Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 6 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 372 339 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.49% 17.18% 18.72%
As % of the Vendors category 50.75% 44.14% 41.79%
Number of salaries quoted 345 264 348
Wales median annual salary £39,000 £36,412 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.11% -0.24% +4.29%
10th Percentile £22,558 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,700 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 733 768 914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.40% 38.93% 44.78%
Number of salaries quoted 620 595 806
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,225 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 +6 325 £40,000 +14.29% 83
West Wales -3 17 £40,000 +9.86% 8
Mid Wales +1 15 £27,750 -36.21% 2
North Wales -6 13 £32,500 -23.53% 6
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 137 (36.83%) Windows
2 127 (34.14%) .NET
3 104 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (25.54%) Active Directory
5 94 (25.27%) Azure
6 88 (23.66%) Windows Server
7 86 (23.12%) ASP.NET
8 78 (20.97%) VMware
9 71 (19.09%) SQL
10 69 (18.55%) ITIL
11 67 (18.01%) C#
12 64 (17.20%) JavaScript
13 62 (16.67%) SharePoint
14 61 (16.40%) Visual Studio
15 58 (15.59%) VMware Infrastructure
16 51 (13.71%) Office 365
17 50 (13.44%) HTML
17 50 (13.44%) SQL Server
18 49 (13.17%) Microsoft Office
19 48 (12.90%) Finance
20 46 (12.37%) CSS
20 46 (12.37%) Waterfall
21 44 (11.83%) Degree
22 42 (11.29%) Linux
23 39 (10.48%) Advertising
24 37 (9.95%) AWS
24 37 (9.95%) DevOps
25 36 (9.68%) MS Exchange
25 36 (9.68%) SLA
26 34 (9.14%) SDLC

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 62 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 36 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 24 (6.45%) IBM HTTP Server
3 24 (6.45%) WebSphere
4 12 (3.23%) IIS
5 10 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.69%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.15%) Umbraco
7 7 (1.88%) JBoss
8 6 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.34%) Apache
9 5 (1.34%) nginx
10 4 (1.08%) CMS
11 2 (0.54%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 49 (13.17%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (5.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) assyst
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.27%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 94 (25.27%) Azure
2 51 (13.71%) Office 365
3 37 (9.95%) AWS
4 19 (5.11%) Power Platform
5 9 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (1.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 6 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.61%) GCP
8 4 (1.08%) Yammer
9 2 (0.54%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.54%) G Suite
9 2 (0.54%) GitHub
9 2 (0.54%) SaaS
10 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.33%) DNS
1 31 (8.33%) HTTP
2 23 (6.18%) LAN
3 22 (5.91%) DHCP
3 22 (5.91%) SAN
4 18 (4.84%) Internet
5 15 (4.03%) WAN
6 14 (3.76%) Firewall
7 12 (3.23%) TCP/IP
7 12 (3.23%) VPN
8 11 (2.96%) Broadband
8 11 (2.96%) Skype
9 9 (2.42%) Network Security
10 7 (1.88%) NAS
10 7 (1.88%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (1.88%) SMTP
11 5 (1.34%) WLAN
12 4 (1.08%) VLAN
12 4 (1.08%) VoIP
13 3 (0.81%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.84%) Power BI
3 17 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.61%) MS Access
7 6 (1.61%) MySQL
8 3 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.81%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.54%) DB2
9 2 (0.54%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.54%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (0.54%) SAS EBI
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 61 (16.40%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.76%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (2.15%) Selenium
6 7 (1.88%) SpecFlow
7 5 (1.34%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.81%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.81%) JIRA
9 2 (0.54%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.54%) JMeter
9 2 (0.54%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.54%) NeoLoad
10 1 (0.27%) Hudson
10 1 (0.27%) Protractor
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.27%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (12.90%) Finance
2 39 (10.48%) Advertising
3 20 (5.38%) Public Sector
4 6 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.08%) Games
5 4 (1.08%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.81%) Environmental Health
6 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.54%) Electronics
7 2 (0.54%) Legal
7 2 (0.54%) Marketing
7 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.54%) Social Housing
7 2 (0.54%) Welsh Language
8 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.27%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) French Language
8 1 (0.27%) German Language
8 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 122 (32.80%) Developer
2 82 (22.04%) .NET Developer
3 60 (16.13%) Analyst
4 42 (11.29%) Consultant
5 38 (10.22%) Technical Consultant
6 23 (6.18%) Support Engineer
7 22 (5.91%) Software Developer
8 21 (5.65%) .NET Team Leader
8 21 (5.65%) Team Leader
9 20 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (5.11%) IT Support
10 19 (5.11%) Lead Developer
11 18 (4.84%) Lead .NET Developer
12 17 (4.57%) IT Engineer
12 17 (4.57%) Support Analyst
13 16 (4.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 16 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
13 16 (4.30%) C# Developer
14 14 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (3.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (34.14%) .NET
2 86 (23.12%) ASP.NET
3 50 (13.44%) HTML
4 46 (12.37%) CSS
5 27 (7.26%) AngularJS
6 25 (6.72%) .NET Framework
7 24 (6.45%) Middleware
8 23 (6.18%) jQuery
9 15 (4.03%) HTML5
10 12 (3.23%) .NET Core
11 11 (2.96%) Entity Framework
11 11 (2.96%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (1.88%) EJB
12 7 (1.88%) Hibernate
12 7 (1.88%) J2EE
12 7 (1.88%) JMS
12 7 (1.88%) REST
12 7 (1.88%) Spring
13 6 (1.61%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.99%) iSeries
2 25 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.76%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.76%) User Experience
4 12 (3.23%) AS400
5 10 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.15%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.61%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.34%) Clustering
9 5 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.08%) PKI
11 3 (0.81%) Replication
12 2 (0.54%) CCTV
12 2 (0.54%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 137 (36.83%) Windows
2 88 (23.66%) Windows Server
3 42 (11.29%) Linux
4 26 (6.99%) Windows 7
5 25 (6.72%) Windows 10
6 24 (6.45%) OS/400
7 21 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.61%) CentOS
10 5 (1.34%) Unix
11 3 (0.81%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.54%) Android
13 1 (0.27%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (18.55%) ITIL
3 46 (12.37%) Waterfall
4 37 (9.95%) DevOps
5 34 (9.14%) SDLC
6 33 (8.87%) MVC
7 28 (7.53%) Mentoring
8 27 (7.26%) Project Management
9 25 (6.72%) Migration
9 25 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (6.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (6.18%) CRM
10 23 (6.18%) Scrum
11 21 (5.65%) Analytics
11 21 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 19 (5.11%) TDD
13 17 (4.57%) Computer Science
13 17 (4.57%) Patch Management
14 15 (4.03%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 71 (19.09%) SQL
2 67 (18.01%) C#
3 64 (17.20%) JavaScript
4 29 (7.80%) Python
5 27 (7.26%) Shell Script
6 25 (6.72%) Bash Shell
7 23 (6.18%) PowerShell
8 21 (5.65%) Perl
9 19 (5.11%) Java
10 15 (4.03%) VB
11 9 (2.42%) C
11 9 (2.42%) PHP
12 7 (1.88%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.88%) VB6
13 5 (1.34%) Ruby
14 4 (1.08%) C++
14 4 (1.08%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.81%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (11.83%) Degree
2 30 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (4.30%) IBM Certification
4 15 (4.03%) CCNA
4 15 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (4.03%) MCSE
5 7 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.88%) MCP
6 6 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.61%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.34%) MCSA
7 5 (1.34%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.08%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.81%) ISEB
10 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.27%) CCDP
11 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.68%) SLA
2 14 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.69%) QA
4 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) GDPR
5 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 95 (25.54%) Active Directory
2 58 (15.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.76%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.34%) Docker
4 5 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.34%) vSphere
4 5 (1.34%) XenApp
5 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (8.06%) SCCM
2 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.34%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.34%) cPanel
3 5 (1.34%) Plesk
4 3 (0.81%) Ansible
4 3 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.81%) Puppet
4 3 (0.81%) Terraform
5 2 (0.54%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.54%) Grafana
5 2 (0.54%) Kibana
5 2 (0.54%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.27%) Nagios
6 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.27%) SnapVault
6 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (20.97%) VMware
2 25 (6.72%) IBM
3 18 (4.84%) Cisco
4 15 (4.03%) Veeam
5 11 (2.96%) BT
5 11 (2.96%) Citrix
5 11 (2.96%) Openreach
6 9 (2.42%) Rapid7
7 7 (1.88%) Google
7 7 (1.88%) SAP
8 6 (1.61%) Remedy
8 6 (1.61%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.61%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.34%) Avaya
9 5 (1.34%) NetApp
10 4 (1.08%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.08%) Apple
10 4 (1.08%) Cognos
10 4 (1.08%) HP
10 4 (1.08%) Sage