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 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK / Wales
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 57 62
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 40 42 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.66% 3.13% 3.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.42% 11.41% 11.23%
Number of salaries quoted 38 39 38
Median salary £36,500 £34,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.35% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £18,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  

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 298 368 383
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 27.29% 27.42% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 220 310 323
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £52,300 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +2 35 £36,500 +7.35%
North Wales - 3 £45,000 - 1
Mid Wales - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 £28,000 - 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 66 (83.54%) Microsoft
2 58 (73.42%) Windows
3 56 (70.89%) MCSE
4 49 (62.03%) VMware
5 45 (56.96%) Hyper-V
6 43 (54.43%) Office 365
7 38 (48.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (46.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (39.24%) SAN
10 30 (37.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 29 (36.71%) Active Directory
12 28 (35.44%) Windows Server
13 24 (30.38%) Degree
14 20 (25.32%) Exchange Server 2013
14 20 (25.32%) CCA
14 20 (25.32%) Citrix Certification
15 19 (24.05%) ITIL
16 17 (21.52%) Cisco Certification
17 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2008
18 15 (18.99%) XenApp
18 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
18 15 (18.99%) Citrix
18 15 (18.99%) CCNA
19 14 (17.72%) MCSA
20 13 (16.46%) MS Exchange
20 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
21 12 (15.19%) LAN
21 12 (15.19%) Dell
22 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
22 11 (13.92%) Firewall

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 20 (25.32%) Exchange Server 2013
2 13 (16.46%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (5.06%) IIS
6 3 (3.80%) CMS
6 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.80%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (3.80%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.27%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 43 (54.43%) Office 365
2 15 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.59%) IaaS
3 6 (7.59%) PaaS
4 5 (6.33%) SaaS
5 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 31 (39.24%) SAN
2 12 (15.19%) LAN
3 11 (13.92%) Firewall
4 10 (12.66%) WAN
5 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
6 6 (7.59%) DNS
6 6 (7.59%) IPsec
7 5 (6.33%) SSL
7 5 (6.33%) VPN
8 4 (5.06%) iSCSI
8 4 (5.06%) Wireless
9 3 (3.80%) DHCP
10 2 (2.53%) ADSL
10 2 (2.53%) NAS
10 2 (2.53%) VLAN
10 2 (2.53%) VoIP
10 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.27%) PPTP
11 1 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.80%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 7 (8.86%) Retail
2 5 (6.33%) Advertising
3 1 (1.27%) Automotive
3 1 (1.27%) Finance
3 1 (1.27%) Legal
3 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (18.99%) Consultant
1 15 (18.99%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 15 (18.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (12.66%) Developer
3 7 (8.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) IT Manager
5 5 (6.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Help Desk Manager
6 4 (5.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) .NET Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Support Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.86%) HTML
2 6 (7.59%) CSS
3 5 (6.33%) .NET
4 4 (5.06%) Sass
5 3 (3.80%) jQuery
5 3 (3.80%) LESS
6 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.53%) LAMP
7 1 (1.27%) Ajax
7 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.27%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.53%) Private Cloud
2 2 (2.53%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (73.42%) Windows
2 37 (46.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 28 (35.44%) Windows Server
4 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (11.39%) Linux
7 5 (6.33%) Unix
8 4 (5.06%) Mac OS X
8 4 (5.06%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.80%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.80%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) ITIL
2 9 (11.39%) Service Management
3 7 (8.86%) Project Management
4 6 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.59%) ITSM
4 6 (7.59%) Problem Management
5 5 (6.33%) Front End Development
5 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
6 4 (5.06%) Performance Management
6 4 (5.06%) Scrum
7 3 (3.80%) High Availability
7 3 (3.80%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (2.53%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.53%) Migration
8 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.27%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.27%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.33%) SQL
3 3 (3.80%) C#
4 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.27%) PHP
5 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (70.89%) MCSE
2 30 (37.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 24 (30.38%) Degree
4 20 (25.32%) CCA
4 20 (25.32%) Citrix Certification
5 17 (21.52%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (18.99%) CCNA
7 14 (17.72%) MCSA
8 7 (8.86%) MCITP
9 6 (7.59%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (7.59%) MCP
10 4 (5.06%) CCNP
11 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (2.53%) RHCE
12 1 (1.27%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (56.96%) Hyper-V
2 38 (48.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (36.71%) Active Directory
4 15 (18.99%) XenApp
5 5 (6.33%) vSphere
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (1.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 66 (83.54%) Microsoft
2 49 (62.03%) VMware
3 15 (18.99%) Citrix
4 12 (15.19%) Dell
5 9 (11.39%) HP
6 8 (10.13%) Cisco
7 6 (7.59%) Veeam
8 5 (6.33%) Sitecore
9 4 (5.06%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.06%) Apple
10 3 (3.80%) Alterian
10 3 (3.80%) Oracle
10 3 (3.80%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.53%) Meraki
12 1 (1.27%) F5
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