The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 69 87
Rank change year-on-year +6 +18  
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 9 22 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.24% 1.94% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.89% 7.21% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 7
Median salary £36,250 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% -5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,050 £18,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  

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 South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 184 305 392
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.38% 26.85% 32.26%
Number of salaries quoted 151 266 334
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

MCSE
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for MCSE in South Wales

MCSE
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in South Wales over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in South Wales

MCSE
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +14 4 £32,500 +18.18%
Newport +8 4 £40,000 -5.88%
Caerphilly +3 1 £32,500 -18.75%
MCSE
Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 South Wales region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 36 (100.00%) Windows
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 36 (100.00%) VMware
2 29 (80.56%) Office 365
3 27 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (75.00%) Hyper-V
4 26 (72.22%) SAN
4 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
5 25 (69.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (63.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
8 17 (47.22%) CCA
8 17 (47.22%) Citrix Certification
8 17 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (47.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
9 15 (41.67%) CCNA
10 13 (36.11%) Dell
11 12 (33.33%) Citrix
11 12 (33.33%) XenApp
12 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (27.78%) MS Exchange
14 9 (25.00%) Firewall
15 8 (22.22%) ITIL
15 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
16 7 (19.44%) Cisco
17 6 (16.67%) HP
17 6 (16.67%) Linux
17 6 (16.67%) MCSA

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 17 (47.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 10 (27.78%) MS Exchange
3 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (11.11%) IIS
5 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.78%) Apache
6 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (80.56%) Office 365
2 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (72.22%) SAN
2 9 (25.00%) Firewall
3 5 (13.89%) iSCSI
4 4 (11.11%) DNS
4 4 (11.11%) Wireless
5 3 (8.33%) LAN
6 2 (5.56%) ADSL
6 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.78%) VLAN
7 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (33.33%) Consultant
2 12 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 7 (19.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Technical Support
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (16.67%) Linux
6 4 (11.11%) Mac OS X
6 4 (11.11%) Unix
7 1 (2.78%) CentOS
7 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (5.56%) High Availability
2 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
2 2 (5.56%) Project Management
2 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.78%) Change Management
3 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (2.78%) Information Security
3 1 (2.78%) IT Strategy
3 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
3 1 (2.78%) Migration
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (63.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 17 (47.22%) CCA
3 17 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (47.22%) Citrix Certification
4 15 (41.67%) CCNA
5 6 (16.67%) MCSA
6 4 (11.11%) CCNP
7 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (5.56%) Degree
8 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (2.78%) MCITP
9 1 (2.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 25 (69.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (33.33%) XenApp
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 13 (36.11%) Dell
4 12 (33.33%) Citrix
5 7 (19.44%) Cisco
6 6 (16.67%) HP
6 6 (16.67%) Veeam
7 4 (11.11%) Apple
8 3 (8.33%) Oracle
8 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds
9 2 (5.56%) Meraki