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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 74 97 74
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 65 34 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.78% 1.60% 2.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.98% 5.84% 7.93%
Number of salaries quoted 40 31 38
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £20,350
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £55,000 £50,000
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
815 582 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.92% 27.39% 28.84%
Number of salaries quoted 726 525 408
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 October 2014.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (90.24%) Microsoft
3 91 (73.98%) VMware
4 88 (71.54%) Windows
5 80 (65.04%) Active Directory
6 72 (58.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 64 (52.03%) Hyper-V
8 63 (51.22%) MCITP
9 61 (49.59%) Citrix
10 52 (42.28%) MS Exchange
11 43 (34.96%) Citrix Certification
12 42 (34.15%) Cisco
13 41 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 38 (30.89%) MCTS
14 38 (30.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 38 (30.89%) XenDesktop
15 37 (30.08%) Exchange Server 2010
15 37 (30.08%) CCA
16 36 (29.27%) vSphere
17 35 (28.46%) MCSA
18 33 (26.83%) SAN
19 31 (25.20%) Cisco Certification
19 31 (25.20%) NetApp
19 31 (25.20%) Windows Server 2012
20 30 (24.39%) Lync
20 30 (24.39%) HP
21 29 (23.58%) XenApp
22 28 (22.76%) Exchange Server 2003
23 25 (20.33%) EMC
24 23 (18.70%) MS Excel

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (42.28%) MS Exchange
2 37 (30.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (24.39%) Lync
4 28 (22.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 23 (18.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (13.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (7.32%) Office Communications Server
8 8 (6.50%) SharePoint
9 7 (5.69%) IIS
10 3 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (18.70%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.89%) Office 365
2 5 (4.07%) IaaS
3 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (26.83%) SAN
2 17 (13.82%) DNS
2 17 (13.82%) DHCP
3 16 (13.01%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (12.20%) Unified Communications
5 13 (10.57%) NetScaler
6 12 (9.76%) NAS
6 12 (9.76%) WAAS
6 12 (9.76%) WAN
7 11 (8.94%) LAN
8 10 (8.13%) Firewall
9 8 (6.50%) Network Security
10 7 (5.69%) VPN
11 6 (4.88%) Wireless
12 5 (4.07%) iSCSI
13 4 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (3.25%) IP Telephony
13 4 (3.25%) TCP/IP
14 3 (2.44%) PBX
14 3 (2.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.70%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (9.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) RequisitePro
1 1 (0.81%) ProC
1 1 (0.81%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.81%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (6.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.44%) Law
3 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.81%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (33.33%) Consultant
2 31 (25.20%) Architect
3 20 (16.26%) Microsoft Consultant
4 16 (13.01%) Virtualisation Architect
5 15 (12.20%) Analyst
5 15 (12.20%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (11.38%) Technical Consultant
7 12 (9.76%) Support Engineer
7 12 (9.76%) Storage Architect
7 12 (9.76%) Storage Solutions Architect
8 11 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (8.13%) Exchange Consultant
10 9 (7.32%) Administrator
10 9 (7.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (5.69%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (5.69%) IT Administrator
12 6 (4.88%) Support Analyst
12 6 (4.88%) Wintel Support
13 5 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.88%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.81%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.76%) CLARiiON
1 12 (9.76%) Celerra
2 10 (8.13%) Clustering
3 7 (5.69%) GIS
4 4 (3.25%) FlexPod
5 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.81%) CMDB
6 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 88 (71.54%) Windows
2 38 (30.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (25.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (13.01%) Windows 7
5 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.50%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.88%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.44%) Linux
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.81%) UNIX
9 1 (0.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.45%) Migration
2 17 (13.82%) ITIL
3 12 (9.76%) Project Management
4 11 (8.94%) Technical Analysis
5 9 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (5.69%) PRINCE
7 5 (4.07%) Operations Management
8 4 (3.25%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.63%) MOF
9 2 (1.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.63%) Business Development
9 2 (1.63%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.63%) Mentoring
9 2 (1.63%) Customer Engagement
10 1 (0.81%) SIEM
10 1 (0.81%) Information Governance
10 1 (0.81%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (0.81%) Email Management
10 1 (0.81%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (0.81%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.50%) SQL
2 4 (3.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.81%) VBScript
3 1 (0.81%) VB
3 1 (0.81%) C
3 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 123 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (51.22%) MCITP
3 43 (34.96%) Citrix Certification
4 41 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 38 (30.89%) MCTS
6 37 (30.08%) CCA
7 35 (28.46%) MCSA
8 31 (25.20%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (17.07%) VTSP
10 19 (15.45%) CCEE
10 19 (15.45%) Degree
11 17 (13.82%) CCNA
11 17 (13.82%) VCAP
12 16 (13.01%) CCNP
13 13 (10.57%) CCIA
14 12 (9.76%) NCDA
14 12 (9.76%) NCIE
14 12 (9.76%) MCP
14 12 (9.76%) CCEA
15 6 (4.88%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.76%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (65.04%) Active Directory
2 72 (58.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (52.03%) Hyper-V
4 38 (30.89%) XenDesktop
5 36 (29.27%) vSphere
6 29 (23.58%) XenApp
7 17 (13.82%) vCloud
8 8 (6.50%) VMware ESX
8 8 (6.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (5.69%) XenServer
10 3 (2.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (13.01%) SCCM
2 14 (11.38%) SCOM
3 10 (8.13%) XenMobile
4 6 (4.88%) SCOrch
4 6 (4.88%) MOM
4 6 (4.88%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.88%) WSUS
5 4 (3.25%) SCVMM
5 4 (3.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (3.25%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.63%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.63%) SCSM
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.81%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 111 (90.24%) Microsoft
2 91 (73.98%) VMware
3 61 (49.59%) Citrix
4 42 (34.15%) Cisco
5 31 (25.20%) NetApp
6 30 (24.39%) HP
7 25 (20.33%) EMC
8 12 (9.76%) 3PAR
9 9 (7.32%) Symantec
9 9 (7.32%) IBM
10 8 (6.50%) Websense
11 7 (5.69%) Juniper
12 5 (4.07%) AppSense
12 5 (4.07%) SonicWALL
13 4 (3.25%) CommVault
13 4 (3.25%) SolarWinds
13 4 (3.25%) Open-E
14 3 (2.44%) WatchGuard
15 2 (1.63%) Sophos
15 2 (1.63%) Kaspersky
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