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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 54 65 29
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -36
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 36 31 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.26% 2.70% 6.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.14% 10.44% 22.14%
Number of salaries quoted 36 26 49
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,214 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
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
355 297 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 32.16% 25.83% 31.39%
Number of salaries quoted 313 268 243
Average salary £36,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 September 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 1 September 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 +11 28 £32,500 -14.47% 4
Caerphilly +4 6 £50,000 +11.11%
Newport +7 1 £40,000 -5.32% 1
Torfaen - 1 £40,000 -
Microsoft Certification
Wales

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 65 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 51 (68.00%) Windows
3 43 (57.33%) VMware
4 41 (54.67%) MCSE
5 40 (53.33%) SQL Server
5 40 (53.33%) Cisco
6 34 (45.33%) Active Directory
7 32 (42.67%) MS Excel
8 31 (41.33%) ITIL
9 29 (38.67%) IIS
10 26 (34.67%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (32.00%) HP
11 24 (32.00%) SQL
11 24 (32.00%) .NET
12 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (28.00%) Hyper-V
13 20 (26.67%) CCNA
14 18 (24.00%) MS Exchange
14 18 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (24.00%) Load Balancing
15 17 (22.67%) MCP
15 17 (22.67%) SAN
16 16 (21.33%) CMS
17 15 (20.00%) Internet
17 15 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (18.67%) .NET Framework
18 14 (18.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 14 (18.67%) Firewall
19 13 (17.33%) Finance
19 13 (17.33%) Advertising

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 29 (38.67%) IIS
2 18 (24.00%) MS Exchange
3 16 (21.33%) CMS
4 12 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (14.67%) Commerce Server
6 9 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (5.33%) WebLogic
9 4 (5.33%) Apache
9 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
9 4 (5.33%) Site Server
10 3 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (2.67%) Apache Solr
11 2 (2.67%) Lync
12 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (1.33%) Umbraco
12 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
12 1 (1.33%) WorkSite
Applications
1 32 (42.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Office 365
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.67%) SAN
2 15 (20.00%) Internet
3 14 (18.67%) Firewall
4 13 (17.33%) DNS
5 11 (14.67%) TCP/IP
6 10 (13.33%) NAS
7 7 (9.33%) VoIP
8 2 (2.67%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.67%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (2.67%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.33%) VLAN
9 1 (1.33%) LAN
9 1 (1.33%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.33%) WAN
9 1 (1.33%) SMTP
9 1 (1.33%) DHCP
9 1 (1.33%) FTP
9 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (17.33%) Finance
1 13 (17.33%) Advertising
2 2 (2.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (26.67%) Analyst
2 13 (17.33%) Support Analyst
3 10 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (13.33%) Developer
3 10 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 9 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.33%) Sales Consultant
7 4 (5.33%) Web Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Design Authority
8 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.00%) .NET
2 14 (18.67%) .NET Framework
3 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET
4 9 (12.00%) CSS
5 7 (9.33%) HTML
6 4 (5.33%) jQuery
6 4 (5.33%) XHTML
7 2 (2.67%) Lucene
7 2 (2.67%) Web Services
8 1 (1.33%) XML
8 1 (1.33%) XSLT
8 1 (1.33%) SOAP
8 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.33%) HTML5
8 1 (1.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.67%) Clustering
3 4 (5.33%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.67%) EPoS
4 2 (2.67%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.33%) RIA
5 1 (1.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 51 (68.00%) Windows
2 21 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (8.00%) Linux
6 5 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.33%) Windows 2000
7 4 (5.33%) Solaris
8 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.67%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (2.67%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.33%) ITIL
2 18 (24.00%) Load Balancing
3 6 (8.00%) Project Management
4 5 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 5 (6.67%) MVC
4 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.33%) TOGAF
5 4 (5.33%) OOD
5 4 (5.33%) SOA
5 4 (5.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.33%) Service Management
6 3 (4.00%) ERP
6 3 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.00%) Web Development
7 2 (2.67%) Android Development
7 2 (2.67%) iOS Development
7 2 (2.67%) OO
7 2 (2.67%) CRM
7 2 (2.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.00%) SQL
2 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.67%) C#
4 3 (4.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.67%) XAML
6 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (54.67%) MCSE
2 26 (34.67%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (26.67%) CCNA
4 17 (22.67%) MCP
5 14 (18.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (12.00%) MCITP
6 9 (12.00%) SAP Certification
7 6 (8.00%) CCA
7 6 (8.00%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (8.00%) MCSD
8 5 (6.67%) MCSA
9 4 (5.33%) CCIE
10 3 (4.00%) Degree
11 2 (2.67%) CCENT
11 2 (2.67%) PMP
11 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
11 2 (2.67%) CCNP
11 2 (2.67%) CISSP
11 2 (2.67%) VCP5
12 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.33%) ISO 9001
1 10 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (45.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (28.00%) Hyper-V
3 15 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.67%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.67%) vSphere
5 1 (1.33%) XenApp
5 1 (1.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.00%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.33%) SCCM
3 1 (1.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 65 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 43 (57.33%) VMware
3 40 (53.33%) Cisco
4 24 (32.00%) HP
5 11 (14.67%) SAP
6 8 (10.67%) Dell
7 7 (9.33%) Sitecore
7 7 (9.33%) Citrix
7 7 (9.33%) Veritas
7 7 (9.33%) Symantec
8 5 (6.67%) Oracle
8 5 (6.67%) IBM
8 5 (6.67%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.33%) Sun
10 3 (4.00%) EMC
10 3 (4.00%) NetApp
10 3 (4.00%) Veeam
11 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.67%) IPFX
11 2 (2.67%) Xamarin
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