Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 71 63
Rank change year-on-year -15 -8 +15
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 24 47 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.66% 3.08% 3.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.79% 13.35% 12.52%
Number of salaries quoted 24 39 72
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £35,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.72% +12.70% -14.86%
10th Percentile £26,500 £21,250 £18,500
90th Percentile £59,989 £45,000 £46,250
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year +21.43% +11.11% -13.70%

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 273 352 647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 18.85% 23.04% 28.38%
Number of salaries quoted 224 291 578
South Wales median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £25,325 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £54,080 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,210 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.80% +12.86% -6.67%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 -20 11 £42,500 +30.77% 6
Newport +7 10 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Caerphilly -1 2 £42,500 +32.81%
Microsoft Certification
Wales

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) ITIL
2 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 15 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 10 (41.67%) MCSA
5 10 (41.67%) Finance
5 10 (41.67%) Degree
5 10 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (37.50%) Advertising
6 9 (37.50%) LAN
7 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (33.33%) Problem Management
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (29.17%) WAN
8 7 (29.17%) DHCP
8 7 (29.17%) DNS
8 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (25.00%) MCSE
9 6 (25.00%) Automotive
9 6 (25.00%) Project Management
9 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring

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 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) SAS
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (20.83%) Office 365
3 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) LAN
2 7 (29.17%) DHCP
2 7 (29.17%) DNS
2 7 (29.17%) WAN
3 4 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (8.33%) NAS
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall
5 1 (4.17%) MPLS
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (12.50%) Biml
3 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Advertising
3 6 (25.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (20.83%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Business Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Business Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Service Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Support Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (20.83%) PKI
2 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) iPhone
4 1 (4.17%) iSeries
4 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) Android
6 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) ITIL
2 10 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (25.00%) High Availability
5 6 (25.00%) Patch Management
5 6 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (25.00%) Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.50%) Analytics
7 3 (12.50%) CRM
7 3 (12.50%) Data Security
7 3 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
7 3 (12.50%) ETL
7 3 (12.50%) SDLC
7 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Degree
1 10 (41.67%) MCSA
2 6 (25.00%) MCSE
3 4 (16.67%) CCNA
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.33%) MCDST
4 2 (8.33%) MCITP
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Master's Degree
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (20.83%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCOM
1 5 (20.83%) SCOrch
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) HP
2 5 (20.83%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco
3 3 (12.50%) Cognos
3 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (12.50%) Tableau
4 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.17%) Apple
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix