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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 256 294 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 22.61% 25.50% 18.66%
As % of the Vendors category 49.04% 55.06% 50.30%
Number of salaries quoted 233 271 154
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £44,000 £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
522 534 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 46.11% 46.31% 37.09%
Number of salaries quoted 476 477 304
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £52,000 £52,500
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 18 December 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 December 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 +3 151 £35,000 - 33
Newport +9 35 £42,000 +40.00% 7
Caerphilly 0 23 £35,000 -4.10% 1
Torfaen -7 18 £31,000 -11.42% 3
Bridgend -4 6 £39,000 +20.93% 1
Monmouthshire 0 5 £37,500 +38.88% 2
Neath Port Talbot 0 3 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Glamorgan -4 2 £51,000 - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £20,000 -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 224 (48.59%) MS Excel
2 191 (41.43%) SQL Server
3 189 (41.00%) SQL
4 182 (39.48%) Windows
5 131 (28.42%) VMware
6 117 (25.38%) Active Directory
7 103 (22.34%) .NET
8 91 (19.74%) Finance
9 85 (18.44%) C#
10 81 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
11 76 (16.49%) Cisco
12 68 (14.75%) ITIL
13 67 (14.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 66 (14.32%) MS Exchange
14 66 (14.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 64 (13.88%) HTML
15 64 (13.88%) CSS
16 63 (13.67%) MS Office
16 63 (13.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 62 (13.45%) ASP.NET
18 59 (12.80%) Degree
19 57 (12.36%) T-SQL
20 54 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
20 54 (11.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 54 (11.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 54 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
21 53 (11.50%) Windows Server 2003
22 51 (11.06%) JavaScript
23 50 (10.85%) Windows Server 2012
24 45 (9.76%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 66 (14.32%) MS Exchange
2 43 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 40 (8.68%) IIS
5 37 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (4.99%) SharePoint
7 20 (4.34%) CMS
8 13 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (2.39%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.74%) Lync
12 6 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (1.08%) Umbraco
13 5 (1.08%) SAS
13 5 (1.08%) Commerce Server
13 5 (1.08%) Apache
13 5 (1.08%) Node.js
14 4 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
15 3 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
15 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 224 (48.59%) MS Excel
2 63 (13.67%) MS Office
3 19 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.17%) MS Project
5 5 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.43%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 13 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 9 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.43%) Line 500
4 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.43%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.22%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.22%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.22%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.17%) SaaS
2 10 (2.17%) PaaS
2 10 (2.17%) Office 365
3 9 (1.95%) IaaS
4 6 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.89%) DNS
1 41 (8.89%) SAN
1 41 (8.89%) Firewall
2 36 (7.81%) TCP/IP
3 28 (6.07%) DHCP
3 28 (6.07%) Internet
4 25 (5.42%) LAN
5 23 (4.99%) WAN
6 21 (4.56%) Cisco PIX
7 16 (3.47%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (3.04%) NAS
8 14 (3.04%) VoIP
9 11 (2.39%) VPN
9 11 (2.39%) BGP
10 10 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (1.95%) OSPF
12 8 (1.74%) Intranet
13 7 (1.52%) HTTP
13 7 (1.52%) RIP
13 7 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (41.43%) SQL Server
2 67 (14.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (11.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 54 (11.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (9.11%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (8.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 29 (6.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 27 (5.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 20 (4.34%) Relational Database
9 19 (4.12%) Crystal Reports
10 15 (3.25%) OLTP
11 14 (3.04%) DTS
11 14 (3.04%) OLAP
12 13 (2.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 12 (2.60%) SQL Server 2000
13 12 (2.60%) MySQL
13 12 (2.60%) OLAP Cube
14 10 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (1.74%) Oracle Database
16 7 (1.52%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 38 (8.24%) Visual Studio
2 16 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (3.04%) MSTest
4 9 (1.95%) Moq
4 9 (1.95%) NUnit
5 7 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.87%) JIRA
7 3 (0.65%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.22%) MorphX
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.22%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.22%) ClearQuest
General
1 91 (19.74%) Finance
2 29 (6.29%) Advertising
3 16 (3.47%) Banking
3 16 (3.47%) Welsh Language
4 13 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.82%) Retail
5 10 (2.17%) Law
6 9 (1.95%) Marketing
7 8 (1.74%) Legal
8 5 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 117 (25.38%) Developer
2 93 (20.17%) Analyst
3 47 (10.20%) .NET Developer
4 36 (7.81%) Administrator
5 32 (6.94%) Business Analyst
6 30 (6.51%) DBA
6 30 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (5.42%) Senior Developer
8 24 (5.21%) Support Engineer
9 23 (4.99%) 3rd Line Support
10 20 (4.34%) Software Developer
11 19 (4.12%) SQL DBA
12 16 (3.47%) Consultant
13 14 (3.04%) ASP.NET Developer
14 13 (2.82%) Server Engineer
14 13 (2.82%) Service Analyst
15 12 (2.60%) Service Manager
15 12 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
15 12 (2.60%) Service Desk Analyst
15 12 (2.60%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (22.34%) .NET
2 64 (13.88%) CSS
2 64 (13.88%) HTML
3 62 (13.45%) ASP.NET
4 45 (9.76%) .NET Framework
5 44 (9.54%) XML
6 37 (8.03%) WCF
7 26 (5.64%) jQuery
8 24 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 23 (4.99%) Web Services
10 21 (4.56%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (3.47%) SOAP
11 16 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (3.04%) HTML5
12 14 (3.04%) XHTML
12 14 (3.04%) WinForms
13 12 (2.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 11 (2.39%) LINQ to SQL
14 11 (2.39%) LINQ
14 11 (2.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.68%) Clustering
2 34 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.29%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.25%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.82%) Blackberry
5 13 (2.82%) Replication
6 11 (2.39%) GIS
6 11 (2.39%) AS400
7 7 (1.52%) iPhone
8 5 (1.08%) Graphic Design
8 5 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (0.87%) EqualLogic
9 4 (0.87%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.87%) Physics
9 4 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.65%) iPad
10 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.65%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.65%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 182 (39.48%) Windows
2 54 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (11.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 50 (10.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (8.68%) Linux
6 33 (7.16%) Windows 7
7 20 (4.34%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.39%) Android
9 10 (2.17%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.17%) UNIX
10 4 (0.87%) CentOS
10 4 (0.87%) OS/400
11 3 (0.65%) AIX
11 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.43%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.22%) Solaris
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.22%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (14.75%) ITIL
3 54 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
4 40 (8.68%) MVC
5 37 (8.03%) Project Management
6 34 (7.38%) ETL
7 33 (7.16%) TDD
8 32 (6.94%) Mentoring
9 31 (6.72%) Scrum
10 28 (6.07%) Service Delivery
11 23 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
11 23 (4.99%) OO
11 23 (4.99%) Web Development
12 22 (4.77%) Migration
13 21 (4.56%) PRINCE2
14 20 (4.34%) CRM
14 20 (4.34%) Data Migration
15 18 (3.90%) Load Balancing
16 17 (3.69%) ERP
16 17 (3.69%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 189 (41.00%) SQL
2 85 (18.44%) C#
3 57 (12.36%) T-SQL
4 51 (11.06%) JavaScript
5 25 (5.42%) VB.NET
6 21 (4.56%) Java
7 17 (3.69%) C++
8 14 (3.04%) PHP
9 12 (2.60%) VBA
9 12 (2.60%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.95%) Python
11 7 (1.52%) Delphi
11 7 (1.52%) Perl
12 5 (1.08%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.08%) VB
13 4 (0.87%) VC++
13 4 (0.87%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.87%) Ruby
14 3 (0.65%) XAML
15 1 (0.22%) X++
Qualifications
1 63 (13.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (12.80%) Degree
3 41 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (5.86%) CCNA
5 25 (5.42%) MCSE
6 22 (4.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (4.56%) MCP
8 17 (3.69%) CCNP
8 17 (3.69%) SAP Certification
9 14 (3.04%) MCITP
10 10 (2.17%) ISEB
11 9 (1.95%) MCSA
11 9 (1.95%) Security Cleared
12 8 (1.74%) VCP5
13 7 (1.52%) CCSE
13 7 (1.52%) JNCIS
13 7 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (1.30%) MCDBA
14 6 (1.30%) SC Cleared
14 6 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.64%) SLA
2 20 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (4.12%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.52%) QA
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 117 (25.38%) Active Directory
2 66 (14.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.90%) VMware ESX
5 8 (1.74%) XenServer
6 7 (1.52%) XenApp
7 5 (1.08%) vSphere
7 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.65%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.65%) Firmware
8 3 (0.65%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.65%) KVM
9 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.43%) Xen
10 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (1.95%) SCCM
2 6 (1.30%) WSUS
3 5 (1.08%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (1.08%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (1.08%) Puppet
4 4 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.65%) SCDPM
5 3 (0.65%) SCOM
6 2 (0.43%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.43%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.22%) Nessus
7 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 131 (28.42%) VMware
2 76 (16.49%) Cisco
3 37 (8.03%) HP
4 35 (7.59%) Oracle
5 33 (7.16%) SAP
6 28 (6.07%) Citrix
7 19 (4.12%) IBM
8 15 (3.25%) Dell
9 14 (3.04%) Cognos
10 12 (2.60%) McAfee
10 12 (2.60%) CheckPoint
11 11 (2.39%) Juniper
12 10 (2.17%) Blue Coat
13 9 (1.95%) F5
14 8 (1.74%) SonicWALL
14 8 (1.74%) Google
14 8 (1.74%) Websense
14 8 (1.74%) NetApp
15 7 (1.52%) Business Objects
15 7 (1.52%) Apple
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per day + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer People
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus, pension, 25 days etc
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
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + on call + shift allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Chepstow, Gwent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glamorgan
TRG
Salary: 45000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TRG
Salary: £45000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £25K
Posted: 4 days ago