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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10 18 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 15.15% 30.51% 19.61%
As % of the Vendors category 31.25% 69.23% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 10
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,900 £25,550
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £48,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
32 26 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 48.48% 44.07% 68.63%
Number of salaries quoted 23 21 34
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +22.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Flintshire 0 7 £35,000 +7.69%
Wrexham -5 3 £32,500 -3.70%
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 21 (50.00%) .NET
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
3 18 (42.86%) C#
4 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
5 14 (33.33%) Web Services
5 14 (33.33%) Mobile App
6 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
6 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
6 11 (26.19%) Service Delivery
7 10 (23.81%) CSS
7 10 (23.81%) T-SQL
7 10 (23.81%) jQuery
7 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (21.43%) Ajax
8 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET
8 9 (21.43%) HTML
9 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (16.67%) Web Development
10 7 (16.67%) VB.NET
10 7 (16.67%) Windows
11 6 (14.29%) VB
11 6 (14.29%) MS Office
11 6 (14.29%) Project Management
11 6 (14.29%) MVC
11 6 (14.29%) SignalR
11 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (14.29%) JSON
11 6 (14.29%) WCF
11 6 (14.29%) Retail

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in North Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (9.52%) Apache
1 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
1 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.14%) ArcGIS
2 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (7.14%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.76%) Lync
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) SAN
1 3 (7.14%) Intranet
1 3 (7.14%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) Network Security
2 2 (4.76%) NAS
2 2 (4.76%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (9.52%) MS Access
4 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.14%) Data Mining
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (14.29%) Retail
2 4 (9.52%) Back Office
3 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Developer
2 12 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 8 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 7 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Test Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) QA Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Database Developer
7 3 (7.14%) SQL Developer
7 3 (7.14%) IT Support
7 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Lead Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Administrator
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) .NET
2 14 (33.33%) Web Services
3 10 (23.81%) jQuery
3 10 (23.81%) CSS
4 9 (21.43%) Ajax
4 9 (21.43%) HTML
4 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 6 (14.29%) JSON
5 6 (14.29%) WCF
5 6 (14.29%) SignalR
5 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (11.90%) XML
7 4 (9.52%) WPF
8 3 (7.14%) HTML5
8 3 (7.14%) ADO.NET
9 2 (4.76%) CSS3
10 1 (2.38%) Entity Framework
10 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.14%) GIS
2 3 (7.14%) Clustering
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Service Delivery
2 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (16.67%) Web Development
4 6 (14.29%) MVC
4 6 (14.29%) Project Management
4 6 (14.29%) SDLC
5 4 (9.52%) Change Management
6 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.14%) ITIL
7 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.76%) Web Application Development
7 2 (4.76%) Mobile Development
7 2 (4.76%) Logistics
8 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.38%) Coaching
8 1 (2.38%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (2.38%) Time Management
8 1 (2.38%) Market Research
8 1 (2.38%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 18 (42.86%) C#
3 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 10 (23.81%) T-SQL
5 7 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 6 (14.29%) VB6
6 6 (14.29%) VB
7 4 (9.52%) PHP
8 3 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) A+ Certification
1 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) VMware
2 3 (7.14%) SAP
2 3 (7.14%) Sage
2 3 (7.14%) ESRI
3 2 (4.76%) NetApp
4 1 (2.38%) Infor