The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 70 94 76
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 70 32 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.94% 1.51% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.35% 5.40% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 44 29 34
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £20,150
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £49,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
MCSE
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
838 593 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.24% 27.95% 29.15%
Number of salaries quoted 743 535 411
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,728 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £63,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MCSE
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the Birmingham region.

MCSE Salary Trend in Birmingham

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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.

1 122 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 110 (90.16%) Microsoft
3 91 (74.59%) VMware
4 89 (72.95%) Windows
5 80 (65.57%) Active Directory
6 73 (59.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 64 (52.46%) Hyper-V
8 63 (51.64%) MCITP
9 60 (49.18%) Citrix
10 52 (42.62%) MS Exchange
11 43 (35.25%) Citrix Certification
12 42 (34.43%) Cisco
13 41 (33.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 38 (31.15%) MCTS
14 38 (31.15%) XenDesktop
14 38 (31.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 37 (30.33%) CCA
16 36 (29.51%) Exchange Server 2010
17 35 (28.69%) vSphere
18 33 (27.05%) SAN
19 32 (26.23%) NetApp
19 32 (26.23%) MCSA
20 31 (25.41%) HP
20 31 (25.41%) Cisco Certification
20 31 (25.41%) Windows Server 2012
21 30 (24.59%) Lync
22 29 (23.77%) XenApp
22 29 (23.77%) Exchange Server 2003
23 24 (19.67%) EMC
24 23 (18.85%) MS Excel

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 52 (42.62%) MS Exchange
2 36 (29.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (24.59%) Lync
4 29 (23.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 23 (18.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (13.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (7.38%) Office Communications Server
8 8 (6.56%) IIS
8 8 (6.56%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (18.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.85%) Office 365
2 5 (4.10%) IaaS
2 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (27.05%) SAN
2 17 (13.93%) DNS
2 17 (13.93%) DHCP
3 16 (13.11%) Unified Communications
3 16 (13.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (10.66%) NetScaler
4 13 (10.66%) NAS
5 12 (9.84%) WAAS
6 11 (9.02%) WAN
6 11 (9.02%) Firewall
7 10 (8.20%) LAN
8 8 (6.56%) VPN
8 8 (6.56%) Network Security
9 6 (4.92%) Wireless
10 5 (4.10%) TCP/IP
10 5 (4.10%) iSCSI
10 5 (4.10%) IP Telephony
11 4 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (2.46%) VLAN
12 3 (2.46%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.85%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (9.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) RequisitePro
1 1 (0.82%) ProC
1 1 (0.82%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.82%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (6.56%) Finance
2 3 (2.46%) Law
3 2 (1.64%) Back Office
4 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (33.61%) Consultant
2 32 (26.23%) Architect
3 20 (16.39%) Microsoft Consultant
4 16 (13.11%) Virtualisation Architect
5 15 (12.30%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (11.48%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (11.48%) Technical Consultant
6 14 (11.48%) Analyst
7 12 (9.84%) Support Engineer
7 12 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (9.84%) Storage Architect
7 12 (9.84%) Storage Solutions Architect
8 10 (8.20%) Exchange Consultant
9 9 (7.38%) Administrator
10 8 (6.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (5.74%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (5.74%) IT Administrator
12 6 (4.92%) Support Analyst
12 6 (4.92%) Wintel Support
13 5 (4.10%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.92%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) CLARiiON
1 12 (9.84%) Celerra
2 10 (8.20%) Clustering
3 6 (4.92%) GIS
4 4 (3.28%) FlexPod
5 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.46%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.82%) NHS
6 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.82%) CMDB
6 1 (0.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 89 (72.95%) Windows
2 38 (31.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (25.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (13.93%) Windows 7
5 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.56%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.92%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.46%) Linux
9 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.82%) UNIX
9 1 (0.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.57%) Migration
2 16 (13.11%) ITIL
3 13 (10.66%) Project Management
4 11 (9.02%) Technical Analysis
5 9 (7.38%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (4.92%) PRINCE
7 5 (4.10%) Operations Management
8 3 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.46%) Business Development
8 3 (2.46%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (1.64%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.64%) Mentoring
9 2 (1.64%) MOF
9 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2
10 1 (0.82%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.82%) BCP
10 1 (0.82%) Configuration Management
10 1 (0.82%) Service Management
10 1 (0.82%) Service Delivery
10 1 (0.82%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.56%) SQL
2 4 (3.28%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.82%) VBScript
3 1 (0.82%) VB
3 1 (0.82%) C
3 1 (0.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 122 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (51.64%) MCITP
3 43 (35.25%) Citrix Certification
4 41 (33.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 38 (31.15%) MCTS
6 37 (30.33%) CCA
7 32 (26.23%) MCSA
8 31 (25.41%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (17.21%) VTSP
10 19 (15.57%) CCEE
10 19 (15.57%) Degree
11 18 (14.75%) CCNA
12 17 (13.93%) VCAP
13 16 (13.11%) CCNP
14 13 (10.66%) CCIA
15 12 (9.84%) NCDA
15 12 (9.84%) NCIE
15 12 (9.84%) MCP
15 12 (9.84%) CCEA
16 6 (4.92%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.84%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (65.57%) Active Directory
2 73 (59.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (52.46%) Hyper-V
4 38 (31.15%) XenDesktop
5 35 (28.69%) vSphere
6 29 (23.77%) XenApp
7 17 (13.93%) vCloud
8 9 (7.38%) VMware ESX
9 8 (6.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (5.74%) XenServer
11 3 (2.46%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (13.93%) SCCM
2 15 (12.30%) SCOM
3 10 (8.20%) XenMobile
4 6 (4.92%) SCOrch
4 6 (4.92%) MOM
4 6 (4.92%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.92%) WSUS
5 4 (3.28%) SCVMM
5 4 (3.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (3.28%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.64%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.64%) SCSM
6 2 (1.64%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.82%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 110 (90.16%) Microsoft
2 91 (74.59%) VMware
3 60 (49.18%) Citrix
4 42 (34.43%) Cisco
5 32 (26.23%) NetApp
6 31 (25.41%) HP
7 24 (19.67%) EMC
8 12 (9.84%) 3PAR
9 9 (7.38%) Symantec
9 9 (7.38%) IBM
10 8 (6.56%) Websense
11 6 (4.92%) Juniper
12 5 (4.10%) AppSense
12 5 (4.10%) SonicWALL
13 4 (3.28%) CommVault
13 4 (3.28%) SolarWinds
13 4 (3.28%) Open-E
14 3 (2.46%) WatchGuard
15 2 (1.64%) Sophos
15 2 (1.64%) Kaspersky
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