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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 2 13 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales 4.88% 14.77% 33.66%
As % of the Vendors category 22.22% 46.43% 77.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 32
Average salary £18,250 £27,512 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.66% +0.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,050 £18,650 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £18,450 £32,152 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
9 28 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales 21.95% 31.82% 43.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5 18 39
Average salary £20,000 £21,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,200 £19,400 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £35,000 £29,371
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 28 August 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 1 £18,500 -36.25%
Carmarthenshire - 1 £18,000 -
Microsoft
Wales

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) MS Office
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) MCSA
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL V2
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Security Management
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (10.00%) FMCG
5 1 (10.00%) Uniface
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) CISSP
5 1 (10.00%) SAS
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) VPN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Junior
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Security Manager
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) IT Technician
4 1 (10.00%) Junior IT Technician
4 1 (10.00%) Junior IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) Junior IT Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Security Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Security Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Software Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL V2
3 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VB
1 1 (10.00%) Uniface
1 1 (10.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCSA
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) COBIT
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory