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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 81 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 5 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.59% 1.83% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 5.85% 9.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 10
Average salary £37,500 £32,750 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.50% -13.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £22,500 £34,450
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £40,200 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
- -8.52%
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
221 205 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 26.00% 31.35% 24.44%
Number of salaries quoted 204 184 123
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £29,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 September 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) VMware
3 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (69.23%) SAN
4 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
4 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
6 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
6 6 (46.15%) DHCP
6 6 (46.15%) Citrix
6 6 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
7 5 (38.46%) Windows 8
7 5 (38.46%) Finance
7 5 (38.46%) Advertising
7 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (38.46%) Cisco
8 4 (30.77%) MCSA
8 4 (30.77%) ITIL
8 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (23.08%) vSphere
9 3 (23.08%) Lync
9 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
9 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (23.08%) MCITP
9 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
9 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (23.08%) Lync
4 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) SAN
2 6 (46.15%) DHCP
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
1 5 (38.46%) Advertising
2 2 (15.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 8
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (30.77%) MCSA
4 3 (23.08%) CCNA
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (23.08%) MCITP
5 2 (15.38%) CCNP
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 3 (23.08%) vSphere
4 2 (15.38%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) WatchGuard
6 1 (7.69%) Informatica
6 1 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) Teradata