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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 261 250 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 19.39% 19.47% 18.56%
As % of the Vendors category 42.23% 42.30% 38.78%
Number of salaries quoted 237 225 167
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 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
618 591 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 45.91% 46.03% 47.86%
Number of salaries quoted 554 520 414
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £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 31 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 31 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 0 224 £35,000 -6.66% 29
North Wales +4 19 £31,250 +2.45% 4
West Wales -3 11 £25,500 -7.27% 2
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 220 (41.20%) Windows
1 220 (41.20%) MS Excel
2 219 (41.01%) SQL Server
3 172 (32.21%) .NET
4 155 (29.03%) SQL
5 153 (28.65%) C#
6 146 (27.34%) VMware
7 107 (20.04%) ASP.NET
8 105 (19.66%) Cisco
9 99 (18.54%) Active Directory
10 96 (17.98%) HTML
11 93 (17.42%) ITIL
12 88 (16.48%) CSS
13 83 (15.54%) MVC
13 83 (15.54%) .NET Framework
14 78 (14.61%) JavaScript
15 77 (14.42%) XML
16 75 (14.04%) IIS
16 75 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
17 74 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
18 71 (13.30%) HP
19 66 (12.36%) MS Exchange
20 64 (11.99%) Scrum
21 61 (11.42%) Finance
21 61 (11.42%) Firewall
22 58 (10.86%) SAN
22 58 (10.86%) Visual Studio
23 57 (10.67%) MS Office
24 55 (10.30%) OO
24 55 (10.30%) WCF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 75 (14.04%) IIS
2 66 (12.36%) MS Exchange
3 54 (10.11%) SharePoint
4 29 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (4.87%) CMS
6 24 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (3.00%) Lync
7 16 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (2.62%) FileNet
9 13 (2.43%) LiveCycle
9 13 (2.43%) Confluence
10 11 (2.06%) Commerce Server
10 11 (2.06%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2000
13 7 (1.31%) Apache
14 5 (0.94%) Site Server
14 5 (0.94%) SAS
Applications
1 220 (41.20%) MS Excel
2 57 (10.67%) MS Office
3 11 (2.06%) MS Project
3 11 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.56%) Lawson
4 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.19%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.19%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.06%) IaaS
2 11 (2.06%) PaaS
3 9 (1.69%) Office 365
4 7 (1.31%) SaaS
5 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 61 (11.42%) Firewall
2 58 (10.86%) SAN
3 49 (9.18%) TCP/IP
4 37 (6.93%) Internet
5 34 (6.37%) DNS
5 34 (6.37%) LAN
6 30 (5.62%) WAN
7 24 (4.49%) NAS
8 21 (3.93%) Cisco PIX
9 17 (3.18%) BGP
9 17 (3.18%) DHCP
10 16 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (2.43%) VPN
12 12 (2.25%) RIP
12 12 (2.25%) OSPF
13 10 (1.87%) VLAN
13 10 (1.87%) VoIP
13 10 (1.87%) Wireless
14 8 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (1.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (41.01%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (4.68%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (2.81%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (2.43%) Oracle Database
7 13 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (2.25%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (1.87%) OLAP
10 9 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.94%) Star Schema
13 4 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 58 (10.86%) Visual Studio
2 23 (4.31%) NUnit
3 18 (3.37%) MSTest
3 18 (3.37%) Moq
3 18 (3.37%) JIRA
3 18 (3.37%) Subversion
4 16 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (2.62%) Hudson
5 14 (2.62%) Oracle Forms
6 12 (2.25%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.25%) Rhino Mocks
6 12 (2.25%) Maven
7 9 (1.69%) Mercurial
8 5 (0.94%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.37%) NCover
9 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.37%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.37%) JUnit
10 1 (0.19%) RequisitePro
10 1 (0.19%) PowerBuilder
General
1 61 (11.42%) Finance
2 18 (3.37%) Legal
2 18 (3.37%) Manufacturing
2 18 (3.37%) Advertising
3 15 (2.81%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.81%) Retail
4 13 (2.43%) Marketing
5 10 (1.87%) Banking
6 8 (1.50%) Welsh Language
6 8 (1.50%) Back Office
7 7 (1.31%) Local Government
8 4 (0.75%) Games
9 3 (0.56%) Law
10 2 (0.37%) Electronics
10 2 (0.37%) Hebrew Language
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 153 (28.65%) Developer
2 108 (20.22%) Analyst
3 70 (13.11%) .NET Developer
4 33 (6.18%) Support Engineer
5 28 (5.24%) C# Developer
6 26 (4.87%) Consultant
7 25 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
8 24 (4.49%) Senior Developer
8 24 (4.49%) ASP.NET Developer
9 22 (4.12%) Architect
9 22 (4.12%) Support Analyst
10 21 (3.93%) Software Developer
10 21 (3.93%) Web Developer
11 19 (3.56%) Business Analyst
11 19 (3.56%) Team Leader
12 17 (3.18%) Test Analyst
12 17 (3.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (3.00%) Java Developer
13 16 (3.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (32.21%) .NET
2 107 (20.04%) ASP.NET
3 96 (17.98%) HTML
4 88 (16.48%) CSS
5 83 (15.54%) .NET Framework
6 77 (14.42%) XML
7 55 (10.30%) WCF
8 48 (8.99%) Web Services
9 43 (8.05%) jQuery
10 40 (7.49%) WPF
11 35 (6.55%) WinForms
12 32 (5.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 32 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC
13 30 (5.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 28 (5.24%) XHTML
15 26 (4.87%) XSLT
16 25 (4.68%) SOAP
17 21 (3.93%) LINQ
18 20 (3.75%) HTML5
19 15 (2.81%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.30%) Clustering
2 27 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.31%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.37%) Blackberry
