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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
South East / Berkshire
Rank 147 154 116
Rank change year-on-year +7 -38  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 39 66 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.15% 1.33% 2.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 4.08% 6.07%
Number of salaries quoted 35 55 88
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +9.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,700 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £72,900
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year -3.22% +6.16%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 963 1616 2028
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.52% 32.69% 37.67%
Number of salaries quoted 698 1256 1357
Median salary £49,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing MCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +27 9 £37,500 -
Slough +21 8 £47,500 -20.83% 3
Newbury +15 6 £27,500 -
Bracknell +8 6 £52,500 +10.52%
Maidenhead +6 2 £70,000 -
Wokingham +3 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Windsor - 1 £65,000 -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 95 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (82.11%) Windows
3 70 (73.68%) Active Directory
4 68 (71.58%) Microsoft
5 46 (48.42%) SQL Server
6 44 (46.32%) Windows Server
7 43 (45.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (41.05%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (38.95%) Firewall
10 36 (37.89%) MS Exchange
11 35 (36.84%) VMware
12 34 (35.79%) MCSA
13 33 (34.74%) DNS
14 31 (32.63%) CCNA
15 30 (31.58%) SQL
16 28 (29.47%) MS Excel
17 27 (28.42%) Linux
17 27 (28.42%) VMware Infrastructure
18 25 (26.32%) LAN
18 25 (26.32%) WAN
19 24 (25.26%) Windows Server 2012
20 23 (24.21%) DHCP
20 23 (24.21%) Hyper-V
21 21 (22.11%) MCITP
21 21 (22.11%) TCP/IP
21 21 (22.11%) Cisco
22 20 (21.05%) ITIL
22 20 (21.05%) SCCM
23 19 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
23 19 (20.00%) HP

MCSE
Top Related 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 36 (37.89%) MS Exchange
2 19 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (16.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (13.68%) IIS
5 10 (10.53%) Skype for Business
6 9 (9.47%) Apache
6 9 (9.47%) IBM Notes
6 9 (9.47%) SharePoint
6 9 (9.47%) Tomcat
6 9 (9.47%) WebLogic
6 9 (9.47%) WebSphere
7 4 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (3.16%) Documentum
9 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (29.47%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) MS Office
3 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.89%) Office 365
2 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.11%) IaaS
6 1 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.05%) CloudFront
6 1 (1.05%) G Suite
6 1 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.05%) SaaS
6 1 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (38.95%) Firewall
2 33 (34.74%) DNS
3 25 (26.32%) LAN
3 25 (26.32%) WAN
4 23 (24.21%) DHCP
5 21 (22.11%) TCP/IP
6 13 (13.68%) Network Security
7 12 (12.63%) SAN
8 10 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (9.47%) SSL
9 9 (9.47%) VoIP
10 8 (8.42%) HTTP
10 8 (8.42%) NAS
10 8 (8.42%) SSH
11 7 (7.37%) SMTP
11 7 (7.37%) SNMP
12 6 (6.32%) VLAN
13 5 (5.26%) Internet
13 5 (5.26%) Skype
14 4 (4.21%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (48.42%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (11.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (8.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (3.16%) InfluxDB
9 2 (2.11%) MySQL
10 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) JIRA
2 7 (7.37%) WinDbg
3 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (11.58%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) French Language
2 9 (9.47%) German Language
2 9 (9.47%) Portuguese Language
2 9 (9.47%) Spanish Language
3 7 (7.37%) Back Office
4 4 (4.21%) Games
5 3 (3.16%) Advertising
6 2 (2.11%) Legal
6 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.05%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 33 (34.74%) Support Engineer
2 30 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (14.74%) Technical Support
4 12 (12.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) IT Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) Technical Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) Technical Support Engineer
5 11 (11.58%) Security Engineer
5 11 (11.58%) Security Support Engineer
5 11 (11.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (10.53%) Architect
6 10 (10.53%) IT Support
6 10 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
7 9 (9.47%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (9.47%) Consultant
7 9 (9.47%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (8.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (8.42%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (7.37%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.53%) Web Services
2 9 (9.47%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.63%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.32%) Clustering
4 5 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (5.26%) PKI
5 4 (4.21%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (4.21%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.16%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.11%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.05%) iPad
8 1 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 78 (82.11%) Windows
2 44 (46.32%) Windows Server
3 43 (45.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (28.42%) Linux
5 24 (25.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (12.63%) Windows 7
8 11 (11.58%) Unix
9 9 (9.47%) Mac OS
9 9 (9.47%) Windows NT
10 4 (4.21%) Windows 2000
10 4 (4.21%) Windows Vista
10 4 (4.21%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (3.16%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) ITIL
2 11 (11.58%) High Availability
2 11 (11.58%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (10.53%) OWASP
4 8 (8.42%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (8.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 7 (7.37%) Problem Management
6 6 (6.32%) Migration
7 5 (5.26%) Presales
7 5 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.21%) Analytics
8 4 (4.21%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (4.21%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.21%) SIEM
9 3 (3.16%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.16%) Network Management
9 3 (3.16%) Project Management
9 3 (3.16%) SOA
9 3 (3.16%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.58%) SQL
2 17 (17.89%) PowerShell
3 9 (9.47%) Python
4 8 (8.42%) Bash Shell
4 8 (8.42%) VBScript
5 2 (2.11%) VB
6 1 (1.05%) C#
6 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (41.05%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (35.79%) MCSA
4 31 (32.63%) CCNA
5 21 (22.11%) MCITP
6 17 (17.89%) MCP
7 15 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (14.74%) CISSP
9 13 (13.68%) CCNP
10 9 (9.47%) CEH
10 9 (9.47%) CompTIA Security+
10 9 (9.47%) Security+ Certification
11 7 (7.37%) CCVP
11 7 (7.37%) MCTS
12 5 (5.26%) Degree
12 5 (5.26%) MCSD
13 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
13 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
13 3 (3.16%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (1.05%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 9 (9.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.05%) GPG13
System Software
1 70 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 27 (28.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (24.21%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.42%) Samba
4 8 (8.42%) vSphere
5 7 (7.37%) ISA Server
6 3 (3.16%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.16%) vCloud
6 3 (3.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.11%) XenApp
8 1 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (21.05%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.21%) WSUS
3 3 (3.16%) Grafana
3 3 (3.16%) Graphite
3 3 (3.16%) Kibana
3 3 (3.16%) SCOM
3 3 (3.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (2.11%) Nagios
4 2 (2.11%) vMotion
5 1 (1.05%) Ansible
5 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.05%) Nessus
5 1 (1.05%) Nmap
5 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 68 (71.58%) Microsoft
2 35 (36.84%) VMware
3 21 (22.11%) Cisco
4 19 (20.00%) HP
5 13 (13.68%) Citrix
6 11 (11.58%) Dell
6 11 (11.58%) Oracle
7 9 (9.47%) Lotus
7 9 (9.47%) Novell
8 8 (8.42%) Dell KACE
8 8 (8.42%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (8.42%) Splunk
9 5 (5.26%) NetApp
9 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.21%) Avaya
10 4 (4.21%) LogRhythm
11 3 (3.16%) Lumension
11 3 (3.16%) Veeam
11 3 (3.16%) Veritas
12 2 (2.11%) Apple
Wokingham, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
aap3
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Slough
aap3
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago