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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank - 68 50
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 0 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff - 0.89% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.17% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 5
Average salary - £33,250 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.65%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
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
187 144 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.22% 21.36% 25.63%
Number of salaries quoted 144 128 91
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 £24,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £64,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 8 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (33.33%) MCITP
5 2 (33.33%) NetApp
5 2 (33.33%) Clustering
5 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (16.67%) Skype

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (16.67%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp