Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 153 125
Rank change year-on-year +54 -28 -39
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 104 66 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.73% 1.40% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.61% 4.67% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 91 46 56
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £35,500 £40,178
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.68% -11.64% -4.34%
10th Percentile £29,000 £21,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £51,875 £54,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -6.25%

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 980 1412 1192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.70% 29.89% 30.14%
Number of salaries quoted 721 924 955
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% -3.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,825 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £71,250
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (73.08%) Windows
3 73 (70.19%) Microsoft
4 65 (62.50%) VMware
5 64 (61.54%) Active Directory
6 55 (52.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 46 (44.23%) MCSA
8 44 (42.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 41 (39.42%) ITIL
10 39 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 38 (36.54%) Windows Server
12 36 (34.62%) Office 365
13 28 (26.92%) Hyper-V
14 26 (25.00%) Project Management
15 25 (24.04%) Citrix
15 25 (24.04%) SAN
16 22 (21.15%) Citrix Certification
16 22 (21.15%) MCP
16 22 (21.15%) Windows 10
17 20 (19.23%) Presales
17 20 (19.23%) PowerShell
18 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (17.31%) Data Centre
19 18 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
19 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
19 18 (17.31%) MCITP
20 17 (16.35%) Time Management
21 16 (15.38%) SCCM
21 16 (15.38%) Veeam
21 16 (15.38%) Customer Engagement

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 12 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.58%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.65%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.92%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (10.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.96%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 39 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (34.62%) Office 365
3 6 (5.77%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (5.77%) IaaS
4 5 (4.81%) G Suite
5 3 (2.88%) PaaS
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.04%) SAN
2 13 (12.50%) Network Security
3 12 (11.54%) LAN
4 11 (10.58%) Firewall
4 11 (10.58%) WAN
5 10 (9.62%) VoIP
6 9 (8.65%) IPsec
6 9 (8.65%) SSL
7 8 (7.69%) DNS
8 6 (5.77%) DHCP
9 5 (4.81%) 802.11
9 5 (4.81%) TCP/IP
9 5 (4.81%) VPN
10 4 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (2.88%) NaaS
12 2 (1.92%) Skype
13 1 (0.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) InstallShield
1 3 (2.88%) MSI
2 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (0.96%) Advertising
2 1 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (17.31%) Analyst
2 18 (17.31%) Architect
3 16 (15.38%) Consultant
4 15 (14.42%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 12 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 12 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 12 (11.54%) Lead Architect
7 11 (10.58%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 9 (8.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.77%) Desktop Analyst
10 6 (5.77%) Desktop Support
10 6 (5.77%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 5 (4.81%) Office 365 Engineer
11 5 (4.81%) PC Support
11 5 (4.81%) Storage Engineer
12 4 (3.85%) Office 365 Specialist
12 4 (3.85%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.96%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.31%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.65%) Driving Licence
3 7 (6.73%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (5.77%) Replication
5 4 (3.85%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.88%) PKI
6 3 (2.88%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.88%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.92%) FMCG
8 1 (0.96%) AS400
8 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.96%) CESG
8 1 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (73.08%) Windows
2 38 (36.54%) Windows Server
3 22 (21.15%) Windows 10
4 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (14.42%) Windows 7
6 15 (14.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (11.54%) Linux
8 5 (4.81%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.81%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.96%) Android
9 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.96%) HPUX
9 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (39.42%) ITIL
2 26 (25.00%) Project Management
3 20 (19.23%) Presales
4 17 (16.35%) Time Management
5 16 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
6 12 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (11.54%) PRINCE2
7 9 (8.65%) BCP
7 9 (8.65%) Business Continuity
7 9 (8.65%) Business Continuity Planning
7 9 (8.65%) Contingency Planning
7 9 (8.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (8.65%) IT Strategy
7 9 (8.65%) Network Design
7 9 (8.65%) Six Sigma
7 9 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (8.65%) Translating Business Requirements
8 7 (6.73%) Service Management
9 6 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (4.81%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 13 (12.50%) VBScript
3 10 (9.62%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.81%) VB
5 4 (3.85%) SQL
6 2 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 104 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (44.23%) MCSA
3 44 (42.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 22 (21.15%) Citrix Certification
4 22 (21.15%) MCP
5 18 (17.31%) MCITP
5 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
6 14 (13.46%) CCNA
6 14 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (11.54%) Degree
8 8 (7.69%) CCA
9 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
10 5 (4.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (4.81%) Master's Degree
10 5 (4.81%) VCP4
11 4 (3.85%) VCAP
11 4 (3.85%) VCDX
12 3 (2.88%) MCDST
13 1 (0.96%) HP ASE
13 1 (0.96%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) COBIT
1 9 (8.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.81%) SLA
3 1 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.96%) HIPAA
System Software
1 64 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 55 (52.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (26.92%) Hyper-V
4 16 (15.38%) vSphere
5 14 (13.46%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (8.65%) XenApp
7 6 (5.77%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (15.38%) SCCM
2 13 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 9 (8.65%) SCOM
4 6 (5.77%) WSUS
5 5 (4.81%) AirWatch
5 5 (4.81%) MOM
5 5 (4.81%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.92%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.92%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.96%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.96%) SCSM
Vendors
1 73 (70.19%) Microsoft
2 65 (62.50%) VMware
3 25 (24.04%) Citrix
4 16 (15.38%) NetApp
4 16 (15.38%) Veeam
5 9 (8.65%) HP
6 6 (5.77%) Dell
7 5 (4.81%) Cisco
7 5 (4.81%) EMC
7 5 (4.81%) Google
8 4 (3.85%) Juniper
8 4 (3.85%) SAP
8 4 (3.85%) Sophos
9 3 (2.88%) AppSense
9 3 (2.88%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.92%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.96%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.96%) Remedy
11 1 (0.96%) ServiceNow