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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 60 46 54
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 8 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.15% 1.04% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.03% 3.54% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 3
Average salary £34,250 £30,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.29% +7.01%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
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
159 113 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 22.91% 29.27% 19.53%
Number of salaries quoted 143 100 87
Average salary £35,000 £36,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSE across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

MCSE Salary Histogram in Cardiff

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
3 16 (88.89%) Windows
4 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
5 14 (77.78%) VMware
6 12 (66.67%) Cisco
6 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
7 10 (55.56%) CCNA
7 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (44.44%) SQL
9 7 (38.89%) MCSA
9 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
10 6 (33.33%) Finance
11 5 (27.78%) Citrix
11 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (22.22%) Lync
12 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (22.22%) VoIP
12 4 (22.22%) ITIL
13 3 (16.67%) IIS
13 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
13 3 (16.67%) McAfee
13 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (16.67%) Project Management
13 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
13 3 (16.67%) Office 365
13 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (16.67%) MCITP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Lync
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (16.67%) IIS
4 2 (11.11%) IBM Notes
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) VoIP
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) SMTP
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Advertising
2 2 (11.11%) Back Office
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
2 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Server Support
3 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 1 (5.56%) Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.56%) Clustering
1 1 (5.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) People Management
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (55.56%) CCNA
3 7 (38.89%) MCSA
4 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (16.67%) MCITP
5 2 (11.11%) VCP4
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (11.11%) MCTS
5 2 (11.11%) MCP
5 2 (11.11%) CCNP
6 1 (5.56%) CCA
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) ISA Server
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) WSUS
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 14 (77.78%) VMware
3 12 (66.67%) Cisco
4 5 (27.78%) Citrix
5 3 (16.67%) McAfee
6 2 (11.11%) BT
6 2 (11.11%) Lotus
6 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.11%) Symantec
6 2 (11.11%) WatchGuard
7 1 (5.56%) NetApp
7 1 (5.56%) HP