The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 142 104 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.91% 21.22% 19.67%
As % of the Vendors category 47.02% 42.80% 44.21%
Number of salaries quoted 128 93 103
Average salary £36,250 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £25,000 £26,148
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £44,000
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 Cardiff region.

Vendors Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
302 243 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 46.60% 49.59% 44.49%
Number of salaries quoted 244 210 224
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Cardiff

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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.

1 135 (45.30%) MS Excel
2 129 (43.29%) SQL
3 126 (42.28%) SQL Server
4 121 (40.60%) Windows
5 91 (30.54%) Finance
6 80 (26.85%) VMware
7 70 (23.49%) Active Directory
8 63 (21.14%) Business Intelligence
9 60 (20.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 59 (19.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 58 (19.46%) .NET
12 53 (17.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 52 (17.45%) T-SQL
14 51 (17.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 50 (16.78%) Data Warehouse
16 49 (16.44%) ETL
17 42 (14.09%) C#
18 40 (13.42%) Microsoft Certification
18 40 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
19 39 (13.09%) Windows Server 2008
20 38 (12.75%) Mentoring
21 36 (12.08%) SQL Server 2005
22 35 (11.74%) Windows Server 2012
23 34 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
24 32 (10.74%) MS Exchange
24 32 (10.74%) DNS
24 32 (10.74%) Cisco
25 31 (10.40%) SQL Server 2012
26 30 (10.07%) OLTP
27 29 (9.73%) IBM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 32 (10.74%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.39%) WebSphere
3 24 (8.05%) IIS
4 20 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (5.37%) IBM HTTP Server
6 13 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (4.36%) CMS
7 12 (4.03%) SAS
8 9 (3.02%) SharePoint
8 9 (3.02%) Lync
9 8 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (1.34%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.67%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.67%) Apache
12 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 135 (45.30%) MS Excel
2 28 (9.40%) MS Office
3 17 (5.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (3.02%) MS Project
5 4 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.67%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.67%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 12 (4.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 9 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.67%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.34%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.34%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.68%) Office 365
3 3 (1.01%) IaaS
3 3 (1.01%) SaaS
4 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.74%) DNS
2 28 (9.40%) DHCP
3 18 (6.04%) HTTP
4 17 (5.70%) Firewall
5 14 (4.70%) Internet
6 12 (4.03%) SAN
7 10 (3.36%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.68%) WAN
9 7 (2.35%) LAN
10 5 (1.68%) VoIP
10 5 (1.68%) Intranet
11 4 (1.34%) VPN
12 3 (1.01%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.67%) VPLS
13 2 (0.67%) Network Security
14 1 (0.34%) VLAN
14 1 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
14 1 (0.34%) OSPF
14 1 (0.34%) BGP
14 1 (0.34%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (42.28%) SQL Server
2 60 (20.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (19.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (17.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 50 (16.78%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (12.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 31 (10.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 30 (10.07%) OLTP
9 29 (9.73%) DTS
10 21 (7.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (4.36%) Relational Database
11 13 (4.36%) MySQL
11 13 (4.36%) SQL Server 2000
12 11 (3.69%) OLAP
13 10 (3.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (3.36%) Oracle Database
14 8 (2.68%) OLAP Cube
15 5 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
16 4 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
16 4 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (5.37%) Visual Studio
1 16 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.35%) Rhino Mocks
2 7 (2.35%) NUnit
3 6 (2.01%) MSTest
4 2 (0.67%) TestDirector
4 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.34%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.34%) Subversion
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
General
1 91 (30.54%) Finance
2 19 (6.38%) Advertising
3 14 (4.70%) Banking
4 8 (2.68%) Retail
4 8 (2.68%) Welsh Language
5 7 (2.35%) Law
6 4 (1.34%) Back Office
6 4 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.34%) Marketing
7 3 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 74 (24.83%) Developer
2 51 (17.11%) Analyst
3 45 (15.10%) DBA
4 36 (12.08%) Administrator
4 36 (12.08%) SQL DBA
5 32 (10.74%) .NET Developer
6 18 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (5.37%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 14 (4.70%) SQL Developer
