Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 96 90
Rank change year-on-year +35 -6 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 48 42 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.34% 1.92% 2.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.72% 7.00% 7.26%
Number of salaries quoted 39 35 53
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £30,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £23,600 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £45,000 £42,850 £43,750
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £30,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +22.95% -12.86% +4.48%

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 326 600 730
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 22.72% 27.46% 30.14%
Number of salaries quoted 284 546 652
South Wales median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,500 £21,260
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,875 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,434
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.23% +1.24%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Newport +20 21 £40,000 -14.44%
Cardiff +14 15 £27,000 -10.00% 2
Monmouthshire - 6 - -
Caerphilly +2 3 £32,500 -18.75%
Bridgend - 1 £18,500 -
Microsoft Certification
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 43 (89.58%) Microsoft
2 40 (83.33%) Windows
3 33 (68.75%) MCSE
4 32 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (64.58%) VMware
6 29 (60.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (47.92%) Citrix
8 21 (43.75%) Office 365
9 20 (41.67%) Hyper-V
10 19 (39.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (39.58%) SAN
10 19 (39.58%) Exchange Server 2013
11 18 (37.50%) CCA
11 18 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
11 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
11 18 (37.50%) XenApp
12 16 (33.33%) ITIL
12 16 (33.33%) Windows Server
13 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (22.92%) Windows 7
15 10 (20.83%) MCSA
15 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
16 8 (16.67%) MCP
16 8 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
17 6 (12.50%) CCNA
17 6 (12.50%) .NET
17 6 (12.50%) Advertising
17 6 (12.50%) DBS Check
17 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
18 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills

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 19 (39.58%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (8.33%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 21 (43.75%) Office 365
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) Google Drive
3 1 (2.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (39.58%) SAN
2 5 (10.42%) Firewall
2 5 (10.42%) Network Security
3 4 (8.33%) LAN
4 3 (6.25%) Internet
4 3 (6.25%) VPN
4 3 (6.25%) WAN
5 2 (4.17%) DNS
6 1 (2.08%) DHCP
6 1 (2.08%) DMZ
6 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.08%) PBX
6 1 (2.08%) PSTN
6 1 (2.08%) Skype
6 1 (2.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Power BI
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Grunt
1 2 (4.17%) gulp
1 2 (4.17%) MorphX
2 1 (2.08%) webpack
General
1 6 (12.50%) Advertising
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Law
3 2 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Consultant
1 19 (39.58%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) IT Support
4 4 (8.33%) IT Technician
5 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Case Management Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Operations Technician
6 2 (4.17%) Programmer
6 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Technician
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.17%) CSS
2 2 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (4.17%) LESS
2 2 (4.17%) React
2 2 (4.17%) Sass
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.08%) CSS3
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) HTML5
3 1 (2.08%) jQuery
3 1 (2.08%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.17%) iSeries
3 1 (2.08%) CMDB
3 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (83.33%) Windows
2 32 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (22.92%) Windows 7
6 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.17%) Linux
9 1 (2.08%) CentOS
9 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.08%) Unix
9 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (10.42%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (8.33%) Change Management
5 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.25%) ERP
5 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.17%) Case Management
6 2 (4.17%) Front End Development
6 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.17%) Project Management
6 2 (4.17%) Service Management
7 1 (2.08%) Analytical Thinking
7 1 (2.08%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (2.08%) Email Filtering
7 1 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.08%) Network Virtualisation
7 1 (2.08%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (2.08%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) C#
1 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
1 2 (4.17%) SQL
1 2 (4.17%) VB
1 2 (4.17%) X++
2 1 (2.08%) ES6
2 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (68.75%) MCSE
2 19 (39.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 18 (37.50%) CCA
3 18 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
4 10 (20.83%) MCSA
5 8 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (16.67%) MCP
6 6 (12.50%) CCNA
6 6 (12.50%) DBS Check
7 4 (8.33%) Degree
7 4 (8.33%) MCITP
8 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (4.17%) CCNP
10 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
10 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (2.08%) MCTS
10 1 (2.08%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (60.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (41.67%) Hyper-V
3 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 18 (37.50%) XenApp
4 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.08%) Nagios
2 1 (2.08%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 43 (89.58%) Microsoft
2 31 (64.58%) VMware
3 23 (47.92%) Citrix
4 3 (6.25%) Cisco
5 2 (4.17%) Dell
5 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.08%) Apple
6 1 (2.08%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (2.08%) Google
6 1 (2.08%) HP
6 1 (2.08%) Juniper
6 1 (2.08%) NetApp