The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 121 92 100
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 80 122 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.60% 2.40% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.13% 8.33% 8.01%
Number of salaries quoted 76 111 84
Average salary £37,250 £38,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.24% +14.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,834 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-4.97% -0.45%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1304 1465 1173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.14% 28.83% 25.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1039 1201 970
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSE
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -7 33 £52,500 +32.91% 2
Coventry -11 23 £40,000 +3.89% 1
Warwickshire +14 15 £31,500 +26.00% 1
Staffordshire -20 6 £21,500 -38.57%
West Bromwich - 3 £19,000 -
Worcestershire +1 2 £21,000 -50.58%
Solihull -7 2 £34,750 -9.74%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £22,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £21,000 -
Dudley - 1 £35,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £35,000 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 160 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (71.88%) Windows
2 115 (71.88%) Microsoft
3 84 (52.50%) VMware
4 71 (44.38%) Active Directory
5 68 (42.50%) MCITP
6 56 (35.00%) MS Exchange
7 50 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 48 (30.00%) ITIL
9 47 (29.38%) Citrix
10 45 (28.13%) MS Excel
11 42 (26.25%) Windows 7
12 41 (25.63%) Cisco Certification
13 39 (24.38%) SAN
13 39 (24.38%) CCNA
14 37 (23.13%) LAN
14 37 (23.13%) WAN
14 37 (23.13%) SCCM
14 37 (23.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 36 (22.50%) SQL Server
16 35 (21.88%) Firewall
17 34 (21.25%) VPN
18 33 (20.63%) Cisco
19 32 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
20 31 (19.38%) Hyper-V
21 30 (18.75%) DNS
22 29 (18.13%) MS Office
22 29 (18.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 28 (17.50%) TCP/IP
24 27 (16.88%) MCSA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 56 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 32 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (16.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (15.63%) Lync
5 19 (11.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (10.00%) SharePoint
8 10 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (5.00%) IIS
10 7 (4.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2000
13 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (28.13%) MS Excel
2 29 (18.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.50%) Office 365
2 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.63%) SaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (24.38%) SAN
2 37 (23.13%) LAN
2 37 (23.13%) WAN
3 35 (21.88%) Firewall
4 34 (21.25%) VPN
5 30 (18.75%) DNS
6 28 (17.50%) TCP/IP
7 25 (15.63%) DHCP
8 24 (15.00%) Unified Communications
9 18 (11.25%) Wireless
10 12 (7.50%) VoIP
11 11 (6.88%) Internet
11 11 (6.88%) NAS
12 6 (3.75%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (3.75%) SSL
13 4 (2.50%) SMTP
13 4 (2.50%) NetScaler
13 4 (2.50%) MPLS
14 3 (1.88%) Broadband
14 3 (1.88%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.63%) SQLPlus
General
1 15 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.25%) Retail
3 6 (3.75%) Finance
4 2 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (25.00%) Consultant
2 25 (15.63%) Architect
3 23 (14.38%) Analyst
3 23 (14.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (11.88%) Microsoft Consultant
4 19 (11.88%) Technical Architect
5 14 (8.75%) Administrator
6 12 (7.50%) Technical Consultant
6 12 (7.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.88%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.38%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.38%) Exchange Consultant
9 6 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.75%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (3.13%) IT Architect
10 5 (3.13%) Help Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.13%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) IT Support
11 4 (2.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.75%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.50%) WCF
3 3 (1.88%) .NET Compact Framework
3 3 (1.88%) HTML
3 3 (1.88%) .NET
3 3 (1.88%) ADO.NET
3 3 (1.88%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.88%) CSS
3 3 (1.88%) Web Services
3 3 (1.88%) XML
3 3 (1.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.38%) Clustering
2 8 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (4.38%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.75%) Replication
5 3 (1.88%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.88%) PDA
5 3 (1.88%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.25%) iPhone
6 2 (1.25%) iPad
6 2 (1.25%) CCTV
6 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.63%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.63%) Statistics
7 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 115 (71.88%) Windows
2 42 (26.25%) Windows 7
3 37 (23.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (11.25%) Linux
6 13 (8.13%) Windows XP
7 9 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.75%) SUSE
11 4 (2.50%) Android
11 4 (2.50%) Windows Phone
12 3 (1.88%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.63%) UNIX
13 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.00%) ITIL
2 22 (13.75%) Service Delivery
3 20 (12.50%) Migration
4 18 (11.25%) Project Management
5 13 (8.13%) Data Protection
6 12 (7.50%) Asset Management
7 10 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 10 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 9 (5.63%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
9 8 (5.00%) Load Balancing
10 7 (4.38%) Customer Engagement
10 7 (4.38%) Capacity Management
10 7 (4.38%) Business Development
10 7 (4.38%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.75%) Service Management
11 6 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (3.75%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (3.75%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (3.75%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (13.13%) SQL
2 17 (10.63%) PowerShell
3 12 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.63%) VBScript
4 9 (5.63%) Python
5 3 (1.88%) VB6
5 3 (1.88%) VB
5 3 (1.88%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.88%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.88%) C#
6 1 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 160 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (42.50%) MCITP
3 41 (25.63%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (24.38%) CCNA
5 29 (18.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 27 (16.88%) MCSA
7 26 (16.25%) MCTS
7 26 (16.25%) Degree
8 24 (15.00%) MCP
9 12 (7.50%) Security Cleared
10 11 (6.88%) CCNP
11 7 (4.38%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (3.75%) CCA
13 5 (3.13%) SC Cleared
13 5 (3.13%) VCAP
13 5 (3.13%) CCEE
14 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
15 3 (1.88%) CCIA
15 3 (1.88%) DV Cleared
15 3 (1.88%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.00%) SLA
2 4 (2.50%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 71 (44.38%) Active Directory
2 50 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (19.38%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (4.38%) VMware Server
5 7 (4.38%) Forefront TMG
5 7 (4.38%) XenApp
5 7 (4.38%) Terminal Server
6 5 (3.13%) vSphere
6 5 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.13%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.50%) UAG
8 3 (1.88%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.88%) XenServer
9 2 (1.25%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.25%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 37 (23.13%) SCCM
2 27 (16.88%) SCOM
3 8 (5.00%) SCVMM
4 5 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.50%) MOM
5 4 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.88%) SCSM
6 3 (1.88%) SCDPM
6 3 (1.88%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.25%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.63%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 115 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 84 (52.50%) VMware
3 47 (29.38%) Citrix
4 33 (20.63%) Cisco
5 20 (12.50%) HP
5 20 (12.50%) NetApp
6 10 (6.25%) Avaya
6 10 (6.25%) Dell
7 9 (5.63%) Symantec
8 8 (5.00%) IBM
9 7 (4.38%) EMC
9 7 (4.38%) Mitel
10 6 (3.75%) Nortel
10 6 (3.75%) Dialogic
11 4 (2.50%) Acronis
11 4 (2.50%) SAP
11 4 (2.50%) WatchGuard
12 3 (1.88%) Veeam
12 3 (1.88%) McAfee
12 3 (1.88%) Apple
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Up to £70K + Car Allownace + Bonus +
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + car allow+20%bonus+ben
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £61000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 per Annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
DP Connect
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago