The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Wales region.

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

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 257 244 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 19.69% 19.58% 19.08%
As % of the Vendors category 42.48% 41.29% 40.99%
Number of salaries quoted 232 219 171
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
605 591 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 46.36% 47.43% 46.54%
Number of salaries quoted 534 520 398
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +18.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +1 222 £35,000 -6.66% 37
North Wales +5 18 £32,500 +6.55% 4
West Wales -6 12 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Microsoft
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 217 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 214 (40.61%) Windows
3 207 (39.28%) MS Excel
4 176 (33.40%) .NET
5 156 (29.60%) C#
6 151 (28.65%) SQL
7 145 (27.51%) VMware
8 111 (21.06%) ASP.NET
9 102 (19.35%) Cisco
10 97 (18.41%) HTML
11 95 (18.03%) Active Directory
12 91 (17.27%) ITIL
13 89 (16.89%) MVC
14 87 (16.51%) CSS
15 84 (15.94%) .NET Framework
16 79 (14.99%) JavaScript
17 77 (14.61%) XML
17 77 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
18 75 (14.23%) HP
19 74 (14.04%) IIS
20 73 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
21 68 (12.90%) Scrum
22 64 (12.14%) MS Exchange
23 58 (11.01%) SAN
24 57 (10.82%) Firewall
25 56 (10.63%) OO
25 56 (10.63%) Finance
25 56 (10.63%) WCF
26 54 (10.25%) SharePoint
26 54 (10.25%) Degree

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 74 (14.04%) IIS
2 64 (12.14%) MS Exchange
3 54 (10.25%) SharePoint
4 29 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (5.31%) CMS
6 21 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (3.42%) Lync
8 16 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (2.66%) FileNet
11 13 (2.47%) LiveCycle
11 13 (2.47%) Confluence
12 11 (2.09%) Sitecore CMS
12 11 (2.09%) Commerce Server
13 9 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2000
14 8 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (1.33%) Apache
16 5 (0.95%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.95%) SAS
Applications
1 207 (39.28%) MS Excel
2 50 (9.49%) MS Office
3 11 (2.09%) MS Project
4 10 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.57%) Lawson
5 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.19%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.09%) PaaS
2 11 (2.09%) IaaS
3 10 (1.90%) Office 365
4 5 (0.95%) SaaS
5 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 58 (11.01%) SAN
2 57 (10.82%) Firewall
3 44 (8.35%) TCP/IP
4 37 (7.02%) Internet
5 30 (5.69%) DNS
6 28 (5.31%) LAN
7 24 (4.55%) WAN
8 22 (4.17%) NAS
9 17 (3.23%) Cisco PIX
10 16 (3.04%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (2.85%) VPN
11 15 (2.85%) BGP
12 14 (2.66%) DHCP
13 10 (1.90%) RIP
13 10 (1.90%) VoIP
13 10 (1.90%) OSPF
14 9 (1.71%) VLAN
15 8 (1.52%) Intranet
16 7 (1.33%) Wireless
16 7 (1.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (4.74%) Relational Database
4 17 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.85%) NoSQL
6 14 (2.66%) Oracle Database
7 13 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (2.28%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.90%) OLAP
10 10 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.95%) MySQL
12 5 (0.95%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 52 (9.87%) Visual Studio
2 26 (4.93%) NUnit
3 20 (3.80%) MSTest
3 20 (3.80%) Moq
4 18 (3.42%) Subversion
5 17 (3.23%) JIRA
6 15 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (2.85%) Oracle Forms
7 14 (2.66%) Rhino Mocks
7 14 (2.66%) Hudson
8 12 (2.28%) Jenkins
8 12 (2.28%) Maven
9 10 (1.90%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.95%) ClearQuest
11 2 (0.38%) NCover
11 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.38%) CruiseControl
11 2 (0.38%) JUnit
12 1 (0.19%) Ant
12 1 (0.19%) ClearCase
General
1 56 (10.63%) Finance
2 20 (3.80%) Advertising
3 17 (3.23%) Legal
4 15 (2.85%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.66%) Marketing
6 13 (2.47%) Retail
7 9 (1.71%) Banking
7 9 (1.71%) Back Office
8 7 (1.33%) Local Government
9 5 (0.95%) Welsh Language
10 4 (0.76%) Games
11 3 (0.57%) Law
12 2 (0.38%) Electronics
12 2 (0.38%) Hebrew Language
13 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 152 (28.84%) Developer
2 101 (19.17%) Analyst
3 71 (13.47%) .NET Developer
4 30 (5.69%) Support Engineer
5 29 (5.50%) C# Developer
6 26 (4.93%) Consultant
7 25 (4.74%) Architect
7 25 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 24 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (4.36%) Senior Developer
9 23 (4.36%) ASP.NET Developer
10 22 (4.17%) Support Analyst
11 20 (3.80%) Team Leader
12 19 (3.61%) Web Developer
13 18 (3.42%) Network Engineer
13 18 (3.42%) Software Developer
13 18 (3.42%) Test Analyst
13 18 (3.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 17 (3.23%) Business Analyst
14 17 (3.23%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (33.40%) .NET
2 111 (21.06%) ASP.NET
3 97 (18.41%) HTML
4 87 (16.51%) CSS
5 84 (15.94%) .NET Framework
6 77 (14.61%) XML
7 56 (10.63%) WCF
8 47 (8.92%) Web Services
9 45 (8.54%) jQuery
10 41 (7.78%) WPF
11 37 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
12 36 (6.83%) WinForms
13 34 (6.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 29 (5.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 27 (5.12%) XHTML
15 27 (5.12%) XSLT
16 24 (4.55%) SOAP
17 22 (4.17%) HTML5
18 21 (3.98%) LINQ
19 15 (2.85%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.21%) Clustering
2 25 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.98%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.61%) Blackberry
5 17 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.85%) Open Source
6 15 (2.85%) Inversion of Control
7 13 (2.47%) GIS
8 12 (2.28%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.52%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.33%) N-Tier
10 7 (1.33%) HACMP
10 7 (1.33%) DTV
11 6 (1.14%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.76%) Replication
12 4 (0.76%) Firmware
12 4 (0.76%) EqualLogic
13 3 (0.57%) iSeries
13 3 (0.57%) RIA
13 3 (0.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 214 (40.61%) Windows
2 52 (9.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (8.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 44 (8.35%) Linux
4 37 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (6.83%) UNIX
6 24 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 19 (3.61%) Android
8 18 (3.42%) Apple iOS
8 18 (3.42%) AIX
9 15 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (2.66%) Windows XP
11 13 (2.47%) Windows 8
12 11 (2.09%) Solaris
13 7 (1.33%) HPUX
13 7 (1.33%) Windows Phone
14 6 (1.14%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.38%) NetWare
15 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone 8
15 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (17.27%) ITIL
2 89 (16.89%) MVC
3 68 (12.90%) Scrum
4 56 (10.63%) OO
5 52 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (9.87%) TDD
6 43 (8.16%) Web Development
7 36 (6.83%) Project Management
8 33 (6.26%) OOD
9 29 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (4.93%) Configuration Management
11 25 (4.74%) SOA
12 24 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (4.36%) Software Engineering
14 22 (4.17%) Load Balancing
15 20 (3.80%) Unit Testing
15 20 (3.80%) Service Management
16 17 (3.23%) Android Development
16 17 (3.23%) iOS Development
17 16 (3.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 156 (29.60%) C#
2 151 (28.65%) SQL
3 79 (14.99%) JavaScript
4 41 (7.78%) Java
5 29 (5.50%) T-SQL
6 27 (5.12%) VB.NET
7 24 (4.55%) PHP
8 20 (3.80%) VB
9 15 (2.85%) PowerShell
10 13 (2.47%) Scala
10 13 (2.47%) Groovy
10 13 (2.47%) Clojure
10 13 (2.47%) Python
11 11 (2.09%) Perl
12 8 (1.52%) C
13 7 (1.33%) C++
13 7 (1.33%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.95%) XAML
14 5 (0.95%) VBA
15 4 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 73 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (10.25%) Degree
3 46 (8.73%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (8.16%) Security Cleared
5 38 (7.21%) MCSE
6 34 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 24 (4.55%) SAP Certification
8 22 (4.17%) MCP
8 22 (4.17%) CCNA
9 19 (3.61%) CCNP
10 16 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.90%) ISEB
12 8 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (1.52%) ISTQB
13 7 (1.33%) MCSA
13 7 (1.33%) CCIE
14 6 (1.14%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.14%) CCSE
15 5 (0.95%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (4.74%) ISO 9001
3 23 (4.36%) SLA
4 21 (3.98%) QA
5 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.38%) GxP
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 95 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 77 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (9.30%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.98%) VMware ESX
5 20 (3.80%) vSphere
6 12 (2.28%) Terminal Services
7 10 (1.90%) XenApp
8 9 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.33%) XenServer
9 7 (1.33%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.95%) MetaFrame
10 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.76%) vCloud
11 4 (0.76%) UAG
12 3 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.57%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.19%) KVM
13 1 (0.19%) Nmap
13 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (3.61%) NetBackup
2 15 (2.85%) SCCM
3 10 (1.90%) HP Data Protector
3 10 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (1.71%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
5 7 (1.33%) WSUS
6 6 (1.14%) CiscoWorks
6 6 (1.14%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (0.95%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.57%) Nagios
9 2 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.38%) MIMEsweeper
9 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.19%) Puppet
10 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.19%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.19%) Nessus
10 1 (0.19%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 145 (27.51%) VMware
2 102 (19.35%) Cisco
3 75 (14.23%) HP
4 47 (8.92%) Oracle
5 46 (8.73%) Citrix
6 33 (6.26%) SAP
7 28 (5.31%) IBM
8 24 (4.55%) Remedy
9 19 (3.61%) Symantec
10 16 (3.04%) Adobe
11 15 (2.85%) Red Hat
11 15 (2.85%) F5
12 14 (2.66%) Twitter
12 14 (2.66%) Dell
13 13 (2.47%) Sitecore
14 11 (2.09%) Blue Coat
14 11 (2.09%) Juniper
14 11 (2.09%) NetApp
15 10 (1.90%) McAfee
16 9 (1.71%) Sophos
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 35,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Attenda
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Swansea
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £26k - 35k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
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
Wrexham, Clwyd
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Attenda
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum - Flexi time, pension, personal developmen
Posted: Yesterday
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £33,000 to £40,000 per annum + 10% bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Attenda
Salary: Up to £44K inclusive of 10% variable bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Acorn
Salary: £45486 - £52706 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Fantastic Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £29000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
North Wales
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Career Development/ Progression
Posted: 7 days ago