The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cardiff region.

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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 137 114 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.21% 20.77% 23.68%
As % of the Vendors category 40.41% 45.06% 44.27%
Number of salaries quoted 126 92 80
Average salary £32,500 £36,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.72% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £19,613
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
339 253 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 50.00% 46.08% 53.48%
Number of salaries quoted 317 197 173
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
South Wales

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 30 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 115 (42.28%) MS Excel
2 101 (37.13%) SQL Server
3 100 (36.76%) Windows
4 86 (31.62%) .NET
5 82 (30.15%) SQL
6 77 (28.31%) VMware
7 74 (27.21%) C#
8 58 (21.32%) ASP.NET
9 52 (19.12%) Active Directory
10 51 (18.75%) HTML
11 49 (18.01%) CSS
12 48 (17.65%) JavaScript
13 47 (17.28%) Cisco
14 41 (15.07%) ITIL
14 41 (15.07%) jQuery
15 40 (14.71%) Visual Studio
16 39 (14.34%) MS Exchange
16 39 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
17 38 (13.97%) Microsoft Certification
18 37 (13.60%) Finance
19 35 (12.87%) MVC
20 34 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
20 34 (12.50%) .NET Framework
21 32 (11.76%) Scrum
21 32 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
22 31 (11.40%) IIS
22 31 (11.40%) Degree
23 30 (11.03%) Java
23 30 (11.03%) SharePoint
24 29 (10.66%) SAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 39 (14.34%) MS Exchange
2 31 (11.40%) IIS
3 30 (11.03%) SharePoint
4 20 (7.35%) CMS
5 15 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (4.41%) Confluence
6 12 (4.41%) FileNet
7 11 (4.04%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (4.04%) LiveCycle
8 9 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.84%) Lync
12 4 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.47%) Commerce Server
12 4 (1.47%) SAS
13 3 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.74%) WorkSite
Applications
1 115 (42.28%) MS Excel
2 24 (8.82%) MS Office
3 8 (2.94%) MS Project
4 6 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.84%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.37%) GoldMine
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.37%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.94%) Office 365
2 6 (2.21%) SaaS
3 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.66%) SAN
2 26 (9.56%) TCP/IP
3 21 (7.72%) Firewall
4 18 (6.62%) DNS
5 17 (6.25%) Internet
6 9 (3.31%) WAN
6 9 (3.31%) DHCP
7 8 (2.94%) NAS
7 8 (2.94%) LAN
7 8 (2.94%) Intranet
8 5 (1.84%) VLAN
9 3 (1.10%) VPN
10 2 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.74%) VoIP
10 2 (0.74%) Wireless
11 1 (0.37%) FTP
11 1 (0.37%) VRRP
11 1 (0.37%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (0.37%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (37.13%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.41%) NoSQL
4 12 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (4.04%) MongoDB
5 11 (4.04%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.57%) OLAP
9 6 (2.21%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.74%) MySQL
13 2 (0.74%) DataStage
13 2 (0.74%) Star Schema
14 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 40 (14.71%) Visual Studio
2 14 (5.15%) Subversion
3 13 (4.78%) JIRA
4 11 (4.04%) Maven
4 11 (4.04%) Jenkins
4 11 (4.04%) Hudson
5 7 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.47%) ClearQuest
7 3 (1.10%) NUnit
7 3 (1.10%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.37%) RequisitePro
9 1 (0.37%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.37%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.37%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 37 (13.60%) Finance
2 17 (6.25%) Advertising
3 12 (4.41%) Marketing
4 10 (3.68%) Banking
5 8 (2.94%) Retail
6 5 (1.84%) Welsh Language
7 3 (1.10%) Law
8 2 (0.74%) Hebrew Language
8 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.37%) Billing
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (30.15%) Developer
2 71 (26.10%) Analyst
3 23 (8.46%) .NET Developer
4 16 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (5.15%) Business Analyst
5 14 (5.15%) Java Developer
5 14 (5.15%) Team Leader
6 13 (4.78%) Senior Developer
7 12 (4.41%) Software Developer
7 12 (4.41%) Test Analyst
7 12 (4.41%) Programmer
8 11 (4.04%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.04%) Server Support
8 11 (4.04%) Consultant
8 11 (4.04%) Server Engineer
8 11 (4.04%) Development Team Leader
8 11 (4.04%) Web Development Team Leader
8 11 (4.04%) Web Team Leader
9 10 (3.68%) C# Developer
9 10 (3.68%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (31.62%) .NET
2 58 (21.32%) ASP.NET
3 51 (18.75%) HTML
4 49 (18.01%) CSS
5 41 (15.07%) jQuery
6 34 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 26 (9.56%) XML
8 22 (8.09%) XHTML
8 22 (8.09%) Web Services
9 21 (7.72%) SOAP
9 21 (7.72%) WPF
9 21 (7.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (7.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 12 (4.41%) LINQ
10 12 (4.41%) XSLT
11 11 (4.04%) Hibernate
11 11 (4.04%) J2EE
11 11 (4.04%) WCF
11 11 (4.04%) Spring
11 11 (4.04%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.15%) Computer Science
1 14 (5.15%) Management Information System
2 12 (4.41%) Open Source
3 11 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.68%) Clustering
5 9 (3.31%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.21%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.47%) GIS
8 3 (1.10%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.10%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.10%) iSeries
8 3 (1.10%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.74%) Blog
10 1 (0.37%) Replication
10 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.37%) Social Network
10 1 (0.37%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 100 (36.76%) Windows
2 34 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (9.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (6.25%) Linux
6 8 (2.94%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.57%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.21%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.84%) Android
9 5 (1.84%) Windows Phone
10 4 (1.47%) UNIX
10 4 (1.47%) AIX
11 3 (1.10%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.74%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.74%) CentOS
12 2 (0.74%) NetWare
13 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.07%) ITIL
2 35 (12.87%) MVC
3 32 (11.76%) Scrum
3 32 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (9.56%) TDD
5 25 (9.19%) Web Development
6 23 (8.46%) OO
7 19 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (6.99%) Software Engineering
8 17 (6.25%) Unit Testing
9 16 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 16 (5.88%) Project Management
9 16 (5.88%) SOA
10 15 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (4.78%) Pair Programming
11 13 (4.78%) RUP
12 12 (4.41%) DevOps
12 12 (4.41%) Incident Management
12 12 (4.41%) Release Management
12 12 (4.41%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 82 (30.15%) SQL
2 74 (27.21%) C#
3 48 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 30 (11.03%) Java
5 23 (8.46%) T-SQL
6 19 (6.99%) PHP
7 14 (5.15%) VB.NET
8 11 (4.04%) Groovy
8 11 (4.04%) Clojure
8 11 (4.04%) Scala
9 10 (3.68%) VB
10 9 (3.31%) Python
11 7 (2.57%) C++
12 6 (2.21%) Perl
13 5 (1.84%) XAML
14 4 (1.47%) VBA
15 3 (1.10%) C
16 2 (0.74%) PowerHouse
17 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
17 1 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (13.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (11.40%) Degree
3 18 (6.62%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (6.25%) MCSE
5 11 (4.04%) CCNA
6 9 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (2.21%) MCP
9 4 (1.47%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.47%) MCITP
9 4 (1.47%) ISEB
9 4 (1.47%) CCIE
10 3 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.74%) VCP5
11 2 (0.74%) CEH
11 2 (0.74%) MCSA
11 2 (0.74%) MBA
11 2 (0.74%) CISA
12 1 (0.37%) CISM
12 1 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.04%) QA
2 6 (2.21%) SLA
3 4 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) COBIT
System Software
1 52 (19.12%) Active Directory
2 39 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.62%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.94%) vSphere
5 3 (1.10%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.74%) UAG
6 2 (0.74%) XenApp
6 2 (0.74%) XenServer
6 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.74%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.37%) Nmap
7 1 (0.37%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (3.31%) NetBackup
2 6 (2.21%) HP Data Protector
2 6 (2.21%) Tivoli
2 6 (2.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (1.47%) SCCM
4 1 (0.37%) Nessus
4 1 (0.37%) WSUS
4 1 (0.37%) Puppet
4 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 77 (28.31%) VMware
2 47 (17.28%) Cisco
3 26 (9.56%) HP
4 24 (8.82%) Citrix
5 19 (6.99%) IBM
6 13 (4.78%) Adobe
6 13 (4.78%) Dell
6 13 (4.78%) Sitecore
7 12 (4.41%) Twitter
7 12 (4.41%) Oracle
8 8 (2.94%) SAP
9 5 (1.84%) NetApp
9 5 (1.84%) Xamarin
10 3 (1.10%) EMC
10 3 (1.10%) Novell
10 3 (1.10%) 3PAR
11 2 (0.74%) Google
11 2 (0.74%) Casewise
11 2 (0.74%) Capita
11 2 (0.74%) Brocade
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Centric Resource
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + Bonus Scheme
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
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CPS Group UK
Salary: £21000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Very good benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
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Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
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Noir Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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