Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 232 320 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 14.17% 22.42% 20.28%
As % of the Vendors category 36.59% 47.48% 47.06%
Number of salaries quoted 218 289 400
South Wales median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% -8.33%
10th Percentile £22,350 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £51,975 £51,500 £50,350
Wales median annual salary £37,000 £36,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -5.56%

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 634 674 935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 38.73% 47.23% 43.09%
Number of salaries quoted 544 608 812
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £55,000
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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -6 150 £34,000 -5.56% 42
Newport -3 49 £40,000 +2.56% 12
Bridgend +6 12 £22,000 -10.20% 6
Caerphilly +4 12 £36,750 +1.38% 1
Vale of Glamorgan -2 3 £40,000 +95.12% 4
Torfaen -15 2 £40,000 +15.94% 2
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 93 (40.09%) Windows
2 82 (35.34%) Active Directory
3 63 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (26.72%) SQL
5 61 (26.29%) SQL Server
6 57 (24.57%) VMware
7 55 (23.71%) .NET
7 55 (23.71%) Windows Server
8 52 (22.41%) C#
9 51 (21.98%) Microsoft Azure
9 51 (21.98%) Problem-Solving
10 48 (20.69%) JavaScript
11 45 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
11 45 (19.40%) Office 365
12 44 (18.97%) Finance
13 38 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 37 (15.95%) MS Exchange
15 36 (15.52%) LAN
15 36 (15.52%) HTML
16 35 (15.09%) ITIL
17 28 (12.07%) Linux
18 27 (11.64%) XML
18 27 (11.64%) Scrum
19 25 (10.78%) CSS
19 25 (10.78%) PowerShell
20 24 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
20 24 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
20 24 (10.34%) SLA
20 24 (10.34%) Firewall
21 22 (9.48%) DNS

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 37 (15.95%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.47%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.31%) IIS
4 10 (4.31%) SAS
5 7 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.72%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.29%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.29%) CMS
8 3 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.29%) WordPress
9 2 (0.86%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.86%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (4.74%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.86%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.43%) BPCS
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.43%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 51 (21.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (19.40%) Office 365
3 24 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.88%) SaaS
5 7 (3.02%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (2.59%) PaaS
7 4 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.29%) IaaS
9 2 (0.86%) GitHub
9 2 (0.86%) Serverless
9 2 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 36 (15.52%) LAN
2 24 (10.34%) Firewall
3 22 (9.48%) DNS
3 22 (9.48%) WAN
4 20 (8.62%) DHCP
5 19 (8.19%) SAN
5 19 (8.19%) VoIP
6 13 (5.60%) WLAN
7 10 (4.31%) TCP/IP
7 10 (4.31%) VPN
8 9 (3.88%) ADSL
9 7 (3.02%) HTTP
10 6 (2.59%) Wireless
11 5 (2.16%) HTTPS
11 5 (2.16%) RTP
11 5 (2.16%) Skype
11 5 (2.16%) SSL
12 4 (1.72%) Internet
12 4 (1.72%) Intranet
12 4 (1.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (26.29%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.19%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (7.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (4.31%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (3.88%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.45%) Big Data
7 8 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (3.45%) MySQL
7 8 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (3.02%) Power BI
9 5 (2.16%) DB2
9 5 (2.16%) PowerPivot
9 5 (2.16%) SAS EBI
10 4 (1.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.72%) Cosmos DB
10 4 (1.72%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (5.17%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.29%) JIRA
3 3 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.86%) Selenium
4 2 (0.86%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.43%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.43%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.43%) RSpec
5 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 44 (18.97%) Finance
2 20 (8.62%) Advertising
3 5 (2.16%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.86%) Spanish Language
4 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.43%) Back Office
5 1 (0.43%) Billing
5 1 (0.43%) Electronics
5 1 (0.43%) Games
5 1 (0.43%) Marketing
5 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.43%) Retail
5 1 (0.43%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 60 (25.86%) Developer
2 35 (15.09%) Analyst
3 29 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 28 (12.07%) Support Engineer
5 20 (8.62%) Consultant
5 20 (8.62%) Technical Consultant
6 19 (8.19%) C# Developer
7 18 (7.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (6.90%) Software Developer
9 15 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (6.03%) IT Support
10 14 (6.03%) SQL Developer
11 13 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 11 (4.74%) .NET Software Developer
13 11 (4.74%) C# Software Developer
13 11 (4.74%) IT Engineer
14 10 (4.31%) Service Analyst
14 10 (4.31%) Support Analyst
14 10 (4.31%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (23.71%) .NET
2 36 (15.52%) HTML
3 27 (11.64%) XML
4 25 (10.78%) CSS
5 19 (8.19%) ASP.NET
6 17 (7.33%) jQuery
7 16 (6.90%) AngularJS
8 14 (6.03%) HTML5
9 12 (5.17%) .NET Framework
9 12 (5.17%) JSON
9 12 (5.17%) RESTful
10 11 (4.74%) SOAP
11 10 (4.31%) React
12 9 (3.88%) Sass
13 8 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
13 8 (3.45%) Web Services
14 7 (3.02%) CSS3
14 7 (3.02%) Spring
14 7 (3.02%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.48%) Self-Motivation
2 18 (7.76%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.74%) User Experience
5 8 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.02%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.02%) Replication
7 5 (2.16%) Fintech
8 4 (1.72%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.86%) Clustering
10 2 (0.86%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.43%) CESG
11 1 (0.43%) Digital TV
11 1 (0.43%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.43%) iPhone
11 1 (0.43%) PKI
11 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 93 (40.09%) Windows
2 55 (23.71%) Windows Server
3 28 (12.07%) Linux
4 24 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (9.48%) Windows 7
6 20 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.74%) Windows 10
8 10 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (3.88%) CentOS
10 5 (2.16%) SUSE
11 4 (1.72%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.29%) Unix
13 2 (0.86%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.86%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.43%) Android
14 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (21.98%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (15.09%) ITIL
4 27 (11.64%) Scrum
5 22 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 21 (9.05%) Project Management
7 20 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (8.62%) Decision-Making
8 17 (7.33%) Mentoring
8 17 (7.33%) MVC
9 16 (6.90%) ETL
10 15 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (6.47%) High Availability
11 14 (6.03%) TDD
12 13 (5.60%) Service Delivery
13 12 (5.17%) Analytics
13 12 (5.17%) Coaching
13 12 (5.17%) OO
13 12 (5.17%) SDLC
14 11 (4.74%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 62 (26.72%) SQL
2 52 (22.41%) C#
3 48 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 25 (10.78%) PowerShell
5 13 (5.60%) Java
6 12 (5.17%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.59%) PHP
7 6 (2.59%) VBA
8 5 (2.16%) C++
8 5 (2.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 5 (2.16%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.72%) C
9 4 (1.72%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.29%) XPath
11 2 (0.86%) ABAP
11 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.86%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.43%) ES6
12 1 (0.43%) Perl
12 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (7.76%) Degree
1 18 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.31%) SC Cleared
2 10 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.59%) MCSA
4 5 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.72%) CCDP
5 4 (1.72%) CCNA
5 4 (1.72%) CCNP
5 4 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.72%) MCP
5 4 (1.72%) MCSE
6 3 (1.29%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.29%) MCITP
6 3 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.43%) CITP
8 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.34%) SLA
2 5 (2.16%) QA
3 2 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 82 (35.34%) Active Directory
2 38 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.02%) Terminal Services
5 6 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.59%) XenApp
6 4 (1.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (1.29%) vSphere
8 1 (0.43%) Docker
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (7.76%) SCCM
2 9 (3.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.16%) Nagios
4 2 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.86%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.86%) SCOM
5 1 (0.43%) Ansible
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.43%) Terraform
5 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 57 (24.57%) VMware
2 13 (5.60%) Cisco
3 12 (5.17%) Oracle
4 10 (4.31%) Apple
5 9 (3.88%) Citrix
6 8 (3.45%) Veeam
7 7 (3.02%) Tableau
8 6 (2.59%) Dell
8 6 (2.59%) Google
8 6 (2.59%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.16%) IBM
10 4 (1.72%) Avaya
10 4 (1.72%) Dell Compellent
10 4 (1.72%) EqualLogic
10 4 (1.72%) Freshdesk
10 4 (1.72%) Nexenta
10 4 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.72%) SAP
11 3 (1.29%) NetApp
11 3 (1.29%) Sitecore