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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 48 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.78% 2.65% 2.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% 7.39% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 18 12 12
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,400 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £41,450 £38,350 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
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
126 176 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.44% 35.92% 21.32%
Number of salaries quoted 114 151 104
Average salary £36,000 £35,783 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.60% -5.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,350 £25,150 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 40 (97.56%) Microsoft
2 29 (70.73%) Windows
3 21 (51.22%) Cisco
4 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
4 20 (48.78%) MS Excel
4 20 (48.78%) VMware
5 17 (41.46%) MCSE
6 15 (36.59%) SQL
6 15 (36.59%) CCNA
6 15 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (34.15%) Citrix
8 13 (31.71%) MS Exchange
9 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
9 12 (29.27%) ITIL
9 12 (29.27%) Finance
9 12 (29.27%) MCITP
10 10 (24.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (24.39%) MCDBA
10 10 (24.39%) ETL
10 10 (24.39%) HP
11 9 (21.95%) MCSA
11 9 (21.95%) Firewall
12 8 (19.51%) Migration
12 8 (19.51%) Lync
12 8 (19.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (17.07%) Data Migration
13 7 (17.07%) Data Mapping
13 7 (17.07%) Advertising
13 7 (17.07%) Degree

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 13 (31.71%) MS Exchange
2 8 (19.51%) Lync
3 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (7.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (7.32%) IIS
6 2 (4.88%) IBM Notes
6 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (48.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) Firewall
2 5 (12.20%) SAN
2 5 (12.20%) Internet
3 4 (9.76%) DNS
4 3 (7.32%) VoIP
4 3 (7.32%) DHCP
5 2 (4.88%) LAN
5 2 (4.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (24.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Advertising
3 4 (9.76%) Back Office
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Developer
2 7 (17.07%) SQL Developer
3 5 (12.20%) Technical Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) DBA
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.88%) Server Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (70.73%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
5 4 (9.76%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.88%) Linux
8 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) ITIL
2 10 (24.39%) ETL
3 8 (19.51%) Migration
4 7 (17.07%) Data Migration
4 7 (17.07%) Data Mapping
5 5 (12.20%) Project Management
6 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.88%) Resilience Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.44%) Coaching
9 1 (2.44%) People Management
9 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) MCSE
2 15 (36.59%) CCNA
2 15 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (29.27%) MCITP
4 10 (24.39%) MCDBA
5 9 (21.95%) MCSA
6 8 (19.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (17.07%) Degree
8 4 (9.76%) CCNP
8 4 (9.76%) MCDST
9 3 (7.32%) MCTS
10 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (4.88%) MCP
11 1 (2.44%) CCENT
11 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
11 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) ISA Server
2 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.88%) vSphere
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Tivoli
1 5 (12.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (12.20%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (9.76%) WSUS
3 3 (7.32%) SCCM
4 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (97.56%) Microsoft
2 21 (51.22%) Cisco
3 20 (48.78%) VMware
4 14 (34.15%) Citrix
5 10 (24.39%) HP
6 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
6 4 (9.76%) WatchGuard
7 3 (7.32%) McAfee
7 3 (7.32%) Apple
7 3 (7.32%) Dell
8 2 (4.88%) Symantec
8 2 (4.88%) Lotus
8 2 (4.88%) BT
8 2 (4.88%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.44%) Avaya
9 1 (2.44%) NetApp