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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 59 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 38 40 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.15% 4.25% 3.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.71% 10.81% 15.97%
Number of salaries quoted 34 38 33
Average salary £36,500 £37,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.35% +27.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £29,400 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,200 £50,000 £43,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
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
299 370 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 24.77% 39.32% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 257 308 209
Average salary £40,000 £38,783 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.13% +10.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £52,250 £55,000
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 31 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 31 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 0 17 £36,000 +2.85% 1
Newport -9 11 £37,000 -7.50%
Caerphilly +1 3 £25,500 -15.00% 1
Bridgend - 3 £41,500 -
Glamorgan - 3 £35,000 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
Wales

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 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 75 (94.94%) Microsoft
2 62 (78.48%) Windows
3 49 (62.03%) Cisco
4 48 (60.76%) VMware
5 47 (59.49%) Active Directory
6 36 (45.57%) SQL Server
6 36 (45.57%) ITIL
7 33 (41.77%) MCSE
7 33 (41.77%) MS Excel
8 30 (37.97%) MS Exchange
8 30 (37.97%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (36.71%) MCITP
10 28 (35.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (35.44%) Citrix
10 28 (35.44%) Firewall
11 26 (32.91%) SQL
12 24 (30.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (29.11%) CCNA
13 23 (29.11%) Hyper-V
14 20 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (24.05%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (22.78%) HP
17 17 (21.52%) MCSA
17 17 (21.52%) Finance
18 16 (20.25%) DNS
19 14 (17.72%) MCP
19 14 (17.72%) Exchange Server 2010
19 14 (17.72%) Windows 2000 Server
20 13 (16.46%) Exchange Server 2007
20 13 (16.46%) IIS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 30 (37.97%) MS Exchange
2 14 (17.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (16.46%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (16.46%) IIS
4 12 (15.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (10.13%) Lync
5 8 (10.13%) Commerce Server
5 8 (10.13%) CMS
6 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.53%) IBM Notes
11 1 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 33 (41.77%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) PaaS
1 2 (2.53%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (35.44%) Firewall
2 16 (20.25%) DNS
3 13 (16.46%) Internet
4 10 (12.66%) SAN
4 10 (12.66%) Cisco PIX
5 9 (11.39%) iSCSI
5 9 (11.39%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (11.39%) TCP/IP
6 7 (8.86%) DHCP
7 5 (6.33%) NAS
8 3 (3.80%) VPN
8 3 (3.80%) LAN
8 3 (3.80%) VoIP
9 2 (2.53%) WAN
10 1 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (45.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.53%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.53%) Big Data
6 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 17 (21.52%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Advertising
3 4 (5.06%) Back Office
4 2 (2.53%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (15.19%) Developer
3 9 (11.39%) Analyst
3 9 (11.39%) Project Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (8.86%) SQL Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Administrator
7 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Network Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) DBA
8 4 (5.06%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Team Leader
8 4 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.19%) .NET
2 9 (11.39%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.80%) XML
4 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.53%) CSS
5 1 (1.27%) HTML
5 1 (1.27%) COM
5 1 (1.27%) WCF
5 1 (1.27%) jQuery
5 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.27%) HTML5
5 1 (1.27%) CSS3
5 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) EqualLogic
1 9 (11.39%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (10.13%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.33%) Clustering
5 3 (3.80%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.53%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.27%) Replication
7 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 62 (78.48%) Windows
2 28 (35.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (30.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (24.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (17.72%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (6.33%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.80%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.80%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.53%) Linux
9 1 (1.27%) OS/2
9 1 (1.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (45.57%) ITIL
2 10 (12.66%) ETL
2 10 (12.66%) Load Balancing
3 9 (11.39%) Migration
3 9 (11.39%) Service Delivery
4 8 (10.13%) Data Migration
5 7 (8.86%) Data Mapping
6 6 (7.59%) Mentoring
6 6 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.33%) Project Management
8 3 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.80%) CRM
9 2 (2.53%) E-Commerce
9 2 (2.53%) Scrum
9 2 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.53%) MVC
9 2 (2.53%) Resilience Testing
9 2 (2.53%) Coaching
9 2 (2.53%) Mobile Marketing
10 1 (1.27%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.91%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) C#
3 4 (5.06%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (41.77%) MCSE
2 30 (37.97%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (36.71%) MCITP
4 23 (29.11%) CCNA
5 17 (21.52%) MCSA
6 14 (17.72%) MCP
7 11 (13.92%) CCNP
8 10 (12.66%) MCDBA
9 9 (11.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (11.39%) Degree
10 8 (10.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (8.86%) VCP5
12 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
12 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
12 4 (5.06%) MCDST
12 4 (5.06%) SAP Certification
13 3 (3.80%) MCTS
14 1 (1.27%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) SLA
2 7 (8.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (59.49%) Active Directory
2 23 (29.11%) Hyper-V
3 20 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.06%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.53%) Xen
5 2 (2.53%) vSphere
6 1 (1.27%) XenApp
6 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Tivoli
1 5 (6.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (6.33%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (5.06%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.06%) WSUS
3 3 (3.80%) SCCM
4 2 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 75 (94.94%) Microsoft
2 49 (62.03%) Cisco
3 48 (60.76%) VMware
4 28 (35.44%) Citrix
5 18 (22.78%) HP
6 12 (15.19%) Dell
7 6 (7.59%) Symantec
8 4 (5.06%) SAP
8 4 (5.06%) WatchGuard
8 4 (5.06%) Veritas
8 4 (5.06%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.80%) Fortinet
9 3 (3.80%) ProCurve
9 3 (3.80%) Veeam
9 3 (3.80%) Apple
9 3 (3.80%) McAfee
10 2 (2.53%) BT
10 2 (2.53%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.53%) Lotus
10 2 (2.53%) IBM
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + On Call Allowance + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CPS Group
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + £300pm on call, 25 days a/l, pension
Posted: 27 days ago