Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 104 105
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 6 14 25
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 0.42% 0.83% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.71% 3.80% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 6 15 10
Median annual salary £37,500 £31,000 £29,875
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.97% +3.77% -25.31%
10th Percentile £34,000 £27,750 £26,500
90th Percentile £40,625 £51,300 £32,763
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 351 368 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.58% 21.70% 23.83%
Number of salaries quoted 295 284 280
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,105
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.26% +0.26%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,150 £24,875
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £60,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Wales

MCSE
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSE in Wales.

Salary trend 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 5 June 2020. 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 +1 6 £37,500 +20.97% 2
MCSE
UK

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 Wales region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCSA
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (100.00%) Veeam
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) Replication
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) DHCP
3 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Office 365
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2019
4 3 (50.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (50.00%) Software Deployment
4 3 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (50.00%) Azure
4 3 (50.00%) AWS
4 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (50.00%) Clustering
4 3 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) SLA
4 3 (50.00%) LAN

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 3 (50.00%) IIS
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (16.67%) Site Server
3 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Office 365
2 3 (50.00%) AWS
2 3 (50.00%) Azure
2 3 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) DHCP
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) WLAN
4 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) Skype
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2017
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Replication
2 3 (50.00%) Clustering
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2019
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) CentOS
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Identity Management
1 3 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Security Patching
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSA
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) RHCE
2 1 (16.67%) RHCSA
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Terraform
1 1 (16.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Veeam
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat