Period
to 14 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 87 75
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12 +25
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 16 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.31% 0.36% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.69% 2.26% 4.94%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 7
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +38.46% -13.33%
10th Percentile £28,450 £30,600 £22,100
90th Percentile £50,000 £38,000 £29,850
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +21.21%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 239 177 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 19.62% 15.96% 19.95%
Number of salaries quoted 211 136 143
Cardiff median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +10.29% -9.33%
10th Percentile £26,513 £21,625 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,750 £61,500
South Wales median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.67% +7.14%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Cardiff

MCSE
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for MCSE in Cardiff

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Cardiff over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
3 13 (81.25%) MCSA
4 11 (68.75%) Windows
4 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
5 9 (56.25%) SQL
5 9 (56.25%) Firewall
5 9 (56.25%) VMware
5 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (56.25%) Hyper-V
5 9 (56.25%) Veeam
6 8 (50.00%) Azure
6 8 (50.00%) AWS
6 8 (50.00%) Office 365
6 8 (50.00%) DHCP
6 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (50.00%) Replication
7 7 (43.75%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (43.75%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (43.75%) VPN
7 7 (43.75%) DNS
7 7 (43.75%) SLA
7 7 (43.75%) LAN
7 7 (43.75%) WLAN
7 7 (43.75%) WAN
7 7 (43.75%) IIS
7 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
7 7 (43.75%) Identity Management

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 7 (43.75%) IIS
1 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
2 5 (31.25%) Skype for Business
3 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) AWS
1 8 (50.00%) Azure
1 8 (50.00%) Office 365
2 7 (43.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) DHCP
2 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (43.75%) DNS
3 7 (43.75%) LAN
3 7 (43.75%) VPN
3 7 (43.75%) WAN
3 7 (43.75%) WLAN
4 5 (31.25%) Skype
5 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (6.25%) SAN
6 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2017
General
1 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 8 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 8 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 8 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) IT Technician
2 2 (12.50%) Operations Technician
2 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Replication
2 7 (43.75%) Clustering
3 4 (25.00%) BYOD
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
1 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Identity Management
1 7 (43.75%) Software Deployment
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Fintech
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Microservices
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Storage Management
3 1 (6.25%) Technology Roadmap
3 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (81.25%) MCSA
3 5 (31.25%) MCP
4 4 (25.00%) MCITP
4 4 (25.00%) MCTS
5 3 (18.75%) CCNA
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (6.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) Cyber Essentials
1 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (43.75%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) Hyper-V
2 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Veeam
2 9 (56.25%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) Acme Packet
4 4 (25.00%) Polycom
4 4 (25.00%) Sonus
5 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) IBM