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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 319 269 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 23.88% 19.35% 19.77%
As % of the Vendors category 53.89% 45.59% 43.09%
Number of salaries quoted 246 221 237
Median salary £33,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
592 590 608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 44.31% 42.45% 45.89%
Number of salaries quoted 455 487 538
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Wales

Microsoft
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +2 248 £33,000 -9.58% 19
Mid Wales - 47 £37,250 -
West Wales -11 14 £31,500 +57.50% 2
North Wales -1 6 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 224 (40.58%) MS Excel
2 199 (36.05%) SQL Server
3 193 (34.96%) Windows
4 161 (29.17%) .NET
5 160 (28.99%) Active Directory
6 159 (28.80%) VMware
7 151 (27.36%) SQL
8 145 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
9 130 (23.55%) C#
10 111 (20.11%) ITIL
11 105 (19.02%) Windows Server
12 93 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
13 91 (16.49%) MS Office
14 90 (16.30%) MS Exchange
15 86 (15.58%) MVC
16 84 (15.22%) Firewall
16 84 (15.22%) JavaScript
17 81 (14.67%) ASP.NET
18 80 (14.49%) HTML
19 78 (14.13%) HP
20 74 (13.41%) Cisco
20 74 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
21 69 (12.50%) Finance
22 67 (12.14%) Citrix
23 66 (11.96%) Office 365
24 65 (11.78%) CSS
25 63 (11.41%) Hyper-V
26 60 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
27 57 (10.33%) Scrum
28 56 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 90 (16.30%) MS Exchange
2 42 (7.61%) IIS
3 31 (5.62%) SharePoint
4 24 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.45%) CMS
8 7 (1.27%) Apache
9 6 (1.09%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.09%) SAS
9 6 (1.09%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.91%) Oracle 10gAS
10 5 (0.91%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.72%) JBoss
11 4 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.72%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 224 (40.58%) MS Excel
2 91 (16.49%) MS Office
3 13 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.17%) MS Project
5 9 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.91%) Epicor Tropos
5 4 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 66 (11.96%) Office 365
2 55 (9.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.81%) SaaS
5 8 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.09%) IaaS
7 6 (1.09%) PaaS
8 3 (0.54%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 84 (15.22%) Firewall
2 55 (9.96%) DNS
3 51 (9.24%) Internet
4 29 (5.25%) SAN
5 17 (3.08%) LAN
5 17 (3.08%) VPN
6 16 (2.90%) NAS
7 15 (2.72%) VoIP
8 13 (2.36%) DHCP
8 13 (2.36%) WAN
9 10 (1.81%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.81%) VLAN
10 7 (1.27%) PuTTY
10 7 (1.27%) SSH
10 7 (1.27%) Telnet
11 6 (1.09%) FTP
12 5 (0.91%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.91%) Intranet
12 5 (0.91%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.91%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (36.05%) SQL Server
2 39 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (6.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (6.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (5.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (2.36%) OLAP
10 12 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 11 (1.99%) MySQL
12 9 (1.63%) Big Data
13 8 (1.45%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.45%) Relational Database
14 7 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.27%) OLAP Cube
14 7 (1.27%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
16 5 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 42 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (3.99%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.81%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.27%) NUnit
4 7 (1.27%) Selenium
4 7 (1.27%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.91%) PVCS
7 4 (0.72%) Moq
7 4 (0.72%) MSTest
7 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.72%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.54%) JIRA
8 3 (0.54%) MorphX
8 3 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.36%) JUnit
9 2 (0.36%) NuGet
10 1 (0.18%) NMock
10 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 69 (12.50%) Finance
2 30 (5.43%) Advertising
3 23 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 11 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.45%) Back Office
6 7 (1.27%) Electronics
7 5 (0.91%) Local Government
8 4 (0.72%) Legal
8 4 (0.72%) Marketing
9 3 (0.54%) Banking
9 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.54%) Law
9 3 (0.54%) Welsh Language
10 1 (0.18%) Avionics
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 137 (24.82%) Developer
2 86 (15.58%) Analyst
3 61 (11.05%) Support Engineer
4 56 (10.14%) .NET Developer
5 37 (6.70%) Senior Developer
6 31 (5.62%) Technical Engineer
7 29 (5.25%) IT Engineer
8 28 (5.07%) IT Support
9 27 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 26 (4.71%) C# Developer
11 25 (4.53%) Technical Support
12 24 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
13 23 (4.17%) Support Analyst
14 22 (3.99%) Consultant
15 21 (3.80%) Software Developer
16 20 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
16 20 (3.62%) IT Support Engineer
17 18 (3.26%) Technical Support Engineer
17 18 (3.26%) Test Analyst
18 17 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (29.17%) .NET
2 81 (14.67%) ASP.NET
3 80 (14.49%) HTML
4 65 (11.78%) CSS
5 37 (6.70%) .NET Framework
6 35 (6.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 34 (6.16%) jQuery
8 30 (5.43%) WCF
9 29 (5.25%) HTML5
9 29 (5.25%) XML
10 26 (4.71%) Web Services
11 24 (4.35%) COM
12 22 (3.99%) Ajax
13 18 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 15 (2.72%) CSS3
15 14 (2.54%) AngularJS
15 14 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
16 12 (2.17%) Entity Framework
16 12 (2.17%) JSON
17 11 (1.99%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.62%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (1.99%) User Experience
5 10 (1.81%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.63%) Mathematics
6 9 (1.63%) Smartphone
7 8 (1.45%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.27%) Replication
9 6 (1.09%) Clustering
10 5 (0.91%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.72%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.72%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.72%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.54%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.54%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.54%) HP StoreVirtual
12 3 (0.54%) iSeries
12 3 (0.54%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 193 (34.96%) Windows
2 105 (19.02%) Windows Server
3 74 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (8.88%) Linux
6 25 (4.53%) Unix
6 25 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (3.62%) Windows 10
8 18 (3.26%) Windows 7
9 14 (2.54%) AIX
10 12 (2.17%) Mac OS X
10 12 (2.17%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.27%) Solaris
12 3 (0.54%) Android
12 3 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.18%) VyOS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (20.11%) ITIL
3 86 (15.58%) MVC
4 57 (10.33%) Scrum
5 55 (9.96%) SDLC
6 52 (9.42%) Project Management
7 51 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
8 40 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 38 (6.88%) TDD
10 35 (6.34%) Incident Management
11 31 (5.62%) OO
12 27 (4.89%) Mentoring
13 24 (4.35%) CRM
14 23 (4.17%) Waterfall
15 22 (3.99%) ETL
15 22 (3.99%) Service Management
16 20 (3.62%) OOD
17 19 (3.44%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (3.26%) ERP
19 17 (3.08%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 151 (27.36%) SQL
2 130 (23.55%) C#
3 84 (15.22%) JavaScript
4 44 (7.97%) T-SQL
5 30 (5.43%) PowerShell
6 28 (5.07%) VB.NET
7 17 (3.08%) C
8 15 (2.72%) PHP
9 10 (1.81%) Java
10 8 (1.45%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.45%) VB
11 7 (1.27%) R
12 6 (1.09%) Python
13 4 (0.72%) C++
13 4 (0.72%) Delphi
13 4 (0.72%) VBA
14 3 (0.54%) Scala
14 3 (0.54%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.54%) X++
15 1 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (8.15%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (7.79%) Degree
4 36 (6.52%) CCNA
5 26 (4.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 24 (4.35%) MCSE
7 21 (3.80%) ISEB
8 17 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (2.90%) MCP
9 16 (2.90%) Security Cleared
10 13 (2.36%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (1.99%) MCSA
11 11 (1.99%) SC Cleared
11 11 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (1.81%) DBS Check
13 9 (1.63%) CCNP
13 9 (1.63%) MCITP
13 9 (1.63%) Oracle Certification
14 8 (1.45%) IIBA
15 6 (1.09%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (9.42%) SLA
2 32 (5.80%) QA
3 19 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (2.36%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.27%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 160 (28.99%) Active Directory
2 93 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (11.41%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.35%) XenDesktop
5 16 (2.90%) vSphere
5 16 (2.90%) XenApp
6 10 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.63%) Terminal Services
7 9 (1.63%) vCloud
7 9 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.63%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.63%) XenServer
8 7 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (1.09%) MetaFrame
9 6 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.72%) Docker
11 3 (0.54%) Firmware
12 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 30 (5.43%) HP Data Protector
2 26 (4.71%) NetBackup
3 21 (3.80%) Tivoli
3 21 (3.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 13 (2.36%) Backup Exec
5 12 (2.17%) SCCM
6 10 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (1.45%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (1.27%) BladeLogic
9 6 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.09%) WSUS
10 5 (0.91%) XenMobile
11 4 (0.72%) AppManager
11 4 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.72%) HP SiteScope
11 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.36%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.36%) Nagios
12 2 (0.36%) Pingdom
13 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 159 (28.80%) VMware
2 78 (14.13%) HP
3 74 (13.41%) Cisco
4 67 (12.14%) Citrix
5 47 (8.51%) Oracle
6 35 (6.34%) Veeam
7 27 (4.89%) 3PAR
8 20 (3.62%) Veritas
9 17 (3.08%) Dell
9 17 (3.08%) Remedy
9 17 (3.08%) Symantec
10 14 (2.54%) SAP
11 12 (2.17%) IBM
12 11 (1.99%) Sage
13 10 (1.81%) Avaya
14 8 (1.45%) BMC
14 8 (1.45%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.91%) Epicor
15 5 (0.91%) JD Edwards
15 5 (0.91%) QAD
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