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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 100 92 89
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 23 24 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.29% 1.44% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.14% 5.19% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 23 23 19
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -4.10%
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
556 462 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.25% 27.73% 28.62%
Number of salaries quoted 436 409 390
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £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 31 March 2015.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 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 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (96.88%) Microsoft
3 53 (82.81%) Windows
4 40 (62.50%) VMware
5 37 (57.81%) Active Directory
6 33 (51.56%) MCSA
6 33 (51.56%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (46.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 26 (40.63%) Cisco
9 25 (39.06%) Citrix
10 22 (34.38%) vSphere
11 21 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (32.81%) VMware ESX
12 19 (29.69%) MCITP
13 18 (28.13%) SAN
14 17 (26.56%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (25.00%) CCNA
16 15 (23.44%) Firewall
17 14 (21.88%) Hyper-V
17 14 (21.88%) SCOM
18 13 (20.31%) SQL Server
19 12 (18.75%) DNS
20 11 (17.19%) MS Exchange
21 10 (15.63%) SQL
21 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
21 10 (15.63%) Migration
22 9 (14.06%) ITIL
22 9 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2010
23 8 (12.50%) VCP4

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 11 (17.19%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (9.38%) Lync
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.13%) IIS
5 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Office 365
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.13%) SAN
2 15 (23.44%) Firewall
3 12 (18.75%) DNS
4 8 (12.50%) LAN
4 8 (12.50%) WAN
5 7 (10.94%) DHCP
6 5 (7.81%) HTTPS
6 5 (7.81%) Wireshark
7 3 (4.69%) Unified Communications
7 3 (4.69%) VPN
8 2 (3.13%) NetScaler
8 2 (3.13%) NAS
9 1 (1.56%) Wireless
9 1 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.56%) VLAN
9 1 (1.56%) Internet
9 1 (1.56%) FTP
9 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) RequisitePro
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (15.63%) Consultant
3 8 (12.50%) Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) Wintel Support
4 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Data Centre Technician
5 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Support Technician
5 6 (9.38%) Architect
6 5 (7.81%) Technical Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Server Support
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Technical Design Authority
8 3 (4.69%) CRM Architect
9 2 (3.13%) SCCM Consultant
9 2 (3.13%) Wintel Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Server Technician
9 2 (3.13%) Wintel Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Clustering
2 5 (7.81%) GIS
2 5 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (4.69%) iSeries
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 53 (82.81%) Windows
2 30 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (26.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.94%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.56%) UNIX
7 1 (1.56%) AIX
7 1 (1.56%) Solaris
7 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.63%) Migration
2 9 (14.06%) ITIL
3 6 (9.38%) Incident Management
4 5 (7.81%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (7.81%) Scrum
4 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.81%) CRM
4 5 (7.81%) ETL
4 5 (7.81%) PRINCE
4 5 (7.81%) Database Mirroring
5 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.69%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (3.13%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.13%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.13%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.56%) BCP
8 1 (1.56%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.56%) Web Development
8 1 (1.56%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) SQL
2 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (51.56%) MCSA
3 30 (46.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 21 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (29.69%) MCITP
6 16 (25.00%) CCNA
7 8 (12.50%) CCNP
7 8 (12.50%) VCP4
8 7 (10.94%) MCTS
8 7 (10.94%) Degree
8 7 (10.94%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (9.38%) CCA
10 4 (6.25%) MCP
10 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (3.13%) CCENT
11 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
11 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
11 2 (3.13%) HP ASE
11 2 (3.13%) HP MASE
11 2 (3.13%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (57.81%) Active Directory
2 33 (51.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (34.38%) vSphere
4 21 (32.81%) VMware ESX
5 14 (21.88%) Hyper-V
6 6 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.69%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.13%) XenApp
9 1 (1.56%) XenServer
9 1 (1.56%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (21.88%) SCOM
2 8 (12.50%) MOM
2 8 (12.50%) WSUS
3 6 (9.38%) SCCM
4 5 (7.81%) Backup Exec
5 4 (6.25%) SCVMM
5 4 (6.25%) SCDPM
6 3 (4.69%) NetBackup
6 3 (4.69%) SCSM
7 1 (1.56%) XenMobile
7 1 (1.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 62 (96.88%) Microsoft
2 40 (62.50%) VMware
3 26 (40.63%) Cisco
4 25 (39.06%) Citrix
5 6 (9.38%) EMC
6 5 (7.81%) Juniper
7 4 (6.25%) NetApp
7 4 (6.25%) IBM
8 3 (4.69%) HP
8 3 (4.69%) Veeam
9 2 (3.13%) Symantec
9 2 (3.13%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.13%) CommVault
10 1 (1.56%) Apple
10 1 (1.56%) Stonesoft
10 1 (1.56%) Open-E
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