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 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 76 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 30 37 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.13% 2.83% 3.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.28% 8.96% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 29 37 40
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,357 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £51,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
Microsoft Certification
UK

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
412 413 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 29.24% 31.57% 26.80%
Number of salaries quoted 368 343 309
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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 Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 September 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the 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
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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
South Wales -22 24 £36,750 +11.36% 3
North Wales +4 5 £27,500 -42.10%
West Wales - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the 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 49 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 42 (60.00%) Windows
3 36 (51.43%) ITIL
4 34 (48.57%) VMware
5 31 (44.29%) Active Directory
6 26 (37.14%) MCSE
7 24 (34.29%) Cisco
8 23 (32.86%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (32.86%) MS Excel
8 23 (32.86%) SQL Server
9 22 (31.43%) MCSA
9 22 (31.43%) CCNA
9 22 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (30.00%) MS Exchange
11 20 (28.57%) Firewall
12 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (24.29%) SAN
14 16 (22.86%) Finance
14 16 (22.86%) MCITP
15 15 (21.43%) SQL
16 14 (20.00%) CRM
16 14 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
17 13 (18.57%) C#
17 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (18.57%) DNS
17 13 (18.57%) DHCP
17 13 (18.57%) TCP/IP
17 13 (18.57%) Degree
18 12 (17.14%) Hyper-V
19 11 (15.71%) HP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the 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 21 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.57%) Lync
2 6 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.71%) IIS
5 3 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 23 (32.86%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.57%) Firewall
2 17 (24.29%) SAN
3 13 (18.57%) DHCP
3 13 (18.57%) TCP/IP
3 13 (18.57%) DNS
4 7 (10.00%) Internet
4 7 (10.00%) VoIP
5 6 (8.57%) VPN
6 2 (2.86%) WAN
6 2 (2.86%) LAN
6 2 (2.86%) NAS
6 2 (2.86%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.43%) VLAN
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.43%) Skype
7 1 (1.43%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (32.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.43%) MySQL
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (22.86%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Advertising
3 2 (2.86%) Back Office
3 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (17.14%) Developer
3 9 (12.86%) Administrator
4 8 (11.43%) Analyst
4 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 8 (11.43%) CRM Developer
5 7 (10.00%) DBA
6 5 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Network Administrator
6 5 (7.14%) SQL DBA
7 4 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Architect
7 4 (5.71%) CRM Architect
7 4 (5.71%) CRM Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Senior Microsoft Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) XML
2 9 (12.86%) .NET
3 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.71%) HTML
3 4 (5.71%) jQuery
4 2 (2.86%) COM
4 2 (2.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.43%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.57%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.71%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.29%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.86%) Clustering
6 2 (2.86%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.43%) Replication
7 1 (1.43%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (60.00%) Windows
2 22 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.57%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.29%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (51.43%) ITIL
2 14 (20.00%) CRM
3 5 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 5 (7.14%) Coaching
4 4 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (5.71%) Test Scripting
4 4 (5.71%) User Stories
4 4 (5.71%) TDD
4 4 (5.71%) Project Management
5 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (2.86%) Change Control
6 2 (2.86%) Service Management
6 2 (2.86%) Change Management
6 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.86%) Workflow
6 2 (2.86%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.43%) Security Testing
7 1 (1.43%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.43%) SQL
2 13 (18.57%) C#
3 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (37.14%) MCSE
2 23 (32.86%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (31.43%) MCSA
3 22 (31.43%) CCNA
4 16 (22.86%) MCITP
5 13 (18.57%) Degree
6 8 (11.43%) CCNP
7 7 (10.00%) MCP
8 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
8 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
8 6 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (5.71%) MCTS
10 2 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.86%) MCDBA
11 1 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (1.43%) SAP Certification
11 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.43%) CCENT
11 1 (1.43%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (8.57%) SLA
3 4 (5.71%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.43%) COBIT
5 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (44.29%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.14%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.71%) vSphere
5 2 (2.86%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 49 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (48.57%) VMware
3 24 (34.29%) Cisco
4 11 (15.71%) HP
5 9 (12.86%) Citrix
5 9 (12.86%) Veeam
6 5 (7.14%) Red Gate
6 5 (7.14%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (5.71%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.86%) WatchGuard
8 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.86%) Avaya
8 2 (2.86%) Oracle
9 1 (1.43%) SAP
9 1 (1.43%) Dell
9 1 (1.43%) Informatica
9 1 (1.43%) NetApp
9 1 (1.43%) Teradata
9 1 (1.43%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.43%) Dell Compellent
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