The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Caerphilly region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2 33 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Caerphilly 16.67% 55.93% 29.82%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 76.74% 38.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2 31 32
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% -31.70%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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 Caerphilly region.

Vendors Category
Caerphilly
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
8 43 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Caerphilly 66.67% 72.88% 77.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8 39 83
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Caerphilly

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Caerphilly

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Caerphilly

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Caerphilly

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Caerphilly

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Caerphilly 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 30 (90.91%) VMware
2 26 (78.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (78.79%) ISO 9001
3 24 (72.73%) HP
3 24 (72.73%) SAP Certification
3 24 (72.73%) SAP
3 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (72.73%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (48.48%) Firewall
6 13 (39.39%) Windows
7 12 (36.36%) ITIL
7 12 (36.36%) UNIX
7 12 (36.36%) Cisco
8 10 (30.30%) Internet
8 10 (30.30%) Product Management
8 10 (30.30%) Clustering
9 8 (24.24%) Information Security
9 8 (24.24%) Load Balancing
9 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (24.24%) Veritas
9 8 (24.24%) Red Hat
9 8 (24.24%) Citrix
9 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
9 8 (24.24%) Solaris
9 8 (24.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (18.18%) COM
10 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (18.18%) NetScaler

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Caerphilly by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Caerphilly 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 4 (12.12%) Apache
1 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.06%) Lync
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (72.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (6.06%) Office 365
3 2 (6.06%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (48.48%) Firewall
2 10 (30.30%) Internet
3 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 6 (18.18%) NetScaler
4 4 (12.12%) IPv6
4 4 (12.12%) MPLS
4 4 (12.12%) OSPF
4 4 (12.12%) BGP
4 4 (12.12%) BIG-IP
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (12.12%) Network Security
4 4 (12.12%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (6.06%) VPN
5 2 (6.06%) DNS
5 2 (6.06%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) MySQL
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQLPlus
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (12.12%) Marketing
2 2 (6.06%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Architect
2 8 (24.24%) Support Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) UNIX Support
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) UNIX Specialist
3 4 (12.12%) Security Architect
3 4 (12.12%) UNIX Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Network Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Database Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.03%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) COM
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) XML
2 2 (6.06%) JSON
2 2 (6.06%) WPF
3 1 (3.03%) WebSockets
3 1 (3.03%) SignalR
3 1 (3.03%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) OpenGL
3 1 (3.03%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 18 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (30.30%) Clustering
3 8 (24.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
4 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
5 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
5 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.03%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) UNIX
3 8 (24.24%) Solaris
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.12%) Linux
5 4 (12.12%) AIX
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) ITIL
3 10 (30.30%) Product Management
4 8 (24.24%) Information Security
4 8 (24.24%) Load Balancing
5 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
6 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
6 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity
6 4 (12.12%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (12.12%) Change Management
6 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
6 4 (12.12%) Security Architecture
6 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (12.12%) Resilience Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Product Marketing
6 4 (12.12%) ISMS
6 4 (12.12%) Server Building
7 2 (6.06%) Service Management
7 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) XAML
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (72.73%) SAP Certification
2 4 (12.12%) CCNA
2 4 (12.12%) CISSP
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.12%) RHCE
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) GSEC
2 4 (12.12%) CISA
2 4 (12.12%) CISM
2 4 (12.12%) CRISC
3 2 (6.06%) MCSE
3 2 (6.06%) MCSA
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (6.06%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (78.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 26 (78.79%) ISO 9001
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) Firmware
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Server
3 2 (6.06%) vSphere
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Nessus
1 4 (12.12%) NetBackup
1 4 (12.12%) Ansible
1 4 (12.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (90.91%) VMware
2 24 (72.73%) HP
2 24 (72.73%) SAP
3 12 (36.36%) Cisco
4 8 (24.24%) Veritas
4 8 (24.24%) Red Hat
4 8 (24.24%) Citrix
5 5 (15.15%) Oracle
6 4 (12.12%) Dell
6 4 (12.12%) NetApp
6 4 (12.12%) F5
6 4 (12.12%) LogRhythm
6 4 (12.12%) Qualys
6 4 (12.12%) SolarWinds
6 4 (12.12%) 3PAR
7 2 (6.06%) Veeam
7 2 (6.06%) Fortinet