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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 144 122 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.59% 20.64% 25.00%
As % of the Vendors category 48.16% 40.80% 50.17%
Number of salaries quoted 124 109 143
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £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
299 299 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 44.83% 50.59% 49.83%
Number of salaries quoted 230 249 279
Average salary £36,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 136 (45.33%) MS Excel
2 132 (44.00%) SQL
3 126 (42.00%) SQL Server
4 123 (41.00%) Windows
5 102 (34.00%) Finance
6 82 (27.33%) VMware
7 69 (23.00%) Active Directory
8 60 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 60 (20.00%) .NET
9 57 (19.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 57 (19.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 56 (18.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 51 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 50 (16.67%) T-SQL
13 47 (15.67%) ETL
14 46 (15.33%) Data Warehouse
14 46 (15.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 45 (15.00%) C#
16 40 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
17 39 (13.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 39 (13.00%) Mentoring
18 38 (12.67%) SQL Server 2005
18 38 (12.67%) MS Exchange
19 36 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
20 34 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
21 32 (10.67%) DNS
22 31 (10.33%) Cisco
23 30 (10.00%) Linux
23 30 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
24 29 (9.67%) OLTP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 38 (12.67%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 23 (7.67%) IIS
3 23 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (5.33%) IBM HTTP Server
6 13 (4.33%) SAS
7 10 (3.33%) Lync
8 9 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (3.00%) SharePoint
8 9 (3.00%) CMS
9 8 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (1.33%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.67%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.67%) Apache
13 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 136 (45.33%) MS Excel
2 28 (9.33%) MS Office
3 16 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (3.33%) MS Project
5 4 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.33%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.67%) Office 365
3 3 (1.00%) IaaS
4 2 (0.67%) SaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.67%) DNS
2 28 (9.33%) DHCP
3 20 (6.67%) Firewall
4 19 (6.33%) Internet
5 17 (5.67%) HTTP
6 11 (3.67%) TCP/IP
7 10 (3.33%) SAN
8 7 (2.33%) WAN
9 6 (2.00%) LAN
10 5 (1.67%) VoIP
11 3 (1.00%) Intranet
11 3 (1.00%) VPN
11 3 (1.00%) VLAN
11 3 (1.00%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.67%) Network Security
12 2 (0.67%) VRRP
12 2 (0.67%) OSPF
12 2 (0.67%) BGP
13 1 (0.33%) EIGRP
13 1 (0.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (42.00%) SQL Server
2 57 (19.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 56 (18.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 51 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 46 (15.33%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (12.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 30 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 29 (9.67%) OLTP
9 28 (9.33%) DTS
10 19 (6.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (4.00%) Oracle Database
11 12 (4.00%) Relational Database
11 12 (4.00%) OLAP
11 12 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
12 10 (3.33%) MySQL
13 9 (3.00%) OLAP Cube
14 8 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (1.33%) MS Access
15 4 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (5.33%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.33%) NUnit
3 7 (2.33%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (2.00%) MSTest
5 3 (1.00%) MSBuild
5 3 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.67%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.33%) Subversion
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 102 (34.00%) Finance
2 19 (6.33%) Advertising
3 13 (4.33%) Banking
4 10 (3.33%) Retail
4 10 (3.33%) Back Office
5 8 (2.67%) Law
5 8 (2.67%) Welsh Language
6 4 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.33%) Automotive
7 3 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.00%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.67%) Legal
8 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (24.67%) Developer
2 50 (16.67%) Analyst
3 47 (15.67%) DBA
4 41 (13.67%) SQL DBA
5 35 (11.67%) Administrator
6 34 (11.33%) .NET Developer
7 18 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 18 (6.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 15 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (4.33%) SQL Developer
10 12 (4.00%) Team Leader
10 12 (4.00%) Network Engineer
10 12 (4.00%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.67%) Consultant
11 11 (3.67%) Support Engineer
11 11 (3.67%) Wintel Engineer
11 11 (3.67%) VMware Engineer
12 10 (3.33%) Architect
13 9 (3.00%) Technical Consultant
13 9 (3.00%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (20.00%) .NET
2 25 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 20 (6.67%) CSS
3 20 (6.67%) HTML
3 20 (6.67%) WCF
4 17 (5.67%) .NET Framework
5 10 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (3.33%) WinForms
6 9 (3.00%) XML
6 9 (3.00%) Entity Framework
7 8 (2.67%) WPF
8 7 (2.33%) NHibernate
8 7 (2.33%) Castle Windsor
8 7 (2.33%) MonoRail
9 5 (1.67%) jQuery
9 5 (1.67%) LINQ
9 5 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (1.33%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.33%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.67%) AS400
2 12 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.67%) Clustering
4 7 (2.33%) Tandem
4 7 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.00%) iSeries
5 6 (2.00%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.67%) Data Extraction
6 5 (1.67%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.33%) Replication
8 3 (1.00%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.67%) iPhone
9 2 (0.67%) Statistics
9 2 (0.67%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.67%) Blog
10 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.33%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 123 (41.00%) Windows
2 57 (19.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 46 (15.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (13.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (10.00%) Linux
6 16 (5.33%) OS/400
7 7 (2.33%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.00%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.33%) Android
11 3 (1.00%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.67%) CentOS
12 2 (0.67%) AIX
12 2 (0.67%) UNIX
13 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 47 (15.67%) ETL
3 39 (13.00%) Mentoring
4 36 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (8.67%) ITIL
6 25 (8.33%) Scrum
7 23 (7.67%) Project Management
8 22 (7.33%) Migration
9 21 (7.00%) MVC
10 18 (6.00%) Kimball Methodology
11 17 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (5.67%) TDD
11 17 (5.67%) CRM
12 15 (5.00%) Data Migration
13 13 (4.33%) Line Management
14 12 (4.00%) Coaching
14 12 (4.00%) MVVM
14 12 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (3.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (44.00%) SQL
2 50 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 45 (15.00%) C#
4 22 (7.33%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.00%) VB.NET
6 8 (2.67%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.00%) XAML
8 5 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.33%) VB
9 4 (1.33%) Java
10 3 (1.00%) Perl
11 2 (0.67%) PHP
11 2 (0.67%) Ruby
11 2 (0.67%) VBA
11 2 (0.67%) Python
11 2 (0.67%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
12 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.33%) C
12 1 (0.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 40 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (9.33%) Degree
3 26 (8.67%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (8.00%) CCNA
5 19 (6.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (5.67%) MCSE
7 16 (5.33%) VCP5
8 11 (3.67%) MCSA
9 10 (3.33%) MCDBA
9 10 (3.33%) MCITP
10 9 (3.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (2.67%) CCNP
12 4 (1.33%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.33%) Security Cleared
13 3 (1.00%) APMP
13 3 (1.00%) MCDST
13 3 (1.00%) ISEB
14 2 (0.67%) CCA
14 2 (0.67%) CEH
14 2 (0.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.00%) SLA
2 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 69 (23.00%) Active Directory
2 34 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.67%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.67%) XenServer
4 5 (1.67%) ISA Server
4 5 (1.67%) vSphere
5 3 (1.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.00%) XenApp
6 2 (0.67%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (4.00%) SCCM
2 7 (2.33%) WSUS
3 6 (2.00%) Tivoli
3 6 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (1.67%) SCOM
5 2 (0.67%) Puppet
5 2 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.67%) Nessus
6 1 (0.33%) Nmap
6 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 82 (27.33%) VMware
2 31 (10.33%) Cisco
3 28 (9.33%) IBM
4 27 (9.00%) Citrix
5 22 (7.33%) Oracle
5 22 (7.33%) Cognos
6 14 (4.67%) MicroStrategy
7 13 (4.33%) HP
8 8 (2.67%) SolarWinds
9 7 (2.33%) McAfee
10 6 (2.00%) Unisys
11 5 (1.67%) NetApp
11 5 (1.67%) WatchGuard
12 4 (1.33%) Apple
12 4 (1.33%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.33%) Avaya
12 4 (1.33%) SAP
12 4 (1.33%) LexisNexis
13 3 (1.00%) Dell
13 3 (1.00%) Blue Coat
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Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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