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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 255 311 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 19.81% 22.72% 19.60%
As % of the Vendors category 47.31% 51.83% 41.68%
Number of salaries quoted 230 273 195
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -10.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,050 £45,000 £45,000
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
539 600 535
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 41.88% 43.83% 47.01%
Number of salaries quoted 489 532 485
Average salary £35,000 £35,391 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.10% -6.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,050 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014. 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 -1 223 £33,750 -0.73% 51
West Wales -2 16 £29,023 +0.07% 6
North Wales +1 10 £30,000 - 3
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

1 222 (42.94%) MS Excel
2 220 (42.55%) SQL Server
3 195 (37.72%) SQL
4 191 (36.94%) Windows
5 153 (29.59%) .NET
6 136 (26.31%) C#
7 127 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
8 120 (23.21%) VMware
9 100 (19.34%) HTML
10 99 (19.15%) Active Directory
11 96 (18.57%) ASP.NET
12 90 (17.41%) CSS
13 87 (16.83%) Cisco
14 79 (15.28%) JavaScript
14 79 (15.28%) Finance
15 72 (13.93%) MVC
16 71 (13.73%) .NET Framework
17 69 (13.35%) XML
18 66 (12.77%) ITIL
19 65 (12.57%) MS Office
19 65 (12.57%) SQL Server 2008
20 63 (12.19%) Degree
20 63 (12.19%) Microsoft Certification
21 60 (11.61%) IIS
21 60 (11.61%) MS Exchange
22 56 (10.83%) WCF
23 55 (10.64%) T-SQL
24 53 (10.25%) HP
24 53 (10.25%) Windows Server 2008
25 51 (9.86%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 60 (11.61%) IIS
1 60 (11.61%) MS Exchange
2 30 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 30 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2007
3 28 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (2.90%) CMS
7 14 (2.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (1.55%) Lync
9 7 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2000
10 6 (1.16%) Confluence
10 6 (1.16%) FileNet
10 6 (1.16%) Apache
11 5 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.97%) LiveCycle
12 4 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.77%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.77%) Commerce Server
12 4 (0.77%) Site Server
Applications
1 222 (42.94%) MS Excel
2 65 (12.57%) MS Office
3 12 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.55%) MS Project
5 7 (1.35%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.39%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 14 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.58%) Lawson
5 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.39%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.39%) Line 500
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.19%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.19%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.51%) PaaS
2 13 (2.51%) IaaS
3 11 (2.13%) SaaS
4 6 (1.16%) Office 365
5 5 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 51 (9.86%) Firewall
2 38 (7.35%) TCP/IP
3 34 (6.58%) SAN
4 33 (6.38%) Internet
5 32 (6.19%) LAN
6 28 (5.42%) DNS
7 26 (5.03%) WAN
8 23 (4.45%) Cisco PIX
9 17 (3.29%) DHCP
9 17 (3.29%) BGP
10 16 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (3.09%) NAS
11 14 (2.71%) VoIP
12 13 (2.51%) VPN
13 12 (2.32%) RIP
13 12 (2.32%) OSPF
14 11 (2.13%) VLAN
15 9 (1.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 9 (1.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 7 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (42.55%) SQL Server
2 65 (12.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (5.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (4.64%) Relational Database
9 23 (4.45%) Crystal Reports
10 18 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 16 (3.09%) OLAP
11 16 (3.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (1.35%) MySQL
13 7 (1.35%) NoSQL
14 6 (1.16%) MongoDB
14 6 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 6 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (1.16%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 51 (9.86%) Visual Studio
2 21 (4.06%) NUnit
3 19 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (3.29%) MSTest
5 16 (3.09%) Moq
6 10 (1.93%) JIRA
7 8 (1.55%) Subversion
8 7 (1.35%) Rhino Mocks
8 7 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.97%) Hudson
9 5 (0.97%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.97%) Maven
10 4 (0.77%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.58%) ClearQuest
12 2 (0.39%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.39%) NCover
13 1 (0.19%) MorphX
13 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
13 1 (0.19%) JUnit
General
1 79 (15.28%) Finance
2 18 (3.48%) Advertising
3 16 (3.09%) Retail
3 16 (3.09%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.51%) Banking
5 11 (2.13%) Welsh Language
6 9 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.35%) Legal
8 5 (0.97%) Law
8 5 (0.97%) Marketing
9 4 (0.77%) Games
9 4 (0.77%) Back Office
10 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.39%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 164 (31.72%) Developer
2 119 (23.02%) Analyst
3 65 (12.57%) .NET Developer
4 33 (6.38%) Support Engineer
5 31 (6.00%) Senior Developer
6 29 (5.61%) Business Analyst
7 26 (5.03%) Software Developer
7 26 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (4.64%) Administrator
9 22 (4.26%) ASP.NET Developer
10 20 (3.87%) Consultant
11 19 (3.68%) Web Developer
11 19 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
12 18 (3.48%) C# Developer
13 17 (3.29%) Support Analyst
14 15 (2.90%) Service Analyst
14 15 (2.90%) Server Support
14 15 (2.90%) Junior
14 15 (2.90%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 14 (2.71%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (29.59%) .NET
2 100 (19.34%) HTML
3 96 (18.57%) ASP.NET
4 90 (17.41%) CSS
5 71 (13.73%) .NET Framework
6 69 (13.35%) XML
7 56 (10.83%) WCF
8 50 (9.67%) jQuery
9 47 (9.09%) Web Services
10 41 (7.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 31 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 30 (5.80%) WinForms
13 25 (4.84%) WPF
13 25 (4.84%) SOAP
13 25 (4.84%) HTML5
14 24 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
15 20 (3.87%) XHTML
16 18 (3.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 16 (3.09%) LINQ
18 13 (2.51%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.35%) Clustering
3 32 (6.19%) Management Information System
4 21 (4.06%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.09%) Blackberry
6 13 (2.51%) GIS
7 10 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.74%) Open Source
8 9 (1.74%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.55%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.55%) Inversion of Control
10 7 (1.35%) Replication
11 5 (0.97%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.97%) iPhone
11 5 (0.97%) Statistics
11 5 (0.97%) Graphic Design
12 4 (0.77%) Physics
12 4 (0.77%) RIA
12 4 (0.77%) User Experience
12 4 (0.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 191 (36.94%) Windows
2 53 (10.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (8.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (8.70%) Linux
4 45 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (6.00%) Windows 7
6 26 (5.03%) Windows XP
7 18 (3.48%) UNIX
7 18 (3.48%) Android
8 17 (3.29%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.13%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.55%) Solaris
11 7 (1.35%) AIX
11 7 (1.35%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.77%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.77%) CentOS
12 4 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.58%) HPUX
14 2 (0.39%) NetWare
14 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (13.93%) MVC
3 66 (12.77%) ITIL
4 51 (9.86%) OO
4 51 (9.86%) TDD
5 50 (9.67%) Scrum
6 44 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
6 44 (8.51%) Project Management
7 35 (6.77%) Web Development
8 32 (6.19%) OOD
9 25 (4.84%) Mentoring
10 23 (4.45%) PRINCE2
11 21 (4.06%) Load Balancing
11 21 (4.06%) Software Engineering
12 20 (3.87%) ETL
13 19 (3.68%) Service Delivery
14 18 (3.48%) CRM
14 18 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
15 17 (3.29%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (3.29%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 195 (37.72%) SQL
2 136 (26.31%) C#
3 79 (15.28%) JavaScript
4 55 (10.64%) T-SQL
5 37 (7.16%) VB.NET
6 33 (6.38%) Java
7 22 (4.26%) PHP
8 17 (3.29%) C++
9 14 (2.71%) VB
10 13 (2.51%) VBA
11 11 (2.13%) Python
12 9 (1.74%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.55%) Perl
14 7 (1.35%) Delphi
15 5 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.97%) XAML
15 5 (0.97%) Scala
15 5 (0.97%) Groovy
15 5 (0.97%) Clojure
16 4 (0.77%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (12.19%) Microsoft Certification
1 63 (12.19%) Degree
2 44 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (6.00%) MCSE
4 23 (4.45%) CCNA
5 22 (4.26%) MCP
5 22 (4.26%) SAP Certification
6 19 (3.68%) CCNP
6 19 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (2.71%) ISEB
8 12 (2.32%) Security Cleared
9 11 (2.13%) SC Cleared
9 11 (2.13%) JNCIS
9 11 (2.13%) CCSE
10 10 (1.93%) MCSA
11 9 (1.74%) ISTQB
12 8 (1.55%) MCITP
13 7 (1.35%) MCSD
13 7 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.97%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.03%) SLA
1 26 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (4.64%) ISO 9001
3 18 (3.48%) QA
4 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) GxP
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 99 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 50 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.51%) VMware ESX
5 10 (1.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (1.35%) XenApp
7 5 (0.97%) XenServer
7 5 (0.97%) vSphere
8 4 (0.77%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.77%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.58%) Firmware
10 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.39%) KVM
11 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.19%) Nmap
11 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (0.97%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (0.97%) NetBackup
2 4 (0.77%) WSUS
2 4 (0.77%) Puppet
3 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.58%) SCDPM
3 3 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (0.58%) SCCM
3 3 (0.58%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.19%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.19%) Nessus
Vendors
1 120 (23.21%) VMware
2 87 (16.83%) Cisco
3 53 (10.25%) HP
4 43 (8.32%) Oracle
4 43 (8.32%) SAP
5 27 (5.22%) Citrix
6 19 (3.68%) IBM
7 16 (3.09%) F5
8 14 (2.71%) Dell
9 13 (2.51%) Blue Coat
10 12 (2.32%) Websense
10 12 (2.32%) CheckPoint
10 12 (2.32%) Juniper
11 10 (1.93%) NetApp
11 10 (1.93%) Cognos
12 9 (1.74%) Lumension
12 9 (1.74%) Aruba
12 9 (1.74%) SonicWALL
12 9 (1.74%) McAfee
13 8 (1.55%) Adobe
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Technology Recruitment Network Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South Queensferry, West Lothian
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £33,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + £400 pcm Car Allowance + £5,000 An
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wrexham, Clwyd
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + healthcare, pension, study leave, gym
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £44000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: Pension & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: Pension & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ebbw Vale, Gwent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Attenda
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Sanderson
Salary: £22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £59000 per annum + Extensive benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago