Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 195 415 324
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 20.99% 22.00% 16.88%
As % of the Vendors category 53.13% 50.86% 45.63%
Number of salaries quoted 189 380 304
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% +8.67% +6.76%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,375 £23,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,125 £60,875
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 367 816 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 39.50% 43.27% 36.98%
Number of salaries quoted 302 668 627
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,625 £62,325 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -1 157 £45,000 +5.88% 41
West Wales +17 18 £35,750 +19.17% 6
Mid Wales +3 10 - - 2
North Wales +2 7 £38,000 -1.94% 5
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 104 (53.33%) Azure
2 87 (44.62%) Windows
3 79 (40.51%) SQL
4 50 (25.64%) DevOps
5 44 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (21.03%) SQL Server
7 40 (20.51%) Office 365
8 39 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 34 (17.44%) VMware
10 33 (16.92%) Windows Server
10 33 (16.92%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (15.90%) Microsoft Office
12 28 (14.36%) .NET
12 28 (14.36%) C#
13 27 (13.85%) ITIL
14 26 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
16 22 (11.28%) PowerShell
16 22 (11.28%) JavaScript
16 22 (11.28%) Cisco
17 21 (10.77%) Finance
17 21 (10.77%) Migration
17 21 (10.77%) Hyper-V
17 21 (10.77%) Windows 10
18 20 (10.26%) SLA
19 19 (9.74%) Visual Studio Team System
19 19 (9.74%) Process Improvement
20 18 (9.23%) BDD
20 18 (9.23%) Test Automation
20 18 (9.23%) Continuous Integration

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 15 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.64%) IIS
3 10 (5.13%) Confluence
4 8 (4.10%) Skype for Business
4 8 (4.10%) WebSphere
5 7 (3.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (3.59%) FileNet
6 5 (2.56%) LiveCycle
7 3 (1.54%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.03%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (15.90%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.03%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.51%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Maximo
2 1 (0.51%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.51%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.51%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.51%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 104 (53.33%) Azure
2 40 (20.51%) Office 365
3 16 (8.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (5.64%) PaaS
5 10 (5.13%) AWS
6 8 (4.10%) OneDrive
6 8 (4.10%) Power Platform
7 6 (3.08%) IaaS
8 4 (2.05%) BrowserStack
8 4 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.54%) Serverless
10 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.03%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.03%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.51%) Logic Apps
11 1 (0.51%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.72%) Firewall
2 16 (8.21%) DHCP
2 16 (8.21%) DNS
3 15 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 14 (7.18%) LAN
4 14 (7.18%) WAN
5 13 (6.67%) SAN
5 13 (6.67%) VPN
6 8 (4.10%) Skype
6 8 (4.10%) Unified Communications
6 8 (4.10%) VoIP
7 7 (3.59%) NAS
8 6 (3.08%) PBX
9 5 (2.56%) Network Security
10 4 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.05%) RTP
10 4 (2.05%) Wireless
11 3 (1.54%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (1.03%) WebEx
12 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (21.03%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (6.67%) SQL Server 2017
3 13 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (6.15%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.08%) Power BI
8 5 (2.56%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.54%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.03%) MySQL
10 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.03%) Tableau
11 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.51%) EDMS
11 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (9.74%) Visual Studio Team System
2 18 (9.23%) Selenium
3 17 (8.72%) SpecFlow
3 17 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.13%) Bitbucket
5 10 (5.13%) JIRA
6 8 (4.10%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.56%) Artifactory
7 5 (2.56%) Maven
8 4 (2.05%) Postman
9 2 (1.03%) git-flow
9 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.51%) JUnit
10 1 (0.51%) Mockito
10 1 (0.51%) NUnit
10 1 (0.51%) Toad
General
1 21 (10.77%) Finance
2 14 (7.18%) Multimedia
3 8 (4.10%) Marketing
4 6 (3.08%) Advertising
5 5 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.54%) Law
6 3 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.54%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.54%) Welsh Language
7 2 (1.03%) Housing Association
7 2 (1.03%) Swedish Language
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Local Government
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (22.56%) Analyst
2 42 (21.54%) Developer
3 21 (10.77%) Azure Engineer
4 18 (9.23%) .NET Developer
5 15 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
6 14 (7.18%) IT Engineer
6 14 (7.18%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
7 13 (6.67%) Test Analyst
8 12 (6.15%) IT Support
9 11 (5.64%) Trainee
10 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
10 10 (5.13%) Support Engineer
11 9 (4.62%) C# Developer
12 8 (4.10%) Office 365 Engineer
13 7 (3.59%) C# .NET Developer
13 7 (3.59%) Lead Developer
13 7 (3.59%) Service Analyst
13 7 (3.59%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.36%) .NET
2 18 (9.23%) HTML
3 17 (8.72%) ASP.NET
4 16 (8.21%) CSS
5 11 (5.64%) AngularJS
5 11 (5.64%) JSON
6 10 (5.13%) .NET Core
6 10 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (4.10%) HTML5
7 8 (4.10%) WCF
8 7 (3.59%) CSS3
9 6 (3.08%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.56%) COM
10 5 (2.56%) RESTful
11 4 (2.05%) Entity Framework
11 4 (2.05%) jQuery
11 4 (2.05%) LAMP
11 4 (2.05%) React
11 4 (2.05%) REST
11 4 (2.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.15%) User Experience
2 10 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.08%) PKI
5 6 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.56%) Device Driver
7 4 (2.05%) Clustering
7 4 (2.05%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.54%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.03%) BYOD
9 2 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.03%) iPhone
9 2 (1.03%) iSeries
9 2 (1.03%) Replication
9 2 (1.03%) Taxonomies
9 2 (1.03%) Wiki
10 1 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 87 (44.62%) Windows
2 33 (16.92%) Windows Server
3 23 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (10.77%) Windows 10
5 14 (7.18%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (5.13%) Linux
7 8 (4.10%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.56%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (2.05%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.54%) Android
11 3 (1.54%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.51%) AIX
13 1 (0.51%) HPUX
13 1 (0.51%) Solaris
13 1 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (25.64%) DevOps
2 44 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (16.92%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (13.85%) ITIL
5 21 (10.77%) Migration
6 19 (9.74%) Process Improvement
7 18 (9.23%) BDD
7 18 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (9.23%) Scrum
7 18 (9.23%) Test Automation
8 17 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (8.72%) Data Security
9 15 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
9 15 (7.69%) Service Management
10 14 (7.18%) Kanban
10 14 (7.18%) Service Delivery
11 13 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 11 (5.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 79 (40.51%) SQL
2 28 (14.36%) C#
3 22 (11.28%) JavaScript
3 22 (11.28%) PowerShell
4 15 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 11 (5.64%) Java
6 9 (4.62%) Python
7 7 (3.59%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.54%) PHP
9 2 (1.03%) RPG
9 2 (1.03%) VB
9 2 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (8.21%) Degree
2 13 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.15%) A+ Certification
4 10 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.62%) MCSA
6 8 (4.10%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.59%) MCP
8 4 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.54%) MCSE
10 2 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.03%) MCITP
10 2 (1.03%) MCTS
10 2 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.51%) ACCA
11 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.26%) SLA
2 12 (6.15%) QA
3 5 (2.56%) GDPR
3 5 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.05%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (10.77%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.62%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (3.59%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.05%) BitLocker
7 4 (2.05%) vSphere
8 3 (1.54%) Docker
8 3 (1.54%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.03%) Firmware
10 1 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (7.18%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (5.13%) SCCM
3 6 (3.08%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.05%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.54%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.03%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (1.03%) MIIS
6 2 (1.03%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 34 (17.44%) VMware
2 22 (11.28%) Cisco
3 18 (9.23%) Oracle
4 15 (7.69%) EnterpriseDB
5 8 (4.10%) Adobe
6 7 (3.59%) IBM
7 6 (3.08%) MobileIron
7 6 (3.08%) Veeam
8 5 (2.56%) Apple
8 5 (2.56%) Citrix
8 5 (2.56%) ILOG
8 5 (2.56%) Kofax
9 4 (2.05%) FalconStor
10 3 (1.54%) Civica
10 3 (1.54%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.03%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.03%) Becrypt
11 2 (1.03%) Blue Prism
11 2 (1.03%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.03%) Yealink