Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 107 114
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 +26
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 89 82 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.38% 2.19% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 8.69% 7.03%
Number of salaries quoted 44 61 103
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £48,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.53% +21.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,750 £31,050
90th Percentile £50,000 £65,000 £49,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +23.08%

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 1,068 944 1,238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 28.60% 25.21% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 588 650 873
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -4.76% -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,025 £73,750
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +8.75% -3.61% +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 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (82.02%) Windows
3 68 (76.40%) Microsoft
4 58 (65.17%) VMware
5 53 (59.55%) Active Directory
6 45 (50.56%) MCP
7 41 (46.07%) Degree
7 41 (46.07%) PowerShell
8 40 (44.94%) Windows 10
9 35 (39.33%) Windows 7
10 34 (38.20%) Data Centre
10 34 (38.20%) Microsoft Office
11 33 (37.08%) SCCM
12 32 (35.96%) Computer Science
13 31 (34.83%) VBScript
13 31 (34.83%) Windows Server
13 31 (34.83%) Root Cause Analysis
14 30 (33.71%) Computer Science Degree
14 30 (33.71%) Self-Motivation
14 30 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
14 30 (33.71%) Software Engineering
15 29 (32.58%) Office 365
16 25 (28.09%) SAN
17 24 (26.97%) Windows Server 2012
18 23 (25.84%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (23.60%) Citrix
20 18 (20.22%) ITIL
20 18 (20.22%) Security Cleared
21 17 (19.10%) Citrix Certification
22 16 (17.98%) Project Management

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 5 (5.62%) MS Exchange
1 5 (5.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.49%) IIS
3 3 (3.37%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.12%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 34 (38.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (32.58%) Office 365
2 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.37%) IaaS
4 3 (3.37%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (28.09%) SAN
2 10 (11.24%) Network Security
3 8 (8.99%) Firewall
3 8 (8.99%) SSL
4 5 (5.62%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (5.62%) DNS
4 5 (5.62%) LAN
4 5 (5.62%) WAN
5 4 (4.49%) IPsec
5 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.37%) DHCP
7 2 (2.25%) NAS
7 2 (2.25%) VoIP
8 1 (1.12%) NaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Chocolatey
General
1 6 (6.74%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (33.71%) SCCM Engineer
2 16 (17.98%) Architect
3 13 (14.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (12.36%) Senior SCCM Engineer
5 10 (11.24%) Consultant
6 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 8 (8.99%) Lead Architect
7 8 (8.99%) Technical Architect
8 7 (7.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (6.74%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Technical Support
10 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 34 (38.20%) Data Centre
2 32 (35.96%) Computer Science
3 30 (33.71%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.25%) PKI
5 2 (2.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 73 (82.02%) Windows
2 40 (44.94%) Windows 10
3 35 (39.33%) Windows 7
4 31 (34.83%) Windows Server
5 24 (26.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) Root Cause Analysis
2 30 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (33.71%) Software Engineering
3 18 (20.22%) ITIL
4 16 (17.98%) Presales
4 16 (17.98%) Project Management
5 11 (12.36%) Server Virtualisation
6 9 (10.11%) Programme Management
7 8 (8.99%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (8.99%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (8.99%) Line Management
7 8 (8.99%) Time Management
7 8 (8.99%) Vendor Relationship Management
8 6 (6.74%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.62%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (4.49%) Service Management
11 3 (3.37%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (3.37%) Incident Management
11 3 (3.37%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (46.07%) PowerShell
2 31 (34.83%) VBScript
3 15 (16.85%) SQL
4 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (50.56%) MCP
3 41 (46.07%) Degree
4 30 (33.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (20.22%) Security Cleared
6 17 (19.10%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (15.73%) MCSA
8 13 (14.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (13.48%) MCITP
10 10 (11.24%) SC Cleared
11 9 (10.11%) CCA
12 7 (7.87%) CCNA
12 7 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (5.62%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (4.49%) MCTS
15 2 (2.25%) A+ Certification
15 2 (2.25%) CIPD
16 1 (1.12%) VCP5
16 1 (1.12%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 53 (59.55%) Active Directory
2 23 (25.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (16.85%) Hyper-V
4 9 (10.11%) XenApp
5 5 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.37%) Firmware
6 3 (3.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.37%) vSphere
6 3 (3.37%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (37.08%) SCCM
2 8 (8.99%) WSUS
3 5 (5.62%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.49%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.25%) Puppet
6 2 (2.25%) Terraform
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.12%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 68 (76.40%) Microsoft
2 58 (65.17%) VMware
3 21 (23.60%) Citrix
4 9 (10.11%) Cisco
5 7 (7.87%) NetApp
6 5 (5.62%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.49%) HP
8 3 (3.37%) Forcepoint
8 3 (3.37%) IBM
8 3 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (3.37%) Veeam
9 2 (2.25%) Sage
9 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.25%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.12%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.12%) Clearswift
10 1 (1.12%) CommVault
10 1 (1.12%) Lotus
10 1 (1.12%) Symantec