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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 310 259 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 22.40% 21.44% 17.41%
As % of the Vendors category 46.13% 43.82% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 266 238 205
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,000 £45,200
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
672 591 556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 48.55% 48.92% 43.99%
Number of salaries quoted 540 485 512
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -1 272 £36,000 +2.85% 29
North Wales -1 28 £33,500 -21.17% 6
West Wales +6 4 £37,500 +42.85% 1
Mid Wales - 1 £20,000 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 244 (41.15%) MS Excel
2 241 (40.64%) Windows
3 219 (36.93%) SQL Server
4 214 (36.09%) SQL
5 195 (32.88%) VMware
6 151 (25.46%) Active Directory
7 144 (24.28%) Finance
8 126 (21.25%) .NET
9 111 (18.72%) Agile Software Development
10 108 (18.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 105 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 104 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 100 (16.86%) C#
14 98 (16.53%) MS Exchange
15 96 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
16 87 (14.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 87 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
17 82 (13.83%) Cisco
18 80 (13.49%) T-SQL
18 80 (13.49%) ITIL
19 79 (13.32%) Microsoft Certification
19 79 (13.32%) SQL Server 2008
20 73 (12.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 72 (12.14%) MS Office
22 70 (11.80%) Data Warehouse
23 65 (10.96%) Firewall
24 63 (10.62%) Exchange Server 2013
25 62 (10.46%) Degree
26 61 (10.29%) ASP.NET
27 60 (10.12%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 98 (16.53%) MS Exchange
2 63 (10.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 60 (10.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 36 (6.07%) IIS
6 30 (5.06%) WebSphere
7 28 (4.72%) SharePoint
8 27 (4.55%) Lync
9 21 (3.54%) SAS
10 20 (3.37%) CMS
11 16 (2.70%) IBM HTTP Server
12 13 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (2.19%) Apache
13 11 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2000
15 8 (1.35%) Tomcat
15 8 (1.35%) Commerce Server
16 6 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (1.01%) Umbraco
16 6 (1.01%) Node.js
Applications
1 244 (41.15%) MS Excel
2 72 (12.14%) MS Office
3 30 (5.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.85%) MS Project
5 6 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (3.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (2.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.17%) Sage ERP X3
4 1 (0.17%) SyteLine
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.40%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.20%) Office 365
4 10 (1.69%) PaaS
5 7 (1.18%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.84%) IaaS
7 4 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.67%) SaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 65 (10.96%) Firewall
2 52 (8.77%) DNS
3 45 (7.59%) SAN
4 44 (7.42%) Internet
5 40 (6.75%) DHCP
6 37 (6.24%) TCP/IP
7 22 (3.71%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (3.04%) Cisco PIX
8 18 (3.04%) HTTP
9 15 (2.53%) LAN
9 15 (2.53%) WAN
10 14 (2.36%) VPN
11 13 (2.19%) OSPF
11 13 (2.19%) BGP
11 13 (2.19%) Network Security
12 12 (2.02%) NetScaler
13 11 (1.85%) VoIP
14 10 (1.69%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.18%) NAS
15 7 (1.18%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (36.93%) SQL Server
2 87 (14.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 79 (13.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 73 (12.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (11.80%) Data Warehouse
6 57 (9.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 41 (6.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 40 (6.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 34 (5.73%) OLTP
10 32 (5.40%) DTS
11 15 (2.53%) MySQL
11 15 (2.53%) Relational Database
12 13 (2.19%) OLAP
12 13 (2.19%) SQL Server 2000
13 12 (2.02%) Big Data
14 11 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 10 (1.69%) Oracle Database
15 10 (1.69%) Data Mining
15 10 (1.69%) MS Access
16 9 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 25 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (2.36%) NUnit
4 12 (2.02%) MSTest
4 12 (2.02%) Rhino Mocks
5 6 (1.01%) Moq
6 5 (0.84%) Subversion
7 3 (0.51%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.34%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.34%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.17%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.17%) Selenium
9 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.17%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.17%) Ranorex
General
1 144 (24.28%) Finance
2 46 (7.76%) Advertising
3 16 (2.70%) Banking
4 15 (2.53%) Marketing
4 15 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.19%) Back Office
6 11 (1.85%) Retail
7 10 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.35%) Law
8 8 (1.35%) Welsh Language
9 7 (1.18%) Automotive
10 6 (1.01%) Legal
11 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.51%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Military
12 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 142 (23.95%) Developer
2 90 (15.18%) Analyst
3 59 (9.95%) DBA
4 58 (9.78%) Administrator
5 52 (8.77%) .NET Developer
6 50 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 44 (7.42%) SQL DBA
8 35 (5.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 32 (5.40%) Architect
10 31 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support
11 26 (4.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (4.22%) Business Analyst
13 19 (3.20%) Network Engineer
13 19 (3.20%) Support Engineer
13 19 (3.20%) Team Leader
14 18 (3.04%) SQL Developer
14 18 (3.04%) Consultant
15 17 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
15 17 (2.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 15 (2.53%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (21.25%) .NET
2 61 (10.29%) ASP.NET
3 48 (8.09%) CSS
4 44 (7.42%) HTML
5 38 (6.41%) WCF
6 30 (5.06%) .NET Framework
7 24 (4.05%) XML
8 23 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 21 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (3.04%) HTML5
10 18 (3.04%) Web Services
10 18 (3.04%) jQuery
11 17 (2.87%) COM
12 12 (2.02%) Castle Windsor
13 11 (1.85%) WPF
14 10 (1.69%) WinForms
14 10 (1.69%) SignalR
15 9 (1.52%) Entity Framework
16 7 (1.18%) NHibernate
16 7 (1.18%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (7.42%) Clustering
3 38 (6.41%) AS400
4 22 (3.71%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.85%) Blackberry
6 11 (1.85%) EqualLogic
6 11 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (1.69%) Statistics
7 10 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.52%) Replication
9 7 (1.18%) Tandem
9 7 (1.18%) GIS
9 7 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.84%) iSeries
10 5 (0.84%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.67%) DTV
11 4 (0.67%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 241 (40.64%) Windows
2 108 (18.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 104 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 87 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (7.76%) Linux
6 24 (4.05%) Windows 7
7 20 (3.37%) OS/400
8 17 (2.87%) Windows 2000 Server
9 14 (2.36%) Windows XP
9 14 (2.36%) UNIX
10 11 (1.85%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.35%) Android
11 8 (1.35%) Solaris
12 6 (1.01%) AIX
13 4 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.51%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.34%) CentOS
16 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.17%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (18.72%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
3 80 (13.49%) ITIL
4 54 (9.11%) ETL
5 52 (8.77%) Mentoring
6 51 (8.60%) Scrum
7 44 (7.42%) MVC
8 40 (6.75%) Service Delivery
9 33 (5.56%) Project Management
9 33 (5.56%) Migration
9 33 (5.56%) TDD
10 29 (4.89%) CRM
11 25 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
12 24 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (3.88%) Change Management
14 22 (3.71%) Load Balancing
14 22 (3.71%) Coaching
14 22 (3.71%) Kimball Methodology
15 21 (3.54%) Data Migration
16 18 (3.04%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 214 (36.09%) SQL
2 100 (16.86%) C#
3 80 (13.49%) T-SQL
4 40 (6.75%) JavaScript
5 28 (4.72%) VB.NET
6 14 (2.36%) Java
7 13 (2.19%) VB
8 9 (1.52%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.18%) Perl
9 7 (1.18%) PHP
9 7 (1.18%) XAML
9 7 (1.18%) VB6
10 6 (1.01%) C++
11 5 (0.84%) C
12 4 (0.67%) Korn
12 4 (0.67%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.51%) VBA
14 2 (0.34%) Python
14 2 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 79 (13.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (10.46%) Degree
3 52 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (6.75%) CCNA
5 35 (5.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 33 (5.56%) MCSE
7 31 (5.23%) SAP Certification
8 28 (4.72%) Security Cleared
9 27 (4.55%) VCP5
9 27 (4.55%) MCITP
10 26 (4.38%) CCNP
11 22 (3.71%) MCP
12 20 (3.37%) MCSA
13 18 (3.04%) SC Cleared
14 10 (1.69%) MCDBA
14 10 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (1.01%) ISEB
15 6 (1.01%) CISSP
16 4 (0.67%) RHCE
16 4 (0.67%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (5.73%) ISO 9001
3 21 (3.54%) SLA
4 9 (1.52%) QA
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 151 (25.46%) Active Directory
2 105 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (6.07%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.36%) XenApp
5 12 (2.02%) vSphere
6 6 (1.01%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.01%) Firmware
7 5 (0.84%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.84%) ISA Server
7 5 (0.84%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.84%) XenServer
8 4 (0.67%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.34%) Xen
9 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (3.20%) SCCM
2 8 (1.35%) NetBackup
2 8 (1.35%) WSUS
3 6 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
3 6 (1.01%) Puppet
3 6 (1.01%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (0.84%) Nessus
4 5 (0.84%) SCOM
4 5 (0.84%) Ansible
5 3 (0.51%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (0.51%) OpenView
5 3 (0.51%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 195 (32.88%) VMware
2 82 (13.83%) Cisco
3 59 (9.95%) Citrix
4 53 (8.94%) HP
5 39 (6.58%) IBM
6 37 (6.24%) SAP
7 35 (5.90%) Cognos
8 33 (5.56%) Oracle
9 24 (4.05%) Dell
10 22 (3.71%) MicroStrategy
11 14 (2.36%) CheckPoint
12 12 (2.02%) McAfee
12 12 (2.02%) Veritas
12 12 (2.02%) SolarWinds
13 11 (1.85%) NetApp
14 10 (1.69%) Red Hat
15 9 (1.52%) Avaya
15 9 (1.52%) F5
16 7 (1.18%) Blue Coat
16 7 (1.18%) SonicWALL
South Wales
Centric Resource
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus company benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Proactive Appointments
Salary: MARKET RATE
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Wrexham, Clwyd
Outsource UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Hyphen
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea
Swansea University
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Competitive with extensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Flintshire
Head Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £19000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £35000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & 10% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £0 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago