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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 247 331 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 19.51% 24.00% 19.89%
As % of the Vendors category 47.59% 53.39% 43.63%
Number of salaries quoted 222 293 199
Average salary £33,500 £32,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.07% -9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,950 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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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
519 620 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 41.00% 44.96% 45.60%
Number of salaries quoted 466 551 470
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

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 31 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 31 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 -2 218 £33,500 - 52
West Wales -4 15 £29,023 -1.61% 5
North Wales -1 8 £32,500 +4.00% 4
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 223 (43.90%) MS Excel
2 211 (41.54%) SQL Server
3 193 (37.99%) SQL
4 180 (35.43%) Windows
5 141 (27.76%) .NET
6 127 (25.00%) C#
7 116 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
8 115 (22.64%) VMware
9 99 (19.49%) Active Directory
10 93 (18.31%) HTML
11 88 (17.32%) ASP.NET
12 85 (16.73%) CSS
13 83 (16.34%) Cisco
14 79 (15.55%) Finance
15 73 (14.37%) JavaScript
16 69 (13.58%) MS Office
17 68 (13.39%) SQL Server 2008
18 66 (12.99%) XML
19 65 (12.80%) MVC
20 63 (12.40%) Degree
20 63 (12.40%) .NET Framework
20 63 (12.40%) ITIL
21 60 (11.81%) MS Exchange
21 60 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
22 56 (11.02%) IIS
22 56 (11.02%) T-SQL
23 52 (10.24%) WCF
24 51 (10.04%) HP
25 50 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
26 49 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (11.81%) MS Exchange
2 56 (11.02%) IIS
3 31 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2007
4 29 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (5.31%) SharePoint
6 23 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 14 (2.76%) CMS
9 8 (1.57%) Lync
10 7 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2000
11 6 (1.18%) Apache
12 5 (0.98%) FileNet
12 5 (0.98%) Confluence
12 5 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.79%) LiveCycle
13 4 (0.79%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.79%) Site Server
Applications
1 223 (43.90%) MS Excel
2 69 (13.58%) MS Office
3 13 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.57%) MS Project
5 6 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.39%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 14 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.59%) 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 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.20%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.20%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.20%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.36%) PaaS
2 12 (2.36%) IaaS
3 10 (1.97%) SaaS
4 6 (1.18%) Office 365
5 5 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 47 (9.25%) Firewall
2 37 (7.28%) TCP/IP
3 33 (6.50%) SAN
3 33 (6.50%) Internet
4 29 (5.71%) LAN
5 27 (5.31%) DNS
6 23 (4.53%) WAN
6 23 (4.53%) Cisco PIX
7 17 (3.35%) DHCP
7 17 (3.35%) BGP
8 16 (3.15%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (2.76%) NAS
9 14 (2.76%) VoIP
10 13 (2.56%) VPN
11 12 (2.36%) RIP
11 12 (2.36%) OSPF
12 10 (1.97%) VLAN
13 9 (1.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 9 (1.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 7 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (41.54%) SQL Server
2 68 (13.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (9.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (8.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (7.09%) Data Warehouse
6 35 (6.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (5.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (4.53%) Relational Database
9 22 (4.33%) Crystal Reports
10 19 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 16 (3.15%) OLAP
11 16 (3.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (1.97%) OLAP Cube
13 9 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (1.38%) MySQL
14 7 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
15 6 (1.18%) Star Schema
15 6 (1.18%) NoSQL
16 5 (0.98%) MongoDB
16 5 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 48 (9.45%) Visual Studio
2 20 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (3.54%) NUnit
4 15 (2.95%) MSTest
5 13 (2.56%) Moq
6 9 (1.77%) JIRA
7 7 (1.38%) Subversion
7 7 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.98%) Rhino Mocks
10 4 (0.79%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.79%) Maven
10 4 (0.79%) Hudson
10 4 (0.79%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.39%) NCover
11 2 (0.39%) CruiseControl
11 2 (0.39%) ClearQuest
12 1 (0.20%) JUnit
12 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.20%) RequisitePro
General
1 79 (15.55%) Finance
2 19 (3.74%) Advertising
3 16 (3.15%) Retail
3 16 (3.15%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.56%) Banking
5 10 (1.97%) Welsh Language
6 9 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.38%) Legal
8 6 (1.18%) Law
8 6 (1.18%) Marketing
9 4 (0.79%) Games
9 4 (0.79%) Back Office
10 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.39%) Electronics
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 153 (30.12%) Developer
2 116 (22.83%) Analyst
3 61 (12.01%) .NET Developer
4 33 (6.50%) Support Engineer
5 32 (6.30%) Senior Developer
6 31 (6.10%) Business Analyst
7 27 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (4.72%) Administrator
8 24 (4.72%) Software Developer
9 21 (4.13%) ASP.NET Developer
10 19 (3.74%) Consultant
11 18 (3.54%) Web Developer
11 18 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (3.15%) DBA
13 15 (2.95%) Server Support
13 15 (2.95%) Service Analyst
13 15 (2.95%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 14 (2.76%) C# Developer
14 14 (2.76%) Service Desk Analyst
14 14 (2.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (27.76%) .NET
2 93 (18.31%) HTML
3 88 (17.32%) ASP.NET
4 85 (16.73%) CSS
5 66 (12.99%) XML
6 63 (12.40%) .NET Framework
7 52 (10.24%) WCF
8 47 (9.25%) Web Services
9 45 (8.86%) jQuery
10 39 (7.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 27 (5.31%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 25 (4.92%) SOAP
12 25 (4.92%) WinForms
13 24 (4.72%) HTML5
14 22 (4.33%) WPF
15 17 (3.35%) XHTML
16 15 (2.95%) LINQ
16 15 (2.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 13 (2.56%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.87%) Clustering
3 32 (6.30%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.74%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.95%) Blackberry
6 12 (2.36%) GIS
7 9 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.57%) Open Source
8 8 (1.57%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.57%) Replication
8 8 (1.57%) Mathematics
9 5 (0.98%) iPhone
9 5 (0.98%) Statistics
9 5 (0.98%) Graphic Design
9 5 (0.98%) N-Tier
9 5 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.79%) User Experience
10 4 (0.79%) Physics
10 4 (0.79%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 180 (35.43%) Windows
2 50 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (9.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 44 (8.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (8.27%) Linux
6 31 (6.10%) Windows 7
7 25 (4.92%) Windows XP
8 18 (3.54%) UNIX
9 15 (2.95%) Android
10 14 (2.76%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.57%) Solaris
11 8 (1.57%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.18%) AIX
13 5 (0.98%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.79%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.59%) HPUX
15 3 (0.59%) CentOS
15 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.39%) NetWare
17 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (12.80%) MVC
3 63 (12.40%) ITIL
4 47 (9.25%) OO
4 47 (9.25%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (9.25%) TDD
4 47 (9.25%) Scrum
5 45 (8.86%) Project Management
6 33 (6.50%) Web Development
7 28 (5.51%) OOD
8 24 (4.72%) Mentoring
9 22 (4.33%) PRINCE2
10 21 (4.13%) ETL
11 20 (3.94%) Software Engineering
12 19 (3.74%) Load Balancing
12 19 (3.74%) Service Delivery
12 19 (3.74%) CRM
12 19 (3.74%) Performance Tuning
13 18 (3.54%) ERP
14 16 (3.15%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 193 (37.99%) SQL
2 127 (25.00%) C#
3 73 (14.37%) JavaScript
4 56 (11.02%) T-SQL
5 35 (6.89%) VB.NET
6 29 (5.71%) Java
7 19 (3.74%) PHP
8 17 (3.35%) C++
9 13 (2.56%) VBA
10 11 (2.17%) VB
11 9 (1.77%) Python
11 9 (1.77%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.38%) Delphi
13 6 (1.18%) Perl
14 5 (0.98%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.79%) VC++
15 4 (0.79%) Scala
15 4 (0.79%) Groovy
15 4 (0.79%) Clojure
15 4 (0.79%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (12.40%) Degree
2 60 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (8.66%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (5.91%) MCSE
5 23 (4.53%) CCNA
6 21 (4.13%) MCP
7 20 (3.94%) SAP Certification
8 19 (3.74%) CCNP
8 19 (3.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (2.56%) ISEB
10 12 (2.36%) Security Cleared
11 11 (2.17%) JNCIS
11 11 (2.17%) CCSE
11 11 (2.17%) SC Cleared
12 10 (1.97%) MCSA
13 8 (1.57%) MCITP
13 8 (1.57%) ISTQB
14 7 (1.38%) MCSD
14 7 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.98%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.31%) SLA
2 24 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (4.33%) ISO 9001
4 17 (3.35%) QA
5 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) GxP
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 99 (19.49%) Active Directory
2 49 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.76%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.56%) VMware ESX
5 10 (1.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (1.38%) XenApp
7 5 (0.98%) XenServer
7 5 (0.98%) vSphere
8 4 (0.79%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.79%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.59%) Firmware
10 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.39%) KVM
11 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.20%) Nmap
11 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (0.98%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (0.79%) NetBackup
2 4 (0.79%) WSUS
2 4 (0.79%) Puppet
3 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.59%) SCDPM
3 3 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (0.59%) SCCM
3 3 (0.59%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.20%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.20%) Nessus
Vendors
1 115 (22.64%) VMware
2 83 (16.34%) Cisco
3 51 (10.04%) HP
4 41 (8.07%) Oracle
4 41 (8.07%) SAP
5 26 (5.12%) Citrix
6 18 (3.54%) IBM
7 16 (3.15%) F5
8 14 (2.76%) Dell
9 13 (2.56%) Blue Coat
10 12 (2.36%) Websense
10 12 (2.36%) CheckPoint
10 12 (2.36%) Juniper
10 12 (2.36%) Cognos
11 10 (1.97%) NetApp
12 9 (1.77%) McAfee
12 9 (1.77%) Lumension
12 9 (1.77%) SonicWALL
12 9 (1.77%) Aruba
13 7 (1.38%) 3PAR
Bangor, Gwynedd
Supertemps
Salary: From £32,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum plus £3750 shift allowance and benef
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £23000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £30 - £40 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Deeside, Clwyd
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + £400 pcm Car Allowance + £5,000 An
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Technology Recruitment Network Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Technology Recruitment Network Limited
Salary: From £36,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Technology Recruitment Network Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £22000 - £31000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Isle of Anglesey
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £21000 - £27000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Very good benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & 10% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 days ago