Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 201 147
Rank change year-on-year +63 -54 +59
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 128 57 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.00% 0.94% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.64% 3.27% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 82 22 161
Berkshire median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.32% +5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £30,025 £22,850 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £72,250 £77,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £42,377
% change year-on-year +2.56% -7.97% +5.94%

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 1,675 1,742 2,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.23% 28.65% 32.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,240 1,371 2,082
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £78,625
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 15 October 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 15 October 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
Reading +39 47 £76,250 +90.63% 1
Maidenhead -1 45 £60,000 -
Bracknell -21 21 £35,000 -44.00%
Slough -1 4 £34,000 +4.62%
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 128 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (75.78%) Microsoft
3 91 (71.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 76 (59.38%) Active Directory
5 62 (48.44%) MCSA
6 54 (42.19%) ITIL
7 52 (40.63%) Office 365
8 47 (36.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 42 (32.81%) Project Management
10 41 (32.03%) Amazon AWS
11 39 (30.47%) MCITP
11 39 (30.47%) Windows
12 37 (28.91%) Presales
13 36 (28.13%) Enterprise Architecture
14 35 (27.34%) Degree
14 35 (27.34%) Network Security
15 33 (25.78%) VMware
16 31 (24.22%) Vendor Relationship Management
17 29 (22.66%) PRINCE2
18 28 (21.88%) Web Services
19 27 (21.09%) Microsoft Office
19 27 (21.09%) SQL Server
20 26 (20.31%) Workflow
20 26 (20.31%) Python
21 25 (19.53%) Windows Server
22 24 (18.75%) Security Cleared
23 23 (17.97%) Relational Database
23 23 (17.97%) Amazon Redshift
23 23 (17.97%) Windows Server 2012
23 23 (17.97%) Amazon EMR

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 12 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.91%) IIS
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (21.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 91 (71.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (40.63%) Office 365
3 47 (36.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 41 (32.03%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (17.97%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (17.97%) Amazon EMR
5 23 (17.97%) Amazon Kinesis
5 23 (17.97%) Amazon S3
5 23 (17.97%) Amazon SQS
5 23 (17.97%) AWS Lambda
5 23 (17.97%) Serverless
6 15 (11.72%) SaaS
7 8 (6.25%) IBM Cloud
7 8 (6.25%) PaaS
8 4 (3.13%) IaaS
9 3 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.34%) GitHub
9 3 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (27.34%) Network Security
2 17 (13.28%) WAN
3 16 (12.50%) DNS
4 15 (11.72%) Firewall
5 12 (9.38%) LAN
6 11 (8.59%) DHCP
7 10 (7.81%) SAN
8 9 (7.03%) TCP/IP
9 8 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (4.69%) VPN
11 4 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (3.13%) VLAN
12 3 (2.34%) NAS
13 1 (0.78%) Skype
13 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.09%) SQL Server
2 23 (17.97%) Amazon RDS
2 23 (17.97%) Amazon Redshift
2 23 (17.97%) Cosmos DB
2 23 (17.97%) RDBMS
2 23 (17.97%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (3.13%) Power BI
4 3 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.56%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.56%) HDInsight
5 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (9.38%) Publishing
2 2 (1.56%) Advertising
2 2 (1.56%) Billing
2 2 (1.56%) Finance
2 2 (1.56%) Legal
2 2 (1.56%) Retail
3 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (38.28%) Architect
2 39 (30.47%) Cloud Architect
3 27 (21.09%) Lead Architect
3 27 (21.09%) Solutions Architect
4 26 (20.31%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 19 (14.84%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 12 (9.38%) Administrator
6 12 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (8.59%) IT Administrator
7 11 (8.59%) IT Systems Administrator
7 11 (8.59%) Subject Matter Expert
8 10 (7.81%) Technical Architect
9 7 (5.47%) Consultant
9 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.69%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (4.69%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.88%) Web Services
2 19 (14.84%) .NET
3 18 (14.06%) OAuth
3 18 (14.06%) SAML
4 17 (13.28%) ASP.NET
5 15 (11.72%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (9.38%) Middleware
7 8 (6.25%) JSON
8 1 (0.78%) CSS
8 1 (0.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.41%) CESG
2 19 (14.84%) Computer Science
3 14 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.03%) Data Centre
4 9 (7.03%) NHS
5 8 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (5.47%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.34%) Clustering
7 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.34%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.56%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.56%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.78%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.47%) Windows
2 25 (19.53%) Windows Server
3 23 (17.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (7.03%) Windows 10
6 8 (6.25%) Linux
7 7 (5.47%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.34%) Unix
8 3 (2.34%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (42.19%) ITIL
2 42 (32.81%) Project Management
3 37 (28.91%) Presales
4 36 (28.13%) Enterprise Architecture
5 31 (24.22%) Vendor Relationship Management
6 29 (22.66%) PRINCE2
7 26 (20.31%) Workflow
8 23 (17.97%) Identity Access Management
8 23 (17.97%) Strategic Thinking
9 19 (14.84%) B2B
9 19 (14.84%) Logistics
10 18 (14.06%) B2C
11 16 (12.50%) Service Management
12 15 (11.72%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (9.38%) Change Management
15 11 (8.59%) Business Forecasting
15 11 (8.59%) ITIL V3
15 11 (8.59%) Value Proposition
16 10 (7.81%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.31%) Python
2 22 (17.19%) SQL
3 15 (11.72%) Java
3 15 (11.72%) PL/SQL
3 15 (11.72%) Scala
3 15 (11.72%) Shell Script
4 8 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 128 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (48.44%) MCSA
3 39 (30.47%) MCITP
4 35 (27.34%) Degree
5 24 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 21 (16.41%) MCP
7 19 (14.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (7.03%) MCSD
9 8 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (5.47%) CCNA
10 7 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (5.47%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (5.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (2.34%) AWS Certification
12 3 (2.34%) MCTS
12 3 (2.34%) RHCE
13 2 (1.56%) VCP6
14 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
14 1 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.41%) Data Quality
2 9 (7.03%) SLA
3 8 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 76 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 20 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (14.06%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.03%) vSphere
5 4 (3.13%) Firmware
6 3 (2.34%) Docker
6 3 (2.34%) UAG
6 3 (2.34%) vCloud
7 2 (1.56%) HDFS
8 1 (0.78%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (8.59%) Ansible
2 5 (3.91%) SCCM
3 1 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.78%) SCOM
3 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 97 (75.78%) Microsoft
2 33 (25.78%) VMware
3 12 (9.38%) Oracle
4 8 (6.25%) Cisco
5 5 (3.91%) Apple
5 5 (3.91%) NETGEAR
5 5 (3.91%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.91%) Sophos
6 4 (3.13%) Dell
6 4 (3.13%) HP
6 4 (3.13%) IBM
7 3 (2.34%) Google
7 3 (2.34%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.34%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.56%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.56%) Citrix
8 2 (1.56%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.56%) EMC
8 2 (1.56%) Juniper
8 2 (1.56%) NetApp