The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the South 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 4 2 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 270 198 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 22.15% 23.91% 12.30%
As % of the Vendors category 44.19% 45.10% 33.91%
Number of salaries quoted 233 182 107
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
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 South Wales region.

Vendors Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
611 439 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 50.12% 53.02% 36.29%
Number of salaries quoted 500 371 306
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Microsoft
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South Wales region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in South Wales

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in South Wales

Microsoft
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South 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
Cardiff 0 158 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Newport +4 45 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Torfaen -7 21 £34,000 -15.00%
Caerphilly +3 16 £38,400 -14.66% 1
Bridgend -1 11 £37,500 -14.77% 4
Monmouthshire -1 7 £37,500 +38.88% 1
Glamorgan - 6 £35,000 - 1
Merthyr Tydfil - 2 £40,655 -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the South 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.

1 227 (45.58%) MS Excel
2 201 (40.36%) Windows
2 201 (40.36%) SQL Server
3 189 (37.95%) SQL
4 145 (29.12%) VMware
5 132 (26.51%) Active Directory
6 119 (23.90%) Finance
7 104 (20.88%) .NET
8 84 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
9 82 (16.47%) Business Intelligence
10 79 (15.86%) MS Exchange
10 79 (15.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 79 (15.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 76 (15.26%) C#
12 74 (14.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 71 (14.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 70 (14.06%) SQL Server 2008
14 70 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
15 69 (13.86%) T-SQL
16 67 (13.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 65 (13.05%) MS Office
18 64 (12.85%) Cisco
19 61 (12.25%) Windows Server 2012
20 60 (12.05%) Data Warehouse
21 59 (11.85%) ITIL
22 58 (11.65%) ASP.NET
23 54 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2013
24 52 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2010
25 51 (10.24%) ETL
26 49 (9.84%) Degree

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 79 (15.86%) MS Exchange
2 54 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 52 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (9.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 30 (6.02%) IIS
6 25 (5.02%) WebSphere
7 23 (4.62%) CMS
8 22 (4.42%) SharePoint
9 14 (2.81%) SAS
9 14 (2.81%) Lync
10 13 (2.61%) IBM HTTP Server
11 12 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 10 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (1.61%) Commerce Server
14 7 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2000
15 6 (1.20%) Node.js
16 5 (1.00%) Umbraco
16 5 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
16 5 (1.00%) Apache
17 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 227 (45.58%) MS Excel
2 65 (13.05%) MS Office
3 26 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.01%) MS Project
5 6 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.40%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 21 (4.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.81%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (2.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.40%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.20%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.20%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (3.21%) Office 365
2 11 (2.21%) PaaS
3 6 (1.20%) IaaS
4 5 (1.00%) SaaS
5 3 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.63%) DNS
2 39 (7.83%) SAN
3 37 (7.43%) Firewall
4 32 (6.43%) DHCP
5 27 (5.42%) TCP/IP
6 25 (5.02%) Internet
7 19 (3.82%) LAN
8 18 (3.61%) WAN
8 18 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (3.41%) HTTP
10 15 (3.01%) Cisco PIX
11 9 (1.81%) VPN
11 9 (1.81%) VoIP
11 9 (1.81%) iSCSI
12 8 (1.61%) NetScaler
13 6 (1.20%) Intranet
13 6 (1.20%) SNMP
14 5 (1.00%) NAS
14 5 (1.00%) OSPF
14 5 (1.00%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (40.36%) SQL Server
2 74 (14.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 70 (14.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 67 (13.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 60 (12.05%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (8.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 40 (8.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 37 (7.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 27 (5.42%) OLTP
10 26 (5.22%) DTS
11 21 (4.22%) Relational Database
12 14 (2.81%) MySQL
13 13 (2.61%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (2.61%) OLAP
14 11 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 10 (2.01%) Oracle Database
15 10 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (2.01%) Data Mining
16 9 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (1.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (4.42%) Visual Studio
2 16 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (2.81%) NUnit
4 12 (2.41%) MSTest
5 11 (2.21%) Rhino Mocks
6 7 (1.41%) Moq
7 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.60%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.40%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.20%) Subversion
10 1 (0.20%) MorphX
10 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 119 (23.90%) Finance
2 45 (9.04%) Advertising
3 16 (3.21%) Banking
4 12 (2.41%) Marketing
5 10 (2.01%) Retail
6 9 (1.81%) Welsh Language
7 8 (1.61%) Legal
7 8 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.41%) Law
9 6 (1.20%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.40%) Back Office
11 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 118 (23.69%) Developer
2 91 (18.27%) Analyst
3 54 (10.84%) Administrator
4 52 (10.44%) .NET Developer
5 49 (9.84%) DBA
6 39 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 36 (7.23%) SQL DBA
8 26 (5.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 25 (5.02%) Business Analyst
10 24 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
11 21 (4.22%) Consultant
12 20 (4.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (3.21%) Team Leader
13 16 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
14 15 (3.01%) Architect
15 14 (2.81%) Technical Consultant
15 14 (2.81%) Service Analyst
15 14 (2.81%) Service Desk Analyst
15 14 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 13 (2.61%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (20.88%) .NET
2 58 (11.65%) ASP.NET
3 45 (9.04%) HTML
4 43 (8.63%) CSS
5 39 (7.83%) WCF
6 32 (6.43%) .NET Framework
7 28 (5.62%) XML
8 21 (4.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (3.61%) Web Services
10 17 (3.41%) jQuery
10 17 (3.41%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (2.81%) HTML5
12 12 (2.41%) SOAP
12 12 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 11 (2.21%) Castle Windsor
13 11 (2.21%) COM
14 10 (2.01%) WinForms
15 8 (1.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 7 (1.41%) LINQ
17 6 (1.20%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (8.03%) Clustering
3 28 (5.62%) AS400
4 22 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.41%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.21%) EqualLogic
7 10 (2.01%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (2.01%) Replication
7 10 (2.01%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.61%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.41%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.41%) Statistics
10 6 (1.20%) Tandem
11 5 (1.00%) Graphic Design
11 5 (1.00%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.00%) iPhone
11 5 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (0.80%) iSeries
12 4 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 201 (40.36%) Windows
2 79 (15.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 71 (14.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (12.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (7.83%) Linux
6 33 (6.63%) Windows 7
7 18 (3.61%) Windows XP
8 14 (2.81%) Windows 8
9 13 (2.61%) Android
9 13 (2.61%) OS/400
10 12 (2.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (1.00%) UNIX
12 3 (0.60%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.40%) CentOS
14 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.20%) OS/2
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.20%) AIX
14 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (16.47%) Business Intelligence
3 59 (11.85%) ITIL
4 51 (10.24%) ETL
5 45 (9.04%) Scrum
6 44 (8.84%) MVC
6 44 (8.84%) Mentoring
7 37 (7.43%) TDD
8 31 (6.22%) Project Management
8 31 (6.22%) Service Delivery
9 30 (6.02%) CRM
10 26 (5.22%) Migration
11 23 (4.62%) Data Migration
12 21 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (3.82%) PRINCE2
14 18 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (3.41%) Coaching
15 17 (3.41%) Kimball Methodology
16 16 (3.21%) ERP
16 16 (3.21%) OO
Programming Languages
1 189 (37.95%) SQL
2 76 (15.26%) C#
3 69 (13.86%) T-SQL
4 35 (7.03%) JavaScript
5 19 (3.82%) VB.NET
6 11 (2.21%) Java
7 10 (2.01%) C++
8 9 (1.81%) VBA
8 9 (1.81%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.41%) VB
10 6 (1.20%) XAML
10 6 (1.20%) Perl
11 4 (0.80%) PHP
11 4 (0.80%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.80%) VC++
11 4 (0.80%) Korn
12 3 (0.60%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.40%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
13 2 (0.40%) Ruby
13 2 (0.40%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 70 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (9.84%) Degree
3 40 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (5.82%) MCSE
4 29 (5.82%) CCNA
5 28 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 22 (4.42%) MCP
7 21 (4.22%) MCITP
8 20 (4.02%) VCP5
9 19 (3.82%) CCNP
10 13 (2.61%) MCSA
10 13 (2.61%) SAP Certification
11 12 (2.41%) Security Cleared
11 12 (2.41%) VCP4
12 10 (2.01%) MCDBA
13 7 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (1.20%) SC Cleared
15 4 (0.80%) MCTS
16 3 (0.60%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.02%) SLA
2 14 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.81%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.41%) QA
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 132 (26.51%) Active Directory
2 79 (15.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (6.22%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.41%) XenApp
4 12 (2.41%) vSphere
5 7 (1.41%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.20%) XenServer
7 3 (0.60%) Firmware
8 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.40%) Xen
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.20%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 14 (2.81%) SCCM
2 9 (1.81%) WSUS
3 4 (0.80%) SCOM
3 4 (0.80%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (0.80%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.80%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (0.60%) Puppet
5 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.20%) Nessus
6 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.20%) Ansible
6 1 (0.20%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 145 (29.12%) VMware
2 64 (12.85%) Cisco
3 45 (9.04%) Citrix
4 36 (7.23%) Oracle
5 32 (6.43%) Cognos
6 31 (6.22%) HP
7 30 (6.02%) IBM
8 24 (4.82%) SAP
9 19 (3.82%) Dell
10 15 (3.01%) MicroStrategy
11 12 (2.41%) McAfee
12 11 (2.21%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.61%) Apple
13 8 (1.61%) Symantec
13 8 (1.61%) Blue Coat
13 8 (1.61%) Juniper
14 6 (1.20%) NetApp
15 5 (1.00%) Veritas
15 5 (1.00%) Google
15 5 (1.00%) Business Objects
Newport, Gwent
Resource Management
Salary: £20000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newport
Pertemps ERP
Salary: 20-25k Depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £39000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Very good benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chepstow
IntaPeople
Salary: £37000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Hengoed, Mid Glamorgan
eInfinity Limited
Salary: £21,000 per annum plus Mileage, Benefits, Bonuses and Training
Posted: 9 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 11 days ago