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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 240 261 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 18.96% 19.88% 18.84%
As % of the Vendors category 44.28% 46.44% 36.58%
Number of salaries quoted 213 231 174
Average salary £33,000 £34,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% -0.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £21,825
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
542 562 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 42.81% 42.80% 51.52%
Number of salaries quoted 481 504 486
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 -2 203 £34,000 -2.85% 36
North Wales +3 14 £30,000 -1.63% 4
West Wales -3 13 £27,762 +0.95% 6
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 219 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 217 (42.47%) MS Excel
3 203 (39.73%) Windows
4 174 (34.05%) SQL
5 160 (31.31%) .NET
6 142 (27.79%) C#
7 131 (25.64%) VMware
8 125 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
9 102 (19.96%) Active Directory
10 96 (18.79%) HTML
11 93 (18.20%) Cisco
12 91 (17.81%) ASP.NET
13 87 (17.03%) CSS
14 83 (16.24%) ITIL
15 81 (15.85%) .NET Framework
16 77 (15.07%) JavaScript
16 77 (15.07%) XML
17 73 (14.29%) MVC
18 71 (13.89%) Finance
19 69 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
20 68 (13.31%) IIS
21 61 (11.94%) Firewall
22 60 (11.74%) VMware Infrastructure
23 59 (11.55%) MS Exchange
23 59 (11.55%) Degree
24 57 (11.15%) Windows Server 2008
25 56 (10.96%) Visual Studio
25 56 (10.96%) WCF
26 55 (10.76%) OO
26 55 (10.76%) HP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 (13.31%) IIS
2 59 (11.55%) MS Exchange
3 38 (7.44%) SharePoint
4 27 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 27 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (3.52%) CMS
7 14 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (2.35%) FileNet
8 12 (2.35%) Confluence
9 11 (2.15%) Lync
9 11 (2.15%) LiveCycle
10 9 (1.76%) Commerce Server
11 7 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2000
12 6 (1.17%) Apache
13 5 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.78%) Site Server
Applications
1 217 (42.47%) MS Excel
2 54 (10.57%) MS Office
3 14 (2.74%) MS Project
4 12 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.59%) Lawson
3 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.39%) Line 500
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.20%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.20%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.74%) PaaS
2 14 (2.74%) IaaS
3 11 (2.15%) SaaS
4 7 (1.37%) Office 365
5 4 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 61 (11.94%) Firewall
2 43 (8.41%) SAN
3 42 (8.22%) TCP/IP
4 35 (6.85%) Internet
5 33 (6.46%) LAN
6 31 (6.07%) DNS
7 27 (5.28%) WAN
8 21 (4.11%) Cisco PIX
9 20 (3.91%) NAS
10 18 (3.52%) BGP
11 16 (3.13%) VoIP
12 15 (2.94%) DHCP
13 14 (2.74%) VLAN
13 14 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (2.54%) RIP
14 13 (2.54%) OSPF
15 11 (2.15%) VPN
16 9 (1.76%) Wireless
17 7 (1.37%) MPLS
17 7 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 47 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (6.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (6.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (5.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (5.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (5.09%) Relational Database
7 24 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (3.91%) Crystal Reports
9 15 (2.94%) OLAP
10 14 (2.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 13 (2.54%) NoSQL
12 12 (2.35%) MongoDB
12 12 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (1.76%) Oracle Database
16 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
17 5 (0.98%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 56 (10.96%) Visual Studio
2 24 (4.70%) NUnit
3 20 (3.91%) MSTest
4 19 (3.72%) Moq
5 17 (3.33%) JIRA
6 16 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (2.94%) Subversion
8 12 (2.35%) Hudson
9 11 (2.15%) Jenkins
9 11 (2.15%) Maven
9 11 (2.15%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (1.76%) Rhino Mocks
11 6 (1.17%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.59%) ClearQuest
14 2 (0.39%) CruiseControl
14 2 (0.39%) NCover
15 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
15 1 (0.20%) JUnit
15 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
General
1 71 (13.89%) Finance
2 20 (3.91%) Advertising
3 17 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.94%) Retail
5 14 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.35%) Welsh Language
7 10 (1.96%) Legal
8 8 (1.57%) Banking
9 7 (1.37%) Marketing
10 4 (0.78%) Games
10 4 (0.78%) Law
10 4 (0.78%) Back Office
11 2 (0.39%) Electronics
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 158 (30.92%) Developer
2 115 (22.50%) Analyst
3 66 (12.92%) .NET Developer
4 34 (6.65%) Support Engineer
5 29 (5.68%) Consultant
6 28 (5.48%) Senior Developer
7 25 (4.89%) Business Analyst
8 24 (4.70%) Web Developer
8 24 (4.70%) Support Analyst
8 24 (4.70%) C# Developer
9 23 (4.50%) ASP.NET Developer
10 22 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (4.11%) Software Developer
12 20 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
13 18 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
14 17 (3.33%) Junior
15 16 (3.13%) Administrator
16 15 (2.94%) Java Developer
16 15 (2.94%) Server Support
16 15 (2.94%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (31.31%) .NET
2 96 (18.79%) HTML
3 91 (17.81%) ASP.NET
4 87 (17.03%) CSS
5 81 (15.85%) .NET Framework
6 77 (15.07%) XML
7 56 (10.96%) WCF
8 47 (9.20%) Web Services
9 45 (8.81%) jQuery
10 39 (7.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 36 (7.05%) WPF
12 35 (6.85%) WinForms
13 28 (5.48%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (4.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 25 (4.89%) XHTML
14 25 (4.89%) SOAP
15 23 (4.50%) HTML5
16 21 (4.11%) XSLT
17 19 (3.72%) ASP.NET Web API
18 18 (3.52%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.65%) Management Information System
3 31 (6.07%) Clustering
4 21 (4.11%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.94%) Open Source
5 15 (2.94%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.54%) GIS
7 10 (1.96%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
8 6 (1.17%) N-Tier
9 5 (0.98%) Replication
9 5 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.78%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.78%) User Experience
10 4 (0.78%) RIA
10 4 (0.78%) DTV
11 3 (0.59%) HACMP
11 3 (0.59%) AS400
11 3 (0.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 203 (39.73%) Windows
2 57 (11.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (8.81%) Linux
5 43 (8.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (4.70%) Windows 7
7 23 (4.50%) UNIX
8 18 (3.52%) Windows XP
9 15 (2.94%) Apple iOS
9 15 (2.94%) Android
10 14 (2.74%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.76%) AIX
12 7 (1.37%) Solaris
12 7 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.37%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.98%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.78%) CentOS
15 3 (0.59%) HPUX
16 2 (0.39%) NetWare
16 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (16.24%) ITIL
3 73 (14.29%) MVC
4 55 (10.76%) OO
5 53 (10.37%) Scrum
6 48 (9.39%) TDD
7 42 (8.22%) Project Management
8 41 (8.02%) Web Development
9 34 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (6.65%) Mentoring
10 30 (5.87%) OOD
11 24 (4.70%) Configuration Management
12 23 (4.50%) Load Balancing
12 23 (4.50%) Software Engineering
12 23 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (3.91%) Service Delivery
13 20 (3.91%) PRINCE2
14 19 (3.72%) Unit Testing
15 17 (3.33%) Product Management
15 17 (3.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 174 (34.05%) SQL
2 142 (27.79%) C#
3 77 (15.07%) JavaScript
4 42 (8.22%) T-SQL
5 40 (7.83%) Java
6 31 (6.07%) VB.NET
7 22 (4.31%) PHP
8 16 (3.13%) VB
9 15 (2.94%) Python
10 12 (2.35%) Perl
11 11 (2.15%) Groovy
11 11 (2.15%) Scala
11 11 (2.15%) Clojure
12 10 (1.96%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.76%) VBA
13 9 (1.76%) C++
14 7 (1.37%) Delphi
15 6 (1.17%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.98%) XAML
17 3 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 69 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (11.55%) Degree
3 47 (9.20%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (7.63%) MCSE
5 27 (5.28%) MCP
6 25 (4.89%) CCNA
7 20 (3.91%) Security Cleared
8 19 (3.72%) CCNP
8 19 (3.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (3.52%) SC Cleared
10 17 (3.33%) SAP Certification
11 14 (2.74%) ISEB
12 10 (1.96%) MCSA
12 10 (1.96%) ISTQB
13 9 (1.76%) JNCIS
13 9 (1.76%) CCSE
14 7 (1.37%) MCSD
14 7 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (1.17%) CCIE
15 6 (1.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.70%) SLA
2 21 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (3.72%) QA
3 19 (3.72%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) GxP
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 102 (19.96%) Active Directory
2 60 (11.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.13%) VMware ESX
5 13 (2.54%) vSphere
6 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (1.17%) XenApp
7 6 (1.17%) XenServer
8 5 (0.98%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.78%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.59%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.39%) KVM
12 1 (0.20%) vCloud
12 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.20%) Nmap
12 1 (0.20%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 8 (1.57%) NetBackup
2 6 (1.17%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (0.98%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (0.98%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (0.78%) SCCM
4 4 (0.78%) SCDPM
5 3 (0.59%) Puppet
5 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.39%) WSUS
7 1 (0.20%) Nagios
7 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.20%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.20%) Nessus
Vendors
1 131 (25.64%) VMware
2 93 (18.20%) Cisco
3 55 (10.76%) HP
4 48 (9.39%) Oracle
5 32 (6.26%) Citrix
6 30 (5.87%) SAP
7 27 (5.28%) IBM
8 16 (3.13%) F5
9 13 (2.54%) Blue Coat
10 12 (2.35%) Adobe
10 12 (2.35%) Juniper
11 11 (2.15%) Twitter
12 10 (1.96%) Dell
12 10 (1.96%) Websense
13 9 (1.76%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.76%) NetApp
13 9 (1.76%) Aruba
13 9 (1.76%) Sitecore
14 8 (1.57%) Fortinet
14 8 (1.57%) Remedy
Newport, Gwent
ITF Solutions
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 - 55000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Very good benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Flintshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wales
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Llangollen, Clwyd
Interact Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £40 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £23000. - £25000 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bridgend
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 8 days ago
Cardiff, South Wales
Royal College of Nursing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Swansea
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £41000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago