 (21.71%) WAN
3 27 (17.76%) SAN
4 21 (13.82%) VPN
5 20 (13.16%) DHCP
5 20 (13.16%) DNS
5 20 (13.16%) Network Security
6 19 (12.50%) VLAN
7 12 (7.89%) Skype
8 11 (7.24%) TCP/IP
8 11 (7.24%) Wireless
9 6 (3.95%) 802.11
9 6 (3.95%) Unified Communications
10 5 (3.29%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (3.29%) WLAN
11 4 (2.63%) NAS
12 3 (1.97%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.97%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (1.97%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.29%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.66%) Base SAS
General
1 7 (4.61%) Finance
2 4 (2.63%) Retail
3 3 (1.97%) French Language
3 3 (1.97%) German Language
3 3 (1.97%) Military
4 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (18.42%) Architect
2 26 (17.11%) Analyst
3 17 (11.18%) IT Engineer
4 16 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (9.87%) Operations Analyst
5 15 (9.87%) Security Analyst
5 15 (9.87%) Security Operations Analyst
6 14 (9.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (8.55%) IT Support
8 12 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (7.89%) SCCM Engineer
8 12 (7.89%) Support Engineer
9 9 (5.92%) Consultant
9 9 (5.92%) IT Support Engineer
9 9 (5.92%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (5.26%) Lead Architect
10 8 (5.26%) Technical Architect
11 7 (4.61%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
11 7 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.61%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.95%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.66%) .NET
2 1 (0.66%) EDI
2 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.55%) Public Cloud
3 12 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.92%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.61%) Clustering
5 7 (4.61%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.95%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.63%) Replication
8 3 (1.97%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.97%) FMCG
8 3 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.66%) CCTV
10 1 (0.66%) CESG
10 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 99 (65.13%) Windows
2 55 (36.18%) Windows Server
3 35 (23.03%) Windows 7
4 30 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (15.13%) Windows 8
6 21 (13.82%) Windows 10
6 21 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (9.21%) Linux
8 9 (5.92%) Unix
8 9 (5.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.95%) Solaris
9 6 (3.95%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.32%) Android
11 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.39%) Project Management
2 28 (18.42%) ITIL
3 23 (15.13%) Presales
4 21 (13.82%) Time Management
5 20 (13.16%) PRINCE2
6 18 (11.84%) Root Cause Analysis
7 17 (11.18%) Line Management
8 15 (9.87%) Security Operations
9 14 (9.21%) SIEM
9 14 (9.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 12 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (7.89%) Software Engineering
11 10 (6.58%) Service Management
12 9 (5.92%) Business Development
12 9 (5.92%) Migration
13 8 (5.26%) ITSM
14 7 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (3.95%) Data Analysis
15 6 (3.95%) Disk Encryption
15 6 (3.95%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.76%) PowerShell
2 10 (6.58%) SQL
3 6 (3.95%) T-SQL
3 6 (3.95%) VB
3 6 (3.95%) VBScript
4 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.66%) Google Apps Script
5 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 152 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (35.53%) MCSA
3 52 (34.21%) Degree
4 51 (33.55%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (30.26%) CCNA
6 31 (20.39%) MCP
7 29 (19.08%) Security Cleared
8 26 (17.11%) SC Cleared
9 24 (15.79%) CCNP
9 24 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (12.50%) CCSA
10 19 (12.50%) MCITP
11 15 (9.87%) CEH
11 15 (9.87%) CISMP
11 15 (9.87%) CISSP
11 15 (9.87%) SSCP
12 14 (9.21%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (5.92%) VCAP
13 9 (5.92%) VCDX
14 6 (3.95%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.92%) SLA
3 3 (1.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 77 (50.66%) Active Directory
2 41 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (4.61%) vSphere
6 6 (3.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (3.95%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.63%) XenApp
9 2 (1.32%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (16.45%) SCCM
2 8 (5.26%) AirWatch
3 5 (3.29%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.29%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (3.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (3.29%) WSUS
4 4 (2.63%) SCOM
5 2 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 97 (63.82%) Microsoft
2 66 (43.42%) VMware
3 52 (34.21%) Cisco
4 23 (15.13%) HP
5 21 (13.82%) Citrix
6 14 (9.21%) NetApp
6 14 (9.21%) Qualys
7 10 (6.58%) Dell
8 9 (5.92%) Google
8 9 (5.92%) Juniper
9 8 (5.26%) CheckPoint
10 7 (4.61%) Sophos
11 6 (3.95%) SonicWALL
12 5 (3.29%) Palo Alto
12 5 (3.29%) Veeam
13 4 (2.63%) Kaspersky
13 4 (2.63%) Symantec
13 4 (2.63%) WatchGuard
14 3 (1.97%) EMC
15 2 (1.32%) Apple
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