Period
to 18 March 2019

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 18 March 2019 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
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 103 114
Rank change year-on-year +40 +11 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 131 87 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.08% 2.34% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.63% 8.62% 7.31%
Number of salaries quoted 60 70 40
Birmingham median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.13% -8.05% +8.75%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,938 £67,750 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +12.68% -11.25%

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 961 1,009 1,054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 29.94% 27.13% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 547 612 703
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £42,099 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.77% +5.25% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 18 March 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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.

1 131 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (77.10%) Microsoft
2 101 (77.10%) Windows
3 97 (74.05%) Active Directory
4 81 (61.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 77 (58.78%) Office 365
5 77 (58.78%) Windows Server
5 77 (58.78%) VMware
6 69 (52.67%) Project Management
7 61 (46.56%) MCSA
7 61 (46.56%) GDPR
8 58 (44.27%) Microsoft Office
9 53 (40.46%) Data Protection
10 51 (38.93%) SCCM
11 50 (38.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 50 (38.17%) Data Centre
12 48 (36.64%) Presales
13 46 (35.11%) MCP
14 45 (34.35%) Amazon AWS
15 44 (33.59%) SQL
15 44 (33.59%) Enterprise Architecture
16 43 (32.82%) Network Security
17 42 (32.06%) Windows Server 2008
17 42 (32.06%) Vendor Relationship Management
18 41 (31.30%) ITIL
19 39 (29.77%) Security Cleared
20 38 (29.01%) WSUS
21 37 (28.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 37 (28.24%) Citrix
22 36 (27.48%) Windows 7

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 16 (12.21%) Skype for Business
2 7 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.58%) Apache
4 3 (2.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.76%) IIS
Applications
1 58 (44.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.05%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 81 (61.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (58.78%) Office 365
3 45 (34.35%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (16.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (14.50%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (14.50%) Amazon EMR
5 19 (14.50%) Amazon Kinesis
5 19 (14.50%) Amazon S3
5 19 (14.50%) Amazon SQS
5 19 (14.50%) AWS Lambda
5 19 (14.50%) Serverless
6 6 (4.58%) IaaS
7 4 (3.05%) PaaS
8 3 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (32.82%) Network Security
2 29 (22.14%) DHCP
2 29 (22.14%) DNS
3 20 (15.27%) SAN
4 16 (12.21%) Skype
5 11 (8.40%) LAN
5 11 (8.40%) WAN
6 8 (6.11%) BGP
6 8 (6.11%) Firewall
6 8 (6.11%) OSPF
6 8 (6.11%) RIP
6 8 (6.11%) VLAN
6 8 (6.11%) VPN
6 8 (6.11%) Wireless
7 6 (4.58%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (4.58%) VoIP
8 5 (3.82%) NAS
9 1 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.76%) DMZ
9 1 (0.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.08%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.50%) Amazon RDS
2 19 (14.50%) Amazon Redshift
2 19 (14.50%) Cosmos DB
2 19 (14.50%) RDBMS
2 19 (14.50%) Relational Database
3 15 (11.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.82%) DB2
General
1 6 (4.58%) Retail
2 2 (1.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 52 (39.69%) Architect
2 32 (24.43%) Technical Architect
3 28 (21.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (14.50%) Cloud Architect
4 19 (14.50%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 19 (14.50%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (13.74%) Lead Architect
5 18 (13.74%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 18 (13.74%) SCCM Engineer
5 18 (13.74%) Senior SCCM Engineer
6 14 (10.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.87%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (6.11%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 8 (6.11%) Team Leader
9 7 (5.34%) Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Network Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Technical Leader
11 5 (3.82%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.79%) .NET
2 20 (15.27%) Web Services
3 17 (12.98%) ASP.NET
3 17 (12.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (4.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 50 (38.17%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.45%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (7.63%) Clustering
4 7 (5.34%) Private Cloud
4 7 (5.34%) Replication
5 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.05%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.29%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 101 (77.10%) Windows
2 77 (58.78%) Windows Server
3 50 (38.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (32.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (27.48%) Windows 7
6 21 (16.03%) Windows 10
7 20 (15.27%) Windows 8
8 10 (7.63%) Linux
9 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (52.67%) Project Management
2 53 (40.46%) Data Protection
3 48 (36.64%) Presales
4 44 (33.59%) Enterprise Architecture
5 42 (32.06%) Vendor Relationship Management
6 41 (31.30%) ITIL
7 28 (21.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 27 (20.61%) Customer Requirements
8 27 (20.61%) Server Virtualisation
9 24 (18.32%) Thought Leadership
10 21 (16.03%) Programme Management
11 19 (14.50%) Identity Access Management
12 18 (13.74%) Root Cause Analysis
13 15 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (11.45%) Computer Science
13 15 (11.45%) Software Engineering
14 14 (10.69%) Line Management
14 14 (10.69%) Time Management
15 8 (6.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 8 (6.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (33.59%) SQL
2 29 (22.14%) PowerShell
3 18 (13.74%) VBScript
4 17 (12.98%) Java
4 17 (12.98%) PL/SQL
4 17 (12.98%) Python
4 17 (12.98%) Scala
4 17 (12.98%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 131 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (46.56%) MCSA
3 46 (35.11%) MCP
4 39 (29.77%) Security Cleared
5 37 (28.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 21 (16.03%) Degree
7 15 (11.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (11.45%) MCITP
8 10 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (6.11%) CCNA
10 6 (4.58%) CISM
10 6 (4.58%) CISSP
11 5 (3.82%) RHCA
11 5 (3.82%) RHCE
11 5 (3.82%) RHCSA
12 3 (2.29%) CCNP
13 2 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.76%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (46.56%) GDPR
2 6 (4.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 97 (74.05%) Active Directory
2 32 (24.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.98%) Hyper-V
4 16 (12.21%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (10.69%) XenApp
5 14 (10.69%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.34%) vSphere
7 6 (4.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.82%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.53%) KVM
10 2 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 51 (38.93%) SCCM
2 38 (29.01%) WSUS
3 13 (9.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 9 (6.87%) Backup Exec
5 8 (6.11%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (5.34%) NetBackup
7 6 (4.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (4.58%) SCOrch
8 5 (3.82%) SCOM
9 2 (1.53%) Ansible
9 2 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 101 (77.10%) Microsoft
2 77 (58.78%) VMware
3 37 (28.24%) Citrix
4 23 (17.56%) NetApp
5 22 (16.79%) Cisco
6 15 (11.45%) Nimble Storage
7 14 (10.69%) HP
8 12 (9.16%) Ivanti
9 10 (7.63%) Veeam
10 9 (6.87%) SolarWinds
11 6 (4.58%) Dell
11 6 (4.58%) Polycom
11 6 (4.58%) Remedy
11 6 (4.58%) ServiceNow
12 5 (3.82%) Oracle
13 3 (2.29%) 3PAR
13 3 (2.29%) EMC
13 3 (2.29%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.29%) Red Hat
14 2 (1.53%) CheckPoint