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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 239 214 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 18.95% 19.65% 17.79%
As % of the Vendors category 45.27% 41.47% 42.02%
Number of salaries quoted 221 198 172
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £53,400
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
528 516 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 41.87% 47.38% 42.35%
Number of salaries quoted 474 478 421
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 0 177 £38,500 +18.46% 15
Newport +10 35 £35,000 -9.67% 1
Bridgend -9 10 £30,000 -17.80% 3
Caerphilly +1 9 £42,500 +21.42%
Torfaen -14 3 £22,500 -37.50% 1
Neath Port Talbot 0 1 £38,500 +8.45%
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £55,000 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 234 (45.70%) MS Excel
2 201 (39.26%) Windows
3 164 (32.03%) SQL
4 160 (31.25%) VMware
5 155 (30.27%) SQL Server
6 141 (27.54%) Finance
7 127 (24.80%) Agile Software Development
8 111 (21.68%) .NET
9 108 (21.09%) Active Directory
10 106 (20.70%) C#
11 102 (19.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 95 (18.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 91 (17.77%) VMware Infrastructure
14 85 (16.60%) ASP.NET
15 83 (16.21%) MS Office
16 82 (16.02%) ITIL
17 81 (15.82%) Degree
18 75 (14.65%) JavaScript
19 71 (13.87%) Cisco
20 70 (13.67%) HTML
20 70 (13.67%) Windows Server 2012
21 64 (12.50%) DHCP
22 60 (11.72%) MS Exchange
23 53 (10.35%) DNS
24 52 (10.16%) Visual Studio
24 52 (10.16%) Internet
25 51 (9.96%) Firewall
25 51 (9.96%) Cisco Certification
26 50 (9.77%) HP
26 50 (9.77%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 60 (11.72%) MS Exchange
2 41 (8.01%) Exchange Server 2007
2 41 (8.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (6.25%) IIS
5 23 (4.49%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (2.54%) Lync
7 9 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.56%) SAS
9 6 (1.17%) Apache
10 5 (0.98%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.20%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.20%) CMS
13 1 (0.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 234 (45.70%) MS Excel
2 83 (16.21%) MS Office
3 30 (5.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.34%) MS Project
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.42%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (0.78%) Office 365
5 3 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (12.50%) DHCP
2 53 (10.35%) DNS
3 52 (10.16%) Internet
4 51 (9.96%) Firewall
5 32 (6.25%) SAN
6 31 (6.05%) TCP/IP
7 27 (5.27%) OSPF
7 27 (5.27%) BGP
8 21 (4.10%) Ethernet
8 21 (4.10%) Broadband
9 18 (3.52%) VRRP
10 17 (3.32%) SNMP
11 15 (2.93%) 802.11
11 15 (2.93%) GPON
12 12 (2.34%) VPN
13 9 (1.76%) HTTP
14 8 (1.56%) LAN
14 8 (1.56%) Network Security
15 7 (1.37%) WAN
16 6 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (30.27%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (7.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (7.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 27 (5.27%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (3.52%) SQL Server 2000
9 15 (2.93%) DTS
9 15 (2.93%) OLTP
10 13 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.56%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.56%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.17%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.78%) MySQL
13 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.59%) Oracle9i Database
14 3 (0.59%) MS Access
14 3 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 52 (10.16%) Visual Studio
2 43 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.17%) NUnit
3 6 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.98%) MSBuild
5 4 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (0.78%) Selenium
5 4 (0.78%) Subversion
6 3 (0.59%) Maven
6 3 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.59%) JMeter
6 3 (0.59%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.59%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.39%) StyleCop
7 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.20%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.20%) MSTest
8 1 (0.20%) Ranorex
General
1 141 (27.54%) Finance
2 41 (8.01%) Back Office
3 25 (4.88%) Advertising
4 23 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.34%) Banking
6 10 (1.95%) Law
7 7 (1.37%) Legal
7 7 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.37%) Automotive
8 6 (1.17%) Marketing
9 5 (0.98%) Retail
9 5 (0.98%) Military
10 4 (0.78%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.39%) Games
12 2 (0.39%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 111 (21.68%) Developer
2 86 (16.80%) Analyst
3 61 (11.91%) Administrator
4 60 (11.72%) .NET Developer
5 38 (7.42%) Architect
5 38 (7.42%) Systems Administrator
6 36 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (5.86%) DBA
8 27 (5.27%) Business Analyst
8 27 (5.27%) SQL DBA
9 24 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
9 24 (4.69%) Support Engineer
9 24 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
10 22 (4.30%) Senior Developer
11 21 (4.10%) Support Analyst
12 20 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
13 19 (3.71%) Project Manager
13 19 (3.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (3.52%) C# Developer
15 17 (3.32%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (21.68%) .NET
2 85 (16.60%) ASP.NET
3 70 (13.67%) HTML
