Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 210 291 458
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 14.50% 19.04% 20.09%
As % of the Vendors category 38.75% 42.48% 46.69%
Number of salaries quoted 197 264 409
South Wales median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -9.72%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £19,950
90th Percentile £56,100 £52,500 £50,450
Wales median annual salary £35,612 £36,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year -2.43% +8.15% -6.25%

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 542 685 981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 37.43% 44.83% 43.03%
Number of salaries quoted 450 618 844
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,800 £23,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £53,525
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 -3 131 £31,750 -15.33% 39
Newport -1 42 £40,000 +14.29% 6
Caerphilly +2 13 £36,000 +20.00%
Bridgend -1 8 £20,000 -46.67% 5
Torfaen -9 5 £33,750 -0.74%
Rhondda Cynon Taff 0 3 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Vale of Glamorgan - 3 £40,000 -
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 96 (45.71%) Windows
2 78 (37.14%) Active Directory
3 60 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
4 57 (27.14%) Windows Server
5 55 (26.19%) Office 365
6 54 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (22.86%) LAN
8 47 (22.38%) SQL
9 45 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 44 (20.95%) VMware
11 39 (18.57%) C#
11 39 (18.57%) Problem-Solving
12 37 (17.62%) .NET
12 37 (17.62%) Firewall
13 36 (17.14%) MS Exchange
14 34 (16.19%) ITIL
15 33 (15.71%) Finance
16 31 (14.76%) JavaScript
16 31 (14.76%) Microsoft Azure
17 28 (13.33%) Windows 7
18 27 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
18 27 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (12.38%) SAN
20 24 (11.43%) ADSL
21 23 (10.95%) Cisco
22 22 (10.48%) PowerShell
22 22 (10.48%) Degree
22 22 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
22 22 (10.48%) CSS
23 21 (10.00%) HTML

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 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.10%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.38%) CMS
4 5 (2.38%) IIS
4 5 (2.38%) SAS
5 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.43%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.43%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.48%) Confluence
8 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 60 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.29%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.90%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.48%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.43%) SAP BPC
1 3 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.48%) assyst
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 55 (26.19%) Office 365
2 31 (14.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (2.38%) PaaS
5 5 (2.38%) SaaS
6 3 (1.43%) IaaS
6 3 (1.43%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.95%) GitHub
7 2 (0.95%) Serverless
8 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.48%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 48 (22.86%) LAN
2 37 (17.62%) Firewall
3 26 (12.38%) SAN
4 24 (11.43%) ADSL
5 20 (9.52%) DNS
6 16 (7.62%) DHCP
6 16 (7.62%) WAN
7 11 (5.24%) WLAN
8 9 (4.29%) Wireless
9 6 (2.86%) Skype
10 5 (2.38%) Internet
10 5 (2.38%) NAS
10 5 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.90%) iSCSI
11 4 (1.90%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.90%) VoIP
12 3 (1.43%) HTTP
12 3 (1.43%) VLAN
12 3 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (5.71%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (3.81%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (3.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (2.86%) Big Data
7 6 (2.86%) MySQL
8 5 (2.38%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.90%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.90%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.43%) Biml
10 3 (1.43%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.43%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (1.43%) SAS EBI
10 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.95%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 9 (4.29%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.90%) JIRA
4 2 (0.95%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (0.95%) Subversion
5 1 (0.48%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.48%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.48%) RSpec
5 1 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (15.71%) Finance
2 18 (8.57%) Advertising
3 15 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.90%) Electronics
6 3 (1.43%) Back Office
7 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.95%) Local Government
7 2 (0.95%) Marketing
8 1 (0.48%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.48%) Retail
8 1 (0.48%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 45 (21.43%) Developer
2 34 (16.19%) Analyst
2 34 (16.19%) Support Engineer
3 25 (11.90%) Consultant
4 23 (10.95%) IT Support
5 22 (10.48%) .NET Developer
6 15 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 15 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 15 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
7 13 (6.19%) Technical Consultant
8 12 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (5.71%) C# Developer
9 11 (5.24%) Junior
9 11 (5.24%) Service Analyst
9 11 (5.24%) Service Desk Analyst
9 11 (5.24%) Support Analyst
10 10 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 10 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (17.62%) .NET
2 22 (10.48%) CSS
3 21 (10.00%) HTML
4 17 (8.10%) ASP.NET
5 12 (5.71%) AngularJS
6 10 (4.76%) .NET Framework
6 10 (4.76%) WCF
7 9 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (3.81%) jQuery
9 7 (3.33%) XML
10 6 (2.86%) Spring
11 5 (2.38%) JSON
11 5 (2.38%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (2.38%) React
11 5 (2.38%) SOAP
12 4 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.90%) COM
12 4 (1.90%) Kafka
13 3 (1.43%) Web Services
13 3 (1.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.62%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.24%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.33%) Replication
5 5 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.38%) User Experience
6 4 (1.90%) Fintech
7 3 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.43%) iSeries
8 2 (0.95%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.95%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.95%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.95%) PKI
8 2 (0.95%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.48%) Clustering
9 1 (0.48%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.48%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 96 (45.71%) Windows
2 57 (27.14%) Windows Server
3 28 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 27 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.14%) Linux
5 15 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.81%) Windows 10
6 8 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.43%) Android
7 3 (1.43%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.48%) CentOS
9 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.48%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (18.57%) Problem-Solving
3 34 (16.19%) ITIL
4 22 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 18 (8.57%) Customer Engagement
6 18 (8.57%) Mentoring
6 18 (8.57%) MVC
6 18 (8.57%) Scrum
7 17 (8.10%) Project Management
8 15 (7.14%) High Availability
9 13 (6.19%) Analytics
10 11 (5.24%) Software Engineering
11 10 (4.76%) CRM
11 10 (4.76%) ETL
12 9 (4.29%) Information Management
12 9 (4.29%) Waterfall
13 8 (3.81%) Coaching
13 8 (3.81%) Presales
13 8 (3.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.38%) SQL
2 39 (18.57%) C#
3 31 (14.76%) JavaScript
4 22 (10.48%) PowerShell
5 11 (5.24%) Java
6 7 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.38%) C
8 4 (1.90%) C++
8 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.90%) Python
8 4 (1.90%) Ruby
8 4 (1.90%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.43%) ABAP
10 2 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.95%) Erlang
10 2 (0.95%) PHP
10 2 (0.95%) VBA
10 2 (0.95%) XPath
11 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (10.48%) Degree
2 13 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.81%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.90%) CCNP
7 4 (1.90%) ISEB
7 4 (1.90%) MCSA
8 3 (1.43%) CCNA
8 3 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.43%) MCSE
9 2 (0.95%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.95%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.95%) CITP
9 2 (0.95%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.95%) MCITP
9 2 (0.95%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.95%) PMP
9 2 (0.95%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.05%) SLA
2 4 (1.90%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.90%) GDPR
3 2 (0.95%) PMO
3 2 (0.95%) QA
4 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 27 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.76%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (1.90%) vSphere
5 4 (1.90%) XenApp
6 3 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.48%) Docker
7 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (5.24%) SCCM
1 11 (5.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.43%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.95%) HAProxy
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (0.95%) PTC Integrity
4 1 (0.48%) Ansible
4 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.48%) Grafana
4 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.48%) SCOM
4 1 (0.48%) Terraform
4 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (20.95%) VMware
2 23 (10.95%) Cisco
3 15 (7.14%) Oracle
4 10 (4.76%) Citrix
4 10 (4.76%) Veeam
5 8 (3.81%) SAP
6 6 (2.86%) Apple
6 6 (2.86%) Dell
6 6 (2.86%) Tableau
7 4 (1.90%) HP
7 4 (1.90%) Teradata
8 3 (1.43%) Ariba
8 3 (1.43%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.43%) Cognos
8 3 (1.43%) IBM
8 3 (1.43%) McAfee
8 3 (1.43%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.43%) Sophos
8 3 (1.43%) Symantec