Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 135 126
Rank change year-on-year +34 -9 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 42 23 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.03% 0.88% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.22% 3.26% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 39 18 24
Wales median annual salary £32,500 £30,750 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.69% -12.77% +5.22%
10th Percentile £23,600 £26,250 £20,250
90th Percentile £45,000 £45,175 £45,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 511 705 811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.64% 26.86% 29.73%
Number of salaries quoted 425 603 711
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% +1.43%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,260
90th Percentile £57,946 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Wales

MCSE
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for MCSE in Wales

MCSE
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Wales over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSE in Wales

MCSE
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Wales region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +45 32 £40,000 +33.33% 3
North Wales +4 8 £27,500 +12.24%
Mid Wales -1 2 - -
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (88.10%) Windows
3 33 (78.57%) VMware
4 31 (73.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (69.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (69.05%) Microsoft
6 25 (59.52%) Hyper-V
7 23 (54.76%) Office 365
8 21 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (45.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 19 (45.24%) Active Directory
10 18 (42.86%) Citrix
10 18 (42.86%) CCA
10 18 (42.86%) Citrix Certification
10 18 (42.86%) SAN
10 18 (42.86%) XenApp
11 16 (38.10%) ITIL
12 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (23.81%) CCNA
14 10 (23.81%) DNS
15 9 (21.43%) DHCP
15 9 (21.43%) Cisco
16 8 (19.05%) CCNP
16 8 (19.05%) MCP
16 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
17 7 (16.67%) Driving Licence
17 7 (16.67%) Google
17 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
17 7 (16.67%) A+ Certification

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 19 (45.24%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
3 4 (9.52%) IIS
4 1 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 23 (54.76%) Office 365
2 6 (14.29%) G Suite
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.38%) Google Drive
5 1 (2.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (42.86%) SAN
2 10 (23.81%) DNS
3 9 (21.43%) DHCP
4 6 (14.29%) Firewall
4 6 (14.29%) WLAN
5 3 (7.14%) Internet
5 3 (7.14%) VPN
6 2 (4.76%) LAN
6 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.76%) VLAN
6 2 (4.76%) WAN
7 1 (2.38%) DMZ
7 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.38%) PBX
7 1 (2.38%) PSTN
7 1 (2.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (9.52%) Advertising
2 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Consultant
1 18 (42.86%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 8 (19.05%) IT Technician
3 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) IT Support
5 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Operations Technician
5 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Technician
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (2.38%) Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Driving Licence
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) CMDB
4 1 (2.38%) iSeries
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 37 (88.10%) Windows
2 31 (73.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
5 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 6 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
8 3 (7.14%) Windows 10
9 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.38%) CentOS
10 1 (2.38%) Linux
10 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) ITIL V2
2 6 (14.29%) Time Management
3 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
4 4 (9.52%) Change Management
4 4 (9.52%) Service Management
5 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.76%) Coaching
6 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.76%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.76%) ITSM
6 2 (4.76%) Proactive Management
6 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.76%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.38%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (2.38%) Network Virtualisation
7 1 (2.38%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 18 (42.86%) CCA
3 18 (42.86%) Citrix Certification
4 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (23.81%) CCNA
6 8 (19.05%) CCNP
6 8 (19.05%) MCP
7 7 (16.67%) A+ Certification
8 6 (14.29%) DBS Check
8 6 (14.29%) Degree
8 6 (14.29%) MCITP
9 5 (11.90%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (11.90%) MCSA
10 1 (2.38%) MCTS
10 1 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (69.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (59.52%) Hyper-V
3 19 (45.24%) Active Directory
4 18 (42.86%) XenApp
5 5 (11.90%) vSphere
6 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 33 (78.57%) VMware
2 29 (69.05%) Microsoft
3 18 (42.86%) Citrix
4 9 (21.43%) Cisco
5 7 (16.67%) Google
6 1 (2.38%) Apple
6 1 (2.38%) Dell
6 1 (2.38%) HP