The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 313 275 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 22.93% 20.88% 20.05%
As % of the Vendors category 48.45% 44.93% 41.68%
Number of salaries quoted 248 253 232
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,800 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
UK

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

Vendors Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
646 612 607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 47.33% 46.47% 48.10%
Number of salaries quoted 520 523 554
Average salary £36,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Wales

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Wales

Microsoft
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
South Wales 0 273 £36,000 +2.85% 20
North Wales -1 26 £32,500 -23.52% 3
West Wales +7 8 £20,000 -20.00% 3
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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.

1 256 (42.38%) MS Excel
2 246 (40.73%) Windows
3 214 (35.43%) SQL Server
4 208 (34.44%) SQL
5 195 (32.28%) VMware
6 144 (23.84%) Finance
7 143 (23.68%) Active Directory
8 136 (22.52%) .NET
9 121 (20.03%) C#
10 116 (19.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 115 (19.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 112 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
13 104 (17.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 92 (15.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 92 (15.23%) MS Exchange
15 84 (13.91%) Business Intelligence
16 83 (13.74%) Cisco
17 78 (12.91%) ITIL
18 77 (12.75%) T-SQL
18 77 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
19 76 (12.58%) ASP.NET
20 75 (12.42%) MS Office
21 73 (12.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 65 (10.76%) Degree
22 65 (10.76%) Citrix
23 63 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
24 62 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
25 61 (10.10%) Firewall
25 61 (10.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 57 (9.44%) Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 92 (15.23%) MS Exchange
2 57 (9.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 56 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 44 (7.28%) IIS
6 33 (5.46%) SharePoint
7 30 (4.97%) WebSphere
8 25 (4.14%) Lync
9 23 (3.81%) SAS
10 17 (2.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 16 (2.65%) IBM HTTP Server
12 14 (2.32%) CMS
13 11 (1.82%) Apache
13 11 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2000
14 10 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (1.32%) Commerce Server
16 7 (1.16%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.99%) Node.js
18 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
19 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 256 (42.38%) MS Excel
2 75 (12.42%) MS Office
3 34 (5.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.15%) MS Project
5 5 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.17%) Sage ERP X3
5 1 (0.17%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.17%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.15%) Office 365
4 8 (1.32%) PaaS
5 7 (1.16%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.66%) SaaS
6 4 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.33%) IaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 61 (10.10%) Firewall
2 55 (9.11%) DNS
3 53 (8.77%) Internet
4 47 (7.78%) DHCP
5 39 (6.46%) SAN
6 35 (5.79%) TCP/IP
7 22 (3.64%) HTTP
8 18 (2.98%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (2.65%) BGP
9 16 (2.65%) OSPF
9 16 (2.65%) VPN
10 15 (2.48%) Cisco PIX
11 12 (1.99%) Network Security
11 12 (1.99%) NetScaler
12 11 (1.82%) SNMP
13 10 (1.66%) Ethernet
13 10 (1.66%) Broadband
13 10 (1.66%) iSCSI
14 9 (1.49%) VoIP
15 8 (1.32%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (35.43%) SQL Server
2 73 (12.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 62 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 61 (10.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 55 (9.11%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (8.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 35 (5.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 29 (4.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (3.81%) OLTP
9 23 (3.81%) DTS
10 14 (2.32%) SQL Server 2000
10 14 (2.32%) Relational Database
11 13 (2.15%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.99%) MySQL
13 10 (1.66%) MS Access
13 10 (1.66%) Big Data
14 9 (1.49%) OLAP
15 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
16 7 (1.16%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (4.80%) Visual Studio
3 18 (2.98%) NUnit
4 14 (2.32%) Rhino Mocks
5 9 (1.49%) MSTest
6 6 (0.99%) Moq
7 5 (0.83%) Subversion
8 4 (0.66%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (0.50%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.33%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.33%) StyleCop
10 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.17%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.17%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.17%) JMeter
General
1 144 (23.84%) Finance
2 35 (5.79%) Advertising
3 29 (4.80%) Back Office
4 16 (2.65%) Retail
5 12 (1.99%) Marketing
5 12 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.66%) Banking
6 10 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.32%) Automotive
8 7 (1.16%) Law
9 5 (0.83%) Welsh Language
10 4 (0.66%) Military
10 4 (0.66%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.50%) Legal
11 3 (0.50%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) Games
13 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 147 (24.34%) Developer
2 91 (15.07%) Analyst
3 67 (11.09%) .NET Developer
4 63 (10.43%) Administrator
5 54 (8.94%) DBA
6 45 (7.45%) SQL DBA
7 44 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 39 (6.46%) Architect
9 34 (5.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 32 (5.30%) 3rd Line Support
11 24 (3.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (3.81%) C# Developer
13 22 (3.64%) Support Engineer
13 22 (3.64%) Business Analyst
14 19 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
15 18 (2.98%) Senior Analyst
16 17 (2.81%) C# .NET Developer
16 17 (2.81%) Team Leader
16 17 (2.81%) Network Engineer
16 17 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (22.52%) .NET
2 76 (12.58%) ASP.NET
3 49 (8.11%) HTML
4 42 (6.95%) WCF
5 36 (5.96%) XML
6 34 (5.63%) CSS
7 28 (4.64%) .NET Framework
8 26 (4.30%) jQuery
8 26 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (3.64%) Web Services
10 19 (3.15%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (2.65%) COM
12 15 (2.48%) AngularJS
12 15 (2.48%) HTML5
13 14 (2.32%) Castle Windsor
14 13 (2.15%) WPF
15 12 (1.99%) SignalR
16 11 (1.82%) WinForms
17 10 (1.66%) Entity Framework
18 9 (1.49%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.95%) AS400
3 32 (5.30%) Clustering
4 24 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.82%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.66%) Statistics
7 10 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (1.66%) EqualLogic
8 9 (1.49%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.49%) Tandem
9 8 (1.32%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.32%) GIS
9 8 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (1.16%) Replication
10 7 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.99%) iSeries
11 6 (0.99%) Data Extraction
11 6 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 246 (40.73%) Windows
2 116 (19.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 115 (19.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 92 (15.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (8.28%) Linux
6 24 (3.97%) OS/400
7 20 (3.31%) Windows 7
8 17 (2.81%) Windows 2000 Server
9 16 (2.65%) UNIX
10 9 (1.49%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.32%) AIX
11 8 (1.32%) Solaris
12 7 (1.16%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.99%) Android
14 4 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.33%) CentOS
17 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (13.91%) Business Intelligence
3 78 (12.91%) ITIL
4 55 (9.11%) SDLC
5 49 (8.11%) CRM
6 48 (7.95%) Scrum
7 46 (7.62%) MVC
8 44 (7.28%) Mentoring
9 40 (6.62%) ETL
10 35 (5.79%) Service Delivery
11 32 (5.30%) Migration
12 30 (4.97%) TDD
13 29 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (4.80%) Project Management
14 28 (4.64%) Change Management
15 24 (3.97%) Kimball Methodology
15 24 (3.97%) Load Balancing
16 23 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
17 19 (3.15%) PRINCE2
18 16 (2.65%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 208 (34.44%) SQL
2 121 (20.03%) C#
3 77 (12.75%) T-SQL
4 51 (8.44%) JavaScript
5 27 (4.47%) VB.NET
6 13 (2.15%) VB
7 12 (1.99%) Java
7 12 (1.99%) PHP
8 10 (1.66%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.16%) Perl
9 7 (1.16%) VB6
10 6 (0.99%) C
10 6 (0.99%) XAML
11 5 (0.83%) TypeScript
11 5 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.83%) C++
12 4 (0.66%) Korn
13 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.50%) VBScript
13 3 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 77 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (10.76%) Degree
3 56 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (7.45%) CCNA
5 41 (6.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 32 (5.30%) VCP5
7 31 (5.13%) Security Cleared
8 28 (4.64%) MCSE
8 28 (4.64%) SAP Certification
9 24 (3.97%) MCITP
10 22 (3.64%) CCNP
11 21 (3.48%) SC Cleared
12 19 (3.15%) MCP
12 19 (3.15%) MCSA
13 14 (2.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (1.32%) MCDBA
15 7 (1.16%) APMP
16 6 (0.99%) CISSP
17 5 (0.83%) ISEB
18 4 (0.66%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (5.13%) ISO 9001
3 19 (3.15%) SLA
4 13 (2.15%) QA
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 143 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 104 (17.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.96%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.65%) XenApp
5 12 (1.99%) vSphere
6 8 (1.32%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.99%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.83%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.83%) Firmware
9 4 (0.66%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.66%) XenServer
10 3 (0.50%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.17%) KVM
11 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (2.98%) SCCM
2 9 (1.49%) NetBackup
3 6 (0.99%) Tivoli
3 6 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (0.99%) Puppet
3 6 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (0.83%) Ansible
4 5 (0.83%) Nessus
5 4 (0.66%) WSUS
5 4 (0.66%) OpenView
5 4 (0.66%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (0.66%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.50%) SCOM
7 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.17%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.17%) Nmap
Vendors
1 195 (32.28%) VMware
2 83 (13.74%) Cisco
3 65 (10.76%) Citrix
4 46 (7.62%) HP
5 40 (6.62%) IBM
6 32 (5.30%) SAP
6 32 (5.30%) Oracle
7 27 (4.47%) Cognos
8 23 (3.81%) Dell
9 22 (3.64%) MicroStrategy
10 12 (1.99%) Veritas
10 12 (1.99%) SolarWinds
11 11 (1.82%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.49%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.49%) Avaya
13 8 (1.32%) Unisys
13 8 (1.32%) NetApp
13 8 (1.32%) F5
14 7 (1.16%) Symantec
14 7 (1.16%) Remedy
Newport, Gwent
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bangor, Gwynedd
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff
IntaPeople
Salary: £0 - £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Flintshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff University
Salary: From £39,685 to £45,954 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + pension
Posted: 8 days ago
Holywell, North West
Networx Recruitment
Salary: Salary £Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £35k - 42k per year + Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 9 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £18k - 25k per year + pension
Posted: 9 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £22000 - £31000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Premier IT
Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cwmbran
CPS Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £26k - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 13 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago