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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 55 27
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -28
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 37 45 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.83% 3.53% 7.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.96% 13.16% 22.61%
Number of salaries quoted 37 40 57
Average salary £35,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.39% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,357 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
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
413 342 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 31.62% 26.80% 30.97%
Number of salaries quoted 343 309 274
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +7 35 £33,000 -17.50% 3
North Wales +1 2 £47,500 +55.73%
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 71 (86.59%) Microsoft
2 54 (65.85%) Windows
3 47 (57.32%) MCSE
3 47 (57.32%) VMware
4 44 (53.66%) Cisco
5 43 (52.44%) SQL Server
6 34 (41.46%) MS Excel
6 34 (41.46%) Active Directory
7 30 (36.59%) ITIL
8 29 (35.37%) SQL
9 28 (34.15%) IIS
10 27 (32.93%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (31.71%) HP
12 24 (29.27%) .NET
12 24 (29.27%) Hyper-V
13 23 (28.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (25.61%) CCNA
15 20 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (23.17%) MS Exchange
17 18 (21.95%) MCP
17 18 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (21.95%) Load Balancing
18 17 (20.73%) SAN
19 16 (19.51%) Internet
19 16 (19.51%) CMS
20 15 (18.29%) Firewall
20 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
21 14 (17.07%) .NET Framework
21 14 (17.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 14 (17.07%) DNS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 28 (34.15%) IIS
2 19 (23.17%) MS Exchange
3 16 (19.51%) CMS
4 11 (13.41%) Commerce Server
4 11 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (6.10%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (4.88%) Apache
8 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
8 4 (4.88%) Site Server
8 4 (4.88%) WebLogic
8 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.44%) Apache Solr
10 2 (2.44%) Lync
11 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.22%) Umbraco
11 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
11 1 (1.22%) WorkSite
Applications
1 34 (41.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) Office 365
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.73%) SAN
2 16 (19.51%) Internet
3 15 (18.29%) Firewall
4 14 (17.07%) DNS
5 11 (13.41%) TCP/IP
6 10 (12.20%) NAS
7 7 (8.54%) VoIP
8 2 (2.44%) DHCP
8 2 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.44%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (2.44%) Wireless
8 2 (2.44%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.44%) VLAN
9 1 (1.22%) VPLS
9 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.22%) LAN
9 1 (1.22%) RIP
9 1 (1.22%) WAN
9 1 (1.22%) MPLS
9 1 (1.22%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (52.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.66%) OLAP
3 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.66%) Star Schema
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 12 (14.63%) Advertising
3 2 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) Local Government
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Legal
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Analyst
2 13 (15.85%) Support Analyst
2 13 (15.85%) Developer
2 13 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (12.20%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (10.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 9 (10.98%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Architect
7 5 (6.10%) Consultant
8 4 (4.88%) Sales Consultant
8 4 (4.88%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.88%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 4 (4.88%) Technical Design Authority
9 3 (3.66%) Technical Services Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (29.27%) .NET
2 14 (17.07%) .NET Framework
3 13 (15.85%) ASP.NET
4 9 (10.98%) CSS
5 7 (8.54%) HTML
6 4 (4.88%) jQuery
6 4 (4.88%) XHTML
7 2 (2.44%) Lucene
7 2 (2.44%) Web Services
8 1 (1.22%) XML
8 1 (1.22%) XSLT
8 1 (1.22%) SOAP
8 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.22%) HTML5
8 1 (1.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.76%) Clustering
3 4 (4.88%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.44%) EPoS
4 2 (2.44%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.22%) Firmware
5 1 (1.22%) DTV
5 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.22%) RIA
5 1 (1.22%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 54 (65.85%) Windows
2 23 (28.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.32%) Linux
6 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.88%) Windows 2000
7 4 (4.88%) Solaris
8 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.44%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (2.44%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (36.59%) ITIL
2 18 (21.95%) Load Balancing
3 8 (9.76%) Project Management
4 5 (6.10%) MVC
4 5 (6.10%) E-Commerce
4 5 (6.10%) Problem Management
4 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (4.88%) TOGAF
5 4 (4.88%) OOD
5 4 (4.88%) SOA
5 4 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (4.88%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.88%) Service Management
6 3 (3.66%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.66%) ETL
6 3 (3.66%) ERP
6 3 (3.66%) Web Development
6 3 (3.66%) Analytics
7 2 (2.44%) Android Development
7 2 (2.44%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (35.37%) SQL
2 7 (8.54%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.10%) C#
4 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.66%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.44%) XAML
6 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (57.32%) MCSE
2 27 (32.93%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (25.61%) CCNA
4 18 (21.95%) MCP
5 14 (17.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (10.98%) MCITP
6 9 (10.98%) SAP Certification
7 7 (8.54%) MCSA
8 6 (7.32%) MCSD
8 6 (7.32%) CCA
8 6 (7.32%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (6.10%) CCIE
10 4 (4.88%) Degree
11 3 (3.66%) CCNP
12 2 (2.44%) CISSP
12 2 (2.44%) PMP
12 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
12 2 (2.44%) CCENT
12 2 (2.44%) VCP5
13 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) ISO 9001
1 10 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.66%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 24 (29.27%) Hyper-V
3 18 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.44%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.22%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.22%) XenApp
5 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.66%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.22%) SCCM
3 1 (1.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 71 (86.59%) Microsoft
2 47 (57.32%) VMware
3 44 (53.66%) Cisco
4 26 (31.71%) HP
5 12 (14.63%) SAP
6 8 (9.76%) Dell
7 7 (8.54%) Sitecore
7 7 (8.54%) Citrix
7 7 (8.54%) Veritas
7 7 (8.54%) Symantec
8 5 (6.10%) IBM
8 5 (6.10%) 3PAR
8 5 (6.10%) Oracle
9 4 (4.88%) Sun
10 3 (3.66%) EMC
10 3 (3.66%) Cognos
10 3 (3.66%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (3.66%) NetApp
10 3 (3.66%) Veeam
11 2 (2.44%) SolarWinds
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