Period
to 23 January 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 23 January 2019 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.

Microsoft
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 8 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 149 127 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 14.03% 16.43% 16.74%
As % of the Vendors category 39.63% 43.94% 42.38%
Number of salaries quoted 144 115 191
Cardiff median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £23,150 £20,200 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,625 £52,000 £49,750
South Wales median annual salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% +6.06% -5.71%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Cardiff.

All Vendors
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 376 289 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 35.40% 37.39% 39.49%
Number of salaries quoted 336 251 439
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -4.76%
10th Percentile £25,875 £21,250 £22,400
90th Percentile £64,750 £52,500 £59,000
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Cardiff

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cardiff.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Cardiff

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Cardiff over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 69 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (36.91%) SQL Server
3 53 (35.57%) .NET
3 53 (35.57%) C#
4 48 (32.21%) JavaScript
5 46 (30.87%) SQL
6 41 (27.52%) Windows
7 40 (26.85%) HTML
8 38 (25.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 34 (22.82%) XML
9 34 (22.82%) Finance
10 29 (19.46%) Active Directory
11 28 (18.79%) Microsoft Office
12 27 (18.12%) CSS
13 26 (17.45%) Scrum
13 26 (17.45%) Office 365
14 23 (15.44%) Self-Motivation
15 22 (14.77%) Decision-Making
16 21 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (14.09%) VMware
17 20 (13.42%) ITIL
18 19 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
19 17 (11.41%) Advertising
19 17 (11.41%) ASP.NET
19 17 (11.41%) Project Management
19 17 (11.41%) jQuery
19 17 (11.41%) HTML5
20 16 (10.74%) Windows Server
20 16 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
20 16 (10.74%) Degree

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 15 (10.07%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.37%) SAS
3 6 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.03%) IIS
3 6 (4.03%) WordPress
4 4 (2.68%) Apache
4 4 (2.68%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.01%) CMS
5 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.01%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.34%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.67%) Confluence
7 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (18.79%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) BPCS
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.67%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 38 (25.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (17.45%) Office 365
3 19 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (6.04%) SaaS
5 4 (2.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.01%) PaaS
7 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.72%) Firewall
1 13 (8.72%) LAN
2 12 (8.05%) VoIP
3 10 (6.71%) DHCP
3 10 (6.71%) DNS
4 9 (6.04%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.04%) WAN
5 8 (5.37%) HTTP
5 8 (5.37%) SSL
6 6 (4.03%) HTTPS
6 6 (4.03%) Skype
7 5 (3.36%) RTP
8 4 (2.68%) PBX
8 4 (2.68%) Wireshark
8 4 (2.68%) WLAN
9 3 (2.01%) ADSL
9 3 (2.01%) SNMP
10 1 (0.67%) Intranet
10 1 (0.67%) IPv4
10 1 (0.67%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (36.91%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (8.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (5.37%) Power BI
4 8 (5.37%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.70%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (4.70%) DB2
5 7 (4.70%) MySQL
6 6 (4.03%) Big Data
6 6 (4.03%) PowerPivot
6 6 (4.03%) SAS EBI
7 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.68%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.34%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (1.34%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.36%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.34%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.34%) Grunt
3 2 (1.34%) Hudson
3 2 (1.34%) JIRA
3 2 (1.34%) Selenium
3 2 (1.34%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.67%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.67%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.67%) RSpec
4 1 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (22.82%) Finance
2 17 (11.41%) Advertising
3 2 (1.34%) Games
3 2 (1.34%) Spanish Language
3 2 (1.34%) Welsh Language
4 1 (0.67%) Back Office
4 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.67%) Marketing
4 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (34.90%) Developer
2 23 (15.44%) Analyst
3 20 (13.42%) .NET Developer
4 18 (12.08%) C# Developer
5 16 (10.74%) Software Developer
6 15 (10.07%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (9.40%) Web Developer
8 13 (8.72%) SQL Developer
9 12 (8.05%) Support Engineer
10 11 (7.38%) C# Software Developer
11 10 (6.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 9 (6.04%) .NET Software Developer
12 9 (6.04%) Business Analyst
12 9 (6.04%) IT Support
12 9 (6.04%) SQL Server Developer
13 8 (5.37%) Architect
13 8 (5.37%) IT Engineer
13 8 (5.37%) SQL BI Developer
14 6 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
14 6 (4.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (35.57%) .NET
2 40 (26.85%) HTML
3 34 (22.82%) XML
4 27 (18.12%) CSS
5 17 (11.41%) ASP.NET
5 17 (11.41%) HTML5
5 17 (11.41%) jQuery
6 14 (9.40%) JSON
7 13 (8.72%) AngularJS
8 12 (8.05%) Sass
9 11 (7.38%) React
9 11 (7.38%) SOAP
10 10 (6.71%) .NET Framework
10 10 (6.71%) RESTful
11 8 (5.37%) CSS3
12 7 (4.70%) Web Services
13 6 (4.03%) LESS
13 6 (4.03%) Vue.js
14 5 (3.36%) KnockoutJS
14 5 (3.36%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.44%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (8.05%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.05%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.04%) User Experience
4 8 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.36%) Fintech
6 3 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.34%) CCTV
7 2 (1.34%) NHS
7 2 (1.34%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.67%) CESG
8 1 (0.67%) Clustering
8 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.67%) PKI
8 1 (0.67%) Robotics
8 1 (0.67%) Social Media
8 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (27.52%) Windows
2 16 (10.74%) Windows Server
3 15 (10.07%) Linux
3 15 (10.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (7.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (6.04%) CentOS
6 8 (5.37%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.03%) Windows 10
8 5 (3.36%) SUSE
9 4 (2.68%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.67%) Android
11 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.45%) Scrum
3 22 (14.77%) Decision-Making
4 21 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (13.42%) ITIL
6 17 (11.41%) Project Management
7 16 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (9.40%) Web Development
9 13 (8.72%) MVC
10 11 (7.38%) Analytics
10 11 (7.38%) Business Analysis
10 11 (7.38%) Mentoring
10 11 (7.38%) Migration
10 11 (7.38%) Waterfall
11 10 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.71%) ETL
11 10 (6.71%) OO
11 10 (6.71%) Time Management
12 9 (6.04%) Kimball Methodology
12 9 (6.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (35.57%) C#
2 48 (32.21%) JavaScript
3 46 (30.87%) SQL
4 10 (6.71%) PHP
5 9 (6.04%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.37%) VBA
7 7 (4.70%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.70%) TypeScript
8 6 (4.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 5 (3.36%) Java
10 4 (2.68%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.01%) C++
11 3 (2.01%) VB
11 3 (2.01%) XPath
12 2 (1.34%) CFML
13 1 (0.67%) ES6
13 1 (0.67%) Perl
13 1 (0.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (10.74%) Degree
2 9 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.03%) MCP
4 4 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.01%) CCDP
5 3 (2.01%) CCNA
5 3 (2.01%) CCNP
5 3 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.01%) CISSP
6 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.34%) MCSA
6 2 (1.34%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.67%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.67%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.67%) MCSE
7 1 (0.67%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.71%) SLA
2 4 (2.68%) QA
3 3 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.01%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 29 (19.46%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.70%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.70%) XenApp
4 4 (2.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.67%) Docker
5 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.68%) Nagios
2 3 (2.01%) SCCM
2 3 (2.01%) SCOM
2 3 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.34%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.67%) Ansible
4 1 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.67%) Terraform
4 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (14.09%) VMware
2 9 (6.04%) Apple
2 9 (6.04%) Oracle
3 8 (5.37%) Cisco
4 7 (4.70%) Citrix
4 7 (4.70%) Google
5 6 (4.03%) Dell
5 6 (4.03%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.68%) Avaya
6 4 (2.68%) Dell Compellent
6 4 (2.68%) EqualLogic
6 4 (2.68%) Freshdesk
6 4 (2.68%) Nexenta
7 3 (2.01%) RedGate
7 3 (2.01%) SAP
7 3 (2.01%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.67%) Adobe
8 1 (0.67%) Epicor
8 1 (0.67%) HP
8 1 (0.67%) NetApp