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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 282 318 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 21.78% 24.71% 18.79%
As % of the Vendors category 47.80% 53.00% 49.26%
Number of salaries quoted 257 288 188
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
590 600 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 45.56% 46.62% 38.13%
Number of salaries quoted 521 517 375
Average salary £36,250 £36,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.68% -3.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -3 260 £35,000 +1.44% 52
North Wales 0 11 £32,500 +8.33% 5
West Wales -4 10 £37,500 +25.00%
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 240 (46.51%) MS Excel
2 213 (41.28%) SQL Server
3 211 (40.89%) SQL
4 193 (37.40%) Windows
5 137 (26.55%) VMware
6 127 (24.61%) Active Directory
7 117 (22.67%) .NET
8 101 (19.57%) C#
9 100 (19.38%) Finance
10 92 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
11 82 (15.89%) Cisco
12 79 (15.31%) SQL Server 2008
13 77 (14.92%) CSS
14 76 (14.73%) HTML
15 72 (13.95%) ITIL
15 72 (13.95%) Degree
16 71 (13.76%) MS Office
16 71 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
17 68 (13.18%) ASP.NET
17 68 (13.18%) MS Exchange
18 65 (12.60%) Microsoft Certification
19 62 (12.02%) JavaScript
19 62 (12.02%) T-SQL
20 60 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 59 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 59 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
22 58 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
23 57 (11.05%) Windows Server 2003
24 56 (10.85%) Windows Server 2012
25 50 (9.69%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (13.18%) MS Exchange
2 45 (8.72%) IIS
3 43 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 41 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (6.01%) SharePoint
7 20 (3.88%) CMS
8 14 (2.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (1.94%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.55%) Lync
12 6 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (0.97%) SAS
13 5 (0.97%) Commerce Server
13 5 (0.97%) Apache
13 5 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.97%) Node.js
13 5 (0.97%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 240 (46.51%) MS Excel
2 71 (13.76%) MS Office
3 22 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.33%) MS Project
5 5 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.39%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 14 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (2.71%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (2.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.39%) Line 500
3 2 (0.39%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.19%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.19%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.13%) PaaS
3 10 (1.94%) Office 365
3 10 (1.94%) IaaS
3 10 (1.94%) SaaS
4 6 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (8.91%) Firewall
2 41 (7.95%) SAN
3 39 (7.56%) TCP/IP
3 39 (7.56%) DNS
4 35 (6.78%) Internet
5 26 (5.04%) DHCP
6 25 (4.84%) LAN
7 23 (4.46%) WAN
8 21 (4.07%) Cisco PIX
9 16 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (2.91%) VoIP
11 14 (2.71%) NAS
12 11 (2.13%) VPN
12 11 (2.13%) BGP
13 10 (1.94%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (1.74%) OSPF
14 9 (1.74%) VLAN
15 8 (1.55%) Intranet
15 8 (1.55%) HTTP
16 7 (1.36%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (41.28%) SQL Server
2 79 (15.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 46 (8.91%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (7.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (6.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 30 (5.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (3.88%) Relational Database
10 18 (3.49%) Crystal Reports
11 17 (3.29%) OLTP
12 16 (3.10%) DTS
13 14 (2.71%) OLAP
14 13 (2.52%) MySQL
14 13 (2.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 12 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (2.33%) OLAP Cube
16 10 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (1.55%) Oracle Database
18 7 (1.36%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 36 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 21 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (3.10%) MSTest
4 12 (2.33%) NUnit
5 10 (1.94%) Moq
6 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.78%) JIRA
8 3 (0.58%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.39%) NCover
9 2 (0.39%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.39%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.19%) Subversion
10 1 (0.19%) MorphX
10 1 (0.19%) Selenium
10 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.19%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.19%) TestDirector
General
1 100 (19.38%) Finance
2 30 (5.81%) Advertising
3 18 (3.49%) Manufacturing
4 17 (3.29%) Banking
5 16 (3.10%) Welsh Language
6 13 (2.52%) Retail
7 10 (1.94%) Marketing
8 9 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.74%) Law
9 8 (1.55%) Legal
10 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.39%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Games
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 136 (26.36%) Developer
2 108 (20.93%) Analyst
3 46 (8.91%) .NET Developer
4 38 (7.36%) Administrator
5 35 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 33 (6.40%) Business Analyst
7 32 (6.20%) DBA
8 28 (5.43%) Senior Developer
9 27 (5.23%) Support Engineer
10 23 (4.46%) Software Developer
11 21 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
11 21 (4.07%) SQL DBA
12 17 (3.29%) Consultant
13 15 (2.91%) Service Analyst
14 14 (2.71%) Service Desk Analyst
14 14 (2.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 13 (2.52%) Server Engineer
15 13 (2.52%) ASP.NET Developer
15 13 (2.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 13 (2.52%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (22.67%) .NET
2 77 (14.92%) CSS
3 76 (14.73%) HTML
4 68 (13.18%) ASP.NET
5 50 (9.69%) .NET Framework
6 48 (9.30%) XML
7 42 (8.14%) WCF
8 33 (6.40%) jQuery
9 27 (5.23%) Web Services
10 24 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 22 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
11 22 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (4.07%) HTML5
13 18 (3.49%) WinForms
14 15 (2.91%) SOAP
15 13 (2.52%) XHTML
15 13 (2.52%) WPF
16 12 (2.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 11 (2.13%) LINQ
17 11 (2.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.33%) Clustering
2 36 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (6.20%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.10%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.71%) Blackberry
6 13 (2.52%) Replication
7 12 (2.33%) AS400
8 11 (2.13%) GIS
9 7 (1.36%) iPhone
10 5 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.97%) Graphic Design
10 5 (0.97%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.97%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.78%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.78%) Physics
11 4 (0.78%) RIA
11 4 (0.78%) Open Source
11 4 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 193 (37.40%) Windows
2 58 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (11.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (10.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (7.56%) Linux
6 35 (6.78%) Windows 7
7 24 (4.65%) Windows XP
8 13 (2.52%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.13%) Android
9 11 (2.13%) UNIX
10 4 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.78%) CentOS
10 4 (0.78%) OS/400
11 3 (0.58%) AIX
12 2 (0.39%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.19%) Solaris
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.19%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (13.95%) ITIL
3 59 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (9.11%) MVC
5 40 (7.75%) Project Management
5 40 (7.75%) TDD
6 37 (7.17%) Scrum
7 36 (6.98%) ETL
8 33 (6.40%) Mentoring
9 32 (6.20%) Service Delivery
10 29 (5.62%) OO
11 27 (5.23%) Migration
12 24 (4.65%) PRINCE2
12 24 (4.65%) ERP
13 23 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
14 22 (4.26%) Web Development
15 21 (4.07%) CRM
15 21 (4.07%) Data Migration
16 20 (3.88%) OOD
17 19 (3.68%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 211 (40.89%) SQL
2 101 (19.57%) C#
3 62 (12.02%) JavaScript
3 62 (12.02%) T-SQL
4 24 (4.65%) VB.NET
5 20 (3.88%) Java
6 18 (3.49%) C++
7 14 (2.71%) PHP
8 13 (2.52%) VBA
8 13 (2.52%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.74%) Python
10 7 (1.36%) Delphi
10 7 (1.36%) Perl
11 5 (0.97%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.97%) VB
11 5 (0.97%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.78%) CoffeeScript
12 4 (0.78%) Ruby
12 4 (0.78%) VC++
Qualifications
1 72 (13.95%) Degree
2 65 (12.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (5.43%) CCNA
5 25 (4.84%) MCSE
6 24 (4.65%) MCP
7 23 (4.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (3.49%) CCNP
9 17 (3.29%) SAP Certification
10 14 (2.71%) MCITP
11 12 (2.33%) ISEB
11 12 (2.33%) Security Cleared
12 10 (1.94%) MCSA
13 9 (1.74%) VCP5
13 9 (1.74%) SC Cleared
14 7 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (1.16%) MCDBA
15 6 (1.16%) ISTQB
15 6 (1.16%) JNCIS
15 6 (1.16%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.23%) SLA
2 20 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (3.68%) ISO 9001
4 9 (1.74%) QA
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 127 (24.61%) Active Directory
2 71 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.07%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.49%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (1.55%) XenApp
6 8 (1.55%) XenServer
7 5 (0.97%) vSphere
8 4 (0.78%) Firmware
9 3 (0.58%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.58%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.58%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.58%) KVM
10 2 (0.39%) Xen
10 2 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (1.74%) SCCM
2 8 (1.55%) WSUS
3 5 (0.97%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (0.97%) Puppet
4 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.58%) SCDPM
5 3 (0.58%) SCOM
6 2 (0.39%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.19%) Nessus
7 1 (0.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 137 (26.55%) VMware
2 82 (15.89%) Cisco
3 42 (8.14%) HP
4 35 (6.78%) Oracle
5 32 (6.20%) SAP
6 31 (6.01%) Citrix
7 18 (3.49%) Dell
7 18 (3.49%) IBM
8 16 (3.10%) Cognos
9 11 (2.13%) Juniper
9 11 (2.13%) McAfee
9 11 (2.13%) CheckPoint
10 9 (1.74%) Blue Coat
10 9 (1.74%) NetApp
11 8 (1.55%) Google
11 8 (1.55%) F5
12 7 (1.36%) 3PAR
12 7 (1.36%) SonicWALL
12 7 (1.36%) Business Objects
12 7 (1.36%) Websense
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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