Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 321 436 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 22.37% 19.94% 20.71%
As % of the Vendors category 47.35% 46.38% 48.37%
Number of salaries quoted 289 398 467
South Wales median annual salary £35,000 £33,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.06% -8.33% +3.60%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £51,500 £51,250 £51,250
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £34,250 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.19% -4.86% +5.88%

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 678 940 1042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 47.25% 42.98% 42.81%
Number of salaries quoted 610 818 919
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £21,852
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £51,250
Wales median annual salary £39,351 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +7.14% +2.94%

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +2 149 £35,000 +11.11% 6
Newport +1 115 £39,000 -0.64%
Torfaen +7 19 £34,500 +25.45%
Monmouthshire - 14 £40,000 -
Caerphilly -4 7 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Bridgend -2 4 £24,500 -25.76%
Merthyr Tydfil +1 1 £17,000 -24.03%
Vale of Glamorgan 0 1 £20,500 -35.94%
Rhondda Cynon Taff -1 1 £42,500 +41.67%
Neath Port Talbot -3 1 £20,500 -48.75%
Gwent - 1 £50,000 - 1
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 150 (46.73%) Windows
2 95 (29.60%) VMware
3 94 (29.28%) Active Directory
4 79 (24.61%) .NET
5 77 (23.99%) SQL Server
6 76 (23.68%) Windows Server
7 75 (23.36%) ITIL
7 75 (23.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 73 (22.74%) SQL
9 64 (19.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 62 (19.31%) Office 365
11 59 (18.38%) C#
12 54 (16.82%) Hyper-V
12 54 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
13 53 (16.51%) Microsoft Office
14 52 (16.20%) Finance
14 52 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
14 52 (16.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 48 (14.95%) Citrix
16 43 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
16 43 (13.40%) JavaScript
16 43 (13.40%) Linux
17 42 (13.08%) Project Management
18 39 (12.15%) ASP.NET
18 39 (12.15%) Windows 10
19 38 (11.84%) Windows 7
20 37 (11.53%) XenApp
21 36 (11.21%) MVC
21 36 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2013
22 32 (9.97%) SAN