10 12 (4.03%) Team Leader
10 12 (4.03%) Consultant
11 9 (3.02%) Business Analyst
11 9 (3.02%) Oracle DBA
11 9 (3.02%) Technical Consultant
11 9 (3.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 9 (3.02%) Wintel Engineer
11 9 (3.02%) VMware Engineer
12 8 (2.68%) Architect
12 8 (2.68%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (19.46%) .NET
2 25 (8.39%) ASP.NET
2 25 (8.39%) CSS
2 25 (8.39%) HTML
3 19 (6.38%) WCF
4 16 (5.37%) .NET Framework
5 11 (3.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (3.36%) XML
7 9 (3.02%) WinForms
8 8 (2.68%) jQuery
8 8 (2.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (2.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (2.35%) Castle Windsor
9 7 (2.35%) MonoRail
9 7 (2.35%) NHibernate
10 6 (2.01%) LINQ
10 6 (2.01%) WPF
11 5 (1.68%) Web Services
11 5 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.73%) AS400
2 20 (6.71%) Clustering
3 12 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.35%) Tandem
5 7 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.35%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.01%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.68%) iSeries
7 5 (1.68%) Graphic Design
8 4 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.34%) Replication
9 3 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.01%) Economics
9 3 (1.01%) iPhone
9 3 (1.01%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.67%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.67%) Physics
10 2 (0.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 121 (40.60%) Windows
2 53 (17.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 39 (13.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (11.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (9.73%) Linux
6 16 (5.37%) OS/400
7 9 (3.02%) Windows XP
7 9 (3.02%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.01%) Android
9 4 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.01%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.01%) UNIX
10 3 (1.01%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.67%) CentOS
12 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (21.14%) Business Intelligence
2 49 (16.44%) ETL
3 40 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (12.75%) Mentoring
5 27 (9.06%) Scrum
6 24 (8.05%) MVC
7 23 (7.72%) Project Management
8 21 (7.05%) ITIL
8 21 (7.05%) Migration
9 20 (6.71%) TDD
10 17 (5.70%) Data Migration
11 15 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (5.03%) Kimball Methodology
12 14 (4.70%) CRM
13 11 (3.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (3.69%) Web Development
13 11 (3.69%) Line Management
14 10 (3.36%) Coaching
14 10 (3.36%) MVVM
14 10 (3.36%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 129 (43.29%) SQL
2 52 (17.45%) T-SQL
3 42 (14.09%) C#
4 22 (7.38%) JavaScript
5 14 (4.70%) VB.NET
6 8 (2.68%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.01%) XAML
8 5 (1.68%) VBA
8 5 (1.68%) C++
8 5 (1.68%) Java
9 4 (1.34%) PHP
9 4 (1.34%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.34%) VB
10 3 (1.01%) Perl
11 2 (0.67%) Ruby
11 2 (0.67%) VC++
11 2 (0.67%) Python
11 2 (0.67%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
12 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (13.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (8.05%) Degree
3 21 (7.05%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (6.71%) CCNA
5 19 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (5.70%) MCSE
7 16 (5.37%) VCP5
8 12 (4.03%) MCITP
9 10 (3.36%) MCDBA
10 9 (3.02%) MCSA
11 8 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (2.01%) CCNP
13 3 (1.01%) SC Cleared
13 3 (1.01%) Security Cleared
13 3 (1.01%) MCDST
13 3 (1.01%) MCTS
14 2 (0.67%) APMG
14 2 (0.67%) ISEB
14 2 (0.67%) CCA
14 2 (0.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 70 (23.49%) Active Directory
2 34 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.69%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.01%) vSphere
5 4 (1.34%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.01%) XenApp
6 3 (1.01%) XenServer
7 2 (0.67%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.34%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (4.03%) SCCM
2 9 (3.02%) WSUS
3 5 (1.68%) SCOM
3 5 (1.68%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (1.68%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.67%) Puppet
5 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.34%) Ansible
5 1 (0.34%) Nessus
Vendors
1 80 (26.85%) VMware
2 32 (10.74%) Cisco
3 29 (9.73%) IBM
4 24 (8.05%) Oracle
5 23 (7.72%) Cognos
6 21 (7.05%) Citrix
7 15 (5.03%) HP
8 13 (4.36%) MicroStrategy
9 7 (2.35%) SolarWinds
9 7 (2.35%) McAfee
10 6 (2.01%) SAP
10 6 (2.01%) NetApp
11 5 (1.68%) Dell
11 5 (1.68%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.34%) Apple
12 4 (1.34%) Google
12 4 (1.34%) Business Objects
12 4 (1.34%) WatchGuard
12 4 (1.34%) LexisNexis
13 3 (1.01%) Unisys
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Linc Cymru
Salary: Good employment conditions
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Linc Cymru
Salary: Good employment conditions
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Premier IT
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £42000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago