Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 241 284 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 15.57% 21.31% 18.97%
As % of the Vendors category 41.84% 48.71% 44.40%
Number of salaries quoted 225 257 343
South Wales median annual salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.71% +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £23,000 £20,750 £21,800
90th Percentile £55,150 £52,500 £52,700
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 576 583 822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 37.21% 43.74% 42.72%
Number of salaries quoted 511 514 718
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% +1.39%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,250 £22,378
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £56,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +4.17%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 -1 151 £35,000 +7.69% 46
Newport -1 59 £40,000 +2.56% 9
Bridgend -3 11 £30,000 +2.56% 5
Caerphilly +4 10 £41,750 +28.46%
Torfaen -8 2 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Vale of Glamorgan -1 1 - -
Monmouthshire -1 1 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 92 (38.17%) Windows
2 77 (31.95%) Active Directory
3 76 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (29.05%) SQL Server
5 65 (26.97%) .NET
6 62 (25.73%) SQL
7 59 (24.48%) C#
7 59 (24.48%) VMware
8 55 (22.82%) JavaScript
9 54 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
10 51 (21.16%) Finance
10 51 (21.16%) Windows Server
11 49 (20.33%) ITIL
12 45 (18.67%) MS Exchange
13 43 (17.84%) HTML
14 41 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
15 40 (16.60%) Microsoft Office
16 39 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
17 36 (14.94%) XML
18 35 (14.52%) Linux
19 33 (13.69%) Data Centre
20 32 (13.28%) Office 365
21 30 (12.45%) Advertising
22 28 (11.62%) CSS
22 28 (11.62%) Self-Motivation
23 27 (11.20%) Scrum
24 26 (10.79%) PowerShell
24 26 (10.79%) Decision-Making
25 22 (9.13%) Windows Server 2008
25 22 (9.13%) Amazon AWS

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 45 (18.67%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.64%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.39%) IIS
4 10 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.15%) SAS
5 7 (2.90%) WordPress
6 5 (2.07%) Apache
6 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.66%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.24%) CMS
8 3 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.83%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.41%) Confluence
10 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (16.60%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.41%) Edge Animate
6 1 (0.41%) InDesign
6 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) BPCS
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.41%) Lawson
2 1 (0.41%) Q-Pulse
2 1 (0.41%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 54 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (13.28%) Office 365
3 22 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.98%) SaaS
5 6 (2.49%) PaaS
6 5 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.24%) IaaS
9 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.41%) G Suite
9 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.71%) DHCP
1 21 (8.71%) DNS
2 20 (8.30%) Firewall
2 20 (8.30%) LAN
3 19 (7.88%) VoIP
4 13 (5.39%) WAN
5 10 (4.15%) SAN
6 9 (3.73%) TCP/IP
6 9 (3.73%) VPN
7 8 (3.32%) HTTP
7 8 (3.32%) SSL
8 6 (2.49%) HTTPS
8 6 (2.49%) Skype
8 6 (2.49%) WLAN
9 5 (2.07%) RTP
9 5 (2.07%) Wireless
10 4 (1.66%) Internet
10 4 (1.66%) PBX
10 4 (1.66%) Wireshark
11 3 (1.24%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (29.05%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (7.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (6.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (4.56%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.32%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (3.32%) MySQL
6 8 (3.32%) Power BI
6 8 (3.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (2.90%) DB2
7 7 (2.90%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.49%) Big Data
8 6 (2.49%) PowerPivot
8 6 (2.49%) SAS EBI
9 5 (2.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.07%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.66%) Cosmos DB
10 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.90%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.83%) Grunt
3 2 (0.83%) Hudson
3 2 (0.83%) JIRA
3 2 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.83%) Selenium
3 2 (0.83%) SpecFlow
3 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.41%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.41%) ERwin
4 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.41%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.41%) RSpec
4 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 51 (21.16%) Finance
2 30 (12.45%) Advertising
3 3 (1.24%) Retail
3 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.24%) Welsh Language
4 2 (0.83%) Back Office
4 2 (0.83%) Billing
4 2 (0.83%) Games
4 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.83%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.41%) Marketing
