The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 102 129 102
Rank change year-on-year +27 -27  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 9 16 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.72% 0.82% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.23% 2.27% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 27
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £32,250 £20,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £90,000
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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 404 704 991
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 32.45% 36.20% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 264 554 571
Median salary £42,500 £52,500 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.04% +8.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

MCSE
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in Reading.

Salary trend for MCSE in Reading

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Reading over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Reading

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 23 (69.70%) Windows
4 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
5 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 15 (45.45%) MS Excel
6 13 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (39.39%) SCCM
7 12 (36.36%) Office 365
7 12 (36.36%) CCNA
8 11 (33.33%) MCSA
8 11 (33.33%) SQL
8 11 (33.33%) VMware
8 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
9 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (30.30%) ITIL
9 10 (30.30%) Cisco
10 9 (27.27%) HP
10 9 (27.27%) MCITP
10 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (27.27%) Hyper-V
10 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (24.24%) Skype for Business
11 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (24.24%) MCP
11 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
11 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
11 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
12 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (18.18%) Clustering

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
1 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
1 8 (24.24%) Skype for Business
2 4 (12.12%) IIS
3 3 (9.09%) Documentum
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (36.36%) Office 365
2 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.06%) IaaS
5 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.03%) SaaS
5 1 (3.03%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
2 6 (18.18%) LAN
2 6 (18.18%) WAN
3 5 (15.15%) Skype
4 4 (12.12%) Firewall
4 4 (12.12%) Internet
4 4 (12.12%) Unified Communications
4 4 (12.12%) VPN
5 3 (9.09%) DHCP
5 3 (9.09%) DNS
5 3 (9.09%) VLAN
6 2 (6.06%) IP Telephony
6 2 (6.06%) PABX
6 2 (6.06%) PBX
6 2 (6.06%) SAN
6 2 (6.06%) VoIP
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (3.03%) NAS
7 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (3.03%) Automotive
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) French Language
2 1 (3.03%) German Language
2 1 (3.03%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (3.03%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Administrator
3 6 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Consultant
3 6 (18.18%) Technical Support
4 5 (15.15%) DBA
4 5 (15.15%) SQL DBA
4 5 (15.15%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (12.12%) Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Senior DBA
5 4 (12.12%) Senior SQL DBA
5 4 (12.12%) Senior SQL Server DBA
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Exchange Support
6 3 (9.09%) IT Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Technical Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Clustering
2 5 (15.15%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.09%) N-Tier
3 3 (9.09%) PKI
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (18.18%) Linux
7 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
8 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (9.09%) Unix
9 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 4 (12.12%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (12.12%) High Availability
3 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
3 4 (12.12%) Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (12.12%) Presales
3 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.09%) Network Management
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 3 (9.09%) SOA
4 3 (9.09%) Validation
5 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.06%) CRM
5 2 (6.06%) QMS
6 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C#
2 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (36.36%) CCNA
4 11 (33.33%) MCSA
5 9 (27.27%) MCITP
6 8 (24.24%) MCP
7 5 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (12.12%) CCNP
9 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
9 3 (9.09%) MCTS
9 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
9 3 (9.09%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (3.03%) CEH
10 1 (3.03%) CISSP
10 1 (3.03%) Degree
10 1 (3.03%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (27.27%) Hyper-V
2 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) Terminal Services
3 3 (9.09%) vCloud
3 3 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (9.09%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (6.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (39.39%) SCCM
2 4 (12.12%) Backup Exec
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (9.09%) SCOM
3 3 (9.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (9.09%) WSUS
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Nagios
5 1 (3.03%) Nessus
5 1 (3.03%) Nmap
Vendors
1 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 11 (33.33%) VMware
3 10 (30.30%) Cisco
4 9 (27.27%) HP
5 4 (12.12%) Avaya
5 4 (12.12%) NetApp
6 3 (9.09%) Citrix
6 3 (9.09%) Lumension
6 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.09%) Veeam
6 3 (9.09%) Veritas
7 2 (6.06%) Dell
7 2 (6.06%) Mitel
7 2 (6.06%) NEC
8 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.03%) Juniper
8 1 (3.03%) Lotus
8 1 (3.03%) NetIQ
8 1 (3.03%) Novell
8 1 (3.03%) Oracle