Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 342 188 319
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 24.34% 16.26% 17.84%
As % of the Vendors category 61.18% 41.23% 50.16%
Number of salaries quoted 230 137 289
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,450 £24,000
25th Percentile £30,903 £32,000 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
75th Percentile £47,500 £50,750 £46,000
90th Percentile £57,650 £67,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 559 456 636
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 39.79% 39.45% 35.57%
Number of salaries quoted 385 386 560
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,563 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
75th Percentile £48,900 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £60,954 £59,375 £58,875
UK median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +2.04%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Wales

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Wales.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Wales

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Wales over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 +4 259 £40,000 -2.44% 54
West Wales +6 36 £36,154 -8.47% 9
North Wales +1 20 £31,500 - 11
Mid Wales -4 20 £37,500 -2.60% 3
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 139 (40.64%) Azure
2 102 (29.82%) Social Skills
3 92 (26.90%) Windows
4 85 (24.85%) Microsoft 365
5 82 (23.98%) Active Directory
6 78 (22.81%) C#
7 75 (21.93%) .NET
8 69 (20.18%) SQL
9 58 (16.96%) Microsoft Office
9 58 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (16.67%) Finance
11 55 (16.08%) SQL Server
12 52 (15.20%) Windows Server
13 50 (14.62%) Cisco
14 49 (14.33%) Linux
15 47 (13.74%) PowerShell
16 46 (13.45%) DevOps
17 41 (11.99%) Degree
18 40 (11.70%) VMware
19 38 (11.11%) HTML
20 35 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
20 35 (10.23%) Azure Active Directory
21 34 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
22 32 (9.36%) SharePoint
22 32 (9.36%) SLA
22 32 (9.36%) Advertising
23 31 (9.06%) Business Intelligence
23 31 (9.06%) Cybersecurity
23 31 (9.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 30 (8.77%) A+ Certification

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 (9.36%) SharePoint
2 23 (6.73%) IIS
3 10 (2.92%) nginx
4 9 (2.63%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.34%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.34%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.46%) Confluence
6 5 (1.46%) WordPress
7 3 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.88%) FileNet
8 2 (0.58%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.58%) OnBase
9 1 (0.29%) Apache
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 58 (16.96%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (4.39%) AutoCAD
4 11 (3.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (2.05%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.05%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.58%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 139 (40.64%) Azure
2 85 (24.85%) Microsoft 365
3 35 (10.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 29 (8.48%) Power Platform
5 17 (4.97%) AWS
6 13 (3.80%) PowerApps
7 12 (3.51%) PaaS
8 8 (2.34%) OneDrive
9 7 (2.05%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (2.05%) IaaS
10 6 (1.75%) Azure Service Bus
10 6 (1.75%) SaaS
10 6 (1.75%) Yammer
11 5 (1.46%) GitHub
12 4 (1.17%) Azure Stack
12 4 (1.17%) Power Automate
13 3 (0.88%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 3 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (0.88%) Serverless
14 2 (0.58%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.19%) LAN
2 27 (7.89%) WAN
3 16 (4.68%) VPN
4 15 (4.39%) DNS
4 15 (4.39%) Intranet
5 14 (4.09%) DHCP
5 14 (4.09%) Firewall
6 11 (3.22%) SAN
6 11 (3.22%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.22%) VoIP
7 10 (2.92%) Skype
8 9 (2.63%) Cisco ISE
8 9 (2.63%) Wireless
9 8 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (2.05%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.46%) Network Security
11 5 (1.46%) SSL
12 4 (1.17%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.56%) Power BI
3 10 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.63%) SQL Server 2017
4 9 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (2.34%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (2.05%) Data Lake
6 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.46%) MySQL
9 4 (1.17%) Big Data
10 3 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.88%) Tableau
11 2 (0.58%) Metadata
11 2 (0.58%) PolyBase
12 1 (0.29%) Tableau Desktop
12 1 (0.29%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 24 (7.02%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (2.63%) JIRA
5 8 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.88%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.88%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.88%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.88%) Maven
6 3 (0.88%) Selenium
7 2 (0.58%) NUnit
7 2 (0.58%) Postman
7 2 (0.58%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.29%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 102 (29.82%) Social Skills
2 57 (16.67%) Finance
3 32 (9.36%) Advertising
4 28 (8.19%) Multimedia
5 26 (7.60%) Welsh Language
6 25 (7.31%) Organisational Skills
7 24 (7.02%) Retail
8 18 (5.26%) Law
9 14 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (2.05%) Public Sector
12 6 (1.75%) Presentation Skills
13 5 (1.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.88%) Local Government
15 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
16 2 (0.58%) Back Office
16 2 (0.58%) Legal
16 2 (0.58%) Marketing
17 1 (0.29%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 75 (21.93%) Analyst
2 73 (21.35%) Developer
3 32 (9.36%) .NET Developer
4 25 (7.31%) Support Analyst
5 24 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (7.02%) Service Analyst
5 24 (7.02%) Service Desk Analyst
6 23 (6.73%) IT Support
7 21 (6.14%) Trainee
8 19 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
8 19 (5.56%) Technical Services Analyst
9 18 (5.26%) IT Engineer
9 18 (5.26%) Support Engineer
10 17 (4.97%) C# .NET Developer
10 17 (4.97%) C# Developer
11 15 (4.39%) Design Engineer
11 15 (4.39%) Senior Developer
12 13 (3.80%) Azure Engineer
12 13 (3.80%) IT Support Engineer
13 12 (3.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (21.93%) .NET
2 38 (11.11%) HTML
3 27 (7.89%) ASP.NET
3 27 (7.89%) CSS
4 26 (7.60%) HTML5
5 25 (7.31%) ASP.NET Web API
6 24 (7.02%) .NET Framework
7 17 (4.97%) .NET Core
8 16 (4.68%) CSS3
8 16 (4.68%) Entity Framework
9 12 (3.51%) AngularJS
10 10 (2.92%) ASP.NET Core
10 10 (2.92%) React
10 10 (2.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (2.63%) COM
12 8 (2.34%) REST
13 6 (1.75%) jQuery
13 6 (1.75%) KnockoutJS
14 5 (1.46%) Middleware
15 4 (1.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.68%) CMDB
2 12 (3.51%) User Experience
3 9 (2.63%) Driving Licence
4 8 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.05%) PKI
5 7 (2.05%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.46%) Housing Association
7 5 (1.46%) IBM Storwize
7 5 (1.46%) iSeries
7 5 (1.46%) LPAR
8 4 (1.17%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.17%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.17%) Wiki
9 3 (0.88%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.88%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.88%) SCADA
9 3 (0.88%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 92 (26.90%) Windows
2 52 (15.20%) Windows Server
3 49 (14.33%) Linux
4 21 (6.14%) Windows 10
5 14 (4.09%) Android
5 14 (4.09%) Mac OS
6 10 (2.92%) CentOS
6 10 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.34%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.34%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (2.34%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (2.05%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.46%) OS/400
9 5 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.46%) Unix
10 3 (0.88%) VMS
10 3 (0.88%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.58%) AIX
11 2 (0.58%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (13.45%) DevOps
3 34 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (9.06%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (9.06%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (9.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 29 (8.48%) ITIL
6 27 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 25 (7.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (7.02%) Service Management
9 23 (6.73%) Software Engineering
10 22 (6.43%) Service Delivery
11 20 (5.85%) Project Management
11 20 (5.85%) Scrum
12 18 (5.26%) Problem Management
13 17 (4.97%) TDD
13 17 (4.97%) Web Development
14 16 (4.68%) BDD
14 16 (4.68%) Decision-Making
14 16 (4.68%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 78 (22.81%) C#
2 69 (20.18%) SQL
3 47 (13.74%) PowerShell
4 29 (8.48%) JavaScript
5 28 (8.19%) VB.NET
6 19 (5.56%) Python
7 18 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 16 (4.68%) Java
9 11 (3.22%) PHP
9 11 (3.22%) TypeScript
10 9 (2.63%) C
11 7 (2.05%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.46%) RPG
13 2 (0.58%) U-SQL
13 2 (0.58%) VBA
14 1 (0.29%) ES6
14 1 (0.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 1 (0.29%) Groovy
14 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (11.99%) Degree
2 30 (8.77%) A+ Certification
3 25 (7.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (6.43%) SC Cleared
4 22 (6.43%) Security Cleared
5 12 (3.51%) Master's Degree
6 11 (3.22%) MCP
7 10 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.05%) MCSE
10 4 (1.17%) CCNA
10 4 (1.17%) MCSA
11 3 (0.88%) MCITP
11 3 (0.88%) MCTS
12 2 (0.58%) CISM
12 2 (0.58%) ECDL
12 2 (0.58%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.58%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.36%) SLA
2 6 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.46%) QA
4 4 (1.17%) GDPR
5 3 (0.88%) PMO
6 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.58%) NIST
7 1 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 82 (23.98%) Active Directory
2 35 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.22%) BitLocker
5 8 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.05%) vSphere
7 5 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.17%) Firmware
8 4 (1.17%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.58%) Docker
9 2 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (7.31%) SCCM
2 14 (4.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (2.05%) Jamf Pro
4 5 (1.46%) Nagios
5 4 (1.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 4 (1.17%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.17%) WSUS
6 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.88%) SCOM
7 2 (0.58%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.58%) MIIS
8 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.29%) Terraform
8 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 50 (14.62%) Cisco
2 40 (11.70%) VMware
3 14 (4.09%) Apple
4 12 (3.51%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.34%) Citrix
5 8 (2.34%) IBM
5 8 (2.34%) Oracle
6 7 (2.05%) Aruba
6 7 (2.05%) Brocade
6 7 (2.05%) HP
7 6 (1.75%) Databricks
7 6 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.75%) Sophos
8 4 (1.17%) Becrypt
8 4 (1.17%) Blue Prism
8 4 (1.17%) McAfee
8 4 (1.17%) MobileIron
8 4 (1.17%) Remedy
9 3 (0.88%) BT
9 3 (0.88%) Clearswift