The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3 14 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales 6.25% 15.91% 25.93%
As % of the Vendors category 37.50% 58.33% 65.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 19
Average salary £37,500 £31,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Wales region.

Vendors Category
West Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
8 24 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales 16.67% 27.27% 39.51%
Number of salaries quoted 7 24 27
Average salary £80,000 £36,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+120.68% +11.53%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

Microsoft
Salary Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Wales region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in West Wales

Microsoft
Job Locations in West Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Wales region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
Swansea +3 3 £37,500 +20.00%
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the West 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 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (50.00%) CSS
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) MVC
3 6 (42.86%) Degree
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
4 5 (35.71%) HTML
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (35.71%) HTML5
4 5 (35.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (21.43%) B2B
5 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 3 (21.43%) MS Office
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (21.43%) CoffeeScript
5 3 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) TypeScript
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the West 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 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
1 2 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (35.71%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Lead Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Graduate
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
1 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (50.00%) CSS
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (35.71%) HTML5
3 3 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (14.29%) Durandal
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (14.29%) WCF
4 2 (14.29%) jQuery
4 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 2 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (7.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) MVC
2 3 (21.43%) B2B
2 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
2 3 (21.43%) TDD
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) ERP
3 2 (14.29%) OOD
3 2 (14.29%) OOP
3 2 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) CoffeeScript
4 3 (21.43%) TypeScript
5 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
1 2 (14.29%) ProCurve
1 2 (14.29%) HP
1 2 (14.29%) Dell
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco