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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 260 257 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 19.95% 19.45% 18.07%
As % of the Vendors category 43.41% 43.05% 35.95%
Number of salaries quoted 235 225 168
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £21,925
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
599 597 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 45.97% 45.19% 50.25%
Number of salaries quoted 542 528 459
Average salary £36,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,600 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +1 224 £35,000 -10.25% 27
North Wales +7 16 £30,000 -1.63% 2
West Wales -2 13 £26,000 -5.45% 3
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 227 (42.51%) SQL Server
2 226 (42.32%) MS Excel
3 216 (40.45%) Windows
4 171 (32.02%) .NET
5 167 (31.27%) SQL
6 156 (29.21%) C#
7 140 (26.22%) VMware
8 105 (19.66%) ASP.NET
9 100 (18.73%) HTML
10 99 (18.54%) Cisco
11 97 (18.16%) Active Directory
12 91 (17.04%) CSS
13 88 (16.48%) ITIL
14 86 (16.10%) .NET Framework
15 81 (15.17%) MVC
15 81 (15.17%) XML
15 81 (15.17%) JavaScript
16 72 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
17 71 (13.30%) IIS
17 71 (13.30%) Microsoft Certification
18 64 (11.99%) Finance
19 63 (11.80%) HP
20 62 (11.61%) Firewall
21 60 (11.24%) MS Exchange
21 60 (11.24%) Visual Studio
21 60 (11.24%) Scrum
22 59 (11.05%) MS Office
23 58 (10.86%) OO
23 58 (10.86%) Degree
24 57 (10.67%) WCF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 71 (13.30%) IIS
2 60 (11.24%) MS Exchange
3 52 (9.74%) SharePoint
4 28 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (4.31%) CMS
7 17 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (2.62%) FileNet
10 13 (2.43%) Confluence
10 13 (2.43%) LiveCycle
11 12 (2.25%) Lync
12 11 (2.06%) Commerce Server
13 10 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (1.31%) Apache
15 7 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2000
15 7 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
17 5 (0.94%) Site Server
Applications
1 226 (42.32%) MS Excel
2 59 (11.05%) MS Office
3 11 (2.06%) MS Project
3 11 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.56%) Lawson
3 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.19%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.19%) Line 500
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.43%) PaaS
2 13 (2.43%) IaaS
3 9 (1.69%) SaaS
4 8 (1.50%) Office 365
5 3 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 62 (11.61%) Firewall
2 52 (9.74%) SAN
3 45 (8.43%) TCP/IP
4 39 (7.30%) Internet
5 36 (6.74%) DNS
6 35 (6.55%) LAN
7 31 (5.81%) WAN
8 22 (4.12%) NAS
9 21 (3.93%) Cisco PIX
10 19 (3.56%) DHCP
11 18 (3.37%) BGP
12 15 (2.81%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (2.43%) OSPF
13 13 (2.43%) RIP
14 12 (2.25%) VLAN
15 10 (1.87%) Wireless
15 10 (1.87%) VPN
15 10 (1.87%) VoIP
16 7 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
16 7 (1.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (42.51%) SQL Server
2 44 (8.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (5.06%) Relational Database
4 25 (4.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 21 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (2.81%) Crystal Reports
8 15 (2.81%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.43%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (2.43%) OLAP
10 12 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 12 (2.25%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (1.50%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.94%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 60 (11.24%) Visual Studio
2 24 (4.49%) NUnit
3 19 (3.56%) MSTest
3 19 (3.56%) Moq
4 18 (3.37%) JIRA
5 17 (3.18%) Subversion
6 15 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (2.62%) Hudson
8 13 (2.43%) Oracle Forms
9 12 (2.25%) Maven
9 12 (2.25%) Jenkins
10 10 (1.87%) Rhino Mocks
11 8 (1.50%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.75%) ClearQuest
13 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 2 (0.37%) CruiseControl
14 2 (0.37%) NCover
15 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
15 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
15 1 (0.19%) JUnit
General
1 64 (11.99%) Finance
2 20 (3.75%) Advertising
3 19 (3.56%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.81%) Retail
5 14 (2.62%) Legal
6 13 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.06%) Marketing
8 10 (1.87%) Banking
8 10 (1.87%) Welsh Language
9 5 (0.94%) Back Office
10 4 (0.75%) Games
10 4 (0.75%) Local Government
11 3 (0.56%) Law
12 2 (0.37%) Electronics
13 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) French Language
13 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 165 (30.90%) Developer
2 118 (22.10%) Analyst
3 69 (12.92%) .NET Developer
4 33 (6.18%) Support Engineer
5 28 (5.24%) Consultant
5 28 (5.24%) Senior Developer
6 27 (5.06%) C# Developer
7 25 (4.68%) ASP.NET Developer
7 25 (4.68%) Support Analyst
8 24 (4.49%) Business Analyst
9 23 (4.31%) Software Developer
9 23 (4.31%) Web Developer
9 23 (4.31%) C# .NET Developer
10 20 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (3.18%) Java Developer
11 17 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support
11 17 (3.18%) Architect
11 17 (3.18%) Team Leader
12 16 (3.00%) Test Analyst
12 16 (3.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (32.02%) .NET
2 105 (19.66%) ASP.NET
3 100 (18.73%) HTML
4 91 (17.04%) CSS
5 86 (16.10%) .NET Framework
6 81 (15.17%) XML
7 57 (10.67%) WCF
8 49 (9.18%) Web Services
9 48 (8.99%) jQuery
10 38 (7.12%) WPF
11 37 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 36 (6.74%) WinForms
13 30 (5.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 29 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
14 29 (5.43%) XHTML
15 26 (4.87%) SOAP
16 24 (4.49%) XSLT
17 22 (4.12%) LINQ
17 22 (4.12%) HTML5
18 18 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.18%) Management Information System
1 33 (6.18%) Clustering
2 25 (4.68%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (3.00%) Open Source
4 16 (3.00%) Blackberry
5 14 (2.62%) GIS
6 12 (2.25%) Client/Server
7 11 (2.06%) Inversion of Control
8 9 (1.69%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.31%) DTV
10 6 (1.12%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.94%) Replication
11 5 (0.94%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.94%) RIA
12 4 (0.75%) EqualLogic
12 4 (0.75%) Firmware
13 3 (0.56%) HACMP
13 3 (0.56%) AS400
13 3 (0.56%) STB
Operating Systems
1 216 (40.45%) Windows
2 55 (10.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (9.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (8.99%) Linux
5 37 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (5.06%) UNIX
6 27 (5.06%) Windows 7
7 17 (3.18%) Apple iOS
7 17 (3.18%) Windows XP
8 16 (3.00%) Android
9 13 (2.43%) AIX
10 11 (2.06%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.31%) Solaris
11 7 (1.31%) Windows Phone
12 6 (1.12%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.75%) CentOS
14 3 (0.56%) HPUX
15 2 (0.37%) NetWare
15 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (16.48%) ITIL
2 81 (15.17%) MVC
3 60 (11.24%) Scrum
4 58 (10.86%) OO
5 50 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (9.36%) TDD
6 44 (8.24%) Web Development
7 37 (6.93%) Project Management
8 31 (5.81%) OOD
8 31 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (4.87%) Configuration Management
9 26 (4.87%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (4.68%) Load Balancing
11 24 (4.49%) Software Engineering
12 21 (3.93%) SOA
13 20 (3.75%) Service Delivery
14 19 (3.56%) Service Management
14 19 (3.56%) Unit Testing
15 16 (3.00%) PRINCE2
16 15 (2.81%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 167 (31.27%) SQL
2 156 (29.21%) C#
3 81 (15.17%) JavaScript
4 39 (7.30%) Java
5 35 (6.55%) T-SQL
6 33 (6.18%) VB.NET
7 21 (3.93%) VB
7 21 (3.93%) PHP
8 18 (3.37%) Python
9 15 (2.81%) Perl
10 13 (2.43%) Groovy
10 13 (2.43%) PowerShell
10 13 (2.43%) Scala
10 13 (2.43%) Clojure
11 9 (1.69%) C++
11 9 (1.69%) VBA
12 8 (1.50%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.12%) C
14 5 (0.94%) XAML
15 4 (0.75%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 71 (13.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (10.86%) Degree
3 44 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (6.93%) MCSE
5 29 (5.43%) Security Cleared
6 23 (4.31%) MCP
6 23 (4.31%) SC Cleared
7 20 (3.75%) CCNA
8 19 (3.56%) CCNP
8 19 (3.56%) SAP Certification
9 17 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (2.81%) ISEB
11 10 (1.87%) ISTQB
12 9 (1.69%) JNCIS
12 9 (1.69%) CCSE
13 7 (1.31%) MCITP
13 7 (1.31%) MCSA
13 7 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (1.12%) MCSD
14 6 (1.12%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.31%) SLA
1 23 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (3.75%) ISO 9001
3 19 (3.56%) QA
4 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.37%) GxP
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 97 (18.16%) Active Directory
2 72 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.68%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.37%) VMware ESX
5 16 (3.00%) vSphere
6 8 (1.50%) XenApp
6 8 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (1.31%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.12%) XenServer
9 5 (0.94%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.94%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.75%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.37%) MetaFrame
12 2 (0.37%) vCloud
12 2 (0.37%) KVM
13 1 (0.19%) Nmap
13 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.19%) UAG
Systems Management
1 12 (2.25%) NetBackup
2 11 (2.06%) SCCM
3 7 (1.31%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (0.94%) Backup Exec
4 5 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (0.94%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (0.94%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (0.75%) WSUS
6 3 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.56%) Nagios
6 3 (0.56%) ARCserve
6 3 (0.56%) Puppet
6 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.56%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.19%) SCOM
7 1 (0.19%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.19%) Nessus
Vendors
1 140 (26.22%) VMware
2 99 (18.54%) Cisco
3 63 (11.80%) HP
4 50 (9.36%) Oracle
5 37 (6.93%) Citrix
6 32 (5.99%) IBM
7 31 (5.81%) SAP
8 16 (3.00%) F5
9 15 (2.81%) Dell
10 14 (2.62%) Adobe
10 14 (2.62%) Remedy
11 13 (2.43%) Juniper
11 13 (2.43%) Blue Coat
11 13 (2.43%) Twitter
12 12 (2.25%) Sitecore
12 12 (2.25%) Symantec
13 11 (2.06%) Red Hat
13 11 (2.06%) NetApp
14 10 (1.87%) CheckPoint
14 10 (1.87%) McAfee
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newport
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benfits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 to £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Very good benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Swansea University
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum - Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 to £35500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wales
Centric Resource
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 55000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Centric Resource
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + Bonus Scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
Centric Resource
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 + Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: Pension + Health Care
Posted: 8 days ago
Bridgend
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Llandudno, Gwynedd
CGG Veritas
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary dependant on experience, Bonu
Posted: 12 days ago