Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 389 303 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.11% 16.73% 21.84%
As % of the Vendors category 48.20% 46.40% 47.98%
Number of salaries quoted 335 281 344
Wales median annual salary £41,500 £37,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.41% +6.43% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £56,500 £55,000 £55,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 807 653 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 43.79% 36.06% 45.53%
Number of salaries quoted 678 576 661
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,075 £57,723 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +4 344 £42,500 +14.86% 83
North Wales +7 17 £37,500 -10.71% 7
West Wales -11 14 £21,000 -50.59% 7
Mid Wales +3 12 £23,000 -29.23% 5
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 151 (38.82%) Windows
2 106 (27.25%) Windows Server
3 102 (26.22%) SQL
4 99 (25.45%) VMware
4 99 (25.45%) Azure
5 96 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
6 93 (23.91%) .NET
7 91 (23.39%) Active Directory
8 84 (21.59%) Linux
9 81 (20.82%) VMware Infrastructure
10 79 (20.31%) Finance
11 73 (18.77%) Problem-Solving
12 71 (18.25%) SQL Server
13 69 (17.74%) ITIL
14 66 (16.97%) Degree
15 64 (16.45%) Office 365
16 62 (15.94%) C#
17 59 (15.17%) SharePoint
18 56 (14.40%) ASP.NET
19 52 (13.37%) Middleware
20 48 (12.34%) SLA
21 47 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
22 46 (11.83%) Shell Script
22 46 (11.83%) JavaScript
23 45 (11.57%) Microsoft Office
23 45 (11.57%) Business Intelligence
23 45 (11.57%) Bash Shell
24 44 (11.31%) DevOps
25 43 (11.05%) DHCP
25 43 (11.05%) Python

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 59 (15.17%) SharePoint
2 41 (10.54%) MS Exchange
3 39 (10.03%) WebSphere
4 34 (8.74%) Skype for Business
5 33 (8.48%) IBM HTTP Server
6 17 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (3.34%) IIS
8 11 (2.83%) Umbraco
9 8 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.54%) Apache
10 6 (1.54%) EPiServer
11 4 (1.03%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.77%) CMS
12 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.51%) JBoss
13 2 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 45 (11.57%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) assyst
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 99 (25.45%) Azure
2 64 (16.45%) Office 365
3 39 (10.03%) AWS
4 23 (5.91%) Power Platform
5 13 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (2.31%) Google Analytics
7 7 (1.80%) IaaS
8 5 (1.29%) GCP
8 5 (1.29%) PaaS
8 5 (1.29%) Serverless
8 5 (1.29%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.51%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.51%) SaaS
11 1 (0.26%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 43 (11.05%) DHCP
2 41 (10.54%) WAN
3 40 (10.28%) DNS
4 39 (10.03%) HTTP
5 35 (9.00%) Firewall
5 35 (9.00%) Skype
6 33 (8.48%) LAN
7 31 (7.97%) TCP/IP
8 30 (7.71%) VoIP
9 27 (6.94%) VPN
10 15 (3.86%) Internet
11 14 (3.60%) Network Security
12 13 (3.34%) SAN
12 13 (3.34%) Wireless
13 11 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (2.57%) WLAN
15 9 (2.31%) Unified Communications
16 4 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
17 3 (0.77%) Broadband
17 3 (0.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (18.25%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.97%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (6.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (5.40%) Power BI
6 15 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (2.57%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (2.57%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.57%) SQL Server 2017
9 9 (2.31%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.31%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (2.06%) MySQL
11 7 (1.80%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.29%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.29%) MS Access
12 5 (1.29%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.29%) OLTP
12 5 (1.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 36 (9.25%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.80%) Selenium
2 7 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (1.29%) AutoIt
3 5 (1.29%) Chocolatey
3 5 (1.29%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.29%) Katalon Studio
3 5 (1.29%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.03%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.77%) JIRA
6 2 (0.51%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.51%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.51%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.51%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.51%) JMeter
6 2 (0.51%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.51%) NeoLoad
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 79 (20.31%) Finance
2 39 (10.03%) Advertising
3 17 (4.37%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.86%) Public Sector
5 12 (3.08%) Marketing
6 9 (2.31%) Games
7 6 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.29%) Avionics
9 4 (1.03%) Retail
10 2 (0.51%) Environmental Health
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.26%) Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 107 (27.51%) Developer
2 58 (14.91%) Consultant
3 57 (14.65%) Analyst
4 53 (13.62%) Technical Consultant
5 47 (12.08%) .NET Developer
6 31 (7.97%) Support Engineer
7 29 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support
8 26 (6.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 22 (5.66%) IBM Technical Consultant
10 21 (5.40%) Administrator
10 21 (5.40%) Technical Support
11 20 (5.14%) Software Developer
12 17 (4.37%) Middleware Consultant
12 17 (4.37%) Support Analyst
13 16 (4.11%) Support Consultant
13 16 (4.11%) Technical Support Consultant
14 15 (3.86%) Lead .NET Developer
14 15 (3.86%) Lead Developer
15 14 (3.60%) .NET Team Leader
15 14 (3.60%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (23.91%) .NET
2 56 (14.40%) ASP.NET
3 52 (13.37%) Middleware
4 34 (8.74%) HTML
5 33 (8.48%) CSS
6 24 (6.17%) AngularJS
6 24 (6.17%) jQuery
7 16 (4.11%) HTML5
8 14 (3.60%) Web Services
9 13 (3.34%) CSS3
9 13 (3.34%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (2.31%) REST
10 9 (2.31%) SOAP
10 9 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (2.06%) Node.js
12 7 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (1.54%) .NET Core
13 6 (1.54%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.54%) React
13 6 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.94%) iSeries
3 25 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (5.91%) Data Centre
5 21 (5.40%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.86%) Replication
7 12 (3.08%) Clustering
7 12 (3.08%) Public Cloud
8 10 (2.57%) User Experience
9 7 (1.80%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.29%) Learning Management System
10 5 (1.29%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.03%) AS400
11 4 (1.03%) BYOD
11 4 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.03%) Social Media
12 3 (0.77%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 151 (38.82%) Windows
2 106 (27.25%) Windows Server
3 84 (21.59%) Linux
4 39 (10.03%) OS/400
5 24 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.11%) Windows 10
8 15 (3.86%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.80%) Unix
10 4 (1.03%) CentOS
10 4 (1.03%) Kali Linux
10 4 (1.03%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.77%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.51%) Android
13 1 (0.26%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.26%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.26%) SUSE
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (18.77%) Problem-Solving
3 69 (17.74%) ITIL
4 45 (11.57%) Business Intelligence
5 44 (11.31%) DevOps
6 41 (10.54%) Project Management
7 33 (8.48%) Waterfall
8 30 (7.71%) MVC
9 27 (6.94%) Computer Science
10 26 (6.68%) ETL
11 21 (5.40%) SDLC
12 20 (5.14%) High Availability
12 20 (5.14%) Scrum
13 19 (4.88%) Analytics
13 19 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (4.37%) Change Management
14 17 (4.37%) Kanban
15 16 (4.11%) Fintech
15 16 (4.11%) Web Development
16 15 (3.86%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 102 (26.22%) SQL
2 62 (15.94%) C#
3 46 (11.83%) JavaScript
3 46 (11.83%) Shell Script
4 45 (11.57%) Bash Shell
5 43 (11.05%) Python
6 37 (9.51%) Perl
7 29 (7.46%) PowerShell
8 15 (3.86%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.08%) Java
10 6 (1.54%) PHP
10 6 (1.54%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.29%) C
12 4 (1.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (1.03%) VB
13 3 (0.77%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.77%) VBA
14 2 (0.51%) VBScript
15 1 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 66 (16.97%) Degree
2 32 (8.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (6.68%) IBM Certification
4 20 (5.14%) MCSE
5 18 (4.63%) MCSA
6 16 (4.11%) Security Cleared
7 13 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.80%) MCP
11 6 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.54%) CISSP
11 6 (1.54%) Master's Degree
11 6 (1.54%) SC Cleared
12 5 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (1.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (1.03%) CCSP
13 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
13 4 (1.03%) MCITP
13 4 (1.03%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (12.34%) SLA
2 18 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.83%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (1.54%) QA
5 3 (0.77%) PMO
6 2 (0.51%) GDPR
6 2 (0.51%) NCSC
6 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 91 (23.39%) Active Directory
2 81 (20.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.17%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.08%) Docker
5 6 (1.54%) vSphere
6 5 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.03%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.03%) XenApp
8 3 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.51%) Firmware
9 2 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.26%) UAG
10 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (5.91%) SCCM
2 12 (3.08%) SCOM
3 9 (2.31%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.03%) Nagios
4 4 (1.03%) Nessus
4 4 (1.03%) Terraform
5 3 (0.77%) Ansible
5 3 (0.77%) WSUS
6 2 (0.51%) Nmap
6 2 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.26%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.26%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 99 (25.45%) VMware
2 41 (10.54%) IBM
3 20 (5.14%) Veeam
4 18 (4.63%) Oracle
4 18 (4.63%) Red Hat
5 14 (3.60%) Cisco
6 13 (3.34%) Citrix
7 12 (3.08%) Google
7 12 (3.08%) Sonus
8 9 (2.31%) Facebook
8 9 (2.31%) SAP
9 8 (2.06%) BroadSoft
9 8 (2.06%) Polycom
10 7 (1.80%) Tableau
11 6 (1.54%) NetApp
11 6 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.29%) Cognos
12 5 (1.29%) Sitecore
13 4 (1.03%) 3PAR
13 4 (1.03%) Acme Packet