Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 101 159
Rank change year-on-year +25 +58 -36
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 119 106 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.25% 2.78% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.05% 10.91% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 61 93 49
Birmingham median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% +25.00% -15.00%
10th Percentile £37,125 £28,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £70,000 £48,750
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%

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 1,184 972 1,453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.37% 25.51% 30.09%
Number of salaries quoted 689 716 960
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £22,450
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £72,500
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% -

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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (83.19%) Microsoft
3 85 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 81 (68.07%) Windows
5 68 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 64 (53.78%) Office 365
7 56 (47.06%) VMware
8 55 (46.22%) Microsoft Office
9 53 (44.54%) Project Management
9 53 (44.54%) Presales
10 50 (42.02%) Windows Server
10 50 (42.02%) MCP
11 47 (39.50%) Vendor Relationship Management
11 47 (39.50%) Network Security
12 46 (38.66%) Amazon AWS
12 46 (38.66%) Security Cleared
13 41 (34.45%) Enterprise Architecture
14 40 (33.61%) Data Centre
15 38 (31.93%) SCCM
15 38 (31.93%) Windows Server 2012
15 38 (31.93%) Windows 7
16 37 (31.09%) MCSA
17 35 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
17 35 (29.41%) Windows 10
18 33 (27.73%) SQL
19 29 (24.37%) Degree
20 28 (23.53%) Citrix
21 26 (21.85%) GDPR
22 25 (21.01%) Customer Requirements
22 25 (21.01%) Data Protection

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 4 (3.36%) Apache
1 4 (3.36%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.68%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.68%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.84%) IIS
Applications
1 55 (46.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 68 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (53.78%) Office 365
3 46 (38.66%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (20.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (18.49%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (18.49%) Amazon EMR
5 22 (18.49%) Amazon Kinesis
5 22 (18.49%) Amazon S3
5 22 (18.49%) Amazon SQS
5 22 (18.49%) AWS Lambda
5 22 (18.49%) Serverless
6 4 (3.36%) IaaS
7 1 (0.84%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (39.50%) Network Security
2 14 (11.76%) DHCP
2 14 (11.76%) DNS
3 10 (8.40%) SAN
4 7 (5.88%) LAN
4 7 (5.88%) WAN
5 6 (5.04%) Firewall
6 5 (4.20%) Skype
7 4 (3.36%) BGP
7 4 (3.36%) OSPF
7 4 (3.36%) RIP
7 4 (3.36%) VLAN
7 4 (3.36%) VoIP
7 4 (3.36%) VPN
8 3 (2.52%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.52%) SSL
8 3 (2.52%) Wireless
9 2 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.68%) IPsec
10 1 (0.84%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.01%) SQL Server
2 22 (18.49%) Amazon RDS
2 22 (18.49%) Amazon Redshift
2 22 (18.49%) Cosmos DB
2 22 (18.49%) RDBMS
2 22 (18.49%) Relational Database
3 14 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.36%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (3.36%) Retail
2 1 (0.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 56 (47.06%) Architect
2 29 (24.37%) Technical Architect
3 25 (21.01%) Cloud Architect
3 25 (21.01%) Lead Architect
4 21 (17.65%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 21 (17.65%) SCCM Engineer
4 21 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (15.13%) Senior SCCM Engineer
6 17 (14.29%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 15 (12.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (8.40%) Technical Leader
9 7 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.04%) Support Engineer
11 4 (3.36%) Analyst
11 4 (3.36%) Applications Support
11 4 (3.36%) Infrastructure Manager
11 4 (3.36%) Support Specialist
12 3 (2.52%) Applications Support Analyst
12 3 (2.52%) Systems Support
12 3 (2.52%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.33%) Web Services
2 19 (15.97%) .NET
3 15 (12.61%) ASP.NET
3 15 (12.61%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (3.36%) Spring
5 1 (0.84%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 40 (33.61%) Data Centre
2 21 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 21 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (5.88%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.36%) Replication
5 3 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.84%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 81 (68.07%) Windows
2 50 (42.02%) Windows Server
3 38 (31.93%) Windows 7
3 38 (31.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (29.41%) Windows 10
4 35 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (10.92%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.84%) Android
7 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (44.54%) Presales
1 53 (44.54%) Project Management
2 47 (39.50%) Vendor Relationship Management
3 41 (34.45%) Enterprise Architecture
4 25 (21.01%) Customer Requirements
4 25 (21.01%) Data Protection
5 23 (19.33%) Server Virtualisation
6 22 (18.49%) Identity Access Management
7 21 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
7 21 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 20 (16.81%) Programme Management
9 19 (15.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 19 (15.97%) ITIL
10 17 (14.29%) Time Management
11 7 (5.88%) Line Management
12 5 (4.20%) Customer Engagement
12 5 (4.20%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 5 (4.20%) Service Management
13 4 (3.36%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 33 (27.73%) SQL
2 22 (18.49%) PowerShell
3 21 (17.65%) VBScript
4 15 (12.61%) Java
4 15 (12.61%) PL/SQL
4 15 (12.61%) Python
4 15 (12.61%) Scala
4 15 (12.61%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.84%) C#
Qualifications
1 119 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (42.02%) MCP
3 46 (38.66%) Security Cleared
4 37 (31.09%) MCSA
5 29 (24.37%) Degree
6 25 (21.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (9.24%) MCITP
9 10 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (6.72%) CCNA
10 8 (6.72%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (4.20%) CISM
11 5 (4.20%) CISSP
11 5 (4.20%) RHCA
11 5 (4.20%) SC Cleared
12 4 (3.36%) MCDST
12 4 (3.36%) RHCE
12 4 (3.36%) RHCSA
13 2 (1.68%) CCNP
13 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (21.85%) GDPR
2 5 (4.20%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.84%) GPG13
System Software
1 85 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 23 (19.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.40%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (6.72%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.72%) XenApp
4 8 (6.72%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.36%) vSphere
6 3 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (31.93%) SCCM
2 24 (20.17%) WSUS
3 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (3.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (3.36%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.84%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.84%) SCOM
Vendors
1 99 (83.19%) Microsoft
2 56 (47.06%) VMware
3 28 (23.53%) Citrix
4 12 (10.08%) NetApp
5 10 (8.40%) Nimble Storage
6 9 (7.56%) Cisco
7 8 (6.72%) HP
8 5 (4.20%) Ivanti
8 5 (4.20%) Veeam
9 4 (3.36%) Dell
9 4 (3.36%) Oracle
10 3 (2.52%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.52%) Polycom
11 1 (0.84%) Avaya
11 1 (0.84%) Huawei
11 1 (0.84%) Juniper
11 1 (0.84%) Remedy
11 1 (0.84%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.84%) Sophos