Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 293 335 303
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 24.91% 19.11% 16.99%
As % of the Vendors category 62.61% 45.33% 49.92%
Number of salaries quoted 205 276 276
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £29,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
75th Percentile £55,000 £49,000 £46,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 468 739 607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 39.80% 42.16% 34.04%
Number of salaries quoted 343 640 557
10th Percentile £25,800 £26,250 £25,300
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £52,500 £49,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,875 £58,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +3 232 £42,500 - 44
West Wales +19 25 £36,154 +72.16% 4
Mid Wales -4 16 £37,500 - 1
North Wales -2 15 £36,000 +14.29% 9
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 141 (48.12%) Azure
2 108 (36.86%) Windows
3 81 (27.65%) SQL
4 72 (24.57%) Microsoft 365
5 71 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (22.18%) Active Directory
6 65 (22.18%) C#
7 63 (21.50%) DevOps
8 60 (20.48%) .NET
9 55 (18.77%) Cisco
10 48 (16.38%) SQL Server
11 46 (15.70%) Windows Server
12 43 (14.68%) JavaScript
13 42 (14.33%) Multimedia
14 41 (13.99%) VMware
15 40 (13.65%) HTML
16 38 (12.97%) CSS
17 37 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
18 35 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
19 32 (10.92%) Scrum
19 32 (10.92%) A+ Certification
20 30 (10.24%) PowerShell
20 30 (10.24%) Cybersecurity
20 30 (10.24%) .NET Core
20 30 (10.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 29 (9.90%) Finance
22 27 (9.22%) Linux
22 27 (9.22%) ASP.NET Web API
22 27 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
23 26 (8.87%) ASP.NET

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 23 (7.85%) IIS
2 21 (7.17%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.78%) Confluence
4 11 (3.75%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (3.41%) FileNet
6 8 (2.73%) LiveCycle
7 6 (2.05%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.71%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.34%) Apache
10 1 (0.34%) nginx
10 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Northgate Housing
2 3 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.34%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.34%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.34%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.34%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.34%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 141 (48.12%) Azure
2 72 (24.57%) Microsoft 365
3 25 (8.53%) AWS
4 24 (8.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (6.48%) Power Platform
6 17 (5.80%) PaaS
7 9 (3.07%) PowerApps
8 7 (2.39%) BrowserStack
8 7 (2.39%) OneDrive
9 6 (2.05%) IaaS
10 5 (1.71%) Azure Service Bus
10 5 (1.71%) Serverless
11 4 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (1.02%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (1.02%) Azure Stack
12 3 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.68%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.85%) Firewall
2 19 (6.48%) DHCP
2 19 (6.48%) DNS
2 19 (6.48%) SAN
3 17 (5.80%) LAN
4 16 (5.46%) TCP/IP
4 16 (5.46%) WAN
5 14 (4.78%) VoIP
6 10 (3.41%) Cisco ISE
6 10 (3.41%) VPN
7 9 (3.07%) Network Security
7 9 (3.07%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (2.73%) NAS
8 8 (2.73%) Wireless
9 6 (2.05%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (2.05%) SD-WAN
9 6 (2.05%) Skype
10 5 (1.71%) PBX
10 5 (1.71%) SSL
10 5 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.44%) Power BI
3 11 (3.75%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.73%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2017
9 3 (1.02%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.02%) MySQL
9 3 (1.02%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.34%) Big Data
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.34%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 22 (7.51%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 15 (5.12%) JIRA
4 14 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (4.44%) Bitbucket
5 13 (4.44%) Selenium
6 11 (3.75%) Jenkins
6 11 (3.75%) SpecFlow
7 8 (2.73%) Artifactory
7 8 (2.73%) Maven
8 7 (2.39%) Postman
9 2 (0.68%) git-flow
9 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.34%) JUnit
10 1 (0.34%) Mockito
10 1 (0.34%) NUnit
10 1 (0.34%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 42 (14.33%) Multimedia
2 29 (9.90%) Finance
3 13 (4.44%) Marketing
4 12 (4.10%) Public Sector
5 10 (3.41%) Law
6 7 (2.39%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.05%) Retail
7 6 (2.05%) Welsh Language
8 5 (1.71%) Back Office
8 5 (1.71%) Local Government
9 4 (1.37%) Advertising
9 4 (1.37%) Legal
10 3 (1.02%) Housing Association
10 3 (1.02%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (23.89%) Developer
2 60 (20.48%) Analyst
3 36 (12.29%) .NET Developer
4 32 (10.92%) Trainee
5 27 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 26 (8.87%) IT Engineer
7 23 (7.85%) Azure Engineer
8 21 (7.17%) IT Support
9 19 (6.48%) IT Support Engineer
9 19 (6.48%) Lead Developer
9 19 (6.48%) Support Engineer
10 14 (4.78%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (4.78%) C# Developer
10 14 (4.78%) Lead .NET Developer
10 14 (4.78%) Support Analyst
11 13 (4.44%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 13 (4.44%) Security Analyst
11 13 (4.44%) Senior Developer
12 12 (4.10%) Network Engineer
12 12 (4.10%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (20.48%) .NET
2 40 (13.65%) HTML
3 38 (12.97%) CSS
4 30 (10.24%) .NET Core
5 27 (9.22%) ASP.NET Web API
6 26 (8.87%) ASP.NET
7 22 (7.51%) HTML5
8 21 (7.17%) CSS3
9 20 (6.83%) .NET Framework
9 20 (6.83%) AngularJS
10 13 (4.44%) JSON
11 11 (3.75%) Entity Framework
12 10 (3.41%) RESTful
12 10 (3.41%) WCF
13 9 (3.07%) COM
13 9 (3.07%) Dapper ORM
13 9 (3.07%) React
13 9 (3.07%) REST
14 5 (1.71%) NHibernate
15 4 (1.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.46%) User Experience
2 12 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.75%) CMDB
4 8 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.39%) Organisational Skills
5 7 (2.39%) PKI
5 7 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.05%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.71%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.37%) AS400
8 4 (1.37%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.37%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.37%) Wiki
9 3 (1.02%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.02%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.68%) BYOD
10 2 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.68%) iSeries
10 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 108 (36.86%) Windows
2 46 (15.70%) Windows Server
3 27 (9.22%) Linux
4 20 (6.83%) Windows 10
5 17 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.41%) Mac OS
6 10 (3.41%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.41%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (3.07%) Android
8 7 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.05%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.05%) Mac OS X
9 6 (2.05%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.71%) VMS
11 4 (1.37%) AIX
11 4 (1.37%) HPUX
11 4 (1.37%) Solaris
12 3 (1.02%) CentOS
12 3 (1.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (21.50%) DevOps
3 32 (10.92%) Scrum
4 30 (10.24%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (10.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 27 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (8.53%) ITIL
7 24 (8.19%) Migration
8 23 (7.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 22 (7.51%) Service Management
10 21 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (6.83%) Service Delivery
12 19 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (5.80%) Microservices
14 16 (5.46%) Configuration Management
14 16 (5.46%) Kanban
15 15 (5.12%) Process Improvement
16 14 (4.78%) Line Management
16 14 (4.78%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (27.65%) SQL
2 65 (22.18%) C#
3 43 (14.68%) JavaScript
4 30 (10.24%) PowerShell
5 23 (7.85%) Python
6 21 (7.17%) Java
7 19 (6.48%) TypeScript
8 13 (4.44%) VB.NET
9 12 (4.10%) PHP
10 11 (3.75%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.02%) C
11 3 (1.02%) VB
12 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.68%) RPG
13 1 (0.34%) Delphi
13 1 (0.34%) ES6
13 1 (0.34%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (10.92%) A+ Certification
2 19 (6.48%) Degree
3 14 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.44%) Security Cleared
5 11 (3.75%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.73%) MCSA
7 7 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.39%) MCP
8 6 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.37%) MCSE
10 3 (1.02%) MCITP
10 3 (1.02%) MCTS
11 2 (0.68%) CCNA
11 2 (0.68%) ECDL
11 2 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.34%) CEH
12 1 (0.34%) ISEB
12 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.44%) SLA
2 12 (4.10%) QA
3 8 (2.73%) Data Quality
4 7 (2.39%) GDPR
4 7 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.68%) NIST
6 1 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 65 (22.18%) Active Directory
2 35 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.12%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.41%) BitLocker
5 9 (3.07%) vSphere
6 7 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.37%) Firmware
7 4 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.37%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.02%) Docker
8 3 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (4.78%) SCCM
2 12 (4.10%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (2.05%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (1.37%) MIIS
5 3 (1.02%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.68%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.68%) Opsgenie
7 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.34%) SCOM
7 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (18.77%) Cisco
2 41 (13.99%) VMware
3 16 (5.46%) Oracle
4 13 (4.44%) Adobe
4 13 (4.44%) Apple
5 12 (4.10%) EnterpriseDB
6 11 (3.75%) Citrix
7 10 (3.41%) IBM
8 9 (3.07%) Blue Prism
9 8 (2.73%) ILOG
9 8 (2.73%) Kofax
10 7 (2.39%) HP
11 5 (1.71%) MobileIron
11 5 (1.71%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.71%) Veeam
12 4 (1.37%) Becrypt
12 4 (1.37%) FalconStor
12 4 (1.37%) McAfee
12 4 (1.37%) Northgate
12 4 (1.37%) Remedy