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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 205 213 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 18.96% 18.39% 17.86%
As % of the Vendors category 43.25% 45.03% 34.67%
Number of salaries quoted 185 183 142
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £21,775
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,300 £45,000
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
474 473 473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 43.85% 40.85% 51.53%
Number of salaries quoted 432 421 421
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -3 129 £32,500 -4.41% 28
Bridgend +19 23 £35,000 -14.63% 4
Torfaen +6 17 £36,000 +18.03%
Newport +9 13 £39,500 +16.17% 3
Caerphilly -1 11 £35,000 -34.57% 1
Neath Port Talbot -1 2 £35,500 +9.23%
Merthyr Tydfil +1 1 £21,000 -27.58% 1
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 187 (42.99%) MS Excel
2 179 (41.15%) SQL Server
3 170 (39.08%) Windows
4 149 (34.25%) SQL
5 141 (32.41%) .NET
6 125 (28.74%) C#
7 117 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
8 113 (25.98%) VMware
9 85 (19.54%) Active Directory
10 84 (19.31%) HTML
11 83 (19.08%) ASP.NET
12 77 (17.70%) CSS
12 77 (17.70%) Cisco
13 76 (17.47%) ITIL
14 67 (15.40%) JavaScript
15 65 (14.94%) .NET Framework
16 64 (14.71%) XML
16 64 (14.71%) MVC
16 64 (14.71%) Finance
17 59 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
18 53 (12.18%) IIS
19 51 (11.72%) VMware Infrastructure
20 50 (11.49%) Degree
20 50 (11.49%) Scrum
20 50 (11.49%) Visual Studio
21 49 (11.26%) MS Exchange
22 48 (11.03%) HP
22 48 (11.03%) OO
23 47 (10.80%) Firewall
24 45 (10.34%) Cisco Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 53 (12.18%) IIS
2 49 (11.26%) MS Exchange
3 25 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 25 (5.75%) SharePoint
4 22 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (3.68%) CMS
7 14 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (2.53%) Confluence
9 11 (2.53%) FileNet
10 10 (2.30%) LiveCycle
11 9 (2.07%) Lync
12 7 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (1.61%) Commerce Server
12 7 (1.61%) Apache
13 6 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.92%) Site Server
15 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 187 (42.99%) MS Excel
2 43 (9.89%) MS Office
3 12 (2.76%) MS Project
4 11 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.46%) Line 500
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.23%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.76%) PaaS
2 12 (2.76%) IaaS
3 10 (2.30%) SaaS
4 7 (1.61%) Office 365
5 4 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.80%) Firewall
2 38 (8.74%) SAN
3 37 (8.51%) TCP/IP
4 30 (6.90%) LAN
5 27 (6.21%) DNS
6 24 (5.52%) WAN
7 23 (5.29%) Internet
8 21 (4.83%) Cisco PIX
9 18 (4.14%) NAS
10 16 (3.68%) VoIP
11 14 (3.22%) DHCP
11 14 (3.22%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (2.76%) BGP
13 11 (2.53%) VPN
14 8 (1.84%) Wireless
15 7 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 7 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 7 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (1.61%) OSPF
15 7 (1.61%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (41.15%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (5.52%) Relational Database
5 23 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (5.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 21 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (4.14%) Crystal Reports
8 12 (2.76%) OLAP
8 12 (2.76%) NoSQL
9 11 (2.53%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 11 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.69%) MySQL
13 2 (0.46%) Star Schema
13 2 (0.46%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 50 (11.49%) Visual Studio
2 20 (4.60%) NUnit
3 17 (3.91%) Moq
3 17 (3.91%) MSTest
4 16 (3.68%) JIRA
5 13 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (2.99%) Subversion
6 10 (2.30%) Maven
6 10 (2.30%) Hudson
6 10 (2.30%) Jenkins
7 9 (2.07%) Rhino Mocks
8 6 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.69%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.23%) MorphX
10 1 (0.23%) RequisitePro
10 1 (0.23%) PowerBuilder
General
1 64 (14.71%) Finance
2 19 (4.37%) Advertising
3 15 (3.45%) Retail
4 12 (2.76%) Welsh Language
5 11 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.30%) Legal
7 8 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.84%) Banking
8 5 (1.15%) Marketing
9 4 (0.92%) Law
10 3 (0.69%) Back Office
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 138 (31.72%) Developer
2 99 (22.76%) Analyst
3 59 (13.56%) .NET Developer
4 29 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 25 (5.75%) Senior Developer
5 25 (5.75%) Business Analyst
6 23 (5.29%) Web Developer
7 21 (4.83%) Consultant
8 18 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
8 18 (4.14%) Support Analyst
8 18 (4.14%) C# Developer
8 18 (4.14%) ASP.NET Developer
9 17 (3.91%) Software Developer
10 16 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (3.45%) Java Developer
11 15 (3.45%) Server Support
11 15 (3.45%) Junior
12 14 (3.22%) C# .NET Developer
13 13 (2.99%) Server Engineer
14 12 (2.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (32.41%) .NET
2 84 (19.31%) HTML
3 83 (19.08%) ASP.NET
4 77 (17.70%) CSS
5 65 (14.94%) .NET Framework
6 64 (14.71%) XML
7 45 (10.34%) jQuery
8 41 (9.43%) WCF
9 39 (8.97%) Web Services
10 35 (8.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 27 (6.21%) WPF
12 26 (5.98%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (5.75%) XHTML
13 25 (5.75%) SOAP
14 23 (5.29%) WinForms
15 21 (4.83%) HTML5
16 18 (4.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 17 (3.91%) ASP.NET Web API
18 13 (2.99%) XSLT
19 12 (2.76%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.21%) Management Information System
3 26 (5.98%) Clustering
4 17 (3.91%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (3.22%) Open Source
7 10 (2.30%) Inversion of Control
8 9 (2.07%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.61%) GIS
10 5 (1.15%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.15%) Replication
10 5 (1.15%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.15%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.69%) iPhone
11 3 (0.69%) iSeries
11 3 (0.69%) User Experience
11 3 (0.69%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.69%) HACMP
11 3 (0.69%) AS400
12 2 (0.46%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 170 (39.08%) Windows
2 45 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (9.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (9.20%) Linux
5 35 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (4.83%) UNIX
7 18 (4.14%) Windows 7
8 14 (3.22%) Windows XP
9 11 (2.53%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.07%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.07%) Android
11 8 (1.84%) AIX
12 7 (1.61%) Windows Phone
12 7 (1.61%) Solaris
13 6 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.92%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.92%) CentOS
15 3 (0.69%) HPUX
16 2 (0.46%) NetWare
16 2 (0.46%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (17.47%) ITIL
3 64 (14.71%) MVC
4 50 (11.49%) Scrum
5 48 (11.03%) OO
6 44 (10.11%) TDD
7 39 (8.97%) Web Development
8 36 (8.28%) Project Management
9 32 (7.36%) Mentoring
10 29 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (5.29%) OOD
12 22 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (4.83%) Configuration Management
13 21 (4.83%) Load Balancing
14 19 (4.37%) Software Engineering
15 18 (4.14%) PRINCE2
16 17 (3.91%) Service Delivery
17 16 (3.68%) SOA
17 16 (3.68%) Unit Testing
18 15 (3.45%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (34.25%) SQL
2 125 (28.74%) C#
3 67 (15.40%) JavaScript
4 39 (8.97%) Java
5 37 (8.51%) T-SQL
6 29 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 22 (5.06%) PHP
8 14 (3.22%) Python
9 13 (2.99%) VB
10 11 (2.53%) Perl
11 10 (2.30%) Groovy
11 10 (2.30%) Scala
11 10 (2.30%) Clojure
12 9 (2.07%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.07%) VBA
12 9 (2.07%) C++
13 7 (1.61%) Delphi
14 6 (1.38%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.15%) XAML
16 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (11.49%) Degree
3 45 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (6.90%) MCSE
5 23 (5.29%) CCNA
6 21 (4.83%) MCP
7 19 (4.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (4.37%) Security Cleared
8 17 (3.91%) SC Cleared
8 17 (3.91%) CCNP
9 16 (3.68%) SAP Certification
10 12 (2.76%) ISEB
11 9 (2.07%) JNCIS
11 9 (2.07%) CCSE
12 8 (1.84%) ISTQB
13 7 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.61%) MCSD
13 7 (1.61%) MCSA
14 6 (1.38%) MCITP
15 5 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (4.37%) SLA
3 18 (4.14%) ISO 9001
4 15 (3.45%) QA
5 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) COBIT
6 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.23%) GxP
System Software
1 85 (19.54%) Active Directory
2 51 (11.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.75%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.45%) VMware ESX
5 13 (2.99%) vSphere
6 6 (1.38%) XenApp
6 6 (1.38%) XenServer
7 5 (1.15%) VirtualBox
7 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.92%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.69%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.46%) KVM
10 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.23%) vCloud
11 1 (0.23%) Nmap
11 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.23%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 7 (1.61%) NetBackup
2 6 (1.38%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (1.15%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (1.15%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (0.92%) SCCM
5 3 (0.69%) Puppet
5 3 (0.69%) SCDPM
5 3 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.23%) WSUS
6 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.23%) Nessus
6 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.23%) Nagios
6 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 113 (25.98%) VMware
2 77 (17.70%) Cisco
3 48 (11.03%) HP
4 40 (9.20%) Oracle
5 28 (6.44%) Citrix
5 28 (6.44%) SAP
6 25 (5.75%) IBM
7 16 (3.68%) F5
8 13 (2.99%) Blue Coat
9 11 (2.53%) Juniper
10 10 (2.30%) Adobe
10 10 (2.30%) Websense
10 10 (2.30%) Twitter
11 9 (2.07%) Sitecore
11 9 (2.07%) Aruba
11 9 (2.07%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.84%) Dell
12 8 (1.84%) Remedy
13 7 (1.61%) Lumension
13 7 (1.61%) SonicWALL
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
FT Select
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Colston Consulting
Salary: £18k - 20k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
ITF Solutions
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 55000 + excellent benefits
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
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £40 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Posted: 7 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £23000. - £25000 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bridgend
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 9 days ago
Cardiff, South Wales
Royal College of Nursing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £41000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Cardiff
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £25000 + Benefits package
Posted: 20 days ago