The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South Wales region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 229 190 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 20.21% 17.53% 18.61%
As % of the Vendors category 41.56% 39.42% 41.13%
Number of salaries quoted 210 166 142
Average salary £35,000 £38,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.49% +17.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,785 £27,050 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £43,850
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
551 482 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 48.63% 44.46% 45.26%
Number of salaries quoted 501 416 332
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Wales

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -3 144 £32,500 -9.72% 24
Caerphilly +2 33 £35,000 -31.70% 2
Torfaen +14 18 £36,000 +7.46% 3
Bridgend +14 10 £36,500 +21.66% 2
Newport -7 6 £36,250 +14.02% 1
Monmouthshire 0 2 £41,250 +17.85% 1
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 184 (40.44%) MS Excel
2 176 (38.68%) Windows
3 169 (37.14%) SQL Server
4 151 (33.19%) .NET
5 130 (28.57%) C#
6 126 (27.69%) SQL
6 126 (27.69%) VMware
7 94 (20.66%) ASP.NET
8 93 (20.44%) Cisco
9 92 (20.22%) ITIL
10 85 (18.68%) Active Directory
11 80 (17.58%) HTML
12 73 (16.04%) CSS
13 72 (15.82%) HP
14 70 (15.38%) MVC
15 69 (15.16%) .NET Framework
16 64 (14.07%) Microsoft Certification
16 64 (14.07%) IIS
16 64 (14.07%) JavaScript
17 62 (13.63%) VMware Infrastructure
18 61 (13.41%) XML
19 60 (13.19%) Scrum
20 57 (12.53%) SAN
21 55 (12.09%) Finance
22 54 (11.87%) Firewall
23 52 (11.43%) MS Exchange
24 50 (10.99%) Degree
25 48 (10.55%) OO
26 47 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
27 44 (9.67%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 64 (14.07%) IIS
2 52 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 43 (9.45%) SharePoint
4 27 (5.93%) CMS
5 21 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (3.52%) Lync
8 12 (2.64%) Confluence
8 12 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (2.64%) FileNet
9 11 (2.42%) Commerce Server
9 11 (2.42%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (2.42%) LiveCycle
10 9 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.54%) Apache
12 5 (1.10%) SAS
12 5 (1.10%) Site Server
12 5 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 184 (40.44%) MS Excel
2 43 (9.45%) MS Office
3 11 (2.42%) MS Project
4 8 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.22%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.98%) PaaS
2 9 (1.98%) IaaS
3 8 (1.76%) Office 365
4 6 (1.32%) SaaS
5 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 57 (12.53%) SAN
2 54 (11.87%) Firewall
3 43 (9.45%) TCP/IP
4 31 (6.81%) Internet
5 28 (6.15%) LAN
6 25 (5.49%) DNS
7 24 (5.27%) WAN
8 23 (5.05%) NAS
9 19 (4.18%) Cisco PIX
10 17 (3.74%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (3.08%) VPN
12 11 (2.42%) BGP
13 9 (1.98%) DHCP
13 9 (1.98%) VoIP
14 8 (1.76%) Intranet
14 8 (1.76%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (1.54%) Wireless
15 7 (1.54%) IPsec
16 6 (1.32%) EIGRP
16 6 (1.32%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 15 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (2.86%) NoSQL
6 12 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.42%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.54%) OLAP
11 6 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.88%) MySQL
13 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (0.44%) Star Schema
15 2 (0.44%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 43 (9.45%) Visual Studio
2 16 (3.52%) NUnit
3 15 (3.30%) JIRA
3 15 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (3.08%) Subversion
5 13 (2.86%) MSTest
5 13 (2.86%) Moq
6 11 (2.42%) Maven
6 11 (2.42%) Hudson
6 11 (2.42%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.98%) Rhino Mocks
8 5 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.88%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.22%) JUnit
11 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.22%) RequisitePro
General
1 55 (12.09%) Finance
2 18 (3.96%) Advertising
3 13 (2.86%) Retail
3 13 (2.86%) Legal
4 12 (2.64%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.42%) Marketing
6 9 (1.98%) Banking
6 9 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.76%) Back Office
8 7 (1.54%) Welsh Language
9 3 (0.66%) Local Government
9 3 (0.66%) Law
10 2 (0.44%) Hebrew Language
11 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 126 (27.69%) Developer
2 94 (20.66%) Analyst
3 54 (11.87%) .NET Developer
4 24 (5.27%) Support Engineer
4 24 (5.27%) Architect
5 22 (4.84%) Senior Developer
6 21 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (4.40%) Web Developer
8 18 (3.96%) Business Analyst
8 18 (3.96%) Support Analyst
8 18 (3.96%) C# Developer
8 18 (3.96%) Team Leader
9 17 (3.74%) Test Analyst
9 17 (3.74%) Consultant
10 16 (3.52%) Java Developer
11 15 (3.30%) Software Developer
12 14 (3.08%) Network Engineer
12 14 (3.08%) C# .NET Developer
13 13 (2.86%) ASP.NET Developer
13 13 (2.86%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (33.19%) .NET
2 94 (20.66%) ASP.NET
3 80 (17.58%) HTML
4 73 (16.04%) CSS
5 69 (15.16%) .NET Framework
6 61 (13.41%) XML
7 43 (9.45%) jQuery
8 42 (9.23%) Web Services
9 37 (8.13%) WCF
10 31 (6.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 27 (5.93%) WPF
12 26 (5.71%) XHTML
12 26 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 22 (4.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 22 (4.84%) SOAP
14 19 (4.18%) HTML5
15 17 (3.74%) WinForms
16 15 (3.30%) XSLT
17 13 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
18 12 (2.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.25%) Clustering
2 23 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.96%) Computer Science
4 17 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.86%) Open Source
6 10 (2.20%) Inversion of Control
7 9 (1.98%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.76%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.54%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.54%) HACMP
10 6 (1.32%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.10%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.10%) DTV
12 4 (0.88%) GIS
12 4 (0.88%) Replication
13 3 (0.66%) STB
13 3 (0.66%) Statistics
13 3 (0.66%) iSeries
13 3 (0.66%) RIA
13 3 (0.66%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 176 (38.68%) Windows
2 43 (9.45%) Linux
3 41 (9.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (8.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (7.69%) UNIX
6 24 (5.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (4.18%) Windows 7
8 18 (3.96%) AIX
9 15 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (2.64%) Windows XP
11 11 (2.42%) Solaris
12 10 (2.20%) Windows 8
13 9 (1.98%) Android
14 8 (1.76%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.54%) HPUX
15 7 (1.54%) Windows Phone
16 6 (1.32%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.44%) NetWare
17 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (20.22%) ITIL
2 70 (15.38%) MVC
3 60 (13.19%) Scrum
4 48 (10.55%) OO
5 47 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (9.45%) TDD
7 39 (8.57%) Web Development
8 33 (7.25%) Project Management
9 26 (5.71%) OOD
10 22 (4.84%) SOA
10 22 (4.84%) Load Balancing
10 22 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (4.62%) Configuration Management
12 20 (4.40%) Service Management
12 20 (4.40%) Software Engineering
13 18 (3.96%) Unit Testing
13 18 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (3.30%) E-Commerce
15 13 (2.86%) RUP
15 13 (2.86%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 130 (28.57%) C#
2 126 (27.69%) SQL
3 64 (14.07%) JavaScript
4 36 (7.91%) Java
5 27 (5.93%) VB.NET
6 24 (5.27%) T-SQL
7 21 (4.62%) PHP
8 17 (3.74%) VB
9 16 (3.52%) Python
10 13 (2.86%) Perl
11 11 (2.42%) Groovy
11 11 (2.42%) Scala
11 11 (2.42%) Clojure
12 10 (2.20%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.54%) C
13 7 (1.54%) C++
14 6 (1.32%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.10%) XAML
15 5 (1.10%) VBA
16 2 (0.44%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 64 (14.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (10.99%) Degree
3 44 (9.67%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (8.13%) Security Cleared
5 34 (7.47%) SC Cleared
6 32 (7.03%) MCSE
7 24 (5.27%) SAP Certification
8 21 (4.62%) MCP
9 19 (4.18%) CCNP
9 19 (4.18%) CCNA
10 15 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (1.54%) CCSE
12 7 (1.54%) JNCIS
12 7 (1.54%) ISEB
13 6 (1.32%) ISTQB
14 5 (1.10%) MCITP
14 5 (1.10%) CCIE
14 5 (1.10%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (5.49%) ISO 9001
3 19 (4.18%) SLA
4 18 (3.96%) QA
5 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.44%) GxP
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 85 (18.68%) Active Directory
2 62 (13.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 21 (4.62%) VMware ESX
5 15 (3.30%) vSphere
6 9 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.76%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.54%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.32%) XenServer
10 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (1.10%) XenApp
10 5 (1.10%) MetaFrame
11 4 (0.88%) UAG
11 4 (0.88%) vCloud
12 3 (0.66%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.44%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.22%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 15 (3.30%) SCCM
2 14 (3.08%) NetBackup
3 10 (2.20%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (1.54%) BMC PATROL
5 6 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.32%) CiscoWorks
5 6 (1.32%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (1.32%) WSUS
6 5 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.66%) Nagios
8 2 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.22%) Puppet
9 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.22%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.22%) Nessus
9 1 (0.22%) OpenView
9 1 (0.22%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 126 (27.69%) VMware
2 93 (20.44%) Cisco
3 72 (15.82%) HP
4 37 (8.13%) Citrix
5 33 (7.25%) Oracle
6 32 (7.03%) SAP
7 26 (5.71%) IBM
8 20 (4.40%) Remedy
9 16 (3.52%) F5
10 15 (3.30%) Red Hat
11 14 (3.08%) Symantec
12 13 (2.86%) Sitecore
12 13 (2.86%) Adobe
12 13 (2.86%) Dell
13 12 (2.64%) Blue Coat
13 12 (2.64%) Twitter
14 11 (2.42%) Juniper
15 10 (2.20%) CheckPoint
16 9 (1.98%) Websense
16 9 (1.98%) BMC
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Calico-Retail
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + Superb Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Streamline Connections
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cwmbran, Gwent
Acorn
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cwmbran, Gwent
Acorn
Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + Industry Leading Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + Attractive Benefits, Bonus & Training
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28305.00 - £34965.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Attenda
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £26k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 to £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Very good benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum - Flexi time, pension, personal developmen
Posted: 4 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £33,000 to £40,000 per annum + 10% bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago