The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 3 13
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 13 24 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 16.88% 38.71% 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 52.00% 77.42% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 7
Average salary £29,023 £26,750 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.49% +11.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £24,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,428 £31,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
West Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Swansea region.

Vendors Category
Swansea
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25 31 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 32.47% 50.00% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 17 24 8
Average salary £27,000 £27,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.81% +14.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,850 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £36,550 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Salary Histogram in Swansea

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Swansea region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Swansea

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swansea

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (54.17%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) Windows
3 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (33.33%) .NET
4 8 (33.33%) C#
5 6 (25.00%) HTML
5 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (25.00%) CSS
5 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (25.00%) Content Management
5 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
6 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
6 5 (20.83%) Web Services
6 5 (20.83%) Internet
6 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
6 5 (20.83%) MVC
6 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 4 (16.67%) Migration
7 4 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (16.67%) OOD
7 4 (16.67%) OO
7 4 (16.67%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) IIS
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) VLAN
2 2 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (12.50%) OLAP
4 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (12.50%) Star Schema
4 3 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) Mercurial
2 2 (8.33%) NCover
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (8.33%) NUnit
2 2 (8.33%) CruiseControl
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Lead Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Junior
5 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Software Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Customer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (25.00%) CSS
2 6 (25.00%) HTML
3 5 (20.83%) Web Services
3 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
4 3 (12.50%) WCF
4 3 (12.50%) jQuery
4 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (12.50%) HTML5
4 3 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (12.50%) Durandal
5 2 (8.33%) WinForms
5 2 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (8.33%) WPF
5 2 (8.33%) Silverlight
5 2 (8.33%) LINQ
5 2 (8.33%) XML
5 2 (8.33%) XSLT
6 1 (4.17%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) RIA
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.33%) GIS
4 1 (4.17%) Derivative
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Content Management
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) MVC
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
3 4 (16.67%) OO
3 4 (16.67%) OOD
4 3 (12.50%) ETL
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.50%) B2B
4 3 (12.50%) OOP
4 3 (12.50%) TDD
4 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Analytics
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.33%) Android Development
5 2 (8.33%) iOS Development
5 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (12.50%) CoffeeScript
4 3 (12.50%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.17%) ActionScript
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) MCSE
2 3 (12.50%) MCSA
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Cognos
1 3 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
2 2 (8.33%) ProCurve
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco
2 2 (8.33%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Dell
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