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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 17 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 28.81% 8.89% 13.95%
As % of the Vendors category 58.62% 28.57% 46.15%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 5
Average salary £36,000 £30,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.03% -23.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,600 £41,550 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
29 14 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 49.15% 31.11% 30.23%
Number of salaries quoted 27 14 11
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £39,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 +6 17 £36,000 +18.03%
Microsoft
South Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Torfaen

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 23 (79.31%) SQL Server
2 21 (72.41%) .NET
3 20 (68.97%) MS Excel
4 18 (62.07%) SQL
4 18 (62.07%) C#
5 17 (58.62%) OO
6 15 (51.72%) HTML
7 14 (48.28%) WCF
8 12 (41.38%) TDD
8 12 (41.38%) HTML5
8 12 (41.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (41.38%) XML
8 12 (41.38%) OOD
9 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (37.93%) .NET Framework
10 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 10 (34.48%) WinForms
10 10 (34.48%) MVC
11 8 (27.59%) Windows
11 8 (27.59%) Moq
11 8 (27.59%) Product Management
11 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (27.59%) PaaS
11 8 (27.59%) MSTest
11 8 (27.59%) IaaS
11 8 (27.59%) NUnit
12 7 (24.14%) Retail
12 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET
12 7 (24.14%) Java
12 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Torfaen by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 5 (17.24%) IIS
2 3 (10.34%) Node.js
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (68.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (27.59%) PaaS
1 8 (27.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) VoIP
1 2 (6.90%) SMTP
1 2 (6.90%) FTP
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
1 2 (6.90%) VPN
1 2 (6.90%) HTTPS
1 2 (6.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (79.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Moq
1 8 (27.59%) MSTest
1 8 (27.59%) NUnit
2 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) JUnit
General
1 7 (24.14%) Retail
2 5 (17.24%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 16 (55.17%) .NET Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Graduate
4 3 (10.34%) Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Junior
4 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Junior Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Junior .NET Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (6.90%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Data Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.90%) DBA
5 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (72.41%) .NET
2 15 (51.72%) HTML
3 14 (48.28%) WCF
4 12 (41.38%) HTML5
4 12 (41.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (41.38%) XML
5 11 (37.93%) .NET Framework
6 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 10 (34.48%) WinForms
7 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET
8 6 (20.69%) CSS
9 3 (10.34%) XHTML
10 2 (6.90%) XSD
10 2 (6.90%) XSLT
11 1 (3.45%) Web Services
11 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
11 1 (3.45%) JAX-WS
11 1 (3.45%) JPA
11 1 (3.45%) Java EE
11 1 (3.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Replication
1 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Open Source
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) EPoS
3 1 (3.45%) FMCG
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) UNIX
5 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) OO
2 12 (41.38%) TDD
2 12 (41.38%) OOD
3 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (34.48%) MVC
5 8 (27.59%) Product Management
6 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
7 5 (17.24%) Logistics
8 4 (13.79%) Scrum
9 3 (10.34%) OOP
9 3 (10.34%) Database Tuning
9 3 (10.34%) Web Development
9 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
10 2 (6.90%) Data Entry
10 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
10 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Project Management
10 2 (6.90%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) SQL
1 18 (62.07%) C#
2 7 (24.14%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle