Period
to 22 January 2018

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

Microsoft Certification
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 85 84
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 66 66 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.47% 2.80% 2.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.44% 10.30% 8.51%
Number of salaries quoted 45 46 67
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,700 £25,250 £17,500
90th Percentile £45,000 £51,375 £43,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% -3.55%

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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 457 641 811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.00% 27.16% 30.49%
Number of salaries quoted 346 539 697
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £21,438 £21,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £61,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 January 2018.

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 January 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
South Wales +22 35 £40,000 +19.40% 12
Mid Wales -14 19 - -
North Wales +1 8 £27,500 +12.24% 1
West Wales +4 3 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 54 (81.82%) Windows
2 50 (75.76%) Microsoft
3 47 (71.21%) MCSE
4 44 (66.67%) VMware
5 39 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 37 (56.06%) Hyper-V
7 34 (51.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (48.48%) ITIL
9 28 (42.42%) Active Directory
10 24 (36.36%) Windows Server
11 23 (34.85%) Office 365
11 23 (34.85%) Degree
12 22 (33.33%) Citrix
12 22 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 21 (31.82%) Service Management
13 21 (31.82%) SAN
14 20 (30.30%) SLA
14 20 (30.30%) Service Delivery
14 20 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (30.30%) XenApp
15 19 (28.79%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (28.79%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (28.79%) Proactive Management
15 19 (28.79%) User Experience
15 19 (28.79%) ITSM
16 18 (27.27%) CCA
16 18 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
16 18 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
17 17 (25.76%) Linux
17 17 (25.76%) Incident Management

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 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (6.06%) IIS
2 4 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (34.85%) Office 365
2 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (13.64%) IaaS
4 5 (7.58%) G Suite
5 3 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.55%) Mimecast
6 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.52%) Google Drive
7 1 (1.52%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.52%) PaaS
7 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.82%) SAN
2 16 (24.24%) DNS
3 10 (15.15%) DHCP
4 8 (12.12%) Firewall
5 5 (7.58%) WLAN
6 2 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.03%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.03%) LAN
6 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.03%) VLAN
7 1 (1.52%) Internet
7 1 (1.52%) VoIP
7 1 (1.52%) VPN
7 1 (1.52%) WAN
7 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) Power BI
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) JIRA
2 2 (3.03%) Grunt
2 2 (3.03%) gulp
2 2 (3.03%) MorphX
3 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.52%) webpack
General
1 6 (9.09%) Advertising
2 5 (7.58%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (30.30%) Consultant
2 19 (28.79%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 9 (13.64%) IT Technician
4 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Database Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Developer
6 3 (4.55%) IT Support
6 3 (4.55%) Operations Technician
6 3 (4.55%) Service Desk Technician
7 2 (3.03%) Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (3.03%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Programmer
7 2 (3.03%) Support Analyst
8 1 (1.52%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 1 (1.52%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Specialist
8 1 (1.52%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.03%) CSS
2 2 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (3.03%) LESS
2 2 (3.03%) React
2 2 (3.03%) Sass
3 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.52%) CSS3
3 1 (1.52%) HTML
3 1 (1.52%) HTML5
3 1 (1.52%) jQuery
3 1 (1.52%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.79%) Enterprise Software
1 19 (28.79%) User Experience
2 7 (10.61%) Driving Licence
3 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.03%) iSeries
6 1 (1.52%) Clustering
6 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.52%) PMI
6 1 (1.52%) Replication
6 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (81.82%) Windows
2 34 (51.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 24 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 17 (25.76%) Linux
5 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.58%) Windows 10
6 5 (7.58%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.58%) Windows 8
6 5 (7.58%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.03%) CentOS
7 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (48.48%) ITIL
2 21 (31.82%) Service Management
3 20 (30.30%) Service Delivery
3 20 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (28.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 19 (28.79%) ITSM
4 19 (28.79%) Proactive Management
5 17 (25.76%) Incident Management
6 10 (15.15%) Problem Management
6 10 (15.15%) TOGAF
7 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
8 6 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (9.09%) Coaching
9 5 (7.58%) Business Continuity
9 5 (7.58%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (7.58%) ITIL V2
9 5 (7.58%) Time Management
10 4 (6.06%) Data Protection
10 4 (6.06%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.09%) SQL
3 5 (7.58%) VB
4 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.03%) X++
6 1 (1.52%) C#
6 1 (1.52%) ES6
6 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (71.21%) MCSE
2 23 (34.85%) Degree
3 22 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 18 (27.27%) CCA
4 18 (27.27%) Citrix Certification
5 13 (19.70%) CCNA
5 13 (19.70%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (15.15%) MCSA
7 8 (12.12%) MCITP
8 7 (10.61%) CCNP
8 7 (10.61%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (10.61%) MCP
9 5 (7.58%) A+ Certification
9 5 (7.58%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.52%) CCIE
10 1 (1.52%) MCSD
10 1 (1.52%) MOS
10 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (30.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (56.06%) Hyper-V
3 28 (42.42%) Active Directory
4 20 (30.30%) XenApp
5 12 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.55%) vSphere
7 2 (3.03%) NFS
7 2 (3.03%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (4.55%) SCCM
3 1 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.52%) Nagios
3 1 (1.52%) SCOM
3 1 (1.52%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.52%) SCSM
Vendors
1 50 (75.76%) Microsoft
2 44 (66.67%) VMware
3 22 (33.33%) Citrix
4 10 (15.15%) Cisco
5 8 (12.12%) Oracle
6 6 (9.09%) Google
6 6 (9.09%) HP
6 6 (9.09%) Veeam
7 4 (6.06%) 3PAR
7 4 (6.06%) Veritas
8 2 (3.03%) AppDynamics
8 2 (3.03%) Avaya
8 2 (3.03%) Clearswift
8 2 (3.03%) F5
8 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.03%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.52%) Apple
9 1 (1.52%) Dell
9 1 (1.52%) Meraki
9 1 (1.52%) NetApp