Period
to 17 October 2018

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 6 months to 17 October 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 333 365 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.43% 18.63% 22.53%
As % of the Vendors category 42.42% 41.38% 50.76%
Number of salaries quoted 266 331 494
Wales median annual salary £36,412 £36,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.24% +7.35% -5.56%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,375 £55,000 £51,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +5.00%

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 Wales.

All Vendors
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 785 882 1,178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.73% 45.02% 44.39%
Number of salaries quoted 623 764 938
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £53,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 6 months to 17 October 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
South Wales -5 222 £35,000 - 80
West Wales +8 48 £40,210 +0.52% 8
Mid Wales +1 35 £43,500 +1.16%
North Wales 0 27 £42,500 +53.17% 11
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 130 (39.04%) Windows
2 107 (32.13%) Active Directory
3 91 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (26.43%) SQL Server
5 86 (25.83%) Windows Server
6 82 (24.62%) SQL
7 81 (24.32%) Problem-Solving
8 78 (23.42%) Office 365
9 76 (22.82%) Microsoft Azure
10 75 (22.52%) VMware
11 73 (21.92%) ITIL
12 72 (21.62%) .NET
13 70 (21.02%) Microsoft Office
14 68 (20.42%) Finance
15 67 (20.12%) C#
16 56 (16.82%) Degree
17 52 (15.62%) VMware Infrastructure
18 50 (15.02%) JavaScript
18 50 (15.02%) LAN
19 49 (14.71%) MS Exchange
19 49 (14.71%) HTML
20 48 (14.41%) Project Management
21 46 (13.81%) Continuous Improvement
22 43 (12.91%) Management Information System
23 42 (12.61%) DNS
24 41 (12.31%) Decision-Making
25 39 (11.71%) Linux
25 39 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
26 37 (11.11%) PowerShell
26 37 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 49 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 29 (8.71%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.11%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (5.11%) IIS
4 13 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.30%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.40%) SAS
7 7 (2.10%) Confluence
8 6 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.20%) CMS
9 4 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.90%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.90%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.30%) nginx
12 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 70 (21.02%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (10.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (4.20%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (2.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.30%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.90%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.30%) assyst
4 1 (0.30%) BPCS
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.30%) Lawson
4 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 78 (23.42%) Office 365
2 76 (22.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (4.80%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (3.00%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (2.70%) SaaS
7 6 (1.80%) PaaS
8 4 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.20%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.90%) IaaS
9 3 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.60%) GitHub
10 2 (0.60%) Serverless
11 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 50 (15.02%) LAN
2 42 (12.61%) DNS
3 35 (10.51%) Firewall
4 33 (9.91%) DHCP
5 32 (9.61%) SAN
6 30 (9.01%) WAN
7 15 (4.50%) ADSL
8 14 (4.20%) Skype
9 12 (3.60%) TCP/IP
9 12 (3.60%) WLAN
10 11 (3.30%) VPN
11 10 (3.00%) VoIP
11 10 (3.00%) Wireless
12 7 (2.10%) HTTP
13 6 (1.80%) NAS
14 5 (1.50%) HTTPS
14 5 (1.50%) Internet
15 4 (1.20%) MPLS
15 4 (1.20%) VLAN
16 3 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (26.43%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (8.71%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (6.01%) Relational Database
6 17 (5.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (3.60%) Power BI
8 11 (3.30%) MySQL
9 10 (3.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (2.10%) Big Data
10 7 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.80%) SAS EBI
12 5 (1.50%) DB2
12 5 (1.50%) PowerPivot
13 4 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (1.20%) Data Mart
13 4 (1.20%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.20%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (4.80%) JIRA
2 15 (4.50%) Visual Studio
3 11 (3.30%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.10%) Bitbucket
5 7 (2.10%) MorphX
5 7 (2.10%) Selenium
5 7 (2.10%) Spinnaker
6 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.60%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.60%) Subversion
8 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.30%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.30%) RSpec
8 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 68 (20.42%) Finance
2 18 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 15 (4.50%) Advertising
4 6 (1.80%) Games
4 6 (1.80%) Welsh Language
5 5 (1.50%) Law
5 5 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.90%) Electronics
7 2 (0.60%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Marketing
8 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.30%) Retail
8 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (21.92%) Developer
2 54 (16.22%) Analyst
3 38 (11.41%) Support Engineer
4 37 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 25 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (6.91%) C# Developer
