The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cardiff region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 43 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 24 17 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.55% 3.10% 5.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.01% 11.64% 25.97%
Number of salaries quoted 24 15 17
Average salary £33,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,928 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
218 146 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 32.25% 26.59% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 190 121 73
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
South Wales

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cardiff region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Cardiff

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 37 (80.43%) Microsoft
2 29 (63.04%) Windows
3 27 (58.70%) VMware
4 25 (54.35%) MCSE
5 22 (47.83%) Cisco
6 20 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (32.61%) ITIL
8 14 (30.43%) SQL Server
8 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
8 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (30.43%) Hyper-V
9 13 (28.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (28.26%) CCNA
10 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (26.09%) .NET
10 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (23.91%) SQL
11 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
11 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (21.74%) MS Exchange
12 10 (21.74%) HP
13 9 (19.57%) Advertising
13 9 (19.57%) CMS
14 8 (17.39%) IIS
14 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET
15 7 (15.22%) Dell
15 7 (15.22%) Citrix
15 7 (15.22%) Sitecore
15 7 (15.22%) Load Balancing
16 6 (13.04%) SAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 9 (19.57%) CMS
3 8 (17.39%) IIS
4 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (10.87%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (8.70%) Commerce Server
5 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
5 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (4.35%) Lync
6 2 (4.35%) Apache Solr
7 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.17%) WorkSite
7 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Office 365
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) SAN
2 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.87%) DNS
3 4 (8.70%) Internet
4 3 (6.52%) Firewall
5 1 (2.17%) VoIP
5 1 (2.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (30.43%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (19.57%) Advertising
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Technical Design Authority
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Sitecore Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Services Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) .NET
2 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.87%) CSS
3 5 (10.87%) HTML
4 4 (8.70%) jQuery
4 4 (8.70%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.35%) Lucene
5 2 (4.35%) XHTML
6 1 (2.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.52%) EqualLogic
2 3 (6.52%) Clustering
3 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.17%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 29 (63.04%) Windows
2 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.70%) Linux
6 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.35%) Android
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Phone
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Load Balancing
3 4 (8.70%) TOGAF
3 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.52%) MVC
4 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.35%) TDD
5 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.35%) Project Management
5 2 (4.35%) OOD
5 2 (4.35%) SOA
5 2 (4.35%) CRM
5 2 (4.35%) Android Development
5 2 (4.35%) iOS Development
5 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.17%) ERP
6 1 (2.17%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.35%) XAML
4 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (54.35%) MCSE
2 20 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (28.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 13 (28.26%) CCNA
4 6 (13.04%) MCP
5 5 (10.87%) CCA
5 5 (10.87%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (10.87%) MCITP
6 4 (8.70%) CCIE
7 3 (6.52%) MCSA
7 3 (6.52%) Degree
8 2 (4.35%) CISSP
8 2 (4.35%) PMP
8 2 (4.35%) PMI Certification
9 1 (2.17%) VCP4
9 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (2.17%) VCP5
9 1 (2.17%) CCNP
9 1 (2.17%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
1 14 (30.43%) Hyper-V
2 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) XenApp
3 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (80.43%) Microsoft
2 27 (58.70%) VMware
3 22 (47.83%) Cisco
4 10 (21.74%) HP
5 7 (15.22%) Dell
5 7 (15.22%) Citrix
5 7 (15.22%) Sitecore
6 3 (6.52%) 3PAR
6 3 (6.52%) NetApp
6 3 (6.52%) EMC
7 2 (4.35%) IBM
7 2 (4.35%) SAP
7 2 (4.35%) Xamarin
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle
8 1 (2.17%) Remedy
8 1 (2.17%) Juniper
8 1 (2.17%) Alterian
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 24 days ago