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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 60 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 42 41 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.14% 3.17% 3.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.22% 8.69% 12.54%
Number of salaries quoted 38 35 37
Average salary £37,000 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.84% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £27,500 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £53,000 £38,500
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
411 472 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 30.72% 36.45% 26.74%
Number of salaries quoted 346 380 297
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +14 41 £37,000 +7.24% 2
West Wales +14 1 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 79 (91.86%) Microsoft
2 62 (72.09%) Windows
3 48 (55.81%) VMware
4 46 (53.49%) Cisco
4 46 (53.49%) Active Directory
5 36 (41.86%) SQL Server
5 36 (41.86%) ITIL
6 34 (39.53%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (38.37%) MCSE
8 32 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (36.05%) MS Excel
10 30 (34.88%) Firewall
11 28 (32.56%) MS Exchange
11 28 (32.56%) SQL
12 27 (31.40%) Citrix
12 27 (31.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (30.23%) CCNA
14 25 (29.07%) Hyper-V
15 24 (27.91%) MCITP
15 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
16 22 (25.58%) MCSA
17 20 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (22.09%) Finance
19 16 (18.60%) DNS
20 15 (17.44%) .NET
20 15 (17.44%) Windows 2000 Server
21 14 (16.28%) HP
22 13 (15.12%) CCNP
23 12 (13.95%) MCP
23 12 (13.95%) Internet

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 28 (32.56%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (12.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (11.63%) IIS
5 8 (9.30%) Commerce Server
5 8 (9.30%) CMS
6 7 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (8.14%) Lync
7 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2000
7 5 (5.81%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.33%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.16%) Apache
Applications
1 31 (36.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) PaaS
2 2 (2.33%) Office 365
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (34.88%) Firewall
2 16 (18.60%) DNS
3 12 (13.95%) Internet
4 11 (12.79%) TCP/IP
5 10 (11.63%) iSCSI
5 10 (11.63%) Cisco PIX
5 10 (11.63%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (10.47%) SAN
6 9 (10.47%) DHCP
7 4 (4.65%) VoIP
7 4 (4.65%) NAS
8 3 (3.49%) VPN
9 2 (2.33%) WAN
9 2 (2.33%) LAN
10 1 (1.16%) VLAN
10 1 (1.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (41.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.33%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.33%) Big Data
7 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (22.09%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Advertising
3 5 (5.81%) Back Office
4 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (20.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (16.28%) Developer
3 11 (12.79%) Analyst
4 10 (11.63%) Project Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Network Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Developer
6 7 (8.14%) CRM Developer
6 7 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.98%) Administrator
7 6 (6.98%) DBA
8 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Team Leader
8 5 (5.81%) SQL Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.65%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.44%) .NET
2 9 (10.47%) .NET Framework
3 7 (8.14%) XML
4 5 (5.81%) jQuery
4 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.81%) HTML
5 1 (1.16%) CSS3
5 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.16%) HTML5
5 1 (1.16%) COM
5 1 (1.16%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) EqualLogic
1 10 (11.63%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.49%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.33%) Clustering
6 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.16%) Replication
6 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 62 (72.09%) Windows
2 32 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (31.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (17.44%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (4.65%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.65%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.65%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (41.86%) ITIL
2 11 (12.79%) CRM
3 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.30%) ETL
4 8 (9.30%) Load Balancing
5 7 (8.14%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.98%) Project Management
6 6 (6.98%) Migration
6 6 (6.98%) Mentoring
6 6 (6.98%) Data Migration
7 5 (5.81%) Data Mapping
8 4 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.65%) User Stories
8 4 (4.65%) Test Scripting
8 4 (4.65%) TDD
9 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2
10 2 (2.33%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.33%) Mobile Marketing
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.56%) SQL
2 8 (9.30%) C#
3 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.81%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (39.53%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (38.37%) MCSE
3 26 (30.23%) CCNA
4 24 (27.91%) MCITP
5 22 (25.58%) MCSA
6 13 (15.12%) CCNP
7 12 (13.95%) MCP
8 11 (12.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (10.47%) MCDBA
10 8 (9.30%) Degree
11 7 (8.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (8.14%) VCP5
12 4 (4.65%) SAP Certification
12 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
12 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
13 2 (2.33%) MCDST
13 2 (2.33%) MCTS
14 1 (1.16%) CCENT
14 1 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (1.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.14%) ISO 9001
3 6 (6.98%) SLA
4 2 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.16%) COBIT
5 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (53.49%) Active Directory
2 25 (29.07%) Hyper-V
3 20 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.81%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.33%) vSphere
5 2 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.33%) Xen
6 1 (1.16%) XenApp
6 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) Tivoli
1 4 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (4.65%) NetBackup
1 4 (4.65%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (3.49%) SCCM
2 3 (3.49%) WSUS
3 2 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 79 (91.86%) Microsoft
2 48 (55.81%) VMware
3 46 (53.49%) Cisco
4 27 (31.40%) Citrix
5 14 (16.28%) HP
6 10 (11.63%) Dell
7 6 (6.98%) Symantec
8 5 (5.81%) WatchGuard
9 4 (4.65%) SAP
9 4 (4.65%) CheckPoint
9 4 (4.65%) Veritas
10 3 (3.49%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.49%) ProCurve
10 3 (3.49%) Veeam
10 3 (3.49%) McAfee
10 3 (3.49%) Apple
11 2 (2.33%) Oracle
11 2 (2.33%) IBM
11 2 (2.33%) Lotus
11 2 (2.33%) Avaya
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