Period
to 15 February 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 February 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 307 424 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.68% 22.19% 21.42%
As % of the Vendors category 46.44% 48.35% 47.10%
Number of salaries quoted 281 357 433
Wales median annual salary £37,250 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.43% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £20,500 £22,276
90th Percentile £55,250 £53,750 £57,350
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 661 877 1,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 35.92% 45.89% 45.47%
Number of salaries quoted 578 678 861
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,300 £55,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 February 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 February 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 -5 242 £37,000 +5.71% 90
West Wales -1 33 £42,500 +84.78% 5
North Wales +3 18 £43,500 +33.85% 8
Mid Wales +4 9 £32,500 -38.10% 4
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 15 February 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.

1 117 (38.11%) Windows
2 93 (30.29%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (29.64%) Active Directory
4 87 (28.34%) SQL Server
5 83 (27.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 81 (26.38%) SQL
7 72 (23.45%) .NET
8 68 (22.15%) VMware
9 65 (21.17%) C#
10 64 (20.85%) Finance
11 59 (19.22%) ITIL
12 58 (18.89%) Problem-Solving
13 57 (18.57%) Windows Server
14 53 (17.26%) JavaScript
15 52 (16.94%) Linux
15 52 (16.94%) MS Exchange
16 51 (16.61%) Microsoft Office
17 46 (14.98%) SLA
18 45 (14.66%) HTML
19 44 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
19 44 (14.33%) Office 365
20 42 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
21 38 (12.38%) Data Centre
22 35 (11.40%) Advertising
22 35 (11.40%) XML
23 32 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
24 31 (10.10%) ASP.NET
24 31 (10.10%) CSS
24 31 (10.10%) LAN
24 31 (10.10%) Self-Motivation

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 52 (16.94%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.19%) IIS
2 19 (6.19%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.26%) SAS
4 9 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.61%) Confluence
6 7 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.28%) WordPress
7 5 (1.63%) Apache
7 5 (1.63%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.98%) CMS
8 3 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.33%) nginx
10 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (16.61%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.65%) InDesign
5 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.33%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.33%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 7 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) BPCS
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.33%) Lawson
3 1 (0.33%) Q-Pulse
3 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 83 (27.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (14.33%) Office 365
3 17 (5.54%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (3.26%) SaaS
5 9 (2.93%) PaaS
6 8 (2.61%) IaaS
7 4 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.65%) G Suite
10 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.10%) LAN
2 29 (9.45%) DHCP
2 29 (9.45%) Firewall
3 28 (9.12%) DNS
4 23 (7.49%) WAN
5 22 (7.17%) VoIP
6 19 (6.19%) VPN
7 14 (4.56%) SAN
7 14 (4.56%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.61%) Wireless
8 8 (2.61%) WLAN
9 7 (2.28%) NAS
10 6 (1.95%) HTTP
10 6 (1.95%) PBX
10 6 (1.95%) Skype
10 6 (1.95%) SSL
11 5 (1.63%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.63%) Internet
11 5 (1.63%) MPLS
11 5 (1.63%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (28.34%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (7.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (5.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.91%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (2.61%) MySQL
7 7 (2.28%) Power BI
8 6 (1.95%) DB2
8 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (1.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.63%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.63%) PowerPivot
9 5 (1.63%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.63%) SAS EBI
10 4 (1.30%) MS Access
11 3 (0.98%) Big Data
11 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.65%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 15 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (4.23%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.23%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.61%) JIRA
4 7 (2.28%) Bitbucket
4 7 (2.28%) Spinnaker
5 5 (1.63%) MorphX
6 2 (0.65%) Grunt
6 2 (0.65%) Hudson
6 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.65%) Selenium
6 2 (0.65%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.33%) ERwin
7 1 (0.33%) GitLab
7 1 (0.33%) Moq
7 1 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 64 (20.85%) Finance
2 35 (11.40%) Advertising
3 5 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.30%) Retail
5 3 (0.98%) Back Office
5 3 (0.98%) Games
5 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.98%) Welsh Language
6 2 (0.65%) Billing
6 2 (0.65%) Marketing
6 2 (0.65%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.33%) Automotive
7 1 (0.33%) Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (24.10%) Developer
2 42 (13.68%) Analyst
3 27 (8.79%) .NET Developer
3 27 (8.79%) Consultant
4 25 (8.14%) Support Engineer
5 24 (7.82%) Technical Consultant
6 22 (7.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (6.51%) Cloud Engineer
8 19 (6.19%) Software Developer
9 18 (5.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (5.86%) C# Developer
10 17 (5.54%) IT Engineer
10 17 (5.54%) SQL Developer
11 16 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (4.89%) C# .NET Developer
12 15 (4.89%) Web Developer
13 14 (4.56%) Architect
13 14 (4.56%) Support Analyst
14 13 (4.23%) IT Support
15 12 (3.91%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (23.45%) .NET
2 45 (14.66%) HTML
3 35 (11.40%) XML
4 31 (10.10%) ASP.NET
4 31 (10.10%) CSS
5 24 (7.82%) HTML5
5 24 (7.82%) Web Services
6 20 (6.51%) jQuery
7 17 (5.54%) JSON
8 14 (4.56%) AngularJS
9 12 (3.91%) Sass
10 10 (3.26%) React
10 10 (3.26%) RESTful
11 9 (2.93%) .NET Framework
11 9 (2.93%) CSS3
11 9 (2.93%) REST
11 9 (2.93%) SOAP
11 9 (2.93%) Vue.js
12 7 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (2.28%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.38%) Data Centre
2 31 (10.10%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.21%) User Experience
5 12 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.28%) Replication
8 6 (1.95%) Fintech
9 3 (0.98%) Clustering
9 3 (0.98%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.98%) NHS
10 2 (0.65%) CCTV
10 2 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.65%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.65%) Robotics
10 2 (0.65%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 117 (38.11%) Windows
2 57 (18.57%) Windows Server
3 52 (16.94%) Linux
4 27 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (7.82%) Windows 10
6 23 (7.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (6.84%) Windows 7
8 9 (2.93%) CentOS
9 8 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.63%) SUSE
10 5 (1.63%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.63%) Unix
11 3 (0.98%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.33%) AIX
12 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (30.29%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (19.22%) ITIL
3 58 (18.89%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
5 28 (9.12%) Decision-Making
6 27 (8.79%) DevOps
6 27 (8.79%) Service Delivery
7 26 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 24 (7.82%) Mentoring
8 24 (7.82%) Project Management
9 23 (7.49%) Migration
9 23 (7.49%) Scrum
10 22 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (7.17%) MVC
11 20 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (6.51%) Web Development
12 18 (5.86%) Continuous Deployment
12 18 (5.86%) SDLC
13 17 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (5.54%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 81 (26.38%) SQL
2 65 (21.17%) C#
3 53 (17.26%) JavaScript
4 30 (9.77%) PowerShell
5 20 (6.51%) T-SQL
6 13 (4.23%) PHP
7 9 (2.93%) TypeScript
7 9 (2.93%) VBA
8 7 (2.28%) C++
9 6 (1.95%) Java
9 6 (1.95%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.95%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (1.63%) X++
11 4 (1.30%) Python
12 2 (0.65%) CFML
12 2 (0.65%) Perl
12 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.65%) VB
13 1 (0.33%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 24 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (7.49%) Degree
3 12 (3.91%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.91%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.26%) MCSA
5 7 (2.28%) MCP
6 6 (1.95%) CCNP
6 6 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.63%) CCDP
7 5 (1.63%) CCNA
7 5 (1.63%) CISSP
8 4 (1.30%) MCSE
9 3 (0.98%) CISM
9 3 (0.98%) MCITP
10 2 (0.65%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (14.98%) SLA
2 8 (2.61%) QA
3 5 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 91 (29.64%) Active Directory
2 42 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.54%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.26%) XenApp
5 7 (2.28%) Docker
5 7 (2.28%) vSphere
6 5 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.33%) LXC
8 1 (0.33%) vCloud
8 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (6.51%) SCCM
2 7 (2.28%) Ansible
2 7 (2.28%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.28%) Packer
2 7 (2.28%) Prometheus
2 7 (2.28%) Terraform
3 5 (1.63%) Nagios
4 4 (1.30%) SCOM
5 2 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.65%) WSUS
6 1 (0.33%) Grafana
6 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 68 (22.15%) VMware
2 23 (7.49%) Cisco
3 16 (5.21%) Citrix
4 12 (3.91%) Oracle
5 10 (3.26%) Apple
5 10 (3.26%) Google
6 8 (2.61%) NetApp
6 8 (2.61%) Veeam
7 7 (2.28%) Atlassian
7 7 (2.28%) Dell
8 6 (1.95%) Avaya
8 6 (1.95%) IBM
8 6 (1.95%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.95%) SAP
9 5 (1.63%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.30%) Adobe
10 4 (1.30%) Dell Compellent
10 4 (1.30%) EqualLogic
10 4 (1.30%) HP
10 4 (1.30%) Nexenta