Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 4 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 168 375 242
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 22.28% 23.44% 15.64%
As % of the Vendors category 53.67% 54.59% 42.46%
Number of salaries quoted 175 358 241
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £55,250
Wales median annual salary £42,000 £40,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.07% +8.67% +7.14%

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 313 687 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 41.51% 42.94% 36.85%
Number of salaries quoted 261 593 517
Median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +4.58%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,500 £61,100
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 +4 150 £46,250 +15.63% 25
Newport -13 7 £43,231 +1.72% 4
Caerphilly +2 4 £33,000 -17.50% 2
Torfaen - 4 £48,250 - 2
Monmouthshire -1 1 £35,000 +45.83% 2
Merthyr Tydfil -1 1 £32,500 -10.12%
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - - 2
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 90 (53.57%) Azure
2 70 (41.67%) Windows
3 56 (33.33%) SQL
4 45 (26.79%) DevOps
5 36 (21.43%) Office 365
6 32 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 32 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (17.86%) Windows Server
8 29 (17.26%) SQL Server
9 26 (15.48%) VMware
10 25 (14.88%) Microsoft Office
10 25 (14.88%) C#
11 24 (14.29%) .NET
12 22 (13.10%) Migration
13 20 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (11.90%) Scrum
13 20 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (11.31%) Visual Studio Team System
14 19 (11.31%) Oracle
15 18 (10.71%) Cisco
15 18 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (10.71%) BDD
16 17 (10.12%) Process Improvement
16 17 (10.12%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (10.12%) SpecFlow
16 17 (10.12%) Windows 10
16 17 (10.12%) JavaScript
16 17 (10.12%) Selenium
17 16 (9.52%) Finance
17 16 (9.52%) Data Security

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 15 (8.93%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.14%) IIS
3 10 (5.95%) Confluence
4 7 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (3.57%) FileNet
6 5 (2.98%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.38%) LiveCycle
8 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.19%) SAS
9 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (14.88%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.19%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.60%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.60%) Maximo
2 1 (0.60%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.60%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.60%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.60%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 90 (53.57%) Azure
2 36 (21.43%) Office 365
3 16 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (7.14%) AWS
5 9 (5.36%) Power Platform
6 8 (4.76%) OneDrive
7 7 (4.17%) PaaS
8 5 (2.98%) BrowserStack
9 3 (1.79%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.79%) PowerApps
9 3 (1.79%) Serverless
10 2 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.19%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.60%) Logic Apps
11 1 (0.60%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.93%) DHCP
1 15 (8.93%) Firewall
1 15 (8.93%) TCP/IP
2 11 (6.55%) DNS
2 11 (6.55%) LAN
2 11 (6.55%) WAN
3 10 (5.95%) VPN
4 9 (5.36%) SAN
5 7 (4.17%) NAS
6 6 (3.57%) PBX
6 6 (3.57%) VoIP
7 5 (2.98%) Skype
8 4 (2.38%) Network Security
8 4 (2.38%) RTP
8 4 (2.38%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.79%) Wireless
10 2 (1.19%) SSL
10 2 (1.19%) VLAN
10 2 (1.19%) WebEx
10 2 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 12 (7.14%) SQL Server 2017
3 8 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.17%) Power BI
5 4 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.19%) MySQL
7 2 (1.19%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.19%) Tableau
8 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.60%) DB2
8 1 (0.60%) EDMS
8 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.60%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (11.31%) Visual Studio Team System
2 17 (10.12%) Selenium
2 17 (10.12%) SpecFlow
2 17 (10.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.95%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.95%) JIRA
4 9 (5.36%) Bitbucket
5 7 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.98%) Postman
7 4 (2.38%) Artifactory
7 4 (2.38%) Maven
8 2 (1.19%) git-flow
9 1 (0.60%) JUnit
9 1 (0.60%) Mockito
9 1 (0.60%) NUnit
9 1 (0.60%) Toad
9 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (9.52%) Finance
2 14 (8.33%) Multimedia
3 9 (5.36%) Marketing
4 4 (2.38%) Law
4 4 (2.38%) Welsh Language
5 3 (1.79%) Back Office
5 3 (1.79%) Local Government
5 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.19%) Legal
6 2 (1.19%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Retail
7 1 (0.60%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (24.40%) Analyst