5 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (26.97%) Developer
2 35 (14.52%) Analyst
3 27 (11.20%) .NET Developer
4 26 (10.79%) Consultant
4 26 (10.79%) Technical Consultant
5 22 (9.13%) Support Engineer
6 21 (8.71%) C# Developer
7 19 (7.88%) Software Developer
8 18 (7.47%) C# .NET Developer
9 16 (6.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 16 (6.64%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (6.22%) SQL Developer
10 15 (6.22%) Web Developer
11 13 (5.39%) C# Software Developer
12 12 (4.98%) Architect
12 12 (4.98%) IT Engineer
13 11 (4.56%) .NET Software Developer
13 11 (4.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 11 (4.56%) Infrastructure Support
13 11 (4.56%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (26.97%) .NET
2 43 (17.84%) HTML
3 36 (14.94%) XML
4 28 (11.62%) CSS
5 22 (9.13%) ASP.NET
6 20 (8.30%) HTML5
7 19 (7.88%) jQuery
8 18 (7.47%) AngularJS
9 14 (5.81%) JSON
10 13 (5.39%) Sass
11 12 (4.98%) React
12 11 (4.56%) .NET Framework
12 11 (4.56%) RESTful
12 11 (4.56%) SOAP
13 9 (3.73%) CSS3
13 9 (3.73%) Vue.js
14 8 (3.32%) Web Services
15 7 (2.90%) LESS
16 6 (2.49%) ASP.NET Web API
16 6 (2.49%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.69%) Data Centre
2 28 (11.62%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.22%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.73%) User Experience
6 8 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.49%) Fintech
8 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.24%) NHS
9 2 (0.83%) CCTV
9 2 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.83%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.83%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.41%) Photography
10 1 (0.41%) PKI
10 1 (0.41%) Robotics
10 1 (0.41%) Video Editing
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 92 (38.17%) Windows
2 51 (21.16%) Windows Server
3 35 (14.52%) Linux
4 22 (9.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (7.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (6.22%) Windows 7
7 11 (4.56%) Windows 10
8 9 (3.73%) CentOS
9 5 (2.07%) SUSE
10 4 (1.66%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.24%) Unix
11 3 (1.24%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.41%) Android
12 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (20.33%) ITIL
3 41 (17.01%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (11.20%) Scrum
5 26 (10.79%) Decision-Making
6 22 (9.13%) Project Management
7 20 (8.30%) Mentoring
8 18 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (7.47%) Web Development
9 17 (7.05%) ETL
10 16 (6.64%) MVC
11 14 (5.81%) Migration
12 12 (4.98%) Business Analysis
12 12 (4.98%) Coaching
12 12 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 12 (4.98%) OO
12 12 (4.98%) SDLC
12 12 (4.98%) Service Delivery
12 12 (4.98%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 62 (25.73%) SQL
2 59 (24.48%) C#
3 55 (22.82%) JavaScript
4 26 (10.79%) PowerShell
5 11 (4.56%) PHP
5 11 (4.56%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.73%) Java
6 9 (3.73%) TypeScript
6 9 (3.73%) VBA
7 7 (2.90%) C++
8 6 (2.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 5 (2.07%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.66%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.24%) VB
11 3 (1.24%) XPath
12 2 (0.83%) CFML
12 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.41%) Delphi
13 1 (0.41%) Perl
13 1 (0.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (7.88%) Degree
2 15 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.15%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.15%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.49%) MCP
5 5 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.66%) CCDP
6 4 (1.66%) CCNA
6 4 (1.66%) CCNP
6 4 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.66%) MCSA
7 3 (1.24%) CISSP
7 3 (1.24%) MCSE
8 2 (0.83%) MCITP
8 2 (0.83%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.41%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.05%) SLA
2 5 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.66%) QA
4 3 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 77 (31.95%) Active Directory
2 39 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.73%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.32%) XenApp
5 4 (1.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.24%) vSphere
7 1 (0.41%) Docker
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (7.88%) SCCM
2 5 (2.07%) Nagios
3 3 (1.24%) SCOM
3 3 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.83%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.41%) Ansible
5 1 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.41%) Terraform
5 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (24.48%) VMware
2 14 (5.81%) Cisco
3 13 (5.39%) Oracle
4 10 (4.15%) Apple
5 9 (3.73%) Citrix
6 8 (3.32%) Google
7 6 (2.49%) Dell
7 6 (2.49%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.07%) IBM
8 5 (2.07%) SAP
9 4 (1.66%) Avaya
9 4 (1.66%) Dell Compellent
9 4 (1.66%) EqualLogic
9 4 (1.66%) Freshdesk
9 4 (1.66%) NetApp
9 4 (1.66%) Nexenta
10 3 (1.24%) Adobe
10 3 (1.24%) RedGate
10 3 (1.24%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.24%) Tableau