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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 166 133 98
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -35
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 58 99 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.12% 1.81% 2.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.40% 4.82% 7.96%
Number of salaries quoted 51 85 119
Average salary £60,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £65,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%
MCSE
South East

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
1707 2055 1808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 32.86% 37.53% 33.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1326 1410 1252
Average salary £55,000 £48,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.98% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 2016.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Berkshire

MCSE
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -16 15 £40,000 +21.21% 9
Slough +2 12 £76,000 +149.18% 1
Maidenhead -6 11 £70,000 +19.14%
Newbury +4 7 £48,000 +47.69%
Bracknell +4 5 £35,500 +1.42% 2
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE.

1 114 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (88.60%) Microsoft
3 74 (64.91%) Active Directory
4 73 (64.04%) Windows
5 70 (61.40%) VMware
6 52 (45.61%) VMware Infrastructure
7 50 (43.86%) ITIL
7 50 (43.86%) Windows Server
8 40 (35.09%) LAN
8 40 (35.09%) WAN
8 40 (35.09%) MCITP
9 36 (31.58%) Skype for Business
9 36 (31.58%) SQL Server
10 34 (29.82%) Cisco
10 34 (29.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (28.95%) Hyper-V
12 31 (27.19%) MS Exchange
13 29 (25.44%) Microsoft Azure
14 28 (24.56%) MS Excel
15 27 (23.68%) MCSA
15 27 (23.68%) SQL
15 27 (23.68%) DNS
16 25 (21.93%) Firewall
17 24 (21.05%) TCP/IP
18 22 (19.30%) Citrix
18 22 (19.30%) MCSD
18 22 (19.30%) MCTS
19 21 (18.42%) DHCP
20 19 (16.67%) HP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (31.58%) Skype for Business
2 31 (27.19%) MS Exchange
3 19 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (14.04%) SharePoint
5 14 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (8.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (8.77%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (24.56%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP CCM
1 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (25.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (14.04%) Office 365
3 15 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (35.09%) LAN
1 40 (35.09%) WAN
2 27 (23.68%) DNS
3 25 (21.93%) Firewall
4 24 (21.05%) TCP/IP
5 21 (18.42%) DHCP
6 12 (10.53%) SAN
7 11 (9.65%) Unified Communications
7 11 (9.65%) Wireless
8 9 (7.89%) VoIP
9 8 (7.02%) VLAN
9 8 (7.02%) VPN
10 7 (6.14%) iSCSI
10 7 (6.14%) NAS
11 6 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (5.26%) PBX
12 5 (4.39%) Cisco IPT
12 5 (4.39%) Skype
12 5 (4.39%) WebEx
13 4 (3.51%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 14 (12.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (12.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (5.26%) Power BI
4 6 (5.26%) PowerPivot
4 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.63%) MySQL
7 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.88%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) ClearCase
1 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.63%) JIRA
1 3 (2.63%) Subversion
1 3 (2.63%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.77%) Publishing
2 6 (5.26%) Finance
3 4 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.75%) Advertising
4 2 (1.75%) Games
5 1 (0.88%) German Language
5 1 (0.88%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.88%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (22.81%) Architect
2 17 (14.91%) Support Engineer
3 16 (14.04%) Cloud Architect
4 14 (12.28%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 14 (12.28%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.77%) Lync Engineer
6 10 (8.77%) Technical Engineer
7 9 (7.89%) Consultant
8 8 (7.02%) Network Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (7.02%) Technical Support
9 7 (6.14%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (6.14%) Administrator
9 7 (6.14%) Azure Architect
9 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Senior IT Support
9 7 (6.14%) Technical Support Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.40%) Middleware
2 7 (6.14%) .NET
2 7 (6.14%) MSMQ
3 6 (5.26%) MDX
4 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.88%) CSS
5 1 (0.88%) HTML
5 1 (0.88%) jQuery
5 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.28%) Data Centre
1 14 (12.28%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.02%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.14%) Driving Licence
4 7 (6.14%) EMC VNX
5 6 (5.26%) Clustering
6 5 (4.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (4.39%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (3.51%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.75%) Replication
10 1 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 73 (64.04%) Windows
2 50 (43.86%) Windows Server
3 34 (29.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (8.77%) Linux
7 7 (6.14%) Windows XP
8 5 (4.39%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (43.86%) ITIL
2 16 (14.04%) ITIL V3
3 15 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (11.40%) Migration
4 13 (11.40%) Open Source
5 12 (10.53%) Coaching
5 12 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (10.53%) Requirements Management
6 11 (9.65%) Quality Management
6 11 (9.65%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (8.77%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (8.77%) Presales
8 9 (7.89%) PRINCE2
9 8 (7.02%) Service Delivery
10 7 (6.14%) Project Management
11 6 (5.26%) Business Continuity
11 6 (5.26%) Information Security
11 6 (5.26%) Logistics
11 6 (5.26%) TOGAF
12 5 (4.39%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.68%) SQL
2 14 (12.28%) T-SQL
3 10 (8.77%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.77%) VBScript
4 6 (5.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 4 (3.51%) VB
6 3 (2.63%) C#
7 2 (1.75%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.88%) C
8 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 114 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (35.09%) MCITP
3 27 (23.68%) MCSA
4 22 (19.30%) MCSD
4 22 (19.30%) MCTS
5 19 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (15.79%) CCNA
7 15 (13.16%) MCP
8 14 (12.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (8.77%) Degree
9 10 (8.77%) MOS
10 7 (6.14%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (4.39%) DV Cleared
11 5 (4.39%) Security Cleared
12 3 (2.63%) CCNP
13 2 (1.75%) MCDST
14 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.88%) CCNP Voice
14 1 (0.88%) CISSP
14 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.16%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 74 (64.91%) Active Directory
2 52 (45.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (28.95%) Hyper-V
4 17 (14.91%) VMware ESX
5 8 (7.02%) VMware Server
6 7 (6.14%) Terminal Services
7 6 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (4.39%) XenApp
9 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.63%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (2.63%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.75%) vSphere
12 1 (0.88%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (16.67%) SCOM
2 16 (14.04%) Backup Exec
3 13 (11.40%) SCCM
4 7 (6.14%) Cacti
5 5 (4.39%) NetBackup
5 5 (4.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (3.51%) MOM
7 3 (2.63%) WSUS
8 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.88%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.88%) Nagios
8 1 (0.88%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.88%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 101 (88.60%) Microsoft
2 70 (61.40%) VMware
3 34 (29.82%) Cisco
4 22 (19.30%) Citrix
5 19 (16.67%) Dell
5 19 (16.67%) HP
6 14 (12.28%) Oracle
7 12 (10.53%) IBM
8 7 (6.14%) Dell Compellent
8 7 (6.14%) EMC
8 7 (6.14%) Fortinet
8 7 (6.14%) SolarWinds
8 7 (6.14%) Sophos
9 6 (5.26%) Apple
9 6 (5.26%) Avaya
10 5 (4.39%) Symantec
11 4 (3.51%) arcserve
12 2 (1.75%) NetApp
13 1 (0.88%) CA
13 1 (0.88%) Intel Security
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