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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 79 57 63
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 24 35 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.89% 3.17% 2.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.56% 9.78% 10.69%
Number of salaries quoted 24 35 26
Average salary £36,750 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.36% -17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £23,071 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
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
366 358 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 28.86% 32.46% 25.78%
Number of salaries quoted 338 315 262
Average salary £36,000 £36,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.36% -7.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -33 11 £36,500 +12.30% 1
Caerphilly +9 5 £38,500 -23.00%
Bridgend - 5 £32,500 - 2
Newport -12 2 £36,000 -10.00%
Microsoft Certification
Wales

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 47 (75.81%) Microsoft
2 35 (56.45%) Windows
3 30 (48.39%) ITIL
4 28 (45.16%) VMware
5 25 (40.32%) Active Directory
6 22 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (32.26%) MCSE
8 19 (30.65%) Cisco
8 19 (30.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (29.03%) SQL Server
10 17 (27.42%) MS Excel
10 17 (27.42%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (25.81%) MCITP
11 16 (25.81%) CCNA
11 16 (25.81%) MS Exchange
12 15 (24.19%) MCSA
12 15 (24.19%) Firewall
13 14 (22.58%) Dynamics CRM
13 14 (22.58%) CRM
13 14 (22.58%) SQL
14 13 (20.97%) C#
14 13 (20.97%) DHCP
14 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (17.74%) Finance
15 11 (17.74%) SAN
15 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (16.13%) XML
17 9 (14.52%) .NET
17 9 (14.52%) Citrix
18 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 16 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.68%) Lync
2 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.45%) IIS
5 3 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.61%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (27.42%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (22.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) Firewall
2 13 (20.97%) DHCP
3 11 (17.74%) SAN
4 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
4 8 (12.90%) DNS
5 5 (8.06%) VPN
6 2 (3.23%) Internet
6 2 (3.23%) VoIP
6 2 (3.23%) NAS
7 1 (1.61%) Skype
7 1 (1.61%) VLAN
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.61%) WAN
7 1 (1.61%) ADSL
7 1 (1.61%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.61%) MySQL
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Advertising
3 2 (3.23%) Back Office
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (19.35%) Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 8 (12.90%) CRM Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) DBA
5 5 (8.06%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) SQL DBA
6 4 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Architect
6 4 (6.45%) CRM Architect
6 4 (6.45%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) XML
2 9 (14.52%) .NET
3 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.45%) HTML
3 4 (6.45%) jQuery
4 2 (3.23%) COM
4 2 (3.23%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.84%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 35 (56.45%) Windows
2 22 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (30.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.06%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) ITIL
2 14 (22.58%) CRM
3 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
3 5 (8.06%) Coaching
4 4 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (6.45%) TDD
4 4 (6.45%) Test Scripting
4 4 (6.45%) User Stories
4 4 (6.45%) Project Management
5 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.23%) Change Control
6 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.23%) Workflow
7 1 (1.61%) Change Management
7 1 (1.61%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.61%) Web Development
7 1 (1.61%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (1.61%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.58%) SQL
2 13 (20.97%) C#
3 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.84%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) MCSE
2 17 (27.42%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (25.81%) MCITP
3 16 (25.81%) CCNA
4 15 (24.19%) MCSA
5 8 (12.90%) Degree
6 7 (11.29%) MCP
7 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
7 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
8 5 (8.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (6.45%) MCTS
10 3 (4.84%) CCNP
11 2 (3.23%) MCDBA
11 2 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.61%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (1.61%) SAP Certification
12 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (9.68%) SLA
3 4 (6.45%) ISO 9001
4 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (40.32%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.29%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.45%) vSphere
5 2 (3.23%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 47 (75.81%) Microsoft
2 28 (45.16%) VMware
3 19 (30.65%) Cisco
4 9 (14.52%) Citrix
5 6 (9.68%) HP
6 4 (6.45%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.84%) Veeam
8 2 (3.23%) WatchGuard
8 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.23%) Oracle
8 2 (3.23%) Avaya
9 1 (1.61%) Informatica
9 1 (1.61%) NetApp
9 1 (1.61%) SAP
9 1 (1.61%) Dell
9 1 (1.61%) Teradata
9 1 (1.61%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.61%) Dell Compellent
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £18k - 24k per year + pension, benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago