Period
to 18 September 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 18 September 2020 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 3 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 115 325 215
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 17.24% 19.87% 14.25%
As % of the Vendors category 39.12% 51.51% 38.12%
Number of salaries quoted 104 316 210
Median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £35,306
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% +13.30% +0.87%
10th Percentile £23,425 £24,375 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,750 £58,750 £57,500
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £39,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year -1.28% +6.85% -

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 South Wales.

All Vendors
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 294 631 564
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 44.08% 38.57% 37.38%
Number of salaries quoted 264 553 465
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,150 £26,250 £23,600
90th Percentile £54,250 £63,500 £62,500
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in South Wales

Microsoft
Salary Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in South Wales.

Salary trend for Microsoft in South Wales

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in South Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in South Wales over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in South Wales

Microsoft
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 18 September 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -2 78 £41,500 -5.68% 23
Newport -6 29 £40,000 +0.63% 4
Caerphilly +1 5 £25,800 -35.50% 3
Torfaen 0 2 £40,125 +25.39% 1
Monmouthshire +5 1 £35,000 +34.62% 1
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 59 (51.30%) Azure
2 51 (44.35%) Windows
3 43 (37.39%) Finance
4 41 (35.65%) SQL
5 39 (33.91%) Active Directory
6 36 (31.30%) Office 365
7 32 (27.83%) VMware
8 30 (26.09%) ITIL
9 28 (24.35%) Windows Server
10 25 (21.74%) .NET
10 25 (21.74%) DNS
11 24 (20.87%) SharePoint
11 24 (20.87%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (20.00%) Information Security
12 23 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (18.26%) Linux
14 20 (17.39%) AWS
14 20 (17.39%) Security Operations
14 20 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
15 19 (16.52%) Mentoring
15 19 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (16.52%) TCP/IP
16 18 (15.65%) C#
16 18 (15.65%) Firewall
16 18 (15.65%) Hyper-V
17 17 (14.78%) VPN
17 17 (14.78%) SLA
17 17 (14.78%) Analytics
17 17 (14.78%) Skype
18 16 (13.91%) Data Privacy

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 24 (20.87%) SharePoint
2 15 (13.04%) Skype for Business
3 10 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.09%) IIS
5 6 (5.22%) JBoss
5 6 (5.22%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.22%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.74%) SAS
7 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.87%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 14 (12.17%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.87%) Maximo
2 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.87%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 59 (51.30%) Azure
2 36 (31.30%) Office 365
3 20 (17.39%) AWS
4 15 (13.04%) Logic Apps
5 9 (7.83%) Power Platform
6 5 (4.35%) OneDrive
7 3 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.87%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.87%) GCP
8 1 (0.87%) IaaS
8 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.87%) PaaS
8 1 (0.87%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.87%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.74%) DNS
2 19 (16.52%) TCP/IP
3 18 (15.65%) Firewall
4 17 (14.78%) Skype
4 17 (14.78%) VPN
5 16 (13.91%) LAN
5 16 (13.91%) WAN
6 14 (12.17%) DKIM
6 14 (12.17%) DMARC
6 14 (12.17%) Wireshark
7 10 (8.70%) DHCP
7 10 (8.70%) Unified Communications
8 5 (4.35%) Wireless
9 3 (2.61%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.61%) SAN
9 3 (2.61%) VoIP
10 1 (0.87%) Internet
10 1 (0.87%) NAS
10 1 (0.87%) PBX
10 1 (0.87%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.35%) Power BI
3 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2017
3 5 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.74%) MySQL
6 1 (0.87%) DB2
6 1 (0.87%) EDMS
6 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.87%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (12.17%) Metasploit
2 11 (9.57%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.09%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (5.22%) Selenium
4 6 (5.22%) SpecFlow
5 5 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.87%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.87%) JMeter
6 1 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.87%) Postman
6 1 (0.87%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.87%) Toad
General
1 43 (37.39%) Finance
2 14 (12.17%) Manufacturing
3 11 (9.57%) Telecoms
4 9 (7.83%) Advertising
5 4 (3.48%) Games
6 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.87%) Marketing
6 1 (0.87%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.87%) Retail
6 1 (0.87%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 39 (33.91%) Analyst
2 24 (20.87%) Developer
3 21 (18.26%) Security Analyst
4 14 (12.17%) .NET Developer
5 12 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) IT Analyst
6 10 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) .NET Team Leader
7 7 (6.09%) IT Security Analyst
7 7 (6.09%) Lead .NET Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Lead Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Team Leader
8 6 (5.22%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (5.22%) IT Operations Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Operations Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Security Operations Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.74%) .NET
2 15 (13.04%) Web Services
3 12 (10.43%) ASP.NET
4 9 (7.83%) HTML
5 8 (6.96%) HTML5
6 7 (6.09%) jQuery
7 6 (5.22%) AngularJS
7 6 (5.22%) CSS
7 6 (5.22%) Middleware
8 5 (4.35%) CSS3
8 5 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (4.35%) React
8 5 (4.35%) REST
8 5 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (4.35%) WCF
9 4 (3.48%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET Core
10 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (2.61%) Entity Framework
11 1 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.17%) Cyberthreat
1 14 (12.17%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (6.09%) PKI
3 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.22%) Replication
4 5 (4.35%) Clustering
4 5 (4.35%) User Experience
5 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.74%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.87%) Animation
6 1 (0.87%) CCTV
6 1 (0.87%) CMDB
6 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.87%) Handset
6 1 (0.87%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.87%) Tandem
6 1 (0.87%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (44.35%) Windows
2 28 (24.35%) Windows Server
3 21 (18.26%) Linux
4 14 (12.17%) Kali Linux
5 13 (11.30%) Windows 10
6 10 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (6.96%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (2.61%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.74%) Unix
11 1 (0.87%) CentOS
11 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.09%) ITIL
2 23 (20.00%) Information Security
2 23 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (17.39%) Security Operations
4 19 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (16.52%) Mentoring
5 17 (14.78%) Analytics
6 16 (13.91%) Data Privacy
6 16 (13.91%) Security Testing
7 15 (13.04%) Creative Thinking
7 15 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
7 15 (13.04%) Proactive Monitoring
7 15 (13.04%) SIEM
8 14 (12.17%) Cyber Intelligence
8 14 (12.17%) Database Security
8 14 (12.17%) Malware Reverse Engineering
8 14 (12.17%) Reverse Engineering
8 14 (12.17%) Threat Intelligence
8 14 (12.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 41 (35.65%) SQL
2 18 (15.65%) C#
3 14 (12.17%) Bash Shell
4 8 (6.96%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.09%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.22%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.22%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.61%) Python
8 2 (1.74%) R
8 2 (1.74%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.87%) Java
9 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (12.17%) CREST Certified
1 14 (12.17%) GCIA
1 14 (12.17%) GCIH
1 14 (12.17%) SANS
2 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.09%) Degree
4 2 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.74%) MCP
4 2 (1.74%) MCSA
5 1 (0.87%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.87%) CEH
5 1 (0.87%) CISSP
5 1 (0.87%) MCSE
5 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.78%) SLA
2 14 (12.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.87%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (33.91%) Active Directory
2 24 (20.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (15.65%) Hyper-V
4 15 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (12.17%) Snort
6 11 (9.57%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.35%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.48%) vSphere
8 4 (3.48%) XenApp
9 2 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.87%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.87%) Docker
10 1 (0.87%) Firmware
10 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.87%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (13.04%) SCVMM
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.61%) Nessus
4 2 (1.74%) SCCM
5 1 (0.87%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.87%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 32 (27.83%) VMware
2 12 (10.43%) Cisco
3 6 (5.22%) Citrix
3 6 (5.22%) IBM
3 6 (5.22%) Rapid7
3 6 (5.22%) Veeam
4 5 (4.35%) Dialogic
5 3 (2.61%) Tableau
6 2 (1.74%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.74%) MobileIron
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle
7 1 (0.87%) Adobe
7 1 (0.87%) Apple
7 1 (0.87%) Avaya
7 1 (0.87%) Google
7 1 (0.87%) HP
7 1 (0.87%) McAfee
7 1 (0.87%) Mitel
7 1 (0.87%) Remedy
7 1 (0.87%) Unisys