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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 52 44 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 42 64 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.71% 5.55% 7.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.21% 14.51% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 38 62 57
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £19,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £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
344 441 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 30.39% 38.25% 25.81%
Number of salaries quoted 316 393 218
Average salary £38,400 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £26,500 £20,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +12 23 £36,000 +12.50% 4
Caerphilly +1 6 £38,400 +34.73% 1
Newport +7 5 £37,500 - 1
Torfaen -18 3 £42,500 +21.42%
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £20,000 -
Glamorgan - 1 £47,500 -
Bridgend - 1 £47,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
Wales

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 63 (82.89%) Microsoft
2 59 (77.63%) Windows
3 46 (60.53%) VMware
4 45 (59.21%) Active Directory
5 43 (56.58%) Cisco
6 41 (53.95%) MS Excel
7 35 (46.05%) MCSE
8 33 (43.42%) SQL Server
9 30 (39.47%) SQL
10 28 (36.84%) MS Exchange
11 24 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (30.26%) ITIL
13 22 (28.95%) CCNA
14 21 (27.63%) IIS
14 21 (27.63%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (26.32%) Finance
16 18 (23.68%) HP
17 17 (22.37%) SAN
17 17 (22.37%) Exchange Server 2007
17 17 (22.37%) Windows Server 2012
18 16 (21.05%) MCITP
18 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
19 15 (19.74%) VMware Infrastructure
20 13 (17.11%) Load Balancing
20 13 (17.11%) Hyper-V
20 13 (17.11%) Exchange Server 2010
20 13 (17.11%) Advertising
20 13 (17.11%) Firewall
20 13 (17.11%) MCP
21 12 (15.79%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 28 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 21 (27.63%) IIS
3 17 (22.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (17.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (7.89%) Lync
8 5 (6.58%) CMS
8 5 (6.58%) Commerce Server
9 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
10 2 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
11 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (53.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.32%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Office 365
2 2 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.37%) SAN
2 13 (17.11%) Firewall
3 12 (15.79%) DNS
4 11 (14.47%) Internet
5 10 (13.16%) VoIP
5 10 (13.16%) TCP/IP
6 7 (9.21%) DHCP
7 6 (7.89%) NAS
8 5 (6.58%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (3.95%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.95%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.63%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.63%) PPTP
10 2 (2.63%) VPN
10 2 (2.63%) LDAP
10 2 (2.63%) LAN
11 1 (1.32%) WAN
11 1 (1.32%) SMTP
11 1 (1.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (43.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.63%) Big Data
4 2 (2.63%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 13 (17.11%) Advertising
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
3 2 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (19.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.84%) Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Developer
5 7 (9.21%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.89%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Administrator
7 5 (6.58%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (6.58%) SQL Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Server Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.26%) Server Support
9 3 (3.95%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.58%) CSS
4 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.63%) XHTML
5 2 (2.63%) HTML
6 1 (1.32%) WCF
6 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Clustering
2 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.63%) EPoS
3 2 (2.63%) EqualLogic
3 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) iSeries
4 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.32%) Replication
4 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 59 (77.63%) Windows
2 21 (27.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (22.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (13.16%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.89%) Linux
7 5 (6.58%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.95%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.63%) UNIX
9 2 (2.63%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.32%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.26%) ITIL
2 13 (17.11%) Load Balancing
3 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (9.21%) Migration
5 6 (7.89%) ETL
5 6 (7.89%) Data Migration
5 6 (7.89%) Resilience Testing
6 5 (6.58%) Data Mapping
6 5 (6.58%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.26%) ERP
8 3 (3.95%) Change Management
8 3 (3.95%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.63%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.63%) Web Development
9 2 (2.63%) Mobile Marketing
9 2 (2.63%) Project Management
10 1 (1.32%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.32%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.32%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (39.47%) SQL
2 3 (3.95%) C#
2 3 (3.95%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (46.05%) MCSE
2 24 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (28.95%) CCNA
4 16 (21.05%) MCITP
5 13 (17.11%) MCP
6 11 (14.47%) MCSA
6 11 (14.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (9.21%) Degree
8 6 (7.89%) MCDBA
8 6 (7.89%) CCA
8 6 (7.89%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (6.58%) SAP Certification
10 4 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (3.95%) MCDST
11 3 (3.95%) MCSD
12 2 (2.63%) CCNP
12 2 (2.63%) A+ Certification
12 2 (2.63%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (2.63%) CCENT
12 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) ISO 9001
1 6 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.58%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (59.21%) Active Directory
2 15 (19.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (17.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.95%) vSphere
4 3 (3.95%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.63%) Xen
6 1 (1.32%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (3.95%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (3.95%) SCDPM
2 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (82.89%) Microsoft
2 46 (60.53%) VMware
3 43 (56.58%) Cisco
4 18 (23.68%) HP
5 10 (13.16%) Dell
6 9 (11.84%) Citrix
7 7 (9.21%) IBM
8 6 (7.89%) SAP
8 6 (7.89%) 3PAR
9 5 (6.58%) Symantec
10 3 (3.95%) Veeam
10 3 (3.95%) Veritas
11 2 (2.63%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.63%) IPFX
12 1 (1.32%) Lotus
12 1 (1.32%) Apple
12 1 (1.32%) Cognos
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 Depending on Experience + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer People
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus, pension, 25 days etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Caerphilly
CPS Group
Posted: 9 days ago
South Wales
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 23 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 27 days ago