Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 9 3
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 363 220 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 21.95% 13.71% 22.02%
As % of the Vendors category 55.25% 35.60% 46.19%
Number of salaries quoted 337 206 282
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.68% +1.43% +6.06%
10th Percentile £24,900 £22,000 £22,775
90th Percentile £56,550 £52,125 £51,150
Wales median annual salary £39,500 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +8.22% +1.39% +4.35%

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 657 618 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 39.72% 38.50% 47.68%
Number of salaries quoted 565 528 608
South Wales median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +5 212 £40,000 +17.65% 45
Newport +6 104 £42,000 +5.00% 20
Bridgend +5 17 £34,000 +54.55% 17
Caerphilly +2 8 £40,000 +11.11% 3
Torfaen +14 5 £36,250 -9.38% 2
Neath Port Talbot - 4 £37,500 - 1
Vale of Glamorgan -1 3 £40,000 - 2
Merthyr Tydfil - 3 £20,000 -
Glamorgan - 1 - - 8
Monmouthshire - 1 £33,500 - 1
Gwent - 1 - -
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 144 (39.67%) Windows
2 99 (27.27%) .NET
3 96 (26.45%) Active Directory
4 94 (25.90%) Windows Server
5 88 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (22.87%) VMware
7 76 (20.94%) Azure
8 74 (20.39%) SQL
9 66 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 63 (17.36%) ASP.NET
11 62 (17.08%) ITIL
11 62 (17.08%) Office 365
12 58 (15.98%) SQL Server
13 56 (15.43%) Finance
13 56 (15.43%) SharePoint
14 53 (14.60%) C#
15 49 (13.50%) JavaScript
15 49 (13.50%) Linux
16 48 (13.22%) Microsoft Office
16 48 (13.22%) Advertising
16 48 (13.22%) Degree
17 44 (12.12%) Visual Studio
18 42 (11.57%) Shell Script
19 40 (11.02%) HTTP
19 40 (11.02%) MS Exchange
19 40 (11.02%) Bash Shell
19 40 (11.02%) Waterfall
20 39 (10.74%) IBM
20 39 (10.74%) Middleware
21 38 (10.47%) OS/400

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 56 (15.43%) SharePoint
2 40 (11.02%) MS Exchange
3 38 (10.47%) WebSphere
4 35 (9.64%) IBM HTTP Server
5 32 (8.82%) Skype for Business
6 19 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (3.03%) IIS
8 11 (3.03%) Umbraco
9 9 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.93%) JBoss
11 6 (1.65%) EPiServer
12 4 (1.10%) CMS
13 3 (0.83%) Apache
14 2 (0.55%) SAS
15 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
15 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 48 (13.22%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) assyst
2 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.28%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 76 (20.94%) Azure
2 62 (17.08%) Office 365
3 37 (10.19%) AWS
4 24 (6.61%) Power Platform
5 9 (2.48%) Google Analytics
6 8 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 5 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.38%) GCP
9 4 (1.10%) Yammer
10 2 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.55%) G Suite
10 2 (0.55%) GitHub
10 2 (0.55%) SaaS
11 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.28%) PaaS
11 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.02%) HTTP
2 32 (8.82%) Skype
3 31 (8.54%) DNS
4 28 (7.71%) DHCP
5 26 (7.16%) LAN
6 20 (5.51%) WAN
7 17 (4.68%) Firewall
8 16 (4.41%) TCP/IP
9 15 (4.13%) Remote Desktop
10 14 (3.86%) Internet
11 13 (3.58%) Network Security
11 13 (3.58%) VoIP
12 11 (3.03%) Broadband
12 11 (3.03%) SAN
12 11 (3.03%) VPN
13 6 (1.65%) Unified Communications
14 5 (1.38%) NAS
14 5 (1.38%) VLAN
14 5 (1.38%) WLAN
15 4 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (15.98%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.61%) Power BI
3 20 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (5.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.38%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2017
9 3 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.55%) DB2
10 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.55%) MySQL
10 2 (0.55%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.55%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 44 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.93%) SpecFlow
3 5 (1.38%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.38%) Selenium
3 5 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.83%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.55%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.28%) AutoIt
6 1 (0.28%) Chocolatey
6 1 (0.28%) Katalon Studio
6 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.28%) Protractor
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 56 (15.43%) Finance
2 48 (13.22%) Advertising
3 19 (5.23%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.03%) Games
4 11 (3.03%) Marketing
5 9 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.55%) Electronics
7 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.55%) Social Housing
8 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.28%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Avionics
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) Banking
8 1 (0.28%) French Language
8 1 (0.28%) German Language
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Local Government
8 1 (0.28%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 102 (28.10%) Developer
2 64 (17.63%) .NET Developer
3 62 (17.08%) Analyst
