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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 20 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 25.32% 9.52% 7.69%
As % of the Vendors category 45.45% 21.43% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 18 5 3
Average salary £33,500 £40,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% +48.14%
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
44 28 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 55.70% 44.44% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 37 18 13
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £22,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £46,700 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -9 7 £32,500 +0.77% 3
Denbighshire - 5 £37,500 - 1
Flintshire +10 3 £29,000 -31.76%
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 20 (66.67%) SQL
2 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 13 (43.33%) C#
4 12 (40.00%) .NET
5 11 (36.67%) T-SQL
6 10 (33.33%) HTML
6 10 (33.33%) CSS
6 10 (33.33%) jQuery
7 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
9 7 (23.33%) WPF
10 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (20.00%) VB6
10 6 (20.00%) VB
10 6 (20.00%) VB.NET
11 5 (16.67%) ADO.NET
11 5 (16.67%) Degree
12 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
12 4 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (13.33%) PHP
12 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
12 4 (13.33%) Apache
12 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
12 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
12 4 (13.33%) Project Management
13 3 (10.00%) VPN
13 3 (10.00%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in North Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (13.33%) Apache
1 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
1 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Lync
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) VPN
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) SAN
2 2 (6.67%) Network Security
2 2 (6.67%) NAS
3 1 (3.33%) VoIP
3 1 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (10.00%) MS Access
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (3.33%) MySQL
7 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
7 1 (3.33%) OLTP
7 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
7 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.33%) Big Data
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (3.33%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) MSTest
2 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
2 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Lead Developer
3 4 (13.33%) DBA
4 3 (10.00%) Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Database Developer
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) .NET
2 10 (33.33%) CSS
2 10 (33.33%) HTML
2 10 (33.33%) jQuery
3 7 (23.33%) WPF
4 5 (16.67%) ADO.NET
5 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (10.00%) WCF
6 3 (10.00%) WinForms
7 2 (6.67%) Ajax
7 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.67%) XML
7 2 (6.67%) CSS3
7 2 (6.67%) HTML5
8 1 (3.33%) PLINQ
8 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (3.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (3.33%) Task Parallel Library
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (3.33%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Clustering
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Statistics
2 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 3 (10.00%) UML
3 3 (10.00%) Logistics
3 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.67%) Web Development
4 2 (6.67%) TDD
4 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.67%) Web Application Development
4 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.33%) Change Control
5 1 (3.33%) Web Testing
5 1 (3.33%) MVC
5 1 (3.33%) Scrum
5 1 (3.33%) Process Management
5 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) SQL
2 13 (43.33%) C#
3 11 (36.67%) T-SQL
4 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (20.00%) VB
5 6 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 6 (20.00%) VB6
6 4 (13.33%) PHP
7 1 (3.33%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) XPath
7 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) VCP4
2 1 (3.33%) MCP
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) VMware
2 2 (6.67%) NetApp
2 2 (6.67%) Sage
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) Avaya
3 1 (3.33%) Mitel
3 1 (3.33%) Hyland
3 1 (3.33%) Vertica
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