The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
UK / Wales
Rank 43 70 62
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 52 36 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 4.96% 2.63% 3.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.63% 8.93% 13.95%
Number of salaries quoted 41 33 37
Median salary £40,000 £27,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £18,000 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,300 £41,600
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
295 403 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 28.15% 29.44% 21.97%
Number of salaries quoted 208 328 255
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,400
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Wales region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +24 38 £40,000 +45.45% 6
Mid Wales - 10 - -
West Wales - 4 £50,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 61 (84.72%) Microsoft
2 45 (62.50%) MCSE
3 43 (59.72%) Windows
4 42 (58.33%) MS Excel
5 39 (54.17%) VMware
5 39 (54.17%) Hyper-V
6 33 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 33 (45.83%) Office 365
7 26 (36.11%) Windows Server
7 26 (36.11%) Degree
7 26 (36.11%) Active Directory
8 25 (34.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (29.17%) ITIL
10 20 (27.78%) SAN
10 20 (27.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (20.83%) Service Management
12 14 (19.44%) CCA
12 14 (19.44%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (18.06%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (18.06%) MCSA
14 12 (16.67%) Citrix
15 11 (15.28%) MS Exchange
15 11 (15.28%) LAN
15 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
15 11 (15.28%) ITSM
15 11 (15.28%) Problem Management
15 11 (15.28%) XenApp
16 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (18.06%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (15.28%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.17%) CMS
4 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.17%) IIS
4 3 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (4.17%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 42 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.39%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 33 (45.83%) Office 365
2 14 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.94%) IaaS
3 5 (6.94%) PaaS
4 4 (5.56%) SaaS
5 3 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.78%) SAN
2 11 (15.28%) LAN
3 10 (13.89%) WAN
4 7 (9.72%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.33%) Firewall
6 5 (6.94%) DNS
6 5 (6.94%) IPsec
6 5 (6.94%) SSL
6 5 (6.94%) VPN
7 4 (5.56%) Wireless
8 3 (4.17%) DHCP
8 3 (4.17%) Skype
8 3 (4.17%) Unified Communications
8 3 (4.17%) VoIP
9 2 (2.78%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.78%) NAS
10 1 (1.39%) ADSL
10 1 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (6.94%) Retail
2 4 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (1.39%) Legal
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (15.28%) Consultant
1 11 (15.28%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 11 (15.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (13.89%) Developer
3 6 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 6 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Help Desk Manager
5 4 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) IT Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Junior
7 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) CSS
1 6 (8.33%) HTML
2 5 (6.94%) .NET
3 4 (5.56%) Sass
4 3 (4.17%) jQuery
4 3 (4.17%) LAMP
4 3 (4.17%) LESS
5 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.39%) Ajax
6 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.39%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.78%) User Experience
3 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (59.72%) Windows
2 26 (36.11%) Windows Server
3 25 (34.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (11.11%) Linux
6 5 (6.94%) Unix
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.17%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.78%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.17%) ITIL
2 15 (20.83%) Service Management
3 11 (15.28%) ITSM
3 11 (15.28%) Problem Management
4 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.33%) Project Management
6 5 (6.94%) Front End Development
7 4 (5.56%) Performance Management
7 4 (5.56%) Scrum
8 3 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (4.17%) TOGAF
9 2 (2.78%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.78%) Case Management
9 2 (2.78%) Coaching
9 2 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.94%) SQL
3 3 (4.17%) C#
3 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (1.39%) PHP
5 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (62.50%) MCSE
2 26 (36.11%) Degree
3 20 (27.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (19.44%) CCA
4 14 (19.44%) Citrix Certification
5 13 (18.06%) MCSA
6 10 (13.89%) MCP
7 9 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (12.50%) MCITP
8 8 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (9.72%) CCNA
10 2 (2.78%) MCTS
10 2 (2.78%) RHCE
11 1 (1.39%) CCNP
11 1 (1.39%) MCDST
11 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (54.17%) Hyper-V
2 33 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (36.11%) Active Directory
4 11 (15.28%) XenApp
5 6 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (2.78%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (84.72%) Microsoft
2 39 (54.17%) VMware
3 12 (16.67%) Citrix
4 8 (11.11%) HP
5 7 (9.72%) Dell
6 6 (8.33%) 3PAR
6 6 (8.33%) Veeam
7 5 (6.94%) Sitecore
8 4 (5.56%) Cisco
9 3 (4.17%) Alterian
9 3 (4.17%) Apple
10 2 (2.78%) Oracle
10 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.78%) Veritas
11 1 (1.39%) Cognos
11 1 (1.39%) F5
11 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
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