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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 50 56 47
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 42 44 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.54% 3.63% 4.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.80% 12.26% 10.15%
Number of salaries quoted 39 40 35
Average salary £34,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £25,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
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
328 359 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 27.68% 29.62% 39.92%
Number of salaries quoted 285 304 335
Average salary £36,000 £38,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £51,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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 -4 14 £37,000 +2.77% 2
Newport 0 13 £36,000 +4.34% 1
Bridgend -1 8 £18,000 -56.62% 1
Monmouthshire - 4 £32,500 -
Vale of Glamorgan - 2 £50,000 -
Microsoft Certification
Wales

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 64 (82.05%) Windows
2 52 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 48 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 47 (60.26%) VMware
5 43 (55.13%) Windows Server
6 40 (51.28%) Cisco
7 33 (42.31%) MS Exchange
7 33 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
8 31 (39.74%) MCSE
9 30 (38.46%) Firewall
10 29 (37.18%) MCSA
10 29 (37.18%) MS Excel
10 29 (37.18%) ITIL
11 27 (34.62%) SQL Server
11 27 (34.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 26 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (25.64%) SAN
15 18 (23.08%) Dell
15 18 (23.08%) SQL
15 18 (23.08%) Hyper-V
16 17 (21.79%) Office 365
16 17 (21.79%) Data Centre
17 16 (20.51%) MCITP
17 16 (20.51%) DNS
18 14 (17.95%) CCNA
18 14 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
19 13 (16.67%) EqualLogic
20 12 (15.38%) MS Office
20 12 (15.38%) Finance

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 33 (42.31%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.13%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.85%) CMS
5 3 (3.85%) Commerce Server
5 3 (3.85%) IIS
5 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 29 (37.18%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.38%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) MS Project
3 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.79%) Office 365
2 6 (7.69%) IaaS
3 5 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (38.46%) Firewall
2 20 (25.64%) SAN
3 16 (20.51%) DNS
4 11 (14.10%) DHCP
5 10 (12.82%) VPN
6 7 (8.97%) NAS
7 6 (7.69%) Internet
7 6 (7.69%) IP Telephony
7 6 (7.69%) VoIP
7 6 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (6.41%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (5.13%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.85%) FTP
10 3 (3.85%) SSL
10 3 (3.85%) VLAN
11 2 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (2.56%) IPsec
11 2 (2.56%) Junos
11 2 (2.56%) LAN
11 2 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (5.13%) Power BI
3 4 (5.13%) PowerPivot
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (15.38%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Advertising
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Support Engineer
2 12 (15.38%) Data Centre Engineer
2 12 (15.38%) IT Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) IT Support
3 9 (11.54%) IT Support Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Consultant
5 7 (8.97%) Administrator
5 7 (8.97%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.69%) 1st Line Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (7.69%) Project Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Developer
8 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.85%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) .NET
1 4 (5.13%) MDX
2 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.85%) WSH
3 1 (1.28%) Ajax
3 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.28%) CSS
3 1 (1.28%) HTML
3 1 (1.28%) jQuery
3 1 (1.28%) JSON
3 1 (1.28%) SOAP
3 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.79%) Data Centre
2 13 (16.67%) EqualLogic
3 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (11.54%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (10.26%) Replication
5 4 (5.13%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.85%) AS400
6 3 (3.85%) HP StoreVirtual
6 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.85%) VLE
7 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.56%) Clustering
7 2 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.56%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.28%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 64 (82.05%) Windows
2 43 (55.13%) Windows Server
3 26 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (12.82%) Linux
6 9 (11.54%) Unix
7 6 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.85%) OS/400
8 3 (3.85%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.18%) ITIL
2 9 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (7.69%) Coaching
3 6 (7.69%) Performance Management
3 6 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 6 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (7.69%) Service Management
4 5 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (6.41%) High Availability
4 5 (6.41%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (5.13%) Analytics
5 4 (5.13%) Data Analysis
5 4 (5.13%) ETL
5 4 (5.13%) Scrum
6 3 (3.85%) ITIL V3
6 3 (3.85%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.56%) DevOps
7 2 (2.56%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) SQL
2 5 (6.41%) C#
2 5 (6.41%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.85%) C
3 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.85%) Python
3 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (39.74%) MCSE
2 29 (37.18%) MCSA
3 27 (34.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 16 (20.51%) MCITP
5 14 (17.95%) CCNA
5 14 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (12.82%) MCTS
7 9 (11.54%) MCP
8 8 (10.26%) CCA
8 8 (10.26%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (8.97%) A+ Certification
9 7 (8.97%) VCP5
10 6 (7.69%) CCNP
11 5 (6.41%) Degree
12 4 (5.13%) DBS Check
12 4 (5.13%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (3.85%) Server+ Certification
14 2 (2.56%) CCDA
14 2 (2.56%) JNCIA
14 2 (2.56%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 33 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.69%) vSphere
5 4 (5.13%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (5.13%) XenApp
6 3 (3.85%) DFS Replication
6 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) WSUS
2 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 52 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 47 (60.26%) VMware
3 40 (51.28%) Cisco
4 18 (23.08%) Dell
5 10 (12.82%) Citrix
6 9 (11.54%) Avaya
6 9 (11.54%) SolarWinds
7 8 (10.26%) Dell Compellent
8 6 (7.69%) HP
8 6 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.13%) Symantec
10 3 (3.85%) IBM
10 3 (3.85%) SonicWALL
10 3 (3.85%) Splunk
10 3 (3.85%) Veeam
10 3 (3.85%) Veritas
11 2 (2.56%) F5
11 2 (2.56%) Google
11 2 (2.56%) Juniper
12 1 (1.28%) Remedy
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £40000 per annum + (neg.)
Posted: 17 days ago