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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 89 87 91
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 35 47 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.91% 2.00% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.69% 7.64% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 16 43 23
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £30,000 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year -3.22% +6.16%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 455 615 535
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 24.85% 26.16% 31.03%
Number of salaries quoted 311 430 422
Median salary £43,500 £42,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% -11.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing MCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Birmingham

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 78 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 39 (50.00%) Degree
4 38 (48.72%) Windows
5 34 (43.59%) VMware
6 33 (42.31%) Project Management
6 33 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 32 (41.03%) Data Centre
8 29 (37.18%) Presales
8 29 (37.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 29 (37.18%) MCP
9 28 (35.90%) Line Management
10 25 (32.05%) Time Management
10 25 (32.05%) Active Directory
11 21 (26.92%) MS Excel
12 20 (25.64%) Public Cloud
13 19 (24.36%) Customer Requirements
13 19 (24.36%) MCSA
14 17 (21.79%) Business Development
14 17 (21.79%) VCDX
14 17 (21.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (21.79%) VCAP
15 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
15 15 (19.23%) Windows Server
16 14 (17.95%) SC Cleared
16 14 (17.95%) Office 365
16 14 (17.95%) ITIL
16 14 (17.95%) MS Exchange
16 14 (17.95%) Cisco
17 13 (16.67%) SAN

MCSE
Top Related 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 14 (17.95%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.97%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.28%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 33 (42.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (17.95%) Office 365
3 2 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.67%) SAN
2 12 (15.38%) Firewall
3 7 (8.97%) LAN
3 7 (8.97%) Skype
3 7 (8.97%) WAN
4 6 (7.69%) VLAN
5 5 (6.41%) DHCP
5 5 (6.41%) DNS
6 4 (5.13%) NAS
6 4 (5.13%) Wireless
7 3 (3.85%) BGP
7 3 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.85%) Network Security
7 3 (3.85%) OSPF
7 3 (3.85%) RIP
7 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.85%) VPN
8 2 (2.56%) HTTPS
8 2 (2.56%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.56%) DB2
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 9 (11.54%) Retail
2 8 (10.26%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (44.87%) Architect
2 17 (21.79%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (10.26%) Lead Architect
3 8 (10.26%) Technical Architect
4 7 (8.97%) Consultant
4 7 (8.97%) SCCM Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) IT Manager
6 5 (6.41%) Storage Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Systems Manager
7 4 (5.13%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Help Desk Adviser
8 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Network Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Azure Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Exchange Architect
9 2 (2.56%) Office 365 Architect
9 2 (2.56%) Office 365 Consultant
9 2 (2.56%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 32 (41.03%) Data Centre
2 20 (25.64%) Public Cloud
3 7 (8.97%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.97%) Private Cloud
4 6 (7.69%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.85%) FMCG
5 3 (3.85%) Online Games
5 3 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.56%) Clustering
7 1 (1.28%) CCTV
7 1 (1.28%) CESG
7 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (48.72%) Windows
2 17 (21.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 12 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (14.10%) Linux
6 8 (10.26%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.85%) Unix
7 3 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.56%) Android
8 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.31%) Project Management
2 29 (37.18%) Presales
3 28 (35.90%) Line Management
4 25 (32.05%) Time Management
5 19 (24.36%) Customer Requirements
6 17 (21.79%) Business Development
7 14 (17.95%) ITIL
8 13 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (8.97%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.41%) Migration
10 5 (6.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 5 (6.41%) Operations Management
11 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.13%) Service Management
12 3 (3.85%) Asset Management
12 3 (3.85%) High Availability
12 3 (3.85%) ITIL V3
12 3 (3.85%) ITSM
12 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.26%) VBScript
3 6 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (50.00%) Degree
3 29 (37.18%) MCP
4 19 (24.36%) MCSA
5 17 (21.79%) VCAP
5 17 (21.79%) VCDX
6 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 14 (17.95%) SC Cleared
8 12 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (11.54%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (6.41%) RHCE
12 4 (5.13%) CCNA
12 4 (5.13%) RHCA
12 4 (5.13%) RHCSA
13 3 (3.85%) DBS Check
13 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (3.85%) MCITP
13 3 (3.85%) NCDA
13 3 (3.85%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 29 (37.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (32.05%) Active Directory
3 11 (14.10%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.41%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (5.13%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.56%) XenApp
7 1 (1.28%) Firmware
7 1 (1.28%) vSphere
7 1 (1.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) SCCM
2 5 (6.41%) ZABBIX
3 3 (3.85%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.56%) WSUS
5 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 34 (43.59%) VMware
3 14 (17.95%) Cisco
4 9 (11.54%) Citrix
5 7 (8.97%) NetApp
6 5 (6.41%) HP
6 5 (6.41%) New Relic
6 5 (6.41%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.85%) Veeam
9 2 (2.56%) Oracle
10 1 (1.28%) Apple
10 1 (1.28%) Dell
10 1 (1.28%) IBM
10 1 (1.28%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.28%) Polycom
10 1 (1.28%) Remedy
10 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.28%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.28%) Sophos
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