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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 240 310 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 17.84% 22.53% 21.98%
As % of the Vendors category 42.18% 47.04% 44.72%
Number of salaries quoted 209 252 250
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
569 659 606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 42.30% 47.89% 49.15%
Number of salaries quoted 471 527 509
Median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -2 201 £32,500 -9.72% 29
West Wales -4 18 £34,000 +70.00% 1
North Wales -4 4 £35,000 +7.69%
Mid Wales - 4 £37,500 - 2
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 202 (44.99%) MS Excel
2 178 (39.64%) SQL Server
3 161 (35.86%) Windows
4 155 (34.52%) .NET
5 153 (34.08%) SQL
6 124 (27.62%) C#
7 108 (24.05%) Active Directory
7 108 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
8 99 (22.05%) VMware
9 87 (19.38%) Windows Server
10 86 (19.15%) MVC
10 86 (19.15%) ASP.NET
11 79 (17.59%) HTML
12 77 (17.15%) MS Exchange
13 74 (16.48%) JavaScript
13 74 (16.48%) MS Office
14 70 (15.59%) ITIL
14 70 (15.59%) Cisco
15 66 (14.70%) Finance
16 63 (14.03%) CSS
17 57 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
18 55 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
19 50 (11.14%) SDLC
20 49 (10.91%) Scrum
21 46 (10.24%) Windows Server 2008
21 46 (10.24%) Microsoft Azure
22 45 (10.02%) Firewall
23 44 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
24 42 (9.35%) Degree
25 41 (9.13%) ASP.NET MVC

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 77 (17.15%) MS Exchange
2 35 (7.80%) IIS
3 25 (5.57%) SharePoint
4 19 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.00%) Node.js
8 8 (1.78%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.34%) CMS
10 5 (1.11%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.89%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.67%) Apache
12 3 (0.67%) Commerce Server
12 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.45%) Confluence
13 2 (0.45%) JBoss
14 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 202 (44.99%) MS Excel
2 74 (16.48%) MS Office
3 8 (1.78%) MS Project
4 7 (1.56%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.67%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.67%) SPSS
7 2 (0.45%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.45%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.45%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 46 (10.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (7.13%) Office 365
3 22 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.00%) SaaS
5 5 (1.11%) IaaS
5 5 (1.11%) PaaS
6 3 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 45 (10.02%) Firewall
2 33 (7.35%) DNS
3 28 (6.24%) Internet
3 28 (6.24%) SAN
4 15 (3.34%) DHCP
5 12 (2.67%) VPN
6 11 (2.45%) VoIP
7 10 (2.23%) LAN
7 10 (2.23%) NAS
8 8 (1.78%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.34%) IP Telephony
10 5 (1.11%) VLAN
10 5 (1.11%) WAN
11 4 (0.89%) Intranet
12 3 (0.67%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.67%) FTP
12 3 (0.67%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.45%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (39.64%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (6.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 27 (6.01%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (5.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (3.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 11 (2.45%) OLAP
8 11 (2.45%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (2.23%) MySQL
10 8 (1.78%) OLAP Cube
11 6 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.34%) Power BI
12 5 (1.11%) MS Access
12 5 (1.11%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.89%) PowerPivot
13 4 (0.89%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 35 (7.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (4.23%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.00%) Selenium
4 8 (1.78%) NUnit
5 7 (1.56%) MSTest
6 6 (1.34%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.11%) Moq
8 4 (0.89%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.67%) JIRA
9 3 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.45%) NuGet
10 2 (0.45%) Subversion
10 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.22%) NetBeans
11 1 (0.22%) NMock
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 66 (14.70%) Finance
2 24 (5.35%) Manufacturing
3 20 (4.45%) Advertising
4 12 (2.67%) Electronics
5 10 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.00%) Legal
7 6 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.89%) Back Office
8 4 (0.89%) Law
8 4 (0.89%) Marketing
9 3 (0.67%) Banking
9 3 (0.67%) Retail
9 3 (0.67%) Welsh Language
10 2 (0.45%) Local Government
11 1 (0.22%) Avionics
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 134 (29.84%) Developer
2 87 (19.38%) Analyst
3 55 (12.25%) .NET Developer
4 42 (9.35%) Support Engineer
5 41 (9.13%) Senior Developer
6 33 (7.35%) Support Analyst
7 28 (6.24%) Technical Support
8 26 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 25 (5.57%) Technical Engineer
10 24 (5.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 24 (5.35%) Consultant
11 23 (5.12%) IT Support
12 21 (4.68%) C# Developer
12 21 (4.68%) Junior
12 21 (4.68%) Senior .NET Developer
12 21 (4.68%) Software Developer
13 20 (4.45%) C# .NET Developer
13 20 (4.45%) IT Engineer
14 19 (4.23%) 1st Line Engineer
14 19 (4.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (34.52%) .NET
2 86 (19.15%) ASP.NET
3 79 (17.59%) HTML
4 63 (14.03%) CSS
5 41 (9.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 30 (6.68%) .NET Framework
7 29 (6.46%) WCF
8 27 (6.01%) XML
9 26 (5.79%) COM
9 26 (5.79%) HTML5
9 26 (5.79%) jQuery
10 23 (5.12%) Web Services
11 19 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 17 (3.79%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (3.56%) Ajax
14 12 (2.67%) AngularJS
14 12 (2.67%) CSS3
15 10 (2.23%) JSON
16 9 (2.00%) MDX
16 9 (2.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.56%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.90%) Mathematics
4 9 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.00%) Replication
4 9 (2.00%) User Experience
5 7 (1.56%) AS400
6 6 (1.34%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.34%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.11%) Clustering
8 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.67%) CESG
9 3 (0.67%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.67%) HP StoreVirtual
9 3 (0.67%) VLE
10 2 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.45%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.45%) Tandem
10 2 (0.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 161 (35.86%) Windows
2 87 (19.38%) Windows Server
3 46 (10.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (6.24%) Linux
6 18 (4.01%) Unix
7 14 (3.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (2.67%) Windows 10
9 10 (2.23%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.00%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.78%) AIX
11 8 (1.78%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.67%) OS/400
12 3 (0.67%) pSOS
12 3 (0.67%) Solaris
13 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.22%) Android
14 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (19.15%) MVC
3 70 (15.59%) ITIL
4 50 (11.14%) SDLC
5 49 (10.91%) Scrum
6 40 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (7.57%) OO
7 34 (7.57%) Project Management
8 30 (6.68%) Web Development
9 29 (6.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 27 (6.01%) Coaching
11 26 (5.79%) OOD
12 21 (4.68%) ETL
12 21 (4.68%) TDD
13 18 (4.01%) Mentoring
14 17 (3.79%) People Management
15 16 (3.56%) DevOps
15 16 (3.56%) ERP
15 16 (3.56%) Incident Management
16 15 (3.34%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (34.08%) SQL
2 124 (27.62%) C#
3 74 (16.48%) JavaScript
4 25 (5.57%) C
4 25 (5.57%) T-SQL
5 18 (4.01%) VB.NET
6 14 (3.12%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.45%) R
8 10 (2.23%) PHP
9 8 (1.78%) Python
9 8 (1.78%) VB
10 6 (1.34%) C++
10 6 (1.34%) Java
11 4 (0.89%) Delphi
11 4 (0.89%) VBA
12 3 (0.67%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.45%) COBOL
13 2 (0.45%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (9.35%) Degree
3 31 (6.90%) CCNA
3 31 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (4.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 17 (3.79%) MCSE
5 17 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (3.34%) ISEB
7 12 (2.67%) MCP
8 10 (2.23%) CCA
8 10 (2.23%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (2.00%) MCITP
9 9 (2.00%) MCSA
10 7 (1.56%) CCNP
10 7 (1.56%) DBS Check
10 7 (1.56%) Security Cleared
10 7 (1.56%) VCP5
11 5 (1.11%) CBAP
11 5 (1.11%) IIBA
11 5 (1.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.13%) SLA
2 26 (5.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (4.45%) QA
4 15 (3.34%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.34%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.11%) ISO22301
7 4 (0.89%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 108 (24.05%) Active Directory
2 55 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.46%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.12%) vSphere
5 11 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.23%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (1.56%) XenApp
8 5 (1.11%) XenServer
9 4 (0.89%) Docker
9 4 (0.89%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.67%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.67%) MetaFrame
10 3 (0.67%) vCloud
10 3 (0.67%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.45%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (3.34%) HP Data Protector
2 12 (2.67%) Tivoli
2 12 (2.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 9 (2.00%) SCCM
3 9 (2.00%) WSUS
4 6 (1.34%) Windows Intune
5 5 (1.11%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.89%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.67%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.45%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.45%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.45%) Pingdom
8 2 (0.45%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.22%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.22%) OpenView
9 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.22%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 99 (22.05%) VMware
2 70 (15.59%) Cisco
3 39 (8.69%) Citrix
3 39 (8.69%) HP
4 32 (7.13%) Oracle
5 21 (4.68%) SAP
6 12 (2.67%) IBM
7 11 (2.45%) Sage
8 10 (2.23%) Avaya
8 10 (2.23%) Dell
9 8 (1.78%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.78%) Symantec
9 8 (1.78%) Veeam
10 7 (1.56%) Remedy
10 7 (1.56%) Veritas
11 5 (1.11%) 3PAR
11 5 (1.11%) Adobe
11 5 (1.11%) Splunk
12 4 (0.89%) Dell Compellent
12 4 (0.89%) Sybase
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