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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 65 68
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 3 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.60% 0.86% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.54% 3.57% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 6
Median salary £31,750 £27,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.45% -25.67%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,150 £27,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,350 £35,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 118 168 214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 23.74% 24.00% 28.46%
Number of salaries quoted 96 148 172
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,250 £50,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing MCSE as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 17 (80.95%) Office 365
4 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
5 13 (61.90%) Hyper-V
5 13 (61.90%) Windows Server
6 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (57.14%) CCNA
6 12 (57.14%) SAN
7 11 (52.38%) Dell
7 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
9 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (38.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (33.33%) Firewall
11 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (28.57%) Veeam
12 5 (23.81%) iSCSI
12 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (23.81%) CCA
12 5 (23.81%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (23.81%) SLA
12 5 (23.81%) Cisco
12 5 (23.81%) ITIL
12 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2013

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 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (19.05%) IIS
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.76%) Apache
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (80.95%) Office 365
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) SAN
2 7 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (23.81%) iSCSI
4 4 (19.05%) DNS
4 4 (19.05%) Wireless
5 3 (14.29%) LAN
6 2 (9.52%) ADSL
7 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Project Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Wintel Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Systems Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Support Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) CMDB
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (19.05%) Linux
6 4 (19.05%) Mac OS X
6 4 (19.05%) Unix
7 1 (4.76%) CentOS
7 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 1 (4.76%) Change Management
3 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.76%) Information Security
3 1 (4.76%) IT Strategy
3 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (57.14%) CCNA
4 8 (38.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (23.81%) CCA
5 5 (23.81%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (19.05%) MCSA
7 2 (9.52%) CCNP
7 2 (9.52%) Degree
7 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (4.76%) MCITP
8 1 (4.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (61.90%) Hyper-V
3 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 11 (52.38%) Dell
4 6 (28.57%) Veeam
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco
6 4 (19.05%) Apple
6 4 (19.05%) HP
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle
7 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds