Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 255 111 333
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 23.12% 17.37% 20.34%
As % of the Vendors category 54.49% 43.87% 52.44%
Number of salaries quoted 210 95 302
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,075 £26,025
25th Percentile £33,625 £31,125 £31,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +14.29%
75th Percentile £47,500 £51,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,000 £62,500
Wales median annual salary £39,375 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -3.75% +11.11%

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 468 253 635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 42.43% 39.59% 38.79%
Number of salaries quoted 370 227 542
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £27,275
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
75th Percentile £51,438 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £55,000 £63,750
Wales median annual salary £40,130 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.45% +5.00% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in South Wales

Microsoft
Salary Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in South Wales.

Salary trend for Microsoft in South Wales

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in South Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in South Wales over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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 +2 120 £45,000 +10.09% 38
Newport +4 54 £40,000 +5.26% 10
Bridgend - 29 £36,500 - 2
Gwent - 23 £40,130 -
Torfaen +2 13 £26,500 -45.08% 4
Caerphilly +2 6 £31,000 +25.76% 3
Glamorgan - 5 £44,150 -
Merthyr Tydfil - 3 - -
Monmouthshire -2 2 £41,250 +17.86% 3
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £34,384 - 2
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £28,000 -
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 95 (37.25%) Azure
2 74 (29.02%) Finance
3 71 (27.84%) Active Directory
4 70 (27.45%) Social Skills
5 69 (27.06%) Windows
6 57 (22.35%) .NET
6 57 (22.35%) Microsoft 365
7 53 (20.78%) C#
8 51 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 49 (19.22%) Linux
10 48 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (17.65%) Windows Server
12 41 (16.08%) Advertising
12 41 (16.08%) VMware
12 41 (16.08%) SQL Server
13 39 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (13.73%) LAN
15 34 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
15 34 (13.33%) Software Engineering
15 34 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
16 32 (12.55%) SQL
16 32 (12.55%) WAN
16 32 (12.55%) SLA
17 31 (12.16%) Visual Studio
18 30 (11.76%) Degree
19 27 (10.59%) BDD
19 27 (10.59%) TDD
20 26 (10.20%) DevOps
21 24 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (9.41%) Continuous Improvement

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 19 (7.45%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.10%) IIS
3 10 (3.92%) nginx
4 8 (3.14%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.14%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.75%) OnBase
6 3 (1.18%) Confluence
7 2 (0.78%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.39%) Apache
8 1 (0.39%) CMS
8 1 (0.39%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.39%) FileNet
8 1 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (3.53%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.39%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.39%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 95 (37.25%) Azure
2 57 (22.35%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (9.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 20 (7.84%) Power Platform
5 12 (4.71%) AWS
6 9 (3.53%) OneDrive
6 9 (3.53%) PaaS
6 9 (3.53%) PowerApps
7 8 (3.14%) IaaS
8 7 (2.75%) SaaS
9 5 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.18%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 3 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.18%) Power Automate
11 2 (0.78%) Azure Service Bus
11 2 (0.78%) Azure Stack
11 2 (0.78%) Serverless
12 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (13.73%) LAN
2 32 (12.55%) WAN
3 23 (9.02%) VPN
4 15 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 14 (5.49%) DNS
5 14 (5.49%) VoIP
6 10 (3.92%) DHCP
7 9 (3.53%) Firewall
8 8 (3.14%) Intranet
9 5 (1.96%) Network Security
9 5 (1.96%) SMTP
9 5 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.57%) Internet
10 4 (1.57%) IPsec
10 4 (1.57%) PBX
10 4 (1.57%) RTP
10 4 (1.57%) SAN
10 4 (1.57%) SSH
10 4 (1.57%) SSL
10 4 (1.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.10%) Power BI
3 10 (3.92%) SQL Server 2017
4 8 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.35%) Big Data
5 6 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.96%) Data Lake
6 5 (1.96%) MySQL
6 5 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.78%) HPCC
9 2 (0.78%) Metadata
9 2 (0.78%) PolyBase
10 1 (0.39%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.39%) Tableau
10 1 (0.39%) Tableau Desktop
10 1 (0.39%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 31 (12.16%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.14%) JIRA
3 6 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.78%) NUnit
5 1 (0.39%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.39%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.39%) Maven
5 1 (0.39%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.39%) Selenium
5 1 (0.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 74 (29.02%) Finance
2 70 (27.45%) Social Skills
3 41 (16.08%) Advertising
4 24 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (8.24%) Welsh Language
6 18 (7.06%) Law
7 13 (5.10%) Retail
8 7 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (2.75%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.18%) Games
9 3 (1.18%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (1.18%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.39%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.39%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.39%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (23.92%) Analyst
2 40 (15.69%) Developer
3 31 (12.16%) Service Analyst
3 31 (12.16%) Service Desk Analyst
4 25 (9.80%) Consultant
5 24 (9.41%) Technical Analyst
5 24 (9.41%) Technical Services Analyst
6 23 (9.02%) Technical Consultant
7 19 (7.45%) .NET Developer
7 19 (7.45%) Software Engineer
8 17 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (6.27%) Support Analyst
9 16 (6.27%) Technical Support
10 14 (5.49%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 14 (5.49%) Infrastructure Support
10 14 (5.49%) Senior Developer
10 14 (5.49%) Support Engineer
11 13 (5.10%) ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (5.10%) C# Developer
11 13 (5.10%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (22.35%) .NET
2 19 (7.45%) HTML
3 18 (7.06%) ASP.NET
4 16 (6.27%) HTML5
5 14 (5.49%) .NET Framework
5 14 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (4.71%) Entity Framework
7 11 (4.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (3.92%) ASP.NET Core
9 9 (3.53%) CSS
10 8 (3.14%) COM
11 7 (2.75%) Middleware
11 7 (2.75%) React
12 6 (2.35%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.35%) CSS3
13 5 (1.96%) jQuery
13 5 (1.96%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (1.96%) LDAP
13 5 (1.96%) REST
14 4 (1.57%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.27%) Hybrid Cloud
2 11 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.92%) CMDB
4 9 (3.53%) Virtual Team
5 7 (2.75%) IBM Storwize
5 7 (2.75%) iSeries
5 7 (2.75%) LPAR
6 6 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.96%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.18%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.18%) SCADA
8 3 (1.18%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.78%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.78%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.78%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.78%) HoloLens
9 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.78%) Wiki
10 1 (0.39%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.39%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 69 (27.06%) Windows
2 49 (19.22%) Linux
3 45 (17.65%) Windows Server
4 17 (6.67%) CentOS
5 14 (5.49%) Windows 10
6 8 (3.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (2.75%) OS/400
8 6 (2.35%) Unix
8 6 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
3 34 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 27 (10.59%) BDD
4 27 (10.59%) TDD
5 26 (10.20%) DevOps
6 24 (9.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 19 (7.45%) Mentoring
8 19 (7.45%) SOLID
9 18 (7.06%) Project Management
9 18 (7.06%) Software Testing
10 16 (6.27%) High Availability
11 15 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (5.49%) Migration
12 14 (5.49%) Scrum
13 13 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (4.71%) MVC
15 11 (4.31%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (20.78%) C#
2 51 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 32 (12.55%) SQL
4 22 (8.63%) VB.NET
5 16 (6.27%) T-SQL
6 12 (4.71%) JavaScript
7 9 (3.53%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.75%) Java
8 7 (2.75%) Python
8 7 (2.75%) RPG
9 3 (1.18%) PHP
10 2 (0.78%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.78%) U-SQL
11 1 (0.39%) C
11 1 (0.39%) Groovy
11 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (11.76%) Degree
2 21 (8.24%) SC Cleared
2 21 (8.24%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.75%) SAFe Agilist
5 6 (2.35%) Master's Degree
5 6 (2.35%) MCP
6 5 (1.96%) CCNA
6 5 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.57%) CCNP
7 4 (1.57%) MCSE
8 3 (1.18%) MCSA
8 3 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.78%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.78%) CISM
9 2 (0.78%) CISSP
9 2 (0.78%) ECDL
9 2 (0.78%) MCTS
9 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.55%) SLA
2 6 (2.35%) QA
3 4 (1.57%) GDPR
4 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.78%) PMO
5 1 (0.39%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.39%) NIST
5 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 71 (27.84%) Active Directory
2 34 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.18%) vSphere
5 2 (0.78%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.78%) Docker
5 2 (0.78%) Firmware
5 2 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (8.63%) SCCM
2 8 (3.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (2.75%) Nagios
4 4 (1.57%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.18%) WSUS
6 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.78%) SCOM
7 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.39%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.39%) MaaS360
7 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.39%) Terraform
7 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 41 (16.08%) VMware
2 20 (7.84%) Cisco
3 19 (7.45%) Red Hat
4 17 (6.67%) Brocade
5 9 (3.53%) Aruba
5 9 (3.53%) IBM
6 7 (2.75%) Guidewire
6 7 (2.75%) Hyland
6 7 (2.75%) Oracle
7 6 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.57%) Apple
8 4 (1.57%) Citrix
8 4 (1.57%) Databricks
9 3 (1.18%) Dell
9 3 (1.18%) iManage
9 3 (1.18%) MobileIron
9 3 (1.18%) Ruckus Wireless
9 3 (1.18%) Sophos
10 2 (0.78%) Becrypt
10 2 (0.78%) Nimble Storage