The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
South East / Berkshire
Rank 139 175 131
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -44
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 42 58 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.24% 1.13% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.28% 3.45% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 38 49 87
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £35,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £76,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
981 1680 2104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.96% 32.85% 38.13%
Number of salaries quoted 710 1306 1451
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MCSE
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the Berkshire region.

MCSE Salary Trend in Berkshire

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Berkshire

MCSE
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +41 11 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Newbury +8 8 £36,500 -23.95% 1
Slough +19 6 £50,000 -34.21%
Maidenhead +6 5 £28,500 -59.28%
Bracknell +11 4 £52,500 +10.52%
Wokingham - 2 £36,250 - 1
Thatcham - 1 £37,000 -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (82.57%) Windows
3 81 (74.31%) Active Directory
4 76 (69.72%) Microsoft
5 55 (50.46%) SQL Server
6 53 (48.62%) VMware
7 50 (45.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (44.95%) DNS
9 48 (44.04%) Cisco Certification
10 45 (41.28%) VMware Infrastructure
11 44 (40.37%) Windows Server
12 42 (38.53%) CCNA
12 42 (38.53%) Firewall
13 41 (37.61%) LAN
13 41 (37.61%) MCSA
14 38 (34.86%) WAN
15 37 (33.94%) MS Exchange
15 37 (33.94%) DHCP
16 36 (33.03%) Linux
16 36 (33.03%) Hyper-V
17 32 (29.36%) Cisco
18 30 (27.52%) SQL
18 30 (27.52%) Windows Server 2012
19 29 (26.61%) MS Excel
19 29 (26.61%) TCP/IP
20 27 (24.77%) MCITP
21 26 (23.85%) ITIL
21 26 (23.85%) Windows Server 2003
22 24 (22.02%) Office 365
23 23 (21.10%) HP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 37 (33.94%) MS Exchange
2 22 (20.18%) IIS
3 16 (14.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (12.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (12.84%) SharePoint
4 14 (12.84%) Skype for Business
5 12 (11.01%) Apache
5 12 (11.01%) IBM Notes
5 12 (11.01%) Tomcat
5 12 (11.01%) WebLogic
5 12 (11.01%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.75%) Documentum
6 3 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (26.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.02%) Office 365
2 23 (21.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (9.17%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.50%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (5.50%) SaaS
5 4 (3.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.83%) IaaS
7 1 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.92%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.92%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.92%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.92%) G Suite
7 1 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (44.95%) DNS
2 42 (38.53%) Firewall
3 41 (37.61%) LAN
4 38 (34.86%) WAN
5 37 (33.94%) DHCP
6 29 (26.61%) TCP/IP
7 12 (11.01%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (11.01%) SAN
8 10 (9.17%) Network Security
9 9 (8.26%) SSL
10 8 (7.34%) HTTP
10 8 (7.34%) SSH
11 7 (6.42%) VoIP
12 6 (5.50%) NAS
12 6 (5.50%) VLAN
13 5 (4.59%) Internet
13 5 (4.59%) Skype
13 5 (4.59%) SMTP
13 5 (4.59%) SNMP
13 5 (4.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (50.46%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (8.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (6.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.75%) InfluxDB
9 2 (1.83%) MySQL
10 1 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.34%) JIRA
2 5 (4.59%) WinDbg
3 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (11.01%) Finance
1 12 (11.01%) French Language
2 9 (8.26%) German Language
2 9 (8.26%) Portuguese Language
2 9 (8.26%) Spanish Language
3 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.59%) Back Office
4 5 (4.59%) Legal
5 3 (2.75%) Advertising
5 3 (2.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (35.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (33.03%) Support Engineer
3 20 (18.35%) Architect
4 16 (14.68%) Cloud Architect
5 15 (13.76%) Technical Support
6 14 (12.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 14 (12.84%) IT Engineer
6 14 (12.84%) Virtualisation Architect
7 13 (11.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (11.93%) Technical Engineer
7 13 (11.93%) Technical Support Engineer
8 11 (10.09%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (10.09%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (10.09%) Security Engineer
8 11 (10.09%) Security Support Engineer
9 10 (9.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (9.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (8.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 9 (8.26%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (8.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.93%) Web Services
2 10 (9.17%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.93%) Data Centre
3 12 (11.01%) Computer Science
4 10 (9.17%) Clustering
5 6 (5.50%) N-Tier
6 4 (3.67%) PKI
7 3 (2.75%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 90 (82.57%) Windows
2 50 (45.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (40.37%) Windows Server
4 36 (33.03%) Linux
5 30 (27.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (23.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (13.76%) Windows 7
8 14 (12.84%) Unix
9 12 (11.01%) Mac OS
9 12 (11.01%) Windows NT
10 9 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (6.42%) Windows 10
12 5 (4.59%) Windows 8
13 3 (2.75%) CentOS
14 2 (1.83%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.83%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.85%) ITIL
2 11 (10.09%) Migration
3 10 (9.17%) OWASP
4 9 (8.26%) Customer Requirements
4 9 (8.26%) High Availability
4 9 (8.26%) Load Balancing
4 9 (8.26%) Mentoring
4 9 (8.26%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (8.26%) Presales
4 9 (8.26%) Project Management
4 9 (8.26%) Project Planning
4 9 (8.26%) Validation
5 8 (7.34%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (7.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.50%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.50%) SOA
8 5 (4.59%) Change Management
8 5 (4.59%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.59%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (27.52%) SQL
2 18 (16.51%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.34%) Bash Shell
3 8 (7.34%) Python
4 6 (5.50%) VBScript
5 2 (1.83%) VB
6 1 (0.92%) C#
6 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (44.04%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (38.53%) CCNA
4 41 (37.61%) MCSA
5 27 (24.77%) MCITP
6 23 (21.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (16.51%) MCP
8 16 (14.68%) CISSP
9 12 (11.01%) CEH
10 11 (10.09%) CCNP
11 9 (8.26%) MCSD
11 9 (8.26%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (7.34%) CompTIA Security+
12 8 (7.34%) Security+ Certification
13 7 (6.42%) MCTS
14 5 (4.59%) CCVP
14 5 (4.59%) Degree
15 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
15 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
16 1 (0.92%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.17%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.67%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (74.31%) Active Directory
2 45 (41.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (33.03%) Hyper-V
4 14 (12.84%) vSphere
5 10 (9.17%) Samba
6 9 (8.26%) Terminal Services
6 9 (8.26%) vCloud
6 9 (8.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (4.59%) ISA Server
8 4 (3.67%) Firmware
9 2 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.83%) XenApp
10 1 (0.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (17.43%) SCCM
2 9 (8.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 5 (4.59%) WSUS
4 4 (3.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (3.67%) Nessus
4 4 (3.67%) Nmap
4 4 (3.67%) SCOM
5 3 (2.75%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.75%) Grafana
5 3 (2.75%) Graphite
5 3 (2.75%) Kibana
5 3 (2.75%) Nagios
6 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.83%) vMotion
7 1 (0.92%) Ansible
7 1 (0.92%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.92%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.92%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 76 (69.72%) Microsoft
2 53 (48.62%) VMware
3 32 (29.36%) Cisco
4 23 (21.10%) HP
5 17 (15.60%) Citrix
6 13 (11.93%) Dell
6 13 (11.93%) Oracle
7 12 (11.01%) Lotus
7 12 (11.01%) Novell
8 11 (10.09%) Red Hat
9 9 (8.26%) Veritas
10 8 (7.34%) Avaya
10 8 (7.34%) Dell KACE
10 8 (7.34%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (7.34%) Splunk
11 4 (3.67%) NetApp
11 4 (3.67%) Veeam
12 3 (2.75%) LogRhythm
12 3 (2.75%) Lumension
12 3 (2.75%) SolarWinds
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