Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 97 69 80
Rank change year-on-year -28 +11 +17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 11 2 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 0.94% 0.32% 2.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 1.75% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 29
10th Percentile £30,425 £19,300 £25,750
25th Percentile £33,875 £21,250 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,250 £25,000 £31,000
Median % change year-on-year +65.00% -19.35% -27.06%
75th Percentile £47,500 £29,250 £44,125
90th Percentile " £31,500 £48,900
Wales median annual salary £31,500 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +12.90% -24.85%

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 333 114 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 28.49% 18.42% 20.67%
Number of salaries quoted 193 98 290
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,486
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,563 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £44,409 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.33% +0.93% +10.00%
75th Percentile £55,000 £51,625 £53,438
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,325 £64,750
Wales median annual salary £40,130 £45,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year -10.82% +5.26% +6.88%

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -4 9 £40,000 +60.00% 5
Newport - 2 £41,250 -
Microsoft Certification
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) Azure
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
4 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) VMware
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
6 3 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 3 (27.27%) AWS
6 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (27.27%) Social Skills
6 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
6 3 (27.27%) MCSE
6 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) LAN
6 3 (27.27%) WAN
7 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (18.18%) MCP
7 2 (18.18%) MySQL
7 2 (18.18%) ETL

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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Azure
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (27.27%) AWS
3 3 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (18.18%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) FTP
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) Skype
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Data Lake
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) PolyBase
2 2 (18.18%) Power BI
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (27.27%) Social Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Azure Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Data Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) DBA
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (9.09%) CentOS
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
2 2 (18.18%) Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (18.18%) Data Ingestion
2 2 (18.18%) Data Pipeline
2 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) Fintech
2 2 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
2 2 (18.18%) Physics
2 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
3 1 (9.09%) Case Management
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) U-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) MCITP
2 2 (18.18%) MCP
2 2 (18.18%) MCSA
3 1 (9.09%) AWS Certification
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (9.09%) LFCE
3 1 (9.09%) LFCS
3 1 (9.09%) MCTS
3 1 (9.09%) NCDA
3 1 (9.09%) NCIE
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Databricks
4 1 (9.09%) Acme Packet
4 1 (9.09%) Brocade
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) GENBAND
4 1 (9.09%) iManage
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 1 (9.09%) Sonus