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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 238 285 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 18.96% 21.10% 18.88%
As % of the Vendors category 45.86% 48.47% 37.17%
Number of salaries quoted 214 254 186
Average salary £33,500 £33,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.74% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,500 £45,000
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
519 588 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 41.35% 43.52% 50.80%
Number of salaries quoted 470 527 515
Average salary £35,275 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.01% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,275 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £56,000
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 1 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 1 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 -2 202 £34,000 -2.85% 43
West Wales -2 15 £28,262 +2.76% 6
North Wales +4 13 £30,000 +0.84% 1
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 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 (43.56%) MS Excel
2 210 (41.58%) SQL Server
3 194 (38.42%) Windows
4 174 (34.46%) SQL
5 155 (30.69%) .NET
6 140 (27.72%) C#
7 129 (25.54%) VMware
7 129 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (19.80%) Active Directory
9 98 (19.41%) HTML
10 92 (18.22%) Cisco
11 90 (17.82%) ASP.NET
12 89 (17.62%) CSS
13 78 (15.45%) JavaScript
14 75 (14.85%) .NET Framework
15 73 (14.46%) MVC
16 72 (14.26%) XML
16 72 (14.26%) Finance
17 71 (14.06%) ITIL
18 65 (12.87%) Microsoft Certification
19 63 (12.48%) IIS
20 60 (11.88%) MS Exchange
20 60 (11.88%) Degree
21 58 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
22 56 (11.09%) MS Office
22 56 (11.09%) Firewall
23 55 (10.89%) Visual Studio
23 55 (10.89%) OO
23 55 (10.89%) WCF
24 53 (10.50%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 63 (12.48%) IIS
2 60 (11.88%) MS Exchange
3 32 (6.34%) SharePoint
4 27 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (2.77%) CMS
9 13 (2.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (1.98%) Confluence
10 10 (1.98%) FileNet
11 9 (1.78%) LiveCycle
11 9 (1.78%) Lync
12 7 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2000
12 7 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (1.19%) Apache
14 5 (0.99%) Commerce Server
15 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.79%) Site Server
Applications
1 220 (43.56%) MS Excel
2 56 (11.09%) MS Office
3 12 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.98%) MS Project
5 9 (1.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.59%) Lawson
3 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.40%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.40%) Line 500
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.20%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.20%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.77%) IaaS
2 14 (2.77%) PaaS
3 11 (2.18%) SaaS
4 7 (1.39%) Office 365
5 4 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 56 (11.09%) Firewall
2 39 (7.72%) TCP/IP
3 34 (6.73%) SAN
4 32 (6.34%) Internet
5 29 (5.74%) LAN
6 28 (5.54%) DNS
7 23 (4.55%) WAN
8 21 (4.16%) Cisco PIX
9 18 (3.56%) BGP
10 17 (3.37%) DHCP
10 17 (3.37%) NAS
11 15 (2.97%) VLAN
12 14 (2.77%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (2.77%) VoIP
13 13 (2.57%) RIP
13 13 (2.57%) OSPF
14 12 (2.38%) VPN
15 7 (1.39%) Wireless
15 7 (1.39%) MPLS
15 7 (1.39%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (41.58%) SQL Server
2 50 (9.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (6.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (5.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (5.15%) Relational Database
6 26 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (4.16%) Crystal Reports
9 15 (2.97%) OLAP
10 14 (2.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 12 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (2.18%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (2.18%) NoSQL
13 10 (1.98%) MongoDB
13 10 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (1.78%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
16 5 (0.99%) Star Schema
16 5 (0.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 55 (10.89%) Visual Studio
2 24 (4.75%) NUnit
3 20 (3.96%) MSTest
4 19 (3.76%) Moq
5 18 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (2.97%) JIRA
7 13 (2.57%) Subversion
8 11 (2.18%) Oracle Forms
9 10 (1.98%) Hudson
10 9 (1.78%) Maven
10 9 (1.78%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.78%) Rhino Mocks
11 6 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.99%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.59%) ClearQuest
14 2 (0.40%) NCover
14 2 (0.40%) CruiseControl
15 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
15 1 (0.20%) JUnit
15 1 (0.20%) RequisitePro
General
1 72 (14.26%) Finance
2 18 (3.56%) Advertising
3 17 (3.37%) Retail
4 16 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.38%) Welsh Language
6 9 (1.78%) Banking
6 9 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.19%) Legal
8 4 (0.79%) Games
8 4 (0.79%) Law
8 4 (0.79%) Marketing
8 4 (0.79%) Back Office
9 2 (0.40%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 161 (31.88%) Developer
2 116 (22.97%) Analyst
3 66 (13.07%) .NET Developer
4 33 (6.53%) Support Engineer
5 28 (5.54%) Consultant
6 27 (5.35%) Senior Developer
7 26 (5.15%) Business Analyst
7 26 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (4.75%) Web Developer
9 23 (4.55%) C# Developer
9 23 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
10 22 (4.36%) Software Developer
11 20 (3.96%) Support Analyst
12 19 (3.76%) C# .NET Developer
13 17 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
13 17 (3.37%) Administrator
14 15 (2.97%) Server Support
14 15 (2.97%) Data Warehouse Developer
15 14 (2.77%) Junior
16 13 (2.57%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (30.69%) .NET
2 98 (19.41%) HTML
3 90 (17.82%) ASP.NET
4 89 (17.62%) CSS
5 75 (14.85%) .NET Framework
6 72 (14.26%) XML
7 55 (10.89%) WCF
8 47 (9.31%) jQuery
9 46 (9.11%) Web Services
10 40 (7.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 35 (6.93%) WinForms
12 34 (6.73%) WPF
13 29 (5.74%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (4.95%) HTML5
15 24 (4.75%) SOAP
16 23 (4.55%) XHTML
17 22 (4.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 19 (3.76%) ASP.NET Web API
19 18 (3.56%) XSLT
20 16 (3.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (6.14%) Management Information System
2 31 (6.14%) Clustering
3 22 (4.36%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.17%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.77%) GIS
7 13 (2.57%) Open Source
8 10 (1.98%) Inversion of Control
8 10 (1.98%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.19%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.99%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.99%) Replication
11 4 (0.79%) User Experience
11 4 (0.79%) RIA
11 4 (0.79%) iPhone
12 3 (0.59%) AS400
12 3 (0.59%) HACMP
12 3 (0.59%) Statistics
12 3 (0.59%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 194 (38.42%) Windows
2 53 (10.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (9.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 44 (8.71%) Linux
4 44 (8.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (5.54%) Windows 7
6 21 (4.16%) Windows XP
7 18 (3.56%) UNIX
8 17 (3.37%) Android
9 16 (3.17%) Windows 8
10 14 (2.77%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.58%) Solaris
12 7 (1.39%) AIX
12 7 (1.39%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.79%) CentOS
13 4 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.79%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.59%) HPUX
15 2 (0.40%) Windows Phone 8
15 2 (0.40%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (14.46%) MVC
3 71 (14.06%) ITIL
4 55 (10.89%) OO
5 52 (10.30%) Scrum
6 50 (9.90%) TDD
7 43 (8.51%) Project Management
8 40 (7.92%) Web Development
9 35 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (6.14%) OOD
11 30 (5.94%) Mentoring
12 23 (4.55%) Software Engineering
13 22 (4.36%) Configuration Management
14 21 (4.16%) Load Balancing
14 21 (4.16%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (3.96%) PRINCE2
16 18 (3.56%) Unit Testing
16 18 (3.56%) Service Delivery
17 17 (3.37%) Product Management
18 16 (3.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 174 (34.46%) SQL
2 140 (27.72%) C#
3 78 (15.45%) JavaScript
4 44 (8.71%) T-SQL
5 38 (7.52%) Java
6 32 (6.34%) VB.NET
7 24 (4.75%) PHP
8 14 (2.77%) VB
9 13 (2.57%) C++
10 12 (2.38%) Python
11 10 (1.98%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.98%) VBA
12 9 (1.78%) Perl
12 9 (1.78%) Groovy
12 9 (1.78%) Scala
12 9 (1.78%) Clojure
13 7 (1.39%) Delphi
14 5 (0.99%) XAML
15 4 (0.79%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (12.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (11.88%) Degree
3 45 (8.91%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (6.53%) MCSE
5 25 (4.95%) CCNA
6 21 (4.16%) MCP
7 20 (3.96%) SAP Certification
7 20 (3.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (3.37%) CCNP
9 14 (2.77%) ISEB
10 13 (2.57%) Security Cleared
11 12 (2.38%) SC Cleared
12 10 (1.98%) ISTQB
13 9 (1.78%) MCSA
13 9 (1.78%) CCSE
13 9 (1.78%) JNCIS
14 7 (1.39%) MCSD
14 7 (1.39%) MCITP
14 7 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (1.19%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.95%) SLA
2 24 (4.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (4.36%) ISO 9001
4 19 (3.76%) QA
5 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.20%) GxP
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 100 (19.80%) Active Directory
2 58 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.97%) VMware ESX
5 10 (1.98%) vSphere
5 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (1.39%) XenApp
7 5 (0.99%) XenServer
7 5 (0.99%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.79%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.59%) Firmware
10 2 (0.40%) KVM
10 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.20%) Nmap
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (0.99%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (0.99%) Tivoli
1 5 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (0.99%) NetBackup
1 5 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (0.79%) SCDPM
2 4 (0.79%) Puppet
3 3 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (0.59%) SCCM
3 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.40%) WSUS
5 1 (0.20%) Nessus
5 1 (0.20%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 129 (25.54%) VMware
2 92 (18.22%) Cisco
3 52 (10.30%) HP
4 45 (8.91%) Oracle
5 36 (7.13%) SAP
6 31 (6.14%) Citrix
7 22 (4.36%) IBM
8 14 (2.77%) F5
9 12 (2.38%) Dell
10 11 (2.18%) Blue Coat
11 10 (1.98%) Websense
11 10 (1.98%) Juniper
11 10 (1.98%) NetApp
11 10 (1.98%) Adobe
12 9 (1.78%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.78%) Sitecore
12 9 (1.78%) Twitter
13 7 (1.39%) Remedy
13 7 (1.39%) McAfee
13 7 (1.39%) SonicWALL
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