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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Wales / South Wales
Rank 48 57 63
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 40 43 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.57% 3.48% 3.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.94% 11.68% 13.51%
Number of salaries quoted 39 38 30
Median salary £37,500 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% -9.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £18,000 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
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 South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 223 368 259
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.46% 29.75% 22.23%
Number of salaries quoted 183 309 220
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £26,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +15 25 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Newport +3 11 £40,000 +17.64% 1
Caerphilly - 3 £22,500 -
Bridgend +7 1 £40,000 +122.22% 2
Microsoft Certification
Wales

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 48 (78.69%) Microsoft
2 46 (75.41%) Windows
3 43 (70.49%) MCSE
4 42 (68.85%) VMware
5 41 (67.21%) Hyper-V
6 37 (60.66%) Office 365
7 33 (54.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 32 (52.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (49.18%) MS Excel
10 28 (45.90%) Active Directory
10 28 (45.90%) SAN
11 27 (44.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 24 (39.34%) Windows Server
13 18 (29.51%) Exchange Server 2013
13 18 (29.51%) CCA
13 18 (29.51%) Citrix Certification
14 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
16 14 (22.95%) MCSA
16 14 (22.95%) Cisco Certification
17 13 (21.31%) Citrix
17 13 (21.31%) CCNA
17 13 (21.31%) ITIL
17 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
17 13 (21.31%) Degree
17 13 (21.31%) XenApp
18 12 (19.67%) LAN
19 11 (18.03%) Dell
20 10 (16.39%) WAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 (29.51%) Exchange Server 2013
2 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
3 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (6.56%) IIS
6 3 (4.92%) CMS
6 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.92%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (4.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (49.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 37 (60.66%) Office 365
2 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (8.20%) IaaS
4 5 (8.20%) PaaS
5 4 (6.56%) SaaS
6 1 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (45.90%) SAN
2 12 (19.67%) LAN
3 10 (16.39%) Firewall
3 10 (16.39%) WAN
4 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.84%) DNS
5 6 (9.84%) IPsec
6 5 (8.20%) SSL
6 5 (8.20%) VPN
7 4 (6.56%) iSCSI
7 4 (6.56%) Wireless
8 3 (4.92%) DHCP
9 2 (3.28%) ADSL
9 2 (3.28%) NAS
9 2 (3.28%) VLAN
9 2 (3.28%) VoIP
10 1 (1.64%) PPTP
10 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (8.20%) Retail
2 4 (6.56%) Advertising
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Consultant
2 13 (21.31%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 10 (16.39%) Developer
4 6 (9.84%) IT Manager
4 6 (9.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Help Desk Manager
5 5 (8.20%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) IT Engineer
9 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V Engineer
9 1 (1.64%) IT Systems Administrator
9 1 (1.64%) Senior IT Engineer
9 1 (1.64%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) HTML
2 6 (9.84%) CSS
3 5 (8.20%) .NET
4 4 (6.56%) Sass
5 3 (4.92%) jQuery
5 3 (4.92%) LAMP
5 3 (4.92%) LESS
6 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.64%) Ajax
7 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.64%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (75.41%) Windows
2 32 (52.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 24 (39.34%) Windows Server
4 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (14.75%) Linux
6 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (8.20%) Unix
8 4 (6.56%) Mac OS X
8 4 (6.56%) Windows 8
9 3 (4.92%) Windows 10
9 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) ITIL
2 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (8.20%) Front End Development
4 4 (6.56%) Scrum
5 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.28%) Case Management
6 2 (3.28%) High Availability
6 2 (3.28%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.28%) Migration
6 2 (3.28%) Project Management
7 1 (1.64%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (1.64%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.64%) Line Management
7 1 (1.64%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.64%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.64%) SDLC
7 1 (1.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
1 6 (9.84%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) C#
3 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (1.64%) PHP
4 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (70.49%) MCSE
2 27 (44.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 18 (29.51%) CCA
3 18 (29.51%) Citrix Certification
4 14 (22.95%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (22.95%) MCSA
5 13 (21.31%) CCNA
5 13 (21.31%) Degree
6 4 (6.56%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (6.56%) MCP
7 3 (4.92%) MCITP
8 2 (3.28%) CCNP
8 2 (3.28%) RHCE
9 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (67.21%) Hyper-V
2 33 (54.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (45.90%) Active Directory
4 13 (21.31%) XenApp
5 6 (9.84%) vSphere
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (78.69%) Microsoft
2 42 (68.85%) VMware
3 13 (21.31%) Citrix
4 11 (18.03%) Dell
5 7 (11.48%) Cisco
6 6 (9.84%) Veeam
7 5 (8.20%) Sitecore
8 4 (6.56%) Apple
8 4 (6.56%) HP
9 3 (4.92%) Alterian
9 3 (4.92%) Oracle
9 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.64%) Cognos
10 1 (1.64%) F5
10 1 (1.64%) Meraki
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