Period
to 8 July 2020

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 8 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Wales
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 82 68
Rank change year-on-year 0 -14 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 18 37 73
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 1.43% 2.09% 3.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.92% 9.61% 16.19%
Number of salaries quoted 17 34 28
Median annual salary £38,000 £34,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.14% -13.75% +12.68%
10th Percentile £23,680 £20,775 £25,750
90th Percentile £61,000 £53,750 £57,375
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,625 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.44% +0.29% +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 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 304 385 451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.09% 21.70% 23.49%
Number of salaries quoted 254 313 287
Median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £41,200
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -5.34% +3.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,250 £61,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Wales.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Wales

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Wales over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

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 8 July 2020. 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 -5 13 £38,000 +10.14%
Mid Wales 0 2 - -
West Wales - 2 £20,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 16 (88.89%) Windows
3 13 (72.22%) VMware
3 13 (72.22%) Windows Server
4 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 10 (55.56%) ITIL
5 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
7 8 (44.44%) Azure
8 7 (38.89%) Advertising
8 7 (38.89%) Linux
8 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
8 7 (38.89%) Project Management
9 6 (33.33%) Coaching
9 6 (33.33%) Security Operations
9 6 (33.33%) Tech Ops
9 6 (33.33%) Rapid7
9 6 (33.33%) OWASP
9 6 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (33.33%) WebSphere
9 6 (33.33%) PKI
9 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
9 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
9 6 (33.33%) Middleware
9 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
9 6 (33.33%) IBM
9 6 (33.33%) JBoss
9 6 (33.33%) Information Security
10 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
10 5 (27.78%) MCSA

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 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 6 (33.33%) JBoss
2 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 6 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) CMS
4 1 (5.56%) EPiServer
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
4 1 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (5.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Azure
2 5 (27.78%) AWS
2 5 (27.78%) Office 365
3 3 (16.67%) OneDrive
4 2 (11.11%) IaaS
5 1 (5.56%) Azure Functions
5 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (5.56%) PaaS
5 1 (5.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (38.89%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
1 8 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) IT Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) IT Operations Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) IT Security Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) IT Support
5 2 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Storage Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) PKI
2 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (11.11%) Replication
3 2 (11.11%) User Experience
4 1 (5.56%) Clustering
4 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows Server
3 7 (38.89%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
2 7 (38.89%) Project Management
3 6 (33.33%) Coaching
3 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 6 (33.33%) Information Security
3 6 (33.33%) OWASP
3 6 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 6 (33.33%) Tech Ops
3 6 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (16.67%) Patch Management
4 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.11%) Security Patching
5 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) MCSA
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCDST
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
2 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Nessus
2 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (72.22%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) IBM
3 6 (33.33%) Rapid7
4 2 (11.11%) Veeam
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Sitecore
5 1 (5.56%) Sophos