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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 187 137 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 22.21% 20.27% 19.85%
As % of the Vendors category 52.38% 41.64% 44.13%
Number of salaries quoted 157 126 87
Average salary £37,500 £32,250 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.27% -10.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
357 329 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 42.40% 48.67% 44.99%
Number of salaries quoted 298 306 191
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,050 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 4 August 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 172 (51.19%) MS Excel
2 137 (40.77%) Windows
3 129 (38.39%) SQL Server
4 125 (37.20%) SQL
5 102 (30.36%) Finance
6 88 (26.19%) VMware
7 87 (25.89%) .NET
8 80 (23.81%) C#
9 75 (22.32%) Active Directory
10 65 (19.35%) ASP.NET
10 65 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 64 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 58 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
13 56 (16.67%) Degree
14 55 (16.37%) DHCP
15 53 (15.77%) T-SQL
16 52 (15.48%) MS Office
17 51 (15.18%) JavaScript
18 50 (14.88%) HTML
19 48 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 48 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
20 47 (13.99%) DNS
21 45 (13.39%) Cisco
22 43 (12.80%) Business Intelligence
23 39 (11.61%) ITIL
23 39 (11.61%) MS Exchange
23 39 (11.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 38 (11.31%) Visual Studio
25 37 (11.01%) Linux
25 37 (11.01%) Back Office

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 39 (11.61%) MS Exchange
2 27 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (7.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (6.85%) IIS
5 22 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (4.46%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (2.38%) WebSphere
10 7 (2.08%) IBM HTTP Server
10 7 (2.08%) Lync
11 5 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (1.19%) SAS
13 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.30%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.30%) CMS
Applications
1 172 (51.19%) MS Excel
2 52 (15.48%) MS Office
3 25 (7.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (4.17%) MS Project
5 3 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.89%) Office 365
4 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (16.37%) DHCP
2 47 (13.99%) DNS
3 35 (10.42%) Internet
4 18 (5.36%) Firewall
5 16 (4.76%) OSPF
5 16 (4.76%) BGP
5 16 (4.76%) VRRP
6 15 (4.46%) SAN
6 15 (4.46%) Ethernet
6 15 (4.46%) Broadband
6 15 (4.46%) SNMP
6 15 (4.46%) TCP/IP
7 13 (3.87%) 802.11
7 13 (3.87%) GPON
8 10 (2.98%) LAN
9 8 (2.38%) WAN
10 7 (2.08%) HTTP
11 3 (0.89%) VoIP
11 3 (0.89%) VLAN
12 1 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (38.39%) SQL Server
2 48 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (11.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (11.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (10.12%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 20 (5.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (5.36%) SQL Server 2000
8 18 (5.36%) DTS
8 18 (5.36%) OLTP
9 16 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.08%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.79%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.79%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.49%) OLAP
12 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (1.49%) OLAP Cube
13 4 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.89%) Oracle9i Database
14 3 (0.89%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 38 (11.31%) Visual Studio
2 26 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.68%) NUnit
4 7 (2.08%) Rhino Mocks
5 5 (1.49%) MSBuild
6 4 (1.19%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.60%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.30%) MSTest
9 1 (0.30%) Subversion
9 1 (0.30%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.30%) AdminStudio
General
1 102 (30.36%) Finance
2 37 (11.01%) Back Office
3 17 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 17 (5.06%) Advertising
4 13 (3.87%) Banking
5 7 (2.08%) Law
6 6 (1.79%) Legal
6 6 (1.79%) Retail
7 3 (0.89%) Automotive
7 3 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.89%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (27.08%) Developer
2 57 (16.96%) .NET Developer
3 47 (13.99%) Administrator
4 46 (13.69%) Analyst
5 30 (8.93%) DBA
6 29 (8.63%) SQL DBA
7 24 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (5.36%) Project Manager
8 18 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (5.06%) Architect
9 17 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
