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 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 245 299 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 19.43% 21.90% 18.73%
As % of the Vendors category 47.30% 50.94% 39.13%
Number of salaries quoted 222 260 191
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 £20,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £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
518 587 552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 41.08% 43.00% 47.88%
Number of salaries quoted 469 520 500
Average salary £35,750 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £55,000
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 20 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 20 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 -1 213 £34,000 -1.44% 39
West Wales -4 14 £29,023 +5.53% 7
North Wales +3 10 £30,000 +1.69% 4
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 220 (43.48%) MS Excel
2 213 (42.09%) SQL Server
3 187 (36.96%) SQL
4 186 (36.76%) Windows
5 154 (30.43%) .NET
6 140 (27.67%) C#
7 126 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
8 118 (23.32%) VMware
9 99 (19.57%) HTML
10 96 (18.97%) Active Directory
11 93 (18.38%) ASP.NET
12 89 (17.59%) CSS
13 86 (17.00%) Cisco
14 78 (15.42%) Finance
15 77 (15.22%) JavaScript
16 73 (14.43%) MVC
17 72 (14.23%) .NET Framework
18 71 (14.03%) XML
19 65 (12.85%) ITIL
20 63 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
21 62 (12.25%) IIS
22 58 (11.46%) MS Office
22 58 (11.46%) MS Exchange
22 58 (11.46%) Degree
22 58 (11.46%) SQL Server 2008
23 56 (11.07%) WCF
24 54 (10.67%) Scrum
25 53 (10.47%) Visual Studio
26 52 (10.28%) T-SQL
26 52 (10.28%) OO

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 62 (12.25%) IIS
2 58 (11.46%) MS Exchange
3 30 (5.93%) SharePoint
4 28 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (2.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 14 (2.77%) CMS
9 8 (1.58%) Lync
10 7 (1.38%) Confluence
10 7 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2000
10 7 (1.38%) FileNet
11 6 (1.19%) Apache
11 6 (1.19%) LiveCycle
12 4 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.79%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.79%) Commerce Server
12 4 (0.79%) Site Server
Applications
1 220 (43.48%) MS Excel
2 58 (11.46%) MS Office
3 12 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.58%) MS Project
5 6 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.40%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 14 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.59%) Lawson
3 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.40%) Line 500
4 2 (0.40%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.20%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.20%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.20%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.57%) PaaS
2 13 (2.57%) IaaS
3 11 (2.17%) SaaS
4 5 (0.99%) Office 365
4 5 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 49 (9.68%) Firewall
2 37 (7.31%) TCP/IP
3 33 (6.52%) SAN
4 32 (6.32%) Internet
5 31 (6.13%) LAN
6 28 (5.53%) DNS
7 25 (4.94%) WAN
8 22 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
9 17 (3.36%) DHCP
10 16 (3.16%) BGP
10 16 (3.16%) NAS
11 15 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (2.77%) VoIP
13 13 (2.57%) VPN
14 11 (2.17%) RIP
14 11 (2.17%) OSPF
14 11 (2.17%) VLAN
15 8 (1.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 8 (1.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 7 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (42.09%) SQL Server
2 58 (11.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (7.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (6.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (5.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 29 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (4.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 25 (4.94%) Relational Database
7 23 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
8 15 (2.96%) OLAP
8 15 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (2.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 11 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (1.58%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.38%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.38%) MySQL
13 6 (1.19%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.99%) Star Schema
15 4 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 53 (10.47%) Visual Studio
2 21 (4.15%) NUnit
3 19 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (3.36%) MSTest
5 16 (3.16%) Moq
6 11 (2.17%) JIRA
7 9 (1.78%) Subversion
8 8 (1.58%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (1.38%) Rhino Mocks
9 7 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (1.19%) Hudson
10 6 (1.19%) Jenkins
10 6 (1.19%) Maven
11 4 (0.79%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.59%) ClearQuest
13 2 (0.40%) CruiseControl
13 2 (0.40%) NCover
14 1 (0.20%) MorphX
14 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
14 1 (0.20%) JUnit
General
1 78 (15.42%) Finance
2 16 (3.16%) Advertising
2 16 (3.16%) Retail
3 15 (2.96%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.17%) Banking
4 11 (2.17%) Welsh Language
5 9 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.19%) Legal
7 5 (0.99%) Law
7 5 (0.99%) Marketing
8 4 (0.79%) Games
8 4 (0.79%) Back Office
9 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.40%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 164 (32.41%) Developer
2 118 (23.32%) Analyst
3 66 (13.04%) .NET Developer
4 32 (6.32%) Support Engineer
5 29 (5.73%) Senior Developer
6 28 (5.53%) Business Analyst
7 25 (4.94%) Software Developer
7 25 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 23 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
9 22 (4.35%) Administrator
10 21 (4.15%) Web Developer
10 21 (4.15%) Consultant
11 19 (3.75%) C# Developer
12 18 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support
13 17 (3.36%) Support Analyst
14 16 (3.16%) Junior
15 15 (2.96%) Server Support
15 15 (2.96%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 15 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
16 14 (2.77%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (30.43%) .NET
2 99 (19.57%) HTML
3 93 (18.38%) ASP.NET
4 89 (17.59%) CSS
5 72 (14.23%) .NET Framework
6 71 (14.03%) XML
7 56 (11.07%) WCF
8 50 (9.88%) Web Services
9 49 (9.68%) jQuery
10 42 (8.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 30 (5.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 30 (5.93%) WinForms
12 27 (5.34%) WPF
13 26 (5.14%) SOAP
14 24 (4.74%) HTML5
15 23 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
16 19 (3.75%) XHTML
17 18 (3.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 16 (3.16%) LINQ
19 13 (2.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.92%) Clustering
3 32 (6.32%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.16%) Blackberry
6 13 (2.57%) GIS
7 12 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.98%) Open Source
9 9 (1.78%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.58%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.58%) Inversion of Control
11 6 (1.19%) Replication
12 5 (0.99%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.99%) iPhone
12 5 (0.99%) Statistics
12 5 (0.99%) Graphic Design
13 4 (0.79%) Physics
13 4 (0.79%) RIA
13 4 (0.79%) User Experience
13 4 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 186 (36.76%) Windows
2 51 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 44 (8.70%) Linux
5 43 (8.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (5.93%) Windows 7
7 24 (4.74%) Windows XP
8 18 (3.56%) UNIX
8 18 (3.56%) Android
9 16 (3.16%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.17%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.58%) Solaris
12 7 (1.38%) AIX
12 7 (1.38%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.79%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.79%) CentOS
13 4 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.59%) HPUX
15 2 (0.40%) NetWare
15 2 (0.40%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (14.43%) MVC
3 65 (12.85%) ITIL
4 54 (10.67%) Scrum
5 52 (10.28%) OO
6 50 (9.88%) TDD
7 42 (8.30%) Project Management
8 39 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
9 38 (7.51%) Web Development
10 31 (6.13%) OOD
11 25 (4.94%) Mentoring
12 23 (4.55%) Software Engineering
13 21 (4.15%) Load Balancing
13 21 (4.15%) PRINCE2
14 19 (3.75%) Service Delivery
15 18 (3.56%) Configuration Management
15 18 (3.56%) CRM
15 18 (3.56%) ETL
16 17 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
16 17 (3.36%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 187 (36.96%) SQL
2 140 (27.67%) C#
3 77 (15.22%) JavaScript
4 52 (10.28%) T-SQL
5 38 (7.51%) VB.NET
6 34 (6.72%) Java
7 22 (4.35%) PHP
8 17 (3.36%) C++
9 14 (2.77%) VB
10 13 (2.57%) VBA
11 11 (2.17%) Python
12 9 (1.78%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.58%) Perl
14 7 (1.38%) Delphi
15 6 (1.19%) Scala
15 6 (1.19%) Groovy
15 6 (1.19%) Clojure
16 5 (0.99%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.99%) XAML
17 4 (0.79%) VC++
Qualifications
1 63 (12.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (11.46%) Degree
3 43 (8.50%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (6.13%) MCSE
5 23 (4.55%) CCNA
6 21 (4.15%) MCP
7 20 (3.95%) SAP Certification
8 19 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (3.56%) CCNP
10 13 (2.57%) ISEB
11 12 (2.37%) Security Cleared
12 11 (2.17%) SC Cleared
13 10 (1.98%) MCSA
13 10 (1.98%) JNCIS
13 10 (1.98%) CCSE
14 9 (1.78%) ISTQB
15 8 (1.58%) MCITP
16 7 (1.38%) MCSD
16 7 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 5 (0.99%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.94%) SLA
2 24 (4.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (4.35%) ISO 9001
4 19 (3.75%) 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 96 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 49 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.57%) VMware ESX
5 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (1.38%) XenApp
7 6 (1.19%) vSphere
8 5 (0.99%) XenServer
9 4 (0.79%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.79%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.59%) Firmware
11 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.40%) KVM
12 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.20%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (0.99%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (0.99%) 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
1 118 (23.32%) VMware
2 86 (17.00%) Cisco
3 51 (10.08%) HP
4 44 (8.70%) Oracle
5 40 (7.91%) SAP
6 27 (5.34%) Citrix
7 20 (3.95%) IBM
8 15 (2.96%) F5
9 14 (2.77%) Dell
10 12 (2.37%) Blue Coat
11 11 (2.17%) Websense
11 11 (2.17%) CheckPoint
11 11 (2.17%) Juniper
12 10 (1.98%) NetApp
13 9 (1.78%) Adobe
14 8 (1.58%) Cognos
14 8 (1.58%) McAfee
14 8 (1.58%) Lumension
14 8 (1.58%) Twitter
14 8 (1.58%) SonicWALL
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 35 minutes ago
Ebbw Vale, Gwent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
South Wales
Sanderson
Salary: £22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £59000 per annum + Extensive benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 to £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South Queensferry, West Lothian
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & 10% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + 25 days holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £15000 - £19000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Very good benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 45,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
People Source Consulting
Salary: £27 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £28 - £30 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
Wrexham County Borough Council
Posted: 12 days ago