Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 196 172
Rank change year-on-year +71 -24 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 146 60 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.23% 0.93% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.89% 3.28% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 83 43 143
Berkshire median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.32% - -
10th Percentile £27,950 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £67,000 £65,000
South East median annual salary £44,000 £39,250 £42,253
% change year-on-year +12.10% -7.11% +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 1,642 1,832 2,949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 25.05% 28.46% 32.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,257 1,406 2,258
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £27,000 £24,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,250 £72,500 £76,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,463 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.54% -3.42% +2.27%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +1 61 £60,000 - 1
Reading +51 50 £52,500 +10.53% 1
Bracknell -6 18 £47,500 -19.15% 1
Slough +1 4 £30,000 -36.84% 1
Wokingham - 2 - -
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 106 (72.60%) Microsoft
3 104 (71.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 71 (48.63%) Active Directory
5 68 (46.58%) MCSA
6 62 (42.47%) ITIL
7 48 (32.88%) SQL Server
8 47 (32.19%) Office 365
9 46 (31.51%) Windows
10 43 (29.45%) Degree
11 42 (28.77%) Enterprise Architecture
11 42 (28.77%) Amazon AWS
11 42 (28.77%) VMware
12 38 (26.03%) MCITP
13 37 (25.34%) Azure Active Directory
13 37 (25.34%) Strategic Thinking
14 36 (24.66%) Presales
14 36 (24.66%) Project Management
15 32 (21.92%) PRINCE2
16 29 (19.86%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (19.18%) Oracle
17 28 (19.18%) Python
17 28 (19.18%) Windows Server 2012
18 27 (18.49%) Windows Server
19 26 (17.81%) Middleware
19 26 (17.81%) Workflow
19 26 (17.81%) Publishing
19 26 (17.81%) Network Security
19 26 (17.81%) Logistics
20 25 (17.12%) Hyper-V

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 11 (7.53%) MS Exchange
1 11 (7.53%) Oracle Service Bus
2 8 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.11%) IIS
4 5 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.42%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (3.42%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.05%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (15.07%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 104 (71.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (32.19%) Office 365
3 42 (28.77%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (25.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (12.33%) IBM Cloud
6 17 (11.64%) PaaS
7 16 (10.96%) SaaS
8 11 (7.53%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (7.53%) Amazon EMR
8 11 (7.53%) Amazon Kinesis
8 11 (7.53%) Amazon S3
8 11 (7.53%) Amazon SQS
8 11 (7.53%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (7.53%) Serverless
9 6 (4.11%) IaaS
10 5 (3.42%) OneDrive
11 3 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (2.05%) GitHub
11 3 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.81%) Network Security
2 23 (15.75%) Firewall
3 21 (14.38%) WAN
4 16 (10.96%) LAN
5 13 (8.90%) DNS
6 9 (6.16%) SAN
7 8 (5.48%) DHCP
7 8 (5.48%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (4.79%) VPN
9 4 (2.74%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.05%) NAS
10 3 (2.05%) Skype
11 2 (1.37%) Internet
12 1 (0.68%) BGP
12 1 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (32.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.90%) Oracle Database
3 11 (7.53%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (7.53%) Amazon Redshift
3 11 (7.53%) Cosmos DB
3 11 (7.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (7.53%) Oracle Database 12c
3 11 (7.53%) RDBMS
3 11 (7.53%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.74%) Power BI
5 3 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.37%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.37%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.37%) HDInsight
6 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.37%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.37%) MSI
2 2 (1.37%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 26 (17.81%) Publishing
2 2 (1.37%) Advertising
2 2 (1.37%) Billing
2 2 (1.37%) Finance
2 2 (1.37%) Legal
2 2 (1.37%) Multimedia
2 2 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (1.37%) Retail
3 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (38.36%) Architect
2 45 (30.82%) Cloud Architect
3 22 (15.07%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (14.38%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 19 (13.01%) Lead Architect
6 12 (8.22%) Technical Architect
7 10 (6.85%) Administrator
7 10 (6.85%) Consultant
7 10 (6.85%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (6.16%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 9 (6.16%) Senior Consultant
8 9 (6.16%) Support Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) Automation Architect
9 8 (5.48%) Subject Matter Expert
10 7 (4.79%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (4.79%) IT Administrator
10 7 (4.79%) IT Manager
10 7 (4.79%) IT Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.79%) Technical Leader
11 6 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.81%) Middleware
2 20 (13.70%) JSON
3 17 (11.64%) Web Services
4 15 (10.27%) OAuth
4 15 (10.27%) SAML
5 10 (6.85%) .NET
6 8 (5.48%) ASP.NET
7 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.68%) CSS
8 1 (0.68%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.38%) CESG
2 20 (13.70%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.27%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (8.22%) NHS
5 12 (8.22%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (7.53%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.74%) Clustering
7 4 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.05%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.37%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.37%) PKI
9 2 (1.37%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.68%) Robotics
10 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (31.51%) Windows
2 28 (19.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (18.49%) Windows Server
4 19 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (6.16%) Windows 10
6 8 (5.48%) Linux
6 8 (5.48%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.42%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.74%) Unix
9 3 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (42.47%) ITIL
2 42 (28.77%) Enterprise Architecture
3 37 (25.34%) Strategic Thinking
4 36 (24.66%) Presales
4 36 (24.66%) Project Management
5 32 (21.92%) PRINCE2
6 26 (17.81%) Logistics
6 26 (17.81%) Workflow
7 21 (14.38%) Vendor Relationship Management
8 20 (13.70%) Configuration Management
9 19 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (13.01%) Build Automation
9 19 (13.01%) Scrum
10 17 (11.64%) Customer Requirements
10 17 (11.64%) ITIL V3
10 17 (11.64%) Service Management
11 16 (10.96%) B2B
11 16 (10.96%) B2C
11 16 (10.96%) Migration
11 16 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.18%) Python
2 23 (15.75%) PowerShell
3 17 (11.64%) SQL
4 6 (4.11%) Java
4 6 (4.11%) PL/SQL
4 6 (4.11%) Scala
4 6 (4.11%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 146 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (46.58%) MCSA
3 43 (29.45%) Degree
4 38 (26.03%) MCITP
5 23 (15.75%) MCP
6 20 (13.70%) Security Cleared
7 18 (12.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (10.27%) MCSD
9 9 (6.16%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (6.16%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (5.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (4.79%) MCTS
12 6 (4.11%) AWS Certification
12 6 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (3.42%) CCNA
13 5 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (2.74%) SC Cleared
15 3 (2.05%) RHCE
16 2 (1.37%) HP ASE
16 2 (1.37%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.38%) Data Quality
2 19 (13.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (6.16%) SLA
4 2 (1.37%) COBIT
4 2 (1.37%) GAMP
5 1 (0.68%) GDPR
5 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 71 (48.63%) Active Directory
2 29 (19.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (17.12%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.16%) vSphere
5 3 (2.05%) Docker
5 3 (2.05%) UAG
5 3 (2.05%) vCloud
6 2 (1.37%) Firmware
6 2 (1.37%) HDFS
6 2 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.68%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (15.07%) Ansible
2 11 (7.53%) SCCM
3 3 (2.05%) WSUS
4 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.37%) SCOM
4 2 (1.37%) WMI
Vendors
1 106 (72.60%) Microsoft
2 42 (28.77%) VMware
3 28 (19.18%) Oracle
4 11 (7.53%) IBM
5 6 (4.11%) Capita
5 6 (4.11%) Citrix
5 6 (4.11%) HP
6 5 (3.42%) Cisco
6 5 (3.42%) NETGEAR
6 5 (3.42%) Sophos
7 4 (2.74%) Dell
7 4 (2.74%) NetApp
8 3 (2.05%) EMC
8 3 (2.05%) Google
8 3 (2.05%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.05%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.37%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.37%) Juniper
9 2 (1.37%) Polycom
9 2 (1.37%) Tandberg