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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 202 295 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 15.27% 21.53% 22.74%
As % of the Vendors category 38.26% 43.57% 47.17%
Number of salaries quoted 183 254 222
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,100 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £45,000 £50,800
UK excluding London average salary £38,522 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -
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
528 677 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 39.91% 49.42% 48.21%
Number of salaries quoted 463 559 428
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(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 -1 187 £33,750 -10.00% 20
West Wales -3 13 £32,500 -13.33% 2
North Wales -6 2 £39,000 +16.41%
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 203 (41.34%) MS Excel
2 200 (40.73%) SQL
3 185 (37.68%) Windows
4 170 (34.62%) SQL Server
5 158 (32.18%) .NET
6 142 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
7 135 (27.49%) C#
8 110 (22.40%) HTML
9 101 (20.57%) JavaScript
9 101 (20.57%) Active Directory
10 96 (19.55%) ASP.NET
10 96 (19.55%) MVC
11 95 (19.35%) Windows Server
12 93 (18.94%) VMware
12 93 (18.94%) CSS
13 92 (18.74%) MS Office
14 76 (15.48%) ITIL
15 73 (14.87%) Finance
16 68 (13.85%) MS Exchange
17 63 (12.83%) Scrum
18 62 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
19 61 (12.42%) Degree
20 60 (12.22%) Cisco
21 55 (11.20%) jQuery
22 54 (11.00%) HTML5
23 52 (10.59%) CSS3
24 50 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
25 49 (9.98%) ASP.NET MVC
26 48 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
26 48 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 68 (13.85%) MS Exchange
2 35 (7.13%) IIS
3 28 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (4.89%) SharePoint
5 21 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (4.07%) Apache
7 19 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.43%) CMS
8 7 (1.43%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.81%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.61%) Node.js
12 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.20%) DNN
13 1 (0.20%) GroupWise
13 1 (0.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 203 (41.34%) MS Excel
2 92 (18.74%) MS Office
3 20 (4.07%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.22%) MS Project
6 5 (1.02%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.81%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.61%) SPSS
9 2 (0.41%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.81%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.20%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.26%) Office 365
4 12 (2.44%) SaaS
5 5 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.61%) IaaS
6 3 (0.61%) PaaS
7 2 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.35%) Firewall
2 31 (6.31%) DNS
3 28 (5.70%) DHCP
4 25 (5.09%) SAN
5 19 (3.87%) Internet
6 15 (3.05%) LAN
6 15 (3.05%) TCP/IP
7 12 (2.44%) WAN
7 12 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (2.24%) VPN
9 9 (1.83%) NAS
9 9 (1.83%) VoIP
10 8 (1.63%) BGP
10 8 (1.63%) OSPF
11 6 (1.22%) 802.11
11 6 (1.22%) Broadband
11 6 (1.22%) Ethernet
11 6 (1.22%) Intranet
11 6 (1.22%) SNMP
11 6 (1.22%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (6.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (4.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 21 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (3.26%) MySQL
6 15 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (2.65%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.65%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 10 (2.04%) OLAP
9 8 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.43%) OLAP Cube
11 6 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (1.02%) MS Access
13 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Power View
14 3 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (8.35%) Visual Studio
2 27 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (3.05%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.44%) Subversion
5 7 (1.43%) Selenium
6 5 (1.02%) MSTest
6 5 (1.02%) NUnit
7 3 (0.61%) Moq
8 2 (0.41%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.20%) JIRA
9 1 (0.20%) SpecFlow
General
1 73 (14.87%) Finance
2 26 (5.30%) Manufacturing
3 21 (4.28%) Advertising
4 12 (2.44%) Electronics
4 12 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.83%) Back Office
6 6 (1.22%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.22%) Law
7 5 (1.02%) Legal
7 5 (1.02%) Retail
8 4 (0.81%) Marketing
9 2 (0.41%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.20%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 150 (30.55%) Developer
2 112 (22.81%) Analyst
3 72 (14.66%) .NET Developer
4 50 (10.18%) Senior Developer
5 44 (8.96%) Support Analyst
6 32 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 32 (6.52%) Senior .NET Developer
7 29 (5.91%) Support Engineer
8 23 (4.68%) Web Developer
9 21 (4.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 21 (4.28%) IT Support
10 19 (3.87%) Service Analyst
11 18 (3.67%) C# .NET Developer
11 18 (3.67%) C# Developer
11 18 (3.67%) Service Desk Analyst
11 18 (3.67%) Technical Support
11 18 (3.67%) Test Analyst
12 17 (3.46%) Architect
12 17 (3.46%) Lead Developer
12 17 (3.46%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (32.18%) .NET
2 110 (22.40%) HTML
3 96 (19.55%) ASP.NET
4 93 (18.94%) CSS
5 55 (11.20%) jQuery
6 54 (11.00%) HTML5
7 52 (10.59%) CSS3
8 49 (9.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 39 (7.94%) XML
10 35 (7.13%) WCF
11 25 (5.09%) Web Services
12 19 (3.87%) Ajax
12 19 (3.87%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (3.87%) COM
13 16 (3.26%) JSON
14 15 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 14 (2.85%) .NET Framework
16 13 (2.65%) SOAP
17 11 (2.24%) RESTful
18 7 (1.43%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.46%) Clustering
4 13 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.63%) Blackberry
6 8 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.63%) Mathematics
6 8 (1.63%) User Experience
7 7 (1.43%) AS400
8 6 (1.22%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.22%) EqualLogic
8 6 (1.22%) Physics
8 6 (1.22%) Replication
9 5 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.02%) FMCG
9 5 (1.02%) iSeries
9 5 (1.02%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.81%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 185 (37.68%) Windows
2 95 (19.35%) Windows Server
3 62 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (7.74%) Linux
6 37 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (6.72%) Unix
8 17 (3.46%) Windows 7
9 12 (2.44%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.83%) AIX
10 9 (1.83%) Solaris
11 8 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.22%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.61%) OS/400
14 3 (0.61%) pSOS
14 3 (0.61%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.41%) Android
15 2 (0.41%) VMS
16 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (19.55%) MVC
3 76 (15.48%) ITIL
4 63 (12.83%) Scrum
5 41 (8.35%) Web Development
6 39 (7.94%) SDLC
7 38 (7.74%) Mentoring
8 35 (7.13%) OO
9 33 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (6.11%) Project Management
11 29 (5.91%) Waterfall
12 26 (5.30%) Business Analysis
13 25 (5.09%) Coaching
13 25 (5.09%) Data Modelling
14 22 (4.48%) People Management
14 22 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (3.87%) OOD
15 19 (3.87%) Test Scripting
16 17 (3.46%) Service Management
17 15 (3.05%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 200 (40.73%) SQL
2 135 (27.49%) C#
3 101 (20.57%) JavaScript
4 24 (4.89%) PHP
5 18 (3.67%) C
6 17 (3.46%) VB.NET
7 14 (2.85%) T-SQL
8 9 (1.83%) C++
8 9 (1.83%) Java
8 9 (1.83%) R
8 9 (1.83%) VB
9 7 (1.43%) Python
10 6 (1.22%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.02%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.81%) VBA
13 3 (0.61%) COBOL
13 3 (0.61%) Perl
13 3 (0.61%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.41%) VB6
15 1 (0.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 61 (12.42%) Degree
2 48 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (5.91%) ISEB
5 25 (5.09%) CCNA
6 23 (4.68%) SAP Certification
7 16 (3.26%) MCP
8 14 (2.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 14 (2.85%) MCITP
9 11 (2.24%) ISTQB
9 11 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (2.04%) CCNP
11 9 (1.83%) MCSE
11 9 (1.83%) VCP5
12 6 (1.22%) CCA
12 6 (1.22%) CCIE
12 6 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (1.02%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.02%) HND
13 5 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (4.89%) SLA
3 23 (4.68%) ISO 9001
3 23 (4.68%) ISO22301
4 18 (3.67%) QA
5 5 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (20.57%) Active Directory
2 48 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.87%) vSphere
4 10 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.43%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.22%) XenServer
8 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (1.02%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.02%) XenApp
9 3 (0.61%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.61%) Firmware
9 3 (0.61%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (1.83%) WSUS
2 7 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
2 7 (1.43%) Tivoli
2 7 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (0.81%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.61%) Ansible
4 3 (0.61%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.61%) Puppet
4 3 (0.61%) SCCM
5 2 (0.41%) Nessus
6 1 (0.20%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.20%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 93 (18.94%) VMware
2 60 (12.22%) Cisco
3 40 (8.15%) HP
4 34 (6.92%) SAP
5 32 (6.52%) Oracle
6 23 (4.68%) IBM
7 21 (4.28%) Citrix
7 21 (4.28%) Red Hat
8 13 (2.65%) Adobe
8 13 (2.65%) Dell
9 12 (2.44%) Sage
10 11 (2.24%) Veritas
11 9 (1.83%) Avaya
12 7 (1.43%) 3PAR
13 6 (1.22%) NetApp
14 5 (1.02%) Unisys
15 4 (0.81%) Apple
15 4 (0.81%) Kaspersky
16 3 (0.61%) Blue Coat
16 3 (0.61%) Novell
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
Reed Technology
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Carmarthen, Dyfed
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Salary: From £20,253 to £22,212 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38661.20 - £40696 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £33500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Resource Management
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago