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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 8 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2 18 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 5.56% 24.66% 4.92%
As % of the Vendors category 11.11% 38.30% 10.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2 18 3
Average salary £39,000 £33,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.41% -10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,800 £29,000 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £42,200 £40,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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
18 47 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 50.00% 64.38% 45.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16 40 19
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £32,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,750 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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
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 8 February 2016. 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 -2 1 £35,000 +7.69%
Flintshire -2 1 £43,000 +28.35%
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Wales

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) SAP
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (50.00%) COBOL
3 3 (50.00%) AS400
3 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (50.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (50.00%) FMCG
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) HNC
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) MySQL
5 1 (16.67%) PHP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in North Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Analyst Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Developer Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Lead Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Systems Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (33.33%) IT Support
4 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 1 (16.67%) HTML Developer
4 1 (16.67%) IT Technician
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) AS400
1 3 (50.00%) FMCG
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) COBOL
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) HNC
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) SAP