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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 305 271 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 23.23% 19.04% 18.28%
As % of the Vendors category 51.17% 45.70% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 246 255 209
Median salary £33,000 £37,250 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.40% +12.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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
596 593 547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 45.39% 41.67% 42.37%
Number of salaries quoted 467 535 489
Median salary £38,000 £37,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.01% +6.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,350 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +1 238 £32,000 -14.66% 21
Mid Wales +3 47 £37,500 +26.05% 1
West Wales -11 10 £34,250 +0.73%
North Wales +6 3 £80,000 +357.14%
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 231 (39.49%) MS Excel
2 207 (35.38%) SQL Server
3 205 (35.04%) Windows
4 178 (30.43%) .NET
5 172 (29.40%) VMware
6 168 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
7 167 (28.55%) Active Directory
8 148 (25.30%) SQL
9 147 (25.13%) C#
10 129 (22.05%) ITIL
11 118 (20.17%) Windows Server
12 103 (17.61%) VMware Infrastructure
13 93 (15.90%) ASP.NET
14 91 (15.56%) JavaScript
15 90 (15.38%) MVC
16 88 (15.04%) HTML
17 87 (14.87%) MS Exchange
18 86 (14.70%) Finance
19 85 (14.53%) MS Office
20 83 (14.19%) HP
21 81 (13.85%) Firewall
22 80 (13.68%) CSS
23 69 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
24 67 (11.45%) Citrix
24 67 (11.45%) Scrum
25 65 (11.11%) Cisco
25 65 (11.11%) Hyper-V
26 63 (10.77%) DNS
27 61 (10.43%) T-SQL
28 60 (10.26%) SLA

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 (14.87%) MS Exchange
2 46 (7.86%) IIS
3 33 (5.64%) SharePoint
4 25 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.37%) CMS
8 8 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (1.03%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.03%) Skype for Business
10 6 (1.03%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.85%) Apache
11 5 (0.85%) Oracle 10gAS
11 5 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
11 5 (0.85%) SAS
12 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 231 (39.49%) MS Excel
2 85 (14.53%) MS Office
3 11 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.20%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.17%) InDesign
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 26 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.37%) Unit4 Business World
3 7 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.03%) Epicor Tropos
5 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 60 (10.26%) Office 365
2 45 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.74%) SaaS
5 10 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.03%) IaaS
8 3 (0.51%) PaaS
9 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 81 (13.85%) Firewall
2 63 (10.77%) DNS
3 46 (7.86%) Internet
4 24 (4.10%) SAN
5 23 (3.93%) LAN
6 19 (3.25%) WAN
7 16 (2.74%) DHCP
8 15 (2.56%) VPN
9 14 (2.39%) NAS
10 13 (2.22%) VoIP
11 9 (1.54%) TCP/IP
11 9 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.20%) FTP
12 7 (1.20%) PuTTY
12 7 (1.20%) SSH
12 7 (1.20%) Telnet
12 7 (1.20%) VLAN
13 6 (1.03%) SMTP
14 5 (0.85%) Intranet
14 5 (0.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (35.38%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 46 (7.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (3.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (2.05%) Big Data
8 12 (2.05%) OLAP
8 12 (2.05%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.88%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.20%) OLAP Cube
10 7 (1.20%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.03%) Data Mining
11 6 (1.03%) MySQL
11 6 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 57 (9.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (4.44%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.37%) Selenium
5 7 (1.20%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.03%) NUnit
7 5 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.85%) PVCS
8 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.51%) MorphX
9 3 (0.51%) NMock
9 3 (0.51%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.34%) JIRA
10 2 (0.34%) JUnit
10 2 (0.34%) NuGet
10 2 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.17%) Moq
11 1 (0.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 86 (14.70%) Finance
2 32 (5.47%) Advertising
3 25 (4.27%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.37%) Back Office
5 8 (1.37%) Local Government
5 8 (1.37%) Marketing
5 8 (1.37%) Retail
6 6 (1.03%) Electronics
7 4 (0.68%) Banking
7 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.17%) Billing
8 1 (0.17%) Games
8 1 (0.17%) German Language
8 1 (0.17%) Law
8 1 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 146 (24.96%) Developer
2 87 (14.87%) Analyst
3 73 (12.48%) .NET Developer
4 64 (10.94%) Support Engineer
5 35 (5.98%) C# Developer
6 34 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
7 32 (5.47%) IT Support
8 31 (5.30%) IT Engineer
9 30 (5.13%) Technical Engineer
10 29 (4.96%) Software Developer
11 27 (4.62%) Senior Developer
11 27 (4.62%) Support Analyst
12 26 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support
14 23 (3.93%) Technical Support
15 21 (3.59%) IT Support Engineer
16 20 (3.42%) Administrator
16 20 (3.42%) Consultant
16 20 (3.42%) SQL Developer
17 19 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (30.43%) .NET
2 93 (15.90%) ASP.NET
3 88 (15.04%) HTML
4 80 (13.68%) CSS
5 42 (7.18%) .NET Framework
6 41 (7.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 39 (6.67%) jQuery
8 37 (6.32%) WCF
9 36 (6.15%) XML
10 33 (5.64%) Web Services
11 23 (3.93%) Ajax
11 23 (3.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 21 (3.59%) COM
13 19 (3.25%) HTML5
14 17 (2.91%) WinForms
14 17 (2.91%) XSLT
15 16 (2.74%) Entity Framework
16 13 (2.22%) AngularJS
16 13 (2.22%) CSS3
17 10 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
1 30 (5.13%) Management Information System
2 25 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (3.08%) User Experience
4 13 (2.22%) iSeries
4 13 (2.22%) NHS
5 12 (2.05%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.88%) Clustering
7 10 (1.71%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.71%) Informatics
8 7 (1.20%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.03%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.03%) Smartphone
10 5 (0.85%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.85%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.85%) Statistics
10 5 (0.85%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.68%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.68%) Replication
12 3 (0.51%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 205 (35.04%) Windows
2 118 (20.17%) Windows Server
3 69 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (9.74%) Linux
5 52 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (5.47%) Unix
7 26 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (4.10%) Windows 7
9 21 (3.59%) Windows 10
10 14 (2.39%) AIX
10 14 (2.39%) Windows 8
11 11 (1.88%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.20%) Solaris
13 6 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.85%) Android
15 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.51%) VyOS
16 2 (0.34%) SUSE
16 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (22.05%) ITIL
3 90 (15.38%) MVC
4 67 (11.45%) Scrum
5 60 (10.26%) SDLC
6 55 (9.40%) Project Management
7 49 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 44 (7.52%) TDD
9 43 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
9 43 (7.35%) Incident Management
10 39 (6.67%) Service Management
11 38 (6.50%) Mentoring
12 37 (6.32%) OO
13 36 (6.15%) Waterfall
14 29 (4.96%) Coaching
14 29 (4.96%) CRM
15 27 (4.62%) Data Protection
15 27 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (3.42%) People Management
17 19 (3.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 148 (25.30%) SQL
2 147 (25.13%) C#
3 91 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 61 (10.43%) T-SQL
5 36 (6.15%) PowerShell
5 36 (6.15%) VB.NET
6 21 (3.59%) Java
7 13 (2.22%) PHP
8 12 (2.05%) C
9 9 (1.54%) C++
10 7 (1.20%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.20%) VB
11 5 (0.85%) R
11 5 (0.85%) VBA
12 4 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.51%) Scala
13 3 (0.51%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.51%) X++
14 2 (0.34%) Python
15 1 (0.17%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 57 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (7.18%) Degree
4 36 (6.15%) CCNA
5 29 (4.96%) ITIL Certification
6 25 (4.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 21 (3.59%) ISEB
8 17 (2.91%) MCP
8 17 (2.91%) Security Cleared
9 16 (2.74%) MCSE
10 13 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
11 12 (2.05%) SC Cleared
12 10 (1.71%) CCNP
12 10 (1.71%) MCSA
12 10 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.54%) MCITP
13 9 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
14 6 (1.03%) CCA
15 5 (0.85%) IIBA
15 5 (0.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (10.26%) SLA
2 36 (6.15%) QA
3 18 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (2.22%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.17%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 167 (28.55%) Active Directory
2 103 (17.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 25 (4.27%) XenDesktop
5 20 (3.42%) XenApp
6 18 (3.08%) vSphere
7 13 (2.22%) XenServer
8 11 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.54%) vCloud
9 9 (1.54%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.20%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.03%) MetaFrame
12 4 (0.68%) Firmware
12 4 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.51%) Docker
13 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 37 (6.32%) NetBackup
2 29 (4.96%) HP Data Protector
3 20 (3.42%) Tivoli
3 20 (3.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 14 (2.39%) Backup Exec
5 11 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (1.88%) SCCM
6 10 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (1.37%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (1.20%) BladeLogic
9 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.85%) Nagios
10 5 (0.85%) XenMobile
11 4 (0.68%) AppManager
11 4 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.68%) HP SiteScope
11 4 (0.68%) WSUS
12 2 (0.34%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.34%) Pingdom
13 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 172 (29.40%) VMware
2 83 (14.19%) HP
3 67 (11.45%) Citrix
4 65 (11.11%) Cisco
5 56 (9.57%) Oracle
6 46 (7.86%) Veeam
7 37 (6.32%) 3PAR
8 27 (4.62%) Veritas
9 19 (3.25%) SAP
10 18 (3.08%) Dell
10 18 (3.08%) Remedy
11 17 (2.91%) IBM
12 15 (2.56%) Symantec
13 12 (2.05%) Avaya
14 10 (1.71%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.71%) Sage
15 8 (1.37%) BMC
15 8 (1.37%) Sitecore
16 7 (1.20%) RedGate
17 6 (1.03%) Epicor
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Obscurant
Salary: From £28,000 to £38,000 per annum Excellent company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £20K + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rhondda Cynon Taff
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Resource Management
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Port Talbot
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + pension, life insurance
Posted: 3 days ago
Wales
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £18 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Oxford Computer Group
Salary: From £26,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Port Talbot
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 10 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Attenda
Posted: 3 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Liga Recruitment
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Liga Recruitment
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago