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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 50 61
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 42 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.48% 3.70% 2.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.78% 13.77% 8.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12 39 33
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £19,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.77%  

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 South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 184 305 392
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.38% 26.85% 32.26%
Number of salaries quoted 151 266 334
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in South Wales

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in South Wales over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +5 7 £29,000 -5.69%
Monmouthshire -1 5 - -
Newport +7 4 £40,000 -5.88%
Caerphilly +4 2 £35,000 -12.50%
Microsoft Certification
Wales

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 46 (80.70%) Windows
1 46 (80.70%) Microsoft
2 42 (73.68%) VMware
3 36 (63.16%) MCSE
4 35 (61.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 29 (50.88%) Hyper-V
6 29 (50.88%) Office 365
7 27 (47.37%) SAN
8 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
9 23 (40.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (38.60%) Windows Server
11 18 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2013
11 18 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (29.82%) CCA
12 17 (29.82%) Citrix Certification
12 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (28.07%) CCNA
13 16 (28.07%) Citrix
14 14 (24.56%) Firewall
14 14 (24.56%) Dell
14 14 (24.56%) ITIL
15 12 (21.05%) MCSA
15 12 (21.05%) MS Exchange
15 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (21.05%) XenApp
16 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
17 8 (14.04%) Cisco
17 8 (14.04%) .NET
17 8 (14.04%) HTML

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 18 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2013
2 12 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (8.77%) IIS
4 4 (7.02%) Umbraco
5 3 (5.26%) CMS
5 3 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.75%) Apache
7 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.51%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 29 (50.88%) Office 365
2 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 27 (47.37%) SAN
2 14 (24.56%) Firewall
3 5 (8.77%) DNS
3 5 (8.77%) iSCSI
4 4 (7.02%) LAN
4 4 (7.02%) Network Security
4 4 (7.02%) Wireless
5 2 (3.51%) ADSL
5 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.51%) WAN
5 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.75%) DHCP
6 1 (1.75%) IPsec
6 1 (1.75%) NAS
6 1 (1.75%) PPTP
6 1 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 3 (5.26%) Law
2 2 (3.51%) Advertising
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (21.05%) Consultant
2 12 (21.05%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 11 (19.30%) Developer
4 7 (12.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (7.02%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Support Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Technical Support
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) .NET
1 8 (14.04%) HTML
2 7 (12.28%) CSS
3 4 (7.02%) jQuery
3 4 (7.02%) Sass
4 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.26%) LESS
5 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.75%) ADO.NET
6 1 (1.75%) Ajax
6 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.75%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.75%) HTML5
6 1 (1.75%) JSON
6 1 (1.75%) XML
6 1 (1.75%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.75%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) CMDB
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (80.70%) Windows
2 35 (61.40%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (38.60%) Windows Server
4 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (12.28%) Windows 10
6 7 (12.28%) Windows 7
7 6 (10.53%) Linux
8 4 (7.02%) Mac OS X
8 4 (7.02%) Unix
9 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.75%) CentOS
9 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) ITIL
2 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (8.77%) Front End Development
2 5 (8.77%) Virtual Environments
3 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (7.02%) Scrum
4 3 (5.26%) Project Management
5 2 (3.51%) Case Management
5 2 (3.51%) CRM
5 2 (3.51%) High Availability
5 2 (3.51%) MVC
5 2 (3.51%) OO
5 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.51%) SDLC
5 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.75%) Email Filtering
6 1 (1.75%) IT Strategy
6 1 (1.75%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.75%) Presales
6 1 (1.75%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 5 (8.77%) C#
3 3 (5.26%) SQL
4 2 (3.51%) VB
5 1 (1.75%) PHP
5 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (63.16%) MCSE
2 23 (40.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 18 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (29.82%) CCA
4 17 (29.82%) Citrix Certification
5 16 (28.07%) CCNA
6 12 (21.05%) MCSA
7 7 (12.28%) MCP
8 6 (10.53%) Degree
9 5 (8.77%) DBS Check
10 4 (7.02%) CCNP
11 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (3.51%) MCITP
12 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
13 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (50.88%) Hyper-V
3 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
4 12 (21.05%) XenApp
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (80.70%) Microsoft
2 42 (73.68%) VMware
3 16 (28.07%) Citrix
4 14 (24.56%) Dell
5 8 (14.04%) Cisco
6 6 (10.53%) HP
6 6 (10.53%) Sitecore
6 6 (10.53%) Veeam
7 4 (7.02%) Apple
8 3 (5.26%) Alterian
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle
8 3 (5.26%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.51%) Meraki
10 1 (1.75%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (1.75%) F5
10 1 (1.75%) Juniper
10 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com