The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Bridgend region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 6 31 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 13.64% 28.18% 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 35.29% 53.45% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 26 2
Average salary £39,000 £32,250 £24,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.93% +32.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £29,000 £18,450
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £57,500 £30,050
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bridgend region.

Vendors Category
Bridgend
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
17 58 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 38.64% 52.73% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 53 8
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -10.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,000 £35,050
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £41,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bridgend region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Bridgend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bridgend region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Bridgend

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bridgend region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 18 (62.07%) MS Excel
2 14 (48.28%) Windows
3 10 (34.48%) SQL
3 10 (34.48%) MS Office
4 9 (31.03%) Cisco
4 9 (31.03%) LAN
4 9 (31.03%) WAN
4 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (27.59%) CCNP
5 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
5 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
5 8 (27.59%) Juniper
5 8 (27.59%) CheckPoint
5 8 (27.59%) Oracle
5 8 (27.59%) Blue Coat
5 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
5 8 (27.59%) McAfee
6 7 (24.14%) Websense
6 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (24.14%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (24.14%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (24.14%) SonicWALL
6 7 (24.14%) Aruba
6 7 (24.14%) F5
6 7 (24.14%) Lumension
6 7 (24.14%) Linux
6 7 (24.14%) Network Design
6 7 (24.14%) Data Analysis

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bridgend region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
1 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2000
1 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (17.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (62.07%) MS Excel
2 10 (34.48%) MS Office
3 3 (10.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) LAN
1 9 (31.03%) WAN
2 8 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (24.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (24.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 7 (24.14%) RIP
3 7 (24.14%) Cisco PIX
3 7 (24.14%) OSPF
3 7 (24.14%) BGP
3 7 (24.14%) Firewall
4 1 (3.45%) Wireless
4 1 (3.45%) PBX
4 1 (3.45%) VoIP
4 1 (3.45%) WLAN
4 1 (3.45%) Network Security
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.45%) MySQL
4 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.45%) NUnit
2 1 (3.45%) MSTest
2 1 (3.45%) Moq
General
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.90%) Legal
2 1 (3.45%) General Ledger
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (24.14%) Escalation Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Wintel Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) MI Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Project Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Design Authority
7 1 (3.45%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Network Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Network Security Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Security Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Change Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Graduate
7 1 (3.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.90%) WinForms
4 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.45%) WCF
4 1 (3.45%) jQuery
4 1 (3.45%) HTML5
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.45%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) XML
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Blackberry
1 5 (17.24%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) CMDB
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Statistics
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
2 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
3 7 (24.14%) Linux
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Validation
1 7 (24.14%) Network Design
1 7 (24.14%) Data Analysis
2 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (17.24%) Change Control
4 4 (13.79%) Data Validation
4 4 (13.79%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.34%) Business Process Mapping
6 2 (6.90%) ERP
6 2 (6.90%) Matrix Management
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.90%) Service Management
7 1 (3.45%) Quality Management
7 1 (3.45%) Change Management
7 1 (3.45%) OO
7 1 (3.45%) CRM
7 1 (3.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) VBA
2 7 (24.14%) Delphi
3 6 (20.69%) C#
4 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
5 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
5 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (27.59%) CCNP
3 7 (24.14%) CCSE
3 7 (24.14%) JNCIS
4 6 (20.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (20.69%) MCP
5 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (10.34%) ISEB
6 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.90%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
1 6 (20.69%) VMware ESX
1 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (20.69%) XenApp
2 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Cisco
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle
2 8 (27.59%) Juniper
2 8 (27.59%) CheckPoint
2 8 (27.59%) McAfee
2 8 (27.59%) Blue Coat
3 7 (24.14%) SonicWALL
3 7 (24.14%) Aruba
3 7 (24.14%) F5
3 7 (24.14%) Lumension
3 7 (24.14%) Websense
4 6 (20.69%) VMware
4 6 (20.69%) Citrix
5 3 (10.34%) Business Objects
6 2 (6.90%) Remedy
7 1 (3.45%) Avaya