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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 70 98 70
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -28
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 60 32 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.58% 1.50% 2.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.63% 5.17% 8.73%
Number of salaries quoted 40 24 41
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 £32,250 £34,250 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +11.11%
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
786 619 481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.78% 28.97% 27.82%
Number of salaries quoted 683 558 394
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 September 2014.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (90.18%) Microsoft
3 86 (76.79%) Windows
4 75 (66.96%) VMware
5 65 (58.04%) Active Directory
6 61 (54.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 58 (51.79%) MCITP
8 54 (48.21%) Hyper-V
9 46 (41.07%) Citrix
9 46 (41.07%) MS Exchange
10 39 (34.82%) Citrix Certification
11 38 (33.93%) MCTS
12 34 (30.36%) CCA
12 34 (30.36%) XenDesktop
13 32 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 30 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2010
14 30 (26.79%) Cisco
15 29 (25.89%) Lync
16 28 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
17 27 (24.11%) HP
18 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
19 25 (22.32%) NetApp
19 25 (22.32%) Project Management
20 24 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
20 24 (21.43%) SAN
20 24 (21.43%) Degree
20 24 (21.43%) Windows 7
21 23 (20.54%) vSphere
21 23 (20.54%) Office 365
21 23 (20.54%) Windows Server 2012

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 46 (41.07%) MS Exchange
2 30 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (25.89%) Lync
4 28 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 22 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (10.71%) Office Communications Server
8 10 (8.93%) SharePoint
9 9 (8.04%) IIS
10 4 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (20.54%) Office 365
2 3 (2.68%) IaaS
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.43%) SAN
2 18 (16.07%) Unified Communications
3 14 (12.50%) NAS
3 14 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (9.82%) WAAS
5 10 (8.93%) DNS
5 10 (8.93%) DHCP
6 9 (8.04%) Firewall
6 9 (8.04%) NetScaler
7 8 (7.14%) Network Security
7 8 (7.14%) VPN
8 6 (5.36%) Wireless
8 6 (5.36%) LAN
9 5 (4.46%) WAN
9 5 (4.46%) TCP/IP
9 5 (4.46%) IP Telephony
10 4 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.68%) PBX
11 3 (2.68%) VLAN
11 3 (2.68%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.54%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (9.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.68%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) ProC
1 1 (0.89%) RequisitePro
1 1 (0.89%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.89%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (8.04%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Law
3 2 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (32.14%) Architect
1 36 (32.14%) Consultant
2 23 (20.54%) Microsoft Consultant
3 14 (12.50%) Virtualisation Architect
3 14 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (10.71%) Exchange Consultant
4 12 (10.71%) Technical Architect
5 11 (9.82%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.82%) Storage Architect
6 9 (8.04%) Support Engineer
6 9 (8.04%) Administrator
6 9 (8.04%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.25%) IT Administrator
8 7 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (5.36%) Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) Network Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) Application Packaging
2 4 (3.57%) HTML
3 3 (2.68%) .NET
3 3 (2.68%) ADO.NET
3 3 (2.68%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.68%) CSS
3 3 (2.68%) Web Services
3 3 (2.68%) XML
3 3 (2.68%) .NET Compact Framework
3 3 (2.68%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) CLARiiON
1 11 (9.82%) Celerra
2 8 (7.14%) Clustering
3 6 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.36%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.68%) FlexPod
4 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.89%) GIS
6 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.89%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 86 (76.79%) Windows
2 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 23 (20.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.36%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.68%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.68%) Linux
7 3 (2.68%) Android
8 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.32%) Project Management
2 18 (16.07%) Migration
3 12 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
3 12 (10.71%) Technical Analysis
4 11 (9.82%) Customer Engagement
4 11 (9.82%) Business Development
5 9 (8.04%) ITIL
6 3 (2.68%) OOD
6 3 (2.68%) OO
6 3 (2.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.68%) Operations Management
6 3 (2.68%) Web Development
7 2 (1.79%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.79%) Line Management
7 2 (1.79%) Mentoring
8 1 (0.89%) PRINCE
8 1 (0.89%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.89%) Service Management
8 1 (0.89%) Service Delivery
8 1 (0.89%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.04%) SQL
2 4 (3.57%) VB
3 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.68%) C#
3 3 (2.68%) VB.NET
3 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.68%) VB6
3 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.89%) VBScript
4 1 (0.89%) C
4 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (51.79%) MCITP
3 39 (34.82%) Citrix Certification
4 38 (33.93%) MCTS
5 34 (30.36%) CCA
6 32 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 24 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (21.43%) Degree
8 22 (19.64%) MCSA
9 17 (15.18%) CCNA
9 17 (15.18%) VTSP
10 16 (14.29%) CCEE
11 14 (12.50%) VCAP
12 13 (11.61%) MCP
13 12 (10.71%) CCIA
14 11 (9.82%) CCEA
14 11 (9.82%) NCDA
14 11 (9.82%) NCIE
15 9 (8.04%) CCNP
16 3 (2.68%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.93%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 65 (58.04%) Active Directory
2 61 (54.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (48.21%) Hyper-V
4 34 (30.36%) XenDesktop
5 23 (20.54%) vSphere
6 22 (19.64%) XenApp
7 14 (12.50%) vCloud
8 5 (4.46%) VMware ESX
8 5 (4.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (3.57%) XenServer
10 3 (2.68%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (18.75%) SCCM
2 15 (13.39%) SCOM
3 7 (6.25%) XenMobile
4 4 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.57%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.68%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.79%) WSUS
6 2 (1.79%) MOM
7 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.89%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.89%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.89%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 101 (90.18%) Microsoft
2 75 (66.96%) VMware
3 46 (41.07%) Citrix
4 30 (26.79%) Cisco
5 27 (24.11%) HP
6 25 (22.32%) NetApp
7 16 (14.29%) EMC
8 11 (9.82%) 3PAR
9 8 (7.14%) Websense
10 7 (6.25%) Symantec
11 6 (5.36%) IBM
12 5 (4.46%) SonicWALL
13 4 (3.57%) SolarWinds
13 4 (3.57%) AppSense
14 3 (2.68%) Apple
14 3 (2.68%) WatchGuard
15 2 (1.79%) Kaspersky
15 2 (1.79%) AVG
15 2 (1.79%) Kaseya
15 2 (1.79%) Sophos
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