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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 223 275 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 20.27% 22.32% 19.07%
As % of the Vendors category 46.95% 52.88% 40.34%
Number of salaries quoted 204 243 166
Average salary £34,000 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,650 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,850 £45,000 £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
475 520 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 43.18% 42.21% 47.27%
Number of salaries quoted 440 463 432
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £52,500
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 24 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 24 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 -4 130 £32,750 -3.67% 23
Newport +11 25 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Bridgend +15 22 £36,500 +4.28% 5
Caerphilly 0 16 £30,500 -24.69% 4
Torfaen -2 13 £30,000 -4.76% 3
Neath Port Talbot +2 4 £35,500 -7.79% 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £20,000 -
Merthyr Tydfil 0 1 £21,000 -27.58%
Monmouthshire 0 1 £25,000 -31.03% 2
Glamorgan -4 1 £57,000 -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 198 (43.90%) MS Excel
2 188 (41.69%) SQL Server
3 173 (38.36%) SQL
4 166 (36.81%) Windows
5 134 (29.71%) .NET
6 117 (25.94%) C#
6 117 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
7 110 (24.39%) VMware
8 87 (19.29%) Active Directory
9 86 (19.07%) HTML
9 86 (19.07%) ASP.NET
10 78 (17.29%) CSS
10 78 (17.29%) Cisco
11 74 (16.41%) Finance
12 67 (14.86%) JavaScript
13 63 (13.97%) ITIL
14 62 (13.75%) XML
14 62 (13.75%) MVC
15 60 (13.30%) .NET Framework
16 57 (12.64%) MS Office
17 56 (12.42%) Microsoft Certification
17 56 (12.42%) SQL Server 2008
18 53 (11.75%) Degree
19 52 (11.53%) MS Exchange
20 50 (11.09%) IIS
20 50 (11.09%) T-SQL
21 48 (10.64%) Visual Studio
21 48 (10.64%) HP
22 45 (9.98%) WCF
22 45 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 52 (11.53%) MS Exchange
2 50 (11.09%) IIS
3 29 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (4.88%) SharePoint
6 21 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (3.33%) CMS
9 14 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2000
10 7 (1.55%) Lync
11 6 (1.33%) Confluence
11 6 (1.33%) FileNet
11 6 (1.33%) Apache
12 5 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (1.11%) LiveCycle
13 4 (0.89%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.89%) Commerce Server
13 4 (0.89%) Site Server
14 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 198 (43.90%) MS Excel
2 57 (12.64%) MS Office
3 11 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.77%) MS Project
5 5 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.44%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 14 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.44%) Line 500
5 2 (0.44%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.22%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.22%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.22%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.44%) SaaS
2 11 (2.44%) PaaS
2 11 (2.44%) IaaS
3 6 (1.33%) Office 365
4 5 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 44 (9.76%) Firewall
2 36 (7.98%) TCP/IP
3 35 (7.76%) SAN
4 29 (6.43%) LAN
5 28 (6.21%) DNS
6 23 (5.10%) WAN
6 23 (5.10%) Internet
6 23 (5.10%) Cisco PIX
7 17 (3.77%) DHCP
8 16 (3.55%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (3.55%) NAS
9 14 (3.10%) BGP
9 14 (3.10%) VoIP
10 13 (2.88%) VPN
11 9 (2.00%) RIP
11 9 (2.00%) OSPF
11 9 (2.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (2.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 7 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (41.69%) SQL Server
2 56 (12.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (9.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (6.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 24 (5.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (4.66%) Relational Database
8 21 (4.66%) Crystal Reports
9 13 (2.88%) OLAP
9 13 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (2.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 10 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.55%) MySQL
11 7 (1.55%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.33%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.89%) OLTP
13 4 (0.89%) DTS
Development Applications
1 48 (10.64%) Visual Studio
2 16 (3.55%) NUnit
3 15 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (2.88%) Moq
4 13 (2.88%) MSTest
5 10 (2.22%) JIRA
6 8 (1.77%) Subversion
7 7 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (1.33%) Rhino Mocks
9 5 (1.11%) Hudson
9 5 (1.11%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.11%) Maven
9 5 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.67%) ClearQuest
11 2 (0.44%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.22%) JUnit
12 1 (0.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
12 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
General
1 74 (16.41%) Finance
2 18 (3.99%) Advertising
3 16 (3.55%) Retail
4 13 (2.88%) Banking
5 11 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.44%) Welsh Language
6 7 (1.55%) Legal
7 6 (1.33%) Law
8 4 (0.89%) Marketing
9 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.67%) Back Office
9 3 (0.67%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 142 (31.49%) Developer
2 105 (23.28%) Analyst
3 60 (13.30%) .NET Developer
4 30 (6.65%) Business Analyst
5 28 (6.21%) Senior Developer
6 27 (5.99%) Support Engineer
7 23 (5.10%) Software Developer
8 20 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 20 (4.43%) Administrator
8 20 (4.43%) ASP.NET Developer
9 19 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
10 18 (3.99%) Web Developer
11 17 (3.77%) Consultant
12 16 (3.55%) C# Developer
13 15 (3.33%) Server Support
14 13 (2.88%) Service Analyst
14 13 (2.88%) Support Analyst
14 13 (2.88%) Server Engineer
15 12 (2.66%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 12 (2.66%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (29.71%) .NET
2 86 (19.07%) ASP.NET
2 86 (19.07%) HTML
3 78 (17.29%) CSS
4 62 (13.75%) XML
5 60 (13.30%) .NET Framework
6 45 (9.98%) WCF
7 44 (9.76%) jQuery
8 40 (8.87%) Web Services
9 37 (8.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 25 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (5.54%) SOAP
11 22 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
12 21 (4.66%) WinForms
13 20 (4.43%) XHTML
14 19 (4.21%) HTML5
15 18 (3.99%) WPF
16 15 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 13 (2.88%) LINQ to SQL
17 13 (2.88%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (8.43%) Clustering
3 28 (6.21%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.99%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.10%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.44%) GIS
7 10 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.00%) Open Source
9 8 (1.77%) Replication
10 7 (1.55%) Inversion of Control
10 7 (1.55%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.11%) iPhone
11 5 (1.11%) Graphic Design
11 5 (1.11%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.11%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.89%) Statistics
12 4 (0.89%) Physics
12 4 (0.89%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.67%) User Experience
13 3 (0.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 166 (36.81%) Windows
2 43 (9.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (9.31%) Linux
4 40 (8.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (7.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (5.54%) Windows 7
7 21 (4.66%) Windows XP
8 17 (3.77%) UNIX
9 16 (3.55%) Android
10 14 (3.10%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.00%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.77%) Solaris
13 7 (1.55%) AIX
13 7 (1.55%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.89%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.89%) CentOS
14 4 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.67%) HPUX
16 2 (0.44%) NetWare
16 2 (0.44%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (13.97%) ITIL
3 62 (13.75%) MVC
4 44 (9.76%) Scrum
5 43 (9.53%) TDD
5 43 (9.53%) OO
6 41 (9.09%) Project Management
7 40 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
8 33 (7.32%) Web Development
9 24 (5.32%) OOD
10 23 (5.10%) Mentoring
11 21 (4.66%) Load Balancing
11 21 (4.66%) PRINCE2
12 19 (4.21%) CRM
13 17 (3.77%) ETL
13 17 (3.77%) Software Engineering
14 16 (3.55%) Service Delivery
14 16 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
15 15 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 173 (38.36%) SQL
2 117 (25.94%) C#
3 67 (14.86%) JavaScript
4 50 (11.09%) T-SQL
5 34 (7.54%) VB.NET
6 33 (7.32%) Java
7 21 (4.66%) PHP
8 16 (3.55%) C++
9 13 (2.88%) VBA
10 11 (2.44%) Python
10 11 (2.44%) VB
11 9 (2.00%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.77%) Perl
13 7 (1.55%) Delphi
14 5 (1.11%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.11%) XAML
14 5 (1.11%) Groovy
14 5 (1.11%) Scala
14 5 (1.11%) Clojure
15 4 (0.89%) VC++
Qualifications
1 56 (12.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (11.75%) Degree
3 42 (9.31%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (5.54%) MCSE
5 22 (4.88%) SAP Certification
6 21 (4.66%) CCNA
7 19 (4.21%) MCP
7 19 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (3.77%) CCNP
9 12 (2.66%) ISEB
10 11 (2.44%) JNCIS
10 11 (2.44%) CCSE
10 11 (2.44%) Security Cleared
11 10 (2.22%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.77%) MCITP
13 7 (1.55%) ISTQB
13 7 (1.55%) MCSD
13 7 (1.55%) MCSA
13 7 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (5.32%) ISO 9001
3 21 (4.66%) SLA
4 15 (3.33%) QA
5 3 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) GxP
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 87 (19.29%) Active Directory
2 45 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.10%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.88%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.55%) XenApp
6 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.11%) XenServer
7 5 (1.11%) vSphere
8 4 (0.89%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.89%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.44%) KVM
10 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.22%) Firmware
10 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.22%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (1.11%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (1.11%) NetBackup
2 4 (0.89%) Puppet
3 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.67%) SCDPM
3 3 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (0.67%) WSUS
3 3 (0.67%) SCCM
3 3 (0.67%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.67%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 110 (24.39%) VMware
2 78 (17.29%) Cisco
3 48 (10.64%) HP
4 41 (9.09%) Oracle
4 41 (9.09%) SAP
5 25 (5.54%) Citrix
6 19 (4.21%) IBM
7 16 (3.55%) F5
8 13 (2.88%) Blue Coat
9 12 (2.66%) CheckPoint
9 12 (2.66%) Dell
9 12 (2.66%) Websense
10 11 (2.44%) Juniper
11 9 (2.00%) NetApp
11 9 (2.00%) McAfee
11 9 (2.00%) Lumension
11 9 (2.00%) SonicWALL
11 9 (2.00%) Aruba
12 7 (1.55%) 3PAR
12 7 (1.55%) Sitecore
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Technology Recruitment Network Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Extensive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £33,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + £400 pcm Car Allowance + £5,000 An
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + healthcare, pension, study leave, gym
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £44000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: Pension & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: Pension & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ebbw Vale, Gwent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Attenda
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago