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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10 18 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 14.49% 24.66% 19.70%
As % of the Vendors category 38.46% 90.00% 61.90%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 12
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.34%
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
26 20 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 37.68% 27.40% 31.82%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 18
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,500 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Swansea

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swansea

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (39.13%) CSS
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Degree
4 7 (30.43%) HTML
4 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
5 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
5 6 (26.09%) Internet
5 6 (26.09%) MVC
5 6 (26.09%) Content Management
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (26.09%) HTML5
5 6 (26.09%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (21.74%) Web Services
6 5 (21.74%) Scrum
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (17.39%) MS Office
7 4 (17.39%) OO
7 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
7 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
7 4 (17.39%) OOD

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
1 4 (17.39%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) MS Office
3 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) VLAN
2 2 (8.70%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (26.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.70%) NCover
2 2 (8.70%) NUnit
2 2 (8.70%) CruiseControl
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Lead Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) QA Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Software Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support
6 1 (4.35%) Graduate
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Junior
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) CSS
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
2 7 (30.43%) HTML
3 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (26.09%) HTML5
4 5 (21.74%) Web Services
5 4 (17.39%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (13.04%) Durandal
6 3 (13.04%) jQuery
6 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
7 2 (8.70%) XML
8 1 (4.35%) Flash
8 1 (4.35%) NHibernate
8 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
1 4 (17.39%) RIA
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Derivative
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) MVC
2 6 (26.09%) Content Management
3 5 (21.74%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 4 (17.39%) TDD
4 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
4 4 (17.39%) OO
4 4 (17.39%) OOD
4 4 (17.39%) B2B
5 3 (13.04%) OOP
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) ERP
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C#
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 4 (17.39%) CoffeeScript
3 4 (17.39%) TypeScript
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco
1 2 (8.70%) HP
1 2 (8.70%) Dell
1 2 (8.70%) VMware
1 2 (8.70%) ProCurve