Period
to 15 June 2019

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 15 June 2019 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
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 305 342 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.09% 18.60% 21.38%
As % of the Vendors category 51.78% 47.37% 46.37%
Number of salaries quoted 286 264 371
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.41% +12.12%
10th Percentile £22,625 £19,825 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,000 £57,125 £52,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 589 722 936
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 34.93% 39.26% 46.11%
Number of salaries quoted 526 535 767
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +9.66%
10th Percentile £26,750 £22,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,000 £54,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 15 June 2019.

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 15 June 2019. 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 +4 245 £38,000 +8.57% 10
Mid Wales +7 20 £32,500 -56.67% 2
West Wales +1 18 £40,000 +20.46% 1
North Wales 0 18 £30,750 -5.38% 4
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 2019, 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.

1 103 (33.77%) Windows
2 102 (33.44%) .NET
3 87 (28.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 84 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (25.90%) Active Directory
6 73 (23.93%) C#
7 71 (23.28%) SQL
7 71 (23.28%) ASP.NET
8 64 (20.98%) JavaScript
9 58 (19.02%) ITIL
10 56 (18.36%) SQL Server
11 51 (16.72%) HTML
12 50 (16.39%) VMware
12 50 (16.39%) Windows Server
13 48 (15.74%) Visual Studio
14 47 (15.41%) Microsoft Office
14 47 (15.41%) Finance
15 46 (15.08%) CSS
16 41 (13.44%) SharePoint
16 41 (13.44%) Office 365
17 37 (12.13%) VMware Infrastructure
18 36 (11.80%) Linux
19 35 (11.48%) MVC
20 34 (11.15%) Microsoft Certification
21 33 (10.82%) MS Exchange
22 32 (10.49%) SLA
23 31 (10.16%) Degree
24 30 (9.84%) jQuery
24 30 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
24 30 (9.84%) Amazon AWS

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 41 (13.44%) SharePoint
2 33 (10.82%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.92%) IIS
4 8 (2.62%) Apache
5 6 (1.97%) SAS
6 5 (1.64%) nginx
7 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.98%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (0.98%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.98%) WordPress
8 2 (0.66%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.33%) CMS
9 1 (0.33%) Confluence
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (15.41%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.33%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.33%) InDesign
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 87 (28.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (13.44%) Office 365
3 30 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (4.59%) Power Platform
5 7 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.64%) IaaS
7 5 (1.64%) PaaS
8 4 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.31%) SaaS
9 2 (0.66%) G Suite
9 2 (0.66%) GitHub
10 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.18%) DNS
2 24 (7.87%) LAN
3 23 (7.54%) DHCP
4 22 (7.21%) Firewall
5 17 (5.57%) SAN
6 14 (4.59%) TCP/IP
7 13 (4.26%) WAN
8 12 (3.93%) HTTP
9 10 (3.28%) VPN
10 9 (2.95%) VoIP
11 8 (2.62%) Internet
12 6 (1.97%) WLAN
13 5 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (1.64%) SMTP
14 4 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.31%) HTTPS
14 4 (1.31%) IP Telephony
14 4 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.98%) VLAN
15 3 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (18.36%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (4.26%) Power BI
6 12 (3.93%) MS Access
6 12 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.95%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.97%) MySQL
9 4 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.31%) DB2
9 4 (1.31%) PowerPivot
9 4 (1.31%) SAS EBI
10 3 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.98%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.98%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.66%) Big Data
11 2 (0.66%) GIS
11 2 (0.66%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 48 (15.74%) Visual Studio
2 15 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (3.93%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (3.61%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.31%) Selenium
6 3 (0.98%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.98%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.98%) JIRA
6 3 (0.98%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.66%) Grunt
8 1 (0.33%) ERwin
8 1 (0.33%) Hudson
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (15.41%) Finance
2 27 (8.85%) Advertising
3 5 (1.64%) Banking
3 5 (1.64%) Investment Banking
3 5 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.64%) Retail
3 5 (1.64%) Welsh Language
4 4 (1.31%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.31%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.98%) Games
6 2 (0.66%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Automotive
7 1 (0.33%) Law
7 1 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 101 (33.11%) Developer
2 53 (17.38%) .NET Developer
3 52 (17.05%) Analyst
4 30 (9.84%) Software Developer
5 22 (7.21%) Support Engineer
6 19 (6.23%) IT Support
6 19 (6.23%) Support Analyst
7 16 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (5.25%) IT Engineer
8 15 (4.92%) Consultant
9 14 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (4.26%) SQL Developer
11 12 (3.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 12 (3.93%) C# Developer
11 12 (3.93%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (3.93%) Team Leader
12 11 (3.61%) .NET Team Leader
12 11 (3.61%) IT Analyst
13 10 (3.28%) Lead Developer
13 10 (3.28%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (33.44%) .NET
2 71 (23.28%) ASP.NET
3 51 (16.72%) HTML
4 46 (15.08%) CSS
5 30 (9.84%) jQuery
6 18 (5.90%) HTML5
7 16 (5.25%) AngularJS
7 16 (5.25%) XML
8 15 (4.92%) .NET Framework
9 12 (3.93%) .NET Core
9 12 (3.93%) Web Services
10 10 (3.28%) JSON
11 9 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (1.97%) Entity Framework
13 5 (1.64%) LAMP
13 5 (1.64%) LEMP Stack
13 5 (1.64%) React
13 5 (1.64%) REST
14 4 (1.31%) CSS3
14 4 (1.31%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.52%) Data Centre
3 18 (5.90%) User Experience
4 13 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.95%) iSeries
6 9 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.95%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.97%) AS400
8 6 (1.97%) Clustering
8 6 (1.97%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.97%) Robotics
9 5 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.31%) PKI
11 3 (0.98%) NHS
12 2 (0.66%) Replication
13 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 103 (33.77%) Windows
2 50 (16.39%) Windows Server
3 36 (11.80%) Linux
4 24 (7.87%) Windows 10
5 17 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (4.92%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.30%) CentOS
8 7 (2.30%) Unix
9 4 (1.31%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.98%) Android
10 3 (0.98%) OS/400
11 2 (0.66%) SUSE
11 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (19.02%) ITIL
3 35 (11.48%) MVC
4 30 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
4 30 (9.84%) DevOps
5 27 (8.85%) SDLC
6 26 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 26 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (7.54%) Mentoring
7 23 (7.54%) Scrum
7 23 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (6.89%) Waterfall
9 20 (6.56%) Project Management
10 19 (6.23%) Migration
11 17 (5.57%) Service Management
12 15 (4.92%) Information Security
13 14 (4.59%) Analytics
13 14 (4.59%) CRM
13 14 (4.59%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 73 (23.93%) C#
2 71 (23.28%) SQL
3 64 (20.98%) JavaScript
4 27 (8.85%) PowerShell
5 19 (6.23%) T-SQL
6 15 (4.92%) VB
7 14 (4.59%) PHP
8 13 (4.26%) Python
9 10 (3.28%) Java
10 9 (2.95%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.62%) C
11 8 (2.62%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.30%) VB6
13 5 (1.64%) Ruby
13 5 (1.64%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.64%) VBA
14 4 (1.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.66%) CFML
16 2 (0.66%) Go
Qualifications
1 34 (11.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (10.16%) Degree
3 15 (4.92%) CCNA
3 15 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (4.59%) MCSE
5 8 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (2.62%) MCP
5 8 (2.62%) MCSA
6 4 (1.31%) CCDP
6 4 (1.31%) CCNP
7 3 (0.98%) CISM
7 3 (0.98%) CISSP
7 3 (0.98%) IBM Certification
7 3 (0.98%) ISEB
7 3 (0.98%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.66%) CBAP
8 2 (0.66%) IIBA
8 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.66%) MCITP
8 2 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.49%) SLA
2 13 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.61%) QA
4 2 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.66%) GDPR
5 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 79 (25.90%) Active Directory
2 37 (12.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.28%) vSphere
4 8 (2.62%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.64%) Docker
7 4 (1.31%) XenApp
8 2 (0.66%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.33%) KVM
9 1 (0.33%) vCloud
9 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (5.57%) SCCM
2 5 (1.64%) Backup Exec
2 5 (1.64%) cPanel
2 5 (1.64%) Plesk
3 4 (1.31%) Ansible
4 3 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.98%) Puppet
4 3 (0.98%) Terraform
5 2 (0.66%) Grafana
5 2 (0.66%) Kibana
5 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.66%) SCOM
5 2 (0.66%) WSUS
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.33%) Salt
6 1 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 50 (16.39%) VMware
2 21 (6.89%) Cisco
3 13 (4.26%) Citrix
4 11 (3.61%) Google
5 8 (2.62%) Oracle
5 8 (2.62%) Veeam
6 7 (2.30%) Rapid7
7 6 (1.97%) Automation Anywhere
7 6 (1.97%) Blue Prism
7 6 (1.97%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.97%) SAP
7 6 (1.97%) UiPath
8 5 (1.64%) Avaya
8 5 (1.64%) Sage
8 5 (1.64%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.31%) HP
10 3 (0.98%) IBM
10 3 (0.98%) Sophos
11 2 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.66%) Sitecore