4 57 (15.70%) Consultant
5 51 (14.05%) Technical Consultant
6 27 (7.44%) 3rd Line Support
6 27 (7.44%) Support Engineer
7 25 (6.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 17 (4.68%) .NET Team Leader
8 17 (4.68%) Lead .NET Developer
8 17 (4.68%) Lead Developer
8 17 (4.68%) Team Leader
9 16 (4.41%) IT Analyst
9 16 (4.41%) Support Analyst
10 15 (4.13%) Middleware Consultant
11 14 (3.86%) C# Developer
12 13 (3.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 12 (3.31%) 3rd Line Technical Support
13 12 (3.31%) Senior Developer
13 12 (3.31%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (27.27%) .NET
2 63 (17.36%) ASP.NET
3 39 (10.74%) Middleware
4 34 (9.37%) HTML
5 31 (8.54%) CSS
6 24 (6.61%) AngularJS
7 18 (4.96%) .NET Framework
8 17 (4.68%) jQuery
8 17 (4.68%) WebSphere MQ
9 13 (3.58%) HTML5
10 12 (3.31%) Entity Framework
11 11 (3.03%) CSS3
11 11 (3.03%) Web Services
12 10 (2.75%) REST
13 8 (2.20%) .NET Core
13 8 (2.20%) Spring
14 7 (1.93%) EJB
14 7 (1.93%) J2EE
14 7 (1.93%) JSON
14 7 (1.93%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.37%) iSeries
2 14 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.58%) AS400
3 13 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (2.75%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.75%) Replication
5 8 (2.20%) Driving Licence
5 8 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.93%) User Experience
6 7 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.38%) Clustering
8 4 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.10%) PKI
8 4 (1.10%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.83%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.83%) Handset
9 3 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.55%) BYOD
10 2 (0.55%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 144 (39.67%) Windows
2 94 (25.90%) Windows Server
3 49 (13.50%) Linux
4 38 (10.47%) OS/400
5 31 (8.54%) Windows 10
6 30 (8.26%) Windows 7
7 23 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.38%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.83%) CentOS
10 3 (0.83%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.55%) Unix
12 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (17.08%) ITIL
3 40 (11.02%) Waterfall
4 35 (9.64%) DevOps
5 31 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (7.99%) Analytics
6 29 (7.99%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (7.99%) Mentoring
7 25 (6.89%) Project Management
8 24 (6.61%) MVC
8 24 (6.61%) SDLC
9 23 (6.34%) Information Security
10 19 (5.23%) ETL
11 17 (4.68%) Scrum
12 16 (4.41%) Business Analysis
13 15 (4.13%) Migration
13 15 (4.13%) Software Engineering
13 15 (4.13%) Web Development
14 14 (3.86%) Computer Science
14 14 (3.86%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 74 (20.39%) SQL
2 53 (14.60%) C#
3 49 (13.50%) JavaScript
4 42 (11.57%) Shell Script
5 40 (11.02%) Bash Shell
6 37 (10.19%) Python
7 33 (9.09%) Perl
8 22 (6.06%) PowerShell
9 15 (4.13%) Java
10 9 (2.48%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (1.38%) PHP
12 4 (1.10%) C++
12 4 (1.10%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.10%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.83%) VB
14 2 (0.55%) C
14 2 (0.55%) Go
14 2 (0.55%) VBA
14 2 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (13.22%) Degree
2 33 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (6.61%) IBM Certification
4 23 (6.34%) MCSE
5 16 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (3.86%) CCNA
6 14 (3.86%) Security Cleared
7 10 (2.75%) MCSA
8 8 (2.20%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.65%) AWS Certification
9 6 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.65%) MCP
10 5 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.10%) CISSP
12 2 (0.55%) CCSP
12 2 (0.55%) CISM
12 2 (0.55%) ISEB
12 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.55%) MCITP
12 2 (0.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.71%) SLA
2 19 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 96 (26.45%) Active Directory
2 66 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.23%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.48%) XenApp
5 3 (0.83%) Docker
5 3 (0.83%) vSphere
6 2 (0.55%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.55%) Firmware
6 2 (0.55%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.28%) UAG
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (9.37%) SCCM
2 6 (1.65%) Backup Exec
2 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.10%) WSUS
4 3 (0.83%) Ansible
4 3 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.83%) Puppet
4 3 (0.83%) Terraform
5 2 (0.55%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.55%) Grafana
5 2 (0.55%) Kibana
5 2 (0.55%) Nessus
5 2 (0.55%) Nmap
5 2 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.28%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.28%) Nagios
6 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 83 (22.87%) VMware
2 39 (10.74%) IBM
3 20 (5.51%) Veeam
4 18 (4.96%) Citrix
5 17 (4.68%) Google
6 12 (3.31%) Cisco
7 11 (3.03%) BT
7 11 (3.03%) Openreach
7 11 (3.03%) Rapid7
8 9 (2.48%) Facebook
8 9 (2.48%) Sonus
9 7 (1.93%) Oracle
9 7 (1.93%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.38%) Apple
10 5 (1.38%) Cognos
10 5 (1.38%) Remedy
11 4 (1.10%) BroadSoft
11 4 (1.10%) Polycom
11 4 (1.10%) SAP
11 4 (1.10%) Xamarin