7 22 (6.61%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (5.11%) Consultant
8 17 (5.11%) Project Manager
8 17 (5.11%) Support Analyst
9 15 (4.50%) Technical Consultant
10 14 (4.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 14 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
10 14 (4.20%) Senior Manager
10 14 (4.20%) Senior Project Manager
11 13 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (3.90%) Network Engineer
12 12 (3.60%) Applications Support
12 12 (3.60%) Service Analyst
12 12 (3.60%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (21.62%) .NET
2 49 (14.71%) HTML
3 32 (9.61%) Web Services
4 31 (9.31%) XML
5 29 (8.71%) CSS
6 25 (7.51%) SOAP
7 20 (6.01%) ASP.NET
8 17 (5.11%) REST
9 16 (4.80%) .NET Framework
9 16 (4.80%) jQuery
10 15 (4.50%) JSON
11 14 (4.20%) HTML5
12 13 (3.90%) AngularJS
13 12 (3.60%) RESTful
14 9 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (2.70%) WCF
15 8 (2.40%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (2.40%) Spring
16 7 (2.10%) React
16 7 (2.10%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.91%) Management Information System
2 34 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 24 (7.21%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (6.01%) User Experience
6 19 (5.71%) Data Centre
7 15 (4.50%) Replication
8 14 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (2.10%) Clustering
9 7 (2.10%) Fat Client
9 7 (2.10%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.50%) Fintech
10 5 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.60%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.60%) iSeries
11 2 (0.60%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.60%) PKI
11 2 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.30%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 130 (39.04%) Windows
2 86 (25.83%) Windows Server
3 39 (11.71%) Linux
4 36 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (9.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (8.71%) Windows 7
7 17 (5.11%) Windows 10
8 11 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.50%) CentOS
9 5 (1.50%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.20%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.90%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.60%) Android
12 2 (0.60%) Unix
12 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.30%) AIX
13 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (24.32%) Problem-Solving
3 73 (21.92%) ITIL
4 48 (14.41%) Project Management
5 46 (13.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 41 (12.31%) Decision-Making
7 37 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 33 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
9 32 (9.61%) Scrum
10 30 (9.01%) Service Delivery
11 29 (8.71%) CRM
12 28 (8.41%) Mentoring
13 26 (7.81%) ETL
13 26 (7.81%) MVC
14 25 (7.51%) ERP
15 23 (6.91%) Migration
16 19 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (5.71%) Data Integration
16 19 (5.71%) PRINCE2
17 18 (5.41%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (24.62%) SQL
2 67 (20.12%) C#
3 50 (15.02%) JavaScript
4 37 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 25 (7.51%) Java
6 14 (4.20%) VB.NET
7 13 (3.90%) T-SQL
8 12 (3.60%) PHP
9 11 (3.30%) C
10 7 (2.10%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.10%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.10%) X++
11 6 (1.80%) Perl
11 6 (1.80%) Python
11 6 (1.80%) VBA
12 5 (1.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (0.90%) ABAP
13 3 (0.90%) C++
13 3 (0.90%) XPath
14 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (16.82%) Degree
2 28 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (4.20%) Postgraduate
5 10 (3.00%) CCNP
5 10 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (3.00%) MCSA
6 9 (2.70%) MCITP
7 7 (2.10%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.50%) CCNA
8 5 (1.50%) MCP
8 5 (1.50%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.20%) CCDP
9 4 (1.20%) ISEB
10 2 (0.60%) CCIE
10 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.60%) PMP
10 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.60%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.31%) SLA
2 11 (3.30%) QA
3 5 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.60%) GAAP
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 107 (32.13%) Active Directory
2 52 (15.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (9.31%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.90%) Docker
5 10 (3.00%) Terminal Services
6 9 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.70%) XenApp
7 4 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.90%) Shibboleth
8 3 (0.90%) vSphere
9 2 (0.60%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.30%) LXC
10 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (4.50%) SCCM
2 12 (3.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (2.40%) Ansible
3 8 (2.40%) SCOM
3 8 (2.40%) Terraform
4 7 (2.10%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.10%) Packer
4 7 (2.10%) Prometheus
5 5 (1.50%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (1.20%) Nagios
6 4 (1.20%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.20%) SCSM
7 3 (0.90%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.60%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.30%) QRadar
9 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 75 (22.52%) VMware
2 25 (7.51%) Cisco
3 22 (6.61%) Oracle
4 19 (5.71%) Citrix
5 18 (5.41%) Veeam
6 14 (4.20%) HP
7 12 (3.60%) Apple
8 8 (2.40%) CheckPoint
8 8 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (2.10%) Atlassian
9 7 (2.10%) IBM
9 7 (2.10%) SAP
9 7 (2.10%) Tableau
10 6 (1.80%) Avaya
10 6 (1.80%) Dell
10 6 (1.80%) Google
11 5 (1.50%) McAfee
11 5 (1.50%) Xamarin
12 4 (1.20%) EqualLogic
12 4 (1.20%) ServiceNow