Period
to 19 January 2019

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 6 months to 19 January 2019 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
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 189 158
Rank change year-on-year +30 -31 +72
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 95 71 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.68% 1.08% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.07% 3.85% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 64 21 119
Berkshire median annual salary £62,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,250 £41,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £72,500 £77,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,564 1,842 2,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 27.63% 28.15% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,092 1,433 1,772
Berkshire median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% -14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £80,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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 6 months to 19 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +47 31 £76,250 +1.67% 4
Bracknell 0 29 £57,500 -8.00%
Maidenhead -23 16 £67,500 -
Slough -13 4 £34,000 -26.49% 1
Windsor +2 3 £25,500 -
Wokingham - 3 £40,000 -
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 95 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (76.84%) Microsoft
3 64 (67.37%) Active Directory
3 64 (67.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 50 (52.63%) MCSA
5 46 (48.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 44 (46.32%) Office 365
7 40 (42.11%) Presales
8 38 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
9 35 (36.84%) Security Cleared
10 33 (34.74%) Network Security
11 32 (33.68%) Project Management
11 32 (33.68%) Vendor Relationship Management
11 32 (33.68%) Thought Leadership
12 31 (32.63%) Amazon RDS
12 31 (32.63%) Amazon EC2
12 31 (32.63%) Amazon S3
12 31 (32.63%) Windows
13 30 (31.58%) Web Services
13 30 (31.58%) RDBMS
13 30 (31.58%) Amazon EMR
13 30 (31.58%) Amazon SQS
13 30 (31.58%) Relational Database
13 30 (31.58%) Amazon Redshift
13 30 (31.58%) Amazon Kinesis
13 30 (31.58%) Serverless
13 30 (31.58%) AWS Lambda
13 30 (31.58%) Identity Access Management
13 30 (31.58%) Cosmos DB
14 29 (30.53%) Microsoft Office

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 6 (6.32%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.05%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (30.53%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.21%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 64 (67.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (48.42%) Azure Active Directory
3 44 (46.32%) Office 365
4 38 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
5 31 (32.63%) Amazon EC2
5 31 (32.63%) Amazon S3
6 30 (31.58%) Amazon EMR
6 30 (31.58%) Amazon Kinesis
6 30 (31.58%) Amazon SQS
6 30 (31.58%) AWS Lambda
6 30 (31.58%) Serverless
7 4 (4.21%) PaaS
8 3 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (3.16%) IaaS
9 2 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (2.11%) SaaS
10 1 (1.05%) CloudFront
10 1 (1.05%) GitHub
10 1 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (34.74%) Network Security
2 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.37%) DHCP
3 7 (7.37%) DNS
3 7 (7.37%) Firewall
4 6 (6.32%) FCoE
4 6 (6.32%) SNMP
5 5 (5.26%) WAN
6 4 (4.21%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (4.21%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (3.16%) BIG-IP
7 3 (3.16%) IP Telephony
7 3 (3.16%) LAN
7 3 (3.16%) VLAN
8 2 (2.11%) SAN
9 1 (1.05%) NAS
9 1 (1.05%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (32.63%) Amazon RDS
2 30 (31.58%) Amazon Redshift
2 30 (31.58%) Cosmos DB
2 30 (31.58%) RDBMS
2 30 (31.58%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.26%) Big Data
3 5 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.11%) Data Lake
6 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.05%) HDInsight
7 1 (1.05%) Power BI
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.32%) JIRA
1 6 (6.32%) Redmine
2 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (3.16%) Electronics
2 2 (2.11%) Finance
3 1 (1.05%) Advertising
3 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.05%) Billing
3 1 (1.05%) Legal
3 1 (1.05%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (45.26%) Architect
2 33 (34.74%) Cloud Architect
2 33 (34.74%) Solutions Architect
3 32 (33.68%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 31 (32.63%) Lead Architect
5 26 (27.37%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 11 (11.58%) Subject Matter Expert
7 9 (9.47%) Technical Architect
8 7 (7.37%) Consultant
9 6 (6.32%) Administrator
9 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Senior Consultant
9 6 (6.32%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (6.32%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (5.26%) Active Directory Expert
10 5 (5.26%) IT Administrator
10 5 (5.26%) IT Systems Administrator
10 5 (5.26%) Senior Technical Consultant
10 5 (5.26%) Technical Leader
11 3 (3.16%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.58%) Web Services
2 24 (25.26%) .NET
2 24 (25.26%) ASP.NET
2 24 (25.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (13.68%) OAuth
3 13 (13.68%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) CESG
2 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.21%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.11%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.05%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (32.63%) Windows
2 11 (11.58%) Linux
3 9 (9.47%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.42%) Windows 10
5 7 (7.37%) Unix
6 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.16%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (42.11%) Presales
2 32 (33.68%) Project Management
2 32 (33.68%) Thought Leadership
2 32 (33.68%) Vendor Relationship Management
3 30 (31.58%) Identity Access Management
4 28 (29.47%) ITIL
5 27 (28.42%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (14.74%) Computer Science
7 13 (13.68%) B2B
7 13 (13.68%) B2C
8 12 (12.63%) Data Protection
9 11 (11.58%) High Availability
10 10 (10.53%) Service Delivery
11 9 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (9.47%) Mentoring
12 8 (8.42%) Service Management
13 6 (6.32%) Business Continuity
13 6 (6.32%) Migration
13 6 (6.32%) PRINCE2
13 6 (6.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.47%) SQL
2 25 (26.32%) Python
3 24 (25.26%) Java
3 24 (25.26%) PL/SQL
3 24 (25.26%) Scala
3 24 (25.26%) Shell Script
4 6 (6.32%) Bash Shell
4 6 (6.32%) C
5 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.11%) Korn
7 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (52.63%) MCSA
3 35 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 20 (21.05%) MCITP
5 17 (17.89%) Degree
6 15 (15.79%) CCNA
6 15 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (14.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (7.37%) CISSP
9 6 (6.32%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (6.32%) DV Cleared
9 6 (6.32%) GIAC
9 6 (6.32%) Linux+ Certification
9 6 (6.32%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (6.32%) SANS
9 6 (6.32%) SSCP
10 4 (4.21%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (4.21%) MCP
10 4 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.63%) GDPR
2 5 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 4 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (3.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (3.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (3.16%) PMO
5 2 (2.11%) SLA
6 1 (1.05%) COBIT
System Software
1 64 (67.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.37%) Hyper-V
2 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.32%) NFS
3 6 (6.32%) Samba
3 6 (6.32%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (6.32%) VMware NSX
4 3 (3.16%) Firmware
5 1 (1.05%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.05%) Docker
5 1 (1.05%) HDFS
5 1 (1.05%) vCloud
5 1 (1.05%) vSphere
5 1 (1.05%) XenApp
5 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (8.42%) Ansible
1 8 (8.42%) Puppet
2 7 (7.37%) Nagios
3 6 (6.32%) SCCM
3 6 (6.32%) vCenter Server
4 3 (3.16%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.05%) SCOM
6 1 (1.05%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 73 (76.84%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.95%) VMware
3 9 (9.47%) Cisco
4 8 (8.42%) NetApp
5 7 (7.37%) EMC
6 6 (6.32%) SolarWinds
7 5 (5.26%) Apple
7 5 (5.26%) CyberArk
7 5 (5.26%) HP
7 5 (5.26%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.16%) Adobe
8 3 (3.16%) Aruba
8 3 (3.16%) Citrix
8 3 (3.16%) F5
8 3 (3.16%) Mitel
9 2 (2.11%) Google
9 2 (2.11%) Remedy
10 1 (1.05%) Ivanti
10 1 (1.05%) Juniper
10 1 (1.05%) Red Hat