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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 64 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -42
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 37 40 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.92% 3.05% 9.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.74% 10.75% 28.87%
Number of salaries quoted 37 35 79
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £23,500 £31,415
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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
380 372 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 30.02% 28.33% 31.82%
Number of salaries quoted 312 323 294
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 +12 34 £32,750 -13.81% 2
North Wales -4 1 £52,500 +72.13%
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 69 (84.15%) Microsoft
2 52 (63.41%) Windows
3 51 (62.20%) MCSE
4 47 (57.32%) VMware
5 42 (51.22%) Cisco
6 39 (47.56%) Active Directory
7 37 (45.12%) SQL Server
8 32 (39.02%) MS Excel
9 29 (35.37%) SQL
9 29 (35.37%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (32.93%) IIS
10 27 (32.93%) ITIL
11 25 (30.49%) CCNA
12 23 (28.05%) HP
13 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (25.61%) .NET
14 21 (25.61%) MS Exchange
14 21 (25.61%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (24.39%) MCP
16 19 (23.17%) Hyper-V
17 17 (20.73%) Finance
18 16 (19.51%) SAN
18 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (18.29%) Firewall
19 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
19 15 (18.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 15 (18.29%) Load Balancing
19 15 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
20 14 (17.07%) Advertising
20 14 (17.07%) CMS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (32.93%) IIS
2 21 (25.61%) MS Exchange
3 14 (17.07%) CMS
3 14 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (10.98%) Commerce Server
6 7 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (6.10%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (4.88%) WebLogic
8 4 (4.88%) Site Server
8 4 (4.88%) Apache
8 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
9 3 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (3.66%) Lync
10 2 (2.44%) Apache Solr
11 1 (1.22%) Umbraco
11 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
11 1 (1.22%) WorkSite
11 1 (1.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 32 (39.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Office 365
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.51%) SAN
2 15 (18.29%) Firewall
3 13 (15.85%) Internet
3 13 (15.85%) DNS
4 11 (13.41%) TCP/IP
5 10 (12.20%) VoIP
6 8 (9.76%) NAS
7 3 (3.66%) DHCP
8 2 (2.44%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.44%) VLAN
8 2 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.44%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.22%) VPLS
9 1 (1.22%) LAN
9 1 (1.22%) Wireless
9 1 (1.22%) FTP
9 1 (1.22%) RIP
9 1 (1.22%) WAN
9 1 (1.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (45.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) OLAP
2 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.66%) Star Schema
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (20.73%) Finance
2 14 (17.07%) Advertising
3 2 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) Local Government
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Legal
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (21.95%) Analyst
2 16 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (14.63%) Developer
4 10 (12.20%) Support Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (8.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.10%) Consultant
8 4 (4.88%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Sales Consultant
8 4 (4.88%) Server Support
8 4 (4.88%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Server Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 4 (4.88%) Server Support Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.61%) .NET
2 11 (13.41%) .NET Framework
3 10 (12.20%) 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
8 1 (1.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.54%) Clustering
3 4 (4.88%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.44%) EPoS
6 1 (1.22%) Firmware
6 1 (1.22%) DTV
6 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.22%) iSeries
6 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 52 (63.41%) Windows
2 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (25.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.32%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.10%) Linux
7 4 (4.88%) Windows 2000
7 4 (4.88%) Solaris
8 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.66%) 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
10 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.93%) ITIL
2 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.29%) Load Balancing
3 8 (9.76%) Project Management
4 5 (6.10%) E-Commerce
4 5 (6.10%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.88%) Resilience Testing
5 4 (4.88%) TOGAF
5 4 (4.88%) ERP
5 4 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (4.88%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.88%) Service Management
5 4 (4.88%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.66%) MVC
6 3 (3.66%) CRM
6 3 (3.66%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.66%) Web Development
6 3 (3.66%) Analytics
6 3 (3.66%) ETL
7 2 (2.44%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (35.37%) SQL
2 7 (8.54%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.44%) XAML
4 2 (2.44%) C#
5 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (62.20%) MCSE
2 29 (35.37%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (30.49%) CCNA
4 20 (24.39%) MCP
5 15 (18.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (14.63%) MCSA
7 8 (9.76%) CCA
7 8 (9.76%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (9.76%) MCITP
8 7 (8.54%) SAP Certification
8 7 (8.54%) MCSD
9 5 (6.10%) CCIE
10 4 (4.88%) Degree
11 3 (3.66%) CCNP
12 2 (2.44%) PMP
12 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
12 2 (2.44%) CISSP
12 2 (2.44%) CCENT
12 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
12 2 (2.44%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) ISO 9001
1 8 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.66%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (47.56%) Active Directory
2 19 (23.17%) Hyper-V
3 15 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.66%) vSphere
5 2 (2.44%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.22%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.66%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.22%) WSUS
3 1 (1.22%) SCCM
3 1 (1.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 69 (84.15%) Microsoft
2 47 (57.32%) VMware
3 42 (51.22%) Cisco
4 23 (28.05%) HP
5 10 (12.20%) SAP
6 7 (8.54%) Citrix
6 7 (8.54%) Sitecore
7 6 (7.32%) Dell
8 5 (6.10%) IBM
8 5 (6.10%) Veritas
8 5 (6.10%) Symantec
8 5 (6.10%) Oracle
9 4 (4.88%) 3PAR
9 4 (4.88%) Cognos
9 4 (4.88%) Sun
10 3 (3.66%) EMC
10 3 (3.66%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (3.66%) NetApp
10 3 (3.66%) Veeam
11 2 (2.44%) SolarWinds
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