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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 129 121 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.41% 21.19% 21.27%
As % of the Vendors category 47.43% 48.40% 40.96%
Number of salaries quoted 119 101 67
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £18,600
10% offered a salary of more than £44,600 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
272 250 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 43.04% 43.78% 51.93%
Number of salaries quoted 253 217 162
Average salary £33,000 £36,141 £34,545
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.69% +4.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £28,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 18 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 116 (42.96%) SQL Server
2 107 (39.63%) MS Excel
3 105 (38.89%) Windows
4 92 (34.07%) SQL
5 80 (29.63%) .NET
6 75 (27.78%) VMware
7 72 (26.67%) C#
8 66 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (21.11%) Active Directory
10 54 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 50 (18.52%) Finance
12 49 (18.15%) HTML
13 48 (17.78%) CSS
14 47 (17.41%) JavaScript
15 45 (16.67%) Visual Studio
16 44 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
17 41 (15.19%) jQuery
18 39 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
18 39 (14.44%) Cisco
19 35 (12.96%) ITIL
19 35 (12.96%) MS Exchange
19 35 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
20 33 (12.22%) SQL Server 2008
21 32 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
21 32 (11.85%) XML
21 32 (11.85%) Java
21 32 (11.85%) T-SQL
21 32 (11.85%) MVC
22 31 (11.48%) .NET Framework
23 28 (10.37%) Mentoring

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 35 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 28 (10.37%) IIS
3 18 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 15 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (4.07%) Confluence
6 11 (4.07%) CMS
6 11 (4.07%) FileNet
7 10 (3.70%) LiveCycle
8 8 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (1.48%) Lync
12 3 (1.11%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.11%) Commerce Server
13 2 (0.74%) Apache
13 2 (0.74%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 107 (39.63%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.41%) MS Office
3 6 (2.22%) MS Project
4 4 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.70%) SaaS
2 7 (2.59%) Office 365
2 7 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.37%) IaaS
4 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.63%) TCP/IP
2 24 (8.89%) Firewall
3 21 (7.78%) DNS
3 21 (7.78%) SAN
4 15 (5.56%) Internet
5 12 (4.44%) DHCP
6 9 (3.33%) LAN
7 8 (2.96%) VoIP
7 8 (2.96%) WAN
7 8 (2.96%) NAS
8 5 (1.85%) VLAN
8 5 (1.85%) Intranet
9 4 (1.48%) VPN
9 4 (1.48%) Wireless
10 3 (1.11%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.74%) FTP
12 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.37%) Cisco PIX
12 1 (0.37%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (42.96%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (8.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (5.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (5.56%) Relational Database
7 15 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (4.44%) OLAP
9 11 (4.07%) NoSQL
9 11 (4.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 11 (4.07%) Crystal Reports
10 10 (3.70%) MongoDB
10 10 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.74%) DataStage
13 2 (0.74%) Star Schema
13 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
14 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 45 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.81%) JIRA
2 13 (4.81%) Subversion
3 10 (3.70%) Maven
3 10 (3.70%) Hudson
3 10 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.48%) NUnit
6 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (1.11%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.37%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.37%) Moq
7 1 (0.37%) MSTest
7 1 (0.37%) MorphX
7 1 (0.37%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.37%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.37%) ClearCase
General
1 50 (18.52%) Finance
2 18 (6.67%) Advertising
3 9 (3.33%) Welsh Language
4 8 (2.96%) Banking
5 7 (2.59%) Retail
6 5 (1.85%) Marketing
7 4 (1.48%) Law
8 3 (1.11%) Legal
9 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 91 (33.70%) Developer
2 72 (26.67%) Analyst
3 25 (9.26%) .NET Developer
4 17 (6.30%) Business Analyst
5 16 (5.93%) Senior Developer
6 15 (5.56%) Server Support
7 14 (5.19%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.19%) Java Developer
8 13 (4.81%) Server Engineer
9 12 (4.44%) Software Developer
9 12 (4.44%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 11 (4.07%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
10 11 (4.07%) Team Leader
10 11 (4.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 11 (4.07%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.07%) Consultant
10 11 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.70%) Test Analyst
11 10 (3.70%) Junior
11 10 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (29.63%) .NET
2 54 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 49 (18.15%) HTML
4 48 (17.78%) CSS
5 41 (15.19%) jQuery
6 32 (11.85%) XML
7 31 (11.48%) .NET Framework
8 26 (9.63%) Web Services
9 25 (9.26%) SOAP
10 21 (7.78%) WPF
11 20 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (7.04%) XHTML
13 18 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 16 (5.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 12 (4.44%) LINQ
16 11 (4.07%) XSLT
17 10 (3.70%) J2EE
17 10 (3.70%) Hibernate
17 10 (3.70%) Spring
17 10 (3.70%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.44%) Open Source
5 9 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.96%) Clustering
7 7 (2.59%) GIS
8 5 (1.85%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.48%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.48%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (1.11%) User Experience
10 3 (1.11%) iSeries
10 3 (1.11%) iPhone
10 3 (1.11%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.11%) AS400
11 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.37%) iPad
12 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.37%) Freedom of Information Act
12 1 (0.37%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 105 (38.89%) Windows
2 35 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (8.15%) Linux
5 21 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.96%) Windows 8
7 7 (2.59%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.59%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.59%) Android
8 5 (1.85%) Windows Phone
9 4 (1.48%) CentOS
10 3 (1.11%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.11%) UNIX
10 3 (1.11%) AIX
11 2 (0.74%) NetWare
11 2 (0.74%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (12.96%) ITIL
3 32 (11.85%) MVC
4 28 (10.37%) Mentoring
4 28 (10.37%) Scrum
5 26 (9.63%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (9.26%) OO
7 24 (8.89%) TDD
8 23 (8.52%) Web Development
9 21 (7.78%) Project Management
10 17 (6.30%) Software Engineering
10 17 (6.30%) Configuration Management
11 16 (5.93%) SOA
12 14 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (5.19%) Unit Testing
13 13 (4.81%) ETL
14 12 (4.44%) CRM
14 12 (4.44%) RUP
14 12 (4.44%) Load Balancing
15 11 (4.07%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 92 (34.07%) SQL
2 72 (26.67%) C#
3 47 (17.41%) JavaScript
4 32 (11.85%) Java
4 32 (11.85%) T-SQL
5 20 (7.41%) PHP
6 18 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 12 (4.44%) Python
8 10 (3.70%) Groovy
8 10 (3.70%) Clojure
8 10 (3.70%) Scala
9 9 (3.33%) Perl
9 9 (3.33%) C++
10 6 (2.22%) VB
11 5 (1.85%) XAML
12 3 (1.11%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.11%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.11%) Ruby
13 1 (0.37%) X++
13 1 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (10.00%) Degree
3 20 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (7.04%) MCSE
5 16 (5.93%) CCNA
6 13 (4.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.59%) MCP
8 6 (2.22%) ISEB
8 6 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.85%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.85%) MCITP
9 5 (1.85%) MCSA
10 4 (1.48%) CCIE
11 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.74%) CISA
11 2 (0.74%) CEH
11 2 (0.74%) VCP5
11 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.37%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.70%) QA
2 6 (2.22%) SLA
3 4 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) COBIT
5 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (21.11%) Active Directory
2 39 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.33%) vSphere
5 5 (1.85%) XenServer
6 4 (1.48%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.74%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.74%) KVM
8 1 (0.37%) XenApp
8 1 (0.37%) Nmap
8 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (2.22%) NetBackup
2 5 (1.85%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (1.85%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.11%) SCDPM
3 3 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.11%) Puppet
4 1 (0.37%) SCCM
4 1 (0.37%) WSUS
4 1 (0.37%) Nessus
Vendors
1 75 (27.78%) VMware
2 39 (14.44%) Cisco
3 23 (8.52%) IBM
4 21 (7.78%) HP
5 20 (7.41%) Citrix
6 15 (5.56%) Oracle
7 12 (4.44%) SAP
8 10 (3.70%) Adobe
8 10 (3.70%) Twitter
9 8 (2.96%) Dell
9 8 (2.96%) Sitecore
10 7 (2.59%) NetApp
11 5 (1.85%) Xamarin
12 4 (1.48%) Google
12 4 (1.48%) 3PAR
13 3 (1.11%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.11%) Veeam
13 3 (1.11%) EMC
13 3 (1.11%) Novell
14 2 (0.74%) Blue Coat
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 55000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Very good benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £23000. - £25000 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff, South Wales
Royal College of Nursing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £41000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Cardiff
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £25000 + Benefits package
Posted: 19 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Pack
Posted: 21 days ago