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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10 22 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales 14.29% 27.16% 20.59%
As % of the Vendors category 38.46% 78.57% 60.87%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 13
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +13.20%
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
26 28 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales 37.14% 34.57% 33.82%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 21
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,500 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in West Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Wales region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram 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 19 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
Swansea -4 10 £37,500 +25.00%
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (37.50%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) Degree
2 9 (37.50%) CSS
2 9 (37.50%) .NET
3 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
4 7 (29.17%) HTML
4 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
4 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
5 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (25.00%) Internet
5 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (25.00%) HTML5
5 6 (25.00%) Content Management
5 6 (25.00%) MVC
5 6 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (20.83%) MS Office
6 5 (20.83%) Scrum
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (20.83%) Web Services
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 4 (16.67%) CoffeeScript
7 4 (16.67%) TypeScript
7 4 (16.67%) KnockoutJS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.83%) MS Office
3 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (12.50%) VLAN
3 2 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.17%) HTTP
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) NCover
2 2 (8.33%) NUnit
2 2 (8.33%) CruiseControl
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Lead Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) IT Support
6 1 (4.17%) Graduate
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) CSS
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
2 7 (29.17%) HTML
3 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (25.00%) HTML5
4 5 (20.83%) Web Services
5 4 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (12.50%) Durandal
6 3 (12.50%) jQuery
6 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 2 (8.33%) XML
8 1 (4.17%) Flash
8 1 (4.17%) NHibernate
8 1 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 4 (16.67%) RIA
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Derivative
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) MVC
2 6 (25.00%) Content Management
3 5 (20.83%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 4 (16.67%) TDD
4 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (16.67%) OO
4 4 (16.67%) OOD
4 4 (16.67%) B2B
5 3 (12.50%) OOP
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL
6 2 (8.33%) ERP
6 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) C#
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.67%) CoffeeScript
3 4 (16.67%) TypeScript
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco
1 2 (8.33%) HP
1 2 (8.33%) Dell
1 2 (8.33%) VMware
1 2 (8.33%) ProCurve