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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 202 243 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 19.15% 20.10% 18.51%
As % of the Vendors category 44.79% 48.12% 36.44%
Number of salaries quoted 185 213 159
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £25,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
451 505 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 42.75% 41.77% 50.80%
Number of salaries quoted 418 450 452
Average salary £35,250 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.42% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +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 1 October 2014.

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 1 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
Cardiff -4 121 £32,500 -4.41% 30
Bridgend +21 23 £35,000 -14.63% 2
Torfaen +6 16 £38,000 +38.18% 2
Newport +6 15 £37,500 +13.63% 2
Caerphilly -1 15 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Neath Port Talbot 0 2 £35,500 -7.79%
Rhondda Cynon Taff -6 2 £20,000 +17.64%
Merthyr Tydfil +1 1 £21,000 -27.58%
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 190 (44.29%) MS Excel
2 173 (40.33%) SQL Server
3 166 (38.69%) Windows
4 147 (34.27%) SQL
5 135 (31.47%) .NET
6 121 (28.21%) C#
7 120 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
8 114 (26.57%) VMware
9 86 (20.05%) Active Directory
10 83 (19.35%) HTML
11 80 (18.65%) ASP.NET
12 78 (18.18%) Cisco
13 76 (17.72%) CSS
14 68 (15.85%) ITIL
15 65 (15.15%) JavaScript
15 65 (15.15%) Finance
16 63 (14.69%) MVC
17 61 (14.22%) .NET Framework
18 60 (13.99%) XML
19 58 (13.52%) Microsoft Certification
20 51 (11.89%) MS Exchange
20 51 (11.89%) IIS
21 50 (11.66%) Degree
22 49 (11.42%) VMware Infrastructure
23 48 (11.19%) Visual Studio
23 48 (11.19%) Scrum
24 47 (10.96%) HP
25 46 (10.72%) OO
26 45 (10.49%) MS Office
26 45 (10.49%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 51 (11.89%) MS Exchange
1 51 (11.89%) IIS
2 26 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 22 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (4.90%) SharePoint
5 19 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (3.26%) CMS
8 13 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (2.10%) FileNet
9 9 (2.10%) Confluence
10 8 (1.86%) LiveCycle
11 7 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2000
11 7 (1.63%) Lync
11 7 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (1.40%) Apache
13 5 (1.17%) Commerce Server
14 4 (0.93%) Site Server
14 4 (0.93%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 190 (44.29%) MS Excel
2 45 (10.49%) MS Office
3 11 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.10%) MS Project
5 4 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.47%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.47%) Line 500
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.23%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.80%) IaaS
2 12 (2.80%) PaaS
3 10 (2.33%) SaaS
4 7 (1.63%) Office 365
5 4 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 45 (10.49%) Firewall
2 36 (8.39%) TCP/IP
3 33 (7.69%) SAN
4 27 (6.29%) DNS
5 26 (6.06%) LAN
6 22 (5.13%) Internet
7 21 (4.90%) Cisco PIX
8 20 (4.66%) WAN
9 17 (3.96%) NAS
10 16 (3.73%) DHCP
11 14 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (3.26%) VoIP
12 12 (2.80%) BGP
12 12 (2.80%) VPN
13 7 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (1.63%) RIP
13 7 (1.63%) OSPF
13 7 (1.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (1.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 6 (1.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (40.33%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 23 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (5.36%) Relational Database
6 22 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (4.20%) Crystal Reports
8 12 (2.80%) OLAP
9 11 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 11 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (2.33%) NoSQL
11 9 (2.10%) MongoDB
11 9 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (1.17%) MySQL
14 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
15 2 (0.47%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 48 (11.19%) Visual Studio
2 20 (4.66%) NUnit
3 17 (3.96%) MSTest
3 17 (3.96%) Moq
4 14 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (3.26%) JIRA
5 11 (2.56%) Subversion
6 9 (2.10%) Rhino Mocks
7 8 (1.86%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.86%) Hudson
7 8 (1.86%) Maven
8 6 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.70%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.23%) MorphX
10 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.23%) JUnit
10 1 (0.23%) RequisitePro
10 1 (0.23%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 65 (15.15%) Finance
2 18 (4.20%) Advertising
3 17 (3.96%) Retail
4 12 (2.80%) Welsh Language
5 10 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.10%) Banking
7 6 (1.40%) Legal
8 4 (0.93%) Law
9 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.70%) Back Office
10 2 (0.47%) Marketing
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 138 (32.17%) Developer
2 101 (23.54%) Analyst
3 59 (13.75%) .NET Developer
4 28 (6.53%) Support Engineer
5 26 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 24 (5.59%) Senior Developer
7 23 (5.36%) Web Developer
8 20 (4.66%) Consultant
9 19 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (4.20%) Software Developer
10 18 (4.20%) C# Developer
10 18 (4.20%) ASP.NET Developer
11 17 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (3.73%) Support Analyst
13 15 (3.50%) Server Support
14 14 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
15 13 (3.03%) Java Developer
15 13 (3.03%) Server Engineer
15 13 (3.03%) Administrator
16 12 (2.80%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (31.47%) .NET
2 83 (19.35%) HTML
3 80 (18.65%) ASP.NET
4 76 (17.72%) CSS
5 61 (14.22%) .NET Framework
6 60 (13.99%) XML
7 43 (10.02%) jQuery
8 41 (9.56%) WCF
9 37 (8.62%) Web Services
10 35 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 26 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (5.83%) WPF
13 23 (5.36%) XHTML
13 23 (5.36%) SOAP
13 23 (5.36%) WinForms
14 21 (4.90%) HTML5
15 17 (3.96%) ASP.NET Web API
16 16 (3.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 11 (2.56%) XSLT
18 10 (2.33%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.53%) Clustering
3 26 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.20%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.80%) Open Source
7 11 (2.56%) Blackberry
8 10 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
9 9 (2.10%) GIS
10 5 (1.17%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.17%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.17%) Replication
11 4 (0.93%) iPhone
12 3 (0.70%) HACMP
12 3 (0.70%) AS400
12 3 (0.70%) FMCG
12 3 (0.70%) iSeries
12 3 (0.70%) User Experience
12 3 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 166 (38.69%) Windows
2 42 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (9.32%) Linux
4 39 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (4.90%) Windows 7
7 17 (3.96%) UNIX
8 16 (3.73%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.80%) Windows 8
9 12 (2.80%) Android
10 9 (2.10%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.86%) Solaris
12 7 (1.63%) AIX
12 7 (1.63%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.93%) CentOS
13 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.93%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.70%) HPUX
15 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone 8
15 2 (0.47%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (15.85%) ITIL
3 63 (14.69%) MVC
4 48 (11.19%) Scrum
5 46 (10.72%) OO
6 44 (10.26%) TDD
7 37 (8.62%) Project Management
7 37 (8.62%) Web Development
8 30 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (6.29%) Mentoring
10 23 (5.36%) OOD
11 21 (4.90%) Load Balancing
12 20 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (4.43%) Configuration Management
14 18 (4.20%) PRINCE2
14 18 (4.20%) Software Engineering
15 16 (3.73%) CRM
16 15 (3.50%) Service Delivery
16 15 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (3.50%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (34.27%) SQL
2 121 (28.21%) C#
3 65 (15.15%) JavaScript
4 37 (8.62%) T-SQL
4 37 (8.62%) Java
5 29 (6.76%) VB.NET
6 23 (5.36%) PHP
7 12 (2.80%) Python
7 12 (2.80%) C++
8 11 (2.56%) VB
9 10 (2.33%) VBA
10 9 (2.10%) Perl
10 9 (2.10%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.86%) Scala
11 8 (1.86%) Clojure
11 8 (1.86%) Groovy
12 7 (1.63%) Delphi
13 5 (1.17%) XAML
14 4 (0.93%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (13.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (11.66%) Degree
3 43 (10.02%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (6.29%) MCSE
5 23 (5.36%) CCNA
6 20 (4.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (4.66%) SAP Certification
7 18 (4.20%) MCP
8 15 (3.50%) CCNP
9 12 (2.80%) ISEB
9 12 (2.80%) Security Cleared
10 11 (2.56%) SC Cleared
11 9 (2.10%) CCSE
11 9 (2.10%) JNCIS
12 8 (1.86%) ISTQB
13 7 (1.63%) MCITP
13 7 (1.63%) MCSD
13 7 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (1.40%) MCSA
15 5 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (5.13%) ISO 9001
3 20 (4.66%) SLA
4 16 (3.73%) QA
5 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.23%) GxP
6 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 86 (20.05%) Active Directory
2 49 (11.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.90%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.50%) VMware ESX
5 10 (2.33%) vSphere
6 7 (1.63%) XenApp
7 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (1.17%) VirtualBox
8 5 (1.17%) XenServer
9 4 (0.93%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.47%) KVM
10 2 (0.47%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.23%) Nmap
11 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.23%) Firmware
11 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.17%) NetBackup
1 5 (1.17%) HP Data Protector
1 5 (1.17%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (1.17%) Tivoli
1 5 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (0.93%) Puppet
3 3 (0.70%) SCCM
3 3 (0.70%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (0.70%) SCDPM
3 3 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.23%) Nessus
4 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 114 (26.57%) VMware
2 78 (18.18%) Cisco
3 47 (10.96%) HP
4 38 (8.86%) Oracle
5 34 (7.93%) SAP
6 28 (6.53%) Citrix
7 21 (4.90%) IBM
8 14 (3.26%) F5
9 11 (2.56%) Blue Coat
10 10 (2.33%) Websense
11 9 (2.10%) Dell
11 9 (2.10%) Juniper
11 9 (2.10%) CheckPoint
11 9 (2.10%) Sitecore
12 8 (1.86%) Twitter
12 8 (1.86%) NetApp
12 8 (1.86%) Adobe
13 7 (1.63%) SonicWALL
13 7 (1.63%) Remedy
13 7 (1.63%) McAfee
Blaenau Gwent
Intapeople
Salary: £20000 to £24000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Centric Resource
Salary: From £33,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Resource Management
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: Dependant on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
National Assembly for Wales
Salary: From £26,321 to £35,735 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Very good benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benfits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £44000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago