Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 76 81
Rank change year-on-year -18 +5 +18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 21 33 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.33% 2.42% 2.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.61% 11.70% 9.61%
Number of salaries quoted 21 26 52
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +25.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £18,000 £21,625 £18,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £45,000 £41,225
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% +25.00% -17.81%

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 276 282 614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 17.51% 20.64% 27.67%
Number of salaries quoted 210 241 558
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £24,967 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £54,080 £57,500
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -5.41%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -19 11 £36,000 +33.33% 2
Newport +5 7 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Caerphilly 0 2 £42,500 +21.43%
Microsoft Certification
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server
3 10 (47.62%) ITIL
3 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 9 (42.86%) MCSA
4 9 (42.86%) Finance
5 8 (38.10%) LAN
6 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 7 (33.33%) VMware
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (33.33%) High Availability
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (28.57%) SQL
7 6 (28.57%) WAN
8 5 (23.81%) CRM
8 5 (23.81%) MCSE
8 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
8 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
8 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
9 4 (19.05%) SDLC
9 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (19.05%) Data Visualisation

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 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) IIS
3 2 (9.52%) SAS
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) BPCS
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (4.76%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (19.05%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) LAN
2 6 (28.57%) WAN
3 4 (19.05%) DHCP
3 4 (19.05%) DNS
4 2 (9.52%) Firewall
4 2 (9.52%) NAS
4 2 (9.52%) SAN
4 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.52%) VPN
5 1 (4.76%) MPLS
5 1 (4.76%) SSH
5 1 (4.76%) VoIP
5 1 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Advertising
2 3 (14.29%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Support
1 4 (19.05%) IT Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Senior IT Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Support Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Support
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Support Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Project Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Axis
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
3 3 (14.29%) PKI
4 1 (4.76%) CESG
4 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
1 13 (61.90%) Windows Server
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) High Availability
3 6 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) CRM
4 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
5 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (19.05%) Data Security
5 4 (19.05%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (19.05%) Dimensional Modelling
5 4 (19.05%) ETL
5 4 (19.05%) SDLC
5 4 (19.05%) Visualisation
6 3 (14.29%) Case Management
6 3 (14.29%) Line Management
6 3 (14.29%) Patch Management
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) MCSA
2 5 (23.81%) MCSE
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 4 (19.05%) MCITP
4 3 (14.29%) MCP
5 1 (4.76%) CCNA
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.76%) Master's Degree
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCOM
1 2 (9.52%) SCOrch
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (19.05%) Tableau
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (9.52%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Apple
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) Epicor
6 1 (4.76%) Gemalto
6 1 (4.76%) IFS
6 1 (4.76%) Infor
6 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.76%) Sage
6 1 (4.76%) SAP