Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 213 332 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 16.33% 20.95% 16.62%
As % of the Vendors category 45.81% 47.09% 40.45%
Number of salaries quoted 198 300 347
South Wales median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.69% -12.16%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,986 £19,000
90th Percentile £55,300 £52,500 £51,250
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £37,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year -5.41% +12.12% -9.59%

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 465 705 969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 35.66% 44.48% 41.08%
Number of salaries quoted 385 614 834
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £21,350 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £56,250
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year -2.60% +4.05% +2.78%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -1 124 £32,500 -13.33% 28
Newport -2 54 £39,375 -1.56% 14
Torfaen -7 10 £40,000 +25.00% 2
Caerphilly -6 8 £52,500 +90.91% 1
Bridgend -2 7 £28,000 -27.27% 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff 0 3 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £35,000 - 5
Microsoft
Wales

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 90 (42.25%) Windows
2 65 (30.52%) Active Directory
3 64 (30.05%) Microsoft Office
4 56 (26.29%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (23.47%) SQL
6 49 (23.00%) SQL Server
7 48 (22.54%) .NET
7 48 (22.54%) Office 365
8 45 (21.13%) Windows Server
9 43 (20.19%) C#
10 41 (19.25%) JavaScript
10 41 (19.25%) Finance
11 37 (17.37%) MS Exchange
11 37 (17.37%) LAN
12 34 (15.96%) ITIL
13 33 (15.49%) VMware
14 31 (14.55%) CSS
15 29 (13.62%) Windows 7
16 28 (13.15%) Advertising
16 28 (13.15%) HTML
17 27 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
18 25 (11.74%) Firewall
18 25 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
19 24 (11.27%) MVC
20 23 (10.80%) ASP.NET
20 23 (10.80%) SharePoint
21 22 (10.33%) ADSL
21 22 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
22 21 (9.86%) SLA
22 21 (9.86%) Hyper-V

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 (17.37%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.80%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.23%) IIS
5 7 (3.29%) CMS
5 7 (3.29%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.88%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.94%) JBoss
8 2 (0.94%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.94%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.47%) Confluence
9 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.47%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.47%) Mule
9 1 (0.47%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.47%) SAS
9 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 64 (30.05%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.29%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.47%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.47%) assyst
3 1 (0.47%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 48 (22.54%) Office 365
2 15 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.94%) IaaS
4 2 (0.94%) PaaS
4 2 (0.94%) SaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.47%) Serverless
5 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 37 (17.37%) LAN
2 25 (11.74%) Firewall
3 22 (10.33%) ADSL
4 19 (8.92%) SAN
5 16 (7.51%) DNS
6 13 (6.10%) DHCP
7 9 (4.23%) Remote Desktop
7 9 (4.23%) Skype
7 9 (4.23%) TCP/IP
8 8 (3.76%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (3.76%) iSCSI
8 8 (3.76%) Wireless
9 6 (2.82%) WAN
10 4 (1.88%) WLAN
11 3 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (1.41%) Internet
11 3 (1.41%) NAS
11 3 (1.41%) VPN
12 2 (0.94%) SNMP
12 2 (0.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (23.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.35%) MySQL
8 5 (2.35%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.88%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.88%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.88%) Power BI
10 3 (1.41%) Biml
10 3 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.41%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.94%) Ingres
11 2 (0.94%) MS Access
11 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.94%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 14 (6.57%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.94%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (0.94%) Subversion
4 1 (0.47%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.47%) JIRA
4 1 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.47%) Rational Quality Manager
4 1 (0.47%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (0.47%) Selenium
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 41 (19.25%) Finance
2 28 (13.15%) Advertising
3 15 (7.04%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.29%) Marketing
6 6 (2.82%) Electronics
7 4 (1.88%) Retail
8 3 (1.41%) Back Office
9 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.94%) Local Government
10 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.47%) Automotive
10 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 57 (26.76%) Developer
2 39 (18.31%) Analyst
3 31 (14.55%) Support Engineer
4 29 (13.62%) Consultant
5 25 (11.74%) .NET Developer
6 21 (9.86%) Desktop Support
6 21 (9.86%) IT Support
7 18 (8.45%) IT Engineer
8 17 (7.98%) Software Developer
9 15 (7.04%) IT Support Engineer
9 15 (7.04%) Service Analyst
9 15 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
10 14 (6.57%) Desktop Engineer
10 14 (6.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 11 (5.16%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 11 (5.16%) Senior Consultant
11 11 (5.16%) Support Analyst
12 10 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (4.69%) C# Developer
13 9 (4.23%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (22.54%) .NET
2 31 (14.55%) CSS
3 28 (13.15%) HTML
4 23 (10.80%) ASP.NET
5 16 (7.51%) AngularJS
6 13 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (5.16%) jQuery
7 11 (5.16%) WCF
8 10 (4.69%) XML
9 9 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (2.82%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.82%) REST
10 6 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (2.35%) SOAP
11 5 (2.35%) XSLT
12 4 (1.88%) JSON
12 4 (1.88%) XForms
13 3 (1.41%) Node.js
13 3 (1.41%) RxJS
14 2 (0.94%) React
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.51%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.76%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.82%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.82%) Fintech
3 6 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.35%) iSeries
5 4 (1.88%) NHS
6 3 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.94%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.94%) Blog
7 2 (0.94%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.94%) PKI
7 2 (0.94%) User Experience
8 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.47%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 90 (42.25%) Windows
2 45 (21.13%) Windows Server
3 29 (13.62%) Windows 7
4 27 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (9.39%) Windows 10
6 14 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (6.10%) Linux
8 5 (2.35%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.94%) Android
9 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.47%) CentOS
10 1 (0.47%) Debian
10 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.29%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (15.96%) ITIL
3 25 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (11.27%) MVC
5 22 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (7.51%) Scrum
7 14 (6.57%) Customer Engagement
8 13 (6.10%) Mentoring
8 13 (6.10%) Project Management
9 12 (5.63%) SDLC
9 12 (5.63%) Systems Analysis
10 10 (4.69%) Presales
11 9 (4.23%) High Availability
11 9 (4.23%) Waterfall
12 8 (3.76%) DevOps
12 8 (3.76%) Software Engineering
13 7 (3.29%) Coaching
13 7 (3.29%) CRM
13 7 (3.29%) Incident Management
13 7 (3.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.47%) SQL
2 43 (20.19%) C#
3 41 (19.25%) JavaScript
4 18 (8.45%) PowerShell
5 12 (5.63%) Java
6 10 (4.69%) T-SQL
7 9 (4.23%) VB.NET
8 8 (3.76%) C++
9 7 (3.29%) Python
10 6 (2.82%) PHP
11 5 (2.35%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.35%) Ruby
12 3 (1.41%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.94%) C
13 2 (0.94%) Erlang
13 2 (0.94%) VB
14 1 (0.47%) ABAP
14 1 (0.47%) AWK
14 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (7.51%) Degree
2 12 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.41%) CCNA
6 3 (1.41%) CCNP
6 3 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.41%) ISEB
6 3 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.94%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.94%) MCSE
8 1 (0.47%) CCA
8 1 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.47%) MCSA
8 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.47%) PMP
8 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.86%) SLA
2 6 (2.82%) GDPR
3 5 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.35%) PMO
4 3 (1.41%) QA
5 2 (0.94%) P3O
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.47%) MISRA
6 1 (0.47%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (30.52%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.86%) Hyper-V
3 13 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (5.63%) XenApp
5 3 (1.41%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.41%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.41%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.94%) vSphere
7 1 (0.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.29%) SCCM
2 3 (1.41%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (0.94%) PTC Integrity
4 1 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.47%) Grafana
4 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.47%) Nagios
4 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (15.49%) VMware
2 19 (8.92%) Cisco
3 18 (8.45%) Citrix
4 15 (7.04%) Oracle
5 9 (4.23%) SAP
6 7 (3.29%) Apple
7 6 (2.82%) Dell
7 6 (2.82%) IBM
8 5 (2.35%) Teradata
9 4 (1.88%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.88%) Symantec
10 3 (1.41%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.41%) Cognos
10 3 (1.41%) HP
10 3 (1.41%) Intel
10 3 (1.41%) McAfee
10 3 (1.41%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.41%) Sophos
10 3 (1.41%) Tableau
10 3 (1.41%) Veeam