The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 161 147
Rank change year-on-year +1 -14  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 24 55 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.73% 1.22% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.60% 3.75% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 14 50 64
Median salary £44,500 £46,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.78% -15.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £26,500 £23,579
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 924 1467 1814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.27% 32.59% 35.18%
Number of salaries quoted 713 1123 1222
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 £29,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing MCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Berkshire

MCSE
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for MCSE in Berkshire

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE 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 24 June 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 +29 12 £40,000 +45.45% 6
Slough +9 6 £47,500 +34.75% 1
Maidenhead +15 4 - -
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (79.37%) Microsoft
2 50 (79.37%) Windows
3 48 (76.19%) Active Directory
4 32 (50.79%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (49.21%) SQL Server
6 28 (44.44%) Firewall
7 25 (39.68%) Linux
8 24 (38.10%) Windows Server
9 23 (36.51%) MS Exchange
9 23 (36.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (34.92%) TCP/IP
11 21 (33.33%) CCNA
12 18 (28.57%) DNS
12 18 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 18 (28.57%) PowerShell
12 18 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 17 (26.98%) Exchange Server 2010
13 17 (26.98%) MCSA
14 16 (25.40%) VoIP
14 16 (25.40%) VMware
15 15 (23.81%) CISSP
16 14 (22.22%) SAN
16 14 (22.22%) SNMP
16 14 (22.22%) ITIL
16 14 (22.22%) MCP
16 14 (22.22%) SQL
16 14 (22.22%) High Availability
16 14 (22.22%) Network Security

MCSE
Co-occurring 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 23 (36.51%) MS Exchange
2 18 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (26.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (9.52%) Skype for Business
6 4 (6.35%) Apache
6 4 (6.35%) IBM Notes
6 4 (6.35%) IIS
6 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
6 4 (6.35%) Tomcat
6 4 (6.35%) WebLogic
6 4 (6.35%) WebSphere
7 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (12.70%) Office 365
3 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.76%) IaaS
4 3 (4.76%) PaaS
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.59%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (1.59%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.59%) G Suite
5 1 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (44.44%) Firewall
2 22 (34.92%) TCP/IP
3 18 (28.57%) DNS
4 16 (25.40%) VoIP
5 14 (22.22%) Network Security
5 14 (22.22%) SAN
5 14 (22.22%) SNMP
6 12 (19.05%) DHCP
6 12 (19.05%) NAS
6 12 (19.05%) SMTP
7 10 (15.87%) LAN
7 10 (15.87%) WAN
8 5 (7.94%) HTTP
8 5 (7.94%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (6.35%) SSH
9 4 (6.35%) SSL
9 4 (6.35%) Unified Communications
10 3 (4.76%) FCoE
10 3 (4.76%) Internet
10 3 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (49.21%) SQL Server
2 12 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) InfluxDB
4 1 (1.59%) MySQL
4 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) WinDbg
2 7 (11.11%) JIRA
3 3 (4.76%) Redmine
General
1 12 (19.05%) Back Office
2 8 (12.70%) Finance
3 6 (9.52%) Games
4 4 (6.35%) French Language
4 4 (6.35%) German Language
4 4 (6.35%) Portuguese Language
4 4 (6.35%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.17%) Legal
6 1 (1.59%) Advertising
6 1 (1.59%) Automotive
6 1 (1.59%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (25.40%) Support Engineer
3 13 (20.63%) Consultant
4 12 (19.05%) Technical Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Technical Support
6 7 (11.11%) IT Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) IT Support
6 7 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Professional Services Consultant
7 6 (9.52%) Security Consultant
7 6 (9.52%) Technical Support Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) IT Consultant
8 5 (7.94%) Security Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) Security Support Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) Windows Support Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) Regular Expression
2 5 (7.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.94%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.76%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.17%) Clustering
6 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.59%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.59%) iPad
7 1 (1.59%) PKI
7 1 (1.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (79.37%) Windows
2 25 (39.68%) Linux
3 24 (38.10%) Windows Server
4 23 (36.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (11.11%) Unix
7 7 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.35%) Mac OS
8 4 (6.35%) Windows 2000
8 4 (6.35%) Windows NT
8 4 (6.35%) Windows Vista
8 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.59%) CentOS
10 1 (1.59%) Fedora
10 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) High Availability
1 14 (22.22%) ITIL
2 11 (17.46%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (15.87%) Analytics
4 7 (11.11%) SIEM
5 6 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 5 (7.94%) Information Security
7 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (6.35%) OWASP
7 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (4.76%) Change Control
8 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.76%) Process Improvement
8 3 (4.76%) Protective Monitoring
8 3 (4.76%) Service Management
8 3 (4.76%) User Stories
8 3 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 14 (22.22%) SQL
3 12 (19.05%) VBScript
4 10 (15.87%) Python
5 7 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.76%) C
6 3 (4.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (50.79%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (33.33%) CCNA
4 17 (26.98%) MCSA
5 15 (23.81%) CISSP
6 14 (22.22%) MCP
7 13 (20.63%) CompTIA Security+
7 13 (20.63%) Security+ Certification
8 12 (19.05%) CCNP
9 11 (17.46%) CCVP
10 9 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
11 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
12 7 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (9.52%) MCITP
14 5 (7.94%) CCSP
14 5 (7.94%) DV Cleared
14 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
15 4 (6.35%) CEH
16 3 (4.76%) Degree
16 3 (4.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (19.05%) PCI DSS
3 6 (9.52%) GPG13
4 5 (7.94%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.46%) ISA Server
3 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
4 7 (11.11%) Samba
5 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (4.76%) NFS
6 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.59%) Xen
7 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) Nagios
1 5 (7.94%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) Ansible
2 4 (6.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (6.35%) Puppet
3 3 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.76%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.17%) SCOM
4 2 (3.17%) SCSM
4 2 (3.17%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.59%) Grafana
5 1 (1.59%) Graphite
5 1 (1.59%) Kibana
5 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.59%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (79.37%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.40%) VMware
3 13 (20.63%) HP
4 12 (19.05%) Dell
5 11 (17.46%) Cisco
6 6 (9.52%) LogRhythm
6 6 (9.52%) Oracle
7 4 (6.35%) Avaya
7 4 (6.35%) Dell KACE
7 4 (6.35%) EMC
7 4 (6.35%) Lotus
7 4 (6.35%) NetApp
7 4 (6.35%) Novell
7 4 (6.35%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (6.35%) Splunk
8 3 (4.76%) Remedy
8 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.17%) Mitel
9 2 (3.17%) NEC
9 2 (3.17%) Veeam
Reading, Berkshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Slough and Eton School
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum , fringe
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Hays West And Wales
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Foundation IT
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 24 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Foundation IT
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 24 days ago