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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 59 47 20
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -27
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 31 54 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.86% 4.41% 10.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.97% 12.36% 31.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31 48 87
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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
311 437 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 28.66% 35.70% 33.37%
Number of salaries quoted 285 380 300
Average salary £37,500 £35,065 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% -6.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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 22 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 3 £21,500 -
Newport +11 2 £46,000 +27.77% 1
Bridgend - 2 £37,250 -
Torfaen -15 1 £30,000 +9.09%
Glamorgan - 1 £47,500 -
Microsoft Certification
Wales

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 53 (80.30%) Microsoft
2 48 (72.73%) Windows
3 39 (59.09%) VMware
4 38 (57.58%) Cisco
5 35 (53.03%) MCSE
6 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
7 33 (50.00%) MS Excel
8 29 (43.94%) SQL Server
9 26 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (34.85%) CCNA
11 22 (33.33%) IIS
12 21 (31.82%) MS Exchange
13 20 (30.30%) SQL
14 19 (28.79%) ITIL
15 18 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (24.24%) HP
18 15 (22.73%) Finance
19 14 (21.21%) SAN
19 14 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2007
19 14 (21.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
20 12 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
20 12 (18.18%) Hyper-V
21 11 (16.67%) Load Balancing
21 11 (16.67%) MCITP
21 11 (16.67%) VoIP
22 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
22 10 (15.15%) MCP
22 10 (15.15%) MCSA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 22 (33.33%) IIS
2 21 (31.82%) MS Exchange
3 14 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (6.06%) WebLogic
7 4 (6.06%) CMS
7 4 (6.06%) Site Server
7 4 (6.06%) Apache
7 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
7 4 (6.06%) Lync
8 3 (4.55%) Commerce Server
9 2 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
10 1 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (1.52%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 33 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.21%) SAN
2 11 (16.67%) VoIP
3 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
4 9 (13.64%) Firewall
4 9 (13.64%) DNS
5 6 (9.09%) Internet
5 6 (9.09%) DHCP
6 3 (4.55%) NAS
7 2 (3.03%) VPN
7 2 (3.03%) LDAP
7 2 (3.03%) PPTP
7 2 (3.03%) IP Telephony
7 2 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (3.03%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.52%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.52%) VLAN
8 1 (1.52%) Wireless
8 1 (1.52%) LAN
8 1 (1.52%) WAN
8 1 (1.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (43.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Advertising
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) Analyst
3 7 (10.61%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Architect
5 5 (7.58%) Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Sales Consultant
6 4 (6.06%) Server Support
6 4 (6.06%) Consultant
6 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.06%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Server Support Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Services Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) .NET
2 6 (9.09%) CSS
3 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.58%) .NET Framework
4 4 (6.06%) HTML
5 2 (3.03%) jQuery
5 2 (3.03%) XHTML
6 1 (1.52%) Lucene
6 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Clustering
2 4 (6.06%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.03%) EPoS
5 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.52%) iSeries
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 48 (72.73%) Windows
2 18 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
6 6 (9.09%) Linux
7 4 (6.06%) Windows 2000
7 4 (6.06%) Solaris
8 3 (4.55%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.03%) UNIX
10 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) ITIL
2 11 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 8 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.09%) Resilience Testing
5 5 (7.58%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.58%) Project Management
6 4 (6.06%) Service Management
6 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
6 4 (6.06%) ERP
7 3 (4.55%) TOGAF
7 3 (4.55%) MVC
7 3 (4.55%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.03%) Web Development
8 2 (3.03%) CRM
8 2 (3.03%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.03%) Change Management
9 1 (1.52%) OOD
9 1 (1.52%) SOA
9 1 (1.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.30%) SQL
2 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.55%) C#
3 3 (4.55%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 35 (53.03%) MCSE
2 26 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (34.85%) CCNA
4 14 (21.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (16.67%) MCITP
6 10 (15.15%) MCP
6 10 (15.15%) MCSA
7 8 (12.12%) CCA
7 8 (12.12%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (10.61%) MCSD
9 3 (4.55%) CCIE
9 3 (4.55%) SAP Certification
10 2 (3.03%) A+ Certification
10 2 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (3.03%) MCTS
10 2 (3.03%) CCNP
10 2 (3.03%) CCENT
10 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
10 2 (3.03%) VCP5
11 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) ISO 9001
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
1 4 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 12 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.55%) vSphere
4 2 (3.03%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.52%) XenApp
5 1 (1.52%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) SCDPM
2 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.03%) WSUS
3 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 53 (80.30%) Microsoft
2 39 (59.09%) VMware
3 38 (57.58%) Cisco
4 16 (24.24%) HP
5 8 (12.12%) Dell
6 6 (9.09%) 3PAR
7 5 (7.58%) IBM
7 5 (7.58%) Oracle
7 5 (7.58%) SAP
7 5 (7.58%) Citrix
8 4 (6.06%) Sun
9 3 (4.55%) EMC
9 3 (4.55%) NetApp
9 3 (4.55%) Symantec
9 3 (4.55%) Veeam
10 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.03%) IPFX
10 2 (3.03%) Sitecore
11 1 (1.52%) Remedy
11 1 (1.52%) Veritas
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