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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 58 52 54
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 40 40 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.33% 3.98% 3.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.66% 9.90% 13.97%
Number of salaries quoted 36 36 33
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £41,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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
343 404 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 28.58% 40.16% 26.03%
Number of salaries quoted 295 341 248
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £36,100
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% -0.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,000 £51,000
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -5 18 £36,000 +2.85% 3
Newport -6 9 £34,500 -13.75%
Glamorgan - 3 £35,000 -
Bridgend - 3 £41,500 -
Caerphilly -9 2 £25,500 -15.00%
Blaenau Gwent - 1 £37,500 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
Wales

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 79 (92.94%) Microsoft
2 65 (76.47%) Windows
3 50 (58.82%) Cisco
3 50 (58.82%) VMware
4 49 (57.65%) Active Directory
5 39 (45.88%) ITIL
6 36 (42.35%) SQL Server
6 36 (42.35%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (41.18%) MCSE
8 33 (38.82%) MS Exchange
8 33 (38.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (36.47%) MS Excel
9 31 (36.47%) Firewall
10 29 (34.12%) Citrix
11 28 (32.94%) CCNA
11 28 (32.94%) SQL
12 27 (31.76%) MCITP
13 26 (30.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 25 (29.41%) Hyper-V
15 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2012
16 22 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
17 21 (24.71%) MCSA
18 18 (21.18%) Finance
19 17 (20.00%) DNS
20 16 (18.82%) HP
20 16 (18.82%) Windows 2000 Server
21 15 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
22 14 (16.47%) Exchange Server 2007
23 13 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2013
23 13 (15.29%) CCNP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 33 (38.82%) MS Exchange
2 15 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (16.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (15.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (12.94%) IIS
6 9 (10.59%) Lync
7 8 (9.41%) Commerce Server
7 8 (9.41%) CMS
8 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
9 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (3.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (2.35%) IBM Notes
12 1 (1.18%) Apache
Applications
1 31 (36.47%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.35%) PaaS
2 2 (2.35%) Office 365
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (36.47%) Firewall
2 17 (20.00%) DNS
3 13 (15.29%) Internet
4 12 (14.12%) TCP/IP
5 11 (12.94%) Cisco PIX
6 10 (11.76%) iSCSI
6 10 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (9.41%) SAN
7 8 (9.41%) DHCP
8 5 (5.88%) NAS
9 4 (4.71%) VoIP
10 3 (3.53%) LAN
10 3 (3.53%) VPN
11 2 (2.35%) WAN
12 1 (1.18%) VLAN
12 1 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (42.35%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.35%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.35%) Big Data
7 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (21.18%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Advertising
3 5 (5.88%) Back Office
4 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.35%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (15.29%) Developer
3 10 (11.76%) Project Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Network Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (8.24%) SQL Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) DBA
8 5 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Administrator
8 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Team Leader
9 4 (4.71%) CRM Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.12%) .NET
2 9 (10.59%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.71%) XML
4 2 (2.35%) jQuery
4 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.35%) HTML
4 2 (2.35%) CSS
5 1 (1.18%) COM
5 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.18%) HTML5
5 1 (1.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) EqualLogic
1 10 (11.76%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (9.41%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.53%) Clustering
4 3 (3.53%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.35%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.18%) Replication
6 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 65 (76.47%) Windows
2 33 (38.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (30.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (18.82%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (5.88%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.53%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.18%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (45.88%) ITIL
2 10 (11.76%) ETL
3 9 (10.59%) Migration
4 8 (9.41%) Load Balancing
4 8 (9.41%) Service Delivery
4 8 (9.41%) Data Migration
5 7 (8.24%) Data Mapping
5 7 (8.24%) Project Management
6 6 (7.06%) Mentoring
6 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.88%) CRM
8 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (2.35%) Mobile Marketing
10 2 (2.35%) Coaching
10 2 (2.35%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2
10 2 (2.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (1.18%) MVC
11 1 (1.18%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.94%) SQL
2 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 5 (5.88%) C#
3 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (42.35%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (41.18%) MCSE
3 28 (32.94%) CCNA
4 27 (31.76%) MCITP
5 21 (24.71%) MCSA
6 13 (15.29%) MCP
6 13 (15.29%) CCNP
7 11 (12.94%) MCDBA
8 9 (10.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (10.59%) Degree
9 8 (9.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (8.24%) VCP5
11 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
11 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
11 4 (4.71%) MCDST
11 4 (4.71%) SAP Certification
12 2 (2.35%) MCTS
13 1 (1.18%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.24%) ISO 9001
2 7 (8.24%) SLA
3 2 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (57.65%) Active Directory
2 25 (29.41%) Hyper-V
3 22 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.88%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.35%) Xen
5 2 (2.35%) vSphere
6 1 (1.18%) XenApp
6 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Tivoli
1 5 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (4.71%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.53%) WSUS
3 3 (3.53%) SCCM
4 2 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 79 (92.94%) Microsoft
2 50 (58.82%) Cisco
2 50 (58.82%) VMware
3 29 (34.12%) Citrix
4 16 (18.82%) HP
5 10 (11.76%) Dell
6 6 (7.06%) Symantec
7 5 (5.88%) WatchGuard
8 4 (4.71%) CheckPoint
8 4 (4.71%) Veritas
8 4 (4.71%) SAP
9 3 (3.53%) Apple
9 3 (3.53%) McAfee
9 3 (3.53%) ProCurve
9 3 (3.53%) Veeam
9 3 (3.53%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.35%) BT
10 2 (2.35%) Lotus
10 2 (2.35%) IBM
10 2 (2.35%) Avaya
South Wales
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £35000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 40k plus great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Velindre
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago