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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 55 43 41
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 45 47 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.81% 5.14% 4.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.56% 13.74% 21.15%
Number of salaries quoted 39 45 40
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +29.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £22,500 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
309 342 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 26.14% 37.38% 23.01%
Number of salaries quoted 275 293 188
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £33,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +18.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £57,500
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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +7 23 £37,500 +29.31% 3
Newport -3 10 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Caerphilly +10 9 £38,400 +37.14%
Torfaen -22 2 £42,500 +6.25%
Microsoft Certification
Wales

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 70 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 61 (76.25%) Windows
3 50 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 49 (61.25%) VMware
5 45 (56.25%) Cisco
6 41 (51.25%) MS Excel
6 41 (51.25%) SQL Server
7 33 (41.25%) MCSE
8 32 (40.00%) SQL
9 27 (33.75%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (31.25%) MS Exchange
11 24 (30.00%) ITIL
12 23 (28.75%) Finance
12 23 (28.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (26.25%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (26.25%) IIS
14 20 (25.00%) CCNA
15 19 (23.75%) HP
15 19 (23.75%) Hyper-V
15 19 (23.75%) MCITP
16 18 (22.50%) Firewall
16 18 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (21.25%) Exchange Server 2007
17 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2012
18 16 (20.00%) Citrix
19 15 (18.75%) MCP
19 15 (18.75%) Advertising
19 15 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
19 15 (18.75%) Load Balancing
20 14 (17.50%) Internet

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 25 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 21 (26.25%) IIS
3 17 (21.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (16.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (10.00%) CMS
6 8 (10.00%) Commerce Server
7 4 (5.00%) Lync
8 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
10 1 (1.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 41 (51.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.25%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) PaaS
1 2 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.50%) Firewall
2 14 (17.50%) DNS
2 14 (17.50%) Internet
3 13 (16.25%) SAN
4 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
5 9 (11.25%) VoIP
5 9 (11.25%) Cisco PIX
6 8 (10.00%) iSCSI
7 7 (8.75%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (7.50%) NAS
8 6 (7.50%) DHCP
9 2 (2.50%) VPN
9 2 (2.50%) LDAP
9 2 (2.50%) LAN
9 2 (2.50%) PPTP
9 2 (2.50%) IP Telephony
9 2 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.25%) Wireless
10 1 (1.25%) WAN
10 1 (1.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (51.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.50%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.50%) Big Data
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (28.75%) Finance
2 15 (18.75%) Advertising
3 2 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (17.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) Analyst
2 11 (13.75%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.25%) Developer
3 9 (11.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) SQL Developer
5 7 (8.75%) Project Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Administrator
6 6 (7.50%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Server Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Server Support Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Server Support
8 4 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) .NET
2 9 (11.25%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.75%) CSS
4 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.25%) COM
5 1 (1.25%) XHTML
5 1 (1.25%) WCF
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Clustering
2 8 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.75%) EqualLogic
3 7 (8.75%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.25%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.25%) Replication
5 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.25%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 61 (76.25%) Windows
2 23 (28.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (11.25%) Windows 7
6 8 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (7.50%) Windows XP
8 5 (6.25%) Linux
9 3 (3.75%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.75%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.50%) UNIX
11 1 (1.25%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) ITIL
2 15 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 9 (11.25%) ETL
3 9 (11.25%) Migration
4 8 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 7 (8.75%) Data Mapping
5 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.75%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.25%) Resilience Testing
7 3 (3.75%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.75%) ERP
8 2 (2.50%) Change Management
8 2 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.50%) Project Management
8 2 (2.50%) Mobile Marketing
8 2 (2.50%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.25%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (1.25%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.25%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (1.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (3.75%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (41.25%) MCSE
2 27 (33.75%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (25.00%) CCNA
4 19 (23.75%) MCITP
5 15 (18.75%) MCP
6 12 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (13.75%) MCSA
8 9 (11.25%) MCDBA
8 9 (11.25%) Degree
9 7 (8.75%) CCNP
9 7 (8.75%) VCP5
10 5 (6.25%) SAP Certification
11 4 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (5.00%) MCDST
12 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
12 3 (3.75%) CCA
12 3 (3.75%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (2.50%) MCSD
13 2 (2.50%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 5 (6.25%) SLA
1 5 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (23.75%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.75%) vSphere
5 2 (2.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.50%) Xen
6 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.25%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.75%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (3.75%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (3.75%) SCDPM
3 2 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 49 (61.25%) VMware
3 45 (56.25%) Cisco
4 19 (23.75%) HP
5 16 (20.00%) Citrix
6 14 (17.50%) Dell
7 6 (7.50%) Symantec
8 5 (6.25%) 3PAR
8 5 (6.25%) IBM
8 5 (6.25%) SAP
9 4 (5.00%) Veritas
10 3 (3.75%) Veeam
11 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.50%) Apple
11 2 (2.50%) IPFX
12 1 (1.25%) Lotus
12 1 (1.25%) Cognos
Newport
Pertemps ERP
Salary: 40 - 45k + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Wales, Wales
London School of Commerce
Salary: £40,000 to 50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newport
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport
CPS Group
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
South Wales
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 19 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 days ago