The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Torfaen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 6 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 21 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 17.50% 29.55% 6.82%
As % of the Vendors category 30.88% 48.15% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 6
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £50,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
South Wales

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

Vendors Category
Torfaen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
68 27 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 56.67% 61.36% 19.32%
Number of salaries quoted 41 27 17
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £26,400 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Torfaen

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Torfaen

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Torfaen

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Torfaen

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Torfaen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Torfaen region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Torfaen

Microsoft
Job Locations in Torfaen

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Torfaen region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Cwmbran -7 21 £34,000 -15.00%
Microsoft
South Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Torfaen

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Torfaen 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 14 (45.16%) C#
1 14 (45.16%) .NET
1 14 (45.16%) WCF
2 12 (38.71%) MS Excel
3 11 (35.48%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (32.26%) PaaS
4 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (32.26%) TDD
4 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
4 10 (32.26%) Windows
5 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
5 9 (29.03%) MVC
6 8 (25.81%) Marketing
6 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
6 8 (25.81%) Mobile Marketing
6 8 (25.81%) Big Data
6 8 (25.81%) Windows 8
6 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
6 8 (25.81%) Data Mining
6 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
6 8 (25.81%) Advertising
6 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
7 7 (22.58%) MS Office
7 7 (22.58%) SQL
7 7 (22.58%) HTML
7 7 (22.58%) HTML5
8 6 (19.35%) Node.js
8 6 (19.35%) Web Services
8 6 (19.35%) XML
8 6 (19.35%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Torfaen by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Torfaen 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 (19.35%) SharePoint
1 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
1 6 (19.35%) Node.js
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.45%) Apache
3 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (38.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (22.58%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) PaaS
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.45%) SaaS
3 2 (6.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
2 6 (19.35%) SNMP
3 4 (12.90%) Multicast
3 4 (12.90%) IGMP
3 4 (12.90%) RTSP
4 2 (6.45%) VLAN
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.45%) ADSL
4 2 (6.45%) ISDN
4 2 (6.45%) LAN
4 2 (6.45%) WAN
4 2 (6.45%) DHCP
4 2 (6.45%) VPN
4 2 (6.45%) DNS
4 2 (6.45%) SAN
4 2 (6.45%) OSPF
4 2 (6.45%) BGP
4 2 (6.45%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
1 8 (25.81%) Data Mining
1 8 (25.81%) Big Data
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Mercurial
2 2 (6.45%) MSTest
2 2 (6.45%) Moq
2 2 (6.45%) NUnit
General
1 8 (25.81%) Advertising
1 8 (25.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (25.81%) Administrator
2 8 (25.81%) .NET Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Team Leader
3 4 (12.90%) Test Team Leader
3 4 (12.90%) Software Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Trainer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Graduate
6 1 (3.23%) Junior Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Graduate Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Graduate Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Junior Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Junior
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) .NET
1 14 (45.16%) WCF
2 11 (35.48%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
4 7 (22.58%) HTML
4 7 (22.58%) HTML5
5 6 (19.35%) Web Services
5 6 (19.35%) XML
6 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
6 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (9.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (9.68%) REST
7 3 (9.68%) CSS
7 3 (9.68%) SOAP
8 2 (6.45%) WinForms
8 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Client/Server
1 4 (12.90%) DTV
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Statistics
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
2 8 (25.81%) Windows 8
3 4 (12.90%) Linux
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (32.26%) TDD
2 9 (29.03%) MVC
3 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
3 8 (25.81%) Mobile Marketing
4 6 (19.35%) OOD
4 6 (19.35%) Scrum
5 4 (12.90%) OO
5 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Test Management
5 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
6 3 (9.68%) BDD
6 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.45%) Network Management
7 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (6.45%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) C#
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) VB.NET
4 4 (12.90%) Korn
4 4 (12.90%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) VB
5 2 (6.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) MCSE
2 2 (6.45%) MCSA
2 2 (6.45%) CCNP
2 2 (6.45%) CCNA
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) Firmware
3 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (6.45%) Xen
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) VMware
2 2 (6.45%) Brocade
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco
2 2 (6.45%) IBM
2 2 (6.45%) Dell
2 2 (6.45%) EMC
2 2 (6.45%) Nokia
2 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint