Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 142 198
Rank change year-on-year -32 +56 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 42 108 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.86% 1.91% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.52% 6.82% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 42 76 22
Berkshire median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +36.84% +11.76%
10th Percentile £37,918 £25,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £65,000
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 1,192 1,584 1,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 24.43% 27.96% 27.40%
Number of salaries quoted 923 1,101 1,418
Berkshire median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £70,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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
Slough +38 19 £75,000 +120.59% 3
Reading -22 8 £63,750 +59.38% 5
Bracknell -1 5 £70,000 +75.00%
Ascot - 4 £38,327 -
Maidenhead +18 3 £70,000 -
Newbury - 2 £47,500 - 2
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 22 (52.38%) Azure
4 15 (35.71%) MCSA
5 14 (33.33%) VMware
6 13 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (28.57%) ITIL
8 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
9 10 (23.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (21.43%) Hyper-V
10 9 (21.43%) Degree
11 8 (19.05%) MCITP
11 8 (19.05%) IaaS
11 8 (19.05%) Windows
11 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
12 7 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
12 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (16.67%) CCIE
12 7 (16.67%) Identity Management
12 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
13 6 (14.29%) DevOps
13 6 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (11.90%) CREST Certified
14 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
14 5 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
14 5 (11.90%) OSCP
14 5 (11.90%) Office 365

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 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (52.38%) Azure
2 10 (23.81%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (19.05%) IaaS
4 5 (11.90%) Office 365
5 4 (9.52%) AWS
5 4 (9.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (4.76%) Cloudflare
6 2 (4.76%) Mimecast
7 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
1 4 (9.52%) NAS
1 4 (9.52%) SAN
2 2 (4.76%) BGP
2 2 (4.76%) IPsec
2 2 (4.76%) MPLS
2 2 (4.76%) OSPF
2 2 (4.76%) VPN
2 2 (4.76%) WAN
2 2 (4.76%) Wireless
3 1 (2.38%) DHCP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.38%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (9.52%) Retail
2 3 (7.14%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Architect
2 9 (21.43%) Field Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Senior Field Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) Azure Consultant
5 5 (11.90%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Security Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Identity Management Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Network Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Principal Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Project Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.38%) Incident Manager
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.38%) CSS
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (9.52%) NHS
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
1 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
2 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
2 7 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 6 (14.29%) DevOps
4 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (11.90%) DoDAF
4 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
4 5 (11.90%) MODAF
4 5 (11.90%) Security Architecture
4 5 (11.90%) TOGAF
4 5 (11.90%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (9.52%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (9.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (9.52%) Operations Management
5 4 (9.52%) Presales
6 3 (7.14%) Change Management
6 3 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (35.71%) MCSA
3 9 (21.43%) Degree
4 8 (19.05%) MCITP
5 7 (16.67%) CCIE
5 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (11.90%) CCDP
6 5 (11.90%) CEH
6 5 (11.90%) CISSP
6 5 (11.90%) CREST Certified
6 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
6 5 (11.90%) LPIC
6 5 (11.90%) OSCP
7 3 (7.14%) MCP
8 2 (4.76%) CCNP
9 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.38%) MCSD
9 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) RMADS
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
3 9 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.14%) Docker
5 2 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 14 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (9.52%) CyberArk
4 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix
4 2 (4.76%) F5
4 2 (4.76%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) Juniper
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.76%) Zscaler
5 1 (2.38%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.38%) BMC
5 1 (2.38%) Dynatrace
5 1 (2.38%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) Remedy
5 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow