Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 204 203
Rank change year-on-year +57 -1 -54
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 124 64 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.84% 0.96% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.23% 3.38% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 56 55 128
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £23,875 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £72,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,253
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.25% +5.63%

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 1,714 1,896 3,104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 25.43% 28.58% 32.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,311 1,416 2,403
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.77% +8.42%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £77,500 £76,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +3.45%

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 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 2018. 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
Maidenhead +11 59 £61,250 -12.50% 1
Reading +27 33 £44,471 -0.07% 2
Bracknell -7 13 £47,500 -9.52%
Wokingham -5 4 - -
Slough -1 3 £30,000 -36.84%
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (70.97%) Microsoft
3 81 (65.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 58 (46.77%) MCSA
5 54 (43.55%) SQL Server
6 48 (38.71%) Active Directory
7 46 (37.10%) Windows
8 45 (36.29%) ITIL
8 45 (36.29%) VMware
9 43 (34.68%) Enterprise Architecture
10 38 (30.65%) Oracle
10 38 (30.65%) Strategic Thinking
11 36 (29.03%) Middleware
11 36 (29.03%) Publishing
12 35 (28.23%) Office 365
13 34 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
13 34 (27.42%) PowerShell
14 33 (26.61%) Amazon AWS
15 31 (25.00%) Degree
16 29 (23.39%) JSON
16 29 (23.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 29 (23.39%) Ansible
16 29 (23.39%) Configuration Management
16 29 (23.39%) Python
17 28 (22.58%) Scrum
17 28 (22.58%) Build Automation
17 28 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
17 28 (22.58%) Windows Server
18 27 (21.77%) Hyper-V
18 27 (21.77%) Windows Server 2012

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 16 (12.90%) Oracle Service Bus
2 9 (7.26%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.65%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.84%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (4.84%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.23%) IIS
7 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.42%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (12.10%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 81 (65.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (28.23%) Office 365
3 33 (26.61%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (19.35%) IBM Cloud
5 20 (16.13%) PaaS
6 13 (10.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (5.65%) SaaS
8 6 (4.84%) OneDrive
9 4 (3.23%) IaaS
10 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.81%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.81%) GitHub
10 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (21.77%) Firewall
2 22 (17.74%) WAN
3 21 (16.94%) LAN
4 13 (10.48%) DNS
5 11 (8.87%) Network Security
6 8 (6.45%) DHCP
7 6 (4.84%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (4.84%) SAN
7 6 (4.84%) VPN
8 4 (3.23%) Internet
9 3 (2.42%) Skype
10 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.81%) BGP
11 1 (0.81%) NAS
11 1 (0.81%) VLAN
11 1 (0.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (43.55%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.52%) Oracle Database
3 16 (12.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (12.90%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.81%) OLTP
4 1 (0.81%) Power BI
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) AdminStudio
1 4 (3.23%) MSI
1 4 (3.23%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (29.03%) Publishing
2 5 (4.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.61%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (39.52%) Architect
2 42 (33.87%) Cloud Architect
3 18 (14.52%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 18 (14.52%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (8.06%) Automation Architect
5 8 (6.45%) Administrator
5 8 (6.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.65%) Consultant
6 7 (5.65%) Technical Architect
7 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) IT Administrator
7 6 (4.84%) IT Manager
7 6 (4.84%) IT Support
7 6 (4.84%) Lead Architect
7 6 (4.84%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (4.84%) SharePoint Specialist
7 6 (4.84%) Subject Matter Expert
7 6 (4.84%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (29.03%) Middleware
2 29 (23.39%) JSON
3 6 (4.84%) OAuth
3 6 (4.84%) SAML
4 5 (4.03%) Web Services
5 4 (3.23%) .NET
6 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.81%) CSS
7 1 (0.81%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.06%) NHS
2 10 (8.06%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.65%) CESG
5 5 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.03%) PKI
6 4 (3.23%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.61%) Clustering
8 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.81%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (37.10%) Windows
2 28 (22.58%) Windows Server
3 27 (21.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (6.45%) Windows 10
6 7 (5.65%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.84%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.23%) Linux
9 4 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (3.23%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.61%) Unix
11 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (36.29%) ITIL
2 43 (34.68%) Enterprise Architecture
3 38 (30.65%) Strategic Thinking
4 29 (23.39%) Configuration Management
5 28 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (22.58%) Build Automation
5 28 (22.58%) Scrum
6 22 (17.74%) Logistics
7 20 (16.13%) Open Source
7 20 (16.13%) Presales
7 20 (16.13%) Requirements Management
8 16 (12.90%) Customer Requirements
9 15 (12.10%) PRINCE2
9 15 (12.10%) Project Management
10 14 (11.29%) ITIL V3
10 14 (11.29%) Migration
11 13 (10.48%) Change Control
12 12 (9.68%) Service Delivery
12 12 (9.68%) Workflow
13 11 (8.87%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.42%) PowerShell
2 29 (23.39%) Python
3 9 (7.26%) SQL
4 2 (1.61%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 124 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (46.77%) MCSA
3 31 (25.00%) Degree
4 23 (18.55%) MCITP
5 21 (16.94%) MCP
6 20 (16.13%) MCSD
7 12 (9.68%) MCTS
8 11 (8.87%) Security Cleared
9 8 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (5.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (4.84%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (3.23%) AWS Certification
12 4 (3.23%) CCNA
12 4 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
13 2 (1.61%) HP ASE
13 2 (1.61%) NCIE
14 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.81%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (23.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.45%) SLA
3 7 (5.65%) Data Quality
4 5 (4.03%) GAMP
5 1 (0.81%) GDPR
5 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 34 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (21.77%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.65%) vSphere
5 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (4.03%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.42%) UAG
8 2 (1.61%) Firmware
9 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.81%) Docker
9 1 (0.81%) vCloud
9 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (23.39%) Ansible
2 14 (11.29%) SCCM
3 6 (4.84%) WSUS
4 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (3.23%) WMI
6 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 88 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 45 (36.29%) VMware
3 38 (30.65%) Oracle
4 16 (12.90%) IBM
5 7 (5.65%) Citrix
6 6 (4.84%) Capita
7 5 (4.03%) NETGEAR
7 5 (4.03%) Sophos
7 5 (4.03%) Symantec
8 3 (2.42%) Cisco
8 3 (2.42%) HP
9 2 (1.61%) Dell
9 2 (1.61%) NetApp
9 2 (1.61%) Polycom
9 2 (1.61%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.61%) Tandberg
10 1 (0.81%) EMC
10 1 (0.81%) Google
10 1 (0.81%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.81%) Red Hat