5 17 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (3.00%) Open Source
7 14 (2.62%) GIS
8 13 (2.43%) Inversion of Control
9 12 (2.25%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.50%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.31%) DTV
12 6 (1.12%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.12%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.12%) HACMP
13 5 (0.94%) Replication
14 4 (0.75%) EqualLogic
14 4 (0.75%) Firmware
15 3 (0.56%) STB
15 3 (0.56%) RIA
15 3 (0.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 220 (41.20%) Windows
2 53 (9.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (9.18%) Linux
4 47 (8.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (6.18%) UNIX
7 27 (5.06%) Windows 7
8 18 (3.37%) Android
9 17 (3.18%) AIX
9 17 (3.18%) Windows XP
9 17 (3.18%) Apple iOS
10 14 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (2.43%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.87%) Solaris
13 7 (1.31%) Windows Phone
14 6 (1.12%) HPUX
14 6 (1.12%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.37%) CentOS
15 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (17.42%) ITIL
2 83 (15.54%) MVC
3 64 (11.99%) Scrum
4 55 (10.30%) OO
5 52 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (9.36%) TDD
7 44 (8.24%) Web Development
8 36 (6.74%) Project Management
9 30 (5.62%) OOD
10 27 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (4.68%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (4.68%) Configuration Management
12 23 (4.31%) Load Balancing
12 23 (4.31%) Software Engineering
12 23 (4.31%) SOA
13 20 (3.75%) Unit Testing
13 20 (3.75%) Service Management
14 17 (3.18%) Service Delivery
14 17 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (3.00%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 155 (29.03%) SQL
2 153 (28.65%) C#
3 78 (14.61%) JavaScript
4 39 (7.30%) Java
5 31 (5.81%) T-SQL
5 31 (5.81%) VB.NET
6 21 (3.93%) PHP
7 20 (3.75%) VB
8 17 (3.18%) Python
9 14 (2.62%) PowerShell
10 13 (2.43%) Perl
10 13 (2.43%) Clojure
10 13 (2.43%) Scala
10 13 (2.43%) Groovy
11 9 (1.69%) C++
12 8 (1.50%) C
13 7 (1.31%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.94%) VBA
14 5 (0.94%) XAML
15 4 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (10.11%) Degree
3 46 (8.61%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (7.68%) Security Cleared
5 39 (7.30%) MCSE
6 32 (5.99%) SC Cleared
7 23 (4.31%) MCP
8 22 (4.12%) SAP Certification
9 21 (3.93%) CCNA
10 20 (3.75%) CCNP
11 14 (2.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (2.06%) ISEB
13 9 (1.69%) ISTQB
13 9 (1.69%) CCSE
13 9 (1.69%) JNCIS
14 8 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.31%) MCSA
16 6 (1.12%) MCITP
16 6 (1.12%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (4.31%) SLA
2 23 (4.31%) ISO 9001
3 20 (3.75%) QA
4 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.37%) GxP
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 99 (18.54%) Active Directory
2 75 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (8.80%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.93%) VMware ESX
5 19 (3.56%) vSphere
6 11 (2.06%) Terminal Services
7 10 (1.87%) XenApp
8 9 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.12%) XenServer
9 6 (1.12%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.75%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.75%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.56%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.56%) vCloud
11 3 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.56%) UAG
12 1 (0.19%) Nmap
12 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (3.18%) NetBackup
2 15 (2.81%) SCCM
3 9 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (1.69%) HP Data Protector
4 8 (1.50%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.31%) WSUS
6 6 (1.12%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (1.12%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (0.94%) ARCserve
7 5 (0.94%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (0.56%) Nagios
9 2 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.37%) MIMEsweeper
10 1 (0.19%) Nessus
10 1 (0.19%) Puppet
10 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.19%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 146 (27.34%) VMware
2 105 (19.66%) Cisco
3 71 (13.30%) HP
4 45 (8.43%) Citrix
4 45 (8.43%) Oracle
5 32 (5.99%) SAP
6 28 (5.24%) IBM
7 21 (3.93%) Remedy
8 17 (3.18%) Symantec
8 17 (3.18%) F5
9 15 (2.81%) Juniper
9 15 (2.81%) Adobe
10 14 (2.62%) Twitter
10 14 (2.62%) Blue Coat
10 14 (2.62%) Dell
10 14 (2.62%) Red Hat
11 13 (2.43%) McAfee
11 13 (2.43%) Sitecore
12 11 (2.06%) Websense
12 11 (2.06%) NetApp
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Centric Resource
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + Bonus Scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £21000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North Wales
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Development
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Very good benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £33,000 to £40,000 per annum + 10% bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff
Noir Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
SLR
Salary: Competitive, based on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Calico-Retail
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + Superb Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgend
Streamline Connections
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28305.00 - £34965.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Swansea
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Wrexham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
North Wales
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Career Development/ Progression
Posted: 16 days ago