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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 170 156
Rank change year-on-year +27 -14  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 90 75 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.77% 1.23% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.38% 4.73% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 83 62 62
Median salary £40,000 £38,250 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.57% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £25,850 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £47,500 £49,250
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  

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 1220 1586 1488
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.94% 26.02% 26.02%
Number of salaries quoted 981 1139 1151
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,125 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +26 51 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Warwickshire +16 9 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Wolverhampton +11 6 £43,052 +95.69%
Staffordshire +10 4 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Worcestershire +3 4 £37,500 - 1
Coventry -24 2 £38,510 -9.38% 1
Solihull - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £34,500 -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 95 (62.50%) Windows
3 93 (61.18%) Microsoft
4 85 (55.92%) Active Directory
5 81 (53.29%) VMware
6 70 (46.05%) MCSA
7 66 (43.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 62 (40.79%) Microsoft Azure
9 56 (36.84%) ITIL
10 49 (32.24%) Hyper-V
10 49 (32.24%) Data Centre
11 47 (30.92%) Windows Server
12 39 (25.66%) MCP
13 33 (21.71%) Cisco
14 32 (21.05%) PowerShell
15 31 (20.39%) Degree
15 31 (20.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 30 (19.74%) Cisco Certification
17 29 (19.08%) Project Management
17 29 (19.08%) Windows Server 2008
18 28 (18.42%) Backup Exec
18 28 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
19 27 (17.76%) SCCM
19 27 (17.76%) MCITP
20 26 (17.11%) Firewall
21 24 (15.79%) Citrix
21 24 (15.79%) CCNA
21 24 (15.79%) SharePoint
22 23 (15.13%) CCNP
22 23 (15.13%) Root Cause Analysis

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 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 22 (14.47%) MS Exchange
3 18 (11.84%) IIS
4 13 (8.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.63%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.95%) Sentinel
1 6 (3.95%) Workfront
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (40.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (15.13%) Office 365
3 17 (11.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (7.89%) IaaS
5 9 (5.92%) PaaS
6 8 (5.26%) G Suite
7 2 (1.32%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.32%) SaaS
8 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.11%) Firewall
2 20 (13.16%) WAN
3 18 (11.84%) LAN
4 13 (8.55%) TCP/IP
4 13 (8.55%) Wireless
5 12 (7.89%) VPN
6 11 (7.24%) SAN
7 9 (5.92%) DNS
8 8 (5.26%) DHCP
9 6 (3.95%) Network Security
9 6 (3.95%) WLAN
10 5 (3.29%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (3.29%) NAS
10 5 (3.29%) VoIP
11 4 (2.63%) 802.11
11 4 (2.63%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.63%) PBX
11 4 (2.63%) Skype
11 4 (2.63%) SNMP
12 2 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.32%) DB2
4 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (7.89%) Finance
2 10 (6.58%) Retail
3 8 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.63%) Games
5 2 (1.32%) Electronics
6 1 (0.66%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (15.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 18 (11.84%) Consultant
4 15 (9.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 15 (9.87%) Architect
5 13 (8.55%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (7.89%) Storage Engineer
7 9 (5.92%) Analyst
7 9 (5.92%) Network Engineer
7 9 (5.92%) Server Engineer
8 8 (5.26%) IT Engineer
8 8 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (4.61%) IT Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (4.61%) Network Operations Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Operations Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 6 (3.95%) Support Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.63%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.66%) EDI
2 1 (0.66%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (32.24%) Data Centre
2 21 (13.82%) Driving Licence
3 16 (10.53%) Public Cloud
4 14 (9.21%) Private Cloud
5 13 (8.55%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.95%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.97%) CESG
8 3 (1.97%) Online Games
9 2 (1.32%) Fintech
9 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.32%) NHS
9 2 (1.32%) PKI
10 1 (0.66%) CCTV
10 1 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.66%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 95 (62.50%) Windows
2 47 (30.92%) Windows Server
3 29 (19.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (13.82%) Linux
6 17 (11.18%) Windows 7
7 16 (10.53%) Windows 10
8 10 (6.58%) Windows 8
9 9 (5.92%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.63%) Android
10 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.97%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (36.84%) ITIL
2 29 (19.08%) Project Management
3 23 (15.13%) Root Cause Analysis
4 19 (12.50%) Line Management
4 19 (12.50%) Presales
5 15 (9.87%) Time Management
6 14 (9.21%) Customer Requirements
7 11 (7.24%) Business Development
8 10 (6.58%) Integration Testing
8 10 (6.58%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (5.92%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (5.92%) PRINCE2
10 8 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (5.26%) Problem Management
10 8 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
11 7 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (4.61%) Business Continuity
11 7 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (4.61%) Service Management
12 6 (3.95%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 20 (13.16%) VBScript
3 14 (9.21%) Bash Shell
4 10 (6.58%) SQL
5 4 (2.63%) VB
6 3 (1.97%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.66%) ANSI C
7 1 (0.66%) C
7 1 (0.66%) C#
7 1 (0.66%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 152 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (46.05%) MCSA
3 39 (25.66%) MCP
4 31 (20.39%) Degree
4 31 (20.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 30 (19.74%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (17.76%) MCITP
7 24 (15.79%) CCNA
8 23 (15.13%) CCNP
9 19 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 13 (8.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (7.89%) SC Cleared
12 11 (7.24%) VCAP
12 11 (7.24%) VCDX
13 7 (4.61%) DBS Check
14 6 (3.95%) CCDP
14 6 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (3.95%) RHCE
15 5 (3.29%) CCSA
15 5 (3.29%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.26%) SLA
2 6 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.95%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.66%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 85 (55.92%) Active Directory
2 66 (43.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (32.24%) Hyper-V
4 20 (13.16%) vSphere
5 16 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.32%) XenApp
9 1 (0.66%) Firmware
9 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (18.42%) Backup Exec
2 27 (17.76%) SCCM
3 14 (9.21%) SCOM
4 9 (5.92%) WSUS
5 6 (3.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (3.95%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.95%) ZABBIX
6 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (2.63%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.63%) SCSM
7 4 (2.63%) WMI
8 2 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.32%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.32%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 93 (61.18%) Microsoft
2 81 (53.29%) VMware
3 33 (21.71%) Cisco
4 24 (15.79%) Citrix
5 22 (14.47%) Veeam
6 21 (13.82%) NetApp
7 14 (9.21%) HP
7 14 (9.21%) SAP
8 9 (5.92%) Dell
9 8 (5.26%) Google
10 7 (4.61%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.95%) CheckPoint
11 6 (3.95%) EMC
11 6 (3.95%) LANDesk
11 6 (3.95%) New Relic
11 6 (3.95%) Palo Alto
11 6 (3.95%) Remedy
11 6 (3.95%) ServiceNow
12 5 (3.29%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.63%) IronPort
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