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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 125 122 130
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 79 72 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.58% 1.67% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.06% 5.98% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 78 63 69
Average salary £32,500 £37,250 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.75% +0.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,350 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,050 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
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
1304 1205 1342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.14% 27.89% 28.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1123 943 1153
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +7 37 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Coventry -16 10 £35,750 -28.50% 1
Dudley 0 9 £27,500 -26.66%
Shropshire -6 6 £32,250 +32.98%
West Bromwich +7 5 £58,500 +160.00%
Staffordshire +3 3 £18,500 -11.90% 2
Worcestershire +9 2 £31,500 +31.25% 2
Herefordshire -3 1 £40,000 -
Kingswinford - 1 £29,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 194 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 160 (82.47%) Microsoft
3 154 (79.38%) Windows
4 131 (67.53%) VMware
5 128 (65.98%) Active Directory
6 95 (48.97%) Citrix
7 92 (47.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 87 (44.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 77 (39.69%) MS Exchange
10 72 (37.11%) Cisco
11 68 (35.05%) MCSA
11 68 (35.05%) MCITP
12 63 (32.47%) vSphere
13 62 (31.96%) SAN
14 61 (31.44%) Cisco Certification
15 57 (29.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 56 (28.87%) Windows Server 2012
17 55 (28.35%) ITIL
18 52 (26.80%) Hyper-V
19 48 (24.74%) DNS
20 46 (23.71%) NetApp
21 45 (23.20%) CCNA
22 42 (21.65%) Citrix Certification
22 42 (21.65%) SQL Server
22 42 (21.65%) Firewall
23 41 (21.13%) HP
23 41 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2010
24 39 (20.10%) Windows Server 2003
25 37 (19.07%) DHCP
25 37 (19.07%) MS Excel

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 77 (39.69%) MS Exchange
2 41 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (12.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 21 (10.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (10.31%) SharePoint
6 18 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (8.76%) Lync
8 12 (6.19%) IIS
9 5 (2.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.55%) Apache
10 3 (1.55%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (19.07%) MS Excel
2 22 (11.34%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.52%) MS Project
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.25%) Office 365
2 9 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.55%) Google Apps
4 2 (1.03%) IaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (31.96%) SAN
2 48 (24.74%) DNS
3 42 (21.65%) Firewall
4 37 (19.07%) DHCP
5 35 (18.04%) WAN
6 31 (15.98%) VPN
7 30 (15.46%) LAN
8 26 (13.40%) TCP/IP
9 16 (8.25%) VoIP
10 12 (6.19%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (6.19%) NAS
11 11 (5.67%) NetScaler
12 10 (5.15%) Wireless
12 10 (5.15%) VLAN
13 9 (4.64%) Internet
14 8 (4.12%) WAAS
15 7 (3.61%) Network Security
16 6 (3.09%) Unified Communications
16 6 (3.09%) iSCSI
17 5 (2.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (8.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.55%) RequisitePro
1 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.52%) ProC
2 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.52%) AdminStudio
General
1 24 (12.37%) Finance
2 7 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.55%) Legal
4 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (21.13%) Analyst
2 31 (15.98%) 3rd Line Support
3 28 (14.43%) Support Engineer
4 25 (12.89%) Consultant
5 23 (11.86%) Architect
6 19 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (8.25%) Technical Consultant
8 13 (6.70%) Support Analyst
9 12 (6.19%) Virtualisation Architect
9 12 (6.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 10 (5.15%) Wintel Support
11 9 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (4.64%) Operations Analyst
12 8 (4.12%) Storage Solutions Architect
12 8 (4.12%) Storage Architect
12 8 (4.12%) Server Support
12 8 (4.12%) Administrator
13 7 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
13 7 (3.61%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.06%) COM
