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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 274 234 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 22.97% 23.21% 19.57%
As % of the Vendors category 47.40% 44.57% 42.46%
Number of salaries quoted 236 216 186
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,300 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £46,000
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
578 525 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 48.45% 52.08% 46.09%
Number of salaries quoted 474 445 440
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% -3.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 0 150 £35,000 +2.94% 16
Newport 0 40 £36,000 +2.85% 2
Caerphilly 0 29 £45,000 +36.36% 1
Bridgend +3 18 £41,500 -7.77% 3
Glamorgan 0 11 £35,000 -
Torfaen -21 8 £34,000 -15.00% 2
Merthyr Tydfil - 2 £40,655 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - -
Monmouthshire - 1 £43,500 -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 239 (44.18%) MS Excel
2 236 (43.62%) Windows
3 195 (36.04%) SQL Server
4 192 (35.49%) SQL
4 192 (35.49%) VMware
5 147 (27.17%) Active Directory
6 140 (25.88%) Finance
7 110 (20.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 107 (19.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 106 (19.59%) .NET
10 102 (18.85%) VMware Infrastructure
11 97 (17.93%) MS Exchange
12 93 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
13 86 (15.90%) Business Intelligence
13 86 (15.90%) Windows Server 2012
14 85 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
15 84 (15.53%) C#
16 83 (15.34%) Cisco
17 75 (13.86%) ITIL
18 71 (13.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 66 (12.20%) T-SQL
20 65 (12.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 63 (11.65%) SQL Server 2008
22 62 (11.46%) Citrix
22 62 (11.46%) Firewall
23 61 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2010
23 61 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2013
24 60 (11.09%) MS Office
24 60 (11.09%) Degree
25 58 (10.72%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 97 (17.93%) MS Exchange
2 61 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2010
2 61 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 55 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 36 (6.65%) IIS
5 30 (5.55%) WebSphere
6 24 (4.44%) Lync
7 22 (4.07%) SAS
7 22 (4.07%) SharePoint
8 17 (3.14%) CMS
9 16 (2.96%) IBM HTTP Server
10 13 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2000
11 10 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (1.48%) Commerce Server
12 8 (1.48%) Apache
13 6 (1.11%) Node.js
14 4 (0.74%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 239 (44.18%) MS Excel
2 60 (11.09%) MS Office
3 30 (5.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.85%) MS Project
5 5 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (5.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.18%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.14%) Office 365
3 14 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.85%) PaaS
5 7 (1.29%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.92%) IaaS
7 4 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.74%) SaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 62 (11.46%) Firewall
2 53 (9.80%) DNS
3 42 (7.76%) DHCP
3 42 (7.76%) Internet
4 41 (7.58%) SAN
5 37 (6.84%) TCP/IP
6 22 (4.07%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (3.51%) HTTP
8 18 (3.33%) Cisco PIX
9 14 (2.59%) OSPF
9 14 (2.59%) BGP
9 14 (2.59%) WAN
9 14 (2.59%) LAN
10 13 (2.40%) VPN
11 12 (2.22%) NetScaler
11 12 (2.22%) Network Security
12 10 (1.85%) iSCSI
12 10 (1.85%) VoIP
13 8 (1.48%) SNMP
14 7 (1.29%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (36.04%) SQL Server
2 71 (13.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 65 (12.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (11.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 58 (10.72%) Data Warehouse
6 47 (8.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 36 (6.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (6.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 30 (5.55%) OLTP
10 29 (5.36%) DTS
11 16 (2.96%) Relational Database
12 14 (2.59%) SQL Server 2000
12 14 (2.59%) MySQL
13 13 (2.40%) Oracle Database
14 12 (2.22%) OLAP
15 11 (2.03%) Big Data
16 9 (1.66%) Data Mining
16 9 (1.66%) OLAP Cube
17 8 (1.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 7 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (4.81%) Visual Studio
3 16 (2.96%) NUnit
4 13 (2.40%) Rhino Mocks
5 11 (2.03%) MSTest
6 6 (1.11%) Moq
7 5 (0.92%) Subversion
8 4 (0.74%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.55%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.37%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.18%) StyleCop
11 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.18%) Ranorex
General
1 140 (25.88%) Finance
2 40 (7.39%) Advertising
3 13 (2.40%) Marketing
3 13 (2.40%) Banking
3 13 (2.40%) Back Office
4 11 (2.03%) Retail
5 10 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.66%) Law
7 8 (1.48%) Automotive
7 8 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.48%) Welsh Language
8 5 (0.92%) Legal
9 4 (0.74%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.55%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.55%) Military
10 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (21.81%) Developer
2 80 (14.79%) Analyst
3 54 (9.98%) .NET Developer
3 54 (9.98%) DBA
3 54 (9.98%) Administrator
4 47 (8.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 46 (8.50%) SQL DBA
6 35 (6.47%) Architect
7 34 (6.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 29 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
9 26 (4.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (3.70%) Support Engineer
10 20 (3.70%) Network Engineer
10 20 (3.70%) Business Analyst
11 19 (3.51%) Team Leader
12 18 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (3.33%) Consultant
13 15 (2.77%) Technical Consultant
14 14 (2.59%) Systems Administrator
14 14 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (19.59%) .NET
2 55 (10.17%) ASP.NET
3 37 (6.84%) HTML
4 36 (6.65%) WCF
5 30 (5.55%) .NET Framework
6 28 (5.18%) CSS
7 27 (4.99%) XML
8 17 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (2.77%) COM
10 13 (2.40%) Castle Windsor
11 12 (2.22%) HTML5
12 11 (2.03%) jQuery
12 11 (2.03%) WinForms
12 11 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (1.85%) Entity Framework
14 9 (1.66%) WPF
14 9 (1.66%) AngularJS
15 8 (1.48%) MonoRail
15 8 (1.48%) NHibernate
16 6 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.02%) AS400
3 33 (6.10%) Clustering
4 18 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.03%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.03%) EqualLogic
5 11 (2.03%) Enterprise Storage
6 10 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.85%) Statistics
7 8 (1.48%) Tandem
8 7 (1.29%) Replication
8 7 (1.29%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.11%) Data Extraction
9 6 (1.11%) iSeries
9 6 (1.11%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.74%) DTV
11 4 (0.74%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 236 (43.62%) Windows
2 110 (20.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 107 (19.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 86 (15.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (8.87%) Linux
6 23 (4.25%) Windows 7
7 20 (3.70%) OS/400
8 16 (2.96%) Windows 2000 Server
9 14 (2.59%) UNIX
10 12 (2.22%) Windows XP
11 10 (1.85%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.48%) Solaris
13 6 (1.11%) AIX
14 5 (0.92%) Android
15 3 (0.55%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.37%) CentOS
17 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.18%) OS/2
17 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (15.90%) Business Intelligence
3 75 (13.86%) ITIL
4 52 (9.61%) Mentoring
5 51 (9.43%) ETL
6 43 (7.95%) Scrum
7 41 (7.58%) CRM
8 36 (6.65%) MVC
9 32 (5.91%) Migration
10 31 (5.73%) TDD
11 27 (4.99%) Service Delivery
12 25 (4.62%) Project Management
13 24 (4.44%) Kimball Methodology
14 23 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
15 22 (4.07%) Load Balancing
16 21 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (3.51%) Change Management
17 19 (3.51%) Data Migration
18 16 (2.96%) Coaching
18 16 (2.96%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 192 (35.49%) SQL
2 84 (15.53%) C#
3 66 (12.20%) T-SQL
4 33 (6.10%) JavaScript
5 18 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 9 (1.66%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.48%) Java
8 7 (1.29%) C++
8 7 (1.29%) Perl
8 7 (1.29%) XAML
9 6 (1.11%) C
10 5 (0.92%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.92%) VB
11 4 (0.74%) TypeScript
11 4 (0.74%) Korn
12 3 (0.55%) VBA
12 3 (0.55%) PHP
13 2 (0.37%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
13 2 (0.37%) Python
13 2 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 85 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (11.09%) Degree
3 54 (9.98%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (7.95%) CCNA
5 35 (6.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 33 (6.10%) MCSE
7 29 (5.36%) Security Cleared
7 29 (5.36%) SAP Certification
8 27 (4.99%) MCITP
8 27 (4.99%) VCP5
9 26 (4.81%) CCNP
10 20 (3.70%) MCSA
10 20 (3.70%) MCP
11 18 (3.33%) SC Cleared
12 10 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (1.85%) MCDBA
13 5 (0.92%) ISEB
13 5 (0.92%) CISSP
14 4 (0.74%) APMP
14 4 (0.74%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (5.91%) ISO 9001
3 20 (3.70%) SLA
4 6 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 147 (27.17%) Active Directory
2 102 (18.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (6.47%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.40%) vSphere
4 13 (2.40%) XenApp
5 6 (1.11%) XenServer
5 6 (1.11%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.11%) Firmware
6 5 (0.92%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.92%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.74%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.74%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.37%) Xen
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (3.33%) SCCM
2 8 (1.48%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.29%) WSUS
4 6 (1.11%) Puppet
4 6 (1.11%) HP Data Protector
4 6 (1.11%) Tivoli
4 6 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (1.11%) Nessus
5 5 (0.92%) SCOM
5 5 (0.92%) Ansible
6 4 (0.74%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (0.74%) CiscoWorks
6 4 (0.74%) OpenView
7 2 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.18%) Nmap
8 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 192 (35.49%) VMware
2 83 (15.34%) Cisco
3 62 (11.46%) Citrix
4 51 (9.43%) HP
5 39 (7.21%) IBM
6 34 (6.28%) Oracle
7 33 (6.10%) SAP
8 30 (5.55%) Cognos
9 24 (4.44%) Dell
10 23 (4.25%) MicroStrategy
11 14 (2.59%) CheckPoint
12 12 (2.22%) SolarWinds
12 12 (2.22%) Veritas
13 11 (2.03%) McAfee
14 10 (1.85%) Red Hat
15 9 (1.66%) NetApp
15 9 (1.66%) Avaya
15 9 (1.66%) F5
16 8 (1.48%) SonicWALL
17 7 (1.29%) Blue Coat
Newport, Gwent
Proactive Appointments
Salary: shift allowance
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Health Insurance, Pension, R
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks a trading division of Harvey Nash Plc
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Pontypool, Gwent
BAE Systems
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + on call + shift allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & 10% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, 25 days a/l, flexible woking
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £35000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £34000.00 - £39000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago