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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 263 234 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 22.25% 25.57% 13.72%
As % of the Vendors category 45.42% 52.12% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 228 218 114
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £25,000 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £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
579 449 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 48.98% 49.07% 34.29%
Number of salaries quoted 503 396 279
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +3 156 £37,500 +7.14% 37
Newport +3 43 £42,500 +25.00% 9
Torfaen -5 21 £34,000 -11.68% 1
Caerphilly +1 15 £38,400 -8.57% 1
Bridgend -4 8 £38,250 +9.28% 6
Monmouthshire 0 7 £37,500 +38.88% 1
Glamorgan - 3 £40,000 - 1
Neath Port Talbot -3 1 £38,500 +20.31% 1
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 228 (46.91%) MS Excel
2 202 (41.56%) SQL Server
3 199 (40.95%) SQL
3 199 (40.95%) Windows
4 143 (29.42%) VMware
5 130 (26.75%) Active Directory
6 112 (23.05%) Finance
7 99 (20.37%) .NET
8 78 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
8 78 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 73 (15.02%) Cisco
9 73 (15.02%) Business Intelligence
10 71 (14.61%) MS Exchange
10 71 (14.61%) C#
11 70 (14.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 70 (14.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 70 (14.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 70 (14.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 68 (13.99%) T-SQL
13 65 (13.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 64 (13.17%) ITIL
14 64 (13.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 63 (12.96%) MS Office
16 57 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
17 55 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
18 52 (10.70%) ASP.NET
18 52 (10.70%) Degree
19 51 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2010
20 50 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2013
20 50 (10.29%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 71 (14.61%) MS Exchange
2 51 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 49 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 35 (7.20%) IIS
6 24 (4.94%) SharePoint
7 23 (4.73%) CMS
8 19 (3.91%) WebSphere
9 16 (3.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (2.06%) Lync
12 9 (1.85%) IBM HTTP Server
12 9 (1.85%) SAS
13 8 (1.65%) Commerce Server
14 6 (1.23%) Apache
14 6 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2000
14 6 (1.23%) Node.js
15 5 (1.03%) Umbraco
15 5 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
16 3 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 228 (46.91%) MS Excel
2 63 (12.96%) MS Office
3 23 (4.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.06%) MS Project
5 5 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.41%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 16 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 11 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.41%) Line 500
4 2 (0.41%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.41%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.21%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.21%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.26%) PaaS
2 11 (2.26%) Office 365
3 8 (1.65%) SaaS
4 7 (1.44%) IaaS
5 5 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.85%) DNS
2 42 (8.64%) SAN
3 38 (7.82%) Firewall
4 34 (7.00%) TCP/IP
5 32 (6.58%) DHCP
6 26 (5.35%) Internet
7 21 (4.32%) WAN
7 21 (4.32%) LAN
8 19 (3.91%) Cisco PIX
9 18 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (2.67%) VoIP
10 13 (2.67%) HTTP
11 12 (2.47%) NAS
12 9 (1.85%) VPN
13 7 (1.44%) OSPF
13 7 (1.44%) BGP
13 7 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (1.44%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.23%) Intranet
14 6 (1.23%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (41.56%) SQL Server
2 70 (14.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 70 (14.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 70 (14.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (8.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 38 (7.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 36 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 23 (4.73%) OLTP
8 22 (4.53%) DTS
8 22 (4.53%) Relational Database
9 17 (3.50%) Crystal Reports
10 15 (3.09%) MySQL
11 13 (2.67%) OLAP
11 13 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
11 13 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 12 (2.47%) Oracle Database
13 10 (2.06%) Data Mining
14 9 (1.85%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 23 (4.73%) Visual Studio
2 15 (3.09%) MSTest
3 13 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.26%) NUnit
5 10 (2.06%) Moq
6 7 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (0.62%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.41%) JIRA
10 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.21%) MorphX
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.21%) TestDirector
General
1 112 (23.05%) Finance
2 42 (8.64%) Advertising
3 16 (3.29%) Banking
4 13 (2.67%) Welsh Language
5 12 (2.47%) Marketing
6 10 (2.06%) Retail
6 10 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.85%) Legal
8 7 (1.44%) Law
9 6 (1.23%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 110 (22.63%) Developer
2 93 (19.14%) Analyst
3 48 (9.88%) Administrator
4 44 (9.05%) DBA
5 42 (8.64%) .NET Developer
6 35 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 32 (6.58%) SQL DBA
8 30 (6.17%) Business Analyst
9 24 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
10 20 (4.12%) Consultant
10 20 (4.12%) Senior Developer
11 19 (3.91%) Support Engineer
11 19 (3.91%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 16 (3.29%) Software Developer
12 16 (3.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
14 13 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
14 13 (2.67%) SQL Developer
15 12 (2.47%) Service Desk Analyst
15 12 (2.47%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (20.37%) .NET
2 52 (10.70%) ASP.NET
3 50 (10.29%) HTML
4 48 (9.88%) CSS
5 38 (7.82%) WCF
6 37 (7.61%) .NET Framework
7 34 (7.00%) XML
8 19 (3.91%) jQuery
8 19 (3.91%) ASP.NET Web API
9 18 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 17 (3.50%) Web Services
11 16 (3.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (2.67%) WinForms
12 13 (2.67%) SOAP
13 12 (2.47%) HTML5
14 10 (2.06%) COM
15 9 (1.85%) XHTML
15 9 (1.85%) LINQ to SQL
15 9 (1.85%) LINQ
16 8 (1.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.64%) Clustering
2 36 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.35%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.53%) AS400
5 19 (3.91%) Blackberry
6 12 (2.47%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.06%) Replication
8 9 (1.85%) EqualLogic
9 8 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.44%) Inversion of Control
10 7 (1.44%) GIS
10 7 (1.44%) iPhone
11 5 (1.03%) Graphic Design
11 5 (1.03%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.82%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.82%) Physics
12 4 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.62%) iSeries
13 3 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 199 (40.95%) Windows
2 65 (13.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 64 (13.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 57 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (7.82%) Windows 7
5 38 (7.82%) Linux
6 19 (3.91%) Windows XP
7 13 (2.67%) Windows 8
8 11 (2.26%) Android
9 9 (1.85%) OS/400
10 8 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (1.44%) UNIX
12 4 (0.82%) CentOS
13 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.21%) OS/2
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.21%) AIX
14 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (15.02%) Business Intelligence
3 64 (13.17%) ITIL
4 47 (9.67%) ETL
5 41 (8.44%) Mentoring
6 36 (7.41%) Scrum
6 36 (7.41%) TDD
7 35 (7.20%) MVC
8 33 (6.79%) Project Management
9 31 (6.38%) Service Delivery
10 25 (5.14%) Migration
11 24 (4.94%) PRINCE2
11 24 (4.94%) CRM
12 23 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (4.73%) Data Migration
13 19 (3.91%) OO
14 18 (3.70%) ERP
14 18 (3.70%) Coaching
15 17 (3.50%) Web Development
15 17 (3.50%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 199 (40.95%) SQL
2 71 (14.61%) C#
3 68 (13.99%) T-SQL
4 37 (7.61%) JavaScript
5 19 (3.91%) VB.NET
6 14 (2.88%) VBA
6 14 (2.88%) Java
7 12 (2.47%) C++
7 12 (2.47%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.44%) Delphi
8 7 (1.44%) Perl
8 7 (1.44%) PHP
9 6 (1.23%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.23%) VB
10 4 (0.82%) Ruby
10 4 (0.82%) VC++
10 4 (0.82%) Python
11 3 (0.62%) XAML
11 3 (0.62%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 70 (14.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (10.70%) Degree
3 41 (8.44%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (6.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 26 (5.35%) CCNA
5 26 (5.35%) MCSE
6 24 (4.94%) MCP
7 19 (3.91%) CCNP
8 18 (3.70%) VCP5
9 17 (3.50%) MCITP
10 14 (2.88%) SAP Certification
11 11 (2.26%) Security Cleared
12 9 (1.85%) ISEB
12 9 (1.85%) MCSA
12 9 (1.85%) MCDBA
13 7 (1.44%) SC Cleared
14 6 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (1.03%) CCSE
15 5 (1.03%) JNCIS
16 4 (0.82%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.73%) SLA
2 15 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (3.09%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.23%) QA
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 130 (26.75%) Active Directory
2 78 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (5.76%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.09%) VMware ESX
5 13 (2.67%) XenApp
6 10 (2.06%) vSphere
7 7 (1.44%) XenServer
8 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.62%) Firmware
9 3 (0.62%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.62%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.41%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.41%) KVM
10 2 (0.41%) Xen
11 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (2.06%) SCCM
2 6 (1.23%) WSUS
3 5 (1.03%) Puppet
4 4 (0.82%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.62%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (0.62%) SCOM
5 3 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.62%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.21%) Ansible
6 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.21%) Nessus
Vendors
1 143 (29.42%) VMware
2 73 (15.02%) Cisco
3 44 (9.05%) Oracle
4 35 (7.20%) Citrix
5 33 (6.79%) HP
6 28 (5.76%) SAP
6 28 (5.76%) Cognos
7 27 (5.56%) IBM
8 19 (3.91%) Dell
9 11 (2.26%) MicroStrategy
9 11 (2.26%) McAfee
9 11 (2.26%) CheckPoint
10 10 (2.06%) Juniper
11 9 (1.85%) Blue Coat
12 8 (1.65%) Apple
12 8 (1.65%) NetApp
13 7 (1.44%) Business Objects
13 7 (1.44%) Google
14 6 (1.23%) SonicWALL
14 6 (1.23%) 3PAR
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newport
Pertemps ERP
Salary: 40 - 45k + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cardiff, South Wales, Wales
London School of Commerce
Salary: £40,000 to 50,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Arts Council of Wales
Salary: From £29,749 to £39,093 per annum - Grade D
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TRG
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newport
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Hyphen
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits & Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Experis Ltd
Salary: £65000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bridgend
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgend
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension, Health Care
Posted: 5 days ago