Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 132 112
Rank change year-on-year +33 -20 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 86 77 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.34% 1.85% 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.16% 6.75% 7.77%
Number of salaries quoted 68 40 88
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.05% +8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,375 £32,200
90th Percentile £68,250 £65,000 £48,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +23.08%

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 939 1,141 1,056
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.56% 27.45% 25.93%
Number of salaries quoted 599 757 809
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £22,700
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £69,200
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year - -1.23% +1.25%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Birmingham

MCSE
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in Birmingham.

Salary trend for MCSE in Birmingham

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (76.74%) Windows
3 64 (74.42%) Microsoft
4 53 (61.63%) VMware
5 42 (48.84%) Office 365
6 40 (46.51%) Active Directory
7 38 (44.19%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (43.02%) SAN
9 31 (36.05%) ITIL
10 28 (32.56%) MCP
10 28 (32.56%) Citrix Certification
10 28 (32.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 28 (32.56%) Windows Server
11 27 (31.40%) Citrix
12 26 (30.23%) Hyper-V
13 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
14 22 (25.58%) Windows 10
15 20 (23.26%) Project Management
16 19 (22.09%) MCSA
16 19 (22.09%) Microsoft Office
17 18 (20.93%) Windows 7
18 17 (19.77%) XenApp
18 17 (19.77%) CCA
19 16 (18.60%) PowerShell
20 15 (17.44%) Microsoft Azure
20 15 (17.44%) Finance
21 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
21 14 (16.28%) Data Centre
22 13 (15.12%) Presales
22 13 (15.12%) PRINCE2

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.49%) IIS
3 3 (3.49%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.16%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (22.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 42 (48.84%) Office 365
2 15 (17.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (43.02%) SAN
2 13 (15.12%) Firewall
3 11 (12.79%) LAN
3 11 (12.79%) Network Security
3 11 (12.79%) WAN
4 10 (11.63%) SSL
4 10 (11.63%) VoIP
5 9 (10.47%) IPsec
6 5 (5.81%) DNS
7 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.33%) NAS
9 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.16%) DHCP
9 1 (1.16%) NaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Chocolatey
General
1 15 (17.44%) Finance
2 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (24.42%) Consultant
2 18 (20.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (19.77%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 12 (13.95%) Analyst
4 12 (13.95%) Architect
5 11 (12.79%) Support Analyst
6 9 (10.47%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (10.47%) Lead Architect
6 9 (10.47%) SCCM Engineer
7 8 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) Office 365 Specialist
9 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Technical Specialist
10 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Network Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Network Support
10 4 (4.65%) Senior Technical Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Technical Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.47%) Computer Science
3 8 (9.30%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.65%) PKI
4 4 (4.65%) Replication
5 3 (3.49%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.49%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.16%) AS400
6 1 (1.16%) FMCG
6 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (76.74%) Windows
2 28 (32.56%) Windows Server
3 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (25.58%) Windows 10
5 18 (20.93%) Windows 7
6 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.33%) Linux
9 1 (1.16%) Android
9 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.16%) HPUX
9 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.05%) ITIL
2 20 (23.26%) Project Management
3 13 (15.12%) Presales
3 13 (15.12%) PRINCE2
4 12 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (12.79%) Time Management
6 10 (11.63%) Customer Engagement
6 10 (11.63%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (11.63%) Service Management
7 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (10.47%) BCP
7 9 (10.47%) Business Continuity
7 9 (10.47%) Business Continuity Planning
7 9 (10.47%) Contingency Planning
7 9 (10.47%) IT Strategy
7 9 (10.47%) Network Design
7 9 (10.47%) Six Sigma
7 9 (10.47%) Software Engineering
7 9 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (10.47%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.60%) PowerShell
2 10 (11.63%) VBScript
3 8 (9.30%) SQL
4 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.16%) C#
4 1 (1.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (32.56%) Citrix Certification
2 28 (32.56%) MCP
2 28 (32.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 19 (22.09%) MCSA
4 17 (19.77%) CCA
5 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
6 12 (13.95%) Degree
7 10 (11.63%) CCNA
7 10 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (10.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (10.47%) MCITP
9 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
10 4 (4.65%) MCTS
11 3 (3.49%) MCDST
12 2 (2.33%) VCAP
12 2 (2.33%) VCDX
13 1 (1.16%) VCP4
13 1 (1.16%) VCP5
13 1 (1.16%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) COBIT
1 9 (10.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (46.51%) Active Directory
2 38 (44.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (30.23%) Hyper-V
4 17 (19.77%) XenApp
5 11 (12.79%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (8.14%) vSphere
7 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.49%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (13.95%) SCCM
2 7 (8.14%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.65%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.49%) WSUS
5 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.33%) Puppet
5 2 (2.33%) Terraform
6 1 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.16%) MOM
6 1 (1.16%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.16%) SCOM
6 1 (1.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 64 (74.42%) Microsoft
2 53 (61.63%) VMware
3 27 (31.40%) Citrix
4 7 (8.14%) Veeam
5 4 (4.65%) HP
5 4 (4.65%) NetApp
5 4 (4.65%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.49%) Cisco
6 3 (3.49%) IBM
7 2 (2.33%) WatchGuard
8 1 (1.16%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.16%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.16%) Clearswift
8 1 (1.16%) CommVault
8 1 (1.16%) Lotus
8 1 (1.16%) Symantec