The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 55 52
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 26 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.63% 2.76% 2.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.57% 10.50% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 25 14 18
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £23,300 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £58,750 £41,450
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 140 181 126
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 24.96% 26.27% 19.44%
Number of salaries quoted 115 143 114
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Cardiff

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Cardiff.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Cardiff

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Cardiff over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 26 (76.47%) VMware
2 25 (73.53%) Microsoft
3 23 (67.65%) Windows
3 23 (67.65%) MCSE
4 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
4 20 (58.82%) Hyper-V
5 17 (50.00%) Office 365
6 16 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (41.18%) Windows Server
8 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (38.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (38.24%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (38.24%) SAN
9 12 (35.29%) CCNA
9 12 (35.29%) MS Excel
10 11 (32.35%) MS Exchange
10 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (29.41%) Dell
12 8 (23.53%) Linux
13 7 (20.59%) ITIL
13 7 (20.59%) Firewall
13 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (20.59%) Degree
14 6 (17.65%) Veeam
14 6 (17.65%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (17.65%) vSphere
14 6 (17.65%) CSS
14 6 (17.65%) HTML
14 6 (17.65%) JavaScript

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (32.35%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (11.76%) IIS
4 3 (8.82%) CMS
4 3 (8.82%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (8.82%) Umbraco
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 17 (50.00%) Office 365
2 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (11.76%) IaaS
4 4 (11.76%) PaaS
4 4 (11.76%) SaaS
5 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) SAN
2 7 (20.59%) Firewall
3 5 (14.71%) DNS
3 5 (14.71%) LAN
4 4 (11.76%) iSCSI
4 4 (11.76%) Wireless
5 3 (8.82%) WAN
6 2 (5.88%) ADSL
6 2 (5.88%) DHCP
6 2 (5.88%) VoIP
7 1 (2.94%) NAS
7 1 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon RDS
General
1 2 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Developer
3 6 (17.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.94%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.94%) IT Manager
8 1 (2.94%) IT Support Technician
8 1 (2.94%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Project Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Server Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) CSS
1 6 (17.65%) HTML
2 4 (11.76%) Sass
3 3 (8.82%) .NET
3 3 (8.82%) jQuery
3 3 (8.82%) LAMP
3 3 (8.82%) LESS
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.94%) Ajax
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 14 (41.18%) Windows Server
2 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (38.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (23.53%) Linux
5 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (14.71%) Unix
7 4 (11.76%) Mac OS X
8 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Front End Development
3 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (8.82%) Scrum
4 2 (5.88%) Case Management
5 1 (2.94%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.94%) Information Security
5 1 (2.94%) IT Strategy
5 1 (2.94%) Line Management
5 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.94%) MVC
5 1 (2.94%) Presales
5 1 (2.94%) Project Management
5 1 (2.94%) SDLC
5 1 (2.94%) Time Management
5 1 (2.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.88%) C#
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (67.65%) MCSE
2 13 (38.24%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (38.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (35.29%) CCNA
4 7 (20.59%) Degree
5 5 (14.71%) CCA
5 5 (14.71%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (14.71%) MCSA
6 3 (8.82%) MCP
7 2 (5.88%) MCITP
7 2 (5.88%) RHCE
8 1 (2.94%) CCNP
8 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
1 20 (58.82%) Hyper-V
2 16 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.65%) vSphere
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (76.47%) VMware
2 25 (73.53%) Microsoft
3 10 (29.41%) Dell
4 6 (17.65%) Cisco
4 6 (17.65%) Veeam
5 5 (14.71%) Sitecore
6 4 (11.76%) Apple
7 3 (8.82%) Alterian
7 3 (8.82%) HP
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle
7 3 (8.82%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.94%) F5
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Premier IT
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago