Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 5 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 345 453 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.05% 22.10% 16.97%
As % of the Vendors category 48.18% 47.19% 41.35%
Number of salaries quoted 272 383 399
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £37,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.41% +12.12% -9.59%
10th Percentile £19,750 £22,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,200 £50,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 716 960 1,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 39.54% 46.83% 41.05%
Number of salaries quoted 532 779 932
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% +4.05% +2.78%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,100 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,000 £54,233 £55,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018. 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 -3 213 £35,000 - 62
Mid Wales -5 74 £70,000 +62.79% 4
West Wales -4 33 £36,412 -8.97% 3
North Wales -5 21 £33,750 +22.73% 4
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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.

1 142 (41.16%) Windows
2 104 (30.14%) ITIL
2 104 (30.14%) Active Directory
3 97 (28.12%) SQL Server
4 85 (24.64%) Microsoft Office
4 85 (24.64%) Problem-Solving
5 84 (24.35%) Windows Server
6 82 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
7 74 (21.45%) Degree
8 71 (20.58%) Office 365
9 69 (20.00%) SQL
9 69 (20.00%) .NET
10 68 (19.71%) Finance
11 66 (19.13%) VMware
11 66 (19.13%) SLA
12 65 (18.84%) C#
13 64 (18.55%) Continuous Improvement
14 57 (16.52%) Microsoft Certification
15 53 (15.36%) Management Information System
16 49 (14.20%) MS Exchange
16 49 (14.20%) Hyper-V
17 48 (13.91%) SharePoint
17 48 (13.91%) JavaScript
17 48 (13.91%) Service Management
17 48 (13.91%) Service Delivery
17 48 (13.91%) Enterprise Software
18 47 (13.62%) Business Intelligence
19 46 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
19 46 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
20 44 (12.75%) PowerShell

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 49 (14.20%) MS Exchange
2 48 (13.91%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.93%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (3.19%) IIS
5 9 (2.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (2.03%) CMS
6 7 (2.03%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.58%) JBoss
9 2 (0.58%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.58%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.29%) Mule
10 1 (0.29%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.29%) SAS
10 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 85 (24.64%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (4.06%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (2.61%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.29%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) assyst
3 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 71 (20.58%) Office 365
2 40 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.22%) IaaS
4 11 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.19%) SaaS
5 7 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.87%) PaaS
8 2 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.29%) Serverless
9 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 44 (12.75%) DNS
2 42 (12.17%) LAN
3 31 (8.99%) Firewall
4 22 (6.38%) ADSL
4 22 (6.38%) SAN
5 20 (5.80%) DHCP
6 12 (3.48%) Wireless
7 10 (2.90%) TCP/IP
7 10 (2.90%) WAN
8 9 (2.61%) iSCSI
8 9 (2.61%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (2.61%) Skype
9 8 (2.32%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (1.45%) VPN
11 4 (1.16%) Internet
11 4 (1.16%) VLAN
11 4 (1.16%) WLAN
12 3 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (0.87%) NAS
13 2 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (28.12%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.57%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (8.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (8.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (6.67%) Power BI
5 22 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (4.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (4.35%) Relational Database
8 14 (4.06%) MySQL
9 9 (2.61%) Big Data
10 8 (2.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (2.03%) PerformancePoint
12 5 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.45%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.16%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.87%) Biml
14 3 (0.87%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (4.64%) Visual Studio
2 14 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.32%) JIRA
4 2 (0.58%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (0.58%) Selenium
4 2 (0.58%) Subversion
5 1 (0.29%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.29%) Rational Quality Manager
5 1 (0.29%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (0.29%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.29%) TestRail
General
1 68 (19.71%) Finance
2 29 (8.41%) Advertising
3 18 (5.22%) Manufacturing
4 14 (4.06%) Marketing
5 10 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.03%) Electronics
7 4 (1.16%) Retail
8 3 (0.87%) Back Office
9 2 (0.58%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.58%) Automotive
9 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.58%) Law
9 2 (0.58%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Military
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (20.87%) Developer
2 60 (17.39%) Analyst
3 37 (10.72%) Support Engineer
4 29 (8.41%) Consultant
5 26 (7.54%) .NET Developer
6 22 (6.38%) IT Support
7 21 (6.09%) Desktop Support
8 20 (5.80%) IT Engineer
9 19 (5.51%) Senior Analyst
10 18 (5.22%) Software Developer
11 17 (4.93%) Support Analyst
12 15 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
12 15 (4.35%) Service Analyst
12 15 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
13 14 (4.06%) Desktop Engineer
13 14 (4.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 14 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (4.06%) Project Manager
14 12 (3.48%) Architect
15 11 (3.19%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (20.00%) .NET
2 39 (11.30%) HTML
3 37 (10.72%) ASP.NET
4 33 (9.57%) CSS
5 21 (6.09%) REST
6 20 (5.80%) SOAP
7 17 (4.93%) Web Services
8 16 (4.64%) AngularJS
8 16 (4.64%) jQuery
8 16 (4.64%) XML
9 14 (4.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (3.19%) WCF
11 10 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (2.03%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (1.45%) XSLT
15 4 (1.16%) JSON
15 4 (1.16%) XForms
16 3 (0.87%) CGI
16 3 (0.87%) React
Miscellaneous
1 53 (15.36%) Management Information System
2 48 (13.91%) Enterprise Software
3 37 (10.72%) User Experience
4 25 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.64%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.32%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.03%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.74%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.74%) Fintech
9 5 (1.45%) iSeries
10 4 (1.16%) NHS
11 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.87%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.87%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.87%) Social Media
11 3 (0.87%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.58%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.58%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 142 (41.16%) Windows
2 84 (24.35%) Windows Server
3 39 (11.30%) Linux
4 34 (9.86%) Windows 7
4 34 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (7.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (6.38%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.03%) Android
8 5 (1.45%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.45%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.29%) CentOS
10 1 (0.29%) Debian
10 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (30.14%) ITIL
2 85 (24.64%) Problem-Solving
3 82 (23.77%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (18.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 48 (13.91%) Service Delivery
5 48 (13.91%) Service Management
6 47 (13.62%) Business Intelligence
7 46 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (12.75%) Mentoring
9 41 (11.88%) Decision-Making
10 40 (11.59%) Project Management
11 35 (10.14%) Proactive Management
12 33 (9.57%) ITSM
13 30 (8.70%) Incident Management
14 26 (7.54%) CRM
14 26 (7.54%) MVC
15 24 (6.96%) ETL
16 23 (6.67%) Scrum
16 23 (6.67%) TOGAF
17 18 (5.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 69 (20.00%) SQL
2 65 (18.84%) C#
3 48 (13.91%) JavaScript
4 44 (12.75%) PowerShell
5 18 (5.22%) Java
5 18 (5.22%) T-SQL
6 15 (4.35%) VB.NET
7 12 (3.48%) PHP
7 12 (3.48%) PL/SQL
7 12 (3.48%) Python
8 9 (2.61%) C++
9 8 (2.32%) VB
10 6 (1.74%) C
11 5 (1.45%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.45%) Ruby
12 4 (1.16%) Perl
13 3 (0.87%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.58%) Erlang
15 1 (0.29%) ABAP
15 1 (0.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 74 (21.45%) Degree
2 57 (16.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (7.54%) ITIL Certification
4 22 (6.38%) MCSE
5 18 (5.22%) MCITP
6 15 (4.35%) Postgraduate
7 12 (3.48%) Security Cleared
8 10 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.90%) SC Cleared
9 8 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (2.03%) CCNA
10 7 (2.03%) CCNP
10 7 (2.03%) MCSA
11 4 (1.16%) CCIE
11 4 (1.16%) MCSD
11 4 (1.16%) MOS
12 3 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.87%) ISEB
12 3 (0.87%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (19.13%) SLA
2 14 (4.06%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.74%) GDPR
4 5 (1.45%) PMO
5 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.87%) QA
6 2 (0.58%) GAAP
6 2 (0.58%) P3O
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.29%) MISRA
7 1 (0.29%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 104 (30.14%) Active Directory
2 49 (14.20%) Hyper-V
3 46 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (3.48%) XenApp
6 4 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.16%) VMware Server
7 3 (0.87%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.87%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.58%) vSphere
9 1 (0.29%) Docker
9 1 (0.29%) pfSense
9 1 (0.29%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.29%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (4.35%) SCCM
2 11 (3.19%) NetBackup
3 6 (1.74%) SCOM
4 5 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.87%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.87%) SCSM
5 3 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (0.58%) PTC Integrity
6 2 (0.58%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.29%) Grafana
7 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.29%) Nagios
7 1 (0.29%) QRadar
7 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (19.13%) VMware
2 35 (10.14%) Oracle
3 26 (7.54%) Citrix
4 25 (7.25%) Cisco
5 21 (6.09%) Veeam
6 17 (4.93%) HP
7 11 (3.19%) 3PAR
7 11 (3.19%) Apple
7 11 (3.19%) Veritas
8 9 (2.61%) SAP
9 8 (2.32%) McAfee
10 6 (1.74%) Dell
10 6 (1.74%) IBM
11 5 (1.45%) Teradata
12 4 (1.16%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.16%) Palo Alto
12 4 (1.16%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.16%) Sitecore
12 4 (1.16%) Sophos
12 4 (1.16%) Symantec