The table below looks at the statistics 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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 48 54 55
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 17 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.83% 2.55% 3.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.00% 9.24% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 14
Median salary £35,000 £35,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% -1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -4.05%
Microsoft Certification
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
150 184 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.58% 27.63% 38.11%
Number of salaries quoted 139 148 205
Median salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,783
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,565 £26,050
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £52,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of job ads across the Cardiff region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Microsoft Certification.

1 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (68.75%) Windows
3 20 (62.50%) VMware
4 19 (59.38%) Windows Server
5 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
6 16 (50.00%) ITIL
6 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 15 (46.88%) MS Exchange
7 15 (46.88%) Cisco
7 15 (46.88%) Firewall
7 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
10 9 (28.13%) SAN
10 9 (28.13%) DNS
11 8 (25.00%) MCSE
11 8 (25.00%) Finance
12 7 (21.88%) MCSA
12 7 (21.88%) Unix
12 7 (21.88%) VPN
12 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
13 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (18.75%) MCITP
14 5 (15.63%) Problem Management
14 5 (15.63%) CMS
14 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (15.63%) Internet

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 15 (46.88%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) CMS
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (9.38%) Commerce Server
4 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (9.38%) IIS
5 2 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (6.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) Firewall
2 9 (28.13%) DNS
2 9 (28.13%) SAN
3 7 (21.88%) VPN
4 5 (15.63%) DHCP
4 5 (15.63%) Internet
5 4 (12.50%) IP Telephony
5 4 (12.50%) NAS
5 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (9.38%) iSCSI
6 3 (9.38%) SSL
7 2 (6.25%) BGP
7 2 (6.25%) FTP
7 2 (6.25%) IPsec
7 2 (6.25%) LAN
7 2 (6.25%) MPLS
7 2 (6.25%) VoIP
7 2 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (6.25%) Power BI
3 2 (6.25%) PowerPivot
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.25%) Law
4 1 (3.13%) Advertising
4 1 (3.13%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Developer
1 5 (15.63%) Project Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Administrator
2 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Business Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
2 3 (9.38%) CSS
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) jQuery
3 2 (6.25%) LESS
3 2 (6.25%) MDX
3 2 (6.25%) Sass
4 1 (3.13%) Ajax
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.13%) JSON
4 1 (3.13%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (9.38%) EqualLogic
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) Clustering
4 2 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (6.25%) Replication
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) Handset
5 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Windows
2 19 (59.38%) Windows Server
3 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (21.88%) Unix
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (12.50%) Linux
8 3 (9.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.63%) High Availability
2 5 (15.63%) Problem Management
3 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (12.50%) Coaching
3 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
3 4 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 4 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (12.50%) Scrum
3 4 (12.50%) Service Management
4 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.38%) Presales
5 2 (6.25%) Analytics
5 2 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (6.25%) DevOps
5 2 (6.25%) Front End Development
5 2 (6.25%) Line Management
5 2 (6.25%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
1 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 3 (9.38%) C#
2 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) MCSE
2 7 (21.88%) MCSA
3 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (18.75%) MCITP
4 5 (15.63%) CCNA
5 4 (12.50%) MCP
6 3 (9.38%) CCNP
7 2 (6.25%) AWS Certification
7 2 (6.25%) CCDA
7 2 (6.25%) JNCIA
7 2 (6.25%) JNCIS
7 2 (6.25%) MCTS
8 1 (3.13%) Degree
8 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.13%) MCDST
8 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 14 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
4 5 (15.63%) vSphere
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (62.50%) VMware
3 15 (46.88%) Cisco
4 4 (12.50%) Avaya
4 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix
5 3 (9.38%) Dell
5 3 (9.38%) Dell Compellent
5 3 (9.38%) HP
5 3 (9.38%) Symantec
5 3 (9.38%) Veritas
6 2 (6.25%) Alterian
6 2 (6.25%) F5
6 2 (6.25%) Juniper
6 2 (6.25%) Sitecore