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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 126 132 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.93% 23.74% 19.45%
As % of the Vendors category 52.72% 54.32% 44.07%
Number of salaries quoted 114 116 70
Average salary £33,250 £34,250 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.91% +4.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,650 £24,875 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £43,900 £45,000 £45,250
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
239 243 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 39.70% 43.71% 44.14%
Number of salaries quoted 218 214 156
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

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 31 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 110 (41.98%) SQL Server
2 109 (41.60%) MS Excel
3 102 (38.93%) SQL
4 98 (37.40%) Windows
5 67 (25.57%) VMware
6 61 (23.28%) .NET
7 58 (22.14%) Active Directory
8 55 (20.99%) Finance
9 54 (20.61%) C#
10 48 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (17.18%) HTML
12 44 (16.79%) SQL Server 2008
13 43 (16.41%) T-SQL
14 42 (16.03%) ASP.NET
14 42 (16.03%) CSS
15 40 (15.27%) Visual Studio
15 40 (15.27%) JavaScript
16 38 (14.50%) Cisco
16 38 (14.50%) Microsoft Certification
17 35 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
18 33 (12.60%) Business Intelligence
18 33 (12.60%) MS Office
18 33 (12.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 33 (12.60%) jQuery
19 32 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
19 32 (12.21%) MS Exchange
20 31 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
21 30 (11.45%) XML
22 29 (11.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 28 (10.69%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 32 (12.21%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.92%) IIS
3 15 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (4.96%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (3.82%) CMS
7 8 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (3.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.91%) FileNet
8 5 (1.91%) Confluence
9 4 (1.53%) Lync
9 4 (1.53%) LiveCycle
10 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.76%) Commerce Server
11 2 (0.76%) Apache
11 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.76%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 109 (41.60%) MS Excel
2 33 (12.60%) MS Office
3 5 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.53%) MS Project
5 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.76%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 12 (4.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.76%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.76%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.38%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.82%) SaaS
2 7 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.91%) Office 365
4 1 (0.38%) IaaS
4 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.78%) TCP/IP
1 23 (8.78%) DNS
2 20 (7.63%) SAN
2 20 (7.63%) Firewall
3 15 (5.73%) Internet
4 14 (5.34%) DHCP
5 9 (3.44%) VoIP
6 8 (3.05%) LAN
7 7 (2.67%) WAN
7 7 (2.67%) NAS
8 5 (1.91%) Intranet
8 5 (1.91%) VPN
9 4 (1.53%) Wireless
10 3 (1.15%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.15%) VLAN
11 2 (0.76%) VPLS
11 2 (0.76%) FTP
11 2 (0.76%) HTTP
12 1 (0.38%) SMTP
12 1 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (41.98%) SQL Server
2 44 (16.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (12.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (11.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (10.69%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (7.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (6.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (5.34%) Crystal Reports
9 13 (4.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 11 (4.20%) Relational Database
10 11 (4.20%) OLAP
11 10 (3.82%) OLAP Cube
12 7 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (1.91%) DTS
13 5 (1.91%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.91%) OLTP
13 5 (1.91%) NoSQL
14 4 (1.53%) MongoDB
14 4 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 40 (15.27%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.67%) Subversion
2 7 (2.67%) JIRA
3 6 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.53%) Hudson
4 4 (1.53%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.53%) Maven
4 4 (1.53%) NUnit
5 3 (1.15%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (0.76%) MSTest
6 2 (0.76%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.38%) MorphX
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.38%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.38%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.38%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.38%) Moq
7 1 (0.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.38%) Axure RP
General
1 55 (20.99%) Finance
2 13 (4.96%) Banking
3 12 (4.58%) Advertising
4 8 (3.05%) Retail
4 8 (3.05%) Welsh Language
5 6 (2.29%) Law
6 4 (1.53%) Marketing
7 3 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.76%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 81 (30.92%) Developer
2 65 (24.81%) Analyst
3 25 (9.54%) .NET Developer
4 18 (6.87%) Business Analyst
5 17 (6.49%) Senior Developer
6 15 (5.73%) Server Support
7 14 (5.34%) Software Developer
8 13 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (4.96%) ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (4.58%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 12 (4.58%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.58%) Administrator
9 12 (4.58%) Server Engineer
10 11 (4.20%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
11 10 (3.82%) Server Support Engineer
12 9 (3.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 9 (3.44%) Junior
12 9 (3.44%) Support Technician
13 8 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
14 7 (2.67%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (23.28%) .NET
2 45 (17.18%) HTML
3 42 (16.03%) CSS
3 42 (16.03%) ASP.NET
4 33 (12.60%) jQuery
5 30 (11.45%) XML
6 23 (8.78%) Web Services
7 22 (8.40%) SOAP
7 22 (8.40%) .NET Framework
8 20 (7.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 15 (5.73%) WPF
9 15 (5.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (4.96%) LINQ to SQL
10 13 (4.96%) LINQ
11 10 (3.82%) WCF
11 10 (3.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 9 (3.44%) XHTML
13 6 (2.29%) XSLT
14 4 (1.53%) Hibernate
14 4 (1.53%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.78%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.49%) Clustering
4 14 (5.34%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.20%) GIS
6 8 (3.05%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.67%) Mathematics
8 6 (2.29%) Open Source
9 5 (1.91%) iPhone
9 5 (1.91%) Graphic Design
9 5 (1.91%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.53%) Physics
10 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.15%) User Experience
11 3 (1.15%) iSeries
11 3 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.15%) Economics
11 3 (1.15%) AS400
12 2 (0.76%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 98 (37.40%) Windows
2 31 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (9.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (7.63%) Linux
5 18 (6.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.44%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.05%) Android
8 7 (2.67%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.91%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.53%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.15%) UNIX
11 3 (1.15%) CentOS
11 3 (1.15%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.76%) NetWare
12 2 (0.76%) AIX
13 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (12.60%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (10.31%) Project Management
4 25 (9.54%) ITIL
5 24 (9.16%) MVC
6 21 (8.02%) TDD
7 20 (7.63%) Scrum
7 20 (7.63%) Mentoring
8 18 (6.87%) ETL
8 18 (6.87%) OO
8 18 (6.87%) Web Development
9 16 (6.11%) CRM
10 12 (4.58%) Load Balancing
10 12 (4.58%) Software Engineering
11 10 (3.82%) Configuration Management
12 9 (3.44%) SOA
13 8 (3.05%) PRINCE2
13 8 (3.05%) Migration
13 8 (3.05%) Unit Testing
13 8 (3.05%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 102 (38.93%) SQL
2 54 (20.61%) C#
3 43 (16.41%) T-SQL
4 40 (15.27%) JavaScript
5 22 (8.40%) VB.NET
6 21 (8.02%) Java
7 16 (6.11%) C++
7 16 (6.11%) PHP
8 9 (3.44%) Python
9 6 (2.29%) Perl
10 5 (1.91%) VB
10 5 (1.91%) VBA
11 4 (1.53%) VC++
11 4 (1.53%) Groovy
11 4 (1.53%) Clojure
11 4 (1.53%) Scala
12 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.15%) XAML
12 3 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (14.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (9.54%) Degree
3 17 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (6.11%) MCSE
5 14 (5.34%) CCNA
6 12 (4.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.67%) MCITP
8 6 (2.29%) MCP
9 5 (1.91%) ISEB
9 5 (1.91%) MCSA
10 4 (1.53%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.15%) CCIE
12 2 (0.76%) MCTS
12 2 (0.76%) CISA
12 2 (0.76%) CEH
12 2 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.76%) VCP5
13 1 (0.38%) APMG
13 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.05%) QA
2 6 (2.29%) SLA
3 4 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.76%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.38%) COBIT
5 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (22.14%) Active Directory
2 32 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.91%) XenServer
3 5 (1.91%) vSphere
4 4 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.53%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.76%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.76%) KVM
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.38%) Nmap
6 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.38%) XenApp
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.53%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.15%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (1.15%) WSUS
2 3 (1.15%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (1.15%) Puppet
2 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.15%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 67 (25.57%) VMware
2 38 (14.50%) Cisco
3 20 (7.63%) HP
4 18 (6.87%) IBM
5 17 (6.49%) Oracle
5 17 (6.49%) SAP
5 17 (6.49%) Citrix
6 11 (4.20%) Dell
7 8 (3.05%) NetApp
8 7 (2.67%) Google
9 6 (2.29%) 3PAR
9 6 (2.29%) Twitter
9 6 (2.29%) Adobe
10 5 (1.91%) Cognos
11 4 (1.53%) EMC
12 3 (1.15%) Novell
12 3 (1.15%) Xamarin
12 3 (1.15%) Sitecore
12 3 (1.15%) Veeam
13 2 (0.76%) SolarWinds
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum plus £3750 shift allowance and benef
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £23000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £30 - £40 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £21000 - £27000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Very good benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 9 days ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £15000 - £19000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Cardiff
Blue Town Online
Salary: £29,731 - 33,119 per year
Posted: 24 days ago