The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 82 84 55
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 33 34 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.82% 1.96% 3.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.53% 6.76% 11.83%
Number of salaries quoted 33 27 41
Average salary £52,500 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.61% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,917 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-5.19% +2.54%
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
505 503 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.84% 28.92% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 442 399 334
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSE
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (84.85%) Windows
3 55 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 45 (68.18%) MCITP
5 30 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 25 (37.88%) VMware
7 24 (36.36%) MS Excel
7 24 (36.36%) Windows 7
8 23 (34.85%) SCCM
9 22 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (33.33%) Lync
10 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (31.82%) MS Exchange
11 20 (30.30%) Migration
11 20 (30.30%) SCOM
12 17 (25.76%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (25.76%) Office 365
13 16 (24.24%) Hyper-V
14 15 (22.73%) MCTS
15 14 (21.21%) Unified Communications
15 14 (21.21%) Project Management
16 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
16 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2003
16 13 (19.70%) Degree
17 12 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
18 11 (16.67%) LAN
19 10 (15.15%) WAN
19 10 (15.15%) MCP
19 10 (15.15%) Citrix
19 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (33.33%) Lync
2 21 (31.82%) MS Exchange
3 17 (25.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (19.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (15.15%) Office Communications Server
7 9 (13.64%) SharePoint
8 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (4.55%) IIS
11 2 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
12 1 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 24 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (25.76%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.21%) Unified Communications
2 11 (16.67%) LAN
3 10 (15.15%) WAN
3 10 (15.15%) Firewall
4 9 (13.64%) SAN
4 9 (13.64%) DHCP
4 9 (13.64%) VPN
4 9 (13.64%) DNS
5 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
6 6 (9.09%) NAS
7 4 (6.06%) SSL
7 4 (6.06%) SMTP
7 4 (6.06%) MPLS
8 3 (4.55%) Wireless
9 2 (3.03%) VoIP
9 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.52%) Network Security
10 1 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 3 (4.55%) Finance
1 3 (4.55%) Legal
2 2 (3.03%) Law
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (51.52%) Consultant
2 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Consultant
3 13 (19.70%) Technical Consultant
4 12 (18.18%) Architect
5 11 (16.67%) Technical Architect
6 7 (10.61%) Exchange Consultant
7 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 3 (4.55%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.55%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Administrator
10 2 (3.03%) Support Specialist
10 2 (3.03%) Management Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) Server Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (3.03%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) Application Packaging
2 3 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 3 (4.55%) WCF
2 3 (4.55%) .NET Compact Framework
2 3 (4.55%) ADO.NET
2 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.55%) CSS
2 3 (4.55%) Web Services
2 3 (4.55%) XML
2 3 (4.55%) HTML
2 3 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (1.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (7.58%) Clustering
3 4 (6.06%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.03%) iPhone
5 2 (3.03%) iPad
6 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 56 (84.85%) Windows
2 24 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (15.15%) Windows 8
5 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.55%) Android
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.52%) Linux
8 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.30%) Migration
2 14 (21.21%) Project Management
3 8 (12.12%) ITIL
3 8 (12.12%) Service Delivery
3 8 (12.12%) Technical Analysis
4 7 (10.61%) Business Development
4 7 (10.61%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 6 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.06%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.06%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (4.55%) Web Development
7 3 (4.55%) OOD
7 3 (4.55%) OO
8 2 (3.03%) Security Management
8 2 (3.03%) Network Design
9 1 (1.52%) Time Management
9 1 (1.52%) Email Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.09%) SQL
1 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.55%) VB6
3 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.55%) C#
3 3 (4.55%) VB
3 3 (4.55%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.03%) VBScript
4 2 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (68.18%) MCITP
3 15 (22.73%) MCTS
4 13 (19.70%) Degree
5 10 (15.15%) MCP
6 8 (12.12%) Security Cleared
7 6 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (9.09%) MCSA
7 6 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 5 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (7.58%) CCNA
9 4 (6.06%) CCA
9 4 (6.06%) VCAP
9 4 (6.06%) CCEE
10 3 (4.55%) CCIA
10 3 (4.55%) MCSD
11 2 (3.03%) CCEA
11 2 (3.03%) CCIE
11 2 (3.03%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.52%) QA
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 22 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (24.24%) Hyper-V
4 8 (12.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (12.12%) VMware Server
5 4 (6.06%) XenApp
5 4 (6.06%) XenDesktop
5 4 (6.06%) vSphere
5 4 (6.06%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (6.06%) UAG
6 3 (4.55%) XenServer
7 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (34.85%) SCCM
2 20 (30.30%) SCOM
3 6 (9.09%) SCVMM
4 5 (7.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (6.06%) MOM
5 4 (6.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (6.06%) SCDPM
5 4 (6.06%) SCOrch
5 4 (6.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (6.06%) SCSM
6 1 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 55 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 25 (37.88%) VMware
3 10 (15.15%) Citrix
4 9 (13.64%) Cisco
5 7 (10.61%) HP
6 5 (7.58%) Symantec
7 4 (6.06%) Dell
8 3 (4.55%) Avaya
9 2 (3.03%) NetApp
9 2 (3.03%) EMC
9 2 (3.03%) AppSense
10 1 (1.52%) DataCore
10 1 (1.52%) FalconStor
10 1 (1.52%) PlateSpin
10 1 (1.52%) Mitel
10 1 (1.52%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.52%) IBM
10 1 (1.52%) Lotus
10 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.52%) Apple
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