Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 134 163 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 12.22% 18.15% 18.63%
As % of the Vendors category 34.63% 45.66% 45.18%
Number of salaries quoted 130 151 223
Cardiff median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.05% -16.00%
10th Percentile £21,225 £23,500 £21,400
90th Percentile £53,000 £52,500 £47,500
South Wales median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -8.33%

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 387 357 560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 35.28% 39.76% 41.24%
Number of salaries quoted 315 321 489
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £22,880 £26,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,500 £52,500 £50,000
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%

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 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 62 (46.27%) Windows
2 54 (40.30%) Active Directory
3 43 (32.09%) Office 365
4 41 (30.60%) Microsoft Office
4 41 (30.60%) SQL
5 36 (26.87%) Windows Server
6 35 (26.12%) LAN
6 35 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (25.37%) C#
8 32 (23.88%) .NET
9 28 (20.90%) SQL Server
9 28 (20.90%) Microsoft Azure
10 27 (20.15%) JavaScript
10 27 (20.15%) Firewall
11 25 (18.66%) MS Exchange
11 25 (18.66%) Windows 7
12 22 (16.42%) VMware
13 21 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 18 (13.43%) HTML
15 18 (13.43%) Scrum
15 18 (13.43%) Customer Engagement
15 18 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (12.69%) CSS
16 17 (12.69%) DNS
16 17 (12.69%) ADSL
16 17 (12.69%) WAN
17 16 (11.94%) MVC
17 16 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (11.19%) Linux

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 25 (18.66%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.22%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.73%) IIS
4 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.24%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.24%) NetWeaver
5 3 (2.24%) SAS
5 3 (2.24%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.49%) CMS
6 2 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (30.60%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (9.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (6.72%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.24%) SAP BPC
2 3 (2.24%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.75%) assyst
4 1 (0.75%) BPCS
4 1 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.75%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 43 (32.09%) Office 365
2 28 (20.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.97%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (2.99%) SaaS
6 3 (2.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.24%) PaaS
6 3 (2.24%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (1.49%) GitHub
8 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.75%) IaaS
8 1 (0.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 35 (26.12%) LAN
2 27 (20.15%) Firewall
3 17 (12.69%) ADSL
3 17 (12.69%) DNS
3 17 (12.69%) WAN
4 12 (8.96%) DHCP
5 11 (8.21%) SAN
6 10 (7.46%) WLAN
7 5 (3.73%) VoIP
8 4 (2.99%) HTTP
8 4 (2.99%) Skype
8 4 (2.99%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.24%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.49%) Internet
10 2 (1.49%) SSL
11 1 (0.75%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.75%) DMZ
11 1 (0.75%) Intranet
11 1 (0.75%) RTP
11 1 (0.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (6.72%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.22%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (5.22%) MySQL
5 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.73%) Big Data
6 5 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.73%) Power BI
6 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.24%) DB2
8 3 (2.24%) PowerPivot
8 3 (2.24%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (2.24%) SAS EBI
8 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.49%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.99%) JIRA
2 4 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.49%) Subversion
4 1 (0.75%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.75%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.75%) RSpec
4 1 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (10.45%) Finance
2 7 (5.22%) Advertising
3 5 (3.73%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (0.75%) Back Office
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.75%) Games
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (26.87%) Developer
2 22 (16.42%) .NET Developer
2 22 (16.42%) Support Engineer
3 20 (14.93%) Analyst
4 15 (11.19%) C# Developer
5 14 (10.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (8.21%) IT Support
7 9 (6.72%) Desktop Support
7 9 (6.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.72%) Service Analyst
7 9 (6.72%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (5.97%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Junior
8 8 (5.97%) SQL Developer
9 7 (5.22%) .NET Software Developer
9 7 (5.22%) C# Software Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Consultant
9 7 (5.22%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (23.88%) .NET
2 18 (13.43%) HTML
3 17 (12.69%) CSS
4 14 (10.45%) XML
5 11 (8.21%) .NET Framework
5 11 (8.21%) ASP.NET
6 10 (7.46%) jQuery
6 10 (7.46%) WCF
7 9 (6.72%) JSON
8 8 (5.97%) AngularJS
8 8 (5.97%) SOAP
9 7 (5.22%) RESTful
10 6 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (4.48%) Spring
11 5 (3.73%) Sass
12 4 (2.99%) Kafka
12 4 (2.99%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (2.99%) React
12 4 (2.99%) XSLT
13 3 (2.24%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.70%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.22%) Replication
3 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.73%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.49%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.49%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.75%) CESG
7 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.75%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.75%) iPhone
7 1 (0.75%) PKI
7 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 62 (46.27%) Windows
2 36 (26.87%) Windows Server
3 25 (18.66%) Windows 7
4 18 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (11.19%) Linux
6 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (4.48%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.99%) CentOS
10 3 (2.24%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.75%) Android
11 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.75%) SUSE
11 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (14.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (13.43%) Customer Engagement
4 18 (13.43%) Scrum
5 16 (11.94%) MVC
6 13 (9.70%) ITIL
7 11 (8.21%) TDD
8 9 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (6.72%) Decision-Making
8 9 (6.72%) OO
8 9 (6.72%) Project Management
9 8 (5.97%) Analytics
9 8 (5.97%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (5.22%) Configuration Management
10 7 (5.22%) Mentoring
10 7 (5.22%) Pair Programming
11 6 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (4.48%) Software Engineering
12 5 (3.73%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 41 (30.60%) SQL
2 34 (25.37%) C#
3 27 (20.15%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.21%) Java
5 10 (7.46%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.99%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.24%) ABAP
7 3 (2.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (2.24%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.24%) VBA
7 3 (2.24%) XPath
8 2 (1.49%) C
8 2 (1.49%) C++
8 2 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.49%) Python
8 2 (1.49%) Ruby
9 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.75%) Erlang
9 1 (0.75%) PHP
9 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (9.70%) Degree
2 5 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.99%) CCNP
3 4 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.24%) CCDP
4 3 (2.24%) CCNA
5 2 (1.49%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (1.49%) CITP
5 2 (1.49%) MCP
5 2 (1.49%) MCSA
5 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.49%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.49%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.75%) CISSP
6 1 (0.75%) HND
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.75%) PMP
6 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) SLA
2 2 (1.49%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.49%) GDPR
2 2 (1.49%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (40.30%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.21%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.22%) Terminal Services
5 4 (2.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (2.24%) XenApp
7 1 (0.75%) Docker
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (4.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.24%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.24%) Nagios
2 3 (2.24%) SCCM
3 2 (1.49%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.75%) Ansible
4 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (16.42%) VMware
2 11 (8.21%) Oracle
3 10 (7.46%) Veeam
4 9 (6.72%) Cisco
5 8 (5.97%) Apple
6 5 (3.73%) Citrix
6 5 (3.73%) SAP
7 4 (2.99%) Dell
8 3 (2.24%) Ariba
8 3 (2.24%) Avaya
8 3 (2.24%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.24%) Dell Compellent
8 3 (2.24%) EqualLogic
8 3 (2.24%) Freshdesk
8 3 (2.24%) Google
8 3 (2.24%) Nexenta
8 3 (2.24%) Sophos
8 3 (2.24%) Symantec
9 2 (1.49%) Remedy
9 2 (1.49%) Teradata