The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 75 62 44
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 5 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.64% 1.90% 3.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.25% 5.39% 10.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 15
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £67,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
MCSE
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
222 241 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 28.32% 35.13% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 180 199 123
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,318 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSE across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

MCSE
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

MCSE Salary Trend in Cardiff

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (94.12%) Windows
3 14 (82.35%) VMware
4 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
5 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
5 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (58.82%) Cisco
7 9 (52.94%) Citrix
8 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (41.18%) CCNA
8 7 (41.18%) SAN
8 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
8 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (35.29%) ITIL
9 6 (35.29%) MCSA
10 5 (29.41%) DHCP
10 5 (29.41%) ISA Server
10 5 (29.41%) CCNP
10 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2000
10 5 (29.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (29.41%) Finance
10 5 (29.41%) Back Office
10 5 (29.41%) Project Management
10 5 (29.41%) WatchGuard
10 5 (29.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
11 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (23.53%) Lync

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing MCSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
1 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (23.53%) Lync
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (11.76%) IBM Notes
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) SAN
2 5 (29.41%) DHCP
3 2 (11.76%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) VoIP
3 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (29.41%) Back Office
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 8
6 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) People Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (41.18%) CCNA
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (35.29%) MCSA
4 5 (29.41%) CCNP
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (23.53%) MCITP
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (11.76%) MCTS
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) ISA Server
3 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (11.76%) vSphere
6 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) WSUS
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) VMware
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Cisco
4 9 (52.94%) Citrix
5 5 (29.41%) WatchGuard
6 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
7 3 (17.65%) McAfee
8 2 (11.76%) BT
8 2 (11.76%) Symantec
8 2 (11.76%) Lotus
8 2 (11.76%) HP
9 1 (5.88%) Informatica
9 1 (5.88%) NetApp
9 1 (5.88%) Teradata