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 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 173 131 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.00% 19.70% 19.33%
As % of the Vendors category 48.73% 42.39% 43.89%
Number of salaries quoted 157 123 92
Average salary £38,500 £32,500 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.46% -6.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,928 £25,550
10% offered a salary of more than £51,300 £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
355 309 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 43.08% 46.47% 44.03%
Number of salaries quoted 311 291 217
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £47,819
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 27 August 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 181 (53.71%) MS Excel
2 133 (39.47%) Windows
3 127 (37.69%) SQL
4 123 (36.50%) SQL Server
5 102 (30.27%) Finance
6 88 (26.11%) .NET
7 86 (25.52%) VMware
8 81 (24.04%) C#
9 72 (21.36%) Active Directory
10 69 (20.47%) ASP.NET
11 68 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 65 (19.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 63 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
14 60 (17.80%) JavaScript
15 59 (17.51%) HTML
16 58 (17.21%) DHCP
16 58 (17.21%) Degree
17 54 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
18 52 (15.43%) MS Office
19 47 (13.95%) T-SQL
19 47 (13.95%) DNS
20 43 (12.76%) Cisco
20 43 (12.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 42 (12.46%) MVC
21 42 (12.46%) CSS
22 40 (11.87%) Visual Studio
23 38 (11.28%) ITIL
23 38 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
23 38 (11.28%) MS Exchange
24 37 (10.98%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 38 (11.28%) MS Exchange
2 30 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (8.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (6.82%) IIS
6 17 (5.04%) SharePoint
7 13 (3.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.78%) Lync
10 4 (1.19%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.59%) SAS
12 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.30%) CMS
Applications
1 181 (53.71%) MS Excel
2 52 (15.43%) MS Office
3 24 (7.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (3.56%) MS Project
5 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (17.21%) DHCP
2 47 (13.95%) DNS
3 34 (10.09%) Internet
4 18 (5.34%) OSPF
4 18 (5.34%) BGP
4 18 (5.34%) VRRP
5 17 (5.04%) Firewall
5 17 (5.04%) SAN
5 17 (5.04%) Ethernet
5 17 (5.04%) Broadband
5 17 (5.04%) SNMP
6 15 (4.45%) TCP/IP
6 15 (4.45%) 802.11
6 15 (4.45%) GPON
7 7 (2.08%) LAN
8 6 (1.78%) WAN
9 3 (0.89%) VLAN
9 3 (0.89%) HTTP
10 1 (0.30%) RIP
10 1 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (36.50%) SQL Server
2 43 (12.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (10.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (10.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (8.01%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (7.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (5.34%) SQL Server 2000
7 16 (4.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (4.45%) DTS
8 15 (4.45%) OLTP
9 13 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.08%) Oracle Database
10 7 (2.08%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.78%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.89%) OLAP
13 3 (0.89%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.89%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 40 (11.87%) Visual Studio
2 32 (9.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.78%) NUnit
4 5 (1.48%) MSBuild
5 4 (1.19%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.19%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.59%) StyleCop
8 1 (0.30%) MSTest
8 1 (0.30%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 102 (30.27%) Finance
2 37 (10.98%) Back Office
3 20 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.93%) Advertising
4 12 (3.56%) Banking
5 10 (2.97%) Law
6 7 (2.08%) Legal
7 4 (1.19%) Retail
8 3 (0.89%) Automotive
8 3 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.59%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 92 (27.30%) Developer
2 55 (16.32%) .NET Developer
3 48 (14.24%) Administrator
4 39 (11.57%) Analyst
5 29 (8.61%) Systems Administrator
6 26 (7.72%) DBA
7 25 (7.42%) SQL DBA
8 21 (6.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (5.64%) Project Manager
10 18 (5.34%) Architect
10 18 (5.34%) Senior Developer
11 17 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
11 17 (5.04%) Support Engineer
11 17 (5.04%) NOC Engineer
11 17 (5.04%) Senior NOC Engineer
12 16 (4.75%) C# .NET Developer
12 16 (4.75%) C# Developer
13 13 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (3.56%) Support Analyst
14 12 (3.56%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (26.11%) .NET
2 69 (20.47%) ASP.NET
3 59 (17.51%) HTML
4 42 (12.46%) CSS
5 37 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC
6 32 (9.50%) jQuery
7 24 (7.12%) XML
8 20 (5.93%) AngularJS
9 16 (4.75%) WCF
10 15 (4.45%) 802.1X
11 12 (3.56%) CSS3
12 8 (2.37%) HTML5
12 8 (2.37%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.78%) WinForms
14 5 (1.48%) Entity Framework
15 4 (1.19%) Castle Windsor
15 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
15 4 (1.19%) NHibernate
15 4 (1.19%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.93%) Computer Science
2 12 (3.56%) Mainframe
3 10 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.67%) Data Extraction
5 5 (1.48%) AS400
5 5 (1.48%) PMI
5 5 (1.48%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.19%) Clustering
6 4 (1.19%) Tandem
6 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.19%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.89%) Statistics
7 3 (0.89%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.59%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.59%) CMDB
8 2 (0.59%) Replication
8 2 (0.59%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 133 (39.47%) Windows
2 68 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (19.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (10.09%) Linux
6 10 (2.97%) AIX
7 6 (1.78%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.19%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.19%) UNIX
8 4 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.19%) Solaris
9 3 (0.89%) OS/400
9 3 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (12.46%) MVC
3 38 (11.28%) ITIL
3 38 (11.28%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (10.68%) Scrum
5 28 (8.31%) CRM
6 27 (8.01%) Project Management
7 22 (6.53%) PRINCE2
7 22 (6.53%) Mentoring
8 20 (5.93%) ETL
9 19 (5.64%) Migration
9 19 (5.64%) Kimball Methodology
10 17 (5.04%) Business Transformation
10 17 (5.04%) SDLC
11 14 (4.15%) Change Management
12 13 (3.86%) TOGAF
13 12 (3.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (3.56%) PRINCE
13 12 (3.56%) People Management
14 10 (2.97%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 127 (37.69%) SQL
2 81 (24.04%) C#
3 60 (17.80%) JavaScript
4 47 (13.95%) T-SQL
5 17 (5.04%) PHP
6 15 (4.45%) VB.NET
7 10 (2.97%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.19%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.89%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.89%) VB
10 2 (0.59%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.59%) Java
11 1 (0.30%) XAML
11 1 (0.30%) VBA
11 1 (0.30%) Python
11 1 (0.30%) Perl
11 1 (0.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 58 (17.21%) Degree
2 37 (10.98%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (9.79%) CCNA
4 22 (6.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.56%) APMP
6 9 (2.67%) ISEB
7 8 (2.37%) MCSE
7 8 (2.37%) MCSA
7 8 (2.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (1.78%) CCNP
9 5 (1.48%) MCITP
9 5 (1.48%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.48%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.19%) VCP5
11 3 (0.89%) ECDL
11 3 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.89%) MCP
12 2 (0.59%) CCIE
13 1 (0.30%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.23%) SLA
2 5 (1.48%) QA
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (21.36%) Active Directory
2 54 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.67%) XenApp
4 8 (2.37%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.78%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.78%) vSphere
6 4 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.19%) XenServer
7 3 (0.89%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.59%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.48%) Tivoli
1 5 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (1.48%) SCCM
1 5 (1.48%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (0.89%) SCOM
3 2 (0.59%) WSUS
4 1 (0.30%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.30%) SCSM
4 1 (0.30%) Nessus
4 1 (0.30%) Nmap
Vendors
1 86 (25.52%) VMware
2 43 (12.76%) Cisco
3 29 (8.61%) Citrix
4 28 (8.31%) IBM
5 16 (4.75%) HP
6 14 (4.15%) Cognos
7 12 (3.56%) Unisys
8 11 (3.26%) Oracle
8 11 (3.26%) SolarWinds
9 6 (1.78%) NetApp
10 5 (1.48%) Dell
11 4 (1.19%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.19%) Avaya
11 4 (1.19%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.19%) WatchGuard
12 3 (0.89%) Apple
12 3 (0.89%) SAP
13 2 (0.59%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.59%) SonicWALL
13 2 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
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