The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 162 147
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 62 82 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.29% 1.33% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.57% 4.85% 5.01%
Number of salaries quoted 43 72 65
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £30,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +30.08%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £19,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,200 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year -5.06% +8.21%  

MCSE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1113 1690 1338
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.17% 27.42% 26.24%
Number of salaries quoted 867 1280 1072
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing MCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for MCSE in the West Midlands

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE 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 30 March 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 +8 34 £46,500 +16.25% 3
Worcestershire -10 9 £33,000 -
Warwickshire +31 7 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Coventry +11 4 £50,000 +26.58%
Staffordshire +8 4 £27,500 -42.10% 1
West Bromwich - 2 £41,750 -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 138 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (55.80%) Windows
3 76 (55.07%) Microsoft
4 67 (48.55%) VMware
5 59 (42.75%) Active Directory
6 52 (37.68%) Degree
6 52 (37.68%) VMware Infrastructure
7 46 (33.33%) Cisco
8 45 (32.61%) Project Management
9 41 (29.71%) Microsoft Azure
10 39 (28.26%) Windows Server
11 37 (26.81%) Data Centre
12 35 (25.36%) Firewall
12 35 (25.36%) MCP
13 34 (24.64%) MS Excel
14 33 (23.91%) MCSA
14 33 (23.91%) Presales
14 33 (23.91%) Line Management
15 31 (22.46%) Cisco Certification
16 29 (21.01%) CCNA
17 26 (18.84%) ITIL
18 25 (18.12%) WAN
18 25 (18.12%) LAN
18 25 (18.12%) Hyper-V
18 25 (18.12%) Time Management
19 24 (17.39%) SAN
19 24 (17.39%) MS Exchange
19 24 (17.39%) Office 365
20 23 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
20 23 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSE
Co-occurring 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 24 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.87%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (5.80%) IIS
4 8 (5.80%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (24.64%) MS Excel
2 16 (11.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.45%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 41 (29.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (17.39%) Office 365
3 8 (5.80%) G Suite
4 7 (5.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.17%) IaaS
6 2 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.45%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (25.36%) Firewall
2 25 (18.12%) LAN
2 25 (18.12%) WAN
3 24 (17.39%) SAN
4 16 (11.59%) VPN
5 14 (10.14%) Network Security
6 12 (8.70%) VLAN
7 11 (7.97%) Wireless
8 8 (5.80%) DHCP
8 8 (5.80%) DNS
8 8 (5.80%) Skype
9 7 (5.07%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (5.07%) NAS
9 7 (5.07%) TCP/IP
10 5 (3.62%) 802.11
11 4 (2.90%) iSCSI
12 3 (2.17%) BGP
12 3 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (2.17%) OSPF
12 3 (2.17%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.45%) DB2
2 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.72%) Base SAS
General
1 11 (7.97%) Finance
2 10 (7.25%) Retail
3 6 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (26.09%) Architect
2 17 (12.32%) Solutions Architect
3 16 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.42%) IT Manager
5 12 (8.70%) Analyst
6 10 (7.25%) Storage Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Consultant
7 8 (5.80%) IT Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Lead Architect
7 8 (5.80%) Operations Analyst
7 8 (5.80%) Security Analyst
7 8 (5.80%) Security Operations Analyst
7 8 (5.80%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.07%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) Network Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) Server Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Exchange Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.62%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.72%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 37 (26.81%) Data Centre
2 21 (15.22%) Public Cloud
3 11 (7.97%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.52%) Client/Server
4 9 (6.52%) Private Cloud
5 6 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 6 (4.35%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.17%) FMCG
7 3 (2.17%) Online Games
7 3 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.45%) Clustering
8 2 (1.45%) Fintech
9 1 (0.72%) CCTV
9 1 (0.72%) CESG
9 1 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (55.80%) Windows
2 39 (28.26%) Windows Server
3 23 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (15.94%) Windows 7
5 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (9.42%) Linux
6 13 (9.42%) Windows 10
7 8 (5.80%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.80%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.90%) Unix
8 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.45%) Android
9 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.72%) Solaris
10 1 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (32.61%) Project Management
2 33 (23.91%) Line Management
2 33 (23.91%) Presales
3 26 (18.84%) ITIL
4 25 (18.12%) Time Management
5 21 (15.22%) Customer Requirements
6 17 (12.32%) Business Development
7 16 (11.59%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (10.14%) PRINCE2
9 11 (7.97%) Service Management
10 8 (5.80%) ITSM
10 8 (5.80%) Security Operations
10 8 (5.80%) SIEM
10 8 (5.80%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (5.07%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (5.07%) Service Delivery
12 6 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (4.35%) Operations Management
12 6 (4.35%) Software Engineering
13 5 (3.62%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 9 (6.52%) VBScript
3 7 (5.07%) SQL
4 5 (3.62%) VB
5 3 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.72%) Google Apps Script
7 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 138 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (37.68%) Degree
3 35 (25.36%) MCP
4 33 (23.91%) MCSA
5 31 (22.46%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (21.01%) CCNA
7 23 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (13.77%) Security Cleared
9 17 (12.32%) MCITP
9 17 (12.32%) VCAP
9 17 (12.32%) VCDX
10 16 (11.59%) CCNP
11 13 (9.42%) SC Cleared
12 10 (7.25%) CISMP
13 9 (6.52%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (5.80%) CCSA
14 8 (5.80%) CEH
14 8 (5.80%) CISSP
14 8 (5.80%) SSCP
15 6 (4.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.52%) SLA
3 4 (2.90%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 59 (42.75%) Active Directory
2 52 (37.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (18.12%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.25%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (6.52%) vSphere
6 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (2.90%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.45%) XenApp
8 1 (0.72%) Firmware
8 1 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (13.04%) SCCM
2 12 (8.70%) Backup Exec
3 7 (5.07%) AirWatch
4 6 (4.35%) ZABBIX
5 4 (2.90%) SCOM
5 4 (2.90%) WSUS
6 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.45%) WMI
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 76 (55.07%) Microsoft
2 67 (48.55%) VMware
3 46 (33.33%) Cisco
4 21 (15.22%) Citrix
5 15 (10.87%) HP
6 11 (7.97%) Veeam
7 10 (7.25%) NetApp
8 9 (6.52%) Google
9 8 (5.80%) Dell
9 8 (5.80%) Qualys
10 6 (4.35%) New Relic
10 6 (4.35%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.62%) CheckPoint
11 5 (3.62%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.62%) SAP
12 4 (2.90%) Palo Alto
13 3 (2.17%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.17%) Oracle
14 2 (1.45%) IronPort
14 2 (1.45%) LANDesk
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