Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 78 90
Rank change year-on-year +5 +12 -26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 76 79 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.52% 2.94% 2.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.55% 11.02% 9.01%
Number of salaries quoted 66 71 64
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -10.34% +6.62%
10th Percentile £24,875 £18,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £45,000 £52,500 £46,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -6.25%

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 Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 561 717 777
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.96% 26.65% 28.09%
Number of salaries quoted 433 607 659
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,800 £21,250 £23,200
90th Percentile £54,080 £52,500 £56,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Wales over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
South Wales +2 59 £35,000 +7.69% 1
West Wales - 11 £37,500 -
North Wales - 4 £36,250 -
Mid Wales - 2 - -
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 62 (81.58%) Windows
1 62 (81.58%) Microsoft
2 49 (64.47%) VMware
3 44 (57.89%) MCSE
4 40 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (48.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 37 (48.68%) Active Directory
6 36 (47.37%) Office 365
7 33 (43.42%) Hyper-V
8 31 (40.79%) Windows Server
9 26 (34.21%) SAN
9 26 (34.21%) ITIL
10 22 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (27.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 21 (27.63%) MCSA
12 20 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (26.32%) Citrix
13 18 (23.68%) MS Exchange
14 17 (22.37%) CCNA
14 17 (22.37%) Microsoft Azure
15 16 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
15 16 (21.05%) SQL Server
15 16 (21.05%) Firewall
16 15 (19.74%) CCA
16 15 (19.74%) Citrix Certification
17 14 (18.42%) Dell
18 13 (17.11%) XenApp
19 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
19 12 (15.79%) .NET
20 11 (14.47%) IIS

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (23.68%) MS Exchange
2 16 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (14.47%) IIS
4 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.95%) Umbraco
7 2 (2.63%) CMS
7 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (1.32%) Apache
8 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (47.37%) Office 365
2 17 (22.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.26%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.63%) IaaS
5 2 (2.63%) PaaS
5 2 (2.63%) SaaS
6 1 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.32%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 26 (34.21%) SAN
2 16 (21.05%) Firewall
3 11 (14.47%) DNS
4 7 (9.21%) DHCP
5 6 (7.89%) LAN
6 5 (6.58%) iSCSI
6 5 (6.58%) Network Security
7 4 (5.26%) WAN
7 4 (5.26%) Wireless
8 3 (3.95%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.63%) ADSL
9 2 (2.63%) Internet
9 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.63%) VPN
9 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.32%) DMZ
10 1 (1.32%) PBX
10 1 (1.32%) PPTP
10 1 (1.32%) PSTN
10 1 (1.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.95%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 5 (6.58%) Advertising
2 3 (3.95%) Law
3 2 (2.63%) Finance
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Automotive
4 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (18.42%) Developer
3 11 (14.47%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (13.16%) Consultant
4 10 (13.16%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 8 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) .NET Developer
6 7 (9.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Network Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Citrix Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) .NET
2 10 (13.16%) HTML
3 9 (11.84%) CSS
4 8 (10.53%) ASP.NET
5 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (5.26%) XML
7 3 (3.95%) jQuery
7 3 (3.95%) Sass
7 3 (3.95%) WinForms
8 2 (2.63%) LESS
9 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.32%) Ajax
9 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.32%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.32%) HTML5
9 1 (1.32%) JSON
9 1 (1.32%) XML Schema
9 1 (1.32%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.95%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.95%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.63%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.63%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) Clustering
6 1 (1.32%) CMDB
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.32%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 62 (81.58%) Windows
2 40 (52.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 31 (40.79%) Windows Server
4 22 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (13.16%) Windows 7
7 9 (11.84%) Windows 10
8 6 (7.89%) Linux
9 4 (5.26%) Mac OS X
9 4 (5.26%) Unix
10 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.32%) CentOS
11 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) ITIL
2 8 (10.53%) Problem Management
2 8 (10.53%) Project Management
3 7 (9.21%) MVC
3 7 (9.21%) Service Management
4 6 (7.89%) Performance Management
4 6 (7.89%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.58%) Capacity Management
5 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (6.58%) IT Strategy
5 5 (6.58%) Migration
6 4 (5.26%) Business Continuity
6 4 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.26%) Email Filtering
6 4 (5.26%) Front End Development
6 4 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 4 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 6 (7.89%) C#
2 6 (7.89%) SQL
3 3 (3.95%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.95%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (57.89%) MCSE
2 21 (27.63%) MCSA
2 21 (27.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 20 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (22.37%) CCNA
5 15 (19.74%) CCA
5 15 (19.74%) Citrix Certification
6 11 (14.47%) MCP
7 9 (11.84%) Degree
8 7 (9.21%) DBS Check
9 6 (7.89%) CCNP
10 5 (6.58%) MCITP
11 4 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (3.95%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.63%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
14 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (1.32%) MCDST
14 1 (1.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (6.58%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (48.68%) Active Directory
1 37 (48.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (43.42%) Hyper-V
3 13 (17.11%) XenApp
4 6 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.95%) vSphere
5 3 (3.95%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) SCCM
2 5 (6.58%) SCSM
3 4 (5.26%) SCOM
3 4 (5.26%) SCOrch
3 4 (5.26%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.32%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 62 (81.58%) Microsoft
2 49 (64.47%) VMware
3 20 (26.32%) Citrix
4 14 (18.42%) Dell
5 11 (14.47%) Cisco
6 7 (9.21%) HP
7 6 (7.89%) Veeam
8 5 (6.58%) Sitecore
9 4 (5.26%) Apple
10 3 (3.95%) AppDynamics
10 3 (3.95%) DevExpress
10 3 (3.95%) Oracle
10 3 (3.95%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.63%) Alterian
11 2 (2.63%) Meraki
12 1 (1.32%) Barracuda Networks
12 1 (1.32%) F5
12 1 (1.32%) Google
12 1 (1.32%) Juniper
12 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
Newport, Gwent
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago