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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 224 204 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 20.20% 17.53% 16.91%
As % of the Vendors category 42.18% 40.64% 34.81%
Number of salaries quoted 206 173 136
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,200 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,500 £44,500
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
531 502 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 47.88% 43.13% 48.58%
Number of salaries quoted 491 439 384
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -2 138 £32,500 -9.72% 20
Caerphilly +2 25 £35,000 -30.00%
Bridgend +21 20 £36,500 +12.30% 3
Torfaen +15 20 £36,000 +7.46%
Newport +3 6 £38,750 +5.74% 1
Neath Port Talbot -2 1 £35,500 +9.23%
Monmouthshire -7 1 £42,500 -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 199 (43.54%) MS Excel
2 184 (40.26%) SQL Server
3 181 (39.61%) Windows
4 152 (33.26%) .NET
5 143 (31.29%) SQL
6 137 (29.98%) C#
7 121 (26.48%) VMware
8 94 (20.57%) ASP.NET
9 86 (18.82%) ITIL
9 86 (18.82%) Cisco
9 86 (18.82%) Active Directory
10 85 (18.60%) HTML
11 78 (17.07%) CSS
12 73 (15.97%) .NET Framework
13 70 (15.32%) MVC
14 68 (14.88%) JavaScript
15 66 (14.44%) XML
16 63 (13.79%) IIS
16 63 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
17 60 (13.13%) HP
18 58 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
19 57 (12.47%) Finance
20 56 (12.25%) Scrum
21 53 (11.60%) Firewall
22 52 (11.38%) Degree
23 51 (11.16%) SAN
24 50 (10.94%) OO
25 49 (10.72%) Visual Studio
26 48 (10.50%) MS Office
26 48 (10.50%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 63 (13.79%) IIS
2 48 (10.50%) MS Exchange
3 38 (8.32%) SharePoint
4 23 (5.03%) CMS
5 21 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (2.63%) Confluence
6 12 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (2.63%) FileNet
7 11 (2.41%) Commerce Server
7 11 (2.41%) LiveCycle
8 10 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (2.19%) Lync
9 7 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.53%) Apache
10 6 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.09%) Site Server
12 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 199 (43.54%) MS Excel
2 48 (10.50%) MS Office
3 11 (2.41%) MS Project
4 10 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.22%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.22%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.22%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.41%) PaaS
2 11 (2.41%) IaaS
3 8 (1.75%) SaaS
4 6 (1.31%) Office 365
5 3 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (11.60%) Firewall
2 51 (11.16%) SAN
3 41 (8.97%) TCP/IP
4 32 (7.00%) LAN
5 31 (6.78%) DNS
6 29 (6.35%) Internet
7 28 (6.13%) WAN
8 22 (4.81%) NAS
9 21 (4.60%) Cisco PIX
10 15 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (3.06%) DHCP
12 12 (2.63%) BGP
13 10 (2.19%) VoIP
13 10 (2.19%) VPN
14 8 (1.75%) Wireless
15 7 (1.53%) OSPF
15 7 (1.53%) RIP
15 7 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (1.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 7 (1.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (40.26%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (5.25%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (4.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (4.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (3.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.84%) NoSQL
9 12 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
9 12 (2.63%) MongoDB
9 12 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (2.19%) OLAP
11 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.66%) MySQL
15 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
15 2 (0.44%) Star Schema
15 2 (0.44%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 49 (10.72%) Visual Studio
2 19 (4.16%) NUnit
3 17 (3.72%) JIRA
4 16 (3.50%) MSTest
4 16 (3.50%) Moq
5 14 (3.06%) Subversion
5 14 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (2.41%) Hudson
6 11 (2.41%) Jenkins
6 11 (2.41%) Maven
7 9 (1.97%) Rhino Mocks
8 5 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.88%) ClearQuest
10 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.22%) JUnit
11 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.22%) RequisitePro
11 1 (0.22%) PowerBuilder
11 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 57 (12.47%) Finance
2 20 (4.38%) Advertising
3 15 (3.28%) Retail
4 13 (2.84%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.41%) Legal
6 10 (2.19%) Banking
6 10 (2.19%) Welsh Language
7 9 (1.97%) Marketing
8 8 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.88%) Back Office
10 3 (0.66%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 139 (30.42%) Developer
2 104 (22.76%) Analyst
3 57 (12.47%) .NET Developer
4 27 (5.91%) Support Engineer
5 26 (5.69%) Senior Developer
6 24 (5.25%) Business Analyst
7 22 (4.81%) Web Developer
8 21 (4.60%) Support Analyst
9 20 (4.38%) Consultant
10 19 (4.16%) Software Developer
11 18 (3.94%) C# Developer
12 17 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support
12 17 (3.72%) Architect
13 16 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (3.50%) Java Developer
13 16 (3.50%) ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (3.50%) Team Leader
14 15 (3.28%) Test Analyst
15 14 (3.06%) C# .NET Developer
16 12 (2.63%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (33.26%) .NET
2 94 (20.57%) ASP.NET
3 85 (18.60%) HTML
4 78 (17.07%) CSS
5 73 (15.97%) .NET Framework
6 66 (14.44%) XML
7 47 (10.28%) jQuery
8 42 (9.19%) WCF
9 39 (8.53%) Web Services
10 32 (7.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 29 (6.35%) XHTML
11 29 (6.35%) WPF
12 28 (6.13%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (5.25%) SOAP
14 22 (4.81%) WinForms
14 22 (4.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 20 (4.38%) HTML5
16 16 (3.50%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (3.06%) LINQ
17 14 (3.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.35%) Clustering
2 27 (5.91%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.60%) Computer Science
4 17 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (3.06%) Open Source
6 10 (2.19%) Inversion of Control
7 9 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.97%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.31%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.31%) GIS
9 5 (1.09%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.09%) DTV
9 5 (1.09%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.09%) Replication
10 3 (0.66%) iSeries
10 3 (0.66%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.66%) AS400
10 3 (0.66%) STB
10 3 (0.66%) HACMP
11 2 (0.44%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 181 (39.61%) Windows
2 45 (9.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (9.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 44 (9.63%) Linux
4 27 (5.91%) UNIX
5 26 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (4.81%) Windows 7
7 14 (3.06%) Windows XP
8 13 (2.84%) AIX
9 11 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.97%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.97%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.75%) Android
12 7 (1.53%) Solaris
12 7 (1.53%) Windows Phone
13 6 (1.31%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.88%) CentOS
15 3 (0.66%) HPUX
16 2 (0.44%) NetWare
16 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (18.82%) ITIL
2 70 (15.32%) MVC
3 56 (12.25%) Scrum
4 50 (10.94%) OO
5 45 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (9.85%) TDD
6 41 (8.97%) Web Development
7 33 (7.22%) Project Management
8 25 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (5.47%) OOD
8 25 (5.47%) Load Balancing
9 23 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (4.81%) Configuration Management
11 21 (4.60%) Software Engineering
12 19 (4.16%) Service Management
12 19 (4.16%) SOA
13 17 (3.72%) Unit Testing
14 15 (3.28%) E-Commerce
14 15 (3.28%) PRINCE2
14 15 (3.28%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 143 (31.29%) SQL
2 137 (29.98%) C#
3 68 (14.88%) JavaScript
4 37 (8.10%) Java
5 30 (6.56%) VB.NET
6 29 (6.35%) T-SQL
7 20 (4.38%) PHP
8 18 (3.94%) VB
8 18 (3.94%) Python
9 15 (3.28%) Perl
10 11 (2.41%) Groovy
10 11 (2.41%) Scala
10 11 (2.41%) Clojure
11 9 (1.97%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.97%) C++
11 9 (1.97%) VBA
12 8 (1.75%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.31%) C
14 5 (1.09%) XAML
15 4 (0.88%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 63 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (11.38%) Degree
3 41 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (6.78%) MCSE
5 25 (5.47%) Security Cleared
6 23 (5.03%) SC Cleared
7 22 (4.81%) MCP
8 19 (4.16%) SAP Certification
9 17 (3.72%) CCNP
9 17 (3.72%) CCNA
9 17 (3.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (2.63%) ISEB
11 9 (1.97%) JNCIS
11 9 (1.97%) CCSE
12 8 (1.75%) ISTQB
13 7 (1.53%) MCITP
13 7 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (1.31%) MCSD
14 6 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (4.38%) ISO 9001
3 18 (3.94%) SLA
4 16 (3.50%) 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 86 (18.82%) Active Directory
2 58 (12.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (7.22%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.94%) VMware ESX
5 12 (2.63%) vSphere
6 7 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.31%) XenServer
8 5 (1.09%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.09%) XenApp
8 5 (1.09%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.88%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.88%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.44%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.44%) vCloud
11 2 (0.44%) KVM
12 1 (0.22%) UAG
12 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.22%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 11 (2.41%) SCCM
2 9 (1.97%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.53%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (1.09%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (1.09%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (0.66%) Nagios
5 3 (0.66%) Puppet
5 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.66%) WSUS
6 2 (0.44%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.44%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.22%) Nessus
7 1 (0.22%) SCOM
7 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 121 (26.48%) VMware
2 86 (18.82%) Cisco
3 60 (13.13%) HP
4 39 (8.53%) Oracle
5 31 (6.78%) Citrix
6 30 (6.56%) IBM
7 29 (6.35%) SAP
8 16 (3.50%) F5
9 14 (3.06%) Dell
10 13 (2.84%) Blue Coat
11 12 (2.63%) Sitecore
12 11 (2.41%) Twitter
12 11 (2.41%) Red Hat
12 11 (2.41%) Remedy
12 11 (2.41%) Juniper
12 11 (2.41%) Adobe
13 10 (2.19%) CheckPoint
14 9 (1.97%) Symantec
14 9 (1.97%) Websense
14 9 (1.97%) Aruba
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newport
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benfits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 to £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Very good benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 to £35500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 55000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Centric Resource
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + Bonus Scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
Centric Resource
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: Pension + Health Care
Posted: 8 days ago
Bridgend
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £21000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago