Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 190 193
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 -59
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 151 154 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.48% 1.34% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.34% 5.09% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 126 117 113
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,000 £22,275
90th Percentile £70,000 £48,750 £53,650
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2380 3025 2705
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.40% 26.34% 25.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1830 2212 2155
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £23,779 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,100 £64,000 £65,480
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +48 104 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Worcestershire +1 9 £39,000 +20.00% 1
Staffordshire -15 9 £30,000 -14.29% 4
Shropshire -3 8 £70,000 +288.89%
Warwickshire -7 6 £70,000 +100.00%
Wolverhampton +1 3 £70,000 +288.89% 1
Solihull -1 3 £28,750 - 1
Coventry -13 3 £70,000 +64.71%
Herefordshire +4 2 £60,000 +71.43%
Walsall 0 1 £70,000 +218.18%
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 151 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 113 (74.83%) Windows
3 107 (70.86%) Microsoft
4 94 (62.25%) VMware
5 86 (56.95%) Active Directory
6 78 (51.66%) VMware Infrastructure
7 70 (46.36%) MCSA
8 61 (40.40%) Windows Server
9 57 (37.75%) ITIL
10 54 (35.76%) Hyper-V
11 52 (34.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 48 (31.79%) Office 365
13 45 (29.80%) Microsoft Azure
14 41 (27.15%) SAN
15 35 (23.18%) Citrix
16 33 (21.85%) PowerShell
17 32 (21.19%) Project Management
18 31 (20.53%) MCITP
18 31 (20.53%) Windows Server 2012
19 29 (19.21%) MCP
20 28 (18.54%) SCCM
20 28 (18.54%) Data Centre
21 27 (17.88%) Windows Server 2008
22 24 (15.89%) Citrix Certification
23 23 (15.23%) NetApp
24 22 (14.57%) Windows Server 2003
24 22 (14.57%) Firewall
24 22 (14.57%) CCNA
24 22 (14.57%) Cisco Certification
24 22 (14.57%) Windows 10

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 16 (10.60%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.27%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.28%) IIS
4 5 (3.31%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.99%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (11.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Workfront
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (31.79%) Office 365
2 45 (29.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.64%) IaaS
4 6 (3.97%) G Suite
5 5 (3.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.65%) PaaS
7 2 (1.32%) GitHub
7 2 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (27.15%) SAN
2 22 (14.57%) Firewall
3 21 (13.91%) LAN
4 20 (13.25%) WAN
5 19 (12.58%) DNS
6 15 (9.93%) Network Security
7 14 (9.27%) DHCP
8 11 (7.28%) VoIP
9 10 (6.62%) VPN
10 9 (5.96%) IPsec
10 9 (5.96%) NAS
10 9 (5.96%) SSL
11 8 (5.30%) TCP/IP
12 5 (3.31%) 802.11
12 5 (3.31%) Skype
13 4 (2.65%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (2.65%) VLAN
13 4 (2.65%) Wireless
14 3 (1.99%) BGP
14 3 (1.99%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.32%) BigQuery
3 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.32%) MySQL
3 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.99%) InstallShield
1 3 (1.99%) MSI
2 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (11.26%) Finance
2 3 (1.99%) Advertising
2 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.32%) Brand Awareness
3 2 (1.32%) Marketing
3 2 (1.32%) Retail
4 1 (0.66%) Electronics
4 1 (0.66%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (21.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (13.91%) Analyst
3 20 (13.25%) Architect
4 18 (11.92%) Consultant
5 16 (10.60%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (8.61%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 13 (8.61%) Support Analyst
7 12 (7.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 12 (7.95%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 12 (7.95%) Lead Architect
8 10 (6.62%) Desktop Support
9 9 (5.96%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.30%) Storage Engineer
10 8 (5.30%) Technical Support
11 7 (4.64%) IT Manager
11 7 (4.64%) IT Support
12 6 (3.97%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 6 (3.97%) Server Support
12 6 (3.97%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.97%) WAP
2 5 (3.31%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (0.66%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.54%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.95%) Driving Licence
3 10 (6.62%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (5.96%) Clustering
5 8 (5.30%) Replication
6 5 (3.31%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.99%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.99%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.32%) FMCG
8 2 (1.32%) Handset
8 2 (1.32%) PKI
8 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) AS400
9 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.66%) User Experience
9 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.66%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 113 (74.83%) Windows
2 61 (40.40%) Windows Server
3 31 (20.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (17.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (14.57%) Windows 10
5 22 (14.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (12.58%) Windows 7
7 16 (10.60%) Linux
8 11 (7.28%) Windows 8
9 9 (5.96%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.65%) Android
10 4 (2.65%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.32%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.66%) HPUX
12 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (37.75%) ITIL
2 32 (21.19%) Project Management
3 22 (14.57%) Presales
4 18 (11.92%) Time Management
5 16 (10.60%) Customer Engagement
6 15 (9.93%) Root Cause Analysis
6 15 (9.93%) Service Management
6 15 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (9.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (9.27%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (7.95%) Business Continuity
8 12 (7.95%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.96%) BCP
9 9 (5.96%) Business Continuity Planning
9 9 (5.96%) Contingency Planning
9 9 (5.96%) IT Strategy
9 9 (5.96%) Line Management
9 9 (5.96%) Network Design
9 9 (5.96%) Six Sigma
9 9 (5.96%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.85%) PowerShell
2 16 (10.60%) VBScript
3 13 (8.61%) Bash Shell
3 13 (8.61%) SQL
4 6 (3.97%) VB
5 2 (1.32%) C#
5 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.66%) ANSI C
6 1 (0.66%) C
6 1 (0.66%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.66%) Perl
6 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 151 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (46.36%) MCSA
3 52 (34.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 31 (20.53%) MCITP
5 29 (19.21%) MCP
6 24 (15.89%) Citrix Certification
7 22 (14.57%) CCNA
7 22 (14.57%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (13.25%) Security Cleared
9 13 (8.61%) Degree
10 10 (6.62%) CCA
11 7 (4.64%) SC Cleared
12 6 (3.97%) CCNP
13 5 (3.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (3.31%) Master's Degree
13 5 (3.31%) VCP4
14 4 (2.65%) VCAP
14 4 (2.65%) VCDX
15 3 (1.99%) CCSA
15 3 (1.99%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.96%) COBIT
3 8 (5.30%) SLA
4 4 (2.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.66%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.66%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.66%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 86 (56.95%) Active Directory
2 78 (51.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (35.76%) Hyper-V
4 19 (12.58%) vSphere
5 16 (10.60%) XenApp
6 15 (9.93%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (5.30%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (3.97%) UAG
9 5 (3.31%) XenDesktop
10 3 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (18.54%) SCCM
2 20 (13.25%) Backup Exec
3 18 (11.92%) SCOM
4 17 (11.26%) WSUS
5 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (3.31%) AirWatch
7 5 (3.31%) MOM
7 5 (3.31%) vCenter Server
8 4 (2.65%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.32%) Packer
9 2 (1.32%) SCDPM
9 2 (1.32%) Terraform
10 1 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.66%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.66%) SCSM
Vendors
1 107 (70.86%) Microsoft
2 94 (62.25%) VMware
3 35 (23.18%) Citrix
4 23 (15.23%) NetApp
5 19 (12.58%) Cisco
6 18 (11.92%) Veeam
7 15 (9.93%) HP
8 8 (5.30%) Google
9 6 (3.97%) Dell
10 5 (3.31%) EMC
10 5 (3.31%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.65%) Juniper
11 4 (2.65%) Oracle
11 4 (2.65%) Sophos
12 3 (1.99%) AppSense
12 3 (1.99%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.99%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.99%) Lotus
12 3 (1.99%) Polycom
12 3 (1.99%) Remedy