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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 142 231 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 19.67% 20.26% 21.67%
As % of the Vendors category 49.31% 48.02% 49.91%
Number of salaries quoted 125 204 224
South Wales median annual salary £36,500 £33,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.60% -8.33%  
10th Percentile £23,200 £20,375 £24,825
90th Percentile £52,000 £50,250 £57,125
Wales median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.28% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 288 481 537
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 39.89% 42.19% 43.41%
Number of salaries quoted 426 827 865
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,900 £25,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in South Wales

Microsoft
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in South Wales

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in South Wales over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +1 90 £37,500 +19.04% 11
Newport +2 31 £34,174 -24.05%
Torfaen +2 6 £35,000 +27.27%
Monmouthshire 0 6 £31,500 +65.78%
Caerphilly 0 5 £37,500 -
Bridgend -6 1 £36,500 +46.00%
Blaenau Gwent - 1 £24,000 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £32,500 - 1
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 127 (38.25%) .NET
2 122 (36.75%) SQL Server
3 121 (36.45%) Windows
4 112 (33.73%) C#
5 103 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
6 99 (29.82%) SQL
7 96 (28.92%) JavaScript
8 85 (25.60%) HTML
9 82 (24.70%) ASP.NET
10 81 (24.40%) MVC
11 71 (21.39%) CSS
12 69 (20.78%) VMware
13 61 (18.37%) Windows Server
14 59 (17.77%) ITIL
15 57 (17.17%) Scrum
16 56 (16.87%) Finance
16 56 (16.87%) Active Directory
17 51 (15.36%) Microsoft Office
18 49 (14.76%) VMware Infrastructure
18 49 (14.76%) Windows Server 2012
19 47 (14.16%) Visual Studio
20 46 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
21 45 (13.55%) Office 365
22 42 (12.65%) Degree
23 41 (12.35%) Hyper-V
23 41 (12.35%) Team Foundation Server
24 39 (11.75%) Microsoft Azure
25 38 (11.45%) jQuery
26 37 (11.14%) CRM
27 36 (10.84%) Firewall

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 25 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2013
2 24 (7.23%) MS Exchange
3 21 (6.33%) SharePoint
4 19 (5.72%) CMS
5 18 (5.42%) IIS
6 14 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (3.61%) Umbraco
8 9 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (2.71%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.20%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.30%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.30%) Documentum
12 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 51 (15.36%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.61%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (2.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (7.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.01%) Sage 200
3 9 (2.71%) Sage 50
4 8 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.90%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.60%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 45 (13.55%) Office 365
2 39 (11.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.20%) IaaS
4 4 (1.20%) SaaS
5 3 (0.90%) PaaS
6 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.60%) G Suite
7 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.30%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 36 (10.84%) Firewall
2 25 (7.53%) SAN
3 14 (4.22%) LAN
4 13 (3.92%) DNS
5 12 (3.61%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.31%) Internet
6 11 (3.31%) WAN
7 9 (2.71%) Wireless
8 7 (2.11%) VPN
9 6 (1.81%) DHCP
10 5 (1.51%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.51%) Network Security
10 5 (1.51%) VoIP
11 3 (0.90%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.90%) HTTP
11 3 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.90%) Skype
12 2 (0.60%) ADSL
12 2 (0.60%) HSRP
12 2 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (36.75%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.02%) MongoDB
3 19 (5.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (5.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (4.22%) Big Data
7 14 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (4.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (3.01%) Hadoop
8 10 (3.01%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.41%) NoSQL
9 8 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (2.11%) MySQL
11 5 (1.51%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.60%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 47 (14.16%) Visual Studio
2 41 (12.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.20%) Subversion
4 3 (0.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.60%) Grunt
5 2 (0.60%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.30%) Gradle
6 1 (0.30%) gulp
6 1 (0.30%) Maven
6 1 (0.30%) MSTest
6 1 (0.30%) NUnit
6 1 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.30%) Selenium
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.30%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 56 (16.87%) Finance
2 20 (6.02%) Manufacturing
3 19 (5.72%) Advertising
4 15 (4.52%) Law
5 10 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.81%) Marketing
7 5 (1.51%) Automotive
7 5 (1.51%) Legal
7 5 (1.51%) Retail
8 4 (1.20%) Electronics
9 3 (0.90%) Games
10 2 (0.60%) French Language
10 2 (0.60%) German Language
10 2 (0.60%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.60%) Welsh Language
11 1 (0.30%) Back Office
11 1 (0.30%) Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Billing
11 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 123 (37.05%) Developer
2 69 (20.78%) .NET Developer
3 44 (13.25%) Analyst
4 27 (8.13%) Senior Developer
5 22 (6.63%) C# Developer
6 20 (6.02%) Consultant
7 19 (5.72%) Software Developer
7 19 (5.72%) Support Engineer
8 18 (5.42%) C# .NET Developer
8 18 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (4.82%) IT Support
9 16 (4.82%) Support Analyst
10 14 (4.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 13 (3.92%) ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (3.92%) Network Engineer
11 13 (3.92%) Senior .NET Developer
12 12 (3.61%) Team Leader
13 11 (3.31%) Applications Support
13 11 (3.31%) Applications Support Analyst
13 11 (3.31%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (38.25%) .NET
2 85 (25.60%) HTML
3 82 (24.70%) ASP.NET
4 71 (21.39%) CSS
5 38 (11.45%) jQuery
6 36 (10.84%) AngularJS
7 29 (8.73%) XML
8 28 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (8.13%) Web Services
10 25 (7.53%) HTML5
10 25 (7.53%) WCF
11 24 (7.23%) ASP.NET Web API
12 23 (6.93%) CSS3
13 21 (6.33%) .NET Framework
14 20 (6.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 19 (5.72%) Node.js
16 14 (4.22%) XSLT
17 13 (3.92%) Entity Framework
17 13 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 12 (3.61%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.71%) CMDB
6 7 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.81%) Fintech
8 5 (1.51%) NHS
8 5 (1.51%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.20%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.20%) iSeries
9 4 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.20%) Social Media
10 2 (0.60%) Blog
10 2 (0.60%) Clustering
10 2 (0.60%) Life Science
10 2 (0.60%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.60%) User Experience
11 1 (0.30%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.30%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 121 (36.45%) Windows
2 61 (18.37%) Windows Server
3 49 (14.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (7.23%) Linux
5 24 (7.23%) Windows 7
6 17 (5.12%) Windows 10
7 16 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (4.52%) Unix
9 12 (3.61%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.41%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.11%) Android
12 6 (1.81%) CentOS
13 5 (1.51%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.51%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (24.40%) MVC
3 59 (17.77%) ITIL
4 57 (17.17%) Scrum
5 37 (11.14%) CRM
6 33 (9.94%) SDLC
7 31 (9.34%) Business Intelligence
7 31 (9.34%) TDD
8 30 (9.04%) Mentoring
9 29 (8.73%) Project Management
10 27 (8.13%) Web Development
11 16 (4.82%) DevOps
11 16 (4.82%) Unit Testing
12 15 (4.52%) ERP
12 15 (4.52%) Software Engineering
13 14 (4.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (4.22%) E-Commerce
13 14 (4.22%) PRINCE2
14 12 (3.61%) Business Analysis
14 12 (3.61%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (33.73%) C#
2 99 (29.82%) SQL
3 96 (28.92%) JavaScript
4 32 (9.64%) T-SQL
5 23 (6.93%) VB.NET
6 13 (3.92%) TypeScript
7 8 (2.41%) Java
8 5 (1.51%) VB
9 4 (1.20%) PHP
9 4 (1.20%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.90%) VBA
11 2 (0.60%) C
11 2 (0.60%) C++
11 2 (0.60%) R
12 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.30%) Delphi
12 1 (0.30%) Groovy
12 1 (0.30%) Perl
12 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 46 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (12.65%) Degree
3 26 (7.83%) MCSE
4 19 (5.72%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (5.12%) CCNA
6 16 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (3.61%) CCA
7 12 (3.61%) Citrix Certification
7 12 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.71%) MCP
8 9 (2.71%) MCSA
9 6 (1.81%) CCNP
9 6 (1.81%) ISEB
10 5 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.51%) DBS Check
10 5 (1.51%) GNVQ
11 4 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.90%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.02%) SLA
2 13 (3.92%) QA
3 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.60%) PMO
5 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (16.87%) Active Directory
2 49 (14.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (12.35%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.12%) XenApp
5 12 (3.61%) Docker
6 5 (1.51%) VirtualBox
6 5 (1.51%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.60%) vCloud
9 1 (0.30%) Firmware
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.81%) NetBackup
2 4 (1.20%) Nagios
2 4 (1.20%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.30%) SCCM
4 1 (0.30%) vRealize
4 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (20.78%) VMware
2 31 (9.34%) Oracle
3 24 (7.23%) Citrix
4 21 (6.33%) Cisco
5 19 (5.72%) Dell
6 14 (4.22%) Sitecore
7 11 (3.31%) Sage
8 10 (3.01%) SAP
9 9 (2.71%) Veeam
10 8 (2.41%) Juniper
10 8 (2.41%) SolarWinds
10 8 (2.41%) Twitter
10 8 (2.41%) Xamarin
11 6 (1.81%) HP
11 6 (1.81%) IBM
12 5 (1.51%) Apple
13 4 (1.20%) Alterian
13 4 (1.20%) CA
13 4 (1.20%) Nimsoft
13 4 (1.20%) ServiceNow
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