The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Swansea region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Swansea region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 12 34 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 13.19% 36.17% 39.02%
As % of the Vendors category 42.86% 77.27% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11 32 16
Average salary £25,000 £27,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Swansea
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
28 44 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 30.77% 46.81% 48.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16 39 20
Average salary £25,000 £27,500 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +19.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £18,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
West Wales

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Swansea

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Swansea region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Swansea

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Swansea

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Swansea region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Swansea

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swansea

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Swansea 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 28 (90.32%) SQL Server
2 22 (70.97%) Windows
3 18 (58.06%) C#
3 18 (58.06%) .NET
4 16 (51.61%) SQL
5 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET
5 15 (48.39%) MVC
5 15 (48.39%) WinForms
5 15 (48.39%) WCF
5 15 (48.39%) WPF
6 11 (35.48%) XML
6 11 (35.48%) XSLT
7 10 (32.26%) Oracle Forms
7 10 (32.26%) SharePoint
7 10 (32.26%) CSS
7 10 (32.26%) HTML
7 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
7 10 (32.26%) Oracle
7 10 (32.26%) GIS
7 10 (32.26%) Blackberry
7 10 (32.26%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (32.26%) Visual Studio
7 10 (32.26%) Silverlight
7 10 (32.26%) LINQ
7 10 (32.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (32.26%) .NET Framework
7 10 (32.26%) Android
7 10 (32.26%) Mercurial
7 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (32.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Swansea 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 10 (32.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) FileNet
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) LiveCycle
3 1 (3.23%) Confluence
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) Wireless
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) DHCP
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (90.32%) SQL Server
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle Database 10g
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle Database
3 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (9.68%) Star Schema
5 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (9.68%) OLAP
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle Forms
1 10 (32.26%) Visual Studio
1 10 (32.26%) Mercurial
2 7 (22.58%) NUnit
3 5 (16.13%) MSTest
3 5 (16.13%) Rhino Mocks
3 5 (16.13%) Moq
4 2 (6.45%) NCover
4 2 (6.45%) CruiseControl
5 1 (3.23%) Subversion
5 1 (3.23%) Maven
5 1 (3.23%) JIRA
5 1 (3.23%) Hudson
5 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.23%) Back Office
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Developer
2 15 (48.39%) .NET Developer
3 10 (32.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 10 (32.26%) C# Developer
3 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET Developer
3 10 (32.26%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (25.81%) Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Customer Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Customer Support Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Software Support Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Junior
8 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Customer Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) .NET
2 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET
2 15 (48.39%) WinForms
2 15 (48.39%) WCF
2 15 (48.39%) WPF
3 11 (35.48%) XML
3 11 (35.48%) XSLT
4 10 (32.26%) CSS
4 10 (32.26%) HTML
4 10 (32.26%) Silverlight
4 10 (32.26%) LINQ
4 10 (32.26%) .NET Framework
4 10 (32.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (16.13%) Spring.NET
5 5 (16.13%) Unity DI Container
5 5 (16.13%) Razor View Engine
5 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 5 (16.13%) Castle Windsor
5 5 (16.13%) Ninject
5 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) GIS
1 10 (32.26%) Blackberry
2 5 (16.13%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Open Source
3 1 (3.23%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Android
2 10 (32.26%) Apple iOS
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) MVC
2 10 (32.26%) Android Development
2 10 (32.26%) iOS Development
3 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (19.35%) TDD
3 6 (19.35%) Scrum
4 5 (16.13%) Kanban
4 5 (16.13%) Web Application Development
4 5 (16.13%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (16.13%) MVVM
5 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.68%) ETL
6 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Content Management
6 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.68%) Analytics
7 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) C#
2 16 (51.61%) SQL
3 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) Scala
5 1 (3.23%) Groovy
5 1 (3.23%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (16.13%) MCSE
3 3 (9.68%) ISEB
3 3 (9.68%) MCSA
4 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.23%) CCNA
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) MicroStrategy
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco
2 3 (9.68%) Cognos
2 3 (9.68%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe
4 1 (3.23%) Juniper
4 1 (3.23%) Twitter