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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 195 297 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.58% 22.42% 21.77%
As % of the Vendors category 46.76% 51.74% 49.21%
Number of salaries quoted 175 245 243
Wales median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.28% -  
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £52,800 £50,075 £57,250
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 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 417 574 630
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 41.87% 43.32% 44.24%
Number of salaries quoted 651 896 940
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £24,225
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,875 £51,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 +1 142 £36,500 +10.60% 12
West Wales -5 29 £40,000 +17.64% 4
North Wales +6 15 £27,747 -26.00% 3
Mid Wales -4 5 £43,000 +16.21%
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 180 (40.54%) SQL Server
2 175 (39.41%) .NET
3 156 (35.14%) C#
4 152 (34.23%) Windows
5 147 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
6 132 (29.73%) SQL
7 115 (25.90%) MVC
8 114 (25.68%) ASP.NET
9 113 (25.45%) JavaScript
10 109 (24.55%) HTML
11 93 (20.95%) ITIL
12 88 (19.82%) VMware
13 85 (19.14%) CSS
14 75 (16.89%) Scrum
15 74 (16.67%) Windows Server
16 71 (15.99%) Active Directory
17 67 (15.09%) Finance
17 67 (15.09%) Microsoft Office
18 65 (14.64%) VMware Infrastructure
19 63 (14.19%) Microsoft Certification
20 62 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
21 61 (13.74%) Office 365
22 58 (13.06%) Degree
23 57 (12.84%) Visual Studio
24 53 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC
24 53 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
25 52 (11.71%) Hyper-V
26 49 (11.04%) Project Management
27 48 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
28 45 (10.14%) Oracle

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 32 (7.21%) MS Exchange
2 28 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 23 (5.18%) SharePoint
4 22 (4.95%) IIS
5 20 (4.50%) CMS
6 14 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (2.93%) Umbraco
8 12 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (2.25%) Sitecore CMS
11 9 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.35%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.90%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.68%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
15 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
16 1 (0.23%) Apache
Applications
1 67 (15.09%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.93%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.80%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.90%) Windchill
7 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (6.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.60%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (2.25%) Sage 200
4 9 (2.03%) Sage 50
5 8 (1.80%) Oracle HRMS
6 3 (0.68%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.45%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 62 (13.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (13.74%) Office 365
3 32 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.03%) SaaS
5 6 (1.35%) IaaS
6 5 (1.13%) PaaS
7 3 (0.68%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.45%) G Suite
9 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.23%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.56%) Firewall
2 26 (5.86%) SAN
3 20 (4.50%) DNS
4 17 (3.83%) LAN
5 14 (3.15%) Internet
5 14 (3.15%) WAN
6 13 (2.93%) TCP/IP
7 12 (2.70%) DHCP
8 9 (2.03%) Wireless
9 8 (1.80%) GSM
9 8 (1.80%) Skype
10 7 (1.58%) VPN
11 5 (1.13%) iSCSI
11 5 (1.13%) Network Security
11 5 (1.13%) Unified Communications
11 5 (1.13%) VoIP
12 4 (0.90%) Broadband
13 3 (0.68%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.68%) HTTP
13 3 (0.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (40.54%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (4.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (4.50%) MongoDB
5 20 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.60%) Relational Database
8 15 (3.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 14 (3.15%) Big Data
9 14 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (2.48%) MySQL
11 10 (2.25%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.80%) NoSQL
13 7 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (1.13%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
16 2 (0.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 57 (12.84%) Visual Studio
2 48 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.80%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.80%) Subversion
3 8 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (1.35%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.90%) Mercurial
6 3 (0.68%) Jasmine
6 3 (0.68%) Selenium
7 2 (0.45%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.45%) Grunt
7 2 (0.45%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.23%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.23%) Gradle
8 1 (0.23%) gulp
8 1 (0.23%) MSTest
8 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 67 (15.09%) Finance
2 31 (6.98%) Manufacturing
3 25 (5.63%) Advertising
4 16 (3.60%) Retail
5 15 (3.38%) Law
6 11 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.80%) Legal
8 6 (1.35%) Automotive
8 6 (1.35%) Marketing
9 4 (0.90%) Electronics
10 3 (0.68%) Games
11 2 (0.45%) French Language
11 2 (0.45%) German Language
11 2 (0.45%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.45%) Military
11 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.45%) Welsh Language
12 1 (0.23%) Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Billing
12 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 158 (35.59%) Developer
2 93 (20.95%) .NET Developer
3 69 (15.54%) Analyst
4 35 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (7.43%) C# Developer
5 33 (7.43%) Senior Developer
6 25 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
7 23 (5.18%) Support Engineer
8 22 (4.95%) IT Support
9 21 (4.73%) Consultant
9 21 (4.73%) Software Developer
10 20 (4.50%) Support Analyst
11 18 (4.05%) ASP.NET Developer
11 18 (4.05%) Senior .NET Developer
12 17 (3.83%) Team Leader
13 15 (3.38%) Systems Analyst
14 14 (3.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 14 (3.15%) Infrastructure Consultant
15 13 (2.93%) Junior
15 13 (2.93%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (39.41%) .NET
2 114 (25.68%) ASP.NET
3 109 (24.55%) HTML
4 85 (19.14%) CSS
5 53 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 44 (9.91%) AngularJS
6 44 (9.91%) Web Services
6 44 (9.91%) XML
7 42 (9.46%) ASP.NET Web API
8 41 (9.23%) jQuery
9 33 (7.43%) WCF
10 32 (7.21%) .NET Framework
11 28 (6.31%) HTML5
12 26 (5.86%) CSS3
13 25 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 24 (5.41%) Entity Framework
15 19 (4.28%) Node.js
16 15 (3.38%) RESTful
16 15 (3.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 15 (3.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.31%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (4.50%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.03%) CMDB
7 8 (1.80%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.58%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.58%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.35%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.35%) Fintech
9 6 (1.35%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.13%) Clustering
10 5 (1.13%) NHS
11 4 (0.90%) iSeries
11 4 (0.90%) Social Media
12 3 (0.68%) User Experience
13 2 (0.45%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 152 (34.23%) Windows
2 74 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 53 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (6.98%) Windows 7
5 28 (6.31%) Linux
6 27 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (5.18%) Unix
8 19 (4.28%) Windows 10
9 18 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (2.70%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.80%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.58%) Android
12 7 (1.58%) CentOS
12 7 (1.58%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.13%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.45%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.23%) AIX
16 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (25.90%) MVC
3 93 (20.95%) ITIL
4 75 (16.89%) Scrum
5 49 (11.04%) Project Management
6 41 (9.23%) TDD
7 40 (9.01%) CRM
8 38 (8.56%) SDLC
9 36 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 36 (8.11%) Web Development
10 35 (7.88%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (7.21%) Mentoring
12 30 (6.76%) OO
13 28 (6.31%) ERP
14 25 (5.63%) E-Commerce
15 24 (5.41%) Business Analysis
16 23 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (4.28%) Analytics
17 19 (4.28%) Service Delivery
17 19 (4.28%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 156 (35.14%) C#
2 132 (29.73%) SQL
3 113 (25.45%) JavaScript
4 37 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 33 (7.43%) VB.NET
6 26 (5.86%) Java
7 14 (3.15%) TypeScript
8 10 (2.25%) C++
8 10 (2.25%) PHP
8 10 (2.25%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.80%) Python
10 5 (1.13%) VB
11 4 (0.90%) Groovy
12 3 (0.68%) VBA
13 2 (0.45%) C
13 2 (0.45%) Perl
13 2 (0.45%) R
14 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.23%) Delphi
14 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (14.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (13.06%) Degree
3 30 (6.76%) MCSE
4 19 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (3.83%) CCNA
6 16 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (3.15%) MCP
8 13 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.93%) MCSA
9 12 (2.70%) CCA
9 12 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (2.03%) ISEB
11 6 (1.35%) CCNP
11 6 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (1.35%) Postgraduate
12 5 (1.13%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.13%) GNVQ
13 4 (0.90%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.95%) SLA
2 13 (2.93%) QA
3 6 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 2 (0.45%) PMO
7 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 71 (15.99%) Active Directory
2 65 (14.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (11.71%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.28%) XenApp
5 12 (2.70%) Docker
6 8 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.58%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.13%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.90%) XenServer
10 3 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.45%) vCloud
11 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (2.25%) SCCM
2 8 (1.80%) CA Spectrum
2 8 (1.80%) ServiceCenter
3 7 (1.58%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.13%) SCSM
4 5 (1.13%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.90%) Nagios
6 3 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.68%) SCOM
6 3 (0.68%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.68%) WSUS
7 2 (0.45%) Ansible
7 2 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.45%) Puppet
7 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.45%) Terraform
7 2 (0.45%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 88 (19.82%) VMware
2 45 (10.14%) Oracle
3 29 (6.53%) Citrix
4 22 (4.95%) Dell
5 21 (4.73%) Cisco
6 17 (3.83%) ServiceNow
7 16 (3.60%) Sitecore
8 12 (2.70%) CA
8 12 (2.70%) HP
9 11 (2.48%) BMC
9 11 (2.48%) Sage
10 10 (2.25%) SAP
10 10 (2.25%) Veeam
11 9 (2.03%) IBM
12 8 (1.80%) Clearswift
12 8 (1.80%) Juniper
12 8 (1.80%) LogRhythm
12 8 (1.80%) SolarWinds
12 8 (1.80%) Twitter
12 8 (1.80%) Xamarin
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