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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 26 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 4.08% 22.22% -
As % of the Vendors category 11.76% 52.17% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 0
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
34 23 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 34.69% 42.59% 17.31%
Number of salaries quoted 34 22 9
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,600 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £46,600 £42,000
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
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 3 July 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 -16 4 £32,500 -7.14%
Microsoft
South Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Torfaen

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (47.06%) Windows
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (47.06%) SDLC
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 6 (35.29%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) .NET
3 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
3 6 (35.29%) QA
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
4 4 (23.53%) WCF
4 4 (23.53%) Degree
4 4 (23.53%) Test Management
4 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (23.53%) Unicast
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Multicast
4 4 (23.53%) Korn
4 4 (23.53%) IGMP
4 4 (23.53%) RTSP
4 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
4 4 (23.53%) Perl
4 4 (23.53%) IIS
4 4 (23.53%) MS Office
4 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
4 4 (23.53%) SNMP
4 4 (23.53%) DTV

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Torfaen by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (23.53%) IIS
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (11.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 4 (23.53%) IGMP
2 4 (23.53%) RTSP
2 4 (23.53%) Multicast
2 4 (23.53%) Unicast
2 4 (23.53%) SNMP
3 3 (17.65%) SMTP
3 3 (17.65%) FTP
3 3 (17.65%) HTTP
3 3 (17.65%) VPN
3 3 (17.65%) HTTPS
3 3 (17.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Data Mining
2 3 (17.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Ranorex
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Advertising
1 3 (17.65%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) Test Team Leader
1 4 (23.53%) Team Leader
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Junior
3 2 (11.76%) Junior Developer
3 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior QA Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
2 4 (23.53%) WCF
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) XSD
4 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
1 4 (23.53%) DTV
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (47.06%) SDLC
2 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
2 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Management
3 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (17.65%) Mobile Marketing
4 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (17.65%) MVC
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Scalability Testing
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) Perl
2 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
2 4 (23.53%) Korn
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Telerik