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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1 12 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 2.70% 13.79% 33.33%
As % of the Vendors category 12.50% 42.86% 76.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1 11 32
Average salary £18,500 £29,023 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.25% +5.53%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
8 28 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 21.62% 32.18% 43.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 39
Average salary £22,500 £22,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,950 £19,500 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £35,000 £29,718
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 September 2015, 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 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (22.22%) MCSA
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL V2
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Data Governance
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (11.11%) Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) COBIT
4 1 (11.11%) IIS
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (11.11%) .NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Problem Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Security Manager
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support
4 1 (11.11%) Junior IT Support
4 1 (11.11%) Junior IT Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Security Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Security Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Software Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Graduate
4 1 (11.11%) Junior
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL V2
3 1 (11.11%) Data Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 1 (11.11%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) VB
1 1 (11.11%) Uniface
1 1 (11.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSA
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) COBIT
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory