Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 375 243 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 23.16% 15.96% 21.24%
As % of the Vendors category 53.42% 42.86% 49.56%
Number of salaries quoted 344 227 257
South Wales median annual salary £41,500 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.16% +5.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26,625 £23,000 £20,650
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £51,750
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +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 702 567 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 43.36% 37.23% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 607 509 504
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,200 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,000 £60,200 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 +1 206 £40,000 +14.29% 46
Newport +1 121 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Bridgend +8 16 £34,000 +13.33% 17
Caerphilly +1 12 £40,000 -4.19% 8
Merthyr Tydfil - 6 £28,000 - 1
Gwent - 5 - - 1
Neath Port Talbot - 4 £37,500 -
Vale of Glamorgan 0 3 £40,000 - 1
Monmouthshire +1 1 £24,000 -49.47%
Glamorgan - 1 - - 4
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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.

1 156 (41.60%) Windows
2 116 (30.93%) Windows Server
3 101 (26.93%) VMware
4 98 (26.13%) Active Directory
5 95 (25.33%) .NET
6 93 (24.80%) SQL
7 91 (24.27%) Agile Software Development
7 91 (24.27%) Azure
8 85 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 82 (21.87%) Finance
10 75 (20.00%) Linux
11 67 (17.87%) SQL Server
12 61 (16.27%) Office 365
13 58 (15.47%) Degree
14 56 (14.93%) ITIL
14 56 (14.93%) Shell Script
14 56 (14.93%) Middleware
15 55 (14.67%) ASP.NET
16 53 (14.13%) SharePoint
16 53 (14.13%) Bash Shell
17 52 (13.87%) Python
17 52 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
18 51 (13.60%) IBM
19 50 (13.33%) C#
20 49 (13.07%) Microsoft Office
20 49 (13.07%) OS/400
20 49 (13.07%) HTTP
20 49 (13.07%) WebSphere
21 48 (12.80%) Advertising
22 47 (12.53%) Perl

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 53 (14.13%) SharePoint
2 49 (13.07%) WebSphere
3 45 (12.00%) MS Exchange
4 43 (11.47%) IBM HTTP Server
5 38 (10.13%) Skype for Business
6 23 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (3.73%) IIS
8 13 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (2.93%) Umbraco
10 8 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.60%) Apache
11 6 (1.60%) EPiServer
11 6 (1.60%) JBoss
12 2 (0.53%) CMS
12 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 49 (13.07%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (5.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) assyst
3 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 91 (24.27%) Azure
2 61 (16.27%) Office 365
3 38 (10.13%) AWS
4 23 (6.13%) Power Platform
5 10 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (2.40%) Google Analytics
7 6 (1.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 6 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.80%) GCP
9 3 (0.80%) PaaS
9 3 (0.80%) Serverless
10 2 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.53%) IaaS
11 1 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.27%) G Suite
11 1 (0.27%) GitHub
11 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (13.07%) HTTP
2 38 (10.13%) DHCP
2 38 (10.13%) Skype
3 37 (9.87%) WAN
4 36 (9.60%) DNS
5 29 (7.73%) Firewall
5 29 (7.73%) LAN
5 29 (7.73%) VPN
6 28 (7.47%) TCP/IP
7 24 (6.40%) VoIP
8 15 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
9 13 (3.47%) Network Security
10 11 (2.93%) SAN
10 11 (2.93%) WLAN
11 10 (2.67%) Internet
12 8 (2.13%) Unified Communications
13 6 (1.60%) Wireless
14 5 (1.33%) Broadband
14 5 (1.33%) NAS
15 4 (1.07%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (17.87%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.47%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (7.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (6.13%) Power BI
5 18 (4.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.67%) SQL Server 2017
8 9 (2.40%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (2.13%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.60%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.33%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.07%) MySQL
13 3 (0.80%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.80%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 34 (9.07%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (2.13%) SpecFlow
4 6 (1.60%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.60%) Selenium
5 5 (1.33%) AutoIt
5 5 (1.33%) Chocolatey
5 5 (1.33%) Katalon Studio
5 5 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.07%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.53%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.27%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.27%) Moq
8 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.27%) Postman
8 1 (0.27%) Protractor
General
1 82 (21.87%) Finance
2 48 (12.80%) Advertising
3 18 (4.80%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.20%) Marketing
6 10 (2.67%) Games
7 5 (1.33%) Avionics
8 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.53%) Retail
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 105 (28.00%) Developer
2 68 (18.13%) Consultant
3 64 (17.07%) Technical Consultant
4 53 (14.13%) Analyst
5 51 (13.60%) .NET Developer
6 34 (9.07%) 3rd Line Support
7 31 (8.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 30 (8.00%) Support Engineer
9 24 (6.40%) IBM Technical Consultant
10 23 (6.13%) Middleware Consultant
11 21 (5.60%) Technical Support
12 20 (5.33%) Support Consultant
12 20 (5.33%) Technical Support Consultant
13 18 (4.80%) Administrator
14 17 (4.53%) 3rd Line Technical Support
14 17 (4.53%) Software Developer
15 15 (4.00%) .NET Team Leader
15 15 (4.00%) Lead .NET Developer
15 15 (4.00%) Lead Developer
15 15 (4.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (25.33%) .NET
2 56 (14.93%) Middleware
3 55 (14.67%) ASP.NET
4 30 (8.00%) CSS
4 30 (8.00%) HTML
5 27 (7.20%) AngularJS
6 17 (4.53%) WebSphere MQ
7 16 (4.27%) jQuery
8 13 (3.47%) Web Services
9 12 (3.20%) CSS3
9 12 (3.20%) HTML5
10 11 (2.93%) REST
11 10 (2.67%) .NET Framework
12 8 (2.13%) Node.js
12 8 (2.13%) SOAP
12 8 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (1.87%) Spring
14 6 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (1.60%) Hibernate
14 6 (1.60%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.60%) iSeries
2 33 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.07%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (4.00%) Replication
6 11 (2.93%) Clustering
7 9 (2.40%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.40%) User Experience
8 8 (2.13%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.87%) AS400
10 6 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.60%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.07%) BYOD
11 4 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.80%) Handset
12 3 (0.80%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.53%) e-Learning
13 2 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 156 (41.60%) Windows
2 116 (30.93%) Windows Server
3 75 (20.00%) Linux
4 49 (13.07%) OS/400
5 30 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (6.40%) Windows 7
7 23 (6.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (5.87%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.33%) Kali Linux
10 4 (1.07%) CentOS
10 4 (1.07%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.53%) Android
13 1 (0.27%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.27%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.27%) Unix
13 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (24.27%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (14.93%) ITIL
3 52 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (10.93%) Business Intelligence
5 38 (10.13%) DevOps
6 35 (9.33%) Waterfall
7 29 (7.73%) Project Management
8 28 (7.47%) MVC
9 23 (6.13%) ETL
10 22 (5.87%) Analytics
11 20 (5.33%) High Availability
11 20 (5.33%) Scrum
11 20 (5.33%) SDLC
12 18 (4.80%) Computer Science
13 17 (4.53%) Fintech
13 17 (4.53%) Mentoring
14 16 (4.27%) Business Analysis
14 16 (4.27%) Web Development
15 15 (4.00%) Migration
15 15 (4.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 93 (24.80%) SQL
2 56 (14.93%) Shell Script
3 53 (14.13%) Bash Shell
4 52 (13.87%) Python
5 50 (13.33%) C#
6 47 (12.53%) Perl
7 43 (11.47%) JavaScript
8 23 (6.13%) PowerShell
9 15 (4.00%) T-SQL
10 13 (3.47%) Java
11 6 (1.60%) PHP
12 4 (1.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (1.07%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.80%) C
13 3 (0.80%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.53%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.53%) VB
14 2 (0.53%) VBScript
15 1 (0.27%) C++
15 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (15.47%) Degree
2 32 (8.53%) IBM Certification
3 29 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (5.60%) MCSE
5 19 (5.07%) MCSA
6 18 (4.80%) Security Cleared
7 11 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.13%) MCP
8 8 (2.13%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.60%) CISSP
9 6 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (1.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (1.07%) CCNA
11 4 (1.07%) CCSP
11 4 (1.07%) MCITP
11 4 (1.07%) MCTS
12 3 (0.80%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (11.73%) SLA
2 16 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.93%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.27%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 98 (26.13%) Active Directory
2 85 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (6.13%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.13%) XenApp
5 6 (1.60%) Docker
6 4 (1.07%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.53%) Firmware
7 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.53%) vSphere
8 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.27%) UAG
8 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (9.60%) SCCM
2 12 (3.20%) SCOM
3 5 (1.33%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.07%) Nagios
4 4 (1.07%) Nessus
4 4 (1.07%) WSUS
5 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.53%) Nmap
5 2 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.27%) Ansible
6 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.27%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.27%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 101 (26.93%) VMware
2 51 (13.60%) IBM
3 21 (5.60%) Veeam
4 15 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 14 (3.73%) Citrix
6 13 (3.47%) Google
6 13 (3.47%) Sonus
7 12 (3.20%) Oracle
8 9 (2.40%) Facebook
9 8 (2.13%) BroadSoft
9 8 (2.13%) Cisco
9 8 (2.13%) Cognos
9 8 (2.13%) Polycom
10 7 (1.87%) Tableau
11 6 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.33%) BT
12 5 (1.33%) Openreach
13 4 (1.07%) Acme Packet
13 4 (1.07%) NetApp
13 4 (1.07%) Sitecore