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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 13 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 19.70% 15.52% 17.02%
As % of the Vendors category 46.43% 26.47% 24.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 7
Average salary £30,000 £30,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.63% -6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £27,100 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £33,700 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
28 34 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 42.42% 58.62% 70.21%
Number of salaries quoted 22 33 31
Average salary £37,500 £31,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% -5.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 -4 5 £37,500 +19.04% 2
Flintshire +10 3 £27,500 -9.83%
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 16 (48.48%) MS Excel
2 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
3 12 (36.36%) Windows
4 11 (33.33%) VMware
5 9 (27.27%) Cisco
6 8 (24.24%) Firewall
7 7 (21.21%) MS Office
7 7 (21.21%) SQL
7 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (18.18%) Fortinet
8 6 (18.18%) VPLS
8 6 (18.18%) Degree
8 6 (18.18%) WCF
8 6 (18.18%) IIS
8 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
8 6 (18.18%) RIP
8 6 (18.18%) MPLS
8 6 (18.18%) OSPF
8 6 (18.18%) BGP
8 6 (18.18%) VLAN
9 5 (15.15%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (15.15%) Business Analysis
9 5 (15.15%) PDM
9 5 (15.15%) Finance
9 5 (15.15%) Internet
9 5 (15.15%) ERP
9 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
9 5 (15.15%) C#
9 5 (15.15%) .NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in North Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 6 (18.18%) IIS
1 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) Lync
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (48.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.21%) MS Office
3 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) Firewall
2 6 (18.18%) MPLS
2 6 (18.18%) OSPF
2 6 (18.18%) BGP
2 6 (18.18%) RIP
2 6 (18.18%) VLAN
2 6 (18.18%) VPLS
3 5 (15.15%) Internet
4 2 (6.06%) LAN
4 2 (6.06%) WAN
4 2 (6.06%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.03%) DHCP
5 1 (3.03%) DNS
5 1 (3.03%) SAN
5 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) MSTest
2 1 (3.03%) Hudson
2 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.12%) Games
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Electronics
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Consultant
2 6 (18.18%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Network Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Software Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Security Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Systems Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Storage Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Field Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.06%) IT Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) WCF
2 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
3 4 (12.12%) CSS
3 4 (12.12%) XML
3 4 (12.12%) HTML
3 4 (12.12%) WinForms
4 3 (9.09%) Web Services
4 3 (9.09%) ADO.NET
4 3 (9.09%) WPF
4 3 (9.09%) .NET Compact Framework
4 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.03%) LINQ
5 1 (3.03%) jQuery
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.03%) PLINQ
5 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (3.03%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (3.03%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.06%) Firmware
3 2 (6.06%) DTV
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Statistics
4 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.03%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) ERP
1 5 (15.15%) PDM
1 5 (15.15%) Business Analysis
2 3 (9.09%) Web Development
2 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
2 3 (9.09%) OOD
2 3 (9.09%) Project Management
2 3 (9.09%) OO
3 2 (6.06%) UML
3 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.06%) Business Continuity
3 2 (6.06%) Data Management
3 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
3 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (6.06%) People Management
4 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.03%) Time Management
4 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) C#
3 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
4 3 (9.09%) VB
4 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 3 (9.09%) VB6
5 1 (3.03%) XPath
5 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) CCIE
2 2 (6.06%) CCSP
2 2 (6.06%) CCNP
2 2 (6.06%) CCIP
2 2 (6.06%) CCNA
2 2 (6.06%) CCDA
2 2 (6.06%) CCDP
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) VMware
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco
3 6 (18.18%) Fortinet
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) NetApp
5 2 (6.06%) SAP
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle
6 1 (3.03%) Adobe
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) Mitel
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