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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 94 90 94
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 29 14 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.61% 0.94% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.60% 3.29% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 29 12 18
Average salary £37,500 £38,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,250 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
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
630 425 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.94% 28.56% 28.39%
Number of salaries quoted 528 369 399
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 3 March 2015.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 90 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (93.33%) Microsoft
3 66 (73.33%) Windows
4 64 (71.11%) VMware
5 53 (58.89%) Active Directory
6 51 (56.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 45 (50.00%) Citrix
8 42 (46.67%) Cisco
9 40 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (43.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 38 (42.22%) vSphere
12 37 (41.11%) MCSA
13 34 (37.78%) Hyper-V
14 31 (34.44%) MCITP
15 29 (32.22%) Cisco Certification
16 26 (28.89%) SAN
17 23 (25.56%) MS Exchange
18 21 (23.33%) Citrix Certification
18 21 (23.33%) VMware ESX
18 21 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
18 21 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
19 20 (22.22%) NetApp
19 20 (22.22%) SQL Server
20 18 (20.00%) EMC
21 17 (18.89%) CCNA
22 16 (17.78%) DNS
22 16 (17.78%) CCA
22 16 (17.78%) SCOM
23 15 (16.67%) Firewall
24 14 (15.56%) Migration

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 23 (25.56%) MS Exchange
2 21 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (11.11%) Lync
4 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.33%) IIS
5 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (12.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.11%) Office 365
2 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (28.89%) SAN
2 16 (17.78%) DNS
3 15 (16.67%) Firewall
4 11 (12.22%) LAN
4 11 (12.22%) WAN
4 11 (12.22%) DHCP
5 9 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (8.89%) NetScaler
7 5 (5.56%) WAAS
7 5 (5.56%) HTTPS
7 5 (5.56%) Wireshark
8 4 (4.44%) Wireless
8 4 (4.44%) Unified Communications
9 3 (3.33%) NAS
9 3 (3.33%) VPN
10 2 (2.22%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.11%) Network Security
11 1 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (1.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) RequisitePro
General
1 8 (8.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (23.33%) Architect
2 18 (20.00%) Consultant
3 16 (17.78%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (13.33%) Analyst
5 11 (12.22%) Support Engineer
6 9 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
6 9 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (10.00%) Wintel Support
6 9 (10.00%) Virtualisation Architect
7 6 (6.67%) Data Centre Technician
7 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Support Technician
8 5 (5.56%) Technical Architect
8 5 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.56%) Server Support
8 5 (5.56%) Storage Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Storage Architect
9 4 (4.44%) Deployment Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) Web Services
2 2 (2.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Clustering
2 8 (8.89%) GIS
3 5 (5.56%) CLARiiON
3 5 (5.56%) Celerra
3 5 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.44%) FlexPod
5 2 (2.22%) iSeries
5 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 66 (73.33%) Windows
2 40 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.56%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.11%) UNIX
8 1 (1.11%) AIX
8 1 (1.11%) Solaris
8 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.56%) ITIL
1 14 (15.56%) Migration
2 8 (8.89%) PRINCE
3 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 6 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 6 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (5.56%) Operations Management
4 5 (5.56%) Scrum
4 5 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (5.56%) CRM
4 5 (5.56%) ETL
5 4 (4.44%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (2.22%) MOF
6 2 (2.22%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.22%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.11%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.11%) Project Management
7 1 (1.11%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 90 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (43.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 37 (41.11%) MCSA
4 31 (34.44%) MCITP
5 29 (32.22%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (23.33%) Citrix Certification
7 17 (18.89%) CCNA
8 16 (17.78%) CCA
9 14 (15.56%) MCTS
9 14 (15.56%) VTSP
10 13 (14.44%) CCNP
11 11 (12.22%) Degree
12 10 (11.11%) VCAP
13 9 (10.00%) VCP4
14 7 (7.78%) CCEE
14 7 (7.78%) NCIE
15 6 (6.67%) CCEA
16 5 (5.56%) CCIA
16 5 (5.56%) VCP5
16 5 (5.56%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (58.89%) Active Directory
2 51 (56.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (42.22%) vSphere
4 34 (37.78%) Hyper-V
5 21 (23.33%) VMware ESX
6 14 (15.56%) XenApp
7 12 (13.33%) XenDesktop
8 10 (11.11%) vCloud
9 6 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (4.44%) XenServer
10 4 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (2.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (17.78%) SCOM
2 9 (10.00%) MOM
2 9 (10.00%) WSUS
2 9 (10.00%) SCCM
3 7 (7.78%) XenMobile
4 6 (6.67%) SCOrch
4 6 (6.67%) SCVMM
5 5 (5.56%) Backup Exec
5 5 (5.56%) SCSM
6 4 (4.44%) SCDPM
7 3 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (2.22%) Windows Intune
8 2 (2.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 84 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 64 (71.11%) VMware
3 45 (50.00%) Citrix
4 42 (46.67%) Cisco
5 20 (22.22%) NetApp
6 18 (20.00%) EMC
7 14 (15.56%) HP
8 11 (12.22%) IBM
9 8 (8.89%) Juniper
10 5 (5.56%) 3PAR
11 4 (4.44%) Open-E
12 3 (3.33%) Symantec
12 3 (3.33%) CommVault
13 2 (2.22%) AppSense
13 2 (2.22%) SonicWALL
13 2 (2.22%) Veeam
14 1 (1.11%) Websense
14 1 (1.11%) Stonesoft
14 1 (1.11%) Apple
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