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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 65 43 49
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 42 42 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.04% 4.20% 3.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.07% 12.24% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 37 40 37
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +37.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,600 £50,000 £42,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.33%
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
348 343 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 25.22% 34.33% 23.61%
Number of salaries quoted 299 285 226
Average salary £38,400 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,300 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
South Wales -15 42 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 73 (91.25%) Microsoft
2 59 (73.75%) Windows
3 49 (61.25%) Active Directory
4 47 (58.75%) VMware
5 46 (57.50%) Cisco
6 38 (47.50%) SQL Server
7 37 (46.25%) MS Excel
8 36 (45.00%) MCSE
9 27 (33.75%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (32.50%) SQL
11 25 (31.25%) MS Exchange
12 24 (30.00%) ITIL
13 23 (28.75%) Citrix
14 22 (27.50%) Firewall
14 22 (27.50%) MCITP
15 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (26.25%) Hyper-V
15 21 (26.25%) Finance
16 20 (25.00%) CCNA
16 20 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (23.75%) HP
17 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (21.25%) MCP
18 17 (21.25%) IIS
19 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
20 15 (18.75%) MCSA
20 15 (18.75%) DNS
21 14 (17.50%) Dell
21 14 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
21 14 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 25 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 17 (21.25%) IIS
3 14 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (16.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (10.00%) CMS
5 8 (10.00%) Commerce Server
6 6 (7.50%) Lync
7 3 (3.75%) IBM Notes
7 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 37 (46.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.25%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Office 365
2 2 (2.50%) PaaS
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (27.50%) Firewall
2 15 (18.75%) DNS
3 12 (15.00%) Internet
4 10 (12.50%) SAN
4 10 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
5 9 (11.25%) iSCSI
5 9 (11.25%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (7.50%) DHCP
7 6 (7.50%) VoIP
8 5 (6.25%) NAS
9 3 (3.75%) LAN
10 2 (2.50%) LDAP
10 2 (2.50%) WAN
10 2 (2.50%) VPN
10 2 (2.50%) PPTP
11 1 (1.25%) FTP
11 1 (1.25%) SMTP
11 1 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (47.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.50%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.50%) Big Data
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 21 (26.25%) Finance
2 12 (15.00%) Advertising
3 2 (2.50%) Marketing
3 2 (2.50%) Back Office
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (11.25%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (11.25%) Project Engineer
2 9 (11.25%) Developer
2 9 (11.25%) Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) SQL Developer
4 7 (8.75%) Administrator
5 6 (7.50%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) DBA
7 4 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.25%) .NET
2 9 (11.25%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (1.25%) HTML
4 1 (1.25%) COM
4 1 (1.25%) WCF
4 1 (1.25%) jQuery
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.25%) HTML5
4 1 (1.25%) CSS3
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) EqualLogic
1 9 (11.25%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.50%) Clustering
4 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 59 (73.75%) Windows
2 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (15.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 8 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (8.75%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.75%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.75%) Linux
8 3 (3.75%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.50%) UNIX
10 1 (1.25%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) ITIL
2 11 (13.75%) Load Balancing
3 10 (12.50%) ETL
3 10 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 9 (11.25%) Migration
5 8 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 7 (8.75%) Data Mapping
7 6 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.00%) Project Management
9 3 (3.75%) Resilience Testing
9 3 (3.75%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.50%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.50%) ERP
10 2 (2.50%) Scrum
10 2 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.50%) MVC
10 2 (2.50%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (2.50%) Mobile Marketing
11 1 (1.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.50%) SQL
2 4 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.50%) C#
3 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (45.00%) MCSE
2 27 (33.75%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (27.50%) MCITP
4 20 (25.00%) CCNA
5 17 (21.25%) MCP
6 15 (18.75%) MCSA
7 10 (12.50%) MCDBA
7 10 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (11.25%) CCNP
8 9 (11.25%) Degree
9 7 (8.75%) VCP5
9 7 (8.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (5.00%) MCDST
10 4 (5.00%) MCTS
10 4 (5.00%) SAP Certification
11 2 (2.50%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (2.50%) CCA
11 2 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
1 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (61.25%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.25%) Hyper-V
3 20 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.50%) Xen
4 2 (2.50%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.50%) vSphere
5 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) WSUS
2 4 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 4 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.75%) SCCM
4 2 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 73 (91.25%) Microsoft
2 47 (58.75%) VMware
3 46 (57.50%) Cisco
4 23 (28.75%) Citrix
5 19 (23.75%) HP
6 14 (17.50%) Dell
7 8 (10.00%) Symantec
8 4 (5.00%) Veritas
8 4 (5.00%) SAP
9 3 (3.75%) Lotus
9 3 (3.75%) Apple
9 3 (3.75%) McAfee
9 3 (3.75%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.50%) BT
10 2 (2.50%) WatchGuard
10 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.50%) IBM
11 1 (1.25%) Cognos
11 1 (1.25%) NetApp
11 1 (1.25%) ProCurve
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