The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 11 4
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 249 213 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 22.62% 15.38% 21.81%
As % of the Vendors category 45.19% 37.04% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 206 183 255
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -12.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,300 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.66% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 551 575 686
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 50.05% 41.52% 50.89%
Number of salaries quoted 443 488 563
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,700 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,900 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Wales

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Wales.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Wales

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Wales over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Wales

Microsoft
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +3 193 £37,000 +13.84% 23
West Wales +6 30 £40,000 +17.64% 2
Mid Wales - 17 £39,000 - 2
North Wales +10 8 £25,000 -23.07% 4
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 244 (48.13%) MS Excel
2 233 (45.96%) SQL Server
3 207 (40.83%) .NET
4 200 (39.45%) C#
5 188 (37.08%) Windows
6 175 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
7 173 (34.12%) SQL
8 143 (28.21%) ASP.NET
9 136 (26.82%) HTML
10 128 (25.25%) MVC
11 114 (22.49%) JavaScript
12 103 (20.32%) Scrum
13 100 (19.72%) CSS
14 95 (18.74%) Active Directory
15 88 (17.36%) VMware
16 84 (16.57%) ITIL
17 82 (16.17%) Windows Server
18 80 (15.78%) Degree
19 79 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC
20 71 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
21 70 (13.81%) Office 365
22 67 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
23 65 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
24 64 (12.62%) MS Office
25 63 (12.43%) T-SQL
26 61 (12.03%) OO
26 61 (12.03%) Finance
27 60 (11.83%) XML
27 60 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
28 59 (11.64%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 36 (7.10%) MS Exchange
2 33 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2013
3 27 (5.33%) SharePoint
4 20 (3.94%) IIS
5 17 (3.35%) CMS
6 14 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (2.76%) Umbraco
7 13 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (2.56%) Skype for Business
8 10 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.97%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.78%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.99%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.79%) JBoss
13 3 (0.59%) Apache
13 3 (0.59%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.59%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.59%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 244 (48.13%) MS Excel
2 64 (12.62%) MS Office
3 11 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.18%) MS Project
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 24 (4.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.17%) Oracle HRMS
3 10 (1.97%) Sage 200
4 9 (1.78%) Sage 50
5 8 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.79%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.39%) Epicor Tropos
8 2 (0.39%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.20%) assyst
9 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 70 (13.81%) Office 365
2 67 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.96%) SaaS
5 8 (1.58%) IaaS
6 7 (1.38%) PaaS
7 4 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.39%) G Suite
9 1 (0.20%) GitHub
9 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.20%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.50%) Firewall
2 30 (5.92%) LAN
3 27 (5.33%) SAN
4 26 (5.13%) WAN
5 24 (4.73%) DNS
5 24 (4.73%) TCP/IP
6 17 (3.35%) Internet
7 15 (2.96%) Skype
8 14 (2.76%) DHCP
9 13 (2.56%) Unified Communications
10 10 (1.97%) VPN
11 9 (1.78%) Wireless
12 8 (1.58%) Broadband
13 7 (1.38%) VoIP
14 6 (1.18%) Ethernet
14 6 (1.18%) IPsec
14 6 (1.18%) SSL
15 5 (0.99%) iSCSI
15 5 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (45.96%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (6.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 31 (6.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 27 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (3.75%) MongoDB
8 17 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (3.16%) Relational Database
10 14 (2.76%) Big Data
10 14 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (2.56%) MySQL
12 7 (1.38%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.99%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.59%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (9.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 21 (4.14%) Git (software)
4 19 (3.75%) Subversion
5 15 (2.96%) Mercurial
6 6 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.99%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.59%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.59%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.39%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.39%) Grunt
9 2 (0.39%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.39%) Maven
9 2 (0.39%) NUnit
9 2 (0.39%) Selenium
9 2 (0.39%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.20%) gulp
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 61 (12.03%) Finance
2 36 (7.10%) Advertising
3 30 (5.92%) Retail
4 27 (5.33%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.38%) Law
7 6 (1.18%) Legal
8 4 (0.79%) Back Office
9 3 (0.59%) Marketing
9 3 (0.59%) Welsh Language
10 2 (0.39%) French Language
10 2 (0.39%) German Language
10 2 (0.39%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 188 (37.08%) Developer
2 89 (17.55%) .NET Developer
3 81 (15.98%) Analyst
4 38 (7.50%) C# Developer
5 37 (7.30%) Support Engineer
6 33 (6.51%) Support Analyst
7 30 (5.92%) IT Support
8 29 (5.72%) Senior Developer
8 29 (5.72%) Software Developer
9 25 (4.93%) Applications Support
9 25 (4.93%) Consultant
10 24 (4.73%) Applications Support Analyst
11 20 (3.94%) IT Manager
12 19 (3.75%) Junior
13 18 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
13 18 (3.55%) IT Engineer
14 17 (3.35%) Systems Engineer
15 16 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 15 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
17 14 (2.76%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (40.83%) .NET
2 143 (28.21%) ASP.NET
3 136 (26.82%) HTML
4 100 (19.72%) CSS
5 79 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 60 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
6 60 (11.83%) XML
7 54 (10.65%) WCF
8 51 (10.06%) Web Services
9 50 (9.86%) jQuery
10 47 (9.27%) .NET Framework
11 38 (7.50%) AngularJS
12 36 (7.10%) RESTful
13 28 (5.52%) XSLT
14 26 (5.13%) Entity Framework
15 25 (4.93%) HTML5
16 24 (4.73%) CSS3
17 21 (4.14%) Ajax
18 20 (3.94%) Node.js
19 19 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.88%) Enterprise Software
2 40 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.92%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.34%) Mobile App
5 18 (3.55%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.76%) NHS
7 9 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (1.58%) iSeries
9 7 (1.38%) Fintech
10 6 (1.18%) CMDB
10 6 (1.18%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.18%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.18%) User Experience
11 5 (0.99%) Clustering
12 4 (0.79%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.79%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.79%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.59%) AS400
13 3 (0.59%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.39%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 188 (37.08%) Windows
2 82 (16.17%) Windows Server
3 45 (8.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (4.34%) Linux
5 21 (4.14%) Windows 7
6 20 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (3.35%) Unix
8 14 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (2.56%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.78%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.58%) Android
11 8 (1.58%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.38%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.18%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.59%) CentOS
15 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.39%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (25.25%) MVC
3 103 (20.32%) Scrum
4 84 (16.57%) ITIL
5 61 (12.03%) OO
6 57 (11.24%) TDD
7 48 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (8.09%) SDLC
9 33 (6.51%) CRM
10 32 (6.31%) Project Management
11 30 (5.92%) Web Development
12 28 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 28 (5.52%) Waterfall
13 27 (5.33%) BDD
13 27 (5.33%) Mentoring
13 27 (5.33%) OOP
14 25 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
15 24 (4.73%) ERP
16 23 (4.54%) Business Analysis
17 22 (4.34%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 200 (39.45%) C#
2 173 (34.12%) SQL
3 114 (22.49%) JavaScript
4 63 (12.43%) T-SQL
5 38 (7.50%) VB.NET
6 34 (6.71%) Java
7 19 (3.75%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.56%) TypeScript
9 10 (1.97%) C
9 10 (1.97%) C++
9 10 (1.97%) PHP
10 5 (0.99%) Groovy
11 3 (0.59%) VB
12 2 (0.39%) COBOL
12 2 (0.39%) Python
12 2 (0.39%) R
12 2 (0.39%) XPath
13 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.20%) X++
Qualifications
1 80 (15.78%) Degree
2 71 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (8.88%) MCSE
4 22 (4.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 21 (4.14%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (3.35%) ISEB
7 16 (3.16%) CCNA
8 14 (2.76%) CCA
8 14 (2.76%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (1.97%) MCP
9 10 (1.97%) MCSA
10 7 (1.38%) MCITP
11 6 (1.18%) Postgraduate
12 5 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.79%) CCNP
13 4 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.79%) Security Cleared
14 3 (0.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.52%) SLA
2 7 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.18%) QA
4 4 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.39%) ISO19770
5 2 (0.39%) ISO22301
5 2 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 95 (18.74%) Active Directory
2 65 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (11.64%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.35%) XenApp
5 13 (2.56%) XenServer
6 7 (1.38%) Docker
7 6 (1.18%) vSphere
8 4 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.59%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.39%) vCloud
10 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.39%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (3.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 10 (1.97%) NetBackup
3 9 (1.78%) SCCM
3 9 (1.78%) ServiceCenter
4 5 (0.99%) SCSM
5 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.59%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.59%) WSUS
7 2 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.39%) Nagios
7 2 (0.39%) vRealize
7 2 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.39%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 88 (17.36%) VMware
2 47 (9.27%) Oracle
3 28 (5.52%) Citrix
4 21 (4.14%) Cisco
4 21 (4.14%) Dell
4 21 (4.14%) SAP
5 19 (3.75%) HP
6 16 (3.16%) IBM
6 16 (3.16%) Sitecore
7 12 (2.37%) Avaya
7 12 (2.37%) Veeam
8 11 (2.17%) Sage
9 10 (1.97%) Apple
9 10 (1.97%) Twitter
10 9 (1.78%) 3PAR
11 8 (1.58%) Xamarin
12 7 (1.38%) Intel Security
12 7 (1.38%) Veritas
13 6 (1.18%) RedGate
13 6 (1.18%) ServiceNow
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Flintshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Cardiff DT
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Cwmbran, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus, pension, training
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff DT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £43000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff DT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Denbighshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £36000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Powys
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Denbigh, Clwyd
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Downing LLP
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum generous benefits and bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Premier IT
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Denbighshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £26000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Llanelli
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus generous package
Posted: 20 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Letting Management Centre Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago