Period
to 1 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 82 77 78
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 11 35
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 1.24% 1.18% 2.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.71% 5.37% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 35
10th Percentile " £25,800 £21,700
25th Percentile £35,000 £30,250 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £38,000 £36,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% -14.12%
75th Percentile £47,500 £41,125 £46,250
90th Percentile " £43,750 £53,250
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £38,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year -7.89% +4.11% -14.12%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 276 205 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 26.24% 22.00% 20.57%
Number of salaries quoted 137 183 279
10th Percentile £27,200 £26,250 £24,900
25th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £30,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £60,700 £58,750 £60,000
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £38,650
% change year-on-year -5.56% +16.43% -3.93%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in South Wales

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in South Wales.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in South Wales

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in South Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in South Wales over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in South Wales

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 1 August 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +13 8 £41,250 +11.49% 1
Newport 0 3 £41,000 +7.89% 2
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £34,384 -
Microsoft Certification
Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Azure
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (46.15%) Social Skills
3 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
4 5 (38.46%) MCSE
4 5 (38.46%) MCSA
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) AWS
5 4 (30.77%) SCCM
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (30.77%) Skype
6 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) Server Building
6 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
6 3 (23.08%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
6 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (23.08%) Public Cloud
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
6 3 (23.08%) Acme Packet
6 3 (23.08%) SIEM

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Azure
2 4 (30.77%) AWS
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (15.38%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (15.38%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) Power Platform
5 1 (7.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) LAN
1 4 (30.77%) Skype
1 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security
2 3 (23.08%) SAN
2 3 (23.08%) VoIP
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Data Lake
2 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) PolyBase
2 2 (15.38%) Power BI
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) Big Data
General
1 6 (46.15%) Social Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Cloud Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Data Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
1 3 (23.08%) Public Cloud
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
1 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (7.69%) CentOS
5 1 (7.69%) VMS
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) BCP
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Server Building
2 3 (23.08%) Server Management
2 3 (23.08%) SIEM
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (15.38%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (15.38%) Line Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) MCSA
1 5 (38.46%) MCSE
2 3 (23.08%) MCITP
2 3 (23.08%) MCP
2 3 (23.08%) MCTS
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) ECDL
4 1 (7.69%) AWS Certification
4 1 (7.69%) LFCE
4 1 (7.69%) LFCS
4 1 (7.69%) NCDA
4 1 (7.69%) NCIE
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (15.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (15.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (23.08%) SCOM
2 3 (23.08%) WSUS
3 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Acme Packet
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) GENBAND
3 3 (23.08%) Juniper
3 3 (23.08%) Nimble Storage
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) Sonus
4 2 (15.38%) Databricks
5 1 (7.69%) Brocade
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) Veeam