The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 48 50 25
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 40 39 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.95% 3.73% 7.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.88% 14.44% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 37 34 61
Average salary £35,000 £30,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £43,400 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
405 270 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 40.02% 25.84% 33.05%
Number of salaries quoted 340 246 279
Average salary £37,500 £36,400 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.02% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft Certification
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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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +9 18 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Newport -7 8 £40,000 +37.93%
Caerphilly -1 7 £30,000 -
Torfaen +11 6 £50,000 +33.33%
Monmouthshire - 1 £21,000 -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 84 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 57 (61.96%) .NET
3 55 (59.78%) MS Excel
4 52 (56.52%) Windows
5 51 (55.43%) SQL Server
6 45 (48.91%) VMware
7 42 (45.65%) ASP.NET
8 41 (44.57%) Cisco
9 40 (43.48%) MCSE
10 38 (41.30%) C#
11 32 (34.78%) Active Directory
11 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (32.61%) IIS
12 30 (32.61%) ITIL
13 27 (29.35%) Hyper-V
14 26 (28.26%) HP
15 25 (27.17%) MCP
16 23 (25.00%) Web Services
17 22 (23.91%) DNS
18 21 (22.83%) Firewall
19 20 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
19 20 (21.74%) .NET Framework
20 19 (20.65%) SAN
20 19 (20.65%) Windows Server 2003
20 19 (20.65%) Internet
21 18 (19.57%) CMS
21 18 (19.57%) Load Balancing
22 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2008
23 16 (17.39%) CCNA
23 16 (17.39%) MS Exchange

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 30 (32.61%) IIS
2 18 (19.57%) CMS
3 16 (17.39%) MS Exchange
4 15 (16.30%) Commerce Server
5 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
6 8 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (3.26%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (3.26%) Lync
9 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (2.17%) Umbraco
11 1 (1.09%) WorkSite
11 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.09%) Site Server
Applications
1 55 (59.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.91%) DNS
2 21 (22.83%) Firewall
3 19 (20.65%) SAN
3 19 (20.65%) Internet
4 16 (17.39%) NAS
5 13 (14.13%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.35%) DHCP
6 4 (4.35%) VPN
7 3 (3.26%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (3.26%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.26%) FTP
7 3 (3.26%) SNMP
7 3 (3.26%) VoIP
8 2 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.09%) WAN
9 1 (1.09%) ADSL
9 1 (1.09%) Broadband
9 1 (1.09%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (55.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
1 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (6.52%) Finance
2 2 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (1.09%) Legal
3 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (26.09%) Developer
2 20 (21.74%) Analyst
3 19 (20.65%) .NET Developer
4 17 (18.48%) Support Analyst
5 13 (14.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (11.96%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 11 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (9.78%) .NET Architect
7 9 (9.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 9 (9.78%) Architect
7 9 (9.78%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 8 (8.70%) Development Team Leader
8 8 (8.70%) Team Leader
8 8 (8.70%) .NET Team Leader
9 7 (7.61%) Lead .NET Developer
9 7 (7.61%) Junior Developer
9 7 (7.61%) Junior
9 7 (7.61%) Lead Developer
10 5 (5.43%) Junior .NET Developer
11 4 (4.35%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (61.96%) .NET
2 42 (45.65%) ASP.NET
3 23 (25.00%) Web Services
4 20 (21.74%) .NET Framework
5 12 (13.04%) SOAP
5 12 (13.04%) REST
6 7 (7.61%) XML
7 5 (5.43%) XSLT
8 4 (4.35%) WCF
9 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (3.26%) CSS
10 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (2.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (1.09%) HTML
11 1 (1.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.61%) Clustering
3 3 (3.26%) RIA
3 3 (3.26%) EqualLogic
3 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.17%) Blog
5 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 52 (56.52%) Windows
2 19 (20.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.78%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.52%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.43%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (5.43%) Linux
8 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.09%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.61%) ITIL
3 18 (19.57%) Load Balancing
4 15 (16.30%) OOD
4 15 (16.30%) OO
5 11 (11.96%) Scrum
6 10 (10.87%) MVC
6 10 (10.87%) SOA
7 2 (2.17%) TDD
7 2 (2.17%) Pair Programming
7 2 (2.17%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.17%) SEO
7 2 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.17%) Business Analysis
7 2 (2.17%) Unit Testing
7 2 (2.17%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.09%) Web Development
8 1 (1.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.09%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (41.30%) C#
2 14 (15.22%) SQL
3 12 (13.04%) VB.NET
4 6 (6.52%) VB
5 2 (2.17%) VBA
5 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.17%) VB6
6 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (43.48%) MCSE
2 25 (27.17%) MCP
3 20 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (17.39%) CCNA
5 12 (13.04%) MCSA
6 11 (11.96%) SAP Certification
7 10 (10.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (8.70%) MCITP
9 6 (6.52%) CCNP
9 6 (6.52%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (6.52%) VCP5
10 5 (5.43%) CCA
11 2 (2.17%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.09%) MCTS
12 1 (1.09%) CCAA
12 1 (1.09%) MCSM
12 1 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.09%) PMP
12 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (11.96%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.09%) GxP
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 27 (29.35%) Hyper-V
3 16 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.17%) vSphere
5 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.09%) XenApp
6 1 (1.09%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.26%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.17%) SCOM
4 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 84 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 45 (48.91%) VMware
3 41 (44.57%) Cisco
4 26 (28.26%) HP
5 15 (16.30%) Citrix
6 11 (11.96%) SAP
6 11 (11.96%) Veritas
6 11 (11.96%) Symantec
7 7 (7.61%) Dell
8 3 (3.26%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.26%) Sitecore
8 3 (3.26%) IBM
9 1 (1.09%) Veeam
9 1 (1.09%) Alterian
9 1 (1.09%) AppSense
9 1 (1.09%) Juniper
9 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
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