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 36 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2013
2 27 (8.41%) MS Exchange
3 19 (5.92%) IIS
4 16 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (4.36%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.36%) Skype for Business
6 13 (4.05%) WebSphere
7 12 (3.74%) CMS
8 10 (3.12%) IBM HTTP Server
9 8 (2.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.56%) Umbraco
10 5 (1.56%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.25%) JBoss
12 3 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.31%) Mule
14 1 (0.31%) Oracle 10gAS
14 1 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 53 (16.51%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (5.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.74%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (4.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.43%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.62%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.62%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 62 (19.31%) Office 365
2 52 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.36%) PaaS
4 13 (4.05%) IaaS
5 8 (2.49%) SaaS
6 7 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.93%) G Suite
8 3 (0.93%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.62%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.31%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.97%) SAN
2 31 (9.66%) DHCP
2 31 (9.66%) DNS
3 27 (8.41%) Firewall
4 25 (7.79%) LAN
5 22 (6.85%) WAN
6 15 (4.67%) Skype
7 13 (4.05%) HTTP
8 9 (2.80%) TCP/IP
9 8 (2.49%) Network Security
9 8 (2.49%) VPN
10 7 (2.18%) Internet
10 7 (2.18%) NAS
11 6 (1.87%) Ethernet
11 6 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.56%) VLAN
12 5 (1.56%) VoIP
13 4 (1.25%) DMZ
13 4 (1.25%) OSPF
13 4 (1.25%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (23.99%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (3.43%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.49%) Big Data
5 8 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.56%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.56%) MySQL
7 4 (1.25%) Data Lake
7 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.25%) MS Access
7 4 (1.25%) OLAP
7 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.93%) Couchbase
8 3 (0.93%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.93%) Power BI
8 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (7.17%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.56%) Moq
3 5 (1.56%) MSTest
3 5 (1.56%) NUnit
4 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.62%) Grunt
5 2 (0.62%) gulp
5 2 (0.62%) JMeter
5 2 (0.62%) MorphX
5 2 (0.62%) Selenium
5 2 (0.62%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (0.62%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.31%) Gradle
6 1 (0.31%) JIRA
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.31%) PVCS
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.31%) webpack
General
1 52 (16.20%) Finance
2 22 (6.85%) Advertising
3 19 (5.92%) Retail
4 18 (5.61%) Manufacturing
5 14 (4.36%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.43%) Marketing
7 8 (2.49%) Law
8 7 (2.18%) Electronics
9 4 (1.25%) Legal
10 3 (0.93%) Automotive
10 3 (0.93%) Games
11 2 (0.62%) Romanian Language
11 2 (0.62%) Welsh Language
12 1 (0.31%) Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (21.18%) Developer
2 60 (18.69%) Analyst
3 30 (9.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (9.35%) Support Analyst
4 29 (9.03%) .NET Developer
5 28 (8.72%) Consultant
6 24 (7.48%) IT Engineer
6 24 (7.48%) Support Engineer
7 23 (7.17%) IT Support
8 21 (6.54%) C# Developer
8 21 (6.54%) Software Developer
9 19 (5.92%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 18 (5.61%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (5.61%) Desktop Support
11 16 (4.98%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (4.05%) Team Leader
13 12 (3.74%) .NET Software Developer
13 12 (3.74%) C# Software Developer
14 11 (3.43%) Applications Support Analyst
14 11 (3.43%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (24.61%) .NET
2 39 (12.15%) ASP.NET
3 29 (9.03%) AngularJS
4 26 (8.10%) HTML
4 26 (8.10%) Web Services
5 24 (7.48%) CSS
6 22 (6.85%) WCF
7 18 (5.61%) jQuery
8 16 (4.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 15 (4.67%) .NET Framework
9 15 (4.67%) Node.js
10 13 (4.05%) XML
11 12 (3.74%) React
12 11 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 10 (3.12%) HTML5
13 10 (3.12%) WebSphere MQ
13 10 (3.12%) WinForms
14 8 (2.49%) Middleware
14 8 (2.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.92%) iSeries
3 14 (4.36%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.12%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.87%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.56%) AS400
7 5 (1.56%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.93%) CMDB
9 3 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.93%) Handset
9 3 (0.93%) LPAR
9 3 (0.93%) PKI
9 3 (0.93%) User Experience
10 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.62%) NHS
11 1 (0.31%) EPoS
11 1 (0.31%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 150 (46.73%) Windows
2 76 (23.68%) Windows Server
3 64 (19.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (16.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (13.40%) Linux
6 39 (12.15%) Windows 10
7 38 (11.84%) Windows 7
8 20 (6.23%) Windows 8
9 18 (5.61%) Unix
10 16 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (4.05%) OS/400
12 3 (0.93%) AIX
12 3 (0.93%) Android
12 3 (0.93%) CentOS
13 1 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.31%) Debian
13 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.31%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (23.36%) ITIL
2 54 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (13.08%) Project Management
4 36 (11.21%) MVC
5 25 (7.79%) Scrum
6 24 (7.48%) SDLC
7 22 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (6.85%) DevOps
8 19 (5.92%) Mentoring
9 18 (5.61%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (5.61%) CRM
9 18 (5.61%) Problem Management
10 16 (4.98%) Web Development
11 15 (4.67%) Coaching
12 14 (4.36%) ERP
12 14 (4.36%) TDD
13 13 (4.05%) Change Management
13 13 (4.05%) PRINCE2
14 11 (3.43%) Business Analysis
14 11 (3.43%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 73 (22.74%) SQL
2 59 (18.38%) C#
3 43 (13.40%) JavaScript
4 18 (5.61%) Shell Script
5 14 (4.36%) T-SQL
5 14 (4.36%) TypeScript
6 11 (3.43%) Bash Shell
6 11 (3.43%) Java
7 10 (3.12%) Python
7 10 (3.12%) VB.NET
8 9 (2.80%) VBA
9 8 (2.49%) C
10 6 (1.87%) PHP
10 6 (1.87%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.56%) VB
12 3 (0.93%) Korn
12 3 (0.93%) Perl
12 3 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.93%) RPG
13 2 (0.62%) X++
Qualifications
1 43 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (8.72%) MCSE
2 28 (8.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 27 (8.41%) Degree
4 18 (5.61%) CCA
4 18 (5.61%) Citrix Certification
5 13 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.49%) CCENT
6 8 (2.49%) MCP
6 8 (2.49%) MCSA
6 8 (2.49%) Network+ Certification
6 8 (2.49%) VCP5
7 7 (2.18%) CCNA
7 7 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (2.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (2.18%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.18%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.87%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.56%) A+ Certification
9 5 (1.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.41%) SLA
2 17 (5.30%) QA
3 2 (0.62%) GDPR
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 94 (29.28%) Active Directory
2 75 (23.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (16.82%) Hyper-V
4 37 (11.53%) XenApp
5 18 (5.61%) VirtualBox
6 17 (5.30%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.18%) vSphere
9 4 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (3.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (2.49%) SCCM
3 5 (1.56%) Nagios
4 4 (1.25%) WSUS
5 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.62%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.31%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 95 (29.60%) VMware
2 48 (14.95%) Citrix
3 25 (7.79%) Cisco
4 18 (5.61%) IBM
5 16 (4.98%) Oracle
6 12 (3.74%) Splunk
7 10 (3.12%) Dell
7 10 (3.12%) SAP
7 10 (3.12%) Sitecore
8 8 (2.49%) Sage
9 7 (2.18%) Intel
9 7 (2.18%) Twitter
10 4 (1.25%) Google
10 4 (1.25%) HP
11 3 (0.93%) Avaya
11 3 (0.93%) Mitel
11 3 (0.93%) NetApp
11 3 (0.93%) Panasonic
11 3 (0.93%) Polycom
11 3 (0.93%) Sonus