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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 61 60 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -35
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 38 44 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.01% 3.22% 8.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.58% 9.87% 26.44%
Number of salaries quoted 38 38 84
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 £22,200 £24,250 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £42,550 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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
359 446 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 28.47% 32.67% 33.13%
Number of salaries quoted 304 389 334
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 £32,750 -6.42% 3
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 63 (80.77%) Microsoft
2 52 (66.67%) Windows
3 45 (57.69%) VMware
4 44 (56.41%) MCSE
5 43 (55.13%) Cisco
6 38 (48.72%) Active Directory
7 36 (46.15%) MS Excel
8 34 (43.59%) SQL Server
9 28 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (33.33%) SQL
11 25 (32.05%) IIS
11 25 (32.05%) CCNA
12 22 (28.21%) MS Exchange
13 21 (26.92%) ITIL
14 19 (24.36%) HP
14 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (20.51%) Finance
17 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (19.23%) SAN
18 14 (17.95%) MCP
18 14 (17.95%) .NET
18 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2007
18 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (17.95%) Hyper-V
18 14 (17.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 13 (16.67%) MCSA
19 13 (16.67%) Firewall
20 12 (15.38%) Load Balancing
21 11 (14.10%) MCITP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 25 (32.05%) IIS
2 22 (28.21%) MS Exchange
3 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (7.69%) CMS
7 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (5.13%) WebLogic
8 4 (5.13%) Commerce Server
8 4 (5.13%) Site Server
8 4 (5.13%) Apache
8 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
8 4 (5.13%) Lync
9 2 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (2.56%) Apache Solr
10 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
10 1 (1.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 36 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.28%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.23%) SAN
2 13 (16.67%) Firewall
3 11 (14.10%) VoIP
4 10 (12.82%) TCP/IP
4 10 (12.82%) DNS
5 8 (10.26%) Internet
6 6 (7.69%) DHCP
7 4 (5.13%) NAS
8 2 (2.56%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.56%) VLAN
8 2 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (2.56%) VPN
8 2 (2.56%) LDAP
8 2 (2.56%) PPTP
9 1 (1.28%) Wireless
9 1 (1.28%) MPLS
9 1 (1.28%) OSPF
9 1 (1.28%) BGP
9 1 (1.28%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (43.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) OLAP
2 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.85%) Star Schema
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (20.51%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Advertising
3 2 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Local Government
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Electronics
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (16.67%) Analyst
3 10 (12.82%) Developer
4 7 (8.97%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Architect
6 5 (6.41%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Sales Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Server Support
7 4 (5.13%) Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Server Support Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.95%) .NET
2 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET
2 7 (8.97%) CSS
3 6 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 5 (6.41%) HTML
5 3 (3.85%) jQuery
6 2 (2.56%) XHTML
6 2 (2.56%) Lucene
7 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Clustering
2 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.13%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.56%) EPoS
5 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.28%) DTV
6 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.28%) iSeries
6 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 52 (66.67%) Windows
2 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.97%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.69%) Linux
7 4 (5.13%) Windows 2000
7 4 (5.13%) Solaris
8 3 (3.85%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.56%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (2.56%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.56%) UNIX
9 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) ITIL
2 12 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 11 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.26%) Project Management
5 6 (7.69%) Resilience Testing
6 5 (6.41%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.41%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.13%) ERP
7 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.13%) Service Management
7 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.13%) MVC
8 3 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.85%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.85%) TOGAF
8 3 (3.85%) Analytics
8 3 (3.85%) ETL
9 2 (2.56%) TDD
9 2 (2.56%) Web Development
9 2 (2.56%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.85%) C#
3 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.85%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 44 (56.41%) MCSE
2 28 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (32.05%) CCNA
4 14 (17.95%) MCP
4 14 (17.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (16.67%) MCSA
6 11 (14.10%) MCITP
7 8 (10.26%) CCA
7 8 (10.26%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (8.97%) MCSD
9 4 (5.13%) CCIE
9 4 (5.13%) SAP Certification
10 3 (3.85%) CCNP
10 3 (3.85%) Degree
11 2 (2.56%) CCENT
11 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.56%) MCTS
11 2 (2.56%) VCP5
11 2 (2.56%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (2.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) ISO 9001
1 5 (6.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (17.95%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.85%) vSphere
4 2 (2.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.28%) XenApp
5 1 (1.28%) Firmware
5 1 (1.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) SCDPM
2 2 (2.56%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.56%) WSUS
3 1 (1.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 63 (80.77%) Microsoft
2 45 (57.69%) VMware
3 43 (55.13%) Cisco
4 19 (24.36%) HP
5 8 (10.26%) Dell
6 7 (8.97%) SAP
7 6 (7.69%) 3PAR
8 5 (6.41%) Oracle
8 5 (6.41%) IBM
8 5 (6.41%) Citrix
9 4 (5.13%) Symantec
9 4 (5.13%) Cognos
9 4 (5.13%) Sun
9 4 (5.13%) Sitecore
10 3 (3.85%) Veeam
10 3 (3.85%) EMC
10 3 (3.85%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (3.85%) NetApp
11 2 (2.56%) Veritas
11 2 (2.56%) SolarWinds
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