The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 65 51 31
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 42 47 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.12% 3.67% 5.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.79% 13.82% 21.83%
Number of salaries quoted 42 44 48
Average salary £35,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.38% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,928 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £46,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
429 340 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 31.82% 26.52% 26.33%
Number of salaries quoted 348 300 228
Average salary £37,500 £38,750 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,928 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 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
South Wales -1 36 £35,500 -10.12% 6
West Wales +5 3 £27,500 +10.00%
North Wales -2 3 £50,000 +63.93% 1
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 74 (85.06%) Microsoft
2 57 (65.52%) Windows
3 51 (58.62%) MCSE
4 49 (56.32%) VMware
5 47 (54.02%) Cisco
6 43 (49.43%) SQL Server
7 33 (37.93%) MS Excel
8 30 (34.48%) ITIL
8 30 (34.48%) .NET
8 30 (34.48%) Active Directory
8 30 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (32.18%) Hyper-V
10 27 (31.03%) HP
10 27 (31.03%) IIS
11 24 (27.59%) SQL
12 23 (26.44%) CCNA
13 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (21.84%) ASP.NET
16 18 (20.69%) MCP
16 18 (20.69%) MS Exchange
16 18 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (18.39%) CMS
17 16 (18.39%) SAN
18 15 (17.24%) Firewall
18 15 (17.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 15 (17.24%) Load Balancing
18 15 (17.24%) .NET Framework
19 14 (16.09%) Internet
19 14 (16.09%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 27 (31.03%) IIS
2 18 (20.69%) MS Exchange
3 16 (18.39%) CMS
4 11 (12.64%) Commerce Server
5 9 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (5.75%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
7 5 (5.75%) Site Server
8 4 (4.60%) WebLogic
8 4 (4.60%) Apache
9 3 (3.45%) Lync
9 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (2.30%) Apache Solr
11 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.15%) Umbraco
11 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
11 1 (1.15%) WorkSite
11 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 33 (37.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.90%) Office 365
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.39%) SAN
2 15 (17.24%) Firewall
3 14 (16.09%) Internet
3 14 (16.09%) DNS
4 10 (11.49%) NAS
5 9 (10.34%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.30%) VoIP
6 2 (2.30%) DHCP
6 2 (2.30%) VLAN
6 2 (2.30%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (2.30%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.15%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.15%) VPLS
7 1 (1.15%) RIP
7 1 (1.15%) WAN
7 1 (1.15%) LAN
7 1 (1.15%) MPLS
7 1 (1.15%) OSPF
7 1 (1.15%) BGP
7 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (49.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.45%) OLAP
3 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.45%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (12.64%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Advertising
3 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Local Government
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.15%) Electronics
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (19.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 17 (19.54%) Analyst
2 15 (17.24%) Developer
3 13 (14.94%) Support Analyst
4 11 (12.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 8 (9.20%) Architect
7 7 (8.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) .NET Architect
8 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Consultant
9 4 (4.60%) Sales Consultant
9 4 (4.60%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.60%) Pre Sales Consultant
9 4 (4.60%) Technical Design Authority
10 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.45%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.48%) .NET
2 19 (21.84%) ASP.NET
3 15 (17.24%) .NET Framework
4 9 (10.34%) CSS
5 7 (8.05%) HTML
6 5 (5.75%) jQuery
6 5 (5.75%) Web Services
7 4 (4.60%) XHTML
8 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.30%) XML
9 2 (2.30%) XSLT
9 2 (2.30%) Lucene
10 1 (1.15%) HTML5
10 1 (1.15%) REST
10 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (1.15%) WCF
10 1 (1.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.05%) Clustering
3 4 (4.60%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.45%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.30%) EPoS
5 2 (2.30%) RIA
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.15%) iSeries
6 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.15%) Firmware
6 1 (1.15%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 57 (65.52%) Windows
2 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.75%) Linux
6 4 (4.60%) Windows 2000
6 4 (4.60%) Solaris
7 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.45%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.30%) Android
8 2 (2.30%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.48%) ITIL
2 15 (17.24%) Load Balancing
3 9 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (10.34%) MVC
4 8 (9.20%) Project Management
4 8 (9.20%) OOD
5 7 (8.05%) SOA
6 6 (6.90%) OO
7 5 (5.75%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.75%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.75%) Scrum
8 4 (4.60%) Service Management
8 4 (4.60%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.60%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.60%) TOGAF
9 3 (3.45%) Analytics
9 3 (3.45%) Web Development
9 3 (3.45%) ERP
9 3 (3.45%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 24 (27.59%) SQL
2 11 (12.64%) C#
3 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.45%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.30%) XAML
6 1 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (58.62%) MCSE
2 30 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (26.44%) CCNA
4 18 (20.69%) MCP
5 15 (17.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (10.34%) SAP Certification
7 8 (9.20%) MCSA
7 8 (9.20%) MCITP
8 7 (8.05%) CCA
8 7 (8.05%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (6.90%) MCSD
10 5 (5.75%) CCIE
11 4 (4.60%) CCNP
11 4 (4.60%) Degree
12 3 (3.45%) VCP5
13 2 (2.30%) CISSP
13 2 (2.30%) PMP
13 2 (2.30%) PMI Certification
14 1 (1.15%) MCSM
14 1 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) ISO 9001
1 10 (11.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.15%) GxP
System Software
1 30 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 28 (32.18%) Hyper-V
3 20 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.30%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.30%) vSphere
5 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.15%) SCCM
2 1 (1.15%) SCOM
2 1 (1.15%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 74 (85.06%) Microsoft
2 49 (56.32%) VMware
3 47 (54.02%) Cisco
4 27 (31.03%) HP
5 12 (13.79%) SAP
6 10 (11.49%) Citrix
7 8 (9.20%) Dell
8 7 (8.05%) Sitecore
8 7 (8.05%) Symantec
8 7 (8.05%) Veritas
9 5 (5.75%) Oracle
10 4 (4.60%) Sun
10 4 (4.60%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.45%) Cognos
11 3 (3.45%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (3.45%) NetApp
11 3 (3.45%) EMC
12 2 (2.30%) Juniper
12 2 (2.30%) IBM
12 2 (2.30%) Xamarin
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £33,000 to £40,000 per annum + 10% bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + Industry Leading Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
North Wales
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 23 days ago