Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 296 371 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 21.83% 19.54% 18.85%
As % of the Vendors category 52.39% 44.59% 44.47%
Number of salaries quoted 266 341 417
South Wales median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £20,875 £22,250 £19,900
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,250 £48,850
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 565 832 1,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 41.67% 43.81% 42.40%
Number of salaries quoted 492 712 893
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £36,388
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% +0.31% +3.96%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £52,500
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +2 129 £32,500 -4.41% 27
Newport +1 119 £38,500 -3.75% 10
Torfaen -1 20 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Caerphilly -5 7 £33,000 +20.00% 5
Bridgend +6 6 £29,250 -25.48% 11
Monmouthshire +3 5 £40,000 +110.53%
Neath Port Talbot +2 1 £20,500 -46.75% 1
Vale of Glamorgan -1 1 £20,500 -35.94% 8
Rhondda Cynon Taff -3 1 £42,500 +41.67%
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 139 (46.96%) Windows
2 88 (29.73%) Active Directory
3 79 (26.69%) SQL
4 78 (26.35%) VMware
5 63 (21.28%) Windows Server
6 60 (20.27%) .NET
6 60 (20.27%) ITIL
7 58 (19.59%) SQL Server
7 58 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 57 (19.26%) Office 365
9 55 (18.58%) Microsoft Office
9 55 (18.58%) Finance
10 49 (16.55%) C#
11 48 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (15.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 46 (15.54%) Hyper-V
14 44 (14.86%) Citrix
15 43 (14.53%) Windows 10
16 38 (12.84%) Exchange Server 2013
16 38 (12.84%) JavaScript
16 38 (12.84%) XenApp
17 37 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
18 36 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
19 35 (11.82%) Windows 7
19 35 (11.82%) Advertising
20 34 (11.49%) MS Exchange
21 31 (10.47%) HTML
22 30 (10.14%) Linux
23 29 (9.80%) CSS
24 28 (9.46%) 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 38 (12.84%) Exchange Server 2013
2 34 (11.49%) MS Exchange
3 21 (7.09%) SharePoint
4 16 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (5.07%) WebSphere
6 13 (4.39%) IIS
7 10 (3.38%) CMS
7 10 (3.38%) IBM HTTP Server
8 9 (3.04%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (3.04%) Skype for Business
9 8 (2.70%) Tomcat
10 7 (2.36%) Umbraco
11 4 (1.35%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.68%) JBoss
12 2 (0.68%) Mule
12 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
Applications
1 55 (18.58%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.05%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (2.36%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.04%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.34%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 57 (19.26%) Office 365
2 36 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.38%) IaaS
3 10 (3.38%) PaaS
4 9 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.68%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.68%) SaaS
8 1 (0.34%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.46%) SAN
2 25 (8.45%) DNS
3 24 (8.11%) DHCP
3 24 (8.11%) LAN
4 19 (6.42%) Firewall
5 14 (4.73%) Skype
5 14 (4.73%) WAN
6 11 (3.72%) HTTP
7 8 (2.70%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.36%) VLAN
9 6 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.69%) VPN
11 4 (1.35%) ADSL
11 4 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.35%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.01%) FTP
12 3 (1.01%) Network Security
12 3 (1.01%) PBX
12 3 (1.01%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.70%) Power BI
5 8 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (2.36%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.03%) Big Data
8 5 (1.69%) OLAP
8 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.35%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.01%) PowerPivot
10 3 (1.01%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (8.45%) Visual Studio
2 24 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.69%) Moq
3 5 (1.69%) MSTest
3 5 (1.69%) NUnit
4 2 (0.68%) MorphX
4 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.34%) Grunt
5 1 (0.34%) gulp
5 1 (0.34%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.34%) JIRA
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.34%) PVCS
5 1 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.34%) Rational Quality Manager
5 1 (0.34%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (0.34%) Selenium
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.34%) Subversion
5 1 (0.34%) webpack
General
1 55 (18.58%) Finance
2 35 (11.82%) Advertising
3 19 (6.42%) Retail
4 9 (3.04%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.04%) Marketing
5 5 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.35%) Electronics
7 3 (1.01%) Law
7 3 (1.01%) Legal
8 2 (0.68%) Romanian Language
9 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
9 1 (0.34%) Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 61 (20.61%) Developer
2 60 (20.27%) Analyst
3 38 (12.84%) Consultant
4 29 (9.80%) .NET Developer
5 27 (9.12%) IT Engineer
6 26 (8.78%) Desktop Support
7 25 (8.45%) Support Analyst
8 24 (8.11%) Software Developer
9 23 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (7.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 20 (6.76%) Support Engineer
12 19 (6.42%) IT Support
13 16 (5.41%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
14 15 (5.07%) C# Developer
15 14 (4.73%) Technical Analyst
15 14 (4.73%) Technical Consultant
16 13 (4.39%) Service Analyst
16 13 (4.39%) Team Leader
17 12 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (20.27%) .NET
2 31 (10.47%) HTML
3 29 (9.80%) CSS
4 24 (8.11%) AngularJS
5 20 (6.76%) ASP.NET
6 19 (6.42%) jQuery
6 19 (6.42%) XML
7 17 (5.74%) WCF
8 14 (4.73%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (4.05%) Node.js
9 12 (4.05%) Web Services
10 10 (3.38%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (2.70%) Middleware
11 8 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (2.36%) HTML5
12 7 (2.36%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (2.36%) React
12 7 (2.36%) SOAP
13 6 (2.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.09%) iSeries
2 13 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.72%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.38%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.04%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.69%) AS400
8 4 (1.35%) NHS
9 3 (1.01%) Handset
9 3 (1.01%) LPAR
10 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.68%) Blog
10 2 (0.68%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.68%) Fintech
10 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.68%) User Experience
10 2 (0.68%) Xbox
11 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 139 (46.96%) Windows
2 63 (21.28%) Windows Server
3 47 (15.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (14.53%) Windows 10
5 37 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (11.82%) Windows 7
7 30 (10.14%) Linux
8 17 (5.74%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.39%) OS/400
10 11 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (2.70%) Unix
12 3 (1.01%) Android
13 2 (0.68%) CentOS
13 2 (0.68%) Debian
13 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.34%) AIX
14 1 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.34%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (20.27%) ITIL
2 48 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (8.78%) Project Management
4 24 (8.11%) SDLC
5 23 (7.77%) DevOps
6 22 (7.43%) MVC
6 22 (7.43%) Scrum
7 18 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (5.74%) Coaching
9 15 (5.07%) Mentoring
10 14 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (4.73%) Process Improvement
11 13 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (4.05%) ERP
13 11 (3.72%) OO
13 11 (3.72%) People Management
13 11 (3.72%) Software Engineering
14 10 (3.38%) OOD
14 10 (3.38%) PRINCE2
14 10 (3.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 79 (26.69%) SQL
2 49 (16.55%) C#
3 38 (12.84%) JavaScript
4 19 (6.42%) Shell Script
5 18 (6.08%) T-SQL
6 16 (5.41%) PowerShell
7 14 (4.73%) Java
8 13 (4.39%) Python
9 12 (4.05%) Bash Shell
10 10 (3.38%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.70%) C
12 6 (2.03%) PHP
12 6 (2.03%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.35%) C++
13 4 (1.35%) VB
13 4 (1.35%) VBA
14 3 (1.01%) Korn
14 3 (1.01%) Perl
14 3 (1.01%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.01%) RPG
Qualifications
1 27 (9.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (8.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 19 (6.42%) MCSE
4 16 (5.41%) CCA
4 16 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
5 15 (5.07%) Degree
6 12 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.70%) CCENT
7 8 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
7 8 (2.70%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.70%) Security Cleared
7 8 (2.70%) VCP5
8 7 (2.36%) CCNA
9 6 (2.03%) HND
10 5 (1.69%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.01%) ISEB
13 2 (0.68%) CCNP
13 2 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.46%) SLA
2 11 (3.72%) QA
3 3 (1.01%) GDPR
3 3 (1.01%) PMO
4 2 (0.68%) P3O
4 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) MISRA
5 1 (0.34%) MISRA C
System Software
1 88 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 58 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (15.54%) Hyper-V
4 38 (12.84%) XenApp
5 17 (5.74%) XenDesktop
6 16 (5.41%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (3.04%) SCCM
2 6 (2.03%) Nagios
3 3 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.01%) WSUS
4 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.68%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 78 (26.35%) VMware
2 44 (14.86%) Citrix
3 21 (7.09%) IBM
4 16 (5.41%) Oracle
5 12 (4.05%) Cisco
6 11 (3.72%) Splunk
7 10 (3.38%) Intel
7 10 (3.38%) Sitecore
8 7 (2.36%) Sage
8 7 (2.36%) SAP
9 5 (1.69%) Dell
9 5 (1.69%) Twitter
10 4 (1.35%) NetApp
11 3 (1.01%) Avaya
11 3 (1.01%) BT
11 3 (1.01%) JD Edwards
11 3 (1.01%) Mitel
11 3 (1.01%) Panasonic
11 3 (1.01%) Polycom
11 3 (1.01%) Sonus