2 32 (19.05%) Developer
3 22 (13.10%) Azure Engineer
4 16 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 16 (9.52%) Platform Engineer
5 13 (7.74%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 12 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
6 12 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 11 (6.55%) Trainee
8 10 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.36%) IT Support
9 9 (5.36%) Lead Developer
10 8 (4.76%) C# Developer
10 8 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
10 8 (4.76%) Lead .NET Developer
10 8 (4.76%) Office 365 Engineer
10 8 (4.76%) Support Engineer
11 7 (4.17%) Service Analyst
11 7 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.29%) .NET
2 14 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 13 (7.74%) AngularJS
4 12 (7.14%) .NET Core
4 12 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (7.14%) CSS
4 12 (7.14%) HTML
5 9 (5.36%) WCF
6 6 (3.57%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.98%) CSS3
7 5 (2.98%) HTML5
7 5 (2.98%) REST
7 5 (2.98%) RESTful
8 4 (2.38%) COM
8 4 (2.38%) Entity Framework
8 4 (2.38%) jQuery
8 4 (2.38%) JSON
9 3 (1.79%) Dapper ORM
9 3 (1.79%) NHibernate
9 3 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.98%) Device Driver
4 4 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.38%) PKI
4 4 (2.38%) User Experience
5 3 (1.79%) Clustering
5 3 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.19%) AS400
6 2 (1.19%) BYOD
6 2 (1.19%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.19%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.19%) iPhone
6 2 (1.19%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.19%) Wiki
7 1 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.60%) iPad
7 1 (0.60%) Motion Graphics
7 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (41.67%) Windows
2 30 (17.86%) Windows Server
3 20 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (10.12%) Windows 10
5 7 (4.17%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.57%) Linux
6 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.79%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.79%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.79%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.19%) AIX
9 2 (1.19%) HPUX
9 2 (1.19%) Solaris
9 2 (1.19%) VMS
10 1 (0.60%) Android
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.79%) DevOps
2 32 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (13.10%) Migration
4 20 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (11.90%) Scrum
5 18 (10.71%) BDD
6 17 (10.12%) Process Improvement
7 16 (9.52%) Data Security
7 16 (9.52%) Infrastructure as Code
8 15 (8.93%) Kanban
8 15 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (7.74%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (7.74%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (7.74%) ITIL
9 13 (7.74%) Test Automation
10 12 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 9 (5.36%) Mentoring
11 9 (5.36%) Microservices
12 8 (4.76%) Agile Testing
13 7 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 56 (33.33%) SQL
2 25 (14.88%) C#
3 17 (10.12%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 10 (5.95%) Java
6 8 (4.76%) Python
6 8 (4.76%) TypeScript
7 7 (4.17%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.79%) PHP
9 2 (1.19%) VB
9 2 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (7.14%) A+ Certification
2 8 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.17%) MCP
4 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.98%) Degree
6 3 (1.79%) MCSA
6 3 (1.79%) MCSE
7 2 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.19%) MCITP
7 2 (1.19%) MCTS
7 2 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.60%) ACCA
8 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.55%) SLA
2 6 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.98%) QA
4 4 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.60%) GDPR
6 1 (0.60%) NIST
System Software
1 32 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.98%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.98%) vSphere
5 4 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.38%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.79%) Docker
7 2 (1.19%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.19%) Firmware
7 2 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (4.76%) SCCM
3 4 (2.38%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.79%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.79%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.19%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 26 (15.48%) VMware
2 19 (11.31%) Oracle
3 18 (10.71%) Cisco
4 16 (9.52%) EnterpriseDB
5 10 (5.95%) Adobe
6 6 (3.57%) IBM
6 6 (3.57%) MobileIron
7 4 (2.38%) Citrix
7 4 (2.38%) ILOG
7 4 (2.38%) Kofax
8 3 (1.79%) Apple
8 3 (1.79%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.79%) Blue Prism
8 3 (1.79%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.19%) Acme Packet
9 2 (1.19%) Becrypt
9 2 (1.19%) Polycom
9 2 (1.19%) Sage
9 2 (1.19%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.19%) Yealink