The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 57 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 44 35 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.66% 4.18% 4.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.75% 11.63% 17.52%
Number of salaries quoted 38 33 36
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +37.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,450 £50,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.33%
Microsoft Certification
Wales

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

Qualifications Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
320 301 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 26.62% 35.96% 24.48%
Number of salaries quoted 279 253 203
Average salary £38,400 £42,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +29.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in South Wales

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in South Wales

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -9 20 £36,000 +2.85% 1
Newport -4 14 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Caerphilly +9 8 £38,400 +37.14%
Glamorgan - 2 - -
Microsoft Certification
Wales

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 74 (91.36%) Microsoft
2 63 (77.78%) Windows
3 49 (60.49%) Active Directory
4 48 (59.26%) VMware
5 47 (58.02%) Cisco
6 39 (48.15%) MS Excel
7 38 (46.91%) SQL Server
8 36 (44.44%) MCSE
9 29 (35.80%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (33.33%) MS Exchange
10 27 (33.33%) SQL
11 26 (32.10%) ITIL
12 24 (29.63%) Citrix
13 23 (28.40%) MCITP
13 23 (28.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (27.16%) CCNA
15 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (25.93%) Finance
15 21 (25.93%) Firewall
15 21 (25.93%) Hyper-V
16 20 (24.69%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (20.99%) Windows Server 2012
17 17 (20.99%) HP
18 16 (19.75%) DNS
18 16 (19.75%) MCSA
19 15 (18.52%) MCP
19 15 (18.52%) IIS
20 14 (17.28%) Dell
20 14 (17.28%) Exchange Server 2010
20 14 (17.28%) Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 27 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 15 (18.52%) IIS
3 14 (17.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (17.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (16.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (9.88%) Commerce Server
5 8 (9.88%) CMS
6 6 (7.41%) Lync
7 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.70%) IBM Notes
8 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
10 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 39 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.23%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Office 365
2 2 (2.47%) PaaS
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.93%) Firewall
2 16 (19.75%) DNS
3 12 (14.81%) Internet
4 10 (12.35%) Cisco PIX
4 10 (12.35%) SAN
5 9 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 9 (11.11%) iSCSI
5 9 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (8.64%) DHCP
7 6 (7.41%) VoIP
8 5 (6.17%) NAS
9 3 (3.70%) LAN
10 2 (2.47%) VPN
10 2 (2.47%) WAN
10 2 (2.47%) LDAP
10 2 (2.47%) PPTP
11 1 (1.23%) SMTP
11 1 (1.23%) FTP
11 1 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (46.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.47%) Big Data
6 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.47%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 21 (25.93%) Finance
2 12 (14.81%) Advertising
3 3 (3.70%) Back Office
4 2 (2.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (11.11%) Project Engineer
2 9 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (11.11%) Developer
2 9 (11.11%) Analyst
3 8 (9.88%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) SQL Developer
4 7 (8.64%) Administrator
5 6 (7.41%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Team Leader
6 4 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) DBA
6 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.94%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.58%) .NET
2 9 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.47%) CSS
3 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.23%) COM
4 1 (1.23%) HTML
4 1 (1.23%) WCF
4 1 (1.23%) jQuery
4 1 (1.23%) HTML5
4 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.23%) CSS3
4 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) EqualLogic
1 9 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (9.88%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.41%) Clustering
4 2 (2.47%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.23%) Replication
5 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 63 (77.78%) Windows
2 23 (28.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (20.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (16.05%) Windows 2000 Server
6 8 (9.88%) Windows XP
7 7 (8.64%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.70%) Linux
8 3 (3.70%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.70%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.47%) UNIX
10 1 (1.23%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.10%) ITIL
2 11 (13.58%) Load Balancing
3 10 (12.35%) ETL
3 10 (12.35%) Service Delivery
4 9 (11.11%) Migration
5 8 (9.88%) Data Migration
6 7 (8.64%) Data Mapping
7 6 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (6.17%) Project Management
9 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.70%) Resilience Testing
9 3 (3.70%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (2.47%) Mobile Marketing
10 2 (2.47%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.47%) ERP
10 2 (2.47%) MVC
10 2 (2.47%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.47%) Scrum
11 1 (1.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (4.94%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.47%) C#
4 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (44.44%) MCSE
2 29 (35.80%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (28.40%) MCITP
4 22 (27.16%) CCNA
5 16 (19.75%) MCSA
6 15 (18.52%) MCP
7 10 (12.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (12.35%) MCDBA
7 10 (12.35%) CCNP
8 9 (11.11%) Degree
9 7 (8.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (8.64%) VCP5
10 4 (4.94%) MCDST
10 4 (4.94%) MCTS
10 4 (4.94%) SAP Certification
11 3 (3.70%) VCP4
12 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
12 2 (2.47%) A+ Certification
12 2 (2.47%) CCA
12 2 (2.47%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) SLA
2 4 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (60.49%) Active Directory
2 21 (25.93%) Hyper-V
3 20 (24.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.70%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.47%) vSphere
5 2 (2.47%) Xen
6 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) WSUS
2 4 (4.94%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (4.94%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (4.94%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.70%) SCCM
4 2 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 74 (91.36%) Microsoft
2 48 (59.26%) VMware
3 47 (58.02%) Cisco
4 24 (29.63%) Citrix
5 17 (20.99%) HP
6 14 (17.28%) Dell
7 8 (9.88%) Symantec
8 4 (4.94%) Veritas
8 4 (4.94%) SAP
9 3 (3.70%) McAfee
9 3 (3.70%) Apple
9 3 (3.70%) Lotus
9 3 (3.70%) WatchGuard
9 3 (3.70%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.47%) ProCurve
10 2 (2.47%) IBM
10 2 (2.47%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.47%) BT
11 1 (1.23%) Cognos
11 1 (1.23%) NetApp
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CPS Group
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + £300pm on call, 25 days a/l, pension
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £39000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport
CPS Group
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago