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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 158 144 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.07% 21.56% 28.24%
As % of the Vendors category 52.49% 42.60% 52.16%
Number of salaries quoted 123 129 146
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,500 £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
301 338 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 43.94% 50.60% 54.14%
Number of salaries quoted 230 289 270
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £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 27 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 160 (50.79%) MS Excel
2 134 (42.54%) SQL
3 133 (42.22%) SQL Server
4 130 (41.27%) Windows
5 102 (32.38%) Finance
6 89 (28.25%) VMware
7 66 (20.95%) .NET
8 64 (20.32%) Active Directory
9 59 (18.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 56 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
10 56 (17.78%) C#
11 54 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 51 (16.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 51 (16.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 51 (16.19%) T-SQL
13 50 (15.87%) SQL Server 2008
14 40 (12.70%) Data Warehouse
14 40 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
15 39 (12.38%) Degree
15 39 (12.38%) ETL
16 38 (12.06%) ASP.NET
17 37 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
18 36 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
18 36 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
18 36 (11.43%) MS Office
18 36 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
19 35 (11.11%) DNS
20 34 (10.79%) DHCP
20 34 (10.79%) Cisco
20 34 (10.79%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 34 (10.79%) MS Exchange
2 27 (8.57%) IIS
3 25 (7.94%) WebSphere
4 21 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (5.08%) IBM HTTP Server
8 13 (4.13%) SAS
9 12 (3.81%) SharePoint
10 10 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (2.54%) Lync
12 5 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (1.59%) CMS
13 3 (0.95%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.32%) Apache
15 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 160 (50.79%) MS Excel
2 36 (11.43%) MS Office
3 22 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (3.81%) MS Project
5 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.32%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.27%) Office 365
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) IaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.11%) DNS
2 34 (10.79%) DHCP
3 25 (7.94%) Internet
4 19 (6.03%) Firewall
5 17 (5.40%) HTTP
6 12 (3.81%) SAN
7 11 (3.49%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.59%) OSPF
8 5 (1.59%) BGP
8 5 (1.59%) VRRP
9 4 (1.27%) SNMP
9 4 (1.27%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.27%) Broadband
9 4 (1.27%) LAN
9 4 (1.27%) VoIP
9 4 (1.27%) WAN
10 3 (0.95%) 802.11
10 3 (0.95%) VLAN
10 3 (0.95%) GPON
10 3 (0.95%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (42.22%) SQL Server
2 54 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (16.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (15.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 40 (12.70%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (7.62%) DTS
9 22 (6.98%) OLTP
10 19 (6.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (4.13%) Oracle Database
11 13 (4.13%) SQL Server 2000
12 10 (3.17%) Relational Database
13 9 (2.86%) OLAP
14 7 (2.22%) MySQL
14 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (1.90%) OLAP Cube
16 5 (1.59%) RDBMS
17 4 (1.27%) MS Access
18 3 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 11 (3.49%) NUnit
4 9 (2.86%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (0.95%) MSBuild
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.95%) MSTest
6 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.63%) StyleCop
6 2 (0.63%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.32%) Subversion
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 102 (32.38%) Finance
2 20 (6.35%) Back Office
3 17 (5.40%) Advertising
4 10 (3.17%) Banking
4 10 (3.17%) Retail
5 7 (2.22%) Law
6 6 (1.90%) Welsh Language
7 5 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.27%) Automotive
9 3 (0.95%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (23.81%) Developer
2 49 (15.56%) Analyst
3 46 (14.60%) DBA
4 43 (13.65%) .NET Developer
4 43 (13.65%) SQL DBA
5 39 (12.38%) Administrator
6 18 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 17 (5.40%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (4.13%) Wintel Engineer
9 13 (4.13%) VMware Engineer
10 12 (3.81%) Network Engineer
10 12 (3.81%) Architect
11 11 (3.49%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.49%) Support Engineer
12 10 (3.17%) C# Developer
12 10 (3.17%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.17%) SQL Developer
12 10 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (2.86%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (20.95%) .NET
2 38 (12.06%) ASP.NET
3 23 (7.30%) HTML
4 21 (6.67%) WCF
5 16 (5.08%) .NET Framework
5 16 (5.08%) XML
6 15 (4.76%) CSS
6 15 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (3.81%) AngularJS
8 10 (3.17%) WinForms
9 9 (2.86%) Entity Framework
9 9 (2.86%) Castle Windsor
9 9 (2.86%) MonoRail
9 9 (2.86%) NHibernate
10 7 (2.22%) WPF
10 7 (2.22%) jQuery
11 4 (1.27%) LINQ
11 4 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (0.95%) Silverlight
12 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.21%) AS400
2 13 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.86%) Tandem
4 8 (2.54%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.90%) Clustering
6 6 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.90%) Data Extraction
6 6 (1.90%) iSeries
7 5 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.27%) Replication
9 3 (0.95%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.95%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.95%) iPhone
9 3 (0.95%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.63%) Blog
10 2 (0.63%) Statistics
11 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 130 (41.27%) Windows
2 59 (18.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 51 (16.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (9.84%) Linux
6 16 (5.08%) OS/400
7 8 (2.54%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (1.27%) UNIX
9 4 (1.27%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.27%) AIX
10 3 (0.95%) Android
10 3 (0.95%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.63%) CentOS
11 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
2 39 (12.38%) ETL
3 37 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (10.16%) ITIL
4 32 (10.16%) Mentoring
5 28 (8.89%) SDLC
6 26 (8.25%) CRM
7 24 (7.62%) Scrum
8 23 (7.30%) MVC
8 23 (7.30%) Migration
9 22 (6.98%) Project Management
10 20 (6.35%) Kimball Methodology
11 17 (5.40%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (5.08%) TDD
13 13 (4.13%) PRINCE2
14 12 (3.81%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (3.81%) Data Migration
14 12 (3.81%) Line Management
15 11 (3.49%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 134 (42.54%) SQL
2 56 (17.78%) C#
3 51 (16.19%) T-SQL
4 25 (7.94%) JavaScript
5 13 (4.13%) VB.NET
6 10 (3.17%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.59%) XAML
7 5 (1.59%) PHP
7 5 (1.59%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.27%) VB
9 3 (0.95%) Perl
9 3 (0.95%) Java
9 3 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.63%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.63%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
10 2 (0.63%) VBA
10 2 (0.63%) Python
10 2 (0.63%) Ruby
11 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (12.38%) Degree
2 36 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (9.21%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (8.25%) CCNA
5 20 (6.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (5.40%) VCP5
7 15 (4.76%) MCSE
8 11 (3.49%) MCSA
8 11 (3.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (2.86%) MCDBA
10 8 (2.54%) CCNP
10 8 (2.54%) MCITP
11 7 (2.22%) APMP
12 3 (0.95%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.95%) Security Cleared
13 2 (0.63%) MCTS
13 2 (0.63%) ISEB
13 2 (0.63%) CCA
13 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 64 (20.32%) Active Directory
2 36 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.17%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.59%) XenApp
4 5 (1.59%) ISA Server
4 5 (1.59%) vSphere
5 4 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.95%) XenServer
7 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (3.81%) SCCM
2 6 (1.90%) Tivoli
2 6 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (1.90%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (1.59%) WSUS
4 4 (1.27%) SCOM
5 2 (0.63%) Puppet
5 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.32%) Nessus
6 1 (0.32%) Nmap
6 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.32%) Ansible
Vendors
1 89 (28.25%) VMware
2 34 (10.79%) Cisco
3 29 (9.21%) Citrix
4 27 (8.57%) IBM
5 21 (6.67%) Oracle
6 20 (6.35%) Cognos
7 13 (4.13%) MicroStrategy
8 12 (3.81%) HP
9 8 (2.54%) Unisys
9 8 (2.54%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.59%) McAfee
10 5 (1.59%) Apple
10 5 (1.59%) WatchGuard
11 4 (1.27%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.27%) Dell
12 3 (0.95%) Business Objects
12 3 (0.95%) SAP
12 3 (0.95%) NetApp
12 3 (0.95%) Avaya
12 3 (0.95%) LexisNexis
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