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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 15.15% 16.92% 20.51%
As % of the Vendors category 38.46% 28.21% 32.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 7
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £20,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £41,500 £36,000
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
26 39 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 39.39% 60.00% 64.10%
Number of salaries quoted 20 37 23
Average salary £37,500 £35,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.89% -24.73%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +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
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 24 October 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 -3 7 £32,500 +12.06% 2
Flintshire +9 2 £22,500 -45.78% 1
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 13 (46.43%) MS Excel
2 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
3 9 (32.14%) Windows
4 7 (25.00%) C#
4 7 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (21.43%) VMware
6 5 (17.86%) PDM
6 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
6 5 (17.86%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (17.86%) Degree
6 5 (17.86%) WCF
6 5 (17.86%) HTML
6 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
6 5 (17.86%) IIS
6 5 (17.86%) CSS
6 5 (17.86%) ERP
6 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
6 5 (17.86%) .NET
6 5 (17.86%) Internet
6 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (14.29%) SLA
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco
7 4 (14.29%) MS Office
7 4 (14.29%) WPF
7 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 4 (14.29%) WinForms
7 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
7 4 (14.29%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in North Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (17.86%) IIS
1 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.29%) MS Office
3 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Internet
2 4 (14.29%) Firewall
3 3 (10.71%) MPLS
3 3 (10.71%) OSPF
3 3 (10.71%) BGP
3 3 (10.71%) VLAN
3 3 (10.71%) VPLS
3 3 (10.71%) RIP
4 2 (7.14%) IP Telephony
4 2 (7.14%) LAN
4 2 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.57%) MSTest
General
1 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
1 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 4 (14.29%) Games
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Lead Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) HTML
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
1 5 (17.86%) CSS
1 5 (17.86%) WCF
2 4 (14.29%) WPF
2 4 (14.29%) WinForms
2 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.71%) jQuery
3 3 (10.71%) XML
4 2 (7.14%) Web Services
4 2 (7.14%) ADO.NET
4 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.14%) .NET Compact Framework
4 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.57%) XSLT
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.57%) PLINQ
5 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (3.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (3.57%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.14%) DTV
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Statistics
3 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) ERP
1 5 (17.86%) PDM
1 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
2 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.71%) UML
4 2 (7.14%) OO
4 2 (7.14%) OOD
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.14%) Data Management
4 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Web Development
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) People Management
5 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
1 7 (25.00%) C#
2 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.14%) VB
4 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
4 2 (7.14%) VB6
5 1 (3.57%) XPath
5 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) CCIE
2 2 (7.14%) CCSP
2 2 (7.14%) CCNP
2 2 (7.14%) CCIP
2 2 (7.14%) CCNA
2 2 (7.14%) CCDA
2 2 (7.14%) CCDP
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCP
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Firmware
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) VMware
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco
3 3 (10.71%) Fortinet
4 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) Adobe
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