9 17 (5.06%) Support Engineer
10 16 (4.76%) C# Developer
10 16 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
11 15 (4.46%) Senior NOC Engineer
11 15 (4.46%) NOC Engineer
11 15 (4.46%) Senior Developer
12 14 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
13 12 (3.57%) Network Engineer
13 12 (3.57%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (25.89%) .NET
2 65 (19.35%) ASP.NET
3 50 (14.88%) HTML
4 34 (10.12%) CSS
5 33 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (7.74%) jQuery
7 24 (7.14%) XML
8 20 (5.95%) AngularJS
9 19 (5.65%) WCF
10 13 (3.87%) 802.1X
11 11 (3.27%) .NET Framework
12 8 (2.38%) WinForms
13 7 (2.08%) NHibernate
13 7 (2.08%) Castle Windsor
13 7 (2.08%) CSS3
13 7 (2.08%) MonoRail
14 6 (1.79%) Entity Framework
15 5 (1.49%) HTML5
15 5 (1.49%) Web Services
16 4 (1.19%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.65%) Computer Science
2 12 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 10 (2.98%) AS400
3 10 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.08%) Tandem
5 6 (1.79%) Data Extraction
6 5 (1.49%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.19%) Clustering
7 4 (1.19%) PMI
8 3 (0.89%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.89%) Statistics
8 3 (0.89%) iSeries
8 3 (0.89%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.60%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.60%) iPhone
9 2 (0.60%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 137 (40.77%) Windows
2 65 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (11.01%) Linux
5 36 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.98%) AIX
7 7 (2.08%) OS/400
8 5 (1.49%) UNIX
8 5 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.19%) Solaris
10 3 (0.89%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.89%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (12.80%) Business Intelligence
3 39 (11.61%) ITIL
4 37 (11.01%) MVC
5 31 (9.23%) CRM
6 30 (8.93%) Project Management
7 29 (8.63%) Scrum
8 24 (7.14%) ETL
9 22 (6.55%) Kimball Methodology
9 22 (6.55%) SDLC
10 20 (5.95%) Mentoring
10 20 (5.95%) PRINCE2
10 20 (5.95%) Migration
11 17 (5.06%) Business Transformation
12 16 (4.76%) Change Management
13 12 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (3.57%) TDD
13 12 (3.57%) TOGAF
13 12 (3.57%) PRINCE
14 10 (2.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 125 (37.20%) SQL
2 80 (23.81%) C#
3 53 (15.77%) T-SQL
4 51 (15.18%) JavaScript
5 19 (5.65%) VB.NET
6 16 (4.76%) PHP
7 12 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.19%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.19%) VB
9 2 (0.60%) XAML
9 2 (0.60%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.60%) Java
10 1 (0.30%) VBA
10 1 (0.30%) Python
10 1 (0.30%) Perl
10 1 (0.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 56 (16.67%) Degree
2 35 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (9.82%) CCNA
4 27 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.57%) MCSE
5 12 (3.57%) APMP
6 10 (2.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 10 (2.98%) MCSA
7 9 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.38%) CCNP
8 8 (2.38%) VCP5
9 6 (1.79%) MCITP
10 4 (1.19%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.60%) ECDL
11 2 (0.60%) MCDBA
11 2 (0.60%) ISEB
11 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.60%) MCTS
12 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.36%) SLA
2 5 (1.49%) QA
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 75 (22.32%) Active Directory
2 48 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.68%) XenApp
4 8 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.79%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.79%) vSphere
6 5 (1.49%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.19%) XenServer
7 4 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.60%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (2.68%) SCCM
2 5 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (1.49%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (1.49%) WSUS
3 4 (1.19%) SCOM
4 2 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.30%) Nessus
5 1 (0.30%) Nmap
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 88 (26.19%) VMware
2 45 (13.39%) Cisco
3 34 (10.12%) Citrix
4 26 (7.74%) IBM
5 17 (5.06%) Cognos
6 16 (4.76%) HP
7 13 (3.87%) Oracle
8 11 (3.27%) Unisys
8 11 (3.27%) SolarWinds
9 7 (2.08%) NetApp
10 6 (1.79%) WatchGuard
11 5 (1.49%) Dell
12 4 (1.19%) Avaya
12 4 (1.19%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.19%) Apple
12 4 (1.19%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.19%) McAfee
12 4 (1.19%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.19%) MicroStrategy
13 2 (0.60%) Blue Coat
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