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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 263 264 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 19.06% 19.72% 19.58%
As % of the Vendors category 45.66% 43.14% 42.07%
Number of salaries quoted 219 239 219
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,250
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
576 612 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 41.74% 45.71% 46.55%
Number of salaries quoted 477 544 508
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -1 243 £36,500 +4.28% 25
North Wales -4 11 £35,000 +7.69%
West Wales +7 6 £20,000 -20.00% 1
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 244 (42.43%) MS Excel
2 223 (38.78%) Windows
3 188 (32.70%) SQL
4 186 (32.35%) SQL Server
5 169 (29.39%) VMware
6 142 (24.70%) .NET
7 131 (22.78%) C#
8 130 (22.61%) Finance
9 126 (21.91%) Active Directory
10 119 (20.70%) Agile Software Development
11 111 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 102 (17.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 96 (16.70%) ASP.NET
13 96 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
14 83 (14.43%) MS Office
15 82 (14.26%) ITIL
16 79 (13.74%) JavaScript
17 78 (13.57%) MS Exchange
18 76 (13.22%) Degree
18 76 (13.22%) Windows Server 2012
19 73 (12.70%) Cisco
20 71 (12.35%) T-SQL
21 70 (12.17%) HTML
22 62 (10.78%) DHCP
23 61 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
24 60 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
24 60 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
25 58 (10.09%) Citrix
25 58 (10.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 57 (9.91%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 78 (13.57%) MS Exchange
2 45 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 43 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 36 (6.26%) IIS
6 27 (4.70%) SharePoint
7 19 (3.30%) Lync
8 15 (2.61%) SAS
8 15 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (2.26%) WebSphere
10 12 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2000
12 8 (1.39%) Apache
13 7 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
14 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.70%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.52%) ArcGIS
17 2 (0.35%) IBM Notes
18 1 (0.17%) Lotus Domino
18 1 (0.17%) CMS
Applications
1 244 (42.43%) MS Excel
2 83 (14.43%) MS Office
3 34 (5.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.43%) MS Project
5 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (5.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.17%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.74%) Office 365
4 4 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.52%) SaaS
6 2 (0.35%) PaaS
6 2 (0.35%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (10.78%) DHCP
2 55 (9.57%) DNS
3 54 (9.39%) Internet
4 53 (9.22%) Firewall
5 32 (5.57%) SAN
5 32 (5.57%) TCP/IP
6 23 (4.00%) OSPF
6 23 (4.00%) BGP
7 18 (3.13%) Ethernet
7 18 (3.13%) Broadband
8 16 (2.78%) SNMP
9 15 (2.61%) VRRP
10 14 (2.43%) VPN
11 12 (2.09%) HTTP
11 12 (2.09%) LAN
11 12 (2.09%) 802.11
11 12 (2.09%) GPON
12 10 (1.74%) Network Security
12 10 (1.74%) WAN
13 8 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 58 (10.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (7.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 45 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
5 43 (7.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 27 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (3.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (3.30%) OLTP
8 19 (3.30%) DTS
9 18 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
10 8 (1.39%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.39%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (1.22%) MS Access
12 6 (1.04%) OLAP
12 6 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (1.04%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.87%) OLAP Cube
14 4 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 46 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 38 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.09%) NUnit
4 9 (1.57%) Rhino Mocks
5 6 (1.04%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.87%) MSBuild
6 5 (0.87%) Subversion
7 4 (0.70%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.52%) Maven
8 3 (0.52%) Selenium
8 3 (0.52%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.52%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.52%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.52%) JMeter
9 2 (0.35%) StyleCop
10 1 (0.17%) MSTest
10 1 (0.17%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 130 (22.61%) Finance
2 42 (7.30%) Back Office
3 27 (4.70%) Advertising
4 20 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.61%) Retail
6 11 (1.91%) Banking
7 7 (1.22%) Automotive
7 7 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.04%) Law
8 6 (1.04%) Marketing
9 5 (0.87%) Military
10 4 (0.70%) Games
10 4 (0.70%) Legal
10 4 (0.70%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.52%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) German Language
13 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (25.91%) Developer
2 92 (16.00%) Analyst
3 76 (13.22%) .NET Developer
4 63 (10.96%) Administrator
5 40 (6.96%) Architect
6 39 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 38 (6.61%) DBA
8 32 (5.57%) SQL DBA
9 31 (5.39%) C# Developer
10 30 (5.22%) Systems Administrator
11 29 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support
12 26 (4.52%) Support Engineer
13 25 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
14 24 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
15 22 (3.83%) Business Analyst
16 21 (3.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 21 (3.65%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 20 (3.48%) Support Analyst
18 19 (3.30%) Senior Developer
18 19 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (24.70%) .NET
2 96 (16.70%) ASP.NET
3 70 (12.17%) HTML
4 51 (8.87%) CSS
5 46 (8.00%) XML
6 44 (7.65%) jQuery
7 41 (7.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 35 (6.09%) WCF
9 28 (4.87%) Web Services
10 22 (3.83%) AngularJS
11 17 (2.96%) .NET Framework
12 16 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (2.26%) HTML5
14 12 (2.09%) WPF
14 12 (2.09%) Ajax
14 12 (2.09%) 802.1X
14 12 (2.09%) SignalR
15 11 (1.91%) COM
16 10 (1.74%) CSS3
17 9 (1.57%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.52%) Clustering
3 24 (4.17%) AS400
3 24 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.83%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.26%) Statistics
5 13 (2.26%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.09%) Mainframe
7 9 (1.57%) GIS
7 9 (1.57%) Mathematics
7 9 (1.57%) Tandem
8 8 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.04%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.87%) Replication
11 5 (0.87%) Data Extraction
12 4 (0.70%) Physics
12 4 (0.70%) EqualLogic
12 4 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 223 (38.78%) Windows
2 111 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 102 (17.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 76 (13.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (9.22%) Linux
6 17 (2.96%) UNIX
7 16 (2.78%) OS/400
8 14 (2.43%) AIX
9 12 (2.09%) Solaris
10 10 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (1.39%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.04%) Android
13 4 (0.70%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.70%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (20.70%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (14.26%) ITIL
3 60 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
4 57 (9.91%) MVC
5 55 (9.57%) CRM
6 50 (8.70%) Scrum
7 46 (8.00%) SDLC
8 36 (6.26%) Project Management
9 35 (6.09%) Migration
10 33 (5.74%) Change Management
11 30 (5.22%) Mentoring
12 28 (4.87%) Service Delivery
12 28 (4.87%) ETL
13 27 (4.70%) Kimball Methodology
14 19 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
14 19 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (3.13%) PRINCE2
15 18 (3.13%) TDD
16 17 (2.96%) Load Balancing
17 15 (2.61%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 188 (32.70%) SQL
2 131 (22.78%) C#
3 79 (13.74%) JavaScript
4 71 (12.35%) T-SQL
5 32 (5.57%) VB.NET
6 19 (3.30%) PHP
7 14 (2.43%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.26%) VB
9 10 (1.74%) Java
10 7 (1.22%) VB6
11 6 (1.04%) C++
12 5 (0.87%) C
13 4 (0.70%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.70%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.70%) XAML
14 3 (0.52%) Perl
14 3 (0.52%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.35%) Korn
15 2 (0.35%) VBScript
16 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (13.22%) Degree
2 60 (10.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (9.04%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (8.52%) CCNA
5 30 (5.22%) Security Cleared
6 24 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 24 (4.17%) SAP Certification
7 22 (3.83%) SC Cleared
8 19 (3.30%) MCSA
9 17 (2.96%) MCSE
9 17 (2.96%) VCP5
9 17 (2.96%) MCITP
10 15 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 14 (2.43%) MCP
12 13 (2.26%) CCNP
13 10 (1.74%) APMP
14 6 (1.04%) ISEB
14 6 (1.04%) CISSP
15 5 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.57%) SLA
2 30 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (4.70%) ISO 9001
4 14 (2.43%) QA
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 126 (21.91%) Active Directory
2 96 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.48%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.78%) XenApp
5 10 (1.74%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.57%) vSphere
7 5 (0.87%) XenServer
7 5 (0.87%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.87%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.70%) Firmware
8 4 (0.70%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.52%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 15 (2.61%) SCCM
2 6 (1.04%) HP Data Protector
2 6 (1.04%) Tivoli
2 6 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (0.87%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.87%) Nessus
3 5 (0.87%) WSUS
4 4 (0.70%) OpenView
4 4 (0.70%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
4 4 (0.70%) Puppet
4 4 (0.70%) SCOM
4 4 (0.70%) Ansible
5 3 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.17%) Nmap
6 1 (0.17%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.17%) SCSM
Vendors
1 169 (29.39%) VMware
2 73 (12.70%) Cisco
3 58 (10.09%) Citrix
4 44 (7.65%) HP
5 37 (6.43%) IBM
6 29 (5.04%) SAP
7 23 (4.00%) Oracle
8 18 (3.13%) Cognos
9 16 (2.78%) Dell
10 15 (2.61%) SolarWinds
11 13 (2.26%) NetApp
12 12 (2.09%) MicroStrategy
12 12 (2.09%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.91%) Unisys
14 8 (1.39%) Avaya
14 8 (1.39%) Veritas
14 8 (1.39%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.39%) 3PAR
14 8 (1.39%) F5
15 6 (1.04%) WatchGuard
Newport, Gwent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000 - £46000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Premier IT
Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport
CPS Group
Salary: £28k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport
CPS Group
Salary: £28k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35k - 42k per year + Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Swansea
Land Registry
Salary: £22,000 - 24,128 per year + Excellent benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Engage Talent
Posted: 14 days ago
Brecon, Powys
ExeGesIS
Salary: From £33,000 to £41,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago