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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 65 60
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 18 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.24% 0.86% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.43% 3.30% 8.13%
Number of salaries quoted 18 3 10
Median salary £35,000 £50,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +38.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,000 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year -3.84% +6.12%  

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 134 182 123
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 24.10% 26.04% 18.66%
Number of salaries quoted 110 145 112
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £23,450
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Cardiff over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (86.96%) Windows
3 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
4 18 (78.26%) Hyper-V
5 17 (73.91%) Office 365
6 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
7 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (56.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (52.17%) CCNA
9 12 (52.17%) SAN
9 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
10 11 (47.83%) MS Excel
10 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (43.48%) Dell
12 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
12 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (34.78%) Linux
14 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (30.43%) Firewall
15 6 (26.09%) Degree
15 6 (26.09%) Veeam
15 6 (26.09%) vSphere
15 6 (26.09%) Hybrid Cloud
16 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (21.74%) CCA
16 5 (21.74%) Citrix Certification

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 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (13.04%) IIS
5 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (47.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (73.91%) Office 365
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (17.39%) IaaS
3 4 (17.39%) PaaS
3 4 (17.39%) SaaS
4 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) SAN
2 7 (30.43%) Firewall
3 5 (21.74%) DNS
3 5 (21.74%) LAN
4 4 (17.39%) iSCSI
4 4 (17.39%) Wireless
5 3 (13.04%) WAN
6 2 (8.70%) ADSL
6 2 (8.70%) DHCP
6 2 (8.70%) VoIP
7 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) IT Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Project Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (34.78%) Linux
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (21.74%) Unix
7 4 (17.39%) Mac OS X
8 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
9 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
9 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.35%) Information Security
3 1 (4.35%) IT Strategy
3 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (56.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (52.17%) CCNA
4 6 (26.09%) Degree
5 5 (21.74%) CCA
5 5 (21.74%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (13.04%) MCSA
7 2 (8.70%) RHCE
8 1 (4.35%) CCNP
8 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (4.35%) MCITP
8 1 (4.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
2 18 (78.26%) Hyper-V
3 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (26.09%) vSphere
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (43.48%) Dell
4 6 (26.09%) Veeam
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco
6 4 (17.39%) Apple
7 3 (13.04%) HP
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle
7 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Premier IT
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago