The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 12 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 17.39% 6.35% 8.11%
As % of the Vendors category 27.91% 12.90% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 4
Average salary £33,000 £33,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,800 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,800 £42,750 £33,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the North Wales region.

Vendors Category
North Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
43 31 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 62.32% 49.21% 32.43%
Number of salaries quoted 36 22 19
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% -12.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,000 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £43,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in North Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the North Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in North Wales

Microsoft
Salary Trend in North Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the North Wales region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in North Wales

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in North Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the North Wales region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in North Wales

Microsoft
Job Locations in North Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the North Wales region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wrexham -1 5 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Flintshire +11 4 £33,500 -25.55% 1
Denbighshire - 2 £36,000 - 4
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North Wales 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 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) C#
3 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 7 (33.33%) HTML
4 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (33.33%) CSS
4 7 (33.33%) jQuery
5 6 (28.57%) T-SQL
6 5 (23.81%) .NET
6 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
7 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (19.05%) WPF
7 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (14.29%) Degree
8 3 (14.29%) WCF
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
8 3 (14.29%) WinForms
8 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (14.29%) Windows
8 3 (14.29%) UML
9 2 (9.52%) XML
9 2 (9.52%) ERP
9 2 (9.52%) MS Access
9 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET
9 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in North Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North Wales 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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (9.52%) Lync
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) Apache
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) VLAN
2 1 (4.76%) VPLS
2 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
2 1 (4.76%) RIP
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) MPLS
2 1 (4.76%) OSPF
2 1 (4.76%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.52%) MS Access
4 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.76%) Big Data
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) SSDT
5 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.76%) OLTP
5 1 (4.76%) MySQL
5 1 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) MSBuild
2 1 (4.76%) MSTest
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
2 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Lead Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
3 2 (9.52%) DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
3 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) HTML
1 7 (33.33%) CSS
1 7 (33.33%) jQuery
2 5 (23.81%) .NET
3 4 (19.05%) WPF
4 3 (14.29%) WCF
4 3 (14.29%) WinForms
5 2 (9.52%) XML
5 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.76%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (4.76%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.76%) PLINQ
6 1 (4.76%) LINQ
6 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.76%) Open Source
1 1 (4.76%) Statistics
1 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 3 (14.29%) UML
3 2 (9.52%) ERP
3 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) TDD
3 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.76%) Change Control
4 1 (4.76%) Web Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Scrum
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Logistics
4 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.76%) MVC
4 1 (4.76%) Process Management
4 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.76%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) C#
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.76%) XPath
5 1 (4.76%) VB6
5 1 (4.76%) VBScript
5 1 (4.76%) VB
5 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) CCIE
2 1 (4.76%) CCSP
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) CCIP
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) CCDA
2 1 (4.76%) CCDP
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco
1 2 (9.52%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) Vertica
2 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
2 1 (4.76%) Mitel
2 1 (4.76%) Hyland
2 1 (4.76%) Avaya
2 1 (4.76%) Sage
Wrexham
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bangor, Gwynedd
Supertemps
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
North Wales
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Rhyl, Clwyd
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Rhyl, Clwyd
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Denbighshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £33000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
North Wales
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 11 days ago
Denbighshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago