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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 284 247 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 20.96% 23.70% 13.70%
As % of the Vendors category 43.36% 49.80% 38.23%
Number of salaries quoted 247 230 138
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £24,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £43,200
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
655 496 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 48.34% 47.60% 35.84%
Number of salaries quoted 555 423 346
Average salary £37,500 £37,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,200 £47,600 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -2 264 £37,500 +7.14% 62
North Wales +4 12 £33,000 - 9
West Wales +2 6 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Mid Wales - 1 £20,000 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 233 (44.13%) MS Excel
2 217 (41.10%) SQL
3 214 (40.53%) SQL Server
4 204 (38.64%) Windows
5 143 (27.08%) VMware
6 136 (25.76%) Active Directory
7 115 (21.78%) .NET
8 114 (21.59%) Finance
9 91 (17.23%) C#
10 87 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
11 80 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 78 (14.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 76 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
14 74 (14.02%) T-SQL
15 73 (13.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 73 (13.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 72 (13.64%) Cisco
16 72 (13.64%) MS Exchange
17 70 (13.26%) Microsoft Certification
18 67 (12.69%) MS Office
18 67 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
19 66 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
20 65 (12.31%) Degree
21 63 (11.93%) ITIL
22 62 (11.74%) ASP.NET
22 62 (11.74%) HTML
23 59 (11.17%) CSS
23 59 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
24 58 (10.98%) Data Warehouse
25 50 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 72 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 50 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2013
2 50 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 35 (6.63%) IIS
5 32 (6.06%) SharePoint
6 24 (4.55%) CMS
7 20 (3.79%) WebSphere
8 16 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (2.27%) Lync
10 11 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (1.89%) SAS
12 9 (1.70%) IBM HTTP Server
13 8 (1.52%) Commerce Server
14 7 (1.33%) Apache
15 6 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2000
15 6 (1.14%) Node.js
16 5 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
16 5 (0.95%) Umbraco
Applications
1 233 (44.13%) MS Excel
2 67 (12.69%) MS Office
3 24 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.08%) MS Project
5 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.38%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 19 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 13 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.38%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.38%) Line 500
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.19%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.19%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.08%) Office 365
2 11 (2.08%) PaaS
3 8 (1.52%) SaaS
4 7 (1.33%) IaaS
5 5 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.77%) DNS
2 40 (7.58%) Firewall
3 37 (7.01%) SAN
4 33 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 31 (5.87%) DHCP
6 29 (5.49%) Internet
7 18 (3.41%) LAN
7 18 (3.41%) WAN
8 16 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (2.65%) VoIP
9 14 (2.65%) Cisco PIX
10 13 (2.46%) HTTP
11 10 (1.89%) VPN
12 8 (1.52%) NAS
13 7 (1.33%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.33%) VLAN
14 6 (1.14%) BGP
14 6 (1.14%) OSPF
14 6 (1.14%) Intranet
14 6 (1.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (40.53%) SQL Server
2 78 (14.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 73 (13.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 73 (13.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (10.98%) Data Warehouse
5 45 (8.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 38 (7.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (7.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 24 (4.55%) OLTP
8 23 (4.36%) Relational Database
9 22 (4.17%) DTS
10 17 (3.22%) Crystal Reports
11 16 (3.03%) MySQL
12 14 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (2.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 13 (2.46%) OLAP
13 13 (2.46%) SQL Server 2000
14 12 (2.27%) Oracle Database
15 9 (1.70%) Big Data
15 9 (1.70%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 22 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 18 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (3.03%) MSTest
4 12 (2.27%) NUnit
5 10 (1.89%) Moq
6 7 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (1.33%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (0.57%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.19%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.19%) Subversion
8 1 (0.19%) Selenium
8 1 (0.19%) MorphX
8 1 (0.19%) JIRA
8 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.19%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.19%) Bugzilla
General
1 114 (21.59%) Finance
2 44 (8.33%) Advertising
3 15 (2.84%) Banking
4 13 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.27%) Marketing
5 12 (2.27%) Welsh Language
6 8 (1.52%) Legal
6 8 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.52%) Retail
7 7 (1.33%) Law
8 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 133 (25.19%) Developer
2 100 (18.94%) Analyst
3 48 (9.09%) Administrator
4 45 (8.52%) DBA
5 43 (8.14%) .NET Developer
6 38 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 33 (6.25%) SQL DBA
8 29 (5.49%) Business Analyst
9 22 (4.17%) Senior Developer
10 21 (3.98%) Consultant
10 21 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
11 19 (3.60%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 19 (3.60%) Support Engineer
12 18 (3.41%) Software Developer
12 18 (3.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (2.84%) SQL Developer
13 15 (2.84%) Systems Administrator
14 14 (2.65%) Service Analyst
14 14 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support
14 14 (2.65%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (21.78%) .NET
2 62 (11.74%) ASP.NET
2 62 (11.74%) HTML
3 59 (11.17%) CSS
4 43 (8.14%) WCF
5 40 (7.58%) .NET Framework
6 36 (6.82%) XML
7 28 (5.30%) jQuery
8 24 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (3.98%) Web Services
10 19 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web API
11 18 (3.41%) HTML5
12 16 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 15 (2.84%) WinForms
14 12 (2.27%) SOAP
15 11 (2.08%) COM
16 9 (1.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 9 (1.70%) WPF
16 9 (1.70%) LINQ
17 8 (1.52%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.58%) Clustering
2 39 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 23 (4.36%) AS400
5 19 (3.60%) Blackberry
6 13 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.70%) EqualLogic
7 9 (1.70%) Replication
8 8 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.33%) iPhone
9 7 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (1.33%) GIS
10 6 (1.14%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.14%) Graphic Design
10 6 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.95%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.76%) Statistics
12 4 (0.76%) Physics
12 4 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 204 (38.64%) Windows
2 67 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 59 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (7.20%) Windows 7
6 36 (6.82%) Linux
7 20 (3.79%) Windows XP
8 16 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.08%) Android
10 9 (1.70%) OS/400
11 8 (1.52%) UNIX
11 8 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.76%) CentOS
13 3 (0.57%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.19%) AIX
14 1 (0.19%) Solaris
14 1 (0.19%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
3 63 (11.93%) ITIL
4 48 (9.09%) ETL
5 43 (8.14%) Scrum
5 43 (8.14%) MVC
5 43 (8.14%) TDD
6 42 (7.95%) Mentoring
7 35 (6.63%) Project Management
8 31 (5.87%) Service Delivery
9 28 (5.30%) Migration
10 27 (5.11%) CRM
11 25 (4.73%) PRINCE2
12 23 (4.36%) Data Migration
13 22 (4.17%) OO
13 22 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
14 21 (3.98%) ERP
15 18 (3.41%) Coaching
16 17 (3.22%) OOD
17 16 (3.03%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 217 (41.10%) SQL
2 91 (17.23%) C#
3 74 (14.02%) T-SQL
4 48 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 18 (3.41%) VB.NET
6 14 (2.65%) VBA
6 14 (2.65%) Java
7 13 (2.46%) C++
8 12 (2.27%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.52%) Perl
10 7 (1.33%) PHP
10 7 (1.33%) Delphi
10 7 (1.33%) VB
11 6 (1.14%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.14%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.76%) VC++
12 4 (0.76%) Python
12 4 (0.76%) Ruby
12 4 (0.76%) CoffeeScript
13 3 (0.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 70 (13.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (12.31%) Degree
3 40 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (5.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 27 (5.11%) CCNA
5 27 (5.11%) MCSE
6 26 (4.92%) MCP
7 18 (3.41%) VCP5
7 18 (3.41%) CCNP
8 16 (3.03%) MCITP
9 13 (2.46%) Security Cleared
9 13 (2.46%) SAP Certification
10 9 (1.70%) SC Cleared
10 9 (1.70%) MCSA
10 9 (1.70%) MCDBA
11 8 (1.52%) ISEB
12 6 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.76%) APMG
13 4 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.36%) SLA
2 14 (2.65%) ISO 9001
2 14 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.52%) QA
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 136 (25.76%) Active Directory
2 80 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (5.30%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.46%) XenApp
5 12 (2.27%) VMware ESX
6 10 (1.89%) vSphere
7 8 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (1.33%) XenServer
9 3 (0.57%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.57%) Firmware
10 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.38%) Xen
10 2 (0.38%) KVM
11 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (1.89%) SCCM
2 7 (1.33%) WSUS
3 5 (0.95%) Puppet
4 4 (0.76%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.57%) SCDPM
5 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (0.57%) SCOM
5 3 (0.57%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.19%) Ansible
6 1 (0.19%) Nessus
6 1 (0.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 143 (27.08%) VMware
2 72 (13.64%) Cisco
3 45 (8.52%) Oracle
4 35 (6.63%) HP
5 34 (6.44%) Citrix
6 28 (5.30%) Cognos
6 28 (5.30%) IBM
7 26 (4.92%) SAP
8 20 (3.79%) Dell
9 12 (2.27%) MicroStrategy
10 9 (1.70%) McAfee
10 9 (1.70%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.52%) Juniper
11 8 (1.52%) Apple
12 7 (1.33%) Blue Coat
12 7 (1.33%) Google
12 7 (1.33%) NetApp
12 7 (1.33%) Business Objects
13 6 (1.14%) Symantec
14 5 (0.95%) Sitecore
South Wales
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £35K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + car
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bangor, Gwynedd
Supertemps
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + bonus, pension, progression
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hamilton Barnes
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum Overtime + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wales
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rhyl, Clwyd
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Rhyl, Clwyd
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + on call + shift allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TRG
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Vizolution
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago