The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North Wales region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 31.03% 19.61% 13.46%
As % of the Vendors category 69.23% 28.57% 21.21%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 6
Average salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £25,550 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £42,500 £36,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
North Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26 35 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 44.83% 68.63% 63.46%
Number of salaries quoted 21 34 32
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +14.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,200 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Wales

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -1 9 £33,750 +15.38% 1
Flintshire +2 1 £32,500 -10.95%
Gwynedd - 1 £35,000 -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (39.39%) VMware
3 11 (33.33%) Windows
4 10 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (24.24%) Cisco
6 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
6 7 (21.21%) MS Office
6 7 (21.21%) SQL
7 6 (18.18%) Firewall
7 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
8 5 (15.15%) Finance
8 5 (15.15%) VLAN
8 5 (15.15%) Fortinet
8 5 (15.15%) VPLS
8 5 (15.15%) Internet
8 5 (15.15%) MPLS
8 5 (15.15%) OSPF
8 5 (15.15%) BGP
8 5 (15.15%) RIP
8 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
8 5 (15.15%) IIS
8 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
9 4 (12.12%) ERP
9 4 (12.12%) C#
9 4 (12.12%) HTML
9 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
9 4 (12.12%) .NET
9 4 (12.12%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in North Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.15%) IIS
3 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.06%) Lync
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.21%) MS Office
3 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Firewall
2 5 (15.15%) RIP
2 5 (15.15%) Internet
2 5 (15.15%) MPLS
2 5 (15.15%) OSPF
2 5 (15.15%) BGP
2 5 (15.15%) VLAN
2 5 (15.15%) VPLS
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) WAN
3 2 (6.06%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.03%) DHCP
4 1 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.06%) Subversion
2 2 (6.06%) Hudson
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Games
3 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.06%) Marketing
4 2 (6.06%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Consultant
2 6 (18.18%) Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Security Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Security Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Network Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Software Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Systems Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Database Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Storage Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) CSS
1 4 (12.12%) HTML
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) ADO.NET
2 3 (9.09%) .NET Compact Framework
2 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (9.09%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) XML
2 3 (9.09%) WinForms
2 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 3 (9.09%) WCF
3 1 (3.03%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) CSS3
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Firmware
1 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.06%) DTV
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) ERP
1 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
1 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity
1 4 (12.12%) PDM
1 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
1 4 (12.12%) Data Management
2 3 (9.09%) OO
2 3 (9.09%) Web Development
2 3 (9.09%) OOD
2 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.06%) Project Management
3 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
3 2 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Time Management
4 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) C#
2 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.09%) VB
3 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
3 3 (9.09%) VB6
4 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) MCT
3 1 (3.03%) CCIE
3 1 (3.03%) CCSP
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) CCIP
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) CCDA
3 1 (3.03%) CCDP
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
4 1 (3.03%) XenServer
4 1 (3.03%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) VMware
2 8 (24.24%) Cisco
3 5 (15.15%) Fortinet
4 4 (12.12%) Citrix
4 4 (12.12%) NetApp
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle
5 2 (6.06%) SAP
6 1 (3.03%) Adobe
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) Mitel
North Wales
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Development
Posted: Yesterday
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 days ago
North Wales
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Career Development/ Progression
Posted: 14 days ago
North Wales
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Development
Posted: 21 days ago