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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 317 265 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 23.31% 18.65% 19.85%
As % of the Vendors category 51.29% 45.30% 43.77%
Number of salaries quoted 245 229 235
Median salary £32,500 £37,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.16% +8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,100 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +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
618 585 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 45.44% 41.17% 45.34%
Number of salaries quoted 481 496 537
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Wales

Microsoft
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +3 247 £32,500 -12.16% 18
Mid Wales +4 52 £38,500 +4.05%
West Wales -13 13 £32,500 +75.67% 3
North Wales -3 1 £80,000 +137.03% 1
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 239 (41.28%) MS Excel
2 202 (34.89%) SQL Server
3 201 (34.72%) Windows
4 171 (29.53%) VMware
5 169 (29.19%) .NET
5 169 (29.19%) Active Directory
6 162 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
7 146 (25.22%) SQL
8 140 (24.18%) C#
9 129 (22.28%) ITIL
10 114 (19.69%) Windows Server
11 99 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
12 91 (15.72%) MS Office
12 91 (15.72%) MVC
13 89 (15.37%) JavaScript
14 88 (15.20%) ASP.NET
14 88 (15.20%) Firewall
15 87 (15.03%) MS Exchange
16 85 (14.68%) Finance
17 83 (14.34%) HP
17 83 (14.34%) HTML
18 75 (12.95%) Windows Server 2012
19 71 (12.26%) CSS
20 70 (12.09%) Cisco
21 66 (11.40%) Citrix
21 66 (11.40%) Hyper-V
22 64 (11.05%) SLA
23 63 (10.88%) Scrum
24 62 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
25 61 (10.54%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 87 (15.03%) MS Exchange
2 42 (7.25%) IIS
3 34 (5.87%) SharePoint
4 23 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.55%) CMS
7 7 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.04%) Apache
8 6 (1.04%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.04%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.86%) Oracle 10gAS
9 5 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (0.86%) SAS
9 5 (0.86%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.86%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 239 (41.28%) MS Excel
2 91 (15.72%) MS Office
3 12 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (1.04%) Epicor Tropos
3 6 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (1.04%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 61 (10.54%) Office 365
2 50 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.25%) SaaS
5 8 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.86%) IaaS
7 4 (0.69%) PaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 88 (15.20%) Firewall
2 61 (10.54%) DNS
3 50 (8.64%) Internet
4 27 (4.66%) SAN
5 21 (3.63%) LAN
6 16 (2.76%) NAS
6 16 (2.76%) VPN
7 15 (2.59%) WAN
8 14 (2.42%) DHCP
9 11 (1.90%) VoIP
10 10 (1.73%) TCP/IP
11 7 (1.21%) FTP
11 7 (1.21%) PuTTY
11 7 (1.21%) SSH
11 7 (1.21%) Telnet
11 7 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.04%) SMTP
12 6 (1.04%) VLAN
13 5 (0.86%) Ethernet
13 5 (0.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (34.89%) SQL Server
2 44 (7.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (6.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (4.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (4.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (1.90%) Big Data
9 11 (1.90%) OLAP
10 10 (1.73%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (1.38%) MySQL
11 8 (1.38%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.38%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (1.04%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.04%) OLAP Cube
14 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 47 (8.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (4.15%) Visual Studio
3 12 (2.07%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.55%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.04%) NUnit
5 6 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (1.04%) Selenium
6 5 (0.86%) PVCS
7 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.69%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.52%) MorphX
8 3 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.35%) JIRA
9 2 (0.35%) JUnit
9 2 (0.35%) Moq
9 2 (0.35%) MSTest
9 2 (0.35%) NMock
9 2 (0.35%) NuGet
10 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
General
1 85 (14.68%) Finance
2 34 (5.87%) Advertising
3 25 (4.32%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.55%) Back Office
5 9 (1.55%) Electronics
6 7 (1.21%) Marketing
7 6 (1.04%) Local Government
8 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.69%) Legal
8 4 (0.69%) Retail
9 3 (0.52%) Banking
9 3 (0.52%) Law
10 1 (0.17%) Avionics
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) German Language
10 1 (0.17%) Military
10 1 (0.17%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 145 (25.04%) Developer
2 88 (15.20%) Analyst
3 65 (11.23%) .NET Developer
4 64 (11.05%) Support Engineer
5 32 (5.53%) Technical Engineer
6 31 (5.35%) Senior Developer
7 30 (5.18%) C# Developer
8 29 (5.01%) C# .NET Developer
8 29 (5.01%) IT Engineer
8 29 (5.01%) IT Support
9 25 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (4.15%) 3rd Line Support
10 24 (4.15%) Software Developer
10 24 (4.15%) Support Analyst
11 23 (3.97%) Technical Support
12 22 (3.80%) Consultant
13 21 (3.63%) IT Support Engineer
14 20 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
15 19 (3.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 19 (3.28%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (29.19%) .NET
2 88 (15.20%) ASP.NET
3 83 (14.34%) HTML
4 71 (12.26%) CSS
5 42 (7.25%) .NET Framework
6 41 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 35 (6.04%) jQuery
7 35 (6.04%) WCF
8 30 (5.18%) Web Services
9 29 (5.01%) XML
10 26 (4.49%) HTML5
11 21 (3.63%) COM
12 19 (3.28%) Ajax
12 19 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 16 (2.76%) CSS3
14 15 (2.59%) AngularJS
14 15 (2.59%) Entity Framework
15 13 (2.25%) WinForms
16 10 (1.73%) ASP.NET Web API
16 10 (1.73%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.66%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (2.94%) User Experience
5 10 (1.73%) iSeries
6 9 (1.55%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.38%) Clustering
8 6 (1.04%) Smartphone
9 5 (0.86%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.86%) Mathematics
9 5 (0.86%) NHS
9 5 (0.86%) Replication
9 5 (0.86%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.69%) Informatics
10 4 (0.69%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.69%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.52%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.52%) Statistics
11 3 (0.52%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 201 (34.72%) Windows
2 114 (19.69%) Windows Server
3 75 (12.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (9.50%) Linux
6 29 (5.01%) Unix
7 27 (4.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (4.15%) Windows 7
9 22 (3.80%) Windows 10
10 16 (2.76%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.59%) AIX
12 11 (1.90%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.21%) Solaris
14 6 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.52%) Android
15 3 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.52%) VyOS
15 3 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (22.28%) ITIL
3 91 (15.72%) MVC
4 63 (10.88%) Scrum
5 58 (10.02%) SDLC
6 55 (9.50%) Project Management
7 50 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 47 (8.12%) Business Intelligence
9 44 (7.60%) TDD
10 42 (7.25%) Incident Management
11 38 (6.56%) Mentoring
12 37 (6.39%) Service Management
13 36 (6.22%) OO
14 29 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
14 29 (5.01%) Waterfall
15 26 (4.49%) CRM
16 24 (4.15%) Data Protection
17 22 (3.80%) Coaching
18 20 (3.45%) OOD
19 18 (3.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 146 (25.22%) SQL
2 140 (24.18%) C#
3 89 (15.37%) JavaScript
4 51 (8.81%) T-SQL
5 34 (5.87%) PowerShell
5 34 (5.87%) VB.NET
6 15 (2.59%) C
7 14 (2.42%) PHP
8 13 (2.25%) Java
9 9 (1.55%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.04%) R
10 6 (1.04%) VB
11 5 (0.86%) C++
11 5 (0.86%) VBA
12 4 (0.69%) Python
13 3 (0.52%) Delphi
13 3 (0.52%) Scala
13 3 (0.52%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.52%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 62 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (8.46%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (7.08%) Degree
4 39 (6.74%) CCNA
5 28 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
5 28 (4.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 24 (4.15%) ISEB
7 19 (3.28%) MCSE
8 18 (3.11%) MCP
9 17 (2.94%) Security Cleared
10 13 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
11 12 (2.07%) SC Cleared
12 10 (1.73%) CCNP
12 10 (1.73%) MCITP
12 10 (1.73%) MCSA
12 10 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.55%) Oracle Certification
14 8 (1.38%) IIBA
15 6 (1.04%) CCA
15 6 (1.04%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (11.05%) SLA
2 34 (5.87%) QA
3 21 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (2.42%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.86%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 169 (29.19%) Active Directory
2 99 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (11.40%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.63%) XenDesktop
5 17 (2.94%) vSphere
6 16 (2.76%) XenApp
7 9 (1.55%) vCloud
7 9 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.55%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.55%) XenServer
8 7 (1.21%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.04%) MetaFrame
10 5 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.69%) Docker
11 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.52%) Firmware
13 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 33 (5.70%) NetBackup
2 31 (5.35%) HP Data Protector
3 22 (3.80%) Tivoli
3 22 (3.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 14 (2.42%) Backup Exec
5 11 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (1.90%) SCCM
6 8 (1.38%) BMC PATROL
7 7 (1.21%) BladeLogic
8 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.86%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.69%) AppManager
10 4 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.69%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.69%) Nagios
10 4 (0.69%) WSUS
11 2 (0.35%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.35%) Pingdom
12 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 171 (29.53%) VMware
2 83 (14.34%) HP
3 70 (12.09%) Cisco
4 66 (11.40%) Citrix
5 53 (9.15%) Oracle
6 41 (7.08%) Veeam
7 34 (5.87%) 3PAR
8 26 (4.49%) Veritas
9 18 (3.11%) Remedy
10 17 (2.94%) Dell
10 17 (2.94%) SAP
10 17 (2.94%) Symantec
11 15 (2.59%) IBM
12 10 (1.73%) Sage
13 9 (1.55%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.38%) BMC
15 7 (1.21%) Avaya
15 7 (1.21%) Sitecore
16 6 (1.04%) Epicor
16 6 (1.04%) Splunk
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Circle It Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive + Company Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Circle It Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive + Company Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Pembrokeshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Pack
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Modis
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Port Talbot
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Xchanging
Salary: Competitive!!
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust
Salary: From £26,302 to £35,225 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Swansea
Totec Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £31,000 per year
Posted: 22 days ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
Adam Butler Consultancy
Posted: 9 days ago
Blackwood, Gwent
General Dynamics
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
Office for National Statistics
Posted: 7 days ago