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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 252 250 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 18.06% 19.33% 19.75%
As % of the Vendors category 44.13% 42.74% 44.37%
Number of salaries quoted 225 228 222
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
571 585 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 40.93% 45.24% 44.51%
Number of salaries quoted 493 531 506
Average salary £36,500 £35,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.81% -6.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +2 236 £37,500 +7.14% 22
North Wales -6 5 £32,500 +8.33% 1
West Wales -5 2 £18,250 -33.66%
Mid Wales - 2 £29,750 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 249 (43.92%) MS Excel
2 216 (38.10%) Windows
3 179 (31.57%) SQL
4 166 (29.28%) SQL Server
5 165 (29.10%) VMware
6 141 (24.87%) Finance
7 136 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
8 128 (22.57%) .NET
9 123 (21.69%) C#
10 115 (20.28%) Active Directory
11 108 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 98 (17.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 95 (16.75%) VMware Infrastructure
14 93 (16.40%) ASP.NET
15 92 (16.23%) MS Office
16 90 (15.87%) ITIL
17 85 (14.99%) JavaScript
17 85 (14.99%) Degree
18 77 (13.58%) HTML
19 74 (13.05%) Windows Server 2012
20 72 (12.70%) Cisco
21 65 (11.46%) DHCP
22 63 (11.11%) MS Exchange
23 58 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
24 56 (9.88%) MVC
25 55 (9.70%) Internet
25 55 (9.70%) T-SQL
26 54 (9.52%) CSS
26 54 (9.52%) DNS
26 54 (9.52%) Scrum

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 42 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 42 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (6.35%) IIS
4 35 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (4.76%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 14 (2.47%) Lync
7 10 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (1.59%) SAS
9 7 (1.23%) Apache
10 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2000
11 5 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.88%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.53%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.35%) CMS
14 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.18%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.18%) DNN
Applications
1 249 (43.92%) MS Excel
2 92 (16.23%) MS Office
3 30 (5.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.12%) MS Project
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) SyteLine
3 1 (0.18%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.88%) Office 365
3 5 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (11.46%) DHCP
2 55 (9.70%) Internet
3 54 (9.52%) DNS
4 52 (9.17%) Firewall
5 33 (5.82%) SAN
5 33 (5.82%) TCP/IP
6 27 (4.76%) OSPF
6 27 (4.76%) BGP
7 21 (3.70%) Ethernet
7 21 (3.70%) Broadband
8 18 (3.17%) VRRP
9 17 (3.00%) SNMP
10 15 (2.65%) 802.11
10 15 (2.65%) GPON
11 13 (2.29%) VPN
12 9 (1.59%) HTTP
12 9 (1.59%) LAN
13 8 (1.41%) WAN
13 8 (1.41%) Network Security
14 6 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (29.28%) SQL Server
2 48 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (6.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (5.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 30 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
8 15 (2.65%) OLTP
8 15 (2.65%) DTS
8 15 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.41%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.41%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.06%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.06%) MS Access
11 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.71%) MySQL
12 4 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.53%) OLAP
13 3 (0.53%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 51 (8.99%) Visual Studio
2 44 (7.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.06%) NUnit
3 6 (1.06%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.88%) MSBuild
5 4 (0.71%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (0.71%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (0.71%) Selenium
5 4 (0.71%) Subversion
6 3 (0.53%) Maven
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.53%) JMeter
6 3 (0.53%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.53%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.35%) StyleCop
7 2 (0.35%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.18%) MSTest
8 1 (0.18%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 141 (24.87%) Finance
2 45 (7.94%) Back Office
3 26 (4.59%) Advertising
4 23 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.12%) Banking
6 11 (1.94%) Retail
7 10 (1.76%) Law
8 8 (1.41%) Games
8 8 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.23%) Automotive
9 7 (1.23%) Marketing
9 7 (1.23%) Legal
10 5 (0.88%) Military
11 4 (0.71%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.35%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.18%) Electronics
14 1 (0.18%) German Language
14 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 130 (22.93%) Developer
2 94 (16.58%) Analyst
3 68 (11.99%) .NET Developer
4 63 (11.11%) Administrator
5 39 (6.88%) Architect
6 38 (6.70%) Systems Administrator
6 38 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 31 (5.47%) Support Engineer
7 31 (5.47%) DBA
8 30 (5.29%) C# Developer
9 28 (4.94%) Business Analyst
10 27 (4.76%) SQL DBA
11 26 (4.59%) Support Analyst
12 25 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
12 25 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
13 23 (4.06%) Senior Developer
13 23 (4.06%) C# .NET Developer
14 19 (3.35%) Project Manager
14 19 (3.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 18 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (22.57%) .NET
2 93 (16.40%) ASP.NET
3 77 (13.58%) HTML
4 54 (9.52%) CSS
5 46 (8.11%) jQuery
6 45 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 44 (7.76%) XML
8 29 (5.11%) WCF
9 24 (4.23%) Web Services
10 22 (3.88%) AngularJS
11 19 (3.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (3.00%) COM
13 15 (2.65%) 802.1X
14 13 (2.29%) CSS3
15 12 (2.12%) HTML5
15 12 (2.12%) .NET Framework
16 10 (1.76%) Ajax
16 10 (1.76%) SignalR
17 7 (1.23%) WinForms
17 7 (1.23%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.70%) Clustering
4 18 (3.17%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 15 (2.65%) AS400
7 12 (2.12%) Mainframe
8 11 (1.94%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.59%) GIS
10 9 (1.59%) Data Extraction
11 8 (1.41%) Statistics
12 6 (1.06%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.88%) iSeries
13 5 (0.88%) PMI
13 5 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.71%) Replication
14 4 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 216 (38.10%) Windows
2 108 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 98 (17.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 74 (13.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (8.64%) Linux
6 20 (3.53%) UNIX
7 16 (2.82%) AIX
8 14 (2.47%) Solaris
9 12 (2.12%) OS/400
10 10 (1.76%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.88%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.53%) Android
15 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (15.87%) ITIL
3 56 (9.88%) MVC
4 54 (9.52%) Scrum
5 49 (8.64%) CRM
6 47 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
7 36 (6.35%) Change Management
8 35 (6.17%) SDLC
9 34 (6.00%) Mentoring
10 33 (5.82%) Migration
10 33 (5.82%) Project Management
11 25 (4.41%) Test Scripting
12 24 (4.23%) Service Delivery
13 23 (4.06%) Business Analysis
14 22 (3.88%) PRINCE2
15 20 (3.53%) ETL
15 20 (3.53%) Kimball Methodology
16 17 (3.00%) Business Transformation
16 17 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (3.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 179 (31.57%) SQL
2 123 (21.69%) C#
3 85 (14.99%) JavaScript
4 55 (9.70%) T-SQL
5 24 (4.23%) VB.NET
6 19 (3.35%) PHP
7 12 (2.12%) PowerShell
8 9 (1.59%) Java
9 7 (1.23%) C++
9 7 (1.23%) VB
10 5 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.71%) C
11 4 (0.71%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.35%) VBScript
12 2 (0.35%) VB6
12 2 (0.35%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.18%) XAML
13 1 (0.18%) VBA
13 1 (0.18%) Python
13 1 (0.18%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 85 (14.99%) Degree
2 52 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (8.99%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (8.11%) CCNA
5 31 (5.47%) SAP Certification
6 28 (4.94%) Security Cleared
7 25 (4.41%) ISEB
8 23 (4.06%) SC Cleared
9 16 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 16 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (2.82%) MCSA
10 14 (2.47%) MCSE
11 13 (2.29%) MCP
11 13 (2.29%) MCITP
11 13 (2.29%) VCP5
12 12 (2.12%) APMP
13 11 (1.94%) CCNP
14 8 (1.41%) ISTQB
15 6 (1.06%) RHCE
15 6 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.23%) SLA
2 37 (6.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (6.00%) ISO 9001
4 12 (2.12%) QA
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 115 (20.28%) Active Directory
2 95 (16.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.29%) XenApp
5 10 (1.76%) XenDesktop
5 10 (1.76%) vSphere
6 5 (0.88%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.88%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.71%) Firmware
7 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.71%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.71%) XenServer
8 3 (0.53%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (1.94%) SCCM
2 7 (1.23%) NetBackup
3 6 (1.06%) Nessus
4 5 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (0.88%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (0.71%) OpenView
5 4 (0.71%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (0.71%) WhatsUp Gold
5 4 (0.71%) Puppet
5 4 (0.71%) Ansible
6 3 (0.53%) SCOM
7 2 (0.35%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.35%) WSUS
8 1 (0.18%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.18%) Nmap
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.18%) SCSM
Vendors
1 165 (29.10%) VMware
2 72 (12.70%) Cisco
3 50 (8.82%) HP
4 45 (7.94%) Citrix
5 40 (7.05%) IBM
6 37 (6.53%) SAP
7 19 (3.35%) Oracle
8 16 (2.82%) Dell
8 16 (2.82%) SolarWinds
9 15 (2.65%) Red Hat
10 14 (2.47%) Cognos
11 12 (2.12%) Unisys
12 10 (1.76%) NetApp
12 10 (1.76%) Veritas
13 9 (1.59%) F5
14 8 (1.41%) 3PAR
14 8 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
14 8 (1.41%) Avaya
15 6 (1.06%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.06%) Remedy
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Excellence Benefits Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cardiff
National Museum of Wales
Salary: £21,234.84 - £27,348.44 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Bluetownonline
Salary: £15500 - £17500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £24k - 28k per year + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £18k - 24k per year + pension, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £35k - 55k per year + Car, Bonus, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff
Pertemps ERP
Salary: 35000 to 45000
Posted: 9 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Newport
CPS Group
Salary: £28k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago