Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 114 144
Rank change year-on-year +17 +30 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 101 92 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.61% 2.35% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.93% 9.17% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 38 87 74
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,125 £28,100 £24,349
90th Percentile £86,250 £70,000 £51,375
West Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.62% +0.63% +13.48%

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 1,273 1,003 1,394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.86% 25.65% 29.11%
Number of salaries quoted 702 749 921
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -6.08%
10th Percentile £24,538 £25,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.75% - -

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 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (77.23%) Microsoft
3 76 (75.25%) Windows
4 72 (71.29%) Active Directory
5 59 (58.42%) MCP
6 50 (49.50%) VMware
7 49 (48.51%) Microsoft Office
8 45 (44.55%) Office 365
8 45 (44.55%) Windows 10
9 44 (43.56%) Windows 7
9 44 (43.56%) Degree
10 43 (42.57%) SCCM
11 40 (39.60%) Data Centre
12 39 (38.61%) Microsoft Azure
13 38 (37.62%) PowerShell
13 38 (37.62%) Windows Server
14 37 (36.63%) Project Management
15 36 (35.64%) Presales
16 35 (34.65%) Security Cleared
17 34 (33.66%) Computer Science
18 32 (31.68%) Software Engineering
18 32 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
18 32 (31.68%) VBScript
18 32 (31.68%) Root Cause Analysis
18 32 (31.68%) Computer Science Degree
18 32 (31.68%) Self-Motivation
19 30 (29.70%) Network Security
20 29 (28.71%) Vendor Relationship Management
21 27 (26.73%) Windows Server 2008
22 26 (25.74%) Amazon AWS

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 (3.96%) IIS
1 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.97%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.98%) Apache
3 2 (1.98%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 49 (48.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (44.55%) Office 365
2 39 (38.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (25.74%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (11.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (8.91%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (8.91%) Amazon EMR
5 9 (8.91%) Amazon Kinesis
5 9 (8.91%) Amazon S3
5 9 (8.91%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (8.91%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (8.91%) Serverless
6 3 (2.97%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.99%) IaaS
7 1 (0.99%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (29.70%) Network Security
2 10 (9.90%) DHCP
2 10 (9.90%) DNS
3 9 (8.91%) SAN
4 8 (7.92%) SSL
5 6 (5.94%) Firewall
6 5 (4.95%) LAN
6 5 (4.95%) WAN
7 4 (3.96%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.96%) IPsec
7 4 (3.96%) VoIP
8 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.99%) DMZ
9 1 (0.99%) NAS
9 1 (0.99%) Skype
9 1 (0.99%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (23.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (8.91%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (8.91%) Amazon Redshift
3 9 (8.91%) Cosmos DB
3 9 (8.91%) RDBMS
3 9 (8.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.99%) Chocolatey
General
1 3 (2.97%) Finance
1 3 (2.97%) Financial Institution
2 2 (1.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (36.63%) Architect
2 32 (31.68%) SCCM Engineer
3 21 (20.79%) Technical Architect
4 18 (17.82%) Lead Architect
5 17 (16.83%) Senior SCCM Engineer
6 16 (15.84%) Cloud Architect
7 12 (11.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (7.92%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 8 (7.92%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (7.92%) Support Engineer
9 7 (6.93%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.95%) Technical Leader
11 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Technical Support
11 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 4 (3.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.96%) Support Specialist
11 4 (3.96%) Technical Engineer
11 4 (3.96%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.90%) Web Services
2 6 (5.94%) .NET
2 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET
2 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.98%) Spring
4 1 (0.99%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 40 (39.60%) Data Centre
2 34 (33.66%) Computer Science
3 32 (31.68%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.98%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 76 (75.25%) Windows
2 45 (44.55%) Windows 10
3 44 (43.56%) Windows 7
4 38 (37.62%) Windows Server
5 27 (26.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (25.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (7.92%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.99%) Android
9 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (36.63%) Project Management
2 36 (35.64%) Presales
3 32 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (31.68%) Root Cause Analysis
3 32 (31.68%) Software Engineering
4 29 (28.71%) Vendor Relationship Management
5 26 (25.74%) Enterprise Architecture
6 18 (17.82%) Customer Requirements
6 18 (17.82%) Programme Management
7 17 (16.83%) Server Virtualisation
8 14 (13.86%) Time Management
9 13 (12.87%) Data Protection
9 13 (12.87%) ITIL
10 12 (11.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 9 (8.91%) Identity Access Management
12 8 (7.92%) Line Management
13 5 (4.95%) Problem-Solving
14 4 (3.96%) Mobile Device Management
14 4 (3.96%) PRINCE2
14 4 (3.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (37.62%) PowerShell
2 32 (31.68%) VBScript
3 23 (22.77%) SQL
4 6 (5.94%) Java
4 6 (5.94%) PL/SQL
4 6 (5.94%) Python
4 6 (5.94%) Scala
4 6 (5.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.99%) C#
Qualifications
1 101 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (58.42%) MCP
3 44 (43.56%) Degree
4 35 (34.65%) Security Cleared
5 32 (31.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (17.82%) MCSA
7 10 (9.90%) CCNA
7 10 (9.90%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (9.90%) Citrix Certification
7 10 (9.90%) MCITP
8 9 (8.91%) SC Cleared
9 8 (7.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (3.96%) MCDST
11 2 (1.98%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.98%) CIPD
11 2 (1.98%) CISM
11 2 (1.98%) CISSP
12 1 (0.99%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.84%) GDPR
2 3 (2.97%) SLA
3 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 72 (71.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.94%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.97%) Firmware
5 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.99%) XenApp
6 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (42.57%) SCCM
2 17 (16.83%) WSUS
3 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.99%) Puppet
4 1 (0.99%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.99%) Terraform
Vendors
1 78 (77.23%) Microsoft
2 50 (49.50%) VMware
3 18 (17.82%) Citrix
4 8 (7.92%) Cisco
5 7 (6.93%) NetApp
6 5 (4.95%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.95%) Nimble Storage
7 3 (2.97%) Forcepoint
7 3 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.98%) Dell
8 2 (1.98%) HP
8 2 (1.98%) Sage
9 1 (0.99%) Avaya
9 1 (0.99%) Capita
9 1 (0.99%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.99%) Veeam
9 1 (0.99%) WatchGuard