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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 32 21 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Caerphilly 60.38% 45.65% 7.50%
As % of the Vendors category 68.09% 51.22% 10.71%
Number of salaries quoted 25 19 3
Average salary £45,000 £33,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -31.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,000 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £46,000 £57,700
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 Caerphilly region.

Vendors Category
Caerphilly
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
47 41 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Caerphilly 88.68% 89.13% 70.00%
Number of salaries quoted 37 39 27
Average salary £45,000 £33,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.32% -25.55%
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
Salary Histogram in Caerphilly

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Caerphilly region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Caerphilly

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Caerphilly

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 43 (93.48%) VMware
2 34 (73.91%) HP
3 31 (67.39%) ISO 9001
3 31 (67.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (63.04%) SAP
4 29 (63.04%) SAP Certification
4 29 (63.04%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (54.35%) Windows
6 20 (43.48%) ITIL
6 20 (43.48%) Cisco
6 20 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (41.30%) Internet
7 19 (41.30%) Firewall
8 16 (34.78%) Load Balancing
8 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
9 15 (32.61%) MS Excel
9 15 (32.61%) Clustering
10 14 (30.43%) Citrix
11 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (28.26%) Product Management
12 12 (26.09%) Management Information System
12 12 (26.09%) Veritas
12 12 (26.09%) UNIX
13 11 (23.91%) MCSE
13 11 (23.91%) TCP/IP
13 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (21.74%) DNS
14 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
14 10 (21.74%) .NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Caerphilly by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (19.57%) IIS
1 9 (19.57%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.39%) Commerce Server
2 8 (17.39%) CMS
3 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (13.04%) Lync
4 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (10.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (8.70%) Apache
7 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (32.61%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (63.04%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.04%) Mimecast
3 5 (10.87%) Office 365
4 4 (8.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (41.30%) Internet
1 19 (41.30%) Firewall
2 11 (23.91%) TCP/IP
3 10 (21.74%) DNS
4 9 (19.57%) NetScaler
5 5 (10.87%) SAN
5 5 (10.87%) NAS
6 4 (8.70%) Network Security
6 4 (8.70%) BIG-IP
6 4 (8.70%) IPv6
6 4 (8.70%) MPLS
6 4 (8.70%) OSPF
6 4 (8.70%) BGP
6 4 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (8.70%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (4.35%) VPN
7 2 (4.35%) DHCP
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
1 4 (8.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Architect
2 8 (17.39%) Support Specialist
3 7 (15.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) UNIX Specialist
6 4 (8.70%) Security Architect
6 4 (8.70%) UNIX Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Network Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) UNIX Support
6 4 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) .NET
2 8 (17.39%) .NET Framework
3 6 (13.04%) COM
4 2 (4.35%) XML
4 2 (4.35%) JSON
4 2 (4.35%) WPF
5 1 (2.17%) jQuery
5 1 (2.17%) WebSockets
5 1 (2.17%) SignalR
5 1 (2.17%) OpenGL
5 1 (2.17%) DirectX
5 1 (2.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (32.61%) Clustering
3 12 (26.09%) Management Information System
4 6 (13.04%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.17%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 25 (54.35%) Windows
2 12 (26.09%) UNIX
3 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (17.39%) Solaris
5 5 (10.87%) Linux
6 4 (8.70%) AIX
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.17%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) ITIL
3 16 (34.78%) Load Balancing
4 13 (28.26%) Product Management
5 8 (17.39%) Information Security
6 5 (10.87%) Incident Management
6 5 (10.87%) Change Management
7 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.70%) Business Continuity
7 4 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
7 4 (8.70%) Security Architecture
7 4 (8.70%) Product Marketing
7 4 (8.70%) ISMS
7 4 (8.70%) Business Continuity Planning
7 4 (8.70%) Resilience Testing
8 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.35%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) XAML
3 1 (2.17%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
3 1 (2.17%) VB
3 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (63.04%) SAP Certification
2 11 (23.91%) MCSE
2 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (19.57%) MCP
4 4 (8.70%) CISSP
4 4 (8.70%) Degree
4 4 (8.70%) CRISC
4 4 (8.70%) RHCE
4 4 (8.70%) CISA
4 4 (8.70%) CISM
4 4 (8.70%) GSEC
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.52%) CCNA
6 2 (4.35%) MCSA
6 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (4.35%) MCITP
7 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (67.39%) ISO 9001
1 31 (67.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 6 (13.04%) XenApp
4 6 (13.04%) vSphere
5 4 (8.70%) Firmware
5 4 (8.70%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) NetBackup
2 4 (8.70%) Nessus
2 4 (8.70%) Puppet
2 4 (8.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 43 (93.48%) VMware
2 34 (73.91%) HP
3 29 (63.04%) SAP
4 20 (43.48%) Cisco
5 14 (30.43%) Citrix
6 12 (26.09%) Veritas
7 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
8 4 (8.70%) Symantec
8 4 (8.70%) NetApp
8 4 (8.70%) Dell
8 4 (8.70%) Qualys
8 4 (8.70%) SolarWinds
8 4 (8.70%) 3PAR
8 4 (8.70%) F5
8 4 (8.70%) LogRhythm
8 4 (8.70%) Oracle
9 2 (4.35%) Veeam
9 2 (4.35%) Fortinet