4 47 (9.18%) CSS
5 40 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 39 (7.62%) XML
7 38 (7.42%) jQuery
8 23 (4.49%) WCF
9 22 (4.30%) AngularJS
10 17 (3.32%) COM
11 15 (2.93%) 802.1X
12 13 (2.54%) CSS3
13 10 (1.95%) HTML5
13 10 (1.95%) Web Services
13 10 (1.95%) .NET Framework
14 9 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (1.17%) WinForms
16 5 (0.98%) REST
16 5 (0.98%) Entity Framework
16 5 (0.98%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.71%) Clustering
4 16 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.93%) AS400
6 12 (2.34%) Mainframe
7 10 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (1.76%) Data Extraction
8 9 (1.76%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.56%) Statistics
10 7 (1.37%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.98%) iSeries
11 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (0.98%) GIS
11 5 (0.98%) PMI
12 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.78%) Replication
12 4 (0.78%) Tandem
12 4 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.78%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 201 (39.26%) Windows
2 102 (19.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (18.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 70 (13.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (9.57%) Linux
6 20 (3.91%) UNIX
7 16 (3.13%) AIX
8 14 (2.73%) Solaris
9 12 (2.34%) OS/400
10 10 (1.95%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.98%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (24.80%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (16.02%) ITIL
3 50 (9.77%) MVC
4 49 (9.57%) Scrum
5 48 (9.38%) CRM
6 45 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (6.25%) Migration
8 29 (5.66%) Mentoring
8 29 (5.66%) SDLC
9 28 (5.47%) Project Management
9 28 (5.47%) Test Scripting
10 26 (5.08%) Change Management
11 24 (4.69%) Business Analysis
12 22 (4.30%) PRINCE2
13 20 (3.91%) ETL
13 20 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (3.91%) Kimball Methodology
14 17 (3.32%) Business Transformation
14 17 (3.32%) Load Balancing
14 17 (3.32%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (32.03%) SQL
2 106 (20.70%) C#
3 75 (14.65%) JavaScript
4 50 (9.77%) T-SQL
5 21 (4.10%) VB.NET
6 18 (3.52%) PHP
7 12 (2.34%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.37%) C++
9 6 (1.17%) Java
10 5 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.78%) C
11 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.78%) VB
12 2 (0.39%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.20%) XAML
13 1 (0.20%) VBA
13 1 (0.20%) Python
13 1 (0.20%) VBScript
13 1 (0.20%) Perl
13 1 (0.20%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 81 (15.82%) Degree
2 51 (9.96%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (8.98%) CCNA
5 31 (6.05%) SAP Certification
6 26 (5.08%) ISEB
6 26 (5.08%) Security Cleared
7 21 (4.10%) SC Cleared
8 16 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 15 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (2.73%) MCSE
11 13 (2.54%) MCSA
11 13 (2.54%) VCP5
12 12 (2.34%) APMP
12 12 (2.34%) MCITP
13 11 (2.15%) MCP
13 11 (2.15%) CCNP
14 8 (1.56%) ISTQB
15 6 (1.17%) RHCE
16 5 (0.98%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (6.64%) ISO 9001
3 33 (6.45%) SLA
4 7 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 108 (21.09%) Active Directory
2 91 (17.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.73%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.34%) XenApp
5 10 (1.95%) vSphere
6 9 (1.76%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.78%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.78%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.78%) XenServer
7 4 (0.78%) Firmware
8 3 (0.59%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.59%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (1.95%) SCCM
2 6 (1.17%) NetBackup
2 6 (1.17%) Nessus
3 5 (0.98%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (0.78%) WhatsUp Gold
4 4 (0.78%) Puppet
4 4 (0.78%) Ansible
4 4 (0.78%) OpenView
4 4 (0.78%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.59%) SCOM
6 2 (0.39%) WSUS
6 2 (0.39%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.20%) Nmap
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.20%) SCSM
Vendors
1 160 (31.25%) VMware
2 71 (13.87%) Cisco
3 50 (9.77%) HP
4 43 (8.40%) Citrix
5 40 (7.81%) IBM
6 34 (6.64%) SAP
7 19 (3.71%) Oracle
8 16 (3.13%) SolarWinds
9 15 (2.93%) Dell
9 15 (2.93%) Red Hat
10 14 (2.73%) Cognos
11 12 (2.34%) Unisys
12 10 (1.95%) NetApp
12 10 (1.95%) Veritas
13 9 (1.76%) F5
14 8 (1.56%) 3PAR
14 8 (1.56%) MicroStrategy
14 8 (1.56%) Avaya
15 6 (1.17%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.17%) Remedy
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Excellence Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff
National Museum of Wales
Salary: £21,234.84 - £27,348.44 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £30k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Bluetownonline
Salary: £15500 - £17500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £24k - 28k per year + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £18k - 24k per year + pension, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £35k - 55k per year + Car, Bonus, Pension
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff
Pertemps ERP
Salary: 35000 to 45000
Posted: 11 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Newport
CPS Group
Salary: £28k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago