Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 102 151
Rank change year-on-year +35 +49 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 137 102 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.84% 2.69% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.05% 10.53% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 70 86 44
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,125 £30,000 £24,349
90th Percentile £87,500 £61,250 £54,625
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -4.00%

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 1,137 969 1,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.85% 25.57% 29.32%
Number of salaries quoted 652 702 878
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -1.16%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £24,349
90th Percentile £73,625 £65,000 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.13% - -

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 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 137 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (83.94%) Microsoft
3 98 (71.53%) Active Directory
4 95 (69.34%) Windows
5 85 (62.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 81 (59.12%) Office 365
7 68 (49.64%) Project Management
8 67 (48.91%) VMware
9 64 (46.72%) Microsoft Office
9 64 (46.72%) Presales
9 64 (46.72%) Windows Server
10 57 (41.61%) Vendor Relationship Management
10 57 (41.61%) Network Security
11 55 (40.15%) Amazon AWS
12 52 (37.96%) Security Cleared
12 52 (37.96%) MCSA
13 51 (37.23%) Enterprise Architecture
14 49 (35.77%) GDPR
15 48 (35.04%) Data Protection
15 48 (35.04%) Windows Server 2012
16 47 (34.31%) Data Centre
16 47 (34.31%) MCP
17 45 (32.85%) Windows Server 2008
18 44 (32.12%) SQL
19 43 (31.39%) SCCM
20 41 (29.93%) Citrix
21 40 (29.20%) Windows 7
22 35 (25.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 34 (24.82%) VMware Infrastructure
23 34 (24.82%) Thought Leadership

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 11 (8.03%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.38%) Apache
3 2 (1.46%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.73%) IIS
4 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 64 (46.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.46%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 85 (62.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (59.12%) Office 365
3 55 (40.15%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (23.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (21.17%) Amazon EC2
5 29 (21.17%) Amazon EMR
5 29 (21.17%) Amazon Kinesis
5 29 (21.17%) Amazon S3
5 29 (21.17%) Amazon SQS
5 29 (21.17%) AWS Lambda
5 29 (21.17%) Serverless
6 4 (2.92%) IaaS
7 1 (0.73%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (41.61%) Network Security
2 20 (14.60%) DHCP
2 20 (14.60%) DNS
3 16 (11.68%) SAN
4 12 (8.76%) LAN
4 12 (8.76%) WAN
5 11 (8.03%) BGP
5 11 (8.03%) OSPF
5 11 (8.03%) RIP
5 11 (8.03%) Skype
5 11 (8.03%) VLAN
5 11 (8.03%) VPN
6 10 (7.30%) Firewall
7 9 (6.57%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (6.57%) Wireless
8 6 (4.38%) VoIP
9 2 (1.46%) NAS
10 1 (0.73%) DMZ
10 1 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.17%) Amazon RDS
1 29 (21.17%) Amazon Redshift
1 29 (21.17%) Cosmos DB
1 29 (21.17%) RDBMS
1 29 (21.17%) Relational Database
2 23 (16.79%) SQL Server
3 15 (10.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.65%) DB2
General
1 6 (4.38%) Retail
2 1 (0.73%) Finance
Job Titles
1 67 (48.91%) Architect
2 36 (26.28%) Technical Architect
3 29 (21.17%) Cloud Architect
3 29 (21.17%) Lead Architect
4 28 (20.44%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 28 (20.44%) Solutions Architect
5 24 (17.52%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 17 (12.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (10.95%) SCCM Engineer
7 15 (10.95%) Senior SCCM Engineer
8 12 (8.76%) Technical Leader
9 11 (8.03%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (6.57%) Network Systems Engineer
10 9 (6.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.65%) Analyst
11 5 (3.65%) Team Leader
12 4 (2.92%) Applications Support Analyst
12 4 (2.92%) Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (2.92%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (2.92%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (21.90%) Web Services
2 27 (19.71%) .NET
3 22 (16.06%) ASP.NET
3 22 (16.06%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (4.38%) Spring
5 1 (0.73%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 47 (34.31%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.95%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (6.57%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (5.84%) Private Cloud
5 6 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.92%) Replication
7 1 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.73%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 95 (69.34%) Windows
2 64 (46.72%) Windows Server
3 48 (35.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (32.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (29.20%) Windows 7
6 32 (23.36%) Windows 10
7 21 (15.33%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.92%) Linux
9 2 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.73%) Android
10 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (49.64%) Project Management
2 64 (46.72%) Presales
3 57 (41.61%) Vendor Relationship Management
4 51 (37.23%) Enterprise Architecture
5 48 (35.04%) Data Protection
6 34 (24.82%) Thought Leadership
7 31 (22.63%) Customer Requirements
7 31 (22.63%) ITIL
7 31 (22.63%) Server Virtualisation
8 29 (21.17%) Identity Access Management
9 22 (16.06%) Programme Management
10 21 (15.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 21 (15.33%) Time Management
11 17 (12.41%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (10.95%) Computer Science
12 15 (10.95%) Software Engineering
13 12 (8.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 8 (5.84%) Business Development
14 8 (5.84%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (32.12%) SQL
2 22 (16.06%) Java
2 22 (16.06%) PL/SQL
2 22 (16.06%) Python
2 22 (16.06%) Scala
2 22 (16.06%) Shell Script
3 17 (12.41%) PowerShell
4 16 (11.68%) VBScript
5 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 137 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (37.96%) MCSA
2 52 (37.96%) Security Cleared
3 47 (34.31%) MCP
4 35 (25.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 24 (17.52%) Degree
6 15 (10.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (9.49%) MCITP
8 11 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (5.84%) CCNA
10 7 (5.11%) CISM
10 7 (5.11%) CISSP
11 6 (4.38%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (4.38%) RHCA
12 5 (3.65%) RHCE
12 5 (3.65%) RHCSA
13 4 (2.92%) MCDST
14 3 (2.19%) CCNP
15 1 (0.73%) CCDP
15 1 (0.73%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (35.77%) GDPR
2 7 (5.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.73%) GPG13
System Software
1 98 (71.53%) Active Directory
2 34 (24.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.60%) Hyper-V
4 19 (13.87%) XenApp
4 19 (13.87%) XenDesktop
5 12 (8.76%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (5.84%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.92%) vSphere
8 3 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.19%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 43 (31.39%) SCCM
2 33 (24.09%) WSUS
3 12 (8.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 10 (7.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (5.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (5.84%) SCOrch
6 5 (3.65%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.92%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 115 (83.94%) Microsoft
2 67 (48.91%) VMware
3 41 (29.93%) Citrix
4 24 (17.52%) NetApp
5 17 (12.41%) HP
6 14 (10.22%) Cisco
6 14 (10.22%) Nimble Storage
7 11 (8.03%) Ivanti
8 9 (6.57%) Polycom
9 6 (4.38%) Dell
10 5 (3.65%) Oracle
10 5 (3.65%) Veeam
11 3 (2.19%) Remedy
11 3 (2.19%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.46%) EMC
12 2 (1.46%) Huawei
12 2 (1.46%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.73%) CheckPoint
13 1 (0.73%) Sophos
13 1 (0.73%) Symantec