1 4 (2.06%) Web Services
2 3 (1.55%) .NET
2 3 (1.55%) HTML
2 3 (1.55%) jQuery
2 3 (1.55%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.70%) Clustering
2 9 (4.64%) EqualLogic
3 8 (4.12%) CLARiiON
3 8 (4.12%) Celerra
3 8 (4.12%) GIS
4 7 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.58%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.58%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.06%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.52%) Replication
9 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.52%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 154 (79.38%) Windows
2 87 (44.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (28.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (20.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (15.46%) Windows 7
6 29 (14.95%) Linux
7 11 (5.67%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.15%) Windows XP
9 8 (4.12%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.58%) VMS
11 3 (1.55%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.03%) UNIX
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.52%) AIX
13 1 (0.52%) Solaris
13 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.35%) ITIL
2 21 (10.82%) Migration
3 16 (8.25%) PRINCE2
4 13 (6.70%) Service Delivery
5 12 (6.19%) Line Management
6 11 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (5.15%) Project Management
8 9 (4.64%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.64%) Load Balancing
8 9 (4.64%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (4.12%) PRINCE
10 6 (3.09%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.09%) Change Management
11 5 (2.58%) CRM
11 5 (2.58%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (2.58%) Operations Management
11 5 (2.58%) Information Security
11 5 (2.58%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.58%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.31%) SQL
2 7 (3.61%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.58%) C#
4 4 (2.06%) C
5 2 (1.03%) C++
5 2 (1.03%) VBScript
5 2 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 194 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (35.05%) MCSA
2 68 (35.05%) MCITP
3 61 (31.44%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (29.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 45 (23.20%) CCNA
6 42 (21.65%) Citrix Certification
7 35 (18.04%) CCA
8 27 (13.92%) MCP
8 27 (13.92%) MCTS
9 23 (11.86%) Degree
10 20 (10.31%) CCNP
11 17 (8.76%) VTSP
12 13 (6.70%) VCAP
13 11 (5.67%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (5.15%) VCP4
15 9 (4.64%) CCEA
15 9 (4.64%) CCIA
15 9 (4.64%) NCDA
15 9 (4.64%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.92%) SLA
2 8 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 128 (65.98%) Active Directory
2 92 (47.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (32.47%) vSphere
4 52 (26.80%) Hyper-V
5 24 (12.37%) XenApp
6 22 (11.34%) VMware ESX
7 21 (10.82%) XenDesktop
8 18 (9.28%) vCloud
9 6 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (3.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (2.06%) XenServer
12 1 (0.52%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (13.40%) Backup Exec
2 21 (10.82%) SCOM
3 16 (8.25%) SCCM
4 12 (6.19%) NetBackup
5 10 (5.15%) SCDPM
5 10 (5.15%) WSUS
5 10 (5.15%) MOM
6 9 (4.64%) SCVMM
7 7 (3.61%) XenMobile
8 6 (3.09%) SCOrch
9 5 (2.58%) SCSM
10 4 (2.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (1.55%) Nagios
11 3 (1.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (1.03%) Windows Intune
12 2 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
13 1 (0.52%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 160 (82.47%) Microsoft
2 131 (67.53%) VMware
3 95 (48.97%) Citrix
4 72 (37.11%) Cisco
5 46 (23.71%) NetApp
6 41 (21.13%) HP
7 24 (12.37%) EMC
8 23 (11.86%) Symantec
9 16 (8.25%) IBM
10 11 (5.67%) Dell
11 10 (5.15%) Juniper
12 9 (4.64%) SonicWALL
13 8 (4.12%) 3PAR
14 5 (2.58%) Avaya
14 5 (2.58%) WatchGuard
15 4 (2.06%) Open-E
15 4 (2.06%) Nortel
15 4 (2.06%) Apple
15 4 (2.06%) CommVault
16 3 (1.55%) Websense
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Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £56000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bonus + Car + Health + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: Up to £70K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Britvic
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Stafford
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits / Home Working / Bonus
Posted: 23 days ago