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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 August 2022 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 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 6 2 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 302 345 165
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 15.90% 24.04% 16.60%
As % of the Vendors category 41.60% 59.48% 41.04%
Number of salaries quoted 186 242 123
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,000 £25,800
25th Percentile £35,960 £31,250 £31,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.27% +3.95%
75th Percentile £61,000 £47,500 £51,000
90th Percentile £74,125 £57,118 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
% 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 726 580 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.23% 40.42% 40.44%
Number of salaries quoted 424 404 342
10th Percentile £31,569 £25,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,688 £31,408 £33,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £40,000 £40,891
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.18% +2.23%
75th Percentile £62,500 £48,900 £50,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £61,250 £57,375
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 15 August 2022.

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 August 2022. 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
Jobs
South Wales -4 224 £45,000 +12.50% 45
West Wales +2 30 £41,250 +14.10% 6
North Wales -9 29 £55,000 +74.60% 11
Mid Wales +1 2 £43,250 +15.33% 4
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2022, 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.

1 118 (39.07%) Azure
2 95 (31.46%) Social Skills
3 71 (23.51%) Microsoft Office
4 70 (23.18%) SQL
5 66 (21.85%) Agile
6 63 (20.86%) Microsoft 365
7 62 (20.53%) Power Platform
8 58 (19.21%) SQL Server
8 58 (19.21%) Windows
9 57 (18.87%) Active Directory
10 54 (17.88%) Problem-Solving
11 42 (13.91%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (13.91%) Finance
11 42 (13.91%) Power BI
12 41 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
13 40 (13.25%) .NET
14 39 (12.91%) SharePoint
14 39 (12.91%) Project Delivery
15 38 (12.58%) Degree
16 35 (11.59%) Linux
17 33 (10.93%) DevOps
17 33 (10.93%) Windows Server
18 31 (10.26%) C#
19 30 (9.93%) HTML
19 30 (9.93%) AWS
19 30 (9.93%) Azure DevOps
20 28 (9.27%) QA
20 28 (9.27%) Microsoft Excel
20 28 (9.27%) Migration
21 27 (8.94%) ITIL

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 39 (12.91%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.65%) IIS
2 8 (2.65%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.99%) SAS
4 5 (1.66%) MS Project Server
4 5 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.66%) Confluence
5 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 71 (23.51%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (9.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.66%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 26 (8.61%) iTrent
2 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.99%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.33%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 118 (39.07%) Azure
2 63 (20.86%) Microsoft 365
3 62 (20.53%) Power Platform
4 30 (9.93%) AWS
4 30 (9.93%) Azure DevOps
5 23 (7.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (4.97%) SaaS
7 12 (3.97%) IaaS
8 11 (3.64%) Power Automate
9 10 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (2.98%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (2.32%) OneDrive
11 7 (2.32%) PaaS
11 7 (2.32%) Serverless
12 6 (1.99%) Google Workspace
12 6 (1.99%) PowerApps
13 5 (1.66%) Yammer
14 4 (1.32%) Mimecast
14 4 (1.32%) Slack
15 3 (0.99%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.28%) DNS
2 23 (7.62%) DHCP
3 22 (7.28%) Firewall
4 14 (4.64%) VPN
5 10 (3.31%) Network Security
6 9 (2.98%) SAN
6 9 (2.98%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.65%) PPP
8 7 (2.32%) LAN
9 6 (1.99%) Internet
9 6 (1.99%) WAN
10 5 (1.66%) Kerberos
10 5 (1.66%) VoIP
10 5 (1.66%) WebEx
11 4 (1.32%) Intranet
11 4 (1.32%) VLAN
11 4 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (0.66%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 42 (13.91%) Power BI
3 15 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.31%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.31%) Power Query
6 8 (2.65%) Big Data
7 7 (2.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.32%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (2.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (2.32%) MS Access
7 7 (2.32%) Tableau
8 6 (1.99%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.66%) Metadata
9 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.32%) MySQL
10 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.99%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 18 (5.96%) Visual Studio
2 16 (5.30%) JMeter
3 15 (4.97%) Rational Quality Manager
3 15 (4.97%) Zephyr
4 6 (1.99%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.99%) JIRA
7 2 (0.66%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.33%) Postman
General
1 95 (31.46%) Social Skills
2 42 (13.91%) Finance
3 41 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (7.95%) Retail
5 21 (6.95%) Advertising
6 15 (4.97%) Banking
7 14 (4.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 14 (4.64%) Marketing
8 8 (2.65%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.32%) Documentation Skills
10 6 (1.99%) Law
10 6 (1.99%) Retail Banking
11 5 (1.66%) Avionics
11 5 (1.66%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (1.32%) Public Sector
13 3 (0.99%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.99%) Games
13 3 (0.99%) Military
14 2 (0.66%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (15.23%) Analyst
2 41 (13.58%) Developer
3 33 (10.93%) Administrator
4 21 (6.95%) .NET Developer
5 17 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (5.30%) Applications Developer
6 16 (5.30%) C# Developer
7 15 (4.97%) .NET Applications Developer
7 15 (4.97%) Architect
7 15 (4.97%) ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (4.97%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (4.97%) C# Application Developer
7 15 (4.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (4.97%) QA Leader
8 12 (3.97%) IT Engineer
9 10 (3.31%) Technical Manager
10 8 (2.65%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 8 (2.65%) Security Engineer
10 8 (2.65%) Support Manager
10 8 (2.65%) Technical Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.25%) .NET
2 30 (9.93%) HTML
3 20 (6.62%) HTML5
4 19 (6.29%) .NET Framework
5 18 (5.96%) ASP.NET
6 17 (5.63%) Entity Framework
6 17 (5.63%) REST
7 15 (4.97%) ASP.NET Core
7 15 (4.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 13 (4.30%) CSS
9 11 (3.64%) Middleware
10 8 (2.65%) PyTorch
10 8 (2.65%) TensorFlow
11 7 (2.32%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.32%) Web Services
12 5 (1.66%) CSS3
12 5 (1.66%) React
13 4 (1.32%) jQuery
14 3 (0.99%) ADO
14 3 (0.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.61%) Management Information System
2 24 (7.95%) Virtual Team
3 17 (5.63%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (2.98%) Team-Oriented Environment
6 8 (2.65%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.66%) Tandem
9 4 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (1.32%) Replication
9 4 (1.32%) User Experience
10 3 (0.99%) CCTV
10 3 (0.99%) PMI
11 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.66%) Derivative
11 2 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.66%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.33%) Legacy Systems
12 1 (0.33%) mPOS
Operating Systems
1 58 (19.21%) Windows
2 35 (11.59%) Linux
3 33 (10.93%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.97%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (3.31%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.99%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.99%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (1.66%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.32%) CentOS
9 4 (1.32%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.66%) Unix
11 1 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (21.85%) Agile
2 54 (17.88%) Problem-Solving
3 42 (13.91%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (12.91%) Project Delivery
5 33 (10.93%) DevOps
6 28 (9.27%) Migration
7 27 (8.94%) ITIL
8 26 (8.61%) Coaching
8 26 (8.61%) People Management
9 25 (8.28%) Cybersecurity
10 23 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (7.62%) Test Scripting
11 22 (7.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (6.95%) Test Strategy
13 20 (6.62%) Mentoring
13 20 (6.62%) MVC
14 18 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 18 (5.96%) Project Management
14 18 (5.96%) Service Management
14 18 (5.96%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (23.18%) SQL
2 31 (10.26%) C#
3 25 (8.28%) T-SQL
4 23 (7.62%) PowerShell
5 22 (7.28%) Python
6 15 (4.97%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.31%) Bash
8 8 (2.65%) R
9 7 (2.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 7 (2.32%) VBA
10 6 (1.99%) Java
11 4 (1.32%) Apple Swift
11 4 (1.32%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.99%) C++
12 3 (0.99%) Scala
13 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.33%) C
14 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (12.58%) Degree
2 19 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (2.65%) HNC
4 8 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.65%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.32%) ACCA
5 7 (2.32%) CIMA
6 6 (1.99%) AWS Certification
7 5 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.99%) HND
8 3 (0.99%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.66%) CCNA
9 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.66%) CISSP
9 2 (0.66%) GIAC
9 2 (0.66%) MCSA
9 2 (0.66%) MCSE
10 1 (0.33%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.27%) QA
2 21 (6.95%) SLA
3 19 (6.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (5.30%) GDPR
5 6 (1.99%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.32%) GLBA
6 4 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (1.32%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.99%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.99%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.66%) NEBOSH
8 2 (0.66%) PMO
9 1 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.33%) GAMP
9 1 (0.33%) GMP
9 1 (0.33%) GxP
9 1 (0.33%) NCSC
9 1 (0.33%) NIST
System Software
1 57 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.65%) vSphere
4 6 (1.99%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.66%) Docker
5 5 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.32%) zsh
7 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.99%) XenApp
7 3 (0.99%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (4.97%) HP ALM
1 15 (4.97%) HP Quality Center
1 15 (4.97%) Terraform
2 11 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.99%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.66%) PaperCut
5 4 (1.32%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.99%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.99%) SCCM
7 2 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.33%) Ansible
8 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (8.28%) Google
2 23 (7.62%) VMware
3 19 (6.29%) IBM
4 15 (4.97%) HP
5 12 (3.97%) Cisco
6 9 (2.98%) Oracle
7 6 (1.99%) Sophos
8 5 (1.66%) CA
8 5 (1.66%) Citrix
8 5 (1.66%) CyberArk
8 5 (1.66%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.66%) Veeam
9 4 (1.32%) FIS
9 4 (1.32%) LexisNexis
9 4 (1.32%) Okta
9 4 (1.32%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.32%) WorldPay
10 3 (0.99%) Blue Prism
10 3 (0.99%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.